It's done now: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=14660Before you get too interested in this project, I just want you to know that I have next to no experience with Renpy, this is my first time making a visual novel, and I'm trying to do it in (now less than) a month at a time where my life is getting really busy. So, basically, I'd like to apologise in advance for whatever terrible thing I end up producing as my finished project at the end of this month. OTLToribi: Prelude
Hum and Maria are typical childhood friends. Born within a few days of each other at the same hospital, they grew up together in the city and have always relied on one another throughout their entire lives. After being friends for so long, Maria knows pretty much all there is to know about Hum. His favourite food, his shoe size, his blood type... and the one thing Hum has kept from his parents his whole life - the fact that there is nothing he can't stand more than city life. The two are nearing the end of their time at middle school when they select which high school they will attend, and although Maria is keen to talk to Hum on the subject he is uncharacteristically dismissive of it, choosing to dodge the question of "What high school do you want to go to?" whenever she brings it up. Maria decides to drop it, but soon Hum starts acting strangely whenever she tries to start any sort of conversation with him, and she begins to get concerned.
Toribi: Prelude starts on Hum and Maria's last day of middle school. At this point, conversation between the two of them is little more than small talk, and the day ends with them walking home together in silence. Just as they are about to head their separate ways to go home for the holidays, Hum admits to Maria that over the past few days he had been discussing with his parents his lifelong hatred for his city lifestyle - and how for high school he wanted nothing more than to go to a boarding school in the countryside. As Maria tries to take in what is going on, Hum concedes that his parents have finally agreed to support him in his choice, and that he will be moving away to boarding school in a week's time to start his new life in the country. They only have seven more days together, before they will be separated.
... And that's pretty much the beginning of the story as it stands! The game is told as Maria during her last seven days with her best friend, about how they spend their time together and what they do, and of course the choices you make may or may not land you with some dramatic endings. >w< As you can tell from the title, this is essentially a prequel to my main project Toribi. I didn't want to dive straight into a massive project for my first VN, so that's why I'm participating in NaNoRenO to sort of test the waters a bit first. :P There's no real progress to show for this yet, but I just really wanted to start this thread before it got too late into the month. ^^;; I hope to get properly started soon, just, I'm not really sure where to start to be honest, I guess in the next few days or so I'll try to get some of the writing done and some character sketches or something, I'm just rambling and it's late so I'll go nooooww *o*