Hello #VisibleWomen! I'm shibalist, a jack-of-all-trades artist, writer, programmer, and #vndev.
I'm producing female-targeted visual novels about "romance for the unconventional protagonist". I like twists that still lead to an emotional story!
A lot of balls up in the air! I'm trying to scope out a #SpooktoberVNJam game that's half psychological horror half romantic otome, and slowly working through my biggest project, Heart Sigil Elchemia, at the same time.
here's an idea of what I get up to!
A n̴̟͛ė̵̳w̷̘̓ ̴̯́M̵̯̾C̷̲̓ arrived!
Will she be plucky, or wonderfully kind, or a shrinking violet, or......??? Which face do you like the most?
(If you're interested, follow for more info about This Love Is Mine, a #SpooktoberVNJam#otome :D )
Pre-Spooktober, a Heart Sigil Elchemia status report!
- Common route written (1st draft, 50k)
- Soma, Lin, Frey routes outlined, estimate 50k/route
- Eguze route outline 25%
I'd like to show the demo by EoY, so please stay tuned :D
Heart Sigil Elchemia update: Frey's route outline is DONE
A brief introduction to Frey:
- will call you useless without even trying to be insulting
- want to yell at him? you can!
This #indiedevhour, I present a look at the alternate universe of Heart Sigil where Risu just straight-up has a gun (Very Early Drafts)
anyway Frey's route is 80% drafted, so expect more polished vanity art soon lmao
For this #indiedevhour, I wanted to share more about Yrsa Major's dev process. This time, it's CGs!
Because Yrsa Major was a solo jam game, I had no time for more detailed painterly styles. But I think cel-shading + layer effects worked well!
For this #indiedevhour, a look back at some of the designs that went into Yrsa Major!
Both Yrsa's and Uribel's outfits went through multiple drafts, not to mention color changes - but I think the final version is definitely the best one!
I've finished outlining Soma's route in Heart Sigil Elchemia, so here's an updated portrait! (Frey's route up next)
What you should know about him:
- secure enough for dangly earrings
- looks back at teenagerhood with shame
It's dumb meme time for everyone in the Elchemia universe, who do you empathize with most
(Soma's and Lin's routes have been progressing well! I may soon have some more news and art for everyone :D )
Thank you all for 200 follows! As reward...... I actually have no idea what people want? Maybe another kabedon poll? (give me ideas.)
anyway here's something embarrassing/commemorative - a look at how Risu's design has evolved over the last year!
In Yrsa Major's epilogue, new characters appeared! You'll meet them in Heart Sigil Elchemia, so here's a quick intro.
First is Lin, the recipient of Olayn's letter. 25 years later, he's an accomplished alchemist... but is that all he wishes for?
Yrsa Major hit a combined 1000 browser plays + downloads over the weekend! I wanted to thank everyone for being so enthusiastic about my game, and I hope you'll follow the stories to come.
Here's a silly alternate ending to celebrate :D