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Tower Trap [BL, Fantasy, Comedy][YaoiJam]

#1 Post by sorani » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:30 pm

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[Yaoi Game Jam 2016] [Optional R-18/All-Ages Version]
[Fantasy/Comedy]





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One day on a beautiful spring afternoon,
Joshua comes across a tower.
He enters with some persuasion from a Knight,
only to find out that the tower was cursed!
Now, he’s stuck with three strangers until
help arrives!

Only true love can break the tower’s curse..
Will Joshua care enough to fall in love?
Or will he die fighting monster boys...?

A fairytale with a modern twist!





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• Genre: Boy’s Love, Fantasy, Comedy
• Optional R-18 Scenes
• Reversible Roles
• Aromantic/Romantic/Sexual Choices
• 4 Routes and a bunch of Gag ends..
• (WIP) 15+ Endings, 25+ CGs, 20K+ Words
Will release a demo if assets can’t be finished!



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• Artist/Writer/Coder: z04 (me :'D)
• (Editors/Beta-testers will be listed later)





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1. Does the premise seem interesting?
2. Which character interests you most?
3. Should I add more information?
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#2 Post by SwedishJazz » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:12 am

The premise sound spretty cool, but I'm most interested in the characters! It seems like an interesting, well-rounded cocktail of personalities, and I'm quite looking forward to learning more about them.
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#3 Post by ghostpel » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:24 am

Having no experiences with Yaoi game aside from first 20 minutes of Togainu no chi, still interested. I'm easy ^^'

1. Does the premise seem interesting?
- As someone with an unhealthy obsession in the dungeon (but sucks at d&d), seeing 'trap' and 'tower' in the title is enough for me to get interested even if the premise has nothing to do with it or not a fan of yaoi.
- Tower! Cursed one too! I'm looking forward seeing how they'll interact with the place...or how the place have in store for them.
Well, with nature of VNs, I'm a bit prepared to be disappointed. As well as good surprises.

2. Which character interests you most?
- Blanc, his profile reads like eccentric but capable mage archetype until 'burnt his eyebrows'. Can't stop imagine what he feels now.
- And Fin, his contrast between 'knight in shining armor' and "as bullheaded as the protagonist (=farmer)" strikes me. Looks like I'll have fun seeing him dealing with things getting in his way.
- Princess is very chill. I like her lol
- Joshua's "at least he knows how to farm" cracked me.

3. Should I add more information?
I'm curious if there's a sentence or two between "Now, he’s stuck with three strangers until help arrives!" and "Only true love can break the tower’s curse..."
(What make them think true love will break the tower's curse!?!) But information, as you posted, ​gave enough impression of being fun VN with bunch of ...um, problematic? awkward? individual interacting with each other in the cursed tower settings. Will look forward to this. Good lucks! :D

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#4 Post by gekiganwing » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:56 am

How many of the characters thought of themselves as gay or bisexual before the story begins?
sorani wrote: Or will he die fighting monster boys...?
Will there be some combat in this story? If so, can we expect scripted events?
sorani wrote: • Aromantic/Romantic/Sexual Choices
This is an interesting idea. A few questions...

1. Do you intend to let the player roleplay the protagonist, and shape his goals through actions?
2. Will the differences between choices be clear, opaque, or somewhere in between?
3. If most of the player's choices are sexual, then what sort of ending might it lead to? Likewise, if most of the player's choices are "let's just stay friends," then what sort of ending might it lead to?
sorani wrote: 2. Which character interests you most?
1. Fin. Apparently he chooses to wear armor that leaves his stomach exposed. Is this impractical in your fictional world? Does he consider it a fashion statement?
2. Annie. If she escaped the tower, then it would make sense that she fell in love with someone. I wonder who it was.

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#5 Post by potouto » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:36 pm

Tap tap this thread, I'm supposed to go to bed but I'm gonna bless this thread first
Kisses for your forehead, kisses for this thread
Good luck with everything !! You know I'm biased I can't give a proper answer I just love everyone ok
and knight boy lives :V
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#6 Post by sorani » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:47 pm

SwedishJazz wrote:The premise sound spretty cool, but I'm most interested in the characters! It seems like an interesting, well-rounded cocktail of personalities, and I'm quite looking forward to learning more about them.
Thanks for your interest! XD
ghostpel wrote: I'm curious if there's a sentence or two between "Now, he’s stuck with three strangers until help arrives!" and "Only true love can break the tower’s curse..."
(What make them think true love will break the tower's curse!?!) But information, as you posted, ​gave enough impression of being fun VN with bunch of ...um, problematic? awkward? individual interacting with each other in the cursed tower settings. Will look forward to this. Good lucks! :D
Ahaha thanks! For the "true love" I'm adapting from fairy tales tropes about true love breaking curses, but in this visual novel, I'm planning to subvert it by letting the player interpret what true love is and letting it affect the ending they get.
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Thanks for your questions! Here's my answers:
1. I'll assign them right now. Their attractions are more specific in the story.
• Josh - Player's interpretation
• Fin - Pan
• Andy - Bi
• Blanc - Aro
• Gary - Bi
• Tom - Straight
• Annie - Gay
2. There will be no combat in the visual novel, but there will be scripted events. It's a pure visual novel.

• Aromantic/Romantic/Sexual Choices
1. The protagonist will have his own personality, but the player decides whether Josh will be aro/ace, allosexual/romantic, or a mix of both.
2. Choices will be actions during intimate scenes, and will be pretty clear. I don't want players to be uncomfortable when they pursue a guy.
3. The endings are slightly changed based on the player's decision to have a romantic or unromantic ending. Sexual content is optional and can be censored from the main game.
• Character Interest
1. Fin's armor is supposed to be a joke on bikini armor in bishoujo games. In this fantasy comedy, these choices have consequences for a Mr. Fanservice, such as a stab in the stomach.
potouto wrote:Tap tap this thread, I'm supposed to go to bed but I'm gonna bless this thread first
Kisses for your forehead, kisses for this thread
Good luck with everything !! You know I'm biased I can't give a proper answer I just love everyone ok
and knight boy lives :V
AAhhh thanks :'D knight boy probably won't survive but it's okay.
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#7 Post by sorani » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:44 pm

Update![6/29/16]

It's already a month into Yaoi Game Jam! I haven't made as much progress as I hoped, but here's what I've been working on!

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Thankfully there's another month left :'D
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#8 Post by audrenes » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:24 am

1. Does the premise seem interesting?

Yeah, it sounds super interesting! I can't wait to see how it'll turn out!

2. Which character interests you most?

Fin. Because on the basis of the bikini armor thing lol. I really wanna see the consequences of that.

3. Should I add more information?

I think it's fine so far. Good amount of info to know about the characters, but not enough to give spoilers.

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#9 Post by Konoi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:50 am

Aah, this game seems sooo cool! I hope you'll finish it, I'd love to play it!

1. Does the premise seem interesting?
Yes! I love fairytale based romance games, but they usually are otome, and while I love otome, I love BL even more! And the story seems cool so far!
2. Which character interests you most?
To be honest, I love Joshua - and for the hero to be my favorite character, or one of my favorites... it doesn't happen often! As for the other characters, I really like Andy. But to be honest, I like them all!
3. Should I add more information?
Nah, it's fine as far as information goes. But if the project is still running, more updates would be nice, at least for people to know it's not abandoned!

Good luck with the game!

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#10 Post by CosmicFan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:43 am

1. Does the premise seem interesting?

Yeah! I have a soft spot for fairy tale, plus I'm digging the love or die situation.


2. Which character interests you most?

Blanc. The mage with no eyebrows piqued my interest.


3. Should I add more information?

Please.

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