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Our Mountain [Dark Fantasy, Yokai, Drama, Romance]

#1 Post by Neeka » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:11 pm

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Our Mountain takes place in an isolated region of ancient Japan. One day Kumiko, a woman living alone on the mountaintop, finds two soaked Yokai in her home. Unable to cross the flooding river due to melting snow and ice, they must stay with her until the river recedes. As they live together their true reason for descending the mountain becomes apparent, thrusting Kumiko into a difficult situation-one that could paint the valley in blood. Will she choose her gut feeling, or will she be swayed by the yokai's words?


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~Free to play
~PG-13 for swears, light blood and dark themes
~Two romance interests
~Two main routes
~Multiple endings
~Full color CGs
~Japanese music and immersive SFX
~About an hour gameplay each route
~Craft Kumiko's personality through dialogue and route choices


I am hoping to Kickstarter this project. If successful, more features will be available such as:

~Secret endings
~More CGs
~Animated characters and CGs
~Transition animations
~Potential voice acting, full or partial
~Un-locakble content such as extra scenes and epilogues
~Chibis of the characters ^^

Questions for you: What do you think of the premise? Is it interesting, or do you think the Yokai theme has been overdone? Who's your favorite or least favorite character? Any questions? Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading your comments!

Wonderful graphics are made by DAX! Please check out their page~ viewtopic.php?f=62&t=52174
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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}

#2 Post by Zelan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 pm

The idea is super interesting to me - I think the trope of "[insert supernatural creature] and human fall in love" is done quite a bit, but depending on which creature it is and how the story plays out with regards to the characters' differences, it can definitely still make for a fresh and interesting story. c: I'm also always down for stories that explore darker themes, that part really caught my attention.

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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}

#3 Post by Neeka » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Zelan wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:31 pm
The idea is super interesting to me - I think the trope of "[insert supernatural creature] and human fall in love" is done quite a bit, but depending on which creature it is and how the story plays out with regards to the characters' differences, it can definitely still make for a fresh and interesting story. c: I'm also always down for stories that explore darker themes, that part really caught my attention.
Thanks for your feedback! The story definitely starts out a tad typical but the player can quickly see that there's more to them that meets the eye. Plus, instead of the Yokai being more romanticized Our Mountain shows their darker, more animalistic sides. I can't wait to show you more! ^_^

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Update: 10/9

#4 Post by Neeka » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:24 pm

The demo should be done by the end of this week/early next week. ^^

Also we will be starting a Kickstarter campaign (Dont worry, the game will still be free) to help fund some of the assets and possibly get neat extra features :)

I'll link it here once it's live. Have a nice day!

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#5 Post by ZanthosAC » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:38 pm

I do worry slightly about the success of Kickstarters for free games, but I suppose it has worked in the past. Perhaps people will be drawn to the Kickstarter campaign itself, never know.

Story is slightly iffy, since we know so little. Nothing wrong with a small cast, but I do wonder about how things will be handled. Too little shown off to make a solid judgement at the moment. Guess we'll have to wait for the demo and such. Do you have any social media accounts? I wanted to say that the text in the char profiles are really hard to read. It's nice to have a good thematic with the text, but I don't know. I feel legibility of text should be paramount. I'm fairly guilty of over-styling my own graphics and text. Just my opinion.

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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}

#6 Post by Neeka » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 pm

ZanthosAC wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:38 pm
I do worry slightly about the success of Kickstarters for free games, but I suppose it has worked in the past. Perhaps people will be drawn to the Kickstarter campaign itself, never know.

Story is slightly iffy, since we know so little. Nothing wrong with a small cast, but I do wonder about how things will be handled. Too little shown off to make a solid judgement at the moment. Guess we'll have to wait for the demo and such. Do you have any social media accounts? I wanted to say that the text in the char profiles are really hard to read. It's nice to have a good thematic with the text, but I don't know. I feel legibility of text should be paramount. I'm fairly guilty of over-styling my own graphics and text. Just my opinion.
Thanks for the feedback! To be honest I'm a tad worried about the Kickstarter too-I'm not asking thousands like many paid games require (that I've seen on the site at least). Just enough for a few more CGs and logo (I'm using commercial free music and sound effects). If more is raised then I'll add in more features. As for the story, I may update the description here. It isn't exactly a spoiler, per se, since the main idea behind the plot/story is how you react. I actually have some updated character profiles and banners that will be coming soon! ^^ As for social media, I have a few no-traffic tumblr blogs and occasionally post stuff on my instagram.

My tumblr is ostrichburgerproductions.tumblr.com.

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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}

#7 Post by Red-Baby » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 am

What do you think of the premise?
Looks interesting, I'm intrigued to know how the two of them wound up at her place and to see the story unfold.

Is it interesting, or do you think the Yokai theme has been overdone?
There's nothing wrong with making more games about yokai and monsters. As long as the story behind it is intriguing enough, I'd still be interested in playing.

Who's your favorite or least favorite character? Any questions?
I don't have enough to go by to have a favourite characters yet XD

But good luck with this game and hoping to see more.

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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}

#8 Post by Neeka » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:49 pm

Red-Baby wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:39 am
What do you think of the premise?
Looks interesting, I'm intrigued to know how the two of them wound up at her place and to see the story unfold.

Is it interesting, or do you think the Yokai theme has been overdone?
There's nothing wrong with making more games about yokai and monsters. As long as the story behind it is intriguing enough, I'd still be interested in playing.

Who's your favorite or least favorite character? Any questions?
I don't have enough to go by to have a favourite characters yet XD

But good luck with this game and hoping to see more.
Thanks so much for your feedback! Once the demo is released you'll be able to see more of the characters personalities. ^^

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10/13 Update

#9 Post by Neeka » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Updated the original graphics as well as the story description!

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Update: 10/17

#10 Post by Neeka » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm

The demo is half written/made! It will be fairly short, showcasing the basic gameplay and characters, including one choice. I have to add in the second part and some BGM + sound effects and then it'll be ready for release! ^^

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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}KICKSTARTER

#11 Post by Neeka » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Kickstarter is now live! Please check it out if you get the chance! ^-^

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/41 ... al%20novel

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Update: 10/18

#12 Post by Neeka » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:44 am

Received a cover for the game made by DAX! viewtopic.php?f=62&t=52174


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Kickstarter is 18% funded!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/41 ... sual-novel


Thanks so much!

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Update: 10/19

#13 Post by Neeka » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:43 am

Kickstarter is nearly 50% funded! ^_^

The demo is coming along nicely, just being beta tested before release.

For now, here are some in game screenshots including the main menu.

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Update: 10/21

#14 Post by Neeka » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:29 pm

The Kickstarter is 78% funded! We're so close!

To show our progress on the game, here's a sketch of a CG by Kimiyoto~



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Re: Our Mountain {Fantasy X Historical X Romance}KICKSTARTER

#15 Post by Red-Baby » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:55 am

Ohhh that CG looks good so far =D
Good job to the artist!

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