Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, NaNo17, Complete]

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Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, NaNo17, Complete]

#1 Post by ebi-hime » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:40 pm

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Synopsis
Blake Radcliffe, aged 32, was once an aspiring author...
But now, after the tragic loss of his wife, Cynthia, his aspirations have vanished.
With no inspiration, and no hope for the future, Blake becomes a recluse - until a chance meeting with a young girl called Sunny,
who just so happens to be in the wrong place at the right time.

Can Sunny help shine a little light in Blake's dreary life, or will her best efforts be for nothing?

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Blake
In his early 30s (but hates being reminded of it).
Cynical, grumpy, and short-tempered - but can be sweet sometimes.
Enjoys watching hospital documentaries, as he finds the blood and guts cathartic.
Has a huge fondness for musicals, particularly The Phantom of the Opera -
and nurses an intense, seemingly irrational hatred for the Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.

Sunny
15 years old.
Has aspirations of being a singer or an actress.
Despite her young age, she's mature, responsible, and intelligent.
The kind of girl who studies hard, gets good grades, and is well-liked by her teachers.
Finds Blake irritating and self-obsessed, but tries her best to cheer him up -
even if she has to suffer his endless tirades against the Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.

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Credits
Writing/Coding: ebi-hime
Sprites: mokibun
Backgrounds: Esclachier
Extra art: Kuroneko
Music: Mock Off

Notes
This VN is around 20k.
Features comic book style text presentation.
There are no romance elements.
(And I myself have nothing against the Hollywood actor Gerard Butler.)

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Last edited by ebi-hime on Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:01 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, friendship, NaNo17]

#2 Post by nooroodle » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:46 pm

Aaahhh this looks lovely! I really love your stories and characters (especially your cynical ones), and this looks like it'll turn out great too! Good luck with NaNo <3

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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, friendship, NaNo17]

#3 Post by parttimestorier » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:22 pm

Oh I saw your twitter post the other day about experimenting with programming for this one! Good luck with that. :) The character art looks lovely, and the story sounds really cute - I always like tales of friendship overcoming age gaps. And I also love The Phantom of the Opera, so I'm looking forward to some fun references to it - I assume some of Blake's hatred for Gerard Butler comes from a distaste for his portrayal of the Phantom in the movie version?
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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, friendship, NaNo17]

#4 Post by ebi-hime » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:28 pm

@ nooroodle
Thank you >w< I hope you like it!

@ parttimestorier
Thank you u_u I did most of the coding already, so now I'm more or less waiting for assets - and I need to finish the script, too.
Yup, his hatred of Gerard Butler comes mostly from his portrayal of the Phantom in the movie XD
He complains about it in the story. A lot.
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, friendship, NaNo17]

#5 Post by Zelan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:46 pm

Ha, I had to look up Gerard Butler after reading that. cx I'm looking forward to this!

(Off-topic, I just realized that I still haven't played any of your games? I have almost all of them...how did that happen?)

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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, friendship, NaNo17]

#6 Post by Katy133 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:13 pm

I love the art style! I've also been following your screenshot posts on Twitter, and I'm very interested in the final version of the visual novel. :D
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#7 Post by ebi-hime » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:11 am

@ zelan
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!

@ Katy133
I think the art style is really cute o'A'o
And thank you! I hope the final version meets your expectations >w<

Updated the thread with some up to date screenshots.
All the BGs are done, so I'm waiting on the last music track and then it is finished.
Also need to clean up some of the code but that shouldn't take too long.
It will be released next week, maybe on Tuesday/Wednesday.
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
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Re: Where the Sun Always Shines [SoL, NaNo17, Complete]

#8 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:25 pm

bumping to say that it's finished
dl link is in the first post
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

/ shameless plugging

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