Harvest Moon: A Proud Life v1.0 Release

I’m proud to announce that I’ve completed all dialog review/edits for the lesbian variant pf the Proud Life mod.

With this, I’ve compiled a brand new build, dubbed v1.0.

I’ve also begun the process of submitting the mod to romhacking.net, so that should be live within the coming days assuming everything goes as planned.

The only aspect that I might address for the lesbian mod would be the demo video that plays if you stay idle on the title screen. Currently the mod uses one of the demo videos from the Japanese release of Another Wonderful Life. This video has a few discrepancies when compared against actual gameplay.

  1. Japanese button text
  2. Some animations don’t match up (i.e. bouncy ponytail)
  3. Shows a missing feature (i.e. dog training)

Also, now that the mod has reached ‘Release’ status, I’m gonna be doing some more searching for an artist to help design cover art for the mod.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in helping design some faux cover art for use in emulators like Dolphin, please let me know either on Twitter or via email.

Cover Art FAQ

I want to thank all of the amazing artists that have already contacted me about their interest in creating art for the “cover” of the mod.

After seeing so many different styles of artists interested in the project, I’ve decided that it might be best to create multiple cover variations, with users being able to decide on which one they like best.

With that said, there have been some questions raised about the art request that I’d like to address.

Q. What should the art be of?
A. The art can be anything that you’d like that you feel fits the project. This could range from recreating the iconic A Wonderful Life cover art but with Pony instead of Mark, to a scenery piece showing the landscape of Forget-Me-Not Valley, to the Harvest Sprites playing with some animals.

Q. Do I need to create art for both boy and girl versions of the mod?
A. While it would be nice to have matching art for the two versions of the mod, it isn’t a requirement. If you’re only interested in making art for one version, feel free.

Q. Will there be payment for the artwork?
A. As this is strictly a fan project, I am making no money from this mod. As such, I will unfortunately not be able to allocate any funds for the cover art. I will be making sure to give full credit to any art used on the cover, as well as on the mod download page.

Q. How big should the art be?
A. This question depends on how the art is formatted.
The cover art consists of three main areas: The front (1048 x 1920), the spine (1048 x 72), and the back (1048 x 1920).
You could make three different pieces to satisfy each of the areas on the case.
If you wanted to make an art piece that wraps around the case, it would need to big enough to span all three areas (1048 x 3912).

Q. Do I need to use the “A Proud Life” logo?
A. You don’t need to use the logo if you don’t want to. If you decide you do want to use the logo, you can also feel free to move it around as best fits your art work.

Q. Where can I get a Photoshop template to preview how my art will look as a case?
A. Here you go! 😄

As an example of how the art could be used, I’ve created this rough mock-up in Photoshop from some images from Google.
Note: that this is just meant as a proof of concept and not an actual cover for the mod. I take no credit for the elements used.

Not real cover art

I look forward to more messages as interest in the project grows.
As always, I’m open to any and all feedback.

Looking for Artists for Cover Art

Does anyone know of any artists who would be interested in creating some fan-art for virtual covers of the mod?

These virtual covers could be used by multiple sources that support them, such as USB Loaders for Wii.

As an example, here’s where they’d show up in Dolphin’s “grid view” mode:

Please let me know if you or someone you know would be interested.

I’ll only be needing the art itself. I already have cover templates that I can insert the art into.