*Edit*I have finished with editing the original version of grammer and spelling mistakes that I found and by suggestion, I have removed the ** portions of this version for those who think they get in the way of the story. I might have to side with them on some of the ** comments but others I think make some of the humor possible. Anyways it is up now as (Penpals Version 1.1) but if you have already downloaded the Version 1.0 then I suggest you needn't bother redownloading as there is nothing new added. Just mistakes cleaned up.
Thank You for your cooperation.
I guess I am a few days late but better late then never I always say.
I originally came up with this idea in the early parts of March but didn’t get started with it until about the 12th. I ended up having planned on a March 31st release but with classes, tests, and labs I ended up losing about 10 days of work so most of the story was written in increments rather than spending a large amount of time per day to think.
This is officially my first realease and am happy on how it turned out. I used a premade character set made by Tsuine @ http://tomoko.denpa.org/
and the BGs were taken from various photographers and the music are all credited in the game. I would like thank those who created the material that made this VN possible and hope to work on more extensive projects in the future.
The music is not the best in terms of with the game but I did the best with what I had. I think the game could have done without it but some suggested otherwise.
About the game:
I don’t want to give away anything as it would immediately give away the surprise but I can say a few things on my background for the game.
A) Simple Facts- Approx. 11,000 words going the longest possible path, with 3 endings.
B) Several of the statements that are made in the game actually have to do with events in my real life. So, this gave me an outlet to express those feeling and stories that I normally don’t express.
C) Anything enclosed in ** are comments I make in-game to a situation at hand. It’s my own personal twist on VN almost like when there is a narrator who interacts with the story; kind of something like that. You’ll understand how it works after playing it. (only in original version, Warning: original has multiple errors)
D) I have enjoyed the VN Katawa Shoujo and was actually the first one I played. I have been active on their forums and have started trying to get the word out by forming a facebook group and attempting work in other mediums by authority of 4LS. This game is no acceptation as I have included references to several of the Act 1 characters; see if you can find them all.
And yes, even Kenji
Other references are made in the game as well so it will be more fun if you find those without a clue.
Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy what I have to offer now if you excuse me, it's back to the Katawa Shoujo forums for me.
"Sometimes...when there's no one around...I only step on the darker ones..." ~Hanako (Katawa Shoujo by 4Leaf Studios)
You know, I sometimes still do that.
This Act 1 portion is what hooked me on VNs, so I like to promote them.
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