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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

Another Feature?!! Crux System!



This time, we’re going to talk about the Crux System.



In the world of Black Crystals, every living being has a Crux. The Crux can be one of eight colors and determines how a being reacts to the other seven colors. While a being is born with a Crux, a Crux can be shifted using special skills/tools. Not only living creatures have Cruxes, but skills have Cruxes too! (even more than one Crux per skill in some cases!)



Cruxes exist in the world in a state of balance, where a being’s Crux determines how it reacts to other Cruxes. This is reflected by the RESIST stats for our party members:



Starsio’s Crux is white, he is immune to skills with a white Crux, but is extremely vulnerable to skills with a black Crux. His immunity to the other colors vary depending on where the colors lies on the Octagon in accordance with Starsio’s Crux.



The impact of a skill crux is shown on the target in battle by a colored crystal symbol and a bunch of -’s and +’s, where - indicates the skill’s power is reduced, and + indicates the skill’s power is increased. The +’s and -’s are cumulative, so they add up as you move clockwise on the right for the +’s and anti clockwise for the -’s.



The Crux doesn’t affect Offence skills only, but Defence skills too (healing and the like).

Since there are so many cruxes, a target’s crux status can be viewed when selecting a skill and tageting them, like this!



This way you don’t have to memorize all the orders and strengths/weaknesses.

How can we control a character’s RESIST? Through accessories of course! In addition of accessories impacting your PERFORM stats, they also affect RESIST stats.



Your bling can mean the difference between life and death! Choose wisely.
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  • 12/10/2017 09:27 AM
  • 05/15/2019 01:02 PM
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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
7474
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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