It's been a while that I'm lurking on this forum and fidgeting about how to present myself and my little project. Please be lenient, it is my first try
So here we go!
An office lady the day, a veteran gamer at night, Kyoko prefers to indulge herself in fictional love stories instead of pursuing “true love”. However, how will the autoproclamed queen of otome games react when she will be trapped inside one of them?
Quietly accepting the path offered by the game as Hana, the main character of Doki Doki 5 or following her own instinct as Kyoko?
This is Another Story and that’s your choice as a player to create a new path for this young maiden.
In Another Story, you'll follow Kyoko's adventures inside the in-game character Hana.
5 routes will be available, with 3 endings per route. An additional "true" route more focused on Kyoko will unlock once all other paths are done
Later the game will be translated into French (my native language).
- Kyoko (23 y.o)
The main protagonist of « Another Story », she is the real deal when it comes to play at otome games. A normal office lady the day, an otaku gamer at night, she isn’t interested in dating people for some reasons from her past.
Personal quote: “Always save before a choice if you don’t want to regret after!”
- Mana (?? y.o)
A strange entity who helps Kyoko in her quest to exit the game.
Personal quote: “Pleased to be of any help, Miss Kyoko!”
- Hana (21 almost 22 y.o)
The player character of « Doki Doki 5 » an otome game produced by Mikona. A college student, she is a sweet girl who is still not over from a heartbreak. However, she feels safe to be able to rely on her two best friends : Natsume and Kou.
Personal quote: “I’m okay, don’t worry about me!”
- Natsume (22 y.o)
Best friend of Hana, she is the happy-go-lucky of the trio. Extremely sociable, she always drags along her best friends to some strange places when she heard about it in her college cercle.
Personal quote: “Yay! Let’s do this! You are with me, right? Right…?”
- Kou (22 y.o)
Best friend of Hana, he is quite popular but he doesn’t like to boast about it. He is a cool guy who changed a lot by meeting Hana and Natsume. Lately, he is quite busy for unknown reasons.
Personal quote: “… Natsuuuume, WHY?”
- Haru (28 y.o)
Older brother of Hana, he is an interior designer fully committed to his work. Barely present at home, he is a calm person who has a soft spot for books.
Personal quote: “I won’t be back tonight, I got some work to finish.”
- Hiromi (18 y.o)
A cute and nice waiter at Moonlight Café, he is quite shy and easily makes mistakes. But even if he’s young, do not be fooled by apparences.
Personal quote: “Hmm. Uh… T-thank you so much for your advice!”
- Shinji (21 y.o)
His androgynous looks makes him a perfect rising star fashion model. Not knowing what modesty is about, he is quite open about his feelings.
Personal quote: “Have you already fallen for my beauty?”
- Tetsuya (22 y.o)
Some friendly guy met through Internet. He needs advice to help him confess.
Personal quote: “How can we recognize ourselves IRL?”
- Daisuke (?? y.o)
A mysterious man who seems to be out of place.
Personal quote: “…”
(Click on the images to see it full screen)
To be honest, it started as a joke because I was really frustrated at how the heroine in the otome game Amnesia is... passive. Especially when you have to be a complete retard to reach the true/best end of Toma's route.
I'm no professional but I like challenges and I wanted to do something of my tiny drawing skills and I wanted to do something fun for myself first.
So I mixed a lot of crazy or typical situations in otome games or manga, added a little bit of my skepticism and there you are. Another Story is born!
Btw, I'm not an English speaking native, so please forgive my mistakes! I'll try my best to improve
I don't have much time since I started my job. However it is not something that I can stop now. I'm kinda fond of my characters and I know where I want to go with my secret/true route, so I cannot let it go! Currently, I'm focused on finishing the boys' introductions to release a true demo for the game.
However, I'm alone to do any creative work (scenario, illustrations - CG, sprites, GUI, backgrounds). And there's still the question of the music and sound effects... so we can't expect the game to be released until a while, I'm really sorry T_T
I just hope that one day there will be people who will enjoy this little piece of work.
Well... I'm not really used to question people, so here are some basic questions:
- Just by the look of it, what are your impressions?
- Any character that strikes your curiosity?
- Any chance that you'll want to follow the story?
- Do you have any questions for me?
In any case, thanks for reading!
See more on:
https://another-story.sharuruzure.com/ (the website has to be updated and the demo is still an alpha preview!)