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Hey, just a quick bug report: it seems like if you give a gift that Jun really likes and you linger on the screen, then you get this error:

Snooping around in the game files (sorry, I was curious!), I confirmed that it's because the variant sprite for junblushopenblink.png is missing or otherwise mislabeled.

I hope it helps!

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A great visual novel with a neat game mechanic that influences dialogue choices and multiple endings, it reminds me a little bit of Princess Maker! Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:

a few of the traits were quite difficult to figure out, so here's an unofficial endings guide for anybody who got stuck like me (slight spoiler warning):

  • Obedient: Don't break your chains and then go to sleep
  • Misguided: Break the glass in the aquarium room with the hammer and then break the talking mirror when given the chance
  • Kindhearted: Don't break the glass in the aquarium room, clean up the glass shards after breaking the glass case in the insect collection room, head back down to the aquarium room, and then intervene to save the servant when given the chance
  • Lorekeeper: Read all the books contained in the drawers in the room with the floor hatch and closet (keep interacting with it until you get the hint for the 4-digit passcode), open the small box on the shelf with the passcode in the talking mirror room after obtaining its crystal peacefully
  • Strong-Willed: Ignore the bugs and also resist the temptation to scratch when first arriving to the insect collection room, then express your discomfort to the talking mirror when given the chance
  • True Ending: Simply gather all 3 crystals without activating the other endings or game overs, it should default to this ending

An enjoyable horror experience that nicely builds up the mystery and suspense of the story. I have a full playthrough if anyone's interested:

The CG art and writing are great as always, and no doubt it works well when it's a visual novel/adventure game. I like the chemistry between the main characters and how the climax is revealed.

However, the Diner Dash-influenced gameplay sections are definitely rough. I feel as if the limitations of RPGmaker forced some strange game design choices. For example, the player isn't able to stack multiple orders of the same type, so you end up losing precious time waiting for meals one at a time which makes the later days more difficult than necessary.

Overall, it's not a deal-breaker, I still had a good time!

Amazing satire on corporate culture with a lot of influence from the cyberpunk genre! Here's part 1 of my playthrough, if anyone's interested:

The presentation, music, and art all meshed together really well with the themes of the story. There's also an aspect of surreal/dark comedy that makes it feel very "American Psycho"-esque, which is something I enjoyed.

Of course, Penny stood out to me because she's a fascinating character that comes across as charming yet insidious with how she interacts with the main character. I somewhat knew where it was going from the moment she was introduced, but I still found her entertaining whenever she was on-screen. It also doesn't hurt that she's a cute anime girl!

I look forward to the team's other projects!

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Visually well-done game with a surreal setting, but unfortunately it's prone to crashes and save corruption.

I did manage to fix my save file though, so for anyone else who may have the same problem as I did: I went to C:Drive > Users > [Your Account] > App Data > Local > animal and opened the data.sav with a text editor and changed the [2="..."] line to [2="2D0100000100000000000000000000000000F0BF"] (no brackets). Here's a screenshot as an example:

For some reason, that particular line in the .sav file got changed and the game couldn't detect it anymore. If that doesn't work, you can also try to figure it out manually. Here was my method:

  1. Copy your corrupted .sav file somewhere else.
  2. Delete the animal folder.
  3. Start a new game to create a new folder and a fresh .sav file.
  4. Compare the .sav files in a text editor and experiment by pasting lines from the corrupted .sav file to the new file one at a time and try to load the save in the game.

Most difficult Touhou beat 'em up/platformer I've ever played so far! Seems simple at first, but the time limit is very punishing. Here's my playthrough, if you don't mind the commentary:

There's probably someone else out there who can beat it faster and better than I can, but I like to think I'm the first one to get it on video. So, I'm the strongest by default! 😤

Very immersive way to tell a story! I like the way the lore and world-building are blended in seamlessly with the gameplay. If anyone is interested, here's my playthrough:

It reminds me of Papers, Please in a good way. The game requires you to make sense of all the unfamiliar rules and pay attention to the details, which really puts you in the shoes of our hapless protagonist.

I felt like the rune puzzle, however, took me a while to find the right combination considering that there's so many possibilities. I wish there was a little extra help in terms of narrowing down which symbols to use, but that's just my opinion.

Otherwise, I highly recommend Ritual Bound for its unique experience!

This is a very well-done puzzle adventure game! To me, it's quite reminiscent of the Zero Escape games in terms of gameplay and design. Here's part 1 of 3 of my playthrough, if anyone's interested:

I waited until the Steam release with its difficulty changes to play it because the comments seemed to indicate that the puzzles were very hard when it was originally released and I think it's a good idea that I did! I'm generally pretty horrible at puzzle-solving, but at least on the default difficulty, I eventually was able to figure them out (though sometimes I felt I just got lucky).

My only frustration is how there are two objects in the last room that are easily missable (the ones you need to click on to unlock one of the endings). The highlighted area for one of them is just so tiny compared to everything else. 

Otherwise, everything about the game is well put together and very professional. Cauttione himself being the main star with his eye-catching character design and dynamic animations. Though, I still don't know if I can forgive him for all the extremely gruesome deaths he inflicts on me! 😩

Farewell, overpowered Flurry Strikes, I'll miss them. 🫡

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So, I've been trying out the Brawler class the most and I wanted to share some of my notes on its various weapons and builds so far. I imagine this is all fairly common knowledge to the developer, Dingasu, but I figured it might be useful to get a player's impressions of the game.

I've made extensive use of Aura's stat resets and then beat up the resident punching bag, EVIL TED, to test out the damage. The numbers aren't exact since the damage is somewhat random by a few points or so, but it doesn't seem too significant for purposes of comparison. I also tried to maximize the main stat as much as I could with the equipment I could find based around each weapon.

Firstly, the Pincher Punchers, the only Brawler weapon that scales with Defense and Intelligence:

Pure Defense
(Lv. 24: 158 Def)
Pure Intelligence
(Lv. 24: 122 Int)
Hybrid Int/Def
(lv. 24: 81 Def; 81 Int)
150 + 12 = 162~48 + 132 = 180~80 + 96 = 176~
Takedown n/a456 + 208 = 664~330 + 182 = 512~

At first glance, Intelligence seems to scale slightly better per point than Defense for damage. However, high Defense also has the added benefit of giving you much better survivability. As of 1.01, the stat has been buffed to the point where you can almost be invincible to most mobs' physical attacks and allows you to stand in front of them while you punch them to death! You would otherwise have to kite enemies around, or chug health potions, because mob damage is relatively high in this game.

Intelligence, as far as I know, only increases damage output. However, the Brawler only has one skill out of four that scales with Intelligence, and that is Takedown.

It's a situational skill that pulls the player to the target and snares them in place. It seems to be more useful for its utility in a party rather than for its damage. The problem is that it has a high cooldown relative to other Brawler skills with much better DPS, Double Strike and Flurry Strikes, and it also forces you to be in melee range which makes it awkward to kite enemies as it doesn't prevent the target from attacking you. The cooldown reduction from the Pincher Punchers helps a little bit (reducing it from 3 seconds to 2.4 seconds), but not enough to matter.

So, that's why I tried out a hybrid version. But in short, it just feels like you have the worst of both worlds: mediocre survivability and mediocre damage. From what I can tell, spreading out your stats isn't optimal currently.

In my opinion, pure Defense is the best option for Pincer Punchers, despite it having Intelligence scaling. It effectively turns the Brawler into an off-tank/bruiser role where you can mindlessly hold down the attack button in front of the Crab King boss, for example, which is fun in its own way!

As a side-note, the Pincer Punchers will also slow and (as of 1.01?) debuff the Attack of the enemy for as long as you're punching them. To be honest, it's hard to measure the usefulness of this effect. No enemy in the game currently seems to be able move faster than a player naturally anyways, so it doesn't seem all that relevant. Some mobs have a speed buff ability, but the Pincer Punchers don't seem to be all that effective in those circumstances either. The Attack debuff seems almost imperceptible as well, at most it reduces damage by 10 points or so. Though, I haven't done extensive testing, so I wouldn't know how significant it is.

Next, I'll compare the Attack-scaling gauntlets:

Studded Gloves
(lv. 24: 153 Atk)
Quadra Dusters
(lv. 24: 147 Atk)
Soul Stealers
(lv. 24: 135 Atk)
Double Strike
146 x 2 = 292~138 x 2 = 276~128 x 2 = 256~
Flurry Strikes146 x 5 = 730~138 x 5 = 690~128 x 5 = 640~
Blade Stop220~216~200~

In terms of auto-attack, you have to consider the varying attack speeds for each weapon. The Studded Gloves are tied with the Pincher Punchers for the fastest, the Soul Stealers are just behind, and the Quadra Dusters are the slowest. So, even though the Quadra Dusters does the most damage in its first hit, it quickly falls off in DPS. However, they have the unique advantage of an AOE attack which makes avoiding enemy damage much easier.

Double Strike can be spammed freely along with auto-attacking, so you may as well be holding both buttons down the whole time and effectively boost DPS for very little cost.

Flurry Strikes is incredibly potent and deals very high burst damage (e.g. a whopping 3600+ raw damage in just over 2 seconds with Studded Gloves). Despite its very low cooldown though, it's actually dangerous to spam it because you'll drain all of your HP away. Soul Stealers, however, somewhat compensates for the HP loss with lifesteal but not completely, so you still need to use Flurry Strikes in moderation!

Blade Stop is mainly useful for its stun, which is very helpful for a variety of situations. The damage is not its primary function, but I compared the damage anyway for posterity. Something to note is that its cooldown is also reduced by Pincher Punchers, so it's still relevant even when it's not on an Attack build.

To summarize, investing into pure Attack (predictably) turns the Brawler into a DPS role that vomits out damage. Studded Gloves do the most damage overall, although since you're limited by Flurry Strikes' HP cost, Soul Stealers are the better option for sustained damage even though it does the least damage in one burst. Quadra Dusters' damage is in the middle when you consider skills and is situationally useful for when you can take advantage of the auto-attack's extra AOE range. Generally, you won't be nearly as durable as a pure Defense build though, so you need to either kite your enemies or punch them so hard that they can't even retaliate in the first place!

In conclusion:

Unless I'm missing the point, there's just no reason to invest in Intelligence at all, which is strange as Radia the shopkeeper in the starting area implies how its an alternative stat for this class (she says something along the lines of how "smart Brawlers can turn the tide in battle"). A pure Attack build will always outdamage an Intelligence build with its Attack-scaling skills, and neither does it add any other advantage like a pure Defense build. The only Intelligence-scaling skill for Brawler is Takedown, but its main draw is in its utility rather than its damage, so you can use the skill with any build regardless.

On the other hand, Attack builds have weapon variety and does its job well so far. You have to essentially play tag with the mobs in this game to avoid damage (i.e. hit them in melee range, quickly get out of range, hit them again just as they are moving to a new tile, rinse and repeat), but it seems like it's a common tactic with any melee class. Defense builds are strange, because it doesn't really utilize any of the Brawler's specific skills, but it's still weirdly effective if you hate playing tag and prefer just holding down a single button.

In regards to hybrid builds, they just don't seem worth it. Although I've considered an Attack/Defense hybrid as well, I assume that it's also underwhelming because you're essentially halving the effectiveness of each stat and you're stuck with a weaker weapon (there's no Attack/Defense-scaling Brawler weapon, at least not yet). Maybe in the future with more equipment variety and higher levels with possibly soft/hard caps on stats is where hybrid builds will shine more.

Anyways, that's the extent of what I understand about the class. I'm sure there's stuff I'm overlooking and plenty of unfinished content since I assume the game is still early in its infancy. But, I hope my inane ramblings is somehow helpful!

Hello! Not sure if this is a bug necessarily, especially because the game is filled with secret walls that you basically no-clip through, but there's a spot in the Forest Transition area where it looks like it leads somewhere but it's just a dead end. It seems unintended to me, though I could be missing something:

Another minor oddity is that the area near the Adventurer Idol has a mysterious hitbox that extends a single row and you can hurt it with anything that does normal damage (e.g. attacking, mining, harvesting, fishing, etc). I imagine it's impossible to actually destroy, but I tried anyway!:

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Ah, so that's how you get skills, it makes more sense to me now.

Well, I hope you're ready, because I did finally beat the game just now and I did write more notes. It took me literally a month because I couldn't find the last 5 parts of Alice. I looked everywhere, including trying out every combination of the teleportation maze. So, I ended up digging into the RPGmaker files themselves and figured out it was hidden behind a fake wall in the cave area! That's way too devious!

Anyways, they're not quite as game-breaking, but here's a list of possible bugs:

  • You can continue to scroll up during the level up screen even though you're not supposed to:
  • The MP costs for spells can be listed incorrectly sometimes, it seems to be a visual glitch for the most part, but it can affect gameplay because it doesn't allow you to cast the spell if the "fake" number is higher than your current MP:
  • For example, I can't cast Terra in the screenshot below even though normally it costs 3 MP:

  • Names in the bestiary continue to show up as ??? even if you unlocked their entry:

  • The spell Perforare is listed as Equip10:

  • The hearts of Coppelia and Mercury seems to have the same resistances and weaknesses which seems redundant?:

  • Some inconsistencies in the object collision for the final room in the maze, for example you can stand on pillars:

  • When hit by an attack that is effective on you, the enemy looks like it's being damaged instead (e.g. equipping the Mercury heart and being hit by Incendia). It can be a little visually confusing.
  • Swapping spells in the menu will also activate the save point menu if you're standing in front of it.

There you go. Not sure if I helped or I'm just annoyingly nitpicking your project, but I hope it's useful in some way!

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A short but challenging RPG with an interesting world! It gets quite surreal near the end as well, but it might be because the idiosyncrasies of the setting are completely alien to me. Well, here's the first part of my playthrough for those of you interested:

While I was very curious about the lore, it was also a head-scratcher. Even when I found a couple secrets that the developer left in, it just made me more confused.

Maybe someone smarter than me can decipher what the heck was going on in the story!

I can't wait for the 9th game in the series! BB's adventures are charming, quirky, and uniquely bizarre.

Here's my playthrough of the first game, if anyone's interested:

They're all quite enjoyable, even though a lot of references can fly over my head because of how uncultured I am, oh well!

I've also done videos on the rest of the series (so far), the entire playlist can found here:

Hi, ojosama! I tried out this game for a little bit and I like how the battle system sort of reminded me of the Shin Megami Tensei games. Unfortunately, there are a few bugs that I feel should be ironed out for it to be an enjoyable experience. 

The biggest (almost game-breaking) bug was how the spells you equip seem to be inaccurate to how they appear in battle. The 2nd spell's slot takes the 1st spell's slot, the 3rd spell's slot takes the 2nd spell's slot, and so on:

In this screenshot, for example, the 3rd spell seems to activate the 2nd spell on the list instead. It's not just a visual glitch either, the actual effect is completely changed. The exception is the 1st spell slot which usually takes the fire spell by default, but I haven't tested it thoroughly.

I think it's important to fix this glitch because the main mechanic of the game is exploiting enemy weaknesses and it's hard to do that when your options become more limited than they already are.

Other possible bugs include:

  • Refilling your Life and Mana serums can be done indefinitely as long as you use up two empty bottles at a time, so you can just have infinite potions if you wanted to.
  • Pressing X during the opening scene will open the pause menu.
  • Moving through the menus just seems inconsistent in general, i.e. sometimes it's too sensitive and moves too fast, and other times it drops inputs and I have to mash the button for it to work. I have this same problem with a couple of your other games (Lotus Eater Princess and 3 AM Cathrath). Not sure if it's just my computer.

Additionally, this is just from my first impressions, but it feels a little frustrating that the only way to get new spells is from enemy drops. Especially since experimenting with new spells is key to winning battles, I personally don't like the idea that your progress is essentially gated behind random chance. Maybe there can be a currency system and a merchant to buy spells from, or picking up spells when you find Alice parts.

Well, those are my thoughts anyway. I don't know if you're still working on this project, but in case you are, I hope this information helps in some way!

Very suspenseful! This visual novel really nailed an unnerving atmosphere. Here's part 1 of my full playthrough, if anyone's interested:

What I liked was the ambiguity of your relationship with your so-called girlfriend, so it kept you invested in finding out what was truly going on. The visual and audio design also made everything feel slightly off and was a great complement to the story.

The only element that I felt was not to my taste was the few times where a scene was overly described as if it was a book. Like when Nagi's every physical feature was explained in the beginning, even though her clearly drawn sprite is right in front of you! Sometimes it added to the tone of the game if done with purpose, but other times it felt unnecessary to me. But that's just my own subjective preference, I know others would disagree with me.

Anyhow, it's a great horror visual novel! I can see the inspiration from Charon's games, but it definitely has its own twist to it.

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Amazing horror game with great art as always, I recommend it! It was fun to see all the different ways things could go wrong. Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:

The puzzles flowed well because exploring the different floors naturally helped me progress. I also liked the tone of "corporate surrealism" that the dialogue was going for. I didn't remember to mention it in the video, but I felt like it had an "American Psycho (2000)" feel to it.

Of course, there's the usual bugs that the other comments have mentioned, but I'll state what I experienced:

  • The FN key doesn't exist on my desktop keyboard, so I can't look up.
  • If you interact with the no-smoking sign on the wall after getting the related ending, it softlocks.
  • The secret after completing all endings doesn't activate (I tried multiple playthroughs and even save editing, but it refuses to work!)

However, my biggest piece of feedback is probably the controls. RPGmaker buttons with point-and-click adventure mouse cursor makes it awkward on my hands because I have to switch back and forth all the time. I think consolidating everything into first-person controls would work best (i.e. WASD + mouse).

Overall though, this is probably a highlight for the Spooktober visual novel jam for me.

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Highly recommended if you want to play a point-and-click adventure game with unconventional mechanics and a spooky atmosphere. Here's my own playthrough for anyone interested:

I played the original version as well, so I can safely say that the full version essentially has more content that extends the length of the game. The difficulty was also ramped up, which gave me a hard time! Though, I noticed that there was hint system added in a later update which might make it easier for others.

There's also more to the game than what I did in my first playthrough. I won't spoil it here, but you can find it in my other video on my Youtube channel if you're really curious. However, it's all I was able to find, so I have no idea if there's still anything else to discover!

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Highly recommended! Not only is it a competent Yume Nikki fangame, it also doesn't feel like Yume Nikki (in a a good way). Here's part one of my playthrough, if anyone's interested:

Good visuals, good atmosphere, and fun to explore. I really like how this game has it's own unique universe, which makes it stand out from other Yume Nikki-esque games while still retaining the tone and mechanics. It's an excellent example of how "good artists borrow, but great artists steal".

My only gripe is that it felt like there were too many dead-ends, so the world doesn't feel as interconnected as it could be. Maybe there were more, but I only found two fast travel points. As far as I know, there also isn't the classic "return to the hub world" power (maybe I missed it somehow?). It's only apparent, however, when you're like me and want to find all the secrets such as the audio tapes, so you end up backtracking a lot.

Anyways, great game! I'll be looking forward to the next project from the developer!

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Solid experience overall! Interesting movement system, fun boss fights, and a vampire waifu, what more can you ask for? Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:

Not much feedback I can give other than a few obvious suggestions if there's still interest to add more content:

For example, expanding the rouge-lite elements would be great for replayability, such as adding additional playable characters and/or more types of dash techniques for completely different kinds of playstyles. Of course, adding more stages and separate routes with more boss fights will add even more variety.

If there's any desire to expand the narrative a little, it would also be cool to see a few different outcomes depending on how you play the game (i.e. how fast you complete the game). Oh, and some CG art to accompany the endings would be great too, but not necessary (all I'm saying is that Valerie in a swimsuit would probably do wonders for marketing).

Anyways, I had a good time, I'll be looking forward to anything else that the team creates in the future!

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This game came as a surprise to me! The surreal visuals caught my eye, but I didn't realize how much I would enjoy the other elements too. Here's my playthrough for anyone interested:

It had a quirky and off-beat tone that I quite liked. The mystery writing was competent, and the art style contrasted well with the grotesque backgrounds. Of course, extra cookie points for the blatant weeb references.

I do have a gripe with the lack of a save system though. There's generally no excuse not to have it if you have a game with multiple endings, I personally think it's better to encourage players to explore the content and not force them back from the beginning after all. The linear narrative is fun to read the first time, but not after the 3rd time!

Oh, and a small detail that only affects content creators, but the church music is copyright claimed (I had to swap the music out to a public domain song).

But anyways, I loved the game otherwise. My single regret is that I didn't understand most of the puns, because my only experience with pasta is spaghetti!

I wish the developers/artists the best for future projects!

Thanks for the translation! I've been meaning to try out the Towelket series, and uploading it on was a good excuse for me. Here's episode 1 of my playthrough for those interested:

To be honest, looking at the content warnings, I thought this game was a lot darker than it was. The only part that mildly disturbed me was the rampant sexual harassment of a particular character (which I still don't know if it was supposed to be funny or not!), but otherwise it was mostly a standard JRPG experience in my opinion.

So, a question to the translators, or anyone who's played the games: Do the other entries in the Towelket get more interesting in terms of story? I do have a morbid preference for dark themes in RPGmaker games such as End Roll and Omori, so if it goes in that direction, that would be great!

This visual novel was great! I can definitely see the CHARON inspiration. Here's the first part of my playthrough for anyone interested (Ichigo just has some strawberry jam on his face in the thumbnail, don't worry about it):

The UI design is competent, the artstyle looks good, and while I had a few issues with the grammar (but only because I'm annoyingly pedantic) the writing hit the right parts for me. Though the themes might not be for everyone, I'm very biased in that I love these types of stories.

My only gripes would be that I felt one of the endings was too "nice" for the protagonist and the way Yuzuki's backstory was told didn't feel like it fit with the rest of the pacing in the game, but these are just my opinions.

Otherwise, Sweetest Valentine was an enjoyable experience and I wish the developer all the best for their potential next project!

As a fan of surreal RPGmaker games, I found this one pretty interesting! Here's my playthrough for those that want to watch:

I want to emphasize that the game is competently made. The puzzles were clever (though pretty difficult at times, but I'm terrible at puzzles), the visual style is cool, and there is even a bit of variety to the gameplay.

However, my main gripe is the lack of an engaging story. It seems like the intro and ending cutscenes indicate that the main character is simply retelling a weird dream she had to her friends at school, which kind of takes away any mystery from the game (unless I'm a dummy and there is something I'm misunderstanding).

It doesn't necessarily need a deep narrative, but for a RPGmaker game tagged with "horror" and "surreal", I expected something akin to Yume Nikki where there's an overarching theme to everything in the dream and a much darker story to find hidden just beneath the surface.

Overall, I think it's a good prototype, but a little bit of direction in terms of what the game is supposed to be about would make it much more memorable, in my opinion.

Also, as an aside, I did find a compressed folder named "bonus" in the game files. It requires a password to extract it though. I don't know if it's part of the game, but a hint would be nice if possible!

Thanks for the translation! I enjoyed it very much because it's reminiscent of classic RPGmaker games back in the day. Here's the first part of my full playthrough for anyone interested:

I generally have no complaints about the script, the dialogue felt natural and I didn't notice any typos as far as I remember. Most of the puzzles were fine and some were even really clever, but a handful of them did leave me scratching my head, especially the "Odd One Out" section.  I don't know if the hints ended up being more vague when you translate it to English, or maybe it was as intended by the developer, but the game does troll you really hard at times!

Also, the description mentions how SPIEGEL EI isn't a horror game, but I would say it fits perfectly well in the genre considering the visuals and themes in the story. In fact, it's exactly the type of horror that I really love where it's more about the psychological aspect instead of relying on jumpscares and movie cliches. But that's just my opinion.

Anyways, good luck on your future projects!

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This is a well-made RPG maker game, I recommend it! The "2.5D" graphics is also quite unique, it's not something that's done very often for this type of engine. Here's my own playthrough if anyone wants to take a look:

I'm actually surprised how practically everything is made by one person. To me, it seems that the art, story, and game design are all created by someone who already has professional experience!

Looking back, I think I misunderstood the narrative a little by mixing up the names (but that's really my own fault), otherwise I'm a fan of how it unfolds and it stands well on its own as a self-contained story. However, I would say this style has a lot of potential for more games if necessary. Maybe more adventures within the world, or something else entirely? But anyways, I look forward to any future projects!

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Definitely a good follow-up to the original DOOMORI, it's really silly yet well-made. Here's my own playthrough for anyone interested:

I like the variety of gameplay mechanics and the amount of expanded content compared to the first game. The story is dumb and memey, but it doesn't overstay its welcome. I also appreciate the copyright-free music mode.

However, it's very difficult! I don't know it it's just me, but the "SweetHeart" level was especially challenging because of the narrow corridors and punishing platforming (you fall once, you reset from the very beginning of the level). In my opinion, I wish there was more leeway, like with well-placed checkpoints or more health in general (e.g. armor pickups like in the original DOOM).

Also, a few nitpicks which aren't essential, but maybe something to consider:

  • The main menu music doesn't seem to loop, which should be standard
  • There should be a dedicated settings menu, especially for a FPS game where players like to easily tweak their sensitivity and FOV
  • The slow motion ability, like the first game, seems completely useless because it slows down your aim too (but maybe that's the joke?)

Anyway, I don't know if there will be more sequels considering one of the endings, but I wish the team luck for any future projects!

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This was definitely a surreal experience that I highly recommend, here's my own playthrough for anyone interested:

I like how robust the branching narrative seems to be when you go through it each time; it feels like the game takes into account what your previous choices were in an effective way.

My advice for those who haven't played it yet is to make sure not to use the skip button on subsequent runs like your typical visual novel with multiple endings. It was mostly my fault, but I ended up missing a few interesting details because the game tends to skip over even unseen text (probably because of how the dialogue was programmed).

Despite leaving me a little confused by the end though, I found that it achieved the creepy tone it was going for, and I really enjoyed it. If there are any plans to develop more games, I look forward to it!

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This was an interesting game!

The main criticism I have is that the English could use a bit more polishing because of some typos and grammar issues, but I like how it starts off innocent before descending into a nightmarish world and exploring Aisley's mental state.

Anyway, here's a video of my playthrough in case anyone's interested:

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Thanks for translating the game! Always cool to try out these lesser known RPGmaker games that were never properly exposed to English-speaking audiences.

If anyone's interested, here's episode 1 of my playthrough:

By the way, I've noticed that I had a tighter time limit on the last puzzle during the Ending 1 route, a minute as opposed to 90 seconds. I don't know if it was just me, but I definitely died many times on the last part!
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Hello! I created a thread previously for my video submission of Nemlei's Candy Scabs, but here it is again, to make it official:

The full twitch VOD too, if it's necessary:


Oh, thank you for letting me know! And yeah, I do admit having a bit of a bias considering I also played a few of your other games, haha.

Hello! This is my submission for the Streamer category, and so here's one of my videos below. I played a handful games from the Spooktober visual novel jam and there were a few that I liked, but Candy Scabs by Nemlei was probably my favourite. Here's the Twitch VOD as well, in case it's needed:

I'm not familiar with the rules, so I'm not sure if I'm supposed to make a new topic for the submission, so please let me know if I'm doing this right. Thanks!

Hello! I like to stream/record playthroughs and I noticed that it's being encouraged to post a video about this game jam. My question is what sort of content is appropriate? For example, is it more of a general overview about the Spooktober visual novel jam, or can it just be a Let's Play on one of the submissions? Also, would I simply create a new thread here and post the video?

Thank you for your time!

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The game was fun and I enjoyed the subtle hints at the true nature of "The Elevator" as I played. However, it was also a bit tedious when it came to getting all the endings, so here's my personal guide for anyone who was struggling to get them like me:

  • Ending 1: Pester the Elevator Girl with annoying questions at every opportunity.
  • Ending 2: Accept the job offer when prompted.
  • Ending 3: Keep playing the slot machine many times until she suggests you to stop.
  • Ending 4: Press "444" on the panel right in the beginning.
  • Ending 5: Give answers that mainly involve eating, especially not giving up your tongue.
  • Ending 6: Accept the offer to trade places.
  • Ending 7: Somehow the HARDEST one to get with the most ambiguous conditions, but my theory is that you have to barely avoid all the previous endings and yet still get enough "sin points" to trigger this ending (e.g. pester the Elevator Girl 2 times in the beginning, but not enough to trigger the first ending, etc). Personally, the sole variable that tripped me up was pulling the slot machine's lever just enough times (around 7?) before moving on to the other floors.
  • Ending 8: Don't trigger any of the other endings by doing the opposite of the previously mentioned instructions and you'll get this one pretty easily.

Oh, and here's my playthrough with all the endings if you're lazy and don't mind listening to some jackass talking over the gameplay!

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In case anyone is scrolling through the comments here and hasn't played this game already, let me just say that I quite recommend it. Here's a taste of the beginning through my Let's Play:

While I personally thought it was just another furry game at first glance (which I guess is a good or bad thing depending on your tastes), it actually is much more than that, and it really appeals to anyone who's into off-beat RPG games and even anime. There's also a lot to like if you're the type of person that likes to explore and do optional content.

In the end, I found myself quite invested in the characters and the world, despite how it doesn't take itself too seriously at first. So yeah, go check out Demonpact: Clarice if you haven't yet!