hello!! i’m the artist and director, and thank you so much for the comment! the backgrounds were done in photoshop using high resolution photos, then by applying the cutout filter (and messing with the values a bit). the text messaging system was not made by the team but is credited in the description :)
we’re definitely planning to add more content, especially as the artist i’d like to add some more sprites and painted scenes as visual novels typically have, but also music and sound effects as you say.
it’s interesting that you view darren that way, while others have told me they dislike him. but everyone’s different i suppose? :D