(Partial Title/Series Branding)
Your potential love is from a varied cast of seniors from your graduating class. They include an artist, a model, an actress, the student body vice president, a geek, an athlete and a rock guitarist. All of these girls are at the top of their game in their respective ways and all of them you'll want to get to know well, because in order for anything to go right in this game, you must get everything to go right. Core to game is building the right relationships with each girl and setting in motion events that will coincide with taking care of your own ambitions. This game includes no successful route that allows you to focus on just one girl.
You play as a girl that will be rather predefined as a character but once you take over her life, there will be plenty of opportunity to roleplay to shape the story the direction you want it. I am withholding information on her and some plot details as I feel a full reveal of her would work best once I have her designs commissioned. That's a bit from off now but I will rectify this in future updates to this thread.
What is ready is a complete cast of all potential datable girls:
Art by RetroOutro
Now that all the potential datable girls have been revealed, I'm more curious than ever to know who everyone favorite(s) are from these first impressions?
About: Guitarist, school slacker, sex symbol, surprisingly awkward in person.
Likes: Music, playing in her band after school, cute girls, sweet girls, sexy girls, real girls, anime girls, video game girls, thinking about girls, girls, girls, girls . . .
Dislikes: Long classes, stuck-ups.
About: School track and field star, intense, competitive, inept communicator, secret cuteness liker.
Likes: Work outs, swimming, to be challenged, cute stuff, dressing up.
Dislikes: Laziness, restrictive clothing, stereotypes.
About: Excitable geek, energy ball, gamer, fun and a bit childish!
Likes: Computer Games! Console Games! Cats! Cartoons! Cosplaying! Candy! Cake! Christmas! Comedies! Cars! Castles! Canons! Comfy Couches! Cacti!
Dislikes: Boring adult stuff, bad movie adaptations, people being taller than her out of jealousy of her curves!
About: Student Body Vice President, wealthy, respected family name, authoritative, cold, stern and by the book.
Likes: Order, respect, classic music, horse riding.
Dislikes: Disruptiveness, crudeness.
About: Drama Club Actress, local heartthrob~heartbreaker, cool, clever and perceptive.
Likes: Performance arts, thrills and danger.
Dislikes: Undue authority, monotony.
About: Model, assertive, success driven, photography hobbyist.
Likes: Fashion, undivided attention, hierarchy.
Dislikes: Nerdy stuff, people who make embarrassing scenes.
About: Aspiring artist, nature lover, optimist.
Likes: Lush scenery, herbal teas, picnics, good willed humor.
The plot revealed sofar is a bit sparse of course, but in part due to what I'm withholding at the moment. Because of this, for right now I'm not really looking for ideas or suggestions to make that aspect more interesting or tip the concept onto its head, as I already have that in the works. That's not to say the plot is totally off topic limits, but it's very secondary to me right now. What I am curious to know is what people think of the characters so far? Are there any standouts? Do you have a favorite already? I'll also try to answer some questions about each of them if you have any and maybe talk a little bit of plot, mechanics or even technical details if I am able to.
What do you think the best art direction to go with would be? A more polished version of what I have here in the concept arts? Or a more traditional "anime" style you would find in a lot of VNs?
Concepts from my blog.
Something more traditional anime, as found in free assets section of the forum. Purely a general idea example, no actual relation to my game.
If you would like fuller profiles for each of the datable girls and more pictures of each of them, check out the development blog at https://seriouslysenpai.wordpress.com/ and check the characters category. You can also follow my tumblr or follow me on twitter @SeriouslySenpai.
Seriously Senpai, thanks for reading!