Date Warp (GxB, commercial - discount details)

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Date Warp (GxB, commercial - discount details)

#1 Post by papillon » Fri May 21, 2010 11:33 pm

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Five days ago, Janet left her dormitory to go on a date. Her very first date, with a nice young man with a good reputation.

She never came back.

What went wrong? Where did she go? And will she ever be seen again?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLPA1qO134 - opening video
http://www.hanakogames.com/datewarp.shtml - game webpage with demo downloads and character profiles

5 male characters
11 endings
And a lot of secrets.

This is not an adventure game in the sense that Fatal Hearts was, but it does include a very small untimed minigame element to give you a break from reading.

The demos should be uploaded now; please let me know if any of the links don't work. (And say hi to one of my artists, who has just joined the forum! :) )

I'm running a special discount offer for 35% off; for details visit my forum. (Or ask me in PM if you really don't want to sign up for another forum, that's fine.)

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#2 Post by azureXtwilight » Fri May 21, 2010 11:44 pm

Oh wow! I'm gonna bug my mom again for buying this XD
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#3 Post by MaiMai » Sat May 22, 2010 12:59 am

Must... Get... *A*

But first, demo. It's been a while since I had a game to try <3
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#4 Post by Nanally » Sat May 22, 2010 4:04 am

OMG !!!! I was waiting for this *__*
I am so happy that the release is today, now we have a loooong week end to play the game <3
Plus the price is reasonable ! Only positive points !

Thank you for your good work ^.^

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#5 Post by jack_norton » Sat May 22, 2010 5:01 am

Congrats on the release of the game :) It's a must-buy for all Otome / Mystery fans!
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#6 Post by semewelamb » Sat May 22, 2010 8:26 am

I love the demo. Especially the way I get to make choices in the game. Hard for me to pick a favorite character though. :)

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#7 Post by PrettySammy09 » Sat May 22, 2010 11:59 am

I definitely want to give this a try! When I scrounge up some funds I'll purchase a copy. <3

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#8 Post by sake-bento » Sat May 22, 2010 12:04 pm

The demo is lovely. The decision making is really innovative, and I enjoyed it quite a bit (I like puzzles). The story is very mysterious, and the characters are all very interesting. Alben is my clear and unerring favorite. I think it's the hair. XD

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#9 Post by Ruruka-chan » Sat May 22, 2010 6:40 pm

Hey has everybody 2 endings a like and a love ending ??

And if somebody can say me how get i the good endings of the charas ^^
p.s i love the game (^w^)

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#10 Post by papillon » Sat May 22, 2010 7:27 pm

every path has two outcomes (three for the one case with the special unlockable ending). When you get to the point where it tells you which character path you're on, you can save there, because the only choices that affect whether you get the good/bad ending for that path happen after that point. You don't need to worry about something you did at the very beginning of the game messing you up at the ending.

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#11 Post by Aquane » Sat May 22, 2010 8:52 pm

Another commercial game huh? :o I'll be having higher standards then :) Can't wait to try it.

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#12 Post by AQU » Sat May 22, 2010 9:54 pm

Omg! It's out! I'm so happy 8D *dances with joy*
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#13 Post by Ruruka-chan » Sun May 23, 2010 8:43 am

But I do not get the good ending from Bradley

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#14 Post by papillon » Sun May 23, 2010 1:44 pm

Bradley's path has three endings, one is the special unlockable one that you have to have reached most of the other endings before you can get. Until then, the possible outcomes of that path are
Janet runs away from the house, leaving Bradley behind
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Janet and Bradley both go together into the sparkly lights.

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#15 Post by gekiganwing » Sun May 23, 2010 3:04 pm

So I tried the demo (Mac and PC), and I had a question and an observation...
1. When I read in the original Date Warp thread that the decision-making would be different, I wasn't sure what to think. Eventually I began to wonder if it would resemble Sakura Wars 5, in which the main character's decisions are usually timed, and in which there's usually a quick time event (look at NPC's room/clothes/face, turn a knob, eat a sandwich...) The light switch puzzles in Date Warp are not timed, but they're *slightly* similar.

I felt the first light switch puzzle was challenging, but I slowly got the hang of them. My question is -- why are these necessary for every decision? Will the reason for this become apparent later in the story? Is this how Janet's mind works?

2. The plot so far reminds me of the musical/movie Brigadoon, but it's set in an ominous mansion, kind of like Nocturnal Illusion. (But unlike Nocturnal Illusion, this doesn't appear to be a mostly plotless NSFW visual novel.

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