Days of the Divine [fantasy otome] [NaNoRenO 2013] COMPLETED

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Days of the Divine [fantasy otome] [NaNoRenO 2013] COMPLETED

#1 Post by Anna » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:04 pm

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It's that time of the year again and we'll gladly take part in it~ After many hours of throwing titles around, such as Valley of the Mist, Call of Deity and Date my Deity, we finally settled with Days of the Divine.

This year, we'll be focusing on an otome game of all things (gasp), since we're a team made up out of girls it was about time we did. Another important reason is 'because we can', but also because the story we though up fits this type of VN rather excellently. It'll be inspired by ancient East Asia, so expect some cool shrines and oriental outfits~

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Long ago, in a valley where a small village lay, two deities fought each other. One was imprisoned, the other vanished. Yet some time ago, an unnatural mist began lingering in the village, dissolving people's memories.

Biyu, a young shrine maiden, is now working her hardest in the shrine of one of these deities in the faint hope the mist will one day dissolve. Even though her good friend also lost his memory, not all hope is lost; she meets a stranger who seems to be recovering from his memory loss, and rather quickly as well...

Biyu (left) & Maru (right)

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Biyu is our hardworking and rather obedient main character, but she still manages to be a proactive and cunning girl. She finds Maru at another shrine one day; a cheerful and mysterious young man who seems to have lost his memory like many others.

Liufan (left) & Senrei (right)
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Liufan is Biyu's good friend. Since his parents passed away recently (his old home is to blame for that), he lives at her place now. As for Senrei... he's a god and supposedly evil, that's all you need to know for now.

Schedule
week 1: writing (Anna), scripting the basics + finding free music (Kiki)
week 2: GUI + sprites (Anna), scripting (Kiki)
week 3: BGs + CGs (Anna), scripting + animations (Kiki)
week 4: polish and bugtesting (+ a grace period for if we're screwed)
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#2 Post by Hazel-Bun » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Looking out for this game ^^ I really like your other games and the best of luck to ya'!

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#3 Post by Mimi_Melody » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:22 pm

OMG >< your art is beautiful! :D (The God is hot, I like evil guys =]] ....wait, he's date-able right?) The MC is sooo cute! It's been long since I saw a shrine otome game... :)

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#4 Post by CheeryMoya » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:26 pm

Call of Deity
How could you guys pass that name up?!?

In all seriousness, there seems to be a trend towards Chinese things for this year's NaNo. It sounds like you guys got your work schedule all planned out O: I look forward to more updates!

By the way, what Chinese characters did you use for their names? I always like seeing them for some reason >_>

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#5 Post by Dangertyde » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:53 pm

Nice. I'm eager to see how you incorporate a Chinese setting into all of it.
Also, I love how you have each week specifically scheduled out. Being that organized is actually not a bad idea.
Best of luck to you all this month!
Just gonna strategically place this over here...
Quack!
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#6 Post by Anna » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:56 am

Yay, thanks for the encouragement everyone <3!
Mimi_Melody wrote:(The God is hot, I like evil guys =]] ....wait, he's date-able right?)
Oh yes~
CheeryMoya wrote:
Call of Deity
How could you guys pass that name up?!?
I know, I begged my editor for it, but it's not the kind of atmosphere we want to evoke ;_;...
CheeryMoya wrote: In all seriousness, there seems to be a trend towards Chinese things for this year's NaNo. It sounds like you guys got your work schedule all planned out O: I look forward to more updates!

By the way, what Chinese characters did you use for their names? I always like seeing them for some reason >_>
Yeah, I already said in one topic it must be this awesome mind-link shared among us creators or something, there really is a trend for it!

Also, our research is kinda... laughable, so we decided to just be inspired by Chinese settings and made some names up. Only Biyu isn't made up, this is the meaning of her name. We also didn't want to stick too close to an actual Chinese period because it limits creativity a bit, so consider this project loosely inspired by it.

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#7 Post by CheeryMoya » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:08 pm

Anna wrote:Also, our research is kinda... laughable, so we decided to just be inspired by Chinese settings and made some names up. Only Biyu isn't made up, this is the meaning of her name. We also didn't want to stick too close to an actual Chinese period because it limits creativity a bit, so consider this project loosely inspired by it.
Nooo how could you not do the proper research? ;n; The characters for Bìyù are 碧玉, meaning "Jasper." Possible characters for Liúfàn are 劉範, and it also happens to be the name of a character in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Maru and Senrei sound more Japanese than anything and I can't find anything for them. If it's not too late to change a few names, you can look around Behind the Name for ideas.

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#8 Post by Einara » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:17 pm

Looking forward to this game. The character design seems to be pretty lovely.

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#9 Post by Seiia » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:54 pm

I am very very very much looking forward to this game. The sketches are gorgeous, and the story sounds interesting.

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#10 Post by EchoLove » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:02 pm

These sketches look amazing! Can't wait :D

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#11 Post by Aines445 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Oh wow, this really seems like the kind of game that I'd play and enjoy, and the art is amazing! I like the setting too, I hope you finish the game in time, I'm looking forward to this! ^-^

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#12 Post by 15385bic » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:36 pm

I love NAno revo ~ XD
love those sorts of outfits~
so cute

looking forward to this too~

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#13 Post by Nellie » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:22 pm

NaNo from Anna... ME GUSTA! (Just dropping by to show support :3 )
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#14 Post by KittyKatStar » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:36 pm

Love the little 'evil mist' comment.

Posting to show support and looking forward to it. ^_^
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#15 Post by Arowana » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:57 pm

Circle Pegasi is doing a Chinese-themed otome game? Words cannot describe how much I want this, ahaha. I especially like the sketches for Biyu and Senrei. Definitely looking forward to seeing your updates on this project! :D
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