The main protagonist is a high-school student who moved into the city from the countryside. During their stay, they become involved in investigating mysterious murders while harnessing the power of summoning Reverie. The main characters would have to juggle life between school and this other life that they have accidentally stumbled into. There would be many choices that would affect how your experiences would be like.
Will they use those powers for good or will they succumb to their demise?
The plot is inspired by the work of mystery novelists owing to its murder mystery premise and also various visual novel tittles and rpgs alike.
What would unfold in their adventures?
Customization for your main character
- Appearance [with visual graphics; face, hair, gender, skin tone]
- Basic stats [similar to a personality test]
School Clubs choices
Part-time job choices
8 Main Romance Options
Friendship and Romance Routes. [Don’t necessary have to romance the ROs ]
6 different Reveries to end up with
Your MC dialogues and reaction changes according to the personality that you have chosen at the start of the game.
> Club/Part-time job system
The club and part-time job system helps with boosting your stats and also leveling up your bonds.
For example, if you join a the same club as your RO, you will get snippets and little fluffs between your MC and RO.
It also helps with adding up battle stats that will unlock different moves and strategy options in the future.
>Romance and Bonds
>Things I am looking
-Due to my speed writing style, a lot grammar errors or spelling mistakes will surface >w< it would be a huge help if any of you spotted one can report to me~ a pm or a post will very much be appreciated.
-Any minor bugs of any kind.
-Would love to know what you thought about the characters and story. Anything you disliked or liked while playing. And your ideas of making it more enjoyable for you.
-Love the encouragements and pointers from each one of you >wwww< Thank youuuu!
(Patched; full demo, Prologue and 8 full chapters.)
[details=Update Log]13/09/2016 First release of Playtest
16/09/2016 Proper demo released.
16/09/2016Fixed with mentioned bug, typos and grammar mentioned in topic.
20/09/2016 Update, chapter 5 and 6.
21/09/2016 Patched, fixed female club routes.
24/09/2016 Patched, added new sections in some previous chapters, minor grammar touched up
24/09/2016 Patched, fixed bugs. Added save slots.
01/10/2016 Updated Build; log on post 285
02/10/2016 Fixed; buggy code.
19/10/2016 Updated; Clubs and Jobs all opened.[/details]
>Features to be implemented for demo
Polished and revised version.
Implement skill set system.
Balance stats and review variables.
Adding 2 more chapters.
All clubs and jobs unlocked.
CiaR is going to be a trilogy. Book 1 will have 12 -14 chapters in total, but you’ll only get to play the public demo that has 8 chapters.
Inspired by smt’s Persona series, fate stay night, Summon Night, etc.
Most of the romance will only start progressing in book 2, book 1 is mostly to build a friendship with your friends, but there will be heartwarming scenes for your MC and RO.
If you enjoyed the demo, please don’t be shy and leave a like >www<
24/09/16 Full draft completed.
01/10/16 Debugged completed for chapter 7,8,9,10
21/10/16 Chapters all completed.
- Adding more branches
- Smoothing flow
- Creating more game graphics.
Begin Beta Testing on 1st Oct
Begin Beta Testing on 8th Oct
Begin Beta Testing on 15th Oct TwT my poor targets
Proof reading after beta has started[/details]
Q: How long did it took to write CiaR?
A: Around 2 months. But I had a really long write out, graphs and tables for everything, and I basically write 5k to 7k per day.
Q: What’s CiaR’s word count?
A: So far, it’s 150k (Yes… 150k in 2 months is crazy)
Q: Can I be a beta tester?
A: I currently feel like I have a full team. I want really long reviews and a few of them had done such a great job!
Q: Add more customization for the MC!
A: I wish I could T^T I really do! But the possible combination even with just hair colour or eye colour alone would create a gigantic cluster of images in my game file TwT and it’s not really an ideal thing to do.
Q: How many ROs are there?
A: Well, the main ones are 8 but… there might be some other NPCs who you can initiate a relationship with
Q: Will my choices lock in my RO path?
A: Nope, not at all. Not in this book anyway.
Q: Does changing Noah/Nao’s fate change the story?
A: Not much or maybe alot!? xD I dunno.
Q: Where’s Mamoru?!
A: He’s busy working x’D
Q: How linear will the story be?
A: Hmmmm pretty linear. But! There are a lot of choices to how you want to react to the story and where you go. So there’s always a choice of a different perspective instead of forcing you to play through a linear story with just one straight line.
Q: Is the story finished yet? Are you publishing it?
A: Almost! Right now, I’m just finishing up all the NPCs interactions and complete my list of game graphics and I’ll be fully done! Yes, I would want to get this publish after beta testing and editing. [Wild grammar mistakes are my enemies.]
Q: What motivated you to finish a story?
A: Set a goal for yourself, and see it to the end! I actually saved up so that I could pursuit this dream of writing >w< So now right, I am doing nothing but contributing to this. So, I’m doing this “full time”, and living off with my savings C:
Q: How old are you? Who are you? Is Rose your real name?
A: I’m surprised someone actually asked me this. x’D I’m 22. If you really wanna know, I have a public instagram where I let the world stalk me. @yunaro_e. Nope. But my middle name is Roe. So… Rose is like a penname?
Unmask me at your own risk [/details]