Hold on Tight (pics added!)

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Hold on Tight (pics added!)

#1 Post by Free Time Machine » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:28 pm

Hold on Tight, my first visual novel, is nearing the end of production! No, I'm not bothering with a demo, since it's so close to completion.

This is a Sailor Uranus fan game that I presented as a second anniversary present to my girlfriend. Because she's a playwright, she's volunteered to help me clean up the dialog before I release it to the public.

The game takes place around the time that Haruka and Michiru first meet. (You play as Michiru). It's approximately 20-30 minutes long and has five endings (not including the game over possibility). The character art is all original. There is a part of the game where Haruka's outfit will depend on your choices, so you will need to play multiple times to see all the outfits (there are a total of three bonus ones).

Currently I'm away from home on vacation without my tablet. That's what's preventing the game from being completed and released. Sit tight, kiddos, it'll happen.

Oh, and see my latest post for screenshots!
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"HOLD ON TIGHT" ~ Outfits and expressions, where art thou? And why does Elsa's face look so awful??? *bangs head in*

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#2 Post by DaFool » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:21 am

Not sure if you already encountered this:

http://www.sailorvgame.org/

By the way two Sailor Moon dating sims are mirrored on http://www.renai.us

Windows, unfortunately.

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#3 Post by Free Time Machine » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:16 am

That, actually, is how this whole crazy thing got started.

Girlfriend: Look! A Hotaru dating game!

Me: * Looking at website, finding link to renai.us*

Girlfriend: I wish one existed for Haruka!

Me: What is this... Ren'Py, of which this website speaks? *Googles*

Girlfriend: Oh, too bad, it's Windows only.

Me: (to myself) Hey, I could make one of these. I'll just download some anime stills off the Internet, plugg in some Oggs, and presto! A game, right?

Girlfriend: Hey, I'll just play this one on my sister's laptop! Whee!!

Me: (still to myself) Too late, I've hit obsession point XD And now there is no stopping me...
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#4 Post by papillon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:54 am

just checking, but this is going to be GxG, right? :)

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#5 Post by Free Time Machine » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:14 pm

Of course! :D

You play as Michiru... but may input your own name ;)
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Re: a bout of fannish-ness

#6 Post by kara24601 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:46 am

Yay! I like the sound of this.

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Re: a bout of fannish-ness

#7 Post by PrettySammy09 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:00 pm

What a sweet thing to do! I wish I had a significant other that made me dating sims! Although he might be a little disturbed as I fangirled over all the hot guys.

Me: AAAHHH!!! Kaoru's so sweeeet! I love him!
Imaginary Boyfriend: H-Hey...I made it! Don't I get any thanks?
Me: XD EEEEK!! Yuuta! I love you!!
Imaginary Boyfriend: -_-;;; Yeah. Worst gift ever.
Me: Look IB! Yuuta just confessed his love for me! I think I'm going to be his girlfriend!
Imaginary Boyfriend: ; ;

XD

Anyway, I can't wait to see this! Ganbatte!

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Re: Hold on Tight (pics added!)

#8 Post by Free Time Machine » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:50 pm

Hello all! Here's the status on my project!

The game has been entitled "Hold on Tight." You play the recently awakened Sailor Neptune as you struggle to get to know your predestined comrade and longtime crush, Haruka Tenoh. It takes about twenty to thirty minutes to play and has five endings plus a game over.

The game is currently in 0.8 release. I gave it to my girlfriend and she was really, really impressed! She's visiting for a week (we're long distance!) and she and I would really like to see my game released to you guys on the board. Unfortunately, I won't be able to upload the game until I get back from my parents' house next week. However, that'll give her some time to go over the script for me--she's studied playwriting.

So, basically, thanks to everyone who has helped me, answered my questions, etc. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my vacation and I won't be on the boards too much. See you in a little over a week, and barring any catastrophes, I'll have something nice to show you all by then!

Also, question to the powers that be: would it be possible to archive a fan game? I'm assuming I'll have to only use CC/free domain music, which right now is the only resource I'm using that I didn't make (besides some CC sound effects).

Until next time, here are screencaps! (Note: I see the artifacts in the hair. They are getting fixed.)
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Re: Hold on Tight (pics added!)

#9 Post by Sailor Kitty » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:02 pm

that is very good artwork. But just one question- Will we see Haruka in her Crossdresser clothes? (Y'know, when she looks like a boy. With wrapped-up breasts.)

I'm happy that you made this. I'm a big fan of Haru-Michi myself.

The MEEP factor is strong in this one...
script is 85% done.
Title is now "Running through water"
and will hopefully stay that way.
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I'll write one for ya!
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Re: Hold on Tight (pics added!)

#10 Post by Free Time Machine » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:07 pm

I prefer Miss Dandies when they dress androgynously but flatter their natural figures rather than attempt to obscure them. That said, I recognize that everyone has a different taste. I edited my first post to mention that there will be a few outfits that the player must work to see. Haruka is binding in one of these and looks like a man. The second outfit is by contrast very feminine, while the third is middle-of-the-road.

We also get to meet a friend of Michiru's, and she livens things up quite a bit...
"HOLD ON TIGHT" ~ Outfits and expressions, where art thou? And why does Elsa's face look so awful??? *bangs head in*

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