This journal will be updated as I progress through the challenges of NaNoReNo!
April 11: Walk those city streets
The one to the left was mutilated into something easier to finish after days of boredom.
The one on the right I breezed through in two sittings.
Big squares of color seem to be the trick. Could I do it without reference though? Not yet, I'm afraid.
April 3: Rainbow Nancies.
The big city bg lays untouched. We're not on speaking terms. I refuse to settle for a simpler bg, because it's not like it's complicated at all, it's a very simple city street, it's just I have no tolerance for bgs.
So, for a break, I finished Nancy's sprites.
Day 31: deadline fail
The deadline will NOT be met (BOO!), but, there's been quite a bit of progress.
I have the lineart for all of Nancy's sprites. Also Brian's.
There's a bg of a city street that will not look that complicated to you, but I promise it drove me nuts.
More and more Bgs!
Will Bgs ever cease? Hint: No, they won't.
The story so far...
The game contains 702 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 6,554 words,
for an average of 9.3 words per screen.
The game contains 8 menus.
3 out of 6 endings are written (two short "bad" endings, one good friendship ending)
About Half of the backgrounds are done, too, but the sprite situation is still horrible.
Will I make it in time for NaNoReNo? I don't know!!
But no way I'm quitting when I'm so close to the finish line. GOGOGOGO!
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I wasn't planning on doing the music myself for this one, actually, but, as I sat and tested the game, I realized the VERY cool music I had found suited my tastes, but not my story. I'll have to search with that in mind.
Story hit 4250 words. We are alllllllllllllllmost getting to the romance.
I have some of the music, some of the sound effects, fonts, and the story hit 3k words!
Artwise, it's a disaster. Been trying to draw a cool main menu and failing. I'm showing you some of it.
I have a sprite, half a GUI (very very simple, you guys know I suck at programming) and 784 words so far.
Also: I'm writing a romantic comedy. I can't believe it. I have no idea if it will work at all. I'm not as much panicking as I'm tilting my head at it, and wondering how do writers write.
Can I really finish a visual novel in one month? I have no idea!
But let's give this a try!