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2009-04-22 00:23:18
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Page 220.

Sorry it took so long. I've been pretty exhausted and pretty busy. And tired! Did I mention tired?

Anyway, you know I mentioned I made a game visual novel in March? Well, if you're interested, you can download it here:


Windows Zip
Linux tar.bz2
Mac Zip

It's a mystery story with a supernatural element, and probably takes about an hour to go through. It has some 18+ elements, so ignore those download links if you're under 18 or at work or totally uninterested in that kind of thing. (I'd like to think it's not gratuitous, but you know...)

(EDIT: Updated to work with non-English versions of Windows which have the East Asian Languages support installed.)

 

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2009-04-24 19:30:51
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The sex scenes... well, the story would still make sense without them, but I think they do flesh out both Noel's and Claire's characters somewhat. It mirror's Noel's view of his relationship to Susan, for that matter - just sex, nothing else. So sure, you could follow it and move some of that stuff off-screen, but I think it would somewhat change the mood of the story.

And as it goes, the engine is an open-source thing that's been maintained for some years here, the skip feature isn't my work. (At least, any further than my decision to not disable it 'cause it's useful. ;-)

The 'bonus' mode is a bit of an inside joke, I'm afraid; an early version I gave to a couple of people who helped me test it had a pastiche of a Problem Sleuth character as the dummy "I haven't drawn this character yet" sprite; there was some demand for the hotelier to remain MSPA-ified, the bonus mode is a concession to that demand. I guess I should really have made it clear in the menu...

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it - thanks for the feedback!

I played through this last night. Very nice job! It took me a few tries to figure out how to get all the various endings. I'm glad you implemented the skip feature! :)

You could very easily make this "work safe" by removing the sex scenes. It wouldn't take away anything from the story or how things play out (some would obviously still need to take place, but they could happen "off screen" or be implied rather than explicitly shown).

I was kind of sad that I had no way of saving Susan in any of the scenarios, though (there was no "good end"). :{

I also immediately didn't like the main character, which I'm assuming was the intention. I think he got his "just desserts" in all the endings. Maybe, by this way of thinking, Susan did too.

One question I had, on the main menu is a "Bonus on/off" toggle that I didn't notice until I had completed all the endings (could have been there before, i just didn't notice it before), but the ReadME doesn't state what this is for? I played through it again looking for bonus stuff but didn't find anything new?

Cool, downloading now. Can't wait to read it.