Thank you so much! We are really happy to hear this!
By the time part 2 is finished there will be quite a bit more art, too so we hope you'll enjoy that as well :D
Thanks for playing <3
Thank you for the kind words! We're really happy that you enjoyed the game! It's great to hear that the plot holds up for multiple playthroughs and that you like Teal and the others. Part 2 is still in development but we're excited to share it soon as it's ready! (Hopefully in August :'D)
Thanks for playing <3
It's great to hear that you felt included! Seeing how many people appreciate it, adding gender neutral pronouns turned out to be one of our better decisions and we're really glad we included it!
We thought about clearer ways to frame the romantic and sexual preferences but this was the best we could think of without completely breaking the fourth wall :'D
We're happy you look forward to Part 2! And thanks for playing (multiple times even <3)
Thank you for all the kind words <3 We're really happy that you like our game so much!
We'd love to see more games add gender neutral pronouns to their character choices. Especially because just from a writing perspective it's not much more work than having binary options.
We're happy we stuck with Joyce as a name, too! There were a few other names we came up with during conception but we decided on this one pretty quickly :'D
Looking back there really was quite a bit of work and effort that went into this so we'll continue to do our best to make Part 2 good!
Thanks for playing (and commenting) <3
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 Since this was originally made for a game jam we didn't get nearly as much time for editing as we would have liked so while we are working on part 2 we are also trying to refine part 1 some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!
Thank you so much for writing this comment <3 We're really happy you like the game!
Being able to choose gender and preferences is something we're always happy to see in a game like this ourselves so including it was one of the first decisions we made. And it's great to hear that it's appreciated!
We're sorry to hear that you are in a difficult situation right now and wish you the best of luck that it will get better soon!
Escapism is something probably most people deal with in some way and parts of Teal's and Joyce's views on it definitely come from personal experiences. So it was important to us not to paint it as either entirely bad or good since there are usually more complex issues involved.
Even if the game may have failed at serving as a distraction we hope that this aspect wasn't entirely unpleasant for you :'D
The ending of part 1 is always like this. It would be nice if there was a way to change it but since the events of part 2 are affected by it quite a bit, it would have been too big of a branching point for us to handle.
And don't worry, Joyce is romanceable and if you choose to look for them, they'll appear again in part 2 ;)
Thank you so much for saying this! We're happy you like the game and there will definitely be some more opportunities to spend time with Phoenix in part 2! There will also be an option to get closer to Phoenix but any hugs this might entail will probably stay virtual ;)
Thank you so much for writing this comment! We're really happy you like our game :D
It was one of our goals that the story and Teal are relatable so it's great to hear that this was the case for you! Parts of Teal's story come from a fairly personal place so we hope you could take something from it and we're happy that that the results of part one made you feel better! Even if we can't say yet when exactly the rest of the game will be finished, we'll do our best to make it good and hope you'll enjoy that as well <3
Thank you! We're glad you like it <3
The last scene was unfortunately unfinished up until now but with the latest update the sprites should display correctly! We're still working on updating some other things but the bulk of Part One is pretty much final now (And it's no bother at all, don't worry :D)
Thank you! But also oh no... maybe we should make it clearer that you go back to the main menu after the cliffhanger. On the bright side by the time you replay it we probably also got around to polish everything some more :'D But we're really happy you liked it and look forward to part two!
Thank you so much! Being able to choose gender and preferences was important to us from the beginning. So we're happy you like it :D We'll do our best to finish the rest of the game as soon as possible but we can't say when exactly it will be done yet