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So I'm taking a break from work - which means, coding an insanely complex RPG like ToA: An Elven Marriage for a couple of weeks.
But of course I have new ideas for other games :) In specific I already wrote a 10k words storyboard of a classic VN story, but I'm not sure about one thing.
In the story there's a mother and a daughter, but the mother is rather young (36 years, so definitely a MILF!!). And her mother is basically the otome route, while her daughter is discovering to be bisexual and her route will be yuri. They're on a trip in Italy (eheh) and there they can potentially meet a guy and a girl. So a slice of life game.

However this is not what I am unsure. This is one of the new games to have optional hot stuff, but hot stuff like you've never seen in my games before :mrgreen: and I had this idea to add two mages character who can in practice influence the story. So 3rd person narration, and in certain moments of the story you can use the mages power to influence it. One has telekinesis and another can read minds and try to influence people (like inner voice). There's no need to say how useful those powers could be in an adult-oriented game... :twisted: (by the way it will also have a fully censored version as usual).

I know seems a crazy idea and it is, it's going to be an experimental game lol

Anyway, I'm not sure about the mages/voyeur part. Since in practice the mages are invisible and are going to be there... all the time, even during "certain moments". And not sure if it's a good thing or can put off people?
The alternative would be to just remove those two mages, and make the player control two characters (mother and daughter) but even in that case I am not sure if could work since would be strange to control two instead of one (even if won't use first person narration)?

Lol maybe I'm overthinking it and probably this game will sell just because of the XXX content I plan to put in it, but... if you have any feedback it's welcome.
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Please, no mind control/hypnosis related stuff...

I don't see the problem controlling multiple characters, though hopefully not jumping back and forth multiple times in the same scene.
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No it wouldn't be mind control at all, more like suggesting a thing (and in the draft I wrote already several times won't work).
However I think I'm leaning more to eliminate the magic thing and just have multiple characters. They alternate but each character has a scene, finishes it and then goes to the next. I think I'll go with this, luckily I only wrote 10k words so far of storyboard :)
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Honestly, "invisible mages influencing things and watching" sounds pretty silly to me. Maybe if it was a completely comedic VN, and they commented on everything going on, like sports commentators... :lol:
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Yes it's comedic, but in the end I decided already to change it haha. With comedy is easy to slip on cringe and I don't want that :lol:
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Franka wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:22 pm Honestly, "invisible mages influencing things and watching" sounds pretty silly to me.
Sounds like description of the role of every VN reader/player in existence. It's just most keep this stuff behind the 4th wall.

So you'd effectively have a VN about two dudes playing a VN.
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Yes as other said could have worked for a porn game :lol: but while this game will have optional super hot stuff, it should also be played as a normal story :mrgreen:
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winter32 wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:31 am Sounds like description of the role of every VN reader/player in existence. It's just most keep this stuff behind the 4th wall.

So you'd effectively have a VN about two dudes playing a VN.
Which sounds like a silly and horrible VN. :wink:
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Looking at it now I wonder how I could think that this idea could work rofl :lol:
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