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warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:35 pm
by ButterflyLatte
"There are two kinds of people in the world, is what I think.
There are 'normal' people. Those people smile and talk easily, look people in the eye and laugh. Those people walk right up to strangers and talk to them, and come away as friends. They smile, they feel things, and they're just... Destined to be surrounded by people, it seems. They'll be successful and happy and loved.

And then there are other people, who are like me.
We don't talk that easily.
We don't even feel very much.

At least, I don't."

Megumi Shimizu's life is routine and monotonous. Get up, go to school early, fulfill her duties as class leader, try to deal with Inoue, and go home and do it all again tomorrow. She has no friends, her life doesn't seem like it'll go anywhere...and she's fine with that.

She's used to it, just like she's used to the cold, numbing winters in her hometown of Ikigai.

Then one day, a new transfer arrives. A new transfer who is instantly liked by her classmates and teacher, who is everything Megumi is not. Bubbly, sweet, happy, social.
And for some reason, this new girl, Hinata Mikami, thinks Megumi is nice and wants to be friends. And Megumi is stunned to find she likes Hinata too...

Little by little, Megumi's cold and unfeeling world sounds less and less appealing.
Featuring music by Forrest Lotterhos @ Achroous Productions

Demo/Sneak Peek Here

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Re: warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:33 pm
by ButterflyLatte
PROGRESS UPDATE 1/3: As of today, I am 3/4 finished with the writing portion of the full kinetic novel!

I'm not sure yet how many CGs I'll have, I have several scenes I know will get a CG but I'm thinking of just drawing as I think of an image to convey.

As of today the demo has been downloaded 60 times, and I'm ridiculously happy about that. I hope everyone enjoys the full version when it comes out!

Another thing I forgot to mention: the full novel will be commercial.

Re: warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:41 am
by ButterflyLatte
UPDATE 1/12: Updated Yuu Ueda's sprite. Her hair was bugging me in the original.

Re: warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:05 pm
by ButterflyLatte
UPDATE 1/28: Taking suggests from a recent Let's Read into account, the GUI has been updated. All text, including menu text, is now outlined and easier to read, and the textbox not as dark or wide.

Writing progress is now at 55% completion!

Re: warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:27 am
by ButterflyLatte

My composer has completed the entire soundtrack! If you enjoyed the music in this demo, you'll love the full OST, it's so beautiful.

There is still a ways to go but we currently are shooting for a November/December release!*
* This is of course provided there are no real-life disasters or complications.

Thank you for your support, and consider donating to my Ko-Fi account or following me on twitter!

I've been sharing the demo/sneak peek with some close friends and getting their own feedback re this, and I'm curious on your thoughts too. So here are a few things I want to ask:

* What do you think of Megumi? Of Hinata?

* Tomomi Inoue - opinions I've seen have been a little split. Do you see her as a bully, or something else?

* Why do you think the class keeps voting Megumi for class leader?

Re: warm [GxG; Kinetic Novel]

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:39 am
by ButterflyLatte
​​warm'​s writing is now 100% finished!

Next comes the coding and CG art!