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Asher [Supernatural/Suspense/Urban Fantasy] REMAKE News, last page

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:52 am
by ketskari
I like to think of it as Urban Fantasy if the urban part of the equation took place some time after the turn of last century.
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In which Tetrine has an ominous dream.
Asher (Website) | Asher (REMAKE, Ver. 2)| Download Page
MediaFire Mirror: Asher-0.97-all
Edit 2/14/2015: Walthrough & Feedback Survey added:
Walkthrough | Asher Feedback Survey
Art, Story & Coding by ketskari
Music by ProjectTrinity (SoundCloud)
Bonus Song by Nicole Gose (Download) (SoundCloud)
For other contributors and resources, see credits.
  • - 9 endings
    - 5 CGs
    - 20+ backgrounds
    - Unlockable Extras, such as a music room, ending gallery and an extra credits sequence
    - Approx. 24,000 words
Mild cursing and blood. (Not always in that order).

And, if you like Sierra adventures as much as I do, the eight ways to die might be a point in its favor.
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Story
Asher is a short visual story about a librarian—all right, librarian’s assistant—named Tetrine Reish who lives in the city-state of Asher. Things are going swimmingly (except for perhaps her brother’s debt/bootlegging problem and an ominous dream or two,) until a woman comes along asking for a book. Not a library book—that would be too easy—but a book that doesn’t belong in Tetrine’s library. The book turns out to be written in a magical script called Nell marks that only a few people can see, and Tetrine is one of them.

However, all her life she’s been told in no uncertain terms that letting on that she can see the marks is a Bad Idea. Which is unfortunate, because several people, two of whom have suspicious intentions, find out. A kidnapping and an attempted murder (or two) ensues, and Tetrine’s life will never quite be the same again.

Stars a mythical queen, amnesia & romance (more or less in that order), vampire-like supernatural demon-things, a silent film aesthetic, and 20% less blood.
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A "skip" button means the choice to do something doesn't matter; it's optional, usually there if the player wants to explore the world or history.
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About Asher
This was a learning project for me with both the art and writing (not to mention coding). Asher also went through various styles and renditions, hence some of the stylistic differences and the fact that the voice acting is rather minimal. EDIT: Now there are more voiced snippets. :)

So, anyway, feedback is very welcome. There is also an anonymous survey available via Google Forms here. Thanks for checking out my little project.

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:07 am
by victorita9
Just got my hands on it. Gonna play it soon.

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:16 am
by Shio_Fuu
I've been waiting for this VN! Can't wait to play!

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:37 am
by azureXtwilight
Been stalking your thread for a while, will download and comment! :)

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:46 am
by Fuyuko
It's look very cool, downloading it and think I will like this game:)

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:59 pm
by victorita9
I just played it and it was SO good! It was creepy and good. The art is so also just as amazing, I loved the car scene. I got almost every ending but Markaius's last ending listed. How do I reach it?

Will you be making more games that will be from this game's universe?

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:13 pm
by ketskari
@Shio_Fuu - I hope it was worth the wait!
@azureXtwilight - Thank you! Looking forward to hearing your feedback.
@Fuyuko - Thanks~
victorita9 wrote:I just played it and it was SO good! It was creepy and good. The art is so also just as amazing, I loved the car scene. I got almost every ending but Markaius's last ending listed. How do I reach it?

Will you be making more games that will be from this game's universe?
I think this should work:
Avoid/reject him, but accept the bargain and memories
And the answer is yes! Asher was always written to be part of a greater series. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed it. :)

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:48 pm
by Hazel-Bun
Hahaha will be downloading shortly ^^ Super excited to play this for real and not to "test" so to speak. Sad about the voice but eh at least they're still credited!

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:50 pm
by MaiMai
Congrats on the release! I love the art style and will definitely give this a play.

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 pm
by Green Glasses Girl
Oh boy! I'm currently downloading it now. I'll start playing it tomorrow.

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:26 am
by ketskari
@Hazel-Bun - I hear you there... the idea of testing endings/variables/points one more time makes me feel a little cross-eyed. And yeah, I'm disappointed about the voices, too. I am just too burnt out right now. Eventually I would like to go back to the audio files and sort them out.

@MaiMai - Thank you! Happy to hear you like the art!

@Green Glasses Girl - Yay~ :)

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:35 am
by iibexie
Aw ! I really like the artwork for this. Downloading right now ^_^

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:33 am
by Vin Howard
You got me at "the eight ways to die might be a point in its favor"

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:42 pm
by ketskari
iibexie wrote:Aw ! I really like the artwork for this. Downloading right now ^_^
Thank you!! :)
Vin Howard wrote:You got me at "the eight ways to die might be a point in its favor"
Haha. xD I had way too much fun writing them in.

Re: Asher [Supernatural/Horror?/Urban Fantasy]

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:53 pm
by Ferdokki
I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS FINISHED AND RELEASED!!!!

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Must play it!!! Spring break is next week; hopefully I'll get some time to play it then. =)