Hi LSF! This will be the very first game that I will ever finish, so excuse how unpolished it is. :'[ Still, I'd love any form of constructive feedback, bug reports, or thoughts about the game in general!
The Dolls' Stories
... yeah this title is most definitely not a rip-off of The Bride's Tales. Nope.
Story: Congratulations, you have become just become a state puppeteer -- that is, a soldier with the license to own a magical doll! Magical dolls are awesome things that are nurtured from young to BAMF, so you can look forward to getting either a hot dude or a cute chick. As time passes, however, you find that your doll isn't growing up as he or she should be...
Male/Female dolls: You know you want to take them home -- no. The male doll is an earnest boy while the female doll is more bubbly.
Melinda: A senior puppeteer. An easygoing woman with a high sense of duty.
Gilfred: Mel's doll partner. Gil is courteous and has a gentle personality.
Priestess: One of the priests in charge of the temple. Well-mannered and demure.
Programmer: JW/jw2pfd (I swear this person is a genius. A terrifying wizard. He also has a great work ethic that I can vouch for YES I'm so grateful for all the help he's offered TAT)
Music: various free music sites that I'll list out in the credits when I get to it
Sound: various users from freesound.org, who will also appear in the proper credits
Graphics: various users from deviantart and fontsquirrel
Everything else: M... e OTL
Guest artist: Minji (http://www.razirune.tumblr.com)
Overall progress: script somewhat done, I just need to make changes here and there! Sprites also someeewhat done, I just need to shade/fix things as needed, but I'll do it when I've fixed up placeholder images for everything. =_=; Backgrounds have been loosely sketched out, cutscenes planned, GUI ready, sounds and music picked, magic is happening IT'S AWESOME YOU GUYS
Notes: Basically, Doll Stories is a kinetic novel except not really, and has dating elements except it's not a dating game. Let me clarify. There's one main story and only one ending, very much like a kinetic novel. You can get through this story with either a male or a female companion. The male doll's route is catered towards girls while the female doll is supposed to appeal to guys, except I've only ever played otoges all my life and so I don't... know how to write a story that will appeal to guys sob I am never going to escape this unharmed OTL
But I would still appreciate it if you guys would try the demo out nonetheless! I know it's still made up entirely of lame placeholder images, and that the writing is really shabby. :'[ I'm not a writer, I can't think in words and they just won't come to me -- but I've tried my best, honest. (What on earth do you eat, writers Q_Q) More importantly, though, I'm interested in what you guys think of the chat system. It's something that's inspired by Japanese twitter bots; sometimes, when I talk to them, I feel as though they're really talking to me, haha. So I was wondering if players would like to see the same effect in visual novels, and got JW to craft this beauty. Right now, it's still in its raw stages, and is basically a sentence-construction sort of thing. But with enough input and encouragement, maybe we'll see a more powerful and dynamic system in future projects? Who knows! We can't promise to make every single change/add every single feature that users would want, but we'll definitely take them into consideration for future games.
The resolution is 1280 x 720. This will be a quick game that shouldn't take more than... half an hour? Or an hour at most to clear when it's finished. |D That means the demo is roughly at 20% of the game so far. I hope to finish the game by next month or early December.
Thanks so much, guys! And now I'm going to jump off a cliff because what is confidence /cry