Doll [Short VN] [Fairytale] [Completed]

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Doll [Short VN] [Fairytale] [Completed]

#1 Post by cervineprince » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:32 am

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Full Game is now available for free on itch.io!
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Plot:
The story takes place when Doll wakes up alone and lost in a forest. A dismembered voice advices Doll that he must escape the forest or be lost to the dangers that lurk within the darkness. Doll soon discover that not all is what it seems in the forest.
Features:
-5 endings ( some are dead ends )
-some choices with consequences
- 10 - 20 minute play time. ( estimate of 2k words)
6 CGS

Characters:
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[center]Doll[/center]
A loved and cared for doll, their beautiful hand sewn clothes is proof of that. He isn't very brave.

Voice
The mysterious dismembered voice that guides doll.

Status:
Story flow: 100%
Writing: 100% ( 5 of 5 endings is done )
Programming: 100%
Character: 100%
Background: 100%
GUI: 100%
CG: 100%
[center]Extra info:[/center]
This started as a challenge to myself to make a game under a time limit.
I exceeded the planned time limit, I'm still going on since I hope to make a few more games after Doll.
This game will be free to play.
[center]Dev Log[/center][/b]
Time limit: 48 hours
Time used so far: 60+ hours
Breakdown:
1h = Planning
2h = reviewing possible software/game engines to use
1.5h = quick concept arts
4.3h = DL renpy and browsing the documentation
5h = accidentally spent too long doing art(Bgs are my weakpoint)
9h = art and coding. alot of trial and error on the coding and searching for help
8h = problems in coding
3h = writing the flow of the story
5h = art and coding
3h = prototyping image map and alot of troubleshooting again
5h = redrawing bgs
2.5h = art & gui editing
From here the dev log is no longer accurate because i worked on Doll on and off
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Re: Doll [Short VN] [Fairytale]

#2 Post by Zelan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:44 am

This is an interesting premise. Does the game fall under the horror genre, or does it mean closer to mystery?

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#3 Post by cervineprince » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:27 am

@Zelan Good question, I think its a bit of both so far!
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#4 Post by cervineprince » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:35 am

I found out how to change the mouse cursor and edited the choice idle and hover
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#5 Post by Zelan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:19 am

Oooh, a horror/mystery combo sounds awesome! ^_^ I really like that screencap, it really does a great job of showing how overwhelmed the doll is at their situation.

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#6 Post by Lagario » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:38 am

Her face looks creepy enough to fit the horror theme. I like it

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#7 Post by cervineprince » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:03 am

@zelan & Lagario Thank you I'm glad you like how things are going so far!
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#8 Post by cervineprince » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:08 am

Progress for today
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I managed to prototype an image map but encountered alot of trouble along the way. Used total of 3 hours to trouble shoot.
I was hoping to make the dialogue box moth themed but looks like it didn't go as planned.
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#9 Post by cervineprince » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:24 am

I'm taking advantage of the holiday to get some art done.
Polishing the bgs so far!
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And the map for the game! definitely prettier now than my last post.
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#10 Post by cervineprince » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:01 am

I'm slowly getting back into development of Doll.
I got side tracked and wanted to improve my art skills, but also things were stressful it was hard to work on Doll afterwork.

Here's an improved design for Doll.

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#11 Post by Zelan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:32 am

I'm glad this is still being worked on! Love the new design. (: Are those poppies in the picture on the right?

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#12 Post by cervineprince » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:34 am

@zelan Yup! those are poppy plants c:
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Re: Doll [Short VN] [Fairytale]

#13 Post by cervineprince » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:27 pm

Update:
Writing: 50% done
2 of 5 endings are done

I'm doing some rough concept art on my sketchbook. and I think maybe im 50% done? but thats with the characters... Backgrounds are really my weakest point :c but atleast this project is helping m challenge this weakness.
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#14 Post by cervineprince » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:05 am

Progress Update
Half way done writing the script for 3rd location
I am recoding the game and remaking the assests. I didn't get too far in my first file so it should be easy to catch up.

I'm proud to show the new main menu art =^.^=
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Re: Doll [Short VN] [Fairytale]

#15 Post by cervineprince » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:42 am

Wip Wednesday stuff

Forest BG
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Wip of Doll's sprite
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