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Mica: Apoptosis (Horror RPG|Dark|Fantasy) [CHAPTER 3 OUT]

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:47 pm
by Coren
Chapter 3 has been released!

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DOWNLOAD HERE!

The demo is around 3-4 hours long. Warning: May contain triggering content and violent depictions, not suitable for children.

Thanks for playing the demo, guys! I'd really appreciate if you could answer a few simple questions so I can make sure to shift the full game into the right direction. Thanks!

1. What do you think of the game so far?
2. Who are generally your favourite characters, and why?
3. What are some questions you want answered the most in the full game?
4. What do you predict are answers to these questions?
5. Which characters do you find the most curious or interesting? (Can overlap with #1)
6. What do you generally think of the story so far?
7. What particular scene(s) did you like in the demo?
8. Favorite chapter and protagonist?
9. ... Pairings/Ships, do you have any?
10. Was it scary?
11. What's your favourite part to play through?
12. Take a random screenshot!

And if you have any other thoughts about gameplay and so on, feel free to post them!

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You have the power to split the world into half. You can destroy buildings, overturn mountains…
But you are still powerless against a human.
Even a human who wants to kill you.
Hey, isn’t that ironic? Isn’t that funny?
… Why aren’t you laughing, Mika-chan?


Lenine lives in a huge palace as the most trusted servant of Princess Micaiah, the only place of beauty remaining in a desolate, destroyed land. Everything is perfect - the food is good, the job is good, life is good. As long as nobody leaves this palace of salvation, there is no need to dwell on the horrors that lie beyond these walls.

Until one day, a mysterious stranger arrives... to teach these content souls the true price of perfection.

Mica: Apoptosis is an RPG-style horror game about a web of delusions, a life of blissful ignorance, and the monstrous depravity that human beings can fall to in the name of love and admiration. The gruesome, revolting truth hidden behind the guise of a pretty, charming little lifestyle. Explore the game through three very different main characters with three very different perspectives, and tell your story as you believe it to be.

So powerful, yet so fragile… your life is like a candle, ready to be snuffed between my fingers.
I can slowly strangle you to death, and you can’t even flail to defend yourself.
You’re so funny, Mika-chan.


Main Website

Characters
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Mica: Apoptosis focuses on the experiences of three very stricken people, who are closer than they think, yet vastly different. And when things start changing, they begin their journeys on parallel lines, separated from one another.

Princess Micaiah, who owns a grand castle in the woods, hidden from society;

Lenine, her loyal servant, who is separated from her at the most crucial time and sees the world in a frighteningly different way;

and Himeya Mika, a young girl who chances upon the castle one day, and finds it empty and desolate...

This is their story.

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Other characters coming soon!


SCREENSHOTS
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More information to come soon!

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:53 pm
by Googaboga
Oh gooosh I love these types of games ;v;. Super looking forward to it. The premise sounds fantastic too.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:18 pm
by chocojax
I agree, this sounds pretty great! There aren't enough of these types of games in the world. Best of luck with finishing!

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:32 pm
by Asceai
What does 'Ib-style' mean?

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:52 pm
by Mimi_Melody
Wooo, so you finally did it! (saw your journal on Deviant) xD
Looking good, hope to see a lot of horror there~
But can I ask what M/F protag means? Like playing as either/both M and F?

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:00 am
by Coren
Thanks guys! :D I've been wanting to do this for a long time, but I was afraid of going back to RMXP due to several difficulties in it, heh. But after trying and failing to make it a horror VN I decided to go ahead and make it a gothic RPG horror game.

@Asceai: Good question. :P Ib is a small, animesque, gothic artsy RPG horror game, so I'm just saying it's going to be something like that.

@Mimi_Melody: There are two main characters - Princess Micaiah, and her right-hand-man Lenine. :) You'll get to alternate between both viewpoints throughout the game at points. So arguably there are two protagonists, and you have to seek the truth through both. I'll update their concepts later when I'm done with them!

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:08 pm
by Coren
And here's one of the protagonists!
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One of the protagonists, Princess Micaiah, from my upcoming RPG horror game Mica: Apoptosis. The owner of a breathtakingly beautiful palace, Micaiah is a stunningly pretty maiden living a stunningly idealistic life, until the untimely arrival of a mysterious stranger… Because perfection comes at a price.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:11 am
by azureXtwilight
I can't believe no one hasn't commented on this sprite. It looks so amazing, Coren! Definitely an improvement from CR's style.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:17 am
by Whimsical Conductor
I had this odd sense of deja vu where I thought I commented on it, but then it turns out I didn't. The sprite is very beautiful. I love the colouring style. It really seems to contrast with the horror themes you have going on.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:25 am
by khnachi
very intriguing story and omg I have the same name as the princess but without the "iah" at the end.
as for the art the princess looks very pretty, how ya do that hair?!
i don't trust that pretty face, not one bit
Yukiri and Sho was already too much for me to handle T_T

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:03 am
by Coren
Thanks! *melts* Your name is Mica? :D I love that name hahaha. Just a question though - is yours pronounced "Mee-kah" or "My-kah"? I'm curious haha.

Lots of brushes and blending, heh. This is a CG by the way, not the faceset - working on Micaiah's faceset now.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:01 am
by khnachi
Coren wrote:Thanks! *melts* Your name is Mica? :D I love that name hahaha. Just a question though - is yours pronounced "Mee-kah" or "My-kah"? I'm curious haha.
Mines pronounced as "My-kah" :mrgreen:

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:31 am
by Coren
Ahh, Micaiah's name is pronounced "Mee-kah-yah". :) Close!

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:40 pm
by Coren
Finished sketching the title screen! :D
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Characters are the protagonists, Micaiah and Lenine.

Re: Mica: Apoptosis (Ib-style Horror RPG, M/F Protag, Romanc

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:12 am
by Coren
Another screenshot, this time of the prologue, after a certain someone's execution by decapitation:
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