Heartstring Bugs [dating sim, otome] (Guide's up)

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Heartstring Bugs [dating sim, otome] (Guide's up)

#1 Post by VenusEclipse » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:41 am

Heartstring Bugs

Genre: Slice of Life, Otome, and Supernatural

Game Play: Dating Sim - This is a simulation, it differs from a visual novel. I had to write that because people keep misunderstanding the simulation part of it.

After having a disappointing first year of high school, Elly wants to open herself up to other people. A chance encounter with a baby virus grants her the ability to see emotions of other people, which also gives her an extra boost of confidence. Raise Elly's stats and watch the events unfold!

Features:
-Original character art and backgrounds
-An original sound track
-Five love interests, and three friendships
-Over 200,000 words
-Event-based, stat-raising system
-Clothing system
-3 high school years (Approximately 4 hours per play through)

Characters:
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For full character descriptions, click here if you want to look.

Screenshots:
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Download:
http://www.unbrokenhours.com/projects/h ... nload.html

Game Guide
http://www.unbrokenhours.com/forum/view ... =335#p4578

Troubleshooting

If you run into a black screen, or if images in the game don't display properly (clothes don't display in the game), you may have to...

1.)Update your graphics drivers
2.)Update Direct X
3.)Try to force the game to read from a different driver. Press shift and enter to load the game. The game should open and look like the image attached. Cycle through the choices starting from to see which one works.
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Credits:
Art and Story:
VenusEclipse
Script:
VenusEclipse, MXoverclocked
Art Assistants:
allieh465d, MXoverclocked, Delarem
Music:
Julian Wynn Smith, Alexander Hill Smith
Vocalist:
chiE
Editors:
Callista, Delarem, Kyminara
Beta Testers:
Callista, MurasakiTsurara, Papagena, azureXtwilight, Eymxil
Omnificent, Onionchan, Superskip,Wordkitten, Nalico
Special Thanks:
MXoverclocked, Virielle, Joseph H, Alex, Lemma Soft Community
Engine:
Ren'py - Pytom
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#2 Post by Veniae » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:25 am

Whoa, what a nice morning surprise xD Congrats on the release, Venus! I've been looking forward to this game! I'm definitely going to download it tonight and I'll tell you what I think!

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#3 Post by eumumii » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:19 am

Saw the new game list -Wide smiles appears-
I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD FOR THIS!!!

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#4 Post by qyrnth » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:42 am

OH MY GOD! I was looking forward to this...I sometimes check up on you on dA...but there's little to none submission about this game progress...so it's really a BIG surprise for me~ a very happy one! I've always loved your games~ (Frozen Essence is my fav~)! I know this one will be terrific too~I give my thoughts about it (or maybe fangirling..haha) once I have time to play this game...:D...Beforehand! THANKS A LOT VENUS~! I LOVE YOU~!

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#5 Post by MaiMai » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:54 am

Oh man, congrats on your release! Gotta get to bed now, but will definitely give this a spin.
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#6 Post by greenheartnellie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:09 am

Currently downloading it! :D
Can sorta write but CAN'T art so I am just here for the otomes! Ahihihi <3

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#7 Post by aya001 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:17 am

Thanks for this game, it looks really good, and it's been a while since I played and found an otome game that piqued my interest.

Congratulations for the release!
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#8 Post by try10 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:54 am

I have been waiting for this game! I am downloading it now and after I finish playing it I will post a review. :D

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#9 Post by DiamondRoseTears » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:06 am

It looks so cool!! I want to play it!!!

I have windows 8 though... will I be able to play it??
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#10 Post by RunicV » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:21 am

Hello!

I've tried out your game, and I was really impressed by it. It had a quirky story and I love the characters I've seen so far. I was planning on offering feedback after I had completed at least a few playthroughs of it, but I ran into an error/glitch.

The clothes don't show up at all. When I'm trying to buy clothes, all I see are blank spaces with the price listed below. I bought one piece of clothing, but it didn't show up in my inventory. I randomly guessed where it was, and it appeared on my character, but it doesn't appear at any other time.

Thought you'd like to know.
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#11 Post by masakkali » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:05 am

OMG!!! OMG!!!! finally!!!!
thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...................... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
just finished downloading..........will check in again after playing............. :D


facing the same problem......cant see clothes..... :(
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#12 Post by chensterrain » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:49 am

Downloading at the speed of light!

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#13 Post by DiamondRoseTears » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 am

I downloaded and it works fine!!! It looks pretty cool!!
Though I have some problems! When buying clothes or a costume i can't go back, I mean just get stuck watching the clothes. What ever I click on it doesn't gets me back :/ is there a button I should pick or something?
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#14 Post by greenheartnellie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:12 am

Hi Venus :) I am currently playing now and I sort have the same problem as RunicV. Good thing I found your instructions on your forum and I am now updating my drivers. I hadn't thought of that.

PS:
I love how you included Aysel, Cascade and Mina's clothes in the store! ^_^
Can sorta write but CAN'T art so I am just here for the otomes! Ahihihi <3

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#15 Post by Daistarir » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:27 am

Oh My God! It's out! I love your game so much! I will download it right when I got my PC back!
*roll around in fan girl mood*

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