Hi everyone! "Bara Boarders" is my own WIP submission to BARAJAM! If you haven't seen the thread and would like to join our game jam, please checkout the LSF thread and/or join up here.
Bara Boarders is a short and cute VN that takes place on an idyllic beach in Hawaii. You are a newbie surfer, whose been out on the waves enough times, but is aching to finally catch a wave and stay up on your board for the first time. You're determined that today will be the day!
Thing is, you're going to run into distractions, other handsome surfers - will they hinder or can they help you on your quest in paradise today?
Bara Boarders features a game mechanic I've never tried before. At any point, you can click a "Phone Number" button on the HUD, essentially asking a guy for his phone number. If he's feeling you, he'll exchange numbers with you, but getting it is all about understanding the flow of conversation, social/emotional intelligence, timing and let's face it...luck! (Like in real life)
And now, meet the guys!
1) Do you already know which surfer you'll most likely aim for? Why?
2) Do you have an idea on how the Phone-Number mechanic could be made more interesting or how it could be expanded upon?
3) Would your goal be to play the VN and make choices as you would in real life? Or would you make choices aimed at optimally ending up with one of the guys?
Let me know here, and if you'd like a peek at more games being developed for BARA JAM, please visit and/or follow the Tumblr. Mahalo!