What I need:
Artists (BG, CG)
Proofreaders (because I make stupid mistakes all the time)
Beta-testers (Note: needed later in production)
Schedule is flexible and open. You can work at mostly your own pace.
I will do the programming and the main writing, but everyone is welcomed to be as involved as they want. If something I do isn't up-to-par then tell me. I will do my best to fix it. Communication is very important.
Currently Working on the Project:
LondonIvy: Programmer, Writer
yu_eriyama: Sprite and Character Artist, composer
YuukiCrossPudding: Proofreader, writing assistance
The VERY ROUGH story concepts below just so you can get an idea of what this is all about.
If interested either send me a PM or respond to this thread. A sample of your work will be appreciated.
Adam is strange boy who would rather study psychology than interact with people. His sarcastic, cynical personality pushes people away, especially girls.
One night, while reading about the theory of parallel universes, Adam goes through the mirror and ends up in a strange and violent world full of unusual people. Turns out it's something like his modern world but with fantasy elements (demons, magic, that shizz).
The hero and his choices of females are atypical. Adam is a sarcastic, highly-intelligent and cynical guy who has no interest in the girls and is just trying to survive half-the-time in this strange new land. His predominate goal is to go home and get away from all these people. He is sort of tsundere to most of the girls at first but gradually warms up to them. The girls themselves tend to range from normal to eccentric to off-of-their-rockers.
The setting as of now is sketchy, but here is what I have. The world is a parrallel to his own. It is a wild, uninhibited place, which makes him even more inclined to leave, influenced by steampunk with techno music.
The girls corellate to his world. It ties into his interest in psychology. The girls of the cast represent extreme aspects of his personality and wishes (except for Madelyn since she's not of that world). Later in the plot he discovers the reason he is so strongly attracted to certain girls is because they sort of ARE him. He finds that pursuing a certain girl's path actually begins to shift his personality in the direction of whatever that girl represents. This weirds him out, naturally.
Everything is controlled by a Queen who is distant from the world and tends to delegate little matters to her servants. The Queen is extremely powerful. When she wants to create new people, she simply crafts a puppet that later is born as a person. She has ultimate control over people. Even though they SEEM to have control, she has the final say so they can't physically do anything she doesn't want them to do. Some people resent this.
All of this endangers Adam because he is NOT of this world and the Queen can't control him, a fact that angers her.
I'm going heavily for a boy falls into strange Wonderland sort of thing. This project is pretty complicated and is going to take some major writing to do.
Lucy: She works as an assassin, a fact that she doesn't bother to keep hidden. She enjoys sexually harassing Adam just to annoy him and loves setting off the tsun side of his personality. She seems to do everything for the lulz, even killing, which she approaches with a smile and a lot of skill. There's a hidden side to her, however, that is slowly revealed later in the route. Turns out she's lonely and feels guilty for all the horrible things she's done in her life and feels Adam is her only chance at redemption. On the other hand, she also had a very dark side and loves causing trouble and chaos whether that be in easily-solved misunderstandings or attempting to tear down the world around her.
Rose: Beautiful and elegant woman with long black hair and wears either a pretty dress or a kimono. She runs a criminal organization she just recently inherited from her father. This same organization hires Lucy as a freelancer, someone Rose hates with a passion. Despite her best efforts to appear calm and collected she is actually a hot-headed mess who can never control her extremely dangerous temper. Her intelligence is sharp and she can often be seen making a biting remark when she's not yelling and throwing a fit. She's plagued by insecurities that the organization she inherited will never accept her and always see her as a weak little girl who got everything from her daddy. It doesn't help that there is rumors of mutiny in the ranks that may or may not be instigated by Lucy...
Madelyn: Madelyn is from Adam's world but arrived long before he did. If this was an otome game Madelyn would be what would happen to the heroine after years of living in an unwelcoming world with pushy people. She appears cold and distant at first but this is actually a cover to her extremely sensitive, caring and sweet nature that she reveals little-by-little to Adam. She admits that she thought this side of her personality had been beaten out of her by the forceful, pushy and semi-abusive men who had always been after her (aka certain otome game boys I won't bother mentioning), but it turns out she just needed the right guy.
EmilyShe is a magician and servant of the Queen, but comes across as a very friendly, open person. She loves people and interacting with them and some would call her personality bright and happy. She loves to smile, even when she's unhappy. However, she has a surprisingly mature and intelligent side that she'll occasionally show.
As the Queen's servant she has certain duties, including insuring that everything runs as the Queen wants it to. She suddenly becomes very serious and focused when she performs them. There are rumors that it is HER magic, not the Queen's, that keeps the people under the Queen's control...
Wears a lot of jewelry and make-up and has an obsession with shiny objects.
Louis Lucy's brother. He is a seemingly easy-going ladies man who harbors a secretive and manipulative side. He pretends to be an idiot in order to make people lower their guard so he can use them. He loves his sister, but her lack of caring for her safety slightly concerns him. Also, he hits on and teases Adam to piss him off (same reason his sister does it except he has no intentions behind it). He is something of a rival for Rose's affection, but he may just be trying to use her. He may have a hand in the mutiny plot mentioned in Rose's summary.
Adam: Highly-intelligent but cynical to the situation he's been placed in. However, a part of him wants to be a typical guy and just go with the flow because, hey, there are worst things than a world where hot chicks push their affections on you. However, he is more often than not annoyed by the constant push of affections by the girls (especially Lucy). His goal is to go home and to get away from this craziness.
Example of the scenarios in the game:
When placed in typical scenarios, atypical things happen. For example, when a girl accidently falls on Adam there is no blushy-blushy. He very calmly tells them to get the hell off of him. If it's Madelyn she pretends to not care to hide her hurt feelings. If it's Lucy she flirts and teases him while saying they might as well do it right there because, hey, the floor's as good a place as any. If Rose then she has typical bishoujo girl rage and threatens to have him assassinated if he doesn't desist assaulting her (something that makes him go WTF? I didn't do anything, you loony woman).
The brilliant yu_eriyama sent me this preliminary sketch of what Adam will look like. He's quite handsome for a skinny dweeb, haha. Anyway, here's a sample of what more is surely to come.
A sketch of Lucy. Yu_eriyama really did a good job making her look like a sexy badass assassin. And she says she can't draw girls...pfft.