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ch 4 progress:
The beta of chapter 4 has three days available! Next will be free roam, coming to you after nano. The beta is available for all patrons of Minyan studios. The full chapter will be released for free once it's done!
Current release stats:
Lilie's route (only, Aldrich currently unavailable)
Rating: 16+ for language and suggestive themes.
Gameplay time: 4 + hours
83,000 + words
38 clothing items
Some questions for those who have the time:
Did you enjoy it?
What was your favorite part?
There are a lot of comedic moments, but was the drama included in a way that was able to put the comedy aside, or did it just seem an odd jump from comedy?
How was the pacing, did everything flow well?
Who is your favorite character?
Who did you start to romance?
And I'd love to see screenshots of the outfits you guys put together!
A dramatic adventure set in a fantasy world where appearance is everything and humans are at the bottom of the totem pole.
Arena Circus is set in a fantasy universe where
physically superior beings knowns as ‘Reavers’
rule over high society and have established a strict
caste system, with humans at the bottom. In order
to have any sort of nice lifestyle the humans seek out
strong Reavers and allow themselves to be bonded
as a ‘Harlequin’. Some humans then are used as servants,
jesters, pleasure slaves, etc, but most are forced to
duel in arena-styled tournaments.
To the Reavers, fighting is thought of as seen as for
lesser beings, so disputes are handled through political
power moves. But they're not above a little violence. Duelists
known as 'ringmasters' use the humans in battle, by
channeling their energy through use of a special collar the
bonded humans are forced to wear. These collars, known as
'rings', were invented by the royal families ancestors a century
ago, and are distributed through the government to any
reavers that decide to take a harlequin. The collars allow
the humans temporary use of their power, and any damage
taken is transferred to the reaver's more durable bodies
through the technology in the collar so that humans are
able to battle over and over again with limited damage.
The two protagonists are Aldrich and Lilie (the player will
be able to give them their own names depending on who
they choose). The two are trying to battle their way to the top
of a world that looks down on them- and soon it becomes
far more than just a matter of pride.
(For the full game)
> A story filled with drama, comedy, romance, and two distinct branches. Which side will you choose?
> Two characters you can play as, one male one female.
> 3 possible romances, one G x G, one G x B, and one B x B
> A battle system featuring timed choices.
> 6 chapters
> 35 CGs (tentative number)
> Two main characters with clothing available for the head, torso, leg and feet, as well as accessories.
> Quests to earn money to buy clothing, accessories, and change small things in the world.
> Free roam with characters to talk to, quests to do, and clothes to buy!
I again just want to thank everyone who's followed this and added your comments, it means so much to me and has really been motivation to keep going.
Check the end of the thread for more detailed updates!