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Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Demo Version 2.00!
« on: October 30, 2010, 12:45:11 AM »

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"Hate me. Please just hate me. And forgive everyone else."

Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate is a fantasy RPG game with multiple endings.


A child whose existence shrouds the world.
Something like that shouldn't have been left alive.
... It's all just too cruel.

Genre: Fantasy, drama, thriller, some romance.


Fifteen years ago marked the beginning of the end.

A country at the verge of war with another postponed its plans thanks to the arrival of a strange young man on a canoe, here to tell them that he would give it all up for the sake of the person he cares for. And then, he realized that it was too late to back out. At that time, a young woman discovered a life-draining, world-ending artifact. She accepted no credit for her discovery. Two years later, the first revolution began. Many died. A man named Dave Shrubalt was killed.

A woman told her son, they were to destroy a monster who killed innocent people in cold blood just to fulfill his own desires. It has been ingrained within his mind since he was five. It was trapping, traumatizing, and utterly restrictive. She was a mother who sacrificed her love for her own son just for revenge. He never would have been able to regain the life he could have lived. And for that very purpose, he sought the Cole's Gate - that cold, cruel artifact which would drain the world of all life. And that is where one story ends and another begins. He will meet that person, and there will be no turning back.

Actually, there was never any turning back in the first place.


(For images, as well as more characters, go to the main site.)

Ray Shrubalt

One of the main protagonists, a young man who works with his mother as a servant to the governor of Sydea, a capable man named Alben Lapurett. What Lord Lapurett does not know, however, is his last name and his lineage - he is a decent swordsman who can make use of light magic, a powerful element but one that is limited a sense. Unlike traditional mages like Valoria who use their inherent magic supply on weak elemental spells, light spells will deplete magic from the user so strongly that it will never be replenished, and if used too much would kill said user. He inherited this ability from his late father, Sir Dave, an old knight of Lord Lapurett's court.

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Fifteen years ago, a man named Cole Larens stumbled upon the artifact of death which would later be called the Cole's Gate. He led a cult worshiping that power, in a mad feat to bring about an apocalypse, or so they say. The Forest of Death, where the Cole's Gate is located, is closer to Sydea than any other city. This is the teenager who claims to be that man, to a torn and tired Ray Shrubalt one achingly painful dawn.

Valoria Lapurett
A charming and capable young lady who is the sole daughter of Lord Alben Lapurett, governor of Sydea. She is a semi-skilled mage who can wield the elements of ice, wind and earth, all to a rather limited extent. She gets along well with the servants, and is friendly and charismatic. Her mother, Liana Lapurett, died a little more than three years prior to the story due to what the public knew as an illness.

Janelle Emerleaf
A young, cheerful maid of the Lapurett house, who works for the governor along with her older brother, Lorenzo Emerleaf. Sometimes, she tends to have her head in the clouds, and sometimes, she can be surprisingly down-to-earth. She holds a keen interest in the abstract, and has an affinity with numbers. Speed is her strong suit, and her ability to get chores done at record speed is rather impressive.

Simon
A young man who supposedly had a message for Lord Lapurett from the capital city, Nivandrox, from which Sydea was made independent of less than two decades ago. He knows his court manners and his flattery, but behind the backs of nobility he can be quite the annoying lout.

"Tom"
A strange mercenary whom Valoria met in a cave not far from Sydea's outskirts. He appears to have some kind of link with the Cole's Gate.

In-Game Areas

The City of Sydea
Sydea has been independent from the main capital of Nivandrox for around twenty years. The governor of the city is Governor Alben Lapurett, and due to how disastrously close the city is to the Forest of Death, it has caused much worry to him.

The Forest of Death
The forest of death is the nickname of the place where the Cole's Gate resides. Due to its disastrous influence, many have suffered in this short time of over fifteen years. It is also the residence of its cult, lead by Cole, that possesses the power to manipulate darkness.

Affected Area
The Cole's Gate is said to be able to reduce the entire continent into a lifeless land mass in a mere century by absorbing the life energy of everything around it. So far, the area around it that has been destroyed it called the affected area, and nobody dares to step within these grounds.

The Kingdom of Nivandrox
Nivandrox is a flourishing capital, led by King Anryens. They are located across the Forest of Death from Sydea, though there is a roundabout way around the Affected Area that allows messengers from both cities to make contact. King Anryens hasn't contacted Sydea much since its separation, but then the arrival of the mysterious visitor Simon seems to counter that.

The Kingdom of Palendine
A country across the ocean. Tension between Palendine and Nivandrox has been fluctuating, almost turning into a full-blown war around fifteen years ago, but prevented due to Nivandrox stocking up their supplies after receiving advance notice. This tension has yet to break into war so far.





Tutorial
Click on Game.exe to start the game.
Game Screen
Use the arrow keys to move around the map.
To interact with people or objects, press Spacebar.
Menu Screen
To access the Menu, press Esc.
Use the up and down arrow keys and spacebar to click on tools in the menu.
Battle Screen
Attack – Attack with your currently equipped weapon
Magic – Use a skill, consuming MP.
Defend – Reduce the damage taken by any attacks for that round.
Item – Use an item.


DOWNLOAD
A Demo version of the game has been uploaded. You can download it below:

Current Version: Demo Version 2.00
« Last Edit: August 26, 2012, 08:07:11 AM by Kirroha »

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 04:03:19 AM »
Ooh, nice to see you're working on a serious project, Kirro! How far are ya into this, and what length are you planning?

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 04:36:38 PM »
the art looks pretty nice :D

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 10:22:50 AM »
* Sits in chair and waits with hand out * demo...now :(
All joking aside, it looks and sounds very interesting. I can't wait to see what you have planned.

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 12:01:20 AM »
Here's a screenshot. :)



Sorry for the delay.

(Btw, this is NOT a How I Met Your Mother reference.)

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 03:16:19 AM »
Wow wow! What hapened? This looks cool. ^^
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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 03:51:38 AM »
Thanks. ^^ It's a game I'm working on.

By the way, I'm looking for voice actors as well. :) If you're interested, check this out:
http://voiceactingalliance.com/board/showthread.php?t=60544

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 04:07:35 AM »
Even more cool. ^^

(maybe I could give it a try. :))
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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 05:04:11 AM »
You're welcome to. ;)

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 08:54:52 AM »
Character portraits have been updated in the first post.

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 10:01:17 AM »
good luck with this :)
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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 09:48:46 PM »
This looks really cool. :o *adds to favorites so I don't forget it*

The artwork is really nice. Am I the only person who can't draw?  :'(

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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2011, 04:28:39 AM »
Just to tell you all that this game isn't dead...

Here's another screenshot:


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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2011, 05:15:05 AM »
I've found a suitable spot to cut the game, but I'm not sure if I should release a demo yet.

I also edited the first post's summary to better reflect the plot.
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Re: Astral Transparency: Cole's Gate - Character Portraits Updated
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2011, 10:05:49 AM »
Hm, I'm kind of curious as to how completed the game is, if you don't mind divulging?

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