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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:05 pm 
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Completed: Times Up: Turn the Page!
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Cassandra has just graduated from high school but has no idea what she’ll do next! Will she be able to come up with a plan before times up and the next chapter of her life begins?

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Cassandra (Cassie for short)- As a young girl, she believed in the messages of her favorite cartoon shows and movies about dreams always coming true. One day that bubble was burst and ever since she's been stressing out about her future. Despite always wearing a very grumpy expression and being terse, she’s really a friendly person.

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Cassie’s Mother- The type who is very good at work but nothing much else outside of it, yet still she does her best to keep up with her daughter even if doesn’t seem like she is.

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Amber- She was Cassie’s closest and only friend but once high school started, they went their separate ways…

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Meredith and Evan- Original characters Cassie had imagined up in the eighth grade but had since forgotten about. What significance could their return mean?

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Genevieve- ???

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Christina-???

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Robin- ???

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Kaeru- Programming, GUI
2ClassyBricks- Basic programming, art, writing
We're really excited since this is our first public release! We hope you enjoy it!

What's Next
As this is a NaNoRenO' VN, we ran out of time to perfect certain aesthetic changes. We'll release another version sometime soon with a better GUI and updated CGs!

Credits
Free SFX - Sound effects and music
tipsyTherapist - Music
Brusheezy, Basic Doodles Brushes - Brushes used in GUI

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Really cute art and the story will likely remind many how they felt when graduating high school. Gonna play :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:22 pm 
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Fenrir34 wrote:
Really cute art and the story will likely remind many how they felt when graduating high school. Gonna play :)

Thanks very much!! I'll pass the art compliment to 2Classy. :D
It's kinda funny, because one half of the dev team has graduated (2Classy, the writer) and the other half has just barely gotten out of the admissions process and will be graduating very soon (me). So we had some interesting perspectives to talk about while in the writing process. I hope you enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Okay. I just finished the game :)
Here's what I liked about it
Art-I loved the art and background art tremendously. You gave each character a cute look and made them wonderful. Tell your artist job well done. I also like the diversity of the characters. You mixed them up really well
Characters-I love Cassie. She is like me in the fact that we both like writing, don't know where our futures will go, and are sometimes scared to connect with people. I also loved Amber. She was a good friend and I enjoyed her trying to get to know Cassie. Meredith and Evan were also interesting and I liked how they helped Cassie try and find a path. As for everyone else, I liked them. I just wish we had more time with Amber's friends so I could get to know them more
Story-The story was funny yet at the same time emotional. Not only was it well written, but it kept me interested. It also had a realistic tone to itself and shows how many people feel when graduating high school. Also, I loved how you made her go into her own little world. That kind of reminds me of myself as well :mrgreen: . Good job
Music-Music was enjoyable. It was very unique to me.


Things that through me off a bit
There's nothing that I dislikes about this story at all, but I will say that the endings felt rushed. I understand that they had to deal with time and how she felt like she didn't have any time to get her life together and that's why you ended it, but I just wish that the endings I got didn't suddenly end.

Also, I know it's because of NaNoReno, but I really wanted to know more about Amber and her friends. You made them really interesting but it felt like we only had a glance at them.

Despite these two things, I really loved the game. I'm looking forward to longer projects that you guys will do. Keep up the good work and thanks for his fun game :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:23 pm 
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Hello, the writer/artist/basic programmer for Time's Up here! :D

Thank you so much for playing and leaving feedback! I apologize about the endings, I was so obsessed with cutting down and simplifying the middle stuff that I neglected giving enough attention to the endings. I'll be sure to fix that as well as flesh out all the characters more when we do an extended release.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Tawwny wrote:
Hello, the writer/artist/basic programmer for Time's Up here! :D

Thank you so much for playing and leaving feedback! I apologize about the endings, I was so obsessed with cutting down and simplifying the middle stuff that I neglected giving enough attention to the endings. I'll be sure to fix that as well as flesh out all the characters more when we do an extended release.



Hi and cool. But I didn't know there was an extended release. If that's so then it's okay because you were showing off what a longer game would be. Still, I enjoyed this very much and it was realistic. I'll play the extended version when it comes out :)

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