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Can everybody reading this do me a favor and go over to NatsNeko and send her lots of hugs, love, llamas, etc. And comment on her page saying something along the lines of "Thank you very much you lovely person for giving a subscription to Pacthesis because without it, she wouldn't be able to post a lovely new journal with lovely pictures."
But please, no spamming. Or if you're too lazy and don't want to, that's a-okay too.
Thanks in advance. ;o;


After approximately 168 hours of playing video games, sleeping, walking on my treadmill, watching movies/anime, and doing leisure activities that are rare for me, I've decided to start another project.

Star Days

It is said that when people die, they become stars. A group of people from different parallel universes and planets go on a journey to travel outside the Solar System and bring back loved ones who have passed away.

ALIENS

I suppose you could call it a dating sim about aliens, but technically they are all human… just from different planets in different parallel universes in which their planet is the only known one to be able to support human life. (example: in one universe, Mercury has oxygen/water and is the 3rd planet from the sun while Earth is the 1st.)

Right now you see 4 bachelors, but this game will have a total of 8… at least one (if not two of them) will be a bachelorette.




Release Date


My goodness, it's too early to tell. I think this project is going to be big… even bigger than Number Days. I might even break my 6 month "rule"/limit. I MIGHT. BUT I REALLY HOPE I DON'T HAVE TO BECAUSE DANG GURL HALF A YEAR IS A LONG TIME AND I WANNA MOVE ON. My early dating sims took me about 2-3 months to finish each… my more recent ones have been in the 4-5 range… I'll post a release month/date when I think I have one, okey-dokey.

Story


Tara has never been good at making friends. While she does have a few close ones, her best friend, Lee is one of the most important people to her. When he is diagnosed with leukemia, Tara finds it hard to imagine life without him as she has known him since childhood. She holds strongly onto the belief that Lee would recover, but he eventually loses his battle with cancer. Despite feeling prepared for the worst outcome, Tara feels deep anguish.

Later she encounters an odd bunch of individuals and what looks like a spaceship. They are apparently on a journey to travel outside the Solar System to "The Constellations", an area inhabited by people from all universes who have died. It is said that if a price is paid, one can bring a deceased person back to life. While Tara initially considers joining the crew, she ends up refusing and going home.

The following night, Tara is "abducted" by the crew. No, they don't want to probe her brain, but she happened to have dropped the gift she received from Lee on her birthday and they just wanted to return it. (apparently ringing the doorbell would've been too suspicious, so abduction it was) As the crew was about to set Tara back on her way, she requests to come along and they welcome her aboard. Tara embarks on a journey to not only give Lee a second chance at life, but to also discover how to make new friends and what life really means to her.

As each character's story gets deeper, they will show off more of their true personality and eventually they will reveal the identity of the person they wish to bring back to life.
Genre of the story is best described as adventure, sci-fi, romance, comedy ("pacdabutt" humor), and a bit slice of life.

Characters


Star Days
From Earth and is the main character (that you can rename of course). Sometimes plays the role of "the only sane person". While she's the adventurous type, she's cautious and skeptical. Might be the "smartest" out of all of the main characters/players I've made. Enjoys challenges, but sometimes sticks her nose where it doesn't belong. She recently donated her hair which made her friend, Lee a little upset before he passed away. He thought that she looked better with long hair.

Star Days
From Pluto. Earthlings aren't the only ones who don't classify Pluto as a planet. The other crew members never even heard of Pluto before. Ry constantly insists that Pluto is the most awesome and planet-like planet to ever be. Often likes to think that he's in charge even when he's lacking the authority. He's the type that goes out of his way for others, but can be too compassionate for his own good… which gets him in trouble. Despite wanting to be good for the world, he almost seems to enjoy causing trouble. "A bad boy with morals"… I suppose that's what he's called.

Star Days
From Saturn. Sometimes referred to as "Mag" by the others. In English, his name sounds like a thing we read while taking a dump, but in his native language, "Magazine" is just a name… like "John". (they overcome language barriers are with a special device) The technology in his world is beginning to cause major problems as people are abusing its power and causing war. He's technically the "captain" of the ship because it belongs to him, but he doesn't act like one due to his apathy. Sometimes his personality is so mechanical, it's humorous. Things that look "cute" tickle his fancy though…

Star Days
From Neptune. In his culture, exposing one's face in public is just as inappropriate as walking around without pants on. The face is something only lovers are supposed to see. It's even inappropriate for family and close friends to see faces. Children and the elderly are excused from this "norm" however. He still finds it a bit uncomfortable being around people who expose their faces so much. He lost his mask and is resorting to a box to cover his face. While he's a gentleman at heart and has good manners, he is paranoid and freaks out often… and I mean often.

Star Days
From Mercury. Has little compassion for others but often finds himself being dragged into situations he'd rather not take part in. Not initially part of the crew but joins later in the story. He actually never wanted to be part of the crew but his own transportation device broke down while he was trying to get to The Constellations. He should be thankful that they even took him in, but he acts very bitter towards everyone. Perhaps he just doesn't know how to express his gratitude. (my a**hole senses are tingling… but who knows, I might not hate him as much as I think I will… just look at Xolga, he was able to get on my good side)

Gameplay


Like Number Days, there will be objectives/quests/etc. but they will play out more like "side quests" that are unrequired to continue the main story, but lead to different story/character paths. If one were to ignore all of the objectives and quests, the gameplay will feel more like my older dating sims. That way, if one's browser were to crap out on them, they would have to make up less progress. (save systems on flash with action script 2.0 are rather iffy, and they don't work with every browser… for the most part, I'm going to avoid them because they are not reliable enough)

There will be different worlds (I'm planning for Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and maybe one extra which is a secret right now) the crew can travel to where the player can meet and unlock more characters they can befriend/"date".

I'm splitting the bachelors/ bachelorettes into two groups: the main "crew" (all of them are shown in the poster) and side characters. All of them will have story routes and you can get endings with each one. Main differences between the two groups is that the main crew plays a large role in the main plot while the side characters just play a role in their own story in their own worlds.

The side characters will be from one of each: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus. At least one (if not two) of them will be female… and one of them is going to be a guy with glasses because I love guys with glasses and I'll be too sad if I have to make a game with no glasses guy.  So actually, there will be 8 different characters to choose from… whew, a lot of work up ahead…

I might not l reveal their identities prior to the release of this game just for the sake of surprising you guys. But who knows, pictures of them will probably get leaked onto my tumblr eventually.
There will also be multiple endings similar to Memory and Number Days.


Notes


I know that a lot of people out there want me to go a little more "mainstream" with the theme/concepts of my dating sims (vampires, demons, wizards, ninjas, magic, creatures, fantasy, music/idols, school setting, cat/dog/animal people—I've done a few of those by the way) but when I think of an idea, I try to let it flow. I guess my ideas don't always flow in the direction of vampires and stuff. When my ideas go mainstream, I let them go mainstream. When's the next time that's going to that happen? It's hard to predict that kind of stuff…

A part of me feels like I should be making stuff that pleases you guys and another part of me says that I should be free to make whatever I want because this is my hobby and people just happen to support t it. Well this isn't an actual occupation and it's not my job, but I think I can find a happy medium between the two.

And I can't make dating sims about your favorite anime/manga, other TV shows, books, movies, etc. Or else the ad company will steal my kidneys and eat my face off, remember? Or if they don't… I'll probably get sued. I don't own any of those characters or stories.
Don't get this confused with making fan art/fan games/fan etc. that are nonprofit. Fan stuff is mostly harmless until one starts making a profit off of it without the rights—but that's another territory and I'm not going to go over it because I don't know all of the rules.





Eventually, more info/pictures/WIP stuff will be posted on my tumblr.
  • Mood: Hungry
  • Watching: people make kawaii food on Youtube
  • Eating: nothing (oh, that explains the hunger)
  • Drinking: coffee
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OtakusamaChan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Interface Designer
please upload the game (/T ^ T)/
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Rahachan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gee, calm down people! As she said, this is Not her job. She has her own personal life too!
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pinkee2901 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
3 years... It's both felt like an eternity and such a short amount of time all rolled into one. I remember that when I first started playing Amy's games not long after my dad started getting sick. I spent a lot of time playing them, especially after my father passed. I was using these games as a way to forget about the real world for an hour or two at a time. It got to the point where I'd been down every path on every game over 30 times I knew which gifts a character did or didn't like, and I knew exactly what to say to them. I eventually started going back to the real world more often instead of speanding all time on the computer. I started to spend more time with my mom and stuff. I still play all the games to this day. I'd have to say my favorite is Chrono Days.
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Oreoloverforever Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
3 years ago huh...feels like eternity Wow i cant believe ive been waiting this long for this game though ill admit i haven't given up on it yet i will wait for years though i hope one day it will get finished.
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bamalexis22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I know, b-readbutt. but I am excited.
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b-readbutt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Artist
Guys, calm down.
Amy has a life outside of making games for you, y'know.
She's not your personal slave, she's a person.
Give her time.
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common its 2015 already lets go 
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candydollylove Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG ITS ALL READY 2015 THIS GAME BETTER BE GOOD RWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH >:O
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AirJackfuit Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I already like Maggie
I mean
Magazine
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helenaunshine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
hope i'll see this game.. its like i waitet longer on this game than on SHERLOCK seasons. (lol love sherlock bbc)
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CrescentFuture021 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  New member
I wanna play this thing! Where can I play it? Wait, is it even available yet?!
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xDuckyDuckx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
No it's not released yet.
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CrescentFuture021 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member
Oh is that so? I'm so sad. I'll wait for it when it was realeased... :)
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RoonKurozaki Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I admire your skills in making these, I actually look up to you when I draw. I learned some of my art skills from you and I hope that once this comes out I will be able to learn more from you. :3 
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chaosfreeze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when is this coming out? it's been like almost 3 years now.... did she decide to remake the story line or something and have to redo everything?okaay.... 
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DarkStoneEdge Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know everyone else here is complaining but........ you've been putting it off for quite a while haven't you? I know you need to get past the "8 foot tall grizzly bear" but is the grizzly bear a god or something? I would say JUST HURRY UP AND FINISH IT ALREADY but that type of comment would probably be ignored.
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hanakoyay Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
People please stop complaining!!! Amy is a great person and deserves to be respected. And FYI she has a life you know just let her take her time, she said it was a big project! I am sure it is school that is making the whole thing slow. Once this comes out it will be great for all of us am I right Amy and everyone else ?! :)

P.S please stop screaming at her I read the comments and some of you screamed please stop that k tnx

P.P.S Amy I am like one of your biggest fans your art is amazing and I have played all and beat your games they are so awesome Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon Chiyo Fangirling Icon 
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SnickerSnack2468 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist
:( Please tell me that even though, almost 3 years have passed, and sadely, a lot of fangirls have lost hope, you're still making Star Days?? I lot of people want to see it made! Please, your people need you!!! 
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Mishi-Harley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
OKAY AMY!! IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 3 YEARS!!!! I HAVE LOST ALL HOPE THAT THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE MADE!!! *flies into the sun and cries a bit*
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RainerGrimaldi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Have you ever heard why Venus is called this way? That planet is made of a reflective substance that makes it shine in the dawn or twilight, which is why it's commonly identified as a star. For its beauty, it was related to the goddess of love, just as Jupter, as the biggest planet, got that name, or Uranus, as a blue planet, is named after the titan of the sky. It's a quite common story, you probably heard before, but I hope it may inspire you on something, or at least amuse for a moment...
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NightShadowHeart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
where did you get all of this olnet stories anyway? I want to know too :(
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RainerGrimaldi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
It was from a book I've read on my childhood, in portuguese, though.
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NightShadowHeart Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Portuguese?! How can you understand it? Anyway,ok.
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RainerGrimaldi Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm brazilian, I speak portuguese as my mother language ;)
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NightShadowHeart Featured By Owner 1 day ago
no wonder..lolololol
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musicXangel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg omg omg *fangirls like crazy* im so excited X.x love all of your games And that u chose Tara as the name of mc thats awesome ^^ cos its my name its a dream come true in a simdate cos she is awesome *jumps around like a kangeroo* weeee XD
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SnickerSnack2468 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Look at the date though, its almost been 3 years, we can hope and pray though! Im not giving up hope just yet!
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xDuckyDuckx Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014
Cant wait until the game release! *-* 
I play ALL your Sim Dates games and all of them are so interesting! So please release this one soon! :D
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lionrawrr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
"It is said that when people die, they become stars. A group of people from different parallel universes and planets go on a journey to travel outside the Solar System and bring back loved ones who have passed away."
 
So, let me get this straight, you will be able to date Lee?
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Pinktasic Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG I HOPE THIS GETS RELEASED SOON!!Kobeni Confused Icon but take your time ok Icon-smile 
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Polliiiiiiiiii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Squishy Fluffle Puff Icon Take your time.
But please..Hamster 65 finish it.
BTW if you don't finish in a year and a half then...Yuta Banging Head Icon   WHY!?
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pkemonlover122333 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
is it done?
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Pokepal5 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*squees when she realizes that the graphics are great and there will be a slightly longer gameplay*
*sees that this journal was made 2 years ago*
*cries*
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Maychery Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Writer
nnhhhgghhh im waitning...
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Xxxcats56xxX Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Plz finish it soon
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Ivana010903 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ohhhh can't wait looks and sounds so interesting.... damn it I NEED the release date...
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Geekygamer21 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Release date plzzzzz!!
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TaintedEmpress888 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Writer
I really do hope you make this one.
I played ALL of your games and really, I am WAY too excited to play this one.
Please, please, please make it SAP(Soon as possible) Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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Natafree Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. It's almost been about two years since this announcement Sad fayse. 
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amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Writer
Amy-Senpai are you finished yet? I really wanna play this :( are you still making it?
I know you have a life outside your room but could you at least try to speed it up but not make it crappy?
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stember Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ikr i hope she could hurry up the process but she has her own life to attend to and her company shut down ;-;-;
ive been waiting for this about 2 years i remember this game, but i didnt know muc about pacthesis back then so i kinda dismissed this and the only way i remembered this was because of Mag lmao
I seriously can't wait doe
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amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Writer
I feel so sad now I hope shes ok :( 
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stember Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah ME TOO OMG but shes still alive :D check her tumblr
pacthesis.tumblr.com
you can see her progress on stardays. I dont think she would abandon a project almost done like that idk
BUT OMG I CANT WAIT IM DYING
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amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
I AM DEAD (LOL JK) I NEED THAT GAME! I WANT TO PICTURE THE BOXMAN IN AN APRON!!!!
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stember Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
AND WITH THIS BOX THING OFF
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amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Writer
NUUU GIVE THE MAN HIS RIGHTS
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stember Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
YEAH CMONNN LOL LIBERTY
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KamikoNinja Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
when is this gonna come out?
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dohazel-cuname Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Err... hey? You still there?
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Isabel272003 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeee*Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry) *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (Angry) Giggle Giggle Waaaah! :D (Big Grin) =P (Razz) ;) (Wink) :o (Eek) Giggle Giggle Huggle! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! 
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