Anyway, just wanted to say that we have still been working on this quite a bit, even though it's been nearly four (!!) months since I last posted anything about it. In that time, though, there have been some major changes regarding the nature of this project.
For one, it's no longer going to be a video game.
There were several reasons for this change, but to start off I simply don't know enough about actually coding games to be able to do much and I was mostly going to be relying on Jack to provide that part of the work. While I know that he is definitely skilled and was probably capable of handling it, once we broke up and he mostly stopped talking to me it seemed pretty unfeasible to stake the rest of the project's survival in that, especially after bun-nana and I worked so hard on it. And there's simply no way that I could learn enough about coding in a timely manner to be able to implement a project of this ambition.
Ultimately, the two of us decided that it would likely be easier, and more along the lines of our respective areas of expertise, to transform it into a webcomic. I think we work better as artists and writers than as programmers anyway, and honestly the whole time since this project has been revived we've mostly been focusing on characters and story and plot as it is. Gameplay was always kind of an afterthought since, again, that's not really something we are used to dealing with. Instead of using art, writing, characters and comics as concepts to promote a separate creation, we're simply gonna cut it down and make it into something that will hopefully be a part of the finished product - a finished product that will hopefully be of a higher quality than before.
So... yeah, now it's a webcomic.
I'm gonna be handling most of the writing, story and dialogue, with some input from bun-nana. She's gonna be doing most of the rough sketches and final character designs. I'll likely be doing inking as well at some point.
We're also changing where we are posting since the group dA has older art and just... yeah, I dunno. A lot of the old art really needs to be removed and dA just seems like a waste of time at this point since it's much easier to get followers and attention on other sites. But you can follow us at any of these places for the time being.bun-nana's personal Tumblr
- will probably have WoF-related stuff posted since she does the art, as well as updates on how it's coming along. Maybe doodles and sketches, I dunno.bun-nana's account on PaigeeWorld
- we just recently found this site and she already has a few hundred followers, so we are thinking of adding some of the comic pages there when we are done.war-of-flowers Tumblr
- honestly it hasn't been updated in a while and the art is out of date, but y'know... it exists. We might end up using it.I also have my own personal accounts but my art isn't nearly as good and I don't trust myself to make any official art for this project so it's probably not worth it to follow unless for some reason I decided to post written scraps
As for the actual pages, most of the hosting will likely be done on Tapastic since we will get paid based on how many views we get (site runs on ad revenue). When we will get an account there is TBD and dependent on when we have a comfortable queue lined up.
Also, as I said, we do have the group dA
still... but I'm really uncertain as to what role dA will play in promoting our art, if any. To be honest, I'm really, really jaded of that site at this point - it's just too much time and money spent trying to get noticed to justify putting any effort in, especially when we can get plenty of exposure elsewhere with far less of a struggle. It just doesn't seem worth it to me, and I'm fairly certain bun-nana agrees.
I'm still going to be leaving it up but we don't have any significant plans to use it so don't expect any major updates there for a long time, if ever. Sorry if that's an inconvenience to anyone.
We will likely be recruiting beta readers for this project at some point. Though the finished comic is going to be aimed at the 18-25 demographic, you don't have to be that age or have any particular background to be a beta as long as you're older than 16 or so.
(This definitely isn't meant for kids and there's likely going to be some graphic content so that's why we have that restriction, sorry).
Lastly, just as proof I'm not lying about the fact that we have work done - new artwork! Yay!
Of course, I also have worked quite a bit on story and dialogue and such, too, but you'll just have to take my word for it for right now. I don't want to give anything more away.