Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your opinion, it's really important for us ! I am glad you liked it, and I agree it's a shame we don't meet all the LI so we are working hard on a new demo including the 4 commons chapters and so all LI's !
About the castle feeling empty, are you looking more about those shadows images for NPC or you were just talking about seeing more important characters ? Or maybe people being drawn in the background like on the market place background ?
Also, we agree it's a pretty standard UI for renpy, but it's also a very ergonomic one. I would love do something more original, but I don't have any ideas right now to make it stand out more and keep it easily readable for players ! If you knows games with incredible UI don't hesitate to share with us ! We love to learn from our senpai o/
And yeah, we are progressing slowly but everyday, so we like to share this improvment, thanks for your awesome support <3 (The april devlog is late tho, but it is coming soon XD)