Nafai presents:“They’d always been there, they said.
The faeries and mutants, godlings and supermen.
Sometime when it all began, before recorded history as we know it, a wise and powerful wizard decided to separate and safeguard the mundane world from the battles of beings who could kill with a thought, who could level mountains with a blow.”
“To that end, he performed the single greatest feat of magic ever seen in either world, a feat that until only recently, most of us didn’t even known about.”
“He created the Veil.”
“The Veil was meant to shield regular ‘humanity’ from those more favored – or more cursed – than the norm. Anyone who crossed some threshold of ability was simply phased out of the normal world, and into another place, a sort of mirror world populated by beings of unearthly power. As for those left behind, they were secure in their own reality save for the odd dream, the rare mystery.”
“The Veil was meant to last forever.”
Well first, I love anime, manga, Japanese video games… But as I was growing up, my first love was always western-style comic book superheroes. I still follow them now, and when I decided to shoot for that ‘epic’ VN story, this was the first genre that came to mind. Of course my art style is too manga influenced at the moment for me to reign in back to the days when I could actually draw lips on characters (^_^;) but I thought I’d use them as the backdrop for the story, especially since I’d been getting a lot of super-hero centric story ideas from reading Civil War, the (first iteration) Authority, and the like.
I’m not that experienced with VNs, but I do want to make it more of a… ‘graphic novel’ in look and feel. To this end I want to try mixing traditional chara-and-bg scenes with scenes that use panels, like comic books, or say event cgs which only take up one side of the screen while the other side has prose narration (like the Stardust graphic novel).
You can see some of that in the Proof/Demo below.
There are two reasons why I named the game as I did. One is because that’s what you call the ‘Justice League’ group of heroes in the game. The second, more indirect reason is because what has always set apart a VN for me as opposed to other mediums would be the ability to affect the story, in small and big ways. That said I’ll be trying to put in as many as I can, both in the form of flavor text changes, and in the form of branching storylines.
I won’t claim to be doing anything ground-breaking… there are only certain archtypes which I feel I could realistically write in a romance. That being said, I will try my best to make every character fully fleshed out, and more than just walking ‘roles’. That being said there will be at least two romanceable characters.
Well, I’m actually letting myself post this as a reward to myself for reaching 50,000 words. I think this places me at around 2/3 - of the ‘true’ path, not the game as a whole, though the true path crosses most of the major events.
On Recruitment: Basically I'm looking for coders - who can make the game look unique and polished; tracers, since the real delay with the art for me is trying to get it all cleaned up; and a story editor to make sure I don't let the story get away from me.
Special thanks to SED - I'll be using some of his pictures from his thread way back when.
Whoops I set the text speed too low for the proof/demo - just adjust your preferences. Sorry![/b]