New Laptop...No Photoshop
This may completely bust our last record for longest update, but we'll have to see.
1. New Laptop... No Photoshop
2. Friendship overview
3. Romantic Overview
4. Interaction Overview
5. School Overview
6. Mystery Overview
7. Misc Character Overview
8. General Overview
9. Save File Differences
10. Yearly Festivals Overview
11. Child Year Overview
12. Pre-Teen Year Overview
13. Teen Year Overview
14. Young Adult year Overview
15. Adult Years Overview
16. The Ending
17. General Updates
18. New Items/Food
20. New Outfits
21. To Kuroneko
So I got a brand new Laptop! Beautiful Asus, Windows 8 Laptop... I have no photoshop or MS Word to finish scripts. I have been doing what I can with it. Not only that, but game design has been slow because of my stress with grad. I have been raking up what I can to graduate well. I'll do my best to finish the game as fast as I can :)
I will be now holding back on some information for now Right now this is just general :)
Friendship is a basic need of life, and in Celestial Dance it is one of the most important points of the game. While you may be friends with the boys and other members of the town, the girls are the main friends for you to create.
~Roxie: The loudmouthed sweetheart
~Cindy: The shy pretty girl
~Tytannia: The tomboy
~Tai: The poor little rich girl
~Anastasia: The popular bully
~Kandi: The black sheep
~Willow: The mature one
~Scarlet: The sweetly sarcastic girl
~Piroline: The feminist
~Serenity: The self-centered idiot
~Dakota: The clueless City girl
These ladies can be the best friend you have ever had or the worst decision you ever made. There are some events you can trigger only by having these friends:
In general Roxie, Piroline, and Dakota are the easiest to become friends with since your popularity means nothing to them.
Anastasia and Tai require popularity to befriend them easily and Cindy requires your personality to be a favorable type.
Friendships are very important to advance in your personality and relationships. It also adds some Challenger to the game and some fun.
A lot of you have followed Celestial Dance due to the Romance aspect of Celestial Dance. Where is life without a little romance? In Celestial Dance, there are many boys you may romance and make them fall for you. Of course, they may just get jealous if you try to play them off each other.
~Max: The hurting sweetheart
~Tyrone: The flirty artist
~Leo: The falsely confident fighter
~Tristan: The shy boy
~Aris: The curious flirt
~Andy: The strong and silent twin
~Gage: The Loud and clueless sweetie
~Damion: The apathetic teen
~Jet: The overenthusastic emo
~Jay: The proper hothead
~Kyler: The sarcastic yet sweet bad boy.
A lot of topics touched on are fairly difficult. If you would like a less dramatic storyline, the best choices would be Leo, Tristan, Damion, Jay.
If you want a little bit of drama, your choices would be Tyrone and Aris.
The others have a bunch of drama and hardships as well as topics that may not be preferable for you.
While the topics are less than controversial, they are touchy.
How to Romance:
The romances blossom in year two. You may fall in love with your boy instantly, but the challenge is to get him to love you. Unlike it's inspiration, Harvest Moon, Celestial Dance relies VERY lightly on gifts. The main romance points are made through talking and spending time with them. The more of a friend you are, the more likely they are to fall for you.
About FP and LP:
There are FP and LP. FP is your friendship, and LP is how much they love you. Once a guy likes you, your LP with him will sky rocket. Otherwise it moves slowly.
How to choose your Man:
In your teenage year, you will be asked who you like, and you will be forced to make a decision. This is usually done by you giving a special item to the boy of your dreams. ONLY THEN can you see their events. You cannot romance anyone else after this. If you end up getting another man to like you, you may trigger a jealousy scene.
If you happen to get a boy to fall for you when another likes you, you may trigger a jealousy scene. These mean nothing, they are just there for entertainment, and for you to decide who you want to go for later on.
How to get a boy to like you:
THIS IS IN TESTING
If your friendship with a boy is very high, there is a slight chance that they may end up liking you. Every day, there is a chance for them to fall for you. You must talk to your boy every day and become extreme friends with him. When it's all done, you have a large chance of them falling for you. At this point, their love points with skyrocket and you can trigger special scenes. This is mainly done in the pre-teen year. In the teen year, you get them to have a crush on you in order to advance in your relationship with them.
For the most part, it is easy to get them to like you, however the more difficult method is to get the LP up to a specific amount by increasing it little by little, and you will automatically gain crush status.
Interacting is a large part in making friends.
You may give gifts, talk and hug/kiss.
If your friendship is too little, you cannot hug/kiss the character. You press a button and it will show some dialogue. You will lose friendship with the person if you try to hug/kiss them too early. For the boys, you see a picture. For everyone else, you get a piece of Dialogue.
Talking is a typical action. It can result in random talking, small talk, stories, deep conversations etc.
Giving gifts are done through the inventory. You can take your items to give to someone or show to them. Depending on what it is, you will get different boosts or losses in friendship. The only person this works on is your mother right now... in the old file.
The school is also very important in your development in the game. You must go every day, and your grades are fairly easy to maintain. The second you do something bad, they drop. In order to advance in your life, you must be labeled as a good student.
You are given homework nearly daily, and it must be done. If you forget one day, you will lose marks without the chance of redemption. It's difficult to regain marks that you have lost.
Your homework will take an hour of your gametime to do. You're not required to do anything but to press the action button on the item. You cannot do your homework late at night. The system disallows it. It will not allow you to do homework in the morning either, so get it done as soon as you can.
School ends after the teenage years when it comes to actually attending.
You must pay attention to all lessons, because you will be asked questions on them.
There is a chance you will be penalized for skipping text, but I'm not sure yet :)
A mystery is not a mystery if I tell you what the Mystery is :O
Misc. Characters Overview
In the end of counting the faceless no-names in the town, there are about 100 people in Celestial Dance. Some are important such as your Mommy and Celeste, but some are just kind of there like the secretary. When it comes down to important characters, there is a chance of a story sparking between them. There are a lot of very well known characters that are only mentioned such as Tyrone's late father.
You can become friends with them, but rarely will you find any reward in it.
Imagine... Imagine a life where everything ended happily. Where love was just a mere click away. Where the problems of growing up just disappear, and when beauty is just a state of mind. Imagine is the most moving word, yet it cannot be as positive as it sounds. That was when Celestial Dance's line of video games sprung to life. Celestial Dance is here to give you a dose of bitter medicine, that will awaken you to realize how fantastic your life is. It will show you the tears of the realistic characters turn to acid, eating away at their hearts, but then suddently lifts them back. Celestial Dance will then give you a taste of sweet sunshine, even though the overcast may linger above your head stripping you of both your happiness and hope. Whether you choose to grow up well off or not so well, is your choice. It is your life inside your life and you can be the person you want to become, yet are just a work in progress. Our games are dedicated to bully vicitms and victims of anorexia or other eating disorders.
We wish you the best in your quest to find yourself and never be afraid to look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful you are, because beauty is just a state of mind...
-Roxie (Celestial Dance, Wix website)
Saved File Differences/Randomized Stuff
Unlike Artists Canvas, Celestial Dance's randomization is not overly terrible if you do not get what you wish.
Saved File Differences:
Yearly festival Overview
1st- New Years
2nd- Fresh Start Festival
14th- Cake Day
9th- Dakias Festival
14th- Lover's Day
20th- Blossoming Festival (Fertility and Spring welcoming)
1st- Prank Day
16th- Writer's Day
9th- Mother's Day
30th-Tilias Festival (Festival of Candles)
6th- Unity day
10th- Celestial Dance
JULY-DECEMBER HAS YET TO BE DECIDED.
All festivals have a significance behind them and do not have religious backgrounds.
Child Year Overview
There's not much to worry about when you're just a child other than school and those mean friends of yours. At eight years old, your ideas have begun to form and your mind is far away from where it should be. Your personality is far from formed and your friends are just temporary measures in your life.
You must do the following in this year:
Lots has changed since you first moved in. Emotions run high and friendships cement. Things have gotten tougher for you, since you now put yourself at risk for heart aches and breaks.
In order to make it through the year, this is what you need to do:
And of course, these are just the basics.
FINALLY you're set on your own. These are the most special and fun years of your lives as you push for a lover, good grades and good friends. Starting over in highschool is obviously a huge step in the right direction. At 16, you're prepared to take on the world, while keeping your family close... and your friends closer.
This year you must greet everyone new to the town including the new potential boyfriend material such as Damion, Jet, Kyler and Jay, A group of attractive and conflicting boys who live under the same roof.
On a side note, the teenage years are my favorite to program, because I the game's speech and dialogue changes with the years, and I also love the teen events and activities.
Young Adult year
How beautiful. You're twenty now and entering real adulthood for the first time. This year and the next is filled with Drama, Mystery and completion. Will you marry? will you be successful in school? This is where everything you did will make an impact on your life.
This year is where marriage comes in... where your love may become eternal. You may have children in this stage
Being married for year, you may finally have had children, who have now grown up into beautiful little angels... or so when you're not looking. Your children's personality will be mixed between your husband's and yours.
This year is to tie up loose ends and complete the mystery. This year is possibly the most dramatic and free. Not much is known about these days.
After a painful decision, I have decided Celestial Dance WILL have an ending. Due to programming issues, I will have all of the years play out and then end. The ending will be happy, and possibly different depending on what you chose your life to be. It will be a final say of what happen to everybody etc. I promise it will do the game justice. I will even do custom drawings for the end.
There is a CHANCE that I may let it continue, but it is unlikely. Don't feel sad though! There are MANY years in Celestial Dance. By the end, you will WANT it to end. It gives you a place to work to, and is far enough away from the beginning that you may very well enjoy starting over.
The ending will also differ depending on how you acted out your life :)
No one gets a sad ending. I promise it'll be great :)
I haven't REAAAAALLY worked on CD since the last update for the reason that I had to switch laptops. I MAY be putting the game on my new laptop, but I have to switch between computers anyway, so I may do general graphics and stuff on this one and work on the actual game on my old laptop.
I've been drawing a bit, working on mainly script and
New Food and Items
This has been a little autumn themed so far... so here are some *Non* autumn themed faces. This is a shot I took of some two kids I drew. Who are they? The question is... who AREN'T They?
There is also the drawn picture of Tyrone's father... (He's pretty attractive >.<) And I drew Tyrone. I'm a little bit lazy to grab Ty's pic from downstairs... so... These two it is.
There is more to Lia's picture, but I was having trouble taking the picture, and I didn't want to scan it so... yeah. It's also a little strange looking to, because the sketchbook is tilted slightly.
I would like to send my best to Kuroneko who is currently undergoing exams and tests in November. I AM Preparing something special for you. :)
For any of you who have tests/exams, I wish you all the best and I will be dedicating a bunch of my time to work on the game to get it completed soon.
Response to Aisu~
I'm working on the script... I promise! I wasn't able to get MS word on my computer, and I've been facing Writers block for the passed few days. I'm on the last event... which I have to re-write entirely, because Piro's personality completely changed... So I have to make it more her.
I did respond MOSTLY to you in an email, but I'm REALLY glad you like what we've got so far ^_^
AND~ I may confirm later if Piro will make a cameo in AC.
Thanks for your comment ^_^
End of Update
Well, I hope you survived the block of text, and enjoyed the update. There are a lot more things I will post next update, and I'm sure you'll find it satisfactory.
Goodbye everyone, and take care ^_^
I'm a total dork who writes too much all the time because I like typing and I used to write novel-length stories and I'm just a weird person who does some things and breathes and stuff.