Maya loves mysteries, and she founded the Mystery Club to do some sleuthing. But unfortunately, the only mysteries in Korslech Prep are the contents of the Lost and Found bin. The Club is in charge of finding the owners and returning their stuff to them. Still, lately a puzzling object ended up there. With daring, smarts, luck, and a little Maya Intuition, she’ll solve some interesting cases...and maybe figure out the one puzzle that she’s never been able to understand: falling in love.
So the premise of the game is that my heroine, Maya, is going to be solving mysteries that are directly connected to each of the two leads, who seem to be stereotypical characters...and then end up having some secret hidden interests that change it up! I'm not going to spoil these for people who don't want to work on the game but might enjoy playing it in the future, but nerdiness pervades throughout the characters' lives. Another thing that makes my game stand out is that my heroine isn't necessarily a romantic. She doesn't mind dating if it finds her, but she's very practical and level-headed, and despite being pretty optimistic, has a sarcastic and sassy inner monologue and knows how to tell somebody off. So no ditzy, clumsy girl who needs help, and no damsel in distress scenarios! She's not even pining for a boyfriend. I've also tried to include some ethnic diversity into the game, including an Indian heroine.
I really believe that I have a writing style that has a wide vocabulary, nearly impeccable grammar, and definitely some interesting plot. I really encourage interested people to give me their email so I can share the script so far with them and prove that it's a game worth making. (I would love feedback from proofreaders as well!) But I can't draw, I haven't tried to program with Renpy yet but I was pretty terrible at past programming classes, and I can't make music. So I really want people to help me create my dream of making a free otome game with a fun plot and a strong female character. I'm also a college student who cannot afford to pay anyone. So I'm hoping that some kind, talented souls will see this thread!
What I'd like:
- Art. Sprites and backgrounds are very important, and CGs would be nice. You can definitely take the reigns with the style as long as it's clean and uniform! And if you can do either or, that would still be great.
Music. I don't really know what I'm looking for but I'd like all the music to have a similar style, so I guess anyone can send me their music samples and I'll tell you if I like it.
Programming help, eventually. I will need a lot of programming help.
(Also, if I share the script with you, don't copy or steal it or whatever. If you totally steal my ideas, I will call out your plagiarism. Do people do that, though? I hope nobody that awful is on this forum.)