NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

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NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#1 Post by Taleweaver » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:31 pm

Even though he's in his mid-twenties, Franklin has never had a real girlfriend, and with a lousy job in a second-hand bookstore, he doesn't have many chances of finding one. However, some books hold secrets Franklin never thought of, and all of the sudden, his sex life becomes much more interesting - and much more dangerous: What if losing your virginity also meant losing your soul?

Daemonophilia.
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#3 Post by Aashtarsrain » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:54 pm

Just played it first time
Well, entertaining story indeed, but I was mostly impressed by the musical choices, and especially that "reggae of Hell" lol at the end, and the cheerful audience too, very hypnotic... So she "did me", I got the bad ending and... went down !
Going (down) for another try in a few minutes choosing other paths !
Thanks a lot !
Well, second path, much longer and so funny : your two main characters are really lovely and cute, it's very refreshing

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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#4 Post by Taleweaver » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:30 pm

Heh. Looks as though the hotel I'm staying at has internet access. Happy Taleweaver!

Glad you liked it, Aashtarsrain.
My idea was "sit-com style with an edge", and if that's the impression it makes, all the better for it.

As for the characters; living, breathing people (even if they're actually creatures from hell that don't breathe) are absolutely essential for me. I love giving them little quirks, I like to show what they like in their spare time, I like it when they have a life apart from what the player gets to see. I'm glad that made them appear likable and cute in your eyes.
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#5 Post by F.I.A » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:06 pm

For one thing, I am not sure where this fits. It does not have any hcgs to merit a spot in the LHH section, but the usage of erotic words seem to make it so(Count in the background for both menus as well.).
For a story that is about making pact with the devil, it ends up being rather light-hearted.

Funny how the choice between magazines ends up being the deciding result on whether you get a good end or not. At least less choice means that I don't get a headache similar to Metropolitan Blues.

I've managed to get 5 endings, and overall, it has been a good read. The unlockable Developer's Notes and Outtakes are amusing. My only gripe might be "side audiences"( Who got annoying afterward. Good thing that can be turned off by setting the Sound to the lowest) and the transition of the character(The zooming. Just cannot get used to it.

Also, how many unlockables are there? Since I still got a ??? at the bottom in the Jukebox.
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#6 Post by Guest » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:46 pm

F.I.A wrote:
Also, how many unlockables are there? Since I still got a ??? at the bottom in the Jukebox.
Bonus track is still unlocked.
There are 3 Achievements - Get All Endings, Go to Hell 3 Ways, Defy Lucifer (3?) times.

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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#7 Post by Taleweaver » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:39 pm

F.I.A wrote:
For a story that is about making pact with the devil, it ends up being rather light-hearted.
And intentionally so. This isn't a very "serious" game; it's something silly I just wanted to do, and DaFool was just the right person to work with.
Funny how the choice between magazines ends up being the deciding result on whether you get a good end or not.
Actually, ending 4 (which can be achieved with reading the "wrong" magazine) is one of the positive endings, though the only ending labeled "good" is the one with the other mag. As a matter of fact, the only thing the magazine question directly changes is how Franklin reacts in the first "what men like" dialogue. If he's sarcastic, he botches the romantic part but can keep his cool during the sex talk. If he reads dirty magazines, he knows that "theory part" on relations needed to have a positive outcome on the romance talk but won't be able to resist Simone during the sex talk. Everything else that follows is directly influenced by the choice of romance over sex and vice versa.
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#8 Post by Watercolorheart » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:05 pm

Well, I'll play before I reply since most of the discussion is in spoiler boxes! :P
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#9 Post by Der Tor » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:57 am

I had no customers right now... so even though i am like supposed to be selling used books, i had to check out the game while still in the right setting.
Believe it or not but a used books store is actually a great place to meet girls (-:
As there are not many customers - but many of those who do come in are actually pretty smart, beautifull, unmarried girls (-:

I have to close my bookstore now, so i had only time to get the "suffer in hell" ending - but, yeah - the guy is pretty much me (-:
Except of course that i am happily married (-:
And last time i checked my wife wasn't a demon - although she seems to think she is able to fly :mrgreen:

Oh and PS: "Hexenprozessen" is spelled with z NOT c :mrgreen:
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#10 Post by Ren » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:01 am

Liked it very much! I loved the writing style and the music and sound effects!
Could this be hosted on the Renai archives, perhaps?

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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#11 Post by Taleweaver » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:23 pm

Der Tor wrote:Oh and PS: "Hexenprozessen" is spelled with z NOT c :mrgreen:
Intentional. Don't forget this is not the REAL book.
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#12 Post by Taleweaver » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:23 pm

Ren wrote:Liked it very much! I loved the writing style and the music and sound effects!
Could this be hosted on the Renai archives, perhaps?
Glad you liked it! Feel free to put it on the archives, too!
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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#13 Post by gekiganwing » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:27 pm

Overall, I liked Daemonophilia. A few spoiler-filled things I thought about...
Franklin says he's not depressed, just someone who's given up. I felt his actions and thoughts showed that he suffered from depression. Especially since he says he doesn't have *friends.* What do you think? Should he be considered an unreliable narrator?
Even though there are sex scenes in this story, they're glossed over, and offscreen. I'm curious why this is so. Did you feel that on-screen sex would ruin your VN's theme or its pacing?

I can imagine this VN could be expanded into a small harem story, featuring two or three girls. For instance, let's imagine some ideas about Franklin. Why is he alone? Maybe... there's some yandere or some stalker-type girl who has been making sure every other girl stays away from him. And maybe... there's some angel who is quite concerned about an isolated individual who's troubled enough to summon demonspawn. The angel takes on the form of a human girl, and... (But these are all just ideas.)
Not a criticism:
Also, I was surprised to learn that Franklin and Simone had one thing in common -- namely, that they felt like failures. That was the moment when I felt Daemonophilia went from being a odd, dark comedy to a sweet story.

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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#14 Post by Ren » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:27 am

Added to the archives, thanks for the permission :3

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Re: NaNoRenO 2009: Daemonophilia

#15 Post by Der Tor » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:00 am

Ok, now i played through all of it... And i must say it's really awesome (even though i wouldn't normaly like ecchi, lolli, demon-thingies). :mrgreen:
But there are two questions:
1. if you allready planned to make it into an audio drama and allready had a whole cast ready for this purpose, than why on earth don't you voice it? It would be totally awesome if it would be voiced! 8)

2.
I unlocked something like feature 2 and feature 3 etc. So i suppose there has to be a feature 1. But i totally couldn't figure out how to unlock that :cry:
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