The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

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The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#1 Post by Starshine » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:47 pm

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Official Website:
http://the-romance-of-miss-boop.yolasite.com/


Hi there this is my first fan-made game. The game revolves around winning the heart of Betty Boop an animated character who was first drawn by an animator by the name of Grim Natwick and was based on the original "Boop-Oop-a-Doop Girl" Helen Kane and created by Max Fleischer, although while playing through the game you meet more characters that you can date. This game runs on points (Ending-wise), all characters are based on Betty's design with enormous heads. (Yes some do look deformed, when drawing i realised that the head shape on either side of each character doesn't match up... my bad!)

The story

The story is short-based which includes a spirit who has entered your mind, the game is more about meeting with girls who are in show business and basically talking to them and making the choices that you think are right. There are two simple endings for each character the good and the bad.

*Note this is NOT a full-blown visual novel, it's more of an interactive game where you speak to the characters.

Characters

Betty Boop
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Age: 14-16
Betty is an anthropomorphic french poodle who works for Paramount Pictures, the character is based on her appearance in Silly Scandals which was released in 1931 which is the cartoon where she first got her name, before-hand she was classed as a caricature of Helen Kane.

Quote:
"Boop Boop a Doop!"

Voice Actress: (Betty is voiced by Melissa Heflin)

Ginger Pauley
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Age: 19 years old
Ginger Pauley is an anthropomorphic bunny who is very rich and can be quite mean, the character is half based on vintage actress "Ginger Pauley". (The real Ginger Pauley is sweet, so this why the character is only half-based upon her.)

Quote:
"I'm a singer, actress and dancer all rolled into one!"

Voice Actress: (Ginger Pauley is voiced by Rina Mizura Adachi)

Pandora Lemon (Ming Li)
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Age: 18 years old
Ming Li is an anthropormorphic panda who has only just arrived in the country. She is half based on actress Anna May Wong. She likes peace and tranquillity.

Quote:
"Your name will blow like petals in the wind!"

Voice Actress: (Pandora Lemon is voiced by Rina Mizura Adachi)

Pauline
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Age: 25
Pauline is an anthropomorphic pig who works in the theatre business and wants to make her screen debut. She loves wearing different kinds of wigs and she is known to be very sweet. She is half based on actress Mae West (Only a teeny bit).

Quote:
"Come Up and See Me Sometime!"

Voice Actress: (Pauline is voiced by Aimee Smith)

Cameo Appearances

Bimbo
Billy Boop

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Voice Credits

Rina "Mizura" Adachi as Pandora Lemon and Ginger Pauley
Aimee Smith as Pauline
Melissa Heflin as Betty Boop
Kai Coleman

Statistics

The game contains 946 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 7,179 words,
for an average of 7.6 words per screen.

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Windows 32: http://www.mediafire.com/?50kb52nqkgi6xab (Re-uploaded & fixed Betty's church sequence:
Linux: http://www.mediafire.com/?totwdv5s58eigfz
Macintosh Universal: http://www.mediafire.com/?ei40004twt308qe
I personally am not much of a writer but i tried my best... the game is quite hard on some levels becuse i have played through everyones storys but the game works fine. The original concept had no story what-so-ever, which can be seen in the original here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FhgMy8TSa8
Betty Boop is owned by The Fleischer Studios & KingFeatures this is a fan-based game.

Cheats:
below are cheats which open via wordpad.
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Re: The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#2 Post by gekiganwing » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:19 pm

I hadn't seen any updates regarding this project for several months, so I had assumed that it was quietly cancelled. In this case, I'm glad that I was wrong.

Thanks for completing and releasing your VN. I will start reading it soon.

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Re: The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#3 Post by Starshine » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:58 am

gekiganwing wrote:I hadn't seen any updates regarding this project for several months, so I had assumed that it was quietly cancelled. In this case, I'm glad that I was wrong.

Thanks for completing and releasing your VN. I will start reading it soon.

Thank you, i was slowly working on the game since may. I'm sorry i kinda didn't release a demo so i would never know how people would have felt about the game if they had tried it. I just didn't know what to do with the game once i had added everything so i decided to release it after testing the game myself, it seemed to work perfectly.

Here's a few things i should mention:
The game is only half visual novel (from the start), i must admit i got annoyed by the end and i had no idea what to write. (I'm not much of a writer) Hopefully the characters speaking sequences make up for it. When you speak to the characters the dialouge should show up, like you are actually speaking to them. I had to give the main character which is the player a little story of there own. I also must add that the game is 100 MB due to all the sound-files. Hopefully the creators of Betty Boop won't be offended.
I also decided to use my own backrounds, due to the fact that the original "Japanese Creations" just wouldn't have made my game my own. so i decided to look around the whole of the lemmasoft fourm and i came across Cellanna's photoshop backround tutorial and i decided to use that, and two of the images she made:

Cellanna's tutorial which edits backrounds and makes them more cartoony:
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 26&t=11638

I went through a whole lot of designs for the characters eyes, including vector becuse i wasn't happy with the original eyes.
I have already been told that the characters look really scary, hopefully they're deformed features (head-wise) won't scare anyone away.I also must add that all characters do have big bust, they just wouldn't be pin-up's/sex symbol wannabe's without them in my eyes.
Problems:
One more thing i must add, i couldn't work some codes with the if statement code, which is why all characters are accessable, originally two were suppost to have been hidden, and only unlocked if you had met them. Every character was suppost to have had a fight scene, but the code kept crashing so only Pandora Lemon has one and i used someones battle system code from this website, which was apparently scrapped.

I'd love to hear what you say about it, and don't worry if you don't like it i wont be offended <3

I'll just attach the original designs below to show how many eyes i went through:
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I'm not resting until I find
What would make your eyes
Glisten like mine
With loves divine!

Boo-Boo I couldn't aspire....to anything...
Higher...than to fill that one desire to make it
My own....Bop-Bop-a-Dop-Boop-Oop-a-Doop honey?

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Re: The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#4 Post by Onepeicefan1992 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:40 am

i played this game yesterday and her is my reviewi have always been a big fan of classic cartoons. i would have to say that you have done a very good job bringing the character out of her environment and into a whole different world. i have played through the game and i would have to say just by looking at this game it would be great for children aged 9-12, but i personally don't think that would be such a good idea. i was shocked to see that there are DEATHS mentioned in this game and one apparent SUICIDE but that didn't ruin the game, what ruined the game for me was at the very beginning the game was filled with storylines where as to the end of the game it was just small dialouge, and not to mention that some things didn't make sence. ihe best part of the game for me was meeting the rabbit girl she had a sexy voice, i can't say the same for betty's voice she sounded nothing like the actual character. the loading screens frustrated me but apart from that everything else was fine. You really need to be careful when releasing games that feature characters you don't own or you might have a lawsuit on your hands. betty boop is licensed with Kingfeatures they are known to be very protective over the character. i would be grateful if you could link the demo reel of the voice actress who did the role .

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Re: The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#5 Post by Starshine » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:48 am

Onepeicefan1992 wrote:i played this game yesterday and her is my reviewi have always been a big fan of classic cartoons. i would have to say that you have done a very good job bringing the character out of her environment and into a whole different world. i have played through the game and i would have to say just by looking at this game it would be great for children aged 9-12, but i personally don't think that would be such a good idea. i was shocked to see that there are DEATHS mentioned in this game and one apparent SUICIDE but that didn't ruin the game, what ruined the game for me was at the very beginning the game was filled with storylines where as to the end of the game it was just small dialouge, and not to mention that some things didn't make sence. ihe best part of the game for me was meeting the rabbit girl she had a sexy voice, i can't say the same for betty's voice she sounded nothing like the actual character. the loading screens frustrated me but apart from that everything else was fine. You really need to be careful when releasing games that feature characters you don't own or you might have a lawsuit on your hands. betty boop is licensed with Kingfeatures they are known to be very protective over the character. i would be grateful if you could link the demo reel of the voice actress who did the role .

Thanks for playing!
Well for starters...Pauline only mentions that her mother is deceased which is why she has so much in common with you, she is the only character to fall in love with you from the moment she see's you "She's like the opposite of a stalker" although the character might seem normal at the beginning her ending will show you her true personality. Besides the character is suppost to be a little loopy, but you only find out towards the end if you plan on meeting up with her, i was thinking of paula abdul when creating pauline's personality, mixed with a little Mae West! "Come up and see me some time!"

(Earlier today i came across a review by Weeaboo.NL (Thanks for playing Weeaboo.NL even if it killed you?... yes the game was suppost to be surreal like how the original cartoons were you're review was honest and i agree on some levels...)

http://weeaboo.nl/2012/09/review-the-ro ... miss-boop/

"The characters on the title screen are falling over like bowling pins."

"Betty Boop sounds like a crone with a scratchy voice, other characters are outdated stereotypes."

"Seeing these characters overlaid on top of real-world photographs is the stuff of nightmares." (That made me laught!)


…. This… EXISTS? … why?
I mean, to each their own but… why? And why dogs? Boop was never a dog, why make her one? Because Bimbo existed?

And why does it look so BAD?


Betty was originally a nameless dog herself before 1932. Betty was a dog in the following shorts:

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1. Dizzy Dishes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79tIpX8Tnl0
2. Mysterious Mose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdhbCZPDXFo
3. Barnacle Bill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBKAG0ut9Ds
4. Bimbo's Initiation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFrBG4xyaF8
5. Bimbo's Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAo88f2T5Nw
6. Silly Scandals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZL5lWjp5OU

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Well i was originally going to draw the character like how she looked on the model sheet, but i thought people would have loathed the design being as it wasn't influenced on anime. I used the cartoon Silly Scandals as the base becuse Betty was working in a theatre and thats the first time she was named and why does it look so bad? well it isn't an official game it's only fan-based, and everyone who cant make there own backrounds on the lemmasoft fourm uses real photographs. Reason why the screen was so big was becuse photoshop wouldn't allow me to re-size the images and when i did they were floating on top of the screen...


When i used the blinking code the characters was no longer be able to stand in the center, even if i added the code at center so the characters were moved to the side for some unknown reason. I was originally going to ask someone to draw the character sprites and backrounds for me but then i would have had to fork out money just for something fan-based, i can some-what draw myself with lack of anatomy... so i thought to myself i'll just do the drawings myself. I have already been told that the characters look scary as hell way back when i first started the project, even by people i know who i showed the designs to.

Betty is known for her massive head and without it she just isn't Betty... and as for the voice well nobody can match the original voice of Betty Boop "Mae Questel" not even Betty's current voices actresses of today come anywhere close to the great "Questel". One of my friends already played the game before-hand and had told me it has a good opening but the game goes downhill from there on. I asked the voice actress to try and impersonate the Baby Bronx accent style she was originally going to use her normal voice.

I only added the screens to part the game for each sequence and day so it could split the game when moving on to the next, at the time i was thinking of playstation i used to love the loading screens on that game console. And as for KingFeatures i really dont think they would care becuse:

1. This is a fan-based game, which includes my own characters.

2. This isnt being sold and like if anyone would want to buy this... come on now be serious (That's the only time they are bothered, when people are selling false Betty Boop merchandise without they're permission) The game is more of a tribute to the characters earlier apperances and besides Betty Boop is no longer canine she is fully human.

3. It would have been a waste of time asking for permission to use Betty for something that is fan-based becuse i wouldn't have been able to get in contact with Kingfeatures, and if i did they would have thought that i was raving mad and would most likley hang the phone up on me...

Betty Boop was originally based on a real woman, so i decided to do the same thing for my own characters. I couldn't fix some problems with the game, the persistant data just wouldn't delete. I have only fixed one problem in the game the part where Betty continues to show up in the church scene and the script is suppost to go slow to match the voices and just to add the Sister of the main character's voice-over originally very loud, but she was dangling keys and the backround was so blurry so i had to edit her voice in audacity, speaking of audacity i had to convert all 60 voice-overs for each character and some of the samples were low for certian characters and some were high. It was kinda hard to make them all sound the same so if you plan on playing just use your speaker box and lower down the volume or turn it off. All i can say if you are a fan of Betty Boop this is something to tribute her (even if it's classed as nightmare fuel), it's not like KingFeatures and the Fleischer Studios are ever going to make Betty her own dating game, she will forever be stuck in slot-machine based games for the rest of her life...

Japanese voice actress Rina "Mizura" Adachi provided the vocals for Ginger Pauley, she can be found here (btw her website is embeded in the game in the ending credits same goes for everyone else):

http://www.fluffyears.ms11.net/va/resume.html

And speaking of the real Ginger Pauley she actually isn't from the olden days she is an actress of 2012:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1371681/

The music in the game is all public domain. The (c) for "I Wanna Be Loved By You" ended in 2008-2009. My friend originally made the actual title song herself, but it just didn't sound right... becuse i just didnt like the sound of the piano.

I really don't think Melissa Heflin sounds like an old crone... well i guess everyone has there own opinion:

Mae Questel V Melissa Heflin & original opening title screen music:

http://soundcloud.com/sweepea-1/sets/tromb


The game was originally going to be in Black and White but i thought people would have hated not being able to see the colors, the first designs had to be re-made anyway becuse they had a white out-line around them (which is why i made a thread in the fourm and asked how to remove the transparency in the) thanks to Tetiel i was able to fix the problem:
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... =8&t=13859

Not to mention that before releasing the game i was about to re-draw all the characters, but there was just too many to draw so i gave up and just distributed the game,it proberly wouldn't have made any difference. I guess i should have went with the original concept wich was a story was dating about Betty Boop alone without other characters it would have been alot easier... becuse then there would have just been one character to look after and i guess thats everything.
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Original Black & White Version with the white around the character.... Grrr!
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I'm not resting until I find
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Glisten like mine
With loves divine!

Boo-Boo I couldn't aspire....to anything...
Higher...than to fill that one desire to make it
My own....Bop-Bop-a-Dop-Boop-Oop-a-Doop honey?

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#6 Post by baklazanek » Tue May 14, 2013 11:15 am

this game rox :twisted:





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Re: The Romance of Miss Boop (Complete,Story,Dating)

#7 Post by Starshine » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:18 pm

baklazanek wrote:this game rox :twisted:
Thanks, sorry for the late reply i have not been on this website for quite some time but i dont think its a good idea to just sign up to this website and leave one comment on this game in general.

I do look at peoples profiles you know and you joined on one day and left one comment, like the other person. (Which doesn't look too good, specially if you are not from this website) Because from where i'm reading this comment it looks like its me trying to pretend to comment on my own game (Sad) and it really isn't. Anyway thanks for playing, i actually dont really want to hear about this game again, i'll just have to ask a admin to lock this thread...










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