Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! I'm looking forward to playing Thief's Roulette on PS4! :)
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Hmm, yes. It's regrettable that I didn't have more time to fully flesh out that character's change. It was hard to sell that while keeping the story short, without making the story all about her. I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway.
Thank you for the detailed review! Yeah, one of the biggest flaws is that the game is considerably less fun if you start with certain routes. In hindsight, I should have had less routes so that each one could have been more meaningful, and made the choices less obscure to begin with.
My design philosophy was to make every choice as "hidden" as possible so the player wouldn't know what was going on right away, but that made the barrier to entry way too high.
The wheel of fallacies are definitely more of a huge chore than they are fun, I highly recommend just turning on easy mode (accessible from the tutorial) — it won't show you the answer right away, only if you get frustrated and switch it on. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the game despite its many flaws! Yup, I'm still making stuff! My website has frequent updates if you're interested. Thanks again! :)
Ah — yes, unfortunately Steam has stopped giving me keys for this game after I ordered a very large amount of them to participate in some bundles. In order to get more the game would probably have to sell more copies. Thanks for letting me know, I'll update the information. :(
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your comment. :) Congratulations on being the third person ever to read my developer commentary lol! The best way to contact me is through comments on this site, since I get emails notifying me about them, Twitter (@OddTillTheEnd) or you can send me an email at email@example.com !
Oh wow, that's so cool!! I didn't have a particular reason, I was just looking for an under-represented prefecture of Japan. One of the things I want to do in the sequel is make the setting more Yamagata-focused. Though I did use Yamagata as reference for things like the outdoor scenes, it doesn't really feel like you're in Yamagata specifically, as those are sort of generic areas. I'd like to include various landmarks, like Yamagata station, Nanukomachi street, things like that. :)
Thanks so much!! :) This game was developed in Ren'Py, it's a free open source engine that's best suited for visual novels. The learning curve isn't too bad and there's a support forum (Lemmasoft Forum) which is a fantastic resource full of people who are happy to help if you get stuck. Good luck with your game! :)
Hey, thanks so much for the review! Yup, Wheel of Fallacies are really horrible, even I don't like playing through them at this point, so, they definitely won't be coming back for the sequel lol. Doll Theater is also my favorite. Thanks for getting Methods!! :)
Ah yes, that's a classic Mac game issue. If you right click and then select "Open" from the menu, you should be able to bypass that. If the game doesn't work, you can also try dragging it into the Applications folder. But the best way to play it is probably to launch it from within the itch app. :)
Yup, it was free back in May — you should be eligible but some people are have trouble getting the keys. I'm not sure if the demo lets you leave a review, but in any case, I'll just give you a Steam key here since it sounds like you can't find it: C4RJG-LQM7M-HP0R7
Hmm... I am unfortunately unable to replicate this bug after trying several times. In order to see that text, the game has to have hidden the Logic Train — so I'm not sure what's going on. The "re-unlocking" the final box you described is fine, I don't think that would be causing the issue. What you can do for a quick fix is to restart the game and pick "Amateur Sleuth" mode, then jump to a save before the final Logic Train. I will keep looking for what could be causing the bug.
The second bug isn't a bug — I want people to be able to use the scroll wheel to rollback text :)
Sure — select Noriko and Hiroki and Noa's apartment set, then click the dolls until they both are lying on the floor and have bullet holes in them. The answer to the question is "Hiroki died because he tried to save Noriko." Hope that helps!
Ah, sorry about that. I changed it so that you only need to select Noriko, Hiroki and Uzumaki. Hmm — sorry for the confusion, but by Easy Mode do you mean what you select at the start of the Logic Train, or the "Amateur Sleuth" mode you select at the beginning of the game? The Logic Train Easy mode shows you which Wheel of Fallacies answers are correct. The Amateur Sleuth mode skips the Logic Trains. :)
Thank you so much! :)
The game is supposed to reset after the credits roll and it jumps back to the main menu — but I just uploaded a build that has an option to reset it manually if that isn't working. Hope that works!
If you want to delete your saves, you can go to "game/saves" and delete the file there. Save files also reside in "%APPDATA%/RenPy/game_directory" on Windows, "~/Library/RenPy/game_directory" on Mac, and "~/.renpy/game_directory" on Linux.