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Available on STEAM!

And ITCH.IO!

If you want a code to make a review, hey, don't be scared... send me a message! :)

FLAVOR

When Lorne Volley answers a mysterious email from Lady Love he quickly finds his soulmate.

Twice.

Twin strangers who look alike, talk alike, and live similar lives.

You are Lorne's silent Muse. His guiding hand. His inspiration.

Draw him from his loneliness to connect with acquaintances, reunite with family, and explore the ebbing romances of two distant cities. Maybe you'll unravel his doppelganger dilemma and reveal true love. Or maybe he'll end up alone.


KEY INGREDIENTS

FOMO 18g: Navigate a tight schedule of diverse bonds

HONESTY 3g: Choose when to tell the truth or hide those feelings

FUTURES 12g: Unlock multiple endings by juggling contacts

INSPIRATION 100mg: Be the gentle push and pull of lonely lives



NUTRITIONAL FACTS

- Narratively rich. Like a dense brownie made of book parts. Expect a lot of good reading.

- Gorgeous soundtrack by Lannie "Merlandese" Neely III and Fernando "Ferdk" Carabajal. We're proud of it.

- LGBTQ+ inclusion.

- A schedule system. That's the heart of it. Think of, like, a Persona game but with none of the dungeon-y stuff.

- Alcohol is represented and in some cases abused. Be careful.





Latest Blog

Placebo Love, Launched!

Placebo Love exists! It's real love! And a real, breathing, living video game!

Links below for Steam and Itch to purchase, and if you want to ask me for a key, I might say yes. ;)

Thanks everyone!

STEAM

ITCH.IO!
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  • 01/25/2021 04:39 PM
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A new Merlandese game!!!~ When might one know more?
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11002
author=Hasvers
A new Merlandese game!!!~ When might one know more?


YESSSSS. Also WTF Hasvers is still around? Hi Hasvers!

I did an "RPG Maker Cola" podcast episode where we talk more in detail about it with Kan Gao and Merlandese (Placebo Love details in particular in the last, say, half hour of the podcast). Here's a link to where it's hosted on Podomatic. (Also could search on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and it'll be there.)

I still remember you for the brilliantly innovative Exeunt Omnes and how you played my game. I was going to ask you how you were, but I feel like I'd be hijacking this gamepage for personal enquiry if I did - anyway, how are you?-

PLACEBO LOOOOOOOOOVE <3
Wow hi Cash, you 1) still exist and 2) are indeed an active radiophonic pillar of the community!

Thanks a bunch for letting me know about the podcast, that was really super interesting. I am now thrice as intrigued! (as a random thought, the discussion reminded me of Mircea Eliade; I recommend his novels, e.g. Forbidden Forest, which often feature a strange mix of love, dopplegangers, and mysteries that really feel like there is a solution vibrating below the surface, but not a puzzle-like solution)

As for me, I'm not really around so just ignore me :P (I just happened to wander the internets onto this site on a whim and saw a cool buzzing game, but my gam mak days are still in an extended coma)

And my, blueperiod is also still here and active, which makes me very happy.
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11002
author=Hasvers
As for me, I'm not really around so just ignore me :P (I just happened to wander the internets onto this site on a whim and saw a cool buzzing game, but my gam mak days are still in an extended coma)

And my, blueperiod is also still here and active, which makes me very happy.


I shall not ignore thee! I still remember and always will. And blueperiod has been away for a while also but is getting back into making games. I haven't made games for a while but I'm making stuff about games, so... I guess that counts ;) It's just good to see that Hasvers is doing well, and I wish we had a better way to catch up than to post on Merlandese's gamepage! (At least it will get buzz! :)) Feel free to join the RPGMaker.net Discord if that's your thing, otherwise it's good to see you in passing while curious.

Anyway, Placebo Love is the shiznit and I can't wait until I get my hands on this. Life Sim / Schedule Emulator is that genre I wish to see actually blossom into something wonderful. This game might actually do it. (THERAPIST: Mind Manager and Cart Life notwithstanding.)
HASVERS! Been awhile, man. Sucks to hear you've put a coma on gam mak but that's life. Gam Mak is a fickle beast. I'm definitely adding some Mircea Eliade to my Goodreads list.

Thanks for all the hype, Benny! I know what you have in mind for your own vision of this style of game and I hope Placebo Love scratches that itch without taking your own best ideas.

Placebo Love should be done this year. It's really picked up steam and it's basically just down to the testing phase and the eternal polish stage. I'll pass some keys out when it's cleaner. ;)
CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11002
author=Merlandese
Placebo Love should be done this year. It's really picked up steam and it's basically just down to the testing phase and the eternal polish stage. I'll pass some keys out when it's cleaner. ;)

Ooh, yes please. You better know I'll stream that and promote it on the RPG Maker Cola account. :)

Edit: But actually, don't give me a key, I'll probably just buy it ^_^
It's alive and it's so good!! Merlandese, you do not disappoint. Did my first playthrough in one sitting a few weeks back, in defiance of sleep and good sense. Will play again whenever the opportunity arises!

(also, while on the topic of gratulating, 1. Lure is currently the most played boardgame in my household, and 2. Prisha's lines were priceless)
author=Hasvers
It's alive and it's so good!! Merlandese, you do not disappoint. Did my first playthrough in one sitting a few weeks back, in defiance of sleep and good sense. Will play again whenever the opportunity arises!

(also, while on the topic of gratulating, 1. Lure is currently the most played boardgame in my household, and 2. Prisha's lines were priceless)


Holy heck, I don't know what to be flattered about most right now, thanks a lot, Hasvers! Really glad you liked Placebo Love! I'm going to patch a little soon that might add some slight interactions post-max bond. Not exactly efficient but some people seem to want it, and honestly it was in the original scope (scope cut casualty).

And also super glad you liked LURE. We've been playing with a little house rule where you have a coin that moves to the most recent animal to arrive in the garden, and that animal costs 1 extra to collect while the coin is on them. Kind of mitigates people snatching a fresh animal before your turn can come back around. Try it out! :)


CashmereCat
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
11002
WHAT THE ACTUAL HECKING HECK srry i'm late but this game is amazing and everyone should go play it, even me because i keep meaning to go back to play it (i've played maybe about 4 hours or so) but it is... so unique and there's so many scenarios. It's a visual novel and scheduling simulator about doppelgangers but it's actually incredibly well-made. Well-written, very very unique! I love the spiritual component to the whole thing, and the relationships are tracked really well. It's like Persona, if there was no walking around or jumping into the TV, and the game was a lot quicker! And written differently in a more mature and grounded setting but still with a lot of the fantastical elements <3 I loved this game and wish to play more but my procrastination lol i'm sorry
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