Memoirs of an Angel (2010) [GxB] [Fantasy]
Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:20 am
Fantasy Visual Novel - Freeware
Rating: 12+ for minor blood and violence
Enter Tyraca, a mythical land devastated by war.
As the nation's former princess, Zuleika, it's up to you to take back your throne from an evil tyrant,
restore peace and prosperity to your people, and find love with your "Prince Charming."
- 4 GxB Romances (including one with the villain himself)
- 4 personality types, each with its own activities and mini-games
- Customize your character with different outfit colors and accessories
- Playtime: approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the path
This game is basically a play-through story, but with several action periods where you can buy items, do activities to boost your stats, and have conversations with the other characters.
NOTE: This is the OLD Memoirs I made back in 2010. The still in-progress remake, which features a much improved storyline, better graphics, and an RPG-style battle system, can be found here.
:: Summary ::
After the death of the mighty Emperor Osirus, the nation of Tyraca is in chaos. Its former princess, an angel named Zuleika, is now faced with a choice: will she bend to the authority of the new emperor, Osirus' younger brother, Nefferon; or will she give up her title and leave her old life behind?
When a mysterious elven assassin shows up to take her life, she is forced to make a decision that will affect the fate of the kingdom. Regardless of what she chooses, the young angel's life will never be the same.
:: Screenshots ::
:: Characters ::
Zuleika, "the Courageous" - (Former) Princess of Tyraca
The bright, strong-willed princess of Tyraca and Osirus' angel. She has a good heart and is very honest and straight-forward, but many of the other characters see this as naivete.
(in order from left to right)
Chael, "the Wise" - Prince of Nalan
An assassin from the elven nation of Nalan and Menorrhi's angel who was sent to kill the princess for unknown reasons. He is quiet and stoic, choosing to keep his emotions hidden from others.
Duren, "the Rogue" - Prince of Tyraca
Zuleika's long-time friend, Nefferon’s angel, and now prince of Tyraca, but he is anything but proud of his new position. He is generally polite and mild-mannered...except when he gets angry.
Kirile, "the Powerful" - "Prince" of Pyralis
He was once a proud general from the demon nation of Pyralis and Aukinora's angel, but took up thievery after being exiled. He loves women, booze, and having fun, but he has a sentimental side as well.
Nefferon, "the Cruel" - Emperor of Tyraca
The new emperor and a dangerous man who will do anything to get what he wants. He has a cool and collected demeanor, and can charm and manipulate his way into anyone’s heart. He seems particularly interested in Zuleika.
:: Downloads ::
Click Here for Download (~117MB)
Version 1.14 - Windows, Mac, and Linux
Silent Version for Slow Connections (~48MB) - not recommended
Version 1.14 - Windows, Mac, and Linux
Version 1.3 (wrong Endings info corrected)
The game contains 4,341 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 45,944 words,
for an average of 10.6 words per screen.
The game contains 310 menus.
:: Credits ::
Character Sprites by Niecle @ DeviantArt
CGs by ehcs @ DeviantArt
Chibis by Moe-love-chu @ DeviantArt
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Backgrounds from various free resources
I was digging around the other day and found this gem: my very first Ren'py game, the original Memoirs of an Angel from back in 2010. I never released it as a "Completed Game" because, first of all, I never got all the CGs I wanted, and second, because I started working on the remake (which can be found here) almost immediately after I posted it in the WIP forum.
When I first started on the remake, several people asked if I would keep the original around, since it was pretty decent in its own right. I said I would...but then I didn't. It wasn't until months later that I realized that I had stupidly completely saved over the original. I thought it was lost forever! So, as you can imagine, I was really excited when I found an old version of it on my backup drive, and so I decided to dust if off and let it see the light of day again, this time as an officially "complete" work.
So much has changed since I first made this game. It used to be that I couldn't find English GxB dating sims anywhere, and the ones I could find were so vapid and stereotypical, I couldn't stand to play them. After stumbling upon visual novels like Heileen and RE: Alistair++, I thought, "I could do that. I could make a dating sim for girls that would actually be fun to play, and would have a heavy plot that wasn't just 'Oh, look, cute boys!'" Thus, I started making my own game. It started out as a series of journal posts on Gaia Online, but then I found the amazing Ren'py engine and my little project turned into something bigger and better than I could have dreamed.
But now, there are so many GxB games on this forum, people are complaining about it! So, perhaps now that the forum is saturated with GxB games, Memoirs will be looked over as "just another otome," but I hope that isn't the case since, at least in my opinion, Memoirs is so much more than that. Of course, I'm also not completely satisfied with it, or else I wouldn't be working on a remake.
Anyway, I do hope that you enjoy my first game, as outdated as it is now. It's always fun to go back and look at your older work to see how much you've improved, and this was no exception.
And, as always, if you come across any typos, bugs, or other issues, please let me know so I can fix them.