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Six individuals find themselves summoned into an unknown land. As they cross paths and band together, they will learn more of the land they were brought to and why they were brought there...

Background/Lore:

Each of the Five Planets within the world Vithias were given control by five different Deities. These Deities' duty was to take their given planet and shape it as they see fit. One such Deity was given the planet of Erutia to shape to their desire.

Upon transporting to Erutia, the Deity noticed that the planet had very little Etheric energy within it. It was a dying planet, and the two species that populated Erutia, which they later dubbed as the "Luvine" and "Sirin", were on the verge of extinction. The Deity granted Life and Ether to the dwindling land and granted those within it new abilities to help them evolve.

The Luvine-- a highly humanoid species-- was given control and resistance over elements such as fire and ice. The Sirin-- a similarly humanoid species save for their pointed ears-- were granted innate control over the energy to manipulate life and Ether itself. Sirin with tails had better control over giving life and ether, while Sirin with horns had better control over taking such things.

The ability to channel the elements and harness the energy of the wayward Wisps around them helped both species grow and thrive.

This Deity also granted a small number of beings, both Luvine and Sirin, the ability to protect mankind should the time arise. These beings are known as the “Aegis of Erutia”, and the mark on each one’s body, as well as their untapped amounts of Ether from within, is a testament to that.

That was how they decided to shape their world, and each Deity was meant to shape their world--and theirs alone-- as they willed.

Yet one such Deity desired more…


Gameplay/Features (Demo):
  • Two types of areas: Fields, which focus on seeing new monsters and exploring wide areas, and Dungeons, which focus on solving puzzles and gaining treasures.
  • You know the "colorful cast of characters" alliteration? I'd say CotO's got that.
  • High amounts of banter.
  • Fast paced battles? Well, that depends on how you play!


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The current demo of CotO should take about 40 minutes to complete, on average.
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Credits:

{General}
Kadokawa

(Animations)
hadecynn
Kadokawa
Mr. Bubble (https://mrbubblewand.wordpress.com/)
Timmah-Lexus

(Audio From)
Blue Reflection
Cross Edge
Dream of Mirror Online
Sigma Harmonics
The Alliance Alive
The Legend of Legacy
Trickster Online

(Audio - BGS)
Kadokawa
Sound Bible

(Audio - SE)
369 (http://www.369musiq.com/)
Kadokawa
Lofik
Orange Free Sounds
Sound Bible
Osabisi
Zapsplat.com (Sounds from Zapsplat.com)

(Graphics)
Aekashics
GrandmaDeb
Kilitar
Moghunter
RPG Maker FES Resource Pack (C) Gotcha Gotcha Games Inc.
Whitecat

(Graphics - Tiles)
Kadokawa
Mr Pyramid Head
NuraRay
Pandamaru
whtdragon

(Plugins)
Aries
Atreyo Ray
あわやまたな (Awaya_Matana)
Exhydra
Galv
Hudell
Kadokawa
LadyBaskerville
Moghunter
Shaz
SRDude
Yanfly
Yoji Ojima

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[Devlog 1: March 2021] Fullbodies & Futures (Plans)

Hello! Hey! Howdy!

So, Call of the Overseer’s been out for a bit, and I wanted to start by saying that I'm very glad, and relieved, to see that it’s been received well between the sites I’ve posted it on & the people I've watched play it!

Though now the question is… What AM I doing for CotO now? What’s next for CotO? Well now that I've finished 3 of the protagonist's fullbodies (shown later in this post) I’m back in the engine, refining the ACTUAL cutscene that plays after the first Guardian (Nameir)’s battle. After that, it’s onto the next scene!

And as for what’s next in CotO's development, my goal is to have a “Major Update Demo” complete and playable by the end of this year!

So, what’s going to be in the “Major Update Demo”? What makes it so major? Well there’s planned to be…
-About 35% of the full game.

-All 6 protagonist will be selectable to play as, + all their prologues will be implemented (3-5 minute scenes, just prior to the events of the current demo).

-“Halcyon”, a hub location where you can converse with otherworldly beings, exchange energy for unusual enhancements and other rarities (or commonalities, if you really just need a LiChu Bead and don’t care about some rare “hyper elixir of all life”, or something), get to know the team better, and more.

-“Roots & Branches”; a skill learning system that involves changing a base (root) skill in multiple ways (branches). While you must pay a small fee the first time you want to learn a branch, you can learn or unlearn the branch for free afterwards.

And as for things that I would prefer to be in the Major Update, but may not fully make it in just yet:
-A preview of the optional “one-on-one” conversation system (name pending) between party members. The further you advance two character’s conversations, the more bonuses they will get. Eventually, the two involved can learn a devastating (or helpful) team attack, known as a “Synchroforte”.

-A preview of the optional “group chat” conversation system (name pending) between characters, whether they’re playable or not. These do not provide in-battle bonuses like the one-on-one’s, focusing more on how important characters interact with and learn from each other.

Now, let’s look at the goals for the Major Demo a bit more mechanically…
In the broadest of senses, there are *technically* only about 5 things that I need to get done for this next demo:
-Character Sprites
-Enemy Sprites
-Story/Cutscenes up to the end of the 2nd Tower (end of Major Update demo).
-Battle-related things (balancing, new enemy creation, character skills)
-Character designs/waist-ups/cut ins.

...Clearly, there’s much more detail that goes into each of these things. And they all need each other to work properly. The cutscenes can’t be properly choreographed without new character sprites, the battles can’t be fully realized without all 6 protagonists being implemented, character sprites can’t be made without character designs being finalized, etc etc!

That’s why, despite the seemingly short list, I can’t confidently say the next update won’t be done until AT LEAST the end of the year. Also, real life things will get in the way at some point, I’m sure. And as for the full game itself, well… I have no given date yet. Still, CotO is a smaller scaled project, and something that I feel I can actually complete at some point without being scope-crept, given the format of the gameplay & story.

In terms of gameplay length, for the Major Update, the loose estimate of one playthrough is 3-4 hours. For the eventual full game, the loose estimate of one playthrough (at this point) is 9-10 hours?

Now, looking back at the list... the character sprites are already made, right? The enemies to some extent too, right? Well about that…

I’m planning on making my own sprites. For various reasons, that’s what I’ve decided.

Do you still call these “sprites” when they’re not pixel art? ...You do, right?

Making my own sprites is not something I’m entirely used to, especially when it comes to animating them. This will probably be the most time-consuming step for this update, and it’ll be a very new endeavor, so bear with me there!

Next month (April) is when I’m going to start working on these sprites! I’m aiming to get the sprite style/concept/proportions/etc right, then working on Briar’s walking + idle poses, if all goes well.

Well, one more thing before I’m done… Now’s the time to show Briar, Keir, and Aadrios’ fullbodies!

While the designs of these three in particular were very much based on their demo sprites, there are a few differences in their actual designs.
Briar Ardrel, Age 25, They/Them. A Luvine adept in harnessing the Sky element!

Keir Osiria, Age 22, He/Him. A Sirin adept in Life-restoring and blessed arts!

Aadrios Eldaum, Age 24, He/Him. A Luvine with Sirin blood-- adept in accursed arts relating to the afterlife!

And if you’d like to eventually see each character’s reference sheets, I’d suggest following the gamedev twitter! Things are a little bit more laid back around there in terms of what I post. Also, I scaled down the fullbodies for this site, so the fully sized ones will also be on the dev twitter if you have interest in that.

There are three more protagonists that have yet to be seen, so I wonder if these three will still retain your interest as the others are eventually revealed...


With that, this about sums up what I wanted to say for this devlog. I can’t give an exact schedule on when I’ll post devlogs, but the end of every other month is the ideal. Which means the next log is planned for the end of May.

Well, until next time!
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Wow sounds interesting buuut I am probably waiting for the full release ^_^
Ohh thanks! It'll definitely take some a lot of time before the full release, but I'm glad to hear your interest in it! ^^
Whoa, thanks for playing CotO! Sorry I missed the stream, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the game!
As for the things you encountered or commented on, in order:

The sound effect that plays when using Keir's Lumin Cure was a mistake, and I've gone back and fixed it for the upcoming small update.

Nahhh Briar's not a girl. They're under the nonbinary spectrum & use they/them.

That error that closed the game is a rare one... I unfortunately don't know what causes that error yet, but I'll try to work on figuring it out.

I've fixed that tile passability error in front of the tower. Whoops.

I'm glad to hear you thought the game was calm, that's the overall vibe I wanted to go for with the music & environment.

And I'll make sure to change the HP/MP display in battle to properly show LP/EP.

Once again, thanks for playing & providing feedback. It was nice to watch! And I can't promise it'll be completed quick, buuut I'll try my best to get it completed lmao.
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