Toketsu (KN)

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Toketsu (KN)

#1 Post by clannadman » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:58 pm

"Toketsu..."
"It's a Japanese word."
"Some people think it means to freeze."
"Or to be frozen."
"Like a lake in the winter or a heart in the autumn."
"But this is just a misspelling."
"One I used too frequently."
"In a story I wrote long ago..."

A game about the inane nature of life and humanity.

I basically combined some numerous short tales I'd written and put them into one story. There are no sprites, only music and backgrounds and since it's a kinetic novel, no choices. It's sort of a test at my game-making skills before I release anything that I deem a little more professional. It's a little depressing and confusing since the narrative jumps between the perspectives of several characters within the timespan of half an hour.

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Renai.us:
http://www.renai.us/game/toketsu.shtml
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#2 Post by exsul » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:50 pm

Man, I'm sure this thread feels lonely without any comment.
So I'll say that I really liked this story and enjoyed the atmosphere. Thank you for this release.

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#3 Post by HigurashiKira » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:33 pm

Wow, this was just...I'm speachless. This was just beautiful, even if the message is confusing. I just loved the tone of this, it really needs more views.
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#4 Post by RemnantDream » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:01 pm

I remember playing a demo for this and I loved it. It's amazing. I probably said this then but your writing is beautiful ^^

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#5 Post by clannadman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:57 pm

Thanks for the comments guys :) I was a little nervous about releasing something in such a confused state but I'm glad to see you liked it :P

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#6 Post by rubythorns » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:23 am

That was sad and beautiful. The art and grey tones really set the mood for the story.

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#7 Post by carosene » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:34 am

Finally got around to playing this! Woo!

Very very interesting! I really enjoyed this. :D Your menus are beautiful, the art and words are nice, and oh dear god the music. o.o Great choices there. I'm sitting here in the middle of summer shivering. o.o Especially the track playing during the fire. Oh dear god.

I feel like this game is more of an emotional experience than a narrative, which I think is kind of what you were going for? It's a cool way to do things. :)
The game feels strangely personal and also real to the point where I wonder if it was inspired by a real tragedy.

Anywho, clannadman, keep up the good work! :D I'm looking forward to Rape of the Lock!
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#8 Post by applegirl » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:55 am

It's been a while since I played a KN that made me really think. Beautiful writing, truly beautiful. I tip my hat to you, I think this site needs more KN like this.

I have to keep my eye out for your next work.

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#9 Post by clannadman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:57 pm

carosene wrote:I feel like this game is more of an emotional experience than a narrative, which I think is kind of what you were going for? It's a cool way to do things. :)
The game feels strangely personal and also real to the point where I wonder if it was inspired by a real tragedy.

That was kind of what I was going for. The story even tells you as you play it that there is no real plot to the story. Haha, I'm thankful it wasn't based on any personal experience :P

carosene wrote:Anywho, clannadman, keep up the good work! :D I'm looking forward to Rape of the Lock!

I will do and glad to hear it. The character artist, surelyyoujest, has done an excellent job on the sprites :)

applegirl wrote:It's been a while since I played a KN that made me really think. Beautiful writing, truly beautiful. I tip my hat to you, I think this site needs more KN like this.

I have to keep my eye out for your next work.

Thankyou for your kind words :)

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#10 Post by bd648 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:20 pm

Um... Seeing as how megaupload is down could you re-upload it on another site? I really want to play it cause i liked all your other ones so much.

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#11 Post by Yonowaaru » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:07 pm

Oh man. I just reread this since the topic jumped up again. I had completely forgotten I had ever read this, but the name and description somehow made me remember.
I don't think I really 'understood' this the first time, but I suppose that now I do. I can say that I enjoyed this story. It was somehow... beautiful. Pure. I cannot express it in any coherent words, but... it is amazing. Reading stuff like this shows me I still have a long way to go.

To the person above me: I still have this story, so if you want to I could PM it to you. Just send a PM to me to confirm it, all right?

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#12 Post by clannadman » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:16 pm

bd648 wrote:Um... Seeing as how megaupload is down could you re-upload it on another site? I really want to play it cause i liked all your other ones so much.

The game is now on Renai.us (a Windows version is anyway).

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#13 Post by DarkSpartan » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:22 pm

I'm not seeing a download link on renai.us?
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#14 Post by clannadman » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:29 pm

DarkSpartan wrote:I'm not seeing a download link on renai.us?

It's been added. I think the admins take about 24 hours to approve it (just to make sure it's not a worm or something) so it should be up around this time tomorrow.

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#15 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:08 am

This game is this week's Group Play viewtopic.php?f=53&t=17097

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