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Date, create, and share!

Assuming the role of a male high school student in Japan, the player will meet, interact with, and date a number of female characters with the goal of winding up with one of them at the end of a 101-day calendar. Yeah, you've seen this all before...or have you?

In other romance sims, there's little reason to replay the game again once you've pursued all the characters you're interested in. But Heartache 101 allows for a variable female cast. The number of characters in the game is completely open-ended!

You can create new characters and add them to the game, share them with other users, and add characters created by other users. You can create the images for custom characters from a template, or use images you created yourself, or images from any source. (only "standing" images of characters can be imported; there is no event CG in the game) A simple scripting language is provided for writing story events. You can also customize some of the music.

The game system itself is in part a visual novel interface with gameplay that include conversational decision-making, board game-like mechanics, stat management, financial management, and more.

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New game forthcoming, some might like to know



Since I've been asked many times if I would ever make a sequel to Heartache....

Well this is not a sequel. In very many ways it's radically different. But some might find that it partially retains a bit of the same feel?

So I'm posting the first public screenshot here, and whoever is interested, look for a game page up in the next week or two with the title "Where One Citizen". Game is not complete yet, but after 10 years of development it's about time to start showing it!

Posts

Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
Arghh! This game is on the front page every day.


You speak as if this has never happened before. Though, from what I understand from elsewhere, editing an old download will not bump a game to the front page with RMN4.
^I suppose a good thing about this is that it might stop trolls from posting in the project thread. (Adon237's post wasn't all trollish, but still)
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1743
It was pretty good, from what I have played of it. But then I asked my self "Why am I playing a dating simulation game?" and stopped. I will not say anymore. Damn! I just bumped this game above mine again!
game is a lot of fun. havent finished it yet but i'm already hooked and am itching to keep playing. good job and keep up the good work.
Sailerius
did someone say angels
3304
Why is this game always on the front page? It looked interesting at first, but I'm sick and tired of seeing it constantly now.
chana
(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
1584
Well, smile : at this very moment it isn't, but hurry up, it's not going to last:(
author=Sailerius
Why is this game always on the front page? It looked interesting at first, but I'm sick and tired of seeing it constantly now.


That's kinda how I feel about seeing trollish comments like these on my project thread.
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1743
author=flowerthief
author=Sailerius
Why is this game always on the front page? It looked interesting at first, but I'm sick and tired of seeing it constantly now.
That's kinda how I feel about seeing trollish comments like these on my project thread.
No offense, but I like this project. Though, to a good number of people, it gets annoying to constantly see it up on the front page. I haven't really seen any updates. Just Ichimaru or whatever his name is bumping your game like crazy. Also:
author=Ichimaru_Gin
SENSEI!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!!! ITS SO BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!! SHISHOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OKASAN!!!!!!! ODOUTOSAN!!!!!! LOOK!!!!!!! ISN'T FLOWERTHIEF SO TALENTED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He does this to every game. It seems to stop people from posting in that specific section.
(I have sent him a message, but he still hasn't removed the post from my game page!)
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
author=Adon237
Though, to a good number of people, it gets annoying to constantly see it up on the front page.

Say what you will, but somebody is doing something right!

author=flowerthief
I just noticed that the page lists the game as having been downloaded over 3000 times. That can't be right! It was under 1000 yesterday.
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1743
author=Marrend
author=flowerthief
I just noticed that the page lists the game as having been downloaded over 3000 times. That can't be right! It was under 1000 yesterday.
Somebody must be doing something correctly, though!

A.K.A. Bumping or having someone bump your front page constantly for weeks on end! D:
And also, this seems to be the recent most popular game on the front page section.
A dating sim, no offense, but I just might take a break from RMN if this dating sim takes over. /end of conspiracy theory
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20053
Bumping to the first page of the games section is one thing, as any added content to a game page, be it comment, blog, image, or whatever, would do that. Bumping a game to the front page is an entirely different matter.

Perhaps this game getting bumped to the front page is what annoys some people, as this isn't necessarily a "new game to play" as the section on the front page suggests? Then again, it could be that people are peeved because their game doesn't have as many page views and/or downloads as this game. Just a theory, though.
Ichimaru isn't bumping this game like crazy. He posted that a week or two ago. No one person is bumping this game like crazy. Ironically, complaints about the game being bumped are themselves bumping the game.

Is it too much to ask that comments posted in this thread actually be about the game and not about the game's presence on the front page or top of the games section? Please?
How do you get the Akari encounter? I managed to get her once but now I can't figure out how I did it.
^ Here are some hints I posted earlier:
There are three ways to meet Akari (dark-haired girl):

Method 1 -- In a Miki event, for a set of two choices with the first being a Mind check, take the second choice. Later, there will be a choice with a Soul check in a Keika event. Take the first choice and pass the Soul check.

Method 2 -- In a Riho event, for a set of two choices with the first being an Athletics check, take the second choice. (you won't be able to get Riho's ending, however)

Method 3 -- In a Tsubasa event, for a set of two choices with the first being a Mind check, take the second choice. (you won't be able to get Tsubasa's ending, however)

Once you have gotten Akari's affection up a bit, there will eventually be two opportunities to meet Hinami (orange-haired girl).
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
563
Enjoying this so far, thanks.
Well, as far as I understand, the game stays in front page because flowerthief is constantly updating the game, which is a GOOD thing, so idk why the complaints.
Btw, I liked this game, played the 0.5 I think, I'm gonna wait for some more releases to play it again
benos
My mind is full of fuck.
563
Yay, got Riho. Sorry Miki. :p Love the ending credits.
I dont know what happend but i was talking to miki at the begging and well it was Story 1 of the intro story and i choose branch c it kept giving me affection down and well i cept hitting enter for a little and when it stoped it said next to her statu she diliked me and i really dont know what happend ran into the glitch but this game is awsome i love it
^ It sounds like you accidentally stumbled upon the cheat which decreases affection.
ALT + F6 decreases affection of the active speaker by 100 if the active speaker is one of the girls.


wait what really that dosent sound like a very fun cheat at all its good to know that the game is working fine for me anymore cheat because i might stmble apon