Much of Nightshade the Merry Widow revolves around the catch-and-release predation games of the anthropomorphic arthropods. I have no idea how one would go about turning it into a game, but a simple scanrio might run like this (a few mildly NSFW descriptions):
The people of the planet Cyeatea (say-TAH) resemble humanoid insects and spiders. Some of them prey upon others, but it's all completely non-lethal. Predators must catch prey and then extract nutrients from their bodies before letting them go. For both parties it's an intense and erotic experience.
The honeybee couple Theta and Damiana have been feeding on nectar all day and their abdomens are now full of appetizing and nutritious honey. Their goal is to get back to their hive, where they can trade the honey for goods, favours and sex.
However, the spiders Amianthium and her daughter Cleome have other plans. It's been a long winter and they're really hungry, and a little of that delicious honey will really hit the spot. In order to get it they'll have to catch the honeybees, paralyze them with their finger-stings, wrap them in webbing and use their feeding tongues to extract the honey. This won't hurt the honeybees, but it'll give them lots of orgasms, because that's what it takes to release the honey!
The honeybees must fight back by struggling as hard as they can and trying to use their own finger-stings to incapacitate the spiders before their wings are paralyzed and bound.
The spiders are bigger than the honeybees, and they're really fast. It takes five stings to paralyze a spider.
The honeybees have greater agility and the ability to fly. It takes three stings to paralyze a honeybee.
Now somebody just turn this into a formal set of rules and we have a game...
Dawn of Time by Michael Stearns. Cartoon style tale of a nutty cavegirl and her adventures with dinosaurs and time travellers. At a mere 304 pages it won't take up too much of your time. Duocolor cyan, black and white/some pages colour. First page.
Scrub Diving by view. Science fiction story about two young women who have to try to figure out their relationship issues while diving with oxygen patches. One of them has to use them anyway because her lungs are shot. There's some nudity and sex. 481 pages including titles and captions. Black and white/part-colour/full colour in underwater scenes. First page (cover).
What Birds Know by Emelie Friberg and Mattias Thorelli. A truly magnificent fantasy story, 12 years in the making, about three ordinary village girls whose lives turn weird after visiting a mysterious tower. This one deserves to win awards. 1,067 pages, full colour line art. First page
Finally, I may as well give a plug to my pal Ed Kline, whose comic The Stormrunners, co-written with Kimber Kamacho, had to be truncated due to other commitments. The tale of two human astronauts who get stranded on ancient Mars and rescued by a Martian tank commander and a squadron of Bug soldiers. Full-colour CG art. Includes nudity and military language. 138 pages. First page.
Storm Over Whoomera, page 74.
The allies discuss Squidge's unusual anatomy.
(NB The dialogue is all in italics because of a glitch in Ed Kline's software, later fixed.)
NSFW for mild anthro nudity and skintight human clothing.
OK, guys, needy author time again. Our science fiction adventure comic Storm Over Whoomera has been online for ten and a half months now. We seem to be doing OK by the numbers if Belfry is anything to go by (though don't ask about TWCL), but our esteemed artist Ed Kline is still worried that we're losing readers.
As the co-writer of sorts, I have a vested interest in keeping Ed happy, so if anyone has any tips for promoting the comic and attracting a vast audience, we'd love to hear from you.
Here are a couple of examples illustrating the evolution of Ed Kline's art. Chronologically the scenes are set days apart, but in real time ten years separate them. Both images are NSFW for female nudity.
Dreamwalk Journal, October 2006. Female honeybee and two female "oomans".
Jean_Q_Citizen:Go back and shoot the fuckhats who trashed the tapes of all those Doctor Who and Avengers episodes that are now lost.
Which means the BBC and ITV had to slash their budgets for future shows because now they've had to buy new videotapes instead of wiping and reusing old ones. (Of course, if they'd wiped some of the rubbish that they did end up retaining they wouldn't have needed to do that.)
Shooting is a bit extreme though... why not just bring them forward in time and show them the consequences of their actions?
Ed Kline, the artist on Nightshade the Merry Widow, surprised me by asking for a photo. I'm not usually one for selfies, but I found one that didn't look too embarrassing and sent it to him. Next thing I knew, he'd turned me into a Cyeatean honeybee. My character's already made a few cameos and will hopefully have a speaking role in the next chapter.
For those who don't know the comic, honeybees are great fun to be around, and predators love chasing them so they can suck their butts to get at their honey before fattening them up and letting them go again. Hey, don't get grossed out, where do you think Earth honey comes from?
Full-size version here. NSFW for nudity, like everybody else in the comic.
Most comic fonts do use much thicker lettering in bold mode than regular, so I think it would be a good idea to work on that. An example of "them as can't criticises", because I have no idea how it's done in the first place. I do think it's impressive that you've made your own font at all, so well done.
---- Nightshade the Merry Widow: "The Games we Play", Chapter 2, page 16.
Having violated the laws of the Game by deliberately causing harm, Boletus goes even further by actually drawing blood.
NSFW for nudity and mild (by human standards) violence.
PS In spite of his ongoing battle with the Californian heat, artist Ed Kline is still struggling on with updates. I just wish I was physically present so I could give him support in person, but then I suspect I'd be suffering just as much as he is...