Thursday, February 14, 2013

a2 ~a due~ (Valentine game to February NaNoRenO)

Hey, guys! Sorry for the lack of updates recently! January was pretty busy, and at the beginning of February, I got a crazy proposal from Nellie and azurextwilight. They wanted to do a complete game in 2 weeks for Valentine's Day.

2 freaking weeks.

Needless to say, I thought they were insane. But I signed on anyway, and it's actually been a lot of fun (and sleep deprivation) so far. We got a bit too ambitious and didn't finish in time for Valentine's Day, so we're extending our self-imposed deadline to the end of February. We're calling it an early NaNoRenO project.

Though the official NaNoRenO event is in March, I think our project is essentially in the same spirit. As in, our challenge will be to create an entire visual novel in one month. We're already two weeks in, so wish us luck!

Okay, now onto the actual project! The name of the game is a2 ~a due~, which comes from a musical direction that indicates two players are to play a part in unison. It's a romantic dramedy (drama + comedy?) focusing on a rather odd couple - a tough-talking Asian-American girl who doesn't know much Chinese + a straitlaced Chinese conductor who doesn't know English.

It's been years since rocker girl Sona Song last talked to her father, a famous classical music conductor. So she's shocked, and a bit annoyed, when he leaves his orchestra to her after he dies. Though Sona just wants to slack off, she's soon visited by Yin Le Hao, her father's musical protégé from China. Hao doesn't speak any English, but he's determined to whip the orchestra into shape no matter what.

Yeah, that is possibly the first otome heroine with a mohawkHopefully that doesn't scare anyone away.  ^^ Sona's cut from a similar cloth as the Pirate Mermaid protagonist, so I think if you liked her, you'll like Sona as well.

We'll be posting updates as the project proceeds at our LSF Work in Progress thread, so check it out if you're interested in learning more!