So I was somewhat dismayed (though not particularly surprised) to note that earlier this week someone had leaked one of the $5+ backer test releases of HC and made it publically available. So, I have a few things to say about that, if you would please bear with me.
First of all, I know this happens. The reason why Harem Collector isn’t angling for an eventual retail release is because I have no power to fight the piratical hordes of the internet. Nobody does, so I figure, why stress about it?
However, I do use early access as an incentive for people to back Harem Collector’s development. But all that it is is early access. If you really don’t want to spend money on Harem Collector, that’s fine- I don’t pretend to know either your opinion of HC’s value or your financial situation- just be patient and you’ll get free access with no ads on badkittygames.net.
Another facet of this situation, is that the version that was leaked was a test version that, due to a coding issue, crashes for many users partway through the new content. Well, if you downloaded the leaked copy, I’d love to help you but I can’t. Now, if you were a backer, you would have received the fixed, crash-free version of the game about half an hour ago (BTW, here’s a link to our Patreon page if you’re interested). But, hey, so it goes.
Finally, I’m not usually very open about what our money gets spent on, but due to my living situation, I only need the Patreon to bring in about $900 USD for me to comfortably get by. Almost every penny in excess of that gets spent on game assets- mostly sex scene art and face sets, but not insignificant portions also go to sprite assets and coding assets. So if you want to get more sexy hentai art in the game… well, you get the picture.
Just some food for thought. Have a great Valentine’s Day!