Demo has been released!
http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 45&t=26313
Writers: Andy, Laura
Proofreaders / Editors: Wil, Laura
Testers: Ian, Wil, Eunice
Script: 15% (currently on V 0.04)
Concept Art: 35%
Character Art: 2%
Backgrounds + CG: 10%
Programming: 15% (Prototype at v 0.05)
Apr. 18 - Demo for Sakuracon. DONE.
Plot and Setting
The setting will take place mostly on a modern college campus, as the main character starts his first year of college. He is haunted by his first rejection in middle school by his closest friend and since then his love life has been very unlucky (he never had a girlfriend). This somewhat made his life growing up pretty dull as he would only focus on his studies and his games. He hopes to break his curse and have a great college experience.
This will span across three acts. The first act is basically an introduction to the characters and the decisions that will make the MC ("Michael") choose a person. The second act will let the MC know more about the person and develop a friendship. The third act will basically be the climatic part and that will take place in a convention.
I plan to create at least 3 different endings for each character - A good end, a bad end, and a mediocre end as well as one secret ending. Writing has been split up, so that I am going to write the scripts for girls A, B, C and the other person will write
Roommate: The MC lives in an apartment-like dorm and has a roommate. He is generally open and nice, though the MC is jealous of him because he is more attractive and more fit than the MC.
Girl A, "Rachel": The main character's closest childhood friend and the person he confessed to. She may have rejected him, but they were still friends throughout grade school.
Girl A sketches: Girl B: A massive gamer, and an online friend of the main character. The main character thinks she is a guy due to her not acting that ladylike online, as well as picking a male avatar in the game they both play. Most of this route will take place in a fake online rpg that they both play.
Girl C, "April": A pianist the main character hears as he walks by a music room on campus. She is really talented at playing the piano and is capable of expressing her emotions through that medium. However, she is extremely shy and won't say much in person.
Girl E, "Megan": A classmate, possibly a TA, in a programming class.
What I hope to get out of the thread
The first thing I'm doing is updating my progress, which also can be found on my blog and facebook page. I do have some issues that I would like advice on. One issue I have right now, is length. I want to write enough so that the characters get fleshed out, but I don't really know the balance between "Too long that it's boring" and "Too short." I was aiming for an hour a route, though I don't know if that seems reasonable. I'm sure that I will have more issues as I continue the development process, and I will probably post them here and on my blog.
I would also love some advice in general about this. Questions / comments. I would really like to make this as understandable to everyone as possible (I know what most characters are like, but I may not be descriptive enough, etc.)