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Beyond You! [Dating Sim] [Meta Mystery] [Horror] (KickStarter Live)

#1 Post by HexVexed » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:48 am

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・‥…━━━━━━━☆ WHAT'S THIS? ☆━━━━━━━…‥・

Beyond You! started as a small project for NaNoRenO. I originally made it with a
base premise that I've wanted to explore in the past, of a game that doesn't play
the way you expect it. The game involves psychological horror elements mixed in
with the cute, sweet aesthetic. I owe inspiration to games such as DDLC,
Detroit: Become Human, The Stanley Parable and Portal.

The game featured a lot of free assets for the demo, and I've since replaced a
major portion of the game. There is also four girls total now, and the playable
demo involves three days of the current game. While the current game is around
30k total, all paths and choices taken into account, the final game will ideally be
around 100k with several endings.

In time, I plan to feature a KickStarter and add to the span and scope of the game.
This would mainly include adding CGs, additional character sprites and backgrounds.
I've learned a lot while developing this game, and would appreciate any feedback!
It's free to play, and will remain as such. A fan pack is intended to be added once
the full game has released.

Below is some work in progress images for the game.

・‥…━━━━━━━☆ SCREENSHOTS ☆━━━━━━━…‥・

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・‥…━━━━━━━☆ MUSIC ☆━━━━━━━…‥・

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・‥…━━━━━━━☆ ART ☆━━━━━━━…‥・

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・‥…━━━━━━━☆ SOCIAL ☆━━━━━━━…‥・

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The magical girl wand in the Aiko character sheet is credited to this artist.
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Re: Beyond You! [Dating Sim] [Meta Mystery] [Horror] (Demo on itch)

#2 Post by HexVexed » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:02 am

Hello!

So one of four girls has been taken to a complete status, though fingers crossed we can afford to get secondary poses for all girls (and perhaps even outfit changes!) You can see Aiko implemented in the game with a few poses in this tweet below;
The sprite in motion.

And for sake of conveying each girls' personality, emotions and poses, I made a little sheet that can summarize them! (Magic wand in reference by this artist.)
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#3 Post by HexVexed » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am

Here's one of the pieces of music from the updated game. Specifically, Haruka's theme!
Music: janhehr.com // Artist: @Dai_dai_iro on Twitter // BG: https://bit.ly/2KxkC2l
Click the link below.

https://vimeo.com/344075323
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#4 Post by HexVexed » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:57 am

Hello folks! I've just been tweaking minor things. For example, I touched up the GUI, and also altered the way text appears in game. We also have a bunch of new tracks in the game, and I've roughly intergrated the girls sprites. Just waiting on Kana!

Aiko's theme song!
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#5 Post by Piper » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 pm

I'm really liking the vibe I'm getting from this game. The work you've done so far is stunning. Keep it up! I look forward to playing the demo when I get a chance. :)

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#6 Post by HexVexed » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 am

Thank you Piper!! :D Kana's art was finalized, oooh!

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#7 Post by HexVexed » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:20 am

1.1.07 is live! With Jan Hehr for the music and Dai_Dai_Iro for the art. Lots of changes!
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#8 Post by HexVexed » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:35 am

New backgrounds have been added, fixed history tab, made some quality of life changes.
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#9 Post by HexVexed » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:31 am

More art has been added, UI was reworked, new BG... it's all coming along. :3

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Larger Haruka's Art/Character Sheet

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#10 Post by Zelan » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:19 pm

I like the art, and I enjoyed Doki Doki Literature Club when I played it. But I'd like to know what sets your game apart and makes it different from the inspirations that you mentioned. So far it looks extremely similar to DDLC.

I understand that going into too much detail would probably spoil the game, but as of right now if I saw the full game available for download I would probably give it a pass because I don't see why I should play this instead of DDLC.

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#11 Post by HexVexed » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:05 am

Zelan wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:19 pm
I like the art, and I enjoyed Doki Doki Literature Club when I played it. But I'd like to know what sets your game apart and makes it different from the inspirations that you mentioned. So far it looks extremely similar to DDLC.

I understand that going into too much detail would probably spoil the game, but as of right now if I saw the full game available for download I would probably give it a pass because I don't see why I should play this instead of DDLC.
Thank you for your thoughts, I can't explain it too much without it ruining the fun! If you try it, cool! If you don't want to try it because it's too similar, I'm sorry to hear that. ^^
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#12 Post by HexVexed » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:49 am

An imagemap system has been trialed/introduced, so people can choose to get further information or skim on along. It's a little borrowed from the point-and-click genre, though I hope to perhaps have some easter eggs or achievements hidden in such scenes. ^-^ Definitely makes the game feel like there's more to it.
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#13 Post by HexVexed » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:54 pm

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Our First CG. uwu
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#14 Post by HexVexed » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 am

We've enlisted voice talent (as seen here), and launched the KickStarter!
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