Speed Dating on the Citadel {ME Fangame} [NaNoRenO 2015]

NaNoRenO is an event where creators make a game from scratch during the month of March.
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Speed Dating on the Citadel {ME Fangame} [NaNoRenO 2015]

#1 Post by tehjaydek » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:04 am

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After Sovereign's attack on the Citadel is thwarted by the infamous Commander Sheppard, humanity begins to take a larger role in the Intergalactic community. As a result, C-SEC has begun to accept more human recruits into it's ranks. You are one such recruit. A new life, in a new galaxy with many new species is a little bit of an adjustment. Speed dating is a good way to meet new people, right? Right.

SDotC is a fan tribute to Bioware with heavy dating elements and a heavy focus on narrative and inclusion of a spectrum of gender representation and sexual preference to better represent the melting pot of life.


The Characters
Anra T'nari // Asari // Kick ass 'mechanic'.
Kelly Chambers // Human // Psychology student
Mazdura // Hanar // Nerdy little bibliophile.
Rama'vasan nar Kubrick // Quarian // Resident bad-boy engineer.
Weylorc Thunk // Krogan // Ex-merc with a passion for musical theater.
TBA // Turian // Character is still in draft stages.


The Team
Jay... Art, GUI Design, Programming, Character Writer (Kelly, Thunk)
RiotJayne... Technical Design/Programming, Character Writer (Anra)
Ms .45... Character Writer (Mazdura)
Bene... Character Writer (Rama)
Snow... Character Writer (TBA)

We are a team of game developer and writers that wanted to push for a wider representation of gender and sexuality in Visual Novels/Dating Sims and were inspired by Bioware's attempts to improve this in their own games. So as a tribute to Bioware and to fulfill the long-awaiting need for a Mass Effect dating sim for fan, we decided we'd make one. It's been floating around in it's brainstorming stages since Feb, so we thought that NaNoRenO would be a good way for us to get a vertical slice (demo) of the project made!


Project Status
Writing: Basic drafts for 5/6 NPC encounters. Editing started.
Programming: GUI Implemented (including dialogue wheel), working on interactive map.
Art: Basic concepts done, working on in-game display sprites. (7 basic sprites, one pre character atm)
UI: Mocked up and implemented (fixing minor display bugs).
Music: Placeholders sourced, demos for original tracks in the works.
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#2 Post by Googaboga » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:40 am

I've actually had the MA series for a long time, but haven't had a chance to play any of them XD. So, I don't know the characters/settings at all. But they certainly seem like cool games and so does this.

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#3 Post by tehjaydek » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:29 am

Thanks :) The only character from canon we're including is Kelly Chambers (our human LI), all the rest are original characters written for this game :)

This will be our first game using Ren'Py too, so we're excited. RiotJayne and I come from a Unity3D background so we're picking up python as we go along!

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#4 Post by yoshibb » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:30 am

Awesome, I'm not the only one doing a fangame! And it's for my other favorite game series (excluding the last 15 minutes of ME3...). Speed dating is definitely something that fits the comedic tone of Mass Effect. And I know there are plenty of people out there who wanted a chance to date a Krogan.
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#5 Post by Samu-kun » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:44 am

I remember someone was making a game like this a while ago, but nothing came out of it, so I hope this one gets finished and we can all have our Krogan romance. =w=

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#6 Post by Harliqueen » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:37 am

Oh my word! I can't even believe to tell you my level of obsession with Bioware games, so it's a major understatement when I say I'm really looking forward to this :D

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#7 Post by tehjaydek » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:45 pm

Thanks guys! Progress is going fairly smoothly, minus a few weird bugs in the UI we're still ironing out. Character sprites are in the works and will be able to update with those soon, but for now I've put up a couple of shots of the screens we have skinned.

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#8 Post by tehjaydek » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:18 am

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Started some of the character art. Here's a quick sketch of Kelly Chambers. I should have a bunch of character sketches done tomorrow. Tonight is going to be coffee fueled productivity!

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#9 Post by tigerrenko » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:09 am

Dialogue wheel FTW!

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#10 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:44 pm

Oh my god. Ahem, I absolutely adore Bioware games so I'm so excited to see what you come up with! Being a recruit in C-SEC sound interesting as well~

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#11 Post by tehjaydek » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:31 am

Another character progress ^_^

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#12 Post by tehjaydek » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:06 am

Character creation is implemented and all the bugs worked out of the GUI!

You can now make a character with a custome name, choose your pronouns and pick some prominent traits for yourself. These will lead into appeal and alignment (paragon, paragade or renegade) to determine how relationships are effected by character choices in game. :)

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#13 Post by tehjaydek » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:42 pm

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Our Hanar love interest :D

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#14 Post by tehjaydek » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:15 pm

We have a build up! It's not done, as I got really sick for the final week and couldn't get sprite done for three of he LI's... but we're continuing the project. The demo is up to play though to give you an idea of what the larger game will look/feel like.

http://riotjayne.itch.io/speed-dating-on-the-citadel

We'd love to hear feedback!

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#15 Post by trepiechick » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:31 pm

I am in love with those constellation tattoos on the asari! I'd gush about how excited I am that there's going to be a turian, but my level of excitement might not be age appropriate lol :wink:

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