Queen At Arms: Deluxe Edition, on Steam Feb 4 (beta testing)

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Re: Queen At Arms, on Steam this year [GxB][GxG][War][Fantas

#271 Post by underbliss » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:59 pm

Ahh this is prolly too late but regarding the settings GUI - I'm caught between the first and second :O I tend to like simple font .. stylizations? but the second's probably easier to read...
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#272 Post by Amberbaum » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:40 pm

Ulalaria wrote:Meagan the background artist ducking in again...
........ This is my first time designing a UI, so feedback is much appreciated. Please keep in mind: The sliding bars are just a filler graphic for now, and will be replaced with much prettier ones once I decide on a composition. Which do you like best?
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The first and the second( <-preferred ) one.

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#273 Post by Ulalaria » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:33 pm

underbliss and Amberbaum - Thanks for the feedback! <3

We decided we needed a button to toggle the timed menus on and off, so a lot of things got changed around. Here's the current iteration:

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#274 Post by underbliss » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:59 pm

Ohh it looks fantastic!

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#275 Post by Amberbaum » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:27 pm

Yup, much better :D

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#276 Post by xxxSakura » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:18 am

It does look much better like that! Sorry, I know my comment isn't ofmuch help at this point now xD *has been lurking around*

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#277 Post by Hazel-Bun » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:16 am

Looking good :)

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#278 Post by Aviala » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:01 pm

I'm eagerly waiting for Queen at arms! There's something I'd like to ask though, sorry if this has been asked before!

The main character has been brought up as a male, but do they identify as a man or a woman or maybe something in between? Is the issue brought up in the game at all? Since the gender of the protagonist seems to be a big part of the game, it'd be really cool to see the protagonist dealing with the issue. I have trouble imagining that someone who has been brought up as a male would fully embrace their femininity, and I'm interested to see the other character's reactions as well!

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#279 Post by sheetcakeghost » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:46 pm

@xxxSakura Don't worry about that, hun. Letting us know it looks good helps us too.

@Aviala I think the most accurate term for the MC would be gender queer. The MC doesn't feel like she needs to identify one way or another, and while she's spent her life as male, she isn't uncomfortable being this way. As far as embracing herself as female, she's considered it, but it's going to be the people the player spends time with that determines if she tries to. Each character has a different reaction to finding out her biological gender and it does come into play if you want to have a romance. Some characters are okay with her like she is while others don't understand why she doesn't just pick male or female and thus encourage her to do so. At the end of the day it'll be the player that decides which gender the MC settles on (if any at all) and then get to see how that impacts her relationships.

All of that said, the question of her gender takes a bit of a backseat to her responsibilities as a commander. Everyone in her life sees her as male and she continues to perform under that perception until events after the war make it relevant and/or more easily focused on by herself and those around her. (You'll be playing one last chapter when the war is over assuming you managed to win it.) Gender isn't a footnote in the game, but it doesn't get thoroughly explored narratively until the MC has time to (or is forced to) consider it.

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Re: Queen At Arms, on Steam this year [GxB][GxG][War][Fantas

#280 Post by Ulalaria » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:43 pm

Hi all! Just a brief update on my progress with the GUI:

The prefs screen is completely re-skinned and fully functional! Here it is in action...

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The save/load screens are next, so I've done a quick mockup for those...

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I also painted this nice arrow button, but now we're not sure if we'll be able to use it. :P

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Anyway, thanks for all the feedback everyone's offered so far. It's been a great help! :)

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#281 Post by Rosstin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:17 pm

That arrow button is so sexy...
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#282 Post by Ulalaria » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:00 pm

Rosstin wrote:That arrow button is so sexy...
...I'm having trouble resisting the urge to say something like, "Oh, you like my assets, hon? ~_^ <3" And now everything is weird.

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#283 Post by Ulalaria » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:05 pm

But yeah, I like it a lot too. I guess if we don't end up using it in Queen, I can always cannibalize it into some future project.

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#284 Post by Ulalaria » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:08 pm

Hi all! I made some more progress on Queen's UI this week.

New save/load screens!

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...and yes/no prompt!

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Re: Queen At Arms, on Steam this year [GxB][GxG][War][Fantas

#285 Post by Rosstin » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:00 pm

Ulalaria wrote:
Rosstin wrote:That arrow button is so sexy...
...I'm having trouble resisting the urge to say something like, "Oh, you like my assets, hon? ~_^ <3" And now everything is weird.
ahaha I just saw this
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