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Finished part 1, and I have to say that I ADORE the game.

Things I loved: The art is so retro and pastel and vivid, and the music is also fitting. The option to choose gender and sexual orientation was awesome too. I really like the MC; I found that I could really relate to her artistic struggles and identity crisis. There were so many pleasant things about the game mechanics and the way you guys executed a simple concept. I loved interacted with different customers at the store, how sweet our boss is, and grabbing food with Phoenix, of course. One of my favorite parts was when Joyce directly addressed our escapism/solitude and though it made me pretty sad, he decided to leave.

Something I wasn't crazy about: There was a lot of clicking through the text, to the point where I became pretty restless. Granted, heavy text is a given with a visual novel, but it often felt like most of the lines didn't contribute anything. For instance, in the last argument we have with Joyce, it seemed like we were just talking in circles for a few minutes. The same applied when everyday MC would ponder over what to do--I felt that the lines could have been condensed! Just a personal opinion.

Overall, I find the MC refreshing and relatable, and the game beautifully designed. There's something very peaceful and relaxing about the game. I'm currently in the midst of applications and AP testing, and finding this gem was really made my morning. I cannot wait for Part 2, and I wish you guys the best of luck!

(Also I'm now in love with Phoenix and his fashion and his beautiful character design oooops)

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Thank you so much! We're really happy you like the game :D
It's always great to hear that people can relate to the story and the characters (maybe save for the unpleasant aspects that might come from it :'D) and we're happy you found so many moments of the game enjoyable!

Also thanks for the feedback! You do make a valid point with the heavy text. Since this was originally made for a game jam we didn't get nearly as much time for editing as we would have liked so while we are working on part 2 we are also trying to refine part 1 some more.

Thanks for the good luck and we're looking forward to finishing part 2 as well!