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red & clover [KN - Drama - FOOD]

#1 Post by aphosphene » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:07 pm

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Inspired by a dream during a stormy night.
A story about the four employees of a small, unnamed
literary cafe. red & clover is not really meant to be
groundbreaking or epic. It’s a story of broken people.
Of family, friendship and forgiveness.
Oh and food of course.

CHARACTERS:
(Will post sketches tonight after ER shift.)
Elise Madden - Cook/Account Manager
Layla Williams - Waitress/Maintenance
Owen Vincent York - Waiter/Maintenance
Richard James York - Cook/Stock Manager
Mrs. Valentine Dawson - Owner

PERKS:
This game will not be using the usual sprite format.
The text will appear in subtitle-ish form.
3rd person narrative.

SETTING:
- Story is set during the modern times,
although exact period is unspecified.
- The cafe is located at the edge of a high-end city,
where it rains two-thirds of the year.

PROGRESS:
Story 60%
Art 15%
GUI 10%
Music 10%
Coding 5%

NOTES:
red & clover is a small project I'm working on while taking a break from my other much bigger
and ambitious game, Between the Raindrops. I decided to work on this instead of BTR because
it has a smaller cast and a simpler, shorter plot. And I've honestly hit a huge block with BTR.
So red & clover is sort of my 'breather project'. I am aiming to finish this before the year ends.

This is a solo project right now but I might need some hand with the GUI and programming.
I will be posting in the forums when that time comes and hopefully form a team.

UPDATES!!!
- 11/25/13 posted WIP of main menu BG (pg1)
- 11/25/13 posted a peek of the WIP 3D sketchup model of the cafe (pg1)
- 1/31/14 Lost all data for this project due to unfortunate events. Will have to start over.
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Re: red & clover [KN/Slice of Life/Food]

#2 Post by aphosphene » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:14 pm

WIP of Main Menu BG. GUI is unfinished yet so it's not shown.

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The character is Elise Madden.
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#3 Post by Hazel-Bun » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:52 pm

This all looks extremely nice and well put togther! The art is espically lovely. Wish you all the best for what promises to be a sweet KN.

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#4 Post by aphosphene » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:18 pm

Hazel-Bun wrote:This all looks extremely nice and well put togther! The art is espically lovely. Wish you all the best for what promises to be a sweet KN.
Thank you very much for your support! :D I will be posting more sketches of the characters soon (tonight most likely, I lent my laptop to my cousin so I only have bits of the project right now in my USB.)
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#5 Post by silverpikachu99 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:21 pm

This looks lovely :) The art is so amazing- and it has to do with two of my favourite things!! FOOD&DRAMA!! ashadkj can't wait xD
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#6 Post by aphosphene » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:24 pm

A peek of the 3D sketchup model of the literary cafe which I will use for the game's background scenes. Still need some work to do. Put in the bathroom and appliances. Maybe add paintings? You can't see the bookshelves in this view though. (literary cafe remember?)

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#7 Post by aphosphene » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:31 pm

silverpikachu99 wrote:This looks lovely :) The art is so amazing- and it has to do with two of my favourite things!! FOOD&DRAMA!! ashadkj can't wait xD
YAY TO FOOD AND DRAMA! I feel like watching something sappy right now while eating a tub of ice cream. Anyhow, thank you for your support! Hopefully I get to finish this before January. :)
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#8 Post by Dazed » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:28 pm

Awesome! The artwork is lovely. Food & Drama- what a great combo. Good luck!~`
New to the forum. Good things to come!....erm, I hope.

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#9 Post by aphosphene » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:34 pm

Dazed wrote:Awesome! The artwork is lovely. Food & Drama- what a great combo. Good luck!~`
Thank you! I was actually quite anxious about the food+drama idea. Not sure how it would be accepted. :D
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#10 Post by euphorics » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:05 pm

Oh wow, this all looks and sounds so amazing!! ;___; The title and logo kind of give off a slice-of-life-ish feel but the red definitely hints at... more drama lol, so it's really cool how that works? But yeah, the logo is so professional and well done ahhhh, and the art style fits so nicely!! *___* The setting of a literary cafe is super interesting too (I actually never knew those existed!). Definitely looking forward to this!!
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#11 Post by AntiquedFae » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:29 pm

This looks quite interesting! Also, I am always all for anything involving literature, hehe. And café food! Yay! :)
I am looking forward to hearing the stories of the characters in this game. Something tells me they will be quite singular. ^^
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#12 Post by aphosphene » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:54 pm

euphorics wrote:
I'm very happy that the logo gives off that sort of vibe! I really worked hard to improve my logo-making skills. *cries*

Literary cafes aren't very popular as far as I know (well at least here in my home country). I only recently discovered their existence while I was spending my semestral break in Saudi Arabia (my family lives there). The interior was so serene and peaceful. The scent of coffee and the smell of old books, the sounds of pages flipping while the rain poured outside.. Ahhh. I instantly knew I was in love. I hope I could portray the same feeling in the game. <3
AntiquedFae wrote:This looks quite interesting! Also, I am always all for anything involving literature, hehe. And café food! Yay! :)
I am looking forward to hearing the stories of the characters in this game. Something tells me they will be quite singular. ^^
I'm very particular with my characters, to be honest. In every story I write, most of the OCs just end up crying because I put them in such hard situations and give them very difficult personalities. The worst part is I enjoy doing it. I'm so awful. T_T But I do hope they come out as unique and memorable. Thank you very much <3
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#13 Post by aphosphene » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:07 pm

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Oh look! The cafe has a swinging bubble chair! I don't know if real cafes do have seats like this but I really wanted one for my model. I've remodeled the entire cafe because it was looking too cramped. Please ignore the girl, it's just a stand in for measurements (model is by Uncle Mugen btw). I'd post more character art but alas my cousin hasn't returned my laptop and drawing tablet yet. (Using my auntie's PC.)
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And the rest will be vengeance.


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#14 Post by ngareci » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:30 am

Such a nice logo, cought up my attention directly. XD
The concept story is interesting. I hope you make a strong point for every character~
And 3D mode for background? Cool!!
Nice sketch for main menu XD

The cafe is located at the edge of a high-end city,
where it rains two-thirds of the year. --> like bionic heart's setting I assume?

Good luck on this project!~ XD
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#15 Post by Josteinn » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:37 am

Ooh, I am really loving the visuals. Very clean and polished. Honestly, it's hard to go wrong with the black-white-red red palette, and it practically oozes drama. ^u^

I also really like the setting of a literary cafe. I'm a Library and Information Science major, so I actually know a couple of hybrid library cafes, so it's nice to see that idea being highlighted. Haha, well, since the owner of one is a friend of a friend, all of us at the college basically just use it as our replacement for Starbucks. Food and drinks are cheaper and we can charge phones for free, lol.

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