Lux Iris Visual Novel Project
Inspired by Katawa Shoujo, we want to create a Visual Novel diverging from the typical mold. It actually began as a web-manga, but due to an unfortunate event, we could not bring it into fruition. With the release of Katawa Shoujo and other amateur VN projects, we are determined to see this project through to the end.
So, with the effort to attract fellow creative people, I'm putting together a preview of our vision. Over the course of a month, I've learned the basics of Ren'Py, a Python-based game engine commonly used to create VNs, and wrote one of several prologue chapters into it. I am currently using placeholder images for the backgrounds until a design choice is finalized.
Sample: http://forums.lux-iris.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10The premise:
The story is set in an original but generic fantasy world. It follows the adventures of several characters with radically different backgrounds who are part of an adventuring agency. An agency is a company whose employees take on dangerous jobs. While each has their own personal agenda, they all have a stake in the world-changing events that are developing around them.Setting:
Adventure, drama, mature.Presentation:
Third-person view, multiple POVs, linear story.Engine:
The current plan is to release it for free. The Team:Writer:
Ren (Story), C-Kun (Proofreading), LandBassShark (Grammar)Artists:
Aisolus (Colorist)Music Composer:
Walko [Sample: http://forums.lux-iris.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9
Right now, we want to build a team. What will follow is brain storming/drafting to flesh out the setting and story. Once we have a good grasp of the scale, we'll need to figure out the amount of assets that we need, and who will do what. The first milestone will be completing the prologue chapters, which will also serve as the demo version.
None of us have any experience with making VNs. We do not expect anyone who wants to join to have any. We can learn as we go. But what we do expect applicants to have a skill to bring to the table, and the dedication and time to make this a game worth playing.What we want:
• Artists (Background, CGs, sprites, colorists)
• Programmer (Python)
• PR/Marketer/Community Manager
I will be self-funding this project. I have a significant portion of my income that I can spare. So, we are willing to negotiate commissions with the artists, provided their skills are good enough to be paid for.
If you are interested in joining the project or simply following it, then check the development blog and forums for more information.http://lux-iris.com/http://forums.lux-iris.com/index.php
Note: You can contact me by email at magic(at)lux-iris(dot)com