Hey guys! Just an update to say my computer is up and running again and I've begun on the game once more!
I have a bit of a surprise for you guys ;) So keep reading~
Private lunch Center features
Right now, the high school lunch center is in its' teenage years too- confused without identity.
There were several ideas tossed around as to what we wanted to do with the center, so we have a small clue of what the best ideas are.
Cruise Vacation developments
If you guys have been following along, you will know that there is an option to go on a short vacation. You are either stuck with a tropical vacation, you can go to Japan, or you can go on a cruise. Currently, we are working on the cruise to get that done (Since I have most experience with cruises) and to figure out what you can do on board.
I'm kind of pushing it to a least priority, but I did get the restaurant started.
Event progressions and screenshots
As previously announced, The scary night system is completed for all years, and now is undergoing refinement seeing as all but three characters make use of temporary sprites (Two do not have teen sprites for the time being)
Regarding advancement in the various events, I have begun one of the more significant events: The Celestial Dance.
LOL To think I've put it off for so long.
Crush System play test
I set up a system to test the likelihood of the boys getting a crush. I basically set the system on a nearby window (LOL) and had a message pop up when Max had a crush on me each time the number was generated.
It took about 120 tries to get Max to like me on 0 friend points.
So... I decided to kick it up. Instead of going by fixed variables (Meaning your chance of him having a crush increases at specific friend point levels) I decided to make a complex formula. Then I realized... I hate math.
So this is how it works right now:
At 0 Friend points, you have a 1 in 1000 chance of him liking you.
At the maximum friendship level, you have a 1 in 20 chance of him liking you.
Until I come up with a formula, that's how she'll work :)
So here were my results. I clicked 100 times each level. Level 1 is zero friendship points, all the way to the last one.
Level 1: No crush in 100 clicks
Level 2: Skipped (oops)
Level 3: Crush in 80 clicks
Level 4: No crush in 100 clicks
Level 5: Crush in 20 clicks
So in general, it works hahaha.
The big Reveal
Well... It's been a long ride... I've thought about this for a long time, but I've decided to get rid of the face sets...
... The old face sets that is!
The old ones will be added to the Celestial Dance Concept art archive (Which I will make... soon...). This time, these ones are here to stay forever. How do you know I'm not bluffing? Well... maybe having a library of completed faces would help? I'm quite satisfied with this style... it's a mix of my two favorite styles- beyblade and Brothers conflict plus a dash of Ace attorney and my own twists.
It was a difficult decision, but I think it's the right one. It's made life easier and made the images look 110 times better than my original drawings XD (But then again, those suuuuckkked). It started when I drew Cain, who is on my deviant art. I drew him using various shading refs and he came out better than any drawing I had done before. I decided that I was then going to make the ultimate CD face sprites. I think this is the first time I ever had fun while doing this :D
(NOTE: below are the edited images. The backgrounds will not exist in game. All of the below are my property. Please do not use without permission. )
Ladies and... probably more ladies (And I'm sure at least one gentleman). I'd like to introduce you to the (Teenage) cast of Celestial Dance: Shift the Tide.
The kind and happy-go-lucky guy who loves to play video games and watch anime. He's an extrovert, but is understanding towards those who need their space. Max is quite gentle and charming towards the opposite gender, but is not very quick to fall in love based on appearance and tries his best not to lead people on. (Though he frequently flirts with the player. Most people think it's just an oblivious act, but his close friends believe he flirts on purpose) On top of all, Max is very respectful towards other's feelings, and acts as an older brother figure to anyone who needs it. Max has a total of 16 facial emotions, being the most out of any character in the game. This includes several blushing emotes, smiles, serious, anger and sadness.
Damion may seem cold and rude on the outside, but within lies a loyal and caring heart. It is frequently mentioned that Damion has had many girlfriends in the past (In a particular event, it is mentioned that he had multiple girlfriends at once at one point in time.) Because of his aloof personality, women tend to swoon over him frequently and guys would dye their hair to match his in hopes to gain a similar level of popularity. Damion referred to this as "Turning green with Envy". Despite his bad-boy attitude and appearances, Damion is actually quite sensitive and only opens up to people he cares about. When he becomes and adult, he dyes his hair to cut ties with his teenage years and to be no one else but himself. Damion has double the facesprites of a regular character (excluding Max) Due to his hair colour change when he becomes an adult. He has a total of 8 different emotions, three of which are blush. Until further notice, Damion's only smiling emotions are blushing ones...
Kyler is a delinquent at the best of times, but somehow happens to be a very sweet and caring guy. He believes that the world only likes him for his delinquency, therefore upholds his 'bad-boy' image for the people around him. He has made many bad decisions in the past which lead to him being separated from his sister. In his debut, Kyler appears alongside his best friends living with Damion and sharing a room with him respectively. He cares about his friends, but he's often more worried about those that his friends may hurt. Despite his initial stoic appearance above, Kyler actually is very emotional and is a very strong leader to spite.
Andy starts out as a stoic and fairly quiet. He is shown as Max's best friend and Gage's foil. As Andy is further introduced, he is shown to be a fairly emotional and caring guy who worried about other people's feelings above his own. He doesn't experience intense emotions like the other boys, though he does have moments of anger and sadness. Though he seems to be closer to Max opposed to Gage, many people mention that Gage is the only one who can bring out how Andy truly feels by angering him to the point of snapping. Andy is a hockey player when he's a kid, but later joins track and basketball. Andy has a thing for cats and dogs, though he wanted a fox when he was younger. Andy is Anastasia's older twin brother and is closer to Max's family than his own. He loves Anastasia even though he doesn't always agree with how she treats others.
This is the incomplete flat of Cindy.Cindy is a kind and gentle girl in Araysia who happens to also be the mayor's daughter. While she appears to be very docile, Cindy hates being pushed around. If someone angers her, she would right away yell at them. Cindy is very big on having her hair up in pigtails, as it reminds her of someone very important to her. Cindy is fairly shy around others, and while she is picked on by Anastasia, she doesn't originally confide much in boys. She finds a close friend in Tytannia however (Frequently commenting that Tytannia is worth seven boys in one due to her boyish tendencies) and also in Kandi, Roxie and Willow. Despite her shyness around guys, Cindy's best friend is the popular and dense Tyrone. The two have known each other since they were little and Cindy has grown to love Tyrone as something more than a childhood friend. Cindy is the only non-mascot character to be immediate friends with the hero. The others are Roxie and Max- the mascot male and female for CD. ... Apart from colouring her, I reeeaallly need to fix her chest O_O It didn't turn out AT ALL the way it was supposed to.
Until I get more facesets drawn...
Until next time... hopefully will be as soon as exams are done. I wanted to get these out to show you guys ASAP, so I tried to get as many as I could done for this update :) I'll keep you posted with shorter updates :) I'll change the banner soon too!! :D
Ciao for now!
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.