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Thanks for taking the time to play!

Thanks!

Thank you, that's how I intended the experience so I appreciate your comments greatly!

Thank you so much! Code Romantic is a three game series, and we are working on the second game now. There is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end; we answer some questions and definitely move forward in the main relationships, but we set up a few things for the sequel as well. Unfortunately it will take awhile for the rest of the games to come out, so you'll have to decide what's right for you!

Either way, I hope you'll stay in touch with us. Feel free to ask more questions too if it will help!

Thanks for such a kind and detailed comment! That's great it was funny for you, I find there's a thin line between horror and comedy sometimes :)

Thank you for playing!

Thanks!

This was cute!

This was cool! The story, art and audio all work really well together.

This was totally delightful. Love the art style and the story especially!

I loved this! The art style was simple and effective, great short narrative that creeped me out!

This is lovely! Cute and disturbing at the same time!

We played through all the entries on our stream, you can watch the recording here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/668403650 

We plan to do more game jams in the future on different themes, so maybe we'll see you again next time!

Thanks again for taking part in our game jam! 

Thanks so much for the comment! We're in the early stages of the second game now :)

This is one of our regular streaming slots so it can't be moved. I can post the recorded video here after for anyone who misses it, however!

This one is incredible. I LOVE the backstory, both about your name and the alien's origins!

Mary is a web dev streamer, so she will be using it on her channel! :D

Thanks to everyone who participated! This was a lot of fun and we've had a great time seeing your work. Definitely a lot of ideas in here I didn't expect!

We'll be streaming the entries on Thursday July 2nd at 6pm PST. If you want to hang out, here's a link to our Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/drmikachu

Didn't know what to expect from this, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! A thoughtful, emotional piece. Thanks for making it.

We'd like to add Fantom Feast to the bundle: https://prettysmart.itch.io/fantom-feast


After years as a demo on Itchio, we've launched the full PC version of Code Romantic for 9.99 USD!

https://prettysmart.itch.io/code-romantic

Code Romantic is a computer science puzzle game wrapped in a post-apocalyptic love story.

Join the Human Defense Department's last ditch effort to save the world: by teaching the brightest students in the nation how to hack into the brains of the sentient machines destroying humanity. Follow the journey of Mina Lovelace as she seeks to prove herself worthy of following in her mother's footsteps. And also tries not to embarrass herself in front of Leon, her childhood crush, in the process!

NOTE: Since this page began as the demo for Code Romantic, the full game must be released as an additional file for 9.99 USD. We are working on having this file supported in the launcher.


Thank you for letting us know! The demo is a couple years old now, we are aware of issues on the latest OS. When a new mac demo is available we will update it here!

Thanks for the kind comment! We release the full game in April 2020, stay tuned! :)

Thank you so much! We are releasing the full game in April 2020, hope you enjoy it when it's done!

It is a very random story :) 

By the way, we are still working hard on Code Romantic! Thank you for your patience. News on the release date is coming very soon!

We sometimes work on Code Romantic on the streams too, if you want to see how it's coming along!

Hey! Thanks for letting us know! We'll check it out and join if we have time. It was so much fun last  year!

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Hey, thanks so much for the kind and useful feedback! We loved hearing your story too!

Right now we are finishing the story content and then we will do a polish pass on the features before we release. Viewing dialogue history is one of the features on our list, so it's great to hear that it's important to you! Thank you, we hope you enjoy the full game as well!

Edit: After chatting more, we think the "lack of transitions" described above may be a Linux bug. If you're using Linux and experiencing issues, please let us know!

Thanks! Keep up the awesome work at itch.io, we love it here! :)

Hey! First of all, your game looks gorgeous and is really creative! Secondly, just wanted you to know that we all feel like "not enough people" play our games sometimes... try not to spend time comparing yourself to others, we're all on our own journeys and each player matters!


We love GDC, and we love showing off our game, Code Romantic, at game events! But last year we noticed that we put so much energy into planning booths and travel that it took time away from working on the game. So this year we didn't apply for any events. Our time is our most valuable commodity, and we need to focus on finishing what we started!


Code Romantic is a visual novel that teaches you how to code in C#. No prior experience necessary! You'll play through a post-apocalyptic storyline starring Mina Lovelace, a shy university dropout that's been drafted into the Human Defense Department in a war against the @ware, sentient machines that are fighting against humanity!

Thanks to itch.io, we've been able to ship a demo with six chapters that you can play for free right now:

https://prettysmart.itch.io/code-romantic

The support for our demo has been so encouraging, and we are glad to be part of the itch.io community. We're so glad that our unusual game ideas are embraced here, and look forward to finishing the rest of the game and releasing soon!

Fantom Feast is a casual arcade game where you control Fantom, a ghost trying to become as big as possible! Eat the smaller ghosts and avoid obstacles to reach the top score!

Hi everyone! Our studio, prettysmart games, is still small but we just finished up development on our 4th itch.io game! We wanted to make a game that would be great for when you need to unwind, but also provide a bit of challenge and excitement in the form of obstacles and powerups. You can patiently guide the ghost around while staying safe, or race as fast as you can to catch up to your old high score. No matter what your style, we hope you enjoy our game!

You can check it out here if you're interested!
prettysmart.itch.io/fantom-feast

Thanks, and happy gaming!
-prettysmart



Thank you! We're so happy to hear this. Good luck with your course!

Thank you, we hope you like it! There are lots of little details, it's a long story with a few twists. :)

In case any of you comments, questions or theories about the story, the characters, or the puzzles, we've changed our game page so you can post topics and chat with each other!

We don't plan to moderate this too heavy, but please be nice to  each other! And let us know if there's anything you'd like to know about the game or the team. 

We're also on tumblr: https://coderomantic.tumblr.com/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrettySmartNews

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrettySmartGames/

And we have a mailing list, which is best way to find out when we're updating and when we're going to be at events: https://madmimi.com/signups/120473/join

Great work on the theme and concept! I enjoyed having the mini-map, and really felt like I was exploring an abandoned building with killer robots on the loose. It was neat how the NPCs could be good or evil, and you showed that with the font color. I also enjoyed how sometimes I'd go back to a room and there would be new things in there because the NPCs can move around :)

I thought the map generation was really cool, and I could see this being really fun as you add more materials and craftable items! I was setting up a little area with fences, but wasn't sure if I'd ever find my way back if my character died :P

Neat concept! I like the idea of having to trade with other people to make things, especially since you might have different blueprints/goals. I also like having the 3 different classes to match with your personal play style. It might be nice if there were some common areas where you could go to find other people to help with the trading for parts/blueprints. Good work!

Hey VikingQueen! We wanted to let you know that we recently updated Code Romantic to include Chapter 5, and we are hard at work on Chapter 6. Also, I don't know how old your daughter is but I thought you'd like to know that we plan to include parent and educator guidelines soon so you know what kind of situations to expect in the final game. The rule of thumb we've been following is: if you're okay with your children reading Harry Potter or Twilight, Code Romantic is probably fine. Let us know if you have any questions about the game! Thank you!

Wow, thank you for the detailed and thoughtful feedback! We are so delighted that you are enjoying the story of Mina and Leon. We're working hard on the next chapters, where it will continue to evolve... and you will learn more about Peter and Jackie in chapter 6. That is so cute about Lovegood and Lovelace! :D

If you want to be the first to know about Code Romantic news, please sign up for our mailing list: https://madmimi.com/signups/120473/join And we would appreciate it if you would tell your friends about the game too <3 Thank you so much!

Hey lilyhavok! We wanted you to know that we released Chapter 5 and are already working hard on Chapter 6. Thanks for liking Code Romantic!