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Reimei no Gakuen [GxB][Otome, Fantasy, Mystery]

#1 Post by RaikonKitsune » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:59 pm

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14 Jan 2018 - Progress updated

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Story
The world is full of mysteries and secrets.

In the shadows, beyond what the ordinary people can see, demons, witches and other supernatural beings live and fight.

But on a night 20 years ago, the balance of this world was offset. The happenings of that night are unkown till today for all. The only sign, that even normal humans could sense, was the 'Hoshi no Ame', a rain of colorful stars all around the world. Since then several mysterious occurrences happened that no one can understand, not even supernatural beings.

One among these occurrences is the appereance of the Shin.
A mysterious special ability that some of those human children own who were born in the past 20 years. However, this power means great danger for its bearers and the people near them as it attracts misfortune. Because of this several tragedies happened.

And now the children whose fate has been cruel but still survived are slowly gathering in one place, in Aurora Academy.

Maybe the time to reveal the secrets has come...

Aurora Academy
... is a famous school with outstanding results in education and sports in the eyes of normal humans.
But it's also the main location of the attempts to save those bearing a shin in the form of a special class, the Crystal Rose.


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Side Characters
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Features
Genres: Fantasy, romance, school life, mystery, comedy, action
Rate: 13+, for violence/blood and suggestive themes
Screensize: 1920x1080
Commercial or free? Commercial.
Platform: PC (Steam), possible iOS and Android
Languages: English (French, German later)
Possible Endings: 14 (2 endings/love interest, 2 for the common route)

The game contains:
- 70+ hours of game content with branching paths.
- 6 characters to romance
- 20+ side characters
- Partly/fully original soundtrack. Opening and ending video.
- Partial voice acting
- A big set of sprites (main cast- 3 poses, 3+ outfits)
- 30+ backgrounds (several versions as the story takes up a year)
- 80+ CGs, 10+ chibi CGs, 15+ reappearing combat CGs

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Progress (Demo)
Writing: 92%
Sprites: 78%
BG: 30%
CG: 45%
GUI: 100%
Music: 75%
Programming: 40%


Project Timeline
Op video Release - Dec~Jan
Demo Release - 2018 Jan
(Features: 2+ hours playtime, 15-18 CGs, ~14 BGs)


The Team
Project Leader, Writer, Main Artist: Raikon Kitsune (me)
Composer: Solo Acapello
Assistant Artist: Hana Kuro
Vocalist: Lunacy
Programming: Dovahkitteh and me
(For now programming is mainly done by me, but depending on how
the crowdfunding goes I would like to hire an experienced programmer.)
Engine: Ren'py


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I'm eager to hear your comments, questions, suggestions, or any feedback! So go ahead and contact me here or on any of these sites :)

Tumblr I Twitter I DeviantArt I Instagram I Coming; own website


Feedback
1. What do you think of the premise of the VN?
2. Which character(s) captured your interest the most?
3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign?
4. Any other comments or questions?

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Thank you so much for reading and looking forward to your feedback!
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Re: Reimei no Gakuen [GxB][Otome, Fantasy, Mystery]

#2 Post by Mikomi » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:00 pm

Hello! I really like the character art, and the premise sounds interesting~

1. What do you think of the premise of the VN?
I like it! I love fantasy stuff, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about the story.

2. Which character(s) captured your interest the most?
Aito!

3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign?
Hmm.... not any that I can think of.

4. Any other comments or questions?
What exactly is Shin? It's never really explained, just that it's a special ability, though from the MC's bio it looks like they're weapons.
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#3 Post by RaikonKitsune » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:59 am

Mikomi wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:00 pm
What exactly is Shin? It's never really explained, just that it's a special ability, though from the MC's bio it looks like they're weapons.
It's a special ability that is really mysterious, even at the start of the story (20 years after it appeared)
What it is exactly is uncertain. (That's actually one of the big questions of the story) Also it takes so many different forms that there are no general features to describe it with so far.

The MC's ability is really connected to weapons (though it actually also affects her physical abilities), but that's only one of the forms a shin can take. (for example one of the side characters has an ability called 'Lock Down' which makes him/her able to make living beings unable to move in a certain area with a flick of his/her hand)
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#4 Post by nekobara » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:07 am

1. What do you think of the premise of the VN?
It's interesting. Mysteries, supernatural beings, the 'Hoshi no Ame', tragedies... I'd really like to see how things unfold at the academy.

2. Which character(s) captured your interest the most?
Probably Lagi and Osamu. Lagi seems like the type of guy who would be able to bring a smile to someone with a crestfallen expression. But he also seems like the type of guy who loves to cause trouble. At least he has fire in him. And maybe even a fiery shin?

Osamu, president of the Black Cat Dorm, seems a bit like a black cat himself. Black cats are considered enigmatic, aren't they? But perhaps he'll pop up at an opportune time, and Sheryl will have to admit that his sudden appearance was fortunate?

Well, I can dream, can't I? Haha.

3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign?
I'm afraid I can't think of anything. Sorry.

4. Any other comments or questions?
I'm looking forward to the release of the demo.~
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#5 Post by RaikonKitsune » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:24 am

nekobara wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:07 am
Osamu, president of the Black Cat Dorm, seems a bit like a black cat himself. Black cats are considered enigmatic, aren't they? But perhaps he'll pop up at an opportune time, and Sheryl will have to admit that his sudden appearance was fortunate?
Yes, he does have a 'black catish' side to him. (and I think they are enigmatic too)
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3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign?
I'm afraid I can't think of anything. Sorry.
And no problem at all. I already came up with most of them, just want to make sure I don't leave out anything that people would really like.
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#6 Post by RaikonKitsune » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:30 pm

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#7 Post by RaikonKitsune » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:28 am

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#9 Post by sonnenblumen » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:27 am

1. What do you think of the premise of the VN? Some might say that the fantasy school plot is a bit cliché, but I’ll never get enough of it lol. <3 I think it sounds like a strong story with great potential: definitely a game that I’d be interested in playing.

2. Which character(s) captured your interest the most? The heroine! She seems like a very determined character who knows what she wants, which is always a nice trait for protagonists. I think I’ll enjoy playing from her perspective and learning more about the story through her eyes. As for the boys, I find Sin & Fraser interesting!

3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign? Maybe this has been mentioned already, but cameos always make for nice higher tiers!

4. Any other comments or questions? Nope, not particularly! Good luck! :’)
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#10 Post by RaikonKitsune » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:58 am

sonnenblumen wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:27 am

2. Which character(s) captured your interest the most? The heroine! She seems like a very determined character who knows what she wants, which is always a nice trait for protagonists. I think I’ll enjoy playing from her perspective and learning more about the story through her eyes. As for the boys, I find Sin & Fraser interesting!

3. Any rewards or stretch goals that you would like to see in the kickstarter campaign? Maybe this has been mentioned already, but cameos always make for nice higher tiers!
I too find determined protagonists interesting and happy to hear I'm not alone *v*
The cameos haven't been mentioned before, and I wasn't sure about them myself. But then I will include some cameos in the campaign!
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#11 Post by RaikonKitsune » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Everyone, my co-artist is working on some art for the game in Livestream! She is working on something amazing!
Go visit her!
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#12 Post by RaikonKitsune » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:45 pm

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#13 Post by RaikonKitsune » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:56 pm

Finished all base sprites for the first version of the demo, so only need to make the expressions~ Backgrounds are also close to ready (3 fully ready, 7 sketchy version for placeholder) and the 4 left are also already in progress. So next I will be concentrating on finishing the CGs >v<//

Also once I get some free time, I will start introducing the side characters :3
Aaand here is a wip for a chibi CG of Hiryuu and Sheryl from which you can guess how much they get along XD
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#14 Post by RaikonKitsune » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:32 pm

Hana's Livestream is on again! And she is working on an art of Hiryuu >v<
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#15 Post by Zelan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:25 pm

I'm not sure I understand the plot, which turns me off from this game a bit, but the art is absolutely beautiful.

What exactly happens at this school? My guess is that the children go there to learn how to control their abilites, but I don't even understand what these abilities are.

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