This directory is mostly for myself, to keep track of progress. Critique and comments are welcome, however.Release Date Set:
Late Summer, 2011. Between late June and early August.Basic Info
So, without further ado, Liminality Project
is proud to present our first ever VN project...Title:
Sorayume no Kaze, or alternatively, -Winds of an Illusory Dream-Language:
Ren'ai. The theme of the game being "life is as fragile and uncontrollable as a dream," I try to incorperate a lot of raw human fear and the sad parts of life, as well as the bright. There is the stray unrealistic detail.The Title and Theme Explained:
The title's reference to dreams is, in the end, a metaphor for the nature of love in the game. When the main character is reflecting at the end of the game, one of the few times he will exhibit choice of his own, he will compare the dreams people make up for the future to something "usually unattainable in real life" and depending on your ending, he'll inform the player if he thinks they've reached the "real dream" or if it has turned into a nightmare. "Dreams are usually out of your control; they slip out of your hands like the wind. Love is the same way. I can't control it, I can only make decisions that draw it closer."
It is the most subtle decisions of your path which often have the greatest influence. Although sometimes, the choices you make lead to obvious results-- agree and it is normally viewed positively, disagree and you are met with skepticism-- often something that only seems to change a line or two of dialogue has a much greater impact than you think.THE TEAM:
Zuzu: Co-Producer of the project with Eevlu. Script and coding.
Sean: More Complicated Coding
Hasn't really done much... so might be losing his job.
Eevlu: Co-Producer of the project with Zuzu. Character sprites and CGs http://eevlu.deviantart.com/
Juan: OP animation, designed game logo
Megan: Music CompositionThe Plot
Every twelve years, a new zodiac spirit comes into power, controlling the fortunes of the youthful spirit and guiding them.
This year (2011), Usagi the rabbit spirit has taken control, and she's not happy with the way the Tiger Spirit left things.
Things have become corrupted in the less noticed regions of Japan-- those stand-alone islands on the outskirts of society-- and the youth has suffered because of it. There has been corruption, heartbreak, and injury staining the soil of the sacred island and its teenagers. Their third year of high school is the last year the zodiac spirit will watch over them and help them solve their issues.... and Usagi is running out of time.
Born in Tokyo and raised like any other respectable Japanese student by strictly Japanese parents with Japanese values, you grew up knowing the big city like the back of your hand. After getting in contact with the parents of your childhood friend who moved to a distant, little-known island several years ago, your parents suddenly became interested in sending you to the island to study in high school. For your third year, your parents decided to let you finish your education there, hoping the experience will help you get into a good university. Because of the wish of your parents, you haven't spent much time actually talking to people... but a certain mischievous spirit wants to put an end to that. In your dreams, a rabbit spirit named Usagi comes to you and tells you that there are several girls in your class whose issues can be solved by your touch-- your friendship-- or maybe even your love. Within this week, your entire life's course could change. You now have the power to change the fates of the people around you, save lives, and mold your own. What will happen in this week of decisions?