Haha, so almost one year after this post, some news: writer started doing friendship talks, which are different from romances. You can befriend any party member and get a bonus. Romance is another separate step. This way you can unlock that character specific bonus even if you're not interested in a romantic relationship
Also, I'm going to code the base game stuff to start testing the logic. Here I coded for the game main menu a layered fog effect:
(looks better in movement).
I don't know yet what combat system will use for this game. I wanted it to be simplified vs Loren's system, also will show the enemies fullscreen, a bit like Planet Stronghold. Anyway, there's still time before the story is fully written, but it's progressing well