Faced with the reality that admitting to the king why one person isn't there would be too difficult, the Heroes approach May, a young girl who is just starting her first job to raise money for school, for help. Soon, she's whisked away with them to battle Dragons, inner demons, and the occasionally pushy suitor on a journey to vanquish Evil and save the world.
Maybe she'll score some sweet kisses along the way.
April was a Fool is a game that was made over a three-month period. Originally intended to be a joke game, it quickly blossomed into something grander. There's five potential character routes to explore and 11 endings to unlock. This is our first completed RenPy game, but not our first game. (Our previously releases include Castle Chase, Halloween Bash/Flop, Dragonfly Summer Olympics, Punch Bears, and a couple incomplete demos) It proved to be a very enjoyable storytelling medium to play with! I'll admit I'm a bit nervous to share it in a community centred around this type of game, but! Maki and I are both very proud of it. I hope you all enjoy it! <3
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May is a young girl who has moved away from her parents' farm to Castle City, where the job prospects are endless. After securing a job as a barmaid, she's only worked there for a few days before strange events flip her life around. According to the other characters, she bears a strong resemblance to someone they once knew.
| Age: 27 | LV: 80 | Rogue |
Erwin Gates is a lot of things. The richest and, perhaps self-proclaimed, smartest man alive, the mayor of the illustrious Perk City, a business man, and a World-Class Hero. He's other things too, but he doesn't like talking about those. Actually, it seems he's hiding a lot behind that smile and wink.
| Age: 32 | LV: 75 | Mage |
A powerful mage who has a nasty habit of burning down entire villages and cities, to the point where she was wanted across the known land. Thankfully, assisting in the defeat of the Evil Overlord helped clear her criminal record, but with a temper as fiery as her magic, it's anyone's guess how long it will stay that way.
| Age: 25 | LV: 80 | Priest |
Gunn lives and works at his parents' church, using his time spent there to increase his skills as a healer. His enthusiasm for healing is often taken the wrong way, making first impressions not his best skill, but he shrugs that, and most other things, off pretty easily.
Kent Kentson son of Kent
| Age: 22 | LV: 58 | Berserker |
A peace-loving boy from the North, Kent is rarely seen without a smile or his companion, Foxy. He has a lot of respect for the peace keeping union, the Utopia Makers, and for his father, a powerful chief, but talking about both sometimes leave him strangely nervous.
| Age: 23 | LV: 23 | Warrior |
In the ashy ruins of the Embers' Estate stands a stone tablet. On it, Blake's Hero Prophecy is scrawled: "The first son born with hair of flames is destined for greatness." Needless to say, that puts a lot of pressure on the young boy, but no outside pressure can ever be as powerful as the internal one he puts on himself.
To meet our self-imposed deadline of April 1st, there are a few art assets that are woefully incomplete: the backgrounds and the character busts for the inn scenes. So, when you see fully clothed characters in the inn, but PJs in the CGs - that's why. We'll likely polish up these details at a later date, but they aren't anything game changing or game breaking.
Also, despite this game's cartoonish look, it does get a wee bit violent in some descriptions and sounds.
Some quick stats:
- 56,000 words
- 200+ busts
- 68 CGs
- 18 backgrounds
- 11 endings