misSHAPEn love! [GxShapes?] [NaNo '16] [Completed]

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misSHAPEn love! [GxShapes?] [NaNo '16] [Completed]

#1 Post by Alcor » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:48 pm

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SYNOPSIS

Mia Hapen is an art student, but she is forced to take a dull and difficult calculus class
to meet graduation requirements. Inattentive and bored out of her mind, she does the
only thing that can keep her from falling asleep–-doodling in her graphing notebook.

Of course, when the professor's assistant is talking about derivatives of sines, cosines,
and tangents, the only thing to doodle are geometric shapes. Soon, Mia finds herself
daydreaming about dating the shapes she has doodled…

current version: 1.1
CHARACTERS

Mia, a.k.a. a purple Star

a red Circle
"I go 'round, ya know?"

a blue Square
"To be square with you..."

a yellow Triangle
"I'm not trying or anything..."


SCREENSHOTS

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FEATURES

The game contains 718 dialogue blocks, containing 7,394 words and 41,812
characters, for an average of 10.3 words and 58 characters per block.


Only One Choice
~10 minutes of playtime/route (~30 minutes total)

Three "romanceable" shapes
A sassy Protagonist
3 Endings

Custom GUI
2 (or one-and-a-half) Custom SoundTracks
4 CGs

Free-to-Play!
TEAM

Alcor, etc.
everything except music

csky (Caelem)
music
FEEDBACK

Poll: http://strawpoll.me/7319563

1. What are your general thoughts about the game?
2. Did you find the game humorous? Did you enjoy the terrible puns?
3. Whose route did you play first?
4. Anything else you would like to say? :D
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#2 Post by MimirollCookie » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:52 pm

OMG!!! I've been waiting for this!!
Gonna play it later!!! :)
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#3 Post by Kumiho » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:20 pm

OH GOSH IT'S OUT AND I LOVE YOU OKAY <333
CURRENTLY PLAYING AND I'M DYING

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#4 Post by Elze » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:22 pm

SQUARE BAEST OF BAES <3 also
I'm sorry for breaking the 4th wall square aldhaohdwdw ; D ; AND YAS A SQUARE SENSEI IS EXACTLYYYYYYYY WHAT I NEED HURRR
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#5 Post by Seigetsu » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:02 am

I absolutely adored your game! It was a lot of fun despite its short length.

The puns. I loved the puns!

And breaking the fourth wall.
Breaking Square's fourth wall...how can you do this to him!? Poor Square! You made him leak blue blood all over the geometry paper!
My favourite route was Circle's.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was a female shape. Yay for more GxG...or female shape x female shape. I totally ship starcle now.
The art and music were nice too. The GUI was simple and well-done. I didn't notice any errors in the writing after playing through all three routes. The only suggestion I can think of is: maybe you can make a CG gallery? Of course, that's just too much to ask for in a short NaNoRenO project XD

Anyways, congratz on finishing NaNoRenO! Looking forward to future games from you.

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#6 Post by MimirollCookie » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:39 am

I gave it a try, Aaaaaand decided to give my thoughts about IT! :D

It was nice! I kept laughing at those PUNS.
And like I said in the WiP thread, I love them all! Their personalities are more than I expected! (QvQ)
I expected Circle to be a complete flirt, but her personality boosted because of those puns! ;v;
I expected Triangle to be a complete tsundere, but he was sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! (I love him.)
I like Square too! His glasses are kyuut!
The GUI is cute!!!
Their sprites in the dev notes are really cool! Too bad it's cancelled!
It may be short, but I had a great experience daydreaming dating about shapes! My precious 30 minutes wasn't wasted! :D
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#7 Post by Kokoro Hane » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:44 am

It's out?! Awesome! *goes to download*
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But dear God, You're the only North Star I would follow this far
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#8 Post by Lovebird » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:09 am

The arrrrrt and GUI is very very beàutiful! My favourite route was Square's, I liked his ending :))
But it was too short for me :(

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#9 Post by missxtake » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:50 am

TIME TO DATE THE HOT SHAPES

I'll DL it right now!! Thank you, and congratulations on finishing the game!!
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#10 Post by Windchimes » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:10 am

OMG IT'S FINALLY OUT AND I FINALLY FINISHED PLAYING IT <3 <3 <3

HOLY IT'S AMAZING I literally laughed out loud a few times. And the puns. The puns were wonderful. I loved the 4th wall breaking -- you're so freaking good at that, how do you do it? LOL
I love how every time you play the game again the intro changes, especially when I went back after playing all three routes
IDK WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE WRITING WAS AWESOME. There was only one typo I caught, I believe, and everything else was awesomeeee. Your writing is great. I'm jealous at your talent -- how are you so good at creative ideas, art AND writing?! Are you human?!???

Out of all the routes, I think I love the square the most, though triangle is a close second. I'm a fickle person, I loved triangle the most at first cos tsun <3, and then I switched to square and tried to fight Elzee for him. xD But omg triangle was soooo adorable and cute.
I LOVE HOW HE KEPT GETTING MORE AND MORE ORANGE WHEN HE BLUSHES THAT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER.
Square was really hilarious though. I'm totally rambling, but I guess i like square's route the most, but i like Triangle's character the most. Triangle makes me want to hug him, the plot for square's route made me laugh.
WHY DID YOU MURDER HIM YOU HEARTLESS MURDERER YOU DID IT ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I SAID I LIKE CHAR DEATHS DIDN'T YOU ;___;
That shoutout in developer's notes made me laugh. THANKS FOR THE SHOUTOUT FISHBRO.
And the references to two certain friends COUGH
This was an amazing wonderful awesome game and I had so much fun playing it. And you are a superwoman for finishing two NaNo projects in a month. I'm really really looking forward to more games from you (cough Blank) <3 And of course, I'm looking forward to continuing to work with you on LiD :D
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#11 Post by csky » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:50 am

Alcor! You keep going on how you were afraid about the writing was, but the game was brilliant! It was really fun and it worked so perfectly and the puns were glorious. You should be so proud it's everything a short little game should be.
(I also saw those catfish crew jokes don't try to hide.)

I don't know which was my favourite route, I liked all of them but I think it goes Square then Circle.
But really it's completely top notch and I can't wait to continue working with you on other projects.
Don't throw away those part 2 sprites so hastily I'm going to try and change your mind >.>

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#12 Post by Harmonywish » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:15 pm

Awww! I just finished Triangle's route, he was so (a)cute! I loved love the puns! This game is amazing and I laughed a lot ^^ I do wish it was continued, I need to see more of the triangle boy xD! Thank you for making this :)

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#13 Post by Alcor » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:55 pm

Finally awake and (mostly) well-rested! Thank you all for your support and especially your kind comments. I'm so happy to hear that people are enjoying this game~

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@MimirollCookie
Thanks, Mimi! I'm really glad you enjoyed all of the characters, and the GUI, and my terrible puns :'D

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@Kumibro
WAHAHAHAHAHA
I'M GLAD YOU REALIZED WHO THE TERRIBLE-AT-NAMING-THINGS-FRIEND IS, LOVE YA <3
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@Elzee
EEEE THANKS UNCLE
SORRY THAT I KILLED YOUR GEOMETRIC HUSBANDO, I COULDN'T RESIST. AT LEAST SENSEI IS STILL ALIVE, AY?
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@Seigetsu
eeeee thank you so much for your kind words!
I think Starcle is the pairing most likely to actually go on a romantic date because Square is dead and Triangle is a jerk<3
I originally did intend to make a CG gallery, but I ended up making less CGs than I thought I would (only 4) and didn't learn how to program a gallery. Thank you for the suggestion, though!

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@Kokoro Hane

aaaaaah thank you! Please let me know what you think when you finish <3

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@Lovebird
Thanks! It is indeed very short, unfortunately. I definitely underestimated the amount of time it would take me to write and program everything x_x

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@missxtake
aaaaah thanks! Please let me know your thoughts when you are done <3

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@Windchimes
HI MOM, I'M GLAD YOU LIKED YOUR CHILDREN BECAUSE THIS GAME WAS TOTALLY YOUR FAULT, JUST SAYING
I'm so glad you caught the changing intro haha that took me waaaay longer to write than it should've and i cri
aaaaand I don't know how noticeable it is but I totally wrote Square's route first and Triangle's last and R. I. P.
I'M SURPRISED NO ONE HAS MURDERED ME FOR MURDERING SQUARE. PLEASE DON'T THROW ME OUT THE WINDOW I LOVE YOU MOM
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oh my god Cael thank you SO much for your feedback and for all your help and encouragement. ARE YOU PROUD OF ME, SENPAI? ;_;
I like how you liked Triangle's route least. Not that he was inspired by you or anything, b-baka!
And don't try to change my mind, you jerkkkkkk can we work on a new project instead please please please
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aaaa thank you so much for all your support this month! I really really appreciate it <3

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#14 Post by Kumiho » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:16 pm

DUDE TBH I HATE YOU SOOO MUCH????
LIKE TALK ABOUT A RUDE FISH, YOU FISH.
YES, FISH IS 10000% A CURSE IN MY BOOK.

BUT SERIOUSLY BACK ON TOPIC. BACK TO THE VN.
OH GOSH I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
ALSO THANKS FOR THE META. I DIED OKAY.
AND THANKS FOR REMINDING ME TO START THE GAME FRESH.
IF YOU HADN'T, I'D HAVE MISSED OUT ON SOMETHING AMAZING
AND BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND STUFF.

I 1000000% agree with Seigetsu. Starcle OTP.
No, I'm not motivated enough to post 106+ times just to make Starcle the canon shipname 8'D
It's the canon shipname because it is the best shipname.
Also I'm super sorry (to myself, mostly) I didn't get the pun in her name because RIP.
Going to play again later today just so I can fangirl some more about my favorite pairing ever <33
I really, really, really liked Circle's personality. It went so well with both her shape and my... preferences??
Also reallyyyyy like how the "self-proclaimed English major" (whatever that means)
was referenced in Tri's route x'DD
Of course, this isn't to say I didn't like the other chars 8')
SQUARE'S ENDING JUST MADE ME LAUGH A TON TBH
His (its?) circumstances were executed in such an adorable way <33
And teaching aids are always pretty chill ;)
And Tri... oh my gosh. Tri. Why must you be so perf.

Thanks again for all your hard work in releasing this VN <3
I love it wayyy too much. The writing, GUI, music, and art were all just so @u@ I don't even <33

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#15 Post by Lyhra » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:06 pm

OMG Square's route was just AWESOME! That very moment with the
ship names
was priceless and absolutely sold me, like at that very moment I was completely and utterly yours xD And then, the end...
you are so crueeeel, I was so sad
. I mean, I wouldn't mind to continue dating that square seriously xDD
I also liked Tri, he was cute, as everybody says, and I specially liked the ending part, it was extra-cute (?)
As for Circle, I really enjoyed the character but I kinda felt I liked her better before choosing the route or even when
pops in Tri's route
, I don't know but I felt a little bit rushed the part when
she confesses her fears and all
, but it's quite understandable as the game had to be short and everything (and at least it was a way to flesh her out). Another thing that "bugged" me a little bit about her route was the ending, is it me or
Circle is the only one Mia doesn't "recognize"? When she's talking with Rachel, she doesn't say "Ah, she remembers me of...", or did I missed it?
. But, well, this is minor.

I really enjoyed the game, truly, specially the writing (let's be honest, its what sells the game xD) so, please, don't be so harsh with yourself about it :3

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