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A game by Fallingstar Games.

Welcome to Frostel Island, once a haven for the logging industry before it left and took all its business with it. Its economy hasn't been quite the same since.

However, on this island there is a mountain that hikers from all around come to climb at least once. It is called Trial Mountain. It's not too difficult with a good trail guide, but they often cost a pretty penny to hire.



That's where you come in.

Your name is Coda, and this is your first time guiding a crew of tourists up Trial Mountain.
It's also your first time setting foot on Trial Mountain.
You also happen to be a cold-blooded temporic who's only been able to survive in this cold climate due to your frustration-fueled fire magic.

...Yeah, you're probably screwed.

But what else can you do to escape this island? Keep working your dead-end restaurant job?
Can't keep doing that forever.

Thanks to a little bit of encouragement from a stranger who looked a lot like that dude on your favorite bag of chips, you decided on a crazy plan: borrow the courage and ambition from your original character to do something bold enough to fund your escape from Frostel Island.

So now you've got a party to lead up that mountain. Maybe they'll even like your cooking; who knows?

---Controls---
Directional keys: Standard movement
PG Down/PG Up: Turn while moving
Action key: Examine, Talk to others
A key: Toggle HUD
S key: Collect water/??? water
ESC: Menu
F12: Pause

---Gameplay---

The gameplay is split into two parts: exploration and downtime.


During exploration, you must guide Coda and her party up the mountain, foraging for extra food along the way. With each leg of the journey, new dangers will emerge and new challenges will need to be conquered. Choices must be made and resources must be expended. Your skills as a hiker (and leader) will be tested here.


During downtime, Coda and the group will share some time to eat dinner and reflect upon the day's events. It's up to you to make sure that everyone gets a meal they're satisfied with. Your clients' happiness is important in this journey. Just keep in mind that one of them is vegan and the other is an obligate carnivore. But that's nothing you're not already prepared for, right?

---Characters---


Coda Diamondback - Age 25
Somewhat childish but always sincere and hard working. She wants to see the world beyond Frostel and leave her adoptive mother behind. She loves to cook and draw, but rarely gains an audience due to her lack of social skills.


Topaz Lunabun - Age 21
A local celebrity often seen on stage at the Iliana Theatre. They are extremely pacifistic and concerned about the welfare of animals to the point that they refuse to eat meat of any kind. They can be picky and at times temperamental, but be around them long enough and it's easy to understand why they are so well renowned in the theatre community.


Vern Castaway - Age 20
Topaz's closest friend and bodyguard. Having been kicked out of his home in his teenage years for his sexual orientation, he had to grow up fast on the streets. While saving Topaz from a run-in with some thugs in a back alley, he fell in love with their incredible voice and has stuck with them ever since. As a big cat at heart, he loves all sorts of meat and fish.


Frie ??? - Age 17
Not much is known about her, being quiet and difficult to read. Rumor has it that her heart is frozen solid, even. Who is this enigma?


Francis ??? - Age ???
An odd fishman who's been seen near popular fishing areas. He's quite the flirt, especially with other men. Really likes to eat worms, odd as that sounds.


Arctos Ursa - Age ???
A bear. A literal grizzly bear. Approch with caution.

Latest Blog

Demo version 1.2.3!

Thank you to everyone that's played our game so far! With the feedback we've gotten, me and the rest of the team have been able to tighten up the experience, and have fixed quite a few bugs and inconsistencies.
NOTE: This new version uses a different, more legible font! Please install it from the fonts folder before playing!

Please let us know if there are any issues with the current demo. Thank you!

(As a note, the Perfect Meal Challenge is still active! Read the appropriate post for details)

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Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
6258
This is such a good pitch. I feel positive about this one.
Deckiller
Just a random RMNer once again.
18121
Oooh another winter game :> The style is nice
hello, the game keeps on crashing at this spot. can you look into it please?



thanks.
Ah, I know that error. That particular map transfer is broken in the demo. It's long since been fixed since the demo dropped but it's going to be a while until the next demo is released.
In the meantime, best thing to do in this case is to find a different entrance to that acre.
ah okay. actually it just frustates me since i tend to forgot how to reach that area so i ended up reaching that spot again on the next run (that was the second run btw). and you can't save in the area so i have to redo the game again from the start (there is a quicksave option that i never used, but i assume it was just for one time save, right? (the save file will be deleted after you load the game))
Yeah, it's a quicksave thingie. Like, if you reeeeally wanted to, you could copypaste the quicksave file somewhere else for back-up, but generally yeah it automatically gets deleted after being loaded.
Normally I would have regular saving available, but limited saving is done in this game for thematic reasons relating to Coda's mental disabilities, which will become more important later in the game. (Essentially, she forgets new things easily and relapses into routines a lot.)
I may later add a couple "ink ribbon" save coupons for limited perma-saves in levels/add a save checkpoint at the midpoint though.
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