From the Celestial Dance Staff!
These are autumn greetings from Canadians, and though it's not fall for everyone, I'd like to give you a lovely taste of my country's season. This includes some Celestial Dance items, outfits and things that can only be found in Autumn in the game. (Runs from September to November I believe in the game)
Today (October 21st) I came home from school and even though I was exhausted, I took my dog for a walk.
On my way there, I didn't expect to do what I did... I collected leaves.
For those of you that have never seen autumn leaves, I'd like to share with you a little bit of what I found. Canada is actually known for it's autumns and this is just the beginning of it... So I really hope that I can find some really nice.
Sadly, the scans made the colour a bit duller, but still it's very lovely to look at.
I'm going to use the colours as a base for the autumn colours in clothing and leaves for the game :) I think they're so pretty and I think it will look beautiful in game~
These will be just some Autumn exclusive items in Celestial Dance
Sky Brew Cafe
Pumpkin Spice Latte
"Punkinz" Icing Cookie
Caramel Apple spice
Maple sugar cookie
MoonCake Family Restaurant
Heaven On Earth
Evil Pumpkin Lollipop
Frightened Ghost Lollipop
Thunder Monster Costume
Hero- Simply Fall (Teen)
Autumn Leaves (Made with the colours from my leaves)
Scary Night Themed
SCARY NIGHT COSTUMES
There is currently a missing costume (The bride costume) for the child year...
but what about the teen year?
What type of costumes should we see?
One of my ideas was to make a Dimentio costume, but it didn't look the way it should have lol. (Dimentio from super paper mario.)
I would like to do some cosplay or video game characters as costumes, but I'm stumped. I'll try to think up something.
Of course, there will be items available year round, so don't feel as though this is ALL you can buy in fall. There's a whole lot more fall exclus. as well, but I'm still working on them. Since I'm hoping I won't be doing these updates for another year, I'm going to try and push out some winter exclusives next update and some spring the next. I'm looking to complete some more stuff today guys :) Let's cross our fingers for the completion really soon.
National Novel writing month
I figured I'd share this for anyone who likes to write stories. There's an international writing month going on in November!Basically, the challenge is to write a little over 1000 words per day to reach a goal of 50000 words total. It's a lot of fun and there are some great deals and prizes for you if you complete the challenge. (There's one website sponsoring the event that will give you two free copies of your book if you publish through them~)It's totally free! I've entered too <3http://nanowrimo.org
Dialogue and relationship system
If you guys had remembered, one of the features in the game is for you to use different interactions such as 'conversation' 'story' etc.
We had to make a MINOR change to this just due to the amount of dialogue we (I) would have to write.
If you go down to the 'Getting Married' Tab, You will get a vague idea of the various relationship levels.
Friendships go on for eight different Levels.
Once you reach maximum friendship, you will have the most dialogue out of any level. Once you reach the third last level, you will begin to have the options to have conversations. Kissing will still occur as of right now. You may kiss the boys, but if you do it too early, your will lose relationship points XD
When you're a kid, it's the cheek, when you're a teen- It's on the lips LOL.
- We've officially completed the writing of Tyrone's path including the honeymoon events and dialogue.
- We're currently working on the hero's face set :) SURPRISE :D
- I fixed Tyrone's face set so his eyes look a bit more natural.
- I will be completing Tyrone and adult Cindy's face sets to complete their storyline.
- I'm working on making Cindy's new child face look a bit more like the original
- I'm re-drawing Max's character sprite.
I'm so glad that you do ^_^ I just figured it'd be lots of fun to put in a new header <3 You can see a line of pixels from the old one below it though LOL oops XD
I'm so glad ;_; I love Sora myself. It was the first time I was so overly free with the hair. It turned out decent though, so I'm happy that everyone likes him <3
Thank you :D In the next update I'll actually have some more done! so hopefully it won't be just a simple "LOL here's some stuffies that you don't care about." I'll have some serious updaes and hopefully a quick video too!
And I'm so glad you think so ;_; I'm trying my best to make some decent drawings for this game. I hope I can acheive that goal ^_^ it means a lot knowing that someone thinks I've improved <3 so Thank you!
LOL the video. I was half-asleep and supposed to be studying :D Yeah, I ramble when I'm nervous. The first time, I got to nearly the 15 minute mark with rambling. I need to make some scripts or something to eliminate the amount that I talk :)
I think I sent you an email ;_; I think. I'll go check. I've been keeping in touch with so many voice actors since It's casting season :D -_-; XD so I'm losing myself in emailing them and writers so I'm not sure who I have and haven't emailed anymore TT_TT
My best suggestion to you is to play normally until the pre-teen or teen year and just befriend all of the child year people and save in all four slots. That way, you can just pick up where you left off without having to play through all of the chapters ^_^
It's up to you though. That's what I'm doing for playtesting, except I'll be massively cheating in order to be able to test XD
Maxie <3 He's so cute. My goodness his honeymoon dialogue is probably my favorite. he's just always being silly, romantic or just cute. My cousin and I just sit around writing his dialogue LOL.
Hmm that's a tough choice. Kyler's is a bit more explicit (his path has a mention of drugs, but he's okay other than that.) and Jet's can be a bit more humorous. I love Kyler's events (one of my friends wrote out the path's scenario and it's pretty funny/brilliant.) I personally like Kyler a lot as a character (As he's super sweet), but I haven't finished Jet's path or honeymoon so I'm not sure how he'll turn out in the end :) I suppose you'll decide when you meet them? ^_^
I have to re-draw Ky-Ky :( We'll see how that works out :D
I'm glad you like that story ^_^ People are very sensitive to those topics, so I was a bit worried. I'm a bit worried about Aris though XD I think everyone's going to try to kill me. *cough*
I'm glad you enjoyed that update :D Sorry for the long reply LOL. and I'm sorry this one wasn't too fabulous XD Until next time!
I love visual novels too :) Aww I'm glad you think so ^_^; I hope it'd be alright. When we decide on the final love interest, we'll know what we're going to do for the story. Yeah, Shiro is kind of scary XD but I do like Sora personally. As I said above, I was being kind of trying to do his hair a bit wilder than I usually do XD It didn't turn out too bad. I do love him as a character though. I'll list three more when they are out :) We're going to do a poll at the end of Celestial dance to see which ones people like best and we'll chose the top three or four to be part of the visual novel <3
I'm glad you like it ^_^ At least three people come to your birthday at all times: Max, Cindy and Roxie~ So you'll always get a gift! But I agree! Lots of gifts=lots of fun :P
Ahh it's really easy to get him to date you :) Plus, you'd want to see all of his events <3 So if you do see all of Jet's teen events, you'd be dating! Then marrying him is no big deal~!
If you want to see both, you can just save, propose and then reload and play until he proposes XD I say that his is more romantic, because it typically has something to do with him and you... or it's interactive~ My favorite is Tyrones LOL His is fun~!
Ahh yes.. The flashbacks differ from person to person :) Some of them are flashbacks from the boy, and sometimes just ABOUT them. So They're usually pretty adorable <3 Max's is my favorite XD but that's just me.
Honeymoon dialogue is my favorite thing to write :3 It's so much fun to be random.
Flabbergasted is a great word XD
I would too ^_^ I would love to have both kids, but I'd be resetting until I had the boy and the girl XD you have a 1/4 chance of getting the combo you want~ Which is good.
I can kind of see Damion or Tyrone or someone with one of the hyper-active kids just dangling from their hair XD poor guys.
I think I've actually cried while trying to write it a few times XD X'D :\ :| :'(
I haven't been able to make enough of an impact yet, so I'm going to do my best to make it a nice finale~
We get attached to the pixels because they are so nice to us ;_; I don't even know XD I have some detailed after stories for each character I'd probably write about. I know I'm going to miss the look and character of Alice when I start Artists Canvas, so that's probably why I want to make a CD sequel so bad. LOL
Damion's not for everyone XD he's a Tsun-Tsun. I can't say that I dislike him anymore. He's kind of funny and sweet sometimes all he needs is a friend. He can be a bit of a jerk though LOL.
something about smashing rocks I find fun virtually XD I would get so mad in Animal Parade when I wouldn't get a diamond. CD is a little bit more fun because you don't have stamina... you just need money to make money~
Animal parade was a main influence on the CD mine for sure XD
That's okay, I don't remember what Jet likes :P I'm going to have to look at my notes. A lot of people like the sweet and bubbly personality, so it's not a bad thing XD Only some of the girls and the less popular boys dislike it. (Anastasia, Tristan... Them LOL)
I'm so glad you like them ;-; That means a lot coming from you <3 I hope I can do the other characters justice XD I'll be finishing Jet's sprite and emotions soon <3 I'll post them for next update I hope :P
It's not my favorite name, but I think that's because I'm so used to it hahaha I do like the nickname 'Roxie' though. LOL I don't know why :)
LOL It just gives people a reason to eat food I guess XD It wasn't anything special :)
I'll give you a quick tip for days where you have multiple options :)
For example, Scary night changes every year. Save before you go back home for the evening, and go either to the pumpkin patch or watch the movie. Reload and do whichever you didn't do. Then reload again and go trick or treating~
After TOTing, you get all your candy and you've seen all the dialogue~ It's one of the easier things to do XD
I'm really just teaching people how to cheat on my game *cough* XD
Thank you so much! sorry for the long message/ the lame update.
The end for now XD
Visual Novel Candidates
As you guys may know, between Artists Canvas and Celestial Dance will be a smaller end game done by our production studio that will be a visual novel.the visual novel will be one of a few concepts and Artists Canvas will be worked on afterwards. This visual novel will be governed by the likes of you guys and will NOT contain the following:1. Pre-existing CD characters2. Characters based off of other characters.Right now, there are three candidates, but more are on their way. When all of the candidates are completed, voting will take place and we will decide based on there.Currently out of the three candidates, we really REALLY adore two of them (Zeph and Sora). So I'll give you the links for you to check out ahead of time!And yes, I did do all the art TT_TT SO I apologize for the horribleness. The Yandere, ShiroThe Sweet but confused guy with a dark past, SoraThe sadistic yet somehow good, Zephyr.
I'm currently working on the birthday system for CD.
It's super cute and super simple. Basically, you enter your house on your birthday and there's a party waiting for you! you go talk to all of your friends and collect your presents. Who shows up depends on your friendship with them. If you didn't bother to make any friends, never fear... Max and Cindy will always be at your party (They're always your friend.) Your gift is random. You get a gift box, and much like animal crossing, you have to open it to get your prize.
It's all in great fun!
Marriage, Pregnancy and children
YAY CHILDREN EVERYWHERE.
All joking aside, the first few steps of the pregnancy system are complete, and SOME weddings and proposals are ready.
You've had your boyfriend for a little while and now you're looking to get married... right?
Now... you only have a set amount of time to pop the question (Or get a boyfriend for that matter) before you can no longer propose yourself. (These dates are to be finalized.
If you want to get married, get a boyfriend in your teen year. (or at least give him a promise ring.) If something goes awry,(Such as... you missed the teen year promise ring deadline) then BEFRIEND SOMEONE WITHOUT A LOVE INTEREST if your intial boy did have one. Because after the teen year, people get together based on who does not have a promise ring.
So for example: I gave Andy the promise ring, it means everyone will get together with thier love interest BUT Andy.
When you have completed the teen year, you are now eligable to get married.
Popping the question:
You will have up until HALF WAY THROUGH the young adult year to propose. If you don't, then either your honey will propose, or you just don't have a hubby. (Due to game dynamics and logic though, chances are you will be forced to get married whether you like it or not lol. I may be able to let you NOT marry, but we'll see.
If you are torn whether or not to propose, I'll let you into a little secret:
The guys proposing is a lot cuter (1) and usually are either funny, romantic or entertaining (2)
PLUS- You get married the same date whether or not you propose. You just have something to look forward to for a long....
LOOOOOOOOONG time XD
After your proposal event (Which ever it may happen to be) you get a lovely wedding with your lovely groom. It has your wedding vows and a 'flash back' of a specific event (Usually pre-game)
You will go home with your new husband and talk to your mom. Everything about him will become clear and your mom will prepare for you two to stay at your house.
She will then announce that you two are going on a honeymoon!
First, you will be on a plane to your honeymoon. If you're expecting a beautiful series of drawings and your honeymoon ending, you're in for a bit of a surprise.
Your honeymoon is not so sweet. in fact, as many of us have stated....
Your honeymoon can be sad, happy, hilarious or dramatic. You get to see a different side of the boy you married, finally seeing how he really feels. It should all end happily though~ I promise.
The honeymoon is a legit plotline. There is a story to it that you will have to play out. Having fun yet? :P
Asking for a child
After your honeymoon there will be a set date allotted for your child asking event.
Your husband will ask you if you will have a kid with him (Romantically of course. Not crude or offensive.) and you can say yes or no. If you say yes, you will trigger the next event. If you say NO, you STILL have a 1 in 25 chance of triggering the next event.
Why? because I'm evil.Maybe she finally said yes?
IN ORDER TO ALTER THIS, YOU CANNOT SAVE OVER YOUR MAIN FILE.
This 1/25 chance is chosen DURING this event. If you really do not want a child for the life of you, you cannot save until the next event passes, or else you may end up with a child anyway.
This event will be triggered a little while after the initial event. You won't be feeling too well, so your husband calls your mom over. Your mom has an idea of what's going on and asks you to do her a favor. Your husband is so obviously confused at the completely wide open situation. Upon coming back, your character will said "I'm pregnant."
(Which may or may not be the first words she says besides "Marry Me" outloud.)
This flabbergasts your husband and leaves them stunned yet excited.
Asking for a Second Child
Due to the timing of transition events, you do not see the birth of either of your children... In fact, you don't see the pregnancy of your second child. DURING YOUR PREGNANCY with your first child, your husband will ask you for the possibility of two children. You can say yes or no, but once again saying no may lead to you having a second child anyway.
This is meant to add to the realism in the game. It isn't to say it was an 'accident', it was more or less "I changed my mind" It's entirely up to you, and plus, you can save your game in a different file so you can just go back and try again. I'll give you the exact number of days between each event and you guys can then just play until then, check that you're not pregnant and then continue playing.
After your transition from young adult to adult, your children will have been born and quite feisty. Unless you have a cheat that says otherwise, the gender of your child(ren) are randomized from the transition event. Save before the Y.Adult chapter is over, and then keep resetting until you get your ideal genders *Cough* you didn't hear this from me.
There are FOUR possible children:
The Older Brother (Phoenix)
The Older Sister (Laverna)
The Younger Sister (Gemini)
The Younger Brother (Sparrow)
All the children can be renamed, it was easier for me to name them rather than calling them O.bro Y.Sis etc XD
As I've mentioned many times, the game ends after the Adult Chapter of game play. The adult chapter is somewhat of a 'falling action' as you may say, as loose ends are tied up and you have your kids. Chances are, this will be the chapter many players would stop playing at. The final Chapter of the game falls around the main character, her husband and kids as well as everyone else with their family and kids.
The finale starts almost as a transition event does. It starts out with your family saying one final goodbye as a family (Your kids bidding you farewell as you're going out with your husband.) Your husband and you end up going back to Amber Moon Elementary where you meet your friends.
Something seems to be melancholic... could this be goodbye?
From here, you'll see where each person goes in their lives. You will be getting some achievements and the game ends on a high note :)
Why Damion, Why?
I've actually fallen for my own character that I used to hate... though that seems to be a re-occurring theme LOL.
Damion's romance path falls around him not being able to open up to the Hero. He has a generally sweet path, ranging from video games to a serious audition. Damion has been classified as the "Tsundere" type in my mind lol. He's really become a nice guy compared to what he was before, and he's quite funny as well LOL.
As I disliked Jet, Andy and Kyler before, Damion is one of those characters which I have learned to love <3
I think the thing about Damion is that in reality, he's really a sweet guy. He's just afraid to show it. He's cold and tries to push everyone away.
My vision for the honeymoon is mainly to show that sweetness behind him, and to show how much he has the ability to love despite what he originally seems. He cannot be 'changed', but he always just put up a wall
It's the best feeling in the world... Mining system
This was a huge accomplishment a long time ago, since it was the first major system to be completed... or so I thought.
I called the mining system "complete" but I overlooked a very severe problem:
Once you break the stones, they will stay broken forever.
Nice way to make a little tiny bit of money and that's it, right?!
Joking aside, I have officially finished the mine so it is WORKING and the stones re-appear once you enter the room again.
Mining is a bit annoying to be honest. You get a bunch of ore... you refine it and see if you got something of value. Getting money can do one thing for you:
Buying gifts can go towards giving to people or earning achievements (Though the fandom wear and merch). Giving gifts can be helpful for gaining friendship points. Friendship points help with gaining the 'crush' status which eventually leads to gaining a good amount of love points.
YAY COMPLEX STUFF.
Refining system complete
Once again, a part of the game that never actually worked properly.
If you recall the video "Celestial Dance Activities", The activities included 'Refining'... Which is where you take your ores from the mine and make them into gems or glass.
The issue with this system was that it wouldn't refine ALL of your ores and I couldn't figure out why. It turns out that I nested some things I shouldn't have and I just did a quick edit. The whole thing is working now, meaning that all your ores are refined~
Currently, it cost 8000G to refine (Which is like an equivalent to $80 US XD) But I'll lower it down when I get an idea on how easy/difficult it is to make money. Because mining can get you rich fast, this may be the final price as well to create a sink for your gold. In the end, it's much worth the 8000G as long as you have LOTS of ores to refine.
There are currently three personalities in the game:
Shy and Scared
Rude and Sassy
Sweet and Bubbly
These three personalities are heavily influenced on what you do in your child year.
We are currently in development of a FOURTH personality type.
These personality types help with popularity ratings and help with friendliness. They don't do much other than this.
Out of the main girls and boys, a few of them like each personality. This will give you an added boost (or decline) based on the given personality.
Children faces everywhere!
...The title Didn't turn out as planned... did it?
This is Maxie <3 It's just a sketch right now, but I hope to soon line it and colour <3
Anastasia's new Face Sprite.
Then of course, we have miss Destiny... if you don't recall, she looked like this:
She now looks like this:
Beginning of Miss Destiny's child art. Dear god the improvement.
And colouring went from this....
And Former colouring
The NEW colouring. Much more fitting outfit for her age and sparklie hair :D Her hair isn't side-banged yet. But it will be once she grows up.
I'm currently in the process of altering the website to make it up to date. I've currently added blank pages for all the characters and edited some of the originals. Not ALL of them are complete, but most of the girls' are and I'm just working on the guys right now.
ALSO, if you haven't noticed/refreshed your page in a while, the header has changed to celebrate 'scary night'.
Okay, so we're trying to come up with a story for SN, because we know there are a few groups who do not like halloween for religious purposes. I'll try my best not to do anything over the top... just the header for now. It'll go back after Halloween passes.
We will also be removing ALL of the previous generated sprites (the ones I didn't draw) from the character pages and slowly fill them with my drawn art.
About Roxanne- The character
I know there has been a bit of a question about why there is a 'character named after me' in Celestial Dance. I want to let you know that this isn't really the case.
The orange haired Roxanne is based off of someone I used for an on-going story. She's the person I wanted to be when I was 10 years old and became so flawed by the time I turned 16 that she began to be a reflection of the good and bad parts in myself.
As funny as it is, I didn't name her after me entirely... but rather Roxanne from the Disney series. Max, Goofy's son, was my 'first crush' when I was little. Her memory was implanted in my brain and that's why.
I actually really don't like the name LOL.
I've been kind of avoiding using her name if you haven't noticed, because I know it's really weird XD I just wanted you guys to know the character isn't made in vain XD
One of the last new features???
Because CD is reaching it's tipping point, I'm just finishing up the small new details before I do any in-depth writing for dialogue etc. Once dialogue is finished, I need to work the mechanics of the day-change and then the full day-to-day life is basically complete. It's only the events, school... transitions etc.
This is one of the last new things you will hear and that is food preference.
I'll be asking you each time you eat something if you liked it and slowly you'll build up food preferences. At the end of the game, it will state which your favorite type of food is.
It's just a simple little thing that helps with the finale making it more important and special to you~ It also shows how much you ate LOL.
Scary Night Video
I made a video a couple weeks ago based on Scary Night. It has me babbling, so mute if it you'd like :)
It shows the full system of Trick or treating and the pumpkin patch. Sadly, the 'watch movie' option didn't work like I wanted it to, so you don't get a preview of that :(
I'm so glad ;_; I'm planning to re-draw Max though :S I want to see if I can make him a little better looking :)
Ahh well when you play the game you'll understand. The honeymoon is quite the adventure and probably my favorite part of the game XD Jet's will be fun~ I'll do my best for him too! Kyler's is pretty funny too, Max has some great moments and Andy got me hitting my head on the counter wondering why I became so depressing XD But some of his dialogue is really funny too <3
Neither do I to be honest XD It depends on how motivated I am and how quickly I can write/event things :) When the game is finished I'm going to be testing like crazy to the point that I never want to play again X'D then I have a load of testers to test the game too~ So my friends will tell me where I messed up.
I hope I can get a lot finished by then ;_; At least the primary part of the game. At least enough where I can say that I know WHEN I can get the game out :) I really do hope to be finished by sometime early 2014, but we'll see if my time estimations are right!
LOL It's okay. YAY FOR GIFT GIVING! That's all that matters I suppose. My favorite thing though, is Item #108 XD
The It's a video game titled: Galaxy Stride: Alter the waves.
... Sound familiar XD
It's basically Celestial dance within Celestial Dance, and if you give it to someone, they just stare at you and criticize the game. HAHAHA I just couldn't resist.
Jet's a great character. I think I may have found a great voice actor for him too~ I'm really excited, because Jet's a pretty fun character to write for. Damion is kind of a jerk to him in their jealousy event LOL
The fun thing about Tyrone is that he's become a tribute character. He now randomly speaks phrases of Japanese. It's really cute~ He is Japanese by blood and it's assumed that he does know the language. It isn't me just randomly putting in Japanese because I can HAHA I already did that with Kyler and Max ._.
*cough* Items, what items XD Just kidding :P You'll see a lot of references throughout the game~ If you ever have any requests, let me know :)
Lots of items, lots of dialogue~ lots of fun! It's just a matter of HOW you get the items I'm worried about XD But you can get a lot of money... it's just spending it that's problematic.
It seems that I do too XD They luckily all begin to worry about clothing, but not in a superficial way.
I'm SO glad you liked the update! I'm sorry this one is so lame XD I'm still working on Voice acting, scripts and all that good stuff :)
I'll reply to your email in a bit! I want to just draw you something really quick ^_^ Then I'll send it with the next one~
WOOO ANOTHER NEW ONE ^_^ I haven't emailed you in a while either ;_; I'm sorry. Midterms... university *sobs*
Ahh thank you TT_TT I'm so glad you think so! I hope this one shows some improvement as well :P
My voice?! XD Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked the video and my voice XD Hopefully it will sound okay in game too when I'm playing the three characters HAHAHA.
Max is my cutie <3 He has added benefits and stuffs~ like a couple extra events. He's really funny <3 and really sweet. A lot of Max's dialogue is really nice and I put so much more effort into it LOL
Kyler is surely one of my favorites. I'm not sure how people will react to his and Jet's story. They have some things in it that's some people may not like LOL They're both smokers but it's about quitting basically. They're still great characters <3
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed this one too! :D
End of update~
Welllllll Max first.
This is the start of Maxie <3 I think I'll try again on him though TT_TT
Next is Jet~
Just a little heads up to the honeymoon, I'm finishing Andy's events (Minus having Andy's face done.) For the honeymoon. I'm currently deciding the themes of each piece of dialogue.
Kyler- Whitty, Random, Cute and humorous (Complete)
Max- Romantic, Funny, Random, parody (Most complete)
Andy- Depressing (Omg I'm crying), fairly humorous (Started)
Jet- You see something into his personality... so humorous
Tristan- The front desk lady yells at him a lot. Funny for sure
Tyrone- Humorous and cute (romantic even?)
I think some of my favorite dialogue spans between Kyler and Max. I've had a few people laughing at them. I actually don't know how Andy's got so depressing, but it did. I don't think I can stand to listen to him...
Celestial Dance turned into a real game for me?
For a long time, I've seen Celestial Dance as a project... not a potential game for me to play... But that seems to have changed. I was testing out the crush system again to see what I had done with it, And after talking to Max I realized I had to go work on something else (Since the crush system is FLAWLESS~) So for the first time in a LOOOONG time, I saved the game and turned it off.
I know that seems stupid, but saving for me is never needed. I kept a save in the house so I can play as if I had just started a new day. This means that for a second, I thought I was playing someone elses game and made real game progress (Even though all I did was talk to Max and gush over his cuteness) So It's starting to feel like a real complete game now. It's a really great sign, because apart from dialogue, there aren't many more logistics things that I need to do. Events I need to test for, but everything is under control! INCLUDING the Child-preteen-teen transition points.
The Official favorite gifts
As documented by the game, I have assigned each boy a number. This number corresponds with another number which corresponds to an item...
...Confusing? Let me explain!
As I move closer to completing the gift giving system, I will be doing a lot of gift typing... this meaning that each set of gifts (For example: Flowers, Fried noodles, Ice cream) will be given a range of numbers. Each number within this range will correspond to an item of that group. This way, the system will be able to determine what the player is holding without having 200 different switches. There are only a handful of the CD items you can give, but still they are helpful all the same.
So... here's an example:
The number 6 corresponds to Max's favorite gift.
...It's not important.
What is, was the fact that I needed to make the OFFICIAL list of favorite gifts.
So, I'll give you the boys since those are finalized.
Aris: Mystic Quartz
Max: Otaku Fusion boxset- Shounen Edition (Interchangeable with Roxanne's favorite)
Andy: Noodle basket with Seafood
Tyrone: Otaku Doll
Tristan: Rainbow moonstone
Jet: Artists Canvas (lol)
Damion: Baylisk Flower
Kyler: Demolition Black
Gage: Beygoma Blade Boxset
Money Exchange rate
I will be using the Japanese Yen rates for CD, just because it's a larger number but falls well within my knowledge.
(1 Canadian dollar is around 100 yen)
So this way, I'll be able to calculate the PROPER price for everything.
The currency used in the pure lands is currently G or Gold, but it may change. Keep in mind that the pure lands are either in North America or Europe (Even though it's questionable.)
So, for example... A Teddy bear is around 12 dollars?
Got an allowance of 20 dollars?
All good? So a lot of items have been priced~
More lovely obcessions
YES I had a lot of fun with my references. Mainly the gifts are references of my various anime obcessions etc.
So I have the box set of all of my favorite shows as an item... but changed a little bit:
Wonderful Complex (lovely Complex)
Vampire Day (I don't like it anymore, but why not? Vampire knight)
Beygoma Blade (Beyblade)
Battle B-dakid (Battle B-daman)
Pocket Creatures (Pokemon/pocket monsters)
Siblings Conflict (Brother's conflict)
Then I have some dedicated dolls to the following characters:
Gray Michael Vincent (My darling from b-daman)
Kain Akatsuki (The only character I love from Vampire knight still)
Aido Hanabusa (Vampire knight dude that I no longer care for)
Kiriyu Zero (Another character I dislike from VK)
Cross Yuki (The main character that I don't care for from VK)
Yusuke Asahina (My baby from BroCon)
Tsubaki Asahina (The other one I'm in love with from Brocon)
Natsume Asahina (The other other one from brocon)
Fuuto Asahina (The one I hate from brocon lol)
Kaname Asahina (Brocon)
Iori Asahina (omg. He's awesome but scary from brocon)
Wataru Asahina (Cuuutie from brocon)
Azusa Asahina (The third triplet from brocon)
Lol too much BroCon. I'm adding more dolls, seeing as I'm making the general gifting system fairly obvious. SOME food can be gifted, while others... not so much.
For example, You can gift cookies, but not buns or tomatoes. Some cooked foods will be giftable, but due to amount of work I have to put into each item, some will not be.
Allotted Items slots
This is solely to give you an idea of how many giftable items are in the game. There are more items, but they cannot be gifted.
1-30 is currently all main NPC favorite gifts.
Currently, 31-100 are all reference items. That's 100 CEs that I have to make TT_TT Then onto Gems, Food and other gifts.
That means currently 31-100 items serve no other purpose but to give a gifts and achievements (Some you can eat)
But then again, CD items aren't very useful as a whole lol. Getting money to buy more pointless items. You currently have no hunger system, so basically having money is great to buy gifts.
101-110 will be video games
111-160 is dedicated to giftable food items (meaning there are only 50 items apart from the favorite foods that can be gifted.)
161-180 Is dedicated to gems and their produce.
181-184 will be special items such as Engagement rings
185-190 Will be for special items retaining to plot
191-200 will be remaining gift able items.
You would think I would allot more than 9 slots for beyblade, but shockingly, I didn't. Reason? The entire freaking game is a beyblade reference lol. (Not really.)
Common likes among characters
Who are you most like? Well, let's see and find out. Look up your interests to see who shares it with you.
Andy (Action, Sports, RPG)
Max (RPG, Action, Romance, Visual Novel, Life)
Roxanne (RPG, Action, Romance, Visual novel, Life, dating)
Tyrone (Action, Life, Visual Novel, Romance)
Jet (Action, Romance)
Kyler (Action, RPG)
Gage (Action, RPG, Visual Novel)
Roxie (Baseball, Basketball)
Tyrone, Roxanne, Max and Cindy are the primary anime lovers of the group. Cindy leans more to shojou, Tyrone to Shounen as the siblings stay in the territory of both.
Anastasia also watches Anime (As Referenced by her favorite gift.) She only watches shojou anime though.
Gage only watches shounen anime as well, but he's quite into it.
Jet watches the odd action anime every now and again. It's a constant joke that his probable anime preference is towards romance.
Willow doesn't really like anime, but she does like the OHSHC doll.
All of the characters have some degree of fashion added to their liking. They each have their own style (in the boys case, it's usually punk) but there are some who look to fashion a bit more.
Official Gift Giving Confirmation
This is just an official statement saying that gift giving is officially confirmed to work. The characters respond to each set of items depending on their tastes. They can be given around 200 different items, most of them difficult to obtain.
The boosts in friendship,however are significant. But, in the end... it won't buy you love. Personality and talking to them is the best way to go.
Remember, it's really easy to gain friendship, but it takes time to develop a crush on you. Love points cannot be obtained through giving gifts (That'd be shallow!) and can only be obtained through talking to them. After they have romantic feelings for you, it is then up to you to offer them the ring, but only after you have a high relationship with them.
This system is final and will be in the final cut of the game :)
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW
Gotta go and work on some university work TT_TT but I'll update when I get more done! So far the gift giving system is doing great! I'll update you guys from there!
Hey guys! Another super quick update. As I mentioned on the main page last quick update, I actually changed my mind about Max and Roxanne seeing as both of them will have outdated art. I really gave it my all and ended up drawing the two of them in revamped form. Max is nearly a carbon copy of his old face (infact, I even copied and pasted his old eyes onto the drawing.) but Roxie's overhaul is quite the change. I'm not too thrilled with the way she turned out, so that's why she's kind of been pushed to the side.
None of these have been coloured yet, but they have been drawn. (Duh)
So let me start by responding to Kuroneko Quickly.
It is quite interesting. It kind of made it easier to get these things off of our chest because we won't be able to include them lol
That's a smart idea :) It won't ruin anything if you finish it first. It might just be a little strange XD
LOL I know! It feels like just yesterday that I drew with my trackpad *Sniff Sniff* You were the one who inspired me to get a tablet ^_^ I'm so glad you think so! :') That makes me so happy! I'm so glad you like her ;_; hopefully I can do the other girls justice as well!
I'm so glad you like Tyrone too TT_TT I was afraid everyone would be mad that I overhauled the style so much. I really like the hair and face shapes better in this style, though I can still keep my beyblade twist to it all :3
I hope Jet will be done justice too :D
Have a great day~ You'll hear from me soon!
I told you he looks nearly the same. I just changed his face shape a bit and his hair now fits the style better.
Jet's arms may be a bit off, but his new gamer style really suits him. I'll be fixing his arms in his body line-art. All of the boys will have their faces done and shared before the full body is completed
What to look forward to...
GOALS FOR TODAY:
GOALS FOR TOMORROW:
The failed Roxie
I got to go to school, so I'm not even going to write anything below. I'll update as soon as I have some new graphics to share~
Just a couple heads up. One is that the project is back in full swing (Now that I have school lol) and we're on our way again after a very sparse two months (mainly because of my trip and apathy)
So, to begin I want to reply to the two comments from last update. This update is SUPER quick. It's nothing that extreme... Unless you count extreme makeovers to be extreme XD
*Cough* IStillHaveToRespondToYourEmail *Cough*
I'm so glad you like the wedding dress :) I hope you like my little graphics update in this one too!
Ahhhhhh That makes me so happy ;_; I'm glad you like my chibis. They like you too!
I like Dako the best too :) Thank you! I'll give them a try later on!
*Sobs* I want to get MOST of that done this week. Hopefully I can catch up before school gets super hard lol <3
LOL yep I just wanted to put them all together. I use these posts a lot for my own reference too, so it helps when I have them in all one place XD I hope to push out some more outfits soon!
I'm so glad you like him :'D I think this update is going to be kind of upsetting to me, because the style between a lot of the faces are going to differ as you'll see. So hopefully it won't be too bad :S XD
LOL You're Jet's wife already XD
I'm glad you like him :) I understand about her revamp though, since all I really did is shade her over. Max I re-drew the entire outline.
I will! I've been writing up a storm! I actually am almost finished writing the Tyrone/Cindy path and then I'll be on Jet's :)
Have a great time until I can hear from you!
I'll respond to your email now XD Sorry I had a lot to do this week.
^ Did you change your name? :S XD
WOOO NEW UPDATES! it took me so long to write XD This one, not so much! AHH thank you *Blushes* I'm glad you like the video and my voice :)
LOL This is why I didn't have the heart to take out the saved files XD Just befriend them all and make 4 files in the teen year~! Then you can marry four guys with only half the effort!
*Cough* Totally cheating at my own game *Cough*
Thank you ^_^ I hope this one is semi-satisfactory as well!
Da mini update!
So, you guys may have read above that I had just finished writing a bunch of the scenes for the Cindy and Tyrone path. Now here are a few things that arose from that:
- A website called "The dark truth of Celestial Dance" Is being worked on my myself and my cousins. It has all of the dark alternate ideas we had for the characters. It won't be live until the game is complete. The website will be for people 18 and over due to the somewhat dark atmosphere and the ability to ruin the characters and ideas for you.
- I drew Teenage Cindy
- I am working on the Cindy revamp overhaul
- I am working on the Andy revamp
- and I drew Tyrone.
SO on that note. I'm going to explain a little bit about this.
Andy's face is now questionable. I want to revamp him either to match my new style, or just revamp as I did for Max and his sister. My style incorporates the beyblade shounen style now mixed with a shojou style I kind of adore. You'll see the difference in Tyrone, but really... Because they are drawn in a generally same manor, the in game differences in style shouldn't be too much. *Crosses fingers*
I unfortunately haven't finished with teen Tyrone yet, so Cindy is currently waiting for colour and her child sprite for a revamp. This is her current sprite for as an eight-thirteen year old cindy. And entire overhaul is planned for this to make her more relating to the current style.
Now here's something you HAVEN'T seen before. And that would be Cindy's Grayscale teen sprite. Guess what? She keeps the pigtails!
This was initially questionable. Cindy has grown up a lot over the years Going from this:
To the image above that. She was the first character EVER drawn for Celestial Dance. Now, she changes one last time... and plus, We get to see sweet little Cindy grow up.
Ready to see teen-adult Cindy guys?
You better be ready...
There is certainly some similarities such as the bows and choker, but Cindy has grown up from the little shy girl we used to know.... no?
I adore Cindy, as I do love to play her. It was an honor to have the role forced upon me. I'm quite proud of her drawing as it actually didn't fail epically.
But, she was indeed the second to be drawn. May I introduce my Tyrone to you?
Our very first complete Child-teen set was Tyrone. I love Tyrone and Cindy as a couple. I gush over the two of them
(actually, after I drew Cindy, I took the paper that I had Tyrone drawn on and made them kiss for Amelia XD)
Let me introduce you to child Tyrone first.
Ty is shockingly a popular kid to begin with. He's friends with Anastasia and later Tai, Damion, Jet and Kyler. Tyrone is a generally sweet guy with a flirtatious personality. Despite his popularity in the school (And later with the girls) Tyrone maintains a friendship with the shy mayor's daughter, Cindy Brook Woods.
So He's pretty adorable when he's a kid, no?
Well let me introduce you to Teen Tyrone's head and coloured body (I'll show you a large head and then you can go check out his body.)
Be prepared to be scared.
I'm probs annoying you now...
HAHAHA your probably going to kill me now aren't you?
A little farther....
Were you expecting him to look like this? I sure wasn't. Where's my sweet innocent Ty baby :c
His body makes it no better.
I needed to give this guy some personality. Talk about the 'boy next door'.
Here's the thing. He may look menecing, but really... Tyrone is a sweet and caring guy despite the exterior. I wish I didn't have to marry him ;_; I want him with Cindy :c
Anyway, Enjoy you new and improved CD bishie!
I'm going to ATTEMPT an Andy, Aris and Jet Overhaul (LOL the three most popular boys) Max is staying as he is, as is Roxie but the others may not be safe. Hopefully the styles will continue to match. They seem to be fine, but they may seem a bit mis-matched, but meh. Enjoy ladies and gentlemen. I promise AC will have more matching artstyles. I can try to re-do max with thinner lines, but it's not much of a difference :P
I'll try to update within the next 24 hours with some more sprites. I may not colour them, but at least I may get some done :D
See you guys then! (Be prepared. I may update within a few hours)
~ WELCOME ~
There is more than meets the eye to this light-hearted atmosphere. Could it be that there was an upset so powerful that loomed within the inner works of the game?
Up until a couple weeks ago, it was written into the solid plans that Julia Rye (The Heros mother) was to pass away in the mid workings of the game. It would give the freedoms to the hero and her potential husband to live at home alone. Of course, the death of the mother was later integrated as just a part of the life simulation, but later it was discovered that Julie was a strong character and none of us wanted for her to die. And so Julie remains alive for the entirity of the game as she has thrived as both a strong mother figure and friend to the player.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have quite the treat for you today... Today the concept of one of the wedding dresses have been revealed. This is the idea of one of the three wedding dresses that will be available for the hero's wedding.
The concept drawing is by Roxie Knight and has been placed on deviantart for all to see but for none to reveal. The drawing was done entirely by tablet through a series of sketches:
1. the skeleton
2. Going over in thinner lines
3. Solidifying the lines
4. making clean lines.
If you click the image, you will get the full quality. We are quite aware that her hand has no fingers... the artist got lazy.
A lot of you have noticed that I have been posting a bit of art revealed in updates on deviantart beforehand. I use my deviant art as an outlet sometimes to post images and also to use it as a host to send it to those I sketch for.
I do post non-CD related things on there, such as GIFS and other stuff.
But, occasionally, you will see things like this pop up.
Even though her hair turned out WAAY Too brown (Her hair is supposed to be bright orange >.>) This was supposed to be a chibi of Roxie. Of course, this has no impact on Celestial Dance, but you can see some artwork that I made just for the sake of it based off of some characters from CD.
Then there may be images like this one, which may seem fairly simple, but may have some relevance in the future.
There may even be some hobby art that I do that may relate to some of my characters.
So... Why not? If you want to check out my deviantart, I'm under Roxanne410. It's not that I'm looking for pageviews, It's for you to see some things before the update. :)
~*~You have been Lied To~*~
Now we have reached the point in our menu where we come clean about some items on our previous selection. You have been lied to about Damion.
The drawing you saw of Damion last time, was not his final face.
Okay... okay... It's first of all not that big... and technically, I didn't lie.
So here's the story. I decided I wanted to sketch... So I started drawing and it turned into Jet:
I also drew Tyrone and Cindy.. but they didn't turn out.
These were going to be used as a concept for the character page... but then something came up that made me feel a little uneasy about doing so.
DAMION'S SKETCH ACTUALLY WAS GOOD!
It captured his image and even reflected his look on the title screen:
I have re-drawn and coloured Damion twice! He's so difficult. So I made another sketch!
How about this one?
His eyes need some adjustments, but other than that, I think it could work.
...Still not great.
How about our less spoken about friends? We haven't forgotten Willow!
What do you think about the rough sketches? They'll end up looking like the traditionally drawn ones, only quicker to do. Right now, these are just concepts. they may not even make it to the final game!
But? You like the amount of drawing so far? No? Then what about Dakota?
Still feeling down on your luck? Need more for your graphics fill to be quenched?
Well keep reading!
Final Character List and Origins
We have met the characters and we know them all too well Perhaps we should delve a little deeper. We know some of the origins and Middle names, but why don't we go a bit farther... just for fun!
Andy Valitrov: Andy was born in Araysia but is of Russian Decent
Tyrone Kirimura: Born and raised in Araysia but of Japanese decent.
Kyler Foxxe: Born in Brooklyn, Raised in Aurakai (The town to the North West of Araysia.)
Gage Falcon Knight: Born and raised in Araysia, originally from Japan.
Jet Ryker York: Originally from Australia, Raised in Aurakai
Max Destiny: American/Canadian Decent, Araysian born with hints of Japanese.
Damion Skylar King: Born and Raised in Aurakai, European decent.
Tristan Andrew Mallory: Raised in Araysia, Half Japanese and half German.
Jay Zander West: Born and Raised in England
Leo Draco: Born and Raised in Araysia, Chinese decent.
Aris Steele Dragon: Born and Raised in Elica, French decent.
Anastasia Whitney Valitrov: Born and Raised in Araysia, Russian Decent
"Alice Rye": Born in Aurakai, Raised in Araysia.
Tytannia Claire Winters: Born and Raised in Florida brought to Araysia.
Cindy Brook Woods: Canadian decent through her mother, unknown background through father. Araysian by birth.
Kandi Ash Johnson: Kandi is Italian mixed with Greek and Spanish. Moved to Araysia from Elica.
Serenity Lai-Draco: Born in Korea, mixed with Chinese. She was Raised in the pure lands.
Dakota Iris Vega: Raised in the US, from Australia and Holland.
Scarlet: Spanish and Australian, Raised in Australia.
Piroline Anya York: Raised in Australia. Also decent. Moved to Aurakai
Roxanne Sapphire Brooklyn Destiny: Canadian, hint of Japanese. Born and Raised in the pure lands.
Willow Eva London: Japanese born, raised in the pure lands.
While year one is boring and tedious, there is no need to panic... for the high school years are pretty dang awesome.
Not only are they fun, but they're programmed to be really fun too!
In just your third day, a fight already breaks out. I adore the school lessons where there are events and movement. I think this one was just small and sweet. Tytannia and Tai yell at each other and get lectured about how they are all family... Pretty dang awesome.
Below is a video of one of the days. I apologize... I ramble through the video... a LOT
As far as the school system goes, quite a bit has been accomplished in the sense of figuring things out. I've managed to finish quite a few school lessons apart from this, and the rest are pretty easy to write. YAY!
I'm going to have to apologize. I've been in Japan for the passed few weeks, and I did as much as I could. I'm currently SUPER jetlagged... Meaning last night I slept 17 hours, and now I pulled an all nighter.
So anyway... As far as updates go, I've worked on the school system as well as the gift giving system.
Max's sprite has been replaced in the game with his new sprite (Which I forgot to do) and so has Andy's.
Max's wedding and part 1 and 2 of the honeymoon complete.
Andy's blushing sprite and wedding sprite to be completed with his wedding.
Special school event has been added as well as the first unit of highschool nearly completed.
The mystery is to be completed sometime in the next week or so, as Tyrone's teen face has been drawn and will be ready for insertion in the near future.
Tyrone's romance path with Cindy as well as Cindy's facial sprite are planned to be completed sometime within the next two days.
Tyrone and the Hero's romance path will be completed after Andy's has been done.
Kyler's romance path is near completion. All events have been written, the voice actor given direction and the his honeymoon events are nearing completion as well.
The child system and events will be implemented one of the days this week.
Jet will be either re-drawn or re-vamped for insertion as he will be after Tyrone for the romance events to be completed.
Aris's face sprite to be re-vamped as well as his child sprite.
Gage is next in line for the Romance events after Jet.
Max is on reserve for after Kyler if his romance events get completed.
All weddings to be completed sometime soon.
Engagements shortly after.
Not too much of an update, but a lot of to-dos now that I'm home ^_^;;;
I'm currently so stuck for Max's love story TT_TT
I was recently reading the Artist's canvas script. I really like the stories for the Rivals. But I'm still running into the same problems- The Hero has terrible love stories X'D
Below will be the full list of child outfits thus far. There may be more, but so far this seems to be where we are staying without the addition of the halloween costumes.
WARNING: SPOILERS OF GRAPHICS
Simply Series (Child)
Simply Lovely (Default)
Finite All Star
Revolution Series (Child)
I'm going to be releasing a livestream and podcast for Celestial Dance (Hopefully) to show the production on top of my REALLY slow updates. It'll show some work on the characters, plot, events, playtesting, etc.
I'll be posting the player on the main page, so check back often for updates!
As of right now, item lists and events have been written as nearly ALL of the plot points have been written up.
This means that a good portion of the game's story is completed. Max, Andy and Kyler are currently receiving their stories from start to finish, simply because I have their face sprites ready to go. More will follow when I get my drawing ability back after stress and other stuff goes away.
So anyway... There is a lot of small things that have been done that really count. The rest of Max's path will be done sometime today hopefully.
My next order of business is the title screen. UGH. So much drawing and work! XD
Max Destiny- Teen
I had earlier stated that I wasn't going to reveal any of the teen facesets of the original cast (Original meaning Tyrone, Max, Leo, Andy, Gage... or any other main character that appears in year one) but then I realized: "How are the people going to like them if they don't know how their face looks D:"
So... This is what I'll do. I'll show you the BEST revamped emotions and faces of the characters (To leave some suspense) to give you a taste of their in-game look.
Now if you know my deviant art account, you will see that I've been more active on there than I am anywhere else... solely because I'm lame. I've been spending the passed few months working on my art skills... and now I want to give you a little treat I'm going to show you Max's face set for the second time as a teen, as well as compare him to the NEW revamped face. I WOULD show you Max's first face... but sadly, it's on my other computer... and I'm lazy. So sorry XD
I LIED >:D it is on my computer XD (Actually I found it after I wrote that ;_;)
This was the VERY first drawing of max I did a few years ago <3 It won't be used in the game. It was his child face... originally was to be his teen before colouration. It was drawn by hand (As usual) Scanned and lined and coloured ENTIRELY via trackpad.
*Shudders* looks like an alien.
Next, I'll show you the original face set that was from a little while ago. I didn't change the colouring or the line art... just used clean lines and shading techniques. *cue angels*
This is the original:
IMPROVEMENT :D Now finally, I managed to get in a bunch of shading and drawing techniques. This image above was drawn using my tablet (Scanned from original traditional piece.) and shaded using the same technique. I think he's pretty awesome like this, but let's update his artwork to match my newer style, shall we?
Now, It may not seem different at first, but you can soon spy the cleaner lines and lack of an arm band (Those are too hard for me XD His hair is cleaner and so is his skin shading and everything else. He all around looks about 100 times better.
Roxanne Destiny- Teen
Using the shading techniques, I did happen to try some stuff out for Roxie! I'm not sure if she looked better in her old revamp... but it fits Max's new style~
I'll show you how things looked before the first re-vamp, even though you've seen that in the last update.
First revamp I did
Newest revamp... Too shiny?
Back to the basics
Wellll! That's it!
Today, I'm going to finish writing all of the teen love events for reverse couples. WOOO IMPOSSIBLE GOALS!
Anyway, I promise the next update will only take a week or less to write. This one was a bit hard since it was really crazy between getting ready for university and my trip :)
Thanks for reading! Sorry it was so pointless/took so long XD
WELCOME TO MY EXTREMELY OVERDUE GAME UPDATE!
Now... I've been practicing my drawing above all else, got accepted into my dream university and currently recovering from my birthday ^_^;
I'm in exam period too...
SO... Because we passed June 10th (my birthday), I figured we should talk a bit about birthdays!
Alright, so here it goes.The very start of the game is still questionable as to how it will play out. All we know so far is there is going to be something of an 'anime opening' and then goes into a cutscene of the principle of the school interviewing you and your mom to get the information for registration. Because I'm lazy, I only threw in that you can have your birthday from the first to the 30th. If your birthday is in February, it'll be 1-28th. I may throw it in where you can have a birthday on the 31st, but it requires a lot of checking to see the month and then set it to the proper date if you guys decide to choose a date that is not proper X'DSO. After selecting your birthday, there will be a day dedicated to it. Your birthday may land on a holiday, so therefore, I've set it up so you can participate in both.Be careful where you place your birthday. Remember, the game goes on a round year, from September to September in the first chapter.
On the day of your birthday, you can enter in the afternoon anytime.
Here's a sneek peek at some of the newest faces of CD :)
Laverna, the eldest daughter
Damion's final drawing???
A very pixelated image of.... T-Tytannia?!
Hmm Who might this be? His Original name is Naomi. I wonder who he could be...?
Sneek Peek at Finale
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
We promise that the ending is satisfying and sweet. No one dies, or is hurt or anything.
We have a little bitter sweet beginning to show you.
It is the final picture EVER to be shown in CD.The picture's context is that it's a picture. Yes, everyone is spread around etc. This will be drawn throughout the remainder of CD (The grass, school and people need to be drawn.
This is the concept outline of our 22 characters in one drawing.
It's a little difficult to see, but yes, that is Jet sprawled out on the grass in the front there X'D
It says "Thank you" At the top... To thank Everyone for playing.
This is going to be the HARDEST scene for me to do. Not only emotionally, but programming wise too.
The scene has somewhat of a video aspect to it on top of sound, vocals etc.
Previous school delima
About that school issue we had before about there being around... 2944 SCHOOL LESSONS o_o
Yeah, so I figured out a way to minimize that number down to 800
It's not really favorable, but...
This is what we'll do
- Removing May and June as scheduled months of school, make school from September to April
- Remove second period. There was originally two lessons a day... I'll be making this period an 'extra period'. It will still exist, but the student will come to class, the screen will black out, and you can then go home.
On certain days, this will be used for assemblies, activities etc.
In the end, there will only be about 800 units minus those that are of holidays.
Currently, 1.5 months have been obliterated from the batch of 8 for year one.
That means there are only 6.5 months to complete, that means 32.5 lessons have been done meaning there are only a mere 767.5 lessons to be completed.
I have at least one person to turn to to help plot out and demolish the rest of the 7.7 hundred.
That would be Amelia... poor girl
And possibly Crystal.
What math has taught me
Math has taught me that in this game, you are not one in a million... not even one in a billion.
You are one in:
10 490 080 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
This includes things like your name, last name, husband, child(ren)... etc ^_^;
Possibility of additional save files
I've been asking around lately, and people are all saying that the 4 opposed to 1 or 2 saved files are great since it gives you more options.
I was THINKING I may up the save file limit to five, but seeing the new menu would not be worth it.
Roxie Destiny (not my) age
So I've recently realized something.
The Roxie in-game (Roxanne Destiny, not me X'D) would be three-four in the game to begin, while her love interest, Andy... is... well... Eight.
That means when Andy is sixteen, he'd be dating a twelve year old....
The original idea would be that they would date in the adult year, but that's just not cool.
Therefore, Roxie will be Six. That way, she'd be fourteen when her and Andy are together.
This also parallels the future, as your children are eight and Six by the end of the game.
In Artists Canvas, she is only a year younger than Max. Then again, she's eighteen and he's nineteen ^_^
More about the Crush System
Crushes are something most of us face from the time we begin to grow. Celestial Dance is no different.
AI is very important, the characters having feelings and emotions (Not nearly as complex as originally planned... but...)
Therefore, in the pre-teen year to the Teen year, the boys can develop crushes on you.
This can happen anytime daily from the second you begin your year. The chances are slimmer if you are not friends with them, but if you're friends with all of them... SURPRISE! You won yourself some boys.
How do you tell if someone has a crush on you? Simple.
When THIS happens:
*GASP* Yes, I let you see Max's face sprite before the game was finished... Woopty doo. That's all you're getting X'D
When he begins blushing a lot when he's not embarrassed, and when he isn't able to speak with you straight.
As you can see, there's something a bit wrong with this picture:
1. It's the first day of the game
2. First year of the game
3. Max is a teenager
4. You are a kid.
No, Max is standing next to his house, not yours X'D
Well... your houses are side by side...
Once you have him at this stage, you can then give him a 'Promise ring' when he is a teenager. This will provide you with the ability to romance him further. If you are courting someone with a love interest, you must give the promise ring to them before the end of this year.
If not, you will be forced to go with one of the boys that do not have a love interest, you will lose your promise ring, and never see their romance events.
Promise ring and Onwards
Unfortunately, I haven't been working a whole lot on the game due to my school ending next week, so I can explain what happens and show you a bit of the event??
Anyway The promise ring is given to the boy of your dreams. You only get one... don't screw it up.
Your boy MUST have a crush on you, otherwise, he'll just ignore the ring. Don't worry! you have most of the year to give it to him.
Handing it to him is quite simple... hold it and give it to him. "Here you go Max, I like you."
As the item giving system is still in progress, I can show you a clip of the event that shows the dialogue of Max.
There is a repeat in the dialogue. Could this mean there is more? Obviously. I'm not showing you the whole thing ^_^
After this, you can trigger his love events. HE IS NOW YOURS FOREVER :D
After his fifth event, you will trigger the 'boyfriend' stage. This stage may have new dialogue. Other than that, it just shows that you have completed the teen path for your man.
The next chapter will be all about winning his hand in marriage.
Suggestions for Marriage
As I will not be suggesting on who to marry *cough* Max *cough*, My suggestion is to wait for your boy's proposal opposed to proposing yourself.
Because it's difficult to portray the Hero's emotions, the male proposals will be significantly more romantic and dialogue ridden than female proposals. They are usually special and follow somewhat of the personality of the boy and your romance.
The children's genders are also randomized. Remember, you can have two kids: An older and younger style. You can choose both, one or none~!
Your opinion Matters!
Just a note that the week of Monday the 17th and part of the 24th and 25th, there will be little to no progress on the game due to it being our exam period. Luckily, I have Friday off Exams, but I will still study during that time. After that, commencement and I will be free for the summer!
Hopefully I can get it done. If not, I have university so I'll do my best to work on it during that time. It's getting there guys.
So in spirit of this end of the year, I've got to ask some questions about Celestial Dance and what you would like to happen in the future.
FIRST OFF: SMALL PROJECTS
Obviously, Artists Canvas is one game that will be in production after Celestial Dance, but the entirety of the game will be written and drawn before it is created as a game. We are planning to have a smaller project to separate Artists Canvas and Celestial Dance.
The project will be minor compared to AC and CD. Of course, AC is a smaller game than CD length wise... kind of...?
Anyway, so here are the option. These are just really random suggestions. Feel free to make your own suggestions too.
Remember that even if you guys don't want me to make a game, Artists Canvas will take the same amount of time.
Otome Visual Novel 1:
This is a concept for a Visual novel surrounding a group of male characters and a main female character. The boys are somehow connected with her (Childhood friend, Rival, New kid... etc) and she can choose one of their paths to go after.
Otome Visual Novel 2:
A visual novel surrounding some of the MALE characters of Celestial Dance. (This would most likely be Max, Andy, Gage, Aris, Kyler and another one of the year exclusives) . The story would follow a situation where these characters will become love interests.
Otome Visual Novel 3:
A situation where a female character (You) will be a rich young lady with several male servants. Some of these servants are of a completely difference species (half animal, elf... etc) Through a situation they will become datable characters.
Male Visual Novel 1:
Celestial Dance FEMALES in a visual novel situation.
Animal Crossing Fangame:
An animal crossing fan game, most likely in 2D, that embodies the offline world of animal crossing. Making your world perfect to the way you like it.
An Animal Crossing inspired game:
Much similar to the way Celestial Dance should run. A very similar concept to Animal crossing: Customization etc. Obviously not to that extent of animal crossing. It would most likely have you designing your character, the world and the way it runs... etc. The game can be a dating simulation, having a variation of characters within the game. There would be 3-4 personalities with a lot of dialogue. The game would end after finding the appropriate husband or wife.
(can you tell which one I want to do X'D)
If I do this one, I'll include some CD Characters and AC Characters just for fun~
Now you decide, what would you like me to do after CD's completion?
Right! so now that we have that out of the way... We have some more updates coming your way in a moment...
*cue jeopardy music*
While you wait for the next update, please enjoy this video of a man invading an interview.
Usagi-Chan "Hmm This seems Familiar. Just make sure you don't spill tea on this hand made plush!"
Cursed Cat hand Puppet "It is said this puppet belongs to a high school boy who is scared of the light. Weird."
Elite High School Crest "No commoner should be seen with this crest!"
Disinterested Teddy Bear "Not even cake can fill the void of a boy's heart."
Honey Strawberry Cake "I guess it's just us Usagi-chan... Everyone else said they were too busy."
Clean Lined Tai?!
Holy Smudge! (Yeah idk first thing that came to mind) I learned how to do clean lines! Shocker right?
I realized her hair looked nearly gray in the final outcome of it all... so I darkened it a bit.
Which one do you guys like best?
Well... What else does this "Clean line" trend have in store?
Do you remember the girl who is clearly not named after me?
Yes This girl
Roxie is Max's sister and has been drawn about seven times for CD and AC alone (Fifty would be a correct number if I were estimating total drawings)
So how would you feel if I threw a revamp at you?
*Throws revamp at you*
Does that hurt? Or is it a good thing? *shugs* //1 in the morning insanity
She is still in the works, with some shading and areas of improvement left (including areas that didn't get coloured... because I missed them for whatever reason when colouring.)
So... *Throws revamp again* LOOK AT IT O_O XD
There isn't a whole lot different other than the lines being so much better. Obviously, there are some lines that messed up in the process, so I'll fix those when I'm NOT having sleep-deprivation hallucination.
...Yeah, the purple and blue of her dress had a verbal argument in my head. I really need some sleep.
I am so concious of my lines now, but don't expect many of them to Change. Cindy may have slight work on her lines to make her arms a bit smoother, and Max on some areas, but full revamps will be done on those who REALLY need it like Anastasia, Aris, Piroline... and the characters I need to start drawing...
So what do you think of this cleaner art style? Better? It's a little more difficult to do, but still not too hard. :) I'll be willing to do this for the remaining CD Characters
Interesting Plot Development
Be careful on who you adore together guys, because on couple of CD will not end happily. There is one couple, that no matter which ending you take, they will not stay together. There are good reasons behind this: They weren't right for each other. It is an 'Expected Pairing'. They are expected to be together so they try to be together and it just doesn't work out. Both get their own happy endings though ^_^ I promise. They still are friends by the end too~
Secrets to be revealed
The following are things you will not be seeing until you play the game:
-The completed Face sets (you will not see the emotions or even the final revamps of these. Roxie and Max will be getting some touch ups)
-The fourth 'job'
-The fourth 'personality'
-The in-game art (such as the final picture)
-The final look of the children
-Game features (Believe it or not, there's a ton that I'm hiding.)
-The game secrets (Such as cheat rooms)
We're getting there in the game... unfortunately, I'm lazy and I don't get a lot done. Currently, I've got to tackle the remainder of the maps, school lessons and events. *sigh*
After that, on to features and connecting it all together.
I'll do my best guys! I'm so sorry for all the waiting >.<
Reply Regarding Randommerade's Response
Hey there! I'm glad to hear your input about the spikes X'D I'm so clueless. I based Phoenix on one of my favorite characters (Then again, what character DON'T I base on my favorite characters ^_^;)
And the bonfire sounds fantastic! I'll look into it for sure~
I'm surprised people enjoy Jet so much O_O Kyler I adore, so it's all good X'D
I'm so happy you like the kids though ^_^; Phoenix and Gemini are my favorites. Hopefully I may make it so you can just do a soft reset to get the gender you want. It's either that, or it's determined at the beginning of the game X'D ... I don't think I'm that mean :P
Hopefully I can get the game done as quickly and best I can :3
I wish I could draw too... X'D I'm going to be either revamping Jet's old image or drawing a new one~ We'll see how it goes. I remember when I was trying to design him... Oh dear. It was the last face set I made before drawing my own. He got a buzz cut in the adult years X'D WOOO Yeah no...
Sorry for the wait :( I took so long because of school.
My response to Kuroneko :)
It's not a problem ^_^ It's always a pleasure hearing from you~
That's too bad :( At least there IS Andy X'D I purposely put in saved file differences just so you guys will have something to look forward to when you restart a game ^_^;;
HAHA I suppose~ Green, Pink, Purple... ahh my characters... But I'm so glad you like them~
I'm still deciding about the hair X'D Thank you so much for letting me know. I'll run it by my cousins as well and see what they think.
Yeah! It may be difficult but it'll be fun~ I'll focus mainly on CD and then after that is finished to a project in the middle and then work on AC. It does >.< I know. I really will try my best to finish it as fast as I can without it being rushed~
I'm so happy you like it ^_^; it was one of my favorite maps in Pokemon, so I adore it. I'm definitely thinking it would make a lovely wedding spot! I'd be up for it~
Yeah... I will never forget this title screen... I have to see it... every. single.time.I. play. X'D
I'm so glad you like it >.< I hope these ones please you as well :)
Well I'll go respond to your email soon X'D sorry for the delay on that, I've been writing this update >.> XD
I can understand that pain X'D I am a solo game maker with the exception of a little bit of help from my cousin (Amelia) and my best friend Crystal. They help... sometimes. But I'm the sole creator and it's tiring... but fulfilling. This is by far the most beautiful work of art I have done... Not in the sense that it's good, just that it had a lot of heart and determination that went into it on everyone's part :)
I would LOVE if you would be willing to still draw~ There are some pictures that need to get done if you're interested
And so the update ends
I PROMISE I'll update more frequently now that summer is here. Love scenes anyone? Videos? Possible near completion? Let's hope we get there in the near future :)
Have a great one~
Life has been crazy (I should be doing my homework... oops.), and I have run dry on a couple of things.
The point of this update is to give you sneek peeks of what's to come, and to ask for your input as far as the other game components go. The first point of business...
In your pre-teen year, you will be able to sleep over at your best friend's (Or just regular friend's) house.
The scene will start when she asks you who you like?
This determines a couple things:
-It determines who you like
-Who in the current years you prefer
-A relationship boost
-A possible alternate scene.
A variable is then randomized to see if that person told the guy you like or not.
There are then two possible outcomes if they DID tell.
If they DIDN'T, nothing more will come of it.
Anastasia asks you who you like. You say Max (Did you expect me to pick someone else? Kyler is teen year exclusive :P).
A variable is then randomized, 1-10. Perhaps there is an 80% chance she WILL tell them. If the variable is equal to 1 or 2, she doesn't tell. If it's equal to 3 or more, she will.
Now let's say Max and I are already good friends. Let's also say he has a crush on me, but it still is a bit vague.
Anastasia will trip a scene with you, showing how she told Max. Max will approach you, and talk to you about it.
Since he likes you, Max will tell you that he wants to wait until you two are a little bit older.
Your relationship/romance with him will be raised, which will put you ahead.
Even if you were rejected by him, your relationship will be raised... but what about Anastasia?
If she tells, you lost some of her trust, which means she loses a bit of friendship.
So, What are the odds of people telling? (The higher the number, the more likely she will tell)
Anastasia- 90% (She gossips)
Tytannia- 80% (She's a blabber mouth)
Kandi 70% (She sometimes blabs to other people by accident)
Willow- 50% (She's very open about it)
Tai- 40% (She is a generally nice person... She'll more likely say it without knowing what she said)
Cindy- 10% (She may be bullied into telling by Anastasia.)
Roxie- Either 100% or 0% (She'll only tell if you give her permission and if they like you.)
The reason these take place in the pre-teen year, is because it's the only year with romance, and without the ability to get together (So it's still a secret)...
So that means Kyler, Jet, Jay and Damion will not be available for these scenes. Neither will Piroline, Scarlet, Dakota or Serenity.
...Wow... exactly 8 Teen exclusives :O
SO... That's the sleepover~! Hopefully I'll have some images for you later~!
Children Sneek Peek
We all know you can have children~! Right? Curious as to how the look? Read on!
As we know, there are four 'Types' of children. You can have one older, one younger... so the minimum of zero, the maximum of two.
Each of these Children 'Styles' are given names.
Phoenix: The older brother
Sparrow: The younger Brother
Gemini: The younger Sister
Laverna: The older sister.
Of course, We have tried so hard to get a concept for these four. Each one has their hair and eye colour change depending on their father. Are you ready to see their character sprites?
As you will see, they will be missing a number of their colourings.
Fathers In order from Left to right:
Jet, Max, Andy, Aris, Leo, Tristan, Kyler
His main colouring is Leo
Next, we have Gemini
She looks a TON like the hero when Max is the father.
She wears Simply Spring: Next Generation.
From Left to right, the fathers are:
Max, Andy, Gage, Kyler, Aris, Leo, Tyrone
Her main Colouring is Max
Next is Laverna's Concept as Andy's daughter. This one is a little different than traditional colouring for Andy.
She's supposed to be a few years older than Gemini and Sparrow. This is her main colouring (meaning if Laverna were a character in the game, this is what he would look like)
Finally, Phoenix, who I like to call Mini-Kane (because I based his look ENTIRELY from Kane Yamashita...)
So... here you go ^_^
Max and Gage's son. His main colouring is Gage.
There's two styles... Spikey and slightly less Spiky Which one looks best?
It does seem like I have somewhat pushed AC off to the side. It WILL be created shortly after CD's completion, but currently CD is my priority.
There's still quite a bit to go, despite my initial time for beta testing was in a month and a bit ^_^;
I have a nineteen hour plane ride in July, so I'll most likely finish up most of the face sets by hand by then.
I kind of realized, my only real need to finish the game is the programming, as graphics... if needed can be put away for later and tested again. It will take longer, but what can you do, right?
Lessons are my priority to work on as well as well as Character dialogue. My issue with character dialogue is that I need the sprites and for the sprites I need the faces XD
Oh well. I'll use replacement sprites for now, no matter how much it bugs me.
ORDER OF COMPLETION
Chances are, continuing the way things are going, the release will end up being in 2014. I will do my best to cut this back as much as I can ^_^ And THIS is how~!
1st- I'm going to finish ALL of the maps
2nd- I'm going to finish ALL of the character dialogue for year ONE
4th- THIRD Chapter
5th- FOUTH Chapter
6th- FIFTH chapter
7th- All events are going to be written
8th- All Characters are going to be drawn
----------------------------And this is where I will stop for May-----------
Currently, I am planning to write 10-20 school events PER YEAR in one day, ON TOP OF finishing the maps. This will get the school events complete as well as getting the maps done.
20 school events=1 unit. there are 10 per year. Fantastic? Absolutely. If I can do this, I can get this done in 10-20 days. (assuming I write 20+ for EVERY school year)
If not, it's 10-20 days PER year. So I'll do my best to get at LEAST 10 done for each year per day <3
-TAKES A BREAK TO WRITE SCHOOL EVENTS-
-Gets back to update-
I have officially written an additional 10 lessons for unit 2... Well... "Lessons"... They're more "I'm lazy, so here's some text to read and enjoy your period off" XD
There are 4 more days I have to write of absolutely nothing. (Literally, the class doesn't do anything.) And that's it... I'd be finished a full second unit X'D (I need to work on period two as well...)
Well, I'm bored of that... Off to finishing maps I go!
-TAKES A BREAK TO WORK ON MAPS-
-Ends up going and buying prom dress-
Well, in the passed few hours, I've tried my best to work on some stuff, but I ended up buying my prom dress ^_^ I tried making the RMXP version... but it didn't work :/
SO, If you have ever played pokemon XD or pokemon Col. for the game cube, you may recall the 'relic forest'.
This forest is my favorite map in any game... so I made a small tribute to it in both Purity and Seiryuu Gardens.
By the way, the names Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko and Genbu are the four chinese constellations ^_^
We are getting a piece of music hopefully to fit this scene ^_^ There may be a wedding here... or perhaps something else~! who knows~ I sure don't...
Those little yellow puffs are like fireflies. They light up randomly. It looks kind of weird... but you get used to it.
Yes! I did draw the relic and edit the bench... the grass was darkened as well~! The colours are quite brighter in game as well.
Next we have the Beach (Genbu). It is facing north (You head north to go to the beach, but you end up on this map. It is assumed to be flipped.)
It still has some ways to go. :)
New title screen
As we know, the title screen is outdated:
-uses old face sprites
-Uses a map that no longer exists
-Uses ONLY the dawning ember logo and not the RTR logo aswell (don't freak out XD Dawning ember is the family production studio, and Rooftops revolution is mine.)
-Andy is missing from the title screen
-Less than HALF of the boys are present: (5/11)
-Let's be real... the background is an empty classroom... CREEPY
SO... This is how we're going to do things...
The title screen is going to be replaced with the following:
A series of the 22 main characters (10 girls, 11 boys and the hero) in a string of poses together, scrolling to the right against a background.
Currently 3/22 have been drawn (Tai, Leo, Damion) and they will appear in string formation soon.
The background is currently unknown.
Why it's taking so long
I know you guys are fed up, but being a solo game maker with no help from anyone can be difficult.
I have a composer and a concept writer to help move things along a little better. I still have to write over 30 scripts for the characters, and a couple thousand lessons (20 lessons per month, times 20 units, times three years which is 1200... now around 1160) :)
I may be hiring people JUST to write up school lessons for me. Fun times? I think so.
We know school is stressful for me, since it is burdening me both in the game and out. There's more to this stress that meets the eye.
I need to:
-Draw all of the characters
-Colour all of the characters
-Finish all the lessons
-sprite all of the characters
-Do all character dialogue
-finish the activities
-Finish all of the maps.
-Finish all of the character scripts
-add in the town events.
Sooo.... I need your help right now~!
(I can hear you groaning! >.>)
You see, we have two uncompleted maps. That will complete the entire main town with the exception of a couple ready-planned maps.
Unfortunately, we have NO ideas for these maps.
They represent a phoenix and a white tiger: Byakko and Suzaku.
We have Genbu and Seiryuu as seen above! They are based off of the four Chinese directions.
Suzaku- Vermilion bird of the south: FIRE
Genbu- The onyx tortoise of the north: WINTER SEASON OR WATER
Seiryuu- Azure dragon of the east: WOOD OR AIR
Byakko- White tiger of the west: LIGHTING
I need to figure out what the last two maps will be of...
Sneek peek at new title screen!
As I mentioned earlier, a new title screen is being worked on. You guys get the first sneek peek at it~
The colouring is still off and the lines are still really messy, but here ya go~ ^_^
These are the new styles for Leo, Tai and Damion. The hero has been drawn too, but her head may be quite bit too big :) so I'll redraw her. As you can see, Leo's arm is really messed up XD I promise, I will fix once I get home (At school)
I am THINKING about a new theme. THINKING about it. Probably not.
But any who... there's your sneek peek~
End of update/start of a new one
I have tried to end this update soooooo many times, but I've always been doing something new.
I'll start the next update as soon as I do something iconic. I'll see you guys soon ^_^
Making up for previous Absence of foods
I've been SO bad at drawing items lately XD Here is some stuff to make it up~
First, we have a series of tea. The glasses were made originally to reflect a specific drink, but then I realized, there was nothing non-alcoholic I could make. So, I made you guys some tea :)
TEA PARTY :D
Spring Blossom Green Tea
Orange Blossom Herbal Tea
Brown Rice Green Tea
English Breakfast Tea
Persian Black Tea
Chocolate Oolong Tea
Freedom Berry White Tea
Star Swept Tea
So now, we have toys, items... and other stuff~ These are gifts you can give.
Avatar: The last airbender
Beyblade: 2000 (Michael's Trygle... My favorite beyblade... well one of them)
Monster Capture Mechanism
Collectible Duelist Card
Burned Fire Nation Prince Plushie
All Star Eagle Spinning Top
Clothing and outfits
My recent boredom of life has made me to make the "Revolution series" which is present in both stages, and is based off of my favorite show :) I had a lot of laughs and fun with this one~
There is another under the finite series, but the same character will get a separate outfit in the revolution Series.
Currently, these are the sprites.
Good Revolution (Tyson)
Mystery Revolution (Mystel)
Darkness Revolution (Kai)
All Star Revolution (Michael)
Darkness Revolution (Teen)
Good Revolution (Teen)
Wolf's Revolution (Tala)
Falcon's Revolution (Bryan)
And in spirit of me finally deciding to go to prom, here is a prom dress.
Goodness. 30 minutes per sprite roughly to finish animating. I still have to do a ton more for the teen too TT_TT KILL MEEEEEE
I gotta give me credit. It took me two minutes to do Bryan's outfit. And it doesn't look half bad!
The Prom dress took me 1.5 Minutes :O
There MAY be one or more prom dresses for your to choose, but for now, this is it ^_^
Damion is named after Damian from an episode of "Martin Mystery": A Children's Show based on italian comic. It was dubbed in English in Toronto (Which I live close to), and influenced by Anime.
I used to watch it when I was 9 to 11 years old, before it stopped airing.
I always enjoyed the older brother, younger sister combination. Before I was into Romance, I was into friendships between siblings. (I'm an only child)
On top of which, I have a little obsession with a shy girl, Outgoing guy type relationship.This applies to both Sibling friendships and Romance.
Where does this apply in Martin Mystery? I attached the episode below for you guys to watch if you'd like :)
And where do we see this in Celestial Dance?
Older brother/younger sister:
* = ALSO Shy girl, outgoing guy friendship
Kyler and London*
Jet and Abigail
Max and Roxie*
Gage and Brooklyn/Evangaline*
Andy and Anastasia (Anastasia is a few minutes younger)
Shy girl, Outgoing guy relationships:
Roxie and Andy
Cindy and Tyrone
Tai and Leo (By the end)
Anyway, watch the episode and behold the one Damion was named after. :)
(I had a crush on him when I was a kid ^_^;) He only appears in this episode though.
Roxie's Harvest Moon obcession
I know this game has been criticized for not being a "Proper harvest moon fan game" ... THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S NOT!
This is Celestial Dance, inspired by Harvest moon, Animal crossing and Elements from Avalon Code and the Sims.
Yes, I LOVE harvest moon. I've played almost all every game for the series released on nintendo systems thus far.
SO... Yes, I am a straight female, but I have married a couple dozen girls in my life :P
So... Here is what I remember of my marriages in the games in case you're wondering.
HARVEST MOON 64:
???: Married Karen (because she was easy to befriend... I still dislike her)
FRIENDS OF MINERAL TOWN:
This was my first game <3 Robin had a schedule. Unfortunately, I got addicted to hacking my game, and it corrupted :'(
Robin: Married Popuri (I named him Robin because I wasn't sure if I could be a girl or not...)
Kai: Married Ann
MORE FRIENDS OF MINERAL TOWN:
June: Married Kai
Summer: Married Cliff
*I don't know why I didn't marry Gray instead of Cliff...*
*I'm playing this right now... Be prepared. I had eight files... seven characters I came up with stories for all of them...*
Sapphire: Married Ray
Kira: Married Kurt <3
Amethyst: Married Joe
Hiro: Married Nina
???: Currently courting Blue
Afanasy: Currently courting Ellen, Eve, Gwen and Dia XD
A WONDERFUL LIFE:
???: Married Celia
Kai?: Marrying Nami
ANOTHER WONDERFUL LIFE:
???: Currently not sure... Probably Rock...
HARVEST MOON DS:
???: Marrying Lumina
HARVEST MOON DS CUTE:
Claire?: Marrying Skye
Yes I consider this kind of harvest moon
Default name...Raguna?: Married Mist
ISLAND OF HAPPINESS:
???: Married Vaughn <3
???: Marrying Mark
RUNE FACTORY 2:
Max: Married Mana?
I own the game... but have only played it five times. I got really bored.
???: Marrying Vaughn <3
???: Married Dirk
TALE OF TWO TOWNS
I apologize. I name my characters so vastly... I don't remember their names, even though I'm currently still playing TOTT.
???: Marrying Cam/Camille <3
???: Marrying Ash <3
TREE OF TRANQUILITY:
Don't blame me... I've forgotten and I'm tired >.<
???: Married Luke. <3
Max: Marrying Kathy
???: Marrying Luke <3
A NEW BEGINNING:
???: Marrying Neil <3
???: Dating Rex
Yeah... So those were my choices ^_^ Luke, Vaughn, Kurt Neil, Cam and Ash are my favorites <3 I sometimes forget the names I gave my characters... Oops.
I sometimes want to do a laid back game like CD without a huge twisted plotline, but that's always what I say XD Maybe someday guys.
"Will you marry me?" He/She says, handing the NPC the blue feather.
Not in this game. Nope.
Proposals are VERY different than in harvest moon. There are proposals from both ends, but it's not even just that.
...In fact, proposals are so unique, I won't be sharing what they are with you as of yet ^_^;
I cannot really call this plot line romantic thus far... I've tried... I really have.
Currently, there are a lot of twists and turns for this honeymoon. I've got to admit, it's fun to write, and it's a different pace than the rest of the game.
You will be meeting quite the character... and being quite the character.
The honeymoon plot line is a little bit strange and may make you a little angry with me at first. It's not as tragic as a death, but it is certainly quite an interesting story.
I promise, it has a happy ending, and it just affirms your husband's love for you <3
But of course, I'd never make it that easy >:D we know me.
But, when push comes to shove, it's a decent sub-plot to the game, and gives you a break from regular characters, and puts you and your husband in a tight spot.
COMPLETED IN THIS PASSED LITTLE WHILE
As I've been working on the video, I have been trying my best to do some work on the game.I've had a very stressful workload in school lately, so therefore it's been difficult to work on large portions of the game.
Here is what has been worked on/completed:
- Another section of the honeymoon plot line for Kyler
- ALL Of kylers events have been written: Marriage, special, honeymoon, proposal, proposal 2 etc.
- The beginning of Andy's honeymoon
- One HUGE plot point twist
- Wrote up almost all of Kyler's script.
- Still working on Max's love story
- Coloured Aris
- Worked on the video
- Working on figuring out how to minimize lessons. I may possibly shorten the school period... 3 months of summer anyone?
- Mainly work on plot points... writing, adding and executing.
- Worked on sprites such as Aris
- Working on changing Aris's skin tone to be darker (Aris is now to be tan... I promise eventually I will have a game with more skin tones >.> I'm tanned myself, so I like white haha...)
- Re-drawing Leo
- Playing super smash bros :D ... you guys probably think I'm lazy...
- Drawing the final drawing for CD TT_TT
What I want to try to complete by the week after this is posted
I'm going to try to complete the following for Sunday the 21st:
- Have at least the first three days FULLY playable.
- Work on an opening video type thing for the intro
- Finish Max's concept
- Finish writing all of the transitions including the finale (And not cry)
- Make a youtube video for the first few playable days
- Work towards making the entire child year playable.
- Finish the special video
About the upcoming video
The upcoming video will feature various 'in the making' aspects of the game, as well as some game features. It is basically a 'behind the scenes' video.
I was planning to have it out on the day I posted this (which is why this took so long) but it was a little difficult getting it done. So hopefully soon :)
I'll get it done as soon as I can ^_^
Order of Romance events
This is how the romance events go for the player and the boy.
Child Event 1
Special Child/Pre-teen event
(Aris only gets one child event)
Teen Event 1
Proposal (Either yours or his)
Honey moon (I think it's about a total of...10 or 11 events for the honeymoon event)
Asking for a child
Asking for a second child.
And that's it ^_^
Kyler is a bit of a different story. It's a little bit sad, but it's up to you to feel bad for him. He's really sweet ^_^
He's basically the bad boy, who really hates being bad.
Maybe :) He's a lot like Andy when he is a teen. He's not super hyper or anything. He's just a nice, 'brotherly' type guy. :)
I'm glad you like them~ ^_^
When I get permission, I'll see if I can show you guys the pieces~
It's done in a tropical location because it was the easiest *lazy* Hahaha :)
There will be romance in the video ^_^
Thank you~ I'm sorry I took so long. I hoped to get the video done, but it's not happening :(
Anyway, have a great day~
I know I'm missing a few right now, but so far, here are the two I drew in class :) That may be why my marks aren't so great XD
They're pretty bad >.< Forgive me.
Damion's new face sprite.
Leo's Child face sprite.
Just drew this now. This is Anna :)
I'm sorry this update was so slow and very short, but I hope you enjoyed the graphics. Hopefully, at least one of the two anticipated videos will be out shortly :)
Thanks for reading everyone~ I'll do my best to do a better post. I've been working hard on the written aspect currently, so it's pretty hard to update on that stuff ^_^;
I've been doing a lot of mini-updates, and I most likely will continue to do so until I have something big enough to update.
But recently, I've been arguing with my partners about who WE would choose to marry in our own game.
Hey, don't get us wrong... We made this game for ourselves too ;)
...well I made the game for myself and they come along for the ride.
This update is also kinda going to have to make up for my absence for CD (I'm going to be away for 4 days) so I hope this works>
I've been having some troubles deciding who I love, and who I don't.
As we know, as unfortunate as it seems, I do indeed have to marry each and every boy for testing.
I have a BUNCH of beta testers on top of it for when the game is complete... but I will be cheating most of the time to help along the process.
SO... Conflicted or not, I will introduce to you each guy as it comes.
WAIT!!! (what?) WHY SO MANY SMALL BLOG POSTS?!?!
I'll be honest with you, I feel so close to CD's completion... I really am having trouble finding things to update on that isn't the same.
I've been working more on the marriage aspect... once that's done, most of the game is done... (well... aside from everyday life and school... and friendship)
So the game right now is so mundane for me, it's hard to update on new things.
In Celestial Dance, there are obviously many options, I've been attempting to develop a number of the total number of calculations. The bad part, the calculations end up being too large for my calculator.
In total right now, we are up to:
For those of you who do not know exponents... that number is GIGANTIC.
It's that decimal, times 10, then multiply that number by its self... thirty four times...
The Touchy Topics
I TRIED to avoid as MANY touchy subjects as I could in CD, but there are a few that may be difficult for people to handle.
None of them are all that bad, but involve injury, smoking, family deaths, family crisis and a couple really simple inferred things.
These are the characters to be wary of if you feel that any of these topics may offend you:
-Kyler (Smoking and Family crisis)
-Jet (Smoking and Family Crisis)
-Max (death and various others)
-Tyrone (Family death)
-Andy (Family crisis)
As much as I try to avoid these things, I do think that they are make the character's stories interesting.
Some it is to enhance the plot too. I promise everyone have a happy ending... even the deceased.
Bland and Boring
These aren't that boring. The only thing is they are based on the Harvest moon love events... Meaning there is no linear story to them. They're without real stories or anything... just have events that lead up to the end.
They're not as interesting as the others.
This would be:
I REALLY didn't enjoy writing Tristan's events. Don't get me wrong, they're cute... just not ENTIRELY interesting.
The Special All-Star
There is only one person with this title is Max. He has a bunch more events than all of the guys. His story is the most dramatic, sweetest, ends happiest...
Also, he is the character with the most facial emotions.
If you look at it this way: Alice is Max's primary love interest as Tyrone is to Cindy and Roxie is to Andy.
In the end, he is the most worth it to romance. His character is built to be the 'ideal love interest'. Therefore, he is of course a fantastic option for you.
He's funny, romantic, willing to be with you always. He also may have a unique wedding theme.
INTRODUCING THE BOYS
All you need to know about the characters, listed in order from our favorite to least favorite character.
You may learn more about this order on the new and improved Marriage Page
Max's Teen sprite
Role in story: Main Love interest, Optimism in darkness
Popularity required: N/A
Favorite Outfit: Simply summer, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Cheesecake, Sushi, Mustard/mayo
Favorite Stone: Sapphire, Opal
Favorite Item: Teddy bears
Why Marry him: Max not only has funny, romantic and cute dialogue, but he has the MOST face sets out of all characters thus far and the most amount of scenes for any character. His story is really cute and has a great plot. Max has the best dialogue of all the boys, the most realistic character and the most interesting story and personality. Because he is a favorite of the boys, his story has the most effort.
Quote: "I just high fived a door! How cool am I?!"
Andy's teen sprite
Role in story: Family crisis and recovery.
Popularity required: N/A
Favorite Outfit: Simply Winter, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Parfait
Favorite Stone: Amethyst
Favorite Item: Ore from the mine
Why Marry him: Andy is a sweet guy, and a pretty gentle storyline. His dialogue is romantic and nice.
Quote: It's getting chilly... I hope you brought a jacket. I would hate to see you catch a cold.
Role in story: Addiction and Recovery
Popularity required: Not extremely Unpopular (Can be semi-unpopular)
Favorite Outfit: (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Stone: White Opal, Aquamarine
Favorite Item: Letters
Why Marry Him: Kyler isn't in third position, he's tied for second... if I would let something be possible. Each second we work on him, the more and more we love him. He is the secondary love interest for the hero, making him one of the main boys. His dialogue is hilarious and very cute. He's a bad boy, but he's shy around the ones he loves. Kyler is one of the teen chapter exclusive boys (Jay, Jet, Kyler, Damion) that have never been romantically involved with someone prior to the events of the teen year.
If you like Jet, Damion, Max, Leo or Andy, Kyler is very similar into personality to them all.
Quote: "I'm sorry she pushed you back... Please come
closer to me."
Role in story: Innocence and growth
Popularity required: N/A
Favorite Outfit: Thunder Monster costume, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Chinese Food
Favorite Stone: Star Sapphire
Favorite Item: Baseball
Why Marry Him: Gage is your stereotypical hothead, with the love for food and the determination of a thousand main anime characters. Aside from this, he's a gentle and nice guy, filled with flaws and perfections all the same.
Quote: "You may not have won, but you'll always be the champion in my eyes."
Role in story: Standing up for dreams
Popularity required: Mid-Low
Favorite Outfit: Simply Spring, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Burger
Favorite Stone: Jade
Favorite Item: Plushies
Why Marry Him: Leo is a generally sweet guy. He cares a lot for his friends. He's innocent, strong and his head is in the clouds. Leo believes in fairytales; princes and princesses, and therefore he's not afraid to show people who he really is.
Quote: "You're my princess. Don't ever let people tell you that's not true."
Role in story: Friendship over popularity
Popularity required: Mid
Favorite Outfit: ???, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Desserts
Favorite Stone: Aquamarine
Favorite Item: Paintbrushes
Why Marry Him: Tyrone, unlike some of the popular boys, are real and down to earth. He loves art, and sees real beauty. Unfortunately, Tyrone is a ladies man... but perhaps it's just a cover showing that he only has eyes for you!
Quote: "Look at me, and just tell me for one moment that we aren't meant to be."
Aris Steele Dragon
Role in story: Love in dire situations
Popularity required: N/A
Favorite Outfit: ???, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Cookies
Favorite Stone: Crystal
Favorite Item: Flowers
Why Marry Him: Aris has a dramatic story and a very sweet story line. All of the issues in his romance lead up to a very sweet conclusion. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Quote: "Sing for me one last time... I need to know you're still here with me."
Role in story: Overcoming peer pressure
Popularity required: High
Favorite Outfit: (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Any
Favorite Stone: Garnet
Favorite Item: Video games
Why Marry Him: Jet's Apathy is comical and important. He is a little bit deeper than one may think. Jet isn't the smartest, but is easy going and can be good to you. His true personality hides within his apathy... and it's no doubt he was hurt to bad.
Quote: "So I like you, M'kay?"
Role in story: Overcoming Fear
Popularity required: Very Low
Favorite Outfit: ???, (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Anything from the chinese food store
Favorite Stone: Ruby
Favorite Item: ???
Why Marry Him: Tristan is a good kid. He's shy, but willing to fight for you if needed. He matures as he grows, and shows less and less fear as he goes along.
Quote: "Would you... really be okay liking someone like me?"
"Role in story: Abandoning Popularity
Popularity required: Very Hight
Favorite Outfit: (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Deep fried food
Favorite Stone: Diamond
Favorite Item: ???
Why Marry Him: Damion's story shows that anyone can be loved, popular or not. It also breaks popularity stereotypes. He is a nice guy underneath it all but you have to dig for it, and hold him as a friend closer than you would think.
Quote: "Why does it matter? I'm too stupid anyway."
Role in story: Abandoning Routine
Popularity required: Med-high
Favorite Outfit: (Teen outfit N/A for now)
Favorite food: Healthy things
Favorite Stone: Onyx
Favorite Item: ???
Why Marry Him: Jay is a nice guy and a very straightforward person. He doesn't hide things from you, and won't hurt you on purpose.
Quote: "What is it? I'm worried for you."
Music and Romance concepts
We have hired two composers and a romance concept writer to our team to help out :)
We currently have gotten the fantastic concept of Jay and Kandi from them,
as our composers have written:
-A winter theme
-A wedding theme
-A Spring theme
-A Transition theme
-A child theme
So you guys will be hearing some awesome custom songs in the background of CD :) I promise you'll love them~
Seriously, you'll love it so much. There is going to be a plot twist, with a lot of jokes and gags from your husband.
I can't say much more otherwise it will ruin it :)
I DID choose to do the honeymoon on a different location than before. It is a tropical location, but it's awesome. It's different than before, and I promise you'll love it :)
Currently, Max and Kyler's have been started... but I realized that Andy's missing some blushy faces... so he needs blushing.
After I do that, Andy will start with his wedding and honeymoon.
Leo and Gage will be next :)
Aris shortly after.
After I get some of the honey moons out of the way, Aris's romance events will be completed, then I'll go through the rest. Hopefully I can get far ^_^
The wedding takes place in a location important to your husband. Max's is in purity, and Kyler's is by a river (as seen on the marriage page)
It takes about 1 minute 30 if you skip the text while you can. Then there are several scenes afterwards. CONGRATS! you are married :D
Video on it's way
Everyone, hold your horses! THERE IS A NEW VIDEO COMING! :D
I got a new screen capture device for us to use, so you'll get a quick video of some romance events etc.
I know this update hasn't been long, but I've been working really hard to get some stuff out to you. Unfortunately, if I updated everything I did, I would spoil the whole game :(
I'm sorry this update's so short D: I promise I'm getting a lot done~!
I LOVE Kyler :D I think he's one of the best romance options. He's really funny and nice, and he's a lot of fun. If you ever change your mind, I suggest Kyler ;)
I'm sorry D: I'll try to get things done as quickly as I can. I want to play the game too :P
I was going to do the vacation in the mountains D: I'm so sorry. I decided on the tropical location for the plot :) So I hope you like it just as much ^_^
I got a LOT done over the passed little while. They are all clustered into the romance system, so I can't update on much. But I'll get you guys a video soon and a few things to PROVE I've been working hard :)
I mean, I came up with Jay's last name :D
But anyway, check out the new romance page~ Have a great one everyone~