Forget-Me-Not [BxB, Slice of life, Drama]

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Forget-Me-Not [BxB, Slice of life, Drama]

#1 Post by Boniae » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:05 pm

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Forget-Me-Not is a BL (boy's love) visual novel exploring the relationship two boys, Emmett and Michael, over a course of time.

Long ago, Emmett used to be extremely withdrawn and hated socializing. Michael had just moved into his neighborhood and wanted somebody to talk to. In a short, strange course of events, they met on a rooftop and talked for a little while. Emmett soon grew attached to the complete stranger, opening up and may have even considered him a friend. However, the summer friendship ended when Michael moved away, but left Emmett with a problem he realized he could overcome.

The dreamlike memory of the boy became so blurred to him, that when the same boy transfers into his homeroom sophomore year, he doesn’t recognize him at first!
They rekindle their friendship, which they quickly become close friends…to something a little more than friends. Emmett feels content with the way things have gone for them, but he can’t ignore the strange feeling that something isn’t right with Michael. There are things he doesn’t know about Michael, even coming so far in their relationship, that he can’t figure out so easily. What isn’t Michael telling him?

→ For ages 16 and over ←
→ 3 different endings ←
→ About 3-6 hours in game length (per one playthrough) ←
→ 50+ event images ←
→ CG gallery and music room ←



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Boniae
Proofread and Beta tested by:
Cam, Euphorics, Mishaa, Moya, Nick, Elaina, Daija, Himi, Twinkletoes21 and Stripesoflove.
Music by:
Discount fireworks, Bjorn & Gorden, Kakurenbo, Podington Bear, Blear Moon, Andrea Carri, Jahzzar, Eletric Holiday Orchestra, and Biggyzoom @ Newgrounds.
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And special thanks to José for converting the online version!

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Whew, it's been a long time, but I'm pleased to say that Forget-Me-Not is complete and released to the public!

I want to than everyone for their abundance of critique, love, and support over the years and it means so much! This project has really come a long way and I'm happy to finally see it released. Even though this isn't groundbreaking or anything, not only did I learn a LOT while making this VN, I also had a lot of fun seeing it reach the end of it's release. In the future, I hope to improve in any other works I decide to create.

BE WARNED, there are some things in this game that may not be suitable for everyone!!! Though there is no visually explicit or detailed scenes, there are some parts of the game where certain sensitive subjects are addressed.
(ie: drugs, violence, depression, and mentioning of sexual abuse.)
If you are unsure about having to read something about that, please don’t force yourself to play this game.

There are three scenes with a flashing effect that's a little bit straining. If you’re worried about that, please ask me to upload a separate file without the flashing effect, I’ll be glad to do so.

To anyone who ends up playing this, I really hope you enjoy it, I've put in a lot of effort and will be grateful for any kind of feedback. :mrgreen:
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#2 Post by pocoscon » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:39 pm

Trying it out ^^. Will give you my thoughts when I can
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#3 Post by Mad Harlequin » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:42 pm

Congratulations on your release! I'll be downloading this later. :)
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#4 Post by euphorics » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:13 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa I'M SO EXCITED IT'S FINALLY RELEASEDJKDJGKLjf
you've really come a long way and i know you've put so much work into it (all those CGs omg) and
GOSH THIS IS SO UNREAL, THIS HAS JUST MADE MY DAY
really honored i got to help out with a little bit of this, even if it was only proofreading!! ;____;;
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE RELEASE, downloading now! will probably edit this/leave feedback later heheheh
thank you so much for pulling through and finishing it!!!
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#5 Post by LadyOfGatsby » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:17 pm

This sounds absolutely fantastic! Will definitely play it tonight or sometime later! Congrats on the release :)
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#6 Post by Boniae » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:02 pm

pocoscon wrote:Trying it out ^^. Will give you my thoughts when I can
Thank you for wanting to try it, I hope you enjoy it!! :)
Mad Harlequin wrote:Congratulations on your release! I'll be downloading this later. :)
Thanks so much for keeping up with it!! :mrgreen: I hope you like it!
euphorics wrote:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa I'M SO EXCITED IT'S FINALLY RELEASEDJKDJGKLjf
you've really come a long way and i know you've put so much work into it (all those CGs omg) and
GOSH THIS IS SO UNREAL, THIS HAS JUST MADE MY DAY
really honored i got to help out with a little bit of this, even if it was only proofreading!! ;____;;
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE RELEASE, downloading now! will probably edit this/leave feedback later heheheh
thank you so much for pulling through and finishing it!!!
omGGG // youR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS SO NICE IDK WHAT TO SAY *cries on the floor* THANK YOU AHSHFAH
I'm so thankful to have you and everyone else proofread it, it was such a big help!! !!
I really hope you enjoy it!!!!!! ;o; (LOL and now you can actually see them kiss hHAHA)
LadyOfGatsby wrote:This sounds absolutely fantastic! Will definitely play it tonight or sometime later! Congrats on the release :)
Ahhw thank you, I hope you like it! Have fun! :)

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#7 Post by xiaomao » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:53 pm

Looks awesome! Downloading it now and can't wait to try it out tonight. And congratulations for completing such a long-term project, that's a huge accomplishment!

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#8 Post by Aurehan » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:00 pm

Whoo! Congratulations on the release, it looks beautiful! Definitely downloading this and playing tomorrow! uvu
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#9 Post by Amiralo » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:19 am

I just got ending 2 and I am very impressed.

Somethings I like about the game

1. The interactions between the main characters. It was billed as a slice of life game and it is exactly what it says. Both of the leading characters had believable flaws that is currently quite lacking in the BL department. The power of love didn't just magically make every thing okay and it was interesting to see them work out their problems. You managed to convey a deep kind of bond and care that, despite the lack of undying promises of love, was touching in its own way.

2. The art. It is refreshingly unique and original. (Although I must say...Roger got a great deal more unattractive. But that is besides the point.

3. It was long. It's been a while since I played an non commercial vn that is over 30000 words. So kudos to you.


Some criticism.

1. I felt Sky could have been expanded upon a bit more; Rogers great reveal also came a bit out of the blue.

2. I keep failing to get ending 1. So maybe a walk through in the future?
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#10 Post by ppppantsu » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:16 am

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS! YES!!!

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#11 Post by Maegalkarven » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:02 am

OMG, finally!
I was waiting for this game for some time, and here it is!
Wonderful, and, actually very sad. Real drama for sure.
I ended with 1st ending, and i'm soo relived to have it.
Thanks God, everything is fine. Alright, not everything. Вut I'm sure, Emmeth and Michael will be okay. This Michael kid really made me worry about him all the time! But he is alive and with Emmeth, that's good. And at the beginning i thought EMMETH was sad and pessimistic!
This game actually gave me a lot of frightning feelings. I mean, in good way.
Congratulations on the release and thanks for such awesome game!

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#12 Post by Boniae » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:25 pm

@ xiaomao: Thank you so much, I really hope you enjoy it! :D
and off topic by oh my gosh I've read 14 nights and I hope I don't have the wrong person!! but I just want you to know I love your comic so much (it's in like my top 10 fav webcomics haha) wow I...*melts into a puddle of liquid*
@ Aurehan: Thank you!!! Take your time, hope you enjoy it!
@ ppppantsu: Ikr, it's finally here!! I hope you like it!! :'^D
@ Amiralo:
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! I'm glad you enjoyed it wowwow thank you!!!

1. I'm glad that I suceeded with that message, kinda haha. It took a while to try to write their bond and everything especially since they weren't together for such a long period of time.
2. (@ comment about Roger HAHA) I'm glad you like the art!! I'm always so nitpicky about it especially the CG's :'^D
3. I'm glad you like the length!! I know how sometimes long VNs seem to turn people off.
4. I feel you on those, I think I spent a lot of energy on Emmett/Michael sometimes that it would have been better to get in some more scenes with minor characters.
5. Sorry to hear that, I'll have a walkthrough made sometime soon!

@ Maegalkarven:
Thank you for sticking that long to remember my game, haha!
I'm glad that the game wasn't sad in a way that wasn't good, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks so much for your thoughts! :D

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#13 Post by Genod » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:17 pm

You're the one who made I want 2 be single, so I just had to play this in spite of knowing full well that it wasn't going to be anything like that one at all, not to mention my never playing a BxB VN before :) It took me pretty much the entire day to play through at a relaxed pace, getting the second ending just a little while ago.
I don't have any real criticisms for you, although I have to second what Amiralo mentioned about Roger. He was quite easily forgettable until that point near the end which just seems to come out of nowhere. At least that's the impression I got from the parts I saw; I don't know if taking a different path would have helped any or not. I'll probably chase down the other two endings tomorrow or something to see what I missed.
Thanks a lot for sharing this with us, and congratulations for seeing such a lengthy project through to the end!

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#14 Post by ShippoK » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:18 pm

Glad to see this follows the usual regulation of every male in a BL is either Gay or Bi or has Sexual encounters with another male.
(Except Jose, but who cares about him.)

Also, mercy Micheal was not what I thought he be! I thought he was going to end up being some rough, gentle giant, but all I got a drug addicted, depressed, suicidal, sexually harassing, cynical! Very surprising.
Jokes aside, I had a fun time reading this.

:Bug(s):
-There was a weird bug in #Ending 2, where there were two Rogers on screen when the bridge scene happens.
--Jingle Bells/Fantasy can't be listened in the music room.

:Nickpick(s):
-No Porn.
--No stupid, sexy Roger Ending.
:Good:
-Art is stylish and nice on the eyes, especially the rough sketch drawings.
--Emmet's a great MC. It was nice he kept his character from beginning to end.

:Bad:
-Spelling/Grammar when characters speak could use some tweaking. Description was well enough.
--Story feels a little clunky in certain parts, especially in #Ending 2 Route. Plot points seem too come and go with no closure.

In all, little short, kind of average, and not much else to say.
Ending #3 best ending though, this is a fact!
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#15 Post by ppppantsu » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:38 pm

Okay, I stayed up all night to finish (at least one ending) and I got the first ending!
Argh, must play again to get all of them qwq!

So here's my review (this will be quick despite my feels still intact |'D)
although I may make no sense at all- I'm sorry in advance.

Well, one thing I really like is that it's pretty realistic.
Some might be triggered with the themes exhibited (depression, suicide, sexuality, etc), but on the good side others might relate to Michael a lot. So thumbs up for that.

I also like how Emmett handled Michael's confession, and how Michael took in Emmett's response and vice versa. Ohgawd here comes nonsense me but I just really like how the situation was written. I was torn between laughing or just seriously play b-b-but-- yeah- something like that.

I got teary by the end where Michael was in coma, was really lost and sad, it made me recall all the angst fics I've been meaning to write with that kind of theme, it hit something so I was just feeling melancholic last night awwww bby!!
See what have you done to me!!!? QVQ!!!!!!
This damage is on a good level though.
I can't really find the right words but I just love the game. I love Emmett so much and his character development.

One more thing, the scene where Michael went suave (as Emmett described) made me seriously swoon. I'm not exaggerating even. It made me just swoon, fell on my bed like a damsel in distress and feel my heart pump for a few seconds. Oh wow, that was really suave.
and I was laughing, their dialogues are just golden.

Thank you. Q AQ!!!
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also I told you I make nosense in most parts
oh god I suck at explaining things


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