Love is in Bloom [GxG | Romance | Comedy] [NaNo17] COMPLETE

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Love is in Bloom [GxG | Romance | Comedy] [NaNo17] COMPLETE

#1 Post by Cube » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:20 pm

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When Heather's mother invites herself for dinner, she expects to meet her daughter and her girlfriend.
Wait, girlfriend? Heather has no girlfriend! She has two days to find herself someone who poses as her girlfriend for that dinner...

GET THE GAME HERE ON ITCH.IO!

[About]

'Love is in Bloom' is a trope-y, gay romcom that was born from two tropes: 'Fake Dating' and 'Magical Girls/Magical Moms'. Thus, this VN for NaNo17 was born!

[Info]

1280x720
Heather can date all the girls (except her mom and Noodle)
cute Sprites, BGs and CGs
15k words
queer themes
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[Characters]

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[Background example]

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[Progress]

Concept: complete!
Script: 15000 words complete!
GUI: standard Legacy Theme
Sprites: complete!
Backgrounds: complete!
CGs: complete!
Music: complete!
Code: pfffthahahaha

[Author's notes]

Aaaaand another solo project! Something light-hearted this time.[/b]

[Questions]

-What do you think of the concept?
-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
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#2 Post by Plueschkatze » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:54 pm

Cute art! And sounds like a fun concept :)
But who is noodles? I might have missed something, haha.
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#3 Post by Cube » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:15 pm

Thank you so much!

Noodle is Iris' cat. Her sprite isn't done yet u.u She'll get a profile picture, too.

(Und hey, noch jemand aus den deutschen Landen!)
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#4 Post by Plueschkatze » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:35 pm

Ah! I thought Noodles might be a pet. :)
Looking forward for progress!

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#5 Post by Harliqueen » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:45 am

-What do you think of the concept?
I'm not gonna lie, I love trope-y kinda stuff :D So this caught my interest straight away!

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
I would.

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
Jasmine- she sounds interesting to get to know further.

Soloing isn't easy, but you look like you're progressing well :) Good luck with it all!

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#6 Post by Cube » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:09 am

Harliqueen wrote:-What do you think of the concept?
I'm not gonna lie, I love trope-y kinda stuff :D So this caught my interest straight away!

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
I would.

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
Jasmine- she sounds interesting to get to know further.

Soloing isn't easy, but you look like you're progressing well :) Good luck with it all!
Oooh, Jasmine. I'm currently writing her route and it gives me grey hair :'D Because it's hard to write a 'popular' type.

Thanks a bunch! Yeah, every once in a while I wonder why I always end up soloing instead of trying to reach out for a group.... Ugh.
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#7 Post by Sayumi101 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:55 pm

Welp, this here looks like a berry cute project!
At first I was scrolling through and thinking about how the characters had nice and well thought out designs were when I happened upon the "Magical?" in their character profiles and did a sort of double take. XD And now, I can't wait to see how things will go from here. Methinks this will be fun, even if just seeing what the dynamic will be between these very different people.

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
Yes, yes I would. ^^

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
With pairing, I guess I'm looking forward to HeatherxRose just because of the self-proclaimed rival post. I mean, how exactly would she even process 'Fake Dating' when she's too busy wanting to outperform Heather everyone
Character-wise I'm getting pulled towards Iris... There's just something about that expression!! <3

Anyways, good luck on NaNo! May the power of pink-haired magical girls win through!
Ps- Will we see the transformed version of the gals? Frill frill? <--- Just wondering, won't really be necessary.
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#8 Post by femslashfatale » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:27 pm

I love tropey stuff!

-What do you think of the concept?
It sounds really cute & I'm a total sucker for romcom stuff like fake dating.

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
Yup!

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
Iris & Jasmine both seem cool and my type

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#9 Post by Cube » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:55 pm

Sayumi101 wrote:Welp, this here looks like a berry cute project!
At first I was scrolling through and thinking about how the characters had nice and well thought out designs were when I happened upon the "Magical?" in their character profiles and did a sort of double take. XD And now, I can't wait to see how things will go from here. Methinks this will be fun, even if just seeing what the dynamic will be between these very different people.

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
Yes, yes I would. ^^

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
With pairing, I guess I'm looking forward to HeatherxRose just because of the self-proclaimed rival post. I mean, how exactly would she even process 'Fake Dating' when she's too busy wanting to outperform Heather everyone
Character-wise I'm getting pulled towards Iris... There's just something about that expression!! <3

Anyways, good luck on NaNo! May the power of pink-haired magical girls win through!
Ps- Will we see the transformed version of the gals? Frill frill? <--- Just wondering, won't really be necessary.
Wow, thank you so much! ^^ Rose (aka 'Anything you can do, I can do better') will be a lot of fun! MAGICAL GIRLS AND LOVE WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL! There's no appearance of Heather as a Magical, sadly, but it'd be a nice image for the credits - so yeah, there'll be frilly outfits :)
femslashfatale wrote:I love tropey stuff!

-What do you think of the concept?
It sounds really cute & I'm a total sucker for romcom stuff like fake dating.

-Would you pay 2$ for this game?
Yup!

-Is there any pairing in particular you’re looking forward to?
Iris & Jasmine both seem cool and my type
Fake Dating - you always cheer for the pairing to get together and the satisfaction when it happens is the best. And I fall for it every time! Thanks for checking out my project :)
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Noodle finally has a profile!

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And I uploaded one of the backgrounds, the café next to Heather's workplace. All the BGs are minmalistic that way!

[Background example]

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I also worked on a lot of expressions. Erica, Noodle, and Heather are done. (Also tweaked the colors and proportions a bit.)
Since I'll be away the upcoming week, I sincerely hope I'll get this project done in time aaaaaaaah ;;;
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#10 Post by Zelan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:12 pm

Awww, Noodle is really cute. ^_^

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#11 Post by Cube » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:35 am

Zelan wrote:Awww, Noodle is really cute. ^_^
Thank you! (Animals are so hard to draw.)

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I've written 12700 words so far. What the. Where are they coming from. I'm almost done, so I suppose it'll be about 15k for the final draft, maybe less. So I'm looking for a proofreader! If you love cute girls falling in love and want your name in the credits and my eternal gratitude, please pm me!

Also, more expressions are done! Woohoo!
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#12 Post by Glitterbark » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:09 pm

I wish I could proofread for you!! Ahhh!! Unfortunately, I don't have the time. I'm super excited for this game, though! Especially for Canna. I love her design soooo much!

Also, yes, I'd throw two dollars your way for it. Maybe even some more, if you've got a way to tip extra. ^^
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#13 Post by Cube » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm

FoxTrotMuffin wrote:I wish I could proofread for you!! Ahhh!! Unfortunately, I don't have the time. I'm super excited for this game, though! Especially for Canna. I love her design soooo much!

Also, yes, I'd throw two dollars your way for it. Maybe even some more, if you've got a way to tip extra. ^^
I get that, even I don't have the time and I still gotta finish this... Your support and interest really means a lot to me, thank you!! The game will be available on itch.io when I release it! ^^

And just so it's up to date: I'm still looking for a proofreader! If you love cute girls falling in love and want your name in the credits and my eternal gratitude, please pm me!
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#14 Post by emihaumut » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm

This looks like such a cute game! Does Canna's "no time for this" sexuality mean she's asexual because that may or may not be totally my jam. But all the characters sound so good. I'm looking forward to when this is done so I can ask them all to be my fake girlfriend, lol.

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#15 Post by Cube » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:01 pm

emihaumut wrote:This looks like such a cute game! Does Canna's "no time for this" sexuality mean she's asexual because that may or may not be totally my jam. But all the characters sound so good. I'm looking forward to when this is done so I can ask them all to be my fake girlfriend, lol.
That's actually what I had in mind, yes! Although sex isn't a relevant in this story. Canna can fall in love, though ^^ DATE ALL OF THEM

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I teaked the main menu a bit. It's a bit more interesting now, I suppose.

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Also, only Rose will appear as a Magical, but I made a sketch of Erica's Magical form, too! (Heather will follow if I got the time...)

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The CGs are finally all done! No preview, though (boo!)
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