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Witching Hour [Political Intrigue|Action|Fantasy] 10/18

#1 Post by chocojax » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:17 am

Any sort of comments, critiques, questions, etc. are accepted and very much appreciated! :D
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The people of Helitan and the people of Manituk are in constant battle over a small portion of Manituk's mountain range, which contains very rare and highly sought-after minerals. Due to Helitan's mighty military strength, Manituk has only barely held onto their position in this war.

To the north of Manituk lies a tiny crypt, of which an unknown witch named Claire emerges and is discovered by Silver Tongue, a roaming merchant. The two form a partnership in order to strengthen and drum up the morale for the discouraged citizens of Manituk.

Due to the death of his father, Prince Christoph now reigns the vast lands of the Helitans. He has idealistic views for his rule, although he faces strong opposition from those close to him.

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CLAIRE: A bizarre witch with nothing to her name. She boasts of the ability to use magic, as well as world-hopping powers.

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SILVER TONGUE: A crafty, mischievous traveling merchant. His nickname originates from his impeccable ability to manipulate people through speech.

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CHRISTOPH: A naive prince sent to his deceased father's throne. He is weak-minded, and is constantly rattled by his feelings of incompetence compared to his older sister.

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ICARIO: A mysterious traveler who had been the previous king's adviser. Many say he has the ability to call upon the Demons' magic. He is willing to use unscrupulous methods to receive his results.

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(Last updated: 10/18/14)
Outline: ~50%
Script: 10% (first draft)
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Music: ~25/??

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Re: The Witching Hour [Political Intrigue|Action|Fantasy] (3

#2 Post by MaiMai » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:51 am

(I really love Claire's design and I want to draw her)

The story sounds really interesting chocojax, I'll be keeping an eye on this project for sure!
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#3 Post by pickle131 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:27 am

The description sounds really interesting, and I love the art concepts so far!
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#4 Post by Armee » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:15 am

I like Claire already uvu;; I, too, want to to draw her. The story itself seem very interesting!
This is going to be in my watch list :D

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#5 Post by Lyyli » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:36 am

I love the look and design of this game <3 Sounds very interesting so I will keep an eye on this game!
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#6 Post by 2dt » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:53 pm

Art looks fantastic and the story sounds pretty epic. Look forward to hearing more.

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#7 Post by sendo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:15 am

The author of ASLS is working on another VN? Color me excited! :D Lovin the story and designs already :3
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#8 Post by chocojax » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:04 pm

Thanks for all of the encouragement, you guys! My partner and I really appreciate it. :'D
(I'm quite happy that you guys like the designs, especially Claire's! I really want to have a sort of decorative look, while still looking... realistic/actually useable.)

Writing (for the demo) has been coming along great! I just have to write another scene, pad up everything, and then cut off the excess, haah.

To make this post slightly more pretty, here's the new concept art for Kowen and Icario (who, I have not finished yet, haha).

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#9 Post by chocojax » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:53 pm

Time for another update!

Writing:
I haven't updated the rough drafts since the last update, due to finals! I'll get to it next week, though.

Most likely, I'll finish the demo's first draft by then, and then it's onto editing!

Music:
I meant to show this off last week, but I entirely forgot to put it in! It's pretty great to listen to, in my opinion. Of course, there are other ones that sound pretty epic, but sadly, I'll have to keep them hidden.
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Art:
I... I wanted to start on backgrounds for the demo/prologue, but as I said earlier, finals and whatnot. So, here are some concepts of a few characters!

Silver Tongue's part of the Manituk Kingdom, and as you could probably tell from his nickname, he's quite the smooth-talker. (He looks like Tidus if you look from far away.)
The Golden Lion is from the Helitan Kingdom. He's a pretty famous knight, well-known for his courageous deeds. (He looks kinda derpy at the moment, but I'll fix it later!)

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(Also, I drew a cute picture of Kowen and Claire, if you wanna see.)

I'll update again next week, I suppose. :P

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#10 Post by filiaa » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:06 am

That project sounds fantastic!

The art is original and beautiful, the characters seem interesting so far, and so does the plot. I may have missed something, but what does the 3/20 at the end of the title mean?

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#11 Post by chocojax » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:54 pm

@filiaa: Thank you! I'm trying to make a distinct style to the art-style, so hopefully it's working, haha.

Well, 3/20 was the last time I updated the main post. I would've written something like "last updated 3/20" but the title is too long. :P

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#12 Post by StarMasayume » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:29 pm

OH I really love the art also and the character designs! The story sounds very interesting too <3

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#13 Post by chocojax » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:21 am

@StarMasayume: Thanks! I'm glad you like 'em!

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Update for April 9th!

Question! Is there anything that you'd like to learn more of? (We've done quite a bit of backstory/setting, but I don't want to write too many walls of text, so!)

Writing Update: Prologue's first draft is finally done, haha. I just need to revise it with Butler, and then I'll try to clean/refine it as much as possible while working on backgrounds.

Art Update: (There's a lot of guys in the cast so far, but there are definitely enough girls to make it about 50/50! I just haven't drawn them nice character sheets yet, haha.)

Here's concept art for Claire's squire outfit (slightly simplified). I-I went too far with making her face feminine in the colored one, but she's supposed to look like a feminine guy!
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Another WIP for a background. The marketplace, woo!
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I'll probably post another update after brushing up the prologue draft and drawin' more backgrounds!

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#14 Post by Green Glasses Girl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:53 am

I love your art~! I played A Simple Love Story awhile back and adored it. This one looks great so far! You have a keen eye for detail. Gonna watch this thread!
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#15 Post by Coren » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:02 am

This looks really cool! :D I'll definitely play it when the demo comes out.

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