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Soul Collector [GxB][SupernaturalMystery]

#1 Post by macuyo » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:57 pm

[T i t l e]
Soul Collector

[G e n r e]
Supernatural Mystery

EDIT: Due to lack of time, this post will no longer be edited in the future. All updates of this project will only be written in the blogs.
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P l o t
Have you ever met the Death God?
If you still hold lingering feelings, you might have a chance...
He will grant you the ability to remember what you had lost
For you to erase your doubts, and reborn again
But will you take it? Do you really want to remember?


Nagi, an agent of the Death god, is a soul collector who takes souls after they die. She wants to be reborn, but in order to do so, she must first retrieve her memories and find out what's keeping her attached to the world.
She meets a mysterious boy with a sixth sense strong enough for him to see her.
Maybe it's chance that brought them together... or could it be fate?

C h a r a c t e r
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Nagi (Changeable)
Quiet and reserved, but speaks up when she needs to. Surprisingly direct and to the point. Likes to daydream a lot.

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Vin
"Do you really see the world like that?"
Nagi's partner, rumored to be one of the strongest soul collectors and favoured by the Death God. He doesn't like taking risks and dislikes going into other people's business. On the outside, he is rather indifferent, though he is not mean and generally respects people's feelings.

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Bylon
"I see you~ Heh, I told you you're the first one I see in a crowd!"
A mysterious boy with an unusual name and a supernatural sixth sense. He's a happy-go-lucky person that has a bad habit of quitting too early. He has a skill in inspiring and comforting people, even though he always claims that he just randomly makes nice sounding lines up.

Truce
"Hey, you! Don't come within 2 meters, you got that?!"
A beautiful, delicate angel... until he opens his mouth. Likes to yell a lot, and is very noisy. Seems to be a little scared of girls.

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Death God
An all-knowing mysterious being that pre-determines the death of living things. Neither man nor woman, is known for a surprisingly feminine face, but not many had witnessed it before. Even in the spirit world, people like to make up stories about it.

Ereya
An angel that visits Earth a lot. Doesn't get along with other angels that much because of her foul mouth and terrible attitude. She seems to be fond of Vin and dislikes Nagi as a result.

P r o g r e s s
[Last Update 08/18/12]
Script Draft - 85%
Plot Outline - 100%
Programming - 85%
Sprite Art - 8%
CG Art - 0%

N o t e s
- gameplay length is estimated to be around 3-4 hours
These are not absolute though and may change over time depending on how I see my progress coming along ^^

T e a m
Macuyo
(http://melyui.deviantart.com/)
** Everyone can just call me Yui

L i n k s
Development Blogs:
http://macuyo.wordpress.com/ [more text-based]
http://macuyo.tumblr.com/ [more art-based]
** Some of the stuff I'll update there are WIPs, updates, mini comics, fun scenes, etc

F e e d b a c k
- What do you think about the game so far? What do you like/not like about it?
- Are there any suggestions to improve this game? (This can be made as I update with my progress)
- What do you think about stat-raising?

S c r e e n s h o t
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** will be updated from time to time (sorry if they're small/// I don't feel comfortable showing it large;; )
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#2 Post by Bto3 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:53 pm

I love the way you have the user interface set up! It's pretty but it seems to be readable and it suits what you have for the game so far. Cute but not too bright.
I also like the basic idea of the characters too. Is it safe to assume that the Death God will be a choice?

I'm looking forward to updates on this! It seems like it'll be a fun game! 8D

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#3 Post by gekiganwing » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:59 pm

macuyo wrote: - After reading what's here so far, what are your predictions for the game? I think it'll be something interesting to read haha
- What do you think about the game so far? What do you like/not like about it?
- Are there any suggestions to improve this game? (This can be made as I update with my progress)
1. It looks like a story of a girl, her male friend, and an unfamiliar human guy. I predict it will be fairly cute and upbeat.

2. You can take the common premise of main character x friend x stranger and create a straightforward story, or strive for something more. If this is your first VN, keep it simple.

3. What places on earth will be relevant to your story? Let us know.

Are you portraying your soul sweepers and the death god as shinigami? If so, make sure you're familiar with stories about them. It's interesting to note that the concept of shinigami didn't exist in Japanese mythology until the 19th century. Their antecedents appear to be the grim reaper and valkyries.

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#4 Post by Victoria Jennings » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:11 pm

Wow, the art is fantastic! 0:

I'll keep an eye on this thread.

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#5 Post by macuyo » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:27 pm

Bto3 wrote:I love the way you have the user interface set up! It's pretty but it seems to be readable and it suits what you have for the game so far. Cute but not too bright.
I also like the basic idea of the characters too. Is it safe to assume that the Death God will be a choice?

I'm looking forward to updates on this! It seems like it'll be a fun game! 8D
Thank you!! :D
I'm really glad you like the GUI because that's usually what I have the most trouble with///;;
No, unfortunately he won't be... I haven't made a game in a long time so I'd like to keep it simple (plus I want to release it this year). But since I like him as a character, you still need to maintain a good relationship with him to succeed in the game! B)

gekiganwing wrote:
macuyo wrote: - After reading what's here so far, what are your predictions for the game? I think it'll be something interesting to read haha
- What do you think about the game so far? What do you like/not like about it?
- Are there any suggestions to improve this game? (This can be made as I update with my progress)
1. It looks like a story of a girl, her male friend, and an unfamiliar human guy. I predict it will be fairly cute and upbeat.

2. You can take the common premise of main character x friend x stranger and create a straightforward story, or strive for something more. If this is your first VN, keep it simple.

3. What places on earth will be relevant to your story? Let us know.

Are you portraying your soul sweepers and the death god as shinigami? If so, make sure you're familiar with stories about them. It's interesting to note that the concept of shinigami didn't exist in Japanese mythology until the 19th century. Their antecedents appear to be the grim reaper and valkyries.
Thanks for your input! ^^

2. I want to try to take a typical premise and change it to something original, or at least not something people can predict based on what they know about premises like that.

My plan is to keep it simple although it's not my first VN. I completed one before but... because the art embarrasses me (it was from around 2008) I won't say the title orz.

3. Oh, that's a good point, I didn't really give much thought into that. Thanks, I will brainstorm ideas for that!

Hmm I thought of using that but I didn't want to use the words "shinigami" if my game doesn't take place in Japan. For grim reapers and valkyries, I'm not too familiar with them... I'll have to look those up ^^;; I named them "soul sweepers" because I added in a lot of features I don't think normal death god related creatures would have (such as being able to reborn, not having a lot of power, being able to ascend to heaven, etc).
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#6 Post by macuyo » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:34 pm

Victoria Jennings wrote:Wow, the art is fantastic! 0:

I'll keep an eye on this thread.
Thank you! >///<
I'll do my best with this game. :)
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#7 Post by Panda_nui » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:20 am

haha///
I'm definitely keeping an eye on this!
I love the gui, it's so cute!! >//<
and the characters---they captured my heart (*´ω`*) <3
especially Vin haha

I'll be looking forward for the updates!! >v<

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#8 Post by macuyo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:54 pm

Panda_nui wrote:haha///
I'm definitely keeping an eye on this!
I love the gui, it's so cute!! >//<
and the characters---they captured my heart (*´ω`*) <3
especially Vin haha

I'll be looking forward for the updates!! >v<
Thanks!! (//ˊ◒ˋ//)
Hehe glad you like them <3

I will try my best to work on this lots so that they'll be nice updates~ ^^
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#9 Post by Katty16 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:02 pm

Love Vin most XD
I like that you can change the name too
Looking forward to it, good luck with it

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#10 Post by macuyo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:39 pm

Katty16 wrote:Love Vin most XD
I like that you can change the name too
Looking forward to it, good luck with it
LMAO like I thought... Vin is more popular than Bylon xD

Thanks! I will do my best~ ^7^///
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#11 Post by Victoria Jennings » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:53 pm

macuyo wrote:LMAO like I thought... Vin is more popular than Bylon xD
Personally, I prefer Bylon. 0:

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#12 Post by iHeartLocket » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:29 am

Love the art! and the story as well can't wait for it to be out!
I wish you luck and hope it'll be done soon <3
Gambateh~!

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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural]

#13 Post by macuyo » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:30 pm

I'll be dedicating today to finishing the GUI for the menus (preferences and choices buttons) ! (●´▽`●) =33
Victoria Jennings wrote:
macuyo wrote:LMAO like I thought... Vin is more popular than Bylon xD
Personally, I prefer Bylon. 0:
Yes! He needs more love hoho ;D
iHeartLocket wrote:Love the art! and the story as well can't wait for it to be out!
I wish you luck and hope it'll be done soon <3
Gambateh~!
Thanks! I'm glad you like them/// ^^ <33
Arigatou~
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural Mystery]

#14 Post by macuyo » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:24 pm

Updated with chibis of the obtainable guys. Also revised plot a little so now it has turned into a supernatural mystery!

I've been working on the GUI... so far I finished the save/load screen, the preferences screen, dialogue box... just a little more and I'll start working on the script. Since I'm done my summer school soon, I have more time on my hands for this project so hopefully I'll make faster progress than I am now. @v@
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Re: Soul Sweeper [GxB][Supernatural Mystery]

#15 Post by macuyo » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:29 pm

Wow I feel sort of bad for posting 3 times in a row;;

Anyways, I come here with good news-- I'm almost done writing the script! For weeks I just holed myself up in my room writing away and I'm really proud of my productivity. (:
Currently at the climax and giving myself a little break before finishing off the story.

Since that's almost done, I've started on the art. Dropping off a sketch of Vin's sprite because I don't have anything else that I can show at the moment haha
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As for programming, I gave up on the gallery... I think I'll leave it for last because I just can't get it to work the way I want it to ;__;

Lastly, I updated the first post with my new progress! ^^
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