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I usually don't spend much time on iOS games (as this is the platform I chose for this game) but today I got all the way to the animal island which I think is a pretty good point to pause for today!

I love how quirky and fun this game is, and also how relatively easy it is so far.  Because hey, I'm not into hard games purposefully trying to make me get angry although a couple of battles got me worked up lol. I love Echo (gender non-conformity is my shit) and Balthor's gentleness and complete obliviousness of why women would be all over him (I'm headcanoning him as asexual aromantic, is there a basis for it?) and Trollan is like my favorite emotionally-speaking given his backstory. 

If I had to point out something I'm having a hard time with, it would be the fact that sometimes it's hard to scroll up and down in the equip menu given how small the arrows are in the lists, and also if I could suggest an edit, I'd like it if there was a quick way to switch between character equip tabs instead of having to go back to the menu and select equip again every time I want to change a character's equipment. I also got an error message at the end of a dungeon (don't remember which one), but it fixed itself by closing and opening the app again. 

Anyway, really good job! The game is cute and entertaining and that's exactly what I want. Also the creatures met in casual encounters are really well-designed. :) 

Yeah, I saw a gameplay video in the comments and it made me so uncomfortable. I'm not even Autistic myself but I absolutely hate being forced to interact with people, what even. :/// I don't know what the author was going for but it looks bad. 

This sounds really intriguing, I'm looking forward to knowing more! ^^

Great! :D as an aroace that's actually very exciting ^^ thank you!!

this sounds awesome :) will there be the possibility to *not* romance anyone?

This sounds A D O R A B L E. 

Ah, that’s cool! Aroace characters are always welcome (I’m aroace myself, after all). But anyway  sure! I mean, it’s your game so ultimately  it’s you who should be satisfied :) i’m very much looking forward to seeing a story focusing on touch... as a bonding experience, I gathered? It’s interesting, so I’ll be waiting for it!

Bruh, I bet that's gonna be incredibly relatable for everyone in the ace community. Looking forward to it! 

This sounds amazing, can't wait to see it released!! :DDD

Hi, I'm not a game dev and I'll only be playing the games resulting from this jam... because I know nothing about development and nothing about coding, but I'm interest in your idea especially as an ace myself. Or, well, ace-spec. 

I have a few questions that might help you with the characterization: is your protagonist romantic or aromantic? Are they on the "completely asexual" end of the spectrum or do they experience sexual attraction sometimes, or given certain conditions (like with demisexual people they only experience sexual attraction once a strong emotional bond is established)? Since you said every character is going to be ace, I'd personally like it if each one experienced asexuality differently (and there are a lot of variables to pick from: you have aromantic asexuals, heteroromantic asexuals, homoromantic asexuals, gray-aces, demisexuals, aromantic asexuals... also asexuals with high libido or non-existent libido, asexuals who are sex-repulsed or not, asexuals who just don't care, and these are just variables off the top of my head).

So, if their orientation is a relevant theme in the game, I suggest making yourself questions about how these characters feel about attraction, and since they're all asexuals I imagine their web of relationships would be very different from the kind of relationships we're generally used to (like, more on the platonic side?).
Also, you probably know this but I think it's very important to say that ace people can choose to have sex with someone for reasons outside of attraction, like having a child or making a bond with someone get stronger (given the multiple purposes sex can have, there are just as many reasons why someone would want to have it)...
But other than this, I'd say write the characters like you would any other. In the end, sexuality is only a marginal part of someone's identity and unless you're going to center the narration around it you don't need to worry about it too much.
I really like that the choices will be more about agency than "making the right one", btw! This is gonna be interesting. Hope I didn't say anything superfluous and that I was of help, in any way!