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A jam entry

Everlasting: Per Aspera Ad TerraView game page »

A short visual novel about figuring out the past and one's purpose.
Submitted by cscribes (@CScribes), Tophat_Haze (@TheStorysinger) with 8 hours, 3 minutes before the deadline

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Sound#132.7423.167
Graphics#172.7423.167
Most innovative use of the source material#192.4542.833
Polish#192.7423.167
Overall#192.5262.917
Fun#222.0212.333
Staying true to the source material#222.4542.833

Ranked from 6 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Comments

Interesting adaptation of the source material and an enjoyable story to boot. Nice work!

Tophat_Haze · 1 year ago

@Kara Jayne

Thanks for your compliment on the story; I'm glad you like it! Yes, it is a bit short-- I didn't want to make the story too long, since it's a jam game. I hope it wasn't too short!

@JupiterHadley

Ooooh! I'll be checking out that video shortly!

(In case you're wondering who I am, I collaborated with Hazel on this game. I did the backgrounds, music, and story; she did the sprite art(not implemented yet), UI, and coding)

Jupiter_Hadley · 1 year ago

Nice story! I included it in part 2 of my Public Domain Jam 2 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/Zm3F461UAZo

I thought this was a really interesting experience. I quite liked the story, the idea of celestial reincarnation of some sort, and how that played into real life concerns. The way you used Ren'Py was great as well, you found a way to fit the tone you were going for. The little star icon on the messages gave it a nice feel.

I think it could be longer, and I read both source poems and liked how you took the theme of being one with nature from The River and extended that to celestial existence. :)

Tophat_Haze · 1 year ago

Ok, the save bug is fixed, along with a couple of other fixes, and version 0.6 is up!

Tophat_Haze · 1 year ago

@JohansenIndustries

There's a bit of a bug with the game right now-- the "saves" folder usually included with Ren'py games isn't in the build for some reason. Make an empty folder called "saves" (don't include the quotes), put it in the folder called "game" and you'll be able to play, but note you won't be able to save.

If your problem lies in opening the application, extract the game to a new location, put in the "saves" folder as mentioned above, and you should be good to go.

I've not played a Ren'Puy game before, and I'm having technical problems opening the application - it does nothing - as with the other Ren'Py game. Do i have to download some other stuff, as well?

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