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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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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

Update #2

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Hi everyone! Diamon’s here again to give you some news about the progress made in the project!

So far, we have nearly finished the day 2 draft (around 80%), but it still needs lot of editing! We have started to write the day 3 draft as well (we have around 50% of it for the moment).

As for the other news, we got ourselves one new writer (David), two editors (Rose and Reika) and a composer (Shoko). A big welcome for us, it’s always nice to have some fresh blood in the team!

So now, our team is pretty much complete, except for the background artist (we’re still searching for one).

Everything is going smoothly, it’s a good thing! We really hope we will be able to launch a demo before the end of summer!

Also, if you wish to follow us on twitter and facebook, here are the links :
https://www.facebook.com/fallensnowstudios
https://twitter.com/FallenSnowStud

Well that’s all for today! See you for the next update!

 

 

“I-It’s not like I did it for you or anything!”

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(Okay, sorry for the cliche tsundere title…)

But as you may have guessed, this is our Tsundere-ish character! Her name is Rui, she’s a second year at the same highschool where our main character, Yama, goes (by the way, Yama is a third year).

And because we, at Fallen Snow Studios, adore cliche and overused archetype, her relationship with the MC will be…
CHILDHOOD FRIEND!

A childhood friend tsundere! We’re genius, aren’t we?

H-Hey! Come back! No! Don’t quit this page yet!
DON’T LEAVE!!

…Okay, so a more original way to introduce my character you say?
Wait a minute…

*Diamonit goes looking for Rui*
Rui : Hey, what are you doing?!
Diamonit : Just introducing you. It’s the first step to becoming famous!
Rui (blushing): H-Huh? Famous? I-I don’t need this, as long as I’m with Yama, I’m fine…
Diamonit : Haha, you’re so cute! But whether you want it or not, soon, males from all around the world will be able to witness your blushing face! Looking at your sprites with an amorous look, saying “Tsundere are the best!”. Isn’t that wonderful?!
Rui : That’s gross!
Diamonit : Hum… Maybe we could use this to our advantage… Don’t you have an outfit that could show more skin Rui? We must appeal to our male readers!
Rui : WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME DO?! PERVERT! SHAMELESS WRITER! YOU’RE THE WORST!
Diamonit : Hey, stop it Rui! It hurts! Ouch!

Okay now, you’re happy? I even got bruises now!

Anyway, see you for the next character presentation!

Hey! Some fresh news!

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Greeting to everyone that is following our blog!
Today it’s Diamon who’s here, and I’m gonna talk about our progress so far.

So, it makes approximately one month that we started working on this project, and we’re still trying to find a good pace of work. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we did nothing! So first, about our progress :

  • The Day 1 draft of our common route is written, but still need some editing.
  • We’re now working on writing the introduction scenes for each Heroine.
  • We’re also writing Day 2 script.
  • Most of the common route plot is already decided.
  • Nearly every heroine and feminine support character have their concept art done! Our artists are discussing the coloring of the characters at the moment!
  • The engine is still on his early phase construction, but for now we have the basics of a VN engine : text scrolling, Music, Sprites, Backlog, Quick Menu. The resolution of the engine will be (1280*720). Next step will probably be Sprite movements!
  • For the music, we have some samples, but we’re still actively looking for a Composer!

 

I guess I should talk a bit about the content of our VN now. Temporary title will be “Lucid9”. Why “Lucid9”? Well, I can’t really tell you for now, you’ll have to play the game to discover the truth!
But what I can tell you is that our VN will have :

  • A common route in around 14 days, with at the beginning some slice of life and comedy. But after progressing in this common route, mystery will slowly takes place and the action will progressively center around our Main Character.
  • Heroines route, that will be more focused on Mystery / Drama / Romance. There will be a total of 4 Heroines route, with one different writer for each.

So that’s about it for the moment!
Remember, we’re still looking for a composer and an editor! If you’re interested, feel free to contact me with my Skype ID : Diamonit