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Rising Angels: Reborn [sci-fi]

#1 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:25 pm

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Plot: Despite brilliance and skill, Natalie Puccile, a Special Investigations and Tactics officer with the Katajion Directorship, has spent her career watching over a listening post in the middle of deep space. After the orders that she has always dreamed of finally arrive, she finds herself in charge of a small destroyer and tasked with discovering the fate of a missing research team investigating an ancient civilization. As situation falls apart around her, it is up to Natalie's brilliance and the dedication of the crew of the KSS Nimross to avert a galaxy-shattering event that could spell the end of all space travel. With determination in her heart, Natalie rises to the chance to beat back the danger and perhaps find love in the twinkling lights of the distant stars.

-Rising Angels: Reborn is a spin-off in the Rising Angels series. This story takes place three years after the first one. It also takes place four months before Anton's Vacation, if anyone actually cares.
-Five hours of epic adventure
-Seven endings
-Release date of October 31st soon
-Unique sprites with multiple poses, backgrounds and GUI (none of that 90s Japanese high school stuff this time)
-1366x768
-Free


Main characters:

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Name: Natalie Puccile
Age: 24
Gender: F
Rank: Major
Bio: The protagonist. A brilliant mind who always excelled at schooling, Natalie won numerous awards growing up for academic excellence. When she graduated, Natalie immediately joined the space force to work as a Special Investigations and Tactics officer. During training, she rapidly overtook her peers. However, few people wanted to associate with her due to her brazen nature and elitism. After a whistleblowing incident, Natalie was assigned to manage an outpost in the middle of nowhere with only a couple of robots. Nevertheless, Natalie worked hard and was finally award a chance to prove herself to command.

Quotes:
“Just because you don't understand doesn't mean I don't.”
“Friends are just the people who will exploit you faster than a stranger.”
“I'm going to protect everyone and be the best!”

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Name: Zuri
Age: 21
Gender: F
Rank: Lieutenant
Bio: The co-pilot of the KSS Nimross. In high school, Zuri was a track star, admired galaxy-wide for her speed. When she graduated, she accepted a commission to the academy to become a security officer. Spunky and determined, Zuri's fearless and optimistic nature serves as a rallying point to those around her.

Quotes:
“We can't give up yet! A real warrior never quits!”
“There's nothing a good, hard workout can't solve.”

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Name: Sol Hackett
Age: 24
Gender: M
Rank: Major
Bio: A fighter pilot who has spent the last couple years fighting in the war. After losing the love of his life to a non-human, Sol's bitter hatred for non-humans has only amplified. While fighting in the war, Sol's constant loss of loved ones and friends has led him to become pessimistic and depressed. Tough on his fellow pilots, Sol knows it is only a matter of time before they leave him as well.

Quotes:
“What's the point in caring when robots or mutts take it all away from you?”
“I don't want to talk about it.”

Supporting crew:

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Name: Azaia Resoona
Age: 26
Gender: F
Rank: Vice Commander
Bio: The captain of the KSS Nimross, Natalie's Command ship. Azaia has a no nonsense attitude towards unprofessional behaviors and constantly trains her troops to be the best they can be. Unlike Natalie, Azaia tries to instill a strong sense of camaraderie and teamwork into her command. Many of her former troops don't think Azaia has any idea of what fun or rest is anymore.

Quotes:
“We must hang together or else they will hang us together.”
“Sleep? You get your six hours a day. The rest of that is my time.”

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Name: Kylie Migi
Age: 18
Gender: F
Rank: Flight Officer
Bio: The mechanic, quartermaster, and janitor for the KSS Nimross. Cheerful, dense, and incredibly forgetful, Kylie tries to see the brighter side of things. This is a good thing since she has developed a reputation as the Bad Lady Luck. Whatever she tries often ends up in chaos and destruction. Kylie keeps telling herself that tomorrow will finally bring her good luck.

Quotes:
“Yep, if there is anything wrong with the ship, I get to take care of it.”
“W-w-w-where did I leave my hat?”

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Name: Alphonse Tenzin
Age: 29
Gender: M
Rank: Major
Bio: Another fighter pilot assigned to protect the KSS Nimross. Laid-back and calm, Alphonse tries not to let himself get tied up over the things he cannot control. Spiritual and patriotic, Al believes in the cause he fights for and that the powers of the universe will guide him through safely. This puts him at odds with his wingman, Sol, leading to quibbling between the two.

Quotes:
“You just gotta believe, man.”
“I've safely ejected seven times. I'll safely escape another burning fighter an eighth, I know.”

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Name: Kika Starr
Age: 23
Gender: F
Rank: Lieutenant
Bio: The navigator for the KSS Nimross. The daughter of a famous politician, Kika has always had whatever she wanted. When she lost her family in a terrorist attack, her only servant sent off to the far side of the universe, and her only friends gone, Kika found herself alone in a universe that didn't respect her anymore. Determined to make the universe back the way it once was, Kika questions if she can survive.

Quotes:
“Of course, that's how it is supposed to happen!”
“I don't miss Blade! I'm doing just fine on my own!”

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Name: Faye Moonfallow
Age: 23
Gender: F
Rank: Brevet Captain
Bio: The science officer for the KSS Nimross. After graduation from the academy, Faye received a posting on a remote planet studying wildlife. Back in her native habitat, Faye fell back into a routine where she slept all day and spent more time reading than studying the environment. While she is eager to meet up with her old friends, she wonders if she can adapt to being crammed into a tiny ship with people she barely knows. Faye is an incredible pushover and gets manipulated by those around her easily.

Quotes:
“I miss the birds. They'd always sing me awake.”
“You never know how much you miss friends until you see them years later.”

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Name: Stan Nelson
Age: 28
Gender: M
Rank: Colonel
Bio: A doctor on the KSS Nimross. Smart and crafty, Stan is an incredible actor and electrical genius. A ladies man, Stan uses his seductive power to get whatever he needs out of those around him. Incredibly lazy and uncaring, he doesn't work for the Katajion Directorship because of patriotism, but because they are willing to pay for the nicer things in life.

Quote:
“My dear, why don't I show you my special injection?”
“Didn't you see my posted hours? Are you lacking the capacity to understand what they mean?”



BG example:
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Status of development:
Script- 50%
Sprites- 80%
Backgrounds- 100%
Music- 100%


Special thanks to my sprite artist, Nuge, and my BG artist, lordless.

And another special thanks to jgHibiki for the logo.
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#2 Post by Samu-kun » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Le sigh man. Why're all the best girls locked in the supporting characters section and we're only left with the forehead one? Can't you let us date the supporting characters?

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#3 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:13 pm

Samu-kun wrote:Le sigh man. Why're all the best girls locked in the supporting characters section and we're only left with the forehead one? Can't you let us date the supporting characters?
Azaia doesn't date subordinates.
Kika already has a romantic pairing.
As does Faye. Kind of. Sort of.
Kylie... I guess?

I'm working on a limited timeframe, so I had to limit my routes. Between Kylie and Zuri, Zuri is a much more interesting character and works well as a foil to Sol.

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#4 Post by dreamingdaze » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:10 am

Random thoughts:

-Pretty art as usual
-Interesting main girl, here's hoping to see an actually brilliant main character rather than someone called brilliant but acts normal/dumb to move the plot forward
-Not interested in the two main routes to be honest, I prefer the side characters in both cases
-Big cast, big ambition
-Will this be less of an info dump? Understandably rich history, but not quite sure how the introduction to such a big universe will go down (probably a bigger issue for those who haven't read your earlier visual novels)

Can't really comment on more until demo/final product. Good luck in finishing this.

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#5 Post by beefypotatoes » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:10 am

Sounding good! I'll definitely keep my eye on this. Characters look interesting and the art is great. Also nice to see a few familiar faces, although I'll miss Kika's slightly derpy look from when she was 20.


As someone who's only played The Red Rose (or for others who may be new to the series), what's the best one to find more of the backstory to the series?

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#6 Post by Didules » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:09 am

So the time has come to make a thread for your new game.... That's great!!
I'm so happy to see that we'll meet Kika, Faye and Sol again (Sol as a love interest??? WOAH! Don't know if I'll go for him though ^^ I mean, he was so mean, but I can't help feeling sad for him when I read what you wrote...) Now I want to know what happened between RA The Red Rose and Reborn !! >.<
Three hours of epic adventure
YES!!! Thank you soooooo much!! :D
The MC seems to be interesting, I really love her second quote about friends!
I really like how much the characters changed, the three years that passed did change them quite a lot...or not? Happy to see Kika again, but again, I feel a bit sad for what happened to her ^^" (Are you a pro at making me feel sad?? XD)
As The Red Rose was great, I'm going to play to this game :) Definitely. Whether you want it or not. I already love it.
Good luck for this project!!

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#7 Post by KomiTsuku » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:19 am

dreamingdaze wrote:Random thoughts:

-Pretty art as usual
-Interesting main girl, here's hoping to see an actually brilliant main character rather than someone called brilliant but acts normal/dumb to move the plot forward
-Not interested in the two main routes to be honest, I prefer the side characters in both cases
-Big cast, big ambition
-Will this be less of an info dump? Understandably rich history, but not quite sure how the introduction to such a big universe will go down (probably a bigger issue for those who haven't read your earlier visual novels)

Can't really comment on more until demo/final product. Good luck in finishing this.
-Don't worry, she won't be dumb very often (even us geniuses make mistakes every now and then). I'm being a lot more careful with how I approach the cast this time around. I'm trying to learn from my lessons and tweak how I approach some of the interactions. I understand that people didn't like the overwhelming aggressive and hostile tone last time, so I'm trying to polish that (and my humor) up.
-All I can say about the routes is that those two are the only confirmed routes. Do I have other routes in the works? Yes. HOWEVER, they are all dependent on how fast I can write. Hard deadlines are hard.
-The cast is 33% small than RA:TRR and most of them are minor characters.
-I'm aiming to make this a lot less of an infodump. I already did it in the previous one, so this time I'm just going simple and doing little refreshers on some of the more foreign things as we go along.
beefypotatoes wrote:Sounding good! I'll definitely keep my eye on this. Characters look interesting and the art is great. Also nice to see a few familiar faces, although I'll miss Kika's slightly derpy look from when she was 20.

As someone who's only played The Red Rose (or for others who may be new to the series), what's the best one to find more of the backstory to the series?
Don't worry, Kika hasn't completely lost it.

As for the backstory, the Rising Angels series can standalone. If you wanted to know more of the fate of Lenna, Yoi, and Sol, you'd have to pressure me to break out the old traditional novels. They aren't quite canon anymore and they aren't good (from my perspective, I've been told other things by lying readers), so I'm always leery to break them out. If I could keep the series moving, they'd be the next thing I'd redo after finishing the academy arc.
Didules wrote:So the time has come to make a thread for your new game.... That's great!!
I'm so happy to see that we'll meet Kika, Faye and Sol again (Sol as a love interest??? WOAH! Don't know if I'll go for him though ^^ I mean, he was so mean, but I can't help feeling sad for him when I read what you wrote...) Now I want to know what happened between RA The Red Rose and Reborn !! >.<
Three hours of epic adventure
YES!!! Thank you soooooo much!! :D
The MC seems to be interesting, I really love her second quote about friends!
I really like how much the characters changed, the three years that passed did change them quite a lot...or not? Happy to see Kika again, but again, I feel a bit sad for what happened to her ^^" (Are you a pro at making me feel sad?? XD)
As The Red Rose was great, I'm going to play to this game :) Definitely. Whether you want it or not. I already love it.
Good luck for this project!!
Hey, give Sol a chance. War changes people and the lead character isn't a non-human this time around. I mean, he is still a bit of a jerk... a lot of a jerk... I probably should stop talking now. There will be some alludes to what happened during those final months at the academy... what sins that class committed...

How much can a person change... that is the question that awaits to be seen...

I hope I'm not a pro at making you feel sad. XD I want everyone to enjoy the game. There will be some sad moments, some tough decisions, but I don't want people too heartwrenched at the end of it.

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#8 Post by khfan12 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:21 pm

I'm definitely going to follow this! I really enjoyed the first Rising Angels! ^^

Gosh, Sol as an obtainable character? Yay! xDx I thought he was pretty interesting (Even though he was kind of a jerk at first, a jerk with a heart of gold, maybe?)

I'm also quite interested to learn what happened between "The Red Rose" and "Reborn". Seems that some pretty...interesting things happened in between the two.
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#9 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:25 pm

khfan12 wrote:I'm definitely going to follow this! I really enjoyed the first Rising Angels! ^^

Gosh, Sol as an obtainable character? Yay! xDx I thought he was pretty interesting (Even though he was kind of a jerk at first, a jerk with a heart of gold, maybe?)

I'm also quite interested to learn what happened between "The Red Rose" and "Reborn". Seems that some pretty...interesting things happened in between the two.
Faye wasn't the best character to pit against Sol from the start. A non-assertive non-human showing interest in the love of his life? That was an open invitation for conflict. Which is how Komi likes writing his stories. This time, you are taking the role of a friend of Sol's from his undergraduate days. Sol is going to be warmer to Natalie, but certain... aspects of his personality are still going strong.

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Decided to do another showing of some of the developing art assets for Rising Angels: Reborn. Zuri's flute solo is done. Progress has been advancing well, still on-course with our development timetables. We are at roughly...
Script- 40%
Sprites- 60%
Backgrounds- 65%
Music- 100%
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If there is any interest in anyone to help me out as an editor, I would appreciate the help.

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#10 Post by Fenrir34 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:37 pm

Played the first game and it was pretty good. I wish Faye was still the main character though because I really liked her in the first one. But the new main character seems cool as well.

Anyway this game looks like it's going to be fun. I'll stay up with it and see your updates. Good luck and I hope it comes out soon :)

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#11 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:55 pm

Fenrir34 wrote:Played the first game and it was pretty good. I wish Faye was still the main character though because I really liked her in the first one. But the new main character seems cool as well.

Anyway this game looks like it's going to be fun. I'll stay up with it and see your updates. Good luck and I hope it comes out soon :)
I've always like Faye the most of my main characters. She had more personality (not always good, but there) than Tobias and waaaaaaaay more cuter than Anton. Still, I wanted to give her a break from the lead role during the spin-off. Once we get back to the original story, she'll take up the banner of main character again. After that... I dunno who is going to carry the torch again. But that is waaaaaaaay down the road.

What sort of updates would everyone like to see? I'm not very good with that. I tend to show off more art resources, but if people would like other things, I could use some suggestions. The release date is perma-fixed (assuming I live to the end of this) and isn't changing, so no point in updating that this time around. XD

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#12 Post by Fenrir34 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:34 pm

KomiTsuku wrote:
Fenrir34 wrote:Played the first game and it was pretty good. I wish Faye was still the main character though because I really liked her in the first one. But the new main character seems cool as well.

Anyway this game looks like it's going to be fun. I'll stay up with it and see your updates. Good luck and I hope it comes out soon :)
I've always like Faye the most of my main characters. She had more personality (not always good, but there) than Tobias and waaaaaaaay more cuter than Anton. Still, I wanted to give her a break from the lead role during the spin-off. Once we get back to the original story, she'll take up the banner of main character again. After that... I dunno who is going to carry the torch again. But that is waaaaaaaay down the road.

What sort of updates would everyone like to see? I'm not very good with that. I tend to show off more art resources, but if people would like other things, I could use some suggestions. The release date is perma-fixed (assuming I live to the end of this) and isn't changing, so no point in updating that this time around. XD

Oh okay. I understand that. I'm glad you're making a another one though. :D I guess Faye does need a break from the story. I'm glad she's in this one.

And as for updates, well, you could just say how much you've written. Also, how far your story is complete. I don't know much about updates as well. I sometimes just post things to let people know the game is still active :lol:

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#13 Post by Fenrir34 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Btw. The ship you have in your pics looks to be a little 3D like. Is the art different from the last game you did?

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#14 Post by KomiTsuku » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:44 pm

Fenrir34 wrote:
KomiTsuku wrote:
Fenrir34 wrote:Played the first game and it was pretty good. I wish Faye was still the main character though because I really liked her in the first one. But the new main character seems cool as well.

Anyway this game looks like it's going to be fun. I'll stay up with it and see your updates. Good luck and I hope it comes out soon :)
I've always like Faye the most of my main characters. She had more personality (not always good, but there) than Tobias and waaaaaaaay more cuter than Anton. Still, I wanted to give her a break from the lead role during the spin-off. Once we get back to the original story, she'll take up the banner of main character again. After that... I dunno who is going to carry the torch again. But that is waaaaaaaay down the road.

What sort of updates would everyone like to see? I'm not very good with that. I tend to show off more art resources, but if people would like other things, I could use some suggestions. The release date is perma-fixed (assuming I live to the end of this) and isn't changing, so no point in updating that this time around. XD

Oh okay. I understand that. I'm glad you're making a another one though. :D I guess Faye does need a break from the story. I'm glad she's in this one.

And as for updates, well, you could just say how much you've written. Also, how far your story is complete. I don't know much about updates as well. I sometimes just post things to let people know the game is still active :lol:
I suppose I could do wordcount, but it is just so cut and dry...
Fenrir34 wrote:Btw. The ship you have in your pics looks to be a little 3D like. Is the art different from the last game you did?
Completely opposite! Last round used stock 3D backgrounds (which is why they looked like a 90s Japanese High School despite it being in a totally different setting). This time it is all hand drawn. Here is one of the sketches.
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#15 Post by Fenrir34 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:19 am

Then I guess you don't have to update. I suppose the only thing to really update about is how close one is to finishing there game :lol:

And ok. That's a really awesome sketch of the ship. Did you do it?"

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