A Simple Act (VN) (Friendship/Tragedy)

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A Simple Act (VN) (Friendship/Tragedy)

#1 Post by Hazel-Bun » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:53 pm

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Should be moved to the ideas thread as soon as I can get revised art assets up! Script is all but done and obviously not a NaNo project anymore haha!

New ideas thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 16&t=24348


Title: A Simple Act
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!
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(TBA)

Characters +More:

Elli Ferguson
"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."


Lily Moon
"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."


Elvis Ferguson
"Elli's little brother. He's a rather sickly little boy who rarely goes out much and is in a rebellious stage right now."

Progress:
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 ^^)

Sprites:
Concepts: 100%
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)


Credits:
Main Writer/ Spirit and CG Artist: Me ^^
Idea Bouncer: NeoSota9
Proofreader: arachni42
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/hantorio/sounds/121946/ (Thunder)
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)


~~~
3/28
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!

~~
3/30
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!
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Title Screen
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Elvis
Lily Moon Emotion Sheet.png
Expression Sheet Lily
Elli N Clear.png
Elli
Elli Expression Sheet.jpg
Expression Sheet Elli
Lily 1.jpg
The Lady in White aka Lily Moon W.I.P
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Re: A Simple Act (VN) (NaNoRenO 2013) (Friendship/Tragedy)

#2 Post by Skylarks_and_Sirens » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:26 am

Did you still want me to do code for this? I'm still willing! If not, I still wish you the best of luck!

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#3 Post by Hazel-Bun » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:40 pm

Skylarks_and_Sirens wrote:Did you still want me to do code for this? I'm still willing! If not, I still wish you the best of luck!
Yes and yes! Story is coming along well and posted some art ^^

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#4 Post by Hazel-Bun » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Got a spirit done ^^ here's to finishing the last two shortly and getting to polishing/writing the actual story.

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#5 Post by Hazel-Bun » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:14 am

Found some SFX (Heavy rain, Soft rain, Bus pulling up and Static), some code has been finished and also got more of the story written. I'm on the hunt for some BGs and music now and then will devote my full time to finishing the last two spirits/CGs.

I'm actually surprised how quickly this is coming along ;o; a lot better than my failed NaNoWriMo event last year, now i'm just hoping writers block won't rear it's ugly head!
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#6 Post by xavimat » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Good Luck with your project!
About the Sound License, don't worry. The CC is always evolving, and some licenses become obsolete, but, as they say in http://creativecommons.org/retiredlicenses: "any existing work licensed under these licenses will continue to maintain the same license".
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#7 Post by Hazel-Bun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:05 pm

xavimat wrote:Good Luck with your project!
About the Sound License, don't worry. The CC is always evolving, and some licenses become obsolete, but, as they say in http://creativecommons.org/retiredlicenses: "any existing work licensed under these licenses will continue to maintain the same license".
So you are free to use and adapt the sound, only with the attribution condition.
Thank you and I hope your's is coming together nicely as well! And thank you for that clarification about the license! That was really bothering me as I don't want anything in game that's not properly sourced...

Oh and a new Lily Moon...though I'm unsure about her eyes. I might change them but for now they'll stay.
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#8 Post by Hazel-Bun » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:31 pm

Added a finished Lily Moon Spirit chart, two BGs and another SFX source ^^
Also progress on the story some and should be done with the main route in a few days.

Keeping myself motivated and not distracted is proving harder than I thought it would be!

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#9 Post by Skylarks_and_Sirens » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:12 pm

Awesome progress! I'm still cheering for you! :)

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#10 Post by Hazel-Bun » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:27 pm

Small updates to the bios and plot! I'm almost done with the True End and found a proofreader once i'm finished with it! I'm going to focus on completing the script and sketching CGs this week and then rounding out the last touches (Elvis's spirit, BGs, etc.) this weekend. That'll leave me a week to throw myself at CG completion and giving my programmer time to place everything... ^^

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#11 Post by Hazel-Bun » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:10 pm

It's getting down to the hanger, wanted to show that we're still working on this ^^
So many interesting projects for NaNoRenO this year!
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