Since Campnanowrimo is coming up, I decided to try and use this opportunity to see if I could write the script for a small otome game. Now if you know me, you also know making a game is a project I had for a good while, though I never went very far with it.
This time I'm hoping to get a lot of it done by the end of the month, at least writing wise, and I thought it would be a good motivation to post a journal to serve as a sort of FAQ. I'd love any sort of questions or tips you may have for me!1)What's a campnanowrimo?
It's pretty much a month long writing challenge, where you interract with other writers and set a words goal. In my case I started with 15000 words, though I'll likely end up with more.2)What's an otome game?
Pretty much a dating simulation game aimed at girls. In my case it's meant to be an interactive romance story. To be entirely honest I'm sure there must be some form of English name for it but the fact is; I don't know what that name might be, as a lot of these games came from Japan and a lot of people simply used this sort of japanese name for it. So I guess if you know an official English name for the genre, feel free to tell me, I'm always looking to further my vocabulary 3)What's the game about?
The base for the game is simple; you move to a small town in the French country side, meet people, love ensues; you may find true love, or die, or just be single forever which is okay too. What happens to your character will depend on your choices really.4)When will it be finished?
No ideas, so far I only have the base concept down! Hopefully in a month most of the writing will be done, but I'll still have a lot of things to do, from making the art for the game all the way to coding it and making the music for it etc. So it might be a while. Still it's a fun project and I'll post updates on my patreon
first, then later on here!5)What will the romance options be like?
Well since this game is still very much in its early, conceptual stages, I can only give you vague ideas. But for now I have planned for 4 male romance options, one female romance option, and a bonus one. I hope to make characters that should suit everyone's tastes, though obviously I can't predict how people will react to them!
All of them will have different likes and dislikes, and a personal story that may change the main character's fate, for good or bad. I do not want to include physical abuse in my games though so there will be none of that, though I can't promise your character won't get heartbroken.
As soon as I develop them all a little more, I will be posting profiles of them all so you'll have a chance to get to know them better!6)Can I help?
You may be able to! As much as I'd like to say I'm polyvalent, I may be lacking in a few places; if I do need something for this game, I will likely post here asking for help!
If you were thinking of giving me money to help, you can head on to my patreon
; I don't want to make a big crowdfunding campaign or anything of the like, and prefer some regular support for my art in general!
Otherwise as soon as I start posting concept art and other things like that, sharing it will help me out, as long as you link back here so people know where to look for it 7) I have more questions!
Good! Go for it! I'll answer as soon as possible! I love interacting with people really, so feel free to comment, even if it's just to say "hi"!