Hello all, I'm Fleece!
I am creating a visual novel in Ren'py- and all that follows I've only just made up today, so here starts the devlog!
The aim (for now, I change my mind a lot eep) is to make a fantasy VN that's kind of an exploration game and kind of a getting-to-know someone game. Premise: you control a village scout/runner N., and while you are out on a typical errand for your home, you meet a girl named M. who asks you to escort her back to her home. And pass through various strange places etc. I'm going to try and see if I can get the mood of different environments in text
because backgrounds are too hard to draw and i love purple prose and if i can characterise the protag and M. as two distinct people.
I've got clip studio paint to do art in, and I might even try and make a little tune for the game after I get my hands on some free music software. Maybe too ambtious, we will see! I'm only on the first scene but already I've gotten to a bit of dialogue and some basic branching paths. An excerpt:
"N.'s duty has brought her to the famed gardens of the valley region, The Eight Exhales of the Rose in Bloom. Spires of bone frame the area; their white glare casts a shine on the plants. Roses from the earth turn their bodies to the sun while those clinging to trellises blush and gaze downward in modesty. Time feels slow. Heavy in the heat of the afternoon, the garden's scents drift and mingle with the smell of fresh earth, cut foliage, the last remnants of morning rain."
Yipes I hope it doesn't turn out super boring, lol. That'd be fine, come to think of it, just looking to write, figure out Ren'py basics, and make my own visual assets. Here goes!
edit: omfg i forgot the title.