Poison Sweet

—Sorry for the sloppiness of this page. I’ll make it prettier when I have more stuff to add. For now it’s just enough to serve its purpose. —

*About*

Posion sweet is a romance/otome/gxb/whatever you call it game. I started working on it in November 2012.

It was inspired by a dream I had where a girl was fed poison and then she had to kiss a demon to make him disappear. I took the idea and ran with it, and even though it sounded vaguelly familiar, I thought it would make a cute little  romance game. A week later I had 5000k words, some sketches, GUI and other stuff done. Then, while knee deep in coding how do delete saved game files (yes, I will implement that feature because it is something I realized games really need) or something like that, I realized: I DON”T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A CUTE LITTLE GAME. I don’t know how to make mostly linear storylines with clean branching and stuff like that. I know how to make a convoluted mess with weird gameplay.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Also, the game has only one love interest. Unless you count the guy who sells you stuff in the village shop, but I don’t. Because he isn’t.

All right. So,

*Plot*

In a world where demons are not just creatures of legend, there once was a nice little kingdom named Narallya. Demons were said to be vicious creatures who loved nothing more than to bathe in the blood of humans. Mmm, tastes like metal. No one seemed to remember where they came from, but they were being killed whenever possible. Due to this fact not many demons still existed in the world.

There was one however who managed to make a pact with the king of Narallya some 20 years ago. His name is Ayrius Merlock (but people mostly call him “the demon”). Every year pretty girls from around the kingdom come to the demon’s ball. It’s usually high society girls since those are the ones that can afford to look beautiful and are well bred, unfortunately for them. The girls pretend not to know what is happening and enjoy themselves and in the end the demon picks a girl to become his wife. After the ball she remains in the palace to marry the demon. She is never heard of again.

You play as Emery (not renameable yet, because I really like that name, so there!) , a girl who lives in the made-up kingdom Narallya. When she was around 12 she was handpicked from the orphanage to be fed a special poison that can kill the demon. Given her status, she had to agree, and took solace in the fact that a lowly girl like her could rid the kingdom of such a threat. She drank it everyday for the purpose of making herself poisonous.

Now that she has grown up, it’s finally time to attend the ball and hopefully (?) get picked by the demon Ayrius. Unfortunately, Emery doesn’t really know how to play the meek and submissive girl a demon might want to marry.

So will Emery manage to make an impression on Ayrius whilst keeping her temper under control long enough to be chosen? Why does a demon need to marry anyway and why do his wives keep disappearing? Will we ever find the answers? Probably, if I ever get this game done.

8 Responses to “Poison Sweet”

  1. Samantha 13/03/2013 at 22:27 #

    I have played many visual novels and i wanted to create one myself but how and where do i start?

    • GlassHeart 14/03/2013 at 08:21 #

      There are a few visual novel engines you can use. The one I use and recommend is called Ren’py. It’s free and for a simple game you need next to no programming. It even comes with a tutorial game that teaches you the basics. You can read more about it here: http://www.renpy.org/ Good luck! ^^

  2. Nim 06/04/2013 at 02:41 #

    This looks awesome! When do you think it will be released?

    • GlassHeart 06/04/2013 at 12:00 #

      Thanks!. It really depends on how lazy/umotivated I feel, but it’s going to be at least 6 months, I would imagine.

      • Reina 29/04/2013 at 05:41 #

        Oh, 6 months? So from now until 6 months later (around the end of 2013)? Then that means Crypto Heaven will have to wait for a long time huh? DX I’m just really excited, sorry for being impatient😄
        頑張ってね! Ganbattene! Good luck~ ♡

        • Reina 29/04/2013 at 05:43 #

          Ah freak, got it wrong == Why do I ALWAYS see the word Haven as Heaven?! OK, let’s say it again CryptoHaven!😀

        • GlassHeart 29/04/2013 at 15:54 #

          6 months is just an estimate, don’t hold me to it. and yes, I really don’t want to work on two games at the same time, so Crypto will just have to wait.
          I didn’t even notice the typo until after you told me. I’m sure at some point I made that same mistake, no worries.

  3. Veniae 13/07/2013 at 23:05 #

    Yes, you do have to get it done! I really love the premise, it sounds exciting and original. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed to see this project done as soon as possible. Good luck!

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