Colors of Fate [Nano18] (GxB/Slice of Life/18+)

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Colors of Fate [Nano18] (GxB/Slice of Life/18+)

#1 Post by Karamelow » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:49 am

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Hello Lemma Soft!
It's this time again for Nanoreno, yes! Are you excited? Are you anxious? I AM BOTH, since I decided to participate by myself this year, yaaaay! (No, seriouslly, I'm stressed like hell right now, but I really wanted to do that so who cares~)
For this project, I'll be in charge of the art, the story and the code, and since I'm not a musician, I'll take some free musics on the net for this part.
Ah! Maybe I should do a self-intro too, so here we go!
I'm Karamelow (or MelowBee, but mostly Karamelow now), french indie vn dev and sprite/CGs artist for some people projects. I'm currently devlopping my own GxB visual novel called Fujiwara BitterSweet (that I hope will be done this year...)
I hope to be able to finish this year Nanoreno entry in time and that the story will be entertaining enough for you!
I think that's it, I'm not super good at self-intros...
Anyway! Enough talking about me, it's time for the actual project's presentation ~
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~* STORY *~

The story starts with the Melia and her best friend Enris, at the age of 10 in their quiet village
Life has always been calm and easy for our two inseparable best friends, but destiny isn't always sweet
and smooth and nobody would have predict that fate would pranks them with an unfortunate joke.
Now, who knows what will become of these kids in the future days, months and years?

~* CHARACTERS *~
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MELIA
Cheerful and with a strong nature, always running everywhere,
this little girl has an inexhaustible source of energy.
She always speak her mind and doesn't hesitate to tease Enris whenever she can.
Will this free spirit always be there after all these years.
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ENRIS
Melia best friend, he is a smart, positive and kind little boy.
Unlike Melia, he uses his brain before taking action and is more the quiet type.
He hope to become the next village's healer, like his father and big brother that he admires.
Will this innocent face keep smiling no matter what?

[NOTES]
°Even if the main charas are presented as kids there, their stories will be more focused on their teen and adulthood
°The story is Rated 18+ because of some explicit sex scenes when they are adults
°The kids path will be decided by the first choice in the story. Hopefully, I will be able to write the two different paths in time...

******* UPDATES *******
[March 18]- Half of the BGs and all sprites are done! Time to concentrate on the writing and CGs now -
[March 7]- First BG, first CG and logo done! Still slowly writing the story -

[March 2]- Kids sprites done, prologue written -

[March 1st] -rough sketches for main charas kids appearances -
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Re: Colors of Fate [Nano18] (GxB/Slice of Life/18+)

#2 Post by potouto » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:21 pm

"18+"

Nice. ʕو •̀ᴥ•́ʔو

Dehuehue, immature joke aside, the characters look super cute! Hope things will go well for you, and don't stress yourself out too much. The point is having fun...as much fun as you can have with a game jam anyway.

I'm still busy as heck but let me know if you need any help!
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#3 Post by wyverngem » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:49 pm

These two look adorable. Good luck with the project and have fun.

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#4 Post by Camy » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:11 pm

Looks super cute, much luck to you Melow :D

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#5 Post by LIZM » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 pm

I really like the character art! Would definitely love to see this finished. Good luck :D
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#6 Post by korova » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:55 pm

All my wishes for your project !
As a fellow french (very amateur) developper, I will follow this closely.

(By the way, have you planned a french version, or only enslish at the moment ? I can read in english, but it would be so enjoyable to play something in my native language, once in a while...)

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#7 Post by Karamelow » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:30 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments, it's really encouraging! (^ v ^)
I see that you guys like the kids sprites? I hope you will enjoy their young adults appearances as well (I'm not posting it there though, since it's kinda spoilery)~

@korova : I would like to write in french too, but I highly doubt that I will have time for that. I'm sorry, for now the english version is the priority x)
But in any case, your comment makes me really happy, thank you!

Also, updated the sprites preview on first post.
Here's the final version!


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#8 Post by Plueschkatze » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:32 pm

So this is some kind of a coming of age story? SWEET. Love those.
Why is it rated 18+? If one might ask.
Because of cruelsome twists of fate (gore) or because of hot love? ;)

EDIT: Btw, I LOVE the artwork. Great style and color choice.
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#9 Post by Karamelow » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:53 am

Thank you, I'm glad that you like the artwork so far! ~
And yes, the story starts as they are kids, but will quickly be focused on their teens and adults years.
Also yes, 18 + because of explicit sexual content. Thank you for asking, I've edited the first post with a little explanation (^ v ^)
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#10 Post by korova » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:52 am

Karamelow wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:30 pm

@korova : I would like to write in french too, but I highly doubt that I will have time for that. I'm sorry, for now the english version is the priority x)
But in any case, your comment makes me really happy, thank you!
Don't worry, I totally understand. Actually I was expecting that answer. I prepare (what should have been) a little something for NaNoRenO too and I write directly in english, hoping that at some point I'll translate it into French.
(How weird is that ? Writing in a foreign language and optionally translating into your native language...)

By the way, your art is really appealing (I'm jealous as I can't draw properly).

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#11 Post by korova » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:55 am

Karamelow wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:30 pm

@korova : I would like to write in french too, but I highly doubt that I will have time for that. I'm sorry, for now the english version is the priority x)
But in any case, your comment makes me really happy, thank you!
Don't worry, I totally understand. Actually I was expecting that answer. I prepare (what should have been) a little something for NaNoRenO too and I write directly in english, hoping that at some point I'll translate it into French.
(How weird is that ? Writing in a foreign language and optionally translating into your native language...)

By the way, your art is really appealing (I'm jealous as I can't draw properly).

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#12 Post by Karamelow » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm

@korova: I'm glad you like the art style as well!
To tell you the truth, it might be a bit unfair for the french people, but for Fujiwara BitterSweet and for my Nano entry, I immediately (and instinctively) started to write in english first rather than in french xD
Since I aim for international release, I thought it was more accurate to do it like that ^^ (I just hope that my english is good enough for people to appreciate it...)

On another note, here some updates!

The first background, first CG and logo are done, alongside with Melia and Enris adult sprites (^ o^)/
For now, even if it's slow, I'm keeping a good pace on the writing too. I hope I will be able to write the second path in time!

Here's the logo ~


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#13 Post by rito » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:54 pm

This looks super cute, both the story and art! Too bad we have to wait until the release to see their older appearances.

I'm pretty much soloing my entry too, so I feel a sense of kinship, haha. Rooting for you!
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#14 Post by Karamelow » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:44 am

Thank you, I'm happy you like the art and plot!
Haha yes, I feel a bit frustrated myself for not being able to show the adult(s) version(s) until the release, since it's kinda spoilery (>___<)
I saw your entry too and I'm very curious about it, so good luck to you too (and obviously, to all of the other entries!) ~

*Now, some updates!*

I finally started to write the part when they are adult for the first path! I plan to finish the writing for this for mid-March and complete all the first path art for ~ March 20
If all goes well, I'll be able to complete the second path as well in time, since most of the graphics would be already done.

Art wise, once again if all goes well, it should be several versions of the main charas (which are already done), 5~7 CGs, 8~12 BGs (it's actually a lot and my weak point with writing in english so... yeah...) and a bunch of side character' sprites.
I'm certain to finish the first path in time both for the writing and art part, but not so sure about the second path. If I can't, I'll add the 2nd one later after Nano ^^

Well, that's all for now. See you later with other updates ~
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#15 Post by Karamelow » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:21 pm

I just realized that I'm not doing much updates on this project...(° v °)
Well here we go!

I was mostly focused on the characters and backgrounds this past week, so the writing and CGs,
so obviously now I need to catch up with the writing and the few CGs.
All the characters are done and I did 4 BGs/10~11
aaaand the story is almost written at 50% (I'm about 45% I believe?).
I will focus on the story and prior CGs this week, so I think I will be in time for the end of the month ^^

Here a little preview of few BGs and characters
(yes, it' still super frustrating not showing you Enris adult version...)~


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I'm still rather confident to finish it all in time (^ o^)/
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