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a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Dramedy][NaNo 2013] - new music downloads!

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:30 am
by Arowana
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It's been years since rocker girl Sona Song last talked to her father, a famous classical music conductor. So she's shocked, and a bit annoyed, when he leaves his orchestra to her after he dies. Though Sona just wants to slack off, she's soon visited by Yin Le Hao, her father's musical protégé from China. Hao doesn't speak any English, but he's determined to whip the orchestra into shape no matter what.

(Original WIP thread.)

Downloads (has both English and German language options, mobile version is English only)
Windows, Mac, Linux + Music Album
Android
iTunes


Features
  • ~30,000 words
  • 3 endings (Love, Friendship, and ???)
  • 9 CGs and chibi arts
  • theme song by the talented Gerald Ko
  • lots of extras (music and Chinese glossary, bonus chapter, music box, etc.)
  • unlockable “translation mode” for all Chinese dialogue

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Notes
a2 was made in one month (an early NaNoRenO project) by myself, Nellie, and azurextwilight. We are hoping to do a "remastered" version to retouch some things we weren't able to finish, so feel free to leave suggestions for improvement!

To unlock the Chinese translation mode (accessible from Settings), you need to get all three endings. Veebie made a nice walkthrough here if you get stuck. You can also check out the official walkthrough post.

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:32 am
by tiya_nofurita
Yay ! Finally it's done ! *download ASAP

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:34 am
by Nellie
I'm so happy to finally release a completed game! I was so fortunate to be able to work with reliable partners like Aro and azure :3

Hopefully everyone will enjoy our early NaNo! Feedback most appreciated!

I'M FINALLY ABLE TO CALL MYSELF A GAME DEVELOPER! CONGRATS ME PPLZ XD

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:47 am
by ScottySeng
I started playing a short moment ago.

The music and art are pretty great. I love the white slides with the black sketches. They're so crisp.

One comment about the music and sound effects. Some of the music has noise in it (Might be from compression or peaking). You can hear it in the main menu song.
Some of the sound effects are quite loud (the phone ringing is an example).

Some of the fonts are little large (to me at least) on some parts of the GUI. An example is the text asking if you want to overwrite over an existing save.

It's an amazing job done for one month's time. Definately near commercial quality.

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:53 am
by azureXtwilight
Thank you very much! About the music, it might be more or less my fault since I helped find the music for the game, auugh. I hope it doesn't bother you though >_<

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:06 am
by Arowana
Ahh, I apologize! If there's problems with music compression, then it's most likely my fault - I was the one converting all the mp3s to ogg format, and I didn't really know the best way of doing this. If anyone has any advice for the future, it would be much appreciated! :)

(okay, now finally going to sleep lol)

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:16 am
by ScottySeng
@Aro
I think it's a compression issue. I noticed Ren'Py (In my own toying with audio settings) prefers the audio to be 48 KHz. Anything higher will cause peaks. I know for sure that the audio has to be at a 16 bit depth. I tried 24, but Ren'Py will not play it. It could also be mic noise if the piano was recorded live.

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:41 am
by ran12
congrats to finish it:)
are you a chinese? I see some chinese in the game :P

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:12 am
by azureXtwilight
ran12 wrote:congrats to finish it:)
are you a chinese? I see some chinese in the game :P


Both Nellie and Aro are chinese, while I'm just as clueless as Sona XD

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:53 am
by WickedRaccoon
Congrats for the release!!! Going to download this now! :3 After I play the game,I'll share my thoughts about this!

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:32 am
by rock_an9el
Yay, it's out! :D I've been stalking the game development since I first saw a blog post about it!
Congradulations on releasing it! Can't wait to play it! :)

@Nellie congradts to you too! I wish I could call myself a game developer. ^^''

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:47 am
by mugenjohncel
I'm still a few minutes into the game but I kinda encountered a few problems here an there... once in a while Ren'py crashes.

Full Renpy Error Log Here...
http://pastebin.com/SHyqNRHC

Also, in fullscreen mode, the whole screen becomes the hide/show window hotspot preventing any form of progress. Problem only appears when in fullscreen mode... other than those quirks. Congratulations on the release... :)

"POOF" (Disappears)

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:53 am
by lein
Yay finally it's out! I have to make sure to get what ??? ending is xD

*Now downloading

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:18 am
by Mimi_Melody
Yes~ SO EXCITED!! DOWNLOAD AND PLAY NOW! :D

Re: a2 ~a due~ [GxB][Musicians][Dramedy][Feb NaNoRenO]

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:18 am
by KittyKatStar
Congrats on the release! ^_^ It'll be a few days before I can actually sit down and play, but I can't wait.