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   :iconsakonma:   |  Character owner:   :iconuchunokumoh:   |  Beta Tester   :iconsirensreverie:
Designs: Tabanei  & R0HI0

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The above is a sample for a new type of commissions I'm offering.




Important: 
  1. The file might take a bit to load depending on your connection!
  2. Popular bug: Black screen if you click on "Play" straight away. Click on "Credits" first, then "Back", and then "Play".
  3. There's audio and music! Make sure to have your audio unmuted!
  4. Option buttons (Mute, Save, Load, etc) only work in the game-file version. 
  5. Quality was reduced due to dA compression! The original file was too big to upload _(:3_)TL
  6. If there's popular demand for the fully functional, HD-quality game file, I'll share a link to it later (after I debug it some more lmao)

So two weeks ago I published a journal looking for mermaid characters to draw in a couple drawing 8D Welp, after two weeks of work, VOILA! :dummy: 
It was no couple illustration or anything like that haha XD It's an actually short Visual Novel!! ´7` I've always wanted to make one so I thought why not do something like this and also offer it as a commission type from now on? :meow: That was the thought that motivated me to work on this for almost 50 hours the past 2 weeks omg o)-) 

:bulletblue: Story
There were so many beautiful characters to pick from in the journal I published, but UchuNoKumoh 's characters proved to be the easiest ones to work with for a short story like this ;7; I'm deeply sorry for my stupidly silly scenario-writing skills Q7Q

I was inspired by uchu's characters' first meeting: Aylin loves trinkets and he always picks up anything that looks pretty enough. Halim happened to notice this, so he started placing such little decorations around for Aylin to pick up, hoping to one day have a talk with the shy boy. Welp, the day comes! But Halim can't contain himself //I know, I wouldn't be able to either :')// and hugs the boy. Aylin gets scared and runs away, and this is where the short Visual Novel starts ´7` 

:bulletblue: Designs
Soooo...I think there goes without saying that Aylin is my type of character ΦΦ I love white haired characters with dark skin, so it was love at first sight when UchuNoKumoh commented with her babies under my journal o)-) Halim being a centaur also was interesting enough, as I haven't drawn any centaurs before. I loved both designs so yay! :dummy: I changed the designs a bit and made it so that Halim's abs and nipples would be visible IM VERY NOT SORRY :meow: Other than that small alteration, I don't think I changed anything else.

:bulletblue: Sprites and Scenes
I made one main sprite for each character. I miscalculated the dimensions though, so I had to crop them in order to use them for the game file :') Other than that, I also made ~6-8 different expressions for each character, because they are so much fun to make ´7` I played around with Aylin's ear positions as well, to create different expressions too! I wanted to play with Halim's ears and hand positions too, but sadly I had no time _(:3_)TL As for the scenes, Aylin's solo scene was the first one I drew. It was this scene where I decided to go with a cel-shading style for the whole Visual Novel. Even though I'm not so used at cel-shading and ended up merging everything with my regular painterly style, I'm happy with how this style turned out. It was refreshing to work on it c: 
The Good End scene was the second scene, and I had less troubles with it. I wanted to do a Bad End scene, but sadly, I had no time QQ Working on an extra scene would mean more dialogues, more programming, more expressions and more debugging o(-( All in all though, I really enjoyed this! I wish I had the time to add the Bad End illustration and some little easter eggs of other characters that I liked in the journal _(:3_)TL //sob
You can view the non-cropped sprites here: 
Halim: Halim Sprite announcing by sakonma    | Expressions: :pointr: sta.sh/21nhtwkcmd3y   
Aylin:   Aylin Happy Up by sakonma | Expressions: :pointr: sta.sh/21vlzvuvciy


:bulletblue: Music, backgrounds and overall setting
This pretty much is the reason why I asked for a mermaid type OC in my journal: A beach background is incredibly easy to make haha :'D The overall setting, including music and sfx too. It's something happy, relaxing and calm, which I think everyone would enjoy! Finding the music was not easy actually. Most tracks out there require a license, but thankfully there's this website listed in the credits that has royalty free music .v.b The moment I heard "Summer Day" I thought "THAT'S IT!" One of the most difficult things though was incorporating the music in the Flash and game file like omg so many bugs and so many conversions and each file requires a specific version to work and I WAS SCREAMING but thankfully it worked in the end _(:3_)TL //after I watched like 6 tutorials and changed the code more than 7 times  o(-(

:bulletblue: Programming&Debugging
The most tedious thing I had to do for all of this o(-( I worked with C.novel's script for the main part, which was fun and ok but man some silly and totally "I make no sense" bugs were pestering me at first. Managed to fix them though so thank god! The big boss though: Flash. Scripting and programming everything to be functional with Flash. Let me tell you that after the 8 hours mark of constantly debugging, I gave up and simplified things by recording my actual game file and converting it into a .mov file :'D Then I just programmed those files to work with Actionscript (EVEN MORE BUGS OH MY GOD) and after dying inside a few times, this is the result _(:3_)TL I can do better actually but holy hell, I was at my limit o(-( As long as the main parts (buttons, options etc) are playable and functional, I'm ok. This is supposed to be a sample after all ;u; Making everything in the Flash file the exact same way I made them for my game file would require a minimum of 20 more hours of work and I--- I just don't _(:3_)TL I'd rather play Nier Automata than debug bugs for 20 hours XD
Other than those key-points, I don't think I have anything else I'd like to dive into! :meow:

Last but not least, a huge thank you to :iconsirensreverie: for her feedback, and beta testing! :iconbrohugplz: //and for pointing out some silly bugs that I was not aware of/or...pretended I didn't see cuz I wanted to be done and go play Nier LMAO 8'D //there is one where Aylin's ears appear double and he has 4 ears OOPS

And of course thank you to everyone who's been supporting me all this time! :iconlaloveplz: I feel that I've grown a lot as an artist from when I first started. It was a huge dream back then to make a Visual Novel, even a short one, so completing this fills me with great happiness´u`

If you've read up to here, and actually spent some time to play this silly little VN, feel free to leave a comment! Feedback is especially welcome! :la:
Thanks for dropping by! Hope you enjoy this! c:
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Software&Hardware  Bullet; Blue Painttool Sai | Photoshop CS5&CS6 | Cnovel | Adobe Flash Pro CS3 | OBS-studio | Wacom Intuos
Script language  Bullet; Blue Java | Actionscript 3.0 
Time   Bullet; Blue Art and Backgrounds (30 hours) | Programming, Text, Animations (12 hours) | Debugging (8+ hours)
Disclaimer  Bullet; Blue Permission to use characters, designs and sounds was given by the respective owners listed in the credits.
Trivia  Bullet; Blue This was the most fun, art-related thing I did for myself in AGES ´7` That being said, I need to now start replying to notes because I let them pile up since I was focusing all my freetime on this game _(:3_)TL I may actually take a nap first though--- I'm really tired after programming everything o(-(
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:iconsilia11:
silia11 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you use novelty, tyranoBuilder for your visual novel ?
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner 4 days ago
No I used CloudNovel and Flash!
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:iconsilia11:
silia11 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
CloudNovel i not know this software 
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It's very useful! It's an online software that offers similar things like TyrannoBuilder, but uses a simplified interface :nod:
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:iconsilia11:
silia11 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I'll look then ^^

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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Have fun!! :la:
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:iconsilia11:
silia11 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSSSS !!!! ^^
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TheDragonEnchantress Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
I love this!!!! Please make more!!!Love 
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
Thank you!! I'm working on a new one right now yes! :la:
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:iconwiael:
Wiael Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Oh my god, this is so absolutely awesome !! It must've been super huge to make, wow ! I'm still laughing from the bad end XD
This is so beautiful omg. I have no proper way to express how elkgvn!lekrn!bnkb I am.
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Thank you so much Wiael!!! 
Yeah it took a lot of time to make but it was a great experience! ´7`

HAHAHA THE BAD END :lmao: Seems like it's everyone's favorite XD

Thank you again! <33
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:iconkwanilla:
Kwanilla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHORE THIS IS MY CHEESE!!!
I LOVE THIS!!
lolol my little white leopard gecko baby is named Aylin, because it means 'little translucent/white one'
my leo is a super snow albino leucistic
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
aah thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you like it!  ´7`
And omg GECKO BABY--- TOO CUTE :iconcannotevenplz:
Oooh I didn't know that's what the name meant! .0. 
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:iconkwanilla:
Kwanilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you can see pictures of my smol bean here! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] www.deviantart.com/users/outgo… (link on my profile too)
He is the little white one with solid dark red eyes When you saw mama red eyes 
SUCH A SMOL BEAN HE IS MUCHO SMOL HE IS THE CHILLEST BEAN EVA
my other bean will run about but Aylin will just hang with you cause he likes body heatF2U AVATAR | #722 Rowlet (Holiday ver 2) 
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
TOO CUTEEEE OMGG 
They are adorable and SO COLORFUL :iconblushplz:
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:iconkwanilla:
Kwanilla Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
auuugghhh ikr! i love my smol beans!!!
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:iconpiffi-sisters:
Piffi-sisters Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
THIS IS
SPECTACULAR AND BREATHTAKING
YOU'RE SO AMAZING DEAR OMG ;____;!!!So much work, I can see all the love you put in this ;__;!!JUST WOW!!<333
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Thank you so much Piffi!! I'm sososo happy you like it! Q7Q 
It was a lot of work yes, but seeing how everyone enjoyed it makes me so happy! ´7`<3333
Thank you again! :blowkiss:
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DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang it's amazing you could put this together! The smooth transitions between expressions and all as well as the really pretty art are cool to see! I didn't know you knew how to program something like this, that's impressive.
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Thank you so much Destati!! Really happy you like it! Q7Q 
And yes, I was always interested in programming, thanks to programming classes in uni, so making this was a fun practice! :la:

Thanks again! ´u`<333
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god.. this is soooooo amazing! :iconlawooplz::faint:
I've always wanted to make something like this, but I lack the proper tools for it. ^^; I did do an attempt once, which I was happy with, but it can't compare to this!
You've done such a beautiful job on it. :D I hope you'll make more of these in the future, though I do know they take a lot of time to make. 
I did see one tiny mistake though, if you don't mind me pointing it out. When Hamil says to Aylin they were presents, her ears go back up, but the ears that were down before also stay. Stuff like that can easily be missed, especially after so many hours of debugging and working on it. x.x But again, you did such an awesome job on this. I love both those endings. X3 
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sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Aaaah so happy you like it Coraleana!! :iconleeblushplz:
Haha I can perfectly understand that! I've always wished to make something like that, ever since I started as an artist QuQ

Yes, it'll depend on my schedule, but I would love to make more in the future! :nod:

Oh good eyes and well spotted! 8D Yes I've written about it in the description! It's a bug my beta-tester has pointed out to me already, but I was too tired to fix it at that point :'D And I thought "Hey...four ears look cute 83" 

Thanks so much again dear! I'm glad you liked it ´7`
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:iconcoraleana:
Coraleana Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure lots of artists might dream about making these one day. :)
That's awesome. Can't wait to see more. :D 
Oops, hadn't read that part.^^; They do! I had to double check at first because for a moment I thought he was supposed to have 4 ears. X3 It does look super cute.

You're welcome. Keep up the awesome work! :la:
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:iconriiriia:
riiriia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
This was AMAZING!
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Thank you!!! :iconlaloveplz:
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:iconkuyuan:
kuyuan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student General Artist
KONNNNNNN THIS WAS ADORABLE AND AMAZING AHHHHHHHHHH
(((I'm sorry I found the second ending more entertaining =///w////= )))

ooh when you said you were gonna offer a new commission type I never expected a visual novel!! This was actually really inspiring, I feel like I want to make my own someday now. Q U Q It would be super fun to put music into an actual game-like thing.... ; o ;

programming and debugging everything sounded awful T^T I'm taking my first uni-level programming course right now so I FEEL THE PAIN _(:3_]TL
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sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
AAH KUYU THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :iconleeblushplz:
Haha I was laughing while making that second ending :lmao:

Hoho yes yes ! 8D It was really hard keeping silent about it, but I really wanted this to be a good surprise! :meow:
I'm so happy you found it inspiring! Q////Q<3

OH GOD KUYU I FEEL YOU o(-( Thank god I had programming classes in my university as well, otherwise I'd probably be still sitting here pulling out my hair at all the bugs _(:3_)TL
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kuyuan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student General Artist
OH YES if by any chance you ever need music for any of these (like you can't find anything fitting) then please feel free to yell at me; I'd be happy to write something for you! _(:3]TL
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:iconjoanklemens:
JoanKlemens Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow *^* Looks amazing! I'll play this novel later~
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Thank you! :la:
I hope you enjoy it when you do!! //just a warning: It's super short and silly though, please dont expect much 8')
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:iconjoanklemens:
JoanKlemens Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's really sweet, I like that ^^
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
AWW IM GLAD! THANKS! Q7Q<33
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:iconakiawalker:
AkiaWalker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks amazing!
The first ending was very cute, but the second one made me laugh so hard, lol. xD
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Thank you so much!!!
And hahahaa yes that was supposed to be me crying over my lack of freetime _(:3_)TL
Thanks again! <3
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Ryuuju Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is... so pretty. And cute. Damn ;//////;
Really, all that debugging deserves some CREDIT. God. I heard flash is a asshole when it wants...
And the game is-... aw. Cute. I'd love to play some looooong, "proper" VN with your drawings, really. So precious, aishs...
Good job there! Thank you for share this with us! ><

(As always, I'm sorry about my crappy English! ;A;)
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Aww thank you so much Ryuuju!! :blush:
Oh goD YES FLASH IS SUCH A--- :shakefish: I was fighting with it for hours o(-(

But thank you Ryu! I'm so happy you like how it turned out!! Q///u//Q And oh yes I'd totally love to make something much longer one day!!! :eager:

Thanks again dear! And no worries at all! Your English is beautiful! :iconlaloveplz:
 
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:iconneasoup-kun:
NeaSoup-kun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i am SCREAMING THIS IS SO CUTE OMG AAAAAAAA
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
//SCREAMS BACK FROM HAPPINESS
Thank you!! <3
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:iconneasoup-kun:
NeaSoup-kun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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Tabanei Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAAAA I-I am so happy to see this as visual novel I am---------------------- :iconrazycryplz:
Very good expression and visual novel too! I loovvee iitttt!! SAJSKLASA
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
THANK YOU TABANEI!! Working with one of your designs was a bliss! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconechizensgirl:
EchizensGirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow this is awesome that you are doing this!
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Thank you Makky! Glad you like it! :la:
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:iconmmthemayo:
MMtheMayo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>Actually picked the option that led to bad ending

Where's the blood, Sakon, proper bad ending should be bloody ............... xD

/in all seriousness tho, this seems like so much work :0 if that gonna be a commission type, you better charge a lot of moneys for it!!! /
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
AHAHAHA MAYO XDDD Only you would pick the bad ending first XDD 
Sadly no blood yeah :'( Maybe next time though 8D

And yes it did take about 50 hours to make, that's true! o)-) Thanks for the tip Mayo!
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:iconmmthemayo:
MMtheMayo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only me? Nah I'm sure someone had to go for that as well, or did they?

Whoa that's a lot! Yepp, def a lotsa money for that kinda work!
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:iconsirensreverie:
SirensReverie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the result omg omg omg <333 I'm glad I was able to help >w< <3
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Thank you so much Mia!! Q7Q You were a huge help that's for sure! :iconbrohugplz:
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:iconakittyk:
akittyk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao that bad end though xD
this is so cool though!!!!! :0
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:iconsakonma:
sakonma Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
The bad end should be named "Bad Joke" 8D 
Thank you so much akittyk!!! :blowkiss:
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