The only problem? The Mound is the only thing keeping the Earth from being destroyed. And no one knows, except for one local senior, named Darren (Ren) Bay. He carries Iroquois blood in him, and is contacted by the Great Snake Spirit, Onyarekowa, to warn him of the impending danger. Ren has one year to spend either trying to save humanity or making peace with his doom. He'll soon discover that both Heaven and Hell have their fingers in the pie, through angel representative Eileen and demonic representative Lucy.
It Ends With Graduation will be a calendar-event-driven Visual Novel following Earth's last school-year, where you can choose which events to attend and which to skip. But be warned, the choices you make will influence what events are available later as well as the eventual ending. What would you do if you were the only human who knew the world was going to be destroyed?
Price: Free, both for the demo and the full game
Love Interests: 2
Mythology: Native American, Judaeo-Christian
Genres: Supernatural, Slice of Life, Psychological
Endings: TBD, but very many; there are at least 5 main paths each with multiple endings possible
Rating: 16+ for language, disturbing themes
Unique Calendar Event System
Sprite Art: ~60%
Background Art: ~20%
Engine Coding: 100%
Asset Coding: 30%
Voice Acting: ~90%
Inspiration & Concept: PyTom, Taleweaver
Writing: Taleweaver, Empish, Giazg
Sprite Art: Mikomi Kisomi
BG Art: Chiharu-J
GUI Art: An Awesome Anonymous Artist
Music: Chris Thurman
Voice Acting (in no particular order): Chris Thurman, Jenni Scott, Brittany Ann Phillips, CeeCeeVA, Kevin Thelwell, Melody Muzljakovich, Chazz Ravenelle, Quice Straughter, Trina, Star, Lucas Webley, Scott Cochran, Matt Kriner, Myles Marrero, and I hope I didn't forget anyone o_o;
Darren (Ren) Bay
Voiced By: Chris Thurman
In terms of personality, Ren is a practical optimist. He believes in the Greater Good (though he has no trust in politics whatsoever) and in working for a cause, and right off the bat, he is willing to put an effort into for his future. He likes active people, and he admires competence. There's not really much he despises; he has more than a little empathy for people who feel like giving up (if it's for a reason) or who may have already given up if it is due to experiences he can relate too. However, outright laziness or an entirely carefree attitude don't connect much with him. He can tolerate these people, but he doesn't like them much.
Voiced By: Jenni Scott
Eileen Kerry, 17, 5'9" with a slender, athletic build. She transfers to Clarkson Mound High for her senior year. She was born and raised in Boston, MA, and she has that "Irish Rose" vibe to her. Eileen loves sports and working out (and quickly joins the cheerleaders after transferring to the school), and her favorite school subject (aside from P.E.) is social studies. She's a generally good student, though she has a bit of trouble with mathematics. Outgoing and friendly, Eileen is usually the life of every party and has a knack for cheering people up, even appearing to be a bit of a chatterbox. She loves singing and is able to play the Celtic harp, though she rarely does that.
Or at least, that is how she appears.
Voiced By: Melody Muzljakovich
Lucy Vanderford, 17, 5'6", with a soft, feminine build. She transfers to Clarkson Mound High for her senior year. Born and raised in Cleveland, she appears to be a very cultured, educated young woman, and her voice and choice of words reflect that. She is not shy but introverted, maybe reserved, and she usually remains quiet, choosing only to speak when she has something relevant to contribute. She's not very physically fit but an excellent student in every other respect, especially in sciences and math. As a hobby, she likes solving puzzles and riddles (though there are very few she doesn't already know), and she loves reading historical fiction, often finding them to be hilariously funny (even if they aren't).
Or at least, that's how she appears.
Onyarekowa (Aka Pypy)
Voiced By: Quice Straughter
Age: Too Old
Onyarekowa, or the Great Snake, is one of the forces of nature feared and revered by the Iroquois. It represents the unpredictability and cruelty of nature, especially of open waters. To humans, it appears as a sixty-foot-long milksnake with a single horn shaped like a thorn on its forehead. (Ren confuses it with a python, which annoys the Great Snake since it doesn't even know what a python is.)
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