That Cheap and Sacred Thing - Drama/Sci-fi

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#226 Post by carosene » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:40 am

Thanks for dropping in a comment! :D Glad to hear your opinion.

Well, by adult content I mean "explicit sexual content." ^-^;; However, I wouldn't do explicit content for explicit content's sake (which would be what porn is). Rather the explicit content would be a facet of a larger story. :3

That being said, right now I am not working on a TCAST sequel. :( I wrote a lot for it and tried a bunch of different ideas and approaches, but nothing felt right. It's still definitely in my mind as a possible future project, but I'm giving it a rest right now and am working on other things. :) (I should write a blog on this and explain more fully... o.o Will try to do tomorrow...!)
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#227 Post by Reikun » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:55 am

YES. I FINALLY READ THIS!! O__O
I really liked it ;___; Especially the ending. I thought the last two CGs were really good for the ending and that this story was just awesome overall!! I love the sci-fi and how the androids were incorporated/used in the storyverse ;____; <3 It was really unique and beautiful!! It left me with the message that people can challenge the definition of conventional "love" or what is perceived as "love" by conventional society.
Though, at the end, I WAS REALLY REALLY SAD FOR JUDE ;_________________; </3 </3 </3 BREAK MY HEART. But then he didn't really "die" at the end, but it was revealed a bit anti-climatically in my opinion.. xD But I guess it was still good that he didn't die!
WOW. I know this was made quite a while ago, but still ^^; I'd been meaning to play it since I joined this forum and I thought it would be nice to let you know how much I enjoyed it? xD Thank you to everyone who made this lovely story possible~ <3
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#228 Post by carosene » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:21 am

It is nice for you to give me your opinions! XD No shame in talking about old stuff, plus TCAST is relatively young around here. XD

Yeah challenging conventional love! XD I like that interpretation, thanks for sharing that. (*cough, makes it sound queerer in my opinion, and the queerer the better XD*)
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#229 Post by Omnix » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:17 pm

Please tell my why your game is so good that I've just finished it for the fifth time and every time I think about some good romance/drama "That Cheap and Sacred Thing" comes to my mind ?!
Why all of my friends were saying that this is beautiful and why I'm crying every single time I finish the game ?!


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#230 Post by carosene » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:54 pm

Awww thanks! :D I'm so glad you liked it! And sorry you cried! o.o
I can't answer your "why" questions, sorry! XD Alas, that is for you to decide. X3 *sage nod*

Don't worry, a fair amount of guys have told me they liked TCAST. :D You're in good company.
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#231 Post by Boyish » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:39 pm

I played the game, and I loved it. And I'm happy that Jude didn't die, 'cause.. I can't imagine Autumn copping with having killed him, the only robot that showed her the adult-kind of love. I mean, without the sex, but love as in wanting to be partners for life :wink: Personally, I wouldn't want to get a sequel to the story, but I would love more stories in the same world they live in. Maybe showing the other kinds of robots, or seeing MyPals from an adults perspective or something. I would like something with GuardBody too.

I want to make games like yours :lol: It's an amazing story, and I'll force my friends to play it too!

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#232 Post by Nellie » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:55 am

I've heard how good this was - but it exceed my expectation! It was so good - I cried so much T_T *shhhh don't tell anyone I know in real life lol*
I'm really glad at what happened as well, really didn't want Jude to die after all that... I felt so bad for him.
Just gotta drop in to tell you how much I love this xD
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#233 Post by KissOfDeath » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:24 pm

This game...I have no other words to describe it other than amazing, wow, omg, and mindblowing. It was soooo sad, and I was like "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" when it ended; I wish it was longerrr :( But otherwise great game, will deff play it over & over, the storyline is great. Like, I can't even take this right now :'''''''''''''''''''''''( & I agree with Boyish, more stories from this world would be wonderful lol
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#234 Post by silenteve » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:32 pm

I finally got around to playing this game in the morning.
I can't say, like there are no words! It's so beautiful, so tender and touching! It was so incredible, the storyline, the art, and the plot and writing, just WOW!
I will now go and replay it. Fantastic work.
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#235 Post by KissOfDeath » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:29 am

If you were to write a sequel, carosene, what would it entail???
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#236 Post by carosene » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Thank you, KissofDeath and silenteve for your kind words! :D Glad you liked it!

KissofDeath, I tried a bunch of diverse approaches to the potential sequel, and nothing really fit like it should. o.o Right now there is nothing planned.
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#237 Post by shyanne4cad » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:02 pm

I downloaded it it was great.

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#238 Post by awesomeautumn » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:44 pm

This was so amazing! I was really shaken up emotionally from it ><
I don't usually like KNs, but I decided to play this and it was obviously the right choice. It really made me think. I loved that there was a sort of explanation at the end, too.
Congratulations on such an awesome job!!

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#239 Post by saguaro » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:01 am

I really enjoyed this KN. You guys did a great job on this--the story, music, the artwork, everything. The sprites captured so much emotion, it was nice to see really distinct moods/expressions.
The way Jude's expressions and body language changes when Jude becomes Elly is a great example.
It's always a pleasure to read a strong female narrative voice, especially in such a young character.

There's a classic SF vibe, but it reminded me of A.I. most of all. Not just the emotional components, but the nature of the world.

I haven't really read many KNs up to this point and I had a working theory that KNs would be better off as short stories because the real benefit of a VN was the player's ability to manipulate the story. But I've changed my mind. This would have been an interesting short story, but adding such complimentary art and music really helped it stand apart, I think. Looking forward to Love and Keggers (frat life is not really my thing, but I trust you).

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#240 Post by JogiSenpai » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:31 pm

Waaaaaahhhhhhh! Sniff,sniff...T~T...just got through it and still got tears in my eyes while writing this. Oh my god. This is so embarassing, a guy like me crying about this, this...wonderful written/emotionally capturing/excellent drawn and coloured sprites and this...sniff...ending, fueled with so much heartblood, emotions and...umm, i think i should come to the point, shouldn't i?

Ok, this game is a 10/10. Because the storyline is reeeaallyy fascinating. Also the CG is just wonderfull. And i almost fell from my chair when Elly's program was run on June's unit.
So keep up the work like this and i KNOW many more will play your games and here are my best wishes for all of your future projects. (Sorry if my english is a little odd im from Germany ;D)

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