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“Woe to boys who refuse to obey their parents and run away from home! They will never be happy in this world, and when they are older they will be very sorry for it.” - Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Story::

Ringmaster Clause takes place before the events of the previous Maimie’s Toybox game, Queen Mary’s Script. This time, players join Clause as he’s first created. Through his naivety, he struggles to learn the basic rules of the world of humans. It’s an unfair world for dolls and in his frustration, he soon escapes the safety of his glass cage after the death of a dear friend.
Along the way, he meets the colorful Cat and stubborn Signora. Together, the three set out to gather up a troupe and create a circus just for dolls.
But circus life isn’t always so happy as shown in books and pictures.
Clause soon learns the dark secrets of the circus troupe and comes to realize that it’s not only humans who bear two faces.

With a longing for home, Clause seeks to put out the fire he started.

Characters::
Clause - A modern day Pinocchio fresh to the world. He wants nothing more than to stay with Nicholas for as long as he lives.
Nicholas - A sickly young boy who is always smiling.
Cat - A dandy who cares for nothing but good music and good girls.
Signora Rosaura - A young doll that wants to do nothing more than to save others.

And many more!

Game::
The game is much in the same style as Queen Mary’s Script but with more puzzles and less focus on fighting. It uses a action based fighting system.
You do not have to play Queen Mary’s Script in order to play this game. In fact, it’s better if you play this one first as QMS spoils some things for this game.

Features::
- Handdrawn graphics similar to other MT games
- Falcao Pearl ABS fighting system
- A few small side quests that lead to bonus content
- End game bonuses
- Horror elements??

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Latest Blog

Bug fixing

Hello everyone!

I am currently translating Ringmaster Clause into Japanese, but I lost my list of bugs to fix. I already can remember a few off the top of my head and definitely am going through reviews and comments, but I feel as if there were a lot more.

I know it’s kind of rude of me to ask, but if anyone ran into any bugs that they can remember, please tell me! Even if it was minor, I want to fix it.

Thank you!
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Ooh, I'm so excited to play this! I can't wait til it's ready to be downloadable!
> w <
Queen Mary has been fairly enjoyable, albeit flawed. I'm definitely looking forward to starting this up!
(although it shall wait thanks to my hands)
@TheLovelyBones and sweetoleander::
Thank you so much!

@Kylaila: Agreed. There was a lot about QMS that needed to be fixed in both story and gameplay. I hope I was able to grow from then with RMC.
Alright, so I've started playing!
It's quite nice so far, and I'm always so pleased with this world that I'm always thrilled to engage in it more.
Anyways, I've encountered something a little strange:
When Clause needs to gather things from the room, I picked up Amanda's picture, chatted with her, then went into the foyer area with the windows. I went and interacted with the windows, and Clause comments on the sunny days, then notices something outside. I'm then taken outside, when there are no characters, but I can sometimes pan around a bit... is this supposed to be here? The panning is a bit buggy and I can't interact with anything.

^ Oh no, that's a bug! I'm so sorry about that!
You're only supposed to be able to do that when Nicholas is talking with Peter in his room. Then when you look outside, Amanda's supposed to be there.
But I just looked and realized I didn't use the right switch in case people examined the windows after that point in the game.


Were you able to get out of there or did you get stuck?
author=gabicho
^ Oh no, that's a bug! I'm so sorry about that!
You're only supposed to be able to do that when Nicholas is talking with Peter in his room. Then when you look outside, Amanda's supposed to be there.
But I just looked and realized I didn't use the right switch in case people examined the windows after that point in the game.


Were you able to get out of there or did you get stuck?


It makes you stuck outside, I'm afraid. It's not a big deal, I saved right beforehand so I just went out the door and ignored the window.
^ Thank you for pointing it out. I don't think I'll upload a version with a fix since it's kind of an easy bug to avoid but at least I'm able to fix it for the Japanese version.
Again, sorry about that! I hope you enjoy the rest of the game!
??? There doesn't seem to be a way to further progress in Rosie's haven

I've already unlocked the room using the switch, got the scissors, and used it on the barbed wire and the door to the maze. There's no way up to the top part of the maze though; while there is something that looks like a potential passage at the bottom of the maze, it doesn't work. Is it a bug, or am I missing something??

Sorry you're having trouble!

The passage at the bottom of the maze on the wall doesn't work??

Does a message not pop up or does it transport you somewhere else? I'm asking just because other people haven't had trouble and if it's a bug, I'd like to fix it ASAP.

author=gabicho
Sorry you're having trouble!

The passage at the bottom of the maze on the wall doesn't work??

Does a message not pop up or does it transport you somewhere else? I'm asking just because other people haven't had trouble and if it's a bug, I'd like to fix it ASAP.



Oh now I feel stupid xD I got confused
I thought it was the little corridor a few boxes over that looks like it goes somewhere south


Funny though, I did check that area you highlighted before you replied and I didn't catch that. I'll look to see if it did bug out on me or I just didn't face in that direction XD
^ Let me know if you're still having trouble! :>
I finished~ And I'm on my second playthrough!

Just a few things:
There are two minor dialogue glitches I noted: the first is in Punch's haven-even after completing the fish key room and killing the spawned enemies, if you reenter the room Cat will repeat the last conversation about the key.
Also, the mini quest involving Punch's haven has Joy and Ally (the two dolls with Cat's picture and the cotton candy) repeating dialogue even after the quest has been finished.


They're not anything major, I just thought you'd like to know if someone hasn't pointed it out already.
You guys deserve way more subscribers and views than you have at the moment! I will start playing the game as soon as I have time. Be prepared for a long comment after I'm done playing it. =)
author=Myrilene
I finished~ And I'm on my second playthrough!

Just a few things:
There are two minor dialogue glitches I noted: the first is in Punch's haven-even after completing the fish key room and killing the spawned enemies, if you reenter the room Cat will repeat the last conversation about the key.
Also, the mini quest involving Punch's haven has Joy and Ally (the two dolls with Cat's picture and the cotton candy) repeating dialogue even after the quest has been finished.


They're not anything major, I just thought you'd like to know if someone hasn't pointed it out already.


Thank you for pointing those out! No one has noticed them yet so I'm glad you caught them.
Thanks for playing my game as well!

author=Schwer-von-Begriff
You guys deserve way more subscribers and views than you have at the moment! I will start playing the game as soon as I have time. Be prepared for a long comment after I'm done playing it. =)


Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy RMC.
If you run into any problems, let me know!
Oh my, I can't believe a year has already passed since I played QMS. I'll definitely give this a spin when I have the time. Can't wait to see how you've improved!
This is a very good game so far, but I'm afraid I'm stuck :(
So, I'm stuck on the time when I (Clause)am supposed to hide from Nicholas' father. He always found me, and I don't know how to escape the 'glass cage'.

Help me please? I want to finish this game (T_T)
@nocturneofdeath
You need to talk to the first doll from the right several times (the one just near the spot Clause was lying) before a decision box pops up, and then choose Yes.
I wonder if there is a place to hide where Peter won't find Clause...
I really need a guide or something cause I'm stuck in Albert's haven. :(
Ebeth
always up for cute art and spicy gay romance
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I enjoyed the Mindless Box demo so I thought I'd check out your other games and I was not disappointed! Though this game did rip out my heart and stomp on it a bunch. Overall the game was excellently done. I like your mixed media style and it really helped contribute to the surreal nature of the game. You also had a good balance of actual gameplay to story for a game where the story is really the main draw. (Though the battle system was a bit pointless)

Anyway I can't wait to play the rest of your games!

Also a question regarding the story because I like to make myself sad.

Since Rosie was destroyed within her haven that means she can't visit Punch right? Since she was destroyed completely she's completely dead. And since she didn't visit Punch right after she died Punch is probably still waiting for her and has no way of knowing what happened and because Clause's invites were probably burned so he can't visit her and let her know she's probably really confused why Rosie won't come and see her. Poor Punch and Rosie :'(


That's not really a question is it though..
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