B.A.T. [Simulation, Drama, Comedy | NaNo 2017] [COMPLETE!]

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B.A.T. [Simulation, Drama, Comedy | NaNo 2017] [COMPLETE!]

#1 Post by Avior » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 pm

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NaNoReNo 2017 Entry
~Plot Overview~
You've just been hired as a part time night shift worker at a local conservatory for bats. The conservatory is equipped with state of the art technology that allows for communication between humans and bats! Your job is to watch over them from midnight to six, and make sure they are given food and water and are played with. If you keep them happy, things just might go well for you! And if not... well, who knows what such creatures of the night might be planning...

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B.A.T. is a game about cute bats, a part time worker, and other things that go bump in the night! Inspired in part by Hatoful Boyfriend.



~Characters~
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Malina
Malina is a kind, hardworking young woman who loves to playfully push people's buttons. She has a habit of pretending to be oblivious to avoid dealing with troublesome situations. (Protagonist; can be given a nickname by the player.)


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Jesse (Dinky) - Honduran White Bat
Dinky is so small, even a dust bunny is giant by comparison. Full of a rage that his tiny body cannot possibly hope to express, he occasionally loses his cool and shouts totally non-offensive swears. Can his tiny little heart have a hidden soft spot?


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Bernard - Grey-Headed Flying Fox
Bernard is a bit of a crybaby and loyal almost to a fault. He will stick by Dinky's side no matter what. The adoration in his eyes is a little startling, so he keeps them hidden. Showing even a little kindness might be enough to win his affection!


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Stanley (Wyre) - Common Vampire Bat
Stanley is a proud bat who's not afraid to tell it like it is. He can be stubborn and hard-headed, but he has a sense of honor above all the others. Be candid and keep him entertained and he just might take an interest in you.


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Jean - Desert Long-Eared Bat
Jean is an excitable bat who never fails to keep on top of the gossip. Be crazy and spontaneous and take some chances and he'll certainly swoon!


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Slaine (Snail) - Spotted Bat
Slaine really just wants to be left alone. He's not interested in drama and he's perfectly happy to spend his time in solitude, but he's not unwelcome to company. Adhere to your sense of justice and you may earn his respect!



~Features~
  • Adorable, absolutely not dangerous bats!
  • Unique tri-screen interface
  • 8 endings
  • 16 achievements
  • 17,000 word script
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~Devs~
Avior - Plot, writing, programming, BGs
Haruruniko (Degu) - Plot, bat sprites, human sprites



~Progress~
GUI - 100%
BGs - 100%
Bat Sprites - 100%
Human Sprites - 100%
Music - 100%
SFX - 100%
Script - 100%



~Post Updates~
Mar 5 - Added logo and tri-screen preview
Mar 7 - Updated from sprite sketches to finalized sprites, updated features
Mar 12 - Updated progress section
Mar 23 - Added protagonist's profile
Mar 26 - Updated progress section, updated features
Apr 2 - Updated for completed version
Last edited by Avior on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:23 pm, edited 10 times in total.
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#2 Post by rito » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:51 pm

I LOVE HONDURAN WHITE BATS AND I LOVE YOU
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Pstt, do you need a video?

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#3 Post by Godline » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:10 pm

I'm definitely interested in this.
I'm a bat fan. :)
This has the potential to be the cutest (or the creepiest).

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#4 Post by Alcor » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:20 pm

This looks so cute! The concept art is looking great.

I really loved Hatoful, and I think your premise has a lot of promise. Definitely looking forward to this :D

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#5 Post by Zelan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:39 pm

Oooooh my goodness. cx This is gonna be good for sure; I'll be keeping an eye on this.

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#6 Post by Hojita » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:26 pm

I love bats.

I love this game.

I'm really excited to be able to talk to bats!
I love your idea guys, it's original and cute and a lot of other good things.

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#7 Post by YuukiCrossPudding » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:59 am

omgosh I never knew I need this in my life

BAT SIMULATION WITH DRAMA AND COMEDY.

All of the bats looks so CUTEEE I WANT KEEP THEM IN MY POCKETS!!
Jean and Stanley took my attention, their smiles are too cute <3

Good luck with this project and looking forward for your updates!

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#8 Post by Mama J » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:29 am

Oooh, this is different! The only thing I want to say is

Slaine is my spirit animal.

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#9 Post by Avior » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of your replies; we're really happy to see that so many people are excited for our game! (I'll be ferrying Degu's comments as well, since she rarely comes on here.)

I bring with me the first project update! I'm going to actually try and update at least once a week, unlike I did with my last jam game, hah. As of today, the bat sprites are almost 100% finished (just a few touch-ups needed, Degu: "THE BATS WILL BE HOT PEACE"), and the GUI is about 75% finished! I've also finished writing the intro tutorial, and BáiYù has generously designed a logo for us! (They're doing special donation-based logo commissions for Nano, so if you're interested in one, there's more information here.)

Finally, here's some previews! (I'll update the main post with these as well.)

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Tri-screen interface: (BG is a placeholder)
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I'll show off the finished bat sprites once the touch-ups are done! See you next update!
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#10 Post by Alcor » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:16 pm

The three-screen set-up looks really interesting. I'm curious what the two smaller screens will do, and how they'll affect the gameplay; all in all, looks very promising! Also, I'm looking forward to seeing those hot bat sprites :D

(BáiYù's logo is so cute @w@)

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#11 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:27 am

*sees most adorable bat sprites ever*

*secretly lurks*

(Are the two screens where the bat sprites appear? Will be very different and looking forward to the nano being finished!)

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#12 Post by Avior » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:20 pm

ALCOR_etc wrote:The three-screen set-up looks really interesting. I'm curious what the two smaller screens will do, and how they'll affect the gameplay; all in all, looks very promising! Also, I'm looking forward to seeing those hot bat sprites :D

(BáiYù's logo is so cute @w@)
Sunlit-Dreamer wrote:*sees most adorable bat sprites ever*

*secretly lurks*

(Are the two screens where the bat sprites appear? Will be very different and looking forward to the nano being finished!)
Thank you! The bat sprites will appear on the main screen, and the side screens will used primarily for information! I'll post a preview of this once the the human sprites are finished.

For now, I have another update! The bat sprites are all done, so I've updated the main post with the finalized sprites!
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#13 Post by Alcor » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:29 pm

oh my gosh those sprites
they're so
so
CUUUUUTE

JEAN'S HAPPY FACE THOUGH. SO HAPPY.

I'd totally go for Dinky first, though because more rage + smaller body = more concentrated rage and that is always fun

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#14 Post by BáiYù » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:01 pm

I hope half of Dinky's dialogue is him shrieking at you
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#15 Post by Hazel » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:13 am

I am so here for a game about cute bats.
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