I just post this to keep these forums updated.
This is how the logo looks as for today, and will stay like that until some guy
says that it sucks too much. You may notice the symbols under, I put them there because I like those symbols... they are Japanese katakana and are read "Geneshisu Purofeshi" (the G is read as in dog
The game takes place in 2140 A.D., but it will not be as futuristic as you may think, because there is a background story.
Here is the main plot:In A.D. 2035, war was beginning. A terrorist uses a cobalt bomb that nearly eradicates all life on earth (called the Second Incident), those who survived thought that technology was too dangerous to mankind and banished everything that is not crucial for the people to prevent that such a disaster would fall upon the planet again. That "evil" technology was sealed within crystals that were hidden in the depths of the oceans.
To unite the surviving people, Empire Garushi was founded and people started spreading across the planet's surface again. However, after a hundred years people appeared who sought for power and knew that mankind was capable achieve that. Eventually such people also entered the imperial family, and soon a emperor with such deriers sat on the throne.
One crystal was found, and a team of scientists were ordered to examine it, the crystal that would "improve the human race". However, an accident happened and whatever was inside got loose and started killing of the people. Since it couldn't be stopped it was decided that the power core of the laboratory was to be overloaded to create a explosion, hoping that "whatever was inside the crystal" would be caught in it and destroyed. Even though there was a major city nearby that would also be destroyed, they (the government) still let the explosion occur. This was later called the Third Incident.
For the greater good...
5 years later. You start off with Kinshi, a 14 year old boy, who lives in Hiri village. Playing on a field with other children, he makes a bet with one of his friends that he would eat a growing mushroom that grows in the lawn. He does that and soon he feels like his body is burning and he rushes into the loo. Conveniently, while he is there, soldiers emerges and start abducting the other children. Kinshi then rushes into the village, finding that his caretaker is being executed for "treachery against the Empire". 'NO', Kinshi shouts at the sight of that, and is immediately noticed by the soldiers. He starts to run but ends up in a dead end and is found once again, but suddenly, as Kinshi feels the heat within his body increase, the soldiers starts to explode, just by Kinshi stretching his arm against them. Overwhelmed about what just happened, Kinshi manages to escape with one goal in his mind, to get to where his father works. To get to TEAR- headquarters.
Animation-frames of the blood explosion.
These are the most important characters, the first three can be renamed in the beginning of the game, both personal name and surname. (Also, if Kinshi's surname, Kawaki, is changed, so will Kandou's be):
Main actor, playable.
About him: Son of the great scientist Kawaki Kandou. He is emotionally weak, which affects gameplay and story.
Secondary actor, playable.
About her: Unknown origin, lives in Shinmachi City, works for and is loyal to Kandou.
Third actor, playable.
About her: Descendant of a noble family. She is from the city Hosshi in the northern part of the state, but moves to Shinmachi City.
About him: As busy as he is, he hasn't been able so see his son, Kinshi, for 5 years. He is the head of TEAR (Technological Evolutionary Abnormal Research)
Age: 15 ?
About him: He appears to be 15 but his actual age is unknown. He comes from the Imperial City, but now works for TEAR.
About her: As the only survivor of the Third Incident, she has now managed to get back on her feet and is now working for TEAR.
The Incidents that has occurred because of technology are these:
1st: In World War II, nuclear warheads were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
2nd: 2035 A.D., a terrorist nearly exterminates all of the planet's lifeforms by detonating a cobalt bomb.
3rd: In the storyline, to prevent that "something" would get out and killing people around the world. An entire city was destroyed.
In other words, it is called an "Incident" when at least an entire city is destroyed by a technological device.
TEAR is officially a organisation that only performs medical researches, but in reality they are also a rebellion group against the evil Empire. It is located within Shinmachi City.
Shinmachi City is a fortress town built to withstand attacks from both foot soldiers of the Empire as well as battle-mechs sent by the Empire.
Another organisation is called TENSHI and is supporting the empire by training soldiers and building battle-mechs.
The main outline of the game consists of main quests and side quests. The main goal of the adventure is to bring down Garushi Empire, since they are trying, by force, to "improve" all the humans (including brainwashing). To succeed you will need to go to different areas to find items that will be helpful for TEAR. But between some of these quests there will also be events where you are supposed to assist in defending Shinmachi against Imperial Forces. Foot-soldiers will be fought normally, your party against theirs. Battle-mechs will also appear and conveniently TEAR also have mechs that you will ride in order to defeat enemy mechs. Those battles will be one on one. But, since TEAR have no portable energy resource good enough to power a mech, you cannot travel the world with it, as the mech needs to be physically connected to Sinmachi in order to function.
The battles will be sideview and ATB (Auto Time Battle).
This project is what was originally "The Return of the Prince" and our current project. I will also announce that all my individual projects are cancelled for the time being.