The Host Holic [commercial] [slice of life] [sim] [otome]

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The Host Holic [commercial] [slice of life] [sim] [otome]

#1 Post by redpandastudio » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:27 am

The Host Holic 1.0

http://visualnovelgames.com/VN-Host-Holic.html

FREE Demo

*Balance Your Work Life with Dating in Tokyo!
*4 Cute Guys to Date and Dress Up!
*Shopping, Cooking (Obento), and Other Fun Things to Do.
*Learn Something About Yourself and Your Dating Preferences.
*Plot Twists that You Will NEVER See Coming!

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About the Game

Please note: This game contains mild sexual themes and may not be appropriate for children under 16.

You travel to Japan for one year to teach English, and quickly become culture shocked by the dating scene in downtown Tokyo. After a few failed attempts at blind and Internet dating, you decide to try your luck at the most popular host club in town.

Manage your daily life as a foreign teacher in Tokyo by controlling your wild students and maximizing your return rate to ensure your performance bonus. Can you balance your job and navigate this new dating world?

Discover the secrets to becoming a successful teacher by day, and surround yourself by a group of professional playboys at night in this original and exciting dating-sim and time management game.

Thanks for your interest! Please use our shout form for support here (may contain spoilers):

http://visualnovelgames.com/shout.html
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#2 Post by CtrlAltLee » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:31 pm

The obentos are so cute! And these backgrounds are gorgeous. Seems like it'd have tons of hours of gameplay from the demo.

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#3 Post by Genesislove » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Looks good, maybe I'll get it after I've saved enough to buy the upcoming consoles(PS4, Wii U, Xbox 720).

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#4 Post by redpandastudio » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:20 am

@CtrlAltLee and Genesislove

Thanks for your interest!

The game takes about 1 - 2 hours per play through. It depends on how many mini-games you're playing and how you choose to spend your time. For example, if you go home early every night or spend time in the library, you would probably complete a full pass more quickly.

There are 9 unique endings with some variation in each one depending on what happens during your month.

There are also two different versions of the story, so you can play twice and see an alternative story for the mystery.

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#5 Post by redpandastudio » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:38 pm

Hey guys. We're using the font "Georgia", so if you don't have it, the text may not show up when you start playing the game. When we release gold at the end of the month, it will also check for Arial or Sylfaen. You can download the font from fontzone for free in the meantime.

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#6 Post by BRIDEA » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:12 pm

I wanted to play the demo, but it said that there was no bandwidth left.

If I send you my e-mail, could you e-mail me the demo instead? ^o^

EDIT: Darn, double posted >A< Sorry. >A< *deletes other post*
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#7 Post by redpandastudio » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:32 am

Shoot! I completely forgot to change the link, but it's fixed now. http://ftp2.bmtmicro.com/HostHolicDEMO.zip Thanks for letting me know!

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#8 Post by BRIDEA » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:49 am

redpandastudio wrote:Shoot! I completely forgot to change the link, but it's fixed now. http://ftp2.bmtmicro.com/HostHolicDEMO.zip Thanks for letting me know!
No problem ^^

Hm, I clicked on the link, although it says that my web browser couldn't display the webpage... and I tried it on 4 of my browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari). Is there maybe a problem with the URL? D:

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#9 Post by redpandastudio » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:30 am

BRIDEA wrote:
redpandastudio wrote:

Is there maybe a problem with the URL? D:
Sorry you're having so much trouble! Hmmm... I just tried both URLs and they are working for me. Maybe it was just down temporarily?

If you or anyone else still has problems after a few hours, just let me know and I will upload another to mediafire.

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#10 Post by BRIDEA » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:41 am

redpandastudio wrote: Sorry you're having so much trouble! Hmmm... I just tried both URLs and they are working for me. Maybe it was just down temporarily?

If you or anyone else still has problems after a few hours, just let me know and I will upload another to mediafire.
I tried again but it's still not working x_x Probably just my browsers acting up on me xux

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#11 Post by redpandastudio » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:31 am

BRIDEA wrote:
redpandastudio wrote: Sorry you're having so much trouble! Hmmm... I just tried both URLs and they are working for me. Maybe it was just down temporarily?

If you or anyone else still has problems after a few hours, just let me know and I will upload another to mediafire.
I tried again but it's still not working x_x Probably just my browsers acting up on me xux
Gosh, I don't know. It's worked for me every time that I've tried. Here's a link at mediafire:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6bvcrczae91ca7

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#12 Post by BRIDEA » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:38 pm

redpandastudio wrote:
Gosh, I don't know. It's worked for me every time that I've tried. Here's a link at mediafire:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6bvcrczae91ca7
Thank you! ^u^ Sorry my computer sucked >A< I'll tell you what I think about it after, if you'd like ^^

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#13 Post by redpandastudio » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:34 pm

BRIDEA wrote:
redpandastudio wrote:
Gosh, I don't know. It's worked for me every time that I've tried. Here's a link at mediafire:

http://www.mediafire.com/?m6bvcrczae91ca7
Thank you! ^u^ Sorry my computer sucked >A< I'll tell you what I think about it after, if you'd like ^^
Well after all of that... Yes! I must here something back from you. :P

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#14 Post by kersplode » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:01 pm

The fullscreen is causing my computer to crash, but I can't get far enough into the game to change it. Would it be possible to make it windowed on startup? I've looked some things up on it, but editing the shortcut doesn't work for me. :\

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#15 Post by Chu-3 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:46 pm

^^ just press Alt + Enter together from your keyboard to toggle windowed/ full screen. Btw the demo is also crash/ freeze? too on my PC. I wonder if it doesn't support 64 bit.

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