This baby has been in my head for about 5 years now and I'm finally starting it up.
I'm writing the story, and creating the main art assets. I'm working on another, smaller project at the same time as this is posted, because people said to create a smaller game first to prove myself. ^^;; Eheh...
But don’t lose sight of the future--fulfill your personal ambitions in life in the meanwhile!
An otome game in which the targets pursue you!
GENRE: GXB, GXG, romance, friendship, slice-of-life, high school, stat-raising, day planner
Also, Silver Sky/Ginkuu Academy, the elite (fictional) high school.
- + You will be playing out a year's worth of time in 60 playable days, from Feb 14, to Feb 14
+ The days will be played out in the "Day Planner" method, and there will be stat-raising within that time
+ Stats: Charm, Charisma, Intelligence
+ You can raise stats by buying certain items from the shops (a few of which will unlock events), or by making certain choices in your conversations (it's possible to lose stat points in conversations, too!)
+ You will choose your career path pretty early on in the game, but you won't ever be set to a specific romantic route--Mariko's story is under your control, for better or worse
I will be doing all the art that involves the characters (CGs, sprites) and I may or may not end up doing the backgrounds too. (I at least have my reference images for the BGs!). But there is going to be a LOT of art for me to do for this, most of which is likely to be done next summer when I have a load of freer time.
I'm planning on plenty of CGs, and yeah... My work's cut out for me. But even so, I didn't spend all day writing and formatting this idea up and drawing out Mariko just to give up on this project.
Height: 171 cm (5' 7")
Blood Type: AB
Her father owns and runs TOTAL/STAR, a well-known modeling agency. As an ex child model who quit that part of the industry for certain reasons (the same reasons she chopped off her hair and bleached it blonde), she now desires to be a talent manager, though that could change. She craves excitement in life-- and can make some pretty eccentric decisions because of it-- and the worst thing to her is a liar. Mariko is a loyal person who dotes on and teases her friends to no end, but rarely bothers with people who dislike her for no apparent reason. She is also never shy, and can be too quickly judgmental.
Shin Ah-Gyul (신아귤, シン * アーギュル )—
Height: 183 cm (6' 0")
Blood Type: O
Ah-Gyul is Mariko's Korean friend from childhood who lost contact with her. He is the only heir to the major Korean cell-phone company that his father runs. This guy is highly intelligent, but has an insatiable desire to mess with others--he tends to come up with various challenges and bets to make things more entertaining, as he is easily bored.
Tsutano Junhei (蔦野準兵)—
Height: 185 cm (6' 1")
Blood Type: A
A son of a major politician, Junhei is dissatisfied by and wants little to nothing to do with a high-profile life. He works part-time at a local café for the experience. Also, he is a very straightforward person and easily frustrated. His cousin Naomi is like a little sister to him.
Height: 175 cm (5' 9")
Blood Type: B
The son of an ambassador to Japan, Shun wants to be a Japanese pop idol in spite of strong opposition from his family. He is half-Japanese, half-Polish, and has a sweet and fun people-pleasing manner. Despite the sweetness he can be rather flirtatious, a side no one takes seriously.
The right-hand girls~
Okudaira Ruri (奥平瑠璃)—
Height: 154 cm (5' 1")
Blood Type: B
One of Mariko's best friends, they've known each other for years. Ruri is the eldest daughter of a big-name fashion designer. She is quiet and rather shy. However, while on the outside she may be sugar-sweet, a budding young designer, and above all super cute, this girl has a bad side rarely seen and best avoided.
Tanaka Kyouko (田中強固)—
Height: 173 cm (5' 8")
Blood Type: A
She is the daughter of training dojo owners and is an academic scholarship student at No. 3 in the class. She’s technically of a lower class than anyone else at the academy, but no one dares mention it anymore. She has zero social skills and a strong sense of justice, is prone to violence, and is very fun to tease relentlessly. Despite the teasing, her loyalties lie with Mariko and Ruri, having known both for about two years prior.
“As long as I’m alive, vigilance is ke—eh, Mariko, what are you doing?!”
Kou & Sou (小歌 & 双歌)—
They are a mischievous and identical pair of Visual Kei hopefuls, and are currently models at TOTAL/STAR--guys Mariko scouted a few years ago. These twins are her current favorites at the agency, but she works hard to help them in their aspirations to make their debut as part of a J-Rock group even though it means they’ll eventually leave the company.
She is Junhei’s ex, a pretty and sweet girl, and from a common family somewhat surprisingly. Why did they break up?
He is fifty-year-old owner and CEO of TOTAL/STAR Agency and Mariko's one and only father. He wants very much for his little girl to become a model again because she was great at what she did, but he can get irritating about it sometimes. He dotes on his daughter, who he sees as mature and responsible and yet “VERYCUTE!”
A top model even at 41, she married the owner of her agency when she was twenty-two. She had her only child at 24 and kept up her career the entire time, being a driven and charismatic beauty as she was. It could easily be said that she is the example Mariko hopes to follow, at least in ideals.
She is a spoiled little girl who falls for her “prince,” a.k.a. Mariko. She is a well-meaning but accidentally insensitive child, and the cousin of Junhei.
She is Ruri’s animal-loving little sister, and is in the 6th grade. Chika is much more outgoing than her sibling but even though she likes and respects both Kyouko and Mariko, they both intimidate her...so her sister’s best friends don’t see the girl too often.
- + a programmer--my expertise will never be in this area, and there are a decent amount of things I'd like to be able to do in this game
+ a logo and GUI--these are other things I can't pull off myself
+ possibly a BG artist--it might turn out I can handle that myself, but its more for timeliness
+ a music director--it could easily be anyone that helps me out in general.....or if I can get it, a composer
Character Sprites: 5%
Item images: 0%
Music: 0% (probably public domain music)
Not in the near future. It's still technically an "idea" rather than a work-in-progress, for good reason.
Thanks for reading!!