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Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:13 am
by Benazir
Is it VN/GxB? :)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:06 pm
by hanako

It's a sim, and while you are playing a female character and she may get married at the end, it is NOT a romance game. Marriage is politics here, you may barely (or never!) meet the person you have to marry.

After all, if things are going badly enough in the country you're trying to manage, marrying someone more powerful in the hopes taht they can protect you may be your only way out... there's no time there for hearts and flowers and learning their deep secrets. :)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:16 pm
by perch

You have peaked my interest even more. It's political Princess Maker, only with a princess starting. I hold out hope for ending variations where my girl gets to give it all up and run off with a soldier or farmer and endings where she kicks some serious Risk skills at the other kingdoms and ends up single, but powerful or single and destitute.

Also does this mean that man with the magnificent golden curls shall be a sparkling addition to the cast? I'm really looking forward to this game. I was just thinking about loading Cute Knight or CKK for some sim raising. :D

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:36 pm
by hanako
No, curly-haired dude was for a totally different game... which is now stalled due to the artist disappearing. sadly familiar story.

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:20 pm
by perch
Geez I'm sorry Hanako. That really does suck. :(

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:54 am
by Benazir
hanako wrote:there's no time there for hearts and flowers and learning their deep secrets. :)
Just as in Skyrim.... :?

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:41 am
by Muse
Awwww. The political game sounds really fun. I do agree getting to run off with a knight or farmer and leave your country to rot sounds like a fun option.

But honestly, this sounds really interesting. There aren't many VNs (at least in the US?) that aren't romance games. I am very excited!

Re: Another project in development

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:09 pm
by RedSocialKnight
hanako wrote:While Magical Diary is stalled due to artist unavailability
hanako wrote:I'm not sitting around doing nothing; here's another little project we have going on at the moment.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:22 am
by animeluver45
:D The game looks so exquisite! I'm getting excited already!


Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:42 am
by skuzzbopper
This game already has me so intrigued!

I know you've stated that it's not a romance sim, but I'm still looking forward to some romantic elements. Here's hoping, anyway. I LOVE the idea of a princess sim that's not all hearts and flowers-- actual politics! Amazing! I can't even wait!

This just looks SO cool!

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:45 pm
by fictionalfemme
Ooh! So, is this going to be handled like Magical Diary where there's a preorder release and then an official release, or no? Also, have you given this project a name yet?

:mrgreen:{$$} <~~ me w/money in hand

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:48 am
by Wakuseino
[quote="hanako"marrying someone more powerful in the hopes taht they can protect you may be your only way out... there's no time there for hearts and flowers and learning their deep secrets. :)[/quote]

Yeah, I bolded that part for a very important reason. It seems to me that that's the perfect time to be learning their deep secrets, since you'll probably have to use it as ammunition if they decide to oppose you. Of course, to get those deep dark secrets you'd have to get someone to actively help you hunt those secrets down, and then there's the chance of it exploding in your face...

...Yeah, maybe I'm overthinking this a bit.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:25 pm
by junsei7
This sounds so interesting! Yay Hanako! The background is so lush and I am a real sucker for anime-style gravity-defying curls. :)

I am sorry to hear about artist troubles for other games, though. I hope these get sorted out for you.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:43 pm
by hanako
The working title is "Long Live The Queen" - it may or may not be changed. Up until we do logo and title screen art there's always a chance of changing my mind. :)

There will probably be a very limited preorder release because this game is not as complicated as Magical Diary and will not need such thorough testing, so you'll have to keep an eye on the forum for when the test slots eventulaly come available.

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:05 pm
by kurobizzle
I love the title!!! It feels like a non-romance Princess Maker, and that game was amazing. I can't wait for this to come out!! :D