Wowie, this game depressed the heck out of me. I don't necessarily "enjoy" playing visual novels with super serious subject matters, but I do apperciate them exisiting. The art style, backgrounds, music, etc assets, are all very good! The piano at the beginning really sets the mood. However, some of the scene transitions are a little jarring as they don't seem to be programmed entirely correctly...? I'm not sure if they were an intentional choice or just a bug. Also the grammar could use some work. I made a video with my experiences. I try to take a more light-hearted, comedic approach because, boy oh boy, I really get depressed easily by stuff like this. Nevertheless, great job and keep up the great work!
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I played the demo and this looks pretty promising! The writing is really entertaining and I absolutely LOVE the music. It reminds me a lot of SMT/Persona game soundtracks. Some assets are missing/incomplete as of this comment, but don't let that discourage you from trying it out. I made a quick video of the demo but I never finished it completely and I did rush through a lot of the dialouge. (And added my own insane commentary) I just wanted to get a flavor of what the game was like. But there's already a lot to see and experience in this demo! So I highly recommend playing it yourself and seeing if it's your cup of tea!
This was a really quick and fun game! It should take anyone around 10-15 minutes to beat. But there is replayability with hard mode and just trying to get an overall better score. I made a video of my experience. (Play the game yourself before watching!) Keep up the great work!
I played your game! And...it wasn't really my cup of tea. I wanted to write some thoughts on it, even though I haven't actually completed the demo. In fact, the video I'm posting with this is pretty silly on commentary due to me getting a little bored. But I still feel like writing this will express my thoughts on who might enjoy this kinda Visual Novel.
I felt that the writing and characters weren't very appealing to me. The game is pretty serious on themes of motifs from what I played and from what I can tell. I'm pretty sure it's going to be covering some pretty adult topics. Because of this, the writing feels very slow paced. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It just doesn't appeal to what entertains or hooks me when I play a game. I can imagine there being a payoff to the slow building of these characters. If you want to tell a serious story, that's perfectly fine and none of what I'm saying should steer you to do otherwise.
I'll name some positives I found. The assets for the backgrounds in the game are really detailed and well done. The music was also pretty fitting for certain situations as far as I could tell. (When I wasn't rushing through them like a moron.) I also found that the credit roll during the beginning dialouge was a very interesting idea I've never seen before in another Visual Novel. Which is great! I'm glad to run into different ideas in these VN games I play. (I'm far from a veteran through.)
If you're looking for something a little more serious and slow-paced, this VN might appeal to you. I realize this is a demo so things are bound to change throughout production.
Anyway, I hope this was somewhat informative. I also hope if anything, the video I made is somewhat entertaining and gives you a rough idea what it's like. (Minus my commentary.) Please keep up the great work!
Really fun visual novel that I was intially really spooked to play. Although I am a bit confused. I wasn't as scared when I actually played the game because I managed to get through the whole thing without being too "spooked." (I think I got the true ending because things turned out pretty sweet) I don't want to imagine what happens if you make bad choices. The warning #2 at the beginning makes me fear that I must have missed some real spooky stuff. I don't know, I don't have the courage to go back and try. ;-;
Really liked Alejandra a lot. Her character's design is great and her personality is a lot of fun. (Even when things aren't going so well.) I also really like the UI design a lot as well as the overall artwork.
Overall, it was a fun game! I'm glad I worked up the courage to play this. I made a playthrough of the game too! Keep up the great work!
I liked your game a lot! The atmosphere was creepy and the puzzles were challenging! I defenitely feel like I would need to play this multiple times in order to get the other endings and make sense of the story. I made a video of my playthrough. (I only got one ending, took a little longer for me to beat.)
Some areas of improvement. The game's framerate could be improved. It sticks at around 30-40 which kinda bothers me, but at the same time, this is a slow paced point and click adventure, so it's waaaay more forgivable. Also, screen resolutions would be really nice as well as windowed mode. The brightness adjustment doesn't really make a whole lot of sense in the way that it works to me. It seems to just be adding light to the game, but doing that makes some of the details in the assets just fade out. It's a bit hard to describe, but take for when you're at the house. On the default setting the brightness shows the details of the house and windows, but the higher the brightness, those details are gone and are replaced by a bright light. I don't know if this was intended or not but I feel like it could use some improvement. Lastly, clicking on some objects in the menu can be kind of a pain, sometimes it doesn't detect that I clicked on it or other times I have to constantly click the pointer to go back to investigating an item. I feel like this could be streamlined a little better.
Overall though, this is a great game! It was very enjoyable. I hope you can make some improvements and keep up the fantastic work!
Hey there! I really enjoyed the demo for this game! The writing is really well done. The character models are detailed and well drawn. And the voice acting is surprisngly very good! I'm a little wary with visual novel games doing VA, but I enjoyed what I heard from the different characters. I'm glad the entire thing isn't VA, and it's only in certain parts for those who would prefer to just read. (And that we have the option to turn it on or off) Although I found the beginning slightly slow, it picks up when you end up the demons. One thing I hope an updated demo can show off is the RPG system that's mentioned. I'd love to see how it works and what not. I recorded myself playing a majority of the demo. I have a lot of silly commentary so hopefully it's somewhat entertaining (strong language warning) as well as provides a decent look at what the developers have so far. Overall, I'm looking forward to the finished product! Good luck!
I managed to get all the endings! I did like that the endings required some effort and thought to get decision making-wise. It's really good that every choice does seem to matter in some small way, or at least feels that it does. Personal favorite ending was Erika 2. I want to hug her. I streamed the game and all its endings with some silly commentary. Keep up the great work as always. :D
(Definitely play the game yourself first though before watching this though!)
I like your game a lot! But I'm really bad at it. I'm a little conflicted about the difficulty. On one hand I understand that the more I play the game the better I'll become at it. On the other, I kind of wish the different kinds of blocks were introduced over time thoughout each stage. It's a little overwhelming to get used to being able to react and act properly to each and every block. This is just my opinion and I think everyone's gonna feel a little differently about the difficulty of this game. Some players might enjoy that it throws you right into it, while others might find it fustrating. I think for me, I did find it a bit offputting at first but as I got a little better at playing, I kinda apperciate it more now. The user below me NNNIKKI shared a great video and a good point that maybe that dynamic difficulty should be kept hidden away from the player. I realize this game isn't a high budget Capcom game or anything, so I think it's fine if you want to keep that it is dynamic in the description, if anything, it shows your skills and knowledge as a developer. Anyway, I recorded my gameplay with commentary, I hope you enjoy! You made an awesome game. Keep up the excellent work!
I loved the stylization of the menus and UI! The characters and models are drawn very well and I really love Ily's design in particular. I'm interested to see how fleshed out the card battle/RPG system will work. I did a little playthrough of the demo so I hope it's somewhat entertaining! Keep up the great work!
Pretty cute demo! The art and designs are very well done! The writing looks to be entertaining as well. I'm pretty interested in the point and click mechanics as well. If I have any complaints, I wish the demo was a bit longer. I did a video and it took about 10 minutes, given that I was doing silly commentary. But, if I was casually playing, the demo would probably be less than 5 minutes. Perhaps its just the urge that I wanted to see more, but hopefully you can extend the demo a bit to show off a little more of the game in the future. All the core elements of what the full game will be are represented though, so I won't complain too much.
I also had a problem launching the game from the "launch" option in itch.io. I had to go into my local files and extract a zip folder of the demo that was downloaded, then launch the game from there. Hopefully you can fix it so where we can just hit the launch button. Just a little nit pick. Haha.
Anyways, I'll leave a link to my video here. I hope you find it somewhat entertaining. (strong langauge warning) Keep up the great work, I'm looking forward to the full release!
This game was tough! I'm not very good at 2D Platformers, but I perservered and managed to beat it! It's really mind blowing that a group of young kids helped developed this game. It's got a cute theme and the gameplay is pretty fun!
There are some places where I feel the game could be improved. The collision detection with walls or platforms you jump into kinda causes the player character to get stuck against that surface. This can be especially problematic during some platforming sections. Another problem has to do with the jumping. It seems the double jump is based on the frame you press the jump button. So if you want a higher jump then you have to press space on the first frame, and then immeditely after press jump on the second. For a game running at 60 fps, this is incredibly difficult. I think this could be easily tweaked to allow the player more time to maximize their jump with a little more room for error between jumps. (Allow more delay between frame input/add a buffer) I hope I'm on point with these problems, as I don't know what the source code looks like so I'm just giving my best guess based on what I played. Fixing these issues would make controlling the player way more tight so that players can precisely make jumps without errors.
Regardless, I had a great time! I hope you'll check out my video which has a few other tid bits thrown in there. I do rage a lot, but I watch my language for this particular video. Hopefully it's a fun experience to watch. Keep up the great work!
I really love the environment you created! I had a lot of fun wandering around on the rooftops in the sandbox you created. I would love to see this turned into a full project of some sort! I made a video of the game with some more thoughts on it. Keep up the great work!
This is probably my favorite visual novel game that I played. I made a video and kinda talk about why throughout it at different parts but I'll try to explain it in words here. This game reminds me a lot of anime like Shirobako or New Game! It's a visual novel game about making visual novel games. I absolutely love stories like that. Like films about films or tv shows about tv shows, etc. There's something really appealing to me about watching a literal game developer talk about developing games in a video game. The game takes a much more light-hearted tone towards the reality of developing for a game jam or even developing a game with someone else. But this game also has serious moments where you really feel like the developer is just straight up telling you a personal story that they might have actually gone through using the characters of their game to tell those stories. It's a self-aware script and I really apperciate that. I realize that may not be to everyone's taste but it's absolutely fascinating to me. If that sounds like it's up your alley, play this game! There's a lot to love.
There are some places where the game can be improved. For example, there's no music, which isn't the worst offense in the world, but it would have been nice to listen to something! (I added my own music to my video, that's not the actual soundtrack of the game) I also felt that compared to Magical Witch Bell, (another game by the same dev) I think the art of backgrounds and character designs could have used a little more time. Art is a subjective thing so, I'm probably just nit picking. There's also some grammar that could be improved, but it wasn't to the point where I was pulling my hair out. It was overall very well written.
Anyway, tldr: This game was awesome! Great job and keep up the great work!
This is a neat little game! I enjoyed the artstyle and aestic, it's very simple and clean but detailed enough to make it interesting to look at. The combat and mechanics of the card based battles are pretty in depth and there's a good bit of decision making to be had! I'm really looking forward to seeing more! Keep up the great work!
The writing for this game was fantastic! I also liked the simple but appealing character designs. I also like the variety of colors used in the game, it's very easy on the eyes, while still remaining detailed. (If that makes any sense.) I did a playthrough with all the endings that I'll leave down below. I did run into a bug where one character model was over another one. (1:11:43 is when this happens in the video, mind my language in the video.) Other than that, I had a blast! Keep up the great work!
I really enjoyed the game! I did a little playthrough of the game here! (Nanami's Route) I did run into a lot of grammar and spelling issues in the English text of the game. But otherwise, I had a really good time! I think I might do another playthrough and try and get with Rika, just to learn more about her. I'm also happy about the choice made with Sakura. I don't want to get too into her character to avoid spoilers but I apperciate the way the developer executed that part of the narrative. I also ran into a crash at the very end when trying to look through the bonus content. Hopefully that will be fixed in a future patch along with the english grammar! Keep up the great work dev!
I enjoyed it a lot! I played through all 100 days on a livestream. I enjoyed the early and mid game but toward the last 30 days I felt like there wasn't much more for me to spend my money on or manage. Adding some new customer types that unlock throughout and also some new, even more expensive stalls toward the end would help alleviate this. Perhaps more upgrades for the stalls could also help. I also think a button to restock all stalls at once to their max would be a nice addition. Regardless, I had a fun time! Looking forward to what's next! :)
I thought this was a cute little mystery! The characters are so lovable and I really like the way you drew them! I'm not much of an artist so I can't pinpoint it in detail but their designs really pop out to me and I find that really appealing! As for the character's traits, I really enjoyed seeing Bell interact with a handful of different characters and actually learning about what kind of person she is through the dialouge. It's nice to see that respect of intelligence for the player/reader. My favorite interactions were probably with Jan and the Student, but regardless, all the characters are well crafted and enjoyable! Another thing I really enjoyed was the music. There was something really simple and appealing with the tracks. Even if they were short, they felt very appropriate for where they were played. Specifically, the Cafe theme sticks with me the most as I feel it fits well with Jan's character/personality. Anyway, I'm going a little long with this mini-review. I really enjoyed it! It was nice to play this game on Halloween day. I'm not a big fan of scary games so a cute game about a witch and a small mystery was very appealing to me! I'm looking forward to what you make next!
Hello! I played your game on a livestream on my channel to get some first impressions. After around an hour and a half of playing, I can say that I absolutely loved it! I really enjoy the fact that the combat isn't overwhelmingly easy and is actually challenging and fun! The characters seem really interesting from the ones that I've met and I'm looking forward to seeing how their stories play out! I'm definitely going to finish playing this game on my free time. If I had any complaints, I think the grammar and spelling could be a bit better in the dialouge. I understand that english isn't your first language (as mentioned in the opening) but I hope you'll have the time to go back and fix it! Also, I apologize, I didn't adjust my audio levels correctly in the video, so the game sounds a bit loud in the video. But I hope you find it enjoyable regardless! Thanks for making this game avaliable to play! :)
I really enjoyed your game! I made a video expressing my thoughts. Disclaimer that I haven't finished the game as of yet. But from what I played so far the puzzles are absolutely fanstatic! I really admire the thought put into both the game mechanics and puzzle design, it's incredibly well done for the first game you ever made! I would love to see a fleshed out options menu to help players adjust necessisties they may need in order to play your game comfortably. (Key bindings, resolution options, volume sliders, etc.) Nevertheless, keep up the great work!
I would love to play this! Do you happen to have a demo of the game coming out soon? Right now itch.io says that it's "Not available on Windows," and there is no download avaliable for me. Any information/help would be great! Good luck on the development for the game.
I played your game! Although I did not beat the game, I made a video of my experience with it so far. I really enjoy the main character, she's very "kawaii desu desu!" (For lack of a better a term.) I also enjoy that the game is focused on puzzle solving rather than RPG battles. I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the game on my free time! I hope you'll continue to make great games! Good luck!
I really enjoyed the demo! I recorded some gameplay of it so I thought I'd share it here, although admitedly, my video probably doesn't begin to scratch the surface of the game. (Best to play it for yourself.) The art style is absolutely fantastic, the characters and backgrounds are incredibly well done. I'm really looking forward to the full release so I can learn every little thing about these wonderful characters you created. Good luck with the rest of the development for the game!
I played your game! Although my computer didn't run the game well, I still enjoyed what I played! I share my thoughts in this video. I hope my thoughts are somewhat helpful. Good luck with the development of the rest of the game. I'm looking forward to it!
I really enjoyed playing your game! It has a surprising amount of depth to the gameplay and I found it to be a very compeling experience. I made a video talking about the game and so I thought I'd share it here! I hope you continue to develop this game and others!
I played the demo for the game and I really liked it! I made a video showing my experience with it. The artwork for the backgrounds and characters is very well done. I also apperciate having the "phone" menu on the title screen to show off extras and profile information for the characters in the story. I wish you luck on the rest of the development for the game!
I thought your game was pretty...sweet! Sorry. Easy pun. I made a video of me playing it so I thought I'd share it here! I hope you continue to update and improve the game, as it's a lot of fun and I'd like to see more!