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The Language of Love [BxG, Romance, SoL]

#1 Post by ebi-hime » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:29 pm

Steam store page here.

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After his mother gets into an accident, Tanimura Mitsuki has to put
his life and education on hold. He lives with his parents in the sleepy
countryside for five years, helping them run their humble family business —
while the rest of his friends leave home, and leave him behind.

When Mitsuki finally leaves the nest, he’s twenty-three years old, and woefully
behind with his studies. If he wants to get accepted into university, he’ll need
to re-learn everything he was taught during high school, and then some.

Mitsuki moves to Tokyo to attend a rigorous cram school, with the hopes of passing
his university entrance exams next spring. He soon finds, however, that his other
classmates treat him like a social outcast, being the oldest at his school by far.
It proves impossible to make friends, and Mitsuki consigns himself to an isolated,
lonely existence...

That is, until he meets the single mother, Himuro Kyouko, who just-so-happens to live
in the same apartment complex as him.

Mitsuki offers to help Kyouko babysit her daughter, Tama. Kyouko, in turn,
helps Mitsuki study for his upcoming exams.
Over the course of a year, the two bond — first, as friends, and then as something more.


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Credits

Writing/coding: ebi-hime
Sprite art: Nekorina
CG art: kimiyotosan, Rytha_e
BG art: Thai Chau
GUI: ds sans
Music: yuzukimasu


Notes

The Language of Love is a cute, heartwarming story about young adults struggling
to find their place in the world. It’s about the importance of family, friendship, and kindness!

The writing is entirely finished, as is a lot of the art.
It needs a significant amount of editing and proofreading,
but I’m hoping this story should be released in late April/early May.

The story does involve mild 18+ content, but it’s not particularly extreme or explicit
(it’s more ‘cute’ than ‘sexy’), and there will be an all ages version of the story available if that is what you prefer!

The story will be commercial, and should cost around $11.99.

If you want more constant updates, please check out my twitter or tumblr! I post there more often! ☆彡
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#2 Post by PeterKmiecik » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 pm

I do get Ghibli-sh feeling about bg's here :)

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#3 Post by sendo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:18 am

It’s about the importance of family, friendship, and kindness!
Instant purchase!

Everything about this project is hitting the right notes for me. Been keeping tabs on this since the Twitter announcement and I'm looking forward to playing it! :D
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#4 Post by TheJerminator15 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 am

Looks great! Can't wait for the release!
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#5 Post by ebi-hime » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm

@ PeterKmiecik
Thank you! I'm sure the BG artist would be pleased to hear that!
Actually, they take commissions, and their prices are very affordable + the turnaround is fast.
If anybody wants to commission them, I'd recommend it!
You can find their lemmasoft recruitment thread here!

@ sendo
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!
I think your art is really pretty, and I was considering commissioning you to do the art for this story...
But I didn't think you were open for commissions, and I didn't want to bother you, so I decided against it in the end.
Maybe you can work together on something some day...?

@ TheJerminator15
I'm glad you like the look of it so far! I hope it's worth the wait! >_<
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#6 Post by sendo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am

Oh thank you for keeping me in mind! I generally don't take VN work nowadays, but I make exceptions for people I want to work with. Feel free to hit me up whenever :3 I'm more of an ero artist though so you probably should take that into consideration _(:3」∠)_ Anyway, can't wait for the release!
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#7 Post by Piper » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Engaging characters, beautiful art, and interesting story? Sign me up. :)

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#8 Post by Zelan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:31 pm

This looks super cute! Definitely looking forward to the release of this game. c: I'd like to see more parent characters in VNs so I'm excited to see that you have one here.

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#9 Post by ebi-hime » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:31 pm

@ sendo
I'll message you if I ever have any ideas for a more adult story (though I also wouldn't want to bother you haha ;;)

@ Piper
I hope you enjoy it when it's finally released!

@ Zelan
Thank you! I think there aren't many parent/mature characters in VNs either (well, by 'mature', I mean mid-20s haha) so hopefully it feels a little different to some other romance stories u_u
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#10 Post by Kokoro Hane » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:52 pm

Awww this loosk really cute and heartwarming ^^
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#11 Post by ebi-hime » Wed May 15, 2019 2:14 pm

Just posting to let everybody know the Steam page is up. You can take a look at it here!
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#12 Post by Semicolonkid » Thu May 16, 2019 10:25 pm

The art for this was referred to me when I asked for methods on how people show short characters (like children) in VN's, but I didn't realize it was a project in this community! The art is just excellent, and this looks like a really adorable story! Keep it up!
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#13 Post by ebi-hime » Fri May 17, 2019 1:49 pm

@Semicolonkid

Oh, that's cool o:
For scenes when Tama's the only character interacting w/ the MC, I zoomed in on her sprite and the background, so you can see her in more detail. For scenes where Tama's with her mother, the 'camera' is zoomed out a bit more, to show the both of them. Tama isn't positioned quite how an actual 6-year-old would be (she's obviously too tall), but if she was at a more 'realistic' height her face would get hidden by the textbox haha XD

For example, a scene w/ only Tama:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/d7549131091 ... o1_540.png

And a scene w/ Tama and her mother:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/a4aefe4999b ... o1_540.png

I had to play around with things a little until it looked OK, but I'm glad you like it!
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#14 Post by SelLi » Fri May 24, 2019 7:21 pm

This does look great but I feel I should mention something minor: When I was looking at the pictures of Himuro and Tama, I at first thought that the picture of Tama was actually a chibi picture of Himuro. Of course, it both makes sense for Himuro's child to look similar to her and makes sense for Tama to look cute as a child, but it does seem like the style changes from more realistic to more moe, and it makes me feel like the proportions are inconsistent and wonky.
If everything was the more realistic style or the more moe style I wouldn't mind, but jumping between the two makes both of them - especially the more moe style - look weird to me.
Again, though, this is a minor thing. Everything looks great and well-drawn, and I've definitely seen some professional games use slightly inconsistent styles/proportions.

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#15 Post by ebi-hime » Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 am

@ SelLi
Thank you for your feedback. I don't personally think there are any issues with the sprite art, and I don't intend to change it, but I'm glad you took the time to leave a comment!

I also thought I would update this thread to let everybody know the full game is out! You can buy it on Steam, or various other websites, if you prefer!
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