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Oh no! I can't make nice journals anymore because my membership expired. Everything I wrote was in the journal skin itself. XD
Everything I wrote went poof. Looks like all that time writing it is gone.

*Phail
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Listening to: My head
  • Reading: Cnet stuff
  • Watching: The Choice
  • Playing: No more time for games
  • Eating: Sigh...what did I eat today
  • Drinking: Tea

Progress and Good Games?

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 17, 2011, 4:44 AM
Progress



Heartstring Bugs Overall Progress: 60%

Writing: 95%
Editing: 75% (by Delarem, Callista and Kyminara)
Programming: 70%
Music: 95% (by Wynn and Hill Smith)
Sprite Art: 50%
Backgrounds and CGs: 5%
Other Art: 50%

All in all, too behind. :)

What Makes a Good Game?
I read a lot about how people say art and a whole bunch of things aren't what makes a game good... it's something like that but I won't get into detail. I sort of don't want to reread into the details. It sucks more life out of me and the dating sim is already doing that to me.

But really, I as a "developer" AND as a player of games need them to be complete, otherwise it's hard for me to enjoy a game.


Art is the body.
Music is the soul.
Programming is the mind.
Writing is the heart.


Without one of these, the game isn't at its best. It's like a human missing something. If you want to say this is sappy, go ahead. :P

Now to get further into that failed rhyme, there are those of us who think this human soul and heart business is a joke. Okay, applying that "joke" to game making, let's take out the soul (music in this case) and the heart (writing). Now we have a pretty-looking game with awesome programming, but now we have mediocre music and no writing. Hmmm....
You can say games don't need those, and then you'll point to puzzles and platforms. But let's just add one line of text to that.

Platform: "Get to the end of the level"
OR
"Your princess is in another castle."

Puzzle: "Clear all the blocks."
OR
"Free your friends by breaking the ice!"

You get what I mean.

And no, I'm not saying Frozen Essence fits all of the four needed things for a complete game. XD
But this won't stop me from trying to do that to my newer games.


  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Epic music
  • Reading: Too much
  • Watching: Restaurant Impossible
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Homemade dumplings
  • Drinking: Green tea

What's with the lack of DA entries?

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 8, 2011, 8:31 PM
Progress



Heartstring Bugs Overall Progress: 60%

-Breakdown
Writing: 95%
Proofreading and editing: 75% (by Delarem, Callista and Kyminara)
Programming: 70%
Music: 95% (by Wynn and Hill Smith)

-Art Breakdown
Interface Art: 70%
Clothing Art: 90% (editing/adjustments)
Chibi Art: 60%
Sprite Art: 50%
Backgrounds: 5%
CGs: 1%

All in all, too behind. :)

I read a lot about how people say how art or story and a whole bunch of things aren't what makes a game good... it's something like that but I won't get into detail, and I sort of don't want to read into the details. It sucks more life out of me and the dating sim is already doing that to me.

But really, I as a "developer" of games AND as a player need a game to be complete, otherwise it's hard for me to enjoy a game.

Art is the body.
Writing is the heart.
Programming is the mind.
Music is the soul.

We need all to enjoy the game at its best. If you want to say this is sappy, go ahead. :P

And no, I'm not saying Frozen Essence fits all that. I believe all of it is needed to complete a game. XD


  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: My terrible singing voice
  • Reading: Email
  • Watching: Some Japanese drama lol
  • Playing: with your mind
  • Eating: Peanut Butter with Wheat Germ Crackers
  • Drinking: Green tea

Yay for writing! It's WORKING!!!

Journal Entry: Thu May 19, 2011, 10:08 PM
Writing 50 done maybe%?!!



For Heartstring Bugs (the dating sim), I just felt like saying that most generic events are done. That killed me man!

So what parts of writing are done? (I had to cut this down to sections instead of how many words to keep myself from going crazy).

-Generic you ask guy for date events
-Generic guy ask you for date events
-Generic school events
-Generic weekend events (almost)
-Generic Hang out with friends on weekends
-Some school events
-Chase's special character events
-Impression events (50%)

What's left with writing?

-All other character events
-Generic phone dialogue
-Endings
-Hint, Tips and Tutorials
-Generic shop dialogue and Generic decisions
-Beginning (I rewrote this 10 times. This shall be my last)
-Meeting the characters redone
-Holidays
-School Events
-Birthdays
-Tests
-What to do in summer cause there's a huge gap there

"Special" events will be written last for everything cause of careful choices in what to include in CGs. There will be less CGs in here than Frozen Essence because it'll kill me to add 50+. There's probably at least two per character and a maximum of three per character.

The writing flow should be easier now. Just for your info, there's four main characters and two side male characters.

What about art?
I took a break coloring the art for many reasons. I just don't want to change anything again due to being unsure bout lots of stuff. I think I'll get my answer around June. :)

I would release a demo but the game is in chunks. There's no true beginning, art is very incomplete, interface hates me, all music are not mine at the moment so I can only release it when it's done.

Oh, this entry makes more sense to go on the blog or the group blog. Sheesh for me for having too many.

  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: My terrible singing voice
  • Reading: Email
  • Watching: Some Japanese drama lol
  • Playing: with your mind
  • Eating: Peanut Butter with Wheat Germ Crackers
  • Drinking: Green tea

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed May 11, 2011, 11:19 PM
Guys are the Answer



Here I am stuck on writing scenerios in my dating sim. Sit, stare, then get pissed off. ;)

But over the last little while, I get 30% of my content so far by asking my guy friends about what they'll say to girls, how they'll act in front of girls and what they do with their friends at different places.

It wasn't easy though. They had to dig around in their memories. XD

I only hope I can translate all they say to make this realistic.

So if any of you say "I don't even believe this scenerio can happen" then I can counter it and say stuff like... they really happened!
[Then fall flat on my face for making real events seem like "made up unrealistically never can happen events."]

  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: boys talking about nothing
  • Reading: Forums
  • Watching: Nothing good on TV except Spongebob Squarepants
  • Playing: with your mind
  • Eating: Purdy's Chocolate and Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
  • Drinking: Mango Smoothies

Guys are the Answer

Journal Entry: Sat May 7, 2011, 12:34 AM
Guys are the Answer



Here I am stuck on writing scenerios in my dating sim. Sit, stare, then get pissed off. ;)

But over the last little while, I get 30% of my content so far by asking my guy friends about what they'll say to girls, how they'll act in front of girls and what they do with their friends at different places.

It wasn't easy though. They had to dig around in their memories. XD

I only hope I can translate all they say to make this realistic.

So if any of you say "I don't even believe this scenerio can happen" then I can counter it and say stuff like... they really happened!
[Then fall flat on my face for making real events seem like "made up unrealistically never can happen events."]

  • Mood: Shitty
  • Listening to: boys talking about nothing
  • Reading: Forums
  • Watching: Nothing good on TV except Spongebob Squarepants
  • Playing: with your mind
  • Eating: Purdy's Chocolate and Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
  • Drinking: Mango Smoothies

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 12, 2011, 5:17 PM
Sim Weekend Events are BORING me



Since this is a rant, it might be more proper to put it on the "official game dev blog" but I feel it's just a rant, not really an update.

Random events are pissing me off. XD They're so uninteresting and I just have a hard time creating interesting every day/ every weekend events. What do you do when you bump into someone you know on the weekend, in the mall or downtown? They're probably shopping.

Example dialogue I have

*Bump
main char (mc): Hi.
guy: Hi. What's up? Shopping?
mc Yeah, you?
guy: Was watching a movie with my homies/buying clothes/ nothing/insert other activity here
mc I see
guy: catch ya later.

And this is for "regular" events that happen on weekends. It's suppose to be as neutral as possible so it makes sense if you're good friends with him, maybe both are in love and if you both don't even talk to each other that much. During high school, I hardly bump into guys and say "WHATS UP!" That's something I hardly do (I'm sure others do too.)

What else did I do so far?

mc *catches guy shopping or saying something to someone else
guy leaves
mc's impression on the guy changes

But then this scenerio doesn't lead the guy and the mc to build a relationship. There's an "encounterthisguy" stat that plays a role in events. If you don't encounter each other face to face often, you can't get a date. XD I guess it's like a friendship or "I can tolerate you cause I'm not uncomfortable with you because I meet you so often with this encounter stat."

So yes, if you guys have any ideas on "how to encounter" a person (friend OR love interest) randomly in a mall, you can tell me. So open to ideas right now. I'm stuck at the same 5000 words all week long with huge intolerance to coloring art right now.

*Phew.* I hope to get this mess figured out by the end of April. Then I'll still be on my planned schedule.


  • Mood: Crazy
  • Listening to: Backstreet Boys? Kekeke old times old times
  • Reading: Lucifer's Effect
  • Watching: ABDC!
  • Playing: Random Visual novels/sims
  • Eating: 5 bars of chocolate....
  • Drinking: Green Tea, Nestea

Motivation

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 23, 2011, 3:28 AM
Back from a Short Break



Any useful information in this journal entry? Since it's a journal, I'm going to talk about motivation tonight while I'm drunk on sleep.

It's hard to stay motivated when you're working a game. I can't speak for other people so I will only talk about my own motivation.

Ways to lose motivation:
1.)When not working on art for a long time. It can make your wrists tired. You feel like you haven't even improved.

2.)When taking a break on a story for over two months, you forget what you wrote. Where do you continue? Did you forget all about your ideas?

3.)Scripting is tough for a non-programmer like me. Not looking at a script for months is annoying. You will have to reread everything and remember what the heck you did. If you left the script for months due to some error, there's a lot of fixing to do.

4.)Music: other than getting stock music, I rather make my own due to me having some music in my head. Making it is another story, I feel like nothing sounds right. Things are out of tune. Translating music from my head into a program is so hard. It ends up worse so I just wing it by putting random notes in. That's how most of Frozen Essence music was made anyway.

5.)Doing it yourself or having people help you. If you rely on someone to do a big part, there's a chance they take long breaks which halts the project. I do that to other people cause I suck at being motivated at one thing, since I usually go with the flow when it comes to making anything.

How do I keep being motivated despite all that above?

1.)Love what you do. You forget how much you like doing something when it starts to feel like work.

2.)Write a checklist. Plan out what you will have. You can always add or subtract whatever you like.

3.)For writing a story, if you can't write to 10k or 15k words easily, it means you're writing at the wrong story. How will you stay motivated if you're not interested in your own story? I compare the dating sim to Frozen Essence as I write.
Frozen Essence was easier. I actually think, eat, sleep, dream about it even when I'm at the mall. The story flows easily from my fingers. 2k a day was easy. I hardly revised anything. Now for the dating sim, I revised it 5 times. It was hard to write 2k words a day. I had to change it again to make sure I am interested.

4.)For art, draw WHAT I WANT. Then it may be easier to draw WHAT I NEED TO DRAW.

5.)Music, no more thinking. Just write what I feel like. It's not good advice for other musicians but you do what works for you (or me).

6.)Get burned out writing? Do coding. Is that getting boring? I draw. Once drawing hurts my eyes, I make music. Once I get a headache listening to what I did over and over again, I write or go nuts. Then I take a break. o_O

7.)I ask myself, do I actually want to make a game? First you realize you can get unhealthy staring at a computer. Yes, staring at a computer wrecks my skin and my eyes. If you're lucky to have nice skin and whatever even with prolong hours at the computer, then I envy you. How much time do I spend writing, drawing, or work on a big project? I don't know about other people but let's be honest. You got to think how much you really want to make a game, or do you just have ideas and like to play games. It's like reading novels. Liking to read novels and actually writing one are totally different. Liking games is not enough to actually make one. It really becomes like work. That's why I say passion is the number one reason to make a game. Grr, there are so many times I failed before completing one. If you failed a few times and you want to keep going at it, trying to find a way, you may one day. I've failed multiple times because of many factors. I lacked skill, I didn't have passion for that story I wrote that interests me for a month. Choosing a story to write is very crucial, at least to me.
7.)I don't know if this journal is still legible but you got to feel like you can relate to your characters (at least for me). I may sound like a baby but I felt so sad when I came up with an emotional twist while I went to sleep.

And now I sleep, trying to sleep... and trying to work the kinks out of my motivation problem. Am I still talking about motivation in the later half of my post? I don't know. Well no time to check for spelling or whatever, good night!


  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Static
  • Reading: Lucifer's Effect
  • Watching: Spongebob Squarepants
  • Eating: Junk
  • Drinking: Tea, Caffiene

I hate my username

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 2, 2011, 12:49 AM
Back from a Short Break



After a short break, I just went to Lemmasoft and saw people post on my game thread, wondering about the future release and music. Well, there's more words to edit than my proofreaders thought and I've been slacking. It will be delayed. :(

There's 150000 words. If you don't know how long that is, a short novel is about 40 000 to 50 000 words. Lord of the Rings has 130 000 to 180 000 words per book. I had to split everything up and let people take a break, and when they are burnt out, I had more volunteers. Remember this, they are volunteers and they're not professional editors. Imagine asking a volunteer to edit the Lord of the Rings....
But it's almost complete, and I have to clean everything up once it happens because I kind of forgot what I wanted to fix. ;D

And I love them for helping me. :D

As for my Deviant username, I hate my name. When I created this account, I just randomly created a username because I just didn't care.... It would have been vaaaaaaneesaa or something. People get it wrong sometimes because there's only one "n", not two. Bwah. My friend told me to create a new account. I told him that I already have art, contacts and everything established here. XD


As for all the game making, I'll keep you guys updated when I actually accomplished some work... like... 30 000 words.
My goal for March is to write about 2000 words a day. In 30 days, I will have 60 000 words. That is close to how long I want my game to be. It sounds easy, but it takes some real effort when life likes to bite you. Anyway, I have big plans. I have two games (three) planned and I can't really say anything yet until things are more finalized. Believe it or not, it took me nearly a year to do Frozen Essence before I showed anyone. XD

OH!!! I kind of have to do some pieces of art and music for other people. I slacked off. SORRY! Hehehehe. Just remind me if I forget.

Also, if you like Frozen Essence and you want to stay updated on any works in development, join the group by clicking this little picture below.

:iconunbroken-hours:

Bear with me, I just made it so it's a bit empty in every category!
I also have to fix the settings too. Too much information all at once. o_O
If you'll like to help me manage the group and you are always active, tell me. :D

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together OST
  • Reading: Frozen Essence script. Left it for a month
  • Watching: House Hunters, Love it or List it
  • Playing: Tactics Ogre, Ogre Battle 64
  • Eating: Lots of fatty foods recently. Frying my own donuts
  • Drinking: Tea, caffeine, and more unhealthy goodness.

Unbroken Hours Group

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 11, 2011, 10:20 PM
Join the group!



If you like Frozen Essence and you want to stay updated on any works in development, join the group by clicking this little picture below.

:iconunbroken-hours:

Bear with me, I just made it so it's a bit empty in every category!

I also have to fix the settings too. Too much information all at once. o_O

If you'll like to help me manage the group and you are always active, tell me. :D


  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Age of Wonders music
  • Reading: ....
  • Watching: Pure Pwnage
  • Playing: Age of Wonders
  • Eating: Sausage
  • Drinking: Apple Juice

Livestream, Offline now.

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 5, 2011, 9:59 PM
Coloring Mina!



I'm offline now. ^_^
P.S - I don't know how to add the scrolling bar in the videos where you can skip parts of the video... pardon my noobiness. o.O

Old message:
I'm online again. :D Come keep me company if you like.

I'm a bit addicted to Livestream at the moment.

livestream.com/unbrokenhours

I hope I don't lag to death like last night!



  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Your mind
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: People playing Gran Turismo 3
  • Playing: Around with music sites
  • Eating: Turkey maybe
  • Drinking: Water and tea!

Livestream!!! Online now!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 5, 2011, 2:15 AM
Coloring in Livestream!



I'm offline now. I'll finish the picture another time.

It's my first time trying out to color on Live Stream. ^.^

livestream.com/unbrokenhours

I hope I don't lag to death! (and I did).

I also hope you like my new journal layout. ;D


  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Your mind
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: People playing Gran Turismo 3
  • Playing: Around with music sites
  • Eating: Turkey maybe
  • Drinking: Water and tea!

Frozen Essence Extras?!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 25, 2010, 3:11 PM
Extra Stuff?!



I have a poll going on in this link
below.

:star: www.unbrokenhours.com/blog/?p=… :star:

It's so I know if people are interested in buying a
soundtrack CD, remix CD, an artbook or others. Check it out and tell me what you think. :)

I want to start working on them ASAP.

Oh, and you probably noticed that I'm playing around with my journal. ^_~



  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Your mind
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: People playing Gran Turismo 3
  • Playing: Around with music sites
  • Eating: Turkey maybe
  • Drinking: Water and tea!

Journalling

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 19, 2010, 10:54 PM
I seriously don't know how people can write journals (almost) everyday here on DA. @.@

Anyway, found this on MANY people's journals, so I might as well give it a go.

Tsundere
[ ] You come off as sort of aloof to other people.
[ ] In public, you intentionally refrain from showing much weakness.
[ ] You have a secret obsession with something cute.
[ ] You pretend that you hate your crush even though you really love him/her.
[x] You blush when people point out your sensitivities.
[x] You blush when people tell sexual jokes.
Total: 2

Yandere
[x] You’re very sweet and kind in public.
[ ] When romance becomes a topic of discussion, people say your personality changes drastically.
[ ] You know some sort of martial art, swordplay, or otherwise.
[ ] You have a crush who you’d literally kill for.
[ ] You have a pet-peeve that makes you snap.
[ ] Schizophrenic?
Total: 1

Meganeko
[x] You have glasses.
[x] You can sometimes be clumsy, ditzy, or absent-minded.
[x] You are always very polite in your speech.
[x] You are fairly intelligent in some field.
[ ] You take discipline seriously.
[ ] You have some sort of fetish for something.
Total: 4

Tsukkomi
[x] You have a friend who often makes dumb or embarrassing remarks.
[ ] You smack/beat up this friend in some way.
[x] You do your best to maintain a calm facade, only to be thwarted by this friend.
[ ] If you & your friend were a yin-yang, you’d be the “yin”
[ ] You swear a lot.
[ ] You try to bring out the more serious side of your ridiculous friend.
Total: 2

Boke
[ ] You often make silly or embarrassing comments.
[ ] You like annoying the heck out of your best friend.
[ ] You often get beaten up by your friend in some way, but you take it in good stride.
[ ] If you & your friend were a yin-yang, you’d be the “yang”.
[ ] You are normally very laidback and carefree.
[x] You try to bring out the happier side of your angry friend.
Total: 1

Nadeshiko
[x] You are always, almost overly, polite.
[ ] You love traditional Japanese culture.
[ ] You often wear either a kimono, yukata, or apron.
[x] You’re an excellent cook.
[ ] You are hardly ever angry.
[x] You have really long hair.
Total: 3

Sexy Character
[ ] Your bust/package is...formidable.
[ ] You like making sexual innuendos.
[ ] You encourage trips to the beach, pool, or onsen
[x] There are some sexual things that you are ignorant to or need explained to you.
[ ] You’re an expert cosplayer.
[ ] You like the taste of alcohol.
Total: 1


Loli/Shota Character
[x] You like sweets or chocolate.
[ ] You adore cute things and/or the word “kawaii”.
[ ] You use Japanese suffixes like “-chan,” “-tan,” “-sempai,” etc...
[ ] You add unnecessary suffixes to the ends of your sentences, like “nyo,” “nyu,” “un,” etc...
[ ] You are considered gullible or naive.
[] You have a tall/powerful friend who protects you.
Total: 1


Well, my result wasn't surprising. Bleh, I don't like being a Meganeko thingimabob. D=

Other than that. I learned what a Yandere is. LOL.
I still don't understand what MOE is regardless of random people saying it, when they find things cute.

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Computer humming
  • Reading: This ^_^
  • Watching: Next Iron Chef
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Tofu from soup ^^
  • Drinking: Water
I'm only doing chibis, headshots and the lineart for you right now. Whatever is crossed out is what I won't do at the moment due to time. Check my gallery for updated examples of work before sending a note! ^_^

Chibis:
- Lineart: $ 5 (additional character + $3.)
- Fully colored: $9 (additional character +$4.50)
(Extra item/detail +$1-$2 depending on how complicated it is. Examples are a trident, rose necklace, etc.)
fav.me/d3g59rr vaaneessaa.deviantart.com/art/… vaaneessaa.deviantart.com/art/…

NEW: Doing Lineart for your sketches
-For those of you who only draw traditional art and wish for it to be turned digital, I can do digital lineart AND digital coloring for your drawings. You must have a clean sketch done on computer or scanned. It must be your own art and not someone else's.
*Note: It will be that exact size you gave me. The lineart will be on a white background unless you specify a transparent background.

Digital lineart your sketches:
- Head-shot $3.50
- Half Body (Waist up): $7
- Full body: $10

-Digital lineart and coloring your sketches
- Head-shot $6
- Half Body (Waist up): $11
- Full body: $16

Digital Line Art:
-Head-shot : $5 (additional character + $3)
-Half body : $9 (additional character + $4.50)
-Full body : $14 (additional character + $6)

Digitally Colored:
-Head-shot : $9 (additional character + $4.50)
-Half body (waist up): $14 (additional character + $6)
-Full body : $18 (additional character + $9)

*Size will be 300dpi, 8x11 inches (the maximum size) unless you specify a smaller or different size. All comes with a white background unless you request otherwise. Simple backgrounds will be +$1-$2 or depending on detail. I will only send the final picture to your email.

I do:
- Lineart for your own sketches
- Anime
- Fan art
- Chibis
- Original characters
- Furries or having animal parts
- If not listed in "I don't do", please ask. :D

I don't do:
- Animals
- Mecha
- Complicated BGs
- Complicated Objects
- Hentai
- Realistic

Requesting:
- Send me a note through DA, with....

Order Type: (ex: Chibi - lineart)
Email: (to send your sketches and final work)
Size: maximum size will be 300dpi at 8 x 11 inches. It will be this size if size is not specified.
Description and character references:: Please be specific with descriptions, especially if it's original characters.
Example: he must have a checkered shirt.
Links to pictures will help me out such as colors, hair style, and what you need the art to look like. If there's a specific style on my gallery you like, link to that picture. Please note I cannot copy another one's style exactly so it will be my style. If there's a specific pose you want such as sitting, tongue sticking out or whatever it is, please specify.

- After I accept, I will send you the sketch. You can decide if there's any changes as I won't change it after the sketch. I will finish the final piece after payment.

Payment:
- Paypal only. I will give you my paypal contact when I send you the sketch.
- The art will be on hold until I receive the payment. Please give me 1-2 weeks to do your piece
- No Refunds after payment.

Terms of Usage
-For your personal use. Use it in any way you like EXCEPT in commercial use.
-Works for commercial use are negotiable.
-I will upload the finished work with watermark to my DA unless you specify that I should not.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Static Noise
  • Reading: This ^_^
  • Watching: Next Iron Chef
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Butter Toasted English Muffins!
  • Drinking: Five Alive
I finally added one. If you like Frozen Essence, have Facebook and want to stay updated on future works, then visit the page. :D

www.facebook.com/pages/Unbroke…

I don't know what else to add. XD
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: A Random Program on History Television
  • Reading: How to add stuff to Facebook
  • Watching: A program on History Television
  • Playing: Sudoku...?
  • Eating: Honey Butter Toast. Yum Yum
  • Drinking: Lipton Instant Soup. BETTER than I though!
Hohoho, yes I'm looking for them.
And no, I'm not making a new game yet.

If you know some people who will do them or if you come across them in deviant art (or the net), link me to them with a note. But hey! If it's you, please leave me a message or a note too! If you have a couple artists you +watch that do this, link me to them. The reason I won't contact them yet is because I have no set plan. That'll SUCK for them so just link me to their art. Then I'll be stalking them for a while. ;)

This will really help me as I plan my dating sim. I have the script and game play almost complete but that's really it. There's no art and no story whatsoever yet. I can't concentrate on this until I finish the other projects I'm supposed to finish. XD

Free artists and artists who require payment are fine. I just want to see all available options. :)

I did some hunting myself already. I saved a bunch of scenery as favorites so I can refer back to them but browsing takes so much time....

I like pixel artists too. They are artists I admire as well.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: White noise
  • Reading: Other people's commission pages
  • Watching: Nothing, but I want more Gintama
  • Playing: The last game I played was... I forgot....
  • Eating: Mcdonald's breakfast
  • Drinking: Mcdonald's new coffee
I'm planning to add a few more endings to the Death Path. There's so many more possibilities so I added two more ideas. One is an all male ending and one is an all female ending (no yuri hahaha).

I'm planning to have player's input on this as well so you can view the details, and tell me what you think/want in this thread here.

www.unbrokenhours.com/forum/vi…

This will be included in the future release of Frozen Essence version 2.1, which will also include grammatical fixes, and all the stuff I need to fix.

Thanks to all for reporting everything that you caught!
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Remade Tracks
  • Reading: Forum Templates (I still stink at this hahaha)
  • Watching: You from the shadows >:)
  • Playing: With you >:)
  • Eating: Rice krispees with cocoa peanut butter
  • Drinking: Water
Yeah, I opened it not too long ago. I still have to edit it and I'm kind of stuck. But everything else is fine. :) As with the novel itself, I have some grammar to edit!

Forum link here: unbrokenhours.com/forum

Get the Frozen Essence Visual novel (visual novel for girls) here unbrokenhours.com/frozenessenc…

The length is about 60 minutes per path. It's probably longer if you take a longer time to read though, so it really depends on how fast you read. In case you don't know, the Sealed Girl artwork shows a sample of what you'll see in game.
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Forum Templates
  • Watching: You
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: FOOD
  • Drinking: Information
Aug 15th question: Should I make a forum for Frozen Essence? I removed the link before because I didn't set it up properly and didn't really want to "administrate" a forum but there has to be a place to discuss the vn, right? Any thoughts? The link is removed from the public but if there's enough interest or 13+ members, I'll open it back up. I know I'm so indecisive!!! XD

It's here ---> www.unbrokenhours.com/forum

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Ah, I finished. I forgot to post it here. I said I'll be done someday, remember?

www.unbrokenhours.com/frozenes…

Genre: Otome (girl pursues boy), Fantasy Visual Novel (Choose your own adventure)

Features:
- 12+ different endings
- 75+ CGs (I'm bad at counting ^_^)
- Original sound track (22 tracks)
- 4 main bachelors and a hidden character
- Approximately 40-60 minutes per path

Price: Free

In a world balanced by essence, you play as a girl unsealed from her crystal prison. Without a memory and with dark powers feared by many, will she get by? Will she find love? With the guidance and protection from the oracle within her realm, her journey begin.

This is an otome visual novel, an interactive story with choices that affect the ending. You start off inside your realm with a few bodyguards to protect you. Whatever you decide to do, you may find love, or it'll end differently. There are four guys you may obtain as well as a hidden character.

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Bwah, I don't know what else to write except it's done. If you want a sample of artwork, err check my "Sealed Girl" image. It's right on the front page of my gallery/profile, whatever you call my front page. :D
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Lykaios's oracle theme
  • Reading: VN over and over for mistakes
  • Watching: ...uh....read above
  • Playing: messing around with the website....
  • Eating: Cake + burger for lunch and dinner? Bad Bad ME
  • Drinking: Water. Water.. is life. Water path <3