One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery] [DEMO]

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One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery] [DEMO]

#1 Post by The Monkey Ninja » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:41 pm

ONE TIME VALENTINE
(OTV)
Theme:
Idol, Romance/Otome, Comedy (or maybe it's just bad humour), Mystery (you'll see), Slice of Life (people problems)

Setting:
You're in a more advanced world than 2017 on a new continent in a new country and despite whisperings of intergalatic connection, that's not at all what the focus of this game is about.
It's best to just look at it as a more urban fantasy genre and setting.

Plot:

Short, sweet, and simple-
McGal has 13 days to get a partner for her idol event so she can debut.

Longer? Okay-
McGal is an aspiring idol who is scheduled to debut at the popular Valentine Idol event on, you guessed it, Valentine's Day!
Her dream is quickly dashed however when she receives an email from the ever eccentric event hosts stating that every idol needs a date for the event or else they can't perform.
What's worse is that if she doesn't debut here, her agency will drop her completely!
Unfortunately for McGal, she isn't the most popular girl amongst her peers - she's downright irritating and most of them cringe when she enters the room.
So what's a girl to do?
Over the next thirteen days leading up to V-day, McGal's gonna have to convince someone to help her out and fast!
Will she end up becoming an idol? Or will everything getting thrown her way shatter that dream completely?
In the midst of all of this there's a serial killer on the loose, and it seems they might just have their eyes trained on the oblivious McGal...

It's a one-time valentine kind of event, so it shouldn't be too hard...right?


Characters:


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>McGal
Protagonist
Female
18

"I'm an idol! I won't lose!"

McGal is an aspiring idol who's about to debut. She's determined and stubborn, but most of all, she really rubs people the wrong way.
She's irritated many people before and unfortunately is a bit too honest, but her heart's in the right place and maybe she'll think a bit more before she speaks as time goes on.
Or not.
Really, just expect her to start up banter and even actual fights easily, she's known for yelling.


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>Otome Aelius
Male
16

"Well if it isn't the washed-up McGal. What the hell are you doing here?"

The leading member of Impossible Idols ('I.I' for short) ! Otome is short-tempered - particularly with McGal. In fact, the two are known to break out into an argument barely ten seconds upon meeting.
He considers McGal his rival and is known for tagging her with the nicknames 'washed-up McGal' and 'Greenhorn'. Despite this, he's well loved by fans, his two teammates Nano and Reno (ahh? Ah? This is an ex-nanoreno game so that joke is now irrelevant but EH XD), and adores his little brother to the point that McGal tags him with a little brother complex.
He's also a genius - not that that's really anything he's smug about. It's just how he's always been.


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>Grimm Solfrid
Male
18

"C'mon, where's that determination? You're someone I really look up to, you know that?"

McGal's best friend and part of the group of four friends she always spends time with at school. Grimm's cheerful and doesn't appear to take things too seriously. He's often on his cellphone making people wonder if he's texting or just scrolling the internet constantly.
Their friends often try to push them together but Grimm's too oblivious and McGal's against it - afterall, he's got a girlfriend!


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>Lore Rozenn, alias 'Rose'
Male
20s

"Ugh. Not you again. Go away, McGal."

An escort at Abel's Haven. He's flirtatious, charming, and spews out terribly thought-up lines of affection -- to everyone else but McGal. The two have some history but the details aren't something you'll easily come by.
He brings in the most customers at the host club and often wears a kimono as part of his work-attire.


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>Zeev Eburwin
Male
18

"You want me to what? No way."

Zeev works at the school library and is present there during breaks and after school. He's a friend - though not a close one - seemingly just fond of McGal. He's known for not being able to smile properly and having some reserved facial expressions most of the time, but he's a good guy.
He's a reluctant member of the school's detective club - one of the reasons he uses not to help McGal out! For some reason, some people associate him with a wolf.


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>Vinter Eburwin
Male
17 (is he turning 18? Or did he just skip a grade?)

"...Meow?"

Vinter is Zeev's brother, though the two don't particularly look alike. One thing they have in common however - they don't express much.
Vinter displays far less emotion and is incredibly reserved, though he has a sharp tongue at times. McGal actually doesn't know him - he's a classmate of Grimm's and Grimm helpfully tries to get him to be your date for the event.
He also appears to be sleepy a lot - you'll know when he is because he drags out his sentences, much to McGal's frustration.
Like his brother Vinter get's associated with an animal - except it's a cat. Although some liken his hair to horns more than cat ears.


General:


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>Raz Sinclair
Male
??

"I know you can do it, McGal. You're amazing."

McGal doesn't know much about Raz other than that he's your local postboy who for some reason, always delivers in the late afternoon. He's friendly and gives her advice whenever he can. He looks to be about highschool age, but McGal always forgets to ask him which school he's from.
He's generaly regarded by McGal's female friends as 'an angel'.


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>Boss
Male
Late 20s or early 30s?

"Ahh! Being smiled at by an idol brightens my day! Heart~ <3 !"

The boss of Abel's Haven. He's an asian culture fanboy and otaku which is why he ended up setting up a host club in the new country. He's an immigrant so McGal's pegs down anything she doesn't understand about him up to that!
Boss is generally cheery and swayed by money and praise - just don't get in his bad books or he'll make you regret it. He appears to dote on his escorts and look out for them.


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>These Three - Grave, Iris, and Eve
Male, female, and female respectively
All 18 - they share a few classes with McGal!

"Sorry, we're busy."

Members of the usual group of four McGal hangs out with, they're her good friends and confidants. They're also not afraid to tease her or call her out on bad spots of her personality, but they'll always be comedic and light-hearted about it.
Each of them is a game or tech junkie - Eve loves otome games, Iris loves RPG videogames, and Grave's all-rounded but prefers messing with robotics. As such, they'll throw out terms that'll confuse McGal and Grimm fairly regularly.
They support McGal's dream of being an idol - but unfortunately, they can't help out. It's Valentine's Day afterall! They're busy!


>You'll meet quite a few people as McGal. If you'd like a status page of some kind for some or ALL of the characters in a bonus/extras section of the game, let me know and I'll add that in nearing the end =3


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#Some screenshots:
OtomeScreenshot.png
IdolsScreenshot.png
LoreScreenshot.png
Choice.png
Selection.png
CG1.png
(all art is rough and getting cleaned up over time!)
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Progress:

#Music - 0% (lol help. Just have temporary stuff but not sure where to get proper free music)
#Backgrounds (rough) - 50%
#Sprites (rough) - 65%
#CGs (rough) - 25% ---> UPDATE!

#Programming (before branching) - 80%
#Programming (branch) - 20%

#Plot - 82% ---> UPDATE!

#Script (before branching) - 100%

#Characters (BRANCH) script:

-Grimm (written) - 1% // Grimm (skeleton) - 90%

-Otome (written) - 40% // Otome (skeleton) - 55% -- UPDATE!

-Lore (written) - 40% // Lore (skeleton) - 35% -- UPDATE!

-Zeev (written) - 34% // Zeev (skeleton) - 35%

-Vinter (written) - 30% // Vinter (skeleton) - 35%

-?? + ?? (written) - 2% // ??(skeleton) - 50%

(these are all estimates of the progress, might end up writing more or less!)

>Endings Total: 10+
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#Credits:

Script writing, concept, programming, character art, and background art:
-The Monkey Ninja

- MUSIC:
- DJ Rolfsky (Creative Commons) Link - https://soundcloud.com/dj-rolfsky
- SAM free music
- Black Cat - 'Hungry Kitchen' (this is only a placeholder and I do not claim ownership of this. All rights reserved to the original composers for this anime. This music will be removed in the next demo and final release)
- Faith (Kdrama) - various tracks (this is only a placeholder and I do not claim ownership of this. All rights reserved to the original composers for this drama. This music will be removed in the next demo and final release)

--ALL MUSIC IS TEMPORARY

Program:
Ren'Py (Thank you!)

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Credits will be added into the game for it's final release
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CHECK OUT THE DEMO HERE:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/54nn49880 ... .0-all.zip

(this contains the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions)


Disclaimer -- all art is rough (especially the backgrounds with random rough colours and hearts haha) and will be cleaned as work progresses. Current music is temporary. Thus far in the demo there are no CGs, but CGs will be added to the game in a later demo. Enjoy!


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And after all that...

This was originally for Nanoreno 2017 but I underestimated the length LOL.
As such there are some jokes in here (one character is called 'Nano' and the other 'Reno') that don't apply as much anymore BUT WHATEVER XD

If you have any places you know are good to get music from without any complications, or you're interested in offering help, please let me know! I'd be really grateful! <3

I hope you'll enjoy it! Let me know who your favourite bachelor is and who your favourite character and NPC is! I'm interested XD

For now, what character is piquing your interest? Who do you like the most appearance wise? I'd be interested to know =3

(Be gentle -SHOT-)

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Re: One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery]

#2 Post by Zelan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:14 pm

Haha, this seems like it'll be pretty funny. I like the idea of an MC that people legit just... don't like. A lot of otome games have that demure, perfect little MC. McGal seems like she'll have a lot more personality.

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Re: One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery]

#3 Post by The Monkey Ninja » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:44 am

Zelan wrote:Haha, this seems like it'll be pretty funny. I like the idea of an MC that people legit just... don't like. A lot of otome games have that demure, perfect little MC. McGal seems like she'll have a lot more personality.
Thank you! X3 <3 I'll do my best to keep her from falling into the demure trap but she's a pretty loud and comedic character. Although most characters aside from good friends don't like her, I hope the player won't mind her too much LOL. Thank you for giving OTV a look and I hope you'll enjoy the demo (and McGal) when it's out X3
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Re: One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery]

#4 Post by The Monkey Ninja » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:15 pm

UPDATE:

Rough demo releases this Sunday! (16 April 2017) I hope everyone will enjoy it! <3
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Re: One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery] [DE

#5 Post by The Monkey Ninja » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:27 am

Apologies for the delay, I didn't factor in the slow upload time! Needless to say--

DEMO OUT NOW!! (Link in description near the bottom!)

I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think. (Be gentle -SHOT-)
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Re: One Time Valentine [GxB] [Idol/Otome/Comedy/Mystery] [DEMO]

#6 Post by The Monkey Ninja » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:06 am

UPDATE:

So I've been working on some roughly sketched and coloured CGs, especially ones that should have been in the demo XD I'll update the demo in a few months once more of these are out and there's more to show. For now, here's one with Boss from Lore's side:
USAAAA_CG.png
Remember you can check out the (rough) demo here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/54nn49880 ... .0-all.zip (Windows, Mac, and Linux!)

Otome and Lore have seen the most development (script, programming, and CGs) thus far.
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