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Twisted: A dark fairy tale (hiatus)

#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.

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

More info to come!

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This will be the third project for Fablesoft! If you've seen our other project floating around, Toil & Trouble, that one will be put on a hiatus while we work to get this done. WIP, everything's WIP! But we have a calendar and a schedule we intend to stick by. With any luck, a majority of the game (minus CGs, which will be done later) will be finished over the next two months. It will be a small, commercial game with a lot to offer.

Progress:
Outline
Intro: 6,000 words

Logo
???'s route: 6000/???
???'s route: 0%
Sprite Design (3/4)
Final Sprites (1/4)
CGs (0/?)
BGs (0/11)
GUI:
Text box
Choice boxes
Quick Menu
Nav
Save/Load/Erase screen
Settings Screen

Extras screen
Main Menu

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——”

Price: $5
Features:
+ Complex, branching gameplay
+ Change the protagonists pronoun
+ Multiple sprite poses
+ Original GUI
+ (stretch goal) Original OST
+ Art book with roughs, development notes, and all the CGs

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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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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Re: Twisted: A dark fairy tale

#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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