AHHHH That makes me so happy to hear ;;;; You definitely will see more of him soon <3 Good to know where I should set my priorities ^^
Thank you for your comment <3 It made my day!
Not at all! I've actually been just super busy as I've entered game design school-wise! I genuinely have been making an effort to look into different storylines to re-write the routes and get this going again <3
Paper Roses means the world to me and hearing that really motivates me to take the plunge and update it so thanks for the comment <3 I'll see what I can do when assignments calm down a bit ^^
This absolutely made my week. Thank you so, so much for this lovely comment. I'm so glad I could reach you as an artist and I hope someday you'll find that spark that gets you to write <3
Thank you so much for playing and the kind words <3 They mean the world to me!
Ahh I apologize for the late reply! Thank you so much ;; This made my day <3 <3 I hope to finish polishing sometime in the future!
Not stupid at all! Anna x Kierce are supposed to be a pairing but quite honestly I don't remember if it's in the game yet since I intended to re-write the route when things looked up a bit! I fully intend to fix them soon :) Thank you so much for playing and for the tidbits of help! You made my day and I'll be sure to polish it when I can <3
You're so sweet :) I'll keep that in mind and try to have a fix out by then! I'll be sure to give it a good polishing very soon!
I'm sorry to hear. That's the worst... I wish you all the best <3
Hello! Agh I'm so sorry about that! I'll fix those soon. I never ended up finishing the original game due to my cat passing away last year and I haven't had the heart to continue (He was sitting next to me while I worked through it so it's been hard to touch)
I'm so sorry about these errors. I'll see if I can get around to fix it soon. :) Thanks for playing either way!
Thank you so much for playing :) I appreciate it!
LMAO R I P I didn't realize how comical that came across I'll fix that in a bit! (Or maybe I won't let's see)
Thanks for pointing that out!
Hi there!! Thanks for wanting to play :)
Everything seems to be working on my end on different devices! Are the files just not appearing or is the website not giving you the option to download?
I haven't updated the game files in quite some time so they should be working but I'll look into it again when I'm home :) If the problem isn't resolved I can get you the download another way!
D-Did I just-- not respond to this?! I'm SO SO SORRY OMG!
This mean the world to me oh my goodness. I'm so glad it helped you! It was such a challenge to write about because it was so personal but I'm glad everybody really connected with it and could draw some reliability from it too <3 I'm so glad you liked Azreal!
I appreciate that you liked the lore haha there was a lot of symbolism in there, but there was a bit of research involved and I spent some time fleshing out the lore of the universe before I began.
Thank you so much <3 I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate taking the time to comment! And ahhh thank you ;; that means so much to me! Have an amazing day!
No offense taken! The only thing is that I've addressed this over my social media already, so I'll just re-iterate: made the game in a month during university and it was the first time I ever touched Renpy so I want to stress that it was by no means a complete project by any stretch of the imagination. I legitimately made it for fun and I wasn't really expecting it to be taken as seriously as it was. I strongly avoid kinetic since they're not my cup of tea honestly. However, I do regret the inclusion of Creed and Iris as love interests. The story of Paper Roses is meant to be the love story between Kira and Robin and I felt like I caved into thinking what other people wanted instead of what I wanted to do for a game that was largely made in celebration of my healing.
With that said, I've talked about remastering Paper Roses as a multiple-ending VN with Robin as the sole romantic interest for Kira. Just as a side note, Creed and Iris's romance events were written in a few hours whereas Robin's was pre-written for almost half a year which is why there's such a lack of consistency so you're not wrong at all in saying that.
I hope you don't judge me based on the issues of this game! It was just an unpolished little taste of a story I loved dearly that I made in a limited amount of time. I hope to remake it someday now that I'm in school for game design but for now I'm really glad you enjoyed the concept and parts of it! I appreciate your investment in the game enough to provide your feedback. I didn't think anyone really wanted to see this game as polished so perhaps I'll revisit it someday soon!
No bother at all! Thank you for playing :) Thanks for the glitch notice as well! I think I discovered this to be the case recently as well as a few more things with Brandon and Kane defying my coding to battle each other for Alice's affection haha So I'll be sure to look into it!
Thank you again for playing <3 I appreciate it! ahhh
Ahhhh oh my gosh this is the sweetest ;;;; thank you so much! You made my day. I'm always so stressed out about my art so it means a lot to me that you liked it! Azreal is my special boy so I'm so glad everyone seems to have clicked with him so much!
The Mary Sue comment made me giggle a bit because Mei is written to be an obnoxious Mary-Sue character
but you probably know the truth by now. I find a lot of the tropes tired and, while some of them are needed for good character building, I've found that it's a lot easier for me to get invested writing characters like Seraphina that are more flawed.
Thank you so, so much for playing and for the kind words ;-; they meant the world to me ahh
I appreciate the feedback! I'll consider looking into text size and changing it to be more readable.
The blue background doesn't fit with the red/gray/purple colour scheme so I'll look into other alternatives. Thanks for playing!
Ahhhhhhhh you're so sweet <3 Thank you so, so so much fjweoijfweoij This means the world to me ;-; I did make this alone! I just had a few play testers here and there but that was all aside from the voice talent!
That's been my goal: make games for free for those who can't afford them. Thank you so much for your comment <3 Honestly just making people happy with what I do is worth way more than money ever could. You absolutely made my week thank you!! ;;;
Have a fantastic day and I hope to keep making accessible games for everyone <3
I'm so, so sorry for the late reply I'm actually kind of sobbing in my kitchen. I am the solo developer though I had some friends and family playtest a bit for me.
This made my year, you have no idea how much that means to me. It was my pleasure to let it be free! I wanted to have something fun and exciting for otome fans but also not fitting into all of the conventions that even professional games fall into. I'm so, so, SO happy you enjoyed it <3 It means the world to me that it meant something to you. I know I'll keep what you said with me for a long, long time. This means a lot to me-- I'm going to stop before I start rambling too since I have games to write for but thank you for such a sweet comment! I look forward to making a lot of accessible games like WitS in the future. <3 <3
Have an incredible day, sending you good vibes and happiness as well!
I really, really appreciate it <3 That means more to me thank you'll know! This story is close to my heart and it means the world to me that it reached others. The feedback about the names didn't bother me, but I'm glad it's understandable why I made the choices I did <3 Ultimately I made this game for myself and let others in to this wild world that is my mind and I'm so, so glad that it reached everyone well!
Have a wonderful day and thank you so, so much for your lovely comment!
Hi there! Glad you enjoyed my small silly project!
Sugar Stars doesn't include default RTP package and all of the files should be included within the game much like VX Ace, I'm pretty sure I double checked. You shouldn't need the engine to play it, I've tested it out on multiple devices. Regardless, RTP can be downloaded separate from the engine. :)
I appreciate your feedback and I respect your preference! :) Unfortunately though, If you're asking me to remake the game in RPG VX Ace then, I'm sorry to be direct, that won't happen. I would've had to learn an entire new coding language to change over and it would take well over a month to re-event and code and optimize everything for an engine I frankly don't really enjoy using. That includes re-scaling all of the tiles and characters, learning parallax mapping etc. Unfortunately IVXA or VX or MV just happen not to be my cup of tea nor what I enjoy using.
Thank you for playing and supporting me! I don't think you're calling me dumb lmao I know a lot of people don't like the fact that I use an older game engines but it's just what I enjoy using so I'm a bit firm on that. It's just my own preference and I just can't justify using an engine I don't love. I hope you understand.
Thank you so much!! Ahhhh You're always so sweet to me <3 It was my coping mechanism back in high school, having to deal with leaving my friends. I remember feeling like Alice but acting like Anna so it was just how I handled my day-to-day. It's been 10 years and I've learned a lot. It hurts to be gone but I'm also so grateful to work with the characters again!
I'm so sorry you've had that happen to you too :( It's so painful...
Hi there! Thank you so, so much!
I'm actually really laughing at that considering I really don't like Anna myself but I'm so glad everyone really likes her <3
I'm so sorry about the errors! The last part of the game was made in the last few days of the jam and I admittedly had limited time to play test! It was just honestly to say I didn't slack off this month even though I really, really did LOL I'll be sure to comb through and fix things up later! If you had any bugs you remember, please let me know! I'll keep them in mind for any framework that remains when I go to complete it :)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I appreciate it! <3 I'm glad you enjoyed what wasn't broken!
Thank you so much!
I'm going to try to overhaul it soon, I just wanted to have something out for the end of the jam :) There is a message when the intro is over so up to that point is staying! I'm not sure when the final version will be done since I want to really take my time to edit it and make it worth while!
Thank you so, so much for this lovely message! You absolutely made my month!
I'm so happy Seraphina resonated with you so much! Honestly if you're anything like her then you're already an awesome person imo. She's based loosely on one of my best friends! I'm so, so glad you enjoyed the story! That means the world to me. If you do happen to write anything and you're willing to share, please don't hesitate to drop me a message with your work! I'll support the heck out of it!
Thank you so much for your kind words! This absolutely made my day!
Hey there Lenneth! I appreciate the feedback! I respect your preference, but perhaps I can shed some light on everything? Seraphina's name actually couldn't be changeable, even early into production-- Seraphina's name has a massive role of the game lore. Her name is what it is for a very, very important reason. The entire game was about the power of names, and I felt that by making her name changable I would be undermining my entire message.
I was very careful to make sure Seraphina wasn't a self-insert or blank slate-- she's very much a defined character of mine so I hope that helps understand my decision a bit more! My OCs are very precious to me, so I appreciate you taking the time to play my small passion project!
Anyway thank you so much for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it despite the name choice not being your cup of tea!
You guys-- I'm so, so flattered and so happy. Thank you so much for that Seraiden <3 That honestly means more to me than I could possibly express. ;;;; Thank you for the kind words and support you're the sweetest.
OH JEEZ I'm so sorry! I wrote a reply and I think I forgot to send it!
I'm just so flattered ahhhhh seriously my work is nothing to admire-- I've been super self-conscious about my style for so long. My biggest tips:
- Use the stablizer if you're drawing digitally with SAI or FireAlpaca. It helps smooth lines~!
- I used to have a 'style file' of images I considered to be the closest to how I wanted to draw. I would do small sample pieces, closely examining techniques they use and trying to emulate them while drawing a totally different character & pose. It was a challenge but after a while I developed my own techniques that I liked and the style kind of diverged from there. (To be clear, I was zooming in on things like the eyes and seeing the proportions, how it was shaped and colouring techniques and tried to do similar stylistic elements on different pieces without referencing it.)
- I literally could not draw six years ago lol I just practiced everyday until I got better. Even now I struggle with certain pieces.
-The BIGGEST most IMPORTANT thing is: create for yourself, not to please others. I made this mistake so many times. I never understood what it was like to have fun drawing. It was always a chore for me. I learned to enjoy what I was drawing and started to create exclusively what made me happy and somehow that did the trick in helping me improve <3
Thank you again! Your comment still brings me so much joy! I can't wait to see what you create!
YIKES I'm so sorry! I have to look into it and fix it up! I'm so sorry you experienced an error!
Basically it's a check if you helped Angelo by using your own abilities to turn the plant to stone earlier on in the game--
but I'm not sure why it's causing an error. You may be able to bypass it by using the skip option on the error screen. I figured out its because I seemingly defined the stupid thing in the wrong place so if you didn't help Angelo and tried to comfort him instead the game doesn't define it. I'm so, so sorry!! I'll add a fix in a bit for it, but you should be able to press 'continue' on the error screen instead.
Oh gosh!! Thank you so, so much! That made my morning! I’m so happy you like it so far. I hope the ending doesn’t disappoint 💕 I appreciate the kind words, it means so much to me!
Enjoy the rest of the game, and thank you so much for playing!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! LOL the bad ending is actually a lot better than the medium ending. I'm not sure if you did see it all the way through to the end because the video was cut off before the final screen.
Thank you so, so much for playing! I had lots of fun watching your lets play and I really am grateful that you enjoyed it <3
OH MY THank you so, so much for the video <3 <3 I'm so happy!! I'll watch it through and see how to fix the error and see if I can do some editing
I'm so, so glad you enjoyed it <3 This was great to wake up to.
Thank you so much! I'm glad you found it Enjoyable <3
I understand haha the routes can be pretty problematic to some people, I'm very aware not everyone will agree with where I took the story in some places-- especially in relation to some of the choices I made. I respect that though <3 Thank you for the honesty. You may, perhaps, run into similar issues with Angelo's, but I hope you still like it! I'm so glad you're enjoying it regardless! I hope those things didn't impact your play through too much.
You ran into an easter egg, Creed is a romantic interest from my first visual novel, so it's just a silly cameo for those who played Paper Roses.