Set in a near future where genetic manipulation to create 'perfect' babies is common place, recent leaks regarding the experimental creation of super soldiers has turned public opinion against the government. The government meanwhile continues to fund private ventures into creating the perfect soldier, with one particular laboratory focusing on the addition of specific animal DNA into our own. None of this matters to our protagonist, 10 year old Rei, until one such experiment shows up at the park looking for adventure.
Catnip! is under construction using both free assets and personal work, using the Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine. Sprites, BGs and music have been or are being sourced from the Creative Commons. with the UI and script being done internally. There will be minimal branching, mostly used for in-the-moment conversational decisions that have little affect on the larger story, and will take an hour or more to complete.
If you'd like to see some art, I will be using the catgirl from this thread as the main focus of the VN, Ayako.
I will maintain updates on my progress here and on my project blog.
Very excited to get started on my first NaNoRenO project, and I hope you'll look forward to playing Catnip! at the end of the month!