Zayay [Otome?][BxPlayer][NaNo 2013][Now on itch.io!]

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Zayay [Otome?][BxPlayer][NaNo 2013][Now on itch.io!]

#1 Post by Alera » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:07 am

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[Visual Novel][Romance?][Otome?][BxPlayer][Horror???]

Zayo Byron is the last person you want to meet while wandering around alone at night. Well, guess what fate has brought to you~



The game features:

1. Unique Play:


Every time you play Zayay you experience only about 25% of the game's full potential. The game uses a system that makes the game unique every time you play it, allowing you to experience a different 25% of it each time. Even if you try to replicate your previous playthrough and follow the exact same steps as last time, there would be always something different about it. The game always follows the main plotline, but little details change all the time making your experience unique every time.


2. ~10 000 words of dialogue:

Zayay consists of almost 10 000 words.(9,932 to be exact) But due to it's unique nature, you get to read only a portion of that during each playthrough.


3.About an hour of gameplay time:

Depending on your reading speed and the style of playing, if you like skipping or not, if you use saves or start a new game every time, this time may vary. But getting through the whole game just once usually takes about half an hour. To discover all the secrets, you might need a bit more~


4. Five different endings:

Zayay's ending is affected by the choices you make. There are five different endings you might get depending on how you acted during the game. There is no 'true' ending, but you can get a 'happy' ending, 'bad', 'boring' 'lies' and 'truths' endings. It's for you to decide which one is which.


5.Two secret beginnings:


If you're lucky enough, you might discover the secret beginnings! They don't affect your endings or main plotline, but you might find them interesting to read~


6.An Extra chapter:


Beat the game and get all the endings to unlock an extra chapter! Find out some of Zayo's secrets and discover his true self.


7.Crossdressing:


...wait, wha~?!



Have fun! <3


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Download here:
http://psyalera.itch.io/zayay



Read more about the creation of the game here: http://fav.me/d605gqu
Let's Play Vids done by other people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTGLnl ... UEGMyO3_7F
Russian fan translation: http://anivisual.net/stuff/2-1-0-279



Credits:
Character art,background art, GUI, writing, programming: Alera (Basically everything...except the music)
Music by Kevin MacLeod

Zayo[c]*psyAlera
#Souls-of-Chaos, Deamond and Helia [c]*Deamond89/*Dx33x@dA
Eleoe[c]*oOTearlessOo@dA
Luce[c]*Tajaky94@dA

Song list:
    Menu - Lone Harvest
    Deamond's castle 1 - Decline
    Deamond's castle 2 - Sneaky Snitch
    Graveyard - Dragon and Toast
    Restaurant - Simple Duet
    Towns - Funk Game
    Endings - Danse Morialta
    [c]Kevin MacLeod
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#2 Post by Chibichann » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:35 am

OK follow hints to complete the vn.I will and will comment later after finished. :P
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Re: Zayay [Otome?][BxPlayer][NaNo 2013]

#3 Post by clua » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:20 pm

:_: 7th time playing and he is still mean to me XD.
Since it's a different playthrough everytime, does that mean that I can't follow a pattern within choices to get a different ending?

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#4 Post by Alera » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:24 pm

clua wrote::_: 7th time playing and he is still mean to me XD.
Since it's a different playthrough everytime, does that mean that I can't follow a pattern within choices to get a different ending?


Aww! ;w;

Ok, here's a hint:
Be naive and cute,always talk to him and agree with what he says, buy him stuff~

I hope this helps? ;w;

No actually, you can follow a path and your choices will always give you the same amount of points (hidden points, don't look for them anywhere XD) just Zayo's reactions would be different and sometimes you may get extra choices which can give you bonus points~
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#5 Post by ThataBR » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:16 pm

I'm Brazilian so sorry for the mistakes:
Dude, the game looks super great!
Never seen a otome game will this style
The game is really cool
The art is amazing, I loved it!
I could not get all the endings, he always treats me bad after some time TuT '
I really want to know to know his secret!!!
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#6 Post by DestinyFailsUs » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:00 pm

I saw this earlier on DeviantART, I'm definitely going to try this out. It looks like you did a great job with it :)

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#7 Post by DaFool » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:11 pm

Intriguing. For the uninitiated, how would you describe this? A bunnyboy harassment game? If you were releasing this for touchscreen devices, you can use imagemap menus for the physical interactions. I'm just fondly reminded of those moe "touch me" games, except with tons more personality here.

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#8 Post by Alera » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:34 am

ThataBR wrote:I'm Brazilian so sorry for the mistakes:
Dude, the game looks super great!
Never seen a otome game will this style
The game is really cool
The art is amazing, I loved it!
I could not get all the endings, he always treats me bad after some time TuT '
I really want to know to know his secret!!!


Thank you! >w<
I'm glad you like it. ;w;

Aw, keep trying! Be nice to him, and he should be nice to you at the end as well. >v<b


DestinyFailsUs wrote:I saw this earlier on DeviantART, I'm definitely going to try this out. It looks like you did a great job with it :)

Thank you, I hope you have fun and you'll return to tell what you thought about it after that. >w<

DaFool wrote:Intriguing. For the uninitiated, how would you describe this? A bunnyboy harassment game? If you were releasing this for touchscreen devices, you can use imagemap menus for the physical interactions. I'm just fondly reminded of those moe "touch me" games, except with tons more personality here.


That's an interesting interpretation of the game. XDD
"Touch me" games??? Omg, there are things like that out there? XD
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#9 Post by 15385bic » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:56 am

ddl now and adding to my to play list
OTL
so many games but so busy QAQ

oh well
congrats on the release and i'll write more once i play

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#10 Post by Ran08 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:36 am

It seems really nice... however... I can't seem to play it...
Here's the traceback. :(
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 161, in script
ScriptError: could not find label 'start'.

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\execution.py", line 288, in run
node.execute()
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\ast.py", line 1374, in execute
rv = renpy.game.script.lookup(target)
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\script.py", line 537, in lookup
raise ScriptError("could not find label '%s'." % str(label))
ScriptError: could not find label 'start'.

Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1
Ren'Py 6.15.3.303


Help? :(

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#11 Post by Alera » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:40 am

Ran08 wrote:It seems really nice... however... I can't seem to play it...
Here's the traceback. :(
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 161, in script
ScriptError: could not find label 'start'.

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\execution.py", line 288, in run
node.execute()
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\ast.py", line 1374, in execute
rv = renpy.game.script.lookup(target)
File "C:\Users\Ran\Desktop\renpy\script.py", line 537, in lookup
raise ScriptError("could not find label '%s'." % str(label))
ScriptError: could not find label 'start'.

Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1
Ren'Py 6.15.3.303


Help? :(



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That's extremely strange! Can not find label start??? O.o Ren'Py, what are you doing. ;w; To be honest, I have no idea what could be wrong. Which version are you playing? The installable one or the archive? Running on PC, or...??
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#12 Post by Ran08 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:47 am

Alera wrote:Wha- oAo
That's extremely strange! Can not find label start??? O.o Ren'Py, what are you doing. ;w; To be honest, I have no idea what could be wrong. Which version are you playing? The installable one or the archive? Running on PC, or...??


Awww. :( I installed the game on my laptop. Actually, I downloaded this last night I think, but it wouldn't install. I tried again earlier, and thankfully I got it installed successfully. But I still can't play it coz it keeps giving me an error message. *sigh*

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#13 Post by Alera » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:51 am

Ran08 wrote:
Alera wrote:Wha- oAo
That's extremely strange! Can not find label start??? O.o Ren'Py, what are you doing. ;w; To be honest, I have no idea what could be wrong. Which version are you playing? The installable one or the archive? Running on PC, or...??


Awww. :( I installed the game on my laptop. Actually, I downloaded this last night I think, but it wouldn't install. I tried again earlier, and thankfully I got it installed successfully. But I still can't play it coz it keeps giving me an error message. *sigh*


OTL
I never had problems with it and haven't heard anyone else, until now. ;w;
Try the archived version then? Though it's basically the same-lol, but maybe it will work? ;w;
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#14 Post by Ran08 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:00 am

Alright. :) I'll download it. =)

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#15 Post by GlassHeart » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:47 am

I played this last night and boy was the cute design misleading. ^^
I loved the art style and moving backgrounds, too. The GUI was simple, but efficient. Changing auto speed might have been useful, but that's a small issue.

It took me a while to get all the endings since I'm more of a cynic, I tried the naive, submissive role last. I was sad that getting away with my life was the best ending I could get, but it makes sense.

A few problems I found:
I got an error at some point (when I as looking at the menu at the restaurant, but I forgot to make a print screen of it OTL)
When I ask Zayo to wear the dress, the blushies appear to his right.
When I'm at the restaurant and Zayo is watching me eat, if I ask "w-what?" his name doesn't appear when he's speaking.

Aaah, that adorable demon-bunny-man. He was a sociopath, but I still felt bad for him in the extra chapter. He did let me go after all... sometimes...


All in all, thanks for a great game! :D
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