..They do indeed still make them! :P
by RosePortal Games
This is my game. It's been in progress for over a year. I have personally done almost all graphics, and three musicians have written most of the 50 OST tracks. The game is basically done and just needs to be beta tested. There's actually a website, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post a link? It hasn't got a forum at the moment. If anyone could clear this up that would be nice. :) SO, moving on.
w/o sound; of some gameplay (item farming). (Very old vid.)Storyline
Follow the story of Melrose -- an introverted girl who seems to be only unlucky with life. Seeking happiness, she one day steals a gadget that draws
her into a happy dreamworld.
But once she is there, the dreamworld is revealed to be a dangerous place instead. A mysterious fairy godmother appears and offers to help Melrose leave. Suddenly the fairy is kidnapped, and Melrose must set out on a journey to find her. This journey takes her from underwater cities and Aztec temples to the moon and even pirate coves.
Whisper of a Rose is a unique and moving game. It features a strong cast of characters that will stay with you for years, and many puzzles and quests.DownloadsRelease date May the 1st!
(If not sooner!)Original Soundtrack!
Download some tracks from the OST!Seize The Day
(game's theme song)an army of One
(tune for common battles)Dreams
(dreamworld song; by Koda Kami)CharactersProtagonistsMelroseAn introvert teenaged girl, thrown into the role of a swordsman.
Having been raised by two incompetent parents, she's grown used to being on her own. She doesn't allow anyone to get close to her, but she isn't afraid to push someone back either.
She has a love for defenseless creatures, as she subconsciously feels attached to them. One day she tried to stop a bully from burning a ladybug, but failed.HellenaThe loving witch daughter of an evil wizard.
When growing up, her parents tried to force her into becoming a vicious witch. She struggled over the years to resist them. Then one day, her father killed her mother. When she found out, she took her mother's pendant and ran away.
But then why is she so eager to join Melrose's journey that takes them to the Mighty Wizard, her father?DiamondA courageous ladybug with the task to save his entire village.
He has always been the weakest ladybug of the village. His time magic was never up to par with that of the others. He had no friends, and was unimportant. So he dreamed every day of an adventure that would allow him to prove himself. To prove himself to be important, and not dispensable.
Then one day his village was attacked by trolls, that captured all ladybugs. Diamond managed to escape, and decided that this would be his chance to prove himself once and for allChristinaAn arrogant ex-prostitute and agent seeking revenge on her previous boss.
Her mother had died when she was young, and her father had no job. Thus she had no money to pay for a high school and university on her level of intelligence. So instead of money, she sold her body to get what she wanted. Soon after finishing a criminal rights study at the university, she met a man that made her feel loved, but who also took advantage of her. This lover boy made her into a prostitute. But she became pregnant with the man, and the man threatened to take away her baby. So she fled, and started a new life as a secret agent for the government, that hired her because of her great seductive skills and intelligence. She was assigned to investigate suspicions regarding the iDream development. However, because an unknown cause, she fell into a coma while at CareTech. And she has been a coma until this day.AntagonistsCoulrozA sadistic clown seeking to poison Melrose's mind.
An evil character following Melrose around in the dreamworld and haunting her. This character seems to have a strange connection to Melrose's actual past.Bubble & Mr. PurrA mysterious girl and her cat, making opposing Melrose's goals a fun game.
Bubble is the incarnation of envy and loneliness that are within little girls. She is jealous of Melrose's powers and of Melrose making friends with Hellena and Diamond, whilst Melrose is a very unpleasant girl. Bubble feels that she deserves friendship more than Melrose, and so she hinders Melrose's journey as much as possible.ScreenshotsGameplayBattles
Battles are side-view. Each participant of a battle has a time bar that gradually fills. Once full, the character may make a move. Physical attacks take place instantly, but magic has a loading time which can vary from instantly to some time. This calls for strategy. An enemy flashes white when it is preparing for a magic spell. Then it is your character's turn. Will you defend? Quickly use a healing item? Or will you use time-magic to delay the enemy's magic spell?Skills
Each character has two to three category of skills, varying between 6-9 skills. Each skill is unique and has its own purpose. You can upgrade a skill's power / lower the cost of usage / increase casting speed by collecting points from NPCs and spending them in a tree-shaped grid. Will you split your points up to be ready for any situation, on focus on a particular strategy, such as weakening an enemy's magic defense and then pummeling it with torrents and geysers?Summonings
Melrose, the main character, is able to summon allies to aid the party in battle. Once summoned, the allies will enter the battlefield and cast magic and use attacks on his or her own. Their power automatically increases with the party's experience level. Also, Melrose may learn skills to make her summonings stronger in battle, such as a skill to increase their speed. Summonings slowly drain Magic Points, however, and should thus be used wisely. Each Summoning has a unique set of skills and all are fantastical creatures. These include: unicorns, Humpty Dumpty, baby dragons and more!Glitters
99% original graphics (aside from a few RTP things).
50 unique and beautiful music tracks.
30+ hours of gameplay.
Summon dream creatures!
Classic character customization system.
A story involving clowns and prostitutes.