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Color Me Cliche - Updated 7/1

#1 Post by Itwasneveradream » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:30 am

Haha. bet you thought this was dead, didn't you?
COLOR ME CLICHE
"It's been four years now, I still don't know what red is."

Four years ago, he made the headlines. And for four years, he's been hiding.

In the darkness, someone found him.
In the darkness, someone made him smile.

But, apparently, he's not the only one hiding something.
After God knows how long Ive put this on hiatus, I finally have a solid plot.
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Blake
An old piano prodigy that spends everyday being eaten up by guilt. He is unable to see colors.

(Clairs sprite is being redone)
Clair
A cheerful girl...almost too cheerful
A CG
Photo 6-30-13 4 25 45 PM.jpg

Progress (please note the keyboard Im using doesn't allow percent):
Backgrounds: 0
Sprites:50
CGs: 10
Story:100
Script: 8
Coding 10
Last edited by Itwasneveradream on Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:02 am, edited 11 times in total.

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Re: Color Me Cliche

#2 Post by mirelle » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:34 am

This looks more like an idea if there's not much progress you can show to us ^_^"/
Otherwise, this is very interesting! Can't wait for more of this. Is blake a color-blind by birth, or did something happen to cause him to be like that?
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#3 Post by Itwasneveradream » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:42 am

mirelle wrote:This looks more like an idea if there's not much progress you can show to us ^_^"/
Otherwise, this is very interesting! Can't wait for more of this. Is blake a color-blind by birth, or did something happen to cause him to be like that?
Egads. I was sure I mentioned it...ah well.

I can't let too much slip since I want most of the content to be secret. And yes, Blake is color-blind by birth.

Sorry, I just made the page so I could organize my info and files and etc. My computer is loaded with so many files, I felt this would be...neater.

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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#4 Post by mirelle » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:55 am

Now this looks a lot better in comparison ;)
Be waiting for more updates~
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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#5 Post by Itwasneveradream » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:11 pm

mirelle wrote:Now this looks a lot better in comparison ;)
Be waiting for more updates~
Thanks~ I'll be posting more stuff later.

My slow internet is killing me TT.TT

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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#6 Post by desulishor » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:10 pm

Hmm... I can see where you're going with the title (or hopefully not completely.) Still, it seems like a story I'd love to play through, ever since EF, I've had an obsession with 'broken' and disabled characters. It just makes the romance that much more gripping.
Plus, a game that treats love as a story, rather than a mechanic or choices is already a great game in my book. (Wait, where is my book again...)

Either way, hope it goes somewhere, would love to help too.

Some initial advice: write choices that actually feel like something, and please, write different developments depending on who you play as. Reading the thoughts of both characters does show you new things, but still, knowing certain events by before hand would still ruin much of the experience, I think.

oh, and do get it proofread. While this much is a given, I can already see a few misses in the opening post, so just to remind you.

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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#7 Post by Itwasneveradream » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:14 pm

desulishor wrote:Hmm... I can see where you're going with the title (or hopefully not completely.) Still, it seems like a story I'd love to play through, ever since EF, I've had an obsession with 'broken' and disabled characters. It just makes the romance that much more gripping.
Plus, a game that treats love as a story, rather than a mechanic or choices is already a great game in my book. (Wait, where is my book again...)

Either way, hope it goes somewhere, would love to help too.

Some initial advice: write choices that actually feel like something, and please, write different developments depending on who you play as. Reading the thoughts of both characters does show you new things, but still, knowing certain events by before hand would still ruin much of the experience, I think.

oh, and do get it proofread. While this much is a given, I can already see a few misses in the opening post, so just to remind you.

I appreciate the advice. And yes, I will probably have someone running through the story looking for mistakes (my friends are complete grammar nazis) if ever.
I'll probably re-edit the opening with a new list of things I need help with. Please check it out if you have time.
I may be scrapping the idea of being able to play both POVs. I'm trying to make it work but there's still a possibility...

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#8 Post by gekiganwing » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:53 am

If you don't think you can commit to writing this story from two different perspectives, no big deal. Take the time and effort needed to write one first, then decide if you're ready to keep going.
itwasneveradream wrote:It's not a love story.
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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#9 Post by WickedRaccoon » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:28 am

This...is... EFFIN AWESOME!!! 8D 8D 8D
I've seen many games revolving around everyday issues,but never one about color-blindness. This is a thread worth stalking! ^^
Even if it's still an idea,the plot surely captured me! Going through the life of two teens with the lack of seeing colors sounds very intriguing. Also,I like the idea were you get to choose to play either as the male or female character. Gives a better perspective of their lives and thoughts.
If you do need proofreading,feel free to PM me (too much free time on my hands now :'D)
Wish you the best of luck!

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Re: Color Me Cliche - GxB/BxG, Slice-of-Life, Tragedy

#10 Post by Kait » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:13 am

Wow, this seems like a promising project. Hope you'll give us more information soon, but the plot is already really interesting. Good luck on this project :)
I'll be keeping an eye on it.

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#11 Post by xavimat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:43 pm

I too like the project (*subscribes topic*).
Do you plan to give us progress information (script ??%; art ??%, and so on)?
Keep on working! :)
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#12 Post by Virelai » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:37 pm

Ooh. Is this like, black and white? That's a change. LOOKS NICE A;LKSDGJA;SKLGJ♥

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#13 Post by Itwasneveradream » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:10 pm

xavimat wrote:I too like the project (*subscribes topic*).
Do you plan to give us progress information (script ??%; art ??%, and so on)?
Keep on working! :)
Sorry, this is still on hiatus until summer.

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#14 Post by xavimat » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:14 am

Itwasneveradream wrote:Sorry, this is still on hiatus until summer.
I hate exams TT.TT
Oh, I see.
Anyway, we can wait (I myself have lots of projects in hiatus...), but don't forget about it. ;)
Good work with your exams!
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#15 Post by ixWishing » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:07 pm

I love the idea of this! ^^
I hope the endings won't be too similar to each other, though. :d
I'll be sure to keep out an eye for any updates you have ~~ c:
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