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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Completed: Zefii Beta 1.0
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First, please accept my apology for the delay of the release. It was not easy to make a game with so little resources. If I had time, I would go back and fix all the earlier drawings. And, if I could go back in time, I would have taken some CS classes in college. There may be some bugs. If you can't proceed, I highly suggest you to take a look at the FAQ page on our website. Also, unfortunately, I have a lot of work right now, so please note that I only check my private messages and posts once a week. That said, don't hesitate to write your thoughts or send me private messages if you are stuck or you encountered a bug or error in the game. I will fix those in the full version of the game. Thank you!

I have fixed the bugs that players have told me in the past day. New download link is available on the website now. Enjoy!

I recommend you to play it in full screen. Some of the objects may be hard to see when you play it in a small window.

Important
Some people have reported to me that the instructions are not very clear when you run out of energy. When it says "you need to wait for 60 minutes" after you failed to solve the puzzle, you can either restart the game, or leave the game window in the background and go back to it after 60 minutes.

A Note on the Puzzles
So you hate waiting for 60 minutes to continue the game, and you hate starting all over again just because you ran out of energy. What should you do? Solve the puzzles! Some people have told me that the puzzles are too hard. I have updated all the hints. All puzzles should be solvable now.

Walkthrough
The official walkthrough of the game will begin to be uploaded onto the game site starting this weekend. Please understand that I am currently at a law school, so I will not be able to write up the entire walkthrough in one weekend. In general, a new part of the walkthrough will be uploaded each week. The walkthrough will include the locations of all the hidden items, hints, as well as strategies to reach all 6 different endings.

The complete walkthrough is now available on the game website!


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About the Game

Zefii is a highly interactive visual novel. The game begins when the player wake up on his desk and feels something odd about his room. He soon discovers a secret passage, which leads to a hidden underground palace. During his time in the palace, the player meets a variety of characters, one of them is Zefii, the player's target in the game. He gradually uncovers memories from his past life and eventually travels to the Demon Realm to find Zefii. Together, the two of them enter a brand new world: will it be heaven or the beginning of a nightmare?

Features
- 2 Major routes
- 6 Endings, each one revealing a different secret about the characters
- Receive and reply to phone calls from Zefii
- Type in your OWN answers when you reply to Zefii's phone calls
- Original sound tracks and theme songs (not including sound effects, which are from iMovie)
- Full version available in 4 different languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
- Beta version available in English only
- All versions are completely FREE!

About Balibu Studios

Balibu Studios was founded in January, 2012. We are a non-profit organization. While one of our missions is to spread our passion in anime, games, music, and art through the games we produce, our primary goal is to convey an important message to everyone: Please do not abandon your pets. All profits we make from our games will be used to save abandoned animals from starvation. Hence, when you are playing our games, please do not forget to spread this important message to people around you. Your help will be truly appreciated by us and the animals we are trying to save!

Check out our website: http://balibu.weebly.com/index.html

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http://www.youtube.com/user/AnimeForAnimals?feature=watch


Support us! Start helping us to build up our fan base by subscribing to our channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/AnimeForAnimals?feature=watch and liking us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BalibuStudios


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Woot! Yeah! Finally!
Downloading Now~ I'm going to make a review for this~


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:14 am 
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argh, just realized that my dropbox public folder got suspended bc of excessive traffic... i'll figure something out. i'm so sorry! i'll update you guys on this asap


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:26 am 
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Oh man, sounds amazing. Hope you could figure out a way to solve the problem of your folder's suspension (:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:35 am 
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You can post your game here as an attachment to the first post of this thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:37 am 
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Thanks! I'm trying to upload it to the official renpy game list site. Still uploading. hope it works out. if it doesn't, i'll attach it here.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:08 am 
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Ok just uploaded my game on the official renpy game site. the link is on the game website now (just go to the download page). however, the screenshots on the renpy site are somehow messed up? i put 3 screenshots there and only 1 turned out to be from my game, the other 2 somehow ended up as some random game screenshots...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Hmm, ended with an error when I tried to leave my bedroom

While running game code:
File "game/script.rpy", line 1419, in script
IOError: Couldn't find file 'underground palace.wav.'.

Also noticed other strange things
like you can take the book from the bookcase over and over again or when you find a gemstone next time you come to the location you have to click the same spot to get "there is nothing here" message, only then you can leave. Not mentioning that spots you have to click are really random - took me forever to follow Reika into the bedroom


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 pm 
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that's odd... the file should be there. what other things did u notice? also, are you using a mac or pc? i coded the game on pc... not sure how it will work on mac


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:09 pm 
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also, this is not a typical visual novel. you have to click on certain images to proceed sometimes.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:09 pm 
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PC. Other things I have under spoiler tag - select the white area in my previous post


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:15 pm 
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oh ok, i'll PM you


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:50 pm 
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hmmm... so it's taking me forever to upload the game to this post... is it supposed to take that long? the file is 233.4 MB


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:20 pm 
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this looks like a great time


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Okay, my bad! When I suggested you to upload as an attachment I wasn't expecting your game to be that large.

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