Betrayal the Video Game
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Plot Summary: 

Due to a social experiment-turned-challenge, six friends camp out in the woods to win a prize and to prove that their friendship is solid. With only their sleeping bags in hand, they are to spend one night in a faraway forest said to be filled with CCTVs for tracking their status. Little do they know that they were set up for something horrific that will decide who will survive and who should be left to die… in a tragic encounter they surely will never forget.


Project Status: In development

Loosely based on the horror board game “Betrayal at House on the Hill”,

Screen Shot 2016-12-03 at 7.31.51 PM by Zarashi99

Betrayal is a tactical, dark, adventure-style game. It has key features of my favorite Fire Emblem series — features like the conversation system, tactical turn-based system, HP and skill stats, and 2D anime-style character expressions that match their lines.

Betrayal the Video Game contains various colored manga cutscenes especially for the Intro, Haunt Reveal, death scenes and ending scenes. A game on 2D platform with manga cutscenes and dramatic background music.

SFX and BGMs used are fully free ones which are suitable for the game’s mood. (I am targeting pieces from the awesome Mr. Ross Bugden and Adrian Von Ziegler.)

The game will be initially released on Web platform hosted by itch.io site. In the full version, it will have 50 different stories with 2 or 3 endings each but for the demo (which I predict will be up on early Q2 of 2017), the game will be locked to one story and 2 endings.

Betrayal has 6 playable characters each with mysterious backstories than can be explored via the conversation system and game routes. Psyche, Athena, Artemis, Himeros, Eros and Apollo. They are characters from the Paragon manga series. (Those who have read Days of Yore will know the secret elements and will get some spoilers on DoY’s upcoming sequel. Those who haven’t will have fun and suspense while exploring the game.)

Any character — the Player or his NPC friends — has the chance to play as the Traitor. If not, they’ll be one of the Heroes. Depending on the Player’s alignment, they will unlock the corresponding ending if they emerge victorious.

Targeted players are people from ages 13 and up. Be warned about the dark plot (it’s a horror game, after all). Be ready for Quicktime events~! :) If you like Chess and Fire Emblem, you’ll love Betrayal the Video Game. If you don’t like strategic games, I bet you’ll still like it because it will have buff and debuff system + top-down feel just like WoW. Besides, WoW is still a strategic game presented in a fun way, come on. XD What I’m saying is, it won’t be just a point and click game. You have to think of every move you make.

If the demo version will have good stats in the Indie game industry, I will host an Open Audition for Dubbing the lines of every character. I hope this will push through ‘cause dubbing is AWESOME! And it will make Betrayal come out like Fire Emblem: Awakening or DotA’s offline campaign, yo! yay 

For now, I’m setting lite, attainable goals for the Demo version — that’s everything I proposed sans the dubbed lines. The first initial release will be up in a few weeks and I’m going to need beta testers. I hope you guys will be up for it. :wave: Beta testers will be featured in the game credits along with composers and other people who will support me on this project. Details on the functions of testers will be up when the release is soon to come. :headbang:

Wanna see some concept art? Here ya go:

Concept Art0 by Zarashi99
Concept Art1 by Zarashi99  Concept Art2 by Zarashi99 Concept Art3 by Zarashi99

Much like any software development process, the design has to come first. So here are the mockups — the layout of dialogs and panels in the game:

Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 10.00.03 PM by Zarashi99   

Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 10.00.06 PM by Zarashi99 Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 10.00.08 PM by Zarashi99
Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 10.00.10 PM by Zarashi99

Cover art will be up days after DoY Chapter IV Epilogue’s release. 

Join me in the development of Betrayal the Video Game. Let’s make this game project an adventure~
    

Just to update you on what I’m up to.. Here’s my To Do list:

  • Days of Yore Chapter IV Epilogue
  • Project: Betrayal >> First Beta Release
  • Mini Comic entry “Bad Nun Artemis”
  • Mini Comic entry “Athena’s Death Wish”
  • Days of Yore chibi funshots
  • Days of Yore Zero Cover (Black Version)
  • Days of Yore Zero full release
  • Colored cover/trailers for the Sequel to DoY
  • Project: Betrayal >> Second Beta Release
  • Manga Cutscene for :iconanimedovahkin:
  • Collab with :iconagawaer: (Mercenary Tales)

//sorry I have to put the collabs with you, AnimeDovahkin and Agawaer.. :( I promise I will get to them.. I just have a different priority for a couple of months. I hope it’s okay with you. :hug: :heart:


Lots of love and hugs,

Zarashi99/Ren



Game releases will be on itch.io>> zarashi99.itch.io/betrayal
P.S. Here's the link to the journal stating why I'm making a game project:

My Video Game ProjectHowdy, guys! :wave: How are you? I hope you guys are doing well. Zarashi99/Ren here, and I’m back (well, sort of) to give an announcement. It’s about the project I mentioned in my latest art entry. It’s about the video game I said I will be making. :aww:
So… what’s the full announcement? :?
Am I going to rescind what I said about that project?
Am I going to chicken out upon the realization that entering the world of Indie game development is a whole ‘nother level of mixed fun and hell?
No. //take that, me from a year ago.
A brief thing about me: I am a Software Engineer, an Android applications developer in a tech company. I’m also freelancing as a manga letterer with a bit of editing work. Not to mention, I already have a manga series to work on to pass whatever free time I've got.
Sounds like I already have so much on my plate, right? So why add a game project to this pile of work?
*sigh*

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Astral-Chan's avatar
Astral-Chan|Professional Filmographer
Amazing~! You've already done so muuuuch~! Looking forward to more updates on this! :D

Ohh dubbing? That sounds fun~! xD And Fire Emblem is awesome :heart:

The plot sounds really nice too, a lot of opportunities for different plot twists! It's also cool that you're using DOY characters! They are gonna be so popular in so many realms! Awesome! :love:
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Myaaaa! furious wave Thank you so muchhhhh!

Yes! Fire Emblem is a Must Play to those who haven't played it.
Awakening and Fates are super awesome installments! :wave:

Ahaha! Yes, DoY characters in the game~ all the more reason I have to finish this project~ ^_^ Racing Girl Emoji (Lovely bye bye wave) [V3] 
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Astral-Chan|Professional Filmographer
I've only played one or two fire emblem games and it was on PS2 so I was young and I can't remember well but it was super awesome and fun! :)

Yesss you must finish it! We all believe in yoouuuu! You can do it! :love:
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! I'll be rooting for your gameplay~ ^_^
Maybe I'll have rewards for players who will take a video of their plays + reactions.. ohoho! We shall see!
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Tobyfredson| General Artist
Do you still need beta testers and how many? Sing me up!
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohoho! You're in!
I need beta testers.. as many as possible~ :nod:
Thanks for your interest, Toby-chan!

//come here, Pedrito, lemme give you a hug!
Chi huggles 
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Tobyfredson| General Artist
Tell me when and how I can test it! I'll get back to reading your journals properly when I feel a little bit better with my health.

<3 Thanks, I appreciate everything!
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
For sure~ I'll post instructions on beta testing when the release is near. :nod:

Have more hugs and pats on the head, Pedrito! Cat blob Persian Cuddle 
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Ho ho oh NNNNIIICCCEEEE!
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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TenkoSama9's avatar
*Bows* ^_^.
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Firestorm999|Student Digital Artist
This is going to be an awesome game
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
I hope it will live up to your expectations.
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Firestorm999|Student Digital Artist
you are very welcome, and I bet it will ;)
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Obelis|Hobbyist General Artist
I highly enjoy chess so I'm sure I'll enjoy this game, too. :la: I'm impressed by how much you can do. Keep up!
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the support, Obelis! :wave: Yes, you will enjoy this!
Have you tried Fire Emblem before? I highly recommend it to you. ^_^
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MistressSvedka|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! :D
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweating a little... Thank you, Sve! Love 
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MistressSvedka|Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup::D
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AnimeDovahkin's avatarComment Featured By Owner
THIS! LOOKS AWESOME!  I can't wait to see more of this.  Question: Is this going to be available on computers as well as smartphones, or is it a smartphone only app?  If it's the first, I'd love to try it out and play it for myself.  If not, C'est la vie.  I wish you the best of luck.  I know you will do an awesome job.

That's totally fine, I realize that you have a lot to deal with.  I'm just happy that you even offered to do this.  Hope you enjoy yourself and don't work yourself too hard.  I'll be rooting for you every day.   
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gyaaaah! :iconzomgplz: I forgot to add the target devices. I'll update the info now. :)
Betrayal the Video Game will be available on Web Players (embedded on itch.io site), also downloadable on PC and on Mac. :wave:

I'm also aiming for it to be available on smartphones but that will be on the future releases.

Gosh, I can't wait to get items on my queue done so I can work on the cutscene~
You're so sweet! Thank you very much! I won't let you down! :happybounce: 
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Tobyfredson| General Artist
web player is fine
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Zarashi99|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwrighty! Big Fool Emoji-28 (High Five YES) [V4] 
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Aw...:( Well, I've waited this long lol. I can wait a bit longer. XD
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