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We're getting all sorts of questions, and try to address as many as we can below. Please bear with us that we cannot talk about many aspects of the Save the World or Not® that we have not announced yet. We also try to consolidate information from the newsletters below. Because it's an online game that is continuously updated and improved, of course, note that all information is subject to change.

 

Freebies


Q: Can I please have some free stuff, like wallpapers?
A: Sure, here is a Freebie page with wallpapers for you!

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Trailers


Q: Do the trailers show actual in-game footage?
A: Yes, the snippets you saw are from the game. Of course, everything is subject to change because the game is continuously developed further (it's an online game). Keep also in mind though that the video sites hosting the trailer have likely dumped down the quality in order to stream it to you via the internet. The actual video engine of the game features a quality of 30fps with a 1024x576 resolution and a pretty high bitrate (= high quality).

Preview of Game Reveal Trailer Game Reveal Trailer
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Preview of Second Game Trailer Second Game Trailer
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Adult Content


Q: Many media files here are censored. Are there explicit versions as well?
A: We keep things on this website tamer because it is publicly accessible and some kids who ignore the "adults only" warning might sneak around. If you already made a purchase, please first visit your user page. Thereafter, at least for pictures, the obfuscations will be switched off.

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Q: Is there real explicit sex in the game?
A: Yes, sex plays indeed a big role in the game. Sex is related to the game story and you can expect to interact with a lot of incredibly hot girls.

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Q: Is this porn?
A: It depends. What do you consider to be pornography? Yes, the game features plenty of steamy sex. And no, the sex is not only there just to show sex. You can compare it to violence in a James Bond movie. Violence is a story device and not only there for the sake of showing violence. Similarly, the game features sex as part of the game setting and story. We enjoy sex and don't see a reason why all this good stuff shouldn't be a main theme in a game. If you are looking for pure sexual stimulation, then this game might actually not be your best option. There's plenty of other websites for that type of media. If you are however looking for an engaging story and gameplay - while interacting with extremely hot girls and lots of sex - then this should be a great game for you!

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Q: Is there anal sex and the like?
A: No. Sex in the game is more of a mainstream affair and you won't find things like anal sex, gangbangs, non-consensual sex, or anything like that. These things make neither sense from the game's story point of view nor from the aesthetics feeling of the game. The game has plenty of hot women eager for sex, and they are surely acting / dressing up to get your hormones going, but it also won't go as far as them raping you. They will do their best to make you please them, but you are always in control and can choose to engage or not. But as we said, this "engagement" won't for example include getting into the behinds of the girls :)

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Q: Will women also enjoy the game?
A: We have designed the game primarily for a male (straight) audience. The character that you are playing in first-person perspective in the game is male, and the game does not feature any other men as romantic interests. This was mainly an economic decision because a possible gender selection would have resulted in much higher production costs. And because our development team is nearly all male and wants to make a game that we go crazy about ourselves, the gender choice for the protagonist was quite easy! I know, I know, that's very egoistic. Maybe for another product in the future! That said, some couples enjoy playing together. The game is also fun without the sexual aspects, but you will obviously be missing out on a part of its appeal.

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Q: There is a notice about violence as well. Can you clarify?
A: Our storyline is of course not just about sipping cocktails at the pool. That's fun, but may not really help you saving the world. There's conflict in our game, and some violence that goes with it. Rest assured though, we're not a game where you rip off people's guts and the like. If you are looking for a game that features the "usual" insanity levels of uber-violence in games, this is probably not the game for you. Violence is hardly ever shown directly in our game.

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Actresses


Q: Who are the actresses?
A: We have so far revealed Aletta Ocean (playing our ex-girlfriend "Mary"), Mia (playing the au pair "Ou"), Angel Dark, Carla Cox, Stracy Stone, La Belle Lisa, Boo, Sweet Cat, Isabella Lui, Belle Claire, ...and there are many more. And even more get continuously added - that's the cool thing about an online game! Stars are great to have (for example, Aletta Ocean as well as Angel Dark were winners of AVN's award for Best Female Foreign Performer) and we love them, but there are many girls in the world who don't have a "star" label but are extremely hot too! Thus, in general, we maintain a good mix of well-known stars and very hot girls that you see nowhere else but in our game! See below for some more detailed introductions.

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Q: Who is Mary / Aletta Ocean?
A: Mary is your ex-girlfriend. She owns and runs a great dance club. Shortly after you got to know Mary, you unluckily had to leave town for a job assignment. The relationship faded away over the long distance. At the start of the game, you have just moved back into town and... it should be great to meet her again!

Mary is played by Aletta Ocean in the game. Do we need to say more about Aletta? Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know her.

Mary is Thirsty
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Preview of Wallpaper Remember Me Remember Me
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Mary in Action 1
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Mary in Action 2
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Mary in Action 3
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Mary in Action 4
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Q: Who is Ou / Mia?
A: You will meet Ou right at the start of the game. She is from Thailand and moved some months ago to your country as an au pair for your neighbor's family. The neighbor's family went on a long holiday and left her to take care of their home. Since Ou spotted you, however, Ou's attention seems to be fully focused on gaining your reproductive body part's affection. She has found a way to sneak into your villa, and can usually be found somewhere there. Ou is a girl with a very sweet, caring, and reliable character. When it comes to anything related to sex though, she also shows a quite provocative and adventurous side. She is certainly always first in line to try out new experiences! And instead of being jealous, the thought of you getting it on with other girls gets her quite excited (she might peek in to watch though). Just don't get into an exclusive relationship with other girls; this would surely break her sweet heart. Check out the pictures below (and she's also in the trailers).

Ou is played by Mia in the game. As for all the fan questions about how they can find out more about Mia: While we understand your excitement because she's truly a gem, sorry, she's one of the non-professional actresses that you won't see anywhere else than in our game. But you can look forward to lots of content with her in the game!

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Preview of Wallpaper Ou is Dancing Ou is Dancing
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Ou & Your Villa
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Ou & Halloween
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Ou & Daybed
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Ou & Viewpoint
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Preview of Image Ou & Christmas 1 Ou & Christmas 1
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Preview of Image Ou & Christmas 2 Ou & Christmas 2
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Q: Who is Carla / Carla Cox?
A: Carla is sweet & flirty girl that you can meet in Mary's dance club. Check out the pictures below (and she's also in the Game Reveal Trailer). Carla is played by Carla Cox in the game.

Preview of Wallpaper Carla is Ready for Action Carla is Ready for Action
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Preview of Wallpaper Meeting Carla in the Club Meeting Carla in the Club
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Q: Who is Sunshine / Stracy Stone?
A: Your ex-girlfriend Mary hired Sunshine as barmaid for her dance club, and customers are certainly happy with her choice! Sunshine doesn't have the intellect for deep conversations - but honestly, who cares? Sunshine often clashes with Mary over her very open-minded style of dressing. Mary is concerned that her dance club might get an image that's too raunchy, but it's difficult to reason with Sunshine. Sunshine knows she's not the smartest person on this planet and loves to draw the attention to her sexy body with an "undress to impress" style instead. She anyway doesn't like underwear and asserts that a man should be able to see what he would be getting into before approaching a girl. Like Carla, Sunshine is on the list of girls you should talk to with respect to the strange happenings in Mary's club. You might be right to assume that meeting her will turn into a very enjoyable experience. Besides the pictures below, you can also see her in the Second Game Trailer. Sunshine is played by Stracy Stone in the game.

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Sunshine & Style
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Sunshine & Fun
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Q: Who is La Belle Lisa?
A: La Belle Lisa is one of our exclusive actresses. She has a body that makes us scream for more! No spoilers about her appearance in the game... but we might post a little interview with her later on!

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Q: Who is Boo?
A: Boo is one of our exclusive actresses. She's one of the Slimy Ones, but as it seems, a bit inexperienced!

Preview of Image Introducing Boo Introducing: Boo
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Q: Who are the Pussycat Sisters (Kitty, Kit, Kat, and Kitkat)?
A: The four Pussycat Sisters are part of the tutorial for the chat mechanic in the game. You might also meet them later for Kitty's birthday. Kitty's birthday is one of those optional side tasks, which don't necessarily drive the main story forward. Such optional tasks may however yield some experience points (XP) or other goodies. And they're surely a lot of fun!

And yes, the actresses can only be found in our game.

Kitty is a friend of Ou, who promised Kitty that you would be available to introduce Kitty to the world of sex. Ou never asked if you would actually be willing to do it, but you might not be too angry with Ou about this. Kitty's tattoo is not clear enough to read in the shot below because it's a live-action screenshot from a game scene where Kitty is currently moving (dancing) - it reads: "Love is all I need"! She's totally cute and would melt everyone's heart away, though she's... well, sort of cute and sexy at the same time.

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Kit and Kat's excitement peaks when watching your manhood in action. But they are a bit shyer than Kitty and prefer to have fun with each other while watching you. They make for great additional eye candy while one of the other sisters takes more direct care of you!

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The fourth of the Pussycat Sisters, Kitkat, is the one who will get you through most of the tutorial on how to chat with people in the game. As you can see in the screenshot below, Kitkat is not shy and will surely be eager to interact with you also in other ways! You probably noticed that she's in Mary's dance club, and yes, that's where you first meet the Pussycat Sisters.

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Q: Who are the girls of the Prague Hive (Kateřina, Tereza, and Eliška)?
A: Don't yet hold your breath to see them! The story part will be quite a bit into the game. Kateřina is played by Sweet Cat in the game, Tereza by Isabella Lui, and Eliška by Belle Claire. Here are some pictures/teaser of the girls:

Preview of Prague Hive: Kateřina Trailer Prague Hive: Kateřina
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Preview of Image Prague Hive: Kateřina Part 1 Prague Hive: Kateřina Part 1
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Prague Hive: Kateřina Part 2
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Prague Hive: Tereza Part 3
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Prague Hive: Tereza Part 4
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Prague Hive: Eliška Part 5
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Prague Hive: Eliška Part 6
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Story


Q: Is this a Science Fiction or Fantasy story?
A: Neither. Save the World or Not® is grounded in the reality of today - no zombies, aliens, or mad robots roaming around. In some sense, the game is even more realistic than most of what you see on TV because we're not stopping at things like sex and explicit action. That said, this doesn't mean that everything in the world is as you would expect it to be.

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Q: Can you tell me some details about the story?
A: Sorry, we don't want to spoil the experience. All we can say is that things start really going sideways for mankind after the very first "lights on earth shutting down" scene that you saw in the Game Reveal Trailer. Mankind's survival will depend on you - Save the world or not! No pressure. Your quest will take you to many different places, ranging from exotic/scenic natural environments, to medieval castles, and big city life and parties.

Without revealing too much though, here is a small series of pictures where you encounter some of the mysterious "Slimy Ones". They are surely in need of attention, but... just some extremely horny girls wouldn't make for an intriguing story, would it? You can bet that there's more behind it. Much more.

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Mini-Series "Slimy Ones" Part 3
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Mini-Series "Slimy Ones" Part 4
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Preview of Image Mini-Series Slimy Ones Part 5 Mini-Series "Slimy Ones" Part 5
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Mini-Series "Slimy Ones" Part 6
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In-Game Locations


Q: What's the villa about?
A: Your villa is sort of your headquarter. When you launch the game, you will always start off in your villa, unless you are out in the world at some exotic location or in another special situation. It's a great place to strategize about your next move, organize supplies for a task ahead, or... just relax and enjoy good company. The Thai au pair of your neighbor's family, Ou, certainly doesn't appear to be willing to leave you alone here. Your villa has two levels, with the pool and a daybed area on the lower level, and your main room and a bathtub area at the upper level. The design of your villa is really cool!

The pool area (lower level):

Preview of Image Villa Intro Screen Intro Screen / Villa
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Preview of Wallpaper Ou is Dancing Ou is Dancing
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The daybed room (lower level):

Ou & Daybed
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Stairs:

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Bathtub area (upper level):

Ou & Your Villa
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Bedroom area (upper level):

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Q: What about the dance club?
A: It's a nightclub that is owned and run by your ex-girlfriend Mary. It's a regular dance club and of course not to be confused with the strip club of the Prague Hive girls. The club is an important location in the game's first part, and you'll also later likely be very happy to come back to it. It's pretty stylish, has great music, ... and attracts lots of extremely hot guests! The DJs in the club play mostly old-skool-style R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop.

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Preview of Image Club Intro Screen Intro Screen / Club
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Pussycat Sisters Part 4
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Preview of Wallpaper Meeting Carla in the Club Meeting Carla in the Club
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Preview of Music Trailer 2 Main Music Style / R&B, Soul, Hip Hop
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Preview of Wallpaper Driving to the Club Driving to the Club
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Q: So what's beyond the villa and club?
A: Your quest will take you to many different places with many exotic/scenic natural environments and locations around the world. No story spoilers :)

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Preview of Image Scenery Intro Screen Intro Screen / Scenery
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Gameplay


Q: Will core gamers also be happy with the game?
A: You bet! Accessibility for people who don't regularly play games is a priority, but that said, this doesn't mean we're not adding deep gameplay to it. Easy to learn, but hard to master! (We're gamers and not a movie company.)

The game features advanced artificial intelligence that ensures that even the most casual player will have fun and advance through the game. Advanced mastery levels are far from a walk in the park though, where the AI leaves you on your own and things get increasingly tough.

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Q: How's gameplay like?
A: For a lack of a better term, you could call the game a "Single-Player Adventure Game" because story plays a big role and the game doesn't focus on twitch-based gameplay. The game is not a simple scene selection ("Do you want A or B?"), and most situations in the game require a bit more than simply pressing a button to activate an outcome. In general, our gameplay tends to be on the strategic side instead of depending on quick reflex skills. Depending on the situation, different game mechanics come into play. To overcome an obstacle or solve a problem, one has to master that specific gameplay up to a point, but higher levels of proficiency will give you more success (in terms of experience points, resources, score, or whatsoever). In most cases, you will need many attempts to be able to advance, and you may even thereafter often come back to improve your previous outcome. Every mechanic is basically a complete game in itself.

The very concrete gameplay is quite novel and unique. As an example, you might have seen a bit of gameplay in the Second Game Trailer, which may highlight some points: it's an overlay over the video but with integrated looks; and it's real-time but not depending on quick reflex skills. There is different gameplay depending on the situation/context (like a conversation in this case), but unified with a common interface style. In the trailer, it's shrunk to a few seconds to fit nicely into the video, but usually, it takes a few minutes to complete one of those mechanics.

You will be seamlessly transported into the game mechanics, with the first-person video simply continuing without disruption, and the UI elements sliding into view. The video then also dynamically reacts in real time to the state of gameplay.

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Music


Q: Is the music in the game varied enough?
A: We have already licensed about 75 high-quality damn good tracks (over 4½ hours) - though how many of these will make it into the launch will depend a bit on how much content we'll get ready for the launch. And of course we'll keep on adding more music for all the stuff that we have planned for you thereafter!

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Q: What kind of music do you have in the game?
A: If you like great music, you've come to the right place! We spend a lot of effort on getting great music for the game, and we're quite proud of the quality level of music in the game. Music is nearly constantly playing in our game, and while the music will obviously change depending on the situation you're in, most of the game's music is old-skool-style R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. Especially in places like Mary's dance club, this kind of music will dominate. Of course, this includes your dose of Rap and Reggae, though Reggae plays a more specific role for the Slimy Ones that you encounter in the game. Good speakers/headphones will certainly make for an even greater game experience!

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Not all is R&B/Soul/Hip Hop though. In general, apart from setting the emotional tone, the music in our game also sometimes indirectly reveals information. Main characters or factions in the story often have their specific music style, and you might recognize their intentions and dispositions by picking up cues from the music.

Let's take your neighbor's au pair, Ou, as an example. Ou's personality has components of sensitivity, vulnerability, longing, but also extrovert and very provocative elements at the same time. The music video below gives you an idea how this is experienced as a soundscape in the game, with 5 minutes of brief samples of music that appears in some scenes with Ou.

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Buying the Game


Q: How do I buy the game?
A: You can buy access to the game at this website (it's not a physical packaged good but an online game service). ONLY ADULTS are allowed to do so, you are not allowed to transfer your game access to anyone else, and you need to take appropriate steps in order to make sure that no minor is exposed to the content (please check our Terms of Service). Once you have made the purchase, you will get an email with information on how to access your user page and download the game client. Then you download the game client and install it on your computer. The game will thereafter automatically update itself whenever there is new content or other updates.

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Q: I saw an offer for the game on another website!
A: We offer the game only here! Because our game is an online service, it cannot simply be copied by other parties. If you install it from elsewhere, it's likely a modified version to steal your password and other private information, infect your computer with viruses or spyware, or do other malicious things. We highly recommend checking your browser bar to make sure that you are actually at www.savetheworldornot.com before purchasing or installing anything.

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Q: Do I need to verify my age for the purchase?
A: It depends on your country/jurisdiction. If other countries will follow legislation like in the UK, we may need to switch to an age verification in such cases. We therefore need to reserve the right to reject or discontinue services to someone if such a verification is required but not provided (as described in our Terms of Service). We can only speculate here, but if such requirements come into place for your country, we will try to make such verifications as smooth as possible. Because we don't want to bill you in advance for any age checking procedures that may never become required, we would require you to take over the corresponding verification costs only once something like this will actually be required. We're sorry for such trouble, but legal requirements in the adult area are a real pain. Just make sure that lawmakers in your country don't overdo things because of certain political agendas, and we will all be happy :)

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Q: Can I install the game on multiple computers?
A: Yes, we currently allow you to install the game for one user on two devices, like a desktop computer and your laptop. Most of your game progress, apart from local settings like audio volume etc., will automatically be carried over from one installation to the other. You can however not play at the same time on multiple installations.

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Q: Is it possible to reset the installation counter?
A: Yes, but currently not in an automated way. Please contact us in this case.

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Q: Is there a subscription fee? What are "coins"?
A: With your purchase, you gain permanent access to the game (no subscription). To make the ongoing development of the game possible, however, most of the game content comes as "expansions" that you can acquire with our in-game currency ("coins"). The packages that you start with include such coins, and if you really need more, you can buy more of them later on. It's not an ideal solution, but we think it's much fairer than asking for subscription fees that would apply to you no matter whether and how much content we add.

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Q: Do I need to pay more later on?
A: No, we have designed the game content in way such that a regular package of coins should take you very, very far into the game. As an added benefit, when we add more, you can thus select whichever expansion you want and disregard the ones that you don't like. Obviously, we try our best to tempt you to purchase some further cool expansions/coins so we can fund further development. But rest assured, you don't see a constant bombardment of annoying "Buy this now!" messages from us (like in certain other games). Apart from expansions, the core game of course also gets continued update love from us!

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Q: What are examples of expansions?
A: There are different types. For example, there are consumables, like getting a drink for a girl in Mary's dance club, which provides you with some minor gameplay boosts (you might have noticed the drink button in the Second Game Trailer). Other expansions don't enhance gameplay but add new story pieces. In general, the sky's the limit because with the additional coins, we then have more funds to spend on development. This can include new game modes, full new story arcs and actresses, and so on.

A simple example of an expansion is the set of clothing items for Ou. We have actually already included it for free for you in most packages, but otherwise, you could unlock it for a few coins. The clothing pieces are not required to push the story ahead, but add some fun content to the game. The pictures below show off the clothing pieces that are included in the set:

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Technical Aspects


Q: Is it an online game?
A: Yes, the game is downloaded via the internet and will continuously be improved and automatically updated. An internet connection is required to play it.

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Q: How do I save/load the game state?
A: The game state is saved automatically on our servers, and there is no loading, restarting, or jumping back to a previous state in time. Every action you take thus has long-term consequences!

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Q: How do I get updates?
A: Totally easy: The game updates itself automatically. With an online game like ours, there are often game updates for new features, new content, or bug fixes. Waiting for these updates to download and be installed can be a boring exercise. Many games and applications, just like ours, are thus already regularly checking for updates and downloading them in the background when you are not playing the game, such that everything is ready to go when you want to start the game (of course, this can be disabled in the game's options). However, if there is an update while you are playing, or you started a game before an update has finished, you have to wait again.

But of course we have made things a bit better (our engineers suffer from some sort of obsessive–compulsive perfectionism): You will already be able to enter the game even though the updating process at the start may not have reached 100%. The update then continues in the background while you are playing the game and you won't have to restart. Similarly, you can continue playing when a new update comes in. For example, an update for the options menu might become available while you are playing the game. The options tab button will now slowly pulsate instead of getting to full energy, and a tooltip will show the estimated time for the update procedure:

Options live update picture

Clicking on the options tab button at this stage will bring you to the update screen with the detailed update progress. And while the options (or anything else in the game) are being updated "live" while you are within the game, you can now still enjoy the other parts of the game. Live updating is cool, isn't it? Less waiting - more fun!

In some cases, a part of the game might be supposed to get an update while you are currently interacting with it. For example, if the options menu is supposed to be updated, but you are right now doing things in this menu. In these cases, a countdown timer of about 10 minutes will appear and inform you that the game part you're currently in is about to be updated. This should provide you with enough time to finish what you are doing. If you are still in the part after the timer runs out, the game will move you to another area, i.e., in the options case, the option menus will automatically be closed.

Live update timer picture

There are still some instances when we have to restart the overall game, e.g., when some core components of the game are to be updated. In these cases, we will also show you a countdown timer... well, that type of timer is just like what you see in most other online games.

In case you have to wait for an update or the like, or when the game verifies that it's the most recent version when you start it, you will often see some fun ways to show the progress:

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Q: Is it a multi-player game?
A: No, while there might be multi-player features in the future, it is for now a single-player experience.

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Q: Will it only be available for PC?
A: Our game engine is built to support a number of different platforms, but we have not yet announced any plans. For now, you will only be able to run it on a Windows PC. You can check out some information on the system requirements here.

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Q: Can I hide the game from others on my PC?
A: Playing an adult game is cool, but chances are that you want to play it alone. Especially if your computer is shared with kids and other family members, you likely want to keep the game hidden from other users on your computer. We thus introduced: Stealth Mode!

The game is generally designed in a way to not give away that this is an adult product or even a game. The icon image is kept abstract and any shortcuts and file names do not mention the game's full name but only refer to "StWoN" (such that at least you know what it is about). Content files of the game, like pictures and videos, are encrypted on disk and cannot be viewed, in case someone way too curious might search through your computer's files.

If you additionally enable the game's Stealth Mode in the game's options, no part of the game and its background updater will now show any content graphics or mention words like "game", "adult", "Save the World or Not" or the like, until you have passed the game's sign-in page. If someone messes around with the game installation, even potential error messages of the game will in Stealth Mode now only refer to the game as the "program" or "application", and help links to our website will not be included in the error messages. The updater as well as the game itself will appear very much like some generic program:

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Protecting your privacy is a main concern for us, and features like Stealth Mode make sure that you can play our game without much concern.

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Q: Does the game support subtitles?
A: Yes! If you also catch yourself now and then wondering what a girl just said, because your eyes were too busy evaluating her physical features, fear not, we have added a subtitle system that can help you keep track of the conversation! Of course, you can also use the subtitles to learn very useful German phrases for your next party trip to Berlin, or to try them out on your tall blonde girlfriend from Munich. Just like the game menus, only English and German are supported for now, but we designed the system such that it's easy to add other languages. So don't be surprised if we add more in the future!

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Q: What is POV / Point Of View / First-Person View?
A: It's about the camera perspective, "Point Of View" - POV for short. In gaming, this is called "First-Person View". It means that you experience everything in the game from your own perspective. Seasoned gamers might be used to this, but for everyone else: consider a viewpoint where you directly experience everything as if you would be standing in the scene, from your eyes. You can thus never directly see yourself, well, apart from some body parts. The screenshot below shows an example. However, this rule is not always exclusively followed, as it is sometimes beneficial to see the happenings from other perspectives.

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Q: Is your Intelligent Dynamic Video (IDV) technology the same as FMV?
A: Not really... we also apply video technology, but that's where most of the similarities end. It would be a bit like categorizing an iPhone as a walkie-talkie because they both transmit voice. Time and technology has moved on since FMV times - the game's Intelligent Dynamic Video tech is way cooler! It has a life on its own, and intelligently decides in a continuous way what to show to you and how to assemble the video for each single cut.

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Production


Q: When will the game be launched?
A: We have the luxury of being self-funded and don't have a publisher breathing down our neck! We want to deliver a high-quality game to you, and the short answer is: It's finished when we're happy with the content and quality level. Game production is not as predictable as assembly-line work, and it would be unfair to you if we commit to a specific date only to blow it later on. In addition, on the flip side of not having a publisher, funding is extremely sparse, and don't expect the game to be completed in the very short term. We will likely start off with a very small version and then extend it stepwise.

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Q: Who develops the game?
A: Kingdom Crafting LLC is the name of our game studio. We were initially located in Singapore, but have moved our operations over to the US. Save the World or Not® is our first title.

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Q: Why do you use video instead of 3d graphics?
A: Depicting people by artificial 3d graphics and animations doesn't get us particularly excited, especially as very intimate acting is required. To achieve a much better quality, we are thus using live-action video. That said, we are sometimes integrating 3d special effects, like the cave elements in the picture below:

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Q: Who's filming all the eye candy?
A: We produce everything on our own, and you'll find the content only in our game.

Below is a picture from a film trip for some of the game's opening scenes as well as some parts of a later quest you can embark on. It's a gorgeous landscape to explore with a sailing yacht, and indeed, quite a few big Hollywood titles were shot here. In this picture, from left to right: the actor who plays Jack, an ill-fated game character who doesn't survive beyond the game's intro scenes, our sailing yacht's captain, Alex, who is your sidekick in the game, and the actress who plays Wi, who will show up not only in the intro but also joins your adventure for a while at some point later in the game.

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Here is another picture from a shoot from Prague, where we had a film shoot on... ouch... something... no spoilers, right? Well, you can see in the picture below that the actresses are kind of slimy, so yes, they are part of those Slimy Ones. You will come across these girls only a bit later in the game. By the way, the strip club we were filming in is the AAA Exclusive Club Prague (not to be confused with Mary's "regular" dance club though). Give them a visit when you come across Prague!

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Getting our actors to all of our filming locations is basically impossible, as we sometimes add new actors after the location shoots are done, filming sexy or explicit scenes might be... well... "impractical" at some locations, or a location might be a virtually created one that doesn't exist at all in the real world. In many of such cases, good old blue/green screen filming comes into play, which is nowadays common for nearly every movie that's produced. The computer can relatively easily exchange the blue/green background of the scene by transparency, and then the footage can be placed over footage of the desired location. It's not that straightforward, but this gives you the basic idea. In the pictures below, you can see a setup that we used for many of the dance club scenes, and an example where it's combined with the final background.

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A blue/green screen is not always useful though. For example, for the integration of the live-action footage with a motorboat into an artificially generated landscape, the driving motorboat is difficult to film in a studio setting. It's thus filmed in a similar location to the one required in the scene, and needs to be cut out manually because the computer cannot easily identify and remove the background. This technique is called rotoscoping, and because it is much more labor-intensive, hordes of rotoscoping monkeys (no disrespect) often need to be unleashed for productions that use a lot of rotoscoping.

Our production efforts generally go for example way beyond any regular adult movie production. Quality is important to us, and for every day of film shooting, we are working months in post-production editing.

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Installation (Beta)


Q: What is the difference between the regular and the advanced installer?
A: With the advanced installer, you can select the installation path, shortcut placement, and whether you want to activate background updating. This comes in handy if you for example don't have enough space on your main Windows drive. For the advanced installer's installation path selection, pay attention that the path/directory needs to be one to which you can always read and write, which is necessary for the automated updating process. We recommend that you use the regular installer though.

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Q: Can I re-install the game if it is already installed?
A: If you want to run an installer and already have the game installed, before starting the new installer, always uninstall the game before the new installation, unless the new installer is only a language change or version upgrade. Take note that by running an installer, many of your local option settings, like stealth mode, etc., will be reset to the defaults and all game files will be deleted and re-downloaded.

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Q: What are the rules for creating usernames and passwords?
A: The rules are:

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Interface/Keyboard (Beta)


Q: Is there a full-screen mode?
A: Use Alt+Enter or F11 to enter the full-screen mode at any time, and revert back to windowed mode by Alt+Enter or F11 or Esc. The game will remember your setting for the following start, but if you enabled Stealth Mode, the game will only switch to full screen once you have passed the sign-in page.

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Q: Is there a way to quickly shut down the game?
A: Pressing the Space Bar serves as "boss key" for an emergency exit (unless you are currently editing a text field) and will quickly terminate the game. It's basically the same as clicking the "X" button of the game window.

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