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It was supposed to be meant to be [visual novel, fantasy, GxB]

#1 Post by Skaiya » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:24 pm

Before I start explaining this project, my other two projects are still on-going!
Personal life got in the way but I am free now and I am going to finish them.
They are projects too close to my heart.

[Description]
Your heart has been broken once again, the pain is too much to bare.
Isn't there a way to just, escape reality or something?
You find yourself being stared at by two.. elves?
What is this, this isn't your room!
How did you get here, what is this place?
Will you be able to heal your heart here or will it only grow worse?
Will you stay or will you go home?

Just a reminder, just because you have escaped reality..
Doesn't mean that everyone here is nice.
You have been warned.


Ah a bit of a warning before scrolling down, there's a bit of blood in two of the screenshots.
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[Due to many events in my life I have decided to make this visual novel.
This isn't necessarily date one of the guys and see what ending you get,
you can advance in the game without any of the guys.
There are endings with the guys but also endings on your own
because the focus isn't on the dating but more on saving yourself.
But maybe you need one of the guys to help you out, or you'll just
ignore them and venture on your own.]
[This game, originally to help me cope with my broken heart, features a
character select so you can choose your appearance and name, this way
it is also playable for others.]


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[Screenshots]
My worst enemy is backgrounds.

Main menu, still needs some edits. [animated]
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I still need to change the font and colour.
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Some of the characters and their heights.
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Main character selection
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A bg preview, they are so difficult.
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I am a bit iffy about showing sketches but here is one.
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[Why am I posting my WIP]
Because I want to show the world the game I am building and see if
people are interested in playing it.
No need to comment that you won't.
I am also not looking for critiques, I am my worst critic after all.
I simply want to share my progress.
I am going to post updates either every Sunday or if I made some nice progress
then I will also post on Wednesdays.

[Starting the conversation]
Honestly, I have no idea.
I don't have a question since I just want to share.
The game is free to play but the play time is definitely not <1 hour.

[Progress]
Main Menu - 90% [missing music]
Load Menu - 0%
Save Menu - 0%
Options Menu - 0%
Gallery - 10%
Extra's - 0% [This features short stories, collectible cards, achievements]
Navigation - 80% [missing button images and placement]
Character sprites - 7% [missing some characters, missing emotion sprites]
CG's - 2%
Backgrounds - 2%
Prologue - 90% [missing music]
Chapter 1 - 90% [missing music]
Chapter 2 - 50% [missing BG's/CG's, missing music]
Chapter 3 - 0%
Chapter 4 - 0%
[Even tho I have the base written down I still need to put everything
into chapters so I will add them when they start]
Total endings ~15 [might be more]
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Re: It was supposed to be meant to be [visual novel, fantasy, GxB]

#2 Post by Skaiya » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:18 pm

Update #1

- Finished clearing BG
- Finished bedroom BG [day/night/night light/dresses]
- Finished hallway BG [day/night]
- Finished Elion close up CG
- Finished most of Elions sprites
- Fixed chapter screen BG

Sorry no previews this time, but I will show Elion and the other two when they are finished!

Planned for update #2

- Finish outside inn BG
- Finish inside inn #1 BG
- Finish inside inn #2 BG
- Finish the two other guys sprites/design
- Finish city #1 BG
- Finish city #2 BG
- Finish Elion too close CG
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Re: It was supposed to be meant to be [visual novel, fantasy, GxB]

#3 Post by CeeCeeVA » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Ooooooh nice!
Voice Actress, Casting Director, Writer & Director

Character Demo Reel 2018:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kq9prmkz5yib4 ... 8.mp3?dl=0

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#4 Post by Skaiya » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm

@CeeCeeVA thank you :D

Update #2

- Finished the two other guys sprites/design
- Almost done with inside inn #1 BG
- Almost done with inside inn #2 BG
- Sketched outside inn BG

So I worked too much with not enough breaks.
My hamster passed away.
I will stop focusing on BGs for now because I just don't know how to do them, lol.

Planned for update #3

- Finish inside inn #2 BG
- Finish Elion too close CG
- Finish some of the game buttons
- Find names for the two others

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#5 Post by xxxmariixxx » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:26 am

This looks amazing so far! I really also like that fact that you can choose the way the MC looks, and there is actually a dark-skinned MC option which is refreshing to see. The characters themselves look diverse too. I look forward to when you can release your game. I'm sorry about your Hamster :(. Please tak care of yourself while working on this!

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#6 Post by Skaiya » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:34 pm

@xxxmariixxx Thank you! I am trying to keep a nice variety of skin-tones.
Thank you. I'll try, I am one of those workaholics.

Update #3

- Finished Elion too close CG [for all appearances]
- Finished some of the game buttons

Planned for update #4

- Finish inside inn #2 BG
- Find names for the other two.
- Change character select BG

I really should lower the bar of things I want to have finished.

I rather keep CG's with the MC a secret, but, I will at least show one.
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#7 Post by Zelan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:28 pm

Your art style is beautiful. I like your bacakgrounds, too, you seem to be having trouble with them but the ones posted here look nice and clean.

Seconding what Marii said, too, I like the diversity of the MCs and of the other characters.

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#8 Post by Skaiya » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:34 pm

@Zelan thank you very much. Glad you like the diversity!

So updating here for a moment:
Real life hit me in the face again (I am going through some heart break and depression phases and it's tearing me down).
It will take a while before I update progression again.
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#9 Post by xxxmariixxx » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:14 pm

Please don't worry about taking a break or things getting busy in your life, your health and well being are more important. And I'm sorry to hear you're going through depression :(, I hope you are getting all the support you need as depression is no joke, please take as much time for yourself as you need and only come back to this if you want to and if you feel ready.

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Re: It was supposed to be meant to be [visual novel, fantasy, GxB]

#10 Post by Shiva_Production » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:14 am

Skaiya wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:34 pm
@xxxmariixxx Thank you! I am trying to keep a nice variety of skin-tones.
Thank you. I'll try, I am one of those workaholics.

Update #3

- Finished Elion too close CG [for all appearances]
- Finished some of the game buttons

Planned for update #4

- Finish inside inn #2 BG
- Find names for the other two.
- Change character select BG

I really should lower the bar of things I want to have finished.

I rather keep CG's with the MC a secret, but, I will at least show one.
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I Love this idea, it was something that went through my mind as well when i was thinking of ideas. I don't have much talent in art so i can only use free to use stuff, but this is amazing and i can't wait for it to be finished!!

I think this will be great ^^
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