I don't know if this game is still being worked on or how how many 'major' updates it has had since the demo first released. The whole premise of having 3 games in EA seems absurd to me. I don't know if the developer, Venus Noire, has three separate teams working on the projects separately or what their situation is. Their games look appealing but having at least one completed project under your belt (even a small one) goes a long way in establishing credibility. At this rate, they should just make a webcomic.
Jessika’s Curse is a hand-painted RPG experience currently development on Patreon. Its design allows for deep turn-based combat, erotic Battle-Lust animations and good dose of geeky humor.
The core of Jessika’s Curse will be turn-based combat that marries classic Jrpg concepts with elements from more recent roguelike games such as Darkest Dungeon. All characters in the game and all their moves and Battle-Lust interactions will be animated by hand in Spine: 2D, and the ones we’ve done so far promise that the game is going to look very sweet.
We want success in combat to require a good dose of preparation and smart configuration, but will also design it to allow personal preference and playstyle to thrive. Each character in your party can equip a limited amount of skills from her pool, and it’s up to you to figure out what combinations get the job done.
The world of Jessika’s Curse is a sexy and seductive place, and many attacks don’t assault your party’s health but target their lust instead. If a girl’s lust becomes too high there is a good chance your commands will be ignored in favor of less constructive things (those boobs aren’t going to squeeze themselves...). The times when this happens it will be done via lavish hand-crafted animations. When lust gets to maximum levels enemies will use a special lust cinematic to knock the girl out in fitting H-game style.
The attacks from the game’s monsters often don’t assault your party’s health, but target their lust instead. When lust gets too high the party members will succumb to their desires and start doing naughty things!
We’re inspired by games that offer a real gameplay challenge. Success in Jessika’s Curse will require a good dose of pre-combat preparation, as each character in your party can only equip a limited amount of skills from her pool.
A world ruled by dark Deities
The world of Jessika’s Curse is shaped by twisted Deities. Our inspiration for this comes from things like Warhammer’s Gods of Chaos, which means the game world will be filled with unnatural hentai-esque madness.
• Hand-painted characters animated in Spine: 2D
• A ton of explicit animations per party member (often involving enemies)
• Beautiful side-scrolling backgrounds in the style of Dragon’s Crown
• A town that grows in size and epicness
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- Jessika's Diary #17 - February Development UpdateFeb 15, 2021
- Jessika's Diary #15 - October Development UpdateOct 18, 2020
- Public Demo Release!Jun 01, 2019
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I know this has already been asked but I can't find an answer; is there an Android port, if not will there be one?
The voice actor for the 'bimbo knight' sounds like a trap for one.
The combat desperately needs a skip animation button.
games legit darkest dungeon 10/10
this is almost a great game. i hope yall continue this title. the graphics are amazing, music is good, controls i think needed a lil finessing. but yeah excellent job devs. can i beta this game please
Will this game also be coming to steam?
its soooo hard to get h scenes
will this project continue to receive updates?
Please add Android version
Is rhere android version
Will Jessikas curse get a MAC version like Seeds of Chaos? By the way your works are phenomenal. Gameplay is fantastic. Love the concepts so much.
The game needs plenty of work, but I there's potential here. The demo runs for me with only minor bugs. I've beaten the gobblins at the end and didn't think it was too terribly hard; in fact, I had to intentionally pick bad options to lose and see the hscene content. The strategy seems to be spam single target attacks because the AoE get blocked and "ranged" doesn't mean anything at all. This makes the combat a little dull because single target attacks are the only winning strat.
That being said, I hope this game is still under development. I think this could be my favorite hgame if the work is put in.
Man, this is unplayable. Lust meter hitting 100 is like a damned stun lock. No way to reduce lust. When lust hits 100, you can only act a few times before you reach a point where you just don't get a turn and you just get to watch the goblins beat your characters to death.
Dungeon is a meandering hallway. Only one opportunity to heal in the entire dungeon and it doesn't reduce lust! Why don't you just have the statue say, "Haha! Fuck you!" I mean, it kind of already does!
You're not beating the goblins at the end of the dungeon, not a chance in hell.
I hope you're not expecting this demo to sell games. Sex can sell a lot of things, but I promise it won't sell this broken shit. It's amazing anyone would think it was a good idea to put a demo out in this state. The characters are supposed to fuck. The player isn't supposed to get raped. The fact that this game looks so good is only going to piss people off more. You might want to look into the history of successful games that had shit demos. I'm not sure any exist.
This is your marketing. You have to be out of your mind to release a demo in this state. It's like you WANT to fail.
Oh! You still can't heal in town!!! (Yeah, I read phyire's comment). Man, I'm trying to have fun. I just wasted an hour I can't get back! Screw this game.
The church replaces lust, fountain replaces some lust and the boss is possible too beat
I have beat the goblins at the dungeon, its not worth it for the current game
my game froze becouse of the smoke animation directly after the introduction!!
game freezss on me when telling me about lust break. Cant seem to click next
Demo (JCv22.214.171.124) is broke as hell. No way to heal in town, so if you reach 0 hp in the forest, you are stuck at 0hp. And since you are stuck at 0hp, all battles auto-lose at the start. Mouse's boobs detach and reattach themselves during hscenes. Once Mouse' arousal reaches 100, Jessica can no longer have a turn because Mouse skips Jessica's turn - this causes hscene loop and lose the battle back to town with 0hp - whereafter the game is essentially over because you cannot heal in town. The church also doesnt work (supposed to reduce lust).
The demo should really be playable imo. Doesn't leave a very good impression, apart from the potential the game has.
I have no Numpad on my keyboard. I cant change the monster I want to attack ...
What this game needs the most urgently is polish. Some design choices are poorly executed, and there are frequent game-breaking bugs during battle.
The worst offenders are the H scenes, which cause time-shattering mayhem for a good portion of the battle afterward: characters’ turn get randomly skipped, enemies play their turn simultaneously, or during your own character’s turn… (I’ve had occurences of two characters mutually knocking each other’s, which doesn’t sound like it should be possible.)
The battle also could use some visual clarity. The camera movements, (teleporting around whenever someone makes a move), actually makes it hard to follow what’s going on; I’d rather have a completely fixed camera. There’s also a parallax effect between the characters on the field and the field itself, making it look like they slide around whenever the camera moves.
When one of the girls is attacked, her health bars are not displayed, only the last girl to have taken a turn has hers displayed. More so, the first layer of the Lust bar does not always completely fill up when a girl reach 100+. This all just add to the confusion of the battles.
Finally, retreating from the from the forest causes you to forsake all gathered loot (as if you’d never entered to begin with), but engaging in battle and loosing lets you keep the loot ? What’s the point of retreating then ? This just makes it so the best way to gain money and prepare for a fight, is too give up on healing the girls at the monastery, give up on avoiding dangerous encounters, and just mindlessly send them back in the forest at 200 lust, until you have enough gold to fully heal them. (Which half the times, costs 100g instead of the adverstised 50g.)
Otherwise, the graphics are gorgeous; these are definitely the strongest point of the game. Having voice acting was unexpected, but very welcome and enjoyable. The Spine animations looks fine most of the time, but there are some H-scenes where something feels off. (Mostly: mouseXgoblin and Jess alone.)
Hi, I can’t proceed through the tutorials in the wood. Whenever comes the slide about Object of Interest having Positive or Negative effects, the game seems to freeze. Nothing I can do gets me past that slide.
Edit: Figured it out. It’s just that the close button is so damn small and looks so much more like a frame ornament than a button, that I didn’t even consider clicking on it. Also it didn’t help that almost every other slides can be skipped by clicking anywhere, and not on a specific button.
This game has some huge pros: sex combat with monsters & good art. This perfectly fits my tastes. Unfortunately the gameplay balance is broken in all the worst ways in this public demo. First there are two bugs that really ruined the game, first bug was sometimes the fountains were unclickable, second bug is that sometimes the church would charge me 100g for the 50g purification. So when I was starting out I kept getting stuck in this horrible loop, basically I would lose a venture, but then I'm sent back to the town. But I wouldn't have enough money to get rid of the lust, so I would go to the forest again already lust broken and it was basically impossible to get enough money to break lust AND level up. I spent hours not really progressing.
Then I figured out a gold farming strategy that made the game really easy. Basically don't even bother with the church, don't bother with loot, don't bother with fountains. All I did was go into the forest with full lust, lose to the monsters in one turn, get 100g, and then did that again and again. Unfortunately this game unlike most sex-combat games don't have a sexy endscene on defeat, so I couldn't even enjoy that, I was straight up just grinding this game to see if I could break the loop.
I was constantly levelling up and I wasn't engaging in literally any of the game's content. Chests were almost never worth it, fights were almost always too long to be worth it. It basically became a clicker game with no strategy or challenge, the only skill needed is patience because 60% of the rooms in this game's dungeons are literally empty of content.
So here's how IMO you could make this a fun game (and honestly it needs some pretty drastic gameplay changes.)
Firstly, SPEED IT UP, attack animations, walk speed, and opening chest animation takes forever!
Secondly, make chests worth while. Half the time I would get nothing, the other half I would get not even enough to pay for one church session not even with the best gold pull. There should be a risk vs reward element, where if you keep searching for chests and escaping strategically to the town it should be feasible to progress without being lust broken. But since chests are just filled with dust, and you don't get gold immediately after a battle, it makes no sense to retreat because you would just lose out on the money you would get from being defeated.
Thirdly, change how lust works. Lust has this double randomized effect, where sometimes it would just randomize the attacks, and sometimes it would just skip your turn and play an animation. RNG is important in this type of game, but you already have random dungeons, random loot, random crits, random misses, and damage ranges. When you can't even choose what move you are going to do it's not a strategical challenge anymore, it's instead a dice rolling game. I would recommend you play Dirty Dungeon to see in my opinion a very fun and balance sex combat turn-based system.
The first mission is done now what do I do because I didn't get a sign saying the game or demo was finished and I didn't get any other mission any help?
hey, I know it might be a little too much to ask, but will you port this game to android sometime in the future ? or this game is just too big for phones ?
for some reason when i touch one of the loot chests it won't let me close that menu and it gets stuck
This is hot as fuck, wish I was one of the monsters being fucked by a sexy milf or getting fucked by a flat chested girl
I think the biggest thing you could do to improve the game at this point is work on creating better visual clarity about the game state. You list darkest dungeon as one of your inspirations for this game, and I myself drew that connection while playing it, but there are a few things DD does that your game doesn't do quite as well and I thought I should point them out for your consideration.
First, visual clarity: with darkest dungeon, all your characters status effects are in view. You've the health bar, the stress (analogue lust) bar, status effects, and so on, always visible just under the character's sprite. Without that, it's difficult to get a good handle on what my parties current status is, especially during battle when the character portraits disappear. I feel this clarity is a must.
Second, the camera moves around a lot. Like, a lot a lot. It does so in DD too, but I find it frustrating when DD does it too much also. Not every move needs to change the camera in my opinion. This is of course just an opinion which like all the rest of my feedback, you're free to consider or ignore.
Third, the map shows too small an area for me to find useful for navigating. You don't have to take the DD approach of showing the whole map if you don't want to, but I want to know about more than the hallway or room I'm currently in.
Fourth, one of the things that makes navigating the hallways of DD easier is that your always moving left to right, regardless of whether your facing north, south, east, or west, moving right means moving forward. This is a feature you kinda implemented in that your characters are always on the left side of combat, but your character moving left to go west, while more diagetically consistent makes for confusing gameplay in my opinion.
Fifth and finally, I loved the game and look forward to whatever you choose to do with it.
I meant to include this in the original comment, but one thing I like in your game that darkest dungeon doesn't do is the visual initiative order: being able to predict which monsters will move before my next character's turn instead of being forced to guess is more fair gameplay-wise. Plus it really meshes well with the TTRPG aesthetic and mechanics you've got going on in the game.
Game Balance idea: Maybe either tone down OR make counter mechanism? If you apply lust damage system, the mobs should also have same weakness to lust.
Options like SFX, Voice, and stuff adjustable? Easy to apply if you know where to look.
Art good, how 20 usd sounds? Outside my budget though, so I can only give 2 usd.
SERIOUSLY: Lust damage OP, please nerf.
Ok I just played the Demo, But I gotta say the art is fantastic and the game so far is great albeit a little bare-bones (but this was just the Demo). I wasn't expecting Lust damage to be as much of a problem as it was, like the enemies are more likely to do lust attack and do massive amounts of it. And a Lust-Breaked Party member is such an unpredictable inconveinance, and the fact that there is very little that can be done about it hurts all the more...... Was pretty hot tho.....
I especially love Mouse. She is really sexy, though at times it sounded like her voice was being filtered and the filter was crackly or something, I dunno.... But yeah, All of the Mouse animations were spectacular <3
epic epic epic game....hope to see a lot of new upgrades in the netx month...the game is really awesome.....
will u make an android version that would be great
The art and voice acting is just superb, the music is good. But everything else so far is just a mess.
Combat is kinda barebones with the upgrades seemingly unnoticeable as far as I've noticed through a playthrough.
Various bugs here and there like the enemies attacking at the same time and camera focus all over the place sometimes in the middle of combat.
Given the nature of the game, perhaps it would be good and would make sense to have some kind of penalty for loosing battles, like getting ganged up by the gobs or shrooms or so. Speaking of penalties, I haven't noticed any noticeable changes that was supposed to be given with regards to that random containers 50/50 chance or so.
In overall, has potential but seriously needs work in a lot of areas still, given that it is in development.
Note: During the sex scenes, probably better to remove the music and replace it well actual sex sounds like moaning, just saying if you didn't have any plans yet about that.
Will u make an android version ?
really like aggressive mouse on goblin
Lmao I did not expect it to be voiced, that's very unexpected. I was upgrading mouses attack and thought she'd be a beast in fights... turns out she does 2 dmg after 900 gold and the big boobed girl does 27 without any upgrades.. gold well spent.
I'm unable to close the page that talks about how interacting with chests and stuff in the forest can be positive or negative. Pressing the red x doesnt work. Make the escape key step out of any opened window in your game, this will prevent people from getting stuck on minor bugs like this.
is there a gallery?
wait nvm found it
Mouse is best girl
"I never miss!"
I will watch your career with great interest.
Loved it so far :)"