[Friendship / Romance] [Urban Fantasy]
a(t)rium is a PWYW (pay-what-you-want; can be downloaded for free) game.
Plant-themed physical merchandise (small things like enamel pins) may be available later.
1. a central hall or court in a building
2. each of two upper cavities of the heart
College student Amaranth ("Amie") was fired from her job at the library after making
a major mistake, and she had been getting rejected from all the jobs she applied for ever
since. When Amie is spontaneously offered a part-time job at Heartful Flowers, a small
flower shop near her college, she accepts without much hesitation. Little does Amie know
that the small shop's atrium conceals a big secret…
(see GUI screenshots in the post below!)
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This is a project by Studio Dipper.
Story & Writing: Alcor
Character Sprites: Alcor
Logo & UI Design: Alcor
Music: Alcor & Caelem
(Yup, this is a solo project by yours truly.)
DOWNLOAD THE DEMO ON ITCH.IO
JOIN THE DISCORD DISCUSSION ON ASTER*SM
The updated demo version (with ⅓ to ½ of the full game) is tentatively set to releaseNANORENO DEMO FEATURES:
- a protagonist who frequently jumps to conclusions
- 3 questionable love interests
- 4k+ words (~15 minutes of playtime)
- 4 sprites with 150+ expressions between them
- 3 hand-drawn backgrounds
- 2 music tracks (thanks to Caelem for arranging them!)
- phone feature with a notification system
- a whole month's worth of tears
- no choices, sorry!
In summer 2017. The full version is estimated to be released in late 2017 or early 2018.
NOTES / QUESTIONS
Have you played the demo? If yes, did you enjoy it? If not, do you plan to, and why or why not?
Which character are you most interested in and why? Are there any characters you did not like?
What did you think of the 'phone' feature? Did it feel immersive, or was it disruptive/distracting?
How do you feel about the art and the music? Are they appealing to you?
How do you feel about premature bad endings? How do you feel about bad endings in general?
Additional comments, concerns, bug reports, etc. would be much appreciated!