Hello! Nicely spotted! We aren't both Vietnamese but Rohan/Pectin (writing this rn) is Vietnamese, born and raised in Germany. A trip to Vietnam last year (before the pandemic) inspired me to be more open about Vietnamese culture, hence the names. We'd be honoured if you'd add the game. :)
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Hi! To get the other endings you need to take the choices that are less skeptical and more open towards something supernatural going on.
But we also noticed that getting the good ending required more correct choices than intended, so we updated the game which should make it a little easier.
Thanks for playing and we hope that helps!
Thanks for the feedback! We were trying to err on the side of caution because we couldn't single out many specific things that might be triggering, but it really wasn't a useful description.
We just updated the list to be more specific, so hopefully it is more helpful now!
While explaining how the character came to be won't change or excuse any of the problems you pointed out, we would still like to say that most of the traits you mentioned were based on Bara tropes we wanted to subvert by also making Ode kindhearted and not overly masculine outside of physical traits.
That this overlaps with him being black and in that way plays into harmful stereotypes was an oversight on our part that we unfortunately can't retroactively change and we are sorry about any discomfort this has caused.
His temper and ignorance appear more extreme when he is confronted by Hans and were never meant to be defining aspects of his character. Given how prominent they are in his introduction we definitely see now that there is a problem with his portrayal and we will do what we can to fix this.
We are in the process of rewriting parts of the first two Acts that unnecessarily reinforced these stereotypes and will do all we can to stay aware and avoid these kinds of problematic portrayals in future Acts and projects.
Thank you for the feedback.
We're sorry that the game made you uncomfortable and fully understand your reasoning. The character in question is actually neither uncultured nor a brute but this is currently only made clear as the story progresses and you get to know him better.
We've discussed the matter and decided to rewrite the way prejudice is shown in the story to avoid reinforcing the trope and to better reflect the tone of the game we were aiming for.
Harmful stereotypes are something we don't want to include in our games so leaving the remarks you mentioned unchallenged was not our intention and will be addressed with the next update.
Thank you for the feedback.
Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much for playing! >-<
Yes, you will get all the coming updates, including all of the coming acts for the game if you bought it in a bundle!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! We're really happy you enjoyed the first two acts and look forward to the next ones!
This game started out as a fun side project for us and we really wanted to keep the tone and presentation lighthearted and fun, too. Keeping a good balance with the different moods was important to us so we're glad to hear you say that!
Thanks for playing <3
Thank you so much! Since we had the whole theater theme in the presentation, we really wanted to include it in the story in some way, so we're glad you liked that aspect too! Thanks for playing and we hope you'll enjoy the next Acts as well <3
Aw, thank you! We're happy to hear you like the game and the characters and look forward to the next Acts!
It was a lot of fun to think of ways for the narrator to break the fourth wall, so we're glad you enjoyed those conversations and that the bridge segment could make you laugh!
Thanks for playing <3
We haven't tried running it on a Surface Pro X ourselves but the game should run with the specs you mentioned. The Windows build is targeting x86 platforms, and the engine we're using generally has low system requirements.
If still you run into any problems, please let us know so we can figure out a solution! Thanks for your interest!
Thank you for playing! We haven't stated a finite date for the coming Act 3 yet! We're currently working on Egologic and will return to Brassica soon. Considering how our schedule is laid out, Act 3 would likely be released late summer/fall this year.
Thank you so much for your interest!
Right now only the first two Acts of the game are available, so if you're unable to load a save at the end of Act 2 (the second time the narrator prompted you to save your progress), that's because the story currently doesn't go further than that. Once Act 3 is released, that save file will continue normally.
If you're having trouble with another save, please let us know so we can figure out a solution!
We're glad you're enjoying the game otherwise though! Thanks for playing <3
Oh no, sorry for not making that clearer in the game itself! If it's any consolation, there might be more opportunities to make out with Hans in the future ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿
Until then we hope you'll enjoy the Ode side of the story! Thanks for playing <3
There will be more music added in future Acts, so the soundtrack hasn't been released so far. Once it's all done it will definitely be available for purchase though! Thanks for your interest!
We considered making a short spin-off that focuses more on Sappho, but as we're still working on the main game and other projects, we don't have any concrete plans for it.
We're glad you're enjoying the game though, and hope you'll like the future Acts as well!
Hello, thanks for supporting the bundle! Once you own the game, there should be no need to buy it again. We'll release the remaining Acts as updates, so you will automatically get access to them as soon as they are released. Until then we hope you'll enjoy the first two Acts!
It means a lot to us that we could reach a fellow artist like this qwq
We hope you'll find the time to treat yourself kindly to a good night of sleep and a maybe a piece of chocolate. Thank you for playing! :'3
(Pectin: PLS KEEP UR MONEY GOOD PERSON! being poor is hard enough TuT)
Hi! First off sorry for taking so long to reply, we had a few busy months and didn't want to reply half-heartedly to your comment!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We already read it back when you posted this but just wanted to say there are a lot of really good points in there, so thank you for your feedback.
While we probably can't address all of what you mentioned, we are currently in the process of putting together a final polishing update for the game so your feedback is definitely valuable and we'll keep it in mind while we revise some parts of the game!
Thanks for the good luck on our projects, we hope you'll enjoy some of the new ones, too. We're definitely happy you enjoyed this game!
Thanks for playing and for writing this review <3
Hello! It has been a long time already since you wrote this detailed review. We just wanted to say that we happily read through it and we have to thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience of Todo! ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡
Aw thank you so much <3
And sorry for the late reply! We really appreciate your comment and are happy you like the game so much! We wanted to tell an inclusive and down to earth story so we're always happy when people appreciate this.
Again, thank you for all the kind words and we hope you'll like our current and future projects as well!
Hi, sorry about that! There currently is no auto advance but we are planning to make it available with the next update.
In the meantime, if it makes it any easier on your wrists, you can also advance dialogue with "space" or "enter". But we understand that there is a lot to click through either way so we'll definitely include the auto option.
Thanks for letting us know and we're glad you like the game otherwise <3
Hi! That's correct. It isn't explained in-game but if you choose "either" in the bi options, the gender is randomly chosen. If you want to control this, the romantic preferences set the gender for Joyce and the sexual preferences set Phoenix's gender. We hope that makes it a bit clearer!
Hi, sorry it took us so long to reply! Ewan already got it right but just to confirm, the competition does get prioritized so if you want the You Own achievement make sure you don't win it.
Thanks for playing and we hope you got that achievement! <3
We're glad you appreciate the pronoun feature! Back when we put the character system together we didn't had the capacity to make more sprites. Our to-do list does include a more muscular/mature body-frame thooo :>
Thank you for playing and writing!
Thank you! We're really happy you enjoyed the demo!
It will still take a bit longer for the full game to come out but we're glad you're excited about it and we'll announce more about our development plans and progress in future devlogs.
Thanks for playing <3
Hi, sorry for the late reply! We don't have an exact date yet but our current plans are to focus more on Dfeaction development again starting around spring 2019. So it will probably still take a few months after that but we'll announce more about this when we have a clearer idea how long everything will take.
Thanks for your patience and for you interest <3
Hi! First off sorry, about only getting back to you now. We'd like to have some more customization options but since the game's scope is already fairly big, we'll have to see if we can add more without increasing our workload too much.
But we're happy you enjoyed the demo and are looking forward to the full game! As it looks now it will probably still take a bit longer for it to come out but there should be more concrete news about our development plans in the first few months of 2019.
Thanks for playing <3