Sentou Gakuen, A Massively Multiplayer Online Visual Novel

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by CamulaHikari, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. CamulaHikari

    CamulaHikari Kami Kurai

    Jul 10, 2008
    The Chocolate Factory~<3

    When someone says “Massively Multiplayer Online Visual Novel,” you can’t help but get curious. I saw a press release for Sentou Gakuen, an MMOVN go out this morning and decided to look the game up, since I’d never heard of it before.

    Developed by a group of indie developers, PST Team, based in Indonesia, Sentou Gakuen will try to combine features of visual novels and MMORPGs into a single web-browser game. You’re a freshman at Sentou High School, and while there’s a “story mode” consisting of quests, you don’t have to follow the game’s story at all.

    Instead you’ll have the freedom to do whatever you like. You can study, cause trouble at school, protect or harass the weak, spend money on your friends, horde it for yourself, form a club, be a delinquent and so on.

    Players will have stats, which are affected by various classes. For example, increasing your strength will require attending Physical Education classes. Other stats are Willpower, Energy, Action Points (needed to perform actions), Health etc. If you think you’re going to face trouble, you can equip yourself with weapons like pencils, ball point pens, tweezers, rulers, staplers, scissors, pepper spray and so on. This is supposedly the game’s equivalent of PvP.

    There’s different ways to make money, too. Effectively everything you’d expect from an anime-esque story set in school. You can earn money the honest way, or by, say, peeping in on female schoolmates while they change and selling their photos.

    Sentou Gakuen will go live on January 1st, 2012. Here’s the game’s official site.

    Food for thought:
    Interestingly, since PST Team lack the manpower and resources, they say they’re “borrowing” backgrounds from other existing visual novels. These are: Little Busters, Go Go Nippon, G Senjou no Maou, and Da Capo 2. The key point to remember here, though, is that the game doesn’t appear to be a profit-based venture.

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  2. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Sep 29, 2010
    sounds interesting. but at the same time, it sounds like a facebook app.
  3. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Indeed. Reminds me of Mafia Wars minus the colourful graphics and art.

    Sounds interesting though, I'll be keeping watch.
  4. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Free VN in English is hard to pass up for any fan whither they have Japanese knowledge and can play any VN or not.

    I'll keep an eye on this, because I don't think MMOVN has been done before.
  5. DarkStriker

    DarkStriker GBAtemp's Kpop lover!

    Mar 15, 2009
    I want to enroll at that school and make narayan my source of money for lunch!
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  6. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    I loled
  7. Velotix

    Velotix Advanced Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    United States
    Hell. It's cold.
    Wow....Sounds cool. Got to horde all my money.. Must never spend...My precious... Must take precious from others...

    Er....If you get mugged in this it could be my fault. And for that I'm sorry. Sorry I didn't get all of your money!!!!

    *Runs to form gang full of Evil money grubbers.*
  8. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Combines two things I don't like: strangers and visual novels.

    Only MMOs I ever played and enjoyed were Runescape as a kid and Guild Wars. I never enjoyed a visual novel. So it's kinda a crapshoot for me.
  9. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    Seems like something that might be interesting.
  10. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

    Dec 11, 2010
    United States
    and I shall make you a source of my lunch money!
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