Empty Horizons [GxB, otome-ish] [Eng & Rus]

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Empty Horizons [GxB, otome-ish] [Eng & Rus]

#1 Post by ebi-hime » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:02 pm

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This VN is on Steam and itch.io!
It can be purchased for $2.99.

Synopsis:

Mireille Maiorano is the daughter of a wealthy Italian family,
raised in an all girls' boarding school far away from the rest of society —
until her monotonous life is thrown into disarray after the unexpected death of her father.

Left with nowhere else to go, Mireille is sent to live with her uncle in France —
but the man who acts as her escort is the worst person imaginable for such a delicate job.
Lyon is a tactless, careless Frenchman who only seems to care about telling stupid jokes and seducing older women,
and Mireille hates him with every inch of her being.

At least, she would. She wants to. But life isn't always that simple.

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Mireille:
Mireille Maiorano is a young girl with a somewhat awkward personality.
She recently turned eighteen, but feels uncomfortable with her newfound status as an ‘adult,’
and finds the thought of adulthood, and the responsibilities that go with it, frightening.

Having spent such a large amount of time in an all girls’ boarding school,
she is uncomfortable around men, and often acts aggressively towards Lyon — even when she wishes she wouldn’t.

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Lyon:
Lyon is a relaxed and laid-back man who doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word ‘silence.’
He’s always chattering on about something or another, whether Mireille wants him to or not. He’s also a reprehensible ladies’ man,
with an inexplicable passion for housewives — chiefly, well-endowed, vaguely depressed housewives.

Nevertheless, he does seem to genuinely care for Mireille, and is even capable of coaxing smiles out of her, from time to time.

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Writing/Programming: Ebi-Hime
Art: SillySelly
Music: TyberAlyx
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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#2 Post by guzy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:28 pm

Eye catching art


The game isn't really my thing, but I'll make a try for the stunning art, when I finish I'm going to comeback for a better feedback

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#3 Post by Kirlett » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:26 pm

Can you make decisions? Doest it have different endings?^^

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#4 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:06 am

@ guzy
Thank you u///u
Yeah, Selly's art is very striking. You can see more of it in her DA gallery here, or on her tumblr, if you wanna u///u

@ Kirlett
Um... Technically yes, but since the story's rather short the branching isn't very extensive.
Also, it's kind of a spoiler orz
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#5 Post by ebi-hime » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:35 pm

Uploaded to itch.io~
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

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#6 Post by Alysya » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:13 pm

Finished it today, absolutely lovely game! Wish it was longer though, I feel like there could've been more of an impact (& so the feelings would've struck at me harder).
Keep up the good work - you're one of my favorites indie VN devs. :)

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#7 Post by ebi-hime » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:21 pm

@ Alysya
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it u///u
Actually, I was worried the VN was a little too on the long side... Well, I thought this about Round the Mulberry Bush too, but I got similar comments about that - that the ending didn't have enough build-up.
I wanted the ending of EH to feel unexpected/shocking, because it would be for Miri, but I don't think I foreshadowed it enough orz
By the way, did you try playing it through again to see if anything changes? o'3'o
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
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#8 Post by Crono Cidra » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:33 am

Oh I might give this a try, it looks like it might be a interesting read. I just hope it has the "something" I'm looking for in most games.

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#9 Post by ebi-hime » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:49 pm

@ Crono Cidra
Thank you! I hope it does have that 'something' u///u
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#10 Post by Alysya » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:34 pm

ebi-hime wrote:@ Alysya
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it u///u
Actually, I was worried the VN was a little too on the long side... Well, I thought this about Round the Mulberry Bush too, but I got similar comments about that - that the ending didn't have enough build-up.
I wanted the ending of EH to feel unexpected/shocking, because it would be for Miri, but I don't think I foreshadowed it enough orz
By the way, did you try playing it through again to see if anything changes? o'3'o
Yes, I finished it all in one playthrough. ^^

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB]

#11 Post by ebi-hime » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:53 pm

Bumping to say I released a new build of the VN, including a couple of updated/enhanced backgrounds, some improved sound effects, and some subtle transitions between sprite alts.
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

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Re: Empty Horizons [GxB, otome-ish] [Eng & Rus]

#12 Post by ebi-hime » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:00 am

This is a pretty old VN now (and an old thread orz), but I'm bumping to let people know the VN is now fully translated in Russian! You can pick it up from Steam or itch.io for only $2.99!
I also fixed a few typos in the English script, but that isn't particularly exciting haha ;;
I have a lot of commercial VNs available on Steam here if you wanna check! u///u
With a yandere dating sim, a moemoe moege about cute grills and food, a sad GxG story, a sad GxB story, there should be something for everyone <3

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