Might I just say that the interfaces are absolutely gorgeous? You probably know that already, though. Really, it's the prettiest I've ever seen on a game, subtly elegant and... stylish. (I make this sound like Abercrombie marketing. Sorry.) And the GUI is still getting worked on? Can't say I'm not excited to see the final result, then.
Thanks! We have Lazcht to thank for that. She's going for a "futuristic + traditional Japanese" approach that I think looks pretty cool.
For the record, I soak up all little details you mercifully give out like a bath sponge in the Atlantic. Really. /infowhore
Oh good, because I like giving information.
You said there might be a secret character - could this be Kyousuke? Just going out on a limb here xD
Maaaaaaaaaybe. We're still sort of debating this secret character, Auro and I. c: We want all the romances to be believable, so we don't want to force anything.
Ah, but I have a question... while Shuuki has his escapades in time, does the romance - well, progress? I mean, take Natsume (because everyone loves Natsume). He's the last to go. Will Shuuki be able to build a relationship with him before that? That'd make for a lot of drama... the prospect of which makes me way too happy.
Yup! In fact, when Shuuki changes things in time, it can sometimes affect his relationships in the present, or he can learn more things about the love interests through observing them. There's also going to be lulls between murders where he has time to pursue these personal relationships and act on the knowledge he's gained. Natsume's storyline doesn't involve time traveling (at least, not quite in the way that Shuuki's does) so it'll be somewhat different, gameplay-wise, but there will be a similar structure of action -> lull -> action until the story reaches its conclusion(s).
SHUUKI, THE SURPRISE BISHOUNEN. He really does look like a girl. Must be the hair. I've never played anyone like him in a VN even though I've vaguely had the desire to, so this is kind of thrilling. He definitely seems complicated, with his own troubles to attend to - which seems to be a rare trait in games where many let the protagonist be defined by their object of affection. I'm pretty happy, really. It'll be interesting to play as him. Sort of can't help but think he's got unmatched sass. Sassoon! Which fits because he's a hair stylist and Shuuki's got nice hair! Lame!Tumaini is lame! (I don't like my name anymore...)
Shuuki is very sassy, yes. He's blunt and sassy and unapologetically promiscuous. In fact, the person who came up with his character has said: "You should tell [everyone that] you [will] play as a whore who's content being one and you won't get ORE WA HOMO JANAI lines
...he doesn't even use ore!"
Natsume, who I can only imagine everyone wants to tap. I'll be honest here, first thing that really struck me about him was that he was a ginger. I thought his hair would be darker, haha.
Spoilers, the Amamiyas are all varying shades of blonde. XD
Natsume dyed his hair first, and then the other two copied him, though they'll never admit to doing so. Older brother can
do cool things sometimes! Oh yes, did I mention that Natsume is something of an accidental nudist? He frequently forgets to put his clothes on when he's at home. Don't know if that affects your opinion of him or not... ;D
I... really want to play as him, but I don't know how to pay. We have a currency you've likely never even heard of and I have no credit cards. I am so sad.
We will probably make a couple copies available through contests and random giveaways and such, so no worries. XD Or if you beta test the game later, you can get a free copy of "Natsume side" as a reward.
Chiaki, Natsume's polar opposite who I still want to tap. I freaking love him, too; my love for characters with hot tempers speaking, here. (Hot tempers. *wiggles eyebrow*) Have I ever told you how much I love the multi-layered characters you make? No? I have now. They've got so many different things packed into them, just like real people, and Chiaki's persona seems especially attractive to me. (Wait - if I'm sort of like Natsume, does this mean -) He could yell at me for being a lazy ass all day. I wouldn't stop him. Really. Again, he makes me want to play as Natsume... so bad. Weird how I actually ship the two. I think I'll kind of feel like both a cheater and a homewrecker when I go after him as Shuuki e.e Two words: burning ladypassion.
Oh, you will enjoy going after him as Shuuki. Chiaki kind of has a crush on Natsume, so you really would be stealing him from Natsume, sorta. But Shuuki and Chiaki are roommates, so that adds a whole different layer of funtiems.
Chiaki is a lot of fun to write because he's such a sarcastic little spitfire. Well, all the characters are fun to write. These 5 are part of a much larger cast that my friends and I made up. I just picked the ones I was most comfortable writing and made a story about them. I try really hard to make my characters three-dimensional and multi-layered, so I'm glad that my hard work is appreciated. XD I don't want any of them to be simply archetypes, tropes, or cliches. Cliches are, of course, unavoidable, but I'd like the characters to surpass them.
Yukinari, who I nearly thought was a shota. He seems cute/sweet... yet not, with his masochism and all. It's a nice dichotomy. I think he'll be pretty fun. I guess you know you're on the right path to his little heart if you just doesn't stop annoying the hell out of you? Questshun: Is he emotionally masochistic or physically masochistic? Since he doesn't like to be touched... which Chiaki might have ''fun'' with, lol. Is he wearing a sailor uniform...? Looks like that to me, haha. I wonder how his family would react to Shuuki and their potential relationship.
Haha he's not wearing a sailor uniform, but I think that one would look adorable on him. Yukinari is a really interesting character. Personality-wise, I think he's the most complex. Even I don't know what he's thinking half the time. He's both emotionally and physically masochistic, but the latter only with those he already likes. Mostly he's extra-sensitive in certain places (like the nape of his neck, if I remember right) so he gets pouty if he's touched there, but he feels both pleasure and revulsion from being touched, it all just sort of depends. XD
Why are people Shuuki knows being murdered? What's up with Fuyuka's death? Why is fall 2012 so close to the supposed end of the world? If you wanna know, kids, tune in next time - only on Lemmasoft! Danananana Break Chance Memento! *hums Batman tune*
Wait and find out! Everything is connected in ways people hopefully won't expect~ (: