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No Other Medicine is a short visual novel (roughly half an hour) created for the 2017 TyranoBuilder Spring Game Jam, with the theme of "fresh starts". It’s about the potential beginning of a new friendship between Jess, a lonely and awkward PhD student, and Sybil, a snarky and sarcastic former student of the same university. It’s mostly linear with a few dialogue choices, and contains a small amount of strong language and references to violence. I hope you enjoy it!
This is the first VN I’ve ever created! I enlisted the help of Mikomi Kisomi for the sprite and CG art, and otherwise I just did my best to find fitting creative commons resources. One of my biggest challenges, which I could probably use some constructive criticism on, was the pacing. I tried to focus on dialogue instead of too much description, which I thought would work well for this kind of short, character-focused VN. However, that might have ended up making it seem rushed (which might also be partially because I was trying to condense the story into a manageable length for my first game jam). So if you give it a try, let me know what you think!