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“You’re going to need to tell IO eventually” -RisingDragon
“This is too good to not share!” -Dr. Cossack

WELL OKAY THEN. Let me share what I’ve been busy with the last few days.

I recently pointed out that I played (and enjoyed) the VN Katawa Shoujo in a previous thread. As a result, I browse the threads on 4chan’s /vg/ board. Over there, I go by the alias “Capslock” and encourage people to draw daily. One night, someone posted this image on the board.

http://i.imgur.com/i1kXX.png

Okay. Tophat, check. POKEMON, check. OH OKAY, THAT’S CUTE; REAL FUNNY. It was a joke image meant to tease, and I showed it to a couple people (Doc included) and got a cheap laugh out of it.

Fast forward two days. It’s 5 am, I’m sitting in a chatroom I set up for those who draw daily in the KS threads, and the image is posted again. This time the reaction is different. “Wow, that’s cute as hell.” “Do you know what would be funny? Let’s take this character design and make OUR OWN VN.” Everyone was tired and wasn’t thinking right. So we began on the project.

We were aiming for a quick, sloppy job. We went with a fast, painless art style. It was an “artist-made” VN so we thought a cut-out hand-drawn thing would look neat.

http://i.imgur.com/4EFrn.png

We were twiddling our thumbs with these kinds of concepts. Then on one night, something really weird happened that I still can’t quite figure out.

People showed up to help. Over the course of six hours we got two musicians, three high-profile artists, and two of the best writers from a rival KS-related steamgroup.

http://i.imgur.com/RqVuH.jpg

So yeah, that’s where we are now. I will be in a VN as a romanceable anime girl. Discuss.

(for those of you interested I’m working on the UI and last-stage photoshopping on assets (also art director but that's just to make sure everything fits in with the style we have))


Edited by TopHat on March 13, 2012 at 17:33:33

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Oh yeah? Nice. Can't wait to romance you!

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Teej never explained to me why this new side of him had the name of Caprice. This post explains it. Everything is clear to me now. :k


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You know things are getting serious once you've got a blog!

I first saw this at work earlier today, and I had to bite my fingers to stop myself from laughing. This whole idea is so over the top!

And dang, those eyes. Are they attention magnets or weapons of doom? I'm not sure yet.


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Wow, this is fascinating!

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So where can we all sign up to become girls in your game?

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I am trying to guess how serious you're being

I am having a difficult time

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I, for one, did ask for a cameo. I'm not holding my breath for that, though!


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The style does look pretty nice...

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I was 110% serious.

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I would like mine to have long dark hair and be wearing something goth-loli, please.

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http://i.imgur.com/Sxo0k.jpg

Edited by TopHat on April 1, 2012 at 10:58:13

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just so you know this is still alive

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Interesting. Very interesting.


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So is Work In Progress the official game name or another project name like Salty Tears apparently was?


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Official name. Salty Tears WAS a final thing but people still thought it was a joke project (when it actually isn't now; YIKES) because of the name so it had to go.

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Sounds good then. Fitting, given the game's synopsis.


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Wait.

So TopHat is TJ and not SirTopHat? Am I getting this right?


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I used to be TJ, yes.

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WiP turns one year old today.

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Happy birthday, WiP?


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That full month of development is almost over, right? :D

Happy birthday!


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Quote from post #231572:
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I used to be TJ, yes.


Well, at least you're not SirTopHat?


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