Arosia: An Erotic Storybook [Fully-Voiced][Erotic]

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Arosia: An Erotic Storybook [Fully-Voiced][Erotic]

#1 Post by arosia » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:19 pm



Please note, Arosia only supports Windows (32/64 bit) in 1920 x 1080 resolution at this time.

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Arosia is an erotic storybook; it’s a nontraditional visual novel (OELVN).

Fully-voiced; written & illustrated by two female artists.

We release free updates monthly, adding new characters, stories and paths.

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Arosia will only become more expensive over time. Read more about our pricing plan.

You can play Arosia right now by becoming a Patron.

We’ll release a free demo and launch early access on Itch.io in April 2018.

We will be running a Kickstarter with Early Bird specials in May 2018.

Arosia will be available on Steam in June 2018.

Join our Community Discord server!

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Features

– Arosia is a non-traditional visual novel, featuring a growing collection of short, erotic tales that can be completed in 20-40 minutes.

– We release free updates every single month

– Each story offers multiple paths with at least two different endings.

– All stories are fully narrated by female voice actresses.

– Each story features 5+ gorgeous illustrations by IvyFetish.

– All writing by Lily Black, a master storyteller.

– Play with your choice of: keyboard, mouse, or gamepad; touch probably supported (but untested atm)

– The game runs on a custom game engine that features a clean, functional UI and minimalistic features; the engine is coded and maintained by Lily Black and is developed using Unity 3D.

– Our game is not pornographic, but we do offer a free patch that adds in additional, erotic content.

Please note, Arosia only supports Windows (32/64 bit) in 1920 x 1080 resolution at this time.

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Our Growing List of Content

March 2018 - The Witch Tree - Summer Route | 7 scenes | 3,300+ Words | 35m+ audio | 8 illustrations

April 2018 - Teen Succubus - Poison Route | Work In Progress!

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More Info

We are launching our demo and alpha next month (April 2018)!

We decided on pricing for our game.

We committed to doing free, monthly updates.

We announced a free patch to uncensor our game.

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Help Us!

We really need you! And no, this isn't a plea for patrons.

We created a mission statement for partnering with others.

This definitely includes you! Please take a moment to read it.

And when you're done with that, join our new Community Discord!
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#2 Post by gekiganwing » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:41 pm

I'm not a moderator. Just keep in mind that the forum rules state "Adult games must have an adult thread before any non-adult threads are created. This is to provide the forum administration with a place to move adult posts to." Yes, you can discuss an NSFW project here in Player's Pavilion. To be specific, the forum rules linked above say "We allow the discussion of an adult game in a non-adult thread, as long as the discussion itself remains non-adult. Direct links to adult downloads or images should be placed in the adult section."
arosia wrote:
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Arosia is an erotic storybook for adults; it’s a nontraditional visual novel.
"Interactive storybook" is an intriguing angle. Think about how you want to combine your words and pictures, as well as how you'll present your story. Will it resemble any published work or freeware project? Can you compare it to another work of fiction?

Somewhat off-topic thoughts in spoilers:
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom was first written in 1984, and is one of the oldest entries on the Visual Novel Database. It had an official English release in 1991, and has often been called a graphic adventure game. That's one type of traditional visual novel.

I wandered into visual novel fandom in late 2001. That was right when nakige VNs such as Kana Little Sister were first getting localized. They could be lengthy, but they were written to elicit an emotional response. That's another type of traditional visual novel.

During the '90s and early 2000s, there were a couple of short adult VNs which got official English localizations. For instance, Hobibox Europe published both Viper-M1 and Viper-V16, which were collections of 2-3 short stories. They delivered adult content without much narrative. That's yet another type of traditional visual novel.
arosia wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Each story features 5+ original and exclusive illustrations, created by the lovely IvyFetish.
Having a distinct art style can be a selling point. Your drawings so far look a bit more realistic than most of the visual novels sub-Reddit's July 2015 recommendations. They might attract an audience. You may benefit if you can generate positive buzz for your story.

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#3 Post by arosia » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks gekiganwing for the wonderful response and all the useful information. You put a lot of effort into writing to us, so I'm going to take my time answering back. Maybe I'll pick one thing at a time, if you don't mind me breaking it up.
Will it resemble any published work or freeware project? Can you compare it to another work of fiction?
So we actually don't come from a strong visual novel background. I mean, we've been influenced a bit by anime and we've played a handful of VNs and watched quite a few let's plays (especially adult titles), but we probably couldn't consider ourselves super knowledgeable on the genre. We're gradually picking up some of the terminology, though, like the idea of story routes.

One of the worries we had earlier in development was that our text is a lot longer than the short bursts you find in many VNs. It's also a lot more literary, much like a novel.

For example:
"Oh, not long now. Not long at all, my little doll. Oh, Nin will take it all away," she exclaims. "All your trouble. Now no one will ever expect you to be a man again." She cackles. "Never again. Never meant to be."

Your skin feels hot and tight; as if on fire. There's an itching at your scalp and soreness spreads everywhere.

And then your very bones begin to crack and snap, bringing horrible screams from your lips. Another round of sickly popping brings you near the edge of retching.
And then this is an example of one of our narrations: http://www.arosiathegame.com/summer-witch/

The text above is about a fifth of a single scene, and it's a little dense. Our UI is also built around a large scroll box for the story. I think that would probably be way too much text in most other games, but because we fully narrate the stories, you can simply hit the play button on a screen and have us read it all to you for 3-5 minutes, while you enjoy the artwork.

So in that way, I think we probably are much like a choose-your-own-adventure audio book paired with Ivy's art. Our writing and story are definitely novel-quality, and it's almost a bit more like erotica; and then we have a lot experience with audio work, and adult-themed roleplaying; and there's even a splash of ASMR thrown in at times.

Maybe you might be able to suggest some similar titles for us to look at. We always enjoy being educated and inspired.

Thank you again for writing to us, gekiganwing.
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#4 Post by arosia » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:29 am

And I will write more about the adult thing in the near future, but I will say that our game is extremely erotic without being overtly sexually all the time.

We want to do a mainstream release (esp. on Steam), and we have a lot of experience with credit card companies and what kinds of things we can get away with. So a huge amount of the game has very erotic--and romantic, and scary, and all the other feelings--themes that aren't always super sexual.

So I think we can do okay here. But as soon as the adult section pops up for us, we'll create an adult thread as well for anything that ends up being inappropriate. Thank you, love, for pointing that out.

Edit: And we went ahead and did the adult section thread. Thanks again!

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#5 Post by Ulalaria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 pm

You've got my attention. I'm always on the lookout for erotic games that aren't your run-of-the-mill H games and esp ones by women creators. Best of luck on this project!

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#6 Post by arosia » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Thank you so much Ularlaria!

I'm sure you know how nice it can be to get some kind words when you're creating.

I took the time to check out your game, which looks really cool. I'm guessing you are Meagan Trott? It looks like you had a pretty big team for Queen at Arms, and I had to do some detective work!

The last thing I'll say is that your redhead from the Faust scene on Itch.io totally made me think of Felicia Day! Was so cute and made us giggle.

Thank you again, and I hope we get to see you (and your work) a lot more often.

P.S. Thanks for introducing me to Twine (via Queen at Arms); will be useful!

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#7 Post by arosia » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 pm

So hard at work. We want to make sure that we can share our work in an attractive and easy way as we go along.

First, we added some animated gifs (including gameplay) to our original post.

Second, we have two cool, new videos to share. Thanks for looking!




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#8 Post by arosia » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:29 pm

We put in about 7-9 hours every day on this project, so we get a lot done.

I think art and design are probably the most fun things to share, so I'll post interesting stuff as it slides across my desk.

I hope you enjoy!

Ivy Fetish's current illustration, the Hag Nin, in her Summer Witch form:

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And we switched over to Twine (from a much older program) for our plotting and organization:

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Purple = Finished 

Red = WIP 

Green = Beta Route (added in the following month alongside a new story) 

Blue = Story not finished 

Orange = Illustration not finished 

Yellow = Audio not finished 

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#9 Post by arosia » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:08 am

If you want to get involved with our VN, please join us on Patreon.

Goodie bags with lots of art, audio and a new uncensored build of the game are going out in just over a week.

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And I also have two awesome things to share.

First, I have a full playthrough of the first part of the Summer route for The Witch's Tree.

It's fully narrated by me. So you can hear my voice and stuff (spoiler: I'm so mean!)



And second, we have a super cool illustration timelapse from Ivy Fetish, who does all the art.



Feedback is always welcome! And you can ask whatever questions you'd like.

Thanks again for looking, my loves!

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#10 Post by arosia » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:53 pm

Some gorgeous new header art to share today:

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#11 Post by arosia » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 am

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WIP: Witch Tree Book

We're going to be doing thematic book illustrations for each story, so it feels like you're picking up a story book to read. So cool, and Ivy Fetish is crazy talented!

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#12 Post by arosia » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:53 pm

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If you've been waiting to become a patron, do it now.

We're about to close out the March 2018 goodie bag and you definitely don't want to miss out.

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The Arosia Goodie Bag (Mar 2018) contains:

- A sexy new build of Arosia: an Erotic Storybook; includes a new story release: the Witch Tree

- Permanent access to the uncensored, perpetual* version of the game; will also grant a Steam key when we go into Steam Early Access

- 10+ original pieces of artwork in 4k and Wallpaper sizes

- 3,300+ words of erotic story

- 30+ minutes of sexy video (mp4) / audio (mp3)

* The perpetual version has a delayed release schedule for free updates; we reward our current Patrons with the newest, hottest content as a thank you for their support!

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If you have any questions at all, we'd love to answer them for you!

Thanks again for looking.

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#13 Post by arosia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm

The Witch Tree

A dark horror story set in a traditional, fantasy setting.

You're lost in a grim and terrible dread forest. You spy a mysterious golden light and it leads to a glowing door in a tree! This is the witch's tree, and it seems like a safe haven; at first.

But you better think twice when a petite, servant girl named Danis offers you a magical cup of tea; drinking it might just have unintended consequences.

You know you're in trouble when her Mistress--a Summer Witch named Nin--arrives. There's something not quite right in the way that Nin sucks all the life and energy out of Danis as they kiss before you. 

This story is all about magical gender transformation. You can go male-to-female in the Summer path, or maybe you'd rather go female-to-futa in the Winter path. Each path eventually leads to a unique, erotic encounter with the lovely Danis.

Summer Path

March 2018 | 7 scenes | 3,300+ Words | 35m+ audio | 8 illustrations

Winter Path

Release date TBA

Discuss the story on our Community Discord server.

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#14 Post by arosia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:15 pm

Next month we'll be doing a teen succubus story:

Teen Succubus

A flirty story set in modern fantasy setting.

Vee is the popular girl at school. Incredibly hot, she seduces all the guys (and girls) and has an insatiable lust for sexual energy. That's because she's a teen succubus, of course!

You're a cute and geeky boy at school who hasn't done "it" yet. You and your girlfriend, Becca, have plans to give your virginity to each other after prom, but that was before she came along.

Vee can smell your innocence, and she wants to devour it!

You can break up with Becca to have Vee all to yourself in the Poison route.

Or, you can have the best of both worlds by sharing Vee with your girlfriend Becca in the Candy route.

Coming April 2018!

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#15 Post by arosia » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:35 am

The Poison route for the Teen Succubus is coming along; it's a little darker than we were planning, but it seems like our stories keep heading down those sorts of paths.

Here's an excerpt from the second scene:
"Wow, you're really cute. I mean, I've seen you before, but...I like the way you're looking at me." She slides closer to you, her body long and graceful. When she moves, her small waist pivots, and then her wide hips and tight ass follow behind. Like a snake.

And her green eyes. They're so excited. You can barely look at them for more than a glance. They sparkle with a heat that makes you feel super squirmy.

"You like me, don't you?" she whispers. You're standing in the middle of the school's courtyard. Bodies move swiftly past you, but her voice still feels close and intimate. It's like she's talking right into your head. "I know you like me," she whispers again. "I can smell it."
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