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UPDATE [26-07-2018] : OFFICIAL RELEASE : The complete game is now available!!
UPDATE [21-07-2018] : OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE : The finished game will be released on the 26th of July 2018!!!
UPDATE [17-07-2018] : Coding Update: All of Ai's endings are complete!! Hooray! A few other non-romance endings are also complete. All that's left to code are Sousuke's endings and about 4 other endings.
UPDATE [011-05-2018] : An extended demo has been released! Includes more game play and character interactions.
UPDATE [07-05-2018] : Created a new Facebook page where I'll be posting regular updates for the game. You can also use the FB page to interact with me and nag me to finally finish this game. Haha.
UPDATE [18-03-2018] : Adding placeholder art for backgrounds into the game. Only 4 more endings left to write. Considering hiring a CG artist to help with the project.
UPDATE [11-08-2017] : Official demo of the game has been released!!! It is available for download via itch.io here.
UPDATE [17-05-2017] : Background artist has been hired and is in the process of creating backgrounds for the game. BunnyVoid has been doing an amazing job so far and I'll going to keep them on this project.
UPDATE [27-04-2017] : Music composer was hired to make a custom track for this game!! Eric Matyas was kind and amazing enough to let me use his pre-made music as well as create a whole new track for the market scenes. I am currently incorporating the music into the game.
UPDATE [05-04-2017] : RETURN FROM HIATUS / REBOOT
UPDATE [20-10-2015] : Hiatus - I'me putting the game development on hiatus for some time as I work through some things in RL. Apologies for the delay but I'll get make time for the game hopefully in the near future.
UPDATE [25-09-2015] : Hi everyone!! I've uploaded a very short gameplay video onto my facebook page. (youtube has locked me out of my account >__>) Check it out and be sure to like, comment, and share the video to help promote the game. =] Thankies!!
UPDATE [23-09-2015] : I've adding shading and lighting to the background art to try and give the game a little more depth. Have also started making the art needed for the next section of the game (after the beta) and have been doing coding for the 8 hours straight. Also, new questions at end of post!
UPDATE [29-08-2015] : The beta version is available for download now =D Here
UPDATE [14-08-2015] : A beta version of the game will be released on the 29th of August 2015. Find out more here
The game ended up being much more story-driven than I had expected, as a result there are now "9" possible story endings, seven of which have branching romance endings.
The game I am making is a doujinshi game based on the first ending to the anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club.
You can watch the ending here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88xPxULx-II
Because it's a doujinshi, I must warn everyone that even though you play in an Arabian setting, the characters still retain their Japanese names and use some Japanese honorifics (e.g. Rin-sama).
I've tried to make VN games before but this is the first time I've ever gotten this far.
If you have any advice or suggestions please comment and let me know. There are some questions at the bottom of this post.
You play as Rin Matsuoka, the young sultan of a fictional land. One day, you are informed by captain Mikoshiba, the captain of the palace guards, that rumours have arisen that someone has been sent to kidnap you. You decide to leave the palace, against the suggestions of the captain, to get in contact with your friends in the city that you believe may be able to help you solve who has been sent to abduct you.
Script: 100% (over 30,000 words)
Background Art: 100%
Original Character Designs by Kōji Ōji and Futoshi Nishiya © Kyoto Animation
Character Artwork by Red-Baby (me)
Music by Eric Matyas
Background Artwork by BunnyVoid
Some background images from google.
Textbox by OokamiKasumi
Before you play it, what do you think will happen at the end?
After you play it, what did you think of the story?
Which characters do you ship together?