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Bleeding Moons is an interactive story with some simple adventure games mechanics. If you have played games like To the Moon, this game is similar in its gameplay except that there is much more interaction.

A word of caution : This game features some scenes and dialogues that are not suitable for children.

You are Ian de Valmain, second son of the count de Valmain and not destined to heir. Through a chain of events, he is sent to work at a mercenary camp. With all that he will see and do, Ian will have to deal with his conscience and find the reason why he is alive.

Will he endure the suffering of this life so the one he loves can be happy?
How far will he go to protect them?

Whatever he chooses, his life will never be the same thereafter.

Original presentation page and demo link here.
Direct demo link here.

Please note: This demo (v.0.4) is getting old now. Almost a year has passed and a lot of improvements were made since, including a rewriting of the English sentences for a more natural feeling, with the help of a native American friend.
I'm not shutting down this link, but there will be another demo when the game is closer to release.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5

Good news, the players like Bleeding Moons!

While it only has 3 review on Steam so far, they're all very positive about the game.
And all 5 players' reviews on GOG are positive too, rating the game a 4.6 out of 5!

Thank you and don't forget to leave reviews for the games you like ;)
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  • cabfe
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Adventure Visual Novel
  • 04/10/2014 01:21 PM
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author=Jhangari
I got a very bad ending for serena basically I end up dead and she remains a childless widow even if I don't tell her about her dad how can I get a good ending?


It's not just that last choice that will determine your fate.
Your killer told you what you did wrong during the course of the game, and warned you beforehand.
Your actions and your words have consequences!
I got a very bad ending for serena basically I end up dead and she remains a childless widow even if I don't tell her about her dad how can I get a good ending?
I got a very bad ending for serena basically I end up dead and she remains a childless widow even if I don't tell her about her dad how can I get a good ending?
author=Lion786
It looks Great I can't wait to play it.

Please do!
You can find the game in many online stores now. It's just waiting for you ;)
It looks Great I can't wait to play it.
No release date yet, but it's coming soon™.

Technical QA is done. It just needs another pass at proofreading for the English version, just in case.

A new trailer is also on the rails. There are many I'd like to tell you, but it's too early to reveal everything.
You'll have to believe me when I'm saying that everything is coming just fine. :)
So how is everything looking? Do we have a release on the Horizon??
author=cabfe
Thank you Harue!

While River is the only obvious romanceable character in the demo, Ian can choose to be with 3 women in total.
Just like real life and contrary to most Visual Novels' "routes", you can even choose to go with all three at the same time, if you feel like it ;)

Or you can also choose to be alone.
As much as possible, I tried not to impose things on the players. Even River can be ditched at the start of the game, if you don't like her.



Ooooooh, that's interesting ^_^ Really looking forward to its release. Hope everything is going smoothly on your end. :)
The ilustrations took more time than expected. Poor artists have too much work and too little time...
But it's coming along nicely.
I can't give an ETA yet as it'd be premature. Since last year, if I had posted a date each time I hoped it was okay, that'll be like the tenth time I postpone the release.
I prefer not to say anything rather than lies. The way things go, it's still sometime this year.
In any case, the game is done and fully functional. And all the testers liked it, so when it's released, it won't be for nothing ;)

I'll post updates when I have more concrete info for you all. Hopefully soon!
author=cabfe
author=IanaBri11
Do you have any updates on Bleeding Moons? Is it almost finished? I've been waiting on it for a very long time and would be devastated if you'd decided not to release the finished English version of it.
It's been a long time since the last update, sorry.
But there is good news!

The game is finished and almost ready to be released.
What remains to be done is the correction/polishing of the English text (huge undertaking with 175,000 words!), some more playtest to be sure that no bugs are hiding in the shadows and getting the key illustration drawned.
And after that, finding a publisher.

I will also update the demo with the latest build and improvements when the text is ready. The current one is 2 years old!

If everything goes according to plan, Bleeding Moons should be available around this summer, earlier if I'm lucky finding a publisher quickly.


I literally have checked this page every day since posting hoping the full game is uploaded. Lol. Have you had any luck finding a publisher? Are you almost ready to release it?
author=IanaBri11
Do you have any updates on Bleeding Moons? Is it almost finished? I've been waiting on it for a very long time and would be devastated if you'd decided not to release the finished English version of it.

It's been a long time since the last update, sorry.
But there is good news!

The game is finished and almost ready to be released.
What remains to be done is the correction/polishing of the English text (huge undertaking with 175,000 words!), some more playtest to be sure that no bugs are hiding in the shadows and getting the key illustration drawned.
And after that, finding a publisher.

I will also update the demo with the latest build and improvements when the text is ready. The current one is 2 years old!

If everything goes according to plan, Bleeding Moons should be available around this summer, earlier if I'm lucky finding a publisher quickly.
Do you have any updates on Bleeding Moons? Is it almost finished? I've been waiting on it for a very long time and would be devastated if you'd decided not to release the finished English version of it.
Thank you Harue!

While River is the only obvious romanceable character in the demo, Ian can choose to be with 3 women in total.
Just like real life and contrary to most Visual Novels' "routes", you can even choose to go with all three at the same time, if you feel like it ;)

Or you can also choose to be alone.
As much as possible, I tried not to impose things on the players. Even River can be ditched at the start of the game, if you don't like her.
Just finished the demo. It's so good! Love the story line! It's hard to pick a decision every once in a while..the pressure of wanting the "best" ending. :p I'm kinda rooting for Ian and River now..hope they end up together and live happily ever after (haha). Can't wait for the finished game to see what happens! Thumbs up!:D
Great Job!! I'm looking forward to the whole game's release.
Well, I'm not planning to do another one anyway so that should be OK as it is optional.
shayoko
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515
oh its been done b4 theres plenty of games in that genre :3
that arent so nice

Thanks for the review Shayoko!

For the sake of avoiding (slight) spoilers, I'll post some short comments in this:

There is a consensus that Ian's father is a moron, to be polite. Actually, he is supposed to be somewhat hated by Ian (and the player) and a future event will involve Ian's feelings toward his father, based on duty and free will of course, with life changing consequences.
Maybe I overdid the father's role in the demo though.

The scene with Luna in her tent: Well, it's only suggestive and optional. I'm not aiming at a 18+ rating. Some people were amused by this scene as it supposedly was never done before. I don't know, I'm new to RPGMaking. Is that really too much? In my opinion, slicing throats is a far more disturbing scene. Maybe it's cultural ;)

Luna is definitely a romance option for players who'd be interested in her. I'm not forcing the player (it's about choices, after all). There will be more to know and do about Luna of course and eventually, she might be changed as much as Ian is changing.

Having an interesting River was a challenge because, like you said, she's so much like Ian that I had to avoid creating a boring clone. So, she has her moments.

Sélène is having only a small role in the demo, but you'll get to see her again. She didn't forget the little boy who brought back her lost cat.
shayoko
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515
Random thoughts

alot of lore at start

choices! : D

never seen a parent upset there kid studies o.o

lots of stuff to interact with

nice looking menu

some npcs actually have paths making it feel more lively!

ahh a infinite loop you sir have talent!

never saw that sprite movement b4! also now that i think about it the avatars are custom too? : D
amazing!

the father is a fucking POS i hate forced marriage and obligations based on family name/blood ect...

your character is supposed to be smart but he does not tell the guards he heard/saw someoen suspicious in the basement...? i hate plot devices...

choices or not
its a shame the main plot revolves around people losing there free will
its making this rather unejoyable....cut to the part where i kill the bastard and control my life :/

i wonder if these choices effect he main story :3

assassination part was interesting

the nightmare actually was really uncomfortable,i could feel the characters guilt eating
at his soul
^was well done i mean

the sex scene was unnecessary :/ this isnt hentai its not needed to know who she sleeps with :/

the camp infiltration was fun : D

a drunk luna in a base full of guards....i can only picture... XD

i wonder how she got to the cantine w/o the guard seeing her tho its clear sight XD
if it were just darkness would be little to no need for a uniform

luna>ourselves is wrong(says this after you give her a drink and talk to her again)

.............why are they having a fucking morality discussion in a enemy base in a barrects with half of the people dead....so stupid...

i wish i knew about the relationships with multiple characters earlier

when you read the sign in the enemy camp while disguised it said N1 or something was weird


Dislikes in game/spoilers

father who is a dick

the sex scene(tho un descriptive thankfully) which i felt was honestly uneeded,anyone can understand that and worse would happen during times of war w/o being enlightened(or should be able to but honestly this new generation i wonder...)


Plot

its a war plot so its a good as your interested in people being butchered over what should be fairly obvious reasons
the relationship aspect and how your character changes over time mentally and possibly emotionally? depending on your choices(cant prove this would take to long)

i hate rape,torture and slavery none of which happen far as im aware(with in a scene or direct description) so the games good on that end
sadly i also hate the noble bs
the your born into this family so you have to >insert bs here<
but overall id say its pretty good(not far from real life anyway)


Characters

besides your father more or less every character for me was ok-likable

in the demo selene(princess) you get nothing outside her ats important to her

2nd would be the assassin girl ive mixed feelings of respect and pity for her
if you see and read everything related to her you can mostly piece her story together
shes my favorite personally tho ive picking river choices(besides starting off not knowing other characters could get relationship choices id feel ripped off if i made all choices aiming for her and got trolled)

3rd the baker girl River,the one most compatible with the character you control(forgot his name)
as they share some things and have a great connection
she is his childhood friend
afraid ill go back to town and something happened to her or she got a bf : (

i only care about females meh everyone else :3


Gameplay

you may be happy to know there's no turn based battle system in this,actually theres not one at all
when ever there's a scene where you need to take someone out rather then
fighting you use intellect to take out enemies(makes sense your not a soldier)
its mostly story and cut scenes making this a interesting are less common style game

forgot to mention there was very few grammar mistakes i notices(find any i noted in random thoughts ill even mark with bold)


Overall

outside of minor nitpicks even by my own standards this is a great game! a lot of effort was put into it
i would of considered a playthru but due to length and that scene(which you can probably skip actually
and that its a demo id pass on a video playthru

it took me a few minutes shy off 3.5 hours to complete this reading every dialog and interacting with everything i could find(well w/o reloading for choices and such which may have long term effects


Closing
id highly suggest this to those who want story driven titles with no battle system
and are fine/able to accept mature content.

i hope to see more of the game have a good day
:3
author=cabfe
1 - At first, I hoped I could release at the end of the year. That's becoming less likely every day. That'll be early 2015, I guess.
If only I didn't have to work to pay the bills...

2 - I haven't decided yet, but it's a possibility. What I do know is that I'll need beta testers and proofreader(s) for the english text. And if someone wants to translate the game into another language, it's technically feasible and I can provide a build version for testing.

3 - Requirements? Just gimme money ;)
No, seriously, as long as someone is volunteering and is serious about it, I'm open to have it beta tested in a closed beta protocol.

4 - That was thought initially, then discarded because I feared some people would rename Ian with a stupid name and completely destroy the mood. Of course, the only one to blame in this case would be the player...
In any case, there is no technical limitation to have Ian renamed. I've just tested it.

If some other people would like the ability to have Ian renamed in the final version, don't hesitate to tell me, either here or via PM.


Ty for ur fast answer. and good luck in the future.
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