In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

A place for game announcements, and for people to discuss games being made.
Forum rules
Please read the sticky before creating a new topic. Linking to Kickstarter/Crowdfunded games requires a demo.
Message
Author
User avatar
Greeny
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:15 am
Completed: The Loop, The Madness
Projects: In Orbit, TBA
Organization: Gliese Productions
Location: Cantankerous Castle
Contact:

In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#1 Post by Greeny » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:22 pm

Image

The movies have taught us everything we need to know about alien life. They're blue, ugly, probably tentacled, they communicate telepathically and they're here to use superior technology to enslave our barbaric little planet. Meanwhile, in reality...

A single alien observation ship floats undetected in orbit. Their orders are clear: No contact with the human species. But when their only doctor falls ill and is unable to diagnose, let alone treat herself, they have no choice but get help from the nearest planet... Earth.

Characters:
Image

She considers herself a very rational person, although it does her absolutely no good when she has her head in the clouds at all times. So when she finds herself with her head well above the clouds, will she be able to keep her cool? It's challenging enough making sense of aliens that look almost perfectly human and trying to tackle the task they set upon her, but the line between human and alien starts to get blurry when love is in the air...

Image

It's quite unusual, when the first person you meet aboard an advanced military spacecraft is a socially awkward pacifist with authority issues. With a deep fascination of cultures and an extaordinary talent for languages, it's no surpise that Chief Scout Fan'Zu'Qi, nickname Zooky, was appointed to deal with the human guest for the duration of her stay.

She hails from planet Amnata, pioneer and powerhouse amongst the two planets of the Biglobal Union.

Image

For someone with a mystery disease contracted from an alien planet, she seems to take it all a little too lightly. It doesn't have to be funny, if a joke can be made, it needs to be made. Especially if the joke is pervy and the look on your human doctor's face is just adorable. The real question is, will she be able to keep her hands to herself for long enough to get treated, and what kind of person really lies behind the mask of wit?

Fei hails from planet Nu'Tam, newcomer to the interplanetary civilization and troublemaker of some renown.

Image

Because it's not officially part of the Biglobal Union military, it's anyone's guess what a soldier of the Amnata secret service's elite lapdog unit is doing on board of the military's low-priority covert observation mission. It's certainly not going to be the soldiers who ask her, they'd prefer to keep as much distance between themselves and her as is possible on a cramped spaceship. Nobody knows much for certain about the Black Tactics unit, but there are many wild rumors...

Image

He was once the first Nu'Nam captain to be granted the rank of Admiral since the conversion of the Amnata Space Fleet to the Biglobal Union Military. A great honor, and well earned. So the fact that he's now down to Vice Admiral may explain why he's so grumpy so often, but don't speak about it to his face.


Progress:

Script: 53%
Sprites: 16.8%
Backgrounds: 16%
CGs: Eventually
Music: 61%
SFX: 0%
Voice: 0%
GUI: 20%
Programming: 10%

Project goals:

In Orbit is certainly by all means primarily a Romance story first, sci-fi second. There are a number of things I want to achieve with this. I want to write a story that centrally has a gay romance, without being about homosexuality, or blantantly catering towards the other gender. I also want to try and subvert a number of tired old tropes in the romance genre, without derailing it into a parody and still being close enough to what people expect to be a comfortable, enjoyable romance story. And I also want a story where the subplot remains solid throughout the whole story, instead of fading into the background once the smooching begins.

In Orbit will have interactive elements, as well as multiple endings to achieve, but whichever romance you choose to pursue, I have a particular story to tell so interaction will be somewhat limited. I'm aiming for an average novel-length story on any given playthrough, so in practice the word count will be around 150 000. It will be released commercialy, along with a free demo.

The team:

Writer, producer, programmer, visionary, #1-guy: Greeny
Editor-in-chief: BonBocchan
Chief Executive Artist: Kaireen
Composer: PENDING REVIEW
GUI Designer: asterisk0228
Last edited by Greeny on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:01 am, edited 5 times in total.
In Orbit [WIP] | Gliese is now doing weekly erratic VN reviews! The latest: Halloween Otome!
Gliese Productions | Facebook | Twitter
Image

User avatar
silverpikachu99
Veteran
Posts: 439
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:35 pm
Completed: #Yolo v.s #Swerve (part of worst vn ever)
IRC Nick: silverpikachu99
Tumblr: angelgod2.tumblr.com
Location: Canada
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#2 Post by silverpikachu99 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:14 pm

Sounds awesome! (plus it's yuri so it's even better)
Image
i'll cry if you yell at me
Image

User avatar
bellice
Veteran
Posts: 259
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#3 Post by bellice » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Hell to the f-ing yes.

I definitely like what I'm hearing so far. I love playing oblivious protagonists. It usually makes for a few very entertaining situations. The love interests are all very interesting and varied. If you really do manage to avert some of those old romance tropes, then you can be sure that I'll be buying this. My thirst for good lesbian romance is endless, y'all.

Looking forward to hearing more!

User avatar
KittyKatStar
Veteran
Posts: 433
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:12 pm
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#4 Post by KittyKatStar » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:57 pm

Yes yes yes x100

Romance and Sci Fi annnnd it's GxG? This is beyond beautiful.
Image

User avatar
ngareci
Regular
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 12:53 am
Completed: Grinning Heart: the meeting & the voyage, Nacira
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#5 Post by ngareci » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:09 am

It looks interesting!
I like the characters! Good luck on this project!~
Completed Project
Image Image Image
===========================
Deviantart

vance
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:22 pm
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#6 Post by vance » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:43 am

Interesting.
One question though; will this game have choices? Will you be able to romance Vei Agni for example, instead of Fan'zu'qi?

User avatar
noeinan
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1075
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:10 pm
Projects: Ren'Py QuickStart, Crimson Rue
Organization: Statistically Unlikely Games
Deviantart: daikiraikimi
Github: daikiraikimi
Location: Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#7 Post by noeinan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:57 pm

This looks awesome, and the art is gorgeous! :D Doing the sci-fi dance.
Image

Image
Image

User avatar
Razz
Veteran
Posts: 349
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:15 pm
Completed: Starlight Vega, Catch Canvas, Love Ribbon, Happy Campers, Wolf Tails
Projects: Two projects
Organization: Razzartvisual
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#8 Post by Razz » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:52 pm

Whooooaaaaaa *excited*
Image

User avatar
Greeny
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:15 am
Completed: The Loop, The Madness
Projects: In Orbit, TBA
Organization: Gliese Productions
Location: Cantankerous Castle
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#9 Post by Greeny » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:45 am

vance wrote:Interesting.
One question though; will this game have choices? Will you be able to romance Vei Agni for example, instead of Fan'zu'qi?
Yes, there will be choices! There are three potential love interests. A cookie to anyone who can guess which ones they are.

I am terrible at revealing progress updates OTL
so I'll just leave this here:
Image
In Orbit [WIP] | Gliese is now doing weekly erratic VN reviews! The latest: Halloween Otome!
Gliese Productions | Facebook | Twitter
Image

User avatar
bellice
Veteran
Posts: 259
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#10 Post by bellice » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:39 am

Greeny wrote: A cookie to anyone who can guess which ones they are.
The Vice Admiral, a clone of the main character and the drop dead gorgeous planet in the logo.
Now gimme dat cookie.

User avatar
Greeny
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:15 am
Completed: The Loop, The Madness
Projects: In Orbit, TBA
Organization: Gliese Productions
Location: Cantankerous Castle
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#11 Post by Greeny » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:59 pm

bellice wrote:
Greeny wrote: A cookie to anyone who can guess which ones they are.
The Vice Admiral, a clone of the main character and the drop dead gorgeous planet in the logo.
Now gimme dat cookie.
H-How did you-?!!!
In Orbit [WIP] | Gliese is now doing weekly erratic VN reviews! The latest: Halloween Otome!
Gliese Productions | Facebook | Twitter
Image

User avatar
bellice
Veteran
Posts: 259
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#12 Post by bellice » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:24 pm

Greeny wrote:
bellice wrote:
Greeny wrote: A cookie to anyone who can guess which ones they are.
The Vice Admiral, a clone of the main character and the drop dead gorgeous planet in the logo.
Now gimme dat cookie.
H-How did you-?!!!
'Tis a gift, my dear.

User avatar
Greeny
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:15 am
Completed: The Loop, The Madness
Projects: In Orbit, TBA
Organization: Gliese Productions
Location: Cantankerous Castle
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#13 Post by Greeny » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:58 am

Background images are coming in nicely this season! Such a bountiful harvest, I thought I might share.

Image


In writing news, I've been going around refining the choices and flags a bit. Word of warning: I do not play by the

Code: Select all

menu:
     "Visit place where obviously you'll find romance interest #1":
           $ romance interest #1 flag = True
     "Visit place where obviously you'll find romance interest #2":
           $ romance interest #2 flag = True
     "Obvious dummy choice":
           jump worthless_piece_of_scene
school of visual novel branch design.
Ultimately, however, I didn't want to try and obfusciate which choices are romance flags, either. It will be easy to make sure you get the romance you want. Choices will mainly reflect the protagonists feelings on a situation, as well as giving you a hand in characters development.

In Orbit will be a relatively coherent, tight narrative (read: linear) all the way through, but you may be surprised how much your little choices in character development affect the endings!
In Orbit [WIP] | Gliese is now doing weekly erratic VN reviews! The latest: Halloween Otome!
Gliese Productions | Facebook | Twitter
Image

Annie Quinn
Regular
Posts: 31
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:15 am
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#14 Post by Annie Quinn » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:04 am

I really like this VN's concept. I'm a sucker for sci-fi romances. I think my favorite character is Zooky. Good luck with this project! (: I'll be keeping an eye on it.

User avatar
bellice
Veteran
Posts: 259
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:12 pm
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Contact:

Re: In Orbit [GxG Otome] [Romance/Sci-fi]

#15 Post by bellice » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:01 am

Annie Quinn wrote:I really like this VN's concept. I'm a sucker for sci-fi romances. I think my favorite character is Zooky. Good luck with this project! (: I'll be keeping an eye on it.
I'm looking forward to Zooky as well, but...Agent 9....*drools on her desk* I mean, just look at those sexy sexy scars. <3

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users