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Genre(s): Romance (GxB), comedy, slice of life, supernatural.
Type: Visual Novel.
Rating: 13+ because of suggestive and mature themes, foul language and crude humor.
Length: About 2 hours for one playthrough.
Number of Endings: 9.
Ayato's route: 98%
Hiroki's route: 10%
Naozumi's route: 10%
Preferences screen: 0%
Save/load screen: 0%
Gallery: 40% (Not counting the actual photos)
Memory room (re-plays of endings and special memories): 50%
Hiroki: Expressions 80%, poses 50%, clothes 50%
Naozumi: Expressions 80%, poses 50%, clothes 50%
Mr. Toshio: 0%
Unnamed student (boy): 0%
Unnamed man: 0%
About the developer (me):
My name is Mari and I'm a 20 year old student from Sweden. I recently discovered Visual Novels and since I've always enjoyed writing stories I decided to make my own. Tears of Glass will therefore be my first VN and I'm making it with Renpy. As of now, all writing, sprites and CG is my own work, but I'm using free resources for backgrounds and music. I create the CG's and Sprites in SAI and GIMP on my computer (no tablet). I am also planning on painting some resources for the gallery using water colors (since one of the main characters is a painter and I don't want to use CG for his paintings).
Since I'm a student with a part-time job and not a lot of free time it may take a while for me to finish this, but I hope you can bear with me. For me it's more important that the finished novel holds great quality, than it being finished fast. English is not my first language, so the words may not be as academic as some may prefer, but at least the spelling and grammar mistakes will be at a minimum. Right now I don't know when the game will be released. As soon as I know I'll give you a deadline.
The story takes place in today's Japan. You'll be playing as Mayumi Akiyama, an 18 year old student who's just moved out from her parent's mansion into a small apartment in another town. She comes from a rich family where she was the only child - therefore she's been pampered and showered with gifts ever since she was little. However, Mayumi has never liked to be seen as "the rich and spoiled girl" and decided a few years ago she wanted to earn her own money, instead of living off of her parent's. She got a job at a local fast food joint and saved all her money until she was able to afford the small apartment. Her parent's are not very happy with her choice, but they accept it as long as she promises to call them every day (a promise Mayumi didn't expect them to take so seriously).
On the first day of school Mayumi meets three young men who will change her life forever - though she doesn't know it yet. She soon realizes something is different about these men. They give each other strange glances and seem to have a mutual secret between them - a secret Mayumi is not allowed to know. As time goes on Mayumi also realize how hard adulthood is, and she may even be falling for someone. But is it safe to chase this love?
Name: Mayumi Akiyama (main character)
Age: 18 yrs.
About her: Mayumi is the protagonist of the story. She's stubborn and strong willed, but often gets nervous when faced with a new situation. Mayumi comes from a rich family and have always been a good student, but sometimes her nerves or temper get the best of her and she doesn't always make the most rational decisions. Mayumi believes everyone deserves a chance and doesn't pay much attention to rumors. She has a strong sense of what's right and wrong, and she's not scared of voicing her opinion.
Name: Ami Yuukio
Age: 17 yrs.
About her: Ami is well known in the school for being the Captain of the swimming club, as well as the only one who can beat Ayato in a swimming competition. She's nicknamed "the Journalist" because of her interest in gossip. If it's something you want to know about someone - then Ami's the one to turn to. Unsurprisingly, she can be a bit insensitive since she doesn't really respect other people's privacy and seem to think that other people's thoughts and feelings should be publicly known. Ami quickly find an interest in you and [whoever you're pursuing] and she's determined to play match-maker - even though you don't want her to. But despite her flaws, Ami is a great friend. She's honest and cheerful, and always stand up for the people she care about. She's also a great shoulder to cry on and as your friendship improves you'll realize there are some things she won't tell the world, if it's said to her in confidence
Name: Ayato Amane (pursuable).
Age: 19 yrs.
About him: Ayato doesn't seem to be interested in you... that is, unless he's insulting you. He rarely smiles and doesn't seem to care much about anything except training - out of the three classes you take together he only ever shows up at PE. He's extremely athletic and competitive, and often found either by the football field or track field. Weirdly enough he still gets decent grades, but rumor has it he's re-done a year. He lives alone with Naozumi, who seems like his complete opposite, and another rumor says Naozumi is the one doing all of his homework. Ayato goes his own way and is not afraid to use harsh words or even violence to get what he wants. His eyes are empty and cold, but on rare occasions you may see a flicker of sadness in them.
Why did he transfer to this school two years ago? Why did he decide to make friends with Naozumi and Hiroki, but no one else? How come he always seem to disappear whenever you ask about his past?
Name: Naozumi Kuwahara (pursuable).
Age: 18 yrs.
About him: A genius with high ambitions - Naozumi is rarely seen without a book in hand. From day one he's always shown kindness to you and you know that if you ever need someone to talk to he has time to listen. His timid nature and selfless approach makes him an easy target for bullies, but he's lucky to have at least one friend to stand up for him. He also strongly believe in karma and has an interest in the unexplainable. Naozumi is gentle and shy - at first glance the mere definition of innocence, but for some reason you get the feeling he's hiding something from his past. Guilt is hidden in his eyes and he always look away when you ask him about his family.
What happened to his older brother? Why is he so afraid of failure? Why does he always steer the conversation away from himself?
Name: Hiroki Kanemoto (pursuable).
Age: 18 yrs.
About him: Hiroki is positive, flirty and full of energy. He means well, but he's also clumsy, impatient and extremely unlucky - which seems to be the reason for his piling detentions and visits to the Principals office. He's bad at most school related things, but the ladies love him and he has a passion for painting. Hiroki can sometimes come off as insensitive or over confident, his jokes are often a little on the far side and he's not the best at apologies, but it's clear he has a kind heart.
Why does he live with foster parents? What is it that he's so obviously lying about? Why is he so afraid of commitment?
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- Hall, track field, school front, football field and classroom BG by Uncle Mugen (http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewto ... 71#p226871)
- Cafeteria BG by ぐったりにゃんこ (http://guttari8.sakura.ne.jp/index.shtml).
- Lockers BG by Kimagure (http://k-after.at.webry.info/200812/article_1.html)
CG samples and GUI:
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