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#16 Post by pyopyon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:24 pm

Didules. Heeee, I hope that you enjoy the outfits and how it comes across in game! I'm not really sure if the North Pacific character will ever be revealed (that depends on a TBA Kickstarter TBH and if his stretch goal is reached--) but if so, it'll be very exciting since those particular two once had a strong distaste for each other, and their cultures are v different. The other oceans are kind of worlds apart though, so you'll definitely notice them. ^^ Thank you also! I feel like it's kinda text heavy so I hope revealing the sprites will change that up a bit, too! Thanks for being so supportive! Actually though as far as romanceable types, all of the love interests respect Nova-- not... automatically, but she earns it (though, no surprise) she does so for some more quickly than others. Soh respects Nova the least on sight, whereas Indi respects her the most... not for the reasons you'd think, though. :lol: I'll leave it there. Southern Ocean King's route is actually very family centric as far as developing Abigail and Nova. Really, each route Nova has different relationships with each king, so the things she tells about her grandmother are different as well. OP is not at all flashbacks heavy, but I can tell you that you will be able to see Abigail's love for Nova very clearly, and vice versa. :^) You learn the most about her during the Southern King's route. I'll leave it there!

It should also be made mention there there is another family oriented route, though maybe not how you'd expect. ^^ Now that I think about it, there's quite a few family routes since Soh and Koh are twin brothers as well... hm...

J-Ray. Thanks a lot! I hope that all of the routes have all of those hints to your satisfaction! Thanks so much! ^^

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Gosh, I'm so bad at updating this thread... I've been working on OP and progress is going quite well! There is a new sprite artist and you can see some of their work right on up there!

I will definitely do better with updating this... I promise, haha.

'TIl next time as long as I remember that this exists :'^D
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#17 Post by pyopyon » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:30 pm

So... by a series of unfortunate events, there were some issues with dev, mostly in the art department but I think those kinks have been worked out! I'm sorry for neglecting the thread but we are back in full force! Ocean Pearls has been progressing well, and now, we are over a whopping 80k in words!

Isven's route is aaaalmost 60% complete! I just have to finish the last bit of his sixth chapter and we're good to go!

Now that things are back on track and I've got an artist I trust, I've decided to continue preparing for the Kickstarter.

My plan is to I finish 50% of the game before launching it Kickstarter, so that would be to have completed Lemos, Isven, and half of Soh's. I might decide to finish writing the whole game before launching... we'll see how scared I feel by November 1st, lol.
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#18 Post by pyopyon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:16 am

And boom! Isven's sixth chapter is done!
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#19 Post by Yuki Tsubasa » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:20 pm

1. What do you think of the concept?
Love the idea of romancing oceans! I love free diving, and I usually go after the outdoorsy diver types (aren't that many). So to have a VN that has every dateable guy as that type? That's amazing! Really looking forward to seeing the art of these ocean personifications. I'm hyped at how your going to incorporate the different aspects of the oceans into the character designs (Always my favorite part when it comes to personifications).

2. What's your favorite otome romanceable "type"?
It usually depends? Their appearance usually affects my opinion but Isven is baiting me with the whole deadpan snarker thing going for him.

3. Any questions?
When you say they're like ocean kings, does that mean a good portion of the VN will occur underwater?

Also, omg I love Nova already, she's beautiful! <3

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#20 Post by pyopyon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:31 am

Yuki Tsubasa. I think I've never played a VN where the love interests are divers! Though I admit I have some brewing VNs that have love interests with strange/different occupations. I'll have to take a note of outdoorsy types in general. I don't have many, I guess because I'm not outdoorsy m'self? Haha. They're not really so strict in the personifications bit because now they're just rulers of an undersea kingdom so the elements of their dress is going to be based off of the culture I've given each ocean BUT each crown is 100% related to their ocean type, so you can look out for that if you wish to! Sorry, for favorite romanceable type, I meant in general, not for OP. :^) And yes! Most of the routes occur underwater.

Thank you ^o^ I think so too!

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I finished Isven's chapter 7! I feel like suddenly I'm writing really fast? .__.;; Of course that's not a bad thing though! I'm also like... 10% into chapter 8, which is pretty cool to me!

Work count slipped past 84k today!
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#21 Post by pyopyon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:31 pm

Today's update involves the encyclopedia function!

Ocean Pearls has an in-game encyclopedia with three sections. As you play through routes, you can unlock dictionary entries about characters, places and even in-story lore!

The lore section in particular will be helpful because in addition to tracking important objects in the game, it'll keep track of the plot via chapter summaries so you can know where you are in the story if you put Ocean Pearls down and pick it back up.

The best part? Your encyclopedia is cumulative! Build the dictionary in one route and continue doing so. You won't have to start from scratch in another!
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#22 Post by pyopyon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:21 pm

Today's update is simple but great! Isven's 8th chapter is done, bringing our word count to almost 90000 words!

This is such a milestone, especially since Ocean Pearls will be half complete at around the 125k mark! /o/ As soon as I finish Isven and start working on Soh... I'm sure we'll hit it!
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#23 Post by pyopyon » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:38 pm

Today's update!

Isven's 9th chapter is complete, meaning one final chapter is needed before I can start writing the endings! His route is a bit twisty, so I hope it's received well!
The game contains 8,189 dialogue blocks, containing 92,740 words and 500,578
characters, for an average of 11.3 words and 61 characters per block.
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#24 Post by pyopyon » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:43 pm

I've officially started working on Isven's endings!

Today's ending word count is 96.8k!
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#25 Post by pyopyon » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Boom! Finished Isven's route! /o/

Word count is 101,246 words!

I plan on continuing Soh's route from this point on. :^)
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#26 Post by pyopyon » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:00 am

Or not because~~ editing!

I finished a third draft of Isven's route and the proofreaders are going through it!

Work count is 104k abouts with a LOT of edits!
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#27 Post by AntiquedFae » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Yay, congratulations on getting past the 100,000 mark! :D I am so excited to see this come out!
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#28 Post by pyopyon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:50 am

Isven's final draft is done which meeeans I can move on to m'boi Soh.

I think I finally got my artist situation ironed out! So far, we've completed all of the face sketches for the characters, which is really exciting! Additionally, Lemos, Soh, Indi and "???" (of the Secret route) all have clean line art! Last king to do so will be Isven, so that's really exciting. /o/

I was on a trip so I didn't actually get a chance to really dig into Soh, but I have started reviewing his chapters so I can continue where I left off. As usual, he's a delight to write since he's more or less a terrible person. But of course, that's what makes write his back and forths between him and Nova so fun. :^)
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#29 Post by pyopyon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:57 am

More art is complete so that is gratifying!

I'm holding back a bit on reveals since we're just at the clean line-art stage, but I think I am ready to give a preview!

Is there any love interest people are curious about seeing?
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#30 Post by Widdershins » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:28 am

This sounds terrific! As a fan of both snark and eccentricity, my vote would be for either Isven or "Indi", but it sounds like an engaging cast overall. Looking forward to seeing this develop!

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