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Update 6/09/19:

+ Fixed an issue where the extra scenes 2 and 8 were unable to be played.

+ Typo fixes


Published Mar 08, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(66)
AuthorMinyan
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsCasual, Character Customization, LGBT, renpy, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button

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I love everything about this game! I have had so much fun reading through all the routes. All of the guys are wonderfully charming, in their own way. There were parts that had be laughing and blushing in equal measure. And, I love the fact that Ash has a personality of her own. It makes it so much nicer when the MC is an actual person and not some cardboard cutout. 

I'm looking forward to Arena Circus! I went ahead and bought golden. But, I'm going to wait until it's all done before I read it. I'll just get frustrated if I try to read what's available and then have to wait to finish it. :P

Also, one last thing. I'm missing a CG and I have no idea what I may have missed. It's the first CG on page 4. I have all the rest. 

Hmm, that's odd! If you have the other CG on page 4 you should have that one too. I'll look into this! 

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the game! Thank you so much for your support and your comments. I hope you like Arena Circus when it's complete!

hi hi just wanted to say your pretty cool nd like i really enjoyed playing the pretenders guild ? just wondering though for the arena game can we play as a male character or not yet ? 

Not yet, sorry! I plan on finishing all 6 chapters from Lilié's point of view then start on Aldrich's. But, once I finish chapter 6 it shouldn't take me as long since there won't be as much art, and I'm rewriting from a different POV rather than writing all new stuff.

im excited and everything but please take your time ! don't want you to pressure yourself xx :D and yeah i really appreciate this like sm your awesome seriously but yeah thank you alot ! 

I've been following your games for a while now (unknowingly though). It started when I noticed how similar the art styles were between Heartbaked and Arena Circus. Needless to say, I love you and your works. Especially Ellaria, that one's the best so far. I also can't wait to buy the Arena Circus Golden (since i'm under 18 and can't buy things yet). I look forward to more of your works. <3

Thanks so much for playing! I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy my future stuff just as much!

Love it.... The only thing is that you're awfully generous for giving away a hardwork like this for free. Thank you so much! Definetely looking forwards for your next ones.

No, thank you for playing! I hope you enjoy the next one just as much :D

Do you have a walkthrough?

I've been thinking about making one! But you can turn on hints to help you get all the points you need for the 'good' endings. c:

I was wondering if it would be alright if I either recorded this or livestreamed it?

Feel free! So long as you link back to this page (:

awesome! I definitly will! let me know if you will want a link to it!

I'd love a link!

Here's the first one! 

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looks super cute, are there H scenes? love me some yaoi :D BUT why does our character still look like a girl if we pick male?? :/

I tried to make Ash fairly androgynous, as it would have been more difficult to draw two completely different characters for CGs rather than just doing a male/female version of the same sprite. So Ash's male version still has the long hair, but has a guy chest, adam's apple, and loses the eyelashes. Sorry he looked too girly for you~ There are a few steamy scenes, but no H scenes

ah yes i only noticed they did look guyish when i saw the sprite's face, game was super cute btw I really enjoyed

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed playing this VN! Not a whole lot of VNs are as enjoyable or as involved (or as detailed! Different NPC convos for different traits? Like, what?!), and I sincerely enjoyed romancing all of your characters with all the different races and trying to get into their heads. :P While Braum was... a character (lol), my heart probably pounded the most for Paris, and Rafael's "meng" ness was definitely my favorite. What a sweet, innocent, yet totally BA character. <3 and I loved the extras (and extra route... ;) ). All in all, wow! Thank you (:

Thanks so much! I'm so glad to hear you liked the extra route, haven't gotten much feedback on that so it's good to hear! Your comments really made my day <3 

htis homophobic that i cant romance paris as a shika please god let me have my boy other than that 100/10 i love it

LOL I’m sorry xD Glad you enjoyed it anyway

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One word - AMAZING.


Okay, I'm kidding, you won't get away with only one word, I'm too hyped for that :) I would like you to know that I am simply in love with TPG. I play more VNs than I care to admit, but seldom I get so involved. It's enough to say that I didn't skip seen text and read it more than 3 times :D

The writing is smart and funny, the characters are deep and lovable, the art is unique and stylish. And the music complements it so well!


Now, to SPOILER territory

1. What did you think overall?

It's one of my favorite VNs, really. I'll force my friends to play it and they better like it!)))

2. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?

I played all the routes and all endings: Braums as Reaver, then Shika, Paris as Cubi, Rafael as Shika, then the extras ("the sercet route"). I knew I would like Rafael best so I left him for desert :) I think that its the best order to play, 'cause I feel the Rafael-Shika is kind off canon because off the secret route))

Know I want a fan-disk were the big bad is killed off and Rafael can chop veggies in Ashes restaurant :D

I greatly enjoy the "roadmovie" genre, the humor and MCs with personality, so the game hit me in all the right spots. 

The boys. oh, the boys.

Personally, I liked Braums the least because of my general dislike of the crybaby-shota types. But I quite enjoy tsunderes, so it kinda balanced it)) I laughed so hard from the comment below about him being a fashion disaster, it's so true :D Still, I would like to complement your writing - normally I just skip or completely ignor this type of LI's, but Braums got to my soft spot. Storywise, I didn't quite get his age - is he younger than the MC? Because of that his romance felt more like a teenage crush, rushed into courtship and marriage

Paris - ooooh the steamy bits ;) good thing red cheeks don't glow in the dark. I still have reaver-Ash/Paris to run through, I wanna see the dynamic, but it was quite fun when NPCs commented Cubi-Ash with pink hair and Paris as siblings) so cool

And Rafael is my favorite, omg i'm going dangerously in fangirl territory, make it stop! Or no, don't. His sprites were absolutely gorgeous, all that emotion! He's badass, but a little socially  incompetent, but not in an awkward way (I hate to feel embarrassed for characters), so sweet. The flirting parts were just hilarious, I love hin so much)))

3. What was your favorite part?

Apart from all said above, I really liked the GUI style and the system design (that it shows immediately if you chose right and that you can scroll back and rechoose, and that you can skip to next choise if you want). Generally I play otomes with a walkthrough because I hate skipping 10 routes a thousand times 'till I get it right, so its great

The customisation was fun and that it actually meant something (even your eye color is sometimes) - funX2. I liked that Ash had I different personality and background, the playthroughs felt different for me (like a Shika-Ash and Rafael with all the Shika culture and hand stuff). Don't know if the gender makes such a difference, didn't try male Ash

But most of all I enjoyed the writing and lighthearted atmosphere. I had such a good time with the game

4. Least favorite part?

Why is it so short? *crying*

On a serious note, the ending (bandints + last night) felt a little rushed, like there was intended to be a couple more scenes somewere there. The whole pretender intrigue was simple, but it's not the point of the game so its ok)

And yes, some of the paid VNs took me less time to go through, but any amought less than infinite of TPG is short :D

5. Did you find any bugs/typos?

The extras didn't open the first time I played but then they popped out

6. Other comments or suggestions

Actually I was circling around the game for quite and amount of time and didn't consider it because of the yaoi tag (I don't play pure BL games). But then I read the description and that was the end off me

7. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

I'm not from the english segment of Twitter (so please excuse me for my poor English), but I certainly would like to share screenshots and screams!

8. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

I already bought Arena Circus GK, now I'm waiting for the whole thing to be done to play it all together


THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU'RE GREAT

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and in depth comment! It really made me happy to read. I agree that the endings were rushed, I find myself struggling with that in my writing. I hope it didn't take away from the experience too much!

I'm glad that you were still able to enjoy Braums even though he's not your usual type. He's actually Ash's age, he just comes off as a little younger/naive since he's never been outside the castle before (at least that was my intention). Despite this he still interacts with people better than Rafael. smh That being said, Rafael is my baby, glad to hear he caught your eye!

I am so happy I think you're the only person who's mentioned the GUI! I was really proud of the GUI for this. I didn't want this to be a stressful experience or something you had to try over and over again so I'm glad the hints helped! 

Thank you for giving the game a shot despite the tags!

Now you've made me want a fan-disk

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omg, i have so many errors and typos, im so embarassed ><

If you'll make a FD i'll be the happiest vn-fan on earth ^^ the new CG are so cool and I cant wait for the voice acting) If not for my accent I would totally apply xD

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Ah I'm so glad you like them, I've been having so much fun! And everyone's welcome to audition, don't let that stop you (:

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*internally screaming and reaching the microfone*


O, then be prepared xD

I just wanted you to know that I love this. I love this so much! I had just got done reading 2 just ok visual novels. This was a much needed breath of fresh air for me. The writing is phenomenal and I will admit it was difficult NOT to laugh out loud at some parts. I wish it was longer though. I really look forward to what you guys make next!

I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! And if your only complaint was that you wish there was more, I’ll take it. My next project will be chapter 4 of Arena Circus, I hope you’ll check that out too!

Hello! Is it possible to be a Shika and get Paris? (Or a Reaver.)

You can be a Reaver to get Paris but sadly you can't be a Shika if you want to romance him

I still haven't finished the game completely, but I played 2 routes already and absolutely loved it! All the characters are really funny and charming, especially Ash. In most of the VN i played the MC is either stupid, bland or really annoying, but you made such a great Main Character! I'm more used to the "anime" kind of art, but I really love the art and designs. I'd definitely would pay for it if it was commercial, because it deserves it :D (english is not my main language so sorry if i spelled something wrong he he)

I’m so glad to hear! Writing Ash was really fun, it was important to me to make a main character that was enjoyable to play. Thanks so much for playing!

Hey there, just a quick question: on Page 3 in the gallery, the 1st CG is from whose route again? 

That would be Paris' route!

Oh, I see! So I unlock this one by scoring real high with Paris, right?

Actually, that's his bad ending CG!

Alrighty, thanks for letting me know ^_^
I guess that's kind of a good thing I don't have this CG unlocked, then xD
Anyway, I LOVE this game. I pretty much adore every game you've worked on so far. At any rate, as soon as I've played through all the routes I'll let you know my thoughts about the game in more detail :D

Ah thanks so much! I'm so happy you've enjoyed it so far, and I'd love to hear your thoughts :D

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Hey! I'm really truly enjoying The Pretenders Guild! I've never wanted to actually complete a visual novel. Usually I just play the "good endings" and then move on to the next, but I find that I actually want to complete this one. 
However, after unlocking all the secret routes and getting ready to get Ending 8 (which is the only one I am missing at the moment) I got this error.

It popped up both in Scene 2 and Scene 6 making it impossible for me to complete it, since I can't progres after this pops up. I saw that someone else mentioned something about Nonbinary not defined, but thought this might help you figure out what the problem is easier.

It's an incredibly good Visual novel, and I hope that I can one day see Ending 8, but I am already blown away by it as it is now! :)

Thank you so much for pointing out this error! I'll get to work on fixing it. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it so much and I hope you check out my future stuff! You'll get to see ending 8 soon. (:

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I just finished my third playthrough. I loved all of them! I loved that you could customize how you looked (must've been a lot of work), and all the little details. Rafael and Paris in Braums' route were hilarious. And everyone is really sweet and funny. Thank you for making this!

Thank you for playing! I'm so glad you enjoyed and I hope you check out my future stuff. (:

I absolutely loved it! Rafael is my favorite, but I love everyone. Including Ash. Gods,the variations of dynamic between races are also quite interesting!

Thanks so much for playing! I'm so glad you enjoyed. 

I wanted to go with Rafael at first, but cuz I chose to be a Reaver I couldn't pick him and then defaulted to Braum. After finishing that route and going back to play as a Shika, it turns out I actually like Braum better anyway!

I'm glad to hear you liked Braums! He was my personal favorite.

Loving this game but has anyone else noticed a error that pops up saying "name 'nonbinary' is not defined"?

Ah, sorry about that, I’ll look into it as soon as I can!

Loved the game! Could you tell me the name of Braums´ tune(or whatever plays when he first appears). I swear it´s been playing inside my head for days now, I need it in my life

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If you check the music room, you can see the name of all the songs! I believe I named it Tsundere Blitz haha xD

Ooops, that went straight past me! Thank you for the tip! And you know, looking forward to your next work already :)

So  is there a way to buy it? Can´t seem to find it.

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Oh no, it's not for sale, sorry. I mean, they're just little songs I put together for the game, I didn't upload them anywhere. I could make the mp3 files available for download free here though! 

Oh yes, please, please do! I really want it in my playlist!

Well until I can figure out how to put the files in the game without them getting archived, I uploaded the album on soundcloud. Thought you might like to know! https://soundcloud.com/user-577383146/sets/the-pretenders-guild

Hey, I loved the game, have just finished! I did Braums' route as a Reaver, Paris' route as a Cubi and Rafael's as a Shika. I have one question though, I seem to have ended up with endings 1, 2 and 4, and even though I did Rafael's route as a Shika I can't see the button for the secret route! D: I have 85% with him by the end of Chapter 4 so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong?

Love the game, I thought it was very emotional and incredibly well-made. Could you give me some hints so I can get the rest of the endings? :D

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I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for playing.

Yeah of course! Hmm, that is puzzling! When you completed Rafael's route as a Shika, did you get a message saying you'd unlocked content?  

The other endings can be found by finishing the different route with under 80%, and ending 8 is the ending of the secret route.

Thank you so much for answering me!

Yes I did get the message! Which is why it's so strange! Under the 'Quit' button there's three little ones that link to the extra scenes (still don't have three of those unlocked - two, four and six), one to Rafael's letter and one to the concepts. Did I do something wrong?

And thanks for the tip! I didn't even think about failing the routes to get bad endings, how useless am I haha!

(Extra note - I just went through and did all of the races I didn't do the first time and AWW to Braums and Shika Ash's ending <3 honestly really love this game I think it's extraordinary. Thank you for making it!

Oh okay! Those extra scenes are the secret route, so you're all good! Probably should call it something else but I wasn't sure what to dub it but a secret route xD To unlock the extra scenes there you'll have to play through the bad endings. 

You're so kind, thank you so much ;u; I really appreciate you taking the time to play and comment!

OHHHH right! Thank you, I didn't realise they all strung together - since I'm missing some I wanted to wait and unlock them all. DERP!

No problem at all, and I can't wait to see all the rest of the content :) I love the concept of different races and the Shika hand thing is just...wow. I wish I was as creative as you :) Thanks again for all the help!

Haha no worries! I hope you like the rest of it just as much c: 

I can't take all the credit for the hand thing, I was greatly inspired by Star Trek! Although if Vulcan hands were exactly like Shika ones the narrative would be a lil' different. c;

This game is absolutely delightful! It's been a long time since I laughed as much as this game made me. It's absolutely fantastic when the main character has a personality of their own, and Ash's personality was so refreshing! When they crack that smile after the customization process, I knew this would be a great ride.

One thing I did notice though, if you choose to be a man, but choose a "She/her" pronoun, it will state "Ash is a biologically female . . . ", which technically isn't correct. The story will still play out with Ash as a physical man (nipple tweaking vs coping a feel/the green outfit at the end, etc) while using  the she/her pronouns. It's the same if you choose to be a woman, but pick the He/him or They/them pronouns, it will state "Ash is a biologically male . . . ".  It plays correctly though! That wording is just off. (I only found this out because I'd pick a different combination each play through just for kicks, so I'm not offended/affected by it. It just confused me the first couple of times.

I also recall seeing the typo "aroudn" instead of "around", but I don't remember where. The 'skip to next choice' option was my favorite, considering how many times I replayed this, ahhahaha. It also stops at unread text, which is GREAT. This option can make/break the decision to find all the endings for me.

I cannot for the life of me think of how to get ending 3 though, since I'm pretty sure I got the good/best ending with everyone? I'm not even sure where to begin. I saw somewhere else that you could get 10% with Paris in the beginning, which would get me past that 80% by chapter 5, but the bread seems to be the only option that raises it? I know there's a response to Braum in the carriage that makes him laugh, but that option is only available with you're Shika and can't romance him.

All in all, this game is absolutely fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Ahh thank you so much for your lovely comment! What a nice way to wake up. Thanks for mentioning that, there were a few errors made when I added in the pronoun feature, I'll be going through to fix those soon! 

Ending 3 is achieved by playing through Braums' route and getting his 'good' ending as a Shika, I believe. You can also raise Paris' points in the intro depending on which guild emblem symbol you pick! However, getting past 80% won't unlock any new content. 

Thanks for playing and I'm so glad you enjoyed!

I . . . don't know why I didn't think of that. *Face palm* I think I got distracted by the Paris/Braum thing that I didn't think to go back for him as Shika, ahhah. Thank you!

No problem!

Dear Minyan, I so enjoyed The Pretenders Guild! You created lovely characters and a really exciting and refreshing story. It felt really vibrant to me and I was delighted to see the world you created (I liked the map, it provided extra support for the imagination). In addition I find your art style very appealing and the characters had a wide variety in very own loveable nature and appearance.

To possibly give you some useful feedback and not just rambling I'll answer your questions now. :D I'm not a natural English speaker, so please don't mind some mistakes.

- SPOILERS AHEAD -

1. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?

Yes, I was! As a minor critique point I felt like the endings were a little sudden and short compared to the rest of the game. But that's maybe just because I love fluff and would have enjoyed some more of it. :D Even so I liked the endings, especially the scenes after the credits really felt nicely fluffy and fitting for the characters. :)

2. Favorite / least favorite part?

I loved the scenes in the last night! Most of all the one with Paris was extremely hot and romantic at the sime time. In general I very much enjoyed that it felt mature (Rafael jumping out of Ash's bedroll was hilarious :D) and espacially Paris! I will refer to this later again. Back to my favourite parts: The customization of Ash is great! The different races are gorgeous: Their artstyle, the different cultures and most of all how they played out, it's brilliant how you involved them in the game. And I was really thankful for the hints, I can much more relax when I know what the "right" answer is. :)

I don't have a least favourite part, really. As I wrote before I would have enjoyed if the endings would have been a little longer, so that I can enjoy more romance, but that's it. :)

3. Favorite love interest/what made him your fav?

I really like all of them, but I have to admit that I completely fell for Paris. He's gorgeous. His charme and how he slowly starts using it on you (and stops to do so with others) is just so... lovely. And flattering. I think I turned red myself a few times because of this charmer. And I fell in love with his looks at first sight, too. His style is great, a tall, broad man with this cute little Cubi ears (it gets even more adorable to know how sensitive they are). In addition I felt he has a great dynamic especially with Cubi Ash - it was so rewarding to hear in that last night how long he has wanted her and how he looked at her. I think I've got a soft spot there for those Casanovas, damnit. I so liked how Paris was Ash's soft spot and seems to always have been. And the cute little gestures of him the entire journey were just so sweet. The scene in the rain was one of my favourites, too, I wold have love to hear some more of his history (and about his right eye). Oh, and the very first drunken kiss was so great, it catched my completely by surprise! I'm used to waiting at the end of visual novels before the characters are kissing. So Paris really got me by surprise there and I find it truly refreshing and hot and butterfly-y. I really fell for Paris here.

3. What made you decide to play the game?

I play a lot of visual novels (maybe too much :D) and I saw your game by accident. I was really pleasd by your artstyle and I saw that you took part in This, My Soul, which I thoroughly enjoyed, too. :)

4. Did you find any bugs/typos?

I saw three typos (like I said I'm not natural in English, so please excuse me if I got it wrong):

1. The last evening at Paris' route: And you're always wearing that tiny *litle shirt... (by the way I really enjoyed him saying that :D)

2. At Rafael's route after the bandits: ( I don't have the complete sentence, it begins with: I want to believe him. Rafael looks at me with those clear honest eyes... and now it is probably going on with: telling nothing) but the *tuth.

3. At Rafael's route shortly after 2. (begins with I don't know Braums for long...) I can accept easier than whatever it is my heart's *decding to do with Rafael.

5. Overall thoughts/ comments or suggestions

The Pretenders Guild really is a great game! You have the characters fleshed out really well and they are all so loveable.Oh, I nearly forgot to mention the music, it was very cool! I liked the different themes and how you placed them, the feeling fitted the world and characters quite well. I already mentioned your art, but I will say it again: Your drawing style is as magnificent as your writing. :D

6. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

I don't have a Twitter account, but I surely will tell my friends about this game. :)

7. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

Yes, totally! This was really polished and high quality for a free game. I always appreciate when I don't have to pay (much), but you definitely deserve a reward.  I don't like playing unfinished games, but I'm looking forward to buy Arena Circus Golden once it's ready. :)

So, I hope you don't mind the long post and I could express my admiration of your game (and, as you should know by now, Paris :'D) properly. I would be happy if it was helpful for you. You have my support and I'm excited to play your future games. :)

Oh, I just remembered something I forgot to mention:

I truly appreciate how different the romances played out! They didn't were the same with different characters, they each followed their own pace and offered own choices. It never felt forced to me, instead all the routes hadenough space for Ash and her lover to unfold their story. This is very well made! Just wanted to add this. :)

Thank you so much! I don't mind the long post at all, it made me really happy to read. And I never would have known you weren't a natural English speaker, no mistakes noticed c: I agree with you on the endings, it's something a lot of people have pointed out. I'll have to work harder to flesh out my outline next time! 

Hehe those last night scenes are my favorite too >w< They were so fun to write, particularly Paris'. Honestly Paris caught me off guard with that first kiss too, it wasn't in my original outline then as I started writing I was like: Paris... Paris what are you doing? Paris! This wasn't part of the plan! 

He has a mind of his own haha.

Thank you for the typo fixes, I'll go through and fix those soon! 

I'm really glad you enjoyed and I hope you enjoy any future games just as much if you get a chance to check them out!

Gha No Walkthough? I'm gonna fail XD 

No worries! The hints will get you through c:

I kinda wish there was a walkthough for life XD

This looks pretty fun, but when I doubleclick on The Pretenders Guild.exe to start the game, nothing happens...?  I don't even see it popping up in Task Manager.  I'm on Windows 10.

Hmm, I'm not sure what the issue is! I haven't heard from anyone who's had this problem. But, I tried building a 'windows only' version of the game, please let me know if this helps!

For whatever reason that seems to have done the trick, it's working now! Thank you for going to the trouble!!

It's no trouble at all! I'm glad it worked, and I hope you enjoy the game!

Slight Spoiler if you haven't played yet...

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I seriously love all your games and hope you continue to make them indefinitely. I thought it was pretty cool seeing the reaver universe in a different way to that in arena circus. My favourite character in this one was Paris, I love that how they continued to reach for their dream at the end. However, gotta say i'm a bit iffy about the baby, though i did think it was rather funny and probably realistic considering his former lifestyle.

Aw thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Indefinitely making games would certainly be the dream xD 

Thanks again for playing and I hope you enjoy Arena Circus chapter 4 once it's complete!

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Once I'm done with the whole game, I'll gladly answer the questions you pose for those who have finshed playing, but I've come across something... odd. I decided to play both of Rafael's and Braums's routes as a female Shika after I had played as a male Shika, just to see if there was much of any difference. I had selected Rafael's route, but I seemed to be recognized as a female Reaver on Paris's route.

Also, did you use garageband to make the music? There is one part that just reminds me of Bastion and of the theme song of TAZ Dust, and they both used bandcamp for their music.

[Edit] Is there anyway to get higher than 5 points for Braums in the prologue? Because I can't seem to do anything to get it higher. A hint would be wonderful, if you could.

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Thanks for pointing that out! However I'm a little confused, you shouldn't be able to play as a Shika on Paris' route. 0.o Can you clarify the issue? You selected Rafael's route, but then were jumped to Paris' route? Or were you somehow a Shika on Paris' route?

And yes, I used garageband loops to make the music. There are only small differences between playing as a male and female, that was one part of the customization I tried to keep pretty much the same, since I knew there were some people who would only want to play as a female and vice versa, and I didn't want them to miss out on content because of that. As for Braums, five is the maximum number of points you can get for him in the prologue.

Thanks for downloading, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your playthrough!

I selected Rafael's route but was somehow booted to Paris's route. I only noticed around the time that Braums is coached on how to use his adorableness as a weapon. Though I don't remember all the choices I made, I could try replaying and seeing if the same thing happens

~~~~Possible Spoilers Ahead~~~~

1. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played? 

I was pretty satisfied with all of the endings. I ended up playing Rafael's route first and fell in love with everything this game is. I felt a bit disappointed that the only "bad end" was Paris's, though things did not go to great for Rafael in Braums's "bad end". Its a really weird thing, but I feel like a bad ending is suppose to be a consequence for being a dick or not understanding the situation and/or characters enough. I understand if I'm just being jerk about this, but its the only I found lacking in terms of the endings.

2. Favorite / least favorite part? 

Rafeal trying to bond with the group was the greatest thing in the world. I also kinda liked the running gag of men confusing Braums for a woman and how everyone dealt with it. It could have been a very distasteful thing, but it was done nicely! I don't think I really had any part that I cringed at or wanted to skip or anything. Most things were playful enough or serious enough that the mood didn't seem off.

3. Favorite love interest/what made him your fav?

I love all of them but I think I'd have to pick Rafael. He was the first route I ended up playing and like. The fishing scene was so good. Made a lasting impression. Also I really like the hand thing that the Shika have, so that helps. Also his social awkwardness is kinda relatable and charming enough not to make it... awkward. Braums would be my second fave and Paris my third. Braums also has a kind of social awkwardness and he's really sweet? Like, I feel like he's the sweetest out of all of them. Paris is pretty much the embodiment of two very specific types I have, but the whole crush thing Reaver and Cubi Ash had hit very close to home. But Paris did have my favorite intimate scenes, with Rafael and Bramus just barely behind.

3. What made you decide to play the game?

I'm really pan and love a good visual novel.  Though seriously, I do enjoy the fact you can pick which gender you want to play as, as well as customize Ash. I've only seen customization in really only one other game and being able to pick your gender in a few. Plus the characters seem interesting.

4. Did you find any bugs/typos? 

Other than the weird jump to Paris's route, not really.

5. Overall thoughts/ comments or suggestions

Maybe add a pronoun option, separate from the body choice? //TODO: today is a good example of this, or even Hustle Cat. I'm nonbinary and use they/them, and while I don't mind have to play as guy or gal, its always nice to have the option to choose to be closer to who I am, when given the choice. I mean, most the time I see I have the option to be nonbinary in a game, I will play it, just for the chance to be myself. I've also straight up just played games because they have a canon nonbinary charater.

Also maybe adding skip button? I know you can hold down ctrl or press tab, but I forget sometimes, as I'm sure some people do.

6. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

I have like 20 followers on Twitter, but sure. Also if you had more content on the tumblr page, I'd follow it and share that.

7. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

I'm planning on buying Arena Circus Golden when I'm able, so yeah.

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I'll look through and see if I can find that bug, thanks for pointing it out! edit: and I would appreciate if you could see if it happens again! Going through a few times I couldn't reproduce the error.

As for the endings, I've heard a couple people mentioned they were surprised that there was only one 'bad end'. I wanted to give each ending it's own flavor, so I kind of avoided doing something gruesome in each one. I'm a sucker for a happy ending ahhh 

I'm glad you liked the characters! And my baby Braums. I think some people were turned off by his initial attitude so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed him. 

Adding the ability to choose a pronoun is something I could definitely implement with a little bit of work! I think it would fit in nicely with all the other customizing options, and you're right, it would be a nice feature. I'll see about doing that in the near future.

There is a skip button, it's the little right facing arrow on the quick menu bar! Sorry if it was a little too inconspicuous. 

Thank you for your support, and I appreciate you taking the time to play and comment!

I've found the save file that it happened on and have played through a few times, but I can't seem to replicate what happened. I also tried with a new game, but I just stayed on Rafael's route. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

No worries, I haven't heard anyone else mention this glitch so maybe it was a minor glitch in renpy? Either way, thanks for trying.

My, it took some time, but at long last, I´ve finished all the routes! Uhm, spoilers and lackluster English ahead?

1. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played? 

Yes! My first route was the Shika/Raphael one, because I´ve adored Raphael since the demo and I really liked the aesthetic of Ash as both a shika and a reaver. After playing through all the routes, I do get the impression that maybe I was supposed to play in the order of Paris, Braums and then Raphael. Was that the intention? Anyway, I liked Raphaels and Braums good endings the most,  mainly because Raphael is MY BOY and Braums makes Ash his consort regardless of your race, which pulled at my heartstrings.  He´s such a sweet boy. I was surprised to see that Paris is the only one with a really "bad" ending (although Braums "bad" one was so cruel towards Raphael) When the other boys still let you be happy together. 

2. Favorite / least favorite part?  

I really liked the beginning of Chapter 2, on the boat. I think that you did a really good job of presenting the cast, mainly Braums, in this part specifically. Most of the time I really hate plowing through the beginning of a characters route, especially characters that haven´t been present for too long, like Braums. Seeing my poor boy being terrified of storms och being sick just made me want to protect him. :(

I also loved Raphael on the boat. When playing the demo I assumed he was going to be my sweet clueless son by the end of the game (which, I mean, he was) but seeing him hunting rats and saving damsels and then protecting his friends after only knowing them for like, two weeks made me want to shout "MY BOY" out loud. 

There was never a part I really disliked story wise, although I ended up just skipping through the part with the bandits for most of the time since nothing really changed there. Maybe adding some short dialogues depending on the romance, like Braums (or was it Paris?) yelling at them not to hurt Ash could have been switched depending on the route or something? 

3. Favorite love interest/what made him your fav?

As stated, Raphael is best boy. I loved his design, it was really serious and stoic compared to Paris the bunnyman and Braums (my second fav) who´s a total fashion disaster.  I found him so endearing because of his lack of social grace and I loved him even more after seeing his strength and how dedicated he is to his friends. 

Also, that scene with the blanket?  Raphael getting embarassed because he thinks Ash is pretty? Adorable. 

3. What made you decide to play the game?

Well, I´ve already been following you since I played some of your previous works, so I guess I played it because I´m a fan? Oh, and I thought Paris looked like a charming goof, so that kinda peaked my interest. 

4. Did you find any bugs/typos? 

Nope! 

5. Overall thoughts/ comments or suggestions

Thank you for your work! I think I forgot to mention it earlier, but it really makes me happy to see customization like this in a visual novel. I´m just, so impressed with the quality of it all. Especially the cgs! I can´t begin to guess how long that must have took, but it´s just so impressive if you ask me! 

I there´s one thing I´d suggest, it would be some sort of hint-system in the game och download files as to aquire the different ending/cgs. I spent an ETERNITY looking for the eigth ending, even though I did the shika/Raphael romance first. Maybe It´s just me though, ha.

6. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

I don´t have a twitter-account, but if I did, you bet I would. 

7. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

Absolutely! After playing the demo, I was suprised to see this one wasn´t!

There was no particular order to play in that I had planned out, but I imagine playing it in that order would certainly make things interesting in terms of gradually unfolding the mystery! Ahh I'm so glad to hear you liked Braums' endings, he is my little cinnamon roll and I love him >w< Yeah I wanted each 'bad' ending to be different, I thought all death death death might get a bit repetitive xD 

I'm happy to hear you liked chapter 2! Since Braums especially isn't seen much in the first chapter I wanted to give him a little chance to shine. Yes the bandits scene was pretty linear, definitely could have done more with that.

Also HAHAHA BRAUMS THE FASHION DISASTER. Reading that made me laugh out loud. He is so offended. 

Oh my, a fan? I'm so honored ;u; I hope you like my future projects as well then!

Sorry the ending took so long to find! I debated whether making it an official 'ending' or not, but I thought it might motivate people to check out the extra content if they were interested xD I'll add an 'ending guide' to the itch page when I get a chance!

Thanks again for playing and leaving such lovely feedback. I really appreciate it c:

GAAAHHHH I'm struggling so hard to get ending 2 and 8!! and with it the last two CGs :(

Anyways,  to business!

1. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played? 

I've played all the routes multiple times (trying to get those stupid endings T_T) and I loved them. I was very happy with Rafael's happy end. It was just so... homey?  warm? cute? I dunno. But you could tell that MC was v content. 

2. Favorite / least favorite part? 

Fave: the characters were different in way that made the romance part of the story unique to them so there's a flavor for everyone.

Least fave: (spoiler) that each route followed the same adventure? I'm more into the types where there's a common route and then each LI branch off into something different if I'm making sense. In my opinion is hinders replayability or just playing other routes in general when you know exactly what's coming so you're basically skipping on a different LI's route until you meet new dialogue.

Fave: OMG THE CUSTOMIZATION. I ADORE AND ADMIRE YOU FOR ALL THAT EFFORT YOU PUT INTO THIS AND THE CGS TO MEET EACH DIFFERENCE. I know it can take a lot. You're my hero. Especially with the eye color. Let me tell you how many VN I've run into where you can make the MC brown but you're stuck with blue eyes -_- so I appreciate this greatly as I felt more included/represented as a POC

3. Favorite love interest/what made him your fav?

Hmmm. I love how Paris can get so steamy and is straightforward with his flirting, but I love Rafael's quirkiness. Not to mention that he gives that mysterious air that makes me want to take him apart and discover all his little secrets hehe. It's a tie between the two.

3. What made you decide to play the game?

I was initially drawn to this game because of the customization (like OMG I can make her brown?!?!--sorry, I'm just... there's not a lot of good romance VN out there where I can do that so thank you so very much for this) then I saw the storyline as I enjoy science fiction/ fantasy and I was like OH! Even better! Downloaded.

4. Did you find any bugs/typos? 

Nope! :)

5. Overall thoughts/ comments or suggestions

I know having each character's route branch out can be challenging/complicated, but I'll just put it out there for maybe next time? Or whenever you feel like it.

6. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

Sadly, I don't have Twitter. I actually tried searching for you on Tumblr but couldn't find anything. I think that would help you spread the word, too! But yes, if you had made an announcement on tumblr I definitely would've reblogged it (several times???)

7. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

Uh, shyeah!! Honestly, as someone stated before I'm surprised this was free, and I was half expecting this be some amount of money when I was reading the description. But I can see this as being your test to see if people actually enjoy your stuff. Well, you passed with flying colors! I'm sure I speak for many of us when I say that we support you! And love this game!

Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, this game was very linear. Most of the games I've made up to this point have been, so it would be nice to do something that changes more drastically with each route! I'll keep that in mind for future projects.

As for the romances, I really wanted to do something that was unique to each character, so each route wasn't just 'hey I like you KABEDON'. It was a lot of fun doing all the different romance scenes so I'm happy you liked them! 

The customization was actually what the whole game idea sprang from, and it was time consuming but very much worth it for reactions like yours! As a fellow POC I feel your pain on the representation in VNs front.

I keep meaning to make a tumblr, but that site confuses the heck out of me >< I'll get on it one day ^^;

I really appreciate you taking the time to play and comment! Thank you again :D 

As for endings 2 and 8

SPOILERS

Ending 2 is the 'good' ending with Braums as a Reaver.

Ending 8 is from the 'secret route', which is unlocked after playing through Rafael's route as a Shika and getting his 'good' ending. The last two CGs are from the secret route too I believe!

I'm still struggling why can't I get this ToT. But ending 8, okay so before choosing who you want is it possible to get 20 points for Raphael? Bc I keep on getting 15 and I think that's what's keeping me from getting his secret route since by the end of ch4 I have 95 points. But that may be me just thinking I need 100 or more to get his secret route. Sorry for being such a dunce ^^;

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So for ending two, you have to choose the reaver background, then have 80 points with Braums by chapter 5. 

For ending 8, you need to be a Shika, and have 80 points with Rafael by the end of chapter 4. After this, his button should unlock on the start screen directly under the quit button. That will let you see the 'secret' route screen. There are six scenes, unlocked by getting different endings in the game. 15 is the max number of points you can get for him in the intro, so no worries there. 

If you still can't unlock the endings but have fulfilled this criteria please let me know and I'll check the game for bugs!

And no worries at all, I'm happy to help!

oooohhhh so ending 8 is just all those little side routes added together? I thought it was something entirely different lol but thank you for the help! I'm excited for for what you plan on doing next! This is the only game where I've been pressed to get all the endings. Other games I get like two or three and I'm good, but this game--- ah! ^^

Haha I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! What I'm planning next is raaaather different than what I've done so far, but I have a lot planned! Thanks for your support :D

Hi so far loving the game but for some reason i am having trouble accessing Paris' route. I can select Brames' and Raphael's routes but not Paris'. Can you help me please? Is it because of any choices?     

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Hello,

All the routes are accessible by two backgrounds:

Paris: Reaver/Cubi

Rafael: Cubi/Shika

Braums: Shika/Reaver 

If you'd like to do Paris' route, you'd have to pick either a Reaver or Cubi in the beginning. Hope this helps, and if for some reason it still doesn't, let me know!

Yes it worked Thank You!!

This looks so fantastic. I'll have to take a look at as soon as I can find a spare moment!

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it if you get the chance. c:

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I finished all three characters’ routes by now (some of them twice) and OH BOY was it a great  entertaining experience! Before I jump to the questions I wanted to say that it was seriously really really good! I found all the characters extremely likable, jokes hilarious and writing very pleasant and easy to read. It was a great adventure, never boring for a minute and rather fully packed with FEELS :D. So thank you very much for this awesome treat!

And, okay, this is the reason I do not write feedback often, because if I start...So I am very sorry for the amount of what comes next and I will totally get it if no one has time for this I just have no life and a lot of love to share and I should stop I am making it worse xD.



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1. Were you satisfied at the end of the route you played?

YES, yes I was! It applies to all three routes, even though some of them were more my cup of tea then the others. But I had fun with all of them and there was something special about all of them.

One thing I noticed though - the very last bit in all of the routes seemed a bit different in pacing comparing to the previous scenes in different locations. It felt just a tiny bit rushed. It was not a deal breaker by any means, just a feeling in the back of my mind.

2. Favorite / least favorite part?

I am not sure if it means the favourite part in the story or favourite part of the game, so I guess I will answer both (but put the game part into general question).

It is hard to say what would be the best part in the story, mostly cause it just works well as a whole. Every moment and scene in it has something good about it and something to look forward to while replaying.

What I really really enjoyed were the twists and such. I am usually a curious reader (also probably an annoying one). I love to look deeper into the narrative to figure out the plot twists and secrets before they are revealed, I guess it’s like solving the puzzle. And as a reader I always appreciate it so much when all the things in narration have meaning and when they are shown rather than told about. I think this is where the game got me, it had a lot of such moments when one could read into characters’ emotions, into what their motivations might be without explicitly saying so. It was possible to speculate and disagree with not always reliable narrator - Ash. It was a pleasure to read through!

I hope it is not disappointing, as it is not a bad thing, that I did figure out the twists quite early. Most of them. It didn’t ruin the single thing for me and I loved it so much that there were enough consistent clues that made it possible! And when I say I figured it out it doesn’t mean that it didn’t have enough room to speculate. I will explain it a bit more, in case it might be helpful as a feedback and also in case I realized those things for all the wrong reasons :D.

For example Braums was an easy one. I mean his origin (and only one particular origin) made the most sense for the story, especially with the conflict that was brought up by Paris on so many occasions. I mean he could theoretically be any spoiled noble, but with the letter from his father (knowing that he had one and addressed him in such specific manner) there was only one option that would make the most sense.

Now Rafael, on the other hand, was tricky! He was a mystery, hidden in a plain sight, mystery that was really interesting to think about. He was contradicting in all the right ways, not very good with socializing, but extremely sharp, starting with him explaining why their Guild got hired. It was a good sign that something wasn’t right with this charming fella.

But I think what actually triggered it was the scene on the ship, that one with the story of the Grim Reaper. It came under pretense of being just a creepy fun immersive story, nothing special right? But it looked suspiciously detailed and yet again brought up the topic of assassins from the beginning of the game.

When I played through it for the first time I took it as a foreshadowing of maybe possible villain that we haven't been introduced to yet. Actually even Rafael’s behaviour wasn’t that suspicious at that moment because they were free for interpretation. I thought he reacted on Paris sh*ting on the king whose son was sitting right there btw (and Rafael is perceptive so he probably knew from the beginning).

But then the scene with the pirates followed and Rafael did something very bad ass, revealing how super skilled he is. And I was thinking about that story still like - if it’s the villain he probably wouldn’t be after Braums, cause that boy is like really goofy seriously, so he would be after King then. And how would that relate him to the characters then, well he might try to get to the King through his son by...HOLY SH**T! And this is pretty much when it hit me xDD But I still wasn’t sure 100 % of course, because with Rafael’s knowledge about Braums he might as well be someone super skilled the King sent to keep an eye on his boy, so there is that.

And one thing that I absolutely didn’t see coming was Paris’s eye, cause well I don’t think something actually implied it was more than his fashion preference :D.

Another thing that I find very very well done - funny moments vs sad ones. And it is a light hearted story, so there are not so many tragic scenes in it, but those that are - they kinda really got me xD. I mentioned that I had enough time to prepare for Rafael’s “oficial” reveal, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the change of the dynamics between the characters and that it was actually quite hurtful.

The scene with Rafael and his tattoos displayed is one of my favourite I think. It was surprisingly dark and it changed something that I didn’t even notice until that moment - how much the characters and their goofiness and building trust made me invested into their friendship and companionship. It was very palpable - that shift after the scene and I loved the FEELS it brought with it! And I also think the way it was positioned in the story was very brilliant! I mean they just made up after the previous rather impactful argument and revelation, which made them stronger as a team and then BAM! Ah it was really good xDD.

Now as to a couple of things that I would love to see more, or maybe needed a bit more to feel for them a bit better. One of such - Rafael’s sister. I may be missing something and maybe I just overlooked some piece of info, but I would enjoy seeing earlier signs of motivations behind Rafael and his one last job. Or maybe they could have been more tied up to the big King conflict? As it is now it feels like a very personal and rather big issue for him - like the whole kinda different story inside the story, that I as a reader not necessary discover or only get a glimpse of. Maybe it would be easier for me to take the story with his sister in if there were some scenes showing that he has someone he is worried for or cares for, someone in his life really important he might go to any extent for. It would add to the satisfaction of learning about it later. But you know, maybe I am just not as attentive as I thought I am (most likely haha) and it was somewhere in the story and went over my head while I was too distracted with a steamy scene :D. I am weak.

I felt it worked smoother with the Reaver MC and Paris’s backstory, because one could understand what their conflict is just by their interactions (which I adored a lot btw). It was always clear that Paris is salty for a reason and there is a story behind. The scene under the rain was still a little bit sudden, and maybe it could have been less so if, for example, there was a moment where Paris would indicate that particular insecurity around her. But it is a small thing and their dynamics and possible backstory was very clear yet still subtly and beautifully done.

3. Favorite love interest/what made him your fav?

 I will try to keep it short, I promise, I feel really bad for the amount of letters I produce sometimes xD.

So okay, best part! My absolute favourite was Paris and damn did it hit all the buttons xDD. I mean stupid sexy friend that only doesn’t flirt with you? YES PLEASE! Where do I sign up for more *OOO* I think his romance made me realize what I always wanted and never even knew I did xDD. It was fantastic! When I played it for the first time, it was still a demo and I played as a Shika Ash (and didn’t even know that romances are locked based on backstory). But I started the full version as a Reaver and I think that was the best decision ever! Oh did it add to the delicious suffering and tension. It was just so angsty somehow but also the difference in the dynamics blew me away. I was Shook! I was shook for hours xD. And it really didn’t hurt that his route is so hot, just probably something I really really dig.

 I particularly loved the scene when Ash grabs his ears (I mean rude, but) and it was so obvious but Ash was so oblivious, or when they had to sleep together in the forest - just hot! Paris’s efforts to stay subtle in these moments are delicious and what made them especially so is a very good writing.

 And while I am at it, I think I loved reaver Ash the most because of how flawed she is compared to her Cubi or Shika self. It is always interesting to see a character that is far from being perfect but still is very likable and it was great to see how her privilege changed her and changed responses on her.

 My second fav was Rafael, what a sweety, his awkwardness was nicely done and he really pleasantly surprised me in his more heated moments. I pursued him with a Cubi Ash and liked the small moments when Ash couldn’t really understand the full meaning of some gestures. I was also quite confused with his character at times (really enjoyed the training scene when he came on to Ash suddenly) and it was a nice touch when Ash’s thoughts worked so well with my own. Oh Rafael was an adventure!

 Even though Braums is the last for me here, I still think his romance was very nice and worked really well with Shika peasant Ash :D. And I also was a bit confused with ppl always commenting on his femininity because, and maybe it's just me, but I just kinda fail to see it xD. I guess I see where it is coming from but in the end of the day it was good to see him grow more open minded and more comfortable with himself. And he makes a very attractive king by the way :D.

 3. What made you decide to play the game?

I don’t really remember, but I think it was because it looked good and had a premise of a fun story with romance. Also the cheeky fem protagonist with her over the top grin <3.  So when I saw a demo and read that it also comes out soon I just gave it a try and found it very engaging.

4. Did you find any bugs/typos?

I actually noticed one typo:


5. Overall thoughts/ comments or suggestions

I just really want to say how much I loved the different Ash backgrounds! This is such a sweet feature and really adds to replayability! And the attention to details there is just gorgeous! I was already quite ecstatic from customization option, but so much change from the backgrounds - it’s just amazing! I also enjoyed the responses based on mood icons, makes it easier to pick one. And last but not least, I liked the music, the romance theme (sorry I am not sure about its name, but composition names were hilarious x)) was playing in my head even this very morning. They are catchy but also unique and fit nicely. And all the compliments to the Reaver and Shika designs, some really nice looks, I loved those two in particular!

One thing that I am usually not a great fan of and that was in game to some extent - best choices. I liked the indicator, makes it easier to understand which is what. But the problem with the best choices for me  in particular is that it low key turns the game into pick the correct option. It is not necessary so and usually comes from having good and bad endings, rather than different endings. As a non completionist I rarely explore the game further than the best ending (given there is one) and only do so if, for example, I know for sure that it would not influence the romance part or if there are no good or bad endings, but rather endings logically based on consequences of choices. I also think that I might miss some good chunk of game because of this and I apologise if it is so, might make some of the previous feedback irrelevant because of that.

6. Would you consider sharing the game page on Twitter to spread the word?

Absolutely, even though I am not very present there for now.

7. If I made a commercial game would you consider purchasing it?

Definitely and to be fair I am surprised that this game is free, it is just too good!

And this is finally it :D Thank you so very much again for this beautiful game and I will be looking forward to all the next projects if they are to come!

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Thank you for your lovely feedback! I really enjoyed reading it and appreciated that you took the time to give me such thorough comments. ^^ I agree with you that the epilogues were a little rushed, sorry about that! I wrote them  when I was in a slump and though I did go back and add some things I was never quite happy with them. On the contrary, I'm glad that you saw the hints and ran with them! I never know whether my foreshadowing is enough or too much or too little, so it's nice to get different perspectives on that. I think you're right, I should have put in more foreshadowing for Paris' eye. I think the only bit was in Reaver!Ash's route during the ramen scene, they look at his bands and make a brief comment about feeling guilty. 

Ah I'm so happy to hear the tattoo scene was your favorite! I timed it there on purpose, but after the fact I was like is this a little too much, two huge reveals two chapter ends in a row? 

You also make a good point about showing more of Rafael's motivation. He's a very... shall I say private person, but I probably could have snuck in more things. There was the scene with him buying the bracelet too small for him, but other than that not much. Rafael being what he is, my goal was to showcase his mindset that he had made his decision and felt that Lorelai was perfectly safe so long as he accomplished his goal, hence why he wasn't preoccupied with it. I definitely could have done that better!

Yay Paris! His route was definitely the steamiest, I had a lot of fun with his scenes >w< It makes me happy to hear that you liked Reaver Ash. I loved doing all the backstories, but I felt that Reaver Ash was the most... different I guess? Because they did have those flaws. It was fun to think about how all the different backgrounds would see things differently. And the Cubi ears, Shika hands, those were particularly fun to play with >w<

Braums is the best king, that cinnamon roll, if I had to pick a favorite it would be him. And Braums is very happy to hear that you don't think he's feminine. 

I don't consider myself a musician by any means, so I'm glad to hear the music got a pass. 

Thanks again for your lovely comment, and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the game!

I will go through all the questions after I finish all the routes, in every way possible. But I just wanted to note (((minor spoilers possibly))) that I love the little details added into the story with the customization, like how the chef likes red heads, or that Braums' lost tent was green like the players eyes, etc. Just such cute minor things, that really show the work put into fleshing out the story!

Ah thank you so much! I wasn't sure if anyone would notice that. I hope you enjoy the rest of the game!

This is such a cute game! I've only played Rafael's route so far but I love it, and the writing is hilarious! I had to stifle my laugh with my pillow several times in order to not wake up my brother in the next room. Brilliant. One question:

Before I torture myself with every choice option and dialogue mix ever, is there a kissing CG for Rafael besides the you-know-what-scene? 

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Thanks so much for playing and leaving such kind feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed it. And to answer your question, yes, there is a kissing CG for Rafael, a ‘mouth kiss’ c;

*gasp* Ohmygod I need that CG  in my life T_T

Okay, I have absolutely no idea how to unlock that CG x___x I have played his route five times. Help. I am literally going mad.

He has to have less than 80 points by the end of chapter four! Picking none of the best choices should work. If it doesn’t, let me know and I’ll see if there’s a bug.  c:

You are my hero T_T Thank you!

Haha no worries! I hope it was worth it xD

Hi! I really loved playing this game (I've only done Paris' route so far but it's amazing). I was wondering if there was a way to get the heart to 100%? I've only gotten it up to 95% and I'm kinda confused. Can we get more than 5% before we choose the route? Also, is there only one romance ending? I just want to make sure I got the best end so that I can move on, haha. Anyway, sorry for all the questions! This is an amazing game though, keep up the good work!!

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I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yes, you can get up to 10 points with Paris in the intro. And yes, Paris's romance end is his best one! No worries at all about the question, thanks so much for playing. I hope you like the other routes as well!

Okay, thank you very much! I have no doubt that I will!

You're welcome! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you finish the other routes if you get a chance. ^^

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Oh my god. This is such an amazing VN. I loved every single bit (although, I found it odd how Paris and Braums end up together on Rafael's route. Not because I didn't ship it, they were freaking adorable, but because I've always found it weird to see people I can end up with end up with someone else when I don't play their route). I have never laughed so much in my life. I think this is the first visual novel that has actually made me cry, laugh, and smile so much. This was so adorable as well, I can't get enough of it, haha. The whole thing about discovering who Braums is killed me. I somehow didn't expect it at all? And Rafael too! Man, I love this game. Answer to questions: 

1. I played all of them and honestly, I loved the endings so much. Definitely cried about the whole Rafael thing though, but now I actually understand why so it's cool! Also, Paris' romance end, amazing. I laughed and at the same time I couldn't help but think how adorable Paris was about the whole thing. Honestly, loved it. 

2. Favourite part was when everyone was in the Ramen place. It was so friendly, funny and cosy, I just loved it. Least favourite was the whole 'bye Raphael' thing, but it actually made sense so I'm quite cool with it. Just putting it as least favourite because I have literally nothing else and it made me cry, haha. 

3. Paris. The whole, flirts with everyone but stops for Ash kind of thing killed me. I also have a thing for funny guys, and the fact that he was protective of Ash was too freaking cute. 

4. Maybe not, but at the temple scene in the forest, there was only a middle picture thing? Like, the forest was still at the bottom and top but the middle was the temple. That could be on purpose though so I don't know. 

5. Absolutely amazing, will definitely play again because I love it so much. I loved how we can customise Ash's appearance and how the backstory changes depending on the race you chose. I've never seen that before in a visual novel, really awesome. Literally can't think of a suggestion, it was brilliant. 

6. Actually, yes. 

7. Absolutely. If they're as good as this then there's no way I wouldn't buy it. 

Thank you so much for this! Keep up the awesome work!

You’re too kind ;; 

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Haha I think you’re the first person to play (or at least comment on) the Paris and Braums scenes! I hope it was clear, that relationship is MOST likely when Ash is a Shika, and has a different dynamic with Paris. That’s why it only unlocked when played with a Shika Ash on Rafael’s route (at least it should have been, if it wasn’t let me know!)  I’m glad you thought they were cute though!

I’m glad you didn’t see the twists coming, I tried to drop just enough hints without making it too obvious! Yes, I can’t imagine playing through just Paris’ route without getting any closure... I’m glad you weren’t disappointed when you discovered the reasons he did what he did though! I keep saying I’m glad I’m glad but honestly I really am just so happy you enjoyed c:

As for the temple thing, yes, for some CGs I just did ‘half’ ones to save on time. Thanks again for your kind feedback!

I have a question about the option to show best the best choice.....if we have that option enabled will we get some kind of effect shown on screen before or after we make a choice. I had the option enabled when playing the demo but didn't se any differences...

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I might have forgot to mention this in the tutorial, but the effect will only start showing up AFTER you're on a route. And since the demo only goes up to the route choices, it won't show up. In addition, not every choice affects points for every route, so in that case, the graphic wouldn't show up either. 

Ok thanks that makes sense that it would only activate after you got on a route. Thanks for your quick reply! I'm really enjoying this game. Also very happy there is character customisation which allows you to play as a darker skinned character, which is not that common in visual novel games in general. I look forward to the release, and if I'm honest I would have paid money for this so the fact that this is a free game has me astounded (but  very happy of course!)

I'm glad you're enjoying it! And I agree in terms of a lack of darker skinned characters. I'm happy to share it for free, I hope you like the full game just as much as the demo c:

Ooh so it's race locked?  Can we ask which races can romance which characters or is that too spoilery?



Not at all! 

Paris: Cubi and Reaver

Rafael: Shika and Cubi

Braums: Shika and Reaver

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Thank you!!!!


I'm... not great with clues so watch me have tried to use all the wrong races for the wrong characters without this LOL

haha well, there aren't really any clues since you have to pick your race at the very beginning, so it's not you xD

I must applaud you on this. I don't usually comment but this is really unique.

1. What did you think overall?

  •  Well I must admit I love the comedy! I went tried out all of the personalities involving Ash and I honestly think that was a genius idea to use. The customization is perfect and allows for players to have free will. The idea, like I said above, is very unique and has a special charm to it. Good job! I appreciate all this work you put into the game and just letting it be installed for FREE! Even though I know none of it is real and is based in a fantasy world... you managed to make it so you can relate to them. 

2. Which character are you most excited about romancing?

    • Rafael...no wait... Paris... sorry I meant.... Braums... Who am I kidding. I love them all. Don't ask me to choose ;-; it's not right. Interesting personalities and concepts. 

    3. Did you find any bugs/typos?

      • Some typos but I believe others have already pointed them out.

      4. What would you like to see most in the full game?

      • I want to see how the story plays out... I guess thats a little to vague however, so I will also add that I want to see what trouble they get into. What moves the story forward. How do the characters interact to solve these problems.

      5. Other comments or suggestions?

      • Well I wanted to know if there was an epilogue for each character? Like what happens afterwards if that makes sense. Not really necessary but I am curious haha.

      You're too kind ;u; Thanks so much for playing and giving feedback! I really appreciate it. I hope you like the full game just as much as you like the demo! And to answer your question, yes, each character does have an epilogue! Maybe more than one? c;

      1. What did you think overall?

      I really, really love it so far! The writing is so humorous and engaging, and I really love Ash's personality. Overall,  I really love the customization options! It really makes you feel like you can be the character, and make the adventure your own! I also love the way Ash and the rest of the characters change depending on the race you pick (my personal favorite is Shika!) The art and soundtrack are really good and overall I just really love the game so far! 

      2. Which character are you most excited about romancing?

      I'm honestly in love with all of the characters so I'm really excited about romancing all of them! But I think I'm going to go for Raphael first because its so cute the way he takes everything so literally.

      3. Did you find any bugs/typos?

      I haven't encountered any bugs or noticed any typos

      4. What would you like to see most in the full game?

      I can't wait to learn more about the Shika in particular since they seem so mysterious, and I hope to learn more about their culture! I also would love to see some good ol banter and friendship between the party because its a weakness of mine (example: Dragon Age and Fire Emblem! Those games did such a good job with developing friendships and relationships between companions and I loved it~)

      5. Other comments or suggestions?

      Honestly, the game is amazing already so I don't have too many suggestions, but maybe for the part where you pick the food choices provide a little bit of a description or name of the food? Because some of them I could tell what it was but others weren't as clear. Not a big deal though since its not a big part of the game/story. Amazing job so far, can't wait for the full game! Thanks for making this and sharing it! <3

      6. Would you want an in game jukebox for the soundtrack?

      In game jukebox sounds like a cool feature, so yeah! But if it's a lot of extra work to implement its not really needed so don't worry about it too much!

      Oh man, thank you so much for the nice feedback! I'm always so self-conscious about my comedy stuff so it's wonderful to hear you find it engaging. I am also a big fan of dragon age, it's a big inspiration for me! One day I hope I can make something half as good ;u;

      Many people have mentioned the bread, so I'll try and make that a little easier to understand!

      Thanks again for your comments, and I hope you like the full game even more!

      Hi, just wanted to let you know the itch.io app won't download this because it says it's not available for windows? even though I can see you have a demo for pc right there

      Ah, thanks for letting me know. I had this issue before and think I know how to fix it. Try it now!

      Sweet! It works. Thank you!

      No problem! Hope you enjoy c:

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