✧Starlight and the Lost Prince✧
Lara Amorim is your typical geeky young woman - a relatively famous fantasy novel writer stuck in a bad writer’s block, she moves to a cottage by the sea looking for new experiences. Little she knows the forest in her new backyard houses an alien - Eos, an explorer for the Medusa Nebula Council who crashes on Earth by accident.
Now tangled in this situation, Lara is faced with more philosophical questions about being human than she asked for, all while helping her new friend repair his spaceship and writing a new book after re-finding her passion. But, as great their friendship becomes despite differences, it stems from a very unlikely encounter - so what will their future be after Eos must report back to his homeworld? Will they part ways forever, or will their bond grow so strong they'll become unable to bring themselves to see the other go?
Occupation: fantasy novel writer
Lara may appear shy and maybe like a push-over - but she's actually very stubborn, specially when it involves helping someone who she cares about. Very passionate about the fantastic and supernatural, she does not think twice before following Eos when she first meets him - which leads to the encounter that changes her life forever.
Occupation: Explorer for the Medusa Nebula Council
Eos is a model citizen of the Vax - one of the funding species of the Medusa Nebula Council. After his job pushes away someone very important to him, he loses his courage to take initiative, which does not help as he crashes into one of the planets he was studying for the Council - planet Earth. Now under protocol not to draw attention, he is afraid of accepting the help of the only human being who dared to come close to him - Lara Amorim.
✧It’s short, but sweet - one hour on average of playthrough!
✧A mix of visual novel with point and click! All dialogue paired with simple reaction animations to make the experience more immersing, plus cutscenes for key moments!
✧A cast of three very much relatable queer characters, because it wouldn’t be a romantic sci-fi without The Gays™, would it?
✧Two normal endings with a secret one to unlock, making it a total of three endings!
✧Script, backgrounds, characters and animations done by yours truly, out of sheer love for this project! Coding and soundtracks may be from copyright free libraries because no one can be this talented, right?
✧Filled with bunch of memes that probably won’t age well but damn if I’m not committed to them!
Hey everyone! I'm an animation undergraduate who wants to venture into the world of making narrative focused games, and what better way to start if not in the visual novel mechanic? That being said, I wanted this VN to be different from what you usually see - I want to put my 4+ years of animation study to work, so instead of relying on text to convey emotions and actions, I want to use animations to do so!
Now, this is a completely personal project that, even though is planed to be only one hour long per playthorugh, will very much be a lot to try to accomplish - I'm well aware of that. I still want to try, as this project holds a special place in my heart! But some help would be really appreciated:
- If anyone's interested in beta reading the script for me, I'd be so grateful! English isn't my first language, and my main concern is whether the relationship between Lara and Eos develops in a believable way - I know this will be very hard to grasp in a script without written descriptions (I only wrote down actions as a reminder of what animation to use), but any input I can get on this before puring hours and hours animating would be a lifesaver! If anyone at all would be interested, send me a PM and I'll link the script to you!
- Music: I envision relaxing guitar or piano music for this project, on the style you usually find in lo-fi hip-hop playlists on youtube. If anyone can point out some pieces with free copyright use, it would save me so much time instead of composing it myself and ending up with something mediocre!