The Witch in the Forest [GxG][Yuri Jam][Slice of Life / Kemonomimi / Fantasy][RELEASED]

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The Witch in the Forest [GxG][Yuri Jam][Slice of Life / Kemonomimi / Fantasy][RELEASED]

#1 Post by Mikomi » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:03 am

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The Witch in the Forest is about a young woman who lives in the forest and is mystified by all things magical and natural. One day, however, she meets another young woman living deep in the forest- a real witch!

🎃 Characters 🎃

Fidelia
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Fidelia has lived in the forest for all of her life, as she lived there with her parents and grandparents. She's 20 years old and has her own garden where she grows vegetables and herbs. She likes taking walks through the forest and reading fantasy books.


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Jastiline lives in a cottage in the forest towards a section Fidelia never realized she'd never seen before until she takes another route one day. Jastiline is 21 years old and teaches young kids from the city nearby about home skills. Her real passion is flower arranging and she has her own flower garden. She also loves to read fantasy books.

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Jastiline's young students. They're small, bright, and wary of strangers, especially those who live in the forest and try following them. Not the best approach, Fidelia...

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Old concept art

🎃 Setting & Plot 🎃

The Witch in the Forest (TWITF) is centered around Fidelia, a somewhat introverted and socially awkward girl who stumbles upon Jastiline's house one day and befriends her. It's a short, NVL-style kinetic novel about their lives as they prepare for their favorite holiday, Halloween! It's set in a some-what modern time, but with a more fantasy take on it- there are cities but things such as cellphones, Internet, etc. don't exist. So, think more along the lines of 30+ years ago. The novel is about one hour long.

So, backstory time! This originally started off as a webcomic waaay back in 2014. I never finished it, but always wanted to adapt it to a visual novel. And now, that's just what I'm doing! I was originally going to go with my normal art style for this, but after a style test my friends convinced me to do a more moe art style. Have to say, I really like it!

🎃 Credits 🎃


Character Art, Writing, Programming - Me, Mikomi Kisomi
Backgrounds - various photos from Unsplash
Music - Alyx


This is made for Yuri Jam 2017.
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#2 Post by Zelan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:56 pm

This looks cute! I love Jastiline's hair. And I like the idea that they'll bond over gardening and fantasy novels. ^_^

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#3 Post by Mikomi » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:57 pm

Zelan wrote:
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This looks cute! I love Jastiline's hair. And I like the idea that they'll bond over gardening and fantasy novels. ^_^
Thank you very much! :D
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#4 Post by Amy_oai » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:11 pm

I'm really excited to see more of this and play it <3 I really love the fantasy take on a modern world too! Are there more species around or does most everyone have fluffy ears and tails?
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#5 Post by Mikomi » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:33 pm

Amy_oai wrote:
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I'm really excited to see more of this and play it <3 I really love the fantasy take on a modern world too! Are there more species around or does most everyone have fluffy ears and tails?
Thank you very much! Modern fantasy is my favorite genre, though this one isn't as modern as I usually do, but I digress. Yes, all the characters are fennec fox kemonomimis. I thought about making other kemonomimi types but I decided to keep it simple.
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#6 Post by Mikomi » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:09 pm

The side characters are now finished! Here are two of Jastiline's students.

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#7 Post by Zelan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 am

The students are adorable. And I need a Jastiline! I have no home skills. <:

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#8 Post by Mikomi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 am

The writing for the script is now complete! Artwork and programming will be finished this week, so this should be released sometime later this week!
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#9 Post by sorabokki » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:08 am

Your artwork is absolutely adorable!! I loved seeing the old concept artwork and what you've finalized to the current designs. ^^

Looking forward to your progress!
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#10 Post by Mikomi » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:16 am

woobv wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:08 am
Your artwork is absolutely adorable!! I loved seeing the old concept artwork and what you've finalized to the current designs. ^^

Looking forward to your progress!
Thank you so much!! 😭💕
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#11 Post by Ertal77 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:18 pm

Hahaha, this story looks so cute! The main characters' designs are adorable, and I love that you have included children (since it's a Halloween story, it fits really well!).

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#12 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 pm

It's looking nice Mikomi. :)
Also, I'm just finding out about Unsplash here and now from you. That's a really cool thing!
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#13 Post by Mikomi » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Thank you all for the warm comments of support! The full VN is out now on Itch.io for free!

Download it here!
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#14 Post by Mikomi » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Update 11/24:

The art book has been released! For $1, you can see the concept art, work in progress drawings, details on how it was made, and how I adapted The Witch in the Forest from a webcomic into a visual novel!

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#15 Post by Mikomi » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:06 pm

The last and biggest update for The Witch in the Forest is available!

The newest update includes many things from new sprite poses, new backgrounds, a new date, and even the option to play in NVL or ADV!

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Thank you to everyone who's played any version- thank you for all the support!
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