Heads up, it still says demo only at the top of your description, and since it's set up as a free download with name your own price rather than a paid game with a demo, no price shows at the download button at the top of the page, so at first glance it looks like an unfinished project unless you scroll all the way down.
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Absolutely loved this, but one thing I would nitpick: the transcripts note several pauses of under a second. This is too short to even register as a pause in conversation. (Source: am a transcriptionist.) I assume you're just intending to convey a pause of some arbitrarily short length, so something like 3-5 seconds would be more realistic. (Using the decimal points, pause for 3.26 seconds or whatever, is good to demonstrate that the transcription is presumably made by a computer program that can get that accurate, rather than a human being.)
Saw that there were Steam keys available for this Jisei & Kansei and got excited, but while they activated just fine on my Steam account, there's nothing there, not even a store page with a TBA release date. I guess they're still in the approval process and will be available soon? Any ETA?
I purchased the game last year but I don't have access to the full version anymore on my download page, just the demo. (Maybe because of the price change? I paid $7 and it's $10 now. But I definitely had access to the game before, you can see my old comment thread below about an error message.)
Also completely irrelevant but I can't not read your name as "Souls of Tea" rather than "Soul Soft EA."
Man, I'm sorry you feel that way. This was legit my best VN of 2016 and still one of the most original and memorable VNs I've played. As a writer I totally get that feeling, though. Hopefully your next project is something you can feel more positive about.
Glad to hear it!
I could care less about BTS so I haven't been following that stuff -_- But I was under the impression that they had made the demo as a proof of concept to get a license and that going ahead with making the whole game meant they were successful with that. Did I miss something? Seems risky for them to sell the game if whatever official person they reached out to was aware they were doing it but had said no.
I contacted firstname.lastname@example.org, and they said that while they can't issue refunds themselves due to how payments were processed, "We've reached out to them [Aeon Dream Studios] directly to see what the status of the project and the refunds are."
Oh wow, them actively refusing to refund you is a much bigger deal then them just "forgetting" to give the promised refunds, especially if you waited more than 180 days because they said they'd refund you without you having to jump through those hoops. Do you still have the email they sent where they said they were working with itch.io to refund all preorders? Maybe try contacting itch.io support and find out if that's true and if they can get the ball rolling on their end. I'd assume itch.io admins would be interested to learn that a developer is actively scamming users on their platform and implicitly blaming them ("we are working with itch to refund all preorders within the week" -> no refunds after months -> must be itch's fault).
In fact, I'll send an email myself, but you should, too, since you're the one still out your money.
They promised refunds for itch.io preorders on Jan. 4th. Has anyone actually gotten their money back yet? I can't get them to respond to any communications. Still waiting to hear back on a PayPal dispute.
Loved the demo. Your visual style is just amazing, and the way the environments give a sense of being grounded in a physical space is so uncommon for a visual novel. Really looking forward to playing the rest of the game.
The purchase notes say this is supposed to come with a Steam key, but I don't have one on my download page. Is there an email I should send my payment info to in order to get a key? Thanks.
It was my pleasure! I'm a lover of Mozart and of visual novels that don't fit the typical mold, and I didn't want to see this work get lost to time. Thanks for creating it. Congrats and good luck on your theater project! It looks like great fun. Definitely something I would have loved as a kid.
If you could send me the full credits for the final episode, that would be very helpful. For some reason the app glitches and won't display them.
Still no Steam keys? https://maneatergames.itch.io/blind-men/devlog/5897/blind-men-now-on-steam-updat...
If you're not giving they to Kickstarter backers who got free itch.io keys, that's fine, but a reply to that effect would be nice.
Could you please mark the releases with their platforms? I'm having trouble downloading games from itch.io on a web browser at the moment, but I can't download this through the itch.io client, since there's no version marked compatible for Windows. Thank you!