I’ve had a productive morning so far! I finished this scene, touched up some backgrounds, and finished some chores around the house.

Now I’m off to go shopping for some more material and things needed for the strawberry bags! I hope you all are having a great weekend!

I have some more updated background WIPs to share with all of you. Here’s a look at some of the indoor locations in Destiny Fails Us.

First we have the Student Council Room. This is where the student council meets after school to plan and prepare events along with their other duties.

Next is the No Limits: MMA & Self Defense studio. After school on Tuesdays, there will be classes here that Idril can attend.

And finally, there is the inside of the Gym at MHS. This is where several activities and events are held, including basketball games and practice. This is also where Idril’s PE Class meets once a week.

Alright, I’m going to go back to writing. I hope you guys like these WIP shots in the meantime! :)

I’ve been busy with outlines and writing this week but here’s some background work I’ve been doing on the side.*

Here’s a first look at the Moirai City Park background, and two updated location backgrounds for the School Gym Entrance and King’s Cafe.

summer-of-the-shinx:

summer-of-the-shinx:

Alright folks! Making a new post for this!

We’ve got a problem once again, my bank has started EoDing me to force me into overdraw fees without warning this time. Being a film student and a voice actor doesn’t allow for much time to get a job because I’m either editing or writing papers. Some of this money will also go towards doctor visits because my kidneys are giving trouble me a lot of trouble as well, I’ve had kidney problems ever since I was young and some days it’s so painful I can’t move and the tests aren’t very cheap. So please PLEASE any sort of help would be immensely appreciated.

Reblogging from my phone because I’m too sore to get out of bed to do it. Stupid kidneys.

Play 2048: Destiny Fails Us Edition Here

My high score isn’t that great, but I’m interested to see how other people do!

I’m currently outlining some scenes for Act 1. This is just one scene. 

…Since I began seriously working on the DFU Otome Game. I created some of the characters back in 2009, I started the comic back in November of 2011, I started planning the DFU Otome Game in January 2013, and I even worked on it a little bit in Novelty in February 2013…

But on March 29th, 2013, I decided I needed to do something more. 

Today marks the first anniversary since I bothered to open up Ren’Py and actually start learning how to code my game. I had been too overwhelmed by Ren’Py at first, I had no idea how to code, or where to begin… But a year ago, I put that aside, and searched high and low for tutorials and examples.

I started my WIP thread in April 2013.

I worked on this game every single day, from the moment I woke up, until I went to bed. I haven’t had much social interaction outside of my boyfriend and my parents. I have trouble remembering the last time I saw any of my friends. They were all moving on in various aspects of their lives, and I had mine: I wanted to make Destiny Fails Us into an Otome Game.

I am so happy with what I’ve accomplished. I’ve learned almost everything on my own, and sometimes it’s a little frustrating when something doesn’t work right… And sometimes, I think asking for help would just be easier, but I always feel like my question has already been answered, so I begin learning on my own.

I have a deep respect for everyone who supports me with this game, and your all so nice to me. I’ve gone through a lot in this last year, even though sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. I’m doing my best every day to get this game closer to completion, and there have been speed bumps here and there… but I’m incredibly happy where it’s brought me.

I’m thankful that Tyler has been so incredibly supportive of my dream and has been there for me… even when I get stressed out and start crying. He’s amazing, and I’m so lucky to be with him. And I’m incredibly proud of him as well since he just started doing something he’s wanted to do for a long time, streaming and speedrunning games.

So, I invite all of you to look to yourselves. Is there something that you’ve wanted to do? What’s stopping you? I’m sure there are the resources out there to begin, and if you start today, it’s just a first step to where you could be.

I’m happy I took the first steps I needed to. And I hope all of you are happy as well, because without you guys being here for me, I wouldn’t know all of you awesome people are behind me, rooting for me. Thank you.

I know I haven’t posted much lately… I have been very busy working on the game, and well… There really isn’t much I can visually show all of you when I’m focusing on the writing…

But I wanted to let you all know that you are AWESOME! It really really motivates me knowing that I have people that enjoy my work and are looking forward to the end product. Knowing that I’m not alone in this, and all that mushy stuff…

I’m just really honored to have all of you following me and supporting me. Thank you! :)

chirart:

acosmos:

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乙女ゲーム —oto-me gee-mu — “maiden game”

Lately, and with increasing frequency, I’ve found myself explaining what “otome games” are to fellow game developer and journalist friends of mine at meet-ups and conferences. I do this happily and willingly, since it’s a genre that personally fascinates…

I mention sometimes I’m more drawn to Japanese-made games than I am to Western ones because the Japanese video game market tends to acknowledge a female demographic and tend to have more female characters who, like, do things. The otome game culture is particularly unique, especially when in contrast to Western video game culture, just because it’s a female-centered/created game genre primarily marketed to the sexuality of a female audience, and the world hasn’t fallen completely apart by its successful existence.

In other words, a pretty good, concise article that breaks down an intro and basic history for Otome dating sims!

I just received a message on here from a friend who can’t send messages anymore…

All I know is Google Chrome warns that it has Malware, so I wanted to make sure if anyone else receives this message to be careful.

wednesdaysky:

emmacchi:

WE DO NOT NEED DATING SIMS IN STEAM!!!
a compilation of steam greenlight comments from a select number of otome games

The best way to shut these assholes up is to keep getting games on Steam no matter what they say. Vote for otome, dating, visual novels, and “aimed at girls” titles whenever you see them.  Here are a few:

To discover further related titles in Greenlight, try searching for “visual novel”, “otome”, “dating”, or “romance”.

sky-art-and-design replied to your photoset “January 20th Update (2/2) I’ve made a lot of progress on quite a few…”

You background creating machine! These look AWESOME <3

Thank you so much, Mori! You’re so kind!! ^///^

This background creating machine sure is excited to take a break for a while and write.

January 20th Update (2/2)

I’ve made a lot of progress on quite a few backgrounds since my last Background update, and I thought I’d share how some of them are looking with all of you.

I’ll be taking a break from backgrounds for now, and focus on some other aspects of the game.

These backgrounds are all school themed, and showcase some of the areas that you can visit at Moirai High School.

These backgrounds are just Works In Progress at the moment and have not been finalized. They are subject to change by the game’s release.

January 20th Update (1/2)

I’ve made a lot of progress on quite a few backgrounds since my last Background update, and I thought I’d share how some of them are looking with all of you.

I’ll be taking a break from backgrounds for now, and focus on some other aspects of the game.

These backgrounds are of various locations around the town of Moirai and inside Idril’s house.

These backgrounds are just Works In Progress at the moment and have not been finalized. They are subject to change by the game’s release.

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Happy Birthday!

punchysporkk replied to your photo “I made a quick picture today of Vincent giving Idril a piece of…”

Happy Birthday!

Thank you both so much! 

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