Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

NaNoRenO is an event where creators make a game from scratch during the month of March.
Message
Author
User avatar
Katy133
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 700
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:21 pm
Completed: Eight Sweets, The Heart of Tales, [redacted] Life, Must Love Jaws, A Tune at the End of the World, Three Guys That Paint, The Journey of Ignorance, Portal 2.5.
Projects: The Butler Detective
Tumblr: katy-133
Deviantart: Katy133
Soundcloud: Katy133
itch: katy133
Location: Canada
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#31 Post by Katy133 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:43 pm

Oooo, this looks interesting! The title and plot summary intrigues me. I look forward to seeing how this VN develops. :)
ImageImage

My Website, which lists my visual novels.
Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
Kumiho
Regular
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:37 pm
Completed: Lads in Distress NaNo
Projects: The Thousandth Day
Location: Westeros
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#32 Post by Kumiho » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:48 pm

Ghost of Crux wrote:Shush that collab offer is as real as Artie in her family of ghosts xD

I'm trying to make the experience basically... mmm, how to say it? Basically if you know what you're supposed to do, you can deduce what to do. Of course, there might be some questions that only rise up when you inspect in depth. But I think it's possible to at least avoid spectral wrath without clicking around.

The child is Artemisia, actually! She's very feisty. And likes blue.
The dress is sooorta accurate because it was a real one, but suits... meeeeh. xD (the lapel and such are right; it's mostly the length that might be inaccurate.)
I'd have them better drawn (painted, more like) in a future VN with yours truly (aged up, a lot less cute) so I can't spoil tooo much :'D
Hahahah oh my gosh yesssss <3 and ooh, I see! That makes sense :) I hope I'm not too derpy when I finally play your VN once it's out LOL. Just watch me miss the obvious cues and be like "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING??? WHAT DO??" And yasss, that's super cool 8') And oh I see! Artemisia is awesome omg,, both her appearance and personality <3 And I seriously love your coloring for her ;u; + if it's just the length that's off, I really don't think anyone will notice at all LOL. And hahahahah awesome! 8'))

User avatar
fmjaye
Regular
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Projects: Blackout City (webcomic)
Tumblr: fakemagicjaye
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#33 Post by fmjaye » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:39 pm

Ghost of Crux wrote: Thank you! That's really a compliment because I love Artie AHAHA my taste in characters is awful
The game is pretty lighthearted, though-- but perhaps in a weird way. Because like... Artemisia is still looking at things through rose-colored glasses, since she's always been close to ghosts, and she's immune to the fact that some are truly terrifying. So basically it'll be like... [insert sprite of some unholy abomination]
Artemisia: I like you!
Though some parts can be pretty terrifying hAHA

(Thank you!! I really like your art, by the way. So pretty * u *)
ehehe I am ALL ABOUT befriending unholy abominations~!
( Ah, thank you!! ;w; )

Artie's side sprite looks super cute!
(Sorry Artie, cool...?)
Image Image
Artist on [redacted] life NaNoRenO 2016

User avatar
epistellar
Newbie
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:19 pm
Projects: High Elo Girls
Organization: Split Fat
Tumblr: epistellar.net
Soundcloud: epistellar
itch: epistellar
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#34 Post by epistellar » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:54 pm

This sounds absolutely adorable. You had my interest at the first line, but I was pretty much sold by 'give cookies to ghosts'!
"Gather out of star-dust ... One handful of dream-dust. Not for sale." — Langston Hughes
High Elo Girls on Itch.io | High Elo Girls Dev Blog (on break) | Twitter: @epistellar

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#35 Post by Ghost of Crux » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:12 pm

Oooo, this looks interesting! The title and plot summary intrigues me. I look forward to seeing how this VN develops. :)
Thank you very much! I hope the end result interests you still! :'D
Hahahah oh my gosh yesssss <3 and ooh, I see! That makes sense :) I hope I'm not too derpy when I finally play your VN once it's out LOL. Just watch me miss the obvious cues and be like "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING??? WHAT DO??" And yasss, that's super cool 8') And oh I see! Artemisia is awesome omg,, both her appearance and personality <3 And I seriously love your coloring for her ;u; + if it's just the length that's off, I really don't think anyone will notice at all LOL. And hahahahah awesome! 8'))
YOU JUST TALK TO THEM!! If stuck save lots and choose anything AHAHAHA

Thank you! I wasn't sure about the style because tbh I'd rather go for something either simpler or more paint-y but I suppose I'd go with it ahaha
ehehe I am ALL ABOUT befriending unholy abominations~!
( Ah, thank you!! ;w; )

Artie's side sprite looks super cute!
(Sorry Artie, cool...?)
HURRAY!

Thank you! :'DD
This sounds absolutely adorable. You had my interest at the first line, but I was pretty much sold by 'give cookies to ghosts'!
HEHE THANKS! Cookies are great >)
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
Zelan
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2366
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Completed: The Dark
Projects: Cosplay Couple
Tumblr: evns
itch: Zelan
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#36 Post by Zelan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:17 pm

*creeps in quietly* I'm just gonna stalk this ok? ok cool.

(Artie may be a brat but she still looks precious. Besides, all kids are brats to some degree, right?)

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#37 Post by Ghost of Crux » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:04 pm

Zelan wrote:*creeps in quietly* I'm just gonna stalk this ok? ok cool.

(Artie may be a brat but she still looks precious. Besides, all kids are brats to some degree, right?)
HAHA HELLO
DO STALK IN PEACE (ignore the fact that I'm answering in caps lock)

(That is pretty much it-- not to mention that Artie is a brat because a lot of people are kinda assholish to her thanks to her ability. (Her classmates used her as scapegoat often, parents don't want to deal with the fact that she can see ghosts and throw her at the first psychiatric they can find))

EDIT:
Saguaro suggested something about GUIs and I got the idea to do things this style but who knows what the final decision will be so I'll just drop this here
Image
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
potouto
Veteran
Posts: 309
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:21 am
Projects: (งツ)ว
Organization: MOONBBIT☆
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#38 Post by potouto » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:46 am

I wonder if you are going with your more pixelated style this time because I think it's pretty unique and cute like how you did it in of all there is. I wonder if this is meant to be suspense because it's adorable c: Even little Artie is very cute, I'm afraid it already comes across as a bit dorky for me aha good luck with the game! I'm hoping to see a finished product from you c';
status: zzz

yeah well | commission | website

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#39 Post by Ghost of Crux » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:08 pm

I THINK I AM. SAGUARO JUST SENT ME THE MOCKUP GUI FOR THIS AND I AM SO FLOORED BY IT IT'S BRILLIANT. AND SINCE THE GUI TOOK INSPIRATION FROM OLDER POINT AND CLICK GAMES, YES, I WILL BE USING THE ART STYLE FROM OF ALL THERE IS. There will be coloring style variation since it's not really the style I'd use here, but the brush will be back!

I'm sorry for all the caps lock. I'm just. So excited.

Ahaha good c8 I'm actually trying to make it suspenseful for the player, but not Artie herself-- in TV Tropese, I guess I'm trying to play up the player's Adult Fear because you're playing a kid who's too young to understand death, and has always associated positive emotions to ghosts in general. It's not made to be dark and suspenseful, but I'm hoping to induce that horror when you see a child you know accept candies from a stranger with a wide smile next to a car. :'d

Considering how amazing Saguaro is and how much I don't want to disappoint someone I really admire, I'd definitely try to release this on time HAHA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND LIKEWISE!!! I'm looking forward to your vns too!
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
Zelan
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2366
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Completed: The Dark
Projects: Cosplay Couple
Tumblr: evns
itch: Zelan
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#40 Post by Zelan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:07 pm

Ghost of Crux wrote:I'm hoping to induce that horror when you see a child you know accept candies from a stranger with a wide smile next to a car. :'d
As an aspiring teacher who also has a younger sister, just the thought of this terrifies me. I'm super excited to see how this turns out. owo
Last edited by Zelan on Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
YossarianIII
Veteran
Posts: 373
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:26 pm
Completed: Guns & Lovers; SRRT!; Kill Your Refrigerator; Banality Man; Beretta Mondatta
Projects: Brooklyn Idol
Organization: KONOL Games
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#41 Post by YossarianIII » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:16 pm

Just wanted to agree with everyone else -- awesome title!

I like point-and-click, and I like weird stuff in old mansions, so this VN sounds win-win to me. As I mentioned in the thread for the other NaNo game Redacted, I'm always up for a lighter take on paranormal stuff. (Or a darker take -- pretty much any version of horror done well :) .)
The game is pretty lighthearted, though-- but perhaps in a weird way. Because like... Artemisia is still looking at things through rose-colored glasses, since she's always been close to ghosts, and she's immune to the fact that some are truly terrifying. So basically it'll be like... [insert sprite of some unholy abomination]
Artemisia: I like you!
Kind of reminds me of the Pyro in Team Fortress 2. He (she?) is surrounded by death and destruction, but sees it as a candy-colored wonderland.

Best of luck, Ghost of Crux!

EDIT: Plus UI by saguaro? That's awesome!


Image Image Image

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#42 Post by Ghost of Crux » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:02 am

YossarianIII wrote:Just wanted to agree with everyone else -- awesome title!

I like point-and-click, and I like weird stuff in old mansions, so this VN sounds win-win to me. As I mentioned in the thread for the other NaNo game Redacted, I'm always up for a lighter take on paranormal stuff. (Or a darker take -- pretty much any version of horror done well :) .)

Kind of reminds me of the Pyro in Team Fortress 2. He (she?) is surrounded by death and destruction, but sees it as a candy-colored wonderland.

Best of luck, Ghost of Crux!

EDIT: Plus UI by saguaro? That's awesome!
Haha, thanks!

Funny you should mention Pyro-- Artemisia grows up to have pyrophobia, actually :'d
And her situation is a bit different than theirs, since she actually sees more horrific things than others might assume. Like... she regularly sees some true abominations throughout the years and sometimes draws them as she sees them, which prompts future psychiatric visits when someone discovers said drawings.

I KNOW RIGHT. I am still kind of just... homg. It's a bit like... what is a miracle it is this
Zelan wrote:As an aspiring teacher who also has a younger sister, just the thought of this terrifies me. I'm super excited to see how this turns out. owo
She won't be taking any candies, but she does trust less-trustworthy ghosts too much xD
Hurray! :'D
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#43 Post by Ghost of Crux » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:58 am

Morning folks! Progress posts in my part is sparse so far so here are the two sprites out of the very few that are present in the game. (Few, I say, because despite the fact that there are 4 characters with actual faces, the amount of art-ing I have to do is far less compared to Of All There Is :'d)
AND why share sprites where your character looks good? Have Artie internally panicking!

Image Image
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

User avatar
Weenily
Regular
Posts: 165
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:53 pm
Tumblr: Weenily
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#44 Post by Weenily » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:58 am

Oh wow those pixel sprites look really cool!! I love how she has her name on her notebook! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY SCARE ARTIE THOUGH. Getting grounded? Did her cookies burn??? I look forward to seeing your sprites together with Saguaro's GUI!
You can call me either Weenily or Gaile! They/them pronouns please and thank you.

User avatar
Ghost of Crux
Miko-Class Veteran
Posts: 511
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:17 am
Projects: To Weave A Thread
Organization: UNICORSITY
Tumblr: unicorsity
itch: namio
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Death and Other Practical Jokes [Paranormal] [NaNo16]

#45 Post by Ghost of Crux » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:38 am

Weenily wrote:Oh wow those pixel sprites look really cool!! I love how she has her name on her notebook! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY SCARE ARTIE THOUGH. Getting grounded? Did her cookies burn??? I look forward to seeing your sprites together with Saguaro's GUI!
Thank you! It's probably my fav style because it dOESNT TAKE AS MUCH TIME AHAHAHA I mean otherwise I won't draw so many sprites
SHE GOTTA HAS HER NAME ON THINGS YANNO even though she's a friendless only child
SHE'S SCARED OF DISAPPOINTING CLAIRE AND ALTON and also fire
And psychiatrists

SO AM I AHAHA mostly because I still am fangirling over it...................
I'm going to try to get some mockup/actual screenshot finished this weekend!!
but for now I shall conk out
Image Image

misspells everything as unicorn. Call me Namio. They/them. | Honest Critique

Become a patron on my Patreon!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users