a little lily princess [GxG] - due out May 19th

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a little lily princess [GxG] - due out May 19th

#1 Post by papillon » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:26 pm

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(Note - this has absolutely nothing to do with Long Live The Queen! There's 'Princess' up there because it's in the original book's title.)

Plot Synopsis:

Sara Crewe is the only child of a wealthy British officer posted to India, where she has lived since she was a baby. Her mother is dead, but her home was warm and loving and well-off. She was always happy. However, it is traditional for young British children born in India to be shipped back to England for their health and their educations, as soon as they are old enough to make the voyage.

Alone at her new boarding school, Sara is a very long way away from her home and everything she was familiar with. Her father's money pays for the best care: she has a wardrobe fit for a queen, a beautiful doll, and a personal maid to watch over her. Sara's a clever student, and she works hard to practice her skills and build up her relationships with her new classmates.

But if something happens to her father... How will Sara cope if she truly is all alone?

Major Characters

Image Sara, our protagonist, a dreamy girl who loves books and stories but has little experience of girls her own age.

Image Lavinia, the reigning queen bee at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary and not entirely pleased to see a rich new contender

Image Jessie, Lavinia's best friend and an artistic free spirit who loves to dance

Image Lottie, one of the youngest students at the school, with a tendency to throw tantrums if she doesn't get her way (or just if she's bored)

Image Ermengarde, a quiet girl with the reputation of the school dunce, because she's terrible at her lessons

Image Mariette, Sara's personal French maid, just as new to England as she is

Image Becky, a shy young scullery maid at the school

Image Miss Minchin, the headmistress, who is very concerned with appearances

Project Information

This is the second entry in our Hanabira line, games whose stories are not originally written by me. In this case, it's sort of half-and-half. This is an adaptation of a classic children's novel, A Little Princess, which has been previously turned into movies (you might have seen one from the 90s, or an older one with little Shirley Temple as Sara) and even an anime. If not, don't worry, because many things will be changed anyway! Among other things, yes, this is a GxG version. There are six different character routes, some of which are clearly platonic, some clearly romantic, and some in the subtexty middle.

This is a stat-raising sim, with a slightly different approach. Every week, you will choose activities for Sara to build up her resources, and then at the end of the week you spend those resources to unlock scenes with other characters. This gives constant interaction between the stats and the story, with frequent reachable targets instead of only some huge goal in the distance.

The project is currently in beta-testing. Details available on my forums.

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#2 Post by Alix » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:35 pm

Ah, the art is super cute! And I do love stat-raising games. Looking forward to this one!

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#3 Post by somestrangecircus » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:03 pm

I'll be satisfied as long as I get to give Miss Minchin what's coming to her.

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#4 Post by Laluune » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:22 am

Yay a stat-raising game :D I love the art so cute~ I loved the Little Princess movie (the newer-ish (like 15 years ago lol) one) it always made me cry. I'd sign up to the mailing list but I need a yahoo account :\ but I'll be watching here, so I hope to see more updates!

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#5 Post by papillon » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:02 pm

Lots of art work still being done, but just to give you a little tease of some of what's underway:
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#6 Post by papillon » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:09 pm

Doing something a little unusual with the dialog boxes this time around:
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Keeping most of the interface out of the way during the talking scenes (I haven't finished doing the GUI for the stat-raising parts yet)

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#7 Post by Leshiy133 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:12 pm

Wow! So cute girls!
Any ecci content will be?) ^^

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#8 Post by noeinan » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:17 am

So pretty! I haven't read the books but from the pics/descriptions I especially like Mariette so far. :3
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#9 Post by papillon » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:14 am

Leshiy133 wrote:Wow! So cute girls!
Any ecci content will be?) ^^
the characters are far too young for that :)

(I have aged them up from the book - in the actual book Sara is only seven when the story starts, though the book covers a longer time period so she's at least in her teens by the end. But they're still too young for anything more than kissing and hand-holding.)

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#10 Post by papillon » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:30 pm

I've updated the top post a bit to explain the plot a little more for people who aren't familiar with the original.

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#11 Post by lilliesandcoffee » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:47 pm

Yay, a stat-raising game! :D And it's based on my favourite childhood book! I can't wait to see more of this game~
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#12 Post by papillon » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:23 pm

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Poor Becky. It's tough being the lowest person on absolutely every totem pole.

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#13 Post by SmellyMouse » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:00 am

This looks very interesting!
I'm going to check out the website. ^.^
The artwork is absolutely precious!
It's where I aspire to be one day <3

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#14 Post by papillon » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:44 pm

(tiny bit of CG preview, trying not to give too much away!)
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#15 Post by Mikomi » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:35 pm

How adorable! I can't wait for this to be released ♥
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