Cante – the land of hearts

 

 

CD: OK I feel like I have gotten enough of the concept worked out to announce the idea.
Next project is a VN where I hope to tap into a very…. complex dress up system to the point you are customizing your own original characters, MC and the love interest, and picking a storyline to experience. Base story will have 1 combo and serve as a free story, then the rest is up to your curiosity! A lot of challenges still being worked out on the storytelling aspect, I will update when I have more. I will keep a stable update on my patreon blog posts about it.

First we will tackle the project as VN and work out the story/personality variety, world concept art and so on, then move onto prepping the game idea into something more complex, considering 3D aspect and all that.


Character customization sketch wip:

Different skin colors/body type will be added to be as inclusive as possible, and furry/popular animal options are being considered but need to be done with our team size/workload limitations in mind.

Cante! A romance VN that allows you to customize yourself and your love interest.

Cante includes a complex dress up system to the point you are customizing your own original characters, MC and the love interest, and picking a storyline to experience.

World:

Cante the land of hearts

Cante is a moldable and expandable world of imaginations, and it’s magic power is driven by the user’s emotions. It will include different styles of worlds in different regions, we will start with fantasy, then modern, sci-fi, steampunk, post apocalypses, and other concepts will continue to be added and be expanded.

The legend has it that a bored wacky fairy, Cilly Dreamer (known as CD) created this world and likes to troll it’s inhabitants.

Story:

For base game, players can pick from two routes to play, as we expand into DLC/expansion there will be more different stories added.
Depending on your choices you can turn drama into comedy, or tragic dark romance.

Base game:

The Ash Kingdom:

  • Traveler route: Rumor has it the demonic ruler has frozen the land and the castle in ashes, the traveler who wants to create a book of epic adventures decides to investigate and tell the story.
  • Ruler route: Plagued by a revolt and tarnished reputation, the tired ruler retreat from the throne into the depth of the woods hoping to catch a break when an unknown traveler shows up at the lodge.

 

Expansion/DLC stories:

  • Dragon Hunter: The Dragon Hunter is a prestigious title for human hunters, many adventurers gather in groups to explore for more trophies and gear, dragons who are hunted close to extinction fight back to save themselves.
  • Emblem Academy:  Play as a newly hired professor dealing with a class of delinquent royals. (+Raising sim)
  • And more…

Pairings:

In order to be inclusive, the players will be able to make combos of BXG, GXB, BXB, GXG, the writing will aim to accommodate that differences.

Personalities:

4 personalities range will be written via different choices/routes of the same world/story background.

  • Consoler: Kind and caregiving, constantly concerned about others well being above their own.
  • Explorer:  The cheerful explorer with an artistic touch, who tries to make the world a brighter place.
  • Guardian: Protector of others and tradition, practical and aim to provide.
  • Strategist: Witty and complex minded problem solvers, always into ideas that’s too complicated for others.

Concept art:

 

Inspiration:

Admittedly, part of my inspiration is from my depression period, where nothing else helped except a lot of feel good romance in a pretty world? SO that’s what I will be bringing you in this project.

But variety is also a goal in this project, I will be looking into getting various willing writers involved for stories and I look forward to it when that time comes. 😀

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