Welcome Baby Girl <3
Welcome to the newest member of Amelia and my family, our baby girl little cousin has been born on September 3rd 2015 - Twenty years my junior. For those who don't know, my immediate family (grandparents, uncles, cousins and aunts) on my dad's side are all really close, and we see each other weekly. She is my youngest cousin, the first to be born on my dad's side in ten years since the twins.
Welcome to the sweetheart. I know that I may be old enough to be your mother in theory, but I hope to play with you and teach you how to make a game some day too <3
Welcome to the world Anaise!
We have a few possibilities for game release time. This can potentially lead to an earlier release than planned, or can lead to... well you guys waiting longer.
Scenario 1: The original Plan
The first scenario was that I finish the full game and release it to the public, with the demo releasing when the child chapter is completed. This means that the demo will be pushed back to October or November, as mentioned on Twitter. The full game can take up to a couple more years with testing times and human limitations
Scenario 2: Original with a twist
We complete the demo and release it around October-ish without concerning ourselves with finishing the child chapter beforehand. after you guys let us know what you want, we complete the game and release.
Scenario 3: Longer short plan
We can complete and release the demo on cue and release it. With your feedback we will complete the Child and Pre-teen chapters of the game. We will release those chapters for you guys to play through. When we finish the teen chapter, we will allow you to import your save file to the Teen chapter to continue playing. Finally, the two adult chapters will be released and we will release that as its own game. You can import your teen save file and the game will continue onwards. We will then release the game in full based on that.
Scenario 4: Shorter short plan
We do the same thing that we say above, except we release each chapter on its own. You will be able to have all the same items and friendships, you will just be given instructions on how to import/export your save.
So here's the thing:
Scenarios 3 and 4 can be done relatively soon. I can actually release the child year in a couple months no-problem, given testing time. However, we want to gain some momentum on players before we do something like this. I really just ask that if this is what you guys are interested in, and you know someone who would be interested in playing it, just let them know ^-^ It'd help us a lot, as we do want people to actually play the game <3 I'm so grateful to everyone that already has joined up with us! Thanks for your emails, comments and fan art everyone <3
Pros + Cons
- Gives me more time to drawn in a crowd XD
- Gives me more time to put more stuff in that you guys want
- Gives me more time
- It'll take pretty dang long. (it can take up to another couple years based on play testing, voice actors etc etc etc etc)
- You get the demo faster
- You get the demo faster then get to glare at me while I slowly finish this game.
Scenario 3 + 4:
- More realistic goal
- Connected gameplay between pre-teen + Child chapters
- Full game will eventually come out without importing/exporting.
- Gives you time to complete each chapter and have fun with it.
- The game comes out in sections, so you get to play it much sooner
- it can come out in a few months
- If importing/exporting the file doesn't work out, we have a backup plan.
- I can focus on making each chapter really amazing instead of finishing fast.
- It's possible for me to actually add-on to the game instead of importing/exporting, so you guys will be forced to save and go to the menu at the end of the chapter in waiting, then we can get you to download the patch, transfer your data, then BAM. You will load right into the next chapter.
- I can add all the features I want in the game without skimping for time sake.
- It'll give me time to make a more interesting introduction
- Broken-up Gameplay until the full game's release
- We don't know if it will actually work yet (importing/exporting.) but we do have a backup plan
- Most of my time will go towards getting the game known.
- Less long blogposts from me
- Tumblr and twitter will be my primary communication source.
- Less time to implement things you guys want in the game after the demo
- You will be forced to wait to play the next part if you finish early.
- I'm super scared to do this, as I'm terrified that the game won't be fun and you guys will stop playing it ;-;
- No romancing to begin ^-^; (You're children)
- I can't do the anime opening yet :/
SO. With that said, guys, what do you think?
Visit Old pages of the site
Miss the old website? Never fear! All the old pages still exist. Even ones that have NOTHING to do with the game anymore.
Think We're messing with you? Here are some of the old pages ;P
Old pages that were on the site before the revamp
Pages that are of old features/characters/stuff that no one needs anymore.
Only about... NONE of all sprites had been finished in game (The mini things that walk around) and I figured I'll see how I fare at making my own. Considering I want to change up the hero including her hair sheen and make her all around less flat-looking, I wanted to try this. I don't really know how I feel about it... I'll have to see them in-game. Either way, they look rather good, and I may use the template somewhere else.
Here's an example of Damion in the sprite I made vs. the RTP Sprite. (And before anyone's like 'uhh, what do you mean 'made it', The answer is I drew and animated it myself and didn't use a template from someone else Though I used HM and a few other sprites as a base.)
I've got some good feedback on it, mainly positive. It seems to compliment the artstyle more, and I hardly have any sprites done. I've finished all of the template for both the child and teen sprites (buut I think I'm going to use the default child sprites :/). They animate nicely, it's just a matter of actually putting them to the test!
It certainly matches my artstyle a LOT better.
If you're concerned about time, here is a list of sprites that I actually have finished with the RTP:
- The hero, simply spring (Child)
- Max (Teen)
I've completely done Dami's sprite. It's fully functional :)
... That's it. I have to make custom sprites for everything anyways, it's just a matter of preference. Really, if I start now I can finish rather quickly (I'm a fast spriter, I can sprite one entire thing in about ten-fifteen minutes)
Really, it's no different time wise except for the last few steps to finish the template.
FOR COMPARISON SAKE:
Food Likes/ Dislikes
You're probably guessing wrong XD
It's a short manga series that I've written for the game. It consists of one page, and it took around an hour to do the full thing (mainly because I had to re-do Sapph's face 60 times (exaggeration, but still).
At the moment, it will make little to no sense. We're planning just to have this page as a 'manga volume'. If we decide to do more, then we'll do more. If not, then... It's a one shot that makes NO sense~
I actually drew the first panel second, and there was an additional one, but the lines were too thick and didn't match with the rest of it. Sapphire was originally standing on a cliff looking out. The 'oh' was to transition to the main character, but I decided to keep Sapphs as the main.
Well, I'll keep you in suspense I suppose ;)
The boy looks a lot like Max, rest assured... it's not. I had to try in the last panel of him to make him loook less like Max, since I would be really upset if they got that likeliness. If I even do another page, you'll see why in-game.
Out of the remaining characters that I don't play, Tai is probably my favourite female (maybe tied with Anastasia.) The himedere is beloved by all on the team, and probably rivals Cindy for my favourite non-OC female. Tai is hilariously sweet and carefully tsun-tsun while still remaining princess-like. It has become notable that Tai wasn't popular before coming to Araysia. It is also notable that her friendship with Anastasia is rather toxic to begin but Ana matures a lot.
This is apparent by Ana frequenting the term 'accessory' when speaking about Tai.
(Don't worry, her nose and mouth will be more visible when I edit her art.)
I'm so sorry you freaked out D: I was horrified myself when it happened! I had a feeling people were like "Oh Roxie -_-;;;"
I'm glad you like everything <3 Thannk you :) *Leo Hugs you*
Hehehehehehehee Back in the day, huh? That's totally fine! I sometimes forget about my own drawings hehe.
I'm glad you think that it does add some realism! Hopefully it works together well in the game!
I hope so D: I really hope it isn't boring or anything (my biggest fear </3)
Thanks for commenting <3 Have a wonderful day!!
I have a LOT more to update on, including emotion FX and voice actor updates but I needed to post this now to get your feedback on the release. If we get a better understanding of what you guys want, then I have to schedule my time accordingly :)
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.