Thanks again, Zelan! ^^ I'm kinda the same way, I don't really seek out stuff in the horror genre. I used to hate it as a kid but growing up with family members who liked horror has desensitized me a bit.
I do like some dark humor and stuff that's creepy and cute. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies, for example. That may be why even my scary monsters look a little on the friendly side.
Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy my visual novel, even with the horror bits~~~
As for updates...
Thought I'd share some background images today!
Due to how big the script of this visual novel is I planned from the start to make them a bit less detailed. Granted, this picture of Memora is rather intricate:
But some of them are a lot simpler/more mood focused like this one.
I also realize I haven't had a writing update in a while so here goes. I had originally planned for this visual novel to be around 20,000 words long. For me, this was a bit of a stretch since the longest visual novel I've ever written was 12,000 words and the longest NaNoRenO I've ever done was 8,500 words. However, I was really inspired to make this story this year so I decided to go for it.
This project has been a journey through unfamiliar territory for me. I don't usually have routes that split off this much. So, what am I getting at?
I accidentally made the first route WAY too long. XD It's over 10,000 words on its own! Once I realized my mistake I decided to pare down the number of scenes in the other two routes but I don't really think I can cut the first route too much without some serious rewriting.
And I'd always planned the third route to be shorter, so this visual novel is going to have a short route, a medium route, and a long route for no good reason. XD
Oh, well, this was an experiment for me. Honestly, I'm really happy I broke my longest visual novel wordcount.
I've currently got 17,600 words programmed into Ren'py, and I'm not even halfway through the second route. And I have more words written that I have to put in Ren'py, and more words to write period! So who knows how long this is gonna be by the time it's all in there. ^^
And I have so many text files... XD