Hey guys! So... Yeah, I'm not sweating and shivering to death anymore
Thanks to this lovely occassion, I'm finally able to go back to the sexybot piece. Expect something saucy as soon as I get done with it
However, I was having somewhat of a personal reflection about where to go from here and whatnot, if I should just keep drawing as usual, if I should take time to employ it on games... That kinda stuff.
Alright, here's the thing...
I've been writing this project for a while now, right? As I've shown a couple sketches and mentioned it a few times, I've got this "Tales of Faenia" project sitting on my lap for... Who knows how long. In very, VERY rough generalizations, it's a visual novel with LRPG sections of gameplay and dialogue selection options (among other details) that follows the adventures of this Dan/Erika duo through a new, hidden world where humans don't exists and instead a myriad of different monster type girls rule the lands (slimegirls, faeries, lamias, catgirls, dragon girls, elves, drows, you get the idea). I've even made a piece already from Sira, one of the main characters along the aftermentioned duo that will guide them through the lands.
(Here's a refresher for those who don't know what I'm talking about:
As things stand right on this very moment though, what I have on the full project is the following:
* 14 pages of hard, concrete narration and dialogue (which only sufficed to show a bit more than half of the introduction on the two main characters... They haven't left the inn yet... I'm a slow writter).
* 5 concrete character designs (The protagonists, Dan and Erika, as well as Sira, the first "monster" charcter, and two other important secondary characters in which the first episode would revolve around.)
* 1 halfway made BG of the starting scene (I reek at BG design, so I add to it every now and then... It's a struggling work in progress.)
* A plethora of writen scraps of key scenes, main plot events, background information on the lore, etc.
Now... The thing is... This is a pretty heavy project, really... A monumental beast for a one man team such as myself. Remember MSA 2? (of course you do, I keep getting MSA 3 requests everyday, and more than a year passed already... Heh...), how long was that...? Half an hour to play from start to finish? Maybe just a little bit more?
Well, this leviathan would encompass hours of writing and playthrough... Fuck, days, probably, if you cannot be on your PC for more than 8 hours a day... And that'd be just THE FIRST EPISODE.
So... Yeah... It's something quite out of league from your usual "fap game" you can find on NG (hey, I love those games, don't get me wrong. I do some of them even xD I'm just saying that this would be a different breed of game, you follow? Very heavy on the reading, with some gameplay unrelated to just the T&A... And of course, plenty of saucyness, but that would be an added "dish" if you will. Not the whole content of the game.)
My problem with this is that... In order to make this game a reality... I'd have to work on it non-stop, with all my undivided attention, for months... I have a ton of programming I'd need to research, miles and miles of dialogue and narration to write, days of beta testing, days of research in order to find the adequate music and soundtrack (I might even need to actually pay for a composer to get customized, fitting music... Either that or find some royalty free music that just happens to fit, and God knows how difficult that is), draw fucktons of characters, special event CGs... It's just an enormous project.
So... The question is...
What should I do?
I mean, I'll decide as things flow, obviously, but I was interested in knowing what you guys, my followers, think of the whole thing?
Should I seculde myself on a monastery for months and cut off all contact with humanity until I get the whole thing done? Should I just keep poking the project every now and then until I'm finished, which would take... ages? Should I just keep drawing as I'm doing today and leave this hulking thing for a later date? Something I haven't considered...?
What's your take on the whole thing?