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Izzy's Journal A little information on my up and coming projects

Izzy Dizzy-chan
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The Broken Swing: New Visual Novel Game
Hihi! So, today I'll be typing up information about my new game in creation: The Broken Swing.

What is The Broken Swing about?

The Broken Swing is a Horror-based/ RPG game. Based on an old japanese legend, called the Strangling Ritual. You, the player, would be playing as a young girl who has ventured about in search of more information on her family history.[collapse]

Background Story: What is The Broken Swing based upon?

"The Himuro Mansion (or Himikyru Mansion) is a japanese urban legend about the dark history of a haunted house and the horrible murders of an entire family who lived there. They say that the video game Fatal Frame was based on a true story. Eager to solve the mystery, many people have scoured maps, trying to find the real location of Himuro Mansion.

According to the legend, the Himuro Mansion is a large, traditional Japanese house that is located in a rocky area somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo. The mansion became famous for being the site of the worst mass murder in the history of Japan.

Terrible rituals were performed deep in Himuro Mansion, such as the Strangling Ritual, the Demon Tag Ritual, and the Blinding Ritual. The Strangling Ritual and Blinding Ritual were performed in a hidden room, not shown on the house's original plans. This room is connected to the house by a long lattice corridor that starts at the Rubble Room. " (http://unexplained-mysteries.activeboard.com/t53799563/himuro-mansion-haunting-urban-legend-of-haunted-house-horrib/?page=1 )

Development: What software are you using to create the RPG?

I am using Ren'Py- A visual graphic engine. Ren'Py is a visual novel engine that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows you to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.
Ren'Py is open source and free for commercial use. It supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. (www.renpy.org) I'm used it before on an old game and things, very easy going software.

What parts of the game with you be doing?

I am doing the entire game, from the coding, to the art, and beyond as far as I know of. If you'd like to be on the staff of the game, you need to know how to use Ren'Py already and have creativity. I rather do this myself, just get into the hang of things, but I do welcome help.

How else can I help?

I am still looking for characters in the game! I'll have more information on what is and is not occupied in a day on so. c:
Feel from the contact me via F-Chat, PM, or gmail!

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