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Sorry for being so late, lots of stuff happened last week, so i didn't get the chance to announce the winners earlier. The fact there are too many awesome entries totally didn't help! XD As usual, it was very very difficult to choose the winners! Without further ado, here are the winners!


Category: Best Illustration

Entry 14: chocobikies zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Commission from zeiva Complete)
Entry 38: zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Free Copy of Future Games: Complete)
Entry 74: zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Free Copy of Future Games: Complete)
Entry 102: EmarieChi zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: OASE CD: Received)
Entry 107: xadako zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: TOA CD: Sent)

Category: Best Creativity

Entry 57: fenali zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Signature: Sent)
Entry 87: 3leavesclover zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Signature: Sent)
Entry 98: zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Area-X: Complete)
Entry 131: zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Commission from muhoho-seijin 
Complete)
Entry 145: WindHydra zeiva.net/otome/image/area_x_c… (Prize: Area-X CD)

Category: Honorable Mention


Don't forget to check the rest of the entries here: zeiva.net/otome/area_x_image_c…

Category: Raffle

Entry 21: hoozuki-chan
Entry 91: DerpInc
Entry 95 De-chan08
Entry 109
Entry 125: shegurl13

Congratulations for all the winners! I'll send a note/email to all winners soon!

Thank you very much for everyone who participated! You guys are awesome! m(_  _)m

UPDATE: Only one week left before the contest ends! Good luck everyone! :D

About

The objective of the contest is to draw any characters from Area-X. If you are unfamiliar with Area-X, you can either check my website ---> zeiva.net/otome/area_x_story.h… or play the game demo ---> zeiva.deviantart.com/art/Area-…

Rules & Information

- Keep it PG. No nudity. Let's keep things friendly for everyone. :)
- Can be made in any media. (Digital or traditional)
- There is no limit of how many entries you can enter
- There is no limit of how many characters you can draw
- There is no limit of the size of the picture
- You don't have to ask my permission to join, just send me the entry and you are in! :]
- Send it via note or email me at zeiva@hotmail.com
- You may post your entry anywhere you like.
- Deadline: 25 November 2013

Additional Rules

- I must be able to recognize my characters to a degree. Please don't submit a random girl and call her my character.
- No 5 minutes doodle, please. I need to see some efforts before I can qualify it as an entry.

In general, you can be as creative as you like with my characters. You can redesign costumes if you like, or put my characters in unique situation. Feel free to ask me questions or drop me notes if you are uncertain about these rules.

References

Elcia 
Illust ---> fav.me/d6a6l9w

Belph
Illust ---> fav.me/d6agz0j

Rexus
Illust ---> fav.me/d6bj786

Livan
Illust ---> fav.me/d6b2we8

Yuras
Illust ---> fav.me/d6bzdrk

Ferim

Irina

If you need more references, feel free to drop me notes!

Prize

The winners are divided into 2 categories: Best Illustration and Best Creativity. We will choose 5 winners from each categories, so there will be a total of 10 winners! The winners can pick any prize from the following list:

- Any Game CDs from my online store (4 Available) ---> zeiva.net/shop_disc.html
- Any books from my bookstore (2 Available) ---> zeiva.net/shop_books.html
- Any prints from my print store (4 Available---> zeiva.net/shop_prints_01.html
- Full color CG commission from me (1 Available)
- Full color CG commission from muhoho-seijin (1 Available)
- Free copies of my future games (2 Available)

Prizes are first come first serve! Meaning that those who submitted earlier has the advantage of choosing the prize first! If you win, you will receive a note/email from me. You have up to 3 days to pick a prize before I relay it to the next contestant. The prize will be voided if you didn't choose a prize within a month.

Special

I will also do a raffle for everyone who joined! 5 people will be randomly selected to get a free copy of Area-X! (If you already bought it, you will receive a 100% discount voucher for my future game!)

Thank you for reading! I hope everyone will have fun at this! ^o^/

Area-X is OUT!

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 4:31 AM
After 2 years of hard work, I finally finished Area-X! Please Please Please try the demo!

Area-X Demo by zeiva

Or purchase the full version here: zeiva.net/otome/index.html

Alternatively please help me spread the world! Tell everyone you know~ Tweet, Tumblr, FB, everywhere you can! Thank you! \( ^o^ )/

Also, I'll be attending Kintoki-Con together with muhoho-seijin and Kaze-Hime to advertise our games!

Kintoki-Con is new convention in Sacramento. Anyone attending, don't forget to find us! More info here: www.kintoki-con.com/

Hope everyone stays happy and healthy~ I am going to collapse now from overworking. lol~


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Stuff

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:00 AM
Hard copies of my games are now available for purchase in my online shop, as well as some additions of new prints. Please check them out: zeiva.net/shop.html. Thanks~



Train of Afterlife, a mystery, psychological, horror Visual Novel has been released. Please try the demo: zeiva.deviantart.com/art/Train… or visit our site: toa.zeiva.net



My friend, Chu-3 new game, please try it, too! Thanks~! (Now with Japanese voice!)

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Train of Afterlife

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 9:00 AM


Train of Afterlife, a mystery, psychological, horror Visual Novel has been released. Please try the demo: http/zeiva.deviantart.com/art/… or visit our site: toa.zeiva.net

Whew~ These few days had been hectic. No, these 2 months had been crazy. I was attempting to finish the game as soon as I can, but so many things happening at the same time that I kinda messed up my schedule. In any case, it's done, and I'm happy with how it look~! Thanks for everyone who played it! It always made me feel happy to hear what everyone has to say about the game. ^^

In case of Area-X, rest assured that I'll get that done. It is my biggest project this year, and I hope to finish it some time this year. Probably June or later. (Don't count on this because this game is gigantic...probably the last big game I'll make for a while.)



My friend, Chu-3 new game, please try it, too! Thanks~! (Now with Japanese voice!)

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Cafe 0 - The Drowned Mermaid

Mon Oct 31, 2011, 11:38 AM


Pimping my friend, Chu-3 first English commercial game, Cafe 0 - The Drowned Mermaid. I also helped out co-writing it (by co-writing, I only helped rewriting the script since English is her third language, the game idea and story are solely hers.) It's pretty cool supernatural mystery visual novel. If you have time, please give it a try and support her first release, so she can make more cool games~ Thank you~ ^^

Try the demo here: zeiva.net/affiliates/cafe.html

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X-note Contest Winners

Sun Jul 10, 2011, 11:13 AM


After an entire week of debating who's supposed to win, we present you X-note Contest Winners. It was extremely difficult to choose, because there are too many good entries ;o; In any case, here they are:

Winners: zeiva.net/otome/x_note_image_c…

Category: Best Illustration

Self explanatory (I guess). We choose the one that we thought the most aesthetically pleasing. We also considered composition, color scheme, and overall effort put into the picture.

Entry 96: MistiousStar zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: Signature artbook - Received)
Entry 113: tsuchi-noko zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: Signature artbook - Received)
Entry 137: RiyokuSakimori zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: Commission by zeiva - Pending)
Entry 214: Seicchi zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: Commission by muhoho-seijin - Pending)
Entry 231: ArcaneAzureWolf zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: Print: fav.me/d136olh - Sent)

Category: Best Creativity

To be honest, this is a tricky category. There are several entries that could fit both best illustration and best creativity. We decided to choose the one that that we think the creativity stood out more than skill in this section.

Entry 23: WhiteSpiritWolf zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: OASE Girls artbook - Received)
Entry 93: BloomingxSunflower zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: X-note CD - Received)
Entry 104: Grapy zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: X-note CD - Received)
Entry 121: amberamble zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: X-note - Received)
Entry 155: CrystalSugarStars zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c… (Prize: X-note CD - Sent)

Category: Honorable Mention

These are the entries that we thought deserved at least a mention.

Entry 12: Sakunapop zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 94: feeshseagullmine zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 139: Firsoff zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 152: chibimeli zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 156: loxell zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 164: DragonfaeryYume zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 166: Muika-Miru zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 183: NagisaFelicia zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 187: kumalein zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…
Entry 218: Maria-Mika zeiva.net/otome/image/x_note_c…

Last but not least, there're still a lot more awesome entries that we didn't put up here...sadly due to lack of space ;o; so please check all the wonderful entries here: zeiva.net/otome/x_note_image_c…

Category: Raffle

We used www.randomized.com to pick the winner for raffle, and instead of just one, we decided to pick 3 winners for raffle! And the winners are: Captain-Peng (Done) Kirlyfish (Done) and Muumei (Done)

Congratulation for those who won! I'll send notes to all winners soon. :3

In any case, we thank everyone who joined! All of you are awesome! ;o; *bows* *wipe tears*

P.S: On a completely unrelated note - Please check this out: feeshseagullmine.deviantart.co… It's preorder for artbook donation for Japan made by many DA artists.

P.S II: On a completely unrelated note part II - DuskChant made an X-note group: x-note.deviantart.com/

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Contest ended + Contest Entries

Mon Jul 4, 2011, 12:26 AM


It took me a long time, but I finally finished uploading all the entries to my site: zeiva.net/otome/x_note_image_c…

Please double check if I have uploaded your entry. If I messed up anything, send me a note. The entry number I gave might not be accurate because I messed up somewhere at around entry 120+. The one on the site is the correct entry number.

The winners I will reveal it at the end of this week.

Thank you very much for participating! I was really surprised by the overwhelming amount of entries I received. I hope it's an enjoyable experience for everyone just it has been for me! ^o^



Oh, in the mean time, please check this out: feeshseagullmine.deviantart.co… It's preorder for artbook donation for Japan made by many DA artists.

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X-note Art Contest + Contest Entries

Wed Jun 22, 2011, 12:37 PM


+++ Contest Entries: ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_image_c… (Last updated: 11 June 2011)

Last Final Reminder: About 1 week left before the contest end! Good luck, everyone! ^o^/

Hi, everyone! To celebrate the completion of my latest game, X-note, I decided to open an Art Contest!

About

The objective of the contest is to draw any characters from X-note. If you are unfamiliar with X-note, you can either check my website ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_story.h… or play the game demo ---> zeiva.deviantart.com/art/X-not…

Rules & Information

New Rules
After seeing some of the entries, I decided to add a couple more new rules:
- I must be able to recognize my characters. If I don't, I have to disqualify it. (Please don't submit a random girl and call her Essi.)
- The characters must not be completely out of characters. (I'm sorry, there's a limit of how much I can tolerate OOC situation. Orz)
- No 5 minutes doodle, please. (The deadline is far away, so there are more than enough time.)

- Keep it PG. No nudity. A little blood is fine, but no gore.
- Can be made in any media. (Digital or traditional)
- There's no limit of how many entry you can enter
- There's no limit in how many characters you can draw
- There's no limit in size of the picture
- You don't have to ask my permission to join, just send me the entry and you are in! :]
- Send it via note or email me at zeiva@hotmail.com
- You may post your entry anywhere you like.
- Deadline: 30th June 2011

References

Essi ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_es… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…
Yuon ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_yu… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…
Oure ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_ou… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…
Anon ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_an… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…
Rexus ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_re… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…
Acia ---> zeiva.net/otome/x_note_cast_ac… img.photobucket.com/albums/v15…

Prize

The winners are divided into 2 categories: Best Illustration and Best Creativity. We will choose 5 winners from each categories, so there will be a total of 10 winners! The winners can pick any prize from the following list:

- X-note CD Edition
- OASE CD Edition
- Any books from my bookstore ---> zeiva.net/shop_books.html
- Any prints from my print store ---> zeiva.net/shop_prints_01.html
- Any prints from my DA account or muhoho-seijin DA account.
- Full color CG commission from me or muhoho-seijin
- Free copy of my future game

Special

I will also do a raffle for everyone who join to get a free copy of X-note. (If you already bought it, you will get a free copy of the CD edition mail to you!)

Thank you for reading! I hope everyone will have fun at this! ^o^/

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OASE Update

Fri Dec 3, 2010, 12:17 AM


It's almost 3 months since I released OASE, I like to do an update on the game before end of this year. So if you have anything you like me to fix, you can list them here. I am not sure if I can fulfill every request, but I'll do my best.

Stuff I'm planning fix:
1. Bug fixes: Nachel's path (The 12th item is messed up)
2. Reduce difficulty on Chena's dancing mini-game (Originally 95, I'm going to drop the requirement to 90)
3. Add more information in readme file, I also plan to add mini guide to help people solve the game.

This new version will be used for OASE CD edition. For those who bought the game via download, you can request for new download link when the new version is out. (You have to include email you used when you purchased the game.)

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I have heard some people who are interested in purchasing OASE but they didn't have Paypal nor Credit Card. So I am giving an alternative. I am also accepting Cash, Check and Money Order through mail. If you are interested, please fill in the form below and note me or email me at zeiva@hotmail.com

Name:
Email:
Address:
Payment Method: (Cash/Check/Money Order)

Note: There is risk involve with sending cash, I don't recommend it.

By the way, I am also selling prints at 5 USD a piece, please check it out ---> zeiva.net/shop.html

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Storm before another Storm

Thu Sep 16, 2010, 10:58 AM
Calm before storm? Nah, it's more like storm after another storm. That's how I spent the entire week before my birthday.

My entire family had to go out for an entire week. I insisted of staying at home because I wanted to release OASE on my birthday. Since my mum didn't want to leave me alone at home, I had to travel to my elder brother's house. Then the first problem hit me.

I forgot to bring my Wrist Band!!! So I endured working on the website, demo, beta testing OASE without my wrist band. To reduce my hand pain, I opted using tablet instead of mouse.

When I finally get used with tablet, the next problem hit me. There weren't any working table in my bro house. I have to work on the bed. Sounds good, until I break my back. I can't sit for too long without hurting it.

So I endured all of that, slept about 4 hours a day, and finally managed to finish everything on time, or so I thought. The internet decided to fail on me 2 days before 16 Sept. The upload speed ran about 5 kbps!!! It's impossible to upload on time with that kind of speed.

I was freaking out the entire day, thinking that I won't make it. I thought all my hard work gone to the drain. I really want to find a hole to jump off (What a horrible way to start your birthday.)

Luckily my bro came to the rescue. He helped to solve the internet problem, and now it finally running normal. If all goes well, it should get uploaded in 4 hours.

tl;dr This is the scariest birthday I ever have in my life. I didn't do anything but freaking out... Orz

P.S Thank you for all the birthday wishes, llamas, etc They really make me feel better. Thank you T-T

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Facebook/Twitter

Sat Aug 7, 2010, 12:11 PM
*Sweeps the dust away from the my abandoned DA page*

At the moment, I don't have much thing to show, but if anyone like to follow the progress of OASE game and artbook, you can either follow:

Facebook~ www.facebook.com/pages/Zeiva-I…
Twitter~ twitter.com/zeivainc

I try to update those often~ I'll be frank, I am noob at facebook. Took me a while before I get how to use it... Orz

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Happy new year!

Sun Jan 10, 2010, 11:27 AM
Yay, for being late for 10 days.... Orz

My mind still not quite sane at the moment. It feels unreal that it's already 2010. I have achieved absolutely nothing last year. T-T

I still remember writing a new year resolution since 2007 about finishing OASE, but look.... it's 2010, and OASE is not out yet *Stabs myself 100000000000th times* I hope nobody here thinking it gonna be an awesome game because it took me so long. That game is filled with patches and stitches. The game is far from perfection, it's more like a journal of me attempting new things. If I look back at some of the beginning part of OASE, I cringe hard.... It is THAT bad. ~~( -__- )~~

In short, please lower your expectation of OASE (I fail at marketing~ What am I doing calling my own product crap.... Orz)

Let see, at the moment, OASE is about 80% completed. The release date is probably around May 2010, and that me being really really optimistic. Expect 1-2 months delay.

Last but not least, super belated happy new year. (1 more month before Chinese new year/valentine day~)

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Yahoo......

Thu Nov 26, 2009, 9:09 AM
For some company as big as Yahoo!, I would expect better service. They charged me ridiculous price, so that much should be the minimum requirement.

A few days ago, I was trying to change my hosting plan from Web Hosting starter to Web hosting. And for some unknown reason it kept on telling me the order had been canceled. So I tried 3 times, and they all didn't go through.... Or so I thought... Days later my bank was charged 3 times of the same service and accumulated for a total of 400 usd. And funny enough, my service still remain Web Hosting Starter despite paying 400 usd.

So I decided to call the customer support. They let me wait for a long time, and by the time there is someone, they just told me they can't do anything. They don't even tell me any reasons why my order was canceled, or why they still ended charging my card.

I called the customer service again hoping to find a better person to talk too. Nothing changed aside from them telling me they can't do a thing. It wasn't solved until I call my bank to cancel the payment. Even after all of those, they still don't tell me how to change my plan. How retarded.

Thanks to that, I have decided to change hosting service elsewhere. I am not going to give Yahoo anymore money. >__>

Anyway, this is just a friendly advice for anyone who want to get web-hosting. Do not choose Yahoo! It's not worth the money!

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Got Twitter?

Mon Nov 23, 2009, 1:08 AM
*Fails miserably at imitating Got Milk advertisement*

In any case, my Twitter link: twitter.com/zeivainc

I am posting sketches, work in progress, site update, and maybe a couple useless ramblings there~ =P

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OASE Site is up!

Wed Sep 16, 2009, 11:02 AM
zeiva.net/oase/index.html <---- OASE Official Homepage

What is OASE?

It is an adventure/dating sim game that muhoho-seijin and I working on right now. It is a sequel to Other Age: zeiva.deviantart.com/art/Other… It is sort for Other Age Second Encounter. It is going to be the first game we intend to sell, and it is what occupies us all this time.

So when it is going to finish?

Well, no one know this. Not even me TT___TT' I changed the release date frequently, so let's just say, it's not going to be done anytime soon. For now, you can try estimating the completion time using this progress list:

Last Update: 16 December 2009
Completed map: 9/11
Completed mini-game: 15/17
Completed ending: 44/55

Art Progress:

Icon CG: 48/52
Background: 63/63
Entrance CG: 22/22
Event CG: 18/22
Extra CG: 30/30
Ending CG: 47/53
Ending Chibi: 45/55
Ending Movie CG: 21/21

Character Progress:

Zelan: 90%
Aeza: 90%
Chena: 90%
Naoru: 90%
Mist: 15%
Rosey: 90%
Nachel: 90%
Lichanti: 90%
Athear: 90%
???: 10%

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