A space visual novel with RPG and simulation elements? This is the proposal of the Questverse project, made by a single passioned gamer and aiming to push the visual novel genre to its limits, delivering an unique, cross-genre experience.

Synopsis:

You were born in the capital of the strange nightkin country, called Lunaria; your parents once were adventurers and due to their stories you started to dream upon becoming one yourself, but you have not enough cash of your own to begin your glorious career, and not everyone on your family approves that; but of course you will not give up, and thus your lifetime tale begins, a tale which will make you wonder if that was a good idea in first place.

Planned features:

  • Choose your nightkin type: Vampire, beast, psionic or "exalted" scientist
  • Start as a child and take choices which will shape your physical and mental details
  • Take part-time jobs between quests, learn, investigate...
  • Possibility of romance and even children of your own.
  • Eventually get a spaceship and customize it with new weapons, sensors, engines and special equipment
  • A randomized set of stories and choice flexibility will make each new game surprising.
  • A visual novel with roleplay, simulation and puzzle elements.
  • Learn real life cosmos facts while playing
  • And more...
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2 comments by Lunarts on Jul 4th, 2014

Where have you been?

Hello space adventurer, you may be wondering where in the universe I had been until now, well, I have been at another country state for family reasons for nearly 1 month, and yes, right after the previous problem. I should get back to my home state very soon.

But notice I have been silently posting progress images and videos(although at a slower pace) regularly, as I always do, first smaller updates, then a news article.

Progress


Another step for a finished trailer was done, which was planning the campaign setup scene and of course executing it, very soon I opted for a "warp speed" animated background and adjusting it to not bring too much attention from the menu itself.


I also started another trailer step, planning the spaceship customization scene for the nightkin race. I too had to experiment a bit with the colors, but I achieved something which does not took too much attention from the test spaceship itself.

It will take more planning for the menu itself for customizing the starship, like how the main options will be arranged, sub-options hierarchy tree and such.

The current missing trailer pieces are(still plenty to do):

  • Rest of the exploration system, including combat
  • Specific menus for some skills
  • New space map and space combat - in progress
  • Spaceship customization - in progress
  • City view(should be done soon)
  • Animated art for the dark version main characters - in progress.
Female Beast type

I have been wanting to include such a faction for a long time, and now it is real, a "beast faction"; there you can combine different animal parts to create your humanoid beast alter ego.

Spider nighkins survey results

But on the other side, although the votation results for the spider centaur nightkin won with 2 two favorable votes, it did shown which it would not be so interesting having them on a semi sci-fi setting game, Not only by watchers opinion, but I also though about the issues a quite big lower half would cause, and the issues of combining insect and humanoid. I may still make a "insect faction" with a better combination of insect and humanoid parts, but don't count on it.

Male psionic WIP

It is not essential to the trailer, but for the game itself; I already made the male version for the psionic nightkin class.

Talking of which, I said previously I expected to "hopefully have a game demo after I complete the trailer", well, now it is not "hopefully", I will do so to have an already working game when in the future I attempt to earn some well deserved money for the project, because that way I will have to deal with less risk factors to deliver a complete game, it will also help a lot in showcasing the game as well together with a good trailer.

I'm also interested in making a veeery different thing for the gender setup of your character, why not a third gender option? There is a public for that I assure you, but only time will tell me how many, like it did for the defunct "spider faction".

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FusyonX
FusyonX Sep 30 2013, 2:33pm says:

Olá! Ótimo jogo, eu sou o Dr.Blender lá do Blender Brasil. Venho acompanhando o seu projeto faz um bom tempo e estou achando incrível. Eu comecei a estudar Java agora que eu me "desconectei" do Blender. Parabéns pelo jogo. (Poderia me explicar como eu faço para criar um tópico aqui na IndieDB?) Até mais.

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Lunarts
Lunarts Oct 2 2013, 5:34pm replied:

Ola Dr.Blender, que bom que o jogo ainda esteja lhe agradando; para criar um perfil de jogo aqui na indiedb, clique la em cima em browse>add game. Mande so o seu melhor material, inclua imagens e videos e leia as regras de envio, senao voce corre o risco de nao autorizarem seu conteudo. Agora se por topico voce estiver falando do forum indiedb, ai ja nao sei que nunca usei.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Jun 28 2013, 5:10pm says:

To me this looks really silly and whimsical. Count me in *Tracks*

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Lunarts
Lunarts Jun 28 2013, 8:07pm replied:

Hey, thanks for commenting! Don't forget to click "Track this game" at the top right of this page to be informed when new stuff is posted.

Let me know if you have more to say about this project, your opinion is important.

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Jun 5 2013, 5:59am says:

No more updates ?

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Lunarts
Lunarts Jun 9 2013, 9:39pm replied:

I'm doing bimestral updates currently, I think this way I have more to show at once. What do you think about this? Do you prefer the monthly updates?

I'm also busy with freelancer works sometimes, not to mention I want to keep many things in secret so you can get surprised at playtime. The downloadable version gets updated monthly at the game site also.

Thanks for commenting!

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Jun 12 2013, 2:00am replied:

Monthly should be better, thank you for your answer

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Lunarts
Lunarts Jun 20 2013, 12:49am replied:

Your wishes had been granted, monthly it will be once more; there were others with the same opinion and I also thought about it myself for a day.

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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Jun 20 2013, 8:20am replied:

Great :D

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Zollec
Zollec Oct 4 2012, 4:52pm replied:

;) I will, thx.

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