Episode 3 - what it could be

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Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by jack1974 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:30 pm

I wanted to take a break from Planet Stronghold after working on it all day, so I made this:
http://www.didone.com/testing/VB3-all.zip
is a zip containing all the three platforms (Pc,Mac,Linux) of a super short tech demo of what could be a possible Vera Blanc 3rd episode. You can only click on two zones on the screen or exit the game back to main menu :lol:
I'm going to post around and see if there's interest in a game like that. Since would require lot of background and 3d animations, it would be very expensive, so before embarking into such a big project (which wouldn't be started before next summer anyway) I want to be sure there's enough potential buyers 8)

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by fleetp » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:32 pm

Jack,
It's looking more like a point and click adventure game than a visual novel. :)
You can count me in as a potential buyer (but you knew that anyway). :wink:

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by jack1974 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:28 am

Yes, I'm not making VN anymore, especially for the character of Vera Blanc :) For now is just a test to see if people thinkg 2d+3d character could be OK.

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by katoji » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:08 am

Hey - I think I was drawn to Vera Blanc because of the comic style. I don't know...for me it does carry that same charm, and other games don't really incorporate that. Don't get me wrong, I love the gameplay. And I like point and click adventures. But TBH with 3D gameplay like that, in a point and click adventure, looks awkward to me.

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by jack1974 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:56 am

Haha indeed after my last post in this thread (was made in January) I collected more feedback and that solution doesn't appeal most people. I really think I'm going to use first person point'n'click system, like the old Legend Entertainment games, still using the comic art. The only thing I might change is to have the art slightly more manga than it is now - not cute/stylized manga of course, but more similar to my game Planet Stronghold for example (since seems that women really don't even try a game with western comic art!).

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by fleetp » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:30 pm

jack1974 wrote:I wanted to take a break from Planet Stronghold after working on it all day, so I made this:
http://www.didone.com/testing/VB3-all.zip
is a zip containing all the three platforms (Pc,Mac,Linux) of a super short tech demo of what could be a possible Vera Blanc 3rd episode. You can only click on two zones on the screen or exit the game back to main menu :lol:
I'm going to post around and see if there's interest in a game like that. Since would require lot of background and 3d animations, it would be very expensive, so before embarking into such a big project (which wouldn't be started before next summer anyway) I want to be sure there's enough potential buyers 8)
Jack,
What program did you use to make the short demo?
very respectfully,
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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by jack1974 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:22 pm

The same I use to make all my recent games, Ren'Py 8) I just coded something quickly, it's not a full engine!

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by Solvus » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:45 pm

katoji wrote:Hey - I think I was drawn to Vera Blanc because of the comic style. I don't know...for me it does carry that same charm, and other games don't really incorporate that. Don't get me wrong, I love the gameplay. And I like point and click adventures. But TBH with 3D gameplay like that, in a point and click adventure, looks awkward to me.
Same here I LOVE the story and reeeaaaally want to see what happens next to Vera the long suspense is so :o ...............plus I'm a girl
Is this game on hold?
I rather have it VN if it cheaper(production wise), easier, and faster to do.

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by jack1974 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:16 pm

Is not like is "on hold", it never started :lol: that was just a prototype I made for fun.
Doesn't make sense for me to do a game like the first two since would be wasted time (I lost money making them). I *think* that an adventure, or at least something more interactive would work better, but right now is not my priority and I'll be busy with the current games at least until 2014 :)

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Re: Episode 3 - what it could be

Post by Solvus » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:12 am

jack1974 wrote:Is not like is "on hold", it never started :lol: that was just a prototype I made for fun.
OH :shock:
Doesn't make sense for me to do a game like the first two since would be wasted time (I lost money making them). I *think* that an adventure, or at least something more interactive would work better, but right now is not my priority and I'll be busy with the current games at least until 2014 :)
I think you're gonna be very busy with the more popular games for a :o loooong time
Well I appreciate Vera Blanc story, it'll be sad if the series dies, if it is going to die don't leave such an intense ending! :lol:

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