The Golem's Wake [Fantasy][Elves][Adventure][No-Romance]

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The Golem's Wake [Fantasy][Elves][Adventure][No-Romance]

#1 Post by Raithfyre » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 pm

Working title.

In short, Kira is an elven girl from the rather dull town of Pinelark. Magic has been going out of vogue as science takes its place in daily life, and Kira's rather upset about the whole affair. She'd rather be a witch when she grows up, instead of a merchant or something practical like her father encourages her to do. One day, she's asked to retrieve a strange pendant from the nearby woods. But, as storytelling would have it, Kira finds a lot more than just trees...

This game, whatever it ends up being called, is a high-fantasy VN, with no romance or extra trappings like that. Our primary influences are "Howl's Moving Castle" as well as "Peter Pan" - the book versions, in both cases. I'll try to remember to keep this post updated as we go along.

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Raithfyre - Writing, Editing
Auric - Writing, Editing
Faust - Editing
Marimo - Character Art
Sai - Background Art
Mondonater - Music
Syncopika - Music
DreadLindwyrm - Programming
Hirei - UI Design

Voice actors to be announced soon...

Check out some of the concept art here, too.

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#2 Post by Puchin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:41 pm

GOD LORD, THOSE DESIGNS! This is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see more about it!
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#3 Post by Raithfyre » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:03 pm

Thanks very much!

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#4 Post by noeinan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:00 pm

Sounds interesting, and the designs are super cute. :)
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#5 Post by Googaboga » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:56 am

I agree with everyone else, the designs are lovely ^^. And I'm always up for a good adventure (story XD).
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#6 Post by pickle131 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:41 am

I'm a huge fan of the concepts and your influences...so I will be keeping an eye on this haha.
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#7 Post by Mad Harlequin » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:41 am

Raithfyre wrote: Our primary influences are "Howl's Moving Castle" as well as "Peter Pan" - the book versions, in both cases.
I'm so glad someone recognizes the book versions of both of these---particularly Howl's Moving Castle. The Miyazaki film is great in its own way, but it's just not the Diana Wynne Jones book.

And this is to be a good old adventure story with no silly romances? Well, I'm sold. I'll be watching your progress. :)
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#8 Post by Raithfyre » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:07 pm

Mad Harlequin wrote: The Miyazaki film is great in its own way, but it's just not the Diana Wynne Jones book.
Oh yes, I'm glad you agree. Both versions are wonderful, but the book's just much better in my opinion.

Anyway, thanks for the support, everyone!

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#9 Post by Raithfyre » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:51 am

Updated with a full sketch! Well, almost full.

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#10 Post by 2dt » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:33 am

Dayyum superb artwork.

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#11 Post by octopuddle » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:02 pm

Whoa, that art.

This sounds like it's going to be great!!
Considering your inspiration, I'm pumped for some sweet, sweet whimsy.

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#12 Post by Razz » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:13 am

Can't wait to see more!
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#13 Post by Raithfyre » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:34 pm

Once more, with color!

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#14 Post by Taosym » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:23 pm

Elves~!

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#15 Post by AbhorrentFear » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:32 pm

Oh man, there are no words for how excited I am about this in general.
Do I like elves? You bet I do.
Do I like that beautiful detailed art that brings tears to my eyes and my knees to the floor? YES. YES INDEED.
Do I like fantasy and this concept in general? Do I even need to answer this question? It's a yes.

So, yeah. Super excited, best of luck and can't wait for this! Even if there is no romance I am going to adventure the heck out of this game and savor it.

*runs away to go drool at the art some more*
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