So Im finally on the road to finishing this visual novel. My first visual novel with all original artwork (about a year ago I made The Coin with the help of a tutorial and pictures from Google). The sprites will hopefully be all done in photoshop and the scenery line work in manga studio. I was using manga studio for a friend so I guess I'll keep up with the software through my visual novel development.
Below is Amenti, the main character of Trapped and her emotions. This visual novel is not going to be a long one so the emotions: default, happy, mad, sad, shock, blush (probably won't be used for her), and eyes closed. So far each character will have a sprite that the other characters do not. Amenti may not have a blush sprite but Bryan will have one.
Before there was Remember Me, The Walking Dead (game) and Assissian's Creed (Vita) I used to wonder about the lack of dark skinned characters or characters of African decent in video games. There is still a chance I will get to work at a mainstream video game company someday. I know most mainstream companies are concerned with what sells so most video game characters are made with safe designs in mind. Of course I know the importance of making money but it feels nice being able to experiment.