Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

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Re: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

#16 Post by LadyOfGatsby » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:12 pm

So I have been getting into horror stories lately and I find this very interesting. I really love the logo! :) The story is intriguing and I can't wait to see what you have for the art.
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#17 Post by Rossfellow » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:03 pm

The prologue is "playable" now and fully scripted, but the assets are delayed until after Animefest2014. I'm contemplating just keeping the demo at the prologue or go for a complete first chapter.

After which I'll finally be able to move this from the Ideas forum to the WiP. I look forward to it too.
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___(n) 1: The averse reaction to stillness, silence and/or state of helplessness.
______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#18 Post by Mad Harlequin » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:30 pm

Having read my fair share of Lovecraft, I'm rather interested in this. But I'm hoping to see something Lovecraftian that isn't Cthulhu-related. :lol:
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#19 Post by Rossfellow » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:36 pm

Mad Harlequin wrote:Having read my fair share of Lovecraft, I'm rather interested in this. But I'm hoping to see something Lovecraftian that isn't Cthulhu-related. :lol:
It's not Cthulhu Mythos related. It's simply written in the classic Lovecraftian mystery format and carries the underlying principles of Cosmic Horror... Seen from the eyes of a cute anime girl.

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______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#20 Post by Mirrowdothack » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:07 am

This project sounds so exciting. Love the whole concept *____*
The logo is pretty cool and the concept arts is absolutely lovely.
Can't wait to play the demo ♥
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#21 Post by Rossfellow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:01 pm

Assets coming together... This is what sprites look like before I lightbox over them.

http://sta.sh/01g58xalizws


As well as a few BGs
http://sta.sh/0yr7khgiy1m
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______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#22 Post by RedVampyr » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:30 pm

I like your BG work!
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#23 Post by Rossfellow » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:27 pm

RedVampyr wrote:I like your BG work!
The backgrounds for this project are done by another artist. Credit where credit is due. http://sapphire-feather.deviantart.com/gallery/

She's currently working on a comic for Anifest, so further BG work will be delayed til after it's over.
Mirrowdothack wrote:This project sounds so exciting. Love the whole concept *____*
The logo is pretty cool and the concept arts is absolutely lovely.
Can't wait to play the demo ♥
Hearing this from you first thing in the morning so makes my day. I don't even have a proper emoticon to express that.
Milkymalk wrote:I so want to play this... as a years-long fan of Lovecraft's stories I approve of this project!
I'm new to Lovecraft, I've only read a handful so far. I'm not writing about the Mythos, but I hope you enjoy my little effort to pen a Lovecraftian mystery story.
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______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#24 Post by Rossfellow » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:47 pm

For anyone curious, this is what they tend to look like after lightboxing.
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______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#25 Post by Milkymalk » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:49 pm

The problem with knowing practically all works about the Mythos is that not much can still surprise me, so if anything it's a plus that Sedatophobia is not about the Mythos, but only takes its inspiration from it.

You have a firm grasp on your personal drawing style. That's good; I don't, so I'm too dependent on our projects' illustrators putting out results regularly, which has proven unreliable. It's good to see that this won't be a problem here :-)
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#26 Post by RedVampyr » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:34 pm

When I think Lovecraftian, I don't even really think of the Mythos. I think more of the themes of the alien and the unknown and how unimportant and fragile Humankind is compared to the unknown and alien. That's what I find to be frightening about the writings of Lovecraft.

I really hope this game captures that, I think this project is going to be something special and stand out heads and shoulders above other visual novels. I am very optimistic about Sedatophobia. :)
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#27 Post by Mirrowdothack » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:20 am

She looks so awesome.
I can't wait to see a colored version ♥

About the Lovecraft-thing. I have to admit I only know little about it. I have read one or two things. But I guess this story will simply take the way Lovecraft uses fear and the unknown theme etc. as an inspiration. I don't really expect Cthulhu to appear here (although it might be "funny" XD *just kidding^^"). I'm just totally interessted in this project's storyline
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#28 Post by Rossfellow » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:20 pm

Okay, here's the deal.

I have enough assets to put out the prologue (around 5-10 minutes of reading) as a playable demo. However, as mentioned, it's very short. My plan is to release chapter-by-chapter (around 30-40 mins each, 8-10k words average), for a total of about 7 chapters. However, my BG artist won't be returning until after Rose City Comic Con, so the assets beyond the prologue will be frozen until early October and will probably be finished months after that.

Should I just focus on releasing the prologue as a demo for now, or take some more time and finish the first chapter first?

Meanwhile, I'll be sharing the main theme, composed by Parusa.
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______2: (Psychology) A state of distress where the victim's sense of reality can no longer keep up with his or her imagination.
______Related: Madness, Paranoia, Despair

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#29 Post by Mad Harlequin » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:32 am

Go ahead and finish the first chapter. It'll give us more to experience and it'll make receiving feedback easier on you.
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#30 Post by Mirrowdothack » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:33 pm

I am totally in love with this piece of music.
It sounds pretty cool^^

If you want to give your audience a first impression you can release the prologue (some sot of a trailler-demo). But if you don't feel like your project shoudl be published at that state, then we can wait^^

About releasing your project chapter by chapter: If you have your whole story / plot / script done now and your are sure your don't need to change anything, then that's pretty fine by me^^. But if your are still working on it, you may think about this: If your story proceeds and at one point you notice that you need to change something or to add something in an earlier chapter (which was already released), then your might have a problem, since the chapters were already read by some people who might miss that important piece of information.
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