A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] [ PLAY THE PROLOGUE! ] [Now on Steam & ANDROID!]

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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + MEGAUPDATE

#91 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:23 pm

We are starting to put together the UI for this baby! :)

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Writing for the Prologue is 100% done, as is the character artwork and most of the BG artwork.
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + MEGAUPDATE

#92 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:56 am

Ren'Py is magic. :)
I've hit some snags putting together the interface today, but it is so rewarding solving the issues and seeing all the pieces slowly coming into place.
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE Aug 25-27

#93 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:06 pm

We will be showing off a 95%-complete demo of A Near Dawn at the CNE Gaming Garage August 25-27th! Come check us out if you find yourself in the Toronto area! :)
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#94 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:03 am

"Go to hell, you a-hole!"
-- having to censor the dialogue for all ages for the CNE Gaming Garage this weekend - it's a family friendly place. :P
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#95 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:45 pm

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It was all amazingness! I learned so much doing the CNE Gaming Garage convention and met so many cool, creative, and interesting people - and, of course had lots of people check out my games. Got some really nice feedback all around! :)
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#96 Post by Zelan » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:01 pm

HELLO LEON! I came to your thread first, as promised. :P

Alexa's CG looks great - I wonder what she's so concerned about? And who DID have the pasta?? So many questions, not enough answers.

I can't wait to hear more about the voice actors and the music! I took an A/V class the year before I joined Lemmasoft, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for sound design as a whole, so I love it when devs give it some love.

Has the con already taken place? What was it like? Did you have fun?

EDIT: When you make a post before realizing there was another page you didn't read. -_- Judging by the picture, it looks like you had a blast at the con! And that GUI is looking mighty fine - very smooth, fitting in well with the art style, clear but not distracting.

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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#97 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:09 pm

Zelan wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:01 pm
HELLO LEON! I came to your thread first, as promised. :P
Alexa's CG looks great - I wonder what she's so concerned about? And who DID have the pasta?? So many questions, not enough answers.
I can't wait to hear more about the voice actors and the music! I took an A/V class the year before I joined Lemmasoft, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for sound design as a whole, so I love it when devs give it some love.
Hey Zelan! Welcome back! :)
We haven't seen you in a long while, I hope you were up to something nice.

Thanks! There are indeed many questions about this pasta business, hopefully you can all have the answers soon!
I still have some art and UI to put together for the Prologue, and I'm getting voice recordings in, but the meat and bones of it were running perfectly at the convention. Just needs a tad more skin. :P

Do you know anything about Sound Engineering? My Music guy has been hard to get a hold of lately, I might have to start thinking about looking elsewhere for some SFX support.
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Has the con already taken place? What was it like? Did you have fun?
EDIT: When you make a post before realizing there was another page you didn't read. -_- Judging by the picture, it looks like you had a blast at the con! And that GUI is looking mighty fine - very smooth, fitting in well with the art style, clear but not distracting.
Thank you, it was a great experience! It was my first convention ever. I had to learn a lot for it, but I was told that I was quite professional there. And, it was super fun! ;P
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#98 Post by Zelan » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:14 pm

LeonDaydreamer wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:09 pm
Do you know anything about Sound Engineering? My Music guy has been hard to get a hold of lately, I might have to start thinking about looking elsewhere for some SFX support.
I know a little about mixing, i.e. making sure the sounds are balanced, the levels are all ok, etc., but I'm not really good at actual composing. Or recording for that matter. I was always best at taking the sound I was given and tweaking it to sound better.

Either way, though, I no longer have access to the program that I'm comfortable with. For the class, we used Logic Pro X, which is a $200 program. It might be possible for me to use the audio lab after schools lets out, but I'm not sure if it's restricted to students currently taking the class.

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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#99 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:36 pm

Zelan wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:14 pm
I know a little about mixing, i.e. making sure the sounds are balanced, the levels are all ok, etc., but I'm not really good at actual composing. Or recording for that matter. I was always best at taking the sound I was given and tweaking it to sound better.
I see, well I'm still prodding my music guy. He's busy with other projects, too. :P
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#100 Post by MarkusLappalainen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:53 pm

Just came to drop by and tell you: you have done great work here! It is always refreshing to find not-manga style VNs :) I hope the rest of the journey with A Near Dawn go smoothly!
Have a happy day! 8)
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#101 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:47 am

MarkusLappalainen wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:53 pm
Just came to drop by and tell you: you have done great work here! It is always refreshing to find not-manga style VNs :) I hope the rest of the journey with A Near Dawn go smoothly!
Thanks so much MarkusLappalainen! :)
I'm scrambling to put the Prologue together (which is the free-to-play demo), I'm hoping to have it ready in a few weeks!
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#102 Post by HimeNaya » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:47 pm

I'm really looking forward to the Demo of this project! The art and story definitely caught my attention! <3 Keep up the great work! I will keep my eyes open for updates!

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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] + CNE GAMING GARAGE AUG 25-27

#103 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:59 pm

HimeNaya wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:47 pm
I'm really looking forward to the Demo of this project! The art and story definitely caught my attention! <3 Keep up the great work! I will keep my eyes open for updates!
Thanks HimeNaya! :) I'm keeping an eye on your project, as well.
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A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] [DEMO: SEP 25TH!] [KICKSTARTER: SOON]

#104 Post by LeonDaydreamer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:52 pm

Yay! I finally finished the MENU (POSTER) ART for A Near Dawn!

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More importantly, we want to release the Prologue (free-to-play opening to the first chapter) to our game as soon as we can!
SO.... ANNOUNCEMENT: We'd like to have the Prologue out by 11:00 AM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH!
And we hope to gear up a KickStarter Campaign shortly thereafter.

Please look forward to it and wish us luck! :)
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Re: A NEAR DAWN ♣ [Thriller x Mystery x Psychological] [DEMO: SEP 25TH!] [KickStarter: SOON]

#105 Post by Zelan » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:00 pm

Woah, who's Red Guy in the back? I dunno what he's doing, but it can't be good, that's for sure. And two weeks until prologue release? That is awesome to hear! :D

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