Some of you might remember that this project was posted in the WIP thread about half a year ago or so. It's my first VN (not my first VN project, just the first one I feel like I'll finish) and I had some progress to show....until my PC crashed and everything was lost. And now that I have a new computer and laid my old one to rest in a morbid ritual involving bath water, I have started anew. Because dammit, I want to finish at least one Visual Novel before I'm old and rickety.
So here we go again, with fewer characters and updated art. Because I couldn't look at the old sprites anymore. (But as of now, only Annika has been redrawn. The others will follow sooner or later.)
Mami's sprite is finished!
Also, I finally found a title for the project that I'm willing to keep. From now on, it shall be known as "Fleeting".
______________________________Where am I?
A curious sound reaches my ears, something like a chuckle. Maybe even giggling.
"Nowhere. Not yet."
The black shadow that appears before me seems to fit the distorted, but decidedly female voice no more than it is suited to walk in a world made of light.
With a sudden start, I realize that I possess no mouth with which to answer.
As if hearing my thoughts, another amused sound escapes the still creature, no perceptible movement betraying it's action.
"You will understand. Soon."Story
For most of your life, you never stayed at one place for long. With your parents working to develop their career, you never had a chance to settle down or build significant relationships, but that is about to change. When your parents decide to travel around the world, where does that leave you?
With nowhere else to go, you return to your brother...and your home town. A lot has changed.
Will you be able to find your place in the world and someone to give your heart to?
Or will you continue to stumble through life with no place to truly call your home?
(This ia a rather character-driven VN, so the plot will revolve around the character you choose to romance.)CharactersMain Character
"That's because she obviously loves me more than you, old man."
"I found you."
Cam is the MC and the character you will be playing. She has a very social personality, due to moving a lot and constantly meeting new people. She can also be quite an airhead at times. Although she is usually the opposite from being aggressive or angry, she'll go ballistic if you hurt her loved ones. Cameron adores her big brother David, who she has always looked up to.Obtainable characters
"Your brother is an idiot. Let's make out in front of him!"
"There's nothing I can do to change this. It's always been you."
Mami is Cameron's oldest and dearest friend, apart from David. Although she was born in Japan, she's been living with her family in the US since she was three years old. Energetic and sociable, Mami doesn't shy away from challenges or changes. While she's usually full of confidence, she's not always honest about her feelings and tends to bottle them up and ignore them. She is engaged with Cameron's brother David, who she has been dating for two years.
"Oh, what a splendid specimen! Say, would you mind acting as my test subject?"
"There are some things science can't fix, but I'll do my best to make sure that changes."
Leanora is, with one word, a geek. She loves science and barely talks about anything else. Although she is exceptionally intelligent, her grades are horrible as she tends to get lost in whatever she is experimenting with at the moment and completly forgets reality. She doesn't seem to be very popular at school.
"Shut up and feed me, slave."
"This is not about whether I lo...- whether I like you. This is about whether I'm any good for you."
Annika teaches Literature and German at Cameron's new High School. She is very strict when it comes to her pupils' studies and her threats are far from empty. She is beautiful, but does not seem to have a boyfriend and is therefore very popular with the male students, despite (or maybe because of) her cold and stern attitude. What nobody knows is that she has an entirely different side to her that none of her students ever see.Others
"Get over here and give me a hug, kiddo!"
"All I've ever wanted was for you to be happy."
David is Cameron's brother and Mami's fiancèe. He's pretty laidback and charming, which makes him very popular with the ladies, as well as with the kids at elementary school where he teaches. He loves Cameron just as much as she loves him and the two of them used to be inseperable until their parents moved away and took Cameron with them, while David stayed behind to live with their now deceased grandmother.
~30% (I roughly know what each route is going to contain...and the rest just kinda comes when I'm writing, I guess.)Writing:
~5000 words (Not making much progress there)Sprites:
~60% (Old sprites need to be redrawn)CGs:
0% (I don't even know what kind of CGs I'll need yet...)Backgrounds:
0% (Ah yes, backgrounds...and so we meet again, my dearest enemy!)Music:
0% (God, that's so far down my list of priorities I can't even see it anymore.)
So, basically, I erased Mami's sister Yoko from existence. Not that I don't love her, but I'm pretty sure I got my hands full with three romanceable characters. *sniff* Bye-bye, my shy introvert. Only the good die young.
On another note, am I the only one who wonders how the heck my drawing style could have changed so much in half a year? And I'm not even sure it's for the better. O.o
Also, can you tell I'm trying to fight back the abundance of otome games we get here? There's just not enough estrogen in these games.
But don't worry, even if you're a straight female who does not care for ladies loving other ladies I'll try to make it enjoyable even for you. Considering my writing tends to be on the humorous side, even when I don't want it to...just don't knock it till ya tried it.