Despot's Daughter [BxG]

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Despot's Daughter [BxG]

#1 Post by CtrlAltLee » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:58 pm

Well, since I already posted the box copy in another thread, figured I better start the thread for this game finally and update it as we make progress! At the moment of typing....
The game contains 85 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 1,126 words,
for an average of 13.2 words per screen.
The game contains 13 menus.
Are you can tell, this is going to be a very branchey game. I'm the artist/writer and PyProGamers is the Programmer/Editor. Here's what I posted in the other thread as it's elevator pitch.

" The personal protector of the Enlightened One's daughter went "missing" yesterday.
Due to my perfect track record as a member of the Enlightened Ones Personal Guard, I'm been switched to daughter duty as a replacement. Problem is, if the Enlightened One finds out I've been harboring a crush on his daughter ever since I was stationed at the Palace, I'll be even more "missing" than my predecessor. "
The outline is 100% done in handwriting, 75% done in DIA.
So....


Outline: 100%
Programming: 15%
Sprite Art: 5% (Some concept sketches done)
Background Art: 0%
Script: 12%
Music: 0%
Sound Effects/Voice Acting: 0%
Custom GUI: 0%
Debugging: 0%

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#2 Post by junna » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:02 am

VA? cool...and as I said. Loved the blurb.
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#3 Post by PyProGamer » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:17 am

I am so glad to see this post finally go up! Ever since I saw the outline for this, I was super excited about programming this game! It looks super interesting! :D
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#4 Post by gekiganwing » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:32 am

When the main character's love interest has immediate family who are ready and willing to kill the MC... then you might have a game in which there is a Bad Ending around every corner. I'm not sure if your main character will survive unless the person can prove his/her absolute loyalty to the despot. It sounds like you have a rather tense version of the bodyguard crush story concept.

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#5 Post by CtrlAltLee » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:13 am

Oh yeah, there are some doozy endings in there, and being loyal to the ruler is one way to make it to the end, but I am trying to balance the game so there are many routes to different good, bad, and bittersweet endings.

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#6 Post by CtrlAltLee » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:04 pm

Taaaaaaaaadaaaaaaaaa~ Here it is!
The bootiful OUTLINE!
yes, of course it's not readable for general audiences. But it's done, muahaha.
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A close up, to see how it flows.
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#7 Post by PyProGamer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:31 pm

Very Exciting CtrlAltLee, I'll be sure to get to programming the paths this weekend! It looks like it's going to be tons of fun!
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#8 Post by PyProGamer » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Okay so here I will post my total time I've worked programming this game.

As of this week 12 hours.

Programming Progress: 20% Complete.
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#9 Post by CtrlAltLee » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:06 pm

And I shall post the total number of hours I've spent on it too, BELOW YOU.

(10/20/2012) 52 Hours

(10/26/2012) 56 Hours

(11/08/2012) 60 Hours

(11/12/2012) 61 Hours

(12/18/2012) 65 Hours

(12/19/2012) 67 Hours

(12/21/2012) 68 Hours
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#10 Post by PyProGamer » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Okay, worked on it last week. I got another 3 hours.

Total: 15 hours.

Programming:45%
Animation/Sprite Programming: --%
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#11 Post by CtrlAltLee » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:47 am

CONCEPT ART POST

I'll edit this post to add in concept art as it is made. None of this is final or 'canon' yet, but just working through art ideas for this story.

10/26/2012 : DDPonyTail & Creekside Chibis
12/18/2012 : Athena Caprics thru Despots Daufter Concept 2 (I am the filename typo queen )
12/21/2012 : MCConepts
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MCConcepts.png
Concept sketches for the MC's portrait. I really am struggling with the hair, but when it works, I really like it. I shouldn't have parted it in the front-on view
DespotsDaufhterConcept2.png
More concept art for the lead girl. This one felt a little too ninties to me if I remember right. (Though Nineties anime can be interesting, as it prevents everyone from looking like toy dogs... XD
AthenaConcept2.png
Another potential look for the lead, quick work.
AthenaConceptsPen.png
Some concept art in pen, while I was working out the look of the lead girl. She's putting in a contact very unnaturally here. SPOILER. She wears contacts.
AthenaJeanShorts.png
Another full body sketch, similar pose since I liked it the first time. Again, another casual outfit. Minus the ultra cool eighties beeper this time though.
AthenaCapris.png
More sketching, full figure try. Not going to be her usual outfit, I think.
CreeksideChibis.jpg
thirty minute sketch, seeing what I can bust out in that time. The game isn't going to be chibistyle (I think), but this was fun. Will continue to polish this up later.
DDPonytail.jpg
Tried drawing with the pen tool and the vector shapes for this one, spent two hours on it and hated the results. Used references, but not effectively. Leaving it alone because I don't like where it's going. Her dress looks all wet xx; Not intentional!
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#12 Post by PyProGamer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:05 pm

These sketches looks awesome~!
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