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❦ Ellaria: Cotton & Cream [comedy/fantasy][GxB/GxG] complete

#1 Post by minyan » Tue May 31, 2016 8:10 pm

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Demo up!

https://gourmetvisual.itch.io/ellaria-cc

Dive in to the mystical land of Ellaria, where Elves, Fairies,
and Demons rule supreme, and other races are no more than
an afterthought on the authors fingertips. Enjoy a tale of action,
adventure, romance, and a whole lot of snark. Bring your armor
folks, lest you get injured by all the fourth wall breaking.


A game by Gourmet Visual
set in a high fantasy world, that... has very little to do with food. The
characters are named after sweets.
Does that count?

For International Love Ultimatum 2: Romantic Boogaloo

Start date: June 1st
Deadline: July 4th

The Characters:

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The nameable protagonist, an elf who loves adventure,
and has trained hard to get where she is today as one of Ellaria's
most beloved rangers. She puts on a humble facade for the public,
but loves the attention. Despite their disagreements, there's nothing
she'd rather be doing than traveling the land with her two dear
friends. Even when they really, really get on her nerves.

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A mischievous girl who will always prefer getting things done
to sparing people’s feelings. Ruthlessly violent in battle (‘sour’ cream),
but adorable everywhere else (‘whipped’ cream). She likes to put on a
cool face for her fans. She can seem a little inconsiderate, and abrasive,
especially to those who aren't used to demons and don't now anything
about their culture.

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A fairy who, while he has a lot of respect for his culture and
teachings, dislikes the fact that the only type of magic he can do is
healing. His team members insist that's all he needs to do, but he wants
to feel more useful. He doesn't like running straight into danger and
is exasperated every time Cream and Toffee do so. Is nice to pretty
much everyone but his friends.

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Your guide through this journey, who isn't afraid to tell you
when you've made a terrible decision.

The plot:

Join Toffee, Cotton and Cream as they valiantly search for the
legendary sword necessary to rescue the princess, who has been
kidnapped by unknown assailants. And so long ago, she's probably
very dead. That won't stop our heroes from boldly going where no
elf, fairy, and demon have gone before. Of course, it's not really
about the spoils. It's about the quest. ...And the spoils. Because
they are quite broke.



The world:

Ellaria is home to eight races in total, but the three with the most
territory are the elves, the fairies, and the demons. While elves keep
mostly to themselves, doing some trade with the fairies, it doesn't take
much to spark a conflict between the demons and fairies. Our heroes
mark the first group of all three main races, and bring hope that the
land may one day be united.

Magic has, from the beginning, been a large part of the world and
how it and many of the races function. There are races that magic comes
naturally to, such as Fairies and Elves, and other races that cannot
master the use of natural magic such as Dwarves and Demons.

Rated 16 + for blood, violence, censored nudity, and suggestive themes


The Features:

Free
estimated 60k words
10 CGs
Girl x Girl and Girl x Boy love interests
10 endings
Fantasy world with it's own history and lore (with any luck we'll
actually get to show more than a tiny part of it)
Unlockables after first play through!

Sneak Peak:
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The Progress:

Writing: 60%
Programming: 40%
Additional Music: 0%

Supplemental backgrounds: 100%
Supplemental art: 100%
GUI: 100%
CGs: 100%
Backgrounds: 100%
Logo: 100%
Sprites: 100%
Music: 100%
???: 100%


The Team:
Averxy, Minyan
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#2 Post by Ghost #9 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:42 pm

Reading through your thread brought forth a grand moment of nostalgia. While your plot is vastly different, the sweets naming-theme and existence of elves reminded me of a comic I used to follow called Rainbow Carousel. Many ages ago...

Edit: Oh, goodness! Toffee's design even reminds me of one of the characters (Sundae). Mostly just the fact that they are an elf, as well as the hair and skin colors. : P

Good luck to you!
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#3 Post by FrozenApple66 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:50 pm

I love the logo design~!

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#4 Post by Averxy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:13 am

Ghost #9 wrote:Good luck to you!
Thank you very much! We're super excited for this game!
FrozenApple66 wrote:I love the logo design~!
Minyan did an absolutely fantastic job making it! I'm honestly in love with it myself haha.


The character sprite for Cotton is now up! Toffee and Cream should both be done within the next few days. Writing is well under way considering we didn't start all that long ago and overall we're already making amazing progress!

Not that I've done anything so far, but! It just hit midnight for me so I'm all ready to go!!
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#5 Post by minyan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:41 am

Update

Toffee's sprite is completed, and the 'common' route is done! That brings us to over 8,000 words. Fight fight fight!
Ghost #9 wrote:Reading through your thread brought forth a grand moment of nostalgia. While your plot is vastly different, the sweets naming-theme and existence of elves reminded me of a comic I used to follow called Rainbow Carousel. Many ages ago...

Good luck to you!
Thanks! I'll have to check it out. ^^
FrozenApple66 wrote:I love the logo design~!
Thank you! It turned out better than I was expecting, so I'm relieved xD
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#6 Post by minyan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:06 am

Ghost #9 wrote: Edit: Oh, goodness! Toffee's design even reminds me of one of the characters (Sundae). Mostly just the fact that they are an elf, as well as the hair and skin colors. : P
Uh I promise it's a coincidence. I just like dark skin/light hair combinations. I haven't had time to check out that comic, but I can tell you none of the ideas or designs were influenced by it in any way.

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Cream's sprite has been completed, and I am done for the day. Tomorrow I get to start on CGs~
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#7 Post by Zelan » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:23 pm

Did you say breaking the fourth wall? Count me in.

This looks cool! I love fantasy, and I've enjoyed the stuff that you guys have made. ^_^

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#8 Post by Ghost #9 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:05 pm

minyan wrote: Uh I promise it's a coincidence. I just like dark skin/light hair combinations. I haven't had time to check out that comic, but I can tell you none of the ideas or designs were influenced by it in any way.
Oh, no, no! I didn't assume that it was. These two stories are as different as can be. The only similarities are entirely superficial. I'm just happy to be reminded of something I once enjoyed. :3

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#9 Post by minyan » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:12 am

Ghost #9 wrote:
minyan wrote: Uh I promise it's a coincidence. I just like dark skin/light hair combinations. I haven't had time to check out that comic, but I can tell you none of the ideas or designs were influenced by it in any way.
Oh, no, no! I didn't assume that it was. These two stories are as different as can be. The only similarities are entirely superficial. I'm just happy to be reminded of something I once enjoyed. :3
Okay ^^

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Some GUI screenshots!
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#10 Post by minyan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:03 am

The first background is doooone!
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#11 Post by Oktolio » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:15 am

Good luck!!! Can't wait to play your game~
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#12 Post by Seigetsu » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Min, Min, Min, THIS IS LOOKING GREAT! I'm so hyped about another game with a gxg option, and the fantasy, adventure kind of theme is easily my favorite. Love how Cream is the "ruthlessly violent" one and Cotton is more level-headed as well - glad that it's not always the guy charging into situations without thinking. Can't wait to see more progress on this game. Best of luck!

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#13 Post by UsaBerryHime » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:59 am

OH MY GOSH~! this looks super cool and i'm so excited! The character designs and plot are so cool and interesting, especially Cotton! (Which I literally just realized is Cotton Candy right?? love it so much omg) he's super sweet! I can't wait!

And dat GUI, whoa! Good luck finishing in time, I'm rooting for you guys!
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#14 Post by minyan » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:35 am

Oktolio wrote:Good luck!!! Can't wait to play your game~
I hope you love it <3
Seigetsu wrote:Min, Min, Min, THIS IS LOOKING GREAT! I'm so hyped about another game with a gxg option, and the fantasy, adventure kind of theme is easily my favorite. Love how Cream is the "ruthlessly violent" one and Cotton is more level-headed as well - glad that it's not always the guy charging into situations without thinking. Can't wait to see more progress on this game. Best of luck!
Yaaay! Yes, it is adventure all the way. Averxy and I had a ton of fun working out all the details of the fantasy world, we're hoping to be able to add like a lore page in the extras section if we finish early xD
UsaBerryHime wrote:OH MY GOSH~! this looks super cool and i'm so excited! The character designs and plot are so cool and interesting, especially Cotton! (Which I literally just realized is Cotton Candy right?? love it so much omg) he's super sweet! I can't wait!

And dat GUI, whoa! Good luck finishing in time, I'm rooting for you guys!
Thanks so much! Cotton is a cutie >w< We're rooting for you too, Averxy recommended your games to me so I'll be checking them out once this jam is over :D

Update

Here are some screenshots! Things are coming together... slowly...
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#15 Post by Averxy » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:41 pm

Zelan wrote:Did you say breaking the fourth wall? Count me in.

This looks cool! I love fantasy, and I've enjoyed the stuff that you guys have made. ^_^
I'm glad you enjoyed our other game! And yes, there will be a lot of fourth wall breaking...! (Maybe a bit too much? I'll do my best!)
Oktolio wrote:Good luck!!! Can't wait to play your game~
Thank you Degu<3! Same goes for you c:
Seigetsu wrote:Min, Min, Min, THIS IS LOOKING GREAT! I'm so hyped about another game with a gxg option, and the fantasy, adventure kind of theme is easily my favorite. Love how Cream is the "ruthlessly violent" one and Cotton is more level-headed as well - glad that it's not always the guy charging into situations without thinking. Can't wait to see more progress on this game. Best of luck!
Thank you! Cream is a really fun character, I love her to death haha. She's probably my favourite to write? (What am I saying? I love them all!)
UsaBerryHime wrote:OH MY GOSH~! this looks super cool and i'm so excited! The character designs and plot are so cool and interesting, especially Cotton! (Which I literally just realized is Cotton Candy right?? love it so much omg) he's super sweet! I can't wait!

And dat GUI, whoa! Good luck finishing in time, I'm rooting for you guys!
Thank you!! We had a lot of fun designing the characters, and I absolutely love them all so much! (Yeah he's Cotton Candy haha >u<) I hope you'll enjoy playing!


Writing update!!
I've only been working on Cottons route for now, but I have 5,300 words written for it so far! (Each route will be around 10,000 words so I'm halfway done!)
The final word count will most likely be much more than the estimated 25,000 (The intro, written by Min, was only supposed to be 5,000 but it ended up being 8,000 oops)

I'm super excited about the progress we've made so far! Thank you everybody for the support <3
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