Development on Eternal Hour is going well. This has kept me quite busy, which is why my posts have been few and far between. However, I am happy to reveal that Eternal Hour’s prequel, Golden Hour, is available for free on Steam.
The prequel, created due to overwhelming support on Kickstarter, offers two short tales: one about Rin Fujimoto, the other about Yasu Fujimoto. Yasu is Eternal Hour’s protagonist, and Rin is his aunt, who is also his guardian. Rin’s story shows how she came to be Yasu’s guardian, while his offers a taste of the mysteries to come after what is, initially, just some silly fun with his friends. While there isn’t too much depth to either story, the ending for each will be a bit different based on some of the choices made.
Big thanks to everyone at Seventh Heart Studios who worked on the game, as well as Sekai Project for their publishing support.
The file below is a one page outline for the Great Cycle, a fantasy concept for a religion. Comparable to the religious practices found in the Dungeons & Dragons and Avatar: The Last Airbender franchises, the Great Cycle explores a religion with a small pantheon of deities. While the deities are depicted there is still some skepticism that they can actually be witnessed in the flesh.
Great Cycle Religion Outline – 1 Page
The file below is a one page outline for the Three Pillars, a fantasy concept for a religion. Comparable to the religious practices found in the Suikoden and Ultima franchises (Specifically Serpent Isle with the latter), the Three Pillars also explore the fragmentation and divides that can exist within a single religion. The faith itself is mostly metaphysical, though deities are also included.
Three Pillars Religion Outline – 1 Page
After months of silence, I can happily announce that Eternal Hour, a project I’ve been working on for quite a while, is now on Steam Greenlight. The link can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=922681685
Eternal Hour, produced by Seventh Heart Studios in association with Sekai Project, is an adventure-romance Visual Novel that revolves around a month (or so) in the life of Japanese high school Yasu Fujimoto. Thanks to mysterious circumstances, Yasu finds himself able to manipulate time itself and must strive to determine how to best use his new gift.
Eternal Hour was primarily written by me, Peter W Dawson, and I oversaw some of the artistic direction as well (though none of the artwork was done by me but our rather talented team).
The project is currently slated to be released in Q1 of 2018.
The following are 24 different ways for a character to order their subordinates to open fire with their weapons. It’s a systemic writing sample meant to show how to make the mundane sound interesting through variety.
- “Open fire!”
- “Light ’em up!”
- “Empty your clips into them!”
- “Unleash hell!”
- “Rain death!”
- “Blast them!”
- “Execute them!”
- “Blow them apart!”
- “Ventilate them!”
- “Tear them to pieces!”
- “Rip them to shreds!”
- “Drop the hammer!”
- “Murder time!”
- “Pick them apart!”
- “Plug them!”
- “Pull triggers, now!”
- “Bring them down!”
- “Throw lead!”
- “Pull your triggers!”
- “Bullet barrage, now!”
- “Bag them up!”
The following are 20 different ways for a character to say that they’re reloading. It’s a systemic writing sample meant to show how to make the mundane sound interesting through variety.
- “Gonna reload.”
- “Reloading my weapon.”
- “Out of ammo, reloading!”
- “Gotta put in a new clip!”
- “Putting in a new magazine!”
- “Gotta reload.”
- “Gun’s dry, gonna refill.”
- “Outta bullets, putting more in.”
- “Chamber’s empty, addressing that.”
- “Putting in more bullets.”
- “Locked and loading!”
- “Adding more bang for my buck.”
- “Refilling my weapon.”
- “Gotta add more lead to my weapon.”
- “New mag, loading up!”
- “Fresh rounds, coming in hot!”
- “Need to reload, doing so now!”
- “My dragon needs fresh teeth!”
- “Making a lead sandwich, just preparing to spread.”
The file below is a nine page writing sample. The contents are for Heirs of the Stars, a proposed sci-fi novel currently listed on Inkshares (See Here). The segment is meant to open the book, offering a quick action scene, then some exposition before ending on a startling reveal.
Heirs of the Stars