Lads in Distress [GxB][Otome|Fairy Tale][NaNo16][COMPLETED!]

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Lads in Distress [GxB][Otome|Fairy Tale][NaNo16][COMPLETED!]

#1 Post by Windchimes » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:34 pm

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[GxB] Otome, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Comedy, Romance

THE GAME IS NOW COMPLETED! :D

You can download it here: https://catfishcrew.itch.io/lads-in-distress

If you'd like to leave comments/feedback, please do so on our completed thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 11&t=38029

We are now recruiting CG artists for the post-NaNo expansion! If interested, please check out this thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 59&t=36503



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Team


Writers: Pierrotta (Kumiho), Windchimes
Character Artist: Elzee
CG Artists: Alcor etc., csky, Wingzofdarkness
Chibi CG Artist: fuicchi
BG Artist: Lesleigh63
GUI, Logo and Chibi Artist: Alcor etc.
Composer: csky


Progress

For more detailed updates (and possibly more sneak peeks!), check/follow our tumblr (development blog): http://www.ladsindistress.tumblr.com/
We will post updates here in this thread, of course, but the Tumblr will be the most updated.
I’ll try to remember to update the % in this Progress section as often as possible.

Writing
Outline: 100%
General Route: 100%
Mer’s Route: 100%
Snow’s Route: 100%
Zel’s Route: 100%
Editing: 50%


Art
Sprites: 93%
CGs: 90%
BGs: 90%


GUI
Logo: 100%
Icon: 100%
GUI screens: 100%


Music
BGM: ??%



Feedback

If you have the time, please leave some answers to any of these questions! We would love to hear what you think of this project <3 Or, of course, just leave any comments, and ignore the questions below. That's fine too :D

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
5. Any other comments or questions?

Here's a quick poll for choosing your favorite prince! If you have the time to just pick one choice, that would be amazing <3 We are curious to see how the interest in each prince changes before and after release, so we're hoping to compare the two poll results.
http://strawpoll.me/7196647

Thank you for reading <3
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#2 Post by Windchimes » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:35 pm

Updates
  • Mar 1 - Finished logo, rough sketch/lineart for Charming, 2 scenes for General route
  • Mar 2 - Finished save/load screen, another 2 scenes for General route
  • Mar 3 - Finished first BGM, settings & yes/no screens, lineart for Charming's sprite, General Route. Mer and White routes started.
  • Mar 4 - Finished basic GUI screens, 2 scenes for White's route.
  • Mar 5 - Finished Charming's daily dress sprite, 1 scene for White's route, 1 scene for Mer's route, team chibis.
  • Mar 6 - Finished 2 scenes for White's route, ballroom background.
  • Mar 7 - Finished another BGM, 3 scenes for White's route, 1 scene for Mer's route.
  • Mar 8 - Finished sketch for Charming's ballgown sprite, 3 scenes for White's route.
  • Mar 9 - Finished 1 scene for Mer's route
  • Mar 10 - Finished 1 scene for Mer's route, Mer's sprite.
  • Mar 11 - Finished 3rd BGM, 1 scene for Mer's route.
  • Mar 12 - Finished Charming's ballgown sprite, 1st CG, 2 scenes for Snow's route
  • Mar 13 - Finished Zel's sprite, tower BG, 3 scenes for Snow's route
  • Mar 14 - Finished 3 scenes for Snow's route, 1 scene for Mer's route
  • Mar 15 - Finished 1 scene for Snow's route
  • Mar 16 - Finished 1 scene for Snow's route
  • Mar 17 - Finished 1 scene for Snow's route, edited first two scenes for Snow's route
  • Mar 18 - Finished 2 scenes for Mer's route, Snow's route 100% complete!
  • Mar 19 - Finished 3 scenes for Zel's route, 2 scenes for Mer's route, extras GUI, tower room BG
  • Mar 20 - Finished 3 scenes for Zel's route, 2 scenes for Mer's route
  • Mar 21 - Finished 3 scenes for Zel's route, 3rd CG finished coloring
  • Mar 22 - Mer's route 100% complete! Finished first round of editing for Snow's route
  • Mar 23 - Finished sketch for 5th CG
  • Mar 24 - Finished 2 scenes for Zel's route, first round of editing 9 Zel scenes
  • Mar 25 - Finished sketch for 6th (and final!) CG, remaining GUI bits and pieces, coding for music room/gallery
  • Mar 26 - Finished first round of editing for 95% of Mer's route, throne room BG
  • Mar 27 - Finished new character profiles for main characters, 4th CG
  • Mar 28 - Finished first round of editing for Mer's route, Nicholl's sprite, 5th CG!




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Re: Lads in Distress [GxB][Otome | Fairy Tale | Comedy][NaNo

#3 Post by ibukichan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:38 am

1: It sounds really interesting! I absolutely love fairy tales, and this is an interesting twist on the classics!
2: Probably Prince Mer... I have a weakness for mute characters xD
3: Either Prince Mer or Prince Zel, since Rapunzel is one of my favourite fairy tales
4: Most definitely! I'm already super excited for this game! :D

Good luck with your NaNoRenO! I'm rooting for you!! <3

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#4 Post by Weenily » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:03 am

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
I love fairytales and I really like how all the characters have their own problems! Imperfect royalty and a hero complex heroine!! This definitely sounds like a game I'd like! I'm going to choose all the most obnoxious answers and be the most charming princess ever.

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
I love Princess Charming and Zel! I might be wrong but Zel's description feels like a trick. Totally-not-shy adult Prince Zel? Yes please. But all the characters sound pretty interesting to me! I'm curious about what happened to Prince Mer and what plots Prince White has up his sleeves.

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Probably Prince Zel! His storyline kind of suits Princess Charming's hero complex.

4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
It depends on my feelings about the March release huhu. It seems pretty interesting so far though, good luck!!
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#5 Post by Thirteen » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:24 am

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
I LOVE IT! It's fun and interesting, I haven't seen anything like this on Lemma before~

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
Zel~ I hope he has long flowing hair, because I'm all about that.

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Either Zel or Mer

4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
YES. I would love if there was a sleeping beauty based prince. Sleeping beauty is one of my favorite disney movies, so there's that ;)

I can't wait for this game~ Good luck with Nano~~~

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#6 Post by runeraccoon » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:54 am

I really really want to see the prince's sprites to fall in love with them lsakjglkasjgh o(---(
That being said, good luck and I hope to see the first milestone after March unf /)//v//(\
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#7 Post by Harliqueen » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:54 am

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
It sounds amazing :D I love fairy tales, and doing the gender reversal will really add a new feel to them!

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
Princess Charming, probably. She sounds pretty awesome in herself!

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Prince Mer, he sounds just my type :D

4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
Definitely, it really sounds like this is going to be an awesome twist on the usual fairy tales, so more of that would be amazing!

Good luck with it, can't wait to play the end result!

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#8 Post by Windchimes » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:21 am

Ahhh thank you so much everyone for all the feedback and encouraging comments! The team appreciates it a lot. Everyone's really excitedly working on the assets right now, so hopefully we'll have some update posts soon! (Check our Tumblr for most updated info ;))
Side note: Updated first post with some pretty pictures for the first few sections so it won't be a giant wall of text. We'll hopefully do the same for each character but only after their sprites are finalized and completed so we can include them in the pics. So for now, sorry to everyone, wall of text for characters' descriptions remain. xD


@ibukichan:

Thank you for your comment! <3 Really glad to hear that you are interested in the premise. Rapunzel is one of my favorite fairy tales too actually! I'm really excited to start writing his route.
Good luck to you with your NaNo project too! I believe in you!

@Weenily:
Thank you for commenting! We're really happy that you're interested in the game so far. We hope we don't disappoint! D:
As for Zel... he's a personal favorite of mine, but you may be surprised how he turns out ;) xD

@Thirteen:
Thanks for the comment! :D It makes us really happy whenever we hear someone's interested in our project. :"D
Zel... yep, we plan for Zel to have very pretty, flowing long hair. xD You'll like him, I think. Hopefully we'll get to show some sketches soon!
As for Sleeping Beauty, we haven't really finalized/decided which fairy tales or classics we'll be doing for the expansion, so we'll keep that suggestion in mind :D Thank you!

@fuicchi:

Thank you for the comment! We're all really excited to see the princes' sprites too hehe. We'll see if we can get some rough sketches of their sprites from our artist and post them on here eventually! But right now, priority is to finish Charming's sprite.
Good luck for your NaNo project as well! Looking forward to seeing your art!

@Harliqueen:
Thanks so much for the feedback! Princess Charming has been a blast to create as a character, and I love writing her already even though I only just got one scene done ;; Hope you will like how she turns out in the end!
As for Mer... ;) Can't give away too much, but you may be surprised about his character in the end. Hehe.
Thanks for the good wishes again!

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#9 Post by pyopyon » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:43 am

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?

*INTELLIGIBLE YELLING*

I love the premise, I love faerietales, I love genderbends, I just love. I love everything about this.

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?

PRINCE MER. Because I love a silent man (who can't tell me to be quiet so I can talk his ear off and he can't complain about it ayyyyeeeee)

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?

The above! I love Prince Zel too so I'm tempted to go for him, but I know that Mer will have my heart. So Mer, Zel, White in that order (only because as soon as I start reading White's route, Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' will start playing in the background and then I'll be pumped and ready 2 fight.)

4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?

Definitely! Already you've got my heart pretty solidly, so waiting for two more hearts to snag would be Marvelous. I don't know what Princes are waiting, but if I had to pick, I would say hopefully Beauty and the Beast? A Belle bookworm prince sounds pretty great tbh--

I hope your NaNo goes smoothly! I really look forward to this game! ^^
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#10 Post by Kowai » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:50 am

1. Reverse genders got me on this one. I like the idea of Charming being a girl and actually helping the princes out of their mess. Also, the title is funny!
2. Mmh... I think Princess Charming is my current favorite.
3. Probably Mer or Zel. Although Zel sounds to me he may NOT be like everyone is imagine him to be!
4. Actually, I was expecting to see Sleeping Beauty in the lot. xD I suppose it wouldn't be bad to see more routes added. The concept has a lot of potential in this regard.

Good luck with the NaNo!

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#11 Post by Windchimes » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:52 am

@pyopyon:
Eeee thank you so much! Your enthusiasm is getting me even more excited haha xD
Mer seems to be very popular among the commenters so far xD Just a warning guys, they may not all be what they seem to be so far. LOL
As for Belle... we haven't actually decided firmly on which fairy tales to use for the expansion, so we will keep this suggestion in mind :D Thank you!
Good luck to you for your NaNo project!

@Kowai:

Thank you for your comment! And thanks, we were hoping the title would be fitting/funny xD
We haven't decided which princes to make as new love interests in the expansion, but we're adding Sleeping Beauty to the list of possible love interests that will be discussed among the team after NaNo! Thank you for the suggestion :D
Good luck to you as well for your own NaNo project!

Once again, thank you everyone for all the interest and feedback. We love hearing your thoughts and anything you guys have to say <3

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#12 Post by try10 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:05 am

Oh, my! This will be really epic, I'm sure of it! I'm so excited! :D

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! I love fairy tales! The plot is unique and reverse genders idea is so cool!
2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
Hmm, so hard to pick...Prince Mer and Zel are my favourite!
3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Prince Mer. He is interesting from what I've read. ;)
4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
Do you really have to ask? O_O I would very, very much like an expansion.
5. Any other comments or questions?
Two new routes for the expansion ( you mean 2 more characters, right?) I wonder who will you add... hehehe :D

I wish you the best of luck with this wonderful project! :)

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#13 Post by Elyeon » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:32 am

1. Any thoughts or comments about the story premise so far?
The idea of reverse fairytale and saving these troubled princes sounds so cute I'm squealing in the inside right now haha!

2. Who is your favorite character at the moment?
Out of the love interests definitely Prince Mer. But, out of all the cast Princess Charming is definitely my favourite. Her name is adorable, and it's nice to see female protagonists that are more active in their role!

3. Which love interest do you think you will pursue first?
Hmm, I might start with Prince White first. Even though Prince Mer is my favourite out of the love interests so far, I tend to go for flirtatious/womanizer type of characters first just because my curiosity gets the best of me.

4. Would you be interested in the future expansion (that will have 2 new routes, as well as a lot more scenes for the current 3 routes)?
Definitely yes! Though I'm very curious as to what other princes would you and your team be introducing after Nano. :o

Good luck to your team with Nano! Definitely excited to see the development of this visual novel!

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#14 Post by Weenily » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:08 am

Windchimes wrote: @Weenily:
Thank you for commenting! We're really happy that you're interested in the game so far. We hope we don't disappoint! D:
As for Zel... he's a personal favorite of mine, but you may be surprised how he turns out ;) xD
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I totally believe in your team's capability! And oooh!!! I love surprises hehe. I'm even more excited for the game. Also suggestions for expansion routes? I second having a Belle from beauty and the beast! But like, yooo mad scientist Belle? Heck yeah. I'd tap that. Or a frog prince storyline and princess charming gets turned into a frog and has to get that route's prince to kiss her by being as charming as possible.
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#15 Post by Windchimes » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:26 am

@try10:
Thank you so much for the comment! We're so happy to hear that you're interested in the idea and would like to see an expansion too!
As for your question, yes, when we say we're adding two new routes, it means we'll be adding two new love interests. In fact, we may not actually add only two LOL There are just so many good ideas about which fairy tales we can mess with. xD So who knows. The number of new routes for final version of the game isn't set yet.

@Elyeon:
Thank you for leaving a comment! So glad to hear that you like the premise! We've been having a lot of fun developing the characters and story. xD
Ohhh >< Finally. Someone who would go for Prince White (even though not a favorite) LOL Prince Zel/Mer have been the fan favorite by an overwhelming majority right now ;; Poor White. There may be a few surprises on the way though... I wonder if their popularity will change after the game is released? :"D
We haven't decided yet which new princes to include after NaNo. The list of possible choices are so long! We'll announce them as soon as we've decided after March :D So stay tuned <3

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HOLY OMG THAT IS ONE AMAZING PIECE OF FAN ART ;; THANK YOU SO MUCH. We're all spazzing out in amazement and excitement right now at receiving first piece of fan art already LOL Seriously, thank you for taking the time to draw that. It's amazing and hilarious LOL Completely made our day. We're even more hyped now to work on LiD.
And thank you so much for the kind words! We will do our best to make the project as best we can and release on time! And LOL omg those ideas for new routes~ Love them. Time to add them to the list of princes we're possibly doing! xD Thank you for the suggestions!

Just a reminder in case anyone's interested: each individual team member will likely update the Tumblr with WIP sneak peeks of their projects, which mean updates there will be more often because it's difficult for me to do a mega update post on this thread every day so... if you're interested, follow our Tumblr for more updates and stuff!

Thank you again so much for all the encouraging support ;; Hopefully we won't disappoint!

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