-The "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award -Excellence in Narrative Entries
It was also nominated for Best Game Title, "Everlasting Journey" Award and Game of the Year!
I'm particularly happy with the two categories it won. The game's narrative was definitely my focus. I took a bunch of online courses on writing, and the game mechanics were designed in a way that directly interact and give form to the narrative, instead of just complementing it. Looking back there are things I would change, but I'm proud of the final result.
Also, it's a game that looks nothing like RPG Maker and I did it with very few plugins and no scripting knowledge. So it's a completely custom system entirely event based which was nightmarish to make and full of bugs that needed fixing. I'm glad it got recognition from the "How the Hell Did They Do That?" Award!
Indeed, I already knew from previous games that I very much enjoyed the stories you told, but it was how well the gameplay supported the story that truly surprised me. I’m happy that it won these awards, and that having unity win GOTY made the sting of this losing a little easier to take. Weird & Unfortunate truly is a fantastic game as well, from what admittedly little I’ve played of it (1 hour).
Very happy with these results. Would really like to recreate this turn out next year - I had no idea Therapist: Mind Manager was an rpgmaker MV game! I'll be sure to check this out. Your stuff has always been pretty great calunio. I caught a bit of it on cashmere cat's stream, with the music and the animation this was definitely one of the standout titles of 2020.
I'm definitely looking forward to playing this one. :)