★ DemiDato: Monster Dating Show [ALLxALL] [Dating Show] [Humor] [Demihuman]

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★ DemiDato: Monster Dating Show [ALLxALL] [Dating Show] [Humor] [Demihuman]

#1 Post by timepatches » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:25 am

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Play our demo, out now on itch.io!


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A monster dating VN, coming soon!
DemiDato is the monster world's biggest dating show! Are you game enough to try and snag a date?

Story: ★
DemiDato takes place on the set of the titular reality dating show, DemiDato, in a world of demihumans and monster people of all shapes and sizes.
The player character is a contestant on the show and must win over one of the cast or face leaving the show dateless.
But beware! The contestants might not be so easy to win over…

Characters: ★
Allow me to introduce:
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Our MC is nameable, has a customiseable choice of background, and you’ll be able to choose their pronouns (including they/them!).
It's safe to say, though, that they’re not quite a faceless dating sim protagonist.

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And here's our host, Paul T. Geist!
Turns out it's hard to escape a broadcasting contract even if you're a ghost, and Geist might be a little salty about that.

DemiDato will feature 12 (yes! twelve!) dateable characters! They're still being introduced, but check through this thread and our social media and I'm sure you'll find them! Rest assured they’re a varied and motley crew~
The dateable cast are a variety of genders, personalities, and monster types, so we’re sure you’ll find somebody you like!


Progress: ★
Script: ★★★☆ 90%
Character design: ★★★★ 100%
Sprites: ★★☆☆ 45%
CGs: ☆☆☆☆ 0%
UI: ★★★☆ 75%
Programming: ★★☆☆ 50%
Soundtrack: ★★☆☆ 25%

The Team: ★
Writing & Production: Madi, @timepatches
Co-Writers: Jane Titor, @parttimestorier & RedBaby, @Red-Chan17
Character Design: @vividgrim
Character Art: spaceoutstation
Backgrounds: Zylinder, vividgrim
Programming: TellerFarsight
Music: Freen in Green


Updates?
Follow us on Twitter for updates and some sneak peeks before they go up anywhere else!
You can also check out our Tumblr for progress reports~

Stay tuned to this thread for more info!
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Re: ★ DemiDato: Monster Dating Show [ALLxALL] [Dating Show] [Humor] [Demihuman]

#2 Post by Zelan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:26 pm

Ooh, I remember seeing this in the Recruitment forum! I thought it looked cool and I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't join myself.

Do you like stories with demi-human romance options? Why/why not?: Yup! I love fantasy elements, and I've especially liked urban fantasy since I discovered it.
What would you like to see in a game that likes to make fun of otomes & dating sims?: Hmm, you know, I haven't played an awful lot of trope-heavy dating sims. One that would be interesting would be that whole idea of "pick the thing they say they like so they'll like you." You could have a situation where the player tries to pretend that they know something about... French literature... or something, and have the other character call them out when it's clear the player character has no idea what they're talking about.
Do you prefer longer games with less replayability, or shorter games with lots of endings and dialogue options?: I like both. c: Longer games are fun to immerse myself in when I've got the time, but short games are great for when I don't have the time for that.
What's your favourite otome character archetype?: God. If you give me a dark-haired tsundere boy with glasses, I will fall for him every damn time, even if I tell myself he's a piece of trash. (Haven't had the chance to romance any dark-haired tsundere girls with glasses yet, though...)

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Re: ★ DemiDato: Monster Dating Show [ALLxALL] [Dating Show] [Humor] [Demihuman]

#3 Post by timepatches » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:48 am

Zelan wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:26 pm
God. If you give me a dark-haired tsundere boy with glasses, I will fall for him every damn time, even if I tell myself he's a piece of trash. (Haven't had the chance to romance any dark-haired tsundere girls with glasses yet, though...)
Thanks for the reply, Zelan!
The team may or may not be considering putting glasses on our tsundere.... C;

Our new character designer @vividgrim is hard at work! We can already reveal a tiny sneak preview of our Siren character, Koe:
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Stay tuned for her proper introduction later on!
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#4 Post by timepatches » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:22 am

Time for a progress report! ★

Script: ★★★☆ 75%
The writing is coming along really well! One route is almost complete, and the other two are close behind! The writing team anticipate having the script done very soon ;w;

Character Design & Sprites ★★☆☆ 25%
After some hiccups early on in the project, our new character designer Vivid is on board and is motoring along - lots of snippets of their work are going up all the time on our twitter, but here's a few previews for you to peek at!
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Our catgirl, Mako,
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Incubus Arien,
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and Vampire, Dmitri!
(yes, they think those sunglasses are cool)

The team are loving how they're turning out. We now have a solid half of our designs finished!

Sprites are still a little ways away from being completed, but Space is trucking away on the characters that have finalised designs. We now have two finished out of the fourteen characters, so we're on our way!
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(Here's a preview of our Host, Geist, in his default emotion - salty)

Questions and opinions are very welcome!~
We'll have posts up for character introductions as soon as the script is complete ;w;
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#5 Post by Zelan » Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm

uHM that is the cutest catgirl I've ever seen!!

I really like that you made her an actual CATgirl, instead of going the route of an overly sexualized girls with cat ears and a tail. She really looks like a sweetheart and I'm excited for her route. :D

Adrien and Dmitri aren't looking too bad themselves, though, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on them as well.

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#6 Post by timepatches » Tue May 22, 2018 6:17 am

Zelan wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
uHM that is the cutest catgirl I've ever seen!!

I really like that you made her an actual CATgirl, instead of going the route of an overly sexualized girls with cat ears and a tail. She really looks like a sweetheart and I'm excited for her route. :D

Adrien and Dmitri aren't looking too bad themselves, though, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on them as well.

Thanks so much for the feedback, Zelan! We love Mako to death and we think you will too ;w;
(And you can thank our wonderful design artist vividgrim for the decision to go further on the cat-scale away from more human-like catgirls - was totally their idea and we love it)

As far as progress goes we're trucking along on all fronts, but there's not a lot to show off just yet. I can, however, reveal a couple more little previews of our character designs!
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Sunny, flower-loving tanuki, Tabitha;

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Adventurous, fiery lion Saffron;

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Reserved, noble rabbit Thyme

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Dutiful, shy kirin Jiānrěn


aaaand a snippet of one of our sprites-in-progress from spaceoutstation!
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Stay tuned to our twitter for more little updates c:
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#7 Post by vividgrim » Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 pm

we did it lads!

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#8 Post by Zelan » Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm

vividgrim wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 pm
we did it lads!

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Congratulations!! <3

I'm really excited to see the rest of the characters! This is already shaping up to be awesome. :D

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#9 Post by timepatches » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:18 am

We've been a little quiet but DemiDato is still trucking along!
Here's the rest of our character designs since we're all done!

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Our kitsune, Finn

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Catboy Tomoe (Mako's twin!)

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and our excitable dragon, Benji!

and a preview of our protagonist's sprite!
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The writing team is very, very close to having the script complete and ready for editing as well! Stay tuned for more updates (and as always, here's our twitter for doodles and small updates~)
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#10 Post by timepatches » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 am

The DemiDato team is excited to announce that we'll be making a demo!
It has a short, original script with a couple of character introductions to whet your appetite while you wait for the full game to be released ;w;
It will be completed as part of Ren'py Jam, so it should be in your clutches very soon!

And, while we're here, have some more sprite previews!! Our demihumans are so very excited to meet you~~ (mostly)

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As always, check our Twitter for more updates~
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#11 Post by parttimestorier » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 am

timepatches wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:15 am
Our demihumans are so very excited to meet you~~ (mostly)
Probably all of them except Geist, who hasn't been excited about anything for decades.

I had a lot of fun writing my part of the demo, so I hope everyone enjoys it. :D
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#12 Post by timepatches » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:10 am

Our demo is super close to being done!
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Keep an eye out here tomorrow for a link to the release~
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#13 Post by Zelan » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:31 am

Oh my god, poor Geist looks so tired! Has he been the host since Mako first started watching it? Because if so.... man, that sucks for him.

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#14 Post by timepatches » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:22 pm

Zelan wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:31 am
Oh my god, poor Geist looks so tired! Has he been the host since Mako first started watching it? Because if so.... man, that sucks for him.
It might have been even longer than that :S
Suffice it to say that the bags under Geist's eyes are completely justified, haha~
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#15 Post by timepatches » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:46 am

Guess what!!
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We managed to get done before Ren'py Jam was over! So proud of the effort the team has put in over the last two weeks, and I'm glad we made it~
Please check out the demo if you're interested in a sneak peek at DD!
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