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Chapter 1 Beta release!

  • Marrend
  • 08/09/2012 12:48 PM
  • 1938 views
Yes, I have uploaded a new beta! Get it! Get it now! Though, I get the odd feeling that I'm rushing this release, but, hey, that's what feedback is for! In theory.


Things of note:
The game took me 0:07:24 to playtest, according to my end-of-demo save file. That was doing the absolute minimal amount of stuff one needs to do. I'm guessing the game should take more like twenty minutes. I'm assuming save files from the previous beta would work with this, but if not, twenty minutes shouldn't be too bad.

After the boss fight in the North Park, the game will prompt you to save. This is meant as a end-of-chapter save. However, the end-of-demo event that happens after that also prompts a save screen. Feel free to ignore either, or both.

I've a theory that the end-of-demo save might not be compatible with future versions of the game. It's possible that the end-of-chapter save might not be compatible either. I'm basing this all of my my experiences with Matsumori Days. Back when that was still in development, I loaded a save that was at an an end-of-demo/end-of-chapter point after I had written more stuff into the game. What happened was, I was still jumped to the title screen, even though that code was no longer there. I haven't tested this since then, but just a heads-up.


Future release notes:
I might cut back on the music, to be honest. I only have 13 non-RTP songs into the Audio/BGM directory. All of them are very conceptual, and are linked to the project in some way, shape, or form. However, I'm not really feeling an actual need to use all of it in-game. This isn't a decision I make to make right this moment, but it's a fair warning, in case I do make discards in this area.

I had it in the back of my head that Ruri was going to fall in love. I'm not really seeing that happen with what I've got. It's a tough thing to write for, especially since I wanted it to feel natural, and have an impact on the player. It's within the realm of possibility that I was in over my head with that idea to begin with. Either the idea will be scrapped, or it will become some kind of optional task. If it's an optional task, I'm not sure how I would work it. Well, I suppose I could draw from my experience with Heartache 101 on that point, since this game does make a passing reference to that game. I dunno. The whole idea just needs more thought behind it.

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I'll give it a look, and possibly LT it. My throat is still killing me :'(
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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author=Clareain_Christopher
I'll give it a look, and possibly LT it. My throat is still killing me :'(


Dammit, I'm already getting nervous just by hearing about the possibility of being LTed!

"Nervous about the possibility". Yeah, I'm messed up, aren't I?

author=Marrend
author=Clareain_Christopher
I'll give it a look, and possibly LT it. My throat is still killing me :'(
Dammit, I'm already getting nervous just by hearing about the possibility of being LTed!

"Nervous about the possibility". Yeah, I'm messed up, aren't I?

Done. I'll upload it in a bit. The only problem I had was that the dialogue was slightly overwhelming. Though you could say I'm very impatient.
I would rate it 3.0.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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author=Clareain_Christopher
Done. I'll upload it in a bit. The only problem I had was that the dialogue was slightly overwhelming. Though you could say I'm very impatient.
I would rate it 3.0.


"Uneasy nervousness" leveled up to "Abject terror"!

On a more serious note, I just hope I can have a clear head, and stay calm while watching this. I wasn't actually expecting to get any feedback on this, you know. Certainly not this soon, and certainly not in video format either!
We need more ninja let's players.
*waits for more feedback for SR*

And don't sweat it. Your game is good. It just needs a tad more polish. Maybe work on a custom titles screen, too.
The maps could also use a little bit more flavor. The indoor maps, however, were pretty good~ :)
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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"Abject terror" levels up to "Avatar of Panic"!

On a more serious note, 25 minutes, eh? Well, we'll see how much I can take, when the time comes. On a side note, you're not suggesting that, I dunno, someone comes by Santoo Rinba for this random feedback? Naaaaaah!
author=Marrend
"Abject terror" levels up to "Avatar of Panic"!

On a more serious note, 25 minutes, eh? Well, we'll see how much I can take, when the time comes. On a side note, you're not suggesting that, I dunno, someone comes by Santoo Rinba for this random feedback? Naaaaaah!
Not unless you want to, lol.
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