After a fairly intensive month of so of hacking html, css, js, and Twine, I finally have a playable demo of House of Hellish Harlots ready.
This is pretty much similar to the early demos I put out for the plain-text version. The demo stops after 3 rounds and there are only 16 harlots for now. The main difference is that each part of the House has its own background art, each NPC has a portrait and some harlots have pinup art I'm borrowing from old commissions. There is also a rudimentary UI panel cobbled together from chunks of AI art. It's the same text and underlying core mechanics, but presented in a better way.
The art is all placeholders at the moment. The portraits and backgrounds are serviceable. The harlot art is great, but was not originally commissioned for this purpose, so don't get too attached to it. The UI is admittedly terrible and one of the first things I'm looking to overhaul.
It is playable, but might be a little rough in spots, especially on mobile devices.
I'm also regretting not giving it a proper title screen. Unfortunately, I wasn't happy with the interim attempts and wanted to get the demo out there. As with the UI elements, getting a proper artist in and commissioning a nice 'cover page' is a very high priority.
While it is a sideways step in some respects, it doesn't take long to port the existing harlots across (I did the 16 here in just over a week). It shouldn't take too long to bring the other 60 across and push the playable round count up.
Then there is the longer (and expensive!) step of commissioning artists to bring the characters to life with a 'pinup' piece for each harlot.
Have a play with the demo here:
I'd love to hear your feedback below.