It was the first day of my class and I was in grade 11 (16 years old) at that time.
I sat at teacher's desk so I had a sweeping view of the classroom.
Everybody was seeking a partner to sit at the same desk with.
I knew all of them because we were at the same class last year.
A thousand thoughts were running in my mind at the same time.
I was sitting here because I wanted to sit alone.
Suddenly, Kokoro appeared in the centre of the classroom and she looked so embarrassed.
No one wanted to sit with a stupid, shameless and thoughtless person like her.
I ran towards her, took her hand and told her sit with me.
We sat and watched video on her smartphone together.
"Kokoro" in my dream is another "Kokoro". Her last name is not "Tsurumaki" and she had also known how others see her.
My "Kokoro" was happy, not because of the power of money, but because of her kind heart.
Picture of Kokoro and me who have blue violet hair.
That was a nostalgic dream.
When I were in first grade, I usually told something funny to make my partner smile. That maked me very happy.
Nowadays, that rarely happens.
But my good heart still beats. I can feel happy by my heart and a kind heart will make me very happy.
Yes. We are very excited to announce that the golden ticket to dating your favorite Bandori girl will be coming to you in the form of a real, playable Bandori dating simulator featuring 6 of our favorite characters – Kaoru, Hina, Tomoe, Sayo, Tae and Arisa. You may have heard about us on Tumblr.
This game is partly inspired by Ouran. For those who didn’t know, a host club is a group that girls pay to hang out with, have tea with, etc. Our 6 featured girls will belong to 2 host clubs, one for each school. Haneoka’s is led by Kaoru, while Hanasakigawa’s is led by Tae. Your first encounters with the girls in our dating sim will be a coffee/tea date, but what happens next will be up to your choices! You may end up with your best girl, you may be left single, sad and a virgin, or you may be surprised by your ending! Choose wisely! This game will be PG-13 for some swearing, there will not be s/ex scenes as many Bandori players are minors and that includes us mods.
The gameplay format will be similar to classic favorites such as Dream Daddy and Doki Doki Literature Club (minus the hot dads and the nightmare fuel). In a nutshell, it will be a choose-your-own-adventure kind of gameplay in which you click buttons with various options and see where they take you. Unfortunately, all three of us working on the project lack experience in coding and it will take us some time to learn how this is programmed. This is also why we are recruiting volunteers to help us make our idea a reality, more on that later.
What the game will look like:
Sprites will be taken from Bandori’s 2D character models, cutscenes and backgrounds will be drawn by us and/or volunteers. Boy I hope they’ll look good.
We have most of the major ideas down on how the plot will go and what the game will look like to players upon official release.
Most if not all of us are still in high school and it will be very difficult for us to balance schoolwork and the production of this game if we’re on our own. Also, as I have mentioned, we have very little coding experience so a few volunteers with coding experience will be necessary if we want this dating sim to come out as soon as possible. Also as the game will feature quite a bit of original art and a ton of plot writing, we are also recruiting people who’re interested in helping us draw things and write dialogues etc. It would mean a lot to us if anyone volunteered to help us make our dreams (and yours!) reality.
Last but not least thank you so much for reading all this. As we really want to make this dating sim a real thing, please signal boost this post! The next person who’s interested could be one of your followers! Arigathanks gozaimuch! Please ask us any questions through our tumblr askbox or down in the comments! We'll be posting most of our updates on tumblr so stay tuned (https://www.tumblr.com/blog/bangdreamhighschoolhostclub)
Update: you can now choose to beta on our volunteer application form! basically we'll give you access to our google doc and you can edit what doesn't seem right and add your own ideas