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"Akane" is a kinetic text visual novel based on a series of episodic stories centred around a girl called, Akane. I have this idea since 2017 after watching an anime called, "Mononoke". I was intrigued and I love the storytelling. 
At first I thought I was just going to create a novella out of this idea. However, after some thought and feedback, I realised that turning this into a Visual Novel might be a better solution. At this point, the VN is still in it's early stage so things might change.

So, without further ado, here's the VN info:


Summary:

Through the magic of theatre, you got the first hand experience to eerie world where youkai and ghosts call home. Akane must find a way out before she entered to the point of no return, while in hopes she could find a person whom she believe existed in her life.

Genre:
  • Kinetic
  • Fantasy
  • Adventure
  • Japanese Folklore

Status:
Work in Progress
Updates regard the status of the VN will be edited in this post.

** This thread is mainly to kick myself in the butt to work on this project. God knows how long I have been talking about this in the CN discord. **
oooh looks interesting. but how does player's choice influence the outcome? isn't it supposed to be kinetic?
fluffness said: oooh looks interesting. but how does player's choice influence the outcome? isn't it supposed to be kinetic?
@fluffness
It's mostly kinetic, the story of Akane is told within a play. So the player is the audience observing an interactive theatre play.

Idk how to explain it, this is the best I can do. 😖😖
Kazuna
Megane
Kazuna
Megane
That cover art looks absolutely awesome (*´ A`*)
Kazuna said: That cover art looks absolutely awesome (*´ A`*)
@Kazuna

Thanks!! I have to redesign the entire look because the original Main Menu looked tacky. This is the title page of the VN. :)
Sounds very interesting! I like the idea of theatre and yokai together.
Your cover art is lovely!! * 0 * 
The premise is super interesting, and I quite like settings in the context of theater. Looking forward to seeing more progress!
Neeka said: Sounds very interesting! I like the idea of theatre and yokai together.
@Neeka

Haha, thanks! I hope it goes well!!! XD
MercerMatcha said: Your cover art is lovely!! * 0 * 
The premise is super interesting, and I quite like settings in the context of theater. Looking forward to seeing more progress!
@MercerMatcha

Thank you! I hope it works too! I'll do my best!!!! 
WIP:
Currently working on the Prologue chapter. There are still some assets and CGs that needs to be done. 

Here are some progress shots:

















So far the struggles are trying to get the style consistency and a bit of writing. I manage to get the script for the prologue to be done, but it needs a little tweaking. I still have in-game assets, CGs, and character sprite to finish. So far it's going alright.

See ya' in the next WIP/Update!!!



waah so cool! the GUI is very nice
CHARATER POLL:

For those who have not seen it in the CN Discord, I will post it here.

If it's alright for you to take a moment of your time to help me choose a design for a character?

The link is here : https://forms.gle/3KLRdujnc482pwZU9

Thank you for taking your time to do this. As for others who already voted, thank you so much!


-MelMel
WIP/ PROGRESS UPDATE:


First off, thank you so much for taking your time to do the character poll. I have reached to my conclusion!! Thank you all so much.

Right now, I have finished with the background and the programming for the prologue (yes, I know. I am slow.) I have just finished the character sprite and the in-game elements for the menu page; that's the thing that is most hectic for me. 

So now, all that is left are:
  • CG (s)
  • Test Flags
  • Beta testing for the chapter

Here are some process shots:


Testing flags

  Testing flags



Making screens and flags



Sprite Screen Test


So far so good. I am still thinking about the CGs. I am not sure should I two CGs per chapter or just stick with one.

Until next time.
omg that looks awesome! high quality stuff! i'm loving it already
and looks like i'm playing it already without me knowing??? lol
fluffness said: omg that looks awesome! high quality stuff! i'm loving it already
and looks like i'm playing it already without me knowing??? lol
@fluffness

I have to think of a name... it was 3 am. lol