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Games & Design => In-Development Indie/Homemade Games => Topic started by: StrawberryFlower on March 21, 2012, 07:27:19 PM

Title: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on March 21, 2012, 07:27:19 PM
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Aelina Rowan
Age: 20
Race: Snow Pixie
Height:  5'0"
Weapon(s): Scythe and Staff
Aelina is an older child who has a rebelleous streak that led to her joining a rag-tag gang of street performers at the age of sixteen, leaving behind her father Midlyn and sister Reina. When she returns home at seventeen, they are no where to be found. So Aelina decides to continue living in her family's originally established home; with her concealed friend Gwyn.

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Narie Tearwyn
Age: 23
Race: Mini-M'vyr
Height:  4'9"
Weapon(s): Sword and Club
Narie is a tough, but motherly crusader - who along with Demi, is sent to protect the Stonesinger Aelina. She shares a strong bond with Sarie as her identical twin sister, and can be a borderline nag.

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Demi Carinae
Age: 32
Race: Sand High-Fae
Height:  6'6"
Weapon(s): Spear
Demi is as he would say, "half-man, half-god, ALL animal". This ladies' man holds a rank of a captain in the crusaders. His light-hearted comic relief makes him a glutton for punishment, even while he guides the party with his worldly wisdom.

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Cutscene:
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Battle System:
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Outskirts of Evertear:
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WIP Battle System:
Ghost Shards [WIP Battle System] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T052zgrMYI#)

Title Theme by Merlandese:
Ghost Shards ~ Title Theme by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XheI893Gl0#)


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Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on March 21, 2012, 09:28:32 PM
Since this has a topic now, I'll just post my YouTube videos here instead of my music thread. Also, you might want to go over your initial post again, lady. I don't think this forum supports font size 200.

Soft, Falling Snow by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_q984ll74U#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on March 21, 2012, 09:36:14 PM
Haha, I can't believe I didn't catch that! Thanks for letting me know. XD Hehe. ^^;
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on March 22, 2012, 01:16:36 PM
Woah. Beautiful graphics and cool scripts. Demo want.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on March 24, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
Victorious! by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9OTxaopAgY&feature=channel#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on March 24, 2012, 05:19:13 PM
^Nice. ^^ It's cool how unusual this sounds compared to fanfarous victory themes I'm used to :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on March 24, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
Thanks. :) Sometimes my tastes in composition deviate a bit from what's typical. Half the time that makes it bad, but if Strawberry's cool with this for her game then I'm not too worried.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on March 24, 2012, 05:48:13 PM
Originality is a rare spice these days. :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on March 25, 2012, 09:35:25 AM
I'm glad you like what you see, Raxus!

And I'm excited you like our music, Ser Lance! What do you think of the game, itself? Just curious. XD

~Strawberry
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on March 25, 2012, 11:12:58 AM
Sound interesting. Keeping the fantasy spirit high from what I can read here sound classy. ^^
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on March 25, 2012, 05:01:08 PM
Thanks Ser Lance!

Hey all, we are looking for a female songstress to sing these lyrics to go along with the Title Theme that Merlandese composed for us. If you're willing, please let me know and I will PM you the details!  :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on March 25, 2012, 05:14:38 PM
No problem and actually if you really want to address me with honorary title than I'm more used to Chief. From too many RPs to count. :P
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on March 28, 2012, 11:05:00 PM
Battle of Necessity by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI0qV8k3KRQ&feature=channel#)

Crusaders by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XCWCeFslGQ&list=PL2805EB8A6A7924C7&index=5&feature=plpp_video#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on March 31, 2012, 11:04:43 PM
Random update time!

Here is a mockup for the Abilities menu. ^^

Created by shiningriver:
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Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on April 15, 2012, 05:25:47 PM
I've updated the first topic - but in case you missed it - here's the new presentation:

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STORY
The world of Valena, ruled by nine sleeping Divinities, is in need of their awakening with the songs of the Stonesingers. Without the presence of the Divine, weather will cease to flow, the world will slowly degrade into a stagnant land.

However, all Stonesingers who recently ventured into the shrines of Divinities have yet to return. They were sent there only to be never seen again, not a slightest sound was heard by anyone. The only thing left from their disappearance are their ghost shards - a materialized piece of their soul.

A humble tavern bard and entertainer, Aelina Rowan, was arrested for crimes she felt innocent for. She was offered an alternative to redeem herself by fulfilling the role of a Stonesinger, oblivious about the mysterious disappearance of those who tried before her. Her journey would be accompanied by Narie Tearwyn, the twin sister of another Stonesinger, who perished in the very same quest Aelina is about to undertake.

The Divinities continue to slumber. Time continues to race with the fate of mortals. Why can’t they be awakened? How much longer can the world of Valena wait?


CHARACTERS
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"Aw, you're no fun... I wanted to play! Hehe!"
Age: 20
Race: Frost Pixie
Gender: Female
Weapon: Scythes and Staffs

The symbol of joy, the herald of happiness, the heart of delight -- these are all what Aelina Rowan has known to be in a cold village of Evertear. Who would have thought an innocent girl like her could be involved in a lethal crime?

A sweet, soothing voice has been Aelina’s main tool of trade, ever since she left home and joined a travelling troupe to spread the sound of wonderful music. While some people found her sense of humor to be at times creepy and sarcastic, her voice and a happy-go-lucky attitude have won her support from those who seek a relaxing retreat in the taverns. Even with her innocent arrest, she has been asked to use her voice to redeem herself - by becoming the next Stonesinger.

The future is looking blurry to her, having gone from a joyful bard to a herald of the Divinities. With the burden of an entire world on her shoulder, would she succeed, and what price would she have to pay?


(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebgel.net%2Fbf%2FNarieDes.png&hash=3e11b56ef67520dbdfd02f5540350fd6)
"I won't let anyone close to me die again!"
Age: 21
Race: M'vyr
Gender: Female
Weapon: Swords and Clubs

Justice. Narie lives and dies by that word. Along with her sister Sarie, they spread kindness and virtues of the world to others together. This chosen path of theirs began from the church of Silver Hill, where they could put their virtues to good use.

As Narie and Sarie approach young adult ages, they turned to the opportunity of becoming a Stonesinger. Only Sarie was chosen by the Divinities to fulfill the quest of awakening them.

A lone ghost shard was the sole thing left of Sarie afterwards.

Narie made a promise to herself. A very serious promise. Justice must be served. No excuses or delay. Something must be done now.

For her sister, her friend, and all the Stonesingers. They cannot be all gone in vain.


SCREENSHOTS
Cutscene:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebgel.net%2Fbf%2FScreen_Cutscene1.png&hash=4c68cb137153c36b27274aa4fe59ab18)

Battle System:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebgel.net%2Fbf%2Fbs1.png&hash=04beef0f6a5150cac9d16648734b8484)

WIP Abilities Menu:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebgel.net%2Fbb%2Ffiles%2FScreenie_MenuAbilities.png&hash=561800ef248f4fa6995fdcbafabff03e)

Outskirts of Evertear:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebgel.net%2Fbf%2Fbs2.png&hash=ecc095e00f66dc6b3c3d580329c552fb)


MEDIA
WIP Battle System:
Ghost Shards [WIP Battle System] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r870led0wls#)

Title Theme by Merlandese:
Ghost Shards ~ Title Theme by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XheI893Gl0#)


PLANNED FEATURES
*Day/Night system with regional weather effects

*Fast-paced action battle system
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on May 14, 2012, 10:35:35 PM
Never Returned by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sASevQdeRYI#)

Evertear Outskirts by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPYyS2XUAmc#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Reives on May 14, 2012, 11:49:12 PM
I still really like the harp + strings combo for the mystery & shrouded atmosphere of the first one, and the effects in the second one add a nifty & unsettling dissonance!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on May 14, 2012, 11:58:29 PM
You and your zaniness, Reives. :p Thanks, though. Or double thanks.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on May 15, 2012, 12:06:04 PM
Thanks for posting those! :D You've been awesome, Merly. ^^

I'm not bumping my topic with meaningless stuff, I promise! :D

This is basically a preview of a collab: Lineart by my fiance, coloring by one known as Zchin. It's Aelina and it will be cropped to be her status picture.
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi40.servimg.com%2Fu%2Ff40%2F16%2F80%2F33%2F53%2Faelina10.jpg&hash=573ff1898df534cfbabebbe6e440e243)

Also...

We are looking for three new roles! Yup yup. Interested? Just email me your lines by May 30th! My email is cherri-blossom[at]hotmail.com

PICTURE:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg690.imageshack.us%2Fimg690%2F8391%2Fgylwenface.png&hash=1dadfa089853a822dd7ccc2970c0102b)
Name: Gylwen Faowind
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Bio: The main character's best friend and a complete Tomboy. She supposedly died several years prior to the events of the game...

Voice Type: Very tomboyish-like. I was told is should sound similar to Michelle Rodriguez's voice. XD

Spoiler: show
This video is indeed safe - just from a movie. XD
Dom & Letty full garage scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTGh4ksbsfk#) @ 0:51


Audition Line 1: "What’s taking her so long?”
Audition Line 2: "You work so hard every day...”

*****

[Some of you may recognize this character. I basically haven't heard from her original VA in such a long time, and she only gave me half of her lines...]
PICTURE:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg341.imageshack.us%2Fimg341%2F7500%2Fsarieface.png&hash=f866332f6c4e99bd8ed3ada3c1af2307)
Name: Sarie Tearwyn
Age: 19 - 23
Gender: Female
Bio: A Stonesinger who lost her live 3 years prior to the story. She is shy and optimistic. She will at first appear only in flashbacks - including battles. ^^

Voice Type: Soft-spoken and kind, of course. :D

Spoiler: show
Colette Brunel Flanoir ToS GC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYXv69IckYA#) The blonde chick, Colette Brunel from Tales of Symphonia.


Audition Line 1: "Why, why must we keep on fighting!?"
Audition Line 2: "I shall use this power to the best of my ability!"

****

PICTURE:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg221.imageshack.us%2Fimg221%2F1945%2F028cleric04.png&hash=fef7624a20f1e5aa70e6b33c3875ac5c)
Name: Bishop Randalf
Age: Late 40s - Early 50's
Gender: Male
Bio: Basically the Father and leader of all the Crusaders. ^^;

Voice Type: Not much to go on here. I would say...

Spoiler: show
Final Fantasy X-2 [13] ~ Maechen's Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caSxOrhpTDs#ws) Skip to 4:08 to the old guy talking.


Since he only has three lines for now, I'll post them all here. >>
Line 1: "Yes, I shall let my children know. Thank you kindly for allowing us to travel on your ship, ser.”
Line 2: “The Divinities bless you, ser.”
Line 3: "Demi, we will be landing at Evertear any moment now. Do prepare the embark at once.”
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on May 26, 2012, 04:57:04 PM
Mountains of the Past by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKPOX7XKPss&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on May 26, 2012, 08:59:42 PM
Ooh, I really like this one. It's so smooth, and it really sets the mood quite well.  :vikonsmile: You could very well be the next Mitsuda! Don't forget us when you're making music for multi million dollar games.  :seraisweat:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on May 27, 2012, 12:13:28 AM
Thank ye kindly, Sir Tumbles. Too bad there can only be one Mitsuda. :/
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on May 30, 2012, 02:04:54 PM
:(

So I was messing around with logo design myself and came up with this:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg826.imageshack.us%2Fimg826%2F3546%2Fnewgslogo.png&hash=7b66f28b1f2ad3d3e404e0f2897ee3d6)

It's what I want, but it doesn't.. pop out at me. ;_;

Thanks for reading!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 02, 2012, 01:12:01 AM
I got around to emailing you those voice clips.  :seraismile: I put on a voice, and I'm not sure if it fits, but I hope it helps a little.  :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on June 02, 2012, 02:19:57 AM
Oh man, I really wish you would have made them public, Tumbles. I would have loved to hear them.

When are the results going to be released, Miss Berry?
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 02, 2012, 03:17:54 AM
Whoa it's been so long this feels almost nostalgic. ^^
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 02, 2012, 09:29:56 AM
I think after I get all the lines for these two scenes, I shall post a video of them. So that the actors can hear themselves, etc. ^^

I got 2/3 lines for one guy, and 0/?? lines for Aelina's lines. o.o Once those are done, then I shall do the video. Hehe.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 09, 2012, 11:08:04 PM
Updated the first post - check it out! It's all new and stuff! :D
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 10, 2012, 12:39:39 AM
Just saw what you guys have done with this game!  :o  Looks amazing!

Merlandese... You music.... It's just... so...amazing. :-*
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 10, 2012, 02:13:05 AM
Mmm so you aded a new character to main cast? interesting.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on June 10, 2012, 05:53:31 PM
Oooh, fantastic update. :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 15, 2012, 10:53:04 AM
Hehe. ^____^

Yeah, I noticed certain people liked us on FB. >> <<

Me:
I've been trying to come up with equipment.

I sit here, and sit here and nothing comes to my head. I love databasing (I know, I'm weird), but I cannot for the life of me think of much at the moment.

I would think of cool things, like "Scarf of the Northern Winds", only to find out it would get all condensed and stuff. ;_;

I'm trying really hard not to use other games for inspiration and to be original.

*deep breath*

Okay, Strawberry. You can do it. ^^;

My Fiance:
He's been busy spriting the first boss - which you see in the first flashback scene (which sounds and looks fun). Then he'll add the monsters you fight. My reasoning for starting the game with a flashback is because there's only a short beginning scene before you get to fight! YAY! ACTION!

So he still has to finish the battle system (which is uber hard for him, because of all the custom content it has). And he might even switch from our current pixel portraits to something much more simple to make things go faster.

I honestly feel so bad for him for doing all this work. :(

Our friend:
He's been busy with coming up with monsters, bosses, and story concepts. And weapons too (if I had to do weapons as well as equipment, I'd go INSANE). Hehe.

The Writer:
She helped me do a lot things this past weekend - such as writing the To-Do list (yes we have one of those) and creating the outline for the demo. She plans to do all the dialogue for the NPCs so we can actually interact with them and stuff.

Pictures:
Here are some WIP screens of the flashback (includes WIP cutscenes and no wildlife)

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg33.imageshack.us%2Fimg33%2F1556%2Ffbscreen01.png&hash=040d43dc54547de74da908fa11fd0f53)

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg4.imageshack.us%2Fimg4%2F8761%2Ffbscreen02.png&hash=3a72a35e7e66077cb51b1930c4fc7543)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 15, 2012, 11:19:01 AM
Mmmm interesting. Also is that white stuff suposed to be mist or clouds? o.O
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 15, 2012, 11:25:24 AM
Clouds.

I think my fiance says one day he'll create much better-looking clouds. o.o
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 15, 2012, 11:51:53 AM
Yeah it would be nice. :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 15, 2012, 01:15:19 PM
May I suggest using a fog for the clouds? That'd look pretty cool.

Other than that, it looks really awesome. I can't wait!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 15, 2012, 05:04:31 PM
I shall ask him, Raxy. ^^

Which section do you like better for upgrading equipment? O_oa

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg507.imageshack.us%2Fimg507%2F4414%2Fupgradetypes.png&hash=65341676a51318b25136ab759aee5af5)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 15, 2012, 05:58:04 PM
I wish I knew what any of that even means. :/
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 15, 2012, 06:06:04 PM
O_oa

Well the first one means a Lovely Orb will only become a Lovely Orb +1 or +2, etc.

The second one means every town will have menial upgrades (Lovely Orb > Pretty Orb > Elegant Orb) and none of them will boost anything. When you actually try though, you can obtain a Sunbeam Orb, Giant's Tear, Celestial Sphere, etc.

I hope that helps.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 19, 2012, 11:28:17 AM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frpgmaker.net%2Fmedia%2Fcontent%2Fgames%2F3356%2Fscreenshots%2FYoung_Narie_Normal.png&hash=e99a931a61798f435654145c431a12b0)

Young Narie, in a quick and simple new portrait style. ^^
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 19, 2012, 12:13:38 PM
Snuggle I want a snuggle.  :-*
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 19, 2012, 01:16:40 PM
Looks good! Though, how old is she there? She has quite the chest for being so "young".
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 19, 2012, 02:03:18 PM
Looks good! Though, how old is she there? She has quite the chest for being so "young".

Thou shall not be a maiden whose chest is small without purpose in world of fiction.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 19, 2012, 08:04:00 PM
Woah! Just noticed that. :o Someone's gonna have back problems in the future.

Great picture though.  :seraismile:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 19, 2012, 08:15:41 PM
She's 20 years old there. XD

Lols. Not THAT young.

I should say "Flashback Narie".
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on June 19, 2012, 08:17:44 PM
20 works just fine! XD

Oh, back problems. Tumbles, you kill me. :p

Great picture, by the way, Strawberry. :)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 20, 2012, 02:46:49 AM
She's 20 years old there. XD

Lols. Not THAT young.

I should say "Flashback Narie".


Okay, that makes it a bit better.

But shesh. She and Korra are tied on my list for biggest busts.

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages1.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20120610201109%2Favatar%2Fimages%2Fb%2Fb5%2FKorra_meditating.png&hash=cc0609e30dcff37134bade2b89d91a65)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 20, 2012, 09:21:22 AM
Not to get personal, but I "knew" a girl who was a lot like that at that age.

/cries

I guess the reasoning is because my fiance wanted to show that since she's 4'9" due to her race, that she's not a little girl. ^^;
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 20, 2012, 09:25:44 AM
Don't worry, I know a few people in real life who are far more "endowed" than her.  :seraismile: Nothing to worry about!  :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 20, 2012, 10:28:14 AM
She's 20 years old there. XD

Lols. Not THAT young.

I should say "Flashback Narie".


Okay, that makes it a bit better.

But shesh. She and Korra are tied on my list for biggest busts.

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages1.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20120610201109%2Favatar%2Fimages%2Fb%2Fb5%2FKorra_meditating.png&hash=cc0609e30dcff37134bade2b89d91a65)



Dear Raxus that only indicates you didn't saw much anime. *evil grin*
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Judedeath on June 20, 2012, 10:59:04 PM
She's 20 years old there. XD

Lols. Not THAT young.

I should say "Flashback Narie".


Okay, that makes it a bit better.

But shesh. She and Korra are tied on my list for biggest busts.

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages1.wikia.nocookie.net%2F__cb20120610201109%2Favatar%2Fimages%2Fb%2Fb5%2FKorra_meditating.png&hash=cc0609e30dcff37134bade2b89d91a65)



Dear Raxus that only indicates you didn't saw much anime. *evil grin*


Exactly.

Also this is looking good.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Raxus on June 21, 2012, 12:57:20 AM
Anime girls are not allowed to busts smaller than DD.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Judedeath on June 21, 2012, 01:00:13 AM
Anime girls are not allowed to busts smaller than DD.

Yes they are, but if they don't they need to be REALLY young or REALLY old.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 21, 2012, 03:23:13 AM
Konata Izumi rule. -.- Tsundere rule. Sport girl rule. -.- Those ar all anmime girls that usually don't have big bust size.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Judedeath on June 21, 2012, 03:32:10 AM
Lies! In anime the sports girls may appear to have a smaller bust size but then they reveal they bind it or whatever and they really have the biggest of the show.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on June 21, 2012, 04:19:33 AM
Nope Suzuka is clear example you're wrong. Same with Lucky Star and Kaleido Star.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 21, 2012, 01:24:32 PM
Okay guys, I know Narie has a big bust, but it's show variety in our ladies and that she's not a little girl.

So yeah.

Enough getting off topic, pwease.

(It was entertaining, though). XD
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 21, 2012, 03:40:22 PM
Double Post!!

Still thinking of armor - would like some random input (I know it's our game, but I can't think of what to do for the life of me). XD

==================
CHARACTER SPECIFIC
==================
*would be standard upgrades

[Headwear]

Aelina/Poppy = Girl Headgear (dunno what to call it)
Narie/Reina/Malechite = Circlet
Kyran = Bandana
Demi = Helmet

[Bodygear]

Aelina/Malechite = Tunic
Narie/Kyran/Demi = Breastplate
Poppy/Reina = Robe/Dress

==================
MAGIC/LIGHT/HEAVY
==================
*magic would have very little defense, but obviously make one uber magical
*light has no positive or negative consequences
*heavy would be more defensive, but would lower movement speed


[Headwear]

Magic = Circlet
Light = Hat
Heavy = Mask

[Bodygear]

Magic = Robe
Light = Clothing
Heavy = Armor

===============
GENDER SPECIFIC
===============
*heavy would be more defensive, but would lower movement speed

[Headwear]

Girls' Light = Girly Stuff (still don't know what to call it)
Girls' Heavy = Circlet
Boys' Light = Bandana
Boys' Heavy = Mask

[Bodygear]

Girls' Light = Dress
Girls' Heavy = Plates/Guards
Boys' Light = Clothing
Boys' Heavy = Armor/Mail
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Avarlie on June 22, 2012, 08:07:11 AM
Do you need help naming all of this or just the Girly stuff? Is there a theme in the game that we could work with? Aelina's gear could be named in relation to snow?
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 22, 2012, 09:35:00 AM
I haven't updated it, but the girly stuff is called "Adornments".

Anyhoo, I basically just wanted to know which section you would prefer to see in a game.

Though, I'm kind of combining several of them. XD

As for needing help with naming stuff.

A little bit. I do need help with that stuff (I got some of it covered, my creative juices are just... @_@)

Thanks for responding! :D
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 22, 2012, 09:42:00 AM
Could you use a tiara as girls' headgear? I know it's not defensive, but I can't think of anything else girls would wear on their heads.  :reivsweat:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 22, 2012, 09:48:15 AM
I wonder why everyone is obsessing over the girly stuff name? O_oa

I don't get it.

Anyhoo, I couldn't call it tiara, because although it would include that, it also includes hairpins and ribbons.

But I have some sad news...

The equipment will now be as follows:

Weapon:
Off-hand:
Body:
Feet:
Accessory:

Equipment will be gender specific, but the player will still get to choose their armor. For example, the player can pick between a magical/charismatic piece of gear for Aelina or simply light equipment that protects her.

Of course... Now I must decide what each of the characters can wear and all that jazz. XD
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Avarlie on June 22, 2012, 11:37:45 AM
I wonder why everyone is obsessing over the girly stuff name? O_oa

I don't get it.


Coz its the only one where you've written (dunno what to call it) next to it  XD I'm not exactly sure what you need help with.

I haven't updated it, but the girly stuff is called "Adornments".

Anyhoo, I basically just wanted to know which section you would prefer to see in a game.


I'd prefer the first one because it seems like with the second one it will take more time and effort before you actually benefit. Whereas with the first one I'm assuming you receive the effects as soon as you upgrade.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 22, 2012, 11:52:16 AM
In my last post, I mentioned what I decided on, lols. XD

All I wanted help on was which section you preferred, but with input from several people I figured it out.

Here are my current notes, though. If something is blank, it's because I haven't figured out what they wear yet. o.o

[AELINA]
Weapon: Scythes/Staffs
Off-hand: Orbs
Body:
Feet: Moccasins


[NARIE]
Weapon: Swords/Clubs
Off-hand: Shield
Body: Mail/Harnesses
Feet: Greaves/Boots


[DEMI]
Weapon: Spears
Off-hand: Gauntlets
Body: Mail/Aegis
Feet: Greaves


[MALECHITE]
Weapon: Bows
Off-hand: Knives
Body: Clothing/
Feet: Boots


[KYRAN]
Weapon: Blades
Off-hand: Blades (they are fixed)
Body: Mail/
Feet: Greaves


[POPPY]
Weapon: Wands
Off-hand: Bracelets
Body:
Feet: Anklets


[REINA]
Weapon: Blades/Staffs
Off-hand: Bracelets
Body:
Feet: Boots
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Avarlie on June 22, 2012, 12:15:58 PM
Lols sorry I thought you were referring to the upgrading equipment sections mentioned earlier so my response prolly didn't make sense to you XD I didn't realise the gear was in sections I thought you were stuck on naming items XD

P.S Narie's looks different when she's older especially those eyes.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 22, 2012, 12:23:14 PM
I'm stuck on naming equipment names, yes.

And the reason Narie looks different, is because those are two different art styles. ^^;
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 25, 2012, 10:48:51 AM
I have finally figure out equipment!

Off-Hand:
Bracelets - Aelina and Reina
Shields - Narie (large) and Poppy (small)
Gauntlets - Demi and Kyran
Knives x2 - Malechite

Head:
Adornments - Aelina, Reina, and Poppy
Circlets - Narie, Demi, and Malechite
Hoods - Kyran

Torso:
Soft Armor - Aelina, Reina, and Poppy
Light Armor - Aelina and  Malechite
Medium Armor - Malechite, Narie, and Kyran
Heavy Armor - Narie, Demi, and Kyran

Feet:
Boots - Aelina, Malechite, and Reina
Greaves - Narie, Demi, and Kyran
Anklets - Poppy

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

My fiance recently finished this portrait of Narie's twin sister, Sarie:
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg835.imageshack.us%2Fimg835%2F6889%2Fyoungsarienormal.png&hash=7abed221a758003bb6aadbe026ecdc8f)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 25, 2012, 11:38:37 AM
That equipment looks pretty good to me!  :seraismile: And that's another great portrait! Well done to your fiance.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 27, 2012, 08:30:53 AM
Development Question of the Week/Day/Thing!

So in your personal opinion, do you care how many playable characters there are in a game? If so, what is your limit?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 27, 2012, 08:46:20 AM
I don't think it's too important.  :seraismile: I mean, Chrono Cross had 40 playable characters and it's one of the best games ever.

That being said, I'd say anything over 5 or 6 is getting a bit risky.  :vikonsmile:
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on June 27, 2012, 09:27:19 AM
How do you feel about 7 permanent characters, with optional playable characters that you can gain through side-quests?
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 27, 2012, 10:00:18 AM
7 permanent characters? That's what FFX had.  :seraismile: Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on June 27, 2012, 07:48:41 PM
Just uploaded this to YouTube, where it excitedly made that super annoying pop in the beginning that I can neither explain nor fix. :p Dang YouTube! Don't make me switch to Vimeo!

Anyway, more musical Ghost Shardiness.


Helplessness by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6htnKUu2po&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on June 28, 2012, 11:03:06 AM
I didn't reply to this earlier because I was worried about my posts flooding the board, but since no one's commented yet I thought I might as well.  :seraismile:

Like your other pieces, I really liked this one. :) It sets the mood really well, and I can see it working well in the game. As with tour others, it has that air of professionalism that makes me green with envy. XD
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on July 06, 2012, 09:23:59 AM
Now... we... have... FAN ART. OMG.

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg259.imageshack.us%2Fimg259%2F8858%2Fghostshardsfanartdennlo.jpg&hash=df16ce1daadc3a3fc1720167683c416c)

I just HAD to share this so bad!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on July 06, 2012, 09:53:45 AM
Really GREAT fanart I might add. ^^
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on July 06, 2012, 10:05:19 AM
Yeah, that's awesome!!  :o I feel like saying congrats.  :P
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on July 06, 2012, 10:26:27 PM
Totally awesome! XD
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on July 11, 2012, 03:50:09 PM
Thanks guys!

Now for some official artwork by my boyfriend!

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Frpgmaker.net%2Fmedia%2Fcontent%2Fgames%2F3356%2Fscreenshots%2FYoung_Kyran.png&hash=027306281585385b77d8a92d6fa01b14)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Just Lance on July 17, 2012, 08:04:16 AM
Nice tunic, but what's the thing on his waist over it? o.O
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Merlandese on July 25, 2012, 05:13:06 PM
Posted another one. :)

Castle by Merlandese (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3j9rG1FRKk#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 09, 2012, 11:07:56 AM
We have received more fan-art. :D

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg593.imageshack.us%2Fimg593%2F9231%2Fvarwwwclientsclient1webm.jpg&hash=4ba9b8dd9575d306730e051f219121a1)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 13, 2012, 01:37:29 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffc00.deviantart.net%2Ffs71%2Fi%2F2012%2F222%2Fb%2F1%2Fpoppy_and_kyran_cave_scene_by_starggundam2-d5an2rf.png&hash=8d1053a85ca256d7310fd0ebe95260b3)

Here's some art from Star, the creator of Ghost Shards, showing two future playable characters.

I hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 16, 2012, 02:29:57 PM

Random Videos for Ghost Shards!

Ghost Shards - Cutscene [Aelina's House] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JblD_zoeSq0#)

Ghost Shards - Cutscene [The Crusaders] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr3LdCl8ua8#)

Ghost Shards - Cutscene [Flashback] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySRnP3fICS0#)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 19, 2012, 05:25:40 PM
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg59.imageshack.us%2Fimg59%2F8211%2Faelinapixel.png&hash=29af468397ba89e79036a205f9f66f9d)

Isn't Aelina cute..? XD

Made by me!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Miss Nile on August 19, 2012, 05:31:06 PM
Awww. <3 Aelina looks so cute and adorable. Makes me want to hug her so badly. <3

Great to see more progress on this game. ^^
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Tumbles on August 19, 2012, 07:46:55 PM
Agreed, she looks adorable. :seraismile: Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 24, 2012, 05:23:38 PM
Fan art of a chibi Aelina! By DragonCookie!

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg15.imageshack.us%2Fimg15%2F7724%2Faelina.png&hash=c7cd703a32f27f5c514f99943c109e3a)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: StrawberryFlower on August 31, 2012, 08:49:17 AM
Here is a new portrait of Aelina. :D

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffc03.deviantart.net%2Ffs70%2Ff%2F2012%2F243%2F7%2Fa%2Fghost_shards__aelina_by_starggundam2-d5d4y5l.png&hash=3941d4facf8114bf521fe5f1a0cd72ce)
Title: Re: Ghost Shards
Post by: Miss Nile on August 31, 2012, 05:14:08 PM
She is looking beautifuL. ^^

Hmm, is it me though, or does it seem that you guys are giving the artistic work a little bit too much attention? I can recall many portraits being worked on and being reworked on, you know, more than work on the game itself?

That's not a bad thing or anything, the art is all amazing! I'm just saying that you guys should giving an equal attention to the other elements of the game too. If you are doing that already, then it's just me, and my apologies. :)