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Sweetest Monster [BxG, commercial, complete]

#1 Post by ebi-hime » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:52 am

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The VN is available for Mac/Windows/Linux.
It can be downloaded on Steam here.
The VN is $5.99, with 10% off during the first week.
The OST can also be downloaded for $1.99!

Synopsis
"I love you for who you are. I’ve loved you from the moment I met you."

Robin Hawkins is down on his luck. His relationship with his wife, Sally, is stagnating, and his daughter, Melody, no longer speaks to him.
Stuck in an unsatisfying and draining job, Robin's life is one long, monotonous slog...
Until he meets the mysterious girl of his dreams in the middle of the night, Bell.
However, there is far more to Bell than meets the eye - and Robin's 'dreams' are fast in danger of becoming 'nightmares'.

Characters

Robin
The main character and narrator. In his early 40s.
Had aspersions of being a pianist, but instead pursued a career as a music teacher for a more stable income.
He regrets this decision, and subconsciously finds himself blaming his family for it.

Bell
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A mysterious young girl. Age unknown.
Claims to be a reincarnation of one of Robin's great aunt's cats...
But, to be honest, Robin doesn't understand the explanation.
Cheery and upbeat but has a definite cruel streak. Likes making people squirm.

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Credits
Writing/coding: Ebi-hime
Sprite/CG art: DarkSin
Background art: Ruderoo
Music: Mock Off

Notes
This VN is kinetic. It has no choices/branches.
It's around 40k in length.
It contains fanservice and some horror elements.
It has sexual scenes, including one sex scene, so it's NSFW/not safe for all ages.
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Thank you! ❤
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Re: Sweetest Monster [BxG, catgirl, creepy cute]

#2 Post by UPA » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:21 pm

Ohh! I am looking forward to this!

It looks quite different from your usual girlymoe fare, but I trust it'll be well-written as usual. I love that the 'sexy catgirl' thing seems to be used as a horror element alongside the fanservice!

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Re: Sweetest Monster [BxG, catgirl, creepy cute]

#3 Post by ebi-hime » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:13 pm

@ UPA
I don't know if my usual stuff is that girly, apart from Strawberry Vinegar...
But this has an adult male first person protag, so it should be pretty unusual for me.
I don't think I've released anything with a main character like this yet >_>
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#4 Post by UPA » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:53 pm

ebi-hime wrote:@ UPA
I don't know if my usual stuff is that girly, apart from Strawberry Vinegar...
But this has an adult male first person protag, so it should be pretty unusual for me.
I don't think I've released anything with a main character like this yet >_>
-Asphyxia
-Empty Horizons
-Lucky You Lucky Me
-Emmeline Burns
-Dejection, an ode
Your female characters are quite often drawn dreamy, and there is something ephmeraly 80's about them. They often wear more than one adorable, girly frilly outfit with plenty of poof. Even when you don't hire Sillyselly, your prose is still as flowery as the works of the 24-group. And the stories are often well-written emotional drama, which gives them an air of old girl's comics. Further, you actually write 'girly girls' well and make them relatable.

But back to topic.
Is the main character going to be quite masculine, then? You said in Empty Horizons that Lyon was an attempt and that you seldom wrote those kinds of characters, so I'm really curious. Plus the whole 'balanced out with a sexy catgirl from hell' kind of evokes that direction.

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#5 Post by ebi-hime » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:26 am

@ UPA
I mean, I guess the female characters have very cute and frilly outfits, but I don't know if the writing style is always that flowery >_>
But I like pretty similes etc... so you have a point.

The MC is this is not overtly 'masculine', he's just kind of blunt and jaded. There are still some pretty similes and stuff in here though, because I can't help myself.
I think the writing style is a little more focused and to-the-point, maybe.
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#6 Post by nekobara » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:17 am

Ooh. I'm super hyped for the release of this game! If the synopsis wasn't already intriguing enough-which it absolutely was-those screenshots sealed the deal for me. I know your writing to be of great quality as I've adored every game of yours that I've played, and the artwork is just superb. I can't wait! <3 Pardon my impatience.~
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#7 Post by ebi-hime » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:58 pm

@ nekobara
Thank you! u///u
This VN is actually older than a lot of my released stuff... since I wrote the script more than a year ago >_>
I hope it holds up!
Actually, I think the writing style and tone is pretty different from my other releases, and I'm very fond of it personally XD;
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#8 Post by nekobara » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:20 pm

ebi-hime wrote:@ nekobara
Thank you! u///u
This VN is actually older than a lot of my released stuff... since I wrote the script more than a year ago >_>
I hope it holds up!
Actually, I think the writing style and tone is pretty different from my other releases, and I'm very fond of it personally XD;
Well, if you cherish it so much, then I'm sure that it shall be brilliant! <3

(And um...this might sound strange, but I'm kind of fangirling right now because you replied. O-O I just think you're great.~)
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#9 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:26 pm

@ nekobara
I like to take it as a good sign, since I usually get pretty critical of my stuff a few weeks after writing it...
But I still like this story a lot XD;;

And thank you >///<
I can't imagine anybody fangirling over me haha ;;


Also, bumping to show an image of the main menu~
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#10 Post by nekobara » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:46 pm

Can I just say that the main menu screen looks incredible? I think it's quite perfect, actually. Bell's dramatic pose completes the piece beautifully, by the way.~
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#11 Post by ebi-hime » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:45 am

All the soundtrack has been finished, so all the assets are done! I hope the final VN can be released soon...
And here's one of the songs from the VN~
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#12 Post by ebi-hime » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Bumping to say the VN is on Greenlight! u///u
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#13 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:31 am

The VN has passed Steam Greenlight. The Steam page can be found here, and it will be released on the 6th of Feb!
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#14 Post by ebi-hime » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:14 pm

Bumping to say the VN is now finished and can be purchased on Steam!
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Re: Sweetest Monster [BxG, commercial, complete]

#15 Post by Morhighan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:31 am

Yaaay! *Confetti* I'll go play it....soon.

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