(tentative logo, might change after seeing some of the really great logos being used by other VNs on this site haha)
The game takes place in a swampy, ambiguously-southern town called Clearwater Cove, the Spookiest, Bloodiest, Most Hauntedest place in the country, where every five years during a supernatural weather event known as High Fog, mysterious murders take place. Central to this is a hundred-year-old ghost legend involving legendary murderess Rose Sundergrave. (Turns out all of this is great for tourism.)
Subvert the ghosts!! Save your friends!! Maybe date them!! (can definitely at least choose to get close to a particular one, though)
Cypress Urenger - a laid-back and somewhat unextraordinary teen who is just trying to not die
and keep his friends from not dying also, with various levels of success. Can come across as kind of dumb,
but smarter than he lets on.
Holly Mackerel - Cypress's best friend since they were in diapers. The two have a teasing
back-and-forth relationship and are creepily in tune with each other. Holly's family made money in the
sciences and then moved to town and bought out an old flower shop, the same one that once
employed Rose Sundergrave, the town's famous ghost. On the eve of High Fog, Holly begins
acting a bit stranger than normal...
Thistle Kilya - moved to Clearwater Cove a year ago. Introverted, bookish and quiet, although
opening up a little bit more and more all the time. Although she maintains an air of mystery, she enjoys
hanging out with Cypress and Holly, although she often has to cancel plans for vaguely-defined reasons.
Aster Eau-Pleine - extremely dramatic drama student. Occasionally hangs around with Cypress and
Holly, but most of the time is just a little too weird, even for them. He seems extremely extroverted, with
all of his cohorts in theater, but it seems hard for him to connect with people on a personal level. Hates
Thistle and can't stand to be around her, but can't really seem to give a satisfying reason as to why.
Save/Load GUI screen preview:
Right now I'm using music from Newgrounds and elsewhere (permission granted of course), but high on my personal wishlist is an original score. I would love to collaborate with a musician and a background artist! However, currently this is a free project, so I'm only putting it out there in case someone is interested in the idea.
Will post updates here if anyone is interested, but you can also check out the tag on my tumblr!
Thanks for reading!!