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A jam submission

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An experiment in dissonance.
Submitted by jayceedee — 1 day, 11 hours before the deadline

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  • 31/80

    Events are not properly sanitized. Woman is indefinitely in your party even if she isn’t there story-wise. Man can be walked over. Woman can be put into your party after she dies. Events continue to play even after they no longer are valid.

    There isn't even much that you can really do here. You basically go through this long story with really slow conversations and no way to conversation skip to reach a rather predictable ending. Did we mention that the message speed is ungodly slow and that the messages are tedious to read through? Especially after the first few times? And just in case we forgot to mention it, those messages are extremely long-winded.

    The graphics at least help with focusing on the game because there isn't much there. 

    There are many event related issues that really need to be fixed and quite a bit needs to be improved upon in order to make the game more interesting. It feels like the character loses his identity where he doesn’t have a linear progression of identity but jumps around. It is as if you were expected to finish the events in a specific order, but there were very few controls as to make the player go in that order.

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Played it a little (up to first time reverse thanks to the landmine), lack of savegame doesn't encourage to play more. Plus you left your game opened so we can spoil the game and see what to notice. Big house was pretty irritating because of the voice saying I can't, yes we can!

Nice idea but not encouraging gameplay.

Btw1, voice saying Jesus Christ, is in creator's character?
Btw2. player character said he is colorblind and later said Chrysanthemes haven't been watered for a six days because of their color, how does it works?

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

Hey, thanks for commenting! Sorry you didn't like it very much. This is my first project, so it isn't the greatest.

On why there isn't a save mechanic, that was kind of a snap decision that I made early on, thinking that it would accentuate the setting, but it didn't really work how I wanted it to. The game's pretty short, though, and doesn't have any way of getting a game over, so hopefully not many other people will run into this, as a problem.

Pretty much everyone who's played my game so far hasn't really liked that specific puzzle in the Big House, and it always seems to be for different reason. I'm hitting my head against the wall right now trying to figure out why the hell I left it in. Thinking of replacing that puzzle with a different one, perhaps finding a way to unlock the door, after the contest, but for now it sticks.

That color comment is a pretty dumb slip-up on my behalf, and I'm genuinely surprised that I haven't heard of it until now. Thanks for letting me know, I'll fix it in the next update (which won't happen till the end of the contest, but still).

And yes, the narrator saying that is in character. That one was actually deliberate. 

I don't know what you mean by "Leaving the game open", though. Could you elaborate?

Left open -> meaning when you compressed the game data (because you are using RMVXAce) you didn't encrypted the archives. Now there is a icon to open the game with the editor.


Oh. Well, if you want to take a look at the code, go ahead. I don't really care.

Developer (1 edit)

For whatever reason, you can't read the game's description here on the jam page. If you click "View game page" you can see the description, and some other information.

If you find any bugs, or anything that should be different in general, tell me! I want this game to be as good as I can make it.

I'm already working on a more stable/better overall version, so there's a good chance that your complaint will be fixed (As long as it's not huge.), before the submission window ends.

Even if the submission window ends, you should still tell about any bugs/problems/misc., and I should be able to get around to fixing them anyway.