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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PlaysGames11
PlaysGames11 Jun 19 2012, 4:05pm says:

There is something I did not understand very well: it is an artwork or a game?

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Midgard_
Midgard_ Jun 17 2012, 8:28am says:

Your art is really good, continue with that, really amazing.

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Lunarts
Lunarts Jun 17 2012, 11:57am replied:

Thanks mr.Midgard!

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sgmongo
sgmongo May 16 2012, 8:07am says:

Seems like a neat project. I've been trying to learn blender to support my game development too. I'll definitely subscribe to see where this goes. Has blender been easy to work with? I hear its game engine is limited.

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Lunarts
Lunarts May 16 2012, 8:29am replied:

Easy to work with I think yes(at least for now); limited? Yes, but some of these limitations can be lifted or made less limitating if you have some free time. Check the review I have made about the BGE in my profile 'reviews' area for more details.

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Crawling_Chaos
Crawling_Chaos Apr 27 2012, 12:05am says:

I'm interested in seeing where you're going with this, I just recently started playing a couple JRPGs (Star Ocean: The Last Hope and Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2) and I'm loving them so I'd love to get into another Sci-Fi RPG. I wish you luck and I can't wait for the Windows release.

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Lunarts
Lunarts Apr 27 2012, 4:37pm replied:

I too hope my game can meet your expectations as well endwar24; and if it doesn't, there is always room for changes into the project so that can be achieved.

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booman
booman Apr 25 2012, 2:46pm says:

Agreed! I really like the anime style and the fact that you are using Blender Game Engine. I will track and look forward to updates and beta releases!
Very nice start to an interesting game

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Lunarts
Lunarts Apr 25 2012, 4:02pm replied:

Thanks for your support booman!

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Lunarts
Lunarts Apr 25 2012, 4:03pm replied:

Thanks for watching my project Rayman51!

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