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Lullaby


Premise:

When Haru was 5 years old, she woke up in the middle of the woods. Without any previous memories, all alone. The only things she remembers are her first name and a song - a lullaby that's stuck in her head.
One night, 10 years later, she awakens to the sound of the familiar song being sung and follows it, into the town near the orphanage she lives in. But when she gets there, the town is... changed. Not like Haru remembers.
And when she tries to leave, she can't.
The main objective of this game is to get back to the orphanage and try to get Haru's memories back along the way.

You are born a blank canvas. Ready to be painted - and tainted. After all, memories make you who you are. You are born without opinions, fears, aspirations and dreams. Only living life, making memories forms you, molds you.
But... what if, one day... you lost them?
... Who are you then?





About the game

Lullaby is my very first try at making a horror game (Or, well, any game at all), using RPG Maker VX Ace.
I've been inspired by games such as Ib, It Moves. The Witch's House, Mermaid Swamp etc. - and I can practically hear people screaming: "Oh no, not another noob that tries to leech off of the popularity of better horror games!"

But I am determined to make a good game. I heard many people say to not make your first project your "magnum opus" and that beginners should start small. But the story I am trying to tell is very dear to me and I genuinely believe this can turn into something awesome! Most certeinly not perfect. But something I can be proud of.

► You can contact me via Twitter and Ask


Latest Blog

I'm BACK, baby! - More of a life update than a game update tbh

Wow! It's beeen a while... where to start...?

Let's address the elephant in the room: I was inactive for months.
Which, to be frank, makes me feel disappointed in myself, because I promised myself that in order to finish it, I would work on this game one hour a day, no matter what.
And I didn't.

Which has multible reasons.


One: My job.

I was working in a call center. (Well... technically I still am, but I'll be quitting at the end of this month, so I'mma use past tense.) The pay was decent and my coworkers were nice. But the customers... oh the customers.

There was hardly a day where I wouldn't end up in the bathroom crying my eyes out cuz another customer shouted at me for something I had no control over. I know I shouldn't have let it hurt my feelings, but it's hard to stay professional and not take it personally when the people on the other side of the phone insult me by saying I was dumb and incompetent - one even called me mentally unstable.

It fucking drained me. Working there was mentally exhausting, so I had no energy for anything or anyone.
The irregular work schedule didn't exactly help.

But FINALLY I'm free!

I found a new job - or rather an apprenticeship(?), the German word is Ausbildung.
And I can't wait to start! I've been searching for a new job almost as long as I've been working this one.

The new job will give me more regular work times and I won't have to work 6 days a week anymore. I'll have weekends again, which will give me more time to work on the game.


Two: My relationship.

With this one, I don't wanna get in too much detail. Firstly, because no one here knows me too well and secondly because it's not something I want to publicly dissect. But it's relevant to the reason why I wasn't active at all, so I wanna address it.

Not only was work draining me, but my relationship was too. I felt horrible while being at work, but my private life made me miserable too. Safe to say, I was in a dark place at the time.
In Janurary, I broke up with my S/O - and I've been feeling better ever since, I even have a new boyfriend now. Lemme just say, I think it's really funny that I actually met him through this website - his "name" is Punk_Kricket.

Like I said, I've been feeling a lot better.


Three: Money.

I know, this one is kind of stupid, but hear me out.

Technically, you don't need money to make a good/decent game, I know that. And maybe I'm way too ambitious - but I want custom pixel/sprite art so badly..
It's something that has been on my "have-to-have-in-my-game-list" since the very beginning. And I obviously wanna pay the artist for their hard work.

What happened was, that I had been saving money, so that I could comission an artist for sprite art. But then, unexpectedly, my phone broke. And I had to use the money I had saved up for that.

(I'm still thinking about making a patreon page. I dunno if I asked the last time I posted something about it, but if any of you guys have experience with patreon, I'd really appreciate it, if you wrote in the comments or hmu on twitter or something.)

Between that setback, my shitty job and my fucked up private life, I lost most of my motivation.


So... yeah. Now you know.

Those were the reasons why I was inactive for nearly 8 months.


Phew, that post was kind of depressing. And long.
Sorry about that.

But! I'm getting back on track.
And now that I have Punk, I am even more motivated to start working on the game again, since he wants to help me as much as he can.
Plus, I'll ask him to kick my ass if I don't continue.

I will keep you guys updated. I promise. (If anyone even cares anymore, heh.)

I'll try to post a blog entry every other week - unless there is nothing to talk about. In that case I don't wanna write some useless nonsense - at least I don't wanna write more nonsense than I usually do.


As always, thanks for reading my blog.

Until next time!




  • Production
  • SoulsMindPalace
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Puzzle
  • 10/01/2017 12:26 PM
  • 08/07/2018 08:25 AM
  • N/A
  • 18158
  • 49
  • 0

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Subscribed~

So many horror games in the making right now, can't wait to try this one as well!
Keep us updated :)
author=Mungozavr
Subscribed~

So many horror games in the making right now, can't wait to try this one as well!
Keep us updated :)


Thank you so much!
I will :3
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The art of Haru looks adorable!

I look forward to see what your story can bring! c:
author=Nedras
The art of Haru looks adorable!

I look forward to see what your story can bring! c:


Aah thank you!

I hope you'll like it! ♥
looks good looks good, I'm gonna wait for this!!
author=NoBody13
looks good looks good, I'm gonna wait for this!!


thank you!
WOW~ Who made the artwork? I am a fan of you now!
author=believe_soft
WOW~ Who made the artwork? I am a fan of you now!


My friend niwa is doing all the artwork for this game!
And thank you!
Yaaay! Another one of these, subscribed!
Looks promising, looking forward to it.
And good luck on finishing it, take time and have fun while doing!
Fighting!
author=Crynx_Martinez
Yaaay! Another one of these, subscribed!
Looks promising, looking forward to it.
And good luck on finishing it, take time and have fun while doing!
Fighting!


Ah, thank you! I'm glad you are interested!
Thanks! ♥
Ooh, looks nice for a starting game.

Gonna be in my watch-list. For now.
author=KatanaHiroshi
Ooh, looks nice for a starting game.

Gonna be in my watch-list. For now.

Thank you, I'm really giving it my all!

Why did you have to make the last sentence sound so foreboding? xDD
It's like: "For now. DON'T fuck this up!" D:
Look good!
Can't wait to download it once it is available.
author=jimthejamjam
thiS loOKs pREttY cOOL MAn ! ! 1 !


tHaNks MaTE!♥

author=unknown404
Look good!
Can't wait to download it once it is available.


Thank you!
I hope you'll enjoy it.
It looks beautiful, I can't wait to try
Is this dead? I would like some decent horror games : )
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