To Libertad [Kinetic][Fantasy][YuriJam2016]

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To Libertad [Kinetic][Fantasy][YuriJam2016]

#1 Post by sendo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:54 am

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To Libertad is a short fantasy, action-drama Kinetic Novel (Linear Story) developed for the YuriJam 2016 game jam.

This is the first project developed under the new gamedev label: Studio Camelot.

STORY
After many years in captivity, Ada, a young slave girl, attempts to escape from her captors. She kills one of her guards and steals his gold, then desperately runs away from the slums, seeking to journey to the city of Libertad.

As she begins to run towards freedom, however, Ada's hopes are quickly dashed. A trio of slavers catch up to her, cornering her in an alleyway and threatening to put her through hell once more before killing her. Realizing herself that she has no chance of defeating them, Ada closes her eyes, surrendering herself as she braces for her final moments.

But is it not Ada who is fated to die that day.

When Ada opens her eyes, she finds her slavers on the ground, felled in a heartbeat and laying in pools of their own blood. Standing above them is a warrior; a woman brandishing a sword and shield, whose eyes show no pity for the scum she has just slain.

Without hesitation, Ada offers the woman the gold she stole, and begs her to escort Ada to Libertad.

Thus begins the journey of Ada and Martha, two women being pursued by slavers, assassins, and even monsters. Will the two make it to Libertad in one piece? And when the time comes for them to part ways, how will Ada and Martha react?


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Sendo - Artist, Programmer, Story
Zetsubou - Writer
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The script is around 11K, translating to roughly 20-30 minutes of gameplay.
Please let us know if you encounter bugs or if you have any feedback.

We hope you enjoy this short story as much as we enjoyed making it! ^_^
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#2 Post by Zelan » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:24 pm

Oooh, another game from the two of you! :D How awesome! I'm wondering, does this take place in the same world that Diamond Rose did?

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#3 Post by sendo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:59 pm

Hey Zelan thanks for the comment! Yeah I like working with Zetsubou so I'm working with him in my future projects as well.

And yes, this story is set in the same world as Diamond Rose ^_^
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#4 Post by Seigetsu » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:29 am

Congratulations on the release of your game! It was a pleasure playing through it. The art was amazing, and the choice of music was fitting. In general, I found the writing to be good - it flowed beautifully and the subject of Ada's backstory was handled very well.
I wish I could've learned more about Martha though - what happened in her childhood (having to kill a monster shortly after she was born), how did she meet her friends, what did she do after they were dead... Because Martha didn't really open up to Ada until quite late in the story, I found their relationship after reaching Libertad to be somewhat unfulfilling. It seemed sudden to me that they would decide to stay together for the rest of their lives in that last scene. Then again, since the development time of the game was so short, this was understandable. If you ever decide to expand this game, then it might be a good idea to rework the pacing of the latter half, expanding Martha's backstory, and maybe even writing more about what happens after reaching Libertad. There are just so many implications about what Ada and Martha's lives would be like after reaching their destination, I can't help but think that the ending of this story is more like a new beginning.
I must say, this is probably proof of how much I enjoyed the game, and how I wish the experience could last just a bit longer. Thank you very much for sharing. Best of luck, and hope to see more of your games in the future!

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#5 Post by sendo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:28 am

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the game ^_^
I suppose the ending is a bit hasty, given that they only knew each other for a few days. But I think saving each other, especially from death (and from the shackles of her past for Martha) makes you feel that way.

I like to think that Martha just needed a friend. She was happy for getting Ada to Libertad, but she didn't want to impose on Ada to stay with her (after all, Ada spent most of her life as a slave, and the last thing Martha wanted to do was take away her newfound freedom). But since Ada herself wanted to be with Martha, well, that's how you got the final scene :3

I can't promise an expansion for this story. But I'm glad that you liked it enough to want see more of it ^_^
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#6 Post by pinto minto » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:58 am

Omg this looks so good! Gonna play it right now!

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#7 Post by teagirlvn » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:22 pm

It's beautiful, this game is totally fit my taste, fantasy, adventures, rpg and yuri ! Agg I also want to make a game like this myself. The story is exciting and the art is gorgeous, I think you should make this longer with more plots and events and turn this gold piece into a commerical game.

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#8 Post by txqina » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:07 am

Brief but enjoyable kinetic novel. Well done.
I liked the symmetry of rescuing from danger and rescuing from mental shackles.

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#9 Post by sendo » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:29 am

pinto minto wrote:Omg this looks so good! Gonna play it right now!
Thanks for checking it out, hope you enjoy it!
teagirlvn wrote:It's beautiful, this game is totally fit my taste, fantasy, adventures, rpg and yuri ! Agg I also want to make a game like this myself. The story is exciting and the art is gorgeous, I think you should make this longer with more plots and events and turn this gold piece into a commerical game.
Glad you liked it! It is tempting to continue it, but the whole story revolved around the title "To Libertad" and given ending, I think it's safe to say that this story is finished ;) I guess I can continue it in some form, but I've been busy working on another Fantasy Adventure game for my next project ^_^
txqina wrote:Brief but enjoyable kinetic novel. Well done.
I liked the symmetry of rescuing from danger and rescuing from mental shackles.
I'm glad that you liked that. It is a theme that I've always wanted to explore and I'm glad people liked it :3 Thanks for playing!
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#10 Post by Zelan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 pm

I finally played it today! It was such a sweet story, I loved seeing Martha finally open up to Ada. I think that both women are strong in their own ways, but Ada's life as a slave and Martha's backstory prevented them from seeing it in themselves. They're definitely a positive influence on each other.

Like Seigetsu, I thought the ending was a little rushed considering that they only knew each other for two days, but hey, they saved each other's lives and opened up about their pasts. Plus, they're cute. So whatever, I'll give that a pass. And the end CG was so pretty! I was sitting in the back of the car trying not to smile or cry because then my family would've realized that I wasn't doing homework like I claimed to be. <:

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#11 Post by Sonomi » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:03 pm

The opening scenes were very uncomfortable. But it got better. Oh, did it get better!

Martha couldn't do everything alone, she made mistakes at times, and her reasoning wasn't always spot on initially. And this is why I liked her. She learned from all of those things and it made her a better person in the end.

I have to commend you for giving this character actual shortcomings without actually diminishing her skill or competency one bit, because the way she handled adversity garnered more respect from me than any impermeably perfect character ever could have. Fantastic character development here (that backstory). The main character was also quite charming to her credit. Just thought I would mention her as well...

But seriously, I will probably read this several times over. I liked it so much!
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#12 Post by charliesan763 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:02 pm

It was the one I like the most from the jurijam :) I wish there were another part showing the girls after a time in libertad (and maybe their well-deserved first kiss) I followed you after I read it, too short but pretty awesome :D
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#13 Post by sendo » Fri May 26, 2017 1:34 am

Zelan wrote:Like Seigetsu, I thought the ending was a little rushed considering that they only knew each other for two days, but hey, they saved each other's lives and opened up about their pasts. Plus, they're cute. So whatever, I'll give that a pass.
I mean, this was done for the YuriJam. I had to please the audience, know what I'm saying? :lol:

But thank you guys for reading this, and I'm glad to see you guys enjoyed it! (And sorry for the late reply, somehow LSF stopped sending me e-mails on threads I watch :|)
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