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Ruin Me 0.48.0: The Chthonic Swelling

The new version of Ruin Me is out for patrons, adding a new horror expedition! The new free version adds a second graduation option for when Theresa has completed her training.

You can always get the current free version on itch.io:

Please note: to upgrade on desktop, unzip the archive into a new directory. Your saves should carry over. Do not unzip over the previous version, as this can cause bugs.

If you want behind-the-scenes design notes, previews of upcoming releases, new versions as soon as they’re released, and the ability to vote on priorities or submit new random snippets, sign up to my Patreon!

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Version 0.48.0p is patron-only and adds:

  • “The Chthonic Swelling” horror expedition, featuring an encounter with a shadowy figure at a crossroads. It’s available by talking to Byron in the bar starting in Act 1. Optional kinks include intoxication.
  • New transitions replacing most of the fade-to-black transitions used throughout the game.
  • A report of how much Ken you currently have on the “Explore” menus for the mansion and town. Previously, you had to open your journal to check.
  • Occasional minor variations to Cathy’s play scene upon repeated visits. This will probably get extended to other scenes. It can be disabled with the new “Repeated Scene Variations” option in the preferences.
  • Minor enhancements and fixes.

Version 0.47.3 is free for everyone, adding:

  • A new graduation option for Theresa, “An Intimate Event”, which unlocks when Theresa’s stats are all at 4 and begins by talking to Theresa in her chambers. This option is available instead of the orgy. This involves spending a day one-on-one with Theresa and has various options:
    • You can have a more romantic day or one that’s particularly filthy.
    • One path allows for Theresa to dominate you during the day.
    • All options end with a light dinner in a new location.
  • A conversation menu with Theresa in her chambers, with responses that shift as the game progresses. You can discuss how she’s doing and how she feels about you.
  • A bit of info from Byron during the intro that any minors in town are away at the mainland thanks to the causeway washing out.
  • Change to use Theresa’s “on back” pose in the first training scene for Permissivity 3 (Vaginal Sex).
  • Extensive refactoring of how the game tracks some things like player gender, genitals, clothing, and so on. This shouldn’t cause any changes in gameplay, so if you notice the game referring to you incorrectly, please let me know!
  • Fix for going to bed early, a breakfast line, and an issue with adding the Mica Sign nightmare.
  • Fix for a bad variable in a breakfast line.
  • Fix for certain initial names for Theresa. If the way you address Theresa is busted, it should be fixed automatically when you load your game.
  • Fix for muddled history entries when dealing with random text. There’s a remaining issue where the history will not always match what was originally shown in these cases; I’m working on it.
  • Fix for task notification messages not having variables substituted.
  • Fix for a bad variable during the second scene of massage training.
  • Minor enhancements and fixes.

The patron version also has the Reminisce feature, which lets you replay old erotic sequences that otherwise can’t be revisited and take new paths through them. $5 patrons can access a special cheat menu, guide development priorities with polls and suggestions, and submit additions to random snippets that show up during play. The current latest version will go public once the next patron-only build goes live. If you want to contribute to the game’s development, please become a supporter on Patreon!

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