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Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] Demo Available!

#1 Post by Dovahkitteh » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:41 pm

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>>DOWNLOAD THE GAME!!<<

Requiescence is now available for purchase on Itch.io for $10! The free demo is still available (and voiced!).





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Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, BL
Rating: 16+ [General Version], 18+ [Full Version]
Progress: ~98% complete



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124,000 words
3 different (romance) routes
6 different endings
23 CGs
・ A 13-track OST
Partial English voice acting
・ 1080x720 HD resolution
・ An experience of adventure, mystery, and trials


Requiescence follows the story of Kymil, a young mage who
sets out on an adventure to discover the mystery behind his uncle's death.
Along his journey through an arcane, mysterious cathedral, Kymil meets
a number of powerful friends - and enemies.

Inspired by the famous Nitro+CHiRAL games, Requiescence aims to present
a spiraling story and intriguing characters along with engaging romance routes,
all entwining to form a rich experience.
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Kymil is a young ice mage on a quest to unravel the mystery behind his uncle's
death. Somewhat reserved and slow to trust others, he is a curious and
determined young man -- with a mysterious secret he isn't even
aware of.


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Carrault is a cold, detached man with a strong hatred for mages.
His brusque, straightforward manner can make him seem
callous and unfeeling, but he's extremely perceptive
and attuned to those around him.


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Damian is a spirited, playful young fighter who loves to make fun of
others. He's got a sharp wit and enjoys using it at every opportunity
possible. He comes to the cathedral with a hidden goal that
would be impossible to guess from his cheery exterior...


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Kaul is an experienced adventurer and renowned fire mage.
Suave and confident, he knows many secrets and yet rarely
shares them. He also happens to be entirely blind, but luckily,
a mage always has a few tricks up his sleeve.
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It's been a year of hard travel, but finally, the young mage Kymil arrives at his destination.

He's a Cyromancer - a spellcaster who wields the power of ice to smite down his enemies. Kymil learned how to harness his power thanks to his uncle, a well-renowned adventurer who hunted down treasure on every corner of the continent.

But his uncle was murdered in his home by an unknown assailant, and Kymil is driven to uncover the mystery behind his death. The only clue he has is an unfinished entry in his uncle's notes about a mysterious cathedral in the middle of the sprawling Dead Plains...

When he arrives at the cathedral, Kymil has no idea what he's searching for or where to go. But something in him presses him forward, and he's determined to figure out the cathedral's secrets, no matter how dire the cost.
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If You've Played the Demo:

・ How long did it take you to finish?
・Who's your favorite character so far?
・Did you notice any inconsistencies/bugs?
・Is anything about the GUI difficult to use/understand?
・General feedback/comments?

If You've Just Read the Thread:


・Which character looks the most appealing to you?
・What do you think of the art style?
・Do you play 18+ games or prefer PG-13 versions?
・What would entice you to play a demo?
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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Adventure][Fantasy]

#2 Post by Katta » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:45 pm

Looks really interesting. I wonder, since many yaoi games feature very disturbing themes, will your game have any?

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#3 Post by Dovahkitteh » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:51 pm

Katta wrote:Looks really interesting. I wonder, since many yaoi games feature very disturbing themes, will your game have any?
Thanks for the comment! While there won't be an influx of necessarily "disturbing" themes, bad endings will have some unsettling content (in the vein of +Chiral, of course) and the general theme of the game is often dark. We probably won't go too extreme, but we can promise that the bad endings will live up to their names. :wink:
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#4 Post by Dovahkitteh » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:05 pm

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We're currently at 74% funded on our Kickstarter! If you're interested in the project or know someone who might be, please share our campaign!

We also have some new social media links:


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#5 Post by Dovahkitteh » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:46 pm

We're fully funded! We're just aiming to hit stretch goals now, so if anyone is interested in getting some of the limited-availability goodies before the campaign's over, come check us out!


Also, a CG work-in-progress from our lovely artist~

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#6 Post by Dovahkitteh » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:00 pm

Update!

We're getting close to release - aiming for within the next month or so - and I'll be posting some regular updates here as a result! :D

Without further ado, some updated screenshots of the GUI and the game itself:

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A snippet to amuse fellow Ren'Py coders:
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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] Demo Available!

#7 Post by Dovahkitteh » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:25 pm

Special update: Our OP vid is now on YouTube! :D

Also, updated main post with some questions to get some feedback!
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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] Demo Available!

#8 Post by - Eris » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:49 am

I've just finished the demo and all I can say is.... I can't wait for this to be complete!

How long did it take you to finish?
Hmmmm two hours? or two and a half 'cause I started it and then had to take a shower & had dinner & then I went back to it so... yeah, between 2-2:30
Who's your favorite character so far?
Well of course my fav character is the one that wants to kill me more than finding the treasures he's looking for...
I mean, my fav so far is Carrault, but I also like Rhys&Lake, I like how Rhys is always so protective towards Kymil (and it's also strange, it makes me feel like he knows him or something and that's why he's trying to protect him) and as for Lake, idk but I find him so cute xD
Did you notice any inconsistencies/bugs?
At first when I was talking to Damian, before he told me his name, it appeard insted of the '???' and then went back to '???', and when Kaul appeared, there where moments when Kymil was referring him as the tall guy and so but sometimes he said his name, but Kaul hadn't introduced himself yet. Those are the ones I can remember and I think the only ones I noticed...
Is anything about the GUI difficult to use/understand?
Not at all, at least not for me
General feedback/comments?
I really really really really like it! I'm really curious about the whole story, the only thing I didn't like was
that Kymil killed Bella and she was actually kind of Damian's pet, right? I felt so bad... and I also thought he would kill me right away after I told him the truth, I would have done that if it was my pet lol
Also I'm curious about their voices. I don't know what else to say, I'm so happy you had this idea, it's really hard to find BL games and this one has a very interesting plot, I'm just so happy, thank you for your hard work!

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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] Demo Available!

#9 Post by Dovahkitteh » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:50 pm

- Eris wrote:I've just finished the demo and all I can say is.... I can't wait for this to be complete!
Thanks so much for your feedback! :D
Did you notice any inconsistencies/bugs?
At first when I was talking to Damian, before he told me his name, it appeard insted of the '???' and then went back to '???', and when Kaul appeared, there where moments when Kymil was referring him as the tall guy and so but sometimes he said his name, but Kaul hadn't introduced himself yet. Those are the ones I can remember and I think the only ones I noticed...
Thanks for pointing these out; I fixed them in the full build.
Also I'm curious about their voices. I don't know what else to say, I'm so happy you had this idea, it's really hard to find BL games and this one has a very interesting plot, I'm just so happy, thank you for your hard work!
Our voice actors are pretty great! We're advertising as "partially voiced" but winding up having it mostly voiced instead XD It really adds a lot of life to the characters, and I can't wait for everything to come together.

Here's a peek at the new preferences screen!

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#10 Post by Dovahkitteh » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:18 pm

Update:

We're about 85% done with voice acting! Hoping for a release around August 8th! :D
If you're interested in hearing what some of our voice actors sound like, take a look at this quick VA teaser!
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#11 Post by - Eris » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:32 pm

I can't believe I didn't talked about the art when answered your questions D:
Sorry sorry sorry!! The art was a plus for me, both the characters and the backgrounds but mostly the characters, I really like their designs ^^
I've just heard the VA teaser and I really like all of their voices, some of them even matched the voices I imagined while playing the demo, well, all of them except Kaul's xD, and the other characters are going to have voice acting too, right? OMG I'm so excited to hear Lake's and Rhys voices!! I think I'll go play the demo again now hahahaha

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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] RELEASED!

#12 Post by Dovahkitteh » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:25 pm

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8/21/16: RELEASE!

DOWNLOAD THE GAME!!

  • It features:
  • 125,000 words
  • 23 CGs
  • 3 different romance routes
  • Partial voice acting
  • 13-track OST
  • PG-13 and R-18 versions
  • 6 endings
  • 1080 x 720 HD Resolution
  • Free demo! (Approx 2-3 hours playtime)


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As the main developer, I'd like to thank all the people I found on LemmaSoft who I commissioned, as well as Py'Tom himself for making such an awesome game engine. You are all awesome and I hope to continue working in Ren'Py for many future projects!

(As a side note, I made a new topic in the completed projects forum, so this topic can be deleted if necessary.)
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Re: Requiescence [BxB][Romance]Fantasy] Demo Available!

#13 Post by shadowkazaki » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:06 am

Played the Demo
・ How long did it take you to finish? Took me about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
・Who's your favorite character so far? I absolutely love Kymil, but I out of the interests I would say Damian.
・Did you notice any inconsistencies/bugs? I didn't have any problems to be honest.
・Is anything about the GUI difficult to use/understand? Not problems. ^^ I was able to figure it all out pretty easily.
・General feedback/comments?
Your voice actors are perfect, every time one of them would speak, I loved how it just fit.
One of my favorite parts was when Kymil pushed Carrault into the hole and onto the invisible ice.
I panicked but busted up laughing when Kymil joked with him about it.
The first thing I thought when I first met Damian and heard his voice, I honestly thought he was a warrior minstrel.
Just the way he spoke made me think of one, but I absolutely loved how he talked about the snake "BELLA".

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