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Synopsis, Art, and a phone!

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Hello, guys! How are you all doing? First, I want to apologize for the lack of news during these past two weeks. A lot of our members were swamped with exams, but most of them just began to work again now that they’re free! But still, we were not completely inactive for the past few days. To make it up to you, let me present some new content you might not have seen yet!

 

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Do you recognize Akira? One of our perky heroines that we introduced on our previous post? Well, here is a more final version of her with shading, linearts and coloring! Cute, isn’t she?

– Also, I believe it is time we share with you the synopsis of our story :

“Yama Ishimoto is enjoying his last year of high school with his longtime friend, Rui Haward, an energetic and somewhat serious young girl who sometimes finds it difficult to express her true feelings. Recently joined by the burly Masato Kurogane and the moronic Yahiko Ikari, this dynamic group of friends breeze through school, their life filled with hilarious antics and hijinks.

Contrasting their joyous lifestyle, an inexplicable series of murders in the city begins acquiring greater attention as the body count steadily rises. At first, Yama chooses to simply ignore these morbid incidents, but the unpredictability of fate, or rather an eccentric freelance detective, forces him at the forefront of the murder investigation.

What will Yama uncover . . . ? “

– Finally, a few posts back, I mentioned that we would have features in Lucid9’s engine, and I guess it’s time to reveal them.

You will be able to use your phone during the story (Receive calls, SMS, listen to music, read the news feed…), a bit like in Steins;Gate. The use of this phone would be optional, and only features extra stuff. You will have the choice to disable it if you do not wish to be bothered by it.

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The phone’s design isn’t final, and will be revised. I’d also like to point out that you can see one of the backgrounds we’re working on at the moment in this picture! And who might this strange girl be, calling, Shigure…?

And last but not least, I’m glad to announce that an amazing composer decided to join and work with us! We are really excited to have so many talented people interested in joining our team! 

Well, that’s all for today! I want to thank all the people showing their support! It’s really encouraging, and we’ll do all that we can in order to release a Visual Novel you’ll all hopefully enjoy playing!

Diamonit

 

 

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Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves!

Hello, everyone!

Some of you may be curious on who we are at Fallen Snow Studios. Well, some of us decided to write short introductions to share with you all! ^_^

On another note, I will try to help write some of the blog updates, so expect more updates for Lucid9 soon!


 

David Acosta

Okay, this is my short introduction!

Hello, everyone! My name is David, and I’m one of the lead writers and route writers for Lucid9.

I’m the type of person who takes interest in mostly anything. Some of my main interests, however, is writing, (pretty obvious) reading, music, and art.

I’ve been writing since I was younger, around the age of 9 I believe, and plan on Majoring English in college. I also play the piano and plan on taking a college course for music as well.

One of my set goals in life is inspiring others to do the things they love. I believe everyone can achieve anything as long as they have the passion to do it.

 


 Hooves

K, I’ll play along

My name is Hooves, and I’m…. A proofreader for Lucid9!
I’m the picky type of person when it comes to interests. I’m a former author that used to write stories, but quit due to personal events. I’m mostly just a gamer who started at the age of 7 when dial-up was still a thing.

One of my life goals: To see where my life’s journey ends.

 


 Yuuko

Ciao everyone!

I’m Yuuko, an artist for Lucid9! I’m an aspiring artist and I specialise in a range of different art and design styles, a jack of all trades of sorts. In this project I will be responsible for the design of the male characters, CG and other works.

I love to explore new things and my main interests of interest are anything art related! My work primarily involves anime & manga drawing, anthropomorphism and cartooning & caricature. I have been drawing on my graphics tablet for 5 months and I have studied a course at CDW Studios. My future goals include graduating high school successfully, enrolling in university and getting some random art degree. From there on out, I wish to become a graphic designer and partake in freelance work.

My Life goals are nothing too cliché: I want to travel, own 3 cats and become a cat.


Cleric_in_Training

Hey guys! My name is Cleric_in_Training, though I also go by Your_Local_Milkman. For the most part, I’m a path writer, but sometimes I do a little editing and lead writing.

My biggest joys in life come from thought provoking themes and Team Fortress 2.

Ironic story about myself is that when I was young, I always wanted to grow up to be a writer. But when I actually learned how to write well, I learned that I could probably never be a writer.

My life goals are to publish a book and own a boat.

 


Daniel

Hi everyone,my name is Daniel i am the founder of Fallen Snow Studios,and the Project Lead, one of the composers, the engine programmer and designer for Project:Lucid9.

What i enjoy the most besides listening to music, is to play games with great stories that can’t be experienced in other mediums.

My life goal is to make video games that people enjoy and if possible that leaves a mark in video gaming history even if only a minor one.

 


Diamonit

Hi, I’m Diamonit, and I’m the co-leader of this project, as well as path writer! I’m Airi’s creator, and I’m the one who will write her route. I also supervise the establishment of the whole plot and the writers as well.

My job as a co-leader is too make sure the project progresses, and that everyone respects the deadlines (I’ve earned the title of “Slave driver” thanks to this), and I make sure that communication goes well within the team.

I like gaming and reading good stories, and I think I have a good imagination, but my main passion is music, singing especially. I’m also studying math at university atm.

As for my life goal… Having a blackboard. All mathematicians dream of having their own blackboard at home! And also having a goat. Don’t ask me why.

 


KimotoDragoon

I am Sean, though I go by Kimoto online. I am the lead writer of this project, though that is more split with another member since I tend to be fairly busy due to real life circumstances.

I am responsible for a lot of the writing, though it’s really split between many writers so it’s more like I’m charged with my part and overseeing the others. I usually throw out ideas. I am also responsible for the creation and writing of the involved Side Character, Shigure Enomoto. Kinda funny I was the only person to think of a Detective.

I like playing games and reading stories, but my preferred things to do are write stories, role play, listen to music, and beat the ever loving crap out of people who intentionally try to piss me off thus completely deserve it as I take deep satisfaction in hurting them. I am also easily found on MMO’s but I won’t give out the name.

 


DragonGuardians

I am known as Dark Flame Master! BANISHMENT THIS WORLD!
… Just kidding. I am actually DragonGuardians, but more known as Mac. I am a route writer for this project.

My responsibilities in this project is to write the route for Elizabeth Oshiro, who is a Himedere, or for those who don’t know what that means, a princess type character. She’s quite like a tsundere… but fancy.

More about myself, I’m still in highschool and I am involved in sports, so I don’t have a lot of free time. However, I dedicate this free time to anime and this project. I like to read manga and visual novels as well.

Writing a route isn’t as easy as I first thought it would be. It has taken more time and dedication then I had planned, yet I haven’t regretted joining this project once. The people in this project are so lively and fun to be around (plus their reactions are hilarious when I show them weird videos!) and… I just love working here. I hope I can continue to be friends with everyone in this little family even after this is finished. Anyway, Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life!

 


Timothy Trinh

Hey guys, I don’t have any fancy names or anything. Just call me Tim. I’m also from Texas, which is why you might see me type “y’all” from time to time.

My main responsibility is to edit whatever route needs editing. But for the time being, I’m currently creating a grammar/style guide that will hopefully help all of the writers and editors become better writers.

A bit more about me, currently I’m at an undisclosed university trying to obtain a degree in accounting, while also studying for medical school. In my free time I like to play video games, watch netflix, hang out with friends, you know “the college experience”. On a more personal level, I like writing and currently I have a number of novels planned out and ready to finish writing. So far I’ve finished about 1/4 of my first novel, hopefully I won’t quit before I finish.

I decided to join this group in order to boost my grammar and style skills while also having the chance to apply the many years of advanced english courses I had to take in high school. I didn’t know what to expect as my first experience with a visual novel group wasn’t the best. But I know for a fact that you guys are AWESOME, and I look forward to finishing this project with y’all.

 


Gahaha

Okay, so my name is Gahaha. Well, you know what? Fuck it. Call me Mark. Sorry for my rude way of speaking. I was initially going to be the main route writer for Misaki Ayaka, however, I’m taking a leave of absence do to some issues. Now, I will be pretty much a co-writer/adviser. Also, please treat Misaki kindly. She needs it.

That being said, I also came up with the ideas for many, if not, all locations in this game’s world. I hope whoever ends up seeing this game, or follows this group, ends up loving the city of Isamu as much as I had fun creating interesting locations for this world.

Other then that, I’m a gamer, and the old man of this group. lol. I idolize Rance, well, parts of him; hence my name. If you don’t know who that is, or if your someone religious, it’s better if you didn’t.

 


 

~ David

 

Update #3

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Hey people? How are you doing?
Time to give you news about our last progress!

First, let’s welcome some new members on the team :

  • Tim who will be in charge of editing
  • Yuuko, a versatile artist that will take care of male characters design with Wonders
  • Amanda who will draw our backgrounds

Now, how are things progressing?

– We completed our drafts up to day 4, and we are currently writing day 5 content (which is supposed to be a day rich in events!). The progress for day 5 is about 20% at the moment.

– We finally have a final design for the MC’s (Yama) art, but the drawing still needs some work before being able of posting it here!

– No progress so far for the Heroines art since our main artist is busy cramming at the moment (and we all wish her good luck for her exams!).

– One of our editor is working on a grammar/style reference sheet that editors and writers will be able to use in order to limit discrepancy. Globally, almost no complete editing has been done yet however.

– Dan proposed some ideas in order to enhance interactivity between the reader and the VN. More details once the ideas are finalized.

– We’re starting to have some BG for Lucid9. We have drafts for the classroom and Yama’s appartment for the moment.

 

Well; I think that’s all for the moment! See you next time, and keep following our blog posts!

Diamonit

Bow Peasants!

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Uh, hey guys. This is the Cleric_in_Training, and I’ve got some unfortunate news. The other day, I loss my clergy license and was forced to get a new job… So now, I’ve become the butler of the ever so gracious Elizabeth Oshiro. Allow me to introduce her highness.

Elizabeth1.jpgBow before her highness, peasants!

Elizabeth Oshiro will be one of the featured heroines in the vn, written and designed by DragonGuardians. She’s a himedere of sorts, hime meaning princess. She comes from a rich family and acts as if she’s better than everyone. She deems everyone lower than herself and considers 99% of the school’s male population to be pigs. Despite this, she’s constantly found dreaming of her Prince Charming.

As always, wonderful art done by our wonderful artist, Dizzyworld2.