Sepia Tears

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Sepia Tears

#1 Post by ETERNAL » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:41 pm

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Sepia Tears v1.0 - Windows, Mac, Linux | Official Website


Sepia Tears is a love story.

There are no robots or vampires, for better or worse. It's about a high schooler named Mark, an ordinary protagonist with a memory that he tries very hard to forget. It's also about a girl named Myra who knows more about him than any stranger should, and who reminds him uncannily of his past.

Together, they search for a storybook romance and realize that love doesn't always bloom as neatly as it ought to.

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#2 Post by SilverxBlue » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:59 pm

It seems to be very interesting, so I'm downloading it right now~

And whoa, hello huge file. .__. I'll still go ahead and give it a try though.XD
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#3 Post by Hazel-Bun » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:36 pm

I'll try this too :) seems like a good story!

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#4 Post by Kokoro Hane » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:03 pm

That....is a very large file size! I'll be sure to download when I have time ^.^
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#5 Post by desulishor » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:14 am

The art seems nice and I love the introduction, (not trying to brag about myself but...) almost feels like I met fellow soul. I'm a lazy reader, but should give tis one a try. (DLing while I post...) There are never enough story-centric BxGs. I could rant about it for hours, but BxGs in general are a rarity and ones that carry a story instead of simplistic simulations, even rarer...

Edit: Just where are you hosting this from? Downloading from EU here, but I'm hardly getting any feed. Could actually reupload this somewhere, put it to Desura or something, if you'd like.

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#6 Post by Karl_C » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:38 pm

Hm, if I choose Myra's path, I'm stuck in an endless loop on 'Friday, December 24th'? Is this intended?

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#7 Post by Ran08 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:36 pm

It's huge~
Haha, downloading it right now though. However, with my current internet connection, this will take a few hours. *sigh* Oh well.

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#8 Post by ETERNAL » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:03 am

Thanks for the replies! Let's see...
Edit: Just where are you hosting this from? Downloading from EU here, but I'm hardly getting any feed. Could actually reupload this somewhere, put it to Desura or something, if you'd like.
It's hosted on my shared Hostgator account, so probably somewhere in NA. Unfortunately I don't have time to properly upload it to a database like Desura right now, but I added a torrent and mediafire link on the game's site in the meantime.
Karl_C wrote:Hm, if I choose Myra's path, I'm stuck in an endless loop on 'Friday, December 24th'? Is this intended?
Not sure if you figured it out yet, but I'll reply in spoilers to be safe:
It feels like a loop but it isn't one. You're forced to "fail" once, and the end variable triggers if you choose to stand up again. Go to the hill after choosing "stand up" and you'll see the ending.
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#9 Post by desulishor » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:48 am

Ookay, here goes. So, I ended up playing through this in one night, and it was 4am by the time I finished.
I really really really like everything about it.
The art is kind of 'uncertain', which again makes the characters seem more fragile and incomplete, the way it should be for a story like this.
The music tracks have a few odd tones here or there, the game tunes are especially ear-wrecking. But still, pretty memorable stuff.
The writing style is what I love the most. Sarcastic exchanges, personality quirks, references... It's all there.
To write a story like this, it takes guts... Oh well. This is all just praises, practically, but...

I actually did something different this time, that being, I took notes as I played, so it's kinda like a letsplay in written form(?) Read at your own risk, much otaku is contained. http://www.mediafire.com/download/zkbgx ... rconic.txt

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#10 Post by AKreiko » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:52 pm

Interesting art style! Will try to play this. ^_^

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#11 Post by ETERNAL » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:15 pm

Okay, I've released a v1.1 that fixes (hopefully) all of the typos and adds a couple of odds and ends. Enjoy!

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#12 Post by lodebar » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:28 am

Hi,

I want to say thank you for creating this visual novel.

It had an impact in my life where I could relate to and got past a part of my depression.

That said I really adore the music. Any chance there be music sheets for it?

Loved the game.

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#13 Post by kitsalai » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Hello. This is my first time reading a Renpy-based VN, so I'm really surprised about the quality of the art, music, and writing. There's a small typo on Dec 16th where adventure is spelled "adevnture". I'm not much of a critic so I just want to thank you guys for creating a great game.

So uhhh comments. The references to other novels definitely made me smile (I'm a fan of them). It's hard not to adore Rin because she's just too loveable. It took me a really long time to understand who Myra was... I'm a pretty slow guy though. Well, it was an enjoyable run.

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#14 Post by Celestine » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:38 pm

Is there another way to download your android game that isn't through Google play. I can't use Google play. :?
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#15 Post by philip » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:29 pm

Just found this story and downloaded it; decided I would take a quick look, and maybe go through it later. WRONG! After just a few minutes I was hooked and played through the whole story, even managing to get to the good end. Very enjoyable, a good story - glad I spent the time - will no doubt be going back to it in the future.

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