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Finally got around to playing this and I LOVE IT!!!

Such a wonderful little horror game, the art and writing are as incredible as always. In terms of atmosphere, this felt almost like the middle ground between Tricks N Treats and INMIMB, cute and endearing in so many ways but still with some very unsettling setpieces (the first bad ending really caught me off guard, and I'm still thinking about the skull in the lantern room). It was great to have Ryo in the spotlight for this one, he's the cutest scarecrow ever and was a really fun protagonist. His Dad and his 'Mom' were also fantastic new additions, she in particular had me questioning what was going to happen next. Took a bit of time to figure out the true ending but that was well worth finding, all of the endings were excellent.

And of course the cameos! Fantastic to see Necrotary, Embry and Dr D Light return, it's always interesting to see how the characters act differently depending on the scenario but still act recognisably as themselves (also, Dr D acting as a third parent to embry? HELL YES!). You know, this is why you are one of my favourite developers of all time (apart from the excellent writing and art of course); no matter how many times you bring back the same characters, every story they're part of is completely different. Whenever I boot up one of your games I immediately get a feeling of both familiarity and uncertainty, and it's a feeling completely unique to your games. I've really fallen in love with these characters, and each new iteration just makes them more and more engaging to follow. 

Absolutely fantastic, I am already so excited to see what you come up with next. 

Everyone vanished because I spent too long lost in the beauty of the world. 

This was an incredible experience. The environment is absolutely breathtaking, I can't remember the last time a game's environment consistently made me go 'wow' every time I turned a corner. The ambience only added to the atmosphere, and the music came up so infrequently that it grabbed my attention every time it appeared. There was so much mystery to the story and each of the characters were really distinct, I will definitely be replaying to get all of the endings and explore each of the stories in full. Everyone ended up leaving because I spent so long exploring, so I'm very eager to actually following their stories through to the end.

Absolutely amazing, this is definitely one of those games that will stay with me for a long time. 

This was a lot of fun. I love how you play with the characters and plot points expected of this settings to create a new experience, especially with how you wrote Dracula; he's still an intimidating figure but it's really funny seeing him getting more and more frustrated with every incident (poor guy just wants to brood). Great little story, I love it. 

Yay! I finally got to play this! 

Another fantastic game, your art-style is beautiful as always (I love all three designs for the protagonist) and the music is really sweet; I'm going to be humming that theme song all week. Really cute story so far, interesting idea having small separate chapters for each character rather than one long route, and there are enough hints dropped to make me very suspicious about what's happening in this school. I loved the little background details referencing other games, and I squeed so hard when Scary Mary was mentioned. 

Love this, you're still one of my favourite developers and I will be keeping a close eye out for future chapters, can't wait to see how this goes. 

YAY! So happy to see Fynx and Grem reunited! This is a great episode, sad that it's over for now but it was such a satisfying conclusion. Great job as always. 

Thank you, really pleased you like it. I've really grown to love this concept and I'm very eager to start developing the guild further and exploring how they operate. 

Another fantastic entry in this series, it was good to finally get to know Jesse and the new environment was really interesting to explore. Art was wonderful as usual, I love how many illustrated scenes there were in this one, and the story was really engaging. At first I thought the story ended a little suddenly, but then that after-credits scene hit and WOW! That was amazing, gave me some similar scares to the first game. I'm conflicted now; I want to see more of this series and I'm curious about the real power behind the forest, but I almost don't want it to be explained because now there's a cosmic horror vibe to it. So good!

I've had so much fun with this series and I can't wait to see what you come up with next, you've quickly become one of my new favourite developers. 

Michaela's costume was my favourite ;)

This was another great game, not quite as scary as the first one but a lot of fun to play; it definitely has that Halloween vibe to it. The art is once again beautiful, and I love how colourful everything is this time around. Carrie is a lovely protagonist, I felt so bad for everything she had to witness, and I knew Mr Pumpkin was a creeper from the start but wow that got dark at the end. Got both endings quite quickly and now I'm very eager to see where the story goes in the third game. 

Will definitely be doing another run soon to find secrets, I'm determined to get into that padlocked drawer (thought I had the numbers but apparently not).

With the instructions saying to look around because things would change and the game showing how many days were left, I fully expected this to be a slow burn horror. But NOPE! That escalated quickly... and somehow kept escalating. 

Wow, it is incredibly impressive how you were able to keep the atmosphere at such a high level pretty much through the entire game. Completing the tasks each day felt very tense, especially with how increasingly unsettling the music became. The art is fantastic and the protagonists expressions are surprisingly horrifying. 

Have not found the easter egg yet, will start hunting for that soon. This was an incredible experience, I loved every moment and I will definitely be checking out your other games. 

Good game. The artstyle is beautiful, the puzzles were fun and the story was interesting (would have liked some elements to be expanded on but it was still great). Got all of the main endings but couldn't figure out how to get the third minor ending. Really good experience overall, glad I gave it a try. 

I always love a good vampire story and this is a really interesting concept. Your characters show so much personality in such a small space of time, Kassandra in particular is badass, and the whole scene is very intense. Another amazing story! 

Another wonderful entry! You've used such a simple scenario to create the most emotionally heavy episode yet; Troka's internal struggle really tugged at my heart strings. I look forward to seeing how her journey continues. 

Thank you so much! I mostly wrote this for fun but I'm so pleased you still find it effective. 

This was such a sweet story, the music and art are both beautiful and I loved getting to know the Creature. 

Really cute little Halloween game, will definitely be playing it again in October. Necrotary, Ryo, Embry (same Embry from INMIMB?) and Sunny were really fun characters to follow, and the story was so charming. I actually played it already a couple of days ago but I had to replay it after finishing Cemetery Mary; it's really cool now understanding all the references and I absolutely adore this universe, you have definitely become one of my favourite developers. 

This was a lovely little story, it's really nice getting to know Ovidius a little more after finishing Cemetery Mary. It was also had some really funny moments, planning the escape was a particular highlight, and just generally had me smiling all the way through. I may be playing it out of season but I definitely felt the holiday spirit (might have to replay it in December). 

This story is so good! 

I can't believe how much content there is, especially with it being free; I loved replaying to get all the different routes and that true ending was not what I expected at all. All of the characters were written so well, Mary in particular was such an adorable and endearing protagonist. I really admire her perspective on cemetaries and I felt bad for all the things that happened to her; just wanted to give her a big hug and tell her everything was going to be all right. Crowven's route was probably my favourite, the bond between him and Mary was so sweet and it was great seeing them work through their issues. Reginald's route was definitely the creepiest (still left me with some questions) and Twyla's route had such an intriguing sense of mystery (as well as those spectacular eyebrows). Still in love with you artstyle, and I've never seen a visual novel use so many animations; they really add to the emotional weight of the scenes. 

Playing Cemetary Mary was such a wonderful experience, I'm utterly in love with it.  

THIS IS AMAZING! 

Such a good horror game, I had so much fun playing it. Embry is a really interesting protagonist and Dr D Light really lives up to the name. Their designs are fantastic, I love how much personality your art style has. The story had me hooked from the get-go, I could tell something was up but I still didn't see the final twist coming, and the tension was built up so well that I was on edge for most of the playthrough. I particularly admire how sparingly the music was used; that constant use of silence really made the atmosphere flourish. There may have only been one ending but I still enjoyed replaying it to see the different choices (though part of me regrets going back to bed at the end... oh Dr D...) 

This is one of my new favourite games, definitely going to check out your other work. 

Spooky glory? That definitely sounds like my kind of thing. 

This was a fun game, short but engaging with a nice little twist (for me the impact was lost a bit with the way the game started but it was still a good concept). I liked how Milly's attitude and language reflected her naive nature, and the snake was a really fun companion; was sad to say goodbye to them in the end. It did take a while to figure out how to use the mirror shards; no matter how often I went back to the mirror there was no indication that I was even supposed to be fixing it (I missed the mirror entirely during the first playthrough, though that was more due to my lack of observation). Other than that it was a nice little experience, would love to see what else you can do with the engine (I am quite curious about this "Fever Dream" idea). 

I thought the stick on nails would be a safe option... I was wrong. Immediately gave me Higurashi flashbacks. 

Really enjoyed playing this, very glad I gave it a go. Some of the endings were a bit tricky to get but it was fun seeing all the different options, and I appreciate how well the story was paced (if I hadn't read the description I could have been fooled this was a regular dating sim). And I love the art-style, both of the characters have really great designs that complement their personalities wonderfully. I especially liked Allar, he's not the type I'd typically go for in this type of game but he grew on me very quickly (and his endings were definitely the most interesting of the two).  

I had a huge smile on my face the whole time I was playing this, such a fun game! Both characters are wonderfully written with adorable designs (I'd definitely watch their show) and you manage to do so much in a single setting. Very impressed with just how much content there is despite the short length, I got all the endings quite quickly but then I kept finding extra dialogue options. I love everything about Dating is Hell and I've no doubt I'll be replaying it in the future. 

This was really fun, such an interesting idea. The world and suitors were very intriguing,, would love to play a longer version but what's here is a great experience. 

This is a beautiful game. The art and writing have so much personality, I got sucked in straight away. Really impressed how well the story is paced even in this short section, especially with how easily I became emotionally invested (that argument really hurt to watch). I'll definitely be keeping an eye out to see how this progresses. 

... well that escalated quickly.  

This is genuinely one of the most interesting visual novels I've ever played, it completely went against my expectations and left me genuinely unsettled despite the short length. Really excellent work, so glad I gave this a try.

Also that music? That's going to be stuck in my head for a long time. 

A bit late getting to this one, another great story and I love the continued world-building but WHOAH! What an evil cliffhanger! Poor Grem, I really want him to be ok.

Good job there was the content warning, I was not ready for all that hand-holding.

I knew I was going to enjoy Meeting In The Flesh the moment I read the description, but wow! The art and the writing wonderfully combine grotesque body horror with a wholesome atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Every relationship feels natural, within moments of meeting everybody I felt an immediate sense of fondness and familiarity with each of them. Yiestol was my favourite (never thought I'd ever enjoy vore) but each of the suitors routes were a joy to playthrough; it's so nice to have every route be such a positive experience, even if I didn't choose to pursue a romance. I adored all of the world-building details, and it would be great to read more stories set in this world. The music was also amazing, ambient and emotional in every scene. 

This is my perfect romance visual novel. Heck it's my perfect romance story in general, thank you so much for creating such an incredible experience.  

P.S. How do you make big bees so cute? I've never been that keen on bees but now I really want to pet a big bee! 

That twist genuinely caught me off guard. Loved it. Excellent little horror game, I will definitely be picking up the Crimson version in the near future. 

Wow, even though I knew this was a demo that ending still snuck up on me, I really wanted to keep going. 

Right from the beginning I was hooked. Every character was instantly engaging, I can't even decide which one is my favourite because they're all developed so well despite the short length of the demo. The writing was fantastic with excellent pacing, I laughed out loud multiple times while reading (especially at the last name gag) and all the discussions on horror were genuinely interesting (it was fun seeing how many titles I recognised and I even made a note of those I didn't). That short beginning section was a great taste of what kind of scares to expect, and knowing how creepy some of your other work is I can't wait to see what else you have in store. The art is beautifully vibrant and the music works wonderfully for the atmosphere. 

I am in love with this visual novel and will definitely be keeping an eye out for further updates. 

This was so much fun to read! Diego (am I right in thinking it's the same Diego from 'Un Cien, Una Semana'?) and Calliope are both wonderfully written, it went from cute and funny with the pom antics to deeply emotional so smoothly. Got the true ending on my first try but it was a lot of fun going back for the other ones, especially with all of the little notes added. And that authors note with the true ending was very heartwarming; it actually feels quite meaningful given the current situation. Love it, will definitely be returning to this one in the future. 

This was one of the best horror stories I've read in a while, such a simple concept but the writing and presentation had me tense all the way through to the end.

This was uncomfortable to read but also quite heartwarming, I love how your stories combine visceral horror with powerful emotions.

Really compelling little story and beautiful art, so vibrant and colourful. 

This is such a sweet story, loved reading it so much. 

This was a beautiful story, the characters were so compelling with lovely designs and the atmosphere had me hooked all the way through it. Disturbing at times yet really poignant, the end had me tearing up. As soon as I found all the endings I could I immediately downloaded One Year Later, which was a wonderful addition to the story and I'm so happy you included it. Fantastic visual novel, definitely one of my new favourites. 

That's it, I've got all the pictures now. Thank you :D 

Absolutely wonderful experience, easily one of my new favourite visual novels. I loved how it played out as a conversation, it made the choices so much more meaningful and really made me feel like I really got to know the 'monster'. You've managed to create such a beautiful atmosphere with the art and music, and I love all the unique option names (and hitting V was a hilarious little option). I was a little surprised to see the game had 9 endings to find despite the short run time, but each of them fit really well into the story and I loved replaying the game to get all of them (got the true ending on the first try and it was so heartwarming). Overall I had a lot of fun with this game and I have no doubt I'll be returning to it again. 

P.S. I've gotten all of the endings but there's one picture I just cannot find. Third row down, second from the right. Any hints you can offer? 

Oh that ending was a little bittersweet, but I loved reading this. I like how you always manage to add an extra bit of worldbuilding without detracting from the plot, and I'm enjoying the direction the story is going. Great work, can't wait for the next one. 

Just finished seeing all the endings, I'm so happy I got around to playing this. 

This is one of the best visual novels I have ever read and easily one of my all time favourites, I'm so impressed with how the story can effortlessly combine very unsettling horror with a deep emotional core. I love all three characters so much. Their designs are wonderfully expressive, all three of them are compelling and I enjoyed seeing how their relationships developed with each decision. The music also really adds to the atmosphere, it reminds me a bit of Pathologic's soundtrack and sucked me in from the moment the game began. 

I loved every moment of Ascension and I have no doubt I'll be playing it again in the future, you've created something truly amazing.