Pairs [Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Romance] [NaNo17] Steam, here we come!

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Pairs [Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Romance] [NaNo17] Steam, here we come!

#1 Post by pyopyon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:15 pm

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STORY.

An alien with sketchy morals wants her boyfriend to love her.
A human boy schemes to get his parents back from death.
A mutant tries to figure out where her heart lies with her childhood friend.
An illusionist struggles with his motivations for becoming a hero.

Four stories. Four people. A chance to understand them all.

CHARACTERS.

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WORLD OF Q GLOSSARY.

Natural. Superpowered humans. When the Naians attacked the Earth three generations ago, they just appeared, with people exhibiting special abilities all over the world. The moment their powers are discovered, they are encouraged to join the World Protection Program, training to become certified heroes, pledged to protect the earth.

Neutral. Humans without special abilities. You and me. For the most part, they live normal lives much like people do today, since Naturals generally do not do what are considered "civilian" jobs (such as firefighting, police work and the like.) Marked difference is that they must stay out of danger zones and run to cover areas in the event of a skirmish breaking out near them.

Artificial. Superpowered humans descended from a group known as the Experimentals. They secretly experimented on the bodies of willing and eager Neutral volunteers, genetically mutating them to have abilities in a heinous process that is no longer legal. They usually have a physical birth mark to expose their Artificial status. Stigmatized because of their association with human experimentation.

Naian. An alien species from the stars, locked in a battle for the Earth. Desires to conquer the known, weak universe as they see it. Some Naians migrate to the Earth and fight on the human side. Some Naians are Earthborn. Whatever the case, in addition to being exceptionally strong, all Naians have abilities, like Naturals.

FEATURES.
  • 70000 words.
  • 4 Routes, 2 Endings Each.
  • Awesome OST.
  • Exactly 2 Explosions.
We eagerly await feedback! If you'd like to share your opinion on Pairs in addition to any comments you have here, you can take this brief, 5-question survey about your thoughts on the game! [ x ]
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#2 Post by Zelan » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:01 pm

YOOOOO here we go!!!

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#3 Post by ALCOR_etc » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:42 pm

Awww man, I'm so excited about this! Will definitely play this later.
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I WILL BE LOOKING FOR THEM, AND I WILL BE COUNTING THE EXPLOSIONS (ALL TWO OF THEM, YES)

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#4 Post by Noyemi K » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:10 pm

This was probably one of the most fun games to craft a score for in the past 7 or 8 months. Hope you folks enjoy the soundtrack as much as I enjoyed making it.
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#5 Post by Atomic-Invasion » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Very nice use of the asset for character profiles. Will download it and play it, would it be possible if I could record it to show it at my portfolio?

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#6 Post by pyopyon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:01 pm

Zelan. Enjoy!! It'll be a wild ride. Hahaha. Some rides wilder than others--

ALCOR_etc. -- Thanks !! I hope you love playing it as much as I loved making it! LOLLLL ENJOY FINDING THEM! If only there could've been more. :'^( //blames it on NaNoRenO

Noyemi K. Wow, thanks a lot! I love the music, honestly. It sounds amazing >w< That's such a compliment and I'm glad you had fun with it! I added your link to the first post >w<

Atomic-Invasion. Thank you! And, of course, thanks for your assets in the first place. Pairs looks so polished that I can barely believe it when I look at the game. Everything goes so well together, so thanks for giving us such a unique look. (^: Of course you can! I'd love to see what comes out of it.
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#7 Post by Ammeh » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:36 pm

This turned out really polished! I love the sprites even more in-game than I did in the dev thread.

I somehow managed to pick, like, 90% of the wrong options my first playthrough trying to get a romantic ending as Kitten Pink. XD Did way better at it as James (though I did manage to get Kitten's romantic ending after the pattern in James' responses made me realize that Kitten probably did have less megalomaniacal options and I'd just been really bad at picking them...) Haven't tried the other two yet.

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#8 Post by meoh0a98 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:00 pm

It's a really well done and high quality game but
I can't find James' second ending other than the happy one! Any help?

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#9 Post by pyopyon » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:40 pm

Ammeh. Oh, wow, you've been watching us since the thread, huh? (^: Thanks a lot! I'm glad :'^D LOOOLLL, GOOD ACTUALLY. That's how I intended for her route to be.

TBH, Kitten Pink... the easiest way to get her good ending is to remember--
you're playing from HER perspective, so... you have to do what she would this is right from a Naian perspective. If a Naian would kill an angry person screaming at them then....... go for it lol. It's messed up but it's true. As Felix would probably say, "Go with the Naian flow."


I hope you liked KP's bad ending though! I enjoyed writing it. (^:

Yeah, I hope that's true on both sides! Playing one side should make the other side a little easier. (^:

meoh0a98 -- That's.... an error DDDD: I fixed it, but oh my goodness, how embarrassing! Uhm... you can redownload from the itch.io page. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience!
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#10 Post by pyopyon » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:58 pm

Hello, everyone! It's been a while! I posted a DevLog about it on itch.io, but I'm posting here as well!

I am intending to put Pairs onto Steam Direct!

Because Pairs is a free game and is intended to always be free, I am moving forward to make efforts to cover the $100 fee by temporarily making Pairs Pay What You Wish. The moment we hit $100 in donations, the game will no longer suggest a donation price and the Pay-What-You-Wish option will be removed from the game. I will also be posting another DevLog on itch screen-shotting our $100 earnings!

The Steam Version will also have a some updates-- I intend on adding in some all new scenes, as well juicing up some of the endings to make them even more meltingly sweet.

I also intend on releasing an itch.io exclusive set of KNs showcasing different romance scenes. I will host a small poll on seeing whose perspective those romances will be from.

Feel free to ask any other questions and once again, thank you very much for supporting Pairs.

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#11 Post by pyopyon » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 pm

I have some great news!

Great News #1: Pairs has been funded for Steam! We've dropped that hunned into Steam Direct, and now I'm struggle-chugging my way through Steam Direct which is much more of a nightmare than expected but. You know. :D

Great News #2: Pairs has been remastered for Steam, with five additional sprites, 2.7k in words and even some personality rewrites for side characters! Best of all, no typos! (I think.)

For a full list of all new changes and updates, you can read the DevLog [here] on itch.io.

Please expect the Steam release soon and as always, thank you for playing Pairs!

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#12 Post by pyopyon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:49 am

Pairs will be released on Steam, November 20th!

Mark your calendars!
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#13 Post by pyopyon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:25 pm

Pairs has now been updated with additional art and typo sniping editing and is now available on Steam!

Pairs on Steam!

Please enjoy this updated version! ^^
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