After Christmas Dinner

December 26, 2017 at 9:40 am | Posted in Artwork, Backgrounds, christmas, Commissions, new year, Plans, Progress | Leave a comment
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Morning folks, hope you all had a great Christmas, and spending time with family and friends! I hope Santa Aurelia brought you lots of hugs, loves, and gifts, because she, uh, gave me some nice presents 🙂 And here’s some art progress as a little gift! (click to view larger)

Ryne's room, day

Let’s spend some time at my the protagonist Ryne’s room! One of his hobbies include computers, more specifically building and troubleshooting them (hardware / software-wise)! He’s not much of a gamer, but he built his computer with a, uh, Core i5 + GeForce GTX 1050, along with a somewhat high-end monitor. He’s also a bit of an anime fan (but not as much as Tristina… just wait until we get to her room!), with various figures in the cabinet – can you make out some of them? 😉 And like Mikaela, his room is of a green color-scheme. What do you guys think?

Considering the slow pace of Café Memoria Deux, I’m considering picking up my lollipop VN project and refining it some more. No, that doesn’t mean I’m cancelling CMD, more like multitasking on those two projects. Because you know, it’s been a couple years since my last VN release (the first Café Memoria), and I kind of feel things are going… stale. I need a refresher working on a smaller project and releasing it. The slowness is a little beyond my control, but might as well use that time to work on another project, as other aspects of CMD get sorted out (like Julia’s sprite art, event CG planning, etc).

Can’t really recall if I mentioned it before, but the lollipop VN will have a connection to the Café Memoria series! I hope to show some content in the next year. Especially some art of the lollipop protagonist, Li-, erp, don’t want to give out her name just yet! I think she’ll be a welcoming addition to the list of Memoria girls: Anna, Mikaela, Tristina, Aurelia, Julia, Elena, and ???.

That’s it for now. Another year has come and gone. Once again, thanks for sticking around my projects! Hope to see you again next year, and hopefully we’ll see significant progress.

-Ryne

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Cafe Memoria Chibi Arts Plus Voice Bonus

March 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Commissions, Progress, Voice | Leave a comment
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Some Cafe Memoria chibi artworks, courtesy of Ezri! 🙂

Anna, Mikaela, TristinaAurelia, Julia, Ryne

Click to view larger. I should update the CM site with these chibis~

And as I promised earlier, here’s that audio bonus I was talking about in previous posts:

Aurelia’s Birthday Wishes!

Translation:

“Ah, hello Ryne-kun! How are you? Huh? Today is your birthday…? Uh, what should I do?
Well then….” *sings in English with slight accent. XD*
*giggles* “That was good, wasn’t it? Happy birthday. Eh… one more time? In Chinese then!” *happy birthday in mandarin chinese*
“Yay~ Hooray! Happy Birthday!”

A bonus gift from Sayaka, Aurelia’s voice actress, who did it for me months earlier. I received it as a surprise along with the redos she was doing at the time. 🙂 At the time I received it it was at least a month past my birthday, but hey it was so nice of her. So thanks Sayaka ^_^

Now, for some percentages:

Voice Lines Processed: (yes! everyone’s voices are done!)

  • Anna: 100%
  • Mikaela: 100%
  • Tristina: 100%
  • Aurelia: 100%
  • Julia: 100%
  • Ryne: 100%

Progress Estimates

  • Script: 100%
  • Character art: 100% (unless I commission some more artworks ^^)
  • Music: ~95% – need to tweak stuff
  • Programming: ~80% – testing, and some other stuff
  • Voices: 100% – done!

Enjoy! Let’s make a push to get this project done.

-Ryne

Cafe Memoria – Route Previews

October 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Characters, Progress | Leave a comment
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Been a month since I released the Cafe Memoria demo! I want to say thank you to everyone who played it and gave feedback. Your suggestions will be considered, they mean lots to me. 🙂

If you haven’t already, you can download the demo here.

Progress on the full version is going nicely. All routes have been programmed in. So, what’s next? I’m planning on creating a small, yet entertaining, promo video, showcasing all the characters along with their voice actresses. But most importantly is post-processing the voice files and putting them in the game. That’s… going to be a challenge. I can safely say I have well over 600+ .wav files, including retakes.

Anna, Mikaela, and Ryne’s voices are already done. Waiting for Tristina, Aurelia, and Julia’s voices, which are almost done.

Also planning on updating the engine from Ren’Py 6.17 to 6.18.  I really dig adjusting voice volume on a per-character basis. But that’s low priority as of now.

And, some previews of the other routes (Tristina / Julia)…

Funny Tristina

Anna telling Julia not to do stuff

Progress Estimates

  • Script – 100%
  • Character art – 100%
  • Music – 95% (need to tweak stuff)
  • Programming – ~75% (testing, and need to add in the voices)
  • Voices – ~50% (waiting on the last bits of recordings, as well as post-processing)

Enjoy!

-Ryne (project manager)

More Cafe Memoria Character Art

July 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters, Progress | Leave a comment
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Cafe Memoria - Julia and Tristina

Meet some more of your lovely waitresses of Cafe Memoria! And the male protagonist. Art is by Ezri, thanks to her again!

Click to view larger.

Cafe Memoria - Tristina Hamilton

Tristina Hamilton

Tristina decided to work at the restaurant because she thinks they’re cosplaying, although Anna insists they’re not. Despite this, she has a hard time with males and treats them differently compared to females.

Cafe Memoria - Julia Sakuraba

Julia Sakuraba

Despite having a talent for cooking, Julia opted to be a waitress in hopes of improving her relationships with her friends, including Anna. She’s very modest and polite, and downplays any accomplishments she’s done.

Cafe Memoria - Ryne Reyes

Ryne Reyes

Ryne is the main male protagonist who visits Café Memoria simply out of curiosity. Described as calm and friendly by his friends, he likes to help his friends with the problems they face.

And some screenshots:

Cafe Memoria model designed by Uncle Mugen

Happy Anna!

Showing off the various expressions

Updated options screen

Note for the screenshot just above: background is only a placeholder until I get title art done.

Progress Estimates

  • Script – 100%
  • Character art – ~80% (working on title screen)
  • Music – 95% (need to tweak stuff)
  • Programming – 10% (programming in the script / artworks)
  • Voices – 0%

The release date will have to be pushed to Fall 2014. Yeah, I keep pushing it back, but I need more time to work on this! In the meantime, hope you enjoy what you see!

-Ryne (project manager)

Poll #4 – Pronouncing names, and name jokes

September 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Characters, Poll | 6 Comments
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Ryne summer uniformMikaela summer uniformAurelia summer uniform

Yeah, it’s been a looooong time since poll #3 (well over a year!). But here’s a new one nonetheless. 🙂

Several of the characters have rather uncommon names, and I understand if they’re hard to pronounce (or interpret when others hear and say it). This is particularly the case for Mikaela, Aurelia, and the male protagonist Ryne.

Heck, in the story, when Aurelia is introduced Ryne  hears it as “Amelia.” And Aurelia hears Ryne as “Renee.” Them referring to those names is sort of a running gag throughout the story. Like for example:

  • Aurelia: Hello, Renee!
  • Ryne: What is it, Amelia?
  • Aurelia: Ooooh, my name is not Amelia!
  • Ryne: Well, my name is “Ryne,” not “Renee!”

Okay, here’s the poll. I’m particularly curious about how others pronounce the uncommon names upon first sight. For the record, the official pronunciation of them in-game are:

  • Mikaela: mi-kay-la
  • Aurelia: or-rel-ee-ya
  • Ryne: rhine, like the Rhine River

Vote once for each name, for a total of three.

Why the uncommon names? Because I felt they fit them well. I’ve told my sis once that Anna’s name may be too plain and she responded that “they can’t have all crazy names.” XD And yes, if you haven’t noticed already the male protagonist is named after myself. 😛

– Ryne (project manager)

The Future of Project Memoria

July 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Artwork, Other | 2 Comments
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Memoria characters group pic

Normally, I try to keep personal issues out of this blog. But I figure I have to post it since it’s affecting the project greatly.

The artworks, aka my sister Richelle’s drawings, form a significant component of the lifeblood of this project. I know that everyone likes to look at drawings of pretty anime girls, right? Even I do, I get very eager to see what new drawings she has come up with. But… as of this year, she hasn’t been posting much drawings. In fact, she only posted once this year.

According to her, it’s just not her priority right now. She has been going through so much stress lately, that it’s hard for her to even work on drawings. She, out of the blue, told me that she quits. But, after more than three years working on Memoria, I seriously doubt that she wants to quit. I mean, why throw away years of hard work?

So, I’ll say that she’s on hiatus indefinitely. I don’t know when she’ll continue working on them; she needs healing time. It could be a month, two months, or maybe into next year; I don’t know. I might have said on Twitter that I might have to recruit a new artist, but then if I did recruit a new one, that would be an insult to my sis and all the work and effort she has put in so far (and to this project, possibly everyone else).

I’ll continue posting on this blog, with story and musical updates, and among other things. If you want drawings, enjoy what there is for now, because there won’t be new ones for a while, I’m afraid. (more here and here -latter link NSFW-)

I’m not giving up on her, not only because she’s a major lifeblood component for this project, but because she’s my sister. I wish her the best.

Lastly, I like to thank our (me and my sis’s) followers for their support. We started this VN back in 2009 and I know it’s taking so long to complete. Thank you for sticking around and checking out our progress, and we hope you continue to. 🙂

– Ryne (project manager)

Summer and winter unifrom progress

June 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters | 1 Comment
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Here are some edited drawings of character Ryne in summer and winter school uniform!


 

I need make sure details are consistent with the previous characters.  While I was in school I had almost no time to do any drawings.  During that time I think I’ve almost forgot the techniques I used to do things such as shading in the skin.  I think I’m going to make Ryne’s shading a bit darker and consistent with the other characters.

-Richelle (Artist)

 

Image progress: Ryne in school uniform

April 8, 2011 at 9:11 am | Posted in Artwork, Characters | 2 Comments
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Here I have character Ryne in winter and summer school uniform.  I still need to refine both images such as with lines and shading.  I may change the shape of the clothes to make it more balanced.  Enjoy!

-Richelle (Artist)

New character image, Ryne

February 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Posted in Artwork, Characters | Leave a comment
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Finally have a boy character in progress!  This is the main character Ryne.  School’s been keeping me pretty busy, but I’m hoping to get his base pose by the end of this weekend.

Enjoy!

oh, NSFW Ryne base pose

-Richelle (artist)

Tristina seems a bit complicated to edit

July 29, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Characters, Story | 2 Comments
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Memoria’s story editing is going well. Julia and Mikaela’s route stuff are looking good, might not need further editing, though there is a chance I will add some detail about em as I work more. I did a while back delete some extraneous stuff about Mikaela, as it just makes her route more complicated.

Aside from that, more ideas flowed as I read over the story – mostly added stuff for Anna’s story/route. More stuff relating to Aurelia are to be added soon. The added stuff will make the story more interesting…

Tristina seems a bit complicated to edit @_@

Sister seems a little slow regarding artworks, she hasn’t shown me anything new in like 3+ weeks… she has been extremely busy in other things. But I’ll get her to post something soon.

-Ryne (project manager)

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