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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 alive! & Art update & Patreon? Maybe?

Umm... hi!
So. I'm not dead. What a surprise, huh?

The main reason I was inactive, is because my internet was broken for 2 weeks. TWO. FUCKING. WEEKS!!!! Do you know what that does to a person???
On behalf of all of you, I will spare you the details of my various mental break-downs because of that. (Yeah, pathetic, I know).

Now, finally, I have internet again and I am sooOOooooOoO HAPPY, YOU HAVE NO IDEA!





But to be honest, my lack of internet is not the only reason I haven't posted anything in a while.

I feel kind of guilty that I wasn't more active, especially since I've been wanting to make a new blog post before the internet went out, but I always put it off.

For one, I've been busy with pesky RL problems (that I won't bore you with), but I still managed to find the time to work some more on my game, even if it was a bit limited due to me not being able to use google or ask for tips.

But I also had such a hart time updating my blog, because... I'm kinda really insecure?
Like, I dunno, this sounds stupid, but I'm kinda scared that people will hate my game??
I know that if I put a lot of love and efffort into it (which I'm doing), it will show, but I know that I'm awful at thinking of puzzle ideas and that the gameplay won't be very entertaining and I am scared that the dialogue will be awkward and --
I worry too much, I guess. (And I rant a lot).

I may sound really whiney, but this won't keep me from working on the game. It's the opposite actually! It just makes me want to work more on it, learn more, so I can say that I'm proud of what I created.
I love what I am doing - and it's so much fun to see how my idea/fantasy is slowly becoming a reality.

But I do wonder if any of you guys were as nervous as me, wondering about how people would receive your first game.

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Niwa, my good friend and the artist for my game, worked really really hard and managed to finish more amazingly beautiful bust art for the characters in the orphanage.

It looks fucking AMAZING and I am so so happy that she's helping me.

Thanks to her this game will be much better than it would've been.

And seeing the new art motivated me so much! I'm halfway done with all the events, cut scenes etc. inside of the Orphanage - soon I'll be finished with them and then I'll work on the events of the next area.












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I'm planning on making a patreon page.

Mainly because I want to comission a pixel artist for costum sprite art and some other pixel art-y things I'll need.

Since I'm really fucking broke, I really hope people will be interested in my game and willing to help/support me.
I'd also love to give my friends niwa (art) and Shisuka (music) some sort of compensation for their amazing help. They are awesome and even though I already offered to pay them - they refused, saying I don't have to since I am broke - I just want them to get something in return (which is not my gratefulness (is that a word??) and love).

I already found someone, whose art I really love. I already talked to them, told them what I need and I have an idea of how much money I'd need... and yeah...

For now, I am mostly just thinking about it.

I'm gonna keep you updated on that too.

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Also, I tried to make a small demo unti Halloween. I succeeded to get it done on time, but then my internet didn't work because a storm damaged the power lines or something AnD I RAgED So HArD -- but I digress.
The demo is just for my friends though, since I want to hear their opinions first. (I dunno why I even told you about it, if I won't post it here.... maybe I just want to boast idk)

Besides, I'm not sure I even want to put out a demo publicly... I'm still thinking about it.
Like I sad, I'm really nervous.

Anyways, I still have time to decide. It's not like I have set a deadline.


As always, thanks for reading my blog.

Until next time!




  • Production
  • SoulsMindPalace
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Puzzle
  • 10/01/2017 12:26 PM
  • 11/29/2017 07:54 PM
  • N/A
  • 15478
  • 47
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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
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