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Love and War is a tale taking place on the world of Terra. Ever since the birth of the first nation-state on this world, Terra has been wracked by the scourge of war. Five nations managed to survive throughout the ages, yet it seemed as though with each passing day, humanity slipped closer and closer to self-annihilation.

One man made a difference, however. The youthful Emperor of the Zion Empire, Geraud Valtemond, was this man. A brilliant, honorable, and benevolent monarch, he managed to open the eyes of the leaders of the other nations, showing them what lay ahead if Terra persisted down this road. Through diplomacy and sheer force of will, Lord Geraud created the Commonwealth; an international governing body, comprised of democratically elected representatives and Peacekeeping Forces, which would forever make war a thing of the past.

Three centuries have elapsed, and people have forgotten the lessons of the past. Tensions are rising between nations once again, and it seems as if the Commonwealth is powerless to do anything but watch as its order crumbles. Can one man make a difference, once again?

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MGL Update!

Time for a bit of an update on Magical Girl Lavie! Boy, it's been a while and a half since the last update, and I must apologize for that. I've been planning on adding a news update for some time now, but was waiting on one particular thing to be completed... and well, that sort of thing can drag on for a while and a half, as you can imagine. Thankfully the stars aligned and I was able to assemble the pieces I needed!

So, how have things been going, with Magical Girl Lavie? Not bad, but progress has been - without question - uneven. In some areas it's a case of being limited by the budget, and only being able to afford a certain amount of progress every month. (Still, slow and steady, as they say!) In others, I'm a bit bottlenecked by certain elements not being ready, and holding up work on others. I suppose that's part of the joy and sorrow of game development? I do think that some of the biggest hurdles have been cleared though, and hopefully progress is going to be speeding up in the weeks and months to come. :)

Onto specifics, then! Here's a little clip of the latest version of the battle system in action. This is all super-pre-alpha stuff of course, with a lot of things subject to change, but the basic building blocks are here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMR7ShhtcME

You may or may not have noticed that Lala is not controllable there. This wasn't my intention at first, but I think it could be an interesting idea. Should Lala, being Lavie's magical sidekick (and untargetable by enemies!) simple act independently? Should Lavie be able to give her general commands ("Keep us healed!" "Boost our defense!") as a half-way measure? Or would it be better to simply have full control over her actions? It's worth pointing out that while Lala cannot be targeted by enemies, if Lavie is knocked out, so too is Lala. Let me know what you think!

Finally, here's a look at some of the various bits of art our various artists have been working on. Starting out with Riklaionel and the battle system sprite art:



This enemy thought he was prepared... but Lavie's not packing a bow this time!



"I have the powerrrrrrr!"




The completed version of the above.





In-game character sprites, done by Hiddenone!


Face art and cutscenes by Nueajaa:



"I like it, but could you add a touch of maliciousness and a dash of vulnerability?" "OK!"



Face art of a couple minor characters.



Magical Knight Reinhardt enters the scene! Mary seems less then impressed, somehow...




Maps, by mapper Missnile!




Well, that should bring this little news update to a close. Hope you enjoyed, and as always, please feel free to let me know what you think!

Posts

Shiiiiiii-!
I knew there was something I forgot!
I'll send you that email some time tomorrow. Sorry for taking so long. >.<;
:D May I further note how u hair particularly prety today?
author=Admiral Styles
:D May I further note how u hair particularly prety today?


Really because I thought DAMN u ugly!!!!!!
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
497
He's now doing beta testing.
Seems there's a game breaking bug when you get to Lavie's grandmother's house. It's possible to trigger the hopping bird animation before you get the quest for it, and then when you do get the quest the chest is no longer there. Really don't want to start a new game.
That's definitely a new one! Although I've just checked, and... I'm not sure it's even possible for the chest to disappear? Are you sure you've actually gotten to the "find the treasure box" quest? If so, you need to examine the landmarks, in order, to advance.
HEY EVERYONE,I HAVE A QUESTION,juno just joined my party and searching for where si lugner located?i search every town and i cant find him even in lorean.
Try having a look in some of the houses in Alton.
so in alton..thanks admiral style..i thought no on e would reply my question.47 minutes later i just finish the game!now im waiting for act 2,i hope lavie will not be angry.
Hey, just wanted to drop by and say I absolutly love your game. I actually registered an account here just to drop by and let you know how much I loved it. any idea how long it will take you to finish act 2? I found your thread about it but neither of the links provided take me to the right site O_o
is it just me or is the game movement slow down once you go to the palace a second time to hunt down the person that escaped
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! A masterpiece!! Sugoi!!! Arigatou!!
Demoi- It could do with a lot of improving, there are some bugs in the middle of the game and also the gameplay is a bit fidgety
does the bug go away after you find the person or does it persist through out rest of game?
author=Rekitsu
Hey, just wanted to drop by and say I absolutly love your game. I actually registered an account here just to drop by and let you know how much I loved it. any idea how long it will take you to finish act 2? I found your thread about it but neither of the links provided take me to the right site O_o


Hiya Rekitsu, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Act I! I do appreciate you taking the trouble to let me know. = ) The LAW website can now be found here: http://antioch.snow-fall.com/law/ (We've moved a fair amount over the years, heh...) Future LAW updates will always go up there!

Natsu_Luffy: Glad I could help. Ah, poor, poor Lavie...

Ichimaru_Gin: Nice to hear it! I agree, it definitely isn't a perfect game. The new version of Act I won't be perfect either, but I hope it'll be an improvement and a half.

farfetched: If it's the bug I'm thinking of, it probably won't go away... Replied to your PM, hopefully we can get that sorted. = )
ichimaru_gin bye bye to ichigo,lol.but killed by aizen sereves him wrong..
Juno is Vincent In Ghost Fighter Anime.
Farfetched: Do you mean the length of Act I? It depends on a number of factors, but overall it's probably several hours at least.