Give me more challenges!!!
Instead of "Kade" maybe MC's allies could been ""Jade", or "Mist", or "The Mask". Something that gives them anonymity in their world for their own safety, and as a narrative tool for players to speculate about MC's true name.
Regardless if MC's true name "Kadena" or whatever. Has anything to do with the plot, as long as you don't give players false hopes they will be already intrested in MC.
One of the most common and perhaps "cliche" plots of any media, is the idea of overcoming impossible odds when they are stuck against you, learning from mistakes and improvements, and the power of friendship with a side of redemption. I think there is a reason why they are still relevant to this day.
Ohh, thank you! Still though, there is already an NPC called Sam with his brother Dean, I'm not sure how I feel about having two characters with the same name if we go with Sam as our canon name, maybe I need to get used to it. >_<
While I didn't encounter any NPC named Lily yet. ;) What different names can we use for "Adventurer" and "Princess"? Ummm, I'm bad at naming I need time to think about it...!
*Warches the trailer for the first time*
Oh, wait "Ray"? Hhmmm, maybe this one? It does not sound too foreign for Midgardia's native name, right? Although, "Ray Ravenfrost" sounds a bit too similar right? With First and Last name having two "R".
HHhmm, so what should it be instead? Max? Kai? Maybe it would be way easier if we change NPC Sam name to something like Max? Sam is more or less name fitted for all genders while Max sounds more masculine for me. What do you think? Do I think too hard and pay too much attention to it? Sorry, it just bothers me that much,and I can't come up with a name for our MC...
tbh, I'm bad at naming stuff! I always try to go for a meaningful name that represents something more than just say: "John" and "Jane" you know what I mean? xD
So I'm going like "Ok, we first heard in a temple looking all holy and stuff, so I guess I should go for some good old Christian related name?"
It's not to say that I COULDN'T just go "whatever" full self-insert and just add my name and dialogues that I prefer, it's just I prefer to play with established characters rather than self-insert, I guess? ;)
Or I'm just tring to form some-sort of "canon" path that I see in the game and haveing a default/canon name helps in this. ;P
Dam, one man on team? You deserve some money for a butt ton of work that you did... When I will balance my financials position, I think will about becoming your patreon. Though due to difference in our currency, maybe it will be very little, hahaha.
I will try to be short I just say that you doing Yahweh work!
New, artwork looks great man! Emily looks completely different and gorgeous! Can't wait to play the game! Not sure if it still going to be a build of a full release by the time it will come out through! ;p
P.S - But let's be real, we all here because we want Adventurer(Male for me) and Princess to be a couple and live happily ever after right? Like it's not just me right? ....Guys?
P.S.S - I forgot their names for a second. Sam and Lily right? Unless, if you suddenly decide to change them JaBud Games? ;) Anyway, sleep well.
It's just... for me, the way dialogue options are constructed, it feels like that "Numina"(Guy or girl, wait... Can Numina pass as guy's name? Ehh, I don't know. If there is not going to be a canon name, I will use Numina for female, and Numen for male. Even though in the game's context it may turn out weird...) has a character beyond player's insert, altrought maybe it's just my imagination. ;P
So, miracles DO happens at Christmas/New Year... ~Yeeess~ I hope in a new update there is going to be a default/canon name for Guardian Spirit(GS) so I can know on which mythology is based on, and how we look.
I'm good and unsarcastic guardian spirit btw, I try to make everything well, and everyone happy(I wonder if we are not a spirit, but that person in balck cloth in the intro, their gender seem ambitiou,s so maybe they supposed to represent "in game, us?").
P.S - Oh, and I definitely support Shawn x Sarah, I hope there is going to be a option to let Shawn romance Sarah.
Greetings Jonathan S. I was looking around itch.io for good anime visual novels and so happend to stumbled upon your work. I have one question though, does Azure Wing has any romance or sub-plot romance for our Main Character or does the game goes full on Adventure genre only?
(*SAD MUSIC INTENSIFIES*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFZ7bBaYpcw)
Dam, that socks. Sorry about your wrist man, take your time time to recover, I want my experience with this game to be 100% a quality content when I will finally get my Male Sam x Princess Lily together(If they are both will still exist after rewriting entire plot).😤
I don't mind rewriting entire plot so far into an Isekai, as not so much has been revealed yet. Also I kind of like Isekai genre it's a simple concept but it works for me and kind like it, bonus for since there is a lot of them(Even though Isekai has its storm of problems).
I'm both glad and sad at the same time as being Isekai'd from another world dumbs my theory about Sam and Lily being siblings or relatives, but I guess it's for the best as it would be awkward to push Male Sam x Lily while them being blood bounded, even if it's a medieval fantasy. xD
P.S - I'm sorry for not putting much activity into the game's development storywise, I was thinking about story arc for Kuro's family immigration arc but I was so busy lately with my life(finding a work, as good work class boy I am ;) I didn't even have time to write my thoughts. ;(
I decide to continue studying in college anyway for increasing my chances. So I guess I'm going to be even more busy now...
P.S.S - If you confidently decided to make Isekai prologue/mode or rewrite story completely with Isekai genre. I vote for this game to have two main characters Sam(Preferably, Male) and Lily as our male and female lead from the start of the prologue.
How does I see it you may ask? Well, we may want to cut the current prologue in the current build and use it as flashback for plot purposes. The new prologue of "Rising Saga: Origins Isekai Edition" on the other hand will start with even of Princess Lily slaying the dragon. Kind of just, throwing the player into this games world without a story background and straight into the action, you know what I mean?
At the same time establishing Lily as "Main Female Character" while in reality she is ONE of the main characters, basically we using her as a "Decoy Protagonist" trope, and here we a tutorial on how to fight. Everything goes as we have already have in this build, Lily kicks dragon's ass, she has some purple goo possessing her, she OP(Players presume it's HER powers). This way establishing how powerful Lily is, Players will feel Mary Sue's smell from her, and you can subvert it in the next scene.
Next scene involves Lily's interruption into her Father's meeting, here we give Players some world building and political state of the world, as well as relationships Lily has with her family making her "decoy protagonist" status evene stronger, the event goes as we have right now, with a little change being that after the battle with "The Fox" Lily lost her powers somehow, I don't how yet, maybe Fox will somehow suppress Lily's powers with some kind of seal. Or maybe the purple goo stopped giving Lily their powers in order to save them and now she have to learn how to use her own magic, on her own.
Anyway, the event goes as we have right now. Goo trash talk Lily's father, Lily escaped and now wanted, and Prince and Princessare are now in political war. But after that scene, we cut to black screen asking us to "choose our gender" and we are in our modern earth(Sam in his modern clothes), I didn't think through right now what to show in Sam introduction scene but there is should be a choice that will affect Sam's class. At some point he was Isekai'd into maybe a cave with his summoner being Lily using forbidden/dark magic to summon a powerful Hero/Warrior(Who Sam is not, but eventually become) and to form a contract with him for her plans. What plans? I don't know myself yet. xD
At this point the game starts with now our both main characters, personally I would like to have "Cheerful Boy Warrior and Gloomy Girl Mage" dynamic between them, while the game and plot progressing they become closer to each other,maybe their personalities will change as the game progresses something of mix between there "cheerful and gloomy" dynamic that will help them to become a better people?
And that's should be avout it. It's 0:27 AM in m clocks, I'm going to bed. Have a good day "JaBud Games"! ;)
Better late than never, right? *Sigh* Well, I'm man of my word, I will follow the canon no matter what name/route I have to take. I guess Squire's parents were already having a low opinion on him when they were giving him a name. Heh. ;)
Anyway, I add Love Esquire in my follow/whishlist since 11.05.19 and I can't wait for the game! I have yet to see the price in Steam when I play to buy it, but I hope it's not too high.
I was also reading you guys on Twitter when I find out about "The Letter" another game that you were working in 2017. I didn't check it out yet, but if I will get some free time and money I will buy Deluxe Edition.
And that's about it, I guess. Have a good day and keep the good work!
So, yeah I played the game and got Ending №3, when Miriel and Roy become happily ever after. However there is a mistake, there is no other endings. There can't be! This is the only ending they deserve, and I refuse to acknowledge the others.
On the whole, great game.
Feel free to join to give feedback or vent about how slow my progress is :(
Awww, don't be so hard on yourself. The most important thing is that you got back up to work and in the good health! I'm always prepared to wait as long as needed to be happy or disappointed with my Lily x Male Sam pairing depending on how you will write them! XD
Oh, you have a Discord channel? I'm new to Discord and I have no idea how it works...
Anyway, while I'm here I think I should write something important I guess. I was busy lately and didn't finish the current demo yet, but there is a few things I would still like to point out if I can.
Bags(?): So far, I encounter one bag that after Tyran's and Myrana's scene the guy that was bloking the enter to Kid's quest will ill mom is now walking around the town and we can visit the kid now before the quest. I'm not sure if this is how it supposed to be, so I'm just saying it for now.
Other: Also, it seems that dialogue with Princess Hawk (that I was talking about in my previous comment)was not added, unfortunately. I know I'm not the write of the game and you don't need to do as written in my comments, only you know what is best for you game. So I'm not upset if you wonder. *Snif* *Snif*
P.S - I didn't reach the goblin cave mission yet, so yeah. Nothing to say about it yet.
Minor things: I was forgot to mention in my previous comment about "gender neutral"(who is appears to be biologically female) protagonist is how are going to change some gender important scene like bath. So I'm curious.
I like the new perk system! As a man that prefers to play on easy mode, it's definitely for me! Although some people that looking for harcore may not like it, maybe you can add some "hard" difficulty at the start of the game that can reduce how many perks player can get in the game (Just don't forget to give players like me a choice, to choose a easy mode okay)?
One last thing for now. The moment when Sam's sister is gone and Kuro join Sam's party I would like when we came to graveyard to his family's tombstone the dialogue window would change to something compare to when Sam visit Kuro family's tombstone alone. For example when Sam is alone he say: Sam: "They give Kur family's a tombstone." or something like that I don't remember, but with Kuro it may be: Sam:"...", Kuro: "...." making this uncomfortable topic for both our main characters to talk right now and can be bright back in the future acts/acrs.
I personaly have no idea what happend to Kuro's family but I am eager to know!
(Heh,thank you for patient! I know how annoying I can be with those long comments. But it just shows that I'm passion about you game! Please bear with me.)
I was having a lot of similar ideas like those lines when I was writing my comment above. But as I said early I have bad memories and on the next day I forgot what I was wanting to say. Plus, this comment was already long enough.
But now, I remembered a couple of those ideas. First: would be to give our MC - Sam(Any gender) a fear of monster, due to actions of the said goblin in Sam's past, they were left traumatize in fear of any monster will do the same of worst thing to them. But they didn't want to admit it or show due to their pride to bee sean as weak, which means that the real reason why they went to South Academy is not to only make his family proud but also to show his worth as person. In oreder to it though they trained with their class Warrior/Rogue/Mage using Sword/Bow/Tome to get better.
Maybe when Sam and Kuro will leave the Strawberry Village for the first time and on their first enemy encounter there will be this dialogue: Sam: "(This is it!... This is the moment I was practising all my life!.... I... I can do this!)" Kuro: "Sam... Don't worry, we will get through this together!" or something like that.
And through their journey, Sam and his friend will face more dangerous monsters/enemies *cough*Princess Lily, cause she has a demonic aura around her, and kind of creepy child*cough* Sam will learn to accept being weak and afraid of monster, but he will not let them doing horrible things because of it(if his karma is "very good"), or they will laugh mad because now that they got stronger, they realize how pathetic he was too thing that the monsters were any danger for them(if his karma is "very evil").
And maybe Sam will either "help"(very good) or "corrupt"/"kill"(very bad) Princess Lily depending on your choices through the first 2/3 acts(Help her you idiot! Don't do the bad one!). You can call it "Sam's positive/negative character arc" depengind on the players choices.
God, already long comment. But one last thing.
Secong: The name of the game. I always felt that "Rising Saga: Origins" is missing something, to fully show the theme of the game without playing the game. So I suggest add just one word "Rising Saga: Vanguard Origins". So here the things: The "Rising Saga" part of the title is referring to our MC - Sam as the game is his "saga of rising"(for the good or for the bad) and change the world by their choices as their journey continues and they are rising in all means of the word.
Next part "Vanguard Origins" is referring to our class and companions at South Academy. Sincce Vanguard is special class that stands out of usual Adventurer's system, and the one that we taught by elite for the first 2 acts and will probably play a role in the future acts. While Sam is also the part of the Vanguard project, this part of the title is mostly about other members of Vanguard class as our friend will be become major parts of the worlds future(Again for the good or for the bad).
And that's about it as far as what I was wanting to say. God anothing long comment sorry...
P.S - I see you didn't answer on my question about a chance of Sam and Lily being sibling of King Rialto(Lily' dad), Sir Garth(Sam's dad), and Queen Robyne(Lily's, and Sam's mother). I figured it out by Queen Robyne lines before the battle with Mad Queen when Sir Garth was about to buy some times for the rest of his friends. Queen Robyne: "Garth I... We can't afford to lose you!" Gears start to working in my head that Garth may be Robyne secret/ex lover, while Rialto is her current love/husband.
How doesn't know how it all work, but maybe one night when Garth and Robyne were a thing and Robyne got pregnant with Sam from Garth but they don't know about it and week later Garth and Robyne broke up. Only to another week later for Rialto and Robyne to get together and Robyne got pregnant with Lily. Making Robyne pregnent with both children from two different man that will become vessels for deamon splitted in half and become saviours of the world.
I understand that I may be totally wrong on this one, and I hope I am. Since you know... Lily and Male!Sam is my new pairing, and incest is not my king of interest. But then again this game is a medieval fantasy and incest was a thing back them... I understand that since you guys want to avoid a major plot spoiler under your game's comments... But still... I'm crying... T_T
P.S.S- I forgot to say about Non-binary Sam scenes like waking up on morning, and bath scenes will have to be changed for obvious reasons. But I'm sure you already knew that, I just felt like to write it.
(Sorry for long comment, you don't need to read it if you don't want to, it's fine)
(When there is no update, and that mean no act 3 & 4, and that means no Male!Sam x Lily: *sings* ~Why does this happens to meee?~ ;( )
Tyran: Grrr, I'm the best gender confusion character in this game! I'm number one!!
Non!Sam: Hold my shippers tears. *sip*
So yeah, hehe. I have to do it. Jokes aside, I knew that this may happen actually. Considering that Sam is name that can be used for man and woman(Even though "Sam" is short version of "Samuel" a.k.a "name of God" or "God has heard" which is a male name).
Anyway, personally I support this decision to add a third optinal protagonist for non-binary people. You should be careful though, while I'm sure you guys have only good intentions, there is always going to be people who will not like it.(For any reason, even if there is none)
For example. Recently, there has been a controversy around "Trap" and "Transgender" characters in Anime community. It's a mess, but stay strong okay?
Now putting my least favorite topics aside.
Now since I played the game 3 time in a row, still unable to remember everyone's names(I'm that bad), romance all female available characters, and prevent certain massacre from happening. I have to say if the quality of this project will remain as it is now(For unknown how many hours this game will be, 5/10 hours maybe?). You should seriously consider about putting this game on Steam and give it a price(I feel bad for not supporting this game). And I'm sure this game will receive a lot of positive reviews when it will be finished.
Another thing, is that on my 3 run of the game I found some small things like missed dialogues that, while is a minor details and is not important, and can be easily missed. Still can be added to make nitpicking players like a little bit happy.
For example: Before the final fight with Mad Queen, King Rialto, Sir Garth, Queen Robyne all deliver their final badass lines before the final showdown with Mad Queen. Everyone... exceptPrince Yorick which is weird considering it was his mother before, but no he was just standing there ready to shoot with his crossbow and not saying anything. I think if you add for him something like: "Mother... I swear on Hawk name that I will return you(her body) home!" It would feel muc better.
Another example: There was that one time when Sam's sister "Serrani" mentions that Sam as child was attacked by a group of goblins in the forest during the night time, and if she was 1 second late Sam would be dead. Sounds like a traumatic experience for a child to me. And during Tyran and Male!Sam(Male for me first mission together, was with goblins.
So with that in mind, maybe before Tyran and Sam will enter the cave with goblins there is going to be this: "G-Goblins?!" "Yeah... So what? Are you afraid of little shrimps?" "Emmm... Maybe a little bit, yes?" "Thc! Guess I have no choice, lead the way loser, when little shits start to coming out their holes, I will slice them in half!" "...Alright."
And after the first fight with any goblin enemy there will be Tyran's dialogue in the corner and another dialogue between Tyran and Sam like: "Heh, see? There is nothing to be afraid from those little brats." "I... Guess you right." Giving our duo a little bit of character development.
Again maybe not important but I was feeling like I have to point that out.
Alright, I already wrote too much. I feel like I forgot something to say, but I guess for now it enough.
That's aboit it! Good luck JaBud Games and have a good day! Even though you put Maryana in most of your icons(which makes her pretty important), I will still support Lily x Male!Sam. Though I feel like you gonna put a "brother and sister" or "twins" plot twist between them at some point and crush my dreams for their romance... ;(
Nothing about Lily x Sam? *Sad* ;(
(I didn't realize that you guys used default name "Sam" for both genders! Sorry! I was talking about "Male Sam x Lily" this whole time!)
Although, judging by the comment above me about Tyran. Maybe I should hold my horses and rethink about "main couple" thing.
Anyway, I finally finished playing finished version 0.9.1 and this time everything was working smoothly, thanks a bundtch(Well except the "meeting" with King William was lagging and game crashed again. Also there was a error when after joining Academy I go to tavern.)!
There is a lot of stuff to talk about! But I don't want to ruin everuone's fun with this comment(And my memmory is pretty bad anyway), but that clifenger at the end of the demo made me angry! But that's a good thing I guess, that mean I enjoyed the game.
I thinking about becoming a Patron member to sopport this game, because I see a lot passion putted in it. But it's my first time becoming a Patron member and I'm a little nervous and unsure if I can keep up with monthly charges. You see, I'm not from USA and my currency is asking a little bit more for say 1$ (^_^; ) Yeah, maybe I should start with 1$.... I'm sorry.
Anyway, hope you have a good day JaBub Games. Keep us informed about your god's work and good luck!
P.S- I forgot to write about something. I guess the one thing that cut me off guard was time. It flew out fast! It's not a bad thing though! I just need to get used to fast storytelling, hehehe... And I guess dialogue choices are a little bit confusing. I get used the fact that the "best"/"good" dialogue choices are always at the top. And while their ARE at the top, I need to watch cautiously to not accidentally accept the deal with bandits! Hehehe...
P.S.S- Also what are Male/Female Sam default classes? Judging by the main artwork I can say that Female Sam is Rogue, and Male Sam is.... Mage I assume? (Even though I was choosing him as Warrior this whole time! Hehehe.)
Played the Demo and what can I say? I like everything about this game! The art, the gameplay, the humor, the characters(Princess Beatrice is my personal choice, I love stories about newbie knight and rich ice queen princess warming up to newbie knight as story goes on and their relationship progress).
... Hhhmm, I guess the only thing I didn't like was the fact that our Squire didn't have a default name. Don't get me wrong I'm not against the idea of Nameable Hero to suit the player, but I just like to keep Protagonist's name canon name by default, since well... It feels more natural and canon I supposed(I hopre that "Squire" is not his default name...)?
And I guess I wonder if the whole "harem ending" will be a thing, since I find it hard to believe we will be able to pick up 5 female characters in just 4 months. I also wonder if there is going to be a some sort of "true ending"?
Overall, definitely going to buy game on Steam when it will be released in 2019(But we don't know the detailed data! T_T ) and go for Princess Beatrice route(And mabe the harem route if it's turnd out to be a true route, but I prefer Beatrice only so far)!
Doing god's work Yangyang Mobile! I wish you good luck!
P.S- Hugh is a MC's homie, though he has a weird name. Oh... it's a Germanic name... It was common among Frankish and French nobility? Hhhmmm.... Is there is some secret meaning? I wonder if our Squire's name is going to be something like that...