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[BL/Horror] Water's Edge (demo released 12/24)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:00 am
by Niki
Windows | Mac | Linux
Playtime: c. 15 minutes
Our uploading to the forum failed multiple times, so we have to use an external uploader. Sorry about that >_<
Please tell us if there are any bugs (>_<;; there are probably some that we missed out)! We will fix them ASAP!
The preferences and save/load screens are still the default Ren'Py ones. ;w;
We want feedback on the sound, specifically. We've tested the game on 2 computers and well... we don't know how to gauge it. So if it's too loud or too soft please leave a complaint! But general con/crit is greatly appreciated!
NOTE: Rollback is enabled but please do not rollback beyond choices as it messes up values!! This problem will be fixed soon. (it's 1.30 AM over here ;_;)

Just wanted to share a little on my team's (read: me and my sis) upcoming (read: December, January-ish 2012 TBA, because we're busybusybusy now) project. 8'D


A traumatic incident in his childhood has left Mizutani Nagisa with an irrational fear of water. When storms afflict the neighborhood he stays in for a full week, his occasional nightmares begin to plague him every single night -- until one day he finds himself stranded in his school building, which is slowly filling up with water...

Visual-novel style gameplay with two ways of branching -- menus and deciding where to go via a location map.


Mizutani Nagisa / 水谷 渚
Age: 18
Height: 170 cm
A third-year high school student and the protagonist. Nagisa generally keeps to himself as he is afraid of opening up to people. He is uncomfortable with water after a traumatic incident in his past.

Ishikawa Youichi / 石川 洋一
Age: 18
Height: 180 cm
Nagisa's classmate, who seems to know an unusual lot about him...

Miki Atsushi / 三木 淳
Age: 18
Height: 176 cm
Nagisa's best friend since their freshman year. He has an infectiously cheerful personality, but a short temper. He is Takano Ryuuki's senior in the badminton club.

Kanda Souta / 菅田 滝太
Age: 18
Height: 172 cm
The ever-reliable class president, but can't deal very well with unexpected situations.

Takano Ryuuki / 高野 流生
Age: 16
Height: 168 cm
Atsushi's junior from the badminton team. He's only nice to the people he likes. Annoying to most people.

Saotome / 早乙女
The school nurse.

Genre: BL, with horror elements
Rating: PG-13 or NC-16 (depending on where you're from, for non-explicit BL and language)
Endings: c. 5 (with TRUE ENDING)
Resolution: 1280 x 720px
This is going to be a 100% free game. ^^


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The game contains 826 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 8,533 words,
for an average of 10.3 words per screen.
The game contains 4 menus.
Writing, Coding, User Interface, 3D Backgrounds - Joey
Writing, Coding, Art - Niki
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Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:02 am
by ninjapunk
2 of my fav things-
BL and horror. Personally i find your character designs very charming 0v0
I look forward to this very much!

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am
by Aka-kami
Wow~ So many BL games being made xD

I like the concept you've got here. I love the art too!

Looking forward to this~

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:49 am
by Niki
We don't have much confidence in our drawing/writing/coding skills but thanks for showing interest! We were afraid no one would like this sort of thing, heh.

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:04 am
by carlyxjack
Wow the art looks so nice ^^. Is it there too much horror in it?

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:11 am
by Niki
Thanks! And there's no gore; the horror's mostly in the atmosphere? C: We're just trying to make it creepy enough to... creep people out I guess.

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL)

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:56 pm
by Hayzel
This looks to be amazing ;=; <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Can't wait to see other characters!

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:43 am
by Niki
Added more details to the post, kinda. \o/
did u c what i did thar with the names 8'D

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:51 pm
by Hayzel
Water is in their names?

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:57 am
by Niki
Heh heh, bingo! xD I tried to make sure all their first names had the "sanzui" radical...

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:07 am
by Cidz
oooh i like your char. design. ill be sure and keep an eye on this thread and game ~

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:37 am
by Niki
@Cidz: Thanks! We'll try to make it good!

\o/ edited Ishikawa's sprite and finished Atsushi's~

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:17 pm
by aestate
I lol'd at your "TOTALLY A BOY BAND" screenshot.
Ahem, anyway. I have this thing for BL and also for horror, so I think I shall have to stalk your thread.
(Your art is lovely and really fits with this genre of story. Have you got a dA account, by any chance? ;D)

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:19 pm
by Hayzel
When is this coming out? It's so awesome looking ;-;

Re: [WIP] Water's Edge (BL/horror)

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:10 am
by Niki
@aestate: Aww, thanks! x) I'm Heurim on deviantArt, by the way~

@Hayzel: We're aiming to finish it by January 2012! Thanks for the support \o/