Ace Attorney && AlterniaBound = Alternian Turnabout: Aradia Megido
Taking place before the revenge cycle or SGRUB began, a murder that occurs during a night of FLARPing pits Team Charge and Team Scourge against each other in a competitive attempt to achieve acquittal/guilt/truth.
There is also a teaser video I threw together:
As you can see from all the Alterniabound/PW sprites, this project could use some artists.
The overview should be straightforward enough by now. It is apparently a rather popular idea to try and have the best of both worlds between Homestuck and the Ace Attorney series. However while it would seem more obvious to make Terezi the protagonist, she's the pokerfaced badass here. She is going to know more about the Alternian law than any of the other trolls, and plus she's a little too in love with the prosecution and convicting side of legal duties. Making Aradia an unlikely protagonist was the best way to bring about the traditional role. She is someone confident enough and compassionate enough to play the, er, reverse-prosecution, while not being at the top of her game like Terezi would be. Likewise Vriska isn't experienced at this sort of thing either, but she is ruthless enough to play dirty to win. IMHO this chemistry makes a good setup for this particular story, at least.
As far as this project being similar to a certain other project that appeared a month ago is concerned, well. The idea had been rolling around in my head for a long while, and back in the winter I had checked this subforum to see if anybody was doing anything like this and if so what sort of reception they might have gotten. Only after I'd started and made a fair bit of progress in it did I happen to pop back in and saw Roundy had his own version of this concept going. I didn't know PyWright even existed either, which is why Renpy was the medium I chose for this game. Just as well, I figure I'll only do the one case unless there is a huge demand for sequels.
ART DESIRED Update: Artwork all complete! Very special thank you to rainbowStitches for being a solo version of Hussie's entire MSPA art team.
I would like most cutscene images to be 800x600 and monochrome, and imitating Homestuck's hero mode art is preferrable. However, I also have a couple of images that need to be done in color.
Ah heck, I'm going to have to draw some diagrams of some of these to clarify what I mean, I think.
I would like for the soundtrack to fit the profile of Alternia and Alterniabound, while naturally giving wide leeway for homage to Ace Attorney's soundtrack.
At the moment none of my music is official yet. The higher priority would be placed on music for the courtroom phase which would involve:
Then with lower priority if anyone wants to make these:
It goes without saying that anyone who contributes can be credited in the staff roll and can from then on say they had a role in making a video game.
More to come, as my own developments and the contributions of others come in...