Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

NaNoRenO is an event where creators make a game from scratch during the month of March.
Message
Author
User avatar
leon
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 554
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:15 pm
Completed: Visual Novel Tycoon, Night at the Hospital, Time Labyrinth, The Buried Moon, Left of Center, Super Otome Quest
Projects: Lemon Project, Porcelain Heart, Dream's Dénouement
Organization: Team ANARKY
Contact:

Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#1 Post by leon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:05 pm

This game has been released! To download it check out this thread.
Visual Novel Tycoon is a time-management, stat-raising simulation where you get to make visual novels (and also KNs, RPGs and simulations).

There are 4 classes/characters that you can select at start (writer, artist, composer, programmer). These determine your gameplay style, as well as the story (there will be 4 short stories, written by different writers on our team). The goal of the game (as well as game over conditions) will be different for each story.

You can raise your VN-making skills by performing certain actions, like read a book about programming, practice drawing, etc., as well as do other things such as shop online and check your downloads and sales. In addition to raising the skills yourself, you can use your reputation to recruit help on LSF.

The artist
Desperate to prove to her overbearing mother, Martha sets up an agreement that she can be independent from them and survive through the market of visual novels, and not have to work in the horrid family business. And so she must prove herself.
Image

The coder
Programmer: Expert programmer, but has a condition which he needs medication for which causes him to get off task and distracted. He needs money to pay for his continued medication so he hopes to be able to program a successful VN to be able to live comfortably.
Image

The writer
Girl with hubris. Acts rough ‘n tough and takes no crap from anyone. Is about as ungirly as can be, with short hair, hoodies, jeans. Real tomboy. Her behaviour scares off people and makes her rather unpopular, especially combined with her directness and frankness.
While she doesn’t like letting people get close (and thus acts this way), deep down she really wants friends and is a tender romantic. Her writing expresses these weird, sometimes funny, sometimes romantic ideas which she hopes finds a broad audience and inspires them.
When she’s faced with an eviction notice for being late on rent AGAIN, and she can’t hold/find a regular job, she thinks of going indie and writing a kickass VN that’ll earn money. Along the way she is plagued with insecurities.
Image

The composer
After coming home from band practice, the MC talks about how the guys don’t really seem to want to go anywhere with their talent. He’s tired of just jamming and wants to do something fun. He talks to his friend and decides to make a VN so he can make the music. He looks on line at music creation software prices and nearly dies of shock. A friend that does EDM lets him borrow his laptop that makes the music. Eventually he begins to make music off of the sheet music he has written for the game. He realizes he hasn’t even STARTED the game and panics. He decides to make the game about making a band, getting groupies, and getting famous!

Writing (the Writer path): Applegate
Writing (the artist path): Maelstrom-Fenrir
Writing (the composer path): Omnificent
Writing (the coder path): KomiTsuku
Character art: chocojax
Coding, BG & GUI art: leon
Coding & GUI art: jghibiki
Coding: DragoonHP
Composer & stunt double: Marc Straight
Special thanks: The Zerglinator, 15385bic (free character art), mugenjohncel (free character art and backgrounds)
Attachments
screenshot0023.png
Chatting...
screenshot0026.png
Random cover generator
screenshot0044.png
Random title generator
screenshot_artist.jpg
Artist path intro. Sorry for the poor quality of the textbox. :( It's a WIP...
VN-Tycoon.jpg
Screenshot of the current WIP
Last edited by leon on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:07 am, edited 11 times in total.

User avatar
noeinan
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1034
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:10 pm
Projects: Ren'Py QuickStart, Crimson Rue
Organization: Statistically Unlikely Games
Deviantart: daikiraikimi
Github: daikiraikimi
Location: Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#2 Post by noeinan » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:19 pm

XD This is an awesome concept for a vn.
Image

Image
Image

User avatar
Googaboga
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1277
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:37 pm
Completed: FI: I, AFA, MMDB, XOD
Projects: Floret Bond, Lake of Voices, OL
Organization: GB Patch Games
Tumblr: gb-patch
itch: gbpatch
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#3 Post by Googaboga » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:19 am

^Haha I agree. This sounds great. I also like that there are different stories for each position C:
In-Progress:
XOXO Droplets
Floret Bond
Released:
A Foretold Affair

User avatar
Kokoro Hane
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 905
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Completed: 30 Kilowatt Hours Left, The Only One Girl { First Quarter }, Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale
Projects: False Hope, An Encounter ~In The Rain~, The Only One Girl, Healing in REVERSE
Organization: Tofu Sheets Visual
Deviantart: kokoro-hane
itch: tofu-sheets-visual
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#4 Post by Kokoro Hane » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:11 am

This...sounds...AWESOME! I look forward to playing it!
PROJECTS:
False Hope [Demo][WiP][SuNoFes'17]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
An Encounter ~In The Rain~ [Beta is up][NaNoRenO'17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
30 Kilowatt Hours Left [COMPLETE][GameJolt GDC Jam2016]

But dear God, You're the only North Star I would follow this far
Owl City "Galaxies"

User avatar
arachni42
Veteran
Posts: 313
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:33 pm
Completed: demo for Vignettes
Projects: Vignettes, A Turbulent Age
Organization: no, I'm pretty messy
Location: New York
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#5 Post by arachni42 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:04 am

Lol, I'm amused. I look forward to it!
Works in Progress:
I, Miku (NaNoRenO 2014)
Vignettes (actively in progress)
A Turbulent Age (long-term project)
Athena (on hiatus)
_________________
Honest Critique

User avatar
SundownKid
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2269
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:50 pm
Completed: Icebound, Selenon Rising Ep. 1-2
Projects: Selenon Rising Ep. 3-4
Organization: Fastermind Games
Deviantart: sundownkid
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#6 Post by SundownKid » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:58 am

If I play this I think it would be pretty meta. Maybe the universe would implode... :lol:

User avatar
Steamgirl
Veteran
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:39 am
Completed: My Cup of Coffee, Queen at Arms (co-wrote a battle scene)
Projects: Stranded Hearts, Emma: A Lady's Maid
Deviantart: steamgirlgame
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#7 Post by Steamgirl » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:18 am

I will play it like my life depends on it! :D

xxstrangesoulxx

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#8 Post by xxstrangesoulxx » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:15 pm

Sounds awesome. I'll be sure to play it when it comes out.

User avatar
noeinan
Eileen-Class Veteran
Posts: 1034
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:10 pm
Projects: Ren'Py QuickStart, Crimson Rue
Organization: Statistically Unlikely Games
Deviantart: daikiraikimi
Github: daikiraikimi
Location: Washington State, USA
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#9 Post by noeinan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:22 pm

Love the new artist sketch. ^^ Button up shirts/vest with short hair? FTW!
Image

Image
Image

User avatar
Applegate
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 798
Joined: Sat May 01, 2010 12:43 pm
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#10 Post by Applegate » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:23 pm

So who writes the writer path?

User avatar
leon
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 554
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:15 pm
Completed: Visual Novel Tycoon, Night at the Hospital, Time Labyrinth, The Buried Moon, Left of Center, Super Otome Quest
Projects: Lemon Project, Porcelain Heart, Dream's Dénouement
Organization: Team ANARKY
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#11 Post by leon » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:49 pm

The writer path will be written by whichever writer finishes their path first.

Thank you for the encouragement, everyone. We are very excited! :D

User avatar
PyTom
Ren'Py Creator
Posts: 14797
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:58 am
Completed: Moonlight Walks
Projects: Ren'Py
IRC Nick: renpytom
Github: renpytom
itch: renpytom
Location: Kings Park, NY
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#12 Post by PyTom » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:17 pm

leon wrote:The writer path will be written by whichever writer finishes their path first.
Since, obviously, they know the most about writing. :-)
Supporting creators since 2004
(When was the last time you backed up your game?)
"Do good work." - Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom
Software > Drama
https://www.patreon.com/renpytom

User avatar
chocojax
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 693
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:27 am
Completed: http://art.jphi.me/projects
Projects: Umbra, Familiarity, Maleficent Justice
Organization: spaceNote
Tumblr: chocojax
Github: jenniferphi
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#13 Post by chocojax » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:07 am

Leon told me to spam the thread, so some 'mo art.
sprite-artist1.png
Quick sketch of the sprite for the artist? Made her look more mature than the previous one.
20140308program.png
Programmer. He's sick, so he's gotta be moe!

User avatar
chocojax
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 693
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:27 am
Completed: http://art.jphi.me/projects
Projects: Umbra, Familiarity, Maleficent Justice
Organization: spaceNote
Tumblr: chocojax
Github: jenniferphi
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#14 Post by chocojax » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:19 pm

More art spamming. I've made it so that she's an armless torso, so woo, arm poses! This is the only one I've done so far though, haha. I'll hopefully work on the programmer's next!

The main post hasn't been updated yet, but we've managed to snatch Applegate as a writer (and will be... writing the writer's route)!
Attachments
artist-wip4.png

AbhorrentFear
Regular
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:25 pm
Projects: Dear. Mr God
Contact:

Re: Visual Novel Tycoon [NaNoRenO 2014] [Sim]

#15 Post by AbhorrentFear » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:28 pm

Super hyped for this omo
Visual novel-ception, anyone?
The art is really pretty, definitely playing this once it's released *extremely excited face*
"Draw me a monster. Now tell me, why is it a monster?"

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users