GENRE: Modern Day, Fluff, Romance?, Surprise Ending
SETTING: Here in Australia, because that never happens in VNs! :p
A teeny tiny story with a silent protagonist and a few short days to get to know one of three cute boys. Though there are few choices to be made, your personality and appearance will influence events in the game, and there's a surprise ending that should add a fun twist to the otome formula :D It really would ruin it if I told you (but there is a hint in the title).
You still want to know? DEFINITELY?...
...Well, of COURSE choosing a soulmate in three days would be rushing things :p Choosing a new owner in three days, not so much.
HOLY COW I FINISHED MY NANO
I didn't hit any stretch goals, since I needed the extra time to prepare for a most excellent yaoi+yuri convention on the 28th & 29th. However, I wanna revisit this and polish it at a later stage, because it makes me happy XD
I decided to let the player nickname each boy after they meet him, so, these names are still canonical but now more like a default than a fixed value :p
An off-screen, unnamed silent protagonist of customisable gender (he/she/they, no in-game effect except pronoun usage). Two traits picked at the beginning of the game, Looks (tough/pretty/cute) and Nature (energetic/loving/clever) help determine the events of each playthrough.
A cute, upbeat but shy boy in his last year of high school. He writes digital music he shares online, and would like composing and/or producing music to be his career. Though friendly, he has a lot of fears, and struggles hard with social anxiety. A chronically white kid.
A responsible, mature young man studying medicine at university and working part-time at his uncle's pharmacy. His family, who emigrated before he was born, are very close-knit and have (perhaps unreasonably) high expectations of him. Being deliberately serious and well-behaved, he has some trouble being emotionally honest.
Standoffish, aloof, and constantly using an apathetic attitude to cover his emotional insecurity. Melancholy and private, Ash has some survivor's guilt over the accidental death of the last friend he got close to, and tends to keep others at arms' length. He seems to be involved with some dangerous people.
I've never really done distribution builds before, so I hope these work! ^^;
There are a whole bunch of Creative Commons resources here - I tried to note and link all of them in the credits. Check them out if you haven't already! ^^
I'd love to know what you think, and in particular, when you worked out the twist. Also, I plan to release the parts I made myself - specifically character sprites, rain effects and so forth - as creative commons. If you use Creative Commons art, would you be interested in that?
Thanks for looking! :D