Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi][FREE]

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Cera L. Hendry
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Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi][FREE]

#1 Post by Cera L. Hendry » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:16 am

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Ex Astris
Chapter 04

Creator's Note: *Waves frantically* YES I'm still here! I'm still plugging away at this... this PROJECT of mine. It's been a year since I released chapter three!? I'm 30 in two weeks?! When did all this happen, how did I get so old?! Granted since my last release I've moved across the country, sold my first house, bought another have been madly fixing it up inside and out, changed careers… Things got a bit crazy busy during 2015.

First and foremost, I really need to thank everyone who reads and comments on my Visual Novel, you all have no idea how much better you make me feel. Ex Astris is my escape (because corporate design is SOUL DRAINING) and I love working on it but it's also source of great frustration too. Mainly because it's a huge project for me to carry alone, and with trying to juggle my career / home life (and I've started designing my own lines of stationery too) I find I simply can't dedicate as much time as I'd like and any time I do put aside feels like I'm wading through thick mud and it's such a sloooow process.

But then I read comments I get, and I realise maybe I'm not just wasting my time. So thank you, so so much.

Late last year I sat down for a week with a pen and paper and forced myself to construct the rest of Ex Astris' storyline so I finally had some direction. I've changed a lot of what's to come although that won't really affect what's already been established. I've designed a newer (and easier to work with) logo, will be changing the UI a bit and have just breathed some life back into a project that was going stale for me in my head. So the next instalment isn't long off now, I'll be starting to code it in Renpy by week's end. I'm looking at around 10-12 chapters in total for this project and I'll be able to work faster with this new clarity.
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Set in a ‘near-future’ on a fictional world, Ex Astris follows the story of Lanis Rosenberg, a newly graduated doctor working in the Loennian military. Doubtful of her abilities to cope in the army and lost with her direction in life, Lanis’ world is suddenly turned upside-down when she is transferred to the secretive, militaristic nation of Xian. There, she is assigned to a subject named A-28 'Ash'. An emotionless, unstable, biologically engineered soldier and her opposite in every way…

As Lanis finds her feet within Xian's Research and Development team, more questions are raised as Silhouettes are returning from combat beyond the city walls. Taking it upon herself to uncover answers, the young doctor confronts her Silhouette escort and in the process finds there's much more to 'A-28' than she's been led to believe.

Release date: Sometime this month?!
Format: Episodic / Kinetic Visual Novel
Engine: RenPy
Genre: Light Sci-Fi / Drama / GxB / Supernatural
Platform: PC/Mac/Linux
Duration: Short
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Re: Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi/Supernatural]

#2 Post by FonaCall » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:44 am

We're pretty new here, and this is the first time I've seen this KN series. The premise got me interested, and I'm now downloading the first three episodes so I can play/watch! Haha!

(Also played Three Souls, by the way, and loved it! That jumpscare, tho. Enjoyed reading Rosetta as well, and am enjoying reading Red Generation. Damn, these stories are good.)

Looking forward to reading this one too.

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Re: Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi][FREE]

#3 Post by Cera L. Hendry » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:50 am

Oooh you have been busy! Thanks heaps Piet XD I hope you'll be able to enjoy this one too.

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#4 Post by n0tgin » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:29 pm

I loved all the other Ex Astris episodes I've played!! I'm really looking forward to the next episode!!
As I haven't been on the forum in a while, what a nice thing to come back to!

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Re: Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi][FREE]

#5 Post by Amberbaum » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:03 pm

*makes weird excited noises* Oh, the CGs look really good. Makes me wonder what is coming next. Your series was a slow but steady climb of excitement. Like the previous commenters, I played all the previous chapters and loved them as well. Chapter 3 was a huge cliffhanger for me, so your update in January 2016 felt like a delayed Christmas present to me :D.

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#6 Post by Lesleigh63 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:11 am

And now I've found your WIP page (saw your post on DA). I really enjoyed the other three chapters of this. And I know what working on a VN alone is like - it takes sooooo loooong to feel you're getting anywhere.

But keep going, I'm cheering for you!
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Re: Ex Astris 04 [GxB][Kinetic][Light Sci-fi][FREE]

#7 Post by Cera L. Hendry » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:53 pm

Thanks so much for the comments and interest everyone!! :D It shouldn't be long now, and I'm really not as active on Lemmasoft as I should be either...

I progressed well into the coding side of things yesterday and have a functioning screenshot with two new characters :D I think I'll just code up the whole chapter with the current UI and throw the new coat of paint on it at the end. Shouldn't take long to pull together.
Lesleigh63 wrote:And now I've found your WIP page (saw your post on DA). I really enjoyed the other three chapters of this. And I know what working on a VN alone is like - it takes sooooo loooong to feel you're getting anywhere.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way, I just thought I was slow! ^^; Some people seem to produce completed VNs so swiftly...
I also thought it was high time to create a Lemmasoft WIP for this project too... Now that you've mentioned it, I really should put a link to this thread in my DA updates!
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