Mysterious Fosters follows the story of a little boy or girl when they are adopted under strange circumstances where all the paperwork has all cleared properly yet somehow no one has seen your new parents in person, anxiously the nun running the orphanage decides to let you go under your insistence.
When you arrive in your new home no one is there... The door you came in through jammed behind you and you keep receive bizarrely well timed text messages as if someone were watching you on a strange smartphone with no buttons that was left out for you.
You begin to explore this seemingly abandoned house... Can you unravel the mystery of your new parents before Sister Mirabelle's nerves get the better of her and she comes to take you back to the orphanage?
Mysterious Fosters will operate with you moving between the different rooms of the house investigating objects and documents to find the truth, you will also use certain items to find solutions to some simple puzzles. It's meant to be relatively short
You pick the gender of your character and choose between being smart, quick, or brave (which have different ways of affecting your two main stats)
Anxiety: The house is a little spooky and some things can make you more anxious, if your anxiety gets too high you will instantly switch to the "running away" ending
Time: Sister Mirabelle was reluctant to let you go and will come to check on you, if she finds you alone in the house when she comes she will take you back to the orphanage, leading to another non-victorious ending
Quick: Use up less time moving from room to room
Smart: Use up less time reading or solving puzzles, perhaps you also get hints
Brave: Anxiety has to get higher than average to be scared away
Mysterious Foster is planned to have 2 "failure" endings, 5 "win" endings, and one "true" ending depending on how much you uncover in the time available
"You": A small primary school aged orphan child
(This character is never actually displayed in the game)
Sister Mirabelle: The kindly nun running the orphanage, she worries often about the children under her care
"Dad": A person sending you text messages as if they were watching you without ever showing themselves
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"Mother": A mysterious person who seems to leave you messages by arranging objects in the house
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Behind the work:
It was mostly just me working on this, in the beginning I had a friend of mine on board for the art but their life got busy and they ended up just providing me concept sketches to help out. Also the
I actually made a tiny amount of this before once but then stopped when I thought this would be good for a NaNoRen0 entry and waited until now. I started the project all over again from scratch so I hope that's still okay.
The end result of this visual novel varies slightly from the original outline in the WiP thread, for one thing there is no longer a "you" character image
Any issues made known to me will be added into this section and crossed off as they are fixed
-Inconsistency between the game referring to you as "you" and referring to you as "I"