RMMV Ceress and Orea [Love/Emotional, Adventure, Puzzles, Exploration]

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Ceress and Orea



Can Ceress overcome death to be reunited with the woman she loves, Orea?


UPDATE:
You can wishlist the game now on steam!

Trailer:

Basic Gameplay Idea:
After being thrown down into the Abyss Ceress awakens in a cave environment.
An old deity heard her 'prayers' and agrees to let her return, if she can make her way out of their realm.
Ceress will have to solve some puzzles and dodge some creatures chasing her to escape this caves and to be able to return to her love. Some additional exploration might lead to finding extra scenes...​



Development Pillars:
1. Tell a short, bittersweet lovestory (between two women).
2. Make a beautiful and unique feeling game BUT use premade Tilesets.
FSM Tiles. (Reason? Using a premade tileset will allow me to progress MUCH faster!)
Add to it with edits and custom art.
Custom portrait art and custom sprites by me. Custom OST by @futrchamp .
3. Puzzles and Exploration as key gameplay element.
4. Try to show, not tell.
5. Atmosphere.​


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Credits:
I'll update this as I go~ <3

Degica / Enterbrain / Kadokawa - RPG Maker MV
First Seed Material Tilesets
Yanfly
Orange/Hudell
MOG Hunter
SRD
Galv
DSI
PandaMaru


Special thanks to:
@Gabrelik
@futrchamp
Waynee95

And every supporter of this project!

Thank you! :kaohi:
 
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For me, it will all lean towards the execution of the story. The basic idea sounds fine. And of course I don't care which tileset is nessecarily used, if with even the tiniest edits in your tileset can make your world that much more rich, then by all means go for it. Regarding your first (super-gorgeous :kaojoy:) screenshot, you can definitely expect people to ask for the same level of detail and thought put into it the whole game through. If you can stay consistent with that and make the player feel invested in the world, lore and so forth there is no need to worry about your price tag as it would be justified for playing your game.

But those are just my two cents on the matter :kaoblush:
 

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By "dodge some creatures" are you including a mechanic to outdistance them or are there going to be action RPG element included with this? Or maybe something different?
 

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I really love the story, and the art is stunning. I'd buy this game for sure :LZSooo:
 

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@Jayje I thought about outdistancing them, because there will no actual battle mechanics be included. This part of the game would be about making sure, that you're not getting caught (touched) by those enemies. I also thought about checking out one of those stealth plugin, but right now I'm unsure if I'll use any of them.

@InkPotion Thank you very much! :kaojoy:
 

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Update time!

This week I created another (4th) map and little Ceress is now able to walk around, whooohooo!


I also created a *******.
Not sure if people still are willing to support creators (because of those changes to ******* right now...) and if anyone would consider supporting me/this project, but you never know until you try =3 Thank you! <3



Beside that I reworked my Avatar and Banners for social media. :)


Next Week:
- Make a more specific list of all the things that need to be done. (Maps, Sprites, additional tiles, etc.)
- More maps
- Starting Sprites for the other characters I'll need.
 

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The lighting effects are stunning, you'll have to teach the rest of us how to make such pretty lights. :)

Keep up the fantastic work!
 

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Small Mid-Week Update!

Since I made these lighting gifs for my shop page,
I thought I could also share them here.
For people wondering: Yes I use the FSM - Caves and Woods Tiles and add to it as I go.
(I also did some color changes etc.)

Gifs in the spoiler! =3


I also thought about recording a bit of my process... but then I'd have to get back into video editing! XD

@futrchamp is working on the OST for this small project!
He shared some work in his shop thread. <3
Listen to it here.
Thanks.

I also started some other sprites for this project. So there will be another update on saturday! =3

Take care! <3
 

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It looks gorgeous! The story seems interesting- I'd certainly give it a go, and the assets are nice! It only takes a tiny change to make default assets look interesting and new, in my opinion. Would I pay four dollars? Maybe! It's certainly better value than certain other games I've played *coughAveyond3cough*. I look forward to seeing what comes out of this!
 

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Update Time!
Sadly I couldn't post an update last saturday...
because my modem broke and I had only mobile access.
Now I'm back! :kaohi:

Here's a small video to show some of the environment in action <3
It's without audio because I didn't work on that yet
and I just have awful placeholder sounds, haha.

I hope everyone is doing well!
Don't let the holiday season be too stressful!
 

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Weekly Update Incoming! :kaoluv:

This week I spend my dev time on smaller things!

  • I fixed an issue with Ceress walk animation, her hair is way better now! =3
  • I finished the walk sprite for another character.
  • I did a textbox/window design! Woohooo.
  • I chose a font to use. It's called Yahfie.
  • I did setup GALV's window style plugin.
  • I did setup MOG's Char Poses plugin and did an Idle animation for Ceress.


And I did spend to much time creating test character portraits which I’ll not use in the end. XD
I'll stick with sprites and behaviours, because I'm currently watching a let's play of "Finding Paradies" and really enjoy all the work put into the sprites. There's defenitly no need for portraits. Especially if you keep the textwindow close to the sprites....

I'm thinking about having some cutscene-esque artworks, tho.
But that's not a promise.

Over on ******* I posted those character arts I did and another small (crappy) preview video! Haha.

I hope everyone is having a good end of the year! <3
See you in 2018! :kaohi:
 

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Lol, the quick brown fox font test. xD
I love the visual. Everything is spot on.
The window and the font looks very professional.
And I can feel the atmosphere of the game even without music.

I'm gonna keep an eye on this project. :D
 

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I hope you all will have a great new year! And that you'll enjoy game making and find enough time for it!
Just take a bit of time to do what you love every now and then to keep your soul and mind healthy! <3


And here's something I just shared on social media,
so I might it aswell post here:

Ceress' refined walk cycle! Woop woop! =3
 

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That's really nice! Her chibi version is lovely.
Happy new year for you too and wish you all the best. :D
 

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This game looks lovely! The story sounds intriguing.

One thing about her sprite—I kinda thought she had horizontal stripes in her hair until I saw the chibi version of her above. Perhaps you should make it a bit more obvious that those are bands?
 

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@EpicFILE @A-Moonless-Night @BreadInc @The Stranger @InkPotion @Rabosion @Jayje
Thanks for all the lovely feedback so far! <3
It's about time to finally say so! Sorry! :kaothx:

WEEKLY UPDATE! <3

Time sure flies! Another week has gone by.

This week I spend most of my gamedev time on...
  • finishing some of the sprites I need for the opening scene.
  • ´painting the new years artwork I posted earlier!
  • eventing the beginning of that scene. And I'll share a video of that.
  • smaller edits like adding a vignette and some particles to the first map.
Screenshotsaturday Screenshot! <3



And the video version of the beginning (tho I added in a vignette afterwards, haha~ and did a small edit to the song fading in!)

As usual ******* got some extra stuff that I might share with social media sometimes later.
This time it's been a preview of Orea's front walkcycle. A progress gif of the New Year's Chibi and the PSD for said chibi drawing!

Aside from that... @futrchamp did amazing progress on the OST and I'd love to share one of my fav tracks with you!
Visit his commission shop here.


TAKE CARE EVERYONE!
:kaoluv:
 

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I really love the track.
It starts out with a rather mysterious feel, followed with an adventurous feel.
A perfect fit for the game :thumbsup-left::D
 

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I like the idea with girl x girl love! Want to play:LZSexcite: Looks really promising.
 

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@EpicFILE @fizzly Thanks to both of you! *bows*

I updated the opening post a bit, because I did spend yesterday
working on some representable promotional stuff :kaoluv:
 
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