We're happy to announce our updated demo is out and released on our itch.io page! Here's what we have added:
- Save/Load feature
- Choice options
- Quit Menu that allows you to go back to the Main Menu
- 3 Chapters for Gwyn and Emil for a total of 6 chapters
- 26,088 Words in total for about 3 hours worth of story
- 3 New static sprites
- 7 New backgrounds
- 1 New song by Geoff Moore
For those that plan to play Gwyn's and Emil's chapters, you'll want to save in the Prologue when Alison says "Um... I guess I'll work with…"
To pull up the menu bar, press ESC or P keys.
Our mobile demos will be released in a few days. We're currently working on fixing a bug in our Android demo.
A Very Important Date is a café romance set in a strange, yet familiar world, with loose ties to Lewis Carroll's Alice stories. But this isn't the typical Alice in Wonderland styled story! While A Very Important Date takes a few notes from the Carroll classics, you don't have to be a big fan of them to enjoy this game for its rich dialogue, witty humor, and unique art style!
Our story follows Alison Sunderlund, an average small town Ohio girl. By day she can be found working as a server in a local café and by night she takes care of her house and family: her dad and younger brother. Though she doesn't have a lot on her plate, the life she has gives her very little free time. But Alison's life changes one morning when she wakes up sitting under a tree in a brand new world.
Confused, Alison sets out to discover more about her new surroundings, accidentally stumbling upon the Arkwright estate, home of Gwyn Arkwright and The Looking Glass Café. With no place to go and a way back home seeming impossible, Gwyn, being the kind soul that he is, gives Alison a job and a place to stay for the time being. Everything's peachy except... now Alison must choose which of The Looking Glass' five employees will train her!
Will Alison stick with what she knows and remain a server? Will she a cut a new path as a cook's assistant? Will she wipe away her past burdens as a low-level dishwasher? Will Alison ever figure out what strange world she's in? Will she ever return to her old life?
Will she want to?