“Who is FRAN BOW? She is a girl, a pretty sweet little girl with a fucked up mind and story to tell”
About 11 years ago, I wrote a play… a theater play. It was about a girl named “Nobody”…
This story have evolved since then to be what FRAN BOW is today.
I attempted to do this story in many ways. Animation, film, comic etc… but always did happened something that stopped it! Like a magical force or whatever. I even got a bit of money for an animated short film… But the forces of good stopped me of doing it. After a few years after those other attempts, like 2 or so I got an idea about doing games, because there was something missing in my creation part… I wasn’t able to be “interactive” with the people… and games gave me that, it gave me the music, the arts, the stories…and the interaction! PERFECT! So Me and Isak got into it! We did came up with an awesome idea but I don’t have any 3d training so that would be in a future… but then I though… WHY NOT MAKING MY SUPER ANCIENT STORY???? The girl “Nobody” was becoming into somebody and that was FRAN BOW! Yey!!!
Now, I’ve been working with Isak with Fran Bow since last year August. It has really been a FUCKING ROLLERCOASTER! DAMN! But I’m so proud of everything I have learned until today! I have cried and laughed and almost puked… because there is a lot of blood and meat and for research I have seen stuff I really got shocked with.
Well, the game itself have a huge amount of graphic work and story telling… All the puzzles are part of the story and only are there to get to the next point. You can talk and choose what you say and for that reason get or not get good information. You can be interactive with Non-Playable characters and get tips or things depending of what you say… At the end of every place or piece of story will be a mini game. In this mini games the graphics change dramatically and Fran becomes a Pixel girl in a Pixel world!
SO actually making Fran Bow is like making a LOT of different games at the same time! BUT is so great! The games engine is almost done but in the last 2 month we haven’t work that much in the game because of money and because of time. The time is consumed by the need of getting money with shitty jobs to pay food and rent.
I’m thinking seriously now in making a Indiegogo campaign. I surely will do it soon. Some friends have tried the game and others not so friends too and they have been insanely carried away by the story and the puzzles! So we truly believe in this game… and with tears and blood it will be done soon or later… but everybody knows that the lack of money make everything fall slow and I’m sick of it.
Well… I also want to tell more about the story… but not all. The first things you get to know about Fran is that her parents are brutally murdered and she only have left two individuals that really cares about her. Her cat Midnight and aunt Grace. Fran in the desperation of seeing her parents die, she falls into shock and runs away from home. And after that the only thing we see is her inside a mental institution… But she has to get to find her cat and go home… On the way home she will indeed, find a lot of weird characters… weird places… and MORE weird when she takes the pills… The red pills that will make everything change and see things.
It’s an amazing and magical game actually… or maybe is just me like a super proud mom, we also thought about releasing the game the 25th July… That is not longer the truth. We are noobs and we did not know about what IT REALLY TAKES TO BE A DEVELOPER!!!!. Stay tuned for more info about this game. We also have another wordpress for me and Isak www.killmonday.wordpress.com We named our selfs killmonday because we don’t like mondays :$ Like a lot of people may I guess.
Hope you like my and Isaks almost done game in a few months! Fraaaaaaan! <3
Peace out the brothers and the sisters