BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

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BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#1 Post by Red-Baby » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:51 am

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The story of a bakery, two witches, a knight, and some muffins.

BAKED:MAGIC is a light-hearted story about Lana, a witch that owns a bakery.
She recently took on an apprentice that is eager to learn how to bake delicious muffins using magic.
They are frequented by their 'number 1 customer' who is a royal knight.
Learn how Lana deals with love, life, rejection, and acceptance.
Play through the four days of her life ending with a single big event.

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PLAY THE DEMO via ITCH.IO
Demo released for Ren'Py jam which features about 20% of the game.

CHARACTERS
In order of appearance

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More to come

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FEATURES
Point and click mini games
Branching dialogues based on choices
Sound effects
Animated visual effects


CREDITS
Writing and Coding: Red
Art: Red (w/ resources from Freepik.com)
Chibis: thiskidthatkid
Music: Shoko (& extra tracks from Tim Reichert & Kevin MacLeod)
SFX: Diatonicnerds


Special thanks to the following for help with coding, art advice, beta testing, and more:
Ertal, Aleema, Diatonicnerds, Timepatches, various people from the Ren'Py discord chat
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Questions:
1. What do you think of the characters? Are they likeable?
2. What aspects of the demo do you like and what do you think needs improvement?
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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#2 Post by Red-Baby » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:50 am

Here's a screenshot from the demo =D
Yes I would like something to help me sleep please.
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I'm nearly done with the script and I've already started coding the rest of the game.
I'm still looking for people to help out with this project though, so if you're a chibi artist or a composer please let me know if you're interested to join.

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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#3 Post by nerupuff » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 am

Hi! I was finally able to try it out!

It was a short demo, but I really liked it! The art is super cute. I love the backgrounds and the sprites. The GIF animations were such a refreshing sight to see as well!

1. What do you think of the characters? Are they likeable?
> I think I like all of them a whole lot! Lana really comes off as wise, but knows how to have good fun. I felt the secondhand embarrassment when I made her pick the 1st choice while talking to Jayne, lol. Elliot is adorable. I have high hopes for her. Meanwhile, Jayne comes off as mysterious, and I'd like to find out more about her, given that she didn't have that much screentime in the demo.

2. What aspects of the demo do you like and what do you think needs improvement?
> I liked the point-and-click feature you've got! I'm looking forward to more of it. Interactive features like that really keep my attention on the game after a long dialogue. However, I did notice that the game triggers Lana's dialogue saying that we've found all of the ingredients when all I've found was the peppermint, clicking it 3 times (sorry I tend to forget what I've already clicked T_T). Perhaps there could be a fix for that?

Overall, good job! I'm also quite curious about the unnamed character at the end. I can't wait for this game to be complete! ^^ Good luck!
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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#4 Post by Red-Baby » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:07 am

nerupuff wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 am
Hi! I was finally able to try it out!

It was a short demo, but I really liked it! The art is super cute. I love the backgrounds and the sprites. The GIF animations were such a refreshing sight to see as well!

1. What do you think of the characters? Are they likeable?
> I think I like all of them a whole lot! Lana really comes off as wise, but knows how to have good fun. I felt the secondhand embarrassment when I made her pick the 1st choice while talking to Jayne, lol. Elliot is adorable. I have high hopes for her. Meanwhile, Jayne comes off as mysterious, and I'd like to find out more about her, given that she didn't have that much screentime in the demo.

2. What aspects of the demo do you like and what do you think needs improvement?
> I liked the point-and-click feature you've got! I'm looking forward to more of it. Interactive features like that really keep my attention on the game after a long dialogue. However, I did notice that the game triggers Lana's dialogue saying that we've found all of the ingredients when all I've found was the peppermint, clicking it 3 times (sorry I tend to forget what I've already clicked T_T). Perhaps there could be a fix for that?

Overall, good job! I'm also quite curious about the unnamed character at the end. I can't wait for this game to be complete! ^^ Good luck!

Thanks so much for the feedback!!
Thanks for pointing out the problem with the searching game!! Someone else also recently told me about it. I'll work on fixing that soon.
I'm glad you like the little animations (I worked so hard trying to code them in TwT it makes me happy that someone appreciates them)

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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#5 Post by nerupuff » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:06 am

Red-Baby wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:07 am
Thanks so much for the feedback!!
Thanks for pointing out the problem with the searching game!! Someone else also recently told me about it. I'll work on fixing that soon.
I'm glad you like the little animations (I worked so hard trying to code them in TwT it makes me happy that someone appreciates them)
No problem! And yes, the little animations really do help make things look lively ^^ It's my first to see something like that done in a VN (heh, perhaps I have yet to play so much more). Wishing you the best of luck!
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#6 Post by Red-Baby » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:34 am

Forgot to post this earlier, but here's a WIP of the last background needed for the game.
When this is done it means I'll have all the needed backgrounds~!! Hooray!
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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#7 Post by Red-Baby » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:17 am

We're getting chibis!!!! Hooray.
I'll be able to post samples later in the month =]

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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#8 Post by Draziya » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:17 am

1. What do you think of the characters? Are they likeable?

Yes! I think all of the characters so far are likeable.

I like how Lana is calm and collected, but still has an attitude to her. Her personality is distinct from Jayne, despite them both being quite composed, which is nice to see.

There's something very endearing about Elliot's shortcomings, which I find nice. It's very easy to write a character like that and have them be annoying, and I didn't feel that way about her.

Jayne seems dependable and hardworking, and I can see why Lana might be inclined to flirt with her, even if it doesn't work out.

2. What aspects of the demo do you like and what do you think needs improvement?

The point and click aspect is quite nice, and really enhances the reality of the bakery if that makes sense. That Lana knows what she's doing, and that a bakery like this could actually exist.

I like the small touches. Everything from the game starting with the store's wares being placed down shelf by shelf, to the fact that when Elliot leaves the screen, she vanishes in front of the door in the background.

I also like the worldbuilding. It all felt natural and not like exposition. I am interested to know more about the War and the world they live in!

If I had to pick something to improve, it would probably be the way the animated flame disappears. It kinda just, flies off at an odd angle. But other than that, can't wait to see the full product!
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Re: BAKED:MAGIC [GxG][Yuri Jam][Free][Demo]

#9 Post by Red-Baby » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:03 am

Draziya wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:17 am
1. What do you think of the characters? Are they likeable?

Yes! I think all of the characters so far are likeable.

I like how Lana is calm and collected, but still has an attitude to her. Her personality is distinct from Jayne, despite them both being quite composed, which is nice to see.

There's something very endearing about Elliot's shortcomings, which I find nice. It's very easy to write a character like that and have them be annoying, and I didn't feel that way about her.

Jayne seems dependable and hardworking, and I can see why Lana might be inclined to flirt with her, even if it doesn't work out.

2. What aspects of the demo do you like and what do you think needs improvement?

The point and click aspect is quite nice, and really enhances the reality of the bakery if that makes sense. That Lana knows what she's doing, and that a bakery like this could actually exist.

I like the small touches. Everything from the game starting with the store's wares being placed down shelf by shelf, to the fact that when Elliot leaves the screen, she vanishes in front of the door in the background.

I also like the worldbuilding. It all felt natural and not like exposition. I am interested to know more about the War and the world they live in!

If I had to pick something to improve, it would probably be the way the animated flame disappears. It kinda just, flies off at an odd angle. But other than that, can't wait to see the full product!
Thanks so much for the feedback Draz!
I'm glad you like the characters so far =D I had a really set idea of what I wanted Elliot and Jayne to be like so I'm glad you find them endearing and dependable ^w^
Yeah I'm not 100% happy with the flame disappearing as well. I tried to make it 'bounce' off the screen but couldn't code it right. I'll have to experiment with different ways to make it disappear and see what works best, but thanks for the feedback =D

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