I'm glad you think so. :) I'm hoping to have the art of the demo updated by... the end of June? Maybe? We'll see. :]
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Thank you so much for the kind comment! Another person is added to the Briar camp. I definitely can't really disguise how much I favor her, haha. She just doesn't hesitate to do cool things, and she's level-headed enough to be comforting while being reasonable enough to allow for some amounts of fun.
I'm glad my work feels fresh rather than weird. That's always been a concern of mine; I have absolutely zero interest in churning out high-school slice of life games, and I can't, even when I try really, really hard, make anything that anyone would consider normal. So, I sometimes think to myself, 'what if everyone thinks it's too weird? what if no one likes it?' I was a lot more anxious about it when I was younger, but it still kind of plagues me to this day. But! Make the kind of game you want to see more of in the world, right?
I'm sure you can understand, since your works all take place in interesting and unusual settings.
I actually just made a development blog for my games, so if you're interested in following my progress on a medium other than lemmasoft, here's the link!
This is a delightfully cute game about playing with bats. I really appreciate all the little details in it! You've integrated the UI effortlessly into the story, and it's all very immersive. All the more better to give me warm, fuzzy bat feelings!
Thanks for this.
ross is interesed in the lifespan of roses, huh? and fujimoto is written with the kanji for wisteria. amaranth is obvious, though I'm stumped about kennith. my first guess was chrysanthemums, though that seems like kind of a stretch. regardless, i'm going to hedge a bet and say they're all dryads, with Amaranth being one without knowing it... explaining Hisashi's interest in her.
don't think I didn't notice the sketchiness of your story, my man.
Anway, this is an awesome teaser. I don't understand how you got this done AND worked on Booksleeper at the same time. The writing is good, the characters are good, everything is so active because of all the expression changes, and I really like that Amaranth's expression changes during narration. I had never thought of doing that. Actually, I just like Amie in general. Her jumping to conclusions is really funny, and it makes the story pretty lighthearted and fun...
Which really matches the art style. Oh! And the art is so cohesive! Everything looks so good together! Ugh, I would pay good money for a finished version of this game. Is this going to be a commercial release? It really should be.
Good work. I'll be watching this.
This was such a cute game. I was especially charmed by Canna, but I liked every character, and the sprite style really made the simplistic backgrounds work! I also could really, really releate to Heather's chats with macha. Like, the "oh my god i'm SO GAY" thing, like - same buddy. same. girls are very, very great.
There were a couple of little grammer errors here and there I noticed, though! Easy to slip through the cracks in a NaNo project, but it might be worth your time to go over the script again and bug hunt. Finland, for example, only has one n.
I very much liked how casually Jasmine's identity was discussed, and that it was included in the first place! A very pleasant surprise for me.
One little thing that -would- have been cool is if, on Iris' route, Heather's mother hadn't been called away to work. When I realized Iris' twist, I immediately thought, "OH, THAT'S WHY HER MOM GETS CALLED AWAY, Iris is running around being a dark magical girl to fill the time while she's staying out of Heather's hair", but... That didn't end up being the case. Ah well, it was a little thing!
Overall, I enjoyed this game a lot. Thank you very much for making it! We always need more good GxG games.
What a charming little game.
Everything is really cohesive and polished, and honestly? I'm completely floored about what you've managed to accomplish in a month. It's nuts to me. Sure, there are some ideas I'd love to have been expanded on, but it's NaNo, I can hardly judge you for that, and it doesn't do anything to diminish just how DANG IMPRESSED I am.
Tristan is a real cutie, and I aboslutely loved the variety in personality choices throughout. Sometimes I like being sarcastic (also the sarcastic options were Funny), but sometimes the situation just doesn't call for it, so having varying options like that made it feel that oh, yeah, I can respond dynamically to the situation at hand. (I haven't done Lucan's route yet, but I'm going to after class.)
AND THE CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION. I STILL APPRECIATE THOSE FRECKLES. (and can i just say, the MC's dress in the date scene looks amaaaazing? like, dang girl. my gay heart goes pitter-mcfreakin-patter.)
Gosh. I feel like I'm gushing, but you really deserve the praise.
One little thing I would have loved to see (and wouldn't have been a big addition) would be the MC ruminating on the house itself a bit. Like, particularly during lines where "and then time passed", it would have been a nice touch if she mentioned specific little quirks of the house. Say, oh, maybe the library has a lot of romance novels (which would make a lot of sense, for Reasons) or oh, she took a nap underneath one of the maple trees or something. Little specific details like that make the setting feel... fuller, I guess? Without going to a lot of effort. But hey, whatever, I'm sure you were PRETTY DANG BUSY doing other stuff.
like seriously, did you clone yourself??? how did you get this done.
good work. also, take a break, you probably need it after the craziness of the month lmao
nerium is a mcfreakin furry
On a more serious note, though, I was looking forward to this game during NaNo and it didn't disappoint! It was refreshing, fun, and every couple had a unique-but-interesting dynamic. The art was attractive and fit the cartooniness of the story, and I ended up liking every single character, even the ones I thought would be just "okay" from their discriptions. Jeska's loneliness, Nerium's desire for love, and Lexis' propensity for misunderstanding convey a surprising amount of depth in such a short amount of time, and Lilium's self-depreciating view of herself (thinking that no one will like her because "she's a bitch), Po's grief over its feelings being disregarded, and Baird's relationship with his wolf self all make them compelling victims. I find it hard to pick favorites between the couples!
Good job. I had a lot of fun.
To be quite honest, that character is my favorite to write. She has so much shade to drop whenever you die.
Briar is a pal. She'd get you a dope-ass grave with a nice headstone and she'd totally think of something cool and somber to put on it. I'd definitely want her to speak at my funeral.