Creatures of the Night [Slice of Life/Friendship] [NaNo16]

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Creatures of the Night [Slice of Life/Friendship] [NaNo16]

#1 Post by sorani » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:42 am

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STORY

A slice of life, friendship visual novel featuring An, an Angora rabbit
who goes on a journey to find out the meaning of his small bunny existence in a
city that never sleeps, even when night is always here.
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MAIN CHARACTERS

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An
The least fluffiest Angora Rabbit in Creature history.
Always misunderstood because no one can read his eyes.
His only solution is to hide within his coat. Cousins with Usagi.
___________

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Eir
The mysterious owner of the "NightLine", a cafe that is
often visited by the most strangest of Creatures.
Eir is a handsome air sylph who becomes a fresh breeze into An's life.
___________

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Og
The most unoriginal name that a Creature could name oneself.
A photographer with a passion for nudity. And Creatures. And coffee.
His studio is stationed above the cafe.
___________

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Munashe
A Medusa/Maedor musician with beautiful eyes that can freeze anyone in their step.
Caring and gentle, unlike their auntie Medusa.
___________

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Babur
A giant cat who doesn't know her left to her right paw, but
can dribble a basketball either way.
Extremely powerful in strength, but weak to temptations.
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MINOR CHARACTERS

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Fajra
The elegant and petite twin sister of Eir. Her fiery temper can not be stopped,
neither will her pots and pots of curry and chilli.
A keen eye for dressing up, even if it sometimes ends up a bit bizarre.
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Usagi
Sugoi kawai bunny-chan, desu. (Just kidding)
Enjoys the thrills of city life and was the one who dragged An out of his room to the "NightLine".
A gal who prefers being the carnivore rather than the herbivore (in a relationship).
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Medusa
The exquisite curator of the Creatures Exhibit down the street of the "NightLine".
Her relationship with Munashe is rocky, being the only one related to them.
Overall, has a keen eye for talent and a deep love for the arts.
Often comes off as a bit stern and vain.
___________

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Boss
The least likely Creature to be "boss". A tall Dullahan who seems to be related? to Eir.
Despite his frivolous behavior, Eir seems to respect him.
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Eric
A child who acts more mature than his benefactor, Boss.
Has to put up with Boss's behaviour as his secretary.
___________

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Aqua
An undine who spills water wherever she goes.
Is Fajra/Eir's cousin. Fajra doesn't get along with her.
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PLAN
Week 1: Writing
Week 2: Writing/Coding
Week 3: Sprites (Needs expressions)/CG
Week 4: SPRING BREAK!! CGs/Promo/Coding them in
Week 5: Playtesting
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CONTENT (notes to include in my writing)
- An ending for each main character!
- Aromantic/Asexual representation! based on my own experience
- A theme within each character path that deals with discovering the setting and character's backstory and growth!
- A slice of life fantasy with a bit of mystery!
- Fanservice because I can!
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TEAM
Z04 (solo yolo)
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QUESTIONS
1. Would you be interested in playing?
2. Since it's aromantic/friendship fluff, would you be okay with no romance? But it will contain endings where you end up with a character, not necessarily in a romantic way.
3. Which character are you most interested in? The main characters have endings, while minor characters just add to the main character's endings.
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#2 Post by Camille » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:27 pm

I'm absolutely in (platonic ahaha) love with this concept! Being aromantic myself, I'm really happy to see an aromantic MC pursuing a platonic relationship in a game. I can't blame An for going after Eir—he's by far my favorite out of the group! <3 Good luck finishing, this sounds like it's going to be amazing!

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#3 Post by Mad Harlequin » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:42 pm

sorani wrote:Og

Bisexual Ogre with more piercings to come.
A Photography major interested in photographing different Creatures nude.
Og reminds me a little of a friend of mine.

Anyway . . . Friendship? Yes, please!
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#4 Post by sorani » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:12 pm

Camille wrote:I'm absolutely in (platonic ahaha) love with this concept! Being aromantic myself, I'm really happy to see an aromantic MC pursuing a platonic relationship in a game. I can't blame An for going after Eir—he's by far my favorite out of the group! <3 Good luck finishing, this sounds like it's going to be amazing!
Thanks! I will XD Eir is my fav too, I don't have to draw his face
Not only will there be aromantic/friendship paths, theres also one polyamorous path
I'm hoping to make this fluffy and funny to the best of my ability aka monster puns everywhere
Good luck with your NaNoReNo project too! it looks amazing *o*
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sorani wrote:Og

Bisexual Ogre with more piercings to come.
A Photography major interested in photographing different Creatures nude.
Og reminds me a little of a friend of mine.

Anyway . . . Friendship? Yes, please!
Yes Friendship ftw!
Actually most of the characters are based off my friends //guilty;

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#5 Post by MaiMai » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:16 pm

I'm loving these character designs and the story is shaping up to be fluffy and cute so far. Good luck on working on this!
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#6 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:23 pm

Oh my gosh, this looks so cute! I love the design of the MC in particular and it's great to see different relationship types amongst different characters. Good luck with your game making!

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#7 Post by sorani » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:22 pm

MaiMai wrote:I'm loving these character designs and the story is shaping up to be fluffy and cute so far. Good luck on working on this!
Thanks XD
Auro-Cyanide wrote:Oh my gosh, this looks so cute! I love the design of the MC in particular and it's great to see different relationship types amongst different characters. Good luck with your game making!
Thanks XDD I tried my best flex my creative muscle for these designs haha orz

Update!
Been sketching poses for the MC
An is supposed to communicate with his ears and hide in his coat at all times haha
2nd pose might need some editing, ears are way over his head
/3rd pose is supposed to be dramaticit's not like this fluff story is going to have any drama? right?

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Writing wise, I'm at 3k words ha I'm close to finishing the first scene, and from there it'll be path time~

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#8 Post by KittyKatStar » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:23 pm

Aaah the hiding face pose is super adorable.

Really glad to see an aromantic protagonist, I look forward to seeing how these platonic relationships play out.
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#9 Post by sorani » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:03 pm

KittyKatStar wrote:Aaah the hiding face pose is super adorable.

Really glad to see an aromantic protagonist, I look forward to seeing how these platonic relationships play out.
Thanks >///<
I'm hoping to make the platonic relationships with some skinship like cuddling and hand holding haha >//<
depending on the pursuable friendship/aromantic interest, each will have their varying levels of skinship interacting and bonding with An.
Unfortunately due to the limited amount of time, each character probably has one ending orz

Quick notes that I didn't put on the thread
Spoiler Alert on outcome of paths
Eir is aromantic
Og is a short aromantic casual relationship (both An and Og are allosexual)
Muna is friendship
Babu is polyamorous
Fa is friendship in Babu's path
I'm on the aromantic spectrum so most of the writing will through how I feel, which I wonder is a good enough source orz
but luckily, I will always be looking at aromantic resources to help guide meforever orz
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#10 Post by Reikun » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:59 am

Z!! You made a lot of good progress for Day 1! I'm proud of you!!! *O* <3
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#11 Post by sorani » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:54 am

Reikun wrote:Z!! You made a lot of good progress for Day 1! I'm proud of you!!! *O* <3
Thanks ;;; it was so hard im not sure how long I can keep it up but I'll try my best!!
You too! Good luck and make progress!! XD

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#12 Post by Googaboga » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:56 am

Oooh man this is too cute. I love it <3. All the characters sound great and have fantastic designs. I want An to be friends with everyone forever ^^.

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#13 Post by clua » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:55 pm

The protagonist is too adorable :A: I really like how you drew his ears on each sprite haha
Also I'm glad to see more slice of life and friendship centered games! Good luck with your project!!
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#14 Post by sorani » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:48 pm

Googaboga wrote:Oooh man this is too cute. I love it <3. All the characters sound great and have fantastic designs. I want An to be friends with everyone forever ^^.

Good luck!
Thanks! I'll try my best XD
clua wrote:The protagonist is too adorable :A: I really like how you drew his ears on each sprite haha
Also I'm glad to see more slice of life and friendship centered games! Good luck with your project!!
Thxx XD Good luck with yours!


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#15 Post by daestwen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:33 pm

Oh man, this looks like it will be super cute. Can't wait to see how it goes!

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