A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy] (Released!)

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A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy] (Released!)

#1 Post by feathersnake » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:12 am

Update- December 22, 2013: Rose is now complete and released! You can find it here: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 11&t=24451


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I really hope we can make this game turn out well and we can get it to everyone relatively soon. Thanks for waiting, showing your interest, and for your help guys! This community is so amazing. T~T
Summary
A single rose is saved by a florist tending to the garden. Her feelings that result from his kindness give her the gift of speech, but the only one around to hear is the girl who owns the flower bed.
This is a short kinetic novel from the perspective of a rose.
Characters
Main Character- Rose
The only rose that survived her patch. As she develops feelings for the florist that saved her, she gains the unique ability to speak.
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Florence
A kind florist that owns a flower shop of his own. He saved Rose because of a desperate request from a friend to help with her garden.
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Hazel
The owner of the garden where Rose lives. She is the first to hear Rose speak, and eventually comes to listen to Rose and her dilemma.
Hazel sm.png
Witch (Secret name is secret.)
A witch that happens by Rose one day. She is the second to hear Rose speak.
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???
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Backgrounds
Garden
Rose garden sm.png
CGs
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Title Page
GUI
Rose Prefs small.png
Music
Hazel's Tears
A Heart's Desire
Staff
Team Olfix-
Art, Main Menu, Co-writing by Emeytroi
Music by Tawanka
Coding, Writing, GUI by Feathersnake
My Babbling/question asking
Hello. This is Olfix's (and my) first visual novel project. It's something short we decided on to get the hang of visual novel creation and working as a team. Emeytroi, Tawanka and I are the Olfix trio. and I'm the only one with a lemma soft account. Haha. Emeytroi and Tawanka now have an account here, unexpectedly. X3 I will update as things progress.

Any advice, comments, criticisms, or questions you have for us are welcome!


Progress (Warning: All percentages are rough estimates. Accuracy is not guaranteed and percentages are subject to change. Thank you and have a wonderful day. *bows*)

All finished!

Backgrounds: 100%
CGs: 100%
Sprites: 100%
Story: 100%
Music: 100%
Script: 100%
GUI: 100%
Programming: 100%
Miscellaneous: ???% (Beware the extras section. *dramatic piano*)
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Re: A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy]

#2 Post by Sapphi » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:31 am

I liked the premise... until the witch part.
(I was like Ah, good, romantic, sweet, lovely, love triangle?, somber, GAH MOE MOE WITCHES?!)
How does she fit into this equation exactly? Is she some kind of comic relief? Do you need an excuse for magic? Since the "magic of love" is already sufficient to give a flower a voice...
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Re: A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy]

#3 Post by feathersnake » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:06 am

Sapphi wrote:I liked the premise... until the witch part.
(I was like Ah, good, romantic, sweet, lovely, love triangle?, somber, GAH MOE MOE WITCHES?!)
How does she fit into this equation exactly? Is she some kind of comic relief? Do you need an excuse for magic? Since the "magic of love" is already sufficient to give a flower a voice...
Ahahaha! I suppose I set myself up for that one. I don't know if I should use spoiler tags, but...*shrugs*
The witch helps Rose out by turning her into a human for one hour.

No moe or comic relief aspects to her as far as I can tell.
I hope her presence didn't throw you off too much. ^-^; I'm glad you at least found the premise interesting.
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Re: A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy]

#4 Post by feathersnake » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:48 pm

Hello again to anyone reading! It's been a while due to life circumstances, but this project is still moving along. It's just going slower than we expected.

Updates-
- All characters have names now!
- The Witch's part was re-written. She's a bit of a different character now.
- We have a background, and Emey is working on sprites as I type.
- The main menu music is still almost done. Now that Tawanka hopefully has a working memory card for the keyboard, hopefully music things will be going a little smoother. Nevertheless, her work is admirable! As is the wonderful artist, Emeytroi!
- Once the main menu music is all done, I will be posting a youtube video of our main menu screen. It has some small animation. :D
- The script is done but still needs some work in my opinion, so it's editing time!

All in all, we're still alive!
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Re: A Rose by Any Other Name [Short KN] [Fantasy]

#5 Post by SelLi » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:06 pm

It sounds very simple and charming...
I think I might read it once it's all done :)

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#6 Post by feathersnake » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:37 pm

@ZaisConsultant - Thanks! :) That's what it's meant to be. A simple little story.
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#7 Post by feathersnake » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:50 pm

Update!- Thanks to our wonderful and amazing team members, we have some shiny new updates!
-The main menu music is complete! This means that there is a youtube video up above.
-Florence's sprite is done! He's also up above and blinking. 8D

The Sound of Rain is a piece by Tawanka, our musician, and the art is by Emeytroi, our artist. They deserve all the love they can get for their work!

Thanks for taking a look! :D
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#8 Post by StarMasayume » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:35 pm

Ooh I like the idea. Sounds like a bit of a fairy tale aspect to it.

I really like the opening screen you have with the rose animated.

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#9 Post by feathersnake » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:31 pm

@StarMasayume - It does have a bit of a fairy tale feeling to it, doesn't it? :)
Thank you! I'm happy that you found it interesting and that you like the title screen. :D
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#10 Post by Arelune » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:21 am

I also like the rose a lot. And the music. :)

Might I suggest some things?
I think if you vary the lines of the vines, it gives a bit more elegance to the button. Like how I tried in the attachment.
Also the shadows of the sprite seem sometimes arbitrary, especially the one on the nose isn't right.
Er, yeah, new to suggesting things...^^'
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#11 Post by feathersnake » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:49 pm

Arelune wrote:I also like the rose a lot. And the music. :)

Might I suggest some things?
I think if you vary the lines of the vines, it gives a bit more elegance to the button. Like how I tried in the attachment.
Also the shadows of the sprite seem sometimes arbitrary, especially the one on the nose isn't right.
Er, yeah, new to suggesting things...^^'
Thank you! And of course, suggestions are always very welcome. :D
I'm not the artist though, so I will make sure to pass your suggestions on to Emeytroi and we will discuss them.
Thanks again, and don't be afraid to say anything. ^-^
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#12 Post by emeytroi » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:21 am

Arelune wrote:I also like the rose a lot. And the music. :)

Might I suggest some things?
I think if you vary the lines of the vines, it gives a bit more elegance to the button. Like how I tried in the attachment.
Also the shadows of the sprite seem sometimes arbitrary, especially the one on the nose isn't right.
Er, yeah, new to suggesting things...^^'
No, it's fine! Your suggestions were wonderful~ I can see where I could add more diversity to the buttons but since this is mostly a trial KN- something for us to get the hang of things- I'm not going to worry about it too much this time. I will keep that in mind for future reference, though. C8
Also, with the sprite, I... um... yeah. It's my first ever lineless sprite. XD; I can see what you mean with the shadows. I obviously wasn't paying much attention to the light source. OTL Seeing as my style keeps changing I'm planning to recreate Florence's sprite and I promise that I'll try to pay more attention to the lighting! >n<

Thank you so much for your suggestions! They were really helpful!

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#13 Post by Arelune » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:38 am

I'm really glad my comment fell in good waters. :)

Are there any updates for this? It's been a while. I guess you're all just working on it when you have some time.

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#14 Post by feathersnake » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:25 pm

Emeytroi got an account when I wasn't looking. o_o When did that happen? Yay! I'm not an LSF loner anymore!
Arelune wrote:I'm really glad my comment fell in good waters. :)

Are there any updates for this? It's been a while. I guess you're all just working on it when you have some time.
Sorry it took so long for you to get emeytroi's response. ^-^; (partly my fault...) It's probably better that she got an account and responded to you directly though...

Anyways, there aren't any at the moment. We are working on this when we have time, so slow spots happen. We decided from the start to make this a non stressful project too. Thankfully things progress pretty fast when we are working on it since it's a small project.

But there is this: http://olfix.deviantart.com/#/d53m4ca
It was Emey messing with Tawanka and me. :roll:
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#15 Post by Arelune » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:46 am

feathersnake wrote:Anyways, there aren't any at the moment. We are working on this when we have time, so slow spots happen. We decided from the start to make this a non stressful project too. Thankfully things progress pretty fast when we are working on it since it's a small project.

But there is this: http://olfix.deviantart.com/#/d53m4ca
It was Emey messing with Tawanka and me. :roll:
I figured as much, and that's all right. That image is very cute btw. Emeytroi, I love the way you draw roses.

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