Bride of the NEET God [NaNo2018] [fantasy, comedy, optional GxB]

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Bride of the NEET God [NaNo2018] [fantasy, comedy, optional GxB]

#1 Post by rito » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:56 pm

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“When I was chosen as a sacrifice to the Volcano God, I thanked a god for the first time.”

That’s what pessimistic village girl Shiyun thought, but she wasn’t expecting to actually end up in the realm of the gods! There, she meets Mao, the deity whose bride she supposedly is. The thing is, he has no interest in her, and much less in his godly duties.

That’s when Shiyun decides to do what anyone else would have done—put this useless god to work. And so start Mao’s busy days with the newest resident of his domain!


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Play time: ??? (aiming for 30 minutes - 1 hour)
Genre: fantasy, comedy, optional GxB
Endings: 3


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rito writing, art, design, music
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Hi and thanks for checking this thread! This is my first project of my own, and an idea I've had for some time. Fortunately, some of my friends agreed to join me so I don’t have to solo the whole thing. You guys are the best!

[Updates]
03/03: Posted thread, Shiyun's character art
03/06: Mao's character art
03/09: Rui's character art
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#2 Post by Zelan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:59 pm

This is a really interesting concept, Shiyun seems like a unique protagonist. I'm curious to see how you balance the comedy with the darker aspects (I'm guessing there will be some, considering Shiyun's outlook on life?).

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#3 Post by Windreda » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:06 pm

I really love the art style for Shiyun and I'm excited to hear more about this idea in the future!
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#4 Post by rito » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:23 pm

Zelan wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:59 pm
This is a really interesting concept, Shiyun seems like a unique protagonist. I'm curious to see how you balance the comedy with the darker aspects (I'm guessing there will be some, considering Shiyun's outlook on life?).
Thank you! The darker aspects, such as the consequences of Mao not doing his job, are only mentioned in passing except for the very beginning.The bulk of it is lighthearted comedy.
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I really love the art style for Shiyun and I'm excited to hear more about this idea in the future!
That makes me so happy, I don't draw much so was/am really insecure about the art aspect. Thanks!
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#5 Post by 78909087 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm keeping an eye on this, the concept is interesting and the art is beautiful. Keep it up :)
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#6 Post by Plueschkatze » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Great art and promising plot premise. Looking forward to more progress.
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#7 Post by Melonkid » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:49 pm

Adorable art! Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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#8 Post by Mikomi » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:15 am

I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS

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Good luck to everyone working on this! 💕
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#9 Post by M0ti » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:25 am

Great one line pitch. You got me immediately with it. Also the art is beautiful. I'm really looking forward to it.

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#10 Post by pyopyon » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:30 pm

How cute is this... this seems like it'll be a super cute and funny game. I love Shiyun's design, too. Surprisingly cute for a girl hiding a demon inside. :P

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#11 Post by rito » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm

Wow, thanks for the great reception even though I still only have one sprite up! Finished one more today, but wanna do Mao's first before updating so you folks will have to wait a bit more. :wink:

@78909087: It's harder than I thought to try to get it all done within a month, but I'll keep it up for sure! Thank you!

@Plueschkatze: Think I'll update tomorrow or the day after, depending on how things progress on the art front. Hope you can drop by and check!

@Melonkid: Ehe, I have a soft spot for my art being called cute. Much appreciated!

@Mikomi: Will forward it to everyone else, thanks!

@M0ti: That makes me really happy, since the story was more or less born from that pitch. Will do my best to live up to it!

@pyopyon: You know the saying: don't judge a VN by its cover... good luck on yours, by the way! Let's both have our best work out by the 31st!
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#12 Post by rito » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:50 pm

Hi there! Today I bring you our titular NEET god, Mao.

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On the writing side, the script's currently at about 4k words. I still don't know how long it'll end up so wish me luck. Also started working on a BGM track!
Two sprites left, the next update--featuring mysterious lady Rui--should be around Friday. Please look forward to it!
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#13 Post by Eek » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:07 am

I love this concept, I wish you the best in competing it!

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#14 Post by rito » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:37 pm

Thank you, Eek!

As promised, here's another character. Just what could be her role in Shiyun's story?
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The script's at 6.5k, I'm looking into 10k or so for the finished thing. (Hopefully) short and sweet!
I've started working on the backgrounds. So far it's seeming likely that the three or four I want will get done in time. Any possible CGs depend on how quick I can knock down the BGs.

The next update, featuring our last character--Cherin, an important ally to Shiyun--should be sometime next week. Her sprite's actually done, but I want to have more news to bring before posting. Please look forward to it!
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#15 Post by NiKaWo » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Oooh I love this art and the story sounds hilarious, can't wait!

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