Diving in Deep [Romance/Fantasy][GxB][NaNo2015]

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Diving in Deep [Romance/Fantasy][GxB][NaNo2015]

#1 Post by Harliqueen » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:53 am

It’s done! I completed my NaNoReNo project :D
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[Romance/Modern/Fantasy] [1280x720]

When underwater archaeologist, Quinn, discovers an artifact in the ruins she is exploring just offshore, she doesn’t realise the significance of it.
At least, not until she comes face to face with the owner of the artifact… who happens to have a tail.

Introduced to the world of the Merpeople, Quinn must keep the exciting discovery quiet in order to protect their secrets, all whilst dealing with new feelings that are stirring towards her merman guide, Merrik.
If that wasn’t difficult enough, she must contend with the persistent interference of a dangerous treasure hunter searching for his next big prize.

And Quinn is all too aware that the Merpeople would be his perfect target.
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Characters

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Quinn Lanton
The main character of this tale, a woman whose curiosity helps her to find the biggest discovery of all time, only to realise she must keep it a secret.
Her personality can be defined by the player, including dialogue and action choices, this will affect the way characters react to her.

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Merrik
Merrik is happy to live his life in the safety of the sea, but meeting Quinn changes things.
Now the merman finds his position as Guardian of the artifact tested as he navigates through the world of humans and their greed for what does not belong to them.

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Walton Huntley
An ex-archaeologist turned treasure hunter. His only interest is the next big prize and the fortune he could get for it.

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Features

- 6 Possible Endings (3 ‘Good’, 3 ‘Bad’)
- 19, 500 words (which averaged about 45-60 mins depending on reading speed)
- Personality defined by the player
- Romance and Friendship path
- When ending is unlocked, the CG will show on the start screen so as you can easily see which endings you have completed.

This is my first visual novel, and my first time ever putting up something for download and even though I got a few people to test it out, there might still be a couple of errors.
I also couldn’t test on Mac or Linux systems, so any feedback on those would be much appreciated.
If you experience any problems please let me know and, hopefully, I will be able to sort them and re-release if needed
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I hope you enjoy this visual novel as much I enjoyed making it during NaNoReNo.
The reason I joined NaNo was to learn more about making visual novels, to force myself into drawing stuff I normally wouldn’t, and so as I could see if VNs are something I want to look into seriously in the future.
It was great fun to join NaNo, and I think it might become a regular thing for me! :D

Download Links (updated version, please let me know if there are any problems :) ):

Windows:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/elf7d ... .4-win.zip
Mac:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/u5wca ... .4-mac.zip
Linux:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1d8ct ... ux.tar.bz2
All:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/5yx3l ... .4-all.zip
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#2 Post by tigerrenko » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:00 am

Congratz!

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#3 Post by Mad Harlequin » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:42 am

Congratulations! I'm downloading this right now! :)
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#4 Post by Rahnos » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:54 pm

Also downloading and playing! :3

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#5 Post by Heiden » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:51 pm

I really enjoyed this!

I liked how Quinn's personality changed depending on how you responded and Merrik was a cutie~

I seem to be having trouble unlocking the last ending,
I've gotten the endings Still waters, Laid Bare, Left for Dead (This one was so funny, XD), Perfect Landing, and Broken Heart.
Any hints/tips? :)

Also CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING!!! I've been following your thread in the NanoWIP section so I was really excited to see that you finished!

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#6 Post by Kirlett » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:20 pm

Downloading now! :)
Looks awesome so far!

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#7 Post by Harliqueen » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:31 pm

Thank you everyone for your support and downloading! It really means so much :) I truly hope you enjoy it.
Heiden wrote:I really enjoyed this!

I liked how Quinn's personality changed depending on how you responded and Merrik was a cutie~

I seem to be having trouble unlocking the last ending,
I've gotten the endings Still waters, Laid Bare, Left for Dead (This one was so funny, XD), Perfect Landing, and Broken Heart.
Any hints/tips? :)

Also CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING!!! I've been following your thread in the NanoWIP section so I was really excited to see that you finished!
I'm so glad you liked it :D Having Quinn's personality change was one thing I really wanted, and it was a definite even when I had to cut other things due to time constraint, so it's good it was enjoyable!

As for the last ending:
You can unlock the last ending by following the romance path, and at the end choosing to fight even though Merrik is wounded. Then when Walton fires the spear gun, choose to let it hit Merrik. A hard choice, but it's how the last one is unlocked!
Thank you so much for your feedback and playing the VN!

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#8 Post by nipaa_kazuma » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:47 pm

I just finished playing and I really enjoyed the story.
I was excited by this project and I'm really happy with what you've done.
If you do others VN in the future I think I'll be there to look forward to it ;) !
Congratulations !

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#9 Post by Arowana » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:08 pm

Congratulations on finishing! I can't wait to play it. :3
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#10 Post by Harliqueen » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:18 am

@nipaa_kazuma - I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and it is a sure thing I will be doing VNs in the future :D Thank you so much for giving feedback, it's really appreciated!

@Arowana
- Thank you for the congrats! I really hope you like it if you manage to play it. I'm really excited about yours, The Pirate Mermaid looks fantastic!

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#11 Post by Laiska » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:47 am

Congratulations on finishing this! When I'm not mired in writing I'd like to give it a play!

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#12 Post by GrizelyBear » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:49 am

Congrats in finishing this game! :>

I loved the art of this game: not my usual taste, but it was just so good! <3

The story's great too, and I loved Merikk and Quinn's romance huehue.

Thank you for the wonderful VN! <3

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#13 Post by kassikatastrofy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:35 pm

It's finished!! Yay! So excited to play it!

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#14 Post by Harliqueen » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:46 am

@Laiska- I hope if you manage to play it, it gives you a good break from so much writing for a bit :D

@GrizelyBear- I'm really glad you liked the art! I was a bit nervous about it, as it's not the usual style I've seen in other VNs, so it's really nice to hear you thought it was good :) Thank you so much for playing and for your feedback!

@kassikatastrofy- Hope it lives up to your excitement! :D

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#15 Post by xxxSakura » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:38 am

Just finished getting all the endings and I loved this game, just wished there'd be an epilogue or something unlocked after attaining all the endings.

It's so hilarious how Quinn can be so fiery at certain points (note: shove it up--), and I especially like the fact that what Walton warns his lackey before leaving the room to answer his client's call has got to do with her action prior to it, it certainly does feel like she's what I made her out to be xD

There are some technical errors I have throughout the game though, at certain points where Quinn's expressions had to change there would be a red text running across the top left of the screen "Quinn_confused could not be found" or something like that. Nothing major that hindered the progress of the game though!

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