Taarradhin [GxB, GxG] [NaNoRenO 2014]

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Taarradhin [GxB, GxG] [NaNoRenO 2014]

#1 Post by Camille » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:27 pm

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A visual novel by Cyanide Tea.
Taarradhin (تراض) is the title of our game and is an Arabic word that means “a happy situation for all parties involved”. It’s similar to a compromise except…well, nobody has to give up anything. HAPPY ENDING WHOO. If you’re familiar with Cyanide Tea stuff, though, you might be a bit and rightfully suspicious. Our game takes place in a made-up universe, but draws inspiration from African cultures.

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A seven-year drought plagues the entire region surrounding the country of Nishtif, leading people to wonder if their goddess Scheknt has abandoned them. In contrast, young noblewoman Neqtia has lived a comfortable life insulated from hardship and suffering. One of the poorer surrounding countries, Djedi, sends their usual tribute of natural resources and livestock to Nishtif in exchange for the larger country's aid and protection. Rumors that two attractive slaves are among the cargo intrigue Neqtia. What lies in store for her after the slaves are brought to live at her family estate...?

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Neqtia: Daughter of a wealthy noble, she is kind-hearted and sweet, but also naive about anything outside of her personal world. She can come across as self-centered due to her sheltered upbringing, but she is well-meaning.

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Jyrik: One of the two slaves from Djedi, he was chosen from among the commoners because of his youth and handsome looks. Smooth, confident, and knowledgeable, Jyrik works in the garden of Neqtia's estate, but as he and Araerda are meant to be trophies, he's more like an exotic plant himself.

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Araerda: The other slave brought from Djedi, she is considered one of the most beautiful women of her country. Araerda works as one of Neqtia's handmaids and is a kind, patient listener who takes to Neqtia instantly and showers her with compliments and attention.

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Story/character concepts by Auro-Cyanide
Writing/programming by Camille/Lorelei
Art/UI by Auro-Cyanide

We will share more as we get more done! I’m planning on doing all the writing first and coding later. Normally I alternate between the two, but I think this will work out better for a number of reasons. NaNo is the time to experiment, so I’m going to try this different process and see how things go. I'm going to be updating my Tumblr about this project under the #taarradhin dev tag, plus tweeting about it, of course. Follow Auro on Twitter and on Tumblr, as well! <3
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#2 Post by Mad Harlequin » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:43 pm

I love the character concepts and the setting (inspired by African cultures? yes, please!). I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this one. :)
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#3 Post by MaiMai » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:51 pm

I already said so on Twitter, but now that there's more info, I'm super excited! I always look forward to Cyanide Tea games.
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#4 Post by sorani » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:44 pm

I'm really looking forward to this nanoreno wip! The character designs are stunning~ :o

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#5 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:31 am

Thank you everyone for your comments :D

I'm currently without internet in my new apartment at the moment (praying so bad that the fault is fixed today) so the start was a bit rocky and I'm still hoping to go over the sprites with actual access to references. My anatomy knowledge is not strong enough to pull it off properly from the top of my head -.- Also, once I get my connection I should be able to update more regularly!

So far my time line looks like this:

2-9: Sprites
10-16: Backgrounds and GUI
17-31: CGs

The sprite bases are done but they need tweaking and I need to actually add the secondary pose and emotions that will make them sprites!
I have 4 backgrounds planned and I am challenging myself to get them all done on the 10th since that is a public holiday for me.
And I'm trying to leave lots of room for the CGs since given the style they are going to take a while o.o I have 6-8 planned.

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#6 Post by Googaboga » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:30 am

This looks amazing :D. I love all the characters and designs.
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#7 Post by KittyKatStar » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:16 am

Haha, I've already said this but totally needs repeating, the premise and the art sound and look amazing.

I look forward to it. =)
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#8 Post by silverpikachu99 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:31 am

Wow :0 the premises of this visual novel sounds amazing~! Definenitly a unique subject! I can't wait to play it! (Especially with dat art and logo WOOO)
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#9 Post by DeletedUser160413 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:41 am

I think this looks so amazing!!!

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#10 Post by KiloTango » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:21 am

The designs and sprites are gorgeous! Can't wait to see how this turns out.

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#11 Post by jack_norton » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:39 pm

Cool, nice art. There's need of more non-white characters in VNs :)
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#12 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:14 pm

I HAVE MY INTERNET!!!

Man, I feel so much better now :D It was a bit isolating since I'm living by myself now. I will definitely have to find time to comment on Nanoreno threads, this year is looking amazing!

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#13 Post by Rinima » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:15 pm

As usual, your art is stunning, and the premise looks interesting :)
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#14 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:23 am

Thank you Rinima :)

I finished all the secondary poses and Neqtia's emotions but I haven't gotten any further because I maybe sorta possibly got addicted to watching Kill la Kill...

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#15 Post by Victoria » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:50 am

Wow, this is so beautiful and a wonderful idea, too =O Watching like a hawk!
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