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This game was made in 50 days for the 50 Days of Representation event!

When he was very young, Ross Guarglia knew that his life would be short. But, when he suddenly got so much more life to live, he wasted no time in beginning to live it. With his impressive strength, empathetic heart, and love for story-telling he makes the perfect monster hunter. But, for how long? Is this gig for now or forever? Either way - until he decides otherwise - there's no monster he can't help!

Or, at least, that's what he thought.

Seven years ago, the Onora Laboratory was lost to the sea in an accident, but it's finally been found and there is plenty of unfinished business to be settled! Follow the hard-rocking monster hunters Ross Guarglia, Michael O'rourke, and Domino Taylor as they work to restore the monsters of their world back to human through the power of love, friendship, and rock-and-roll. Right on!

- About 1-2 hours in length depending on how you play.
- Play as the story-loving Ross Guarglia and weapon-loving Mikey as they hunt monsters and come to realize they also love each other.
- Equip badges to gain new skills, stat boosts, and ways to explore the world. Customize your badge loadout according to your playstyle!
- Solve puzzles and mysteries as you explore the world
- Help restore the monsters of the world to their human form!

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Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
Hi! There's a bit of a problem.

I can't make the game progress further than
when you talk to Mikey's dad. The battle won't start, and if I try talking to Mikey's dad again, the same dialog of him challenging Mikey to a fight comes up
Oh no! I'll fix it asap! (That's such a shame - it's super early in the game oof)

Edit: I switched a page last second without flipping a switch it seems
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
No problem! I'll go right back to checking it out, now.

EDIT: I mean, as soon as the fixed version is uploaded.
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
Sorry for the double post, but was the download updated? I downloaded the file again a few minutes ago and the bug still happens.
Sorry, I only just updated it!

I had hw to do + chatted with some friends I hadn't talked to in awhile. It should be working now. Thanks for bringing the issue to my attention! I hope you enjoy the rest of the game!
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
No problem! I'll get back to it soon.
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
Sorry for the doublepost again (doing it because there's no notification for edits).

I got softlocked here using the jump ability:
Thanks for letting me know - you're helping me a ton!
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
you're welcome! :) I'm enjoying the game so far. It has flaws, but it is pleasant and wholesome, especially with the story and the interactions between Mikey and Ross.

My review should be done in one hour or so.

EDIT: Also, here's a list of bugs I found:

Just to clarify, I'm not counting the bugs into the final score, since they are supposed to be patched out regardless of everything else, but I'm gonna list a few.


- There are some places where an enemy event will continue to block the way after being defeated.
- It is way too easy to use Mikey's jumping ability to jump off the map in Onora City.
- HP regen badge doesn't work, instead giving us NULL HP (?????)
- I got softlocked after jumping on a certain tile.
- Sometimes the block breaking won't work for no good reason.
- It is possible to repeat certain monster backstory cutscenes even when the person corresponding to the monster has already been saved.
- Some doors are set to "push button" instead of "player touch". I didn't keep track of all of them, though, I'm sorry :(

Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
Double post again, sorry!


After the final battle against Static Head, two lines about Domino being scared for Mikey and Ross keep looping infinitely.

"When we went dead silent over the radio, we had apparently given Domino a fright.

Of course, when teased, she denied she was worried about us."

It's a real shame cos I really want to know how it ends.
@gretgor I'm really glad that you liked it despite its flaws! It's lacking a lot of polish and the glitches that were present were stronger than I thought!

I'm gonna upload a new demo with a save file near the end in like a half hour if you want but not much happens after that! Here's a brief description of it:
After that Ross briefly describes the process of returning the wildlife in the lab back to normal then talks about how he knows where he wants to explore next implying he's fully comfortable with his life as a monster hunter now.

Originally there was going to be a second dungeon that focused on Ross more but the current demo really is mostly Mikey's stuff


Edit: It has been uploaded! I don't think you personally would benefit much from watching the very very end but I'm happy to have a version with minimal bumps
Gretgor
I have started my journey to get my first 4/5 before dreaming any bigger than that. Gradual and steady does it... hopefully.
2682
Okay then, thanks!
@gretgor No problem. And, thanks for playing! You really helped me out a lot with the bugs, so I threw in a shout out to you in the readme and download section.

Once I have actual credits in you'll be mentioned there too!
Cap_H
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6578
how am i not subscribed to this yet? Gourd back in gammak is a big thing.
Aw, cap, you're always way too nice to me. ^.^;

Weird enough, I *just* finished reading your interview with the Grimm's Hollow developer at the start of this year that I *just* so happened to find by puttering around on the main page earlier today. It was a good interview!

The demo for Static Head is a little bit rough at the moment, but it still has some good moments. When I get the chance I'm gonna make major presentation and gameplay improvements as well as adding the second half of the game I had planned on!

Here's hoping the feedback I got so far goes into some good gam mak~
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
6578
Thank you! I might continue with interviews on a less regular basis to spotlight some misao contenders.
It probably will take me a while to play this (although I should have some time in the second half of september), but from the description alone I'm hooked. It looks like you took some inspiration from unity's Date Knights and made a compact dungeon crawler with a good dose of romance thrown in. Artwork for the characters looks fab and the goal of the game to turn monsters in people is very human and overreaching imho.
Ooh I will look forward to those interviews then!

I can't say I was thinking of Date Knights specifically but I love that game so I would not be surprised if I subconsciously drew inspiration from it. All of Unity's games are a constant source of inspiration honestly.

Thanks for the note on the portraits too I worked hard on them!! By the end of September it should be looking a little better so that's probably a good thing you can't get to it quite yet
Hey quite good so far! I really like thebsystem and the setting.... mmh shall I wait for the update? Hm it's also challenging so far, but not really hard. Nice!
PS: that thumbnail is so creepy!!!
@TheRPGmakerAddict Oh, I'm glad you're liking it!! The update should come relatively soon so I'd recommend waiting for it honestly.

The feedback I've gotten on the game has been awesome and really inspired me to make this little game as good as I can before moving on to another! I think there is plenty to enjoy in this version either way so it's up to you in the end

Thanks for your compliment on the thumbnail!! It's a picture of a painting I made that means a lot to me and relates pretty heavily to the themes of the game like self-acceptance despite feeling like you've become exactly what you never wanted to be. (and other things but those are spoilersss)
author=Gourd_Clae
@TheRPGmakerAddict Oh, I'm glad you're liking it!! The update should come relatively soon so I'd recommend waiting for it honestly.

The feedback I've gotten on the game has been awesome and really inspired me to make this little game as good as I can before moving on to another! I think there is plenty to enjoy in this version either way so it's up to you in the end

Okkk I will wait a bit but not too much!

author=Gourd_Clae
Thanks for your compliment on the thumbnail!! It's a picture of a painting I made that means a lot to me and relates pretty heavily to the themes of the game like self-acceptance despite feeling like you've become exactly what you never wanted to be. (and other things but those are spoilersss)


Wow! Nice, really! I wondered how was it related to the game...
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