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Rolland's Candy Shop

#1 Post by shwippie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:11 am

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This kinetic novel features, Rolland, a sweet cat with a sweet tooth. He is the proud owner of a candy shop, but he has one problem; he can't keep his shop's inventory stocked, because he keeps eating it. His customers aren't very happy, but maybe his friend Doidoi can help him.

Demo video: http://youtu.be/y8d2uhpV4VI?t=1s

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Rolland- A candy store owner with a sugar addiction. His methods for overcoming this may not be the best. He could switch careers, but he's dedicated to candy.
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Doidoi- Rolland's best friend. She works as cashier at his shop and tries to help him overcome his problems. She dreams of opening her own business one day, but what will it be?
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This is a commercial game and will be appropriate for kids. It's currently for iPad only, but I'm exploring ways to port it. The major items left to complete are animation, sound, and mini-games. It's currently on hold while I complete Little White's Valentines. Any comments or advice about what you'd like to see in terms of content or anything else would be super helpful!

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Progress:
Writing: 90%
Artwork: 90%
Animation: 45%
Programming: 75%
Sound: 10%
UI: 75%
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#2 Post by Kato » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:56 am

This looks absolutely incredible! If only every story could be made like this :lol: The UI looks great to me. Having something like a CTC flashing on the last box before allowing you to move on should stand out. I'm sure after a few pages everyone will catch on however you choose to do it though! :)
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#3 Post by kukiko-tan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:04 am

This is certainly one of the cutest game I've seen on lemma forums until now! The art is really lovely and original and the characters are loooovable :> <3. I rarely get to see games like this nowadays! It's looks so pure and colorful! I really hope it would be available on computer too someday :'D!

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#4 Post by cbx33 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:24 pm

I'm really loving the premise for this, though the iOS only release does make me a little sad. I would love to play this on Android! The art work is fantastic, and the game feels so full of life. Really hope you can release it on RenPy or in a way that it can make it onto Android.
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#5 Post by Green Glasses Girl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Please take all of my money. The art/concept is so beautiful.

I will be bookmarking this thread!

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#6 Post by shwippie » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 pm

Kato- I'm embarrassed to ask this, but what is a CTC? I'm relieved if people can figure it out (I think gamers will), but I was worried about if kids want to play, I want to make it as clear as possible. Thank you for the compliments!

kukiko-tan- Thank you! I really hope I can make the characters have a warm feeling..I'll do my best to have it available on PC!

cbx33- Thanks, I appreciate that :D It's one of my priorities to make it more widely available

Green Glasses Girl- Thank you for the support QuQ
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#7 Post by Kato » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:26 pm

CTC stands for Click To Continue. Basically it's a flashing icon at the end of a text box indicating you can move onto the new text box (or in this case ready to move onto a new page with the navigation arrows).

EDIT: I can't for the life of me remember where I've seen it but it was done well before in the visa versa, where each text box had a CTC EXCEPT the last box. I'll try and think where it was that used it :lol:
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#8 Post by pickle131 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:05 am

I LOVE how original this idea is! Definitely looking forward to seeing more.
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#9 Post by Alera » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:15 am

I just love the sound and look of this! >w< It's so adorable~ <3
I just hope that I would ever have the chance to play it. ;w;
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#10 Post by Akitsuki » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:58 am

Oh my God it looks so cute~ *A* I'll definitely play this if I have the chance!

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#11 Post by Green Glasses Girl » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:04 pm

What animation problems were you facing? I would really like to play this on either PC or Android!

EDIT: Here is a thread that discusses repacking for Android: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 32&t=13987
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#12 Post by iiStarCandy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:11 pm

Whoa this looks so cute! I'd love to play this sometime. :) Maybe you should put the blinking arrow inside the textbox so they'll notice it easier? Just a suggestion.

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#13 Post by chocojax » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:41 pm

This looks adorable! I'm sure it'll be pretty popular, especially around little kids. Too bad I don't have an iPad, haha. Maybe you could ask on the coding section of the forum, about the animations?

About the UI, I looked at the demo and it doesn't seem noticeable to me either. Maybe you could have it flashing instead of just lighting up, or have it move. Or, the arrows could slightly overlay on the textbox, which might help the reader more? 'Cause, the end of the text tends to be near the edge of the box, or their eyes will naturally go towards the right, or something. And having it overlay'll help?

You could ask for VAs/composers on the Recruitment section too. Don't really know any other site that specialize on those sorts of things, though.

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#14 Post by shwippie » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:49 pm

Thanks everyone for the CTC/UI suggestions- they're really helpful! I can see what might work now...
Thanks also for the kind comments

Green Glasses Girl- I guess it wasn't really problems, just that the animation options are limited. If I want to do something complex or with a lot of frames, it's not very easy or efficient (might cause the game to lag, too). I wish it supported animation files rather than just image files? Now that I think about it, I could just simplify the animations. I'm checking out the thread you've linked :D
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#15 Post by Green Glasses Girl » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:40 am

Any news on this game? I was looking forward to it. :D
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