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Yesterday Again | WIP dystopian GxB [10/28 DEMO UP!)

#1 Post by aestate » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:01 pm

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Dystopian, Mystery | GxB, sort-of-GxG (but romance is not the focus!) | Demo by fall 2011 | Release by summer 2012??

WARNING, THIS IS A LONG PREAMBLE. Feel free to skip this LOL.
I've tinkered around with a few game ideas (and actually ended up finishing one, but trust me, it was
very plotless), but this will be the first game that DAGNABBIT, I'LL FORCE MYSELF TO FINISH / RELEASE.
The story's based on an idea that's been kind of floating around in my head for a year now. So I have
been tinkering around with this for ages, and I will be kind of irritated if it bugs me any longer with its
incompleteness. ANYWAY, please forgive the generic plot (but dystopian stories are satisfying, amirite).
Also, I apologise in advance that my writing totally does not suit "darker" stories. Heh. ;A;

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Sprites : MR MOREAU (base 100%, expressions 100%) | SIE (100%, 100%) | 8059 (100%, 25%).
Story : ACT ONE (100%) | ACT TWO (100%) | ACT THREE (35%) | ACT FOUR (0%) | ACT FIVE (75%).
* The VN won't actually be released in "acts", by the way--it's just easier to divide the different scenes into parts.
And yes, I am one of those people who write out the ending before filling up the story in between (I know, it's awful).

Backgrounds : 30%.
Music : 25%.

UPDATED DECEMBER 12, 2011.
The game contains 838 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 13,751 words,
for an average of 16.4 words per screen.
The game contains 15 menus.

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NOTE : click on the icons to see the full-size image. You know you want to to. Heeheehee.

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Comments would be amazing (and would make me ridiculously giddy)! Please tell me what you think. <3
I promise, I'll update with more exciting stuff (i.e. moar art) soon. Ranty updates will be on my devblog.

HEY FRIENDS, I COME BEARING A DEMO!
It's pretty short ~3000 words. Regardless, I hope you enjoy the demo. (Also, I swear I don't normally use CAPSLOCK this often!)
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#2 Post by Camille » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:17 pm

This seems really interesting! I love your sprites and the way you've organized this post. /sucker for aesthetics I will be stalking this post. :D Yay for Mr. Moreau and his glasses~ <3 Best of luck!
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#3 Post by aestate » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:47 pm

Camille wrote:This seems really interesting! I love your sprites and the way you've organized this post. /sucker for aesthetics I will be stalking this post. :D Yay for Mr. Moreau and his glasses~ <3 Best of luck!
Heh, thank you. >//< (You have such a lovely eye for creating graphics, by the way! They are so nice and professional-looking. Sorry I am a total lurker.) I have a strange attachment to glasses characters too, hurr. Is it wrong for me to play favourites and say I like Mr Moreau the best? LOL.

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#4 Post by Serendipity » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:00 pm

Wow, this looks great and the color scheme (alongside the sprites)...*q* look great and the story is very interesting. Take your time and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to finish this.

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#5 Post by Camille » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:17 pm

aestate wrote:Heh, thank you. >//< (You have such a lovely eye for creating graphics, by the way! They are so nice and professional-looking. Sorry I am a total lurker.) I have a strange attachment to glasses characters too, hurr. Is it wrong for me to play favourites and say I like Mr Moreau the best? LOL.

I will work hard to complete this game!
(Aww thank you, haha. <3 I have to make up for my lack of drawing ability somehow. XD) I think it's pretty natural to get attached to some of your characters more than others. It's impossible to love them all equally. The trick is not letting this show in your work. If one character/love interest is emphasized way more than the others in the story, that's usually not good. :c

As long as you pace yourself well and not get too distracted for too long, you'll definitely finish. :3
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#6 Post by Arcanum » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:36 pm

An interesting premise! I love otome games with stories that don't revolve around the romantic interest. Solving a mystery is just as fun (and a huge YAY for dystopia) =D Also - the sprites are very, veeery pretty, and I love the soft pastel colors. What I can see from the WIP section looks great *g*

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#7 Post by SilverxBlue » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:06 am

Oh WOW!
Another interesting project to look forward to, the plot is simply <3. Dystopian stories FTW!
And I totally love your art style, it's so pretty and pleasing to my eyes. ^^
I have started stalking checked your devblog and I've been wanting to ask this. Whatever will happen to RageQQ?
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#8 Post by Veniae » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:17 am

*drools*

Okay, there is not a thing I don't like about this game so far. Dystopia + mystery + an interesting-sounding plot + great character art... I'm so looking forward to this! And also, absolutely love the way you've done the first post, it looks pro.

The best of luck and I hope to see more soon. <3

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#9 Post by TakeOverWorld » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:19 pm

Ah, this looks like it going to be great, the art is pretty , the story sounds interesting, and I really like the title (I'm rubbish at coming up with titles). :D

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#10 Post by aestate » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:10 pm

UPDATE (04/08/11)

The game contains 621 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 8,489 words,
for an average of 13.7 words per screen.
The game contains 8 menus.

I did some HARDCORE EDITING, which sadly does not make the statistics look very impressive. Haha. I also finished up expressions for Mr Moreau's sprite, and got around to colouring the sprites' clothing. (Although I'm still kind of debating whether or not the look cooler with only base colours. I'll update soon with pictures so I can force ask your thoughts on this.)

ANYWAY, thanks so much for your thoughts, guys~I've been smiling to myself for the past few minutes after reading what you wrote.
I probably shouldn't reveal myself as such a creep. LOLOLOL.
Serendipity wrote:Wow, this looks great and the color scheme (alongside the sprites)...*q* look great and the story is very interesting. Take your time and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to finish this.
Thank you for your words of encouragement! Lately, I've been having this obsession with purple, so I've sort of it been slapping it on everything I make LOL. I've been working on this pretty consistently, so I'll have this done soon. *victory dance?*
Camille wrote:(Aww thank you, haha. <3 I have to make up for my lack of drawing ability somehow. XD) I think it's pretty natural to get attached to some of your characters more than others. It's impossible to love them all equally. The trick is not letting this show in your work. If one character/love interest is emphasized way more than the others in the story, that's usually not good. :c

As long as you pace yourself well and not get too distracted for too long, you'll definitely finish. :3
(Hah, I'm sure you're not as bad as you make yourself out to be. Graphics-making and drawing go hand-in-hand, right? *sketchy theory*) It's good to hear that I'm not some unnatural, awful creator and everyone experiences favouritism. ;P Also, I actually lol'd at the thought of having one character's path be like ULTRA EMPHASISED. I laugh at weird things OTL.
Arcanum wrote:An interesting premise! I love otome games with stories that don't revolve around the romantic interest. Solving a mystery is just as fun (and a huge YAY for dystopia) =D Also - the sprites are very, veeery pretty, and I love the soft pastel colors. What I can see from the WIP section looks great *g*
Heehee, an otome game that doesn't revolve around romance is so paradoxical, amirite. Although I have to sadly say it's not some fullblown AGATHA CHRISTIE-esque mystery haha (DYSTOPIA WOO). Thank you so much; you're too kind!! Also, ahhhh, pastel colours really? People comment about how I use pastel colours a lot BUT I DON'T DO IT ON PURPOSEEE. ;_;

And kind of unrelated, but OMG RARGH YOUR ART IS SO GORGEOUS AND YOUR COLOURING SKILLS ARE GODLY~MAKE A GAME.
SilverxBlue wrote:Oh WOW!
Another interesting project to look forward to, the plot is simply <3. Dystopian stories FTW!
And I totally love your art style, it's so pretty and pleasing to my eyes. ^^
I have started stalking checked your devblog and I've been wanting to ask this. Whatever will happen to RageQQ?
C-C-COMBOBREAKER (the lulsy chain of people with red-haired avatars? Haha, sorry, I'm lame)!! Thank you for your ridiculously nice comments, FELLOW ENJOYER OF DYSTOPIAN STORIES. >:)

Oh wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one who stalks checks other peoples' devblogs, hurrhurrhurr. "rageQQ" is the utterly plotless otome game I mentioned in this thread, sadly enough. I did finish it, but I'd feel REALLY AWKWARD releasing it, haha. (But if you enjoy light and lulsy otome games like that, I have a remake of one of my old old projects in the works~ *shameless plug*)
Veniae wrote:*drools*

Okay, there is not a thing I don't like about this game so far. Dystopia + mystery + an interesting-sounding plot + great character art... I'm so looking forward to this! And also, absolutely love the way you've done the first post, it looks pro.

The best of luck and I hope to see more soon. <3
Oh my god, I totally misread your comment the first time around, and thought you said "there is one thing I don't like". I saw your list and was like >n<, thinking "NOOO Y U NO LIKE ANYTHING". /fail. Then I reread it a second time and giggled to myself quietly at how lovely your comments are. Hahaha. <3
TakeOverWorld wrote:Ah, this looks like it going to be great, the art is pretty , the story sounds interesting, and I really like the title (I'm rubbish at coming up with titles).
Thank you so much! (And I'm glad you like the title! I'd actually spent a pathetically long time thinking of titles before giving up and starting doing some graphics for the game. AND THEN BAM! Inspiration hit, and here we are.)
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#11 Post by SilverxBlue » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:32 pm

aestate wrote:C-C-COMBOBREAKER (the lulsy chain of people with red-haired avatars? Haha, sorry, I'm lame)!! Thank you for your ridiculously nice comments, FELLOW ENJOYER OF DYSTOPIAN STORIES. >:)

Oh wow, I'm glad I'm not the only one who stalks checks other peoples' devblogs, hurrhurrhurr. "rageQQ" is the utterly plotless otome game I mentioned in this thread, sadly enough. I did finish it, but I'd feel REALLY AWKWARD releasing it, haha. (But if you enjoy light and lulsy otome games like that, I have a remake of one of my old old projects in the works~ *shameless plug*)
Ehhhh? Sorry.
And no problem! It's clear that you deserve them.

Yeah, I instantly bookmark devblogs if I see that the project they're working on has a lot of potential.
I see. Well, I hope you get to release it soon. It would be quite sad if a completed project won't see the light of day. :)
I do enjoy lulsy otome games, it's nice to have a bit of a good laugh. :mrgreen:
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#12 Post by lazykitsune » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:05 am

Such beautiful art! *u* The dystopian aspect is also very interesting! I like how this sounds so far~

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#13 Post by Kyona » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:18 am

Wow, this sounds really great! I will definitly play it when it's released.
I just love these kind of stories. <3

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#14 Post by Dakishimete » Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:51 pm

Hmm... does 8059 'name' has anything to do with Katekyo Hitman Reborn or is it just my imagination?

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#15 Post by TsukiShima » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:57 am

The background is beautiful! *O* Did you get it somewhere or did you made it? I'm sorry it made me so curious. Your story sounds interesting, and the title, is quite catchy. But I can't really see the (not) in the title picture, is it suppose to do that?

Good luck with it! x3

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