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Love ritual Release!

#1 Post by Xand » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:41 pm

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Hello everyone! Our commercial otome detective make it to release!
Steam page! https://store.steampowered.com/app/890500/ - Not available yet
tch.io! https://xandart.itch.io/love-ritual - Early acess! Price 11.99$

Where to watch!
Letsplay videos is a good way to enjoy the game in the company. Here we got Let's play videos!
English letsplay!
Espanol!
Русскоязычное прохождение!

Don't have time? Here is review!
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https://otomesweetheart.wordpress.com/2 ... ve-ritual/
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#2 Post by Knight of Hearts » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:29 pm

The game definitely looks like something I'd play.
The character art is really well done with colors of hair and clothing complementing each other, I also like the vibrant colors and the almost lineless coloring style. Well done.(And the route choices both look equally interesting!)
The logo is pretty good.
The background you supplied looks absolutely stunning. Would be cool to see a couple more.
Some comments on the interface...the text font choice is not the easiest for reading and also it seems quite big (though depending on the game resolution that might vary) Also the off white color of the dialogue box isn't the best choice in my opinion as the background seems quite dark and the characters rather bright..seem like the box is currently attracting too much attention to itself.
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#3 Post by Hayako » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:59 pm

It's very fascinating! :shock: The story is interesting enough, the characters are loving and interesting, the design is beautiful and the price is only 2$?! What can I say? I want to play it right now! :o

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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#4 Post by Xand » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:11 am

Thank you for the feedback!
I will see what can I do with GUI and if the text is really hard to read. The 720p resolution was looking fine. Perhaps Italic font is not a good option for thoughts and I will need to think of something else.
The font is a headache because I need a free font with the support of Cyrillic and Spanish letters. This leaves to me a tiny choice.
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#5 Post by Xand » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:49 am

The artist gets a bit ill this holidays with angina, pirate eye, and mummy hand. So celebration will be modest.
HAPPY NEW YEAR friends! Thank you for your warm words and support. I wish you all luck and #wishes fulfillment! And of course a lot of love!
And I will go cure my pirate eye with rum, mummy hand with pizza and wrap my neck with string lights so it gets better. Don't get sick!

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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#6 Post by Xand » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:40 am

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Gamedev process report
#Demo:
#Text - 100%
#Translations - 100%
#Sprites - 3 из 4
#Backgrounds - 0 из 3
#Music - 3 из 4
#GUI - 100%
#Sound - 100%
#Programming - 70%
#Edits - 100%

#Game #progress total:
11000 words from 35000.
All main #characters are drawn and ready for #live2D. Day 2 is nearly finished
Day 4-5-6 should be written in a few more months
The basic game is already working and when there are no glitches it should be no problem to insert texts and features.
#Emotions and Live2D will be completed soon
Right now its time to work on backgrounds that should reveal the #world and #magic.

Updated image of Kalaseth in a first post. Now he is closer to his original sketch. I updated Kalaseth image to make him looks more like his original sketch. I made it because there were feedbacks that he is not matched to Shanrae. And this dude needed some love too. Now I really hope there will be a tough choice between those two. What do you think? Is those two now equal in terms of appearance?
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Also, there is a team working right now for me to make this game happens!

Lead & Artist
Xand

Writer
Prince Leviathan

Programming
Vlada Queen of jellyfish

Animation
Renemaro

Plot
Xand
Prince Leviathan
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Translations Espanol & Russian
BadassFreeman & New Sheo

Music
#Music maker jam


Special thanks to #patrons!
Dream Tree

Don't forget there is #Patreon page I'm updating often with game dev process, #drawing #stages, Texts sneak peeks and #alpha versions you can play right now and you even can find naked Riilai here :3 https://www.patreon.com/XandArts
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#7 Post by Unicorn_Magic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:34 pm

Wow, the art and storyline are magnificent! I'll be rooting for this :) Also, the background art shown in the main post above is simply stuning!

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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][SFW]

#8 Post by Xand » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:20 am

First actual background is ready. You can see it here
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The huge resolution BG without characters can be found here

Also, check my Patreon to see step by step background process.
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][+16][+18][Fantasy][point&click]

#9 Post by Xand » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:52 am

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Emotion set for the first day is ready. Also moved game production to Unity engine due to its stability and animation support. GUI series is also ready.
Demo version work left:
1 sprite +emotions
2 backgrounds
the programming part
localisations Ru_ru ES_es
4 Music compositions
UI sounds and animations
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#10 Post by Xand » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:46 am

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Hello friend! May this day be great for you! Love others, your friends, lovers, pets, job, planet, and may these feeling be mutual. Yeeey~
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#11 Post by Xand » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:41 am

Updated the main post with Youtube early alpha link + Music main Theme OST ~
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#12 Post by Xand » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:08 am

Updated Logo + Title image
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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#13 Post by Pattikou » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:09 pm

Sounds interesting! Can't wait to see what kind of minigames you will implement!

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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#14 Post by AntiquedFae » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm

Your art is too beautiful Xand. ;.; Those colour schemes and...ahh, everything! *.* I'm really not one for mature sexual content but this game hits such a beautiful balance with the plot and character designs. The characters are sexy for sure, but they still have really lovely designs just to look at from an aesthetic point of view; they're not just designed for sex appeal. I'm really curious about the plot too. It sounds like it could definitely get really interesting and the romance will compliment the plot you chose beautifully. I'm so happy that you were able to blend romance and mystery together so well! That's really rare. Riilai sounds like an awesome protagonist. I love how clever and skilled she seems, and the fact that she isn't a human makes her even better to me since non-human MCs are so rare.

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Re: Love ritual [Otome][fantasy quest&VN]

#15 Post by curry nochi rice » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:26 am

The aesthetic here is really unique. I hope you keep it that way. The music matches the atmosphere of this game as well. Looking forward to the Live2D implementation. :D
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