Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

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Murder Express [Suspense][KN][NaNoRenO 2015]

#1 Post by .usa » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:40 pm

Hi, all! this is Stellar Orb Studios, the team of stellarorb and .usa. This month, we decided to join NaNoReNo and publish our first VN ever! Take a look ~
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“Elise… thank you for coming.”
~ Story ~

By the end of the day, Elise will wish she hadn’t. Accompanying her best friend, Minori, on a train to the city, she never expected anything out of the ordinary to happen. Minori’s constant fretting about the train’s “curse?” That was natural. All the more reason to accompany her to the new psychologist…

The trip begins just fine- they meet a handsome young man named Owain, and quickly hit it off. Between friendly exchanges, Minori teeters between enjoyment and crushing anxiety. The murders, she insists- they all happened in the month of March, on this exact route. Just relax, Elise assures her. If anything, I’ll protect you.

Nothing could actually happen, right?
~ Characters ~

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DON'T LOOK AT THEIR HANDS FOR GOD'S SAKE
| Elise |
The MC. A proper description coming soon.

| Minori |
A proper description coming soon.

| Owain |
A proper description coming soon.
~ Team ~

Writing/coding: stellarorb
Art/GUI: .usa

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#2 Post by Katy133 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:44 pm

This sounds very interesting. I'm intrigued by the title and premise. :D
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#3 Post by YossarianIII » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:56 pm

Extremely important question: as an individual with HDIS (Hand-Drawing Impairment Syndrome), I want to know if the characters in the final art will have fingers, or whether they will continue to have stumpy blobs. Because there's nothing wrong with stumpy blobs! At least... I hope there's nothing wrong with them, because as you can see from the avatar, I am also a devout user of stumpy blobs.

On a more serious note, though, I have a soft spot for train settings, which is why I stopped by. Doesn't matter if it's Murder on the Orient Express, The Lady Vanishes, or Snowpiercer--anything set on a train gets a boost in my book.

Best of luck with the project!


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#4 Post by StellarOrb » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:36 pm

YossarianIII wrote:Extremely important question: as an individual with HDIS (Hand-Drawing Impairment Syndrome), I want to know if the characters in the final art will have fingers, or whether they will continue to have stumpy blobs. Because there's nothing wrong with stumpy blobs! At least... I hope there's nothing wrong with them, because as you can see from the avatar, I am also a devout user of stumpy blobs.

On a more serious note, though, I have a soft spot for train settings, which is why I stopped by. Doesn't matter if it's Murder on the Orient Express, The Lady Vanishes, or Snowpiercer--anything set on a train gets a boost in my book.

Best of luck with the project!
According to .usa, "YES! The finished sprites will indeed, feature detailed, non-blobular hands!" I really like your drawing, though. Super dandy. Haha, anyway, it's great that you bring up Murder On The Orient Express because that book is one of the sources I drew inspiration from when creating the story together with .usa! I mean... Murder (On the Orient) Express?

And the backgrounds, well... We're using filtered stock photographs! Guess what famous train they're taken from. xD

Anyway, thank you (and Katy133) for being interested in our project! Your enthusiasm pushes us onward ~
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#5 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:45 pm

Oooo, I really like the logo and the art is super cute! Good luck on making the game!

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#6 Post by Harliqueen » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:54 pm

This sounds seriously intriguing! Can't wait to find out more about the characters :)
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#7 Post by KittyKatStar » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:03 pm

Minori's hair is super cute >o< I love how you did the art.

Good luck with the nano!
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#8 Post by Fox Lee » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:41 pm

Gosh, those are some super-cute characters :3 I like Elise especially. I mean she's so tiny, but she really looks like she'd roll you if you pissed her off! XD
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#9 Post by yuucie » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:44 pm

I really like the art, and the plot sounds cool! I'm looking forward to playing a suspense VN (my first time probably). :D

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#10 Post by mayshing » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:27 am

Love the art! I'm intrigued as well to the story and gameplay!! Can't wait to see the finished project! Best of luck with NaNoRenO!
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#11 Post by Gabylc » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:29 am

Minori is so cute! I'm not surprised Elise volonteers to protect her :lol:
And a cursed train? Mysterious murder? Handsome stranger? That's my jam! I'm really excited about this project!
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#12 Post by Guest » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:13 pm

@Auro-Cyanide
Thank you! Besides my other project I never did any logos, so I'm glad you like it ^-^

@Harliqueen
More info about them should come soon ~

@KittyKatStar
It's because of her hair that she's flower themed, and truth is it came up randomly, also thank you ~

@Fox Lee
And that's exactly what she would do! I'm glad you see her the same way I did for her design ^3^

@yuucie
Wahhh, I hope you like it, if not just don't give up on the suspense topic ;-;

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Thank you!!

@Gabylc
Glad to hear you're as excited about it as us!

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I should had replied before, but I wanted to show some progress before doing so!
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Minori's sprite is doing good ~ Elise and Owain are lined as well, with flat colors and ready to be colored (òwó)9

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#13 Post by .usa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:14 pm

Okay, that one above was me. I didn't notice I wasn't loged orz

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#14 Post by .usa » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:50 pm

I'm glad to say that Minori's sprite is finished! (òwó)9
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Now I need to talk with stellarorb to discuss her expressions, if she needs more, changes, etc.

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#15 Post by benzodiazepine » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:52 am

Elise is a cutie. Looking forward to this.

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