The Witch in the Forest is about a young woman who lives in the forest and is mystified by all things magical and natural. One day, however, she meets another young woman living deep in the forest- a real witch!
Fidelia has lived in the forest for all of her life, as she lived there with her parents and grandparents. She's 20 years old and has her own garden where she grows vegetables and herbs. She likes taking walks through the forest and reading fantasy books.
Jastiline lives in a cottage in the forest towards a section Fidelia never realized she'd never seen before until she takes another route one day. Jastiline is 21 years old and teaches young kids from the city nearby about home skills. Her real passion is flower arranging and she has her own flower garden. She also loves to read fantasy books.
Jastiline's young students. They're small, bright, and wary of strangers, especially those who live in the forest and try following them. Not the best approach, Fidelia...
Old concept art
The Witch in the Forest (TWITF) is centered around Fidelia, a somewhat introverted and socially awkward girl who stumbles upon Jastiline's house one day and befriends her. It's a short, NVL-style kinetic novel about their lives as they prepare for their favorite holiday, Halloween! It's set in a some-what modern time, but with a more fantasy take on it- there are cities but things such as cellphones, Internet, etc. don't exist. So, think more along the lines of 30+ years ago. The novel is about one hour long.
So, backstory time! This originally started off as a webcomic waaay back in 2014. I never finished it, but always wanted to adapt it to a visual novel. And now, that's just what I'm doing! I was originally going to go with my normal art style for this, but after a style test my friends convinced me to do a more moe art style. Have to say, I really like it!
Character Art, Writing, Programming - Me, Mikomi Kisomi
Backgrounds - various photos from Unsplash
Music - Alyx
This is made for Yuri Jam 2017.
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