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1 Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:52 pm

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I've been working on this project for a couple months now and it's coming together a bit, so I thought I'd chronicle it here because you are all my friends and I need motivation to write some sort of running log of the progress I'm making. I have no idea whether any of you guys are interested but W/E it's my personal senior project so deal with it. I'd love to use this as a place for critique ^_^

This is a HaxeFlixel project based on the short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula LeGuin. It's a point and click adventure whose main feature is a convincing choice system based on gray morality. I'll mainly be showing art here because I luckily have a programmer helping me. The story is basically about a newcomer to the city of Omelas, famous for its beauty and happy residents. Over time, you'll discover Omelas' dark secret, and make a decision on how to deal with it. It's an allegory, alluding to the concept of the scapegoat in human society (ie your happiness is always at an expense, causing someone else to suffer.) It's gonna be pretty short too, hopefully under 10 minutes.

Also, if you're getting the idea that it's a game, it's not, I considered adding puzzles but puzzles seem arbitrary when the story should be central. It's basically an interactive story.



Background colors are soon to come. What you're seeing is the entrance to Omelas and is at the moment the only background I have so far, lol


Any thoughts are appreciated, what looks funny, what looks cool, do you think the very small sample of my writing is stale, etc. I'd absolutely -love- font suggestions, provided I can find the font in TTF format. Additionally, I could use some help with music if anyone wants to step up~

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2 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:31 pm

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The art style is interesting.
I like where this is going, keep up the good work~

3 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:55 pm

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oooooh its so pretty

better than that faggoty phoenix saga shit


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4 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:18 pm

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I clicked this thinking it would be about Omelets.

Honestly, I kinda like it with the black and white backgrounds.

MC has a huge brow in the cutscene.


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5 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:31 am

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The Omelet is a lie.

But it looks awesome. O:< Can't wait to see it finished.

6 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:00 pm

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COLORED BACKGROUND ~ I agree taht the b/w BG was cool but it really would have to make some sort of sense in the story for it to be black and white, and it doesn't

Thanks guys :3 I put his giant eyebrow on my list of stuff to fix. I'm gonna add some small expressions to the guard too, because dialogue choices are so important and it would be good to have some type of feedback from that. THANKS FOR ALL OF THE LESSONS FE SPRITING.

In the next couple of weeks I'm gonna start a new scene ^__^ We're also working on parallax scrolling so the background will pop more. At my critique a lot of people said it felt like a storybook because of the art style, never heard my art described that way before, but I like it! Gonna push the storybook feel in this.

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7 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:03 pm

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I don't think happiness is always at others expenses. I'm happy sometimes for no reason, and sometimes I just run around outside and get happy high

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8 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:24 pm

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Most things nowadays don't have a storybook feel, so I'm kinda excited to see how that goes. (Yoshi's Story, anyone?)

9 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:48 pm

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I really love the frolicky hand movements.

10 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:34 pm

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Everytime I see this topic I think it says "Stranger to Omelets"


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11 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:40 pm

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funny, everytime I see it I admire the beautiful blue font color that the brilliant administrator chose.

12 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Mew

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changed my mind, this is what I'm doing for thesis instead



uh: but really, parallaxing will probably be done this weekend so I've got to figure out how to record it ^_^ then you guys can see the animation and scrolling in action! woooo

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13 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:42 pm

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Ahahaha you should totally make it into a story about a man who has never eaten an omelet before.


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14 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Yoshi

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The C face lives on


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15 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:07 pm

Mew

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i'm thinking of making a short comic about him never having seen or eaten omelets before and posting it on tumblr with a URL to the website of the project (when the project...has...a website...lol) GET HYPE



Here's a video of the current build btw, more graphical prettiness to come -w-

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16 Re: Stranger to Omelas on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:24 am

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This should get more attention. -throws omelets at random passerbys-

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