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[Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:14:43 PM »
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(click to listen: Lyra's Melody main theme
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When Ralle Peregrine was a child, he began to hear a mysterious melody in his head. Around the same time, his childhood sweetheart, Lyra Shire, began to lose her hearing.

As they grew up, Ralle became a guitarist to accompany the strange melody that only he hears whenever he closes his eyes. By then, Lyra had gone completely deaf.

He wrote many songs for her, but she could hear none of them.




One day, when Ralle was playing the mysterious tune at his usual spot, a wagon came by and stopped. Out came a man; a wanderer named Traviston Estel, with a piece of rye hanging out of his mouth.

That of which he soon spat out, as he took out a music box, echoing the very melody that Ralle has been hearing all these years.

Bewildered, Ralle questioned him of the origin of the song - but the man did not know. In fact, it has been something that has been stuck in his head ever since he was a child as well, so he had the music box custom-made to keep it inside.





Upon hearing about Lyra's deafness as they conversed, the man spoke of the possibility for means to cure her in the big cities far, far away. For the sake of the common song of unknown origin they shared, Traviston offered to take them with him, as he was heading there himself.

Thrilled at even the remotest possibility of curing her, the couple took up the offer. And so began a journey that uncovered a mysterious past that spanned centuries.


But they only had one wish,
For that one day, Lyra would finally be able to hear the songs Ralle wrote for her.




<Lyra's Melody - The Song She Whispered to Me> is a fairytale RPG, with an aim of creating an interactive cinematic experience through a focus on story, atmosphere and music.

The main characters are obviously Ralle and Lyra. Here are their portrait pictures (Work-in-Progress):

Lyra Shire:
Spoiler: Lyra • show


Ralle Peregrine:
Spoiler: Ralle • show





A ~20 minutes demo will be released in the next week or two. I am very eager to get some suggestions and advices from ya guys, they're always very helpful. :)

For now, here is a piano recording of its main theme, "Lyra's Melody":
Click Me (Youtube link)

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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 01:11:04 PM »
Wow!
This was amazing.
It is so funny when Lyra and Ralle are arguing :)

But why was I able to walk trough the walls in this "big creepy house"?  :o
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 01:24:09 PM »
Oh my! How did you get in to the big creepy house! I thought I'd tried all the doors. The panorama in the back of the town isn't quite big enough, it repeats toward the right edge.
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 01:37:22 PM »
Woohoo! I'm going to play this right now. I'll report back in twenty minutes or so. ;D
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 01:56:08 PM »
@abi:I just went to east of the village and it was in south.

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btw I loved these little private jokes like "war in pasteria part 1 and 2", "Sizzle´s sock ", "topless Muffin".... :)

O.o I think I just see a Leah (if that was the girl´s name from Mirror Lied)


Edit:btw there is a bug.If I eat the candy the game will just shut down :(
And if you look at the picture in the wall and hit enter(2 floor in the creepy house) it will get error too and shut down.(why I am the one who keeps finding these things  :needshat!:)
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 02:08:35 PM »
The demo was superb despite a few "I can walk through walls, certain areas ect." error. :)

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Me too, FullMoon. :seraismile:

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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 02:29:05 PM »
That was fun. But what was with the swan (which I am now calling the WTF Swan because of the way it acted)? I'm assuming you cross the river with its help. Am I right? :vikonsmile:

Great job with the music so far, Reives! I just love it, and I know I'm going to enjoy the story and characters too. (Noah facepalmed! :D)

Aside from what others have mentioned so far bug-wise, I discovered that if you go upstairs and all the way to the left in the creepy house, you get an error message saying something along the lines of "Door05 not found." And then the game quit. Spoooky. :P

But the best part of playing this demo was seeing the link to FreeRice.com. You're going to help so many people, Reives! I'm so happy I just might explode . . .
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 03:56:50 PM »
Whoosh. I just spent about an hour playing this demo and found quite a number of mapping errors and grammar errors.

I couldn't help myself~.. D:

Spoiler: Giant "Bug" Report - WARNING: Huge Image Ahead • show

Rounded rectangles = passability issue
Circles = mapping error
Cropped pictures w/ blue outlines = areas near the main screen



Other things I forgot to mention:
- There's a lilypad near the foot of the zigzag path that you can walk on.
- Gabriel's sprite has red eyes while his portrait picture has blue eyes.
- I also noticed that you keep switching back and forth between single quotations and double quotations for Ralle's italicized speech.

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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2009, 04:00:57 PM »
Thanks, Rayen. I notice the grammar stuff more than anything else, but for some reason I can't install Word on my Mac (on my Windows partition, that is) and therefore cannot write them down.

I'm assuming the "Easy, boy!" thing is a joke . . . since cows are female. XD
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 04:02:09 PM »
That wasn't what I was pointing at with the arrow. o: I was pointing at the name "Edward" when her name is "Lily."

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 04:35:33 PM »
I know. The cow thing is just something that took me by surprise. :vikonsmile:
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2009, 07:08:48 PM »
Holy crud, you're missing a couple of things, Reives!

I found one thing in the creepy house, the Door 5 SE is missing. (this might be one FullMoon found)

If you use the Candy Cane, you get an error (NoMethod Error, FullMoon also found this)

Maybe more :P
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2009, 07:13:13 PM »
Now wait just a music-playin' minute~! I found that door, too! :P (Missed ya, mepwnn!)
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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2009, 07:14:10 PM »
Woo, thanks a lot for all the feedback all of ya! :gothat!: Really helpful, and thanks for playing.

The "Easy, boy" thing was supposed to be a joke, but I messed up - Ralle was supposed to say "Um, 'boy'. . . ?" right after, and then after that she'll only say "Easy, boy" without Ralle's response if you talk to her. Long story short, due to some amusing variable glitch, it skipped right to the second set of dialogues. :~

Thanks for the bug reports, Moon, Amaranth Abi, Mepwnn and Rayen (so glad you couldn't help yourself :P they're very helpful). And kudos for finding Leah, Mela and Moon! :reivsmile:

I'll go fix up the bugs now! So far this has been an exclusive release for here, I'll release it elsewhere tomorrow. c: Thanks a lot for playing and commenting everyone, I really appreciate it.

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Re: [Release] Lyra's Melody Demo
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2009, 10:03:59 PM »
Ooh! I'll just DL this and tell what I think of it.. once I finish buying some stuff later D:

 


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