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Clockwork Prince

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It depends; some fairytales like the ones Andersen wrote don't tend to have Grimm versions. I also don't 100% stick to fairytale plots when I adapt them into games, so if you want a game that's closely authentic I fear I might not really deliver what you're hoping for... 

Still, if you don't mind some rewritings, you might enjoy any future fairytale adaptations, if I make any.

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Possibly! Lavender's concept came to me as an almost complete package of ideas that just needed a bit of refinement, which isn't usually the case for games I try to make, so it'll have to depend on whether I get a good idea of how to mix up another familiar fairytale.

Basically: if I get a good idea for one, you can bet I'll try again! I'm just not 100% sure which fairytale it would be and what the game would play like, because I don't have solid ideas for such a game right now.

Fair, though I would personally put that as "legal adults only" to make it clear it has potentially illegal content for minors.

While I get the inclination to think of this in a dev perspective, I think it's ultimately the players who are more important to consider here as it is to their benefit. Yes, it would be good to have a system that is easy to fill out by devs and doesn't take half an hour per game, but if that leads to a subpar content rating system, it's not that useful to implement. 

My own inclination in this case is to have some broader subject matter tags that can be chosen, after which some refinement tags are suggested to help branch out to more specific subjects. It should also be possible to add multiple subset subjects. 

Some suggestions for categories and subsets: 

  • Violence: cartoon/fantasy violence, violence towards children, intimate partner violence, etc.
  • Sexual content: heterosexual sex, homosexual sex, intersex sex participant(s), transgender sex participant(s), group sex, masturbation, fetish, etc.
  • Alcohol/drug use: marijuana, alcohol, smoking, hard drugs, etc.
  • Coarse language: sexual innuendo, sexually explicit language, blasphemy, slurs, etc.
  • Mental health/abuse: child abuse, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, etc.
  • Common phobias: spiders, insects, needles, etc.

This would allow the developers to fill out the contents in broad strokes if they aren't interested in being super specific or want to avoid spoiling their games, but it also allows them to get more specific for players who asked about specific subject matter or if they want to be specific in the first place. The one flaw I can think of is that some subjects that fall under the broad categories might apply to multiple broad categories (rape would fall under violence, sexual content and abuse, for example), so it would be good to have some subjects automatically apply more broad categories when picked.

I personally think age limits are only useful in a legal sense, as different people mature at different rates. I'm not particularly interested in age ratings as a result. The problem I have with the categories of "mature" and "adult" is that the line between them is very blurry for me personally, especially for games. I would personally only mark with ages or age categories if a product is intended to only be consumed by legal adults (basically: porn).

Do you have any samples of your music, by any chance? E.g. a SoundCloud playlist or something like that.

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That's really strange... To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if I can give you a fix, as this could be unrelated to my game, but I'll try.

Do you have any controllers plugged in when you try to play the game? Those sometimes interfere with the keyboard controls.

If that doesn't work, try using the tool linked by Cherry in this thread.

Saturn and me worked out a way to get the game to show up in the jam again!

In case you want to visit the actual game page:

https://clockworkprince.itch.io/dream-journey
Password: DREAMJOURNEY

You can submit your game late here, even if you don't have a Tumblr account! (You'll have to provide an e-mail address, though.)

https://dreamdiaryjam.tumblr.com/submit

You can submit your game late here, even if you don't have a Tumblr account! (You'll have to provide an e-mail address, though.)

https://dreamdiaryjam.tumblr.com/submit

Just a heads up: earlier today I accidentally uploaded a faulty patch, so if you run into issues again, you'll have to download the new one.

Glad I could help and let me know if you run into trouble again! I try my best to keep my games as free of bugs as possible.

I've looked into the bug and put out a patch. This should fix the problem!

Which version of the game are you playing?

Of course. There's a .txt file in the foot folder that should help you with Let's Play guidelines!

If you would like to ask spoiler-related questions, yet not post them here, you can always ask me on Tumblr or on RPGMaker.NET if you have an account there. If you don't have one on either site and would rather not get one either, let me know and I'll think of something.

It's a hint that tells you you have to make one of the other flowers grow before you can click on the same flower pot again. Sorry if that was unclear!