I've been on a really long break from artwork and game making due to life/work obligations, but I'd like that to change! With better life circumstances now, I think I'll have time to work on a short, sweet, and simple game in time for NaNoRenO.
Story Idea & Background
I'd like to work on a story that illustrates the harsh conditions of high school students in Korea. It would be a casual BxG high school romance story set in modern times. In context, the story would go through the daily lives of these students, all of whom struggle with the various pressures from parents, teachers, peers, and other factors in life here. Did you know that the smoking rate in Korea is close to 50%? Almost 1 in 2 people smoke and it's so disheartening because of the stress levels that these students endure.
I'm a Korean-American teacher in Korea that witnesses all these struggles from students daily, and I feel really compelled to make a story based on this. Because of my heritage, I am familiar with the same standards and unfair treatment children undergo to be "the best."
Some "futures" that many Korean high schoolers these days dream of becoming include Webtoon Artists, K-pop/Idols, Pro Gamers, etc. - all of which we could use as separate potential branches.
- Sprite Artist / CG Artist
- GUI Artist
- Composer / SFX
- Artist Assistant (helping with cleaning up, coloring, etc.)
I live in Korea, so timezones may be funky as I assume a lot of people live elsewhere in the world. We will use Discord for communication to have an organized history of all conversations. We'll also use an asset tracking software (e.g. Asana, Basecamp) to ensure deliverables are being made on time and reasonably.
If you're interested in exploring Korean culture and what it is like for children these days in a casual/semi-serious BxG romance visual novel, please let me know!
PM me or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail is best for fastest replies).