Alas, this is not a Gameboard for you all to try and solve; rather, this is a Gameboard I’m inviting you to help me create! I spoke with @Karifean earlier about the idea of working together on a mystery, and we threw out a number of ideas; I think it’d be a neat exercise to see if anyone’s interested in combining various talents to create a Rokkenjima Visual Novel! Of the locked room murder variety, of course.
There’s a lot of ways we could go with this, but in all cases, we will need the following teams:
Writing! I’ll be a part of this, as I enjoy writing locked room mysteries. Overall, this team will do the actual writing; how this will be split up will be discussed after we narrow down the details of the idea.
Art! This can range from just re-using Umineko assets (if we decide to do a more simple VN) or creating our own (if we want to go a more professional route). Either way, we’ll need people in charge of sprites, backgrounds, and CGs, if there will be any.
Programming! This team takes everything else and brings it together with sticky tape.
Story! This includes everyone from each team! We’ll all pow-wow together to get a story that we all like (or mostly like, anyway) and would enjoy working on. Then we’ll split up the roles and teams and make us a nice little visual novel.
So! Who’s interested in helping create a Rokkenjima visual novel? Doesn’t have to happen anytime soon, if we’re all busy; but if you’re hyped by the idea and want to create, speak up and tell us your thoughts!
Ideas (comment on what you’d like to see, like to work on, other ideas, etc. regardless of your interest or availability):
*A re-imagining of Umineko. Basically a fan-game; change some part of the story or make up a solution or w/e.
*A mystery using 07th Expansion (and maybe other) assets. Our own story and what have you, but we can use sprites and backgrounds from whatever we want: Danganronpa, Zero Escape, Pretty Pretty Princess, etc.
*A full-fledged murder mystery from scratch! Since we’re using our own assets, we could actually toss this out on Steam and elsewhere if we wanted.
*A meme mystery. All characters are @Karifean and our sprites are all fingerpainted. Meme-land.
Anyway, give us your thoughts. I reserve the right to reject all of them.