A Night in the Woods (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN) NEW ART UP!

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A Night in the Woods (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN) NEW ART UP!

#1 Post by FrozenApple66 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:54 am

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One late summer night, the young Belladonna Cottonwood walked off into the woods surrounding her tiny village of Shadewood and never returned... Rumors run amok as to what the young girl's fate truly was... Was she kidnapped by the gypsies who were seen lingering at the edge of town? Did a monster maul her to itty bitty pieces to sup upon? Or, did the Witch of Shadewood find another victim? Or, did something worse happen?

Follow Belladonna's journey and uncover the truth behind her final moments in this gothic fairytale... What will your fate be during a night in the woods?

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Inspired by: The Witch's House & Shadows of Shallowbrook[/center]

Agenda:
March 1-15: Complete story, finish GUI and sprites
March 15-20: Finish CGs
March 20-25: Coding
March 25-31: Edit, Beta test, publish
Characters:
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Belladonna Cottonwood
A young woman who traveled into the woods only to go missing...
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Violet Oakson
A mysterious beauty that Belladonna met in the woods. A friendly stranger? Or something sinister?
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Brandon Fir
The son of the town's founder and Belladonna's fiancé. There are rumors a plenty about his jealous nature. Is he the cause of Bella's disappearance?
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Eli
A young gypsy boy townsfolk saw watching Belladonna as she shopped the local market. Did he kidnap her?

Features:
*A teaser PV
*Sprites that blink
*Timed Choices
*5 Event CGs
*Different tragic, gory endings

Status:
Story - Main = Complete
- Different Endings = 50%
GUI = 25%
Sprites = 75%
Music = 75%
Coding = 0%
PV = 0%

Questions from the Creator:
*What do you think of the character designs?
*Do you have a favorite?
*What would you think if the entire story was written in rhyme? (I've been planning this.)
*Are you okay with only a few choices?
I know I have so many projects but with The Cottage already written out... I can't help entering it into NaNoReNo16~! Wish me luck!
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Re: The Cottage (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN)

#2 Post by FrozenApple66 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:03 am

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A snippet of text that is the game's intro~
Belladonna the beauty, Belladonna the fair,
Went missing one summer's eve like smoke into air.

From the forgotten village of Shadewood.

Into the woods, she walked all alone,
Until she became lost in the trees with no bread crumbs to lead her home.

To the forgotten village of Shadewood.

Every mother and father, every little lad and lass,
Has a different version of how Belladonna passed.

In the forgotten village of Shadewood.

The baker proclaims that Belladonna did die,
Being baked into some nasty witch's pie.

Another feast made of ripe virgin meat,
The Witch of Shadewood's favorite treat!

Whispers spread in the forgotten village of Shadewood.

But Rosa and Posie two twins from down the lane,
Have another story to give them claim to gossip fame.

They claim pretty Bella,
Ran afoul of her fiancé a jealous and fiery fella .

No one dares proclaim this to his face, the Heir of the founder of Shadewood.

The old widow, living in the mill, with a hobbling gait
Knows yet another version of Belladonna's fate.

She whispers, the young girl's demise is no mystery,
Belladonna was carted away by a roaming band of gypsy!

The people of Shadewood, gossipers one and all.

Is there any truth to their cries? Any at all?

Well weary traveller, listen in and listen good.

For I will tell you the true tale of Belladonna from the forgotten village of Shadewood.
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Re: The Cottage (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN)

#3 Post by Hi.In.Ni » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:29 am

Ooooh, Interesting! Timed events + gorey, nice! Will there be at least one good ending or all I can do is try to get the less horrible death??

-whispers- We are NaNoRenO comrades, you are the only one making gore and I'm the only one making NSFW, haha
Please, check my NaNoRenO entry!
That was easy!! [NSFW] [BxG/B] [NaNoRenO2016]
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Re: The Cottage (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN)

#4 Post by FrozenApple66 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:15 am

Hi.In.Ni wrote:Ooooh, Interesting! Timed events + gorey, nice! Will there be at least one good ending or all I can do is try to get the less horrible death??

-whispers- We are NaNoRenO comrades, you are the only one making gore and I'm the only one making NSFW, haha
Oh no, no happy endings in this one.... *cackles*

Ah! I just looked at your game, nice work! I wish I could do NSFW (but what is nude anatomy? OMG) Maybe for one of my bigger projects. ;3

Thank you for your comment!

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Re: The Cottage (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN)

#5 Post by Harliqueen » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:16 am

I don't normally go for VNs with only bad/tragic ends, but this is sounding too good to pass up! :D Seriously loving the idea for this, and can't wait to see it finished.

Good luck with it all! :)

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#6 Post by Candy☆Giants » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:40 am

Sprites are adorable. :D Like Harliqueen up there, I'm normally not interested in tragic games, but I'll give this a shot because art. ♥

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#7 Post by FrozenApple66 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:34 am

Harliqueen wrote:I don't normally go for VNs with only bad/tragic ends, but this is sounding too good to pass up! :D Seriously loving the idea for this, and can't wait to see it finished.

Good luck with it all! :)
Thank you so much! If I have time I might add a nicer ending. But I think I'm going to be a little crunched for time as it is... ^^;
Candy☆Giants wrote:Sprites are adorable. :D Like Harliqueen up there, I'm normally not interested in tragic games, but I'll give this a shot because art. ♥
I'm glad you like the art *squee* Those are actually just chibis... I have actual sprites I swear :D

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#8 Post by MimirollCookie » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:03 am

Like Violet's design!
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#9 Post by FrozenApple66 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:52 am

MimirollCookie wrote:Like Violet's design!
Thanks so much! I'm a sucker for the color purple XD

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#10 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:36 pm

Ooh, I really like Belladonna's design. The frilly skirt is so cute - she kind of reminds me of Reimu from Touhou (maybe all the red?)
And I like the look of Eli - he's really cute.
Actually, all the character designs are super cute >_<

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#11 Post by try10 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:12 am

The art is cute and a gothic style game always manages to make me interested. Everyone seems suspicious and I can't wait for the project to be finished in order to play and find out the truth! :)
I wish you good luck! :D

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#12 Post by Dreamgazer » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:55 pm

*What do you think of the character designs?
They're adorable! On a first impression, I thought the game would use chibis as sprites and I wondered how it would mix with the tragic, gory endings. But then, I saw this:
FrozenApple66 wrote:Those are actually just chibis... I have actual sprites I swear :D
So, now I know. I'm curious about how those un-chibified sprites look.

*Do you have a favorite?
It's hard to say without knowing how they truly act, but I'll guess Belladonna Cottonwood. She even has a nice name.

*What would you think if the entire story was written in rhyme? (I've been planning this.)
As someone who has dabbled in poetry...I love this and strongly encourage it. ♥

*Are you okay with only a few choices?
I'm fine with that. I do prefer more, but if the story's good enough, it won't be a problem.

Now, quick question: how gory will it be? I'm fine with Higurashi/Umineko-level gore (if you're familiar with either of those) but not Gantz/SAW-level gore.

Good luck with your project, FrozenApple66!

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#13 Post by FrozenApple66 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:44 am

Dreamgazer wrote: Now, quick question: how gory will it be? I'm fine with Higurashi/Umineko-level gore (if you're familiar with either of those) but not Gantz/SAW-level gore.
I've never played Higurashi or Umineko but I've seen both anime. I think that it will be somewhere along those lines. No graphic descriptions of torture or anything like that... there will be some disturbing descriptions but none of the CG will be overly gory.

Spoilers BELOW:
The worst that happens graphic wise probably is that in one ending Belladonna gets torn apart by a wolf that mostly just shows bloody limbs and clothing. On the written side... probably her fate as Brandon's "wife".

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Re: The Cottage (A Supernatural/Tragedy VN) NEW ART UP!

#14 Post by FrozenApple66 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:41 pm

Here's some more art and GUI...
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#15 Post by try10 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:16 am

Looking great! :D

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