SideQuest is a JRPG-esque fantasy that leans on the Fourth Wall, and can't be arsed to take itself too seriously. It's hardly ambitious, with one True End and a few premature joke endings. One can also unlock little extras (epilogue, character notes) by picking certain choices-- 'specially the silly ones.
This thread is mostly for reporting progress, but I'll also use it to beg for scripting help, asset collection, etc. I'm cheap like that.
- LAST UPDATED: JULY 02, 2013 -
--- CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENT
I've been slow because of work. Beggin' your pardon.
Don't dress for the job you have; dress for the job you want.
This advice works as well for aspiring adventurers as it does for dead-end salarymen. When small-small-small-time demonslayers Merle and Amphelis trade in their 'cannon fodder' clothes for outfits worthy of their genre, opportunities to commit wanton acts of heroism spill towards them from every angle. Among these opportunities is a proposition from Flonnan; a young priestess inexplicably drawn to their newly-acquired fashion sense.
Flo's been having a little trouble at the temple, see. Her sister's restless soul has been plaguing her, driving away worshippers and adventurers who might
-- THE DESIGNATED GOOD GUYS
- Merle Lirua
The hot-blooded half of our ghostbustin' duo. He takes himself more seriously than most people take him. Without Amphelis to temper his impulses, they'd be up to their eyeballs in hoaxes. Leans quite heavily on the Fourth Wall. It's a darn good thing he isn't the narrator, or else he'd have already fallen through it.
- Amphelis Sylvais
Laid-back and glib, Amphelis plays the 'thinker' to Merle's 'doer'. Although he humours Merle's thirst for fortunate and fame, he's less materialistic than his ectoplasm-thirsty partner. Does the Brock thing and keeps his eyes perma-closed. Even he doesn't know how he manages that...
A young priestess with luxurious, pink anime locks and a 'shy streak' just a few shades short of moe. Abuses her 'kawaii-factor' as best she can. Source of many a joke ending. Kind of a fujoshi. It's awful.
-- THE SORT-OF-OBNOXIOUS-BUT-NOT-EXACTLY-BAD GUYS
- Jackpot (Party Registration No. 0777)
An impractically-dressed, obnoxiously attractive trio who've got the stats to back up their vanity. Thyme, Parsley, and Rosemary are your archetypical tank/speedster/healer party, and boy howdy have they mastered the setup. Although you wouldn't know it by their attitude, they're somewhat insecure about their competence when separated from each other.
They won't tell you to prepare for trouble, but anyone who finds themselves at odds with these three better make it double.
-- AND EVERYBODY ELSE
Flonnan's late 'neesan and spectral nuisance. Despite Flo's best attempts at placating her restless soul, she's none too happy with this 'undead' business. The temple Yvalen once lovingly kept has become her personal patch of haunting ground...
--- FINICKY PARTICULARS
Side Quest spends 90% of its time in NVL-mode, with adventure-style cutscenes for pertinent moments. I'll need lots of ambient music/SFX/natural soundscapes for the sake of atmosphere. Unfortunately, I don't know where to get any of these assets free...
--- 'CAPS, ASSETS, ETC.