Out of Touch is a psychedelic melodramatic comedy a few group of childhood buddies as they develop up, develop aside, and reconnect…earlier than the whole lot actually goes off the deep finish! Taking inspiration from psychedelic thrillers, Out of Touch is an especially odd journey by means of a number of genres from teenage Romance to existential Horror.
After being despatched away by his mom attributable to a horrible misunderstanding involving his closest buddy, our protagonist CJ returns years later for the final two semesters of highschool utterly modified in each physique and spirit.
Wielding a newfound energy and decided to rekindle his previous relationships, can CJ persuade his buddies he is the identical particular person they used to know? Can he keep away from ruining completely the whole lot just like the doofus he’s?
Thread Updated: 2022-09-01
Release Date: 2022-09-01
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Version: 2.39 Public
OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
820 new renders and a new chapter that is almost 50% longer than Ch26 with most likely twice the phrase rely.
-623 new renders
-A lil’ bit of spook simply in time for Halloween
-Reworked how Open World segments going ahead operate behind the scenes. Hopefully, if the whole lot works accurately you should not discover something totally different but it surely makes life quite a bit simpler for me!
-Katie has remembered who she is and has stopped pretending to be Mizue or ???
-400 new renders!
-4 new occasions for Sarah, Jamie and two fresh characters!
-Another spherical of picture optimization with no high quality loss. You aren’t going loopy, the file measurement of the entire game has gone down by a couple of hundred megabytes, even together with the brand new photos.
-Fixed a music bug in Ch2 that was typically making a clumsy silence for CJ’s part.
-Fixed a ton of typos in Ch23, 24 and 25.
-Kieran is not any longer in the ladies house, you will now discover her (and Sarah) of their dorm room within the School District.
-Jamie might be discovered on the City Center after finishing Side Arc 1 for Victoria, Leah, Teresa, Ashley and Kieran.
-Sarah might be discovered on the School District after finishing Jamie’s Side Arc 1.
-The game will as a rule delicate lock if Sarah will get to 0 HP in Ch15. For now simply do not lose I assume.
-We’re transforming your complete button UI for Open World segments and selection segments, so the previous vertical buttons are nonetheless kinda crappy and nonetheless do not match some phrases in them however relaxation assured that will not be a problem for for much longer.
-Brand new chapter!
-632 new renders!
-After far too lengthy, OoT now has display screen decision settings!
-Not one, however two gigantic exposition dumps!
Sorry simply a fast hotfix for a script error to start with of Ch24.
-A new space to go to, the Apartment! This is the place you will begin every girl’s facet arc (at the very least initially) and might be used for another factor’s involving the ladies later.
-463 new renders! 5 new occasions! Victoria, Leah, Ashley, Teresa and Kieran all have their first Side Arc occasions available!
-I’m additionally implementing a new compression technique for renders going ahead that appears to have cleaned up fairly a bit of artifacting, making the renders look considerably higher even when stretched. There’ll be a bit of a bump in picture file measurement however not a lot. It’ll be very helpful as soon as display screen resizing is out subsequent update.
If you guys prefer it (it’s going to be current in these new facet occasions), I’d be completely satisfied to return and redo most of the game renders in the identical manner.
-A number of music modifications, nothing too loopy.
-Some a lot needed typo fixes in Ch24 and a couple of extra squashed within the prologue and Ch2.
-Chapter 24 is out!
-688 new renders!
-Expanded lewd scenes and new renders for Chapters 15 and 18 too!
-A shitton of typos have been fastened!
-Patreon and Discord have been built-in into the game, we’re now shilling at charges by no means earlier than seen!
-We moved all file and asset dealing with to a static class to make distinguishing on Android simpler in the longer term. This modifications actually nothing for you, however hey Android’s coming! Yay again finish!
–3,963 new renders! 4+ hours of new essential story content! That’s proper! this update is as big, if not greater, than many complete Koikatsu video games.
-A crap ton of bug fixes and new high quality of life enhancements! Skip truly works the best way we would like now! Sorta!
-5+ utterly new and authentic songs by no means seen in game but!
Jamie More Jamie Even More Jamie The conclusion of Jamie’s arc and the primary chapter of the following essential story arc!
– History most likely nonetheless does not scroll to the underside
– Scrolling again throughout chapters most likely continues to be damaged.
-Pressing the Auto and/or Skip menu buttons might make them grow to be white rectangles.
-Auto is de facto, actually gradual.
-Dynamic window resizing is not in but, but it surely’s precedence #1 and being labored on without delay.
-Something else I’m positive I’m forgetting however somebody will remind me of.
So in the event you have not learn the Patreon publish, this model of Chapter 22 does NOT have any Combat segments. We put it to a Patron Poll whether or not we should always delay 22 so we are able to get Combat prepared, OR if we should always finally end up 22 and retroactively implement Combat after we’re positive it is enjoyable and prepared. Everyone overwhelmingly selected the latter, so I busted my ass this week to get 22 full.
And with that Patron Poll, we should always have far more common content updates now. Snow and Cyda are engaged on the Combat animations and infrastructure behind the scenes so I can preserve engaged on renders and writing. The subsequent big Combat section might be Chapter 29, so the whole lot earlier than that I can get carried out and printed as quickly as these chapters are prepared!
That means heaps extra Out of Touch for all of you! No extra enormous waits!
A medium sized update for you all. This is the awaited high quality of life patch that we have been engaged on whereas expecting animations. You’ll discover historical past works higher and that you just now have much more pages of saves, amongst different wrinkles which have been smoothed over.
Oh and the Mac model ought to work for everyone now. We know there have been some big points with it but it surely ought to be working high quality now.
Also furthermore, I lastly did the soundtrack redesign now that we have acquired the licenses for some of my favourite bandcamp artists, in order of now primarily the whole lot within the soundtrack is both authentic or paid licensed. I’ll write extra in regards to the wonderful musicians pitching in to make OoT sound nearly as good because it does within the close to future, however suffice it to say the game now sounds how I imagined it might whereas I used to be writing it.
More information within the month-to-month update coming in a couple of days!
-Chapter 20 AND 21 are out!
– 1353 new photos!
– A very reworked Combat system and UI for Chapter 15!
-New music, new sound results, new the whole lot!
–The bug that was inflicting image transitions to take endlessly has been squashed. Rejoice!
-Menus work manner higher! You gained’t discover it, however I positive do!
-The meanest fucking cliff hanger I’ve ever written.
-New music will cease and restart a couple of instances in the event you’re skipping, in the event you hear that occuring simply cease clicking for a few second and it’s going to repair itself.
-Some buttons aren’t having their textual content resize correctly, so the phrases inside wrap round. This might be fastened fairly quickly.
-There might be extra pages of save slots quickly, I hate it too I swear.
I simply need to provide a enormous thanks to everybody who made this construct attainable, largest of all Snow who programmed his coronary heart out for five months to establish all this framework that we’ll be utilizing for the following few years as we end OoT.
I additionally wish to thanks guys to your monumental quantity of endurance with our rebuild. Your assist and readership is why we do the issues we do and I hated protecting you ready.
Speaking of which, we should always be again to extra common updates now with the rebuild completed. While I would not count on a whole new chapter each week, now that the rebuild is carried out I can begin including in all of the facet content I’ve been which means to. So count on extra of your favourite ladies within the close to future!
Other than that, Chapter 22 is progressing properly. If you would like some nuts and bolts particulars about it, go learn my June 1st Monthly Update. But as of now the script is sort of completed and all that is left is the Combat, each animations and mechanics.
There’s quite a bit of issues that issue into when we are able to ship that chapter, however we’re aiming for a Summer release.
However, the very first thing Snow goes to be engaged on subsequent is the Mac model and the Android model, each of which ought to be out as nicely within the very close to future.
As all the time, my DMs are all the time open and I’m all the time on our Discord, be happy to succeed in out to me with any questions both right here or there. Here’s the invite: https://discord.gg/jJAjjvW38h
Anyway, thanks once more for sticking with us and get pleasure from!
As nicely as this, a bunch of legacy code from the Ren’py model was lastly lower out.
So in the event you have been having points progressing previous Chapter 7 within the Test construct, that is now utterly fastened plus the video games a bit prettier now.
Known points: Same as from the earlier update
-Sprite Transitions aren’t working as supposed
-Map display screen blinks to white after a break up second.
-Holding skip for lengthy durations will trigger some short-term points with scrollback and video enjoying.
Unity Test v0.09
-Alejandras dementia ought to be cured and also you at the moment are in a position to progress out of Chapter 2.
-Almost all of the lacking photos have been discovered hiding below the floorboards and have been put again into their Slave labor camps correct folders.
-You would not understand it however I applied the fixes needed for Jamies part of Ch2 into CJs part and the Ch7 stroll round as nicely. So these ought to work!
Small ones fastened:
-I took this chance to only scout ahead to Ch14 and repair all of the silly little script issues as nicely. If you see any extra silly names (or lack thereof), let me know and I can squash these in a short time.
Things not fastened:
-The map display screen continues to be bugged. That’s a surprisingly concerned concern so will most likely should wait till Monday.
-Sprites nonetheless dissolve horribly. Sorry.
-Scrollback can get a bit wonky in the event you’ve been skipping.
Unity Test v0.08
-This is the primary half of the rebuild, with the whole lot between the Prologue and Chapter 14.
While there is no new content, the saves from this construct WILL carry over to new Unity variations. So this might be a very good alternative to get caught up and prepared for brand spanking new chapters with out having to velocity run the whole lot subsequent week (Hopefully)!
-Because it is a Test Build and content incomplete, the Ren’py model will stay awake till we have now the Unity construct completely up so far and at a suitable high quality degree.
-That being stated, any of you who’re prepared to take a take a look at this construct and provides suggestions/discover bugs might be completely invaluable! If you do discover bugs or points, be happy to DM them to me right here or hop on my Discord server and tell us there!
-We’ve labored very onerous to get this Unity rebuild carried out as shortly as attainable so we are able to get again to releasing new content and everybody who pitches in to take a look at will assist get new chapters out sooner!
-As all the time, everybody’s continued endurance is tremendously appreciated.
Alejandra’s memory is a bit hazy in the meanwhile, she MIGHT not bear in mind in the event you’ve visited her.
Sprite transitions are NOT working as supposed and can “blink” between sprite masses. It’s terrible however ought to be fastened by the following construct.
The map screens have referred to as in sick and regardless of us calling the cops, they nonetheless gained’t come to work.
The Unity Rebuild and Ch20 + 21 are out!
-533 fresh renders!
-2 new songs!
-Thanks to the boys in Bugsmashers and my common testers for locating some actually hidden typos manner early within the game! They have been squashed.
-Ch18 is a bit longer now
-After Ch18, you now get to stroll across the Open World part which additionally has a couple of extra facet quests and rewards so that you can uncover!
-A number of new typo fixes, a couple of visual errors squashed too.
– 471 new photos!
– A new dialogue tree that absolutely did not take me two days to jot down. *Cough*
–Added a couple of extra extra songs from Selfish Dream, a fully superior artist who provided his music for this challenge.
-Most of the beforehand listed points are taking a bit longer to repair than anticipated. They’re being labored on, promise!
-A new, non-obligatory “Previously on Out of Touch!” section has been added after the Vol. 1 credit for returning readers who want a bit of a refresher for Vol. 2.
-The largest wave of typo and bug fixes that this sequence has seen. An completely HUGE thanks to everybody who has been leaving bug reviews and typo screenshots.
Each of you’re invaluable and your dedication to this foolish challenge is genuinely inspiring. From the underside of my coronary heart, thanks!
Missing Cro’dhearg and making an attempt to heal gained’t throw an exception anymore.
Cro’dhearg gained’t use her AOE when she should not and trigger a softlock.
The “Insert Jump Here” transition at the tip of the sequence has been taken out again and shot. Again.
So the Auto button truly works, the button itself simply does not mirror that. It is at the moment present process remedy and can reconcile with it is buddies quickly.
Animations are nonetheless extra jittery than wished, optimization will proceed on this for the foreseeable future.
-Art revamp is full. With the exception of some components of chapter 6 and seven, the whole lot previous to 8 has been utterly redone and introduced as much as the commonplace of chapter 9 onward, giving the VN a constant visual high quality.
-New content in Chapter 7 and 15. Both are huge spoilers, however you possibly can’t miss them. Especially 15. Play 15.
-New music, each authentic and featured! Some of the older songs have been changed with extra thematically acceptable music, total the soundtrack ought to really feel extra constant in its theme.
-An precise credit sequence!
-New job bar icon! Look at that little flower!
-Animations in Chapter 15 are nonetheless a bit janky and reset by themselves often. We’re nonetheless engaged on the animation framework and this could get progressively higher each update.
-if you utilize the scroll wheel to return again to the Combat encounter in Chapter 15, you will get an exception error. Just reload or rollback to repair it.
-The auto button actually does nothing.
-If you full the Combat section in Chapter 15 after which reload a save previous to it, the Combat section is not going to load accurately in the event you attain it once more. This will be fastened by simply exiting and restarting the VN.
-Chapter 2 and three artwork remakes are carried out!
-Chapter 2 encompasses a separate Adventure section for each Jamie and CJ, together with the primary little facet quest of the sequence involving three new characters.
-Alejandra will bear in mind in the event you’ve visited her in Ch1 or not.
-Leah has some new dialog choices when CJ and her are alone in her house.
-A silly UI bug which made all of the menu textual content black on some machines is fastened. Sorry about that.
Added the primary model of the Adventure gameplay segments and vital quantities of new dialogue between CJ, Jamie and Sarah for this half. Also a fresh character!
Added animations again into Ch15 after dropping them on the ground. Whoops.
New up to date splash artwork for the title and the brand new essential theme tune, the primary music made particularly for Out of Touch!
So much, I and I imply quite a bit, of behind the scenes code modifications which have modified the entire game from an easy one label Kinetic Novel to being on an actual game framework. Chapter 1 is only the start, with this restructure in place making extra Adventure gameplay content might be a stroll within the park.
Basic story parts for all of Vol.1 are out. Prologue artwork property are release high quality.
Since then, it is grown from a brief story to a small comedian sequence and now (lastly) an actual Visual Novel!
Creating this VN has been an actual pleasure in my life and I get up day by day excited to work on it, even 8 months later. I solely hope I can share a bit bit of that with my readers, particularly the great creators I’ve had the pleasure of changing into buddies with as a result of of this challenge.
Out of Touch is deliberate to be 100 chapters and at the moment the primary Volume of 15 chapters is full and printed, with new chapters coming frequently!
Oh my God why are you rebuilding the game in Unity? Are you insane? Unity video games suck!
In quite a bit of instances, particularly with Erotic video games, I truly agree. Unity advertises itself as being pleasant to new or beginner builders in the identical manner Ren’py does however let’s be real:
It is not.
The consequence is that quite a bit of beginner devs strive to make their first Daz or Honey Select game with some pre-built VN bundle in Unity and completely fuck it up. It runs terribly, it is full of bugs and crashes. Awful.
That’s not what we’re doing.
Instead, our lead programmer Snow has constructed our personal VN system in Unity that is tailor-made for precisely the game Out of Touch needs to be. This is his full time job and sure, he is an actual programmer. In truth, his solely job is getting the Unity model working and he works on it 8+ hours a day.
Suffice it to say, this is not the identical pre-built nonsense that you’ve got seen earlier than.
Now Why are we spending a lot effort and time rebuilding the game in Unity?
If you have performed Ch15, you have realized this is not only an easy VN. Surprise it is an actual video game. The mechanics current in Ch15 are barely a tutorial for the actual game to come back and even that was already pushing Ren’py far previous it is limits, to the purpose that the Android model was completely damaged.
This Unity rebuild will enable us not solely to make the gameplay as robust and enjoyable as we all the time wished, however it’ll additionally enable us to deliver the game BACK to Android. Seeing as how previous to the 1.0 release Android gamers made up round 50% of our participant base, it is a big deal for us.
Of course with something like this, there might be bugs to iron out and different points to repair. Please tell us any issues you discover and we are going to get them fastened. If you have performed the Ren’py model and there is one thing new or totally different within the Unity construct that you just do not like, inform us! My purpose is for the transition from Ren’py to Unity to be as seamless as attainable and I would like all wished performance from Ren’py to stay.
A word about NTR
There is not any NTR.
None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
“B-but what about-“
There is not any Cheating. There is not any stealing. There is not any betrayal. There aren’t any different dicks in any LI apart from the MC’s.
“Yeah okay but-“
There is not any NTR.
There is not any NTR.
There is not any NTR.
Win: ANONFILE – MEGA – MIXDROP – UPLOADHAVEN
Mac: ANONFILE – MEGA – MIXDROP – UPLOADHAVEN
Update Only: ANONFILE – MEGA – MIXDROP – WORKUPLOAD
Android (v0.9.3): ANONFILE – GDRIVE – MEGA
Linux (v1.34): ANONFILE – MEGA – NOPY
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Thank you a lot to Kitsune241 for these great fan signatures!
It’s a criminal offense that this game does not have any fan signatures but, so I made a couple of:
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