On video games and artist patterns:
Artist SKULLCRACK NONSENSE WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU:
Sleep, wake up, play video games, make art, make video games, eat, sleep;
wake up, play video games, make art, make video games, eat, sleep;
wake up, play video games, make art -- be mad at art -- eat, eat again, pout, sleep, pout;
wake up, play video games, make art -- be filled with optimism, tackle the world, open photoshop like a beast -- make art, make video games, cackle maniacally with glee, eat, sleep.
Yeah, life, I'm catchin' on to your nonsense!
Fantasy Visual Novel:
1. You play as a chick.
2. I refuse to call it a date sim or an otome, but there will be the optional
) chance to pursue various romances.
3. Elves, traditional medieval fantasy, swords miladies horses and really nasty hygiene galore! Sticking close to my roots for this one, be excited or disappointed in the unoriginality, I'm not sure. Maybe I'm biased but I do think beyond the very generalized setting descriptors it will be plenty original. If you were at all interested in Gha'alia, you're in luck! It's not going to be all roses and kisses - dark, broody, epic
The working title is Reverie: Ebon Light. The 'Reverie' prefix will stick with any sequels, or at least, that's the plan. I intend to make a 'boy version'* after Ebon Light is released, but it's a wait and see. I have absolutely no idea how well this will go over but I hope people enjoy Ebon Light, and I might make a direct sequel to Ebon Light's story and characters if there's any interest, but barring that the plan is to make similar games that aren't necessarily stuck in the same world.
I am dipping my toes into uncharted water here so, who knows, maybe someone other than my mother will download the game, nonetheless a veritable library of visual novels, so for now the only game in development is Ebon Light.
* Full Disclosure: when I first started going forward with the idea to make this sucker it was going to be a more traditional 'date sim' style game. I always wanted the game to have a substantial story that was set apart from character relationships, because I think character relationships (platonic or otherwise) are far more enjoyable when theyre an add-on (if a heavily indulged add-on) to a story that can stand well on it's own rather than the other way around. Tldr, the 'girl version/boy version' nonsense is strictly speaking to the player-character's gender. Son, I grew up in the 90's, I play a male PC like a bro and that comes naturally to me (and probably every other girl), so I expect (and hope!) people will/would enjoy playing the game as a gender not their own. In future versions I'm going to try to make the player's character's gender selectable rather than making two versions, but I'm too far into this one to change that for Ebon Light.
Planned Platforms: iOS definitely/first. First gen itouch/iphones should be compatible but I can't make any promises just yet.
Android and PC release are both also planned, but will likely come a bit later.
ETA: Unknown atm! (Maddening, I'm working on getting a reliable date but I've never done this before and would rather be maddening than a liar!)
If you're interested in following the Game Development tumblog, which will have more shoddy WiPs and ramblings, please check it out!
Expect plenty of WiPs and ramblings on dA, though.
(sorry am not sorry)