Thanks everyone for all the kind comments! <3 And special thanks to everyone who has notified us about plot holes & typos/mistakes!
Please take into account that quite a few "plot holes" were intentional and will be addressed in the expansion. We'll fix the errors in one of the later updates, and we'll take the suggestions into account when writing the expansion. ♥♥ Sorry we never caught the mistakes pre-release! ;( We'll proofread more thoroughly for the expansion 8')
Aww, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't like LiD. Yeah, NaNo was extremely busy for everyone, and both Windchimes and I were trying to juggle midterms & extracurriculars & writing simultaneously x'D
As for me, I failed all my tests RIP
Honestly, we were initially only aiming for 50k LOL so even 75k was quite a stretch for us. We'll have eight months (which includes summer break!) to write for the expansion, so hopefully
the LiD expansion will be a massive improvement on all fronts. 8') And ooh! If you missed the relevant posts, Windchimes and I decided quite a few weeks ago to scrap most of the NaNo writing, so you won't need to worry about that x'D Because of the limited word count and time, we failed to include nearly as much content as we wanted to. This also accounts for how rushed everything felt, particularly Mer's route (which was a trainwreck of infodump after infodump after infodump, honestly, with random romance squeezed between them to keep the route feel otome-esque).
Yay, thanks so much for, um, not hating Mer! 8') I'm really, really, really glad you liked the second ending. I'm really impressed you managed to get it without using a walkthrough!
It's posed quite a challenge for a lot of people, haha. Perhaps I should have made the choices more obvious. Yep! The sprite's expressions just helped so
much with setting the mood for the scenes, and I'm endlessly grateful to the ridiculously pro Elz for all her help & magic. As for your point regarding magic, we'll definitely try to elaborate a little more in the expansion
Yep, there will be several more sprites in the expansion, including some for the parents! As for CGs, we're shooting for around 5 CGs/scene, although we really don't want to overload our artists since they're all helping us (and doing such an amazing job, too) for free. ;; And umm, the team will discuss making a kickstarter, but I don't think it's likely. x') Also, LiD will always be a free game, although I'm really, really flattered that you think we could
commercialize it if we so chose. Seriously, thanks so much again for your comment ♥♥♥♥ We really, really appreciate the time you took to help critique and improve the VN! 8'D
Regarding Charming's sprite, the base of her hair actually is pale cyan! Sorry, I think I placed the sprites too low in-game for you to see! D: Also, the cyan definitely starts higher up in the CGs than in the sprite. For the expansion, we'll make consistency in character design a priority! 8') Thanks so much for your support and suggestions! ♥♥♥♥
Hello! Thanks so much for your comments!
Regarding your comment on our mistakes, sorry about that, and thanks so much for finding them for us! We'll fix those for our next update, and we'll definitely proofread more thoroughly for the expansion. And yes! The expansion will definitely have a lot more branching and a lot more content in general. <3 We'll have 25k more words / route to work with, after all! What else would we do with them?
As for the witch... well, I
hate to spoil things, but I will
tell you to look forward to the expansion! I hope you haven't been dissuaded from playing the expansion by how rushed everything was!
Regarding your comment on our BGMs, thankfully most, if not all, our BGMs will probably be redone by our composer <3 to match the theme. And omg yes! Theme songs sound like a great idea! 8') We'll no longer need to to scramble together stock BGMs the day before release! We're really, really honored that you're comparing our game to Katawa Shoujo! I do think it's slightly
unfair to juxtapose Lads in Distress (NaNo) with Katawa Shoujo, though.
LiD was created from scratch in a month; Katawa Shoujo was created in... four years? Katawa Shoujo also had a much larger team. (Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
Seriously, we're honored to even be compared to the likes of KS, though! So thanks! ♥♥♥♥
Also, yep! We'll fix Snow's sprite's position glitch ASAP!
Oh gosh, I'm super happy to hear you liked Lid! 8'D And yep, sorry it was so rushed! Q_Q 25k ended up being nowhere near enough to execute everything half as well as we wanted to. I'm especially happy to hear that you enjoyed Mer's route, since I was afraid it would be too controversial, what with the second ending. x'D I really
like your descriptions for the routes, by the way. They put a smile on my face, and they're super
accurate, too! 8'D ♥♥♥♥ As for the other routes, you'll just have to wait and see!
YEEEESSSS, ELZ DID AMAZING WITH THE DRAGON SPRITE OMG ♥♥♥♥ I mean, all her sprites were phenomenal, but her dragon sprite was especially amazing @u@ Thanks so much for your support! And haha, thanks for your crit! We'll definitely try our best to make the second ending less rushed, less selfish, and a lot more believable.
And yup! For the first ending, by spending time with Charming, hopefully Zel slowly matures to his position as well