[DEMO UP!!] Romancin Dudes [Otome, Comedy][Free!]

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[DEMO UP!!] Romancin Dudes [Otome, Comedy][Free!]

#1 Post by chickenhearted » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:37 am

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Development Blog: http://chickandnugget.tumblr.com
itch.io Page: Romancin Dudes

Genre: Otome, Comedy
Rating: 15+ for crude language
“I’m sorry, you’re just not edgy enough for me.”
Those are the words I hear as I get rejected for the twenty eighth time this year…

Bobka Smith is an otome game heroine. Or, at least, she was supposed to be. A week before production went underway, and she was booted from the cast for being “too stereotypical.” She was sent to School, an extremely generic high school filled with students like her. Bobka, however, is determined to carry out her destiny and have her perfect otome ending, no matter what the cost.

Nobody at School seems interested, however, and after years of stalking romantic pursuits, she’s been shot down by practically every member of the student body. There have got to still be options left though, right? Help Bobka quell the passionate burning in her heart before she graduates from School, and on the way realize that people don’t tend to fit perfectly into the molds that they’re given.


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Click on the above image for the demo, or go here!

Demo Questions:

1. Most importantly: DID YOU LIKE IT?
2. Was the pacing okay? (Were the scenes with each fella too short/long?)
3. D...Did you think it was funny?
4. What did you think of the characters? Who’s your favorite?
5. Are you interested in playing the rest of the game? What do you want to see most in the full version?

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Main Character (Bobka Smith)

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A determined and extremely forward girl who was originally meant to be an otome game heroine. She wants to fulfill her role by obtaining one (any one, really) of the guys at School, but she has had little luck so far.


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4 Obtainable Characters (3 + 1 Unlockable)
9 Possible Endings (2 for each Gentleman Suitor + 1 "True" Ending)
80,000+ words (estimate)
CG Gallery (12 CG's)
100% Off!! (Special deal just 4 u)

Main Menu:

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In the full game, the contents of the notebook will change depending on whose ending you got last!

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Outline: 100%
Script: 30% (Writing for demo is done!)
Sprites: 100%
GUI: 100%
CG: 10%
Music: 100%
Background: 100%

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Writer/Director: edelblu
Sprite Artist: WakingJune
CG Artist: Ezachan
Promo/Main Menu Art: TazzberryMonster, hikaru-i
Chibi Artist: iihb
GUI: Xand, edelblu
GUI Programmer/Lowkey Savior: Windchimes
Logo: tinyqueenart

CC Assets:

BG Art: Uncle Mugen, sei.chan, tropicalmonsoon, Morishita
Music: Music is VFR
SFX: Freesound.org, Freesfx.co.uk
Apologies in advance to Morg for butchering her free sprite lol

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1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?
2. What do you want to see most out of this game?
3. What are your impressions of the cast?
4. Which boi are you most interested in?

Any questions and comments are more than welcome! ^^
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#2 Post by Zauria » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:15 am

OMG! The art looks great, and the storyline sounds funny! I am looking forward to this! :)
1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?
OF COURSE! Definitely!
2. Which character are you most interested in?
The character I am most interested in is Case Stirling.

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#3 Post by Mimi_Melody » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:20 am

Awww, this is the cutest thing I've seen so far <3
1. I'll definitely play this!!!!
2. Well, I'd say Roy (bad boy + red hair type) is the most interesting to me, but since you said that the description can be misleading, so I don't count on the bad boy image so much. All in all, I'm looking forward to see how the story goes and how each characters will break out of their given stereotype. XD
I don't have any questions yet, there's only one thing I'm wondering, how old is the Bobka? (she's the only one you didn't mention on the blog profiles)... Oh and...why is the default name "Bobka"? Sounds weird and cute at the same time LOL.
Good luck on finishing the game! :D

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#4 Post by chickenhearted » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:10 am

Thanks for the interest and comments (and so quickly too!) It makes me feel all happy and motivated haha

@Mimi_Melody - Bobka is 17/18, a senior in high school, which is why she's so desperate to bag a guy before she graduates. I was trying to think of a really generic name for the main character and the first thing I thought of was Bob. Adding -ka at the end was just a stupid way to make it a girl's name lol (It sounded better than Bobina, at least)

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#5 Post by Hazel-Bun » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:35 am

Looks awesome! Cute spin on cliches ^^

1). Yup.

2). Stirling. My love for glasses wearing sadist is strong, so I'm interested to see how he ends up not being my go-to-trope!

Questions: Nope for now :) though I might add in the same way Bob Smith is used for a generic man, Jane Doe is for a female. Also has a connection with a missing body though FYI
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#6 Post by D`Angel18 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:51 am

Really cute game...
1. Yes.... I would definitely play it when it comes out...
2. Stirling... XD
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#7 Post by Mimi_Melody » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:55 am

Wow, okay XD At least she's not Bobiko or Bob-chan or...sth...!
Ps. Is it weird how I only just realized that big blue thing on Roy's T-shirt is a hand?

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#8 Post by deestar » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:18 am

This sounds so interesting! And the art is so cute haha, actually this whole game sounds super adorable ^^
1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?
Yes, definitely!!
2. Which character are you most interested in?
I usually go for the typical bad boy types so Roy Hunter, but Nathaniel looks really cute, especially with his beanie :3
Comments: Wow, doing this alone must be very difficult, I can definitely help if you need it! (not that I can do much except write haha) but yeah, good luck!!

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#9 Post by pickle131 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:42 am

The title alone makes me definitely want to play this XD
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#10 Post by Whimsical Conductor » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:16 pm

I am super excited for this game! Good job with the art and story. It sounds it'd make me cry from laughter. I also love how you're working with stereotypes here and making them all a bit different.

1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?
Yes. Adorable art, adorable characters, adorable story - what more could I want?

2. Which character are you most interested in?
Leonel Foster. I love eccentric weirdos in just about everything I watch. I think that's because I'm an eccentric weirdo. I also like Nathaniel second best because he seems hilarious.

Just saying, I adore Roy's character description though. It's so to the point, it's so funny. I'm looking forward to this. Keep up the good work, guys. I'll be rooting for you.

Oh my, I just noticed her name was Bobka - best name ever. I choked a bit from laughing.

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#11 Post by Mad Harlequin » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:10 pm

A parody of typical otome games? Nice!

1. I'll probably end up playing this---it seems like it'll be fun, and it has the potential to play with a lot of otome tropes.

2. Leonel appears to be the most interesting character (the fact that he's more than an archetype helps).

A note: Until I reached your explanation about her name, I thought you named Bobka after babka, a type of cake. :lol:
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#12 Post by rufiangel » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:36 am

Sounds super cute! <3 Love the artwork so far, so adorable :) I'd def play it! Hmm, I like all the characters so far, hehe. Good luck with this project!
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#13 Post by Googaboga » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:18 am

1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?

The art is super adorable and I'm definitely willing to give it a try. But I am extremely picky when it comes to parodies. So it may not be my cup of tea ^^;.

2. Which character are you most interested in?

Elliot, naturally. Just look at him X3.
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#14 Post by Rainbow Colors » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:21 am

1. Would you be interested in playing this when it (eventually) comes out?
YES OF COURSE, SWEET MOTHER OF GOD YES. (Just so you know, I play every english otome pc game I could lay my hands on. ouo But aside from the fact that I'll be naturally compelled to play it, the art's definitely nice and I can't help but look forward to the result based on the stuff you've laid out in this thread so far.)
2. Which character are you most interested in?
Stirling. The glasses really help me pick :3
(Or Elliot. I have no idea why.)

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#15 Post by chickenhearted » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:23 pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
Sorry I haven't checked this thread in a while.
I'm really glad there are people who'll be there to play this when it comes out.

I'm actually a little shocked at all the interest in Case. That's the Power of the Glasses for you, I guess haha

@Hazel-Bun Yeah, I was considering things like Jane Doe or Mary Sue, which probably would have made more sense.. but Bobka stuck somehow, probably because of how ridiculous it is.

@Mimi_Melody It's an implied middle finger haha. Thought it was suitable because of his Bad Boy-ness

@Whimsical Conductor Thanks~ I was feeling a little anxious because I thought I might be the only one who thinks I'm funny ><

@Googaboga I won't feel (too) bad if you don't end up liking it, but I hope you do :P (Elliot's my favorite too, but ssshhh it's a secret)

@Rainbow Colors Thanks for the enthusiasm :D And another lover of the glasses, I see~
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