What begun as a small experiment for 7 Days - 7 Days Poster - Would you fund this project?
- now it's a full Visual Novel with it's own story.
I got so obsessed with the need to do improvements and to try everything I could do without the need to code (since that would eat a lot of my free time, and I need to finish Episode 9), in the end, I started to realize that, I had created something that could be better than some official released Japanese visual novels (yup, I said it), because, even if you guys think the game looks simple enough - Just you doing the casting of some girl and then you have sex with her - well, it's not only that, I can assure you (I would never do something so simple).
My first goal when I started taking this visual novel seriously was to make the female protagonist as likable and as real as possible, so, you won't have those "anime" like characters here, I really wanted to create a personality for her, I want you to... care for her, or not... it's up to you.
The biggest downside to all this is the way the story progress is done, you won't have those options on the window like all Visual Novels have, and while you're playing a chapter, you can't stop it (although you have some save points after some sequences), but, on the good side, I've built the game in a way that, when you have all 3 chapters unlocked, you can, for example, go to chapter 1, change some decisions, and then go directly to chapter 3 and experience those changes (and see if they affected it), without the need to go through Chapter 2.
There won't be a classic menu, I created what I call, an Interactive Menu, where you have a Playable Character, like in any RPG Maker game, and you're inside a small house, each room of the house leads to a part of the Menu, and some things can be interacted with, for example, the TV can show you the Opening and True Ending videos (yes, there is video playback), the room on the right will lead you to Chapter Select, the room on the left will lead you to a hallway full of rooms, each room representing each Chapter, and inside you'll find the unlocked stuff from each chapter (CG's and so on), and you can freely save the game in this Menu. The entire portion of the Story is a full Visual Novel with no playable sections (only decision making). (I'll have a tutorial in-game explaining everything).
Your reaction will be extremely important, because this Visual Novel will set up the ones that'll come in the future. If you think this was a really bad attempt, I'll probably never do one again, but if you think it was cool, with some flaws, please, tell them to me so I can improve next time.
I really like the Visual Novel storytelling, and it's something I want to explore even more from now on, I already have around 10 Original stories that can make into a Visual Novel, so, I really hope you guys like my first one.
The game will be released (free don't worry) for PC, and I'll try to make it work on mobile devices!
Thanks for the read,
Hope you're hyped for - the Casting - because I'm very excited to release this to the public.