Dear Devere [NaNo2020] [Historic/Romance/Mystery/Epistolary] [COMPLETED]

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Dear Devere [NaNo2020] [Historic/Romance/Mystery/Epistolary] [COMPLETED]

#1 Post by Katy133 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:21 pm

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[Historic/Romance/Mystery/Epistolary] [Made for the NaNoRenO 2020 Jam]
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"I suppose I should start with a short summary of my life. I don't really feel like doing that, so I shall skip to the present."
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Story
The year is 1935. It all started with a single letter. But from that point on, nothing would remain the same for Angela Bard--a quiet, solitary woman living in the Scottish isles.

Much to her surprise, she receives a mysterious and strangely esoteric reply from an unexpected source...

Who is Devere? And how can he be sending letters from the forest at the edge of Angela's town?

Read through their illustrated correspondence, and watch their story unfold.

Features
  • Voice acting for the leads.
  • Examine an array of letters, postcards, and other documents.
  • Open Dyslexic font option.
  • Self-voicing and descriptive text toggle.
  • Text-to-speech voice mode.
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Itchio Page | Official Site

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Expected release date: April 2020.

Questions
  • First impressions in general?
  • Comments on the collage art?
  • Are you interested in any particular characters?
  • Other critique, suggestions, or questions? Let me know!
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Re: Dear Devere [NaNo2020] [Historic/Romance/Mystery/Epistolary]

#2 Post by Harliqueen » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:16 pm

This sounds seriously awesome! And such a clever concept. Can't wait to find out the mystery :D
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#3 Post by JenneMK » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:04 pm

How intriguing! I'm definitely interested in this mystery. Love the collage art. ^^

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#4 Post by Kokoro Hane » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:47 pm

Ooooh this concept sounds very intriguing~
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#5 Post by Katy133 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Thank you for your comments, I'm glad this is intriguing people!

I have now posted development log of week 1's progress on Itchio: NaNoRenO2020 - Week 1 Devlog
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#6 Post by Heiden » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:04 pm

Your games always have such craft and care put into them. Can't wait to see how this one will turn out! Especially interested in the time period!
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#7 Post by Katy133 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:11 pm

New post: NaNoRenO2020 - Week 2 Devlog - These development logs also contain screenshots of behind-the-scenes stuff.
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#8 Post by Katy133 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:40 pm

Week 3's devlog is now up on Itchio!
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#9 Post by Katy133 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:54 pm

I've posted an update: NaNoRenO2020 Week 4 Devlog.
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#10 Post by paradigmshifty » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:29 pm

Excited to see this vn when it is finished!
The epistolary style is certainly intriguing. :)
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#11 Post by Katy133 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:10 pm

New devlog released: NaNoRenO 2020 Week 5
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#12 Post by Katy133 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:53 pm

I've updated the Itchio page with new screenshots! Take a look.
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#13 Post by Kokoro Hane » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:03 pm

Everything is looking so pretty~
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#14 Post by Katy133 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:08 pm

Week 6's development log for Dear Devere is up! We're in the final stretch towards completing the VN.

And a big, big thank you to everyone's comments! I'm glad you're looking forward to seeing Dear Devere ready!
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Re: Dear Devere [NaNo2020] [Historic/Romance/Mystery/Epistolary] [COMPLETED]

#15 Post by Katy133 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:26 pm

I'm pleased to announce the release of Dear Devere! I hope you enjoy it.

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