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((Obligatory Advisory Notice -- Suited for 15+: The game contains suggestive material and allusions to topics such as prostitution, alcoholism and drug abuse. Please proceed accordingly))

About
Black Crystals is a hand drawn RPG with colorful characters, a versatile battle system with a few twists, detailed and interactive environments, and an engaging story about friendship, family, and a journey to make a wish come true.



The Story So Far
Starsio, a mild mannered occasionally sarcastic street performer, finds himself in the stickiest of situations. Starsio was kidnapped off the streets of his home town and brought to the raunchy brothel Paprika where he is forced to become a “performer”. One rainy night, Starsio gathers his courage and wits and plans an escape. He convinces Arthur, an apprehensive and fidgety new found friend, to accompany him. Starsio sets his escape plan in motion with one last song.

Features
As Black Crystals is still in development features will be revealed as their implementation is completed.

Battle Features

Interact and Talk – Conclude a battle without the need to fight. Interact with your environment and devise an escape route.





Skill Potential - Learn new skills by using skills. Each skill holds the potential to learn much more powerful ones. Its up to you how your party evolves.



Spontaneous Learning – New skills are learned and unleashed in the middle of combat.



Jigsaw Chain Coop – Each skill contains a jigsaw imprint. Executing skills with compatible imprints in order will unleash a coop skill.





State of Mind (SOM) – Characters gain Flourish and Destruct SOMs throughout the game. These SOMs impact the character's effectiveness in combat and provide insight on their personalities and thoughts






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Non Battle Features
Hand Drawn Highly Interactive Environments - Everything is lovingly and painstakingly drawn traditionally, even the animations!





Fluid and Cute Battle Animations





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Latest Blog

New Feature Revealed... State of Mind!

Hi everyone! Its been a while since I've updated here. Its time for yet another mechanics post!

Today I’m gonna talk about the State of Mind system (SOM for short).

There are two types of SOMs, Flourish and Destruct.

Flourish SOMs are positive emotions. These SOMs result in boosting the character’s stats making them more effective in battle.

Destruct SOMs on the other hand are negative emotions. As you’ve probably guessed by now, these detract from a character’s stats, reducing their effectiveness in battle.

In Black Crystals you’ll find that your characters accumulate various Flourish and Destruct SOMs. The accumulation of SOMs and their overall impact on a character’s stats is shown in the menu/battle menu like this



How long do SOMs last? That depends on a very important character state called the Retain.



There are two retain stats per character, a Flourish Retain, and a Destruct Retain. Some characters retain Flourish SOMs longer than Destruct SOMs. Some are the opposite. Retains can be modified, but that is a story for another time! ;)

A cool thing about SOMs is that their importance is not only related to battles and fighting and stats, but they also add to the character’s personalities. You’ll get to learn more about the characters by the SOMs they obtain during specific situations.

That’s it for now :) I hope you enjoyed this post and found this mechanic interesting!
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Looks interesting. The combat seems pretty unique, which is hard to pull off in turn based games. Best of luck with this!
Been following this for a while. I also hear the musician is a cool guy.

Subbed!
author=Pancaek
Looks interesting. The combat seems pretty unique, which is hard to pull off in turn based games. Best of luck with this!
Thank you. Yeah Its a bit tricky to pull off but I think the end result will be worth it :)

author=SgtMettool
Been following this for a while. I also hear the musician is a cool guy.

Subbed!

Thank you! Yup he's the coolest :D


author=AtlasAtrium
Been looking forward to this one :3
Thank you! I've updated the anticipated release date!
Those animations are slick. I would actually play this(I'm a jaded old fogey that doesn't play games anymore)
The chaining of different moves together reminds me a lot of Legend of Legaia! And I loved that game so that's definitely a good thing |D

also I'm still jealous of your animating skills waaah
author=Link_2112
Those animations are slick. I would actually play this(I'm a jaded old fogey that doesn't play games anymore)


Thank you!!

author=QZProductions
The chaining of different moves together reminds me a lot of Legend of Legaia! And I loved that game so that's definitely a good thing |D

also I'm still jealous of your animating skills waaah


I love Legend of Legaia!!!!! To be honest it wasn't on my mind when I worked on this feature (I based it on Saga Frontier) but now that you mention it I think Vahn Noa and Gala were in my subconscious the entire time!
And Thank you! <3<3<3<3
These graphics look awesome. Interesting premise, too.
Red_Nova
The all around prick
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About time this found its way onto RMN! Insta-subbed!

I'm really interested in seeing how the jigsaw mechanic plays out. Good luck with development!
Man, your animation skills are just so amazing. Goals. The backgrounds are also neat; they kinda have an old-timey feel to them~
author=suzy_cheesedreams
These graphics look awesome. Interesting premise, too.


Thank you!

author=Red_Nova
About time this found its way onto RMN! Insta-subbed!

I'm really interested in seeing how the jigsaw mechanic plays out. Good luck with development!


Thank you very much. The jigsaw mechanic is my personal favorite. I hope you'll find it enjoyable too :)

author=Veynn
Man, your animation skills are just so amazing. Goals. The backgrounds are also neat; they kinda have an old-timey feel to them~


Thank you!
I follow it here too because it deserves :D
author=FlareBlitzed
The visual aesthetics are amazing! <3


Thank you Flare! I hope you will play the game on your channel once its done! ;)

author=atasuke10
I follow it here too because it deserves :D

Thank you!!! :D
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