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Fafhred

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My old account may still exist or not, but the reason I wrote it off back then was MASSIVE PK.

Basically as a new player at the time I got immediately ganked everywhere I tried to do anything; think like everywhere being the equivalent of higher risk areas in EVE online.

Curious to know why I found this why specifically looking for RPGs?

This is clearly a visual novel, and both game types are pretty much incompatible (RPGs cannot be linear, while visual novels are so by nature); some adventure games can be linear, but then again adventure and RPG are not the same even if often confused.

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Demos are treated differently on GOG, they have separate page entries from full games; I could find you a few examples if you need.

Games in development listed on GOG can be pre-purchased, basically (at least most of them, but I remember some with prices marked TBA, therefore you could not purchase those).

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When running MYSTERIOUSISLAND_FULL_1.02_ENG.exe , the text and all buttons of the installers are in what I think is Polish (aborted the installation since I cannot read it or the buttons):

  • Naciśnij przycisk Instaluj, aby rozpocząć wypakowywanie.
  • Przycisk Przeglądaj umożliwia wybranie folderu docelowego z drzewa folderów. Folder docelowy może też być wprowadzony ręcznie.
  • Jeśli folder docelowy nie istnieje, to zostanie utworzony przed rozpoczęciem rozpakowywania archiwum.

You definitely should, if they did; they have a number of similar pages for various games still in development.

There is a potential issue, though, with their TOS on purchase of such games: quoting from their FAQ ( https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/sections/115000157529-FAQ-Games-in-development#... , 'What is the refund policy for games in development?'), '... Technical issues covered by the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee do not apply to games in development. Instead, you can return the game within 14 days of your purchase...'

In clear, that means that the period to get a refund (if there is an issue with the game) typically ends long before the game is available... fairly illegal terms here (consumers rights issues), so those pages are mostly advertising the game, I do not thing that many people buy early from them under those conditions.

So, I just discovered this game a couple of days ago, downloaded the demo available here, and checked it out.

I am quite interested in this game, but found a number of issues with this alpha version and was about to contact them as suggested IN game.

Came back here looking for a link to their home page to do so, but it is not there, instead there are a link to a Discord channel (which I would not use) and a wiki.

Looking at the wiki allowed me to discover that the files on itch.io are much out of date (the wiki displays version 3.52 as current alpha version, with 4.0 coming soon, but no links), and that they had a successful Kickstarter in the meantime which apparently led them to stop updating here.

Their Kickstarter seem to be now linked with Steam, which I blacklisted for multiple reasons.

A link from the wiki to their actual home page ( http://portia.pathea.net/ ) allowed me to discover that:

'If you have any questions or concerns (or praise, we love praise!), please email admin@pathea.net,

and we’ll try to answer to the best of our ability. But we are busy, so
if we somehow miss an email or two, please don’t be offended, just send
one again. Thanks!'

(in plain language, they may or may not read their emails...)


As for me, I wasted too much money over the past 10 years on funding projects turned to vaporware (even before Kickstarter existed) to fund any project that way any more, and Steam would have been a no-go anyway.

So I am posting this here to test if they even read their page on itch.io any more (last activity here seem to have been 67 days ago today).

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It says on one of those posts that this game is on GOG... but it is not.

I mostly buy games through GOG nowadays, so I went to check there; it is not listed, either as released (which it should not) or 'game in development (which it should if it were actually on GOG; example: CrossCode https://radicalfishgames.itch.io/crosscode https://www.gog.com/game/crosscode ).

I could only find it on a GOG wishlist, which is done by users, NOT by GOG.

At this time there is NO information from GOG that it will be listed there.

Shame that this is an abandoned project...

Since the demo is already a limited part of the game, I would suggest allowing the choice of character; as it is the imposed character does not fit my type of gameplay, and as such I did not go past that fake character selection screen.

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I was interested in the idea, although I am not usually interested in visual novels, so I tried the demo.

I am afraid that I found it way too short to tempt me to buy the full game (it ends when the character just arrived in the real world, only a few minutes into the story).

Moved here to follow you and a few others, after deleting my Patreon

account (I do not accept the changes they are making this month).

I did receive your message in my email even though I had already deleted my account, and I understand your reasons, my post was to let you and other people know why I did this.

At least 1 other author whom I followed there had already made his own post on the matter, and I suspect that this will become a hot potato for the coming weeks.

Moved here to follow you and a few others, after deleting my Patreon account (I do not accept the changes they are making this month).