Xenopathy [Space|Sci-Fi|Noir|BxB|Mystery] for Yaoijam

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Xenopathy [Space|Sci-Fi|Noir|BxB|Mystery] for Yaoijam

#1 Post by PMscenarios » Tue May 29, 2018 11:43 pm

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Nurse "Can you hear me?"

"The noise -- a voice -- cuts through the stillness, sharp against your ears."
"His ears?"
"Your ears, now."

Nurse "Open your eyes."

"You do, slowly, and immediately your senses are flooded with a harsh light."

Nurse "Subject 317. Can you hear me?"

"Your eyes slowly adjust, and you can make out a figure -- a human -- standing in front of you."

Axton "Yeah. We're... he's here."

"The sound comes from your mouth -- his mouth? -- and echos within your skull in a way that you find peculiar."
"You try to pull yourself out of the -- chair, was it? -- and almost immediately topple forward. Axton catches the two of you and helps you stand upright."
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Xenopathy is a collaboration project made by PMscenarios, Bobconway and SoulsoftEA (and maybe a BG artist? We're still looking) for yaoijam this June/July.

In the future humanity has taken to the skies,and explored quite a bit of space. Xenopathy takes place in the Trappist-1 system, on Mining Base 913 - nicknamed "the Trap" by it's inhabitants, and follows a visiting alien on his vacation exploring the colony, and human senses.

The Ishin aliens have the ability to transfer their minds into willing hosts - sharing the space with the excising consciousness.
The first host is a shy, in-love bioengineer who hopes the alien can give him the confidence he needs to ask out the person of his dreams, but things don't go as planned, and when the alien returns to the mine base and the second host, it's for a much more urgent, and darker reason.


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More character profiles coming


Inspired by sci-fi's like Total Recall, Westworld, Blade Runner & 2049, Star Trek Discovery, and many more, Xenopathy will hopefully include:
  • Around 20k words?
  • A murder mystery
  • Different endings depending on how well you get along with your host
  • And not to forget the alien - You
GUI design by Bobconway
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Project Lead and Setting writer/writer:
PMscenarios
Programmer, GUI and Writer:
Bobconway
Sprite Artist:
SoulsoftEA
BG Artist:
-- Wanna help us?


-- Thread will hopefully be updated regularly as stuff is figured out, made and written
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#2 Post by Scribbles » Wed May 30, 2018 7:08 am

looks great! and I know you guys are working hard.
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#3 Post by hemspekilegur » Wed May 30, 2018 8:57 pm

I love the look of the UI and the Sci-Fi influence, definitely looking forward to playing it once it comes out.

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#4 Post by quinnsea » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:57 am

Ooh, this sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to it! :^)
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#5 Post by illuminate001 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:31 pm

I'm so stoked to be on a team with BobConway and PMScenarios! Finally...a team!

Btw everyone, our submission for this years 2018 YaoiJam is going along really well. Hopefully PM will be able to share more updates soon. :wink:
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#6 Post by bobconway » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm

I've been posting updates sporadically on twitter and tumblr, if anyone is interested in following along. :)
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#7 Post by PMscenarios » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:04 pm

We've been hard at work this first week, a lot of script has been written, world has been built, and our main cast is designed!
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Axton - the shy scientist, Cian - the street-smart companion, and Bethan - the round friend

Axton is the first person the alien inhabits when he comes to the trap as a mind-tourist. Shy, anxious and obsessed with his work, Axton spends most of his time working on maintaining and improving the mining base's artificial atmosphere.
He's signed up as a host to learn more about this brand new species, and maybe get some much needed help to move things along with his crush - Bethan.

Bethan is just a very kind and sociable round friend. Always making the best out of the situation, they get along with practically anyone.
Formerly a miner foreman, they're now working as a cook at an independent food cart outside Axton's offices.

Cian is the second host the alien inhabits when he returns to the mining base. Cian normally works as a "pleasure companion", and has signed up for the host program to have a much needed vacation, and also earn some extra money. He's soon dragged into everything that's been happening, and utilizes his connections to help the alien in his head with his new mission.


Seriously, tho. SoulsoftEA has done an amazing job on the sprite roughs so far, and is full-speed working on Bethan atm.
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#8 Post by PMscenarios » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 pm

Aaand, here is the real design for the adorable Bethan:
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#9 Post by PMscenarios » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:09 am

Main post have been updated with preliminary character profiles, and SoulsoftEA has finished the sprites for our main trio!!

In addition Bob has completed most of the draft for the first part of Xenopathy. Currently at around 12k words :o

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#10 Post by PMscenarios » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:44 am

A lot has been done since last update!

Illuminate has finished all the main sprites and expressions for the game, here's a look at the finished sprite for the detective - Erdon
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Bob has practically finished the first half of the game, writing, transitions and programming is practically done, and when music and bgs are staged we have a playable prototype! Hopefully the second half of the game gets completed this month

For the next weeks we'll be releasing character profiles of the main cast here and on social media. Keep up to date through bob's twitter or here :)

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#11 Post by PMscenarios » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:08 pm

Meet Axton's love interest:
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And a new GUI showcase to show the small changes we've made recently:
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#12 Post by bobconway » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:49 pm

Here's two more character profiles!
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#13 Post by illuminate001 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:40 pm

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PMScenarios, Bob Conway and Illuminate001 are proud to announce that "XENOPATHY - Part.1" is officially available! Right in the nick of time for YaoiJam 2018.

https://marinedateologists.itch.io/xenopathy


Experience the romance, drama, and mystery of humanity from the outside...
In a future where humanity has taken to the stars, and where alien symbiotes can temporarily share a willing human host's body, play as an alien thrown into the middle of an awkward romance and mystery.

The Ishin aliens have the ability to transfer their minds into willing hosts - sharing the space with the existing consciousness.

The first host is a shy, in-love bio-engineer who hopes the alien can give him the confidence he needs to ask out the person of his dreams, but things don't go as planned, and when the alien returns to the mine base and into the second host, it's for a much more urgent, and darker reason.

Part one of the game is available now, and covers the first half of the story. The game will be updated once the rest is complete. FULL VERSION slated to be released some time this October 2018.

Xenopathy is a hybrid romance/mystery visual novel that was written, drawn, and coded in two months for Yaoijam 2018. It currently features:

- ~20,000 words
- 2 ending variations (that will further branch in the second part)
- The final game is expected to be around 40,000 words with at least three distinct endings.

This is the second collaborative project by Marine Dateologists:

Project Lead, World Builder, and Writer
PMscenarios (itchio)

Programmer, GUI Designer, and Writer
Bob Conway (itchio)

Sprite Artist, Promotional Art
Soulsoft EA (itchio)
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