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Vora [Post-Apocalyptic] [Pixel] [Commercial]

#1 Post by TellerFarsight » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am

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Hey all, I've been working on this original project for a little while and it looks like it's actually going to happen for real! So, I think the time is right for a WIP post.

Vora is a post-apocalyptic story of a mysterious old hermit man living in an abandoned city, an undetermined number of years after an apocalypse. On a day much like any other, a group of survivors enter the city, his city, and set up base. At first he just tries to avoid them, but then he starts to feel like they're taking up resources, and just generally messing up his way of life. He decides to find some way to get rid of them.


The story is structured like a multi-act play, inspired by things like The Walking Dead, the works of William Faulkner, the board game Fiasco, and many plays and stories I've read over the years. You take the perspective of the silent old hermit man (photo above, leftmost), and all the dialogue is between these five survivors (photo above, left to right: Aggy, Diana, Francis, Les, Deborah). It will be ~45k words and have multiple endings depending on what you do.

You play as the old man, but he never talks. There are no branching dialogue choices or simple menu options. The gameplay of this game is much like redlight-greenlight, where you sneak around the area where the five survivors are making camp, moving only when no one is looking and moving from spots when you are about to be discovered. It is fairly simple, done using a single "Action" button that you need to time only insofar as clicking it during the right line of dialogue. It is your decisions on when to use the "Action" button that affects the story.

Check out the artists!
Nelson Wu - Background Artist - @riceonstacks
Marisa Elliot - Sprite Animator - @MarisaElliot

Look out for a Kickstarter once I've cobbled a demo together!

Progress
Writing 19% (Demo Script 90%)
Sprites & Animations 20%
Backgrounds 30%
GUI 10%
Music 95%
Programming 10%

Vora Music Tracklist:

Voracious
Spread of Flowers
Lovejaw
Demeter's Domain
Blight
Consumed Bloody

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Re: Vora [Post-Apocalyptic] [Pixel] [Commercial]

#2 Post by Scribbles » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am

I remember you telling me about this, the pixel art looks great! I'll try to keep tabs on this > < I'm excited to see it come out
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#3 Post by TellerFarsight » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:06 pm

Working on the music. Bear with me, I'm real new to this, but I think they turned out pretty good. There's going to be 6 tracks in total, and I'll have the initial attempts at them all finished pretty soon. I'll put the link on the main post.
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Re: Vora [Post-Apocalyptic] [Pixel] [Commercial]

#4 Post by yaelso » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:03 pm

The premise of this is wicked interesting! The whole use of the "action" button is a nice veer from the grain, plus there could definitely be more post-apocalyptic stories that aren't so...cookie cutter, I guess? I'll be sure to keep an eye out for more updates-- best of luck!

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#5 Post by TellerFarsight » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:07 am

Thanks! I hope the story feels original and unique when you guys can get your hands on it; I'm trying hard to make it interesting.

I originally planned for the demo to be only the first 3 scenes, but I'm bumping it up to be the first 5, just to give a little bit more of a tease and because I'm kind of getting antsy.

Anyway, the soundtrack is now complete! I mean I've never really made music before and I might end up getting a real composer to clean up these songs, but hey I made something. I think they're pretty alright; y'all can go have a listen using the links in the main post.

I'll be back later, hopefully with some art.
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Re: Vora [Post-Apocalyptic] [Pixel] [Commercial]

#6 Post by TellerFarsight » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Things have been progressing quickly. Check out the first background and walking animation in the teaser video I put in the main post. Check back here tomorrow as well, I'll be making a more polished teaser #2 and cleaning up this whole post tonight after work.
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#7 Post by YossarianIII » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:06 pm

Hey, just wanted to say I think the art for this one looks pretty cool! I watched the video and the animation looks great.

I've always thought visual novels are kind of like plays and that people could really do some interesting things if they drew more influence from plays. So I'll definitely be interested to check this one out! :)


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