Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering [Nerdy Valentine 2/14/14]

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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#31 Post by HAL9000 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:42 pm

I think he has robot eyes under his bangs. That glow bright red. And maybe shoot lasers.

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#32 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:46 pm

Why didn't I read about this until now!? O:
AWESOME, DUDE.
You should finish this. I'll add up to the persons who will hunt you down on your bedroom if you don't finish this.
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#33 Post by Dollywitch » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:55 pm

This game has the best title

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#34 Post by Omnificent » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:13 am

Thanks guys!

A demo of ~1 in-game day will be up within the week. In the meantime:

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Behold, the title screen!


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Go figure that the first complete sprite isn't even of a main character.



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WHAT HAS SCIENCE DOOOOONE

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The demo is done to the best of my ability/resources except for sprites. Here is part of the reason for the holdup.

I could release it without sprites, but that would feel like a copout after all the effort I put into the rest of it. Plus if I get the sprites done now, it means I've got that completely out of the way and have nothing to worry about but possible CGs later on!
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#35 Post by Mocha07734 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:27 am

*chokes on coffee

OH MAH GAWD!
It looks awesome! :)
Te-hee... the title page... It makes me laugh every time I see it. :'D

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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#36 Post by Taleweaver » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:06 am

This could almost be a tribute to Genshiken, only in a non-Japanese setting, no?
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#37 Post by Dollywitch » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:49 am

Wow, you really polished up the graphics from the initial drawings... gives me hope for my own VN :)

Agree with the Genshiken comparison. You should totally add a crossdressing/trans character then like Hato from the new Genshiken :P

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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#38 Post by Omnificent » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:02 am

Mocha: The sprites are taking a while, but I'm glad you like them. :P

Taleweaver: The Genshiken parallel did occur to me a bit after I started work on this. I'm doing my best not to make this seem like a copy though, and the end product'll be pretty Western in tone.

Dollywitch: Thanks! Vectoring in Flash really does wonders, even if you're like me and have to draw with a mouse.

As for a crossdressing/trans character, I think that I would probably tackle the subject of gender/sexuality in a separate VN. I've already decided on the themes for each character's story and it may be overcomplicating things to try and tackle LGBT issues in at least a semi-tasteful manner on top of that.

OP updated with sprites and stats (!!) for the main characters. I have the expression sheets done for all the characters, it's just a matter of drawing/fixing all their poses before I can insert them into the game.
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#39 Post by Dollywitch » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:06 pm

Yeah, but crossdressing Otakus are such fun! Haha

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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#40 Post by ririruetoo » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:03 pm

The cast reminds me of my buddies in high school...
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#41 Post by Marcelo_Orlando » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:20 pm

Oh sweet! It's been updated and looking better with progress. About the demo, do you really need one? The game loves great already and you have people already interested in playing it so why not just release the full game. Or......if you just want to make a demo make it short, no more than a day long.

I know all to well how sprites can be a challenge but they are looking nice. Just take your time and let your talent do the work. I guess that answers the question of why VN characters don't change clothes often.
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering

#42 Post by Applegate » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:18 pm

It amuses that none of our nerd gathering establish a score over 2 in strength.

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#43 Post by aestate » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:46 pm

OH MY GOD, WIN. W-why did I not see this earlier?
I am eagerly awaiting the demo... ;A;
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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering [DEMO UP 10/8/11]

#44 Post by Omnificent » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:52 am

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A little more than a week, but I come bearing a demo! Download links are in the OP.

There are three reasons why I wanted to release a demo: to have a more immediate milestone to shoot for, to give a sense of how the characters are outside of the vague idea that OP blurb gives you, and to show how the gameplay works. Especially because this is my first VN, it'd be good to know what works and what works less well before working full-steam on the finished product.

Also, just for kicks, I want to hear you guys tell me who your favorite character(s) are thus far and why.
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I occasionally frequently draw other people's characters. Now offering delinquentization, medievalization, and cyborgification. Hit me up in PM if you want sprites for your KN or non-ren'ai VN.

EVEN IF THE TENDONS OF MY THUMBS TEAR INTO NOTHINGNESS, EVEN IF I GO NEARSIGHTED FROM STARING TOO HARD AT THE SCREEN, EVEN IF MY BODY IS CLOSE TO COLLAPSE FROM THE 72 HOURS I HAVE GONE WITHOUT FOOD! I WILL DEFEAT YOU!

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Re: Forever Alone: Nerds the Gathering [DEMO UP 10/8/11]

#45 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:45 am

Ahahahahahaha! That demo was awesome! XD
On all the boys, I like Douglas the best. Blahaha, I wonder why 8D
The notebook part with Matt is win. XD

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