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La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy] - Updated 19th Oct

#1 Post by Rin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Update Log
[*]Updated Progress - Oct 19[/color]
[*]New Official Site - Sep 24


Greetings, LSF-ers

My name is Rin and just a week ago I decided to start another project of my own while waiting for Kaguya-hime recruitment.
This is a Visual Novel whose story is inspired on Grimm's Fairy Tale 'Jorinda and Joringel'. And if anyone is wondering then yes! I absolutely love fairy tales! It grew up with me when I was still a kid and I always feel my mom's love whenever reading a fairy tale which she usually read for me as a bed story.
Anyhow, basically the core idea in the original story is remained, but I spiced things up (without breaking the O.story) with some additional information as well as events. I hope it would be good enough for you guys!

And, Fairy Tale: La Cage is also a free-to-play Visual Novel! I'm planning to release it within the next October. This is not a big project, we expect around 8000~ words when the script is done. But I'll try my very best to not disappoint you. My biggest goal is for you all to enjoy it. Just thinking about someone would be interested on my work is enough to make me happy!

Sorry for my rambling, here is what I've got after a week working on.



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Fairy Tale: La Cage
Plot summary:
“Don’t go near the wicked forest, or the Witch will turn you into an animal, and you’ll never be free.”

A rumor has spread involving a witch, and a castle in a forest. Any man who enters the forest is paralyzed before being thrown from the area. However, maidens are captured and turned into the pet sparrows of the witch. For years parents told their children this tale to keep them away from the forest. They even used the witch's name to frighten particularly naughty children. The forest became a place of fear for the people. No one dared wander near it. Years later, no one has seen the witch, but people still avoid going near the forest.

However, sometimes people still hear a mysterious song that keeps repeating itself from somewhere in the forest.


“I’m but a little bird and you can see me fly…
I’m just a little bird, my love for you can fill the sky…”



“What a beautiful tune, it gives me a feeling I can’t quite express...”
–Melody

Characters:
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Voice: coming soon

Roswell [name changeable] – A normal young man who inhabits the peaceful village. He is kind and calm. He used to bring the town’s children candy and play with them like a big brother. He doesn’t have a parent or siblings, so to him they are just like his family, which he needs to protect at any cost.


Age: About 20

Race: Human

Traits: Kind, Caring, Responsible, Daring


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Voice: coming soon

Melody – Roswell’s childhood friend. She grew up with Roswell since they were both orphaned. She has had a great interest in the mysterious song of the forest since she was young and enjoys spending her time playing the leaflute. She loves children and often reads them fairy tales.


Age: About 18

Race: Human

Traits: Gentle, Soft, Sweet


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Voice: coming soon

The Witch – She is said to be ruthless and self-centered. Some people claim that she can shape-shift. It has been a long time, probably decades since the last time people saw her.


Age: Unknown

Race: Undefined

Traits: Hypocritical, Malicious, Vengeful
Features:
- The Protagonist's name is changeable
- 2 different endings: Melody ending (true end) and the Witch ending
- Characters are voiced: I will update the character' voices by the beginning of October
- Narrator: The story is going to be told in 3rd person, the narrator is also voiced
- CG Gallery
- 1280 x 720 Resolution
- Original song
- Free release

Screenshot:

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(Or attachment file for better resolution)

Staffs:
- Rin: General Artist (including GUI, CG and Sprites), Screenplay writer.
- GameForge: Writer, Programmer
- Morhighan: Writer, Programmer
- Jess: BG Artist
- Tenshiiki: Co-BG Artist


Current Progress:
Story: 100%
Script: 60%
Sprites: 100%
GUI: 40%
BG: 80%
Music: 90%

Questions

We made choice based on everyone's help! Ty so much!
1. We are currently in trouble of selecting mode for Fairy Tale: La Cage.
The Visual Novel will be told in third person. So we would very appreciate if you can share for us your thoughts of preference about the 2 modes: ADV or NVL.
Basically the NVL mode will look like this:

NVL
(Or attachment file)

(I didn't add many decorations because it'll be a bit confusing while reading.)


And this is how our ADV dialog box mode is supposed to look like:

ADV 1

ADV 2

ADV 3
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(A little note: When the narrator speaks, the name box is hidden and probably the background screen dims a bit)


We would love to hear from you about which mode would you prefer so that we can get an idea to make a better decision.


2. If only you think the ADV ones interested you more, which alternative (ADV 1, 2 or 3) is most relevant to you? I mean, which one would you prefer out of the 3 mentioned styles? Does it needed to make the background screen dim when the narrator speaks or just hide the name box is already okay?



Thank you for reading and answering! If you have any question, feel free to ask.

Cheers,
Rin.
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ADV 2.jpg
ADV 3.jpg
NVL.jpg
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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy]

#2 Post by Razz » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:59 pm

So amazing. *_* And you're going to have voice acting too? I will definately play this when it comes out!
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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy]

#3 Post by Rin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:09 pm

Thank you very much for your support!

And yeah, I'll add the voice demo later but there aren't many character in this Story. Other than the 3 mains, side characters only appear once or twice so I'm planning to just have 3 mains are voiced, plus one narrator.

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#4 Post by Hiddlestoners » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:14 pm

Waa everything is so high quality - and it's going to be free!? Hell yeah 8)
I'm adding this onto the list of need-to-download-when-released for sure!
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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy]

#5 Post by CuppieKeyk » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:28 am

OMG ! Another project ! *A* Rin-chan is amaaaziingg =DD
Ohhh, I want to help ! XD. Tell me tell me ! I can do anything.
Anyway, the art is really good, and the story is interesting !
Ah and yeah, Melody and Roswell do look like siblings. XD (For me, they are kind of alike =O)
Go go go ! I'll keep an eye on it =).
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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy]

#6 Post by Rin » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:59 am

@Hiddlestoners: Thank you! I'm very happy to know that you are interested!
@CuppieKeyk: Thank you soo muchly, I really appreciate it! I'll think about you the first when we need a hand for the project. <3
Aww, even their personalities are somewhat alike *x* I was planning another design for them at first, with different hair color and eyes, also different color tone and clothes, but ended up like this > x < I think I'm gonna use only the main color tone plain gray and brown for all villagers because it creates some contrast with the, um, creatures in the forest. *w* I don't use much anime color for most of my OC though >_>

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#7 Post by CuppieKeyk » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:18 am

Rin wrote:@Hiddlestoners: Thank you! I'm very happy to know that you are interested!
@CuppieKeyk: Thank you soo muchly, I really appreciate it! I'll think about you the first when we need a hand for the project. <3
Aww, even their personalities are somewhat alike *x* I was planning another design for them at first, with different hair color and eyes, also different color tone and clothes, but ended up like this > x < I think I'm gonna use only the main color tone plain gray and brown for all villagers because it creates some contrast with the, um, creatures in the forest. *w* I don't use much anime color for most of my OC though >_>
Ohh, So that's it ! Hmm.. It's fine on it's way =)
Just like on Romeo x Juliet's Anime, the color of their village is same as the color of their nature (I mean, like the color of their clothes), And duunn worry ! It's really really fine, It's just that they look alike a bit, but It's really nice =D

*And okaay, I'll wait and is always willing to do any help ! Fuu ~ >w<
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#8 Post by Rin » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:57 am

Thank you for encouraging me! I'll try to not disappoint you~

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#9 Post by Princess Akina » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:23 am

AHMYGAWD RIN THIS GAME IS SO ASDhDKJHGJKSLDHFLKASJDLKAHFKJDHJKSFDGHKJSDHSDF ;w;

It's so BEAUTIFUL~~~~ Good luck on it!

Your art is so ;v; *touches*

EDIT: Just saw the questions ;v; I prefer the second ADV, because you get to see the characters more than the first one, and the third one looks a bit..uh, plain I guess :| And the background dimming would be a great plus, if it isn't too hard or annoying to program in ;)
And about the NVL mode...I prefer seeing the textbox and stuff over NVL mode, but that's my opinion
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#10 Post by junna » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:56 am

I like ADV 1 and 2. but I'm more biased to 2 because I can see more of the characters. lol

The background dimming for narration is cool too. lols
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#11 Post by CuppieKeyk » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:10 am

ADV 2 is nice =D - BTW =OO
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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy]

#12 Post by Rin » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:13 am

@Princess Akina: Thank you for your kind words! I feel like I'm inspired a lotttt : D!

And thank you all for the info, it's been a greeeeeaattttt help for me!
I'm lucky to have a very talented programmer, and he can help me code the Dim Background.

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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy] - Updated 24th Sept

#13 Post by DarKNight » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:29 pm

This sounds very tempting, I really love your new style Image
I have read the original version of the story and I love it, but it sounds like yours has a lot more than that and they are absolutely interesting, according to what's been written. Image

I love ADV mode over NVL by the way, because I can see more of the characters and their expression.

(I look forward to hear the Witch's voice Image)

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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy] - Updated 24th Sept

#14 Post by Gumm_p0p » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:16 pm

OH MY MOTHER THAT IS ALL HOLY. This so Gorgeous! Especially how main menu is created. And to answer your question I'm leaning toward ADV 1, maybe because it fills up the negative space… just my suggestion.

But I would love to play this.

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Re: La Cage [BxG] [Fairy Tale] [Fantasy] - Updated 24th Sept

#15 Post by 15385bic » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:46 am

JUST SO PREEETTTTTY RIN - OMG ur art is gorgeous T^T!

i like adv 1 =]

wahhhhh~ just so gorgeous

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