Robot Daycare [NaNo2019] [Slice of Life, Comedy, Horror] COMPLETE

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Robot Daycare [NaNo2019] [Slice of Life, Comedy, Horror] COMPLETE

#1 Post by Syrale » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:44 am


Summary:

Three perpetually bickering college students team up to create an AI robot,
but will their quest for a robotic child end up as a crash course in parenting or self-defense?

Discover the secret this group of "friends" is hiding and choose if you want to help them forgive and forget
...or fuel the conflict.

Play the game here: https://kigyo.itch.io/robot-daycare



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Lycoris - The self-proclaimed king of procrastinating is sarcastic and nerdy, but a very talented programmer.

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Oleander - A tired and emotionally constipated engineering student. Surprisingly adores cute things.

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Strelitzia - A psych major who's generally friendly and easygoing, but loves annoying his irritable friends.


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Nano (name can be customized) - A freshly made robot. Just how will it behave?


Preview:
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Story, Art, Programming: Kigyo
Writing: Functian, Honey
Music: aluminum

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#2 Post by Zelan » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:41 pm

Oh hey, you're doing NaNo!! Cool!

Your cast of characters look really fun and dynamic, I'm sure there'll be a lot of hijinks they get into over the course of this VN. And Nano is super cute! ^_^ Those "comedy" and "horror" tags have me pretty interested to see how the final product will look in terms of tone.

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#3 Post by Wight » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:10 pm

Slice of Life with Comedy and Horror? Interesting mix, enough to catch my interest. The title and idea of raising an AI Robot sounds like it could be chaotic fun with a group of bickerers being thrown into the mix. What could possibly go wrong?
But that Horror tag has me wary - not that I dislike it, I enjoy Horror. It just gives me the idea that it's all fun and silliness until one point where it suddenly has a dark turn, so I feel like I'll have to be on guard. But I could easily be making the wrong assumption, maybe the Horror is also part of the comedy.
In any case, I'm curious and interested, so good luck with it!

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#4 Post by nerupuff » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:33 am

The current preview is so cute and amusing, even though it's just placeholder text. I love this! I absolutely adore the art and my favorite so far is Oleander (I love cute things too).

Looking forward to playing this (Because it has horror + AI robots? FUN. + I want to fuel the conflict! Woooooh!)
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#5 Post by PeroxidePrince » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:22 pm

I'm always down for comedy/horror, and your characters seem like a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing more information about the horror aspects, and character interactions/dynamics.

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#6 Post by Amiralo » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Can't wait to see the various ways these college students are going to raise their robit child. With such a promising premise, there are so many ways this can go. Eagerly awaiting the finished product
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#7 Post by sonnenblumen » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:08 pm

Ouuu, this project looks exactly like my cup of tea (always a fan of stories about artificial intelligence)! I'm loving Oleander's design especially. Right now, I feel he's gonna be my favorite.

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#8 Post by JenneMK » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:33 pm

I really like this concept! The idea of trying to raise a robot child is already intriguing, but the fact that the friends have a 'secret' and that horror tag really makes me wonder what's about to go down. :D Looking forward to seeing how this develops! ^^

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#9 Post by ShokumaNatsu » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:23 pm

Cute art and the premise seems very fun! This can (and apparently will) go horribly wrong in so many ways and I'm already looking forward to finding out just *how* wrong :D I think Strelitzia is my fav so far, but I can also relate to Lycoris~ (I, too, am very good at procrastinating "orz)

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#10 Post by Syrale » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:31 am

Thank you for all the kind words so far!
Wight wrote:
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But that Horror tag has me wary - not that I dislike it, I enjoy Horror. It just gives me the idea that it's all fun and silliness until one point where it suddenly has a dark turn, so I feel like I'll have to be on guard.
Kind of yes, kind of no... Things can definitely take a dark turn, but there will be foreshadowing and it can be avoided! Just make sure to pick your choices carefully. ;^)
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Looking forward to seeing more information about the horror aspects, and character interactions/dynamics.
I think I'm going to keep the character dynamics a secret, since that's kind of the meat of the story and it's better if you see it for yourself!
But concerning the horror aspect: It will mostly focus on suspense and descriptions of gore. But no graphic images and jump scares! I can't draw gore for the life of me and would also like to keep the game accessible for younger players.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask! General words of encouragement are also appreciated!

Now for the overdue update:
We have a title screen!

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Other than that we have:
- character expressions
- full voice acting! (or well, blips)
- and the common route is almost done!
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#11 Post by azaraih » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:21 pm

I'm super excited for this game since I LOVE robots/AI! I was wondering, is the story set in the present day normal world, or in the future/a world where robots are more common?

I'm very interested in the character dynamics like other people have mentioned. There's just so much potential for conflict! I'm curious if there will be an option for them to all become better friends or if that would be impossible for them haha :p

Good luck, and I'm excited for more updates!
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#12 Post by Reikun » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 pm

Okay... this looks super cute and potentially up my alley. Good luck this month! I'm rooting for this team.
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#13 Post by Syrale » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:02 pm

azaraih wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:21 pm
I was wondering, is the story set in the present day normal world, or in the future/a world where robots are more common?
We haven't determined a fixed year, but it's set in the near future! AI technology is more advanced, but it's not like everyone is walking around with a robo butler.

It's time for another update!

The common route and the GUI are complete, and route A is coming along nicely.
Additionally, an awesome musician joined our team! Go check him out!

Here's a preview of the early parts of the game:
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#14 Post by ComputerArt.Club » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:09 pm

I really like the look of this one. Nice work!

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#15 Post by Syrale » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:06 pm

We now have 2 scenes left to write. There's only 45 hours remaining, but I'm confident we will make it in time!

This will be our last update before the release! Here are are some CG previews:

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