Aurelion: The Coin
is a VN adaptation of the eponymous novel
collectively written by Lights amidst Shadows. The story features fireballs and jetpacks, elves, dwarves, kobolds and corrupt paladins, a quest for the reasons why magic is waning, social unrest, and unorthodox methods for fixing faulty technology. But under the glittery surface, it’s about personal growth and relationships.
Like ... most every other VN, yes?
We’re happy to present the first official world demo. It covers about one tenth of the whole story, and it’s still missing some of its parts. But it’s playable, it’s (we hope) readable, and it even contains a nasty ending. (We’re certain it won’t take you long to discover it.)Please download it here.
(Includes Linux, Mac and Windows versions. If anyone needs an Android version, just let me know.)
A few choice screenshots:
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File comment: Why oh why
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If you enjoy Aurelion: The Coin
and would like to help:
1. Join our team. We can never get enough artists: that’s why that
scene lacks a CG ... you’ll see which one.
We also appreciate people with a penchant for English, to correct our egregious errors. Also: soundtrack composers and Python programmers and Ren’Py wizards—we won’t turn you away.
This project will (most likely) be driven by donations only. We make sure to split any money thrown our way among the whole team, proportionally to the efforts of each member.
2. Donate. Our PayPal account is linked to my email, kalin-dot-nenov-at-gmail-dot-com
3. Spread the word.
... What have we missed?
We’re always open to new ideas and contributors.
Oh, and my name is Kalin M. Nenov
but I’d rather you call me Kal. I act as the creative director and All-Around Prodder of this project. I’m always looking forward to questions.
(Except when I’m down: I’m bipolar
, so if a question of yours goes unanswered for a long time—and then another—and then another—it means I’m probably struggling to get up again. That may take a while. However, if it was only a single question, I’ve probably missed it; please ask again.)
P.S. “Prodder” is:
a) not a misspelled version of “Producer” or something, but a neologism coined from the verb “prod” (and it’s not
a joyful duty, mind you);
b) an instance of my odd sense of humor. Please do not feel offended by anything I may tell you. I’m most likely kidding.
P.P.S. I've added a brief introduction to our creative team (tentatively known as "Aurelians") on my personal blog