We've decided against rushing everyone out and dealing with a thousand bugs at once (that would be the worst) so we're rolling out the content over time. Story Mode is complete in content and is playable right now. Open Mode characters will be released as they are completed. I will announce when they are available.
My game won't launch / crashes immediately.
This is likely a problem with your video drivers / video card or you have a corrupted download. If you've redownloaded successfully, try holding down the SHIFT key while launching the game. A menu will come up with different render options. Try different ones until the game works.
Where are the rollback/game menu buttons on screen?
You'll need to use keyboard/mouse buttons. The mousewheel or PageUp/Down buttons work for rolling back and the ESC key or right-click brings up the game menu. All of the game's controls can be viewed from the "Help" screen on the main menu.
The Open Mode characters don't have anything to say.
They're probably not released yet.
Will I be able to continue playing my band that I made in Story Mode after the ending?
Not right now, but I am thinking of making a cheat code where you can enter to play Story Mode endlessly
Why can't I scroll down the thread on the Public Opinion forum?
It is a fake thread. You will only ever be able to see 2 posts in every thread.
It's taking a long time to generate $1,000,000 in CD sales.
Your CDs sell more if you're more popular, meaning you should probably play more gigs.
Certain things in the story happen no matter what I do!
These are pre-determined and won't change. They are there for character growth and to account for Open-Ended Mode.
Why doesn't the music being played in the gigs reflect the actual instruments I have in my band?
The amount of time it would take to accomplish that outweighs how much that would add to the game.
Can I accidentally romance other characters?
Not in Story Mode. You pick your romance path early on at Sophia's party ("Who do I want to hang out with?") and you can only fail that character's path from then on. So you don't have to ignore the other band members. :)
What happened to the characters that I met in Story Mode that just disappeared? (Wizz, etc.)
These are band recruits for Open Mode that you are unlocking for later. Once they are officially released (see release schedule above) and you recruit them in Open-Ended Mode, their story arc will begin to trigger.
Why is this game free?
In a day and age where Commercial English Visual Novels are common and Steam an archive of amazing games to choose from, the fact that a game of Rock Robin's size and complexity is free might be startling, or even slightly off-putting. But when Rock Robin began in 2008, both commercial EVNs, and otome games specifically, were a rarity. The idea that we could make money from this game wasn't even a thought in our minds. All we wanted to do was create a fantastic game where you could be a female character and romance others, as at the time we could count the amount of Otome games out there on one hand.
After Aleema held the Open Mode Character Creation Contest, Rock Robin went from a one-woman show, to a group effort. People from all over the community contributed in writing, art and editing. We gathered resources from wherever we could: music, art brushes, clipart, all those things that, because our game was to be free, we could use.
Six years later, the state of EVNs has changed, but the idea of Rock Robin being a group effort and the fact that the game had become filthy with resources that cannot be used in a pay-for game have kept this game free for everyone. To be honest, to try and find all the amazing people who had helped to contribute to this game to make sure they get compensated from anything we'd make from the game would be nigh impossible.
Instead of paying for our game, if you want to show your love for it, spread the word, make fanart, fanfiction, tell us about your band! Support us in future endeavors! But most of all, just enjoy the game.