10 Seconds: More like the longest 2-3 days of my life!

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August 23rd, 2013 7:37 pm

imageAs most seem obligated to say, I’m a first-timer to this competion actually, well, attempting it. Let’s see if 27 is my lucky number, eh? //Has all these weird blackjack references for the next one when this one is barely underway–//

I had a fairly good idea what the final theme was going to be from the get-go. All the comments seemed pointed that way so I had no problem thinking up my concept. Actually exciting it? Well~ that’s going to be another story all together. Not to mention I’m not doing a traditional game in the sense that it’s a Visual Novel rather than a point n’ click or some other variety of that. A visual novel being just as the title implies with the added cool points/gaming aspect if being able to affect the outcome via choices.

I’ve decided to approach the theme with an odd but, hopefully atleast, enjoyable plot. A young ambiguously-female narrator must descend through the levels of the after life. Which are more like whitewashed rooms… With nothing in them… Because she’s in a purgatory of sorts. Follow me, it gets bet–… Moving on! Along the way, as soon as she enters the next level, she encounters a set of choices in he first second that directly affect the sequence of events, what she/he encounters, etc., etc. She has ten of these. So original, I know! All this while trying to block out the mental terrorist know only as the Star Prince which quids her along the way. He seems to be some sort of time-keeper, guardian or wandering lunatic in a cape an spandex. Who knows, that’s for she/he to find out. Does the genre seem clear enough by know? It sounds pretty grandiose in scale/story complexity but it really isn’t. Either you unlock a new item in the room and have the big revel, stay a’cruise the sarcasm boat and restart or simple anger the Prince enough that it’s off with your head!

I’m going to try and stay on top of things and speed write my way through tonight and the early morn’. 6,000 words is my cap with a minimum of 2,500. Once that’s out of the way it’s one to drawing the only sprite and maybe some proof reading. Then my times going to be dedicated in chunks between staying alive and programming, programming, programming! With the programming half of my team a no-go I’ll have to make use of my limited knowledge if Ren’py by myself. And also trying to navigate the closing flood gates which will be my mind and eyelids by then. Which will shortly short circuit once I get past the most basic if basics.

Progress is steady so far. 200 words in. Now I’m off to jam in another 500 or so in 30 minutes or less. Here’s a handy dandy, snafu of the outline while I’m at it!

Wish me luck!

Bun Out!

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