Hi guys! My name is Tristan and I'm working on Cynical 7! Thanks for wasting your precious life on my crummy charming game :D
Cynical 7 is the story of Tris,
a cynical and anti-social failed game developer living in the town of Threeson who has no direction in his life, until a day involving pizza and a party end up with him being responsible for the outcome of the world he lives in. His desire to save another becomes his submission as a contestant, but there is far more at stake should he fail.
I would say the game is a cross between Earthbound (not just in the art style but that it an RPG set in more modern times) and The World Ends with You and in order to have it lean to a larger audience I’m aiming for PG-13 rather than R.
The game will start off light and humorous, and progressively become more serious and focuses deeply on story telling and character development!
I would say the game will be 75% narrative 25% Boss Battles. That's right! No pointless grinding here! Only meaningful encounters, epic in nature! RPG’s are often saturated with futuristic or fantasy style plots, so I really think it’s kind of cool when you play retro style RPG based in a city with arcades, strip joints, and even its own coffee chain. You’ll spend a lot of the game exploring and there will be areas with no other purpose than to make the experience more immersive, you’ll talk with nerds, sarcastic upstarts, and even tango with some “made men” of Threeson’s very own mob!
The battle system is real time, and focuses on fast paced attack and dodge mechanics to roughly emulate the flow of a real battle! (More on this tomorrow!)
I started writing Finale when I was depressed both with life in general AND my game dev success. The story started out with the main character only having 7 days to live, and luckily some happier times came along and I reshaped the game into using me as a basis, but having the story be something of my own thinking. I wanted to create a story about me, but ultimately decided an original tale using me and my experiences as backstory and packaging both fictional and non-fictional events around it.
A mini metropolitan city where many people move to the get away from the turmoil of a large city but still have access to all the major venues of entertainment. It’s got something for people of any age, from an arcade equipped with a snackbar, to a strip joint with a VIP, to its very own mob.
You might even see some familiar faces!
I'm a bit further along on my TIG Devlog than this one, mostly because I'm getting closer to finishing the demo I'm branching out more, but It would be really awesome to get to know the indie loves on Itch and if you guys told me what you think so far I might have to bake you cookies >.>
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