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[Kinetic Novel / WIP] Soul & Heart

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"Feelings are, as they say, forever."


It was once the land of dreams, feelings and happiness.

The nation filled with smiles and joy.

Where each person learns how to dream, and strive for it.

Where tears were an expression of a freedom to express a sorrow long kept in the heart.

Where memories are treasures greater than any more jewel.


Unfortunately, that was a long time ago.


Now, the effects of war and tears in the nation had brought on a world without feelings and memories.

No one knows what feelings are, except for very few people.

No one dared to be sad, to be happy.

No one knows how to dream or reminisce a memory.


Dreams, memories, tears... these things are considered a sin.

A sin which only few people know about and can do freely.


Happiness is temporary.

Dreams will reach nothing.

Tears are a sign of weakness.

Feelings caused despair and hurt.


It was the feeling of singing a one-note song.

And one girl breaks the silence.


Once, when the chance showed up, Sirius risked everything to get once into the records room to get one piece of data she wanted, which is the identity of her parents. This ruined her life, as she was caught due to "stealing" of information and dealing physical injuries. She regretted everything she did in that day. But one year after her stay in prison, she had to be transferred to a different section of the prison area.


In there, she met Cetus, a "woman" who got her gender removed, and Daena Blackstar, a young appointed general who started guarding their cells as part of her training on "discipline". Little did she know they will be part on the next turn of events that will change her life...


As time passes by, her life gets worse as memories of long ago started coming to her, as if a lone spirit awaking from a long sleep. With the medium of dreams she was able to look at other people's hearts at the past... and on her own, which brought on the realization of what is behind her own mysterious past. The stories makes the past more tangling, more confusing... It triggers one event that will break each others' trust to everyone.







Convict 3547

A teenager, whom has been convicted of "information theft", and her genetic stature was disrupted, resulting on odd medical conditions, changing eye color and a side of her hair in a different color (her hair is white really). She has been convicted for a year until she has to transfer cells. She usually breaks the prison rules like laughing and cursing. Her body is able to wean herself off the chemical that erases memories, and as a result, her mind reminisces moments of other people from years ago through dreams.



Convict 8693

A fellow convict Sirius met during her transfer of cells. She has been convicted of "illegal marriage", and thus almost everything of her femininity is removed, while her husband was killed by lethal injection. She is a bit harsh, and like Sirius, she violates the prison rules a lot. She almost never gives up. She was brought down to position by personal matters, until it came to the point that she does crimes herself. She was never caught, until she got married and the illegal marriage pact was broken when her husband was executed.




General Blackstar

A general one rank lower than the head general (you can call him a 5-star general), which is her father. She was the replacement for the previous general who was killed by a highly guarded convict. Daena is kinder than the other generals, due to the fact she was trained to be a general by her mother, not her father. She is somewhat different from the other generals in terms of attitude, but she still doesn't trust the two convicts at the beginning.



There are a little more characters, but then these three are the main characters.




The whole premise will be in grayscale, due to lack of time / matching-theme issue.

Collaboration with : night_serenade [more please C:]












This is actually supposed to be my NaNoRenO entry, but due to my business at school (clearance) I have to slow down my progress.


Help is appreciated. Thank you! ^__^

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Thank you all! [d]I'm currently drawing Sirius' sprite and all I have to do is the CGs![/d] :D


@Mickychi : I use Ren'Py visual novel engine :D


@Wyst : Thank you so much :D


@Yuffie : I'm glad you think of it that way :) I might finish this thing by mid-May or late-May but I have to contact my partner first xD




Just finished Sirius sprite. Somebody in LemmaSoft complained that the in-game menu looks weird, so I fixed it.



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I noticed my old sprites for SnH sucks -_- But redoing them will be a waste of time, so I decided to just edit some stuff to make them look better.


Say, like Cetus' eyes and eyeshine. The eyeshine makes it lok her eyes are damn too round, so I redraw it. I also added a hint of blue to her eyes. :)



Sheesh, working on sprites with SAI is a lot better for me XD



Then, Daena. Her eyes look off to the rest of the sprites, so I redrew them and recolored. I supposed her eyes look a bit too bright...

Yep, the reason I made the screenshot like that is because she'll never make that face in the game. Herp derp.

Also redrawing the emotions. Gaaaah, hard work~

I'm also waiting for my CG artist to get finished with the linearts. I'm currently coloring the linearts he sent me~ :D


And obligatory screenshot:


I know it looks so unprofessional -_-

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these two are some screenshots in the cutscenes. Only the cutscenes are in color, by the way. Some people thought that the entire game is in color XD But no... :|






Above two screenshots are outdated, since that the cell background is changed with the new ones mugenjohncel made and because Daena's sprite is fixed a little. (See below image. :D) The only thing that's updated in there (I think) is Cetus' sprite... /fail


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Thank you ^_^




This will replace the old charcoal drawing in the game. If you saw the set in the collegium (the one with the three screenshots and entitled "Dreams..." ), you know how stiff that looked like compared to this. Although this also looked a bit stiff too...


Oh, and, I want to make the eyes as if they glow. Can you suggest something that I have to adjust to make it so?

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SAI? Well, I think you should set the layer to lumosity and then use a light color to color in the highlights. Not sure if that'll work, though, never tried it myself. OR you you make a desgin underlying the eyes with lumosity.

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Thanks! I'm trying it out now. :)


Lint check:


The game contains 1,308 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 13,770 words, 
for an average of 10.5 words per screen. 
The game contains 2 menus.


I'm halfway in implementing the edited stuff sent in by the editors. Hopefully this will be finished before November ends. :'D

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