AWCG v2.0 Released!

December 20, 2019 at 8:36 am | Posted in Artwork, christmas, Release, Side Projects | 2 Comments
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Merry Christmas folks! It’s here, v2.0 of All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend (AWCG), with updated visuals and of course now with voice acting!

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  • Version 2.0
  • Release Date: 2019/12/20
  • Size: 52.2 MB (Windows / Linux), 35.0 MB (Mac)

I’ve started reworking this project around September, beginning with updating the BG art. While using stock photographs and filtering them can be nice for VN projects on a budget, I prefer to have original visual assets. These got done pretty quick (~a month for all BGs), I was expecting it to take at least two months to finish – but hey, not going to complain. 🙂

As for Natalia’s voice acting, I guess it’s no surprise that everything’s recorded within a week of hiring my VA. But I think the quality of the recordings is just right, making Natalia’s personality come to life. I hope you all enjoy her cheerful holiday voice!

Do let me know what you think! Any comments and or suggestions are welcome! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed putting this VN together! Spread the holiday cheer! 🙂

As we’re bringing another year to a close, I’d like to thank you all once again for your support. This year was pretty productive, no? I mean, we saw the release of the CMD demo, had a little special 10th anniversary thing going on, and of course v2.0 of AWCG.

Plans for next year? Of course, I’ll still be working on CMD. In addition, I’ve been drafting another side project as of late – the idea sort of popped up and I think I want to flesh it out some more. I’ll post more about it once I get a chunk of it done!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope you folks stick around, and here’s to another year!

-Ryne

AWCG v2.0 Release Date Announcement

November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am | Posted in Artwork, Characters, christmas, Commissions, Plans, Progress, Side Projects, Site, Voice | Leave a comment
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Heya folks! As you might have known from my Twitter and previous posts, I’ve been reworking my Christmas VN the past month. Most notably changing up the visuals (BGs and GUI) and of course adding voice acting. And now I’ve made enough progress to show off these changes!

Before -> After (click to view larger)

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I’ve hired Milena Olivson to do the game’s BGs and she’s done a wonderful job with them! Although she works pretty quick, she doesn’t sacrifice quality at the same time. A huge improvement over using filtered photographs as BGs.

Oh, and of course I’d like to introduce Natalia’s voice actress – Katelyn Hamilton! She gave Natalia the personality I was looking for, with her outgoing and cheerful voice. I’ve updated AWCG’s site to include voice samples if you want to listen. 🙂

With that out of the way, I’d like to say I’m aiming to release v2.0 of “All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend” on December 20, 2019. Most of the things I’ve wanted to update have been implemented, but I don’t want to rush things. The GUI needs a bit more work, and of course debug, debug, debug. Aside from that, I hope you look forward to Natalia bringing you some more holiday cheer this season!

Thanksgiving is coming up, hope you all have a great (and safe) one. And thanks as always for sticking around!

-Ryne

AWCG – Voice Actress Recruitment

October 28, 2019 at 10:00 am | Posted in Artwork, Characters, christmas, Plans, Recruitment, Voice | Leave a comment
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2019/11/5 – Closed! I’ve found someone to voice Natalia. Thanks to those who applied!

2019/11/4 – I’ve extended the audition period to this Thursday (11/7)!

I need a female voice actress for a short romance Christmas-themed VN, “All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend” (AWCG)!

Learn more about the project: VN site

Character that will be voiced

Natalia
Lines: ~26
Words: ~262
Personality: Friendly, outgoing, a bit flirty
Pitch: Somewhat high
Audition Lines:

  • “I’m so glad I passed my calculus final! Thank you so much for tutoring me! I feel like I finally understand the material!”
  • “Aww, that’s so cute, you’re blushing~”

More information

I released this VN last year, but without any voice acting. I’m in the process of reworking this project, hoping to improve the visuals (mainly BGs and some GUI), and of course seeing Natalia’s personality come to life!

  • This is a non-commercial project.
  • Budget: ~$30, negotiable. Payment via PayPal.
  • Deadline: While this is a short VN, everything will need to be completed within a month (last week of November / the 30th). I’m aiming to re-release this project about a week before Christmas this year (week of December 16).
  • Format: .wav – to allow for post-processing.
  • Motivation, reliability, proactivity: very important

How to Apply

Email me here with your audition and demo reel.

Please send submissions as links to your portfolio (soundcloud, dropbox, google drive, etc.), not as email attachments. Also if selected, I would greatly appreciate it if recordings are sent via links as well (zipped up). Sound files (especially .wav’s) eat up my account space quick >.<

I will be keeping this open for at least a week, or until I find someone. Let me know if you have any questions / comments / concerns. Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks!

-Ryne

Side project – AWCG released!

December 24, 2018 at 9:10 am | Posted in Artwork, christmas, Progress, Release, Side Projects | 2 Comments
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AWCG BannerMerry Christmas folks! Here’s my present to you all – I’m releasing a side project I’ve been working on the past month and a half – All I Want for Christmas is a Girlfriend (AWCG)!

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  • Version 1.0
  • Release Date: 2018/12/24
  • Size: 49.6 MB (Windows / Linux), 32.5 MB (Mac)

I really enjoyed the challenge of compiling this within a short amount of time. As it’s been a long while since the release of my previous project, the first Café Memoria, this gave me a refresher in completing projects. And I felt that one of my many great VN ideas were going to waste; I just had to develop it and see it come alive – the CGs make it more so 🙂

Remember my January 2018 post, stating my goal is to release something before the end of the year? Well, promise fulfilled, just in time! Yeah, it could’ve been a CMD demo, but progress is sloooow (due to factors beyond my control).

I regret being unable to get a voice actress for Natalia, due to time constraints. I’ve considered hiring one a week before release, but I already had too much to do to make a Christmas Eve release possible. Maybe, just maybe, for next year’s Christmas I’ll hire one and make a uh, re-release ^_^

Another regret is the lack of artwork of the male protagonist, Rudolf, for the same reasons as above.

But no regrets in making and releasing this. It’s a joy spreading holiday cheer through this VN! I hope you enjoy playing this as much as I did making it! Let me know what you think about it in the comments (Natalia would love to hear them!). 🙂

Again, thanks for following me, hope you guys stick around for next projects – especially when it comes time to release the CMD demo 😀

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Ryne

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