Of Sense and Soul [BxB] [Historical/Victorian, Slice of Life, Romance] In Development

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Of Sense and Soul [BxB] [Historical/Victorian, Slice of Life, Romance] In Development

#1 Post by Ingthing » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:35 pm

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Story

In an age before the clip-clop of horseshoes disappeared off the streets of England, before the tipping of hats and the wearing of corsets were written off as the tidings of yesteryear, there are stories which have been lost to time — stories of people, of lives, and of love.

Ours is just such a tale, centered on two men navigating the smog-covered streets of Victorian London: Hugo Brooks, an editorialist who never adventures far outside the written word, and Seamus Charkham, a confirmed bachelor who is determined to gulp life down right to the last drop.

Both are set in their ways, and both are in desperate need of a change, loath as they are to admit it. Despite wanting to believe they’re satisfied with continuing on as they have been, they find that sometimes, things can change for the better.

In the London of 1875, their stories — their lives — become intertwined, and together begin to bloom and unfold…





Overview

Of Sense and Soul is a M/M slice of life romance visual novel set in late-Victorian England that is driven by the character development of two protagonists.

The game will feature...
  • A robust Victorian England setting
  • 2 playable character routes with 6 total endings (subject to change)
  • Branching plot choices
  • Original, full-color artwork
  • Additional gameplay mechanics, including map choices, poem composition, and journaling choices.




Progress

The story for this game is currently being planned and written following a long research period.

We've also begun developing art assets for the game's demo. The watercolor-esque art style for the game has been solidified, and sprites, backgrounds, and GUI elements are in progress.

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First background test

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Second background test with sprite and placeholder text box on top, with variants for day and night.

If you're curious about the origins of this project and the progress we have made since 2016, when this project was born as a webcomic idea, you can read Devlog #0 here!





Team


Of Sense and Soul is a passion project created by akaparalian and ingthing.

Writing: akaparalian

Art/Writing: ingthing

Programming: loneshadow/sachiro



Let us know what you think below!

Follow @ofsenseandsoul on Twitter and Instagram for updates, fun facts, and development art!
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https://www.ofsenseandsoul.com/

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Re: Of Sense and Soul [BxB] [Historical/Victorian, Slice of Life, Romance] In Development

#2 Post by Zelan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm

This looks like a cool project! Do you have any estimates for the final word count and/or playtime?

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Re: Of Sense and Soul [BxB] [Historical/Victorian, Slice of Life, Romance] In Development

#3 Post by Ingthing » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:08 am

Zelan wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm
This looks like a cool project! Do you have any estimates for the final word count and/or playtime?
Hello! Apologies for this very, very, very late response (There seems to be a duplicate of this thread, the main one is over here:viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56809) but thank you for your interest!

We will not have an estimate for the final word count or playtime until our demo is fully written and edited, but the initial demo itself we estimate to be around 5-10k words. It encompasses the first act of four for one route only, but the second, third, and fourth acts are expected to be longer than the first.

We'll be making a topic in the Work in Progress forum by the end of the month with some more updated information, so we may have a better estimate there!
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Currently working on Of Sense and Soul, a M/M slice of life romance VN set in Late-Victorian England.
https://www.ofsenseandsoul.com/

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