Heeeey, it's here.
For anyone who cares, pretty little demo is around 9500 words. At least, Lint reports so.
1. I played in Win system. As for bugs:
1.1. Around the line "The corners of my mouth twitch upward in a smile" smth weird (like blinking) is happening with Nico's sprite. Leon's too a bit later. Maybe you have "hide spritename" command where it shouldn't be.
1.2. Not a glitch, more like a questionable design decision. In the scene of "Unfortunately, the two of us finished our popsicles" three sprites appear one by one, not all at once. Though it seems to repeat in later scenes... I dunno.
1.3. "Why would I ever listen to you now that you've chlorofoamed me"
I believe it's a typo.
1.4. If you choose "go by myself" first, then let the certain timed choice run out of time, Nico appears out of thin nowhere.
2. Demo is fine and I did enjoy it. And well, it did keep my interest, since I'm here, writing this an waiting for more.
2.1. I'm totally afraid to think what the hell the kind of plottwist is awaiting us.
3. Animated BGs are pain. They're laggy and raping my CPU. I can't argue, they certainly do add
immersion and it's great, but the price? Try some other options for animated BGs? Maybe smth more in the line of FX, not directly animated video chunks, I dunno.
3.1. No need to consider removing them. Just add "Backgrounds: animated/static" option to settings and you're fine. Or maybe "BG heat wave animation: on/off" 'cause you may want smth that is animated, but not heat anim. Oh well. Someone may have more processor power than I do. Or even less.
4. Writing is good. I don't think I though about it being stilted or innatural, though use of commas in some places looks a bit of strange. But I'm not a native speaker, so I can't be sure here.
4.1. Out of sheer curiosity, may I ask? What's your native language? Or, if you can't/don't want to answer that - may I know at least if English is native for you?
5. 'Ere we go.
5.1. Time format, AM/PM. I have problems with it. And always had. Could you please add the 12/24 hrs option to settings at some point?
5.2. The speechbubbles that point at certain character are good, but not contrast enough, they blend into background and well, what's the point. Maybe add white outline to actually see them better?
5.3. What if I want to rename the character? I mean, you give the name once, it's stored in persist and it's fine, but what if I want to start from beginning and use different name? Of course, I can delete persist data manually, but...
5.4. Backlog. Sure, it's the question of preference, but I strongly prefer the ol' good rollback. I'm not the one here to judge you if you want it to be this way, not that way.
6. Sorry, nothing yet. So far it's just a really really good, solid demo.
So, I congratulate you on finishing this and now waiting for more updates. Good luck!