Thank you so much for your comment! I also have a special relationship with my first visual novels and I am so glad and honored to have provided that for someone else. <3
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Thank you, although I don't know how you can like a vn without playing it :D
I'm practicing drawing as much as I can, although I'm lazy so it's not as much as I should. A good piece of advice (that even I forget sometimes) is instead of comparing yourself to artists your like, compare your new drawings with your old ones to see how you improved. By practicing consistently you will get better! :)
I went through a similar experience when I was younger where I broke my glasses and had to go to school without them. I remember feeling so self conscious that I had to bring stuff all the way up to my nose to be able to see it and everyone was telling me how weird I looked without glasses. >.<
Following the guide should be enough. I tested it and it should work. I also made a new version, but I couldn't find anything in the code that was wrong, I only corrected some visual stuff+typos.
Here is a demonstration of how I got the last 2 endings. (Spoilers tho!)
Hi! I added the backgrounds without text to the pack and released it as a new version, 1.31. I didn't have the entrance BG without the plaque entirely, if that's what you meant, but you should be able to place whatever text you want there now. Hope you'll find them useful!
The reason I rewrote some scenes was because I just wasn't relating to the MC anymore. I wanted Iris to be a bit more mature since it always did feel like she wizened up and changed her mind a little too fast about Alden at the very end. I wanted to show her growth more during the whole story. And yeah, a lot of the things you mentioned I thought were too cheesy and I took them out. I guess MC was too influenced by all the teen dramas I was watching at the time that now I can't stand watching lol. Maybe I took it too far in the opposite direction. I remember receiving criticism at the time that the MC was too annoying lol, so I know nothing will please everyone. But for this very reason I still keep the old version up on my blog. If anyone likes the original more, it will always be there.
The MC not having a sprite was because I noticed I enjoy it more in VNs and makes it easier for the player to insert into the character and makes it more "their story". I feel like this is the kind of story where inserting yourself works since the MC is just a girl, not a certain person in history, or a princess or Alice in wonderland etc. And I'll be honest, I could have given the option to turn the MC sprite off, but I was too lazy to draw it and just wanted to finally release this remake since it was sitting on a shelf for literal years. I was going through a bit of bad time and I wanted some validation to pick me back up. I am thinking of adding back the sprite at some point. That's if I'm going to do CGs, since I don't love the look of the faceless MC in CGs, but yeah, IDK yet.
With the rewrite I also hoped to have toned down some problematic topics. I did suffer from a bit of 'not like other girls' syndrome when I was younger and it showed in my characters. Sorry you didn't enjoy this version more, it wasn't my intention to change the characters too much. I just wanted to make them a bit more grounded in reality. But thanks so much for playing it and sharing your thoughts!
Thank you so much!!! Your comment brought a smile to my face and made me want to get back to working on my VN projects! >.< I'm not sure to what degree the dialogue is different, but I reworded a lot of passages to try to give the character some more depth. Hope you like it!!
Hi Marcel! It's been a while :D
I still want to add some more scenes to this game, but once that is done, it would be great to collaborate again on a translated version. Thank you very much for the offer!
I added a walkthrough in the downloads. It's basically a step by step guide to each ending. I did it pretty quickly based on the old one, so it might not be 100% accurate, but it should help you with your missing endings.
Playing visual novels is a great way to improve your English. I wish you good luck and one day I hope to read your stories too!
Thank you for playing and have a great day! ^_^
Hi! Thank you so much and congrats on finding all the endings! I myself was obsessed with anime and manga when I made this so there is a bit of myself in Marty lol. I'm glad someone is still enjoying this lil game years later. ^_^
It's been quite a few years since the last time I was actually invested in a VN. Usually I'm like "I've read this before", "this is such a cliche" etc. Maybe Aloners caught me at just the right moment, or maybe it was the engaging writing that got me, but I decided to give it a chance and I'm happy I did. The story really kept be glued to the seat until the very end.
And it turns out you wrote Wilder too, which I also loved! Looking forward to more games from you in the future.
I am so happy to see this game series added to itch.io! This and a couple others were my first visual novels and what got me into playing and eventually making them. I still remember stumbling upon this game in a post on lemmasoft. I played it for hours and I was so facinated that you could tell a story this way.
I might not have believed I could make anything on my own were it not for you. 8 years later I can finally say THANK YOU for being such an inspiration! ^_^
PS: It's also great to see how much your drawing has evolved!
Thank you so much for the kind words and for playing OoS ^_^
I always tend to want to give every story a happy ending, but that just gets boring. I find that the stories that stick with me long after reading them are not the happy ones. It's usually the ones that leave me hoping for more, because they feel more "real" in a way :)
I am really glad you liked it! I enjoyed seeing your reaction while playing and your voice was really nice and soothing ^_^ And it also made me see some of the typos I had missed too hehe. Thank you for taking the time to play it!
I finished all three routes and just wanted to let you know I loved the game. The art style really stood out and the music was fitting. I was especially impressed with the score in the final battle. I wish Sareth's ending was a bit longer, but other than that, a great game! Thank you for making it!