Camp Ravenrock [GxG][Sci-fi/Fantasy][VN][Dating Sim][13+]

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Camp Ravenrock [GxG][Sci-fi/Fantasy][VN][Dating Sim][13+]

#1 Post by Metaparadox » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:48 pm

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Hello, LSF! I just finished a demo for my first major visual novel/dating sim project, after working on it for over a month for Yuri Jam on Itch.io.

Here's the info pasted from my Itch page:

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Camp Ravenrock is a queer sci-fi/fantasy Summer school visual novel/dating sim. It also has slice of life elements, queer friendships, mystery, and adventure. There are characters of color, disabled characters, and queer characters of all stripes! There will be explicit mention and discussion of asexuality and aromanticism! The romance-able characters are all women, as is the player character.

The plot follows the nameable main character who is about to spend a month at a secret Summer school program for non-humans and partial humans. She has 31 days to spend on taking classes, skipping classes, exploring, making friends, dating, figuring out the world she's been thrust into, and potentially unravelling the hidden plot of the game.

Some of the game will be the same each time you play, but there is enough content that even for the demo you'll have to play at least 5 times to see most of it. You can choose some of what your character does, but there are also some random elements to make things more interesting.

I started working on Camp Ravenrock in 2015, but barely got anywhere with it. But I started working on it again in September 2017. When I discovered Yuri Jam in October 2017, I got the push I needed to keep going and release this demo. The world the game is set in is something I've been working on since 2007.

The demo covers the first five in-game days. This game is suitable for ages 13+. There is talk of sexual orientation and attraction, as well as some swearing, talk of trauma and bad family issues, and mildly suggestive content.

Right now this is a very demo-y demo. The backgrounds are almost all free assets that will eventually be replaced with original art. There will be CGs, more sprite expressions, edits to rushed sprites, mini games, more music and sound effects, as well as more visual representation of things going on in the text. I apologize for the crappy sketch that is the auditorium background right now.

This version of the demo has approximately 41,700 words, not all of which are accessible in the demo, certainly not on a single playthough.

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Here's some more info about the characters:

Protagonist:
- This is you! You get to decide a lot about her, but there's a few hints to her life outside of Ravenrock Academy placed in the game.

Romance-able Characters: (won't spoil the names, since there's some plot points about learning names)
- A gothy girl with healing powers
- A half-nymph with a tragic past
- A silver-skinned elf-like warrior who is hard to get to know. Is from the Moon
- A formerly half-human immortal with techie interests
- A pink-haired trickster, also from the Moon

Friend Characters:
- Aroace roommate who can fry electronics (or at least she used to, according to her)
- Indian-American girl with super senses
- Mixed race autistic guy with powers best explained as a sort of MAGIC (though he would never use that term)
- Gothy girl's anime-obsessed sister

Other:
- 4 teachers of varying personalities
- 4 camp counsellors
- A creepy old man in a tin foil hat???

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Here's the link to the Itch page where you can download the demo: https://metaparadox.itch.io/camp-ravenrock-demo

There are screenshots there. I tried adding some here, but the forum said they were too big even after I resized them.

Please email me at metaparadox11 AT gmail DOT com or comment below with any bugs, typos, plot holes, or nitpicks so I can fix them!

This is my first major project, and I'm doing it all myself, so please go easy on me! :)

* Olivia *
Downloads: http://metaparadox.itch.io/
Finished Games: We Met Once, Perhaps in a Dream (8k words)
WIPs: Camp Ravenrock; Over Water, Under Hill; The A-List; Femme Story

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