Development on "The Alchemist" has officially ceased. Barring the discovery of any catastrophic bugs, there will be no more updates.
"The Alchemist" follows the journey of a young transmutationist, skilled in the art of making mystical potions. Something of a dejected hermit, the alchemist has spent the past few years providing his services to the simple townsfolk that reside near his tower, but otherwise has lost passion for his craft. However, when a woman with a peculiar problem comes seeking his aid, he soon finds a new lease on life.
"Episode 0" is a self-contained story, possessing a mostly linear path with a few variables. It is, however, abled to be played through start to finish.
"Episode 1" is in-progress, and features an explorable city. Planned features include fleshed out characters, numerous locations, and acceptable missions/tasks.
Transformations in Episode 0 focus around breasts, including: expansion, to scales both huge and unreal; lactation; and hyper-sensitivity. References to other TFs can be found sprinkled throughout.
Transformations in Episode 1 will be much more varied, pertaining to breast (expansion and lactation), muscle growth (both male and female), animalistic traits (such as fur and scales), and inanimate objects.
An alchemist, master of transmutation, the art of blending science and magic, has grown somewhat jaded toward his craft. Though alchemy can produce remarkable changes in both objects and people, the nature of magic dictates that these chances always be temporary. A fact that has flung this particular alchemist into something of a depression.
However, one day, an unlikely visitor could bring about the change he so desperately seeks. Unlike his usual customers, this woman has no come for some simple potion or remedy. Instead, she comes seeking help for a cursed affliction that has robbed her of her ability to orgasm. Thus, the alchemist seeks to break the curse the only way he knows how, to completely overpower it. Through a series of transformations, he hopes to push her so far into the realm of pleasure that she can overcome any mystical malady.
In the aftermath of breaking the woman's curse, the alchemist finds passion for alchemy renewed, but his resources dwindling. Thus, he sets out to the city of Hubwald, the capital of all things magic.
While much of the story of Episode 0 is linear (and where there are choices, there are no 'wrong ones'), there are three decidedly important variables.
These choices are what dictate the final scenes of Episode 0. Try different combinations (and maybe don't show a hungry ooze a lactating breast (or maybe do)).
Decisions prior to answering your door are purely to shed light on the world and main character and have no bearing on future content.
Truly the most well written out of anything I read on the site, great work!
Very very nice story... well crafted. Easily some of the best writing on this site. Still kinda early but very intriguing. Much potential. I'm quite interested in seeing more.
But this is still not a game... not really. Now that Chapter 1 has begun there is some branching but most of it eventually cycles back to where you entered the branch. Once on a branch it is heavily linear until the branch completes. It's sort of like having a stack of DVDs. You can watch the DVDs in any order you like... but having the choice of which order you watch them in does not constitute a game. It might change with coming updates but that's where it is now.
I'm tempted to suggest simply abandoning the game format and posting the story somewhere like literotica as a series of short stories. It would be among the better written stories there too... and that's saying something.
I love what i've read so far.
Some wonderful writing on both the actual writing side and the dark(Smut) side.
I find myself relating quite a lot to the protagonist in the prologue as someone who has sort of lost his way, so it immersed me in the -Ahem- plot really early on.
Truly one of the best tf games I've ever seen. Dear Brogan you just made my day
Already a great start, great world building, likeable characters, nicely contained story in itself, a lot of future possibilities, and with the added twists, you will not burn yourself out through hundred of different tf permutations.