Twisted: A Dark Fairytale [horror/fantasy] 4 days left in Kickstarter!!

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Twisted: A Dark Fairytale [horror/fantasy] 4 days left in Kickstarter!!

#1 Post by minyan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:37 pm


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There's nothing outside the village but the trees, the dark, and the monster.

Check out the demo!

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A dark fairy tale about the woods outside a small village and the monster that roams within them. Become Sage, change their pronoun and play through to uncover the mystery when they're tossed away from everything they've ever known.

We're in the process of redrawing the sprites:
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Progress:
Outline
Intro:
Logo
GUI
Main Menu

Writing: 60%
Editing: 60%
Sprites
Extras screen
CGs (6/?)
BGs (8/?)

Here's an excerpt from the intro:
A “Who are you?”
“The voice echoes in the room, I whirl around and stumble back into the mural hard enough to make my head jerk back painfully against the stone.”
“I wince, but don’t move away.”
“There’s someone.”
“Where did she come from? No— she had to come from the village. But when?”
“She’s not like me. Sweaty, haggard, dirt-stained.”
“She’s clean. Pure. Her priestess’s robes don’t have a single wrinkle and her eyes are sure and kind. The staff she’s carrying makes my nerves settle.”
“With someone so holy, I have to be safe.”
S “I’m… Sage. I’m Sage. How did you…”
“How did she make it out of the woods? How did she find this place? Why did she leave the Village? There are too many questions and not enough room in the sentence to ask.”
A “Sage. Nice to meet you, Sage.”
“She bows low enough that I worry her antlers will scrape the floor. Then she straightens, and steps towards me. Her eyes flick from my greasy hair, to my dirt-stained clothes, and scraped up knees.”
“Of all things to feel right now, self-conscious shouldn’t be one of them.”
A “My name is Ana.”
Price: $10
Features:
+ Complex, branching gameplay
+ Change the protagonists pronoun
+ Original GUI
+ Original Art
+ 10 different endings
+ Optional light romance


Stretch Goals
We've reached three of our stretch goals!
Twisted will now be on Steam
There will be poses for side characters, and the main characters will have pose variations
There will be more scenes, including light romance options!

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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#2 Post by Averxy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:04 am

Mystery person #1's route is now at just over 1000 words. Here we gooooo!! :)
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#3 Post by minyan » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:28 pm

Three out of four sprites have been designed! I'll be posting roughs soon.
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#4 Post by minyan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:25 pm

The sketches have debuted on tumblr, so here they are for you to see!
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I'll be updating the first post once their sprites are complete.

Today, I'll be working on getting the logo done!
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#5 Post by Neeka » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:35 pm

This looks really promising! I love dark and twisted fairy tales ^-^

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#6 Post by poorlyformed » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:16 pm

I really love the designs, even as they're only sketches at the moment. And I can't resist dark fairytales.
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#7 Post by Ertal77 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:50 pm

Looks really interesting!

And Sage design is really cute, so I'm looking forward to seeing more!
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#8 Post by minyan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:46 am

Neeka wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:35 pm
This looks really promising! I love dark and twisted fairy tales ^-^
Thanks so much! We’re really excited about it :D
poorlyformed wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:16 pm
I really love the designs, even as they're only sketches at the moment. And I can't resist dark fairytales.
Thank you! I’m having a lot of fun with the designs, since the style is so different from my usual.
Ertal77 wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Looks really interesting!

And Sage design is really cute, so I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Thanks! I’m excited to get the sprites done!
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#9 Post by minyan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 pm

GUI is just about finished up! All that's left is programming the preferences screen. I'm starting on finishing up the sprites next!
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#10 Post by minyan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:46 am

Updated the first post with Sage's tentative final sprite! This style has been really fun to experiment with.
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#11 Post by minyan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:28 am

Sage's poses are done! Forgive the lack of expressions, those will come later c:
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#12 Post by minyan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:27 pm

Twisted is going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time.
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#13 Post by Averxy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 pm

Hey everybody!
So we've been slowly working on Twisted, and so far we're at around 18,000 words, work has started on backgrounds, and the sprites and characters have been redesigned!

So sorry for the long hiatus, we have been working slowly but we're trying to get back on track with this one! The release will still be a little while away, but the main routes are almost complete, I still have endings and a few extra scenes to complete but it's definitely getting there!

We'll work on updating this thread when there are updates to announce!
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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale (hiatus)

#14 Post by Neeka » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:10 pm

Averxy wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Hey everybody!
So we've been slowly working on Twisted, and so far we're at around 18,000 words, work has started on backgrounds, and the sprites and characters have been redesigned!

So sorry for the long hiatus, we have been working slowly but we're trying to get back on track with this one! The release will still be a little while away, but the main routes are almost complete, I still have endings and a few extra scenes to complete but it's definitely getting there!

We'll work on updating this thread when there are updates to announce!
Glad to hear it! ^_^ Take your time; we'll be here waiting~ Looking forward to see the new designs!

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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#15 Post by minyan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:13 pm

So here's the new Sage sprite design:

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I felt that the previous sprite was too polished for the storybook vibe I wanted to capture, so I tried a more sketchy, rough style. I also added a few changes to their outfit, namely the cape and little baubles on the strap of their bag. What do you think? Here's the old sprite to compare:

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