Akita Files [WIP, Background artist needed]

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Akita Files [WIP, Background artist needed]

#1 Post by Fluffycrow » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:21 pm

Upcoming is Akita Files, a mystery/otome hybrid VN and my first visual novel! I'll admit it's a bit of an ambitious project for my first, but I've created plenty of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-type games before. I figure it's the same sort of thing as far as writing goes...

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Akita Midori is a self-proclaimed detective, and she has the IQ to succeed as a legendary sleuth. There's only one problem: she's one of the laziest people in Japan! The unemployed 21-year-old finds herself motivated for once, however, when an anonymous letter arrives in the mail, asking for her help in solving a murder. With younger brother Naoto tagging along, does Midori stand a chance in picking the true culprit from a collection of eccentric and mysterious suspects?

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Name: Akita Midori
Gender: Female
Blood Type: O
Birthday: July 23
Age: 21
Case Notes: The genius detective! Eheheh. I'm the one who's conducting the investigation! Hopefully I can get this done, get myself a nice boyfriend, and then settle down for an afternoon nap. With food. Can't forget the food!


Name: Akita Naoto
Gender: Male
Blood Type: O
Birthday: December 11
Age: 17
Case Notes: Technically, everyone's a suspect. Realistically, Naoto is not a suspect. He's just my neurotic brother. I do love him, though, no matter how many times he yells at me for not getting a job.


Name: Higashiyama Keisuke
Gender: Male
Blood Type: A
Birthday: February 17
Age: 17 (at the time of death)
Case Notes: The victim in this case... or so it may seem at first glance. If Higashiyama-san really has been murdered, then why is there a boy who looks eerily like him hanging out by the crime scene? And, more importantly, why won't he be nice to me?!


Name: Minoe Minoru
Gender: Male
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: April 9
Age: 19
Case Notes: A college student who went to high school with the victim. Minoe-kun is a pretty weird guy. He's awfully cheerful, which is pretty convenient when it's early in the morning. The weird bit is that he isn't always cheerful. And when he isn't--I'm not gonna lie--he terrifies me.


Name: Ueda Yamasu
Gender: Male
Blood Type: A
Birthday: November 29
Age: 24
Case Notes: Yama-kun! Just an innocent bystander who happened to witness the murderer. Like I said, everyone's a suspect, but this guy's so cute and friendly that I don't suspect him in the slightest. But then, it's always the one you least suspect, so I should keep an eye out. The fact that he seems to be living in the closet of an abandoned building also seems to point to the idea that something may be up here.


Name: ???
Gender: Male
Blood Type: ???
Birthday: As with everything, he refuses to tell me...
Age: He looks to be a bit older than me... 23, perhaps?
Case Notes: Remember how I said something might be up with Yama-kun? Well, something's DEFINITELY up with this guy. He's mysterious, shady, and way hot, which is never a good sign when it comes to murder mysteries. I know he's involved in this thing somehow, but for obvious reasons, his relationship with the victim is far more unclear when compared to the other suspects...

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Writer: Fluffycrow
Programmer: Fluffycrow
Proofreader/Editor: Would be nice. ^-^;;
Character/CG Artist: DahliaWilder
Background Artist: Again, would be nice

Progress:
Writing: 20%
Programming: 10%
Character Art: 5%
Background Art: 0%
Music: 0%

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A few concept sketches from DahliaWilder:
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Midori
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Yamasu
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Naoto
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Keisuke
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Minoru
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#2 Post by mangakaluna » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:26 pm

Ooh, this sounds intriguing! I love her little "case notes"

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#3 Post by Zanahoria » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:56 pm

Your detective sounds like a female version of L. XD Me likes!

Anyway, this sounds great!

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#4 Post by Fluffycrow » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:55 am

Zanahoria wrote:Your detective sounds like a female version of L. XD Me likes!
XD She's a lot less awesome than L. But then, EVERYONE is a lot less awesome than L. I'm glad you're looking forward to it!
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#5 Post by azureXtwilight » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:12 am

I love it!
Keep going! :D
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#6 Post by curry nochi rice » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:12 am

Midori sounds like an unmotivated and lazy Haruhi Suzumiya rather than a female L.
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#7 Post by Fluffycrow » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Update: DahliaWilder is now the character artist of Akita Files!

Just posting to give you guys the news; I changed the original post but I'd just like to draw attention to Dahlia for being nice enough to entertain my whims. :3
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#8 Post by azureXtwilight » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:52 pm

Yay! Hope you'll post art soon :D
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#9 Post by LVUER » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Sounds fun, and female detective too!

Genius but lazy. I hope she won't start betting her grandfather's famous name too ^_^
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#10 Post by DahliaWilder » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Yay! X3. Thanks for the edit Fluffycrow! I'm working on the art right now...I've already done 3 characters so far (only the sketches, though, still thinking about the colors.)..so there might be some progress now :3.
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#11 Post by Aleema » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:48 pm

Wow, how did I miss this? *_* Great premise.

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#12 Post by Fluffycrow » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:44 pm

Just an update as far as progress on writing goes. I'm about 1/7 done with the original script... I was on vacation last week, and didn't get to work on this much, but starting Monday, I shall work with renewed vigor. In other words, I'm trying my best to hurry here. ^-^;;
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#13 Post by azureXtwilight » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:30 pm

That's a good news, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
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#14 Post by Fluffycrow » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:59 pm

Updated with some sketches from DahliaWilder. In related news, the script for the entire first "day" (of seven) has already been written! :D I'm writing... just slowly. XD
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#15 Post by Ominias » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:24 pm

Sounds AWESOME! ^-^ Can't wait!

Everything's looking good so far!

P.S. If you want, I'm up for proofreading. XD Though I may miss a few things

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