Ultra Violet's Title Screen
RPG Maker 2000
February 15, 2012
|Inside the Game|
It revolves around a young girl known as Sometsuki who explores her dreams while sleeping; she also appears to be a sleep-walker. Like many other protagonists, attempting to leave her room just results of a quick shake of the head and some sounds.
Ultra Violet strays on the lighter side of the spectrum - one of the primary visual motifs being rabbits, for example -- with the exception of a handful of violent or suspenseful areas.
Ultra Violet follows the traditional style of the genre, consisting of exploration and effect-hunting, but in addition plays up the collectibility of selectable menu skins, an aspect only briefly touched upon by other games.
- Violet - Default menu.
- Silver - Another starting menu on the computer.
- Monochrome - Another starting menu from the computer.
- Old black - Found in the 8bit world in the rabbit school in a chest.
- Orange - Found by talking to the NPC in the Snow World with blond hair in twintails and an orange and silver striped scarf.
- Hexe Violett - An arabesque menu in lavender. Found by viewing the Flying Witch event.
- Hexe - An arabesque menu in tan. Found by standing on the red rune circle on the floor in the Magic Room.
- Cookie - A pattern composed of cookies on a pink background. Found on the outside of the cookie cave.
The protagonist saves via use of a computer with movable cursor, similar to those in The Looking Glass and Me. From here the various menus can be selected and the player can save the game. Like Yume Nikki, in the dream world, sitting on Sometsuki's rolling chair and pressing the interact key while sitting facing the computer will allow you to move about in her chair! Unlike Yume Nikki, the chair does not reduce your speed at all, but you are unable to use effects until you return the chair.
Not much is know about why Sometsuki refuses to go outside, or much about her dreams, but they are rather light,(save for a few worlds, and some events) so it is possible there is something she wants to escape from, or doesn't want to face (similar to Lcd Dem's plot). However, the game is still at 0.03, and no endings have been implemented yet, and a lot more events will most likely be in later versions of the game.
|Rabbit (うさぎ)||Sometsuki grows rabbit ears and a tail. Pressing SHIFT turns Sometsuki into a rabbit and increases her speed.|
|Headless (くびなし)||Sometsuki's head is chopped off, leaving her with a bloody neck. Trying to wake up in this form makes her pinch her neck instead of her cheeks.|
|Magician (まほうつかい)||Sometsuki wears a witch's robe and her hair becomes two braids. Pressing SHIFT lets her ride her broomstick which increases her speed. Also used for the witch ride effect.|
|Lampost (ほうでんとう)||Sometsuki's head becomes a lampost head. Pressing SHIFT switches the light on to a soft green-blue, and other lamposts that are off will switch on.|
|Nail Hammer (ネイルハンマー)||Sometsuki's weapon.|
|Cake (ケーキ)||Sometsuki becomes a walking slice of strawberry shortcake.|
|Coat and Muffler (コートとマフラー)||Sometsuki bundles up in a brown winter coat and a striped scarf.|
|Egg (たまご)||Sometsuki becomes a walking egg, with only her face peeking though a cracked face in the middle. Pressing SHIFT closes up the egg, and warps you back to the nexus.|
|Android (アンドロイド)||Sometsuki becomes an android.|
|Short Hair (ショートヘアー)||Sometsuki's hair is cut short.|
|Miko (みこ)||Sometsuki dresses as a shrine maiden.|
|Shikkenken (しっけんけん)||Sometsuki becomes a winter youkai. Her feet are bound by the cold, so she hops very slowly. She wears a blue yukata and can make it snow with the SHIFT key. Using this effect in the Snow World will cause the Shikkenken to follow you around.|
|Ribbons/Pigtails (リボン)||Gives Sometsuki cute pigtails tied with ribbons.|
Additionally, an additional "effect" can be purchased from the Supermarket for 1000 coins: the ability to save inside the dream. The easiest way to procure sufficient funds for the purchase is to repeatedly murder the shopkeeper and raid the cash register. (Though other ways of gaining money are still avaliable, such as searching for coins or killing NPCs.)
There is a known issue where downloading the game under the English locale will cause all of the files to be improperly named, resulting in the game being completely unplayable. To mitigate this issue, potential players must first set their locale to Japanese (not through AppLocale, but through the Windows Control Panel) and then download and run the game.
Gameplay Video (Version 0.01)Edit