Thanks for everyone’s input so far on whether I should add an additional, boyish body type to Memoirs. I’m still considering the options, so if you haven’t voiced your opinion yet, please do so!
On a related note, I can’t believe March 1st is tomorrow, and that means NaNoRenO is here! I’ve never participated before (I always hear about it too late), but I would really like to this year.
I don’t think I could finish either of my main projects within such a short time-frame, but I would like to make a sort of prequel to Memoirs that details the life of Genesis, Emperor Osirus’ late wife and a character who is very important to Zuleika’s story for spoilery reasons. No branching storyline or anything (though there might occasionally be dialogue options), just a brief collection of short stories.
Are there any artists and/or composers who would be interested in working with me on this? Rather than the standard sprites-on-a-background format, I’d like to go for a series of illustrations… but I’m afraid I can’t afford to pay anyone at this point (if I could I would, seriously), so if there’s no interest, I totally understand and will figure out something on my own. However, as the artist, you would have free reign over the art direction of the game and could even collaborate with me on the story if you wanted to (though most of it’s planned out already, we could make adjustments).
If you’re in the least bit interested in helping me put together this free game for NaNoRenO, let me know and send some samples. Keep in mind that we’ll be on a deadline, so if you’re expecting to be busy during the month of March, this probably isn’t the project for you.
I made a post like this a while ago, and it seemed to go over well, so why not give it another go?
Memoirs of an Angel - It’s getting remade (the link for that is in the first paragraph), but the original is very good in its own right. There’s a romance with the villain, and it’s a different take on that than the usual.
ReSet 1: Thief of All Hearts - Got remade, and looks gorgeous! Same goes for the sequel, which is…
ReSet 2: Under the Golden Sun - Both of these games have a murder mystery thing going on, and are really fun to play. I suggest you give them a try. Not heavy on romance.
Aris High Junior College - Android only. High school, comedy, slice of life.
The Reject Demon - YURI! That means G/G! I put this in with the otome games because it’s actually made for girls and not guys, like most yuri.It’s available in the same format as Nachtigal was, so if you really enjoy it please donate to the creators.
Orange Couch - An otome where you can read the story from both perspectives.
Memento Dears - Very cute, with great art.
Under the Sycamore Tree - Drama! Romance! It’s good go play it.
Demon Add - IT’S INTERESTING
Well, March is a good month to start! NaNoRenO is an event held on Lemma Soft Forums, where participants write and create a short visual novel within the span of a month. Two games created last year, the Knife of the Traitor and Ristorante Amore were created during NaNoRenO 2012.
Feel free to just jump in and start making something! For more information on how to create games, see this page.
The forum/WIP board for NaNoReno can be found here!
I’m reblogging my post about this from last year, to remind everyone that NaNoReno 2014 starts in just 4 days! The list of otome games made for NaNoReno 2013 are listed here. Good luck!
This is for anigrams-games, a fanfiction on her wonderful [and still improving… the world is so large and the story so big!] Memoirs of an Angel. Oh, this is Neffy/Zully. Enjoy. I am blatantly expanding their attitudes, especially Neffy.
Emperor. What a grand title. Nefferon sat back with his eyes closed. To any outside viewer, he would seem serene and comfortable. That viewer would be filled with loathing which was understandable, this emperor did not deserve his title. Usurper. That was what he is.
Unknown to the world though, that Nefferon’s mind was dashing through thoughts and plans. If anyone would look close enough, they would see his fingers twitching and the hitch of breath. If they be privy to his mind, they would witness a chaotic order of thoughts in their entirety. What a man who stole an empire, with the blood of his family on his hands, would be thinking to make his empire stand while indulging in his victory.
They would witness him gloating to the sad mirage of his brother, said brother receiving Nefferon grinning on how easy he had taken everything from him. If they be privy to his heart, they would see Nefferon with an insanity that made his hands shake and his smile twisted as he tried to rationalize the murder he did because he knew he was better in everything his older brother could ever be.
It is my time. I’ve been waiting for your decent brother. I just hastened your fall.
Voices screamed at him. They howled and raved and raged while Nefferon stood amid them all smirking and smug, yet with hands shaking. His mother stood there, his beloved teacher, and many more people he considered his friends and allies. People who had claimed him good. People who believed in his talents and abilities. They who believed in him.
I have risen from the shadows as you believed I could do so, do not look so disappointed. His hands felt cold.
"Your Majesty?" Purple eyes snapped open to meet emerald green. He was back to reality. Zuleika stood by his door with a sure stance and it amused him that she didn’t even knock. Courageous indeed and ever feisty. "You’ve called for me."
Oh my goodness, this was so beautiful! Honestly, you put the source material to shame. Maybe I should hire you to write the remake for me. ;)
Anyway, your characterization of Neffy was spot-on, which is pretty incredible considering how little there was to work with in the original game. I’m so glad you picked up on the subtle things - how tired he is; the guilt he feels yet ignores by justifying his actions; even the fact that he actually saved the kingdom from a madman, but only he (and maybe Zuleika to some extent) realize it.
I also liked your interpretation of Zuleika (especially her sass, hehe). Her attitude - both her fearlessness and curiosity - is perfectly played. And you’re right, she is mature for her “age”, though since the age listed in the profiles is based on appearance, not actual age (angels are created and not born), you really can make her out to be any age you want.
Also, the scenario you’ve created is perfect for them and is heart-warmingly sweet. You’ve really given a lot of substance to a relationship that otherwise only scratched the surface, which is great. I definitely got lots of Zully/Neffy feels reading this~
(Major spoilers below for those who haven’t played the original Memoirs of an Angel)
starryquill asked: Once you get this, please write 5 nice things that you like about yourself and then pass it on to your 10 most favorite followers. :-)
*blushes* Wow, thank you! I never get tagged with things like this.
Hmm, let’s see…
- I can watch most anime series in one sitting (hey, it’s a skill!)
- I’m pretty good at making basic websites and things…?
- I like to think I’m not the kind of person who puts others down
- I also like to think I’m pretty smart, even if I don’t always show it
- Finally, I look fine as hell in a corset. ;D
Now for the super hard part of choosing who to tag…