Equilibrium [Sci-Fi | Space | GxB | Romance/Drama] [NaNo 16]

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Equilibrium [Sci-Fi | Space | GxB | Romance/Drama] [NaNo 16]

#1 Post by nickynoton » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:33 am

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SUMMARY
200 years ago The Last War divided the people of Melchior on their old world. Their dying planet was decimated by a final devastating standoff between the Ethereal and Obsidian Sects. In their desperation to live on, splinter groups of these two sects decided to aid each other in their last days and created a spaceship, an ark, to save the remainder of their people.
They named it Zion, in hope for a future planet where they could begin anew. And so this small group of creators and their families launched into space and into the unknown as they watched the place they called home fall apart before their eyes.
200 years later as they still remain adrift in space searching for a new world to call home, Manna, a curious young Ethereal, meets an Obsidian boy, Aster, shifting the fragile balance between the segregated sects of Zion and effectively changing the future of Zion for better or worse.



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Manna: A young Ethereal with the thirst for knowledge and understanding. She recently began to work in the research field to satiate her curiosity but not even science could prevent her meeting Aster, who captivates her attention from the onset.
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Aster: An Obsidian mechanic who does the repair work for the zone below Manna’s cabin area. He has an immediate interest in Manna and the knowledge she has about the Ethereals.
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Elder Darra: One of the three wise Councillors of the Ethereal people. She has raised Manna as her own since she was young and has passed down her knowledge of their Melchior history and customs.
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Ever: The reserved young Ethereal prodigy works in the same department as Manna. He is remarkably intelligent and strives to discover all he can about the universe around Zion as they journey across the stars.
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Akiva: The Obsidian is head mechanic and mentor to Aster, Ezri and other young and impressionable Obsidian workers.
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Ezri: A friend of Aster’s who has a tendency to get the two of them into a lot of fights.
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Captain Colm: The current Captain of the spaceship Zion.
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NOTES
I will be going completely solo on this project. It’s my first visual novel and I hope to complete it all this month so I can kick-start myself into finally finishing something.
STATUS
Writing: Programming Script.
Art: Normal sprites completed; expressions completed; backgrounds completed. CGs completed.
UI: Completed.
Music: Creative Commons.
Programming: Completed.
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#2 Post by yoshibb » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:49 pm

Awesome, there's not enough sci-fi/space games! I'm interested in learning more about the world of Zion. My first completed project was also a NanoReno game, so I know how it feels. Good luck in completing this!
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#3 Post by KittyKatStar » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:28 pm

I swear I talked to a few girls too about there not being many sci-fi otome games since it's a great genre. And it takes place on a spaceship, yay!

Thanks for merging sci-fi and otome together ;v;

Good luck on your first visual novel! It's hard but very exciting. =)
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#4 Post by MimirollCookie » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:32 pm

Ey! It's Drama!
I'm interested >,<

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#5 Post by maedinn » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:43 am

I'm very interested with this one, too. Looking forward to this!

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#6 Post by nickynoton » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:55 am

Updated with the basic sprite of Manna and a sketch of Aster.

@yoshibb: Thank you for taking an interest in my little story! I'm excited and very nervous about this but I'm going to work hard at it. It's good to know someone else has also made their start in NaNo.

@KittyKatStar: You're welcome! I guess I've always had a soft spot for romance in space and I thought it was about time I made something worthwhile with the genre. I hope make a great game out this.

@MimirollCookie and maedinn: I'm glad there are some people that like what I'm doing. It's a scary start for me but these replies give me the courage to keep at it, so thank you!

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#7 Post by nickynoton » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:40 pm

Updated all characters with finished sprites. Added Captain Colm.

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#8 Post by nickynoton » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:53 am

Update: All backgrounds are finished.
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As not to take to take up too much space here I'm posting two. The other three are up on my Tumblr.
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#9 Post by Candy☆Giants » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:55 pm

Those backgrounds ain't half bad! :) Congratulations on getting them done.

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#10 Post by nickynoton » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:41 pm

Update:
UI has been a big struggle throughout this month, but fortunately I managed to figure it out.
So I'm a bit behind with my script writing and my CGs. Hopefully I can get everything done and proofread everything by next week.
Here's a little painting experiment I did in the meantime.

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@Candy☆Giants: Thank you! It was first time doing backgrounds so I'm glad they turned out alright.
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#11 Post by MimirollCookie » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:09 pm

OMG! That painting is so beautiful! As in BEE-YOO-TI-FUL!
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#12 Post by nickynoton » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:34 am

Sorry, this embarrassingly late. Issues with getting editing done just delayed this for so long. I didn't want to release something half-baked and doused with terrible grammatical errors.
So yeah, sorry. I'll try to plan better for these things next time.
The download link is available on the completed page.

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#13 Post by illuminate001 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:33 pm

I had a comment for you but I see there's a Completed thread for this VN so I'll move my comment there.
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#14 Post by philip » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:21 pm

@nickynoton-

Just downloaded this and played through several times, to get all the endings. The art is excellent and the story is very good as well. Really enjoyed it!

Missed this when it first came out . . . guess I'll have to pay more attention to the NaNoRenO category in the future.

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