AIRIS [GxB/G/N] [Otome | Fantasy | Sci-Fi] NaNo17 [COMPLETE]

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AIRIS [GxB/G/N] [Otome | Fantasy | Sci-Fi] NaNo17 [COMPLETE]

#1 Post by Windchimes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:14 am

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[GxB| GxG | GxN] Otome, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Comedy

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Story Description

Ever since Aliya joined Airis’ Vassals as a warrior, she has been devoted to her cause of protecting her country from the creatures that, having lost their senses due to a strange plague, started attacking the cities years ago. Constantly training in dungeons and working to improve herself, she believes she can become one of the best warriors in the kingdom. Unfortunately, there is just one little problem — lately, Aliya has been suffering from blackouts, waking up in different locations with no memory of what happened. Fearful of what this means and what may be happening to her, Aliya is determined to get to the bottom of her strange condition. During her search for a cure for her affliction, she might just discover more than she expected — about her friends, her beloved country and the plague that threw the country into chaos in the first place.


Features
  • Three love interests — one male, one non-binary, one female — each with a completely different route!
  • Nine endings + one (or two) hidden endings
  • Meaningful choices that change the story/determine your ending
  • Approximately 80k+ words
  • Unique sprites for the important characters
  • 3 CGs (or more if we have time)
  • 3 chibi CGs
  • 5 custom BGs

Characters

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Team

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Writers: Perennial Lily, Windchimes
Character/CG Artist: Greenace

Chibi CG and Logo Artist: PlutoParfait
BG Artist: aro
GUI Artist: Valhalla
Video Editor: Amy_oai
Composer: Laurence Long


Progress

Writing
Outline: 100%
General Route: 100%
Kylan’s Route: 75%
Lyall’s Route: 75%
Everea's Route: 5%
Editing: 10%


Art
Sprites: 100%
CGs: 50%
Chibi CGs: 0%
BGs: 60%


GUI
Logo: 100%
Icon: 0%
GUI screens: 90%


Feedback

If you have the time, please leave some answers to any of these questions! We would love to hear what you think of this project <3 Or you can just leave any comments and ignore the questions below. That's fine too :D

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
4. Any guesses on the answer to the mystery of Aliya’s blackouts?
5. Any other comments or questions?
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#2 Post by ALCOR_etc » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:10 pm

Awww yes, I'm excited for this!

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
Sounds promising! I'm looking forward to finding out about this strange plague :D

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
I'm not sure who I like more: Teddy or Kylan. Kylan sounds like a suave guy (when he wants to be), but Teddy sounds like a tsundere. I LOVE BOTH.

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Probably Kylan. I'm loving his design, and he sounds intriguing!

But, man, 70k+ words? I don't know how you guys do this, but I could never! Good luck :'D

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#3 Post by Zelan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:23 pm

Ah, man, Alcor beat me to saying "Awww, yes!" :^)

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far? I LOVE IT. This blend of sci-fi and fantasy is extremely cool, and the mystery aspect is intriguing as well.
2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?: TEDDY.
3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?: I can never say for sure until I actually start playing the game, but for now I'll say Lyall. Lyall's cute.
4. Any guesses on the answer to the mystery of Aliya’s blackouts?: Something to do with the plague? Not sure.
5. Any other comments or questions?: I'M SO HYPE. I love your stuff so much. :D

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#4 Post by Windchimes » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:38 pm

@ALCOR_etc:
Hi fish! <3 Thank you very much for commenting! :D
Teddy is definitely a tsundere bear. xD I'm having a ton of fun writing her character atm. I just want a snuggly tsundere talking bear irl ;o;
Well, 70k is at least split between Lily and me, so we just have to each write around 35k. Which isn't too bad in a month, I guess xD rip my schoolwork And psh, you're one to talk with your multiple NaNo projects each year LOL Good luck for your projects though!

@Zelan:
Hi hi nice to see you here again! :D Thank you so much for commenting ;o; We really appreciate your constant support.
Yess this will be slightly experimental, a fusion of fantasy and sci fi. Two of my favorite genres, so I'm really excited. Hopefully it turns out well!
YES I adore Teddy too. I may or may not have exclaimed out loud how cute she was while writing the script haha. I really want a Teddy irl omg.
;) Good guess on the blackouts, though not quite right. You'll find out in the game :D
Thank you again for all the support! Heard you're joining NaNo this year with Alcor, so good luck!! :D Can't wait to play your game.

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Progress is going well! Will be posting the base colors WIP screenshot of Aliya later when I'm out of class xD

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#5 Post by Windchimes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 am

Sorry for the wait, but here it is -- the base colors and finished lineart of the sprite for the main character, Aliya. What do you think? :D

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#6 Post by Hazel » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:19 am

Ooh, I'm always excited to see more nonbinary characters surfacing. It's a bit outline-y for me to give an informed opinion just yet, but it's certainly caught my attention.
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#7 Post by Zelan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:03 am

Man oh man, she's cute!! Pink isn't usually my favorite color, but Aliya is absolutely rocking it. And I love the collar around her neck, it's so intricate!

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#8 Post by Windchimes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:22 am

@Hazel:
Hi! Thank you for commenting.
Haha, yes, there aren't enough non-binary characters, especially in otomes. x) Glad to hear our project has caught your interest!

@Zelan:
Hi <3 <3 Thanks for commenting again!
Yes, Greenace has done an amazing job with the character design as usual :D She's working at a miraculous speed, so we will likely have an updated preview of the colored sprite for Aliya soon!

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Can't believe I forgot to post this earlier, but here is a quick sketch of Teddy!
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I really hope you guys will like her as much as I love her already xD

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#9 Post by smilehirasaka » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:30 am

Can't wait to see where this goes. The plot leaves me with a lot of questions (in a good way!) i want answered and the designs are definitely the icing on the cake.
I'm loving Lyall & am DEFINITELY romancing them first lololol
as for her blackouts...? Uhhh.. I'll take a shot in the dark & say its maybe some kind of otherworldly possession?
Good luck!

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#10 Post by Windchimes » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:06 am

@smilehirasaka:
Hi! Thank you for commenting :D
Glad to hear you're interested! Hopefully all the questions you have in mind will be answered after playing the full game o: (Though keep in mind, some questions are only answered in one route, while others are answered in the other.)
That's not a bad guess! Haha. I guess you'll find out the answer in a month! ;)
Thank you again! Good luck for your Nano project as well!

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#11 Post by Mama J » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:12 am

Oh, snap, Aliya is banging! I love her outfit, too. And she thicc ;) Ok, wow, I need to stop being weird,,,

Teddy, awwww <3333 She's like the best friend I've always wanted ^^

I love how ambitious this project is! The story and characters are superb. My favorite is Kylan, hands down. I mean, "mysterious person who likes to poke his nose in other people’s business"? He's like my twin, hehe. Good luck with NaNo!

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#12 Post by pyopyon » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:46 pm

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?

It seems exciting! I love mysteries but I'm terrible at writing them, so I feel like I appreciate them more.

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
Kylan! Nosey eccentric inventor? Hecks ye sign me up bro

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Still Kylan. Lyall's design makes me lean a lil bit towards them, but Kylan's personality's got me like aw yeh so I will def go for Kylan first.

4. Any guesses on the answer to the mystery of Aliya’s blackouts?
Is her consciousness leaving her body and becoming a monster? Like while she sleeps, she becomes one of the monsters that have lost their senses?
5. Any other comments or questions?
None here!
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#13 Post by Windchimes » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:33 am

@Mama J:
Hello! Thank you for commenting :D
LOL Aliya looks good, doesn't she? :D Glad to hear you like her design!
YES I adore Teddy. She's going to show up in a ridiculous amount of scenes because I adore her and love writing about her lol
Haha, it originally wasn't supposed to be so ambitious ;o; It's my fault as usual; I suck at keeping things on a small scale xD I have faith we can do it though! I have a super talented, hard-working team :D
Glad to hear you like the story/characters! HAHA, Kylan is a strange little cookie, that's for sure ;) I'm having fun writing his route!
Thank you! Good luck with your NaNo too!

@pyopyon:
Hi! Thank you for commenting <3
:D I love mysteries too! They are a pain to write sometimes >_< It took two months to finalize the details of the plot/mystery for us ;o;
HAHA Glad to hear you like Kylan :D I hope I don't let you down with his route!
That's not a bad guess at all! Dude, that sounds like an awesome premise for a story LOL I guess you'll find out what the real answer is in a month ;)
Thanks again! Good luck for your NaNo project!

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Thanks to our amazing artist, who has been working tirelessly for two days (even staying up for more time to draw), our first sprite for AIRIS has been finished! This is Aliya, the main character for AIRIS, our NaNoRenO otome. What do you think?

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Lyall will be next, so stay tuned for more updates!

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#14 Post by Harliqueen » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:18 am

Oh man, that sprite... I really want her outfit! :D

The premise and characters sound seriously interesting- though, blimey, 70k words?! That's going to be amazing in itself!

This game is definitely something I will be keeping a close eye on. Good luck with it! :)

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#15 Post by Hazel » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:42 am

Wow, her sprite looks fantastic!
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