Last updated: 05-04-2013
Added some thoughs on choices in games, and my game in particular!
In episode 1 we follow Rin, the only daughter of what's left of her Yakuza family on her way to school and trying to deal with all the things a normal high-schooler has to deal with: her mother, the school bullies and fighting the new kid on the roof of her school.
A beautiful girl, sixteen years of age. The daughter of a Yakuza clan-leader who has passed away five years ago in a bloody inner-family struggle. Due to constant ‘brainwashing’ by her mother she is fanatic about her family’s honour. She has become desensitized to violence by her father’s training, ‘practical examples’ and alcohol-fueled beatings. She still has some kind of stockholm syndrome about her father, however, refreshed by her mother’s constant admiration of her deceased husband.
She doesn’t give herself time to realize the way she dislikes the way she is right now. She has her family’s honour to uphold and duty always calls. At least, her mother always says so.
A tall girl, even for a half-blood American. Her father was a Marine stationed in Hawaii that came to Tokyo for the girls. At least, that’s what her mother tells her. She found out from a young age that looking different than everyone else could easily get you into trouble. She got teased mercilessly until she decided that if trouble was inevitable anyway, she might as well go looking for it herself. From that moment on, she easily found trouble whenever she went looking.
She doesn’t realize she started picking fights to get respect, to get recognized. Of course she got fear instead of respect, but she doesn’t know the difference yet. Sam somehow fears she will forever be the outcast, a despicable half-blood. The only place she feels halfway at home is the MMA-dojo, where she spends several hours every day.
The daughter of the Yakuza-clan that had a rivalry with Rin's father. She has her own little gang in the school. She pretty much rules it, it's teachers and it's students. She puts up a ruthless front, ruling through fear. What does she hide behind that ruthless front?
A proud, traditional woman that is living in the past. She remembers her husband's rise to power in the Yakuza in great detail and has shoved all her hope on Rin's teenage shoulders. Manipulative, ruthless and quite bitter, it's easy to see how she turned Rin into the ice queen she is today.
An ancient being that has been imprisoned in hell for a long, long time. When it seems that there is a chance for it to escape, it stops at nothing to break free from it's prison. He/she/it knows each of the friends’ feelings and emotions better than they do themselves.
- Story - 100% completed (all scenes and alternative scenes described)
Dialogue - 50% completed (5 out of 10 scenes finished)
Art - 40% completed (placeholders completed)
Music - 80% completed (1 song being mixed, 5 songs composed, 1 to be done)
Coding - 80% completed (Ren’py functionality completed, minigame functionality completed, user interface not done yet)