The Big Secret - Art Poll

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The Big Secret - Art Poll

#1 Post by hanako » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:00 pm

So I mentioned we were fooling around with a feature which, if implemented, would require waiting a lot of extra time before officially coming out of beta, right?

That's because the feature in question was implementing an entire second art-style. And that takes time! The sprites are starting to appear, but finishing all sprites and all CGs is gonna take a while.

So this is where you, The Viewer, come in. How excited are you about the prospect of different art?

Quick sample mockup image: http://www.hanakogames.com/bc/art-test.jpg

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#2 Post by Evan Page » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:25 pm

I like it. But to be fair, I haven't really seen any of the other art from the game (apologies for my n00bness).

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#3 Post by somestrangecircus » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:58 pm

It's nice, but I think I prefer the other art style a bit more. This one is still cool though...Reminds me of tarot cards.

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#4 Post by Darksilverhawk » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:19 pm

Thais is staring directly into my soul and it makes me slightly uncomfortable. That said, I LOVE the Art Nouveau aesthetic. I'm excited to see the rest of the new art. I'm not sure it's something I'd be dying to have at release, however. It's enough of a "fluff" addition that I'd be fine seeing it in a patch at a later date whenever it's done, rather than prolonging beta over it.

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#5 Post by Franka » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:39 am

Uhm... ok? I'm all for alternate sexiness, but at the same time kinda weirded out.

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#6 Post by hanako » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:41 am

So far it looks like we're leaning towards 'save it for an update; get us out of beta!' so now that we've fixed the issue with TRT steam achievements, we should get back to demo poking soon.

It was a question that kind of had to be asked pre-launch, though!

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#7 Post by hanako » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:57 pm

(For those curious about the other characters, I posted one of the test screenshots here - https://twitter.com/HanakoGames/status/ ... 2045960192 )

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#8 Post by hanako » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:14 pm

quick tease of all the faces - https://twitter.com/HanakoGames/status/ ... 8123171841 - you'll have to wait until the new art is completely ready before you can see the dresses, though!

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#9 Post by hanako » Thu May 21, 2015 9:02 pm

Question - do people want to be able to play with the new sprites in beta when the new CGs aren't ready yet, or do you want all the art at once?

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#10 Post by Franka » Thu May 21, 2015 9:36 pm

I prefer to get it all at once, but then I've probably done enough Black Closet beta to last me a while.

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#11 Post by Darksilverhawk » Thu May 21, 2015 10:05 pm

I'd be fine with just getting the sprites to play with.

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#12 Post by Ren » Fri May 22, 2015 9:03 am

It might be an idea to see the sprites over the backgrounds as soon as possible (this is my inner tester talking, of course).

I don't claim to not have painted some of them until 2 AM, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were some little kinks to work out! Particularly if they have to have a bit of black to be against with the letterboxed backgrounds (I use a bright green to see holes, instead).
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#13 Post by hanako » Mon May 25, 2015 2:28 am

See the new Beta topic for current information on what's available for testing.

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#14 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Tue May 26, 2015 3:08 am

The new sprites are so awesome! Might just be personal preference, but I think it's the best art any of your games have had.

It seems like so much more of the girls' personalty comes through with the new sprites than the old ones.

Don't hurt me, but ... are the random student cards going to get new faces? ::runs away::

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#15 Post by Darksilverhawk » Tue May 26, 2015 5:09 am

I love it! The expressions are wonderful. Vonne looks so serious and dedicated (and a little creepier in her second pose) now and Rowan no longer looks so gosh darn miserable all the time. And all the character sprites are just gorgeous.

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