Home's Embrace [Nano2019] [Horror, Romance, GxB][COMPLETE]

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Home's Embrace [Nano2019] [Horror, Romance, GxB][COMPLETE]

#1 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:45 pm

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Summary

Luana's best friend Waite has inherited his deceased Aunt Nelda's home, and now that they've graduated college they're moving in. On the first night, they're woken up by the sound of doors opening and closing. After searching the nearby room, they find a strange guy inside. He claims the house belongs to him and both of them shouldn't be there. However, Waite drags him out and tries to throw him out the front door.

When he goes to open the door, instead of the front lawn, is a room covered in cobwebs with claw marks on the wall. When they try to return to the bedroom, they find themselves in a hallway instead, shadowy hands grasping at their bodies.

Every door they open leads to another room, some repeating, some even twisting.

Will Luana ever be able to leave her new home with Waite and their unexpected guest?

Characters

Our Main Character

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Luana

Had a bit of a rough childhood, but never let any bullies get to her. Tries to keep a cool head to keep Waite in line.

Love Interests

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Waite

Luana's best friend ever since she stuck up for him. Distrustful of others, willing to start fights over trivial things.

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The Trespasser

Pops up in the middle of the night. With his claims of ownership, both Luana and Waite believe he's crazy.

Our Team

Sunlit-Dreamer: Writer, Programmer, GUI Artist
Fungii: Sprite/CG Artist
Camy: Logo Artist
D.ray: Composer, Audio Producer
ezbreezy: Voice Actress
Sonomura: Voice Actor
Travallian: Voice Actor

Progress

Writing: 100%
Sprites: 100%
BGs: "100"% (Placeholders)
CGs: 100%"
Music: 100%
VO: 100%
GUI: 100%
Coding: 100%
Beta-testing: 100%

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Still looking for any last minute members to join us! (A BG Artist if possible.)

3/5: All of the characters' first poses are basically done! Didn't put it at 50% since some of them might be getting more expressions.

3/12: Finished first draft of the script. Team is also growing~

3/21: GUI is "done", but main menu might be changed. Also, we have a twitter account now, made by D.ray!

3/28: Placeholder bgs are done. Had some setbacks coding wise, and team has made decision to push deadline to release April 8th instead.

4/16: It's late, but we're finally finished!
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#2 Post by Fungii » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:31 pm

Starting off the updates with the design of our MC, Luana!
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The artwork in this game is going to be chibi style, but this is just the design sketch, not the final sprite. I'm hoping to get that spooky cute/horror juxtaposition sorta like what Corpse Party has going.

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#3 Post by Fungii » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 pm

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Heeeeeere's the boyos! We'd like to add a third LI if things go well but the month is still young. We'll see!

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#4 Post by Amiralo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:01 am

The premise looks super interesting! Can't wait to see where you guys take the story-the art is also to die for.
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#5 Post by Shamsia » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:09 am

The sprites looks cute, the story seems interesting, and I want to know more about this. Good luck!
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#6 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:57 pm

Amiralo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:01 am
The premise looks super interesting! Can't wait to see where you guys take the story-the art is also to die for.
Shamsia wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:09 am
The sprites looks cute, the story seems interesting, and I want to know more about this. Good luck!
We'll do our best to finish and polish it to perfection!
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#7 Post by Fungii » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:10 pm

Sunlit has updated the top post with a finished sprite, but I wanted to show some of the expression options we have prepared for them!
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blushing is important but not as important as as many fear variations as possible
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#8 Post by Fungii » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:14 pm

MC is here! She'll be needing an alt pose too.
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#9 Post by Fungii » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:26 pm

Final character sprite done!
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All three characters will be needing alt poses down the line, but we're waiting til more is written in case certain details need to be reflected in them, haha.

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#10 Post by ShokumaNatsu » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:35 pm

Aaah, spooky houses that won't let you leave are awesome (in video games at least :shock: ), this looks like fun! Luana is super cute too! (And you've already made a nice amount of expressions, wow!)

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#11 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:24 am

ShokumaNatsu wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:35 pm
Aaah, spooky houses that won't let you leave are awesome (in video games at least :shock: ), this looks like fun! Luana is super cute too! (And you've already made a nice amount of expressions, wow!)
It's all about them layers. Gotta love 'em.

Now for the first weekly update! We're making steady progress, and making a list of possible cgs. (Fungii will let me know which ones can be done with good old sprites.) A couple of them are already done, now if only my brain would stop coming up with scenes needing a lot of resources.

I will say the writing percentage is so low because I'm trying to take into account the editing. (And the editing after it's beta-tested, I trust their judgment.) For now, I believe the rough draft is about 1/3 complete. Hopefully, I can power through the script over the weekend.

Anyway, have a lil Lint since it's all I can show you all.

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The game contains 701 dialogue blocks, containing 5,349 words and 28,706
characters, for an average of 7.6 words and 41 characters per block.
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#12 Post by nerupuff » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:40 am

All those expressions per sprite, woah! Those sprites are super cute and they're definitely one of the reasons I'm gonna look forward to this game's release! I do love myself a good horror-romance (I especially enjoyed What's Your Name before) so I have the utmost confidence that this will definitely scare me (enjoyably, of course). ^^ Best of luck~
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#13 Post by minyan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 pm

I’ll leave a more detailed comment later but I LOVE the trespasser’s sprite he loooks so adorably creepy xD I can’t wait to play this!
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#14 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:57 am

nerupuff wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:40 am
All those expressions per sprite, woah! Those sprites are super cute and they're definitely one of the reasons I'm gonna look forward to this game's release! I do love myself a good horror-romance (I especially enjoyed What's Your Name before) so I have the utmost confidence that this will definitely scare me (enjoyably, of course). ^^ Best of luck~
Fungii had a lot of fun making the expressions. XF (I hope I can make this vn far more enjoyable then WYN!) Ohohoho, I shall do my absolute best to bring the chills. Fungii definitely is. >=3
minyan wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 pm
I’ll leave a more detailed comment later but I LOVE the trespasser’s sprite he loooks so adorably creepy xD I can’t wait to play this!
Don't you just wanna squeeze his cheeks~ All of us will do our best to make sure our nano is worth the wait!
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#15 Post by Fungii » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:11 pm

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CG time! I have a couple done already but this is the most interesting one so far without being uh, too gorey, haha. If you could see some of the CG descriptions I wake up to

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