Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

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Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

#1 Post by CJaponica » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:26 pm


A pall has fallen over the Cyngur Estate. A body is discovered impaled on the fence line, without so much as a name or reason, and with no trace of the killer. The young ward of the estate, Manon, finds herself caught in the mess, as evidence of the murderer's intentions surface.
The truth is at her fingertips, but how much is she willing to risk to unmask the murderer?

A short mystery-romance set in the tumultuous 1910s.

Game Type (story based) | Mystery, romance

Current Features:
-- 6 different endings, good and bad
-- 2 love interests
-- 2 story routes (order vs heart)
-- Mild adult themes; blood, gore, disillusionment (14+)

-- Manon Verain | the protagonist
An aspiring actress from southern France. Joined a small troupe in her youth with the hope of escaping her family's descent into poverty. Currently living under the generosity of Lord Cyngur, a family friend and patron.
-- Lord Ariston Cyngur | the lord
The owner of Cyngur Estate. Generously took the young actress under his wing after her father passed. Keeps to himself, and severe by default. His past remains murky, though his goodwill is genuine.

-- La Licorne | the vigilante
A criminal infamous in southern France for his acts of vigilantism. Called ‘la Licorne' for his methods and Robin Hood-esque reputation.

CJaponica : { concept, writing & programming }
Parataxis : { art / CGs, sprites, backgrounds, GUI… }

-- A demo is all that will be ready for NaNoRenO
-- A brief and free game!
-- Any thoughts? Post below!

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Re: Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

#2 Post by Zelan » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:00 pm

The 1910's is a cool period, although I know more about America than France at that time. The logo is fantastic. c:

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Re: Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

#3 Post by MimirollCookie » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:10 am

Bloody logo.
I don't like it..... I love it! Looking interesting!
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Re: Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

#4 Post by gekiganwing » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:40 am

I like the first drawing of the protagonist. It's exaggerated just a bit. Though I worry that a somewhat cute and not-too-realistic drawing style might not fit well with a murder-mystery story.
CJaponica wrote:2 story routes (order vs heart)
Sounds interesting. I'm curious as to how this will work. How many of the choices will have clear outcomes which the reader can understand? How many choices will have outcomes which will be difficult to understand, or somewhat vague?

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Re: Hunt of the Unicorn [Mystery] [Romance/GxB] [NaNo 2017]

#5 Post by Kirlett » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:17 pm

This seems really original! Eveything: plot, characters, ambientation... I can't wait to play!^^

QUESTION: The order/heart routes are for both guys? Or one guy has the 'order' route and the other one the 'heart' route?

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