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How far will a brother go to get his sister back?


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After losing their parents Aryen and Alysia only had each other. However, after a long term illness Aryen finds himself all alone in the world. So alone that he decides to leave everything he knows and goes on a journey to find the lost gemstones.

The gemstones has the power to find Merek, the strongest mage to ever have lived and the legend says that Merek will grant anyone, who hands him all the gemstones, a wish.

But the gemstones are hidden all around the world, some better than others.

Merek is his only chance but how far will a brother go to get his sister back?

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His name is Aryen and he is a young man who is in the seek of the lost gemstones.
He is kind and gentle. Taking care of his sister was his whole life, so losing her took
hard on him and he realized that he had to try get her back. While the gemstones
are only a legend, he decides to try and find them.

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His name is Kian and he's Aryen's childhood friend. After sometime apart they see each other again
and Kian decides to join Aryen on his journey to save Alysia.
Kian is a second playable character. He will be visible in town and other monster free areas and you
can change between Aryen and Kian through the menu.

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Her name is Alysia and she's Aryen's little sister. After a long term illness she passed away.
She were very close to her brother and looked up to him. He had his struggles and she always
supported him. Despite being sick she tried to stay positive.
She's not a fully playable character, but she will be playable in a special scene.

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ABS battle system - swords, bows, bombs, magic and more!
Puzzles.
Quests.
Special areas to explore - you enter the areas through the world map.
Oh yeah, there's world map!
Beautiful maps, some with hidden places for you to find.
Collect memories - by collecting memories you will learn the story about the characters.

...more will be added.

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More will be added later.

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These ideas are some I'm not sure I will add, so any feedback on them could be great.

Change of title:
Not sure if it's the right title, so thinking about whether I should change it or not.

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Graphics:
The Mighty Palm
FinalBossBlues
Atelier-Rgss (Moghunter)
Ocean's Dream (edited)

Plugins:
Atelier-Rgss (Moghunter)
Yanfly
Eli
SRDude

Other:
codeman38 (font used in these pictures)
codeman38 (for font in game)

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It's delayed, not sure when I will be done. I am working hard on it!
 
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I hope I get some time to try it out, looks fun, retro game =)
 

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I love the style~! Looking forward to playing the demo :kaojoy:
 

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The 2 main characters stories are heartwarming. I'm going to have to give this game a shot. Art looks really good too but I have a soft spot for souls that are hurting.
 

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It looks fun, and I like the graphics. I like the simplicity of the user interface you have, with weapon and shield selection. Makes it easy to visualize!
 

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@Kalombi Thank you, simplicity was exactly what I was going for. Just need to edit the icons a bit so it matches the game style better : )
 

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The graphics look so cute! I also really like the simplicity of the interface. Looking forward to there being a demo! :)
 

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The map tiles remind me a lot of old school Final Fantasy, but with a bit more detail, looking good.
 
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You mentioned that you were looking for some ideas. Have you considered making Alysia playable? Reference, Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. You could title the game based around her passing, example: Alysia Lost.

For better ideas, try searching for words that reflect what your story is primarily focused on. I used the word, effervesce in my project. Effervesce was a word I used for of a liquid, and vivacious. This describes the protagonist being named after wine, and her personality.

The other word I used was fallacy, because her primary quest is to find the Stimulant, but the Stimulant, or even the quest itself may be a fallacy depending on the player's actions. I'm old, so I used a physical dictionary. I'm sure you could find better resources for different words you can use in your title on a website.
 

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@Stimulantwasfound I have at least one special scene planned for Alysia where she's playable.
I do have a second character I might make playable in most of the game, not 100% sure yet but I will look into it today.

Not a bad idea with the title, thanks!
 

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These graphics really take me back! And I love that you're telling a story with a brother and a sister. I'm really close with my sister so these kinds of games really speak to me.
 

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Reeeally nice looking game, sweetie! I'd probs keep the game contained to just Aryen, with short periods as Alysia. That'd make the story tighter, deeper, and more involving!
 

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@alice_gristle Thank you! That's exactly what I will do. Alysia will have max two scenes (most likely just one) where she's playable, but it will only be in the full game. She will be included in cutscenes but that's it. The focus will be on Aryen and his story.
 

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Can't wait to play the demo...this game looks cool...
 

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UPDATE:

- Alysia's sprite has been edited and this will be her final look.
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-Kian joins in as a second playable character. You can change between him and Aryen through the menu.
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- A new feature: Collect memories. How many there will be in the demo is unknown at the moment.
- I've made two special areas so far, I plan to have six in the demo.
- I'm done with the town Estercrest - screenshot added.
- There will be seven locations to explore in the demo, not including the special areas.


Not sure why but in screenshots and characters everything has been separated into two spoilers sections. Can't change it so it looks a bit messy.
 

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This looks really good! I'm excited to try the demo =]
 

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You have Picture twice under Screenshots.
 

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What? I got two spoilers with pictures in them, if that’s what you mean. I can’t change that though.
 

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UPDATE:

I lost some process - some maps and events, so I'm kinda behind schedule. I'm not sure when I will finish the demo. I am working hard on it.
Only thing I'm sure of is backing up every time I make something lol.

I do want to give you an update of what I have done:

Custom attack sprite - only when using a sword so far.
Platforms added - you can jump on moving platforms to get to different locations.
11 enemy sprites so far.
More puzzles have been added.

Lost some maps of the special areas but I have made 3 and I'm soon done with number 4. I plan to make 6 special areas.
Kian might not join the demo - sorry!
 

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