CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ Now on Greenlight!

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CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ Now on Greenlight!

#1 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:32 am

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IOS & ANDROID VER
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CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ is now released for iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android! Check it out!
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DEMO: CLICK HERE
APP STORE URL: CLICK HERE
GOOGLE PLAY URL:CLICK HERE
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CLICK TO GET THE NEW VERSION WITH JAPANESE VOICE HERE!!
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OFFICIAL SITE: CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
DEMO/ PURCHASE (UNVOICED VER) $10.00: roseVeRte Store
DEMO/PURCHASE (VOICED VER) $15.00:roseVeRte Store

*If you already bought the unvoiced ver, you can get the voiced ver for $5.00!*
*If you bought the voiced version, you'll get extra access to our Member Site where you can find some extra bonuses, like behind the stage, which will be updated regularly*
*All characters are voiced except the main character.*
*Recording is done at proper studio.*

Summary:
A girl’s spirit with no recollection of her past find herself inside Cafe 0, a mysterious Café in the middle of nowhere. Served with only a glass of water by the peculiar waiter, Sui—soon she realized that she is about to relive the last seven days before her death.

Surrounding her are Ami, a girl who claimed to be her best friend, Tooru, a boy who is rumored to be her previous boyfriend, and Shou, the school’s doctor—what are their connection to her past and how are they related to her death?

Will she be in peace with her past, or will she haunt the living? It is all up to you to decide.

Features:
- 6 Endings (1 Bad Ending)
- 3 Types of main character depending on your selection, complete with different costumes.
- 2 Character Paths and 1 True Path.
- 2-3 Hours Play Time.
- 21 CGs (Including Variations).
- 1 Secret Bonus when you cleared all routes.


Cast:

Sui – Cancer Murakani
Shou Takizawa – Yuya Kakitsubata
Tooru Mizutani – Mato Sarashina
Ami Kawase – Nanase Watarai
Others – Nao Utsunomiya, Sayuri Misaki, Sudachi Harumi


Specifications:

- Title: CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
- Genre: Supernatural Mystery Visual Novel
- Release Date: 4 October 2011
- Rating: PG-13 for Suggestive Themes
- Resolution: 800×600
- Play Time: Approximately 2-3 hours
- Event CG: 21 (Including variations)
- Ending: 6 (1 Bad Ending)

Please check on official site for screenshot/scenario samples.
This game is semi-otome, which there is romance though it's not the main story.
Hope you like it!!! This is my first commercial English VN so I'm very nervous now ><

Special Thanks to MIRAGE-SAMA *bow >< for being the co-writer.
And thanks to Roxie and Mink for the great help in proofreading and testing.

UPDATE:
*(2013/3/8) Released Android version!
*(2012/9/28) Released iOS version!
*(2012/1/12) Released the Voiced Version!
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#2 Post by Mirage » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:43 am

Yay! It's out~! *Otsukare Chu-3 san!

Maybe I should write a review here? *sweat lol~
Btw, you may need to bold the discount so people can see them.

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#3 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:54 am

See it now (I hope)
*Now I'll sleep... haven't slept for 2 days zzzzzzzzzzz

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#4 Post by Armyfyr » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:41 pm

I should be doing my homework, but as I'm completely procrastinating at the moment, I decided to buy this. The art is so pretty, I couldn't resist; It just finished downloading as I'm typing this, so I'll play now and write a review later.

Congratulations with your first commercial English VN!

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#5 Post by sake-bento » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:45 pm

Congratulations on your release. Checking out the demo now~

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#6 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:53 pm

Thanks a lot *bow

I'm so nervous and can't sleep for 2-3 days ><;;;
Hope you like it >< I really wish to make extension or make this as a series, if could.

Seriously thanks a lot :)

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#7 Post by jack_norton » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:22 pm

I recommend you make an installer for windows, since looks more professional than a simple .zip :D goodluck!
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#8 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:37 pm

Actually I was confused about it too.
Since, I asked some friends, and all of them said that they prefer for games without installer, since installing kinda messy for them. I tried to make installer once, for my duplicity Jap ver, and I saw nearly no one choose it. So, I'm thinking to make zip version once, and later make a polling? to decide if it's better to make installer.

I don't know much about English game but, is that any other reason for making an installer except to make it looks more professional?

Sorry for my unknowledgeness *bow

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#9 Post by lunanight » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:55 pm

Im exited to play this game, I just bought it after playing the Demo. :D
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#10 Post by babyfish » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:09 pm

Simple but beautiful game, beautiful art style over all. I especially love how the main character's
appearance changes depending on the choices you make.
Sui has to be my favourite character overall. X3
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#11 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:18 pm

Thank you ><

Sui is my favourite too.
*blink to Mirage and say "FUUUUUUUU"
I'm really glad that you enjoy the game :D

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#12 Post by jack_norton » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:18 pm

Chu-3 wrote:I don't know much about English game but, is that any other reason for making an installer except to make it looks more professional?
Well probably your friends are computer expert - I too prefer a zip, but that's not what the majority of people expect, in particular casual players. Take a look around all the game demos, 99% of them are distributed as installer. "Some" people might have trouble with unpacking the zip, and so on, and you definitely don't want that since can cost you some sales :)
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#13 Post by Chu-3 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:25 pm

yeah I noticed the English game demos are mostly using installer, while Japanese VN not (usually doujin VN do not use installer, if it's not a hard copy). Thank you for the advice :3.

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#14 Post by babyfish » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:08 pm

Having a bit of trouble with getting the True Ending:
I've showed Ami all of the items I collected, but I can't seem to get all the parts. Is there supposed to be a special event during the weekend, or is there another step that I need to do?
Any help or hint would be appreciated. Thanks!
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#15 Post by Armyfyr » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:14 pm

I'm having a bit of trouble with the game. Perhaps I've completely missed something, which I've done plenty of times before (although I'm not new to these kind of games at all, I think I'm just a bit slow at times :)), but I'm not sure how to
get the fifth ending - I have four items and everything else I need for the true ending (I assume). The first page of my CG-gallery is completely filled, while my second one is missing the first two pictures and the third one has everything but the first and the last. I go to talk with Ami every day, learning about the broken bracelet, cap, necklace and picture - but when I have no more items to show her, I'm missing my character's face and therefore receiving the bad ending. What am I doing incorrectly?
Any help would be appreciated, too curious!

Giving a bit of feedback as promised, I simply adore the art. While it's not completely original, it's interesting and very nice to look at. I especially liked Sui, he's adorable. The music is lovely - I've been listening to the "theme" (song on the menu) for a while without actually playing, just because it's so calming. I think it suits the game very nicely and gives it a mysterious atmosphere, which is very good and rather rare.

I had a hard time enjoying Shou's good path, as I got the bad ending firstly, but I liked the story anyway. I do prefer the combination of mystery and a bit of romance to so much else, I'm a bit bored of the typical "here's 3-5 attractive, flawless Gary Stu/completely stereotypical Japanese high school guys, get them all" with no interesting plot whatsoever. I think this is very original and I was entertained the whole way through. And I'm looking forward to seeing the final ending, so I hope it will happen soon. :D

By the way, I also loved how you can "shape" your character by making choices and thereby changing her appearance, very interesting feature and definitely good for the replay value.

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