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In a world plagued by drought, an exiled prince dreams of making a change for the better. Following ancient legends, he searches the deepest depths of the ocean for the Tower of Creation. Believed by many to be the home of the Goddess, the Tower lies dormant but perhaps, with the aid of allies both new and old, rain will fall from the heavens once more.

We highly recommend that Princess Princess to be played first, as it will provide a better understanding of the story and contains character-relevant details!

ポーキュパイン・プリンセス

世界は旱魃に苛まれ、枯れ果てた大地に生命を吹き戻すため、とある王子は立ち上がる。故国を追放された身の王子は、古の言い伝えを頼りに、深海の塔に眠る女神を探す冒険に出る。個性豊かな仲間たちと力を合わせて、枯れ果てた大地に恵みの雨を降らすことはできるのだろうか。

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It's been 5 years...


Even Naia can't believe it.


Holy shiznits, it's been that long?

Ever since OMORI, RPG Maker and VNMaker consumed my life, I only find myself working on this game during December ~ January every year. And that's only because it's a self imposed "vacation"...and before I knew it, it's been 5 years. Time flies so fast.

After a long time of not being able to finish your game because you're too busy making and fixing everyone else's game, you start to go into a spiral of insanity. I think people who have similar experience as me will know that after a long day's work, you just want to chill at the support forum or something and then just give feedback to other people. It's less brain work than your own project.

I want to say I made a lot of progress, but that's a half truth. As years passed by, tastes change, your skill improves, and you'll notice old mistakes in your work that is just unforgivable to the new you.

Don't get me wrong, the VX/A RTP is great. I enjoyed making assets for it. I'm super thankful that it helped me get out of the asset making space and to actual game development. I learned a lot about feature creep, programming, project management and a whole load of game design. And I think most importantly of all, what kind of stories I want to write. The RTP was a great tool to actually make a game and understand what I want out of my own games.

So even if people were disappointed that I stopped making 100% custom assets for my projects, I wouldn't have met amazing people such as rhyme, Liberty, Decky, puddor, Yanfly, Dr. Yami, Kaliya, MaskedPlainview, NicoB and so on. There is no regret.

But as all good things must come to an end, the RTP is still limited for my vision. I want to create environments that fit my tastes. It becomes increasingly impossible for me to make consistent assets and evoke the atmosphere I set out to do since the inception of this project.

I finished a lot of custom game assets; as big as the RPG Maker DS Resource Pack itself. But as I improve further and refine my tastes, they're all useless to me and needs remake.

And that's not all, I've been practicing a lot on my anatomy, background, improving my pixel skills, picked up the violin and all that stuff. But I'm also a realist and if I want to be alive to finish this game, I would have to hire some specific people that can keep up with me. That's why for the past few years, I've been working 16 hrs a day with 2-4 hrs of sleep just to get enough money to hire some people that will help make this game a reality. It's still not enough.

I want to thank the people that support my Patreon (You guys know who you are!) especially since it helps me pay for my composer. And you guys and gals are probably the most quiet and most understanding supporters someone could ever have. You don't even complain that I'm a slow worker. <_<;

I especially want to thank Marimo for being patient with me and have to listen to my rambling and complaining about how I have no time to do what I want. Seriously the small arts she would give me would calm the raging storm within my soul.



And most likely, after the 15th, I will stay silent again until the "ber" months of 2019, but I want to try at least make small progress here and there.

Here's how my brainstorming sessions happen lately, I dunno how much people care about this but here you go.


Here's how I commission my composer and so far I have 15/30 tracks commissioned. He's been kind of busy. But his tracks are the reason I can keep going with this project. It's like you know you can make what you want with that music.



Here's also some of the tracks if you are curious:


Battle 01 ★ Crossblade Clash



Boss Battle 02 ★ Lighten Up


Since I scrapped most of my work, I'm reworking the graphics with my partner on the art direction + colors I want for the entire game. It's nothing substantial but you can see our first test here. The graphics are not final and are there for test purposes.



I'm still debating to myself if I want 8 directions or 4 directions. Because I don't want to spend an eternity just making characters and stuff for this game. Especially when I have this much body type variation:



I admit having 8 directions feels amazing when you play it, but I don't have enough time and money for these kind of things.

And finally, let's have a final art update. I don't like it when games only have facial changes for characters. I understand it's budget reasons, but I refuse to back down after all and ended up having this made:



Also here's how concept art is made now:



Also shameless plug, if you wanna buy my stuff I sell resource packs over here!

And that's it. Good night.

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Wow, nice job! Is this the sample version of PP, or like a side story? :o
author=Sana
Wow, nice job! Is this the sample version of PP, or like a side story? :o


Prequel :>
author=Archeia_Nessiah
Prequel :>

Ah, cool :)
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
17811
We've been hard at work on this project for more than two weeks and are excited to be getting close to the finish line!
Guys! Guys! It's almost there *rolls around in confetti*
I can't wait for it to get done ;v;
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
17811
:D We can't wait to unveil it!
I can't wait to play it~! xD
How do you make your characters so MARVELOUS looking~? I'm curious about the large facial inserts in the text boxes.
She draws them all. Nessy is a great artist and likes to add personality to her characters - even if they're only NPCs or Cameos. ^.^

Amendment: Nessy did most of the faces and art. The rest was done by the ever-awesome Penta~<3
Both are truly talented individuals, but with their power combined (and some help from the rest of us) we have this awesome game~!
Wow, that's pretty amazing work! I have no real artistic skills, myself. I'm incredibly jealous. XD
I love the windowskin both here and in the new Princess Princess.
Releasing the prequel after the sequel? Well it's really a wonder how much more this game could be cliched, because the production is as crazy as official game production.

But after the full version get's released, there better be some changes to Princess Princess so I can tell what's a sequel and whats a prequel.
author=anepicrtpmapper
Releasing the prequel after the sequel? Well it's really a wonder how much more this game could be cliched, because the production is as crazy as official game production.

But after the full version get's released, there better be some changes to Princess Princess so I can tell what's a sequel and whats a prequel.

Haha.
Well Princess Princess demo is actually 100% canon to Porcupine Princess.
The Full version is renamed as Pixel Princess \o/

author=Liberty
She draws them all. Nessy is a great artist and likes to add personality to her characters - even if they're only NPCs or Cameos. ^.^

Noo it's a team effort!


author=Jaide
I love the windowskin both here and in the new Princess Princess.

hngh thank you <3
author=Archeia_Nessiah
author=Liberty
She draws them all. Nessy is a great artist and likes to add personality to her characters - even if they're only NPCs or Cameos. ^.^
Noo it's a team effort!

Haha, it's definitely confusing, though! I mean, there isn't any info on who drew what anywhere @__@
The only reason I kept this gamepage public is so that I can be ready and that I am on my wit's end.
I needed inspiration and that is that EVERYONE KNOWS this exist and that It will push me to finish this game further since I can't disappoint anyone.

Now that's out of the way:

author=emmych
author=Archeia_Nessiah
author=Liberty
She draws them all. Nessy is a great artist and likes to add personality to her characters - even if they're only NPCs or Cameos. ^.^
Noo it's a team effort!
Haha, it's definitely confusing, though! I mean, there isn't any info on who drew what anywhere @__@

I was planning to post a VERY VERY VEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYY elaborate PDF of credits that shows thumbnails for everything everyone did (not in full reso of course, that's already in the game folder) and a tutorial on how everything was done in the game including the battle formulas etc. Not sure about the art but w/e. I also discussed this with deckiller since I was excited about it. Just an FYI. It was supposed to be a surprise. I wanted everyone involved on the project go daww and aww on how special it was to show my eternal gratitude for all their help.

This is why I didn't post anything in the credits page as of yet, since you said it yourself, " there isn't any info on who drew what anywhere" it's just a bunch of names stacked into a SECTION and just says this person did something on that section but not WHAT and WHICH.

I was silent about the works even in the gamedev team (although I could've sworn I said publicly in the chatroom which one was made by one) since everyone is on their own business right now on the vxace nugget crash course and me focusing on the important aspect, eventing the game.

I was planning to hold back until the end and gush out everything at the post mortem and show what people did what and a 4 minute credits cutscene in the game itself that will make people READ THE CREDITS. And they can't skip that since it's the ending and conclusion.

BUT ALAS.
Since I have been having this impression people think I'm not going to credit anyone.


I have posted the credits section I have compiled in my script editor and painstalkingly rechecked if everyone was there while I'm testing and doing the game.


EVERYONE ENJOY.

author=Archeia_Nessiah
The only reason I kept this gamepage public is so that I can be ready and that I am on my wit's end.
I needed inspiration and that is that EVERYONE KNOWS this exist and that It will push me to finish this game further since I can't disappoint anyone.


Seems like you're kind of stressed. Try taking it a little easier... Finishing this doesnt seem so important when it's driving you mad. XD

Pardon me if I'm reading this wrong. To put it bluntly, I'm a sociopath. So reading the way people feel is far more difficult.
When is this getting released <3? Just wondering cuz the target completion day is long over ~
Soon, soon. There've been setbacks and a few little things that have delayed it. Don't fret, it shouldn't take much longer!
I will love you forever once this comes out. It looks amazing, judging from the screenshots.

*waits patiently for download and subs in the meantime D':!!* Real-life should always come first.
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