Avery here, speaking on behalf of Candy☆Giants, an informal team comprising me and literally anyone I can rope into grunt work for any given project. You might recognize me from the CC subforum, where I occasionally release UI's, sprites, etc. under another name. :D
So! I decided all of three days ago to get in on the jam shenaniganin'. As of this writing, I'm about 24hrs recovered from a nasty cold and jumping headlong into a mini-game that I'll hopefully complete. It's got a whopping two endings (!!) and about four named characters. Awesome.
Anyway, progress thread. It's good to hold yourself accountable. Let's see where this goes, yeah? :D
Unremarkable NEET Jan Ericson is the odd one out in their own home. A tragically forgettable twenty-something living off an allowance, Jan makes a better bit player than a VN narrator — at least they would, if not for their unlikely roommates.
Jan shares suites with shy, wibbly Genny; their bestie-turned-demonic-vessel who swaps personalities at the slightest provocation. Taking up additional space is the monotonous AN0N: a defective killer robot whom Jan reassembled upon mistaking for a more... 'personal' appliance.
And as for Jan themself? They spend most days playing games and stuffing their face with Ch--tos. Natch.
Alas, all good things must come to an end. When the Ericsons grow frustrated with their offspring, Jan and company band together and form the general labour provider company, Five-Star Freelance. What will result of their hare-brained scheme? Will Genny manage to keep her (literal!) inner demons in check? Will AN0N succumb to his murderous programming? Will Jan ever regain their parents' respect?
Welp, there's only one way to find out...
---> C H A R A C T E R S
JAN ERICSON - beleagured everyman whose name is most certainly not a pun on the word 'generic'. The player is privy to their thoughts, on account of them being the narrator. Bi-gender, aro/ace.
GENNY - pronounce her name with a hard 'G'. Jan's childhood friend, who worked at a cute little gift shop before the whole 'demonic possession' debacle. Genny's been staying over at Jan's for about six months, now.
AN0N - killer android whom Jan found as a jumble of disassembled parts in a box behind the apartment. If his programming hadn't caused him to imprint on Jan upon activation, we might not have enough characters for a VN...
---> F E A T U R E S
Ha, 'features'. Sure, let's call 'em that — makes me feel legit.
- Endings - 5SF has one 'true' ending and a handful of premature/joke endings. No real 'bad' ends. Even when things go terribly wrong, they go terribly, terribly right.
- CGs - A True End CG for sure; three more in-game if I'm lucky. I'm not often very lucky, so.
- Extras - Sprite/CG gallery, granting I can actually program a custom menu. We'll see about this.
Writing: Drift draft
UI: Don't even think about it
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