In this VN, you wake up one evening to find Death sitting on your sofa. Broke, friendless and apparently soul-less, He offers you a temporary job at the premiere, local, shady hole-in-the-wall, DEAD-END.
Maintaining a healthy Work-Life balance is pretty tricky on a good day but it’s damn near impossible when your boss threatens foreclosure on your mortal existence. As the new bartender at DEAD-END, you’ll make new friends, mix weird drinks, all while navigating Life, Death and everything in between.
What are the Themes?
The game will focus on the following themes:
Wishing vs. Desire vs. Action
Locus of Control
You can expect the game to touch on topics such as suicide, alcohol abuse and depression. This title is going to be focused towards an audience aged 16 and up. There will be references to alcohol and adult situations. However, there will be no explicit nudity
Open to Feedback?
Yep. Looking forward to any comments anyone may have: Pacing. Ideas/Suggestions. Both Positive and Negative criticisms.
Last edited by spritewrench on Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:42 am, edited 3 times in total.
Hi, nice work on the first chapter!
I really like the themes that you're planning to address, specifically Wishing vs. Desire vs. Action!
Overall nice style, love how it's black and white, pretty clean textured look.
BTW Patreon page link isn't working for me somehow.
This is very interesting.
I am trying to figure out what could be the advantage of using Ren JS for making a novel. I am not familiar with Phaser. Is this mainly interesting for web based games with small file size?
Are you using free pics / your own photography, or also pre-rendered graphics or drawn art for your BGs?
Good luck with your story!
You can check out the game on Steam & itch.io .
I will be pivoting away from the weekly online releases. Instead, I'll be updating the client with ongoing content.
Teaser and mini-stories are scheduled to be released for free on itch.io
Features to be included in update v0.1.2 (October 19, 2018): Achievements!
Unlockable B-Side Story: " Glass Half Full"
An Additional Ending for Episode 1
Further Polish and Bug Fixes
Below are a couple free keys (If you enjoy the game, leave a review!):