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10/04/2017
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11/15/2017
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0.2.4
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The Proteus Effect
by Proxxie

 

The Proteus Effect is a lighthearted roleplaying adventure game where you take on the role of a down-on-his-luck guy who lands the job of his dreams as a playtester at a virtual-reality game company. Things don't turn out quite as he plans, however, and he soon finds himself both trapped in the virtual world and stuck in the body of a nubile young woman.

Join the hero and his companions on their adventures through the fanasty-themed worlds as they try to figure out what's behind the game's strange malfunctions and ultimately find a way back home.

This is an adult game, of course, so it includes sexy content, and much more is on the way. So come on and play! You'll have a titillating time, you might enjoy the story, and there's an outside chance you might learn some things about yourself along the way!

 

NO NEW CONTENT IN 0.2.4! (well, almost none)

macOS and Linux versions added! (See Patreon page; yes, they're free)

Changelog v0.2.4:

Second dungeon should be less frustrating to players having problems with it.

HCG image quality slightly enhanced

Download size greatly reduced

Path to upper level in chincha area now more clearly marked

NUM 0 should now escape, for those playing with the number keys (hopefully, couldn’t test)

Various minor bugfixes

 

Changelog Version 0.2:

New content:

New starter area

New dungeon

2 new H-scenes (one of which is 13 images)

New minigames

Various quests

Various other areas

Lots of dialogue

 

Gameplay enhancements:

Added intro skip feature

Can now hide text boxes during H-scenes (press 'h' for hide)

Revised equipment and equipment screen

Player character sprite now changes according to outfit

Probably a bunch of other stuff I forgot 

 

v0.2.4:

Second dungeon should be less frustrating to players having problems with it.

HCG image quality slightly enhanced

Download size greatly reduced

Path to upper level in chincha area now more clearly marked

NUM 0 should now escape, for those playing with the number keys (hopefully, couldn’t test)

Various minor bugfixes

v0.2.3:

Added visual effects to healing minigame

Resolved issue that could trap players in the old adventurers' house

Resolved issue that could send players to level that shouldn't be in game

Saves are again located in save folder rather than local app data folder

Resolved issue that could cause healing minigame to restart after winning it

Resolved player character's strange fear of butterflies

Player can no longer move (and potentially softlock game) during dungeon cutscene

Resolved issue that could prevent some players from re-entering first dungeon

Resolved issue that could cause game to request nonexistent assets

Various minor bugfixes

v0.2.2:

Fixed crashes in the healing minigame and dungeon cutscene

v0.2.1:

Can no longer enter Celie & Elian's house before completing quest

Quest journal should show up as normal

 

v0.2

New content:

New starter area

New dungeon

2 new H-scenes (one of which is 13 images)

Various quests

Various other areas

Lots of dialogue

 

Gameplay enhancements:

Added intro skip feature

Can now hide text boxes during H-scenes (press 'h' for hide)

Revised equipment and equipment screen

Player character sprite now changes according to outfit

Probably a bunch of other stuff I forgot

 

v0.1.3

Resolved issue that could interfere with scripted scenes in dungeon

Resolved issue that could trap player in barn

Various minor fixes

Added Patreon link

 

v0.1.2

Bugfixes

Reduced some enemies' HP


Latest Reviews - View All Reviews

Review by renonymous

Version reviewed: 0.2.4 on 12/02/2017


This game is awesome. As of this review, the game's playtime is probably just over two hours, but it's a perfect 2 hours. The writing is clever and funny, the minigame shows promise for the game's future, the hentai content is a little slow but very promising. You can tell a lot of love and attention to detail is going into this game, and the plot is original and fun enough to make it a very exciting project to watch. If this game finishes, I have no doubt it'll be a 10/10.

 

My ONE complaint/concern with the game is with the lengths of the scripted scenes--but maybe it's intended. When a game makes you sit through 5 minutes of scripted dialogue and railroaded movements without being able to save, and then prompts you to make a choice that will affect your character or trigger an H-scene, it puts a lot of stress on the player and forces them to sit through the same 5 minute scripted event if they want to explore the other choice. True, it does make every choice even more important, but I'm not fond of it as it cuts into my ability to fully explore a game.


Review by Noknet

Version reviewed: 0.2.4 on 11/18/2017


I think this is a brilliant game.  There isn't a lot of "smut" in it - only two scenes so far, and you can skip them if you want to.

 

The game is comedy gold.  It doesn't NEED the "smut".  If the author wanted to - assuming they keep up this quality - they could take the smut out, to provide a smut-free version (for a wider audience) and it'd probably still be awesome.

 

(Also, since the game was updated on November 15th - only 3 days ago - I don't see how someone could claim the game is dead at this point.  I'm sure it takes longer to write the content than to it takes to tweak the second dungeon to make it less annoying)


Review by Toraneko

Version reviewed: 0.2.4 on 11/18/2017


First thing first... I Really like this game (and yes that did have to be an R rather than an r). The plot has some initial similarities to another game that i liked, totally immersed, but that being said, they are definitely 2 totally different games... and while that one seems like it is dead, i have high hopes that you will finish this one. Game play is fun, and there doesn't seem to be anything missing to complete any of the quests or anything, the dialog is hilarious, even if i'm not a huge fan of the PC being an idiot most of the time. my only complaint is that at this point there is no exp gain, and no leveling up in any way... i did notice that in the status window that it has an exp to next lvl, so i'm hoping that is something that will be implemented later on... or at least that there will be more frequent points where the characters will become more powerful... don't want the game to just become a grind fest as those get boring, but leaving the characters where they are strength wise could end up making things frustrating too. but i might just be jumping the gun on that, as it is still really early in the game, and there is a point where the PC gets a new spell after the portal, so we shall see where things go.

keep up the great work, i really do want to see where this goes, and would absolutely love to see it be completed (which would make it one of the few games on this site that was complete... lol)

Take Care


Review by Arael

Version reviewed: 0.2.4 on 11/17/2017


With version 0.2.4, The Proteus Effect has released a Mac version (link can be found on the Pateron page) and so I've had the opportunity to play it. The game so far is short, but it's a polished work that makes good use of CG character models.

The important thing to tell you, dear reader, is this: Proteus Effect is laugh out loud funny. I was often left doubled over with laughter and gasping "oh god".

I was worried that I wouldn't like the game at first. The game's hero, Alex, is a moron, and his co-workers at the game testing company are (with one notable exception) all terrible people. The entire company is a workplace harassment suit waiting to happen.

Thankfully, Alex's heart is in the right place (usually), and now that he's trapped in the game world, he has the chance to explore being someone else, someplace else, to develop and fill out—What? No, well, yes, but, I meant as a character—and his travelling companion also has a lot of room for growth—no, I meant personal growth not—ugh, nevermind. Pervert.


Review by lurkingnobody

Version reviewed: 0.2.4 on 11/17/2017


Phenomenal work. You have made here a game that is fun to play and engaging to read. Honestly, even if it didn't have porn, I probably would've enjoyed the Proteus Effect. Not that there should be any reduction of that porn—your artistic style is eye-poppingly delicious.


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