Sunday, May 12, 2013

So we're back.

Ladies and gents. Mostly gents.

With my job allowing me the time to do pretty much whatever I want, I've become more and more inclined to rediscover blogging. As a result, in the upcoming weeks I'll be creating a new vlog version of my previously postponed blog reviews and whatnot.

This post serves as very little other than an introduction to that, so look forward to it!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

I wish I could quit you!

It has been a year hasn't it!?

For those that don't know, I have been hard at work writing the script for an up and coming visual novel, and in said endevor, I have done...pretty much everything else too.

I've been working on this fucking thing for years and years and year, and I finally have some semblance of progress to show for it. Allow me to illustrate.

 Here we have just a few members of the cast, drawn by an artist that is bleeding me of every available penny I have. We've literally been through five or six different artists, and she's the only one who has stuck with my constant bickering and yelling at her, so she must be a keeper.

By the way, I'm aware the Arabic under Mahdokht's name doesn't translate directly to what her western name says. This is intentional.

Those fancy with visual novels will notice I went for a grungy, dirty look, similar to the character designs in Steins;Gate. This is also intentional.

 Every game needs a title screen, and you'll notice my favorite colors are red and black. It's simple and to the point, not much to be said here. Note that in addition to the standard gallery option there's also an Armory, and Encyclopedia section as well. Unfortunately I do not have previews of this to show you right now as we're having trouble getting them to work.

In game screenshot! I suffered a bit of a brain fart when spelling Sample, I know, bear with me. It's 3:11PM and I'm not feeling well. (Since I work graveyard think of that as 3:11AM for a normal person.

And finally, a screenshot of the Gallery. The gallery is divided by character, route, and generic CGs. It also links to the Armory, and encyclopedia articles for the subsequent characters including full stats. Think what Fate gives you, but on steroids.

Kasumi's full specs are....

Name: Kasumi Tachibana
Age: 25
Birthdate: July 3rd, 1986
Nationality: Japanese
Height/Weight: 5'8"/155lbs
Physical Stats:
  • Strength
    • Grade: 18
  • Agility
    • Grade: 19
  • Dexterity
    • Grade: 17
  • Constitution
    • Grade: 17
  • Wisdom
    • Grade: 16
  • Intelligence
    • Grade: 15
  • Charisma
    • Grade: 17
  • Luck
    • Grade: 15
  • Mana Pool
    • Grade: 25,000
Magical Stats
  • Pyromancy
    • Grade: 5
  • Aeromancy
    • Grade: 6
  • Hydromancy
    • Grade: 0
  • Geomancy
    • Grade: 0
  • Chronomancy
    • Grade: 0
  • Sigilmancy
    • Grade: 6
  • Diomancy
    • Grade: 2
  • Nigromancy
    • Grade: 0
Skill Grades
  • Unarmed
    • Rank: A
  • Sword
    • Rank: A
  • Dagger
    • Rank: B
  • Spear
    • Rank: B
  • Bow
    • Rank: B
  • Pistol
    • Rank: C
  • Rifle
    • Rank: D
  • Explosives
    • Rank: A
  • Heavy Weapons
    • Rank: E
Magical Skill Grades
  • Potency
    • Rank: B
  • Proficiency
    • Rank: C
  • Accuracy
    • Rank: B
  • Endurance
    • Rank: C
  • Spirit
    • Rank: A
Tactical Skill Grades
  • Strategy
    • Rank: A+
  • Cunning
    • Rank: B+
  • Resourcefulness
    • Rank: A+
  • Natural Talent (Agility)
    • Some people are just born with it. (+5 to 1 stat or +1 Rank to 1 skill)
  • Genius (Unarmed, Agility, Sword)
    • Some people just get it. (+5 to 3 stats or +1 to 3 skills)
  • Family Lineage
    •  Where you come from matters. (+1 Rank to Family Skills)
  • Yamato Nadeshiko
    •  What all women yearn to be. (Grants Kanzenchouaku)
  • Recognized Scent (Edelweiss)
    • Character has a preferred perfume or scent.
Autism? Sure. But they all have meanings and the ranks actually matter in determining the outcome of conflicts in the story.

Anyway-- that's all for me! Let me know what you guys think of the screenshots, and any other input. Always happy to get feedback.