The Cycle of Magic - A Prelude

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The Cycle of Magic - A Prelude

#1 Post by demonicbagel » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:26 am

Note: I tried to put the below pictures into spoilers, but it did not work.

The Cycle of Magic - A Prelude is a free to play Original Visual Novel with a fantasy setting. This is meant to be a free project akin to a submission for a game jam or SuNoFes in every regard as I can not afford to pay commissions or fees, though it may require a bit more time to develop depending on factors.

Magic is dead. Almost all creatures who relied on the energy of magic to thrive in the world have left on a great exodus to a new world in order to survive and continue forward. Many of them blamed the humans - recent additions to the world - for magic's disappearance, and, as a result, humanity was all too pleased to see them go. A new era without magic begins, but there are some who remain that wish that it might return once more.

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Zevair - a once magically gifted demon noble on a self-imposed exile for the last ten years - travels the land of Resairys in search of purpose. Humans distrust him solely on the basis of his appearance, and return his assistance with naught but hostility or fear. This state of existence has begun to weigh heavily on him. Unexpected, while traveling through a small human village, Zevair is approached by an official representative of Resairys' royalty. Zevair is offered the chance to prove himself a friend to humanity and gain great reward if he assists in a rather delicate matter involving one of his kind; an elderly woman was attacked, and her granddaughter kidnapped by a horned individual. Both surprised and curious, Zevair accepts without hesitation. The chance for kindling trust with humanity, as well as the possibility to see that he was not alone in this world proved too great an opportunity for Zevair to pass up. He would find this young girl, her captor, and the answers he needed. Perhaps, at the end of it all, he might find the purpose he desired.


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This project has been sitting on the backburner for a few years, and only now have I plucked up the courage to ask for assistance once more. I've tried to let go. I've tried to move on, but for some reason, this project keeps coming back, and I can not let go of it. I ask all willing and able to assist me with this project to work with me on a project I hope will bring smiles and warmth to those who read it.

Currently, I am in need of one or two artists for a handful of CGs and backgrounds - I am not certain of how many backgrounds - likely around 7 or 8 - but I do know I only need sprites for three - maybe four - characters, and the biggest differences between the sprites would likely be facial expressions; I also need about 7 or 8 CG scenes for key integral points in the story which - optimally - will not last longer than an hour - if that (chances are it will be shorter; this is supposed to be a short prelude to a much bigger set of projects down the line). If one is able to do all three, that is fine, however, I feel a little bad about trying to force it all on a single person. A title logo would be fantastic as well, but perhaps I may be too ambitious asking all of this.

Other than artwork, I would appreciate it if someone with musical experience would create two to four thirty to sixty second long pieces of music that are varied int emotion to fit the setting. One such piece would include a music box style composition. I am again, perhaps, a bit too ambitious, but I've always wanted someone to sing a song based around a lullaby I wrote specifically for this project as well.

My goals with this are to achieve my dream of being a writer who brings smiles and joy to those who read my stories. To add visuals and audio to my stories would serve to enhance my stories and make them even more grand than they could possibly be without. If at least one person smiles and enjoys my stories, then I have succeeded, in my eyes, as a writer.

If you consider assisting me in this project, I wish to become your friend, and not just a work associate. I hope you come to love my story as much as I do, and I believe we can become friends who share a love and passion for the work we do and maybe other interests. I hope that, together, we can bring this project to life, and bring smiles to all who read it.

Thank you.
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#2 Post by Zelan » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:38 pm

I can't fill any of those positions but I wish you luck in finding someone! The art is beautiful and your story is promising.

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#3 Post by demonicbagel » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:10 am

Yeah. If I could afford to pay people for their work, this project would go so much faster, but alas...

I'm glad my artist stuck around, though.
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#4 Post by demonicbagel » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:13 pm

I did not want to make an entirely new post of a project that is already on here, and I wasn't sure how to go about requesting deletion of the old topic or whatever, so I am bumping this and hoping that it might bring new attention to this dear project of mine.
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#5 Post by Akua » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:10 pm

Seeing that you are very dedicated to your project, I am impressed and moved to get around my usual work conditions. I am able to draw Sprites and simple CGs. As you state that approximately four sprites are needed, I would to ask how many expressions you need for each of them. As for BGs or cinematics I can't help you nor do I have the contacts for that, sorry.

Also since you don't mention a deadline I take it as you won't need them immediately. While I'm willing to help, I'm also quite busy sometimes so excuse me for that.

The links in my signature will show you what my style is and everything else regarding conditions etc.

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#6 Post by demonicbagel » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Impressive spritework. It would certainly fit my project well. By cinematics, I just meant CGs. I was led to believe that CG stood for Cinematic Graphic, but I suppose it just means Computer Graphic. haha.

I currently have someone who might be interested in doing spritework or CGs, but if they can not do it or only do one, then I would be happy to have your assistance. I am a patient person, so you don't have to worry about feeling rushed. I admit, I can get super excited, but that's just because I can be eager and I believe in the work that I do as well as the work that those who work with me put into helping me achieve my dream and any dreams they may have of their own.

As for specifics for sprites, I would only need 3 or 4 expressions each. Default, Sad, Happy, and Angry.

Though, i see in your thread thing that Visual Novels with Male MCs without romance are not one of the criteria. This project would fall in that category for now, but future projects would be Female MC with romance possibilities if I ever get that far. This is simply a short prelude meant to give a taste of a world that could be much larger.
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#7 Post by Akua » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 pm

Then I'm happy to help. If you have Discord that would be helpful and let's see how this developes.

Don't worry about my requirement. As I said I will work around it since I'm impressed.

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#8 Post by demonicbagel » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:10 pm

I am bumping this thread with updated necessities that I still lack.

Thanks to Akua, I have character sprites done that will be used in the finished project. However, I am still lacking someone willing to do the CG scenes and music. I have some basic backgrounds lined up, but they have been slow-going as of late.

Please let me know if you are interested in knowing more about the project and willing to help with either CGs or musical numbers. Additional information can be provided upon request.
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#9 Post by Oniplus » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 am

I can help you semi fulltime for this project, where can I contact you for faster replies and conversation aside from discord?

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#10 Post by manado » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 am

Hello, i really like the sprites! and if you want to do the game with me, i would be glad to help, i am an artist, and the story seems interesting also, so lets talk uwu

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#11 Post by demonicbagel » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:06 pm

Oniplus wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 am
I can help you semi fulltime for this project, where can I contact you for faster replies and conversation aside from discord?
Discord is honestly the easiest and most reliable, but you can DM me here or I can send you an email to message if you like. I found some examples of your art on the forums here, and I would like to double check that you are aware that this is a Free Non-Commercial Unpaid project as I can not afford to pay commissions at this current time.
manado wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:45 am
Hello, i really like the sprites! and if you want to do the game with me, i would be glad to help, i am an artist, and the story seems interesting also, so lets talk uwu
Those sprites are older ones, but I can provide the newer ones if necessary.
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#12 Post by carnerodelmal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:14 am

I make music as a hobby, but maybe my skills could be good enough to help you
https://soundcloud.com/carnero-del-mal/sets/stuff
https://clyp.it/2bt4y5sb?token=c144b029 ... a67d7c8040

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#13 Post by demonicbagel » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:57 am

carnerodelmal wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:14 am
I make music as a hobby, but maybe my skills could be good enough to help you
https://soundcloud.com/carnero-del-mal/sets/stuff
https://clyp.it/2bt4y5sb?token=c144b029 ... a67d7c8040
Maybe.... I'd like to hear something that's slower and more emotional in tone if possible. Something that tells a story of grief and anger intermingling into vengeance. Not for any specific purpose other than to hear something not as fast paced or... excitable as all the samples you provided are.... if that makes sense.
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#14 Post by carnerodelmal » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:53 am

I didn't have one of those at hand so I just made this. Just 30 seconds with 2 instruments, so its far from fancy, pretty much to show you more or less something more slow and emotional.
https://clyp.it/fh4iohtv

Turns out I did have something slower
https://soundcloud.com/carnero-del-mal/ ... -yet-again
Its extremely old and uses instruments I don't use anymore. I can remake it or make something else more in line with what you asked for, but I will need a little more time for that.
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#15 Post by Oniplus » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:10 am

Discord is honestly the easiest and most reliable, but you can DM me here or I can send you an email to message if you like. I found some examples of your art on the forums here, and I would like to double check that you are aware that this is a Free Non-Commercial Unpaid project as I can not afford to pay commissions at this current time.
I guess discord it is, my discord is Oniplus#0890, and I am aware that this is a free project, that's why I said semi-fulltime, since I use my free time every day to work on your assets if you hire me. The reason is because I thought your story have a nice potential so I'm willing to help you, and I can also keep my hands busy so that my skill wont get rusty

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