New ideas thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 16&t=24348
Format: VN (Friendship/Tragedy)
Tagline: “A stone dropped in still water…”
Plot: A young woman has given up, given in. She can't stand the helping hands that try to bind and the nagging words of her mother. She breaks away and tries to spread her wings, only to be grounded by heavy rains. Looking for shelter instead she finds a ghost from a hazy past. A woman dressed in all white holding a little polka dotted umbrella. They stand around, they sit and chat and the rain keeps pouring...yet the young woman ,for the life of her, can't seem to piece together the whys, whens and where. Who is this strange woman? Why does she seem so very...familiar? She must make a choice to open up her heart, open up her past and accept a little polka dotted umbrella. Her life forever changed by a simple act of kindness. Only the truth shall set you free...
A layered mystery of a down-on-her-luck girl and an encounter that changes her world. Brought to you by Cherubim Scribes!
"A troubled teen who runs away from home and is caught in the rain while doing so. She has a rather cynical view of the world, in the process of breaking a mean swearing habit and isn't the best at connecting with others to boot. Meets Lily Moon at a run down rest stop while trying to sort things out."
"A strange woman who Elli encounters while trying to find shelter from the rain. Kind and beautiful even if her fashion sense is questionable, she offers up her umbrella to Elli and something seems to be hidden behind that ever present smile of hers."
"Elli's little brother. He's a rather sickly little boy who rarely goes out much and is in a rebellious stage right now."
Story: Count (15,144) (Includes programmer notes so a little off)
Proofreading: 20% (In the process)
(We are planning to release a demo version!)
Programming: 85% (Skylarks has done a wonderful job ^^)
Completed: 4/5 (Last one to go is adult Elvis but won't be needed for the demo release)
SFX Collect: 9/9 (Done)
Music: 4/4 (Done)
Logo: 1/1 (Done)
Group Logo: 1/1 (Done)
Group SFX: 1/1 (Done)
Title Screen: 1/1 (Done)
Credit Screen: 1/1 (Done)
End Screen: 0/3 (Not needed right now)
Backgrounds: 9/9 (Done) (Filtered)
CGs: 2/4 (1 being inked, 1 in the sketching process)
Main Writer/ Spirit and CG Artist: Me ^^
Idea Bouncer: NeoSota9
Programmer: Skylarks_and_Sirens (Second half of the Scribes)
Music/BG/SFX: A collection of free resources
Amorphous for "Recollection"
Jamendo for "Above and Below" "Alchemist" and "Celtic Dream"
Morguefile for BGs
Freedsound for SFX
http://www.freesound.org/people/thefsou ... ds/118514/ (Soft Rain)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Richard ... nds/64945/ (Heavy Rain)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Julien% ... ds/118340/ (Light Buzz)
http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20 ... ds/106544/ (Church Bell)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Sir%20S ... nds/64321/ (Door Slam)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Bristol ... nds/51702/ (Ping)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Bosk1/sounds/144083/ (Wind Howl)
http://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/84546/ (Umbrella Opening)
Four days came and went and now three remain. A lot has gotten done! The True End is finished, minus editing, and the alternative ends close to completion. A majority of the art is either finished or right there. All the needed free resources have been collected and filtered, thank you very much to those who uploaded and shared. Now everything is a polishing and waiting game: making sure no errors pop up in the script as written because we don't have time for beta testers, wait for edited pages an do some editing myself, clean up the last two ends and add the alt. text for choices and finally finishing off the last couple of big art pieces (2 CGs and 1 and 1/2 sprites).
Hope to release this on time!
The title says simple but this projects been everything but haha, fun nonetheless!
With only one day to go the Scribes are in good shape! The proofreader gave us a great idea for where to end at for a Demo and, we are now planning to release ASA as one for the first. Then, we will go back and re-release it as a full game, hopefully with a lot of constructive criticism to go along with it!
This has been a blast so far! Happy to see this come to life as it did!