Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

NaNoRenO is an event where creators make a game from scratch during the month of March.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Eyzi
Regular
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 12:43 am
Completed: Carpe Diem
Organization: Moonlit Works
itch: moonlitworks
Contact:

Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

#1 Post by Eyzi » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:32 am

After years of missed opportunities, I'm finally participating in NaNoRenO. My entry will be a short VN titled Layover Lovers.

Synopsis
Tired from the flight, Lucia takes a nap while waiting for her connecting flight and woke up just as the plane was leaving. She was able to rebook but now she has to wait nine more hours. Luckily, the airline staff was kind enough to offer her a hotel room for free while she waits. She looked for a place to eat before heading to the hotel. There she met Lorenz, a guy who has just arrived at the airport and saw her running around in a panic earlier. Lorenz is also waiting for his connecting flight but only for three hours. After some small talk, they slowly found themselves enjoying each other's company and ended up chatting and going around the airport until it's time for Lorenz to leave.

For this entry, I chose a simple concept to work on as this will be a solo project. Sadly, I don't have any art to show right away, but I will try to update this thread as I make the assets. I plan on documenting the development process and will be live streaming some of it. For anyone who wants to follow along, join the Discord server!

Planned Features
- ~10k words
- 2 characters
- 2 pose per character
- 5 backgrounds
- 3 CGs
- 3 OSTs
- An intimacy system
- A minigame


Link
Image
Last edited by Eyzi on Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
Zelan
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2366
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Completed: The Dark
Projects: Cosplay Couple
Tumblr: evns
itch: Zelan
Contact:

Re: Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

#2 Post by Zelan » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:14 pm

This is a cool idea, I like big visual novels with lots of characters just as much as the next person but it's also a lot of fun to read a smaller-scale, more intimate story about just two people. Good luck on your NaNo!

User avatar
pumpkin spike
Regular
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Projects: A Bureau of Monsters
itch: pumpkin-spike
Location: A Pumpkin Patch
Contact:

Re: Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

#3 Post by pumpkin spike » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:49 pm

This is such a cute idea! You put the kind of story I've always wanted to read into words c: Excited to see this at the end of NaNo. Will this be a kinetic or visual novel?
Image
WIP AllxAll game with turn based fighting (Demo 2.0 out!)

Image
WIP Yaoi game Demo 1.0 out! (haitus)

User avatar
Eyzi
Regular
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 12:43 am
Completed: Carpe Diem
Organization: Moonlit Works
itch: moonlitworks
Contact:

Re: Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

#4 Post by Eyzi » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:04 pm

Thanks, guys!

@pumpkin spike, there is only one ending, but how it plays out will be different depending on how close they become. That's the plan, at least. So I guess it is still considered a kinetic novel. :)
Image

User avatar
Zelan
Lemma-Class Veteran
Posts: 2366
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:23 pm
Completed: The Dark
Projects: Cosplay Couple
Tumblr: evns
itch: Zelan
Contact:

Re: Layover Lovers [Nano2019] [GxB] [Romance]

#5 Post by Zelan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:45 pm

This was a cute game. I liked that it had an open sort of ending instead of a rushed, whirlwind romance, and the characters stumbling to get to know each other felt a little bit awkward in a very real kind of way, which I liked.

I wish that there would have been more variation when playing as one character or the other. During the dialogue sections, it felt like I very rarely got to see what the character I was playing as actually thought of the other, so on my second playthrough I ended up skipping a lot of the dialogue since I wasn't really interested in rereading the same story.

Overall, though, it was a cute story. And I liked the airport-themed GUI, especially the character name/gender screen being a boarding pass, that was super cute. :D

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users