Sleepless Night 2 – Preview #2 Art

MidoriSleepless Night 2 is loosely based on my book series ‘Shadow-Trilogy’. While the first game features the protagonist of this series, Haru, this one will focus on three main characters instead. Shizuka, Natsumi, and Midori are more or less friends of Haru. The sprites were drawn by NoodleBrains and I used them for a couple of projects: my first visual novel Soulmates, book covers, and the Sleepless Night series of course. For this game, I edited the sprites a bit (to add some expressions). I also used some free sprites from www.all-silhouettes.com and edited them.

The backgrounds were generously provided by OokamiKasumi under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial. She also writes and she released pretty cool visual novels, definitely check out her work! I also used one background from www.publicdomainpictures.net and edited it.

I created the GUI by myself and I also designed the game’s icon, cover art, and text box. Torsten Sohrmann helped with some things and created my logo, which is always shown at the beginning of my games. The game features some little animations, I added blinking sprites with three steps (open, half-closed, closed) which look much better compared with the two steps blinking effect in the first Sleepless Night game. Other than that, there are light effects and a few surprises.

P.S.: Midori here is just a mock-up GIF animation. In the game, the blinking effect looks better and more fluent.

Depths of Forever – Announcement

Depths of Forever

Depths of Forever is the upcoming fantasy novel by Marcel Weyers. The newly named Tasu doesn’t know yet that he falls more and more in love  with his rescuer Kyū and that he doesn’t only endangers his own life, but also that of his friends. A forbidden love turns in to a problem only then when the wrong people know about it. Eventually, Tasu has to make a decision…

Description:

“When I felt the freezing water on my skin, I was sure that I would never see the daylight again. I sank deeper and deeper towards the bottom of the sea and I didn’t know now what would soon follow. If Kyū hadn’t rescued me, I would have died. But that’s the way it should have been. Now I’m an alien in a world, which we didn’t know it existed. Mermaids don’t make it easy for one and especially one merman drove me crazy.
Without memories and hidden from hostile eyes, I tried to establish a life as a human under the sea level. However, the dangerous game soon becomes a life-threatening whirlpool, which does not only threaten my own life, but also the lives of my new friends. The lethal wake begins to spread out and I’m not sure if I can escape it.”

Teaser:

Links:
Official Website
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Many thanks to Torsten Sohrmann for creating the wonderful logo! The novel is well advanced and I’m planning to release the book in the beginning of 2014. More information and an extract from the complete first chapter will follow soon.

True Meduza

True Meduza

Today I want to present a project from my dear colleague Torsten Sohrmann:

True Meduza is a little fashion label from the beautiful city of Dresden and was founded in 2012. We specialized in T-shirts and accessories and soon you will find even more T-shirt designs here. Have a look around!

In Greek mythology Medusa is a dreadful monster and often associated with a hideous face of a human woman. The living, venomous snakes on her head are so gruesome that a mere look at her face turns you into stone. True Meduza is a fashion label, which identifies with the extraordinary. It is a reinterpretation of Medusa, which lives up to her old Terror, but at the same time combining it with the Beautiful and the Sublime. Poison spitting yet delicious. Mythological yet new. Dare to take a look at the true face of Meduza!”

There are already some T-shirts, beanies, and bags in the official shop. You will also get an 15% inaugural discount until June, 5. Do not hesitate to stop by.

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RE:Alistair++ – German Translation

RE:Alistair++

RE:Alistair++

The popular freeware game RE:Alistair++ by sakevisual is also well known in Germany. Now the official German translation is out. At this point I want to thank Torsten Sohrmann for the German edit of the pictures.

You can download the German version here. Please select your operation system:
Windows (~116,34 MB) – Installer
Windows (~117,02 MB) – Zip
Mac OS (~115,28 MB)
Linux (~118,41 MB)
All (~130,23 MB)

PS: Also, check out sakevisual’s upcoming game, which is set in the same universe as RE: Alistair: Backstage Pass