A low technology world where all high intelligence species are descended from a patron god-- with the exception of humans. Specifically, this game takes place in a moderate, mountainous area where nomadic centaurs roam. Centaur society here is matriarchal, and most adults travel with the tribe, herding livestock, hunting, and gathering food. Along their migratory route are several "homesteads" where centaur that are unable to keep up with the herd live under the care of one or more adult centaur. The pregnant, young, elderly, and physically infirm all live together, and visit with the main tribe when it passes through the area. When the young centaur become strong enough to keep up, they, too, join the herd...
The story follows a pair of rare centaur twins who are about to join their tribe and thus enter into adulthood. They encounter many different characters on their journey, and deal with the culture clash of the greater world. Much of the plot is still under development.
- Releasing on Android/Ouya
- Play as either of the centaur twins
- Romance [GxG, GxB, BxB, BxG]
- Build friendships [GxG(x2), BxB, BxG]
- Minimum of 11 CGs
- Multiple endings
The player will be able to make choices that influence both their relationships with the other characters, as well as how the game ends. Currently deciding between having a calendar, with a certain number of actions per day, or simply having events proceed linearly except where choices set the player along a different "story track."
Currently, none of our characters have names and are thus addressed by a short character description.
The Twins: Filom and Agatre
Centaur twins are extremely rare, and it is even more rare that they are healthy enough to reach adulthood. As such, the fact that both of them will be joining the tribe as adults this year is an even bigger deal than most-- and they are expected to bring great fortune to the herd.
The sister, Agatre, is very energetic and outgoing. She excels both physically and socially, often overshadowing her introverted brother. Filom, on the other hand, lacks confidence. He resents being underestimated because of his sex, and wants to prove himself to the tribe. Both of them are eager to join the tribe, especially since this year the great Gathering will be held, when all centaur tribes descend from the hills to celebrate in the ancestral plains.
Heirlon is in charge of the homestead that the twins grew up in. He is somewhat of a parental figure to them, and is very gentle. Although he can be a bit of a pushover, he does manage to keep everyone under control for the most part.
Disabled Inventor: Gaelanto
Gaelanto was injured at a young age, breaking her leg and thus requires a leg brace to get around. Due to this horrible accident, she is now middle aged and yet has never received an adult name. She spends much of her time reading or visiting the non-centaur communities surrounding the homestead. She hopes that her inventions will one day allow her, and others injured centaur, to move more freely.
Elders: Abdera and Seslin
Two elders reside at the homestead, their old injuries finally catching up to them. Gifted long lives by the god they descended from, most centaur are able to keep up with the herd well into their old age unless they lived particularly harsh lives. These two were once compatriots on the battlefield, leading the battle to drive the giants out of the mountains. Seslin is close to Filom, having become a warrior despite being male. He sees a bit of himself in the young centaur, and tries to pass on some wisdom to help him come to peace with himself. Abdera, on the other hand, is closer to Agatre for similar reasons. She is quite harsh, and much more traditional minded than her counterpart.
Hildegarde was abandoned as a newborn, most likely born from some of the outcasts who roam the plains. She was discovered and raised by a young couple, although due to her long lifespan she outlived them and now takes care of the farm. Due to her unusual upbringing, she has a hard time connecting with the other centaurs who come down every five years for the Gathering.
Human Girls: Lisa and Minnie
A pair of human sisters who attempt to escape an abusive situation by fleeing into the mountains. Centaurs are well known among humans for being violent drunkards, and kidnapping young women-- a belief that is supported by the fact that only the outcasts of centaur society still dwell in the plains near human civilizations. Lisa, the older sister, is very cautious and uncertain but she tries to put up a good front for her sister. Minnie is much more outspoken, almost aggressively so, though she is nearly always smiling.
PLAN & PROGRESS
Story Outline: 100%
Friendship Engine: 60%
Music: 2 selected
Sprites: 9 complete
CGs: 0 complete
BGs: 16 complete
Dunno yet! That's why I'm using a tally system instead of percentages.
Story Concept: daikiraikimi
Character Sprites: daikiraikimi
Background Composition: daikiraikimi
Background Coloring/Shading: heypetdragon
And a thank you to Sheridan, who was the first to join me on this project. Sheridan was an immense help organizing early drafts of the plot, helping to brainstorm character names and further exploring their personalities and relationships. In addition, Sheridan picked out several of our music pieces and helped with early programming.