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The Falconers: Moonlight [Supernatural/Thriller][Commercial]

#1 Post by Divona » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:26 am

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Eighty people, either dead or missing.
Rumours of monsters that stalk their human prey in the mist-clad forest.
Moonlight is a gold mining town in trouble, and only The Falconers can help.

The Falconers: Moonlight is a supernatural thriller visual novel
set in the 19th Century West Coast of New Zealand.
Falconer, Cassandra Winter, is on her first mission.
Can she save the people of Moonlight from their plight?
Or will she disappear into the mist like so many others before her?
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.: SCREENSHOTS :.
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.: PROJECT DETAILS :.

The Falconers is an IP created by Edwin McRae, who you may know from his work as Lead Narrative Designer for Path of Exile game, and writer for Path of Exile comic series. With the plan to expands the Falconers IP to many type of media, I'm proud to be leading the visual novel development of this IP.

With my background as a filmmaker worked on short films, music videos, documentaries, and TV commercials, though, this is going to be my first step into the realm of visual novel. So I hope that along the way, I could get some help and guidance from your visual novel knowledge and expertise to help us through to the completion of this project.

Length: Around 3-4 hours.
Languages: English (NZ), Thai
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux

Learn more about the Falconers: https://thefalconers.wordpress.com/
Help expand the Falconers universe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1043044012469342/

Read the side story written by Edwin McRae and Chris Kluwe: The Falconers: Fort Eden

Website: https://www.bionicpenguinstudios.com/moonlight/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/falconersmoonlight/


.: THE TEAM :.

Writer: Edwin McRae (Path of Exile, Seven Dragon Saga)
Artist: Ares (Life of Fire, Nine, Wolflore)
Composer: Manuel Marino
Translator (Thai): Churaluck Prempree
Producer: Kirawat
.: DOWNLOAD :.

Preview Demo version is available to download on itch.io: https://bionicpenguin.itch.io/moonlight

.: STEAM GREENLIGHT :.

Help put The Falconers: Moonlight on Steam by vote for us on Steam Greenlight.

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.: QUESTIONS :.
  • What is your first impression on this project?
  • What is your expectation from this project?
  • Art style look 'anime' or 'western' to you?
  • What do you think of the Preview Demo?
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#2 Post by Harliqueen » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:55 am

This sounds awesome :D

I really like everything you've got so far. The art is lovely, especially those backgrounds. Also, the CG sketches you have are looking really good, action-packed and full of punch!

Will definitely be keeping a keen on eye on progress.

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#3 Post by Divona » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:51 am

Harliqueen wrote:This sounds awesome :D

I really like everything you've got so far. The art is lovely, especially those backgrounds. Also, the CG sketches you have are looking really good, action-packed and full of punch!

Will definitely be keeping a keen on eye on progress.
Thank you! All the CG should be done with in a week or two for the preview. Then I will be able to replace the draft art assets with it. I'm looking forward to let the preview build out and get some feedback. :D
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#4 Post by LadyOfGatsby » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:23 am

Wow this looks amazing I'm totally blown away by the art and the story. Everything just looks beautiful so far. The character themselves are interesting and I can't wait to see how the story unfolds :) BTW it definitely looks western
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#5 Post by Divona » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:45 pm

LadyOfGatsby wrote:Wow this looks amazing I'm totally blown away by the art and the story. Everything just looks beautiful so far. The character themselves are interesting and I can't wait to see how the story unfolds :) BTW it definitely looks western
Hey ya. Thanks for your help answering the questions.
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#6 Post by Dollysama » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:49 pm

I agree that the art looks more 'western' than 'anime', however, I actually really like the artwork ^^

I look forward to hearing more about this project.

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#7 Post by Divona » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:17 am

Dollysama wrote:I agree that the art looks more 'western' than 'anime', however, I actually really like the artwork ^^

I look forward to hearing more about this project.
Thank you. I'll keep things update as we getting more work done toward the first preview releases. :D

Here I have updated the Maggie artwork for the character introductions above. The sprites are all done now, only CG are left to be completed this week. Cheers!

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#8 Post by Divona » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:53 am

Another one of the mini CG cutscene is completed! The screenshot above have been updated.

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Three more CG to go!
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#9 Post by Divona » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:24 am

Another CG is completed. Two more to go!

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With current speed of progress, we do plan to have an exclusive Lemma Soft's closed alpha for the preview demo at the end of this month, just to make sure the build is all good across the board before we go public about this. So... おねがいします :wink:
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#10 Post by aE2S » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:21 am

What is your first impression on this project?
Promising. Will 3-4 hours be the expected amount of playtime for the demo? Or the finished gameplay? Can't wait :D

What is your expectation from this project?
I'll be honest, I actually don't really like the art in this project. But I grew to like it as I see more and more screenshots :> I don't really need to expect anything other than good , from what I can see, it seems like it have a lot of potential.

Art style look 'anime' or 'western' to you?
In one glance, it is clear to me that the art style looks western. I hope that was when you were planning for!

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#11 Post by Divona » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

Will 3-4 hours be the expected amount of playtime for the demo? Or the finished gameplay?

That will be the playtime for the completed version. Demo would be around 20-30 minutes.

I'll be honest, I actually don't really like the art in this project. But I grew to like it as I see more and more screenshots :> I don't really need to expect anything other than good , from what I can see, it seems like it have a lot of potential.

We spent quite sometime discussing on which direction we're going for with the art during the pre-production, and this is what we all agree with where we find it set well with the tone of the story. It's quite off from the norm you normally see, but we are willing to take a risk and see if it's a hit or miss to most VN readers. It's good to hear about your opinion, thanks! :D

-P.S: From the Anime/Japan thread, thanks for giving me some heads-up on what to do in Japan! Appreciate it :> :lol:

You're welcome. I had fun while in Japan, and looking forward to go back there again. :wink:

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While waiting for closed alpha preview demo to drop on Monday, here is character art painting from our artist Ares. Featuring one of the soundtrack from the visual novel. Enjoy!

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#12 Post by Divona » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:56 pm

Updated original post with Preview Demo teaser trailer.

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#13 Post by Divona » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:20 am

Alpha Preview Demo is ready for testing:
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#14 Post by J-Ray » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:35 am

Artworks look great and the story is intriguing...

<Art style look 'anime' or 'western' to you?>
It looks like Western Anime to me - some elements reveal anime style, but overall mood is definetely Western. Honestly, I think it's for the best as this way you might avoid some VN clishe.

Best wishes on this project :)

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#15 Post by Divona » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:10 am

J-Ray wrote:Artworks look great and the story is intriguing...

<Art style look 'anime' or 'western' to you?>
It looks like Western Anime to me - some elements reveal anime style, but overall mood is definetely Western. Honestly, I think it's for the best as this way you might avoid some VN clishe.

Best wishes on this project :)
Thanks for the feedback! We were worried about the art style at the beginning. As far as we know, it is not usually the style that often go well with current visual novel readers. After some discussion, we decided to take a plunge with current art as we haven't see this type often in the market, and it seem to fit better with the genre that we have. Will it pay off is something to be see at later date.
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