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Ertal Games

A member registered Apr 01, 2016 · View creator page →


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Thank you for your input! The planned release date is June 2018 :)

And about the skip options... I didn't think they'd be so bothersome! I'll try to add an additional menu for them at the start of the game, then.

Lol unless we are time travelling, yes!

The text is supposed to start on the top part of the textbox, but I see your point: the name tag is slightly over the text, right? Thank you, I'll fix it in the next update.

Yes, but thank you! I'm working on an update of the demo that will be also uploaded to Steam, so this bug will disappear shortly. Thank you for playing the demo!

I tried opening the demo (itchio version) through Renpy, and this is the error I got, in case it helps for other cases: 


I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/about.rpy", line 26, in <module>
ImportError: No module named md5

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/about.rpyc", line 25, in script
    �;�� �
  File "C:\Users\alum-01\Documents\renpy-\renpy\ast.py", line 827, in execute
    renpy.python.py_exec_bytecode(self.code.bytecode, self.hide, store=self.store)
  File "C:\Users\alum-01\Documents\renpy-\renpy\python.py", line 1764, in py_exec_bytecode
    exec bytecode in globals, locals
  File "game/about.rpy", line 26, in <module>
ImportError: No module named md5


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It's an old laptop with Windows Vista. But Renpy runs fine, I even make my own visual novels in this device! I tried what you said and still nothing, so I'm downloading it from your website now. *crosses fingers*

EDIT: ...and nothing again. It must be my laptop, then :( Oh, well. I'll try from another computer, then. There must be some kind of incompatibility. 

Yes, Windows

I wanted to play the demo and then buy the game, but I've tried to download it three times and the file doesn't run :(

The first error is that the unzip doesn't create a new folder, but instead drops the files independently in my "Documents" folder; that has happened to me once or twice with Renpy games before, but all of them were able to run all the same. With HaG, though, when I click on the icon nothing happens, the game doesn't start. 

I don't know if perhaps the demo build for itchio is corrupted and some file is missing

Thank you! The full game will be 10 dollars, and the pre-order option asks for the same price. You can also wait until next month, when we'll offer A Hand in the Darkness and the pre-order of Chasing the Stars as a bundle for a special price.

Thank you very much for your kind words!

And yeah, Pol is a cutiepie! My beta sent me that annoying error, too; it doesn't appear in my game, but it's easy to solve. So thank you for pointing to it ;)

There will be an updated demo at the end of this month (September), when we have the definitive backgrounds and more music, and have redone some minor GUI and visual elements! ^_^

But... the game crashed??! You didn't happen to save the error page, did you?

Posted in Bug reports

Hello, I'm playing the Spanish version (diamond/Hunter route) and I got an unskippable error. I copied-pasted the whole error report in a pm through the Lemmasoft Forum.

There's also two sentences in English when Hunter and Keegan are back to the hall area before the ceiling starts falling down on them, and some typos.

Thank you for such a detailed review! You don't know how relieved I am to hear you like Tirs! It was my biggest fear so far, making a protagonist so workaholic and bad at love relationships that people wouldn't like him.

I didn't touch the text speed options, in fact, so it's supposed to be the default Renpy one, but I'll take a look at it.

About the backgrounds, you are perfectly right: the office, toilets and clubs are not photomanips, but true bgs made by Oncle Mugen for the Lemmasoft Forum, but they are placeholders while Justyna makes the final bgs (like the cafeteria one). We might end using some of Mugen's (those clubs bgs are really gorgeous ), but we'll try to at least make them look closer to our style.

About the option of skipping all adult scenes... I'll think about it. I thought that perhaps people would like the chance to skip only some of the scenes, with the characters they don't like much, for example, or could change their mind and decide to see one scene in a while. I hope more people give their two cents on the question!

Thank you, dear! The demo is still mostly unbetaed, but I hope my beta reader will finish with it during this week. I'm glad you like it so far, and thank you again for the offer!

This was fun! And demonstrated, once more, how the fatality of fate is unavoidable XD

lol I have asked Renpytom, the developer of the engine, more than once... It seems that for passing all the virtual signatures he would need to pay a considerable fee, and since it's a free program he isn't going to pay for it. 

Perhaps now that he's started a Patreon, we can ask for it to be done, once he reaches a moderate monthly income. I will certainly suggest it, because that security pop-up is really annoying!

Posted in Stickers

Hmmm, no, I sent them by ordinary mail. I'll ask in my post office if there was any problem with them (sometimes parcels gets delayed at customs).

Posted in Epilogue

Hahaha, okay, let's see... The endings for each guy are: good ending (happy ever after and all that jazz), bad ending (bye bye Alex) and bad relationship ending (they don't end together and some other issues may remain unsolved).

The "epilogue" you are talking about must be the extra stories. They will be uploaded as different files, so you can choose the one(s) you want. There are three after-the-end stories during University times, giving us a hint of how can be their future as a couple in the turbulent times of the fall of the British Empire. The other three stories are long, detailed versions of the bad endings, with a bit more of back story about our boys and the bad guys.

What a good storyplot!

Please, I beg you, you MUST finish this!

I'm really happy you like it!

And yes, that ending is still missing; as I said in some social media, there will be un update for it very soon.

I wasn't very convinced with that ending, so I prefered to take it down and rewrite it from the scratch, but I didn't want to delay the game any further. Sorry for the inconvenience. There's also the after stories coming soon, where we can see our boys during their University years, so look forward to it!

The itch.io Support just contacted me: they say they had a bug in the import system, but it's solved now, so all the Kickstarter backers should see a button to link the game to their accounts.

Let me know if there's something else, please!

I'm sorry, it's a problem of all games made with Renpy :( It always flags all the security alarms. Or has your antivirus reacted different from with other visual novels made with Renpy? *starts to worry*

I'l get back to you as soon as Support answers me, don't worry!

It was my mistake, and it's solved now. But since you have already downloaded it, please go ahead and play it for free, since it was my fault. ;)

It SHOULD be attached to your account, since itch.io assigned a given download link to each email, but I will ask the itch.io support to be sure.

Posted in Offer problem

oh, I haven't thought of that! I'll try to add a wallpaper, let me run some tests. I will notify you when it's uploaded.