RPG | 15-25 hours | ENG & JPN available | Ages 15+
Eighteen-year-old cellist Alto Cantabile is heir to an ancient legacy, and in order to fulfill her duty, she brings her skeptical best friend, violinist Teagan Almace, along with her to the far northern country of Harmonia. Alto must gather three other players to form a quintet, and find the sheet music she needs for a very special performance.
I've been working on Uncommon Time since late 2013, and since it looks like it's okay to advertise one's RPG Maker games on this forum, I figured I might as well advertise it here too. It has six possible endings, unlockable galleries, and a handful of sidequests.
You may enjoy this game if you like music, worldbuilding, women being awesome, queer themes (gender, sexuality, and presentation), silly party banter, and interpersonal drama/other serious themes. Please come in forewarned that this game features heavy thematic material, disturbing/violent imagery, a few minor jump scares, and mild sexual content. If you need a more detailed list of content warnings, there's one here, but it's full of spoilers, so please only check it if you know you need detailed warnings for your own safety.
It's also got a lot of flashy and screen-shaking animations, so if you have an illness or disability that does not do well with those, you may not want to play it.
You will need to install the RPG Maker VX Ace RTP in order to play Uncommon Time. Because it's an RPG Maker game, it only works on Windows (sorry!).
All illustration and writing (and some of the pixel art) were done by me; the game's grand ending was composed by Mary of *CAMeLIA*. The (extensive!) credit list for all the free and shareware assets I used can be found on the game homepage.
You can find extra art I've done for this game on my art blog's #uncommon time tag; if you're stuck, you can consult this walkthrough. See also the initial release announcement I made on tumblr.
※Screenshots are from mid-development, and minor graphical details may differ in the complete version.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy the game if you decide to give it a try.