Raven Hollow (Psych-SciFi, RPG, a little bit of GxG) On Hold

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Raven Hollow (Psych-SciFi, RPG, a little bit of GxG) On Hold

#1 Post by squark » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:48 am

So anyway, getting as far as I have has taken the better part of two and a half years to date.
Revisions, bugs, fixes, GUI updates, College and a host of other "Gonna Get In The Way" things had stalled this.
This is the first really big thing that I've attempted. Multiple ends, being a major selling point to me will be in later revisions.
Anyway, now that the blurb is out of the way, here's something.

PLOT/STORY
Now, how best to explain the plot without giving away everything, too?

The player will be cast into the role of Raine, a star player of her College's Basketball team, and on this particular day, she's late. Quite late indeed. And this is the fault of her closest friend, Claire - who said she had something important to tell her, but kept stuttering and tripping over her own words when she tried to say anything.
Unable to take it anymore, Raine just bolted for the arena, not wanting to be so late that she'd miss the game plan.
Claire just stood there dumbstruck, watching Raine's form slowly disappear in the Midsummer heat, and eventually decided to go for flute recital.
Pausing at the door, she mused "I already know all this, and it's perfect. Do I really need to sit through the same thing as I have for two weeks?"
Eventually reasoning that it would be okay to miss one class, she ran after Raine, making up her mind to thoughtlessly blurt out what she'd been wanting to say.
And she stopped when she saw Raine's gear bag just sitting there, on it's side. Picking it up, everything was still there. There were no side alleys here, so what's happened?
Raine eventually wakes up with what seems to be an excruciating headache. As her eyes focus, all she sees is a dank cell, a moonlit night and a someone who is both familiar and strange at once, staring at her with wide, surprised eyes.
This leaves her with three questions:
Where is this? Who is she? What am I doing in a cell?
No, make that FOUR questions.
What the hell is that smell?!

A Little Bit About The Story As A Whole

The primary objective is to find a way back, and also to explain to the head coach how you managed to miss so much training and a major match without so much as a phone call. Also on the cards is to try to unravel the mystery that is Raven Hollow. Can you do this, or will her adventure take a different path? This is where you come in. Your choices will determine what happens to Raine as she struggles to make sense of the situation.

There aren't any screenshots for me to show yet, but that will change, but I do have a short video of the first couple of minutes of gameplay.

Raven Hollow as it currently stands.

All music and graphics used are considered Stock, and are used without commercial interest.

What I'd really appreciate is a character artist and a BG artist. I can't afford to pay, however. I do have a thread open for this purpose.
I need a truckload of Backgrounds. This is because I want to cut down on rehashing.

People I'd really like to thank for helping me get this far:

Anima, for the awesome code work
kankan, for helping me really sort things out
chronoluminaire, for the early motivation
PyTom, for making Ren'Py
And anyone else who's at least interested.

Later!

EDIT: This is now on hold. But not abandoned.
Last edited by squark on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Raven Hollow (Psych-SciFi, RPG and a little bit of GxG)

#2 Post by papillon » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:00 pm

Interesting premise, hopefully you'll find someone to work with.

I would suggest not using all caps all the time though, it can get aggravating to read. (And better padding of the text to fit in the dialog box would help!)

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Re: Raven Hollow (Psych-SciFi, RPG and a little bit of GxG)

#3 Post by squark » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:01 am

I know the padding needs work, thanks. And the font I picked is supposed to look like that. I could've picked something nicer, that's true. You should've seen the first one I picked. That was aggrevating AND difficult to read.

Knight's Quest.ttf is what I'm using (at least until I can find something better suited) and the only lower case it has is Small Caps.

I'll take it under consideration and see if there's something I like the look of more.

Thanks for letting me know what you think!
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Re: Raven Hollow (Psych-SciFi, RPG and a little bit of GxG)

#4 Post by squark » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:09 am

(Update 21/10/12)
The text box has been fixed, and font changed. I'm not on my project compy at the moment. Will upload screen caps later, when I get back home.
Next I'll start on some more scenes.

Planned for next update:
Town Central
Forest Gates
Third demo version character implementation

I swear, this is moving faster than I thought.
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