A NaNoRenO visual novel by Cyanide Tea. (Official RisAmo website!) It'll be a pure visual novel (no extra gameplay) with endings that depend solely on the choices you make. There will be a total of 8 different endings. We don't want to give away too much about it, but just be warned that you probably shouldn't take anything you see here at face value. What Auro and I plan to do is spam the RisAmo sub-forum at our own CT forums whenever we finish things, and then update here with more complete stuff. So if you want more frequent updates, it'd probably be better to look there. RisAmo will be free and I plan to keep the .RPY files unarchived so people can look through them. For licensing reasons, however, I will have to keep the music, UI images, and other resources archived.
Lily* Kingston has just graduated from college and is trying to find a new job! Lost and alone, she’s helped out by her uncle, who is the owner of a fancy Italian restaurant. She begins working there as a waitress even though she has no experience. Clumsy and yet endearing, she tries hard at her new job and is often helped by her attractive male co-workers... Could one of them win her heart or will their secrets threaten a budding relationship...?
(* first name changeable) The 22-year-old heroine of our tale. Waitress. She's very clumsy and a bit dense, but works hard and means well. This combination of traits tends to endear her to others. Her top priority right now is fitting in at work.
23 years-old. Sous-chef. Pierre is basically the prince of the establishment and many women frequent the restaurant in order to just get a glimpse of him. No matter the situation, he's always calm, eloquent, and kindly. Lily thinks of him as an angel.
21 years-old. Waiter. Unlike his male coworkers, Ethan tends to see the glass as half empty. When he's not berating Lily for her mistakes, he's busy avoiding her like the plague. Lily's sure, however, that deep down, Ethan's a nice guy.
23 years-old. Busser. Liam is an optimistic guy who seems to always radiate with energy. He's also quite athletic, so his coworkers often leave the heavy lifting to him. He's always sparkling and positive, which helps Lily feel at ease.
21 years-old. Waitress. Laura is the other waitress on staff at Ristorante. Quiet, introverted, and extremely shy, Laura struggles at a job where she has to communicate with others. Still, she and Lily become fast friends.
22 years-old. A frequent patron at Ristorante Amore, Angelina is the daughter of a rich family and seems to have a great deal of interest in Pierre. The two of them seem to share a past... Loud and confident, Angelina seems like Lily's opposite in every way.
Writing: The prologue is complete. I'm currently working on the common scenes for the second half of the game.Ren'Py 220.127.116.112 lint report, generated at: Tue Mar 13 02:01:12 2012
Statistics: The game contains 1,692 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 24,191 words,
for an average of 14.3 words per screen.
The game contains 14 menus.
Art: Auro's basically finished the sprites and most of the BGs. She'll be moving on to CGs shortly.
UI: Rather than design all the screens, I had Lazcht make a bunch of assets instead, which Auro and I worked together to compile into screens. So I guess you can say that it was a group effort. Barring some tweaks, the UI is about done. I need to code the Bonus stuff, but I'll wait until the script is finished.
A couple of in-progress screenshots (everything you see is subject to change)... Mostly of the GUI because that's really all we've got so far. XD Click the images to enlarge them.
Any sort of comments, questions, criticisms, or talks about that dreamboat Pierre are very welcome. We've also got a favorite character poll~ Vote if you can! There will be a bonus scene in the game where the characters comment on the rankings, so the results will matter.