Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

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Re: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

#46 Post by Mad Harlequin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm

#1's not bad. I rank it second, after #4. As for #2, I can understand the appeal of the longish hair, but it doesn't seem to work on this guy. Maybe if he pulled it back . . .
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Re: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

#47 Post by Rinima » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:05 pm

Rossfellow wrote:I was leaning towards #1 myself. I had thought that the "FBI Agent" look was a nice fit to the character. The rest of the team seem to love #2 a lot, though.
Well, I guess it depends on his personality.
#1 reminds me of Phoenix Wright, so if he's like Phoenix right, go for that one
#2 reminds me of Mizuki out of Naruto, so if he's an evil bastard, go for that one XD
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Re: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

#48 Post by Rossfellow » Fri May 15, 2015 1:51 am

Edit on the opening post. Added a cover illus and updated the logo. Next update introduces the cast. Much appreciation for looking forward to it!
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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#49 Post by SinnyROM » Fri May 15, 2015 5:50 am

I'm an avid fan of Lovecraftian horror, so thank you for giving an update on your game! Your premise is intriguing and your visual assets are lovely and moving along well. Looking forward for completion.

If it's not too late I want to case my vote for hair #1 and #4, they both look fitting for him.

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#50 Post by MomoiroGirl » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:09 pm

I wanted to bookmark this project as soon as I saw the picture in the first post, and once I read the description, I was sold! I can identify with the main character, so this should be interesting! :D

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#51 Post by Rossfellow » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:18 pm

Thanks for stopping by. :)

As promised, I'll be introducing the first of the main cast, Mimi.

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A senior from New Vasilievsky, Mimi dreams of joining the Research Department.
She is always seen with earphones plugged, earning her a reputation as an unattentive audiophile among her schoolmates.
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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#52 Post by AsHLeX » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:01 am

Wow!! How could it have taken me this long to find this?
Love the concept, the BG's are especially awesome and detailed!
Definitely a game that I would look forward to!
Like the music, like the art... (Pretty much like everything)
All the best!!! I'll be looking forward to the demo.
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#53 Post by Rossfellow » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:40 am

Now we're trying to decide where the school patch should go.

http://sta.sh/09c4riq6mgh

http://sta.sh/022a9uy4zoag
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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#54 Post by Rossfellow » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:02 pm

Some test pages. Decided to use a basic KN format. Tentative font aside, this is pretty close to how it should look.

http://sta.sh/0ztkom7md0p
http://sta.sh/02g1vhnhkicr
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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#55 Post by Pick_One » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:30 pm

I like horror and mystery, particularly the psychological kind. Sometimes I do think being left with your own thoughts could be quite dangerous.

The title catches my attention and I think the themes that will be explore are interesting. I'm curious about Mimi's condition and what's going on, as well as what she will find or who she will find.

Some of the concept art idea and monsters are well drawn and if done right, could be creepy. The sprites look nice and by their character design, I could figure out their basic personality. Also the outfit design is cute. The background arts are pretty nice. I think having the game take place in a medical type of setting is good for upping the horror.

The music sounds good.

As for the placement of the school patch, I choose either the first or second. If you like, I guess I could explain what little reasons I had for coming to such results. ^^;

Can't wait to try out the demo. :)

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#56 Post by mysticichigo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:46 pm

Dark plotlines are always great, and this sounds like a very unique idea! I'm not very well-versed in Lovecraftian horror, but hopefully that won't hinder my enjoyment of the game.

Quick question: Is there going to be music for this? I feel like it could be more effective if there were none.

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#57 Post by Rossfellow » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:01 am

mysticichigo wrote:Quick question: Is there going to be music for this? I feel like it could be more effective if there were none.
There will be both music and ambient sound, like a regular KN/VN. The concept of "Silence" is a fairly loose interpretation in this story.

Anyway, I'm back from a fairly long break. Further updates will be put into a proper WIP thread. Meanwhile, here's a small preview of the main cast's design.
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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#58 Post by mysticichigo » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:57 pm

Gah, everything looks great! I have no constructive criticism or anything to offer!

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#59 Post by sicklesium » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:51 am

Her name is pretty funny - will that come into play? Or is that a spoiler? ;)

Everything looks so cool though. Quite a unique plotline. Looking very forward to it, especially since I have the namesake~

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#60 Post by Rossfellow » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:32 am

sicklesium wrote:Her name is pretty funny - will that come into play? Or is that a spoiler? ;)

Everything looks so cool though. Quite a unique plotline. Looking very forward to it, especially since I have the namesake~
Bit of a funny story about that. This actually didn't start out as a visual novel, but as a 2D sidescrolling puzzle game.

You are placed in a grid map. Another entity is also placed in the grid map. For every step you take, this entity takes two. You have to make it to point B before it catches you.

http://sta.sh/026vqw24jgj0

Back then, the characters were caricatures rather than having actual stories. "Mimi" was the main playable character whose hearing acted like a radar. Unfortunately for her, even as the project shifted drastically (I couldn't figure out how the levels/stages would work), her name stuck, bringing the irony with it. :P
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Sedatophobia (latin SedatoPhobia)
___(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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