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Re: Arena Circus [GxB][BxB][GxG][Fantasy] DEMO AVAILABLE

#61 Post by minyan » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:36 am

aimanin wrote:Encountered something quite confusing-
Is it impossible for the game to register the win against Lucy? I'm pretty sure I did win (and the words YOU WON! appeared) but the ensuing conversation seems to assume that Aldrich/Lilie lost. I'm playing from Lilie's POV- if it matters

Ah yes, that battle /should/ be impossible to win, sorry about that xD I'll make sure to fix that up. The first and the last battles are fixed that way, the first one to be won and the last one to be lost. The middle is the only one right now that could go either way, and even then it doesn't affect the plot too much. That'll be implemented more in the second chapter!
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#62 Post by Demetis » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:17 pm

Uuuuuhm O.O
Edit: Okay I thought I spotted a problem but that was just me being not awake XD

Other than that....I am TOTALLY shipping Aldrich/Leslie right now I am not even sorry waaaah X'D Demo going good so far ovob -still needs to finish-

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#63 Post by minyan » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:04 pm

Demetis wrote:Uuuuuhm O.O
Edit: Okay I thought I spotted a problem but that was just me being not awake XD

Other than that....I am TOTALLY shipping Aldrich/Leslie right now I am not even sorry waaaah X'D Demo going good so far ovob -still needs to finish-
xDD Alright then!

Haha yeeeaaa I ship them too... I can't wait to do Aldrich's part so I can write more of him vwv
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#64 Post by minyan » Sun May 10, 2015 5:20 pm

Hello everybody! A great big humongous thank you to everyone who played the demo and gave me feedback. Now that the stressful task of graduating is over with (I've earned my alumni mug!) I have a whole summer to concentrate on projects before I'm off to Japan to start working! I will be implementing the fixes into the demo hopefully very soon, and will release a debugged version before I start working on the extra features.

You guys have been amazing and you're really helping me to make this the best it can be!

So what's next:

-debugged demo
-more side quests
-more world interaction
-item shop sprite
-more character interaction
-more codex entries
-more CG's!
-a brief affection point tutorial

Aaaand once I get all that done for Lilie, I will begin work on Aldrich's part of the story!

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress and I hope you look forward to the things to come. Thanks again!
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#65 Post by minyan » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:12 am

Hey guys! So I found out that with the job I'm starting in August, it's technically illegal for me to do commission work. And I have a ton of commissions still not finished, and since Arena Circus is a free project and I can still do that while I do the job, I'm putting it on hold until then to finish up my commission work.

I have added lots of extra scenes and dialogue, and I look forwarding to finalizing things and uploading the next demo. Thanks!
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#66 Post by minyan » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:06 pm

Okay! Commissions are kind of under control. Only a few left. I've started working on the script again, and the finalized version of Lilie's path is nearly done. I'll be posting it up soon.
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#67 Post by minyan » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:58 am

I've decided, for multiple reasons, that I'll be taking the battles out of arena circus and making it like a more traditional visual novel.

A few of these are:
one, just to make things easier on me in coding. I love this project but calculating everything is really slowing me down.
two, I'm not a programmer, so the system is really buggy, and far more simplistic than I would like. I'd rather wait until I have a better handle on this kind of thing before trying to implement it.

Anyway, sorry to disappoint! This will be changed in the next update, which will be the completed version of Lilie's POV.
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#68 Post by Demetis » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:13 am

Ooow I am a bit sad to hear that but you decide on what's best for your game >w<b I will still play it nonetheless since the story's pretty cool ovo

I am kinda curious about what will happen to the whole map, items and quest system though?

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#69 Post by Harliqueen » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:14 am

minyan wrote:I've decided, for multiple reasons, that I'll be taking the battles out of arena circus and making it like a more traditional visual novel.

A few of these are:
one, just to make things easier on me in coding. I love this project but calculating everything is really slowing me down.
two, I'm not a programmer, so the system is really buggy, and far more simplistic than I would like. I'd rather wait until I have a better handle on this kind of thing before trying to implement it.

Anyway, sorry to disappoint! This will be changed in the next update, which will be the completed version of Lilie's POV.
Sometimes you have to do things like that, but I'd rather you take out something if it means you get to finish the story, as the characters and story are what got me hooked in the first place! :D
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#70 Post by minyan » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:15 am

Demetis wrote:Ooow I am a bit sad to hear that but you decide on what's best for your game >w<b I will still play it nonetheless since the story's pretty cool ovo

I am kinda curious about what will happen to the whole map, items and quest system though?
That will stay the same! I can program that really easily and I enjoy it having that sort of adventure-y feel to it. ^^
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minyan wrote:I've decided, for multiple reasons, that I'll be taking the battles out of arena circus and making it like a more traditional visual novel.

A few of these are:
one, just to make things easier on me in coding. I love this project but calculating everything is really slowing me down.
two, I'm not a programmer, so the system is really buggy, and far more simplistic than I would like. I'd rather wait until I have a better handle on this kind of thing before trying to implement it.

Anyway, sorry to disappoint! This will be changed in the next update, which will be the completed version of Lilie's POV.
Sometimes you have to do things like that, but I'd rather you take out something if it means you get to finish the story, as the characters and story are what got me hooked in the first place! :D
Thanks! I'm glad to hear that :D
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#71 Post by minyan » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:58 pm

Update:

I've been working on changing up the battle system to a more traditional visual novel style format. I'm about halfway finished, but the battle's are now going to have a lot more CG's, so I'll be getting started on those.

As for the story, it's pretty complete, right now I just want to add in more conversation opportunities with characters to get to know them better, and finish the CG's for the events I've written in.

With work going on now, I'm going to aim for Lilie's complete first chapter to be done by January. My hope is that the first chapter will have enough content to be a mini VN all in itself! I'm thinking it'll be about two hours in terms of completion, depending on how much extra stuff you do outside of the main story. I am going to need to redo a lot of the GUI because of the new changes, but I'm going to save that for when the rest of it is complete.

I'm also thinking about re-doing quite a lot of the art, but that's not until much later.

After lilie's side of this first chapter is finished I'll be taking a break on this project to work on another VN, which won't have chapters and be much shorter in the long run than Arena Circus. I hope you guys will take a look at that too! Then I'll come back and do Aldrich's, and that's also probably when I'll work on re-doing the assets.
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#72 Post by Demetis » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:45 am

minyan wrote:Update:

I've been working on changing up the battle system to a more traditional visual novel style format. I'm about halfway finished, but the battle's are now going to have a lot more CG's, so I'll be getting started on those.

As for the story, it's pretty complete, right now I just want to add in more conversation opportunities with characters to get to know them better, and finish the CG's for the events I've written in.
Wah, looks like you got a lot of art stuffs infront of you XD Good luck working on them >w<b
Will you be releasing another demo after you have completed Lilie's first chapter then? ovo

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#73 Post by minyan » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:16 pm

Demetis wrote:
minyan wrote:Update:

I've been working on changing up the battle system to a more traditional visual novel style format. I'm about halfway finished, but the battle's are now going to have a lot more CG's, so I'll be getting started on those.

As for the story, it's pretty complete, right now I just want to add in more conversation opportunities with characters to get to know them better, and finish the CG's for the events I've written in.
Wah, looks like you got a lot of art stuffs infront of you XD Good luck working on them >w<b
Will you be releasing another demo after you have completed Lilie's first chapter then? ovo
Thank! Yea, I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it xD
I will be releasing another demo! The art will probably be a mess, but the events and conversations will be all sparkly clean xD I'm really thinking about looking for a background artist... it's just not my thing man. and I want them to look nice. OTL
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#74 Post by Wide Mouth Ink » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:17 am

Came back to see if this got updated. Glad it did.

I see both of us came across some development issues concerning the game part of our projects.
I don't mind that it gets cut, or altered in this case. The characters and lore hooked me in just fine.

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#75 Post by minyan » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:28 am

Wide Mouth Ink wrote:Came back to see if this got updated. Glad it did.

I see both of us came across some development issues concerning the game part of our projects.
I don't mind that it gets cut, or altered in this case. The characters and lore hooked me in just fine.
I'm glad to hear it! Yes, I've been keeping up with your thread too! Or at least I was when I had easier access to internet xD Thanks for the continued interest!
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