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Aria’s Story is a horror RPG game made using RPG Maker VX Ace. The game is focused on exploration, story and puzzles. One of the main characteristics of the game is the contrast between cute and creepy. It is inspired by the Japanese horror game Ib.

-Story-

“Aria is a bookworm who loves adventure stories and always spends her free time in the library. One day she falls asleep while reading a book and when she wakes up the library is closed. Believing that they forgot to wake her up, she tries to find a way out… In that moment she becomes the protagonist of her own story.”

-Features-

Original Art
Original Voices
Original Music
Multiple Endings

Homepage (Tumblr)

Latest Blog

Aria's Story 2.0 [New Endings]

Aria’s Story 2.0 is now available in english and spanish!
It contains new endings, a bonus room, new scenes and a new character!

NEW FEATURES

-Added 2 new endings: Good Ending and Bad Ending 2.
-The original Bad Ending has been expanded with more content. Now it’s also called Perfect Ending.
-A Bonus Room has been added.
-A new character, Wendy, has been added.
-5 new tracks have been added, that will be used in the new endings.
-There’re new scenes in the game.
-There’re 4 new CGs.
-Horror section has been updated with some new things, making it a bit scarier.
-Adjusted the darkness of most of the maps, specially the corners, making the exploration easier.
-Updated some of the maps.

You’ll see most of the new content once you reach the horror chapter, but there’s at least one new scene in every chapter!

More information about how to obtain the new endings can be found here!

Thank you so much for all the support!!!

Posts

I am looking forward to the complete version of this game!!! I really like the graphics - plus I myself really like Ib and I like reading books, too! Especially fairy tale books - but I can't deal well with Economics and Mathematics books like her. Those are my two worst subjects... I also like the fact that the library was built like that - I love the library design!
Gretgor
I like to think of myself as a sweater knitting granny, but instead of sweaters, I make games. Not great games, but hopefully nice enough to be enjoyed by a handful of people in a small community.
2164
When I try to Download this game, it says "could not open socket" after I press "authorize download" in the Mediafire thingy. Why could that be? :(

EDIT: Nevermind, got it to work. Will be providing feedback soon ^_^

EDIT 2: So, I played the demo, and it's lovely <3

The graphics are very well made, the main character is absolutely adorable ^_^. I like how the "gasps" and the laughs in the voice acting make her even cuter. The atmosphere set in the "cute side of things" is absolutely endearing, with lovely bunnies and nice people around, and when the actual game starts, it's great as well, really mysterious and beautiful.

I love the "narrator" character breaking the fourth wall, it was some nice comic relief, and she's also very cute.

Now, I had a pretty big problem with not being able to save before the first places where we could get a Game Over, which kinda threw me off a lot, having to start over so many times until I got the password right really annoyed me. I later discovered a book on the floor with a blue feather on top of it, which happened to be the save book. That would have been okay if there was any indication whatsoever that said book was the save book, but there was no way for me to know the first time around :(
Hi, completed the demo!

I think the biggest plus this game has so far despite adorable art-style is an interesting theme choice as well as nice representation of it. I especially like the idea of a small comfy library in he middle of forest, with trees and bunnies. It`s indeed the dream of every bookworm and also adds magic and fable to the atmosphere as well as reinforces the theme of stories and books.

The minus is use of cliche jumpscares, especially the one with "Do you want to play?" (or something like that) - this one has probably appeared in the majority of rpg maker horrors.
There was also small passability bug with banister near chairs on the second floor of library. I don`t know if anybody pointed that to you and haven`t managed to do screenshot, but if you need I can do one.

Good luck with further development!!!
I enjoyed the demo. I cannot wait for the full game to be released as I feel that this game will be phenomenal! Great job!
Looks very promising. Can't wait to see the finished release!
Thank you so much for all the comments!

author=Gretgor
When I try to Download this game, it says "could not open socket" after I press "authorize download" in the Mediafire thingy. Why could that be? :(

EDIT: Nevermind, got it to work. Will be providing feedback soon ^_^

EDIT 2: So, I played the demo, and it's lovely <3

The graphics are very well made, the main character is absolutely adorable ^_^. I like how the "gasps" and the laughs in the voice acting make her even cuter. The atmosphere set in the "cute side of things" is absolutely endearing, with lovely bunnies and nice people around, and when the actual game starts, it's great as well, really mysterious and beautiful.

I love the "narrator" character breaking the fourth wall, it was some nice comic relief, and she's also very cute.

Now, I had a pretty big problem with not being able to save before the first places where we could get a Game Over, which kinda threw me off a lot, having to start over so many times until I got the password right really annoyed me. I later discovered a book on the floor with a blue feather on top of it, which happened to be the save book. That would have been okay if there was any indication whatsoever that said book was the save book, but there was no way for me to know the first time around :(


Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it!
Yes, I think I should make the save point more noticeable... I'll add in the instructions that the save point is the blue feather ^o^


author=NaoKernel
Hi, completed the demo!

I think the biggest plus this game has so far despite adorable art-style is an interesting theme choice as well as nice representation of it. I especially like the idea of a small comfy library in he middle of forest, with trees and bunnies. It`s indeed the dream of every bookworm and also adds magic and fable to the atmosphere as well as reinforces the theme of stories and books.

The minus is use of cliche jumpscares, especially the one with "Do you want to play?" (or something like that) - this one has probably appeared in the majority of rpg maker horrors.
There was also small passability bug with banister near chairs on the second floor of library. I don`t know if anybody pointed that to you and haven`t managed to do screenshot, but if you need I can do one.

Good luck with further development!!!


Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate it! <3
That bug will be fixed in the complete version of the game, thanks for telling me!
Gretgor
I like to think of myself as a sweater knitting granny, but instead of sweaters, I make games. Not great games, but hopefully nice enough to be enjoyed by a handful of people in a small community.
2164
:'( I loved this so much. Is it on hiatus?
Such an awesome game! *^*
Can't wait to play the full version!!
author=Gretgor
:'( I loved this so much. Is it on hiatus?


It isn't! I work on it almost every day ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

author=Onee-Chan
Such an awesome game! *^*

Can't wait to play the full version!!

Thank you so much!! (*^▽^*)
Going by 2 of the 4 thumbnails for this game, I guess that Aria is a person who doesn't like to read.

Nevertheless, I plan to download and play this as soon as possible.
Play with me, Aria... well... That password think was already used... anyway...

Well... nice mapping... REALLY! Are you really use RPG MAKER VX ACE for that!!
Wery horrored music, but same time actually nice...
Erf, that one think i discovered just that video... but...
Intresting... so easy to die...

What i can say who wanna play... keep you eye and... beware rabbit ghost monster! And simpliest way isn´t right...

And what else i can say... i was really wanna see the MYSTERY behind this... really!


I thought that the demo was so great that I decided to make a let's play out of it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFh1fJqY7t0&list=PLW9N_5XCQrYH3MRThGG5pMwUn-Qwq59Yg&index=5). Awesome game, and I'm really looking forward to the finished version of it.
Interesting game, can't wait until it's finished :)
can you estimate when would you upload the full game ? I'm dying to play it ;-;
Thank you so much for all the support!!!

author=Loujain
can you estimate when would you upload the full game ? I'm dying to play it ;-;


I can't estimate a date yet! I want to finish it this year but if I couldn't, I would love to release it on April 23, the day of the book!

They game is currently 62% finished:

-Demo (Prologue) - 100% completed
-First Area - 100% completed
-Second Area - 100% completed
-Third Area - 65% completed**
-Fourth Area - 0% completed
-Fifth Area - 0% completed

**Third area is taking more time to be completed because it's bigger than the others!

Also, I'm doing this game in spanish so it will take some time to be translated in english.
I gonna try this game (downloading now)... can't wait for full game.... nice work!!!
author=davidfrost800
I gonna try this game (downloading now)... can't wait for full game.... nice work!!!


Thank you!
This reminds me so much of Pocket Mirror!!
Oh my gosh I'm so excited seeing how this awesome game is progressing! The demo captivated me, so now I'm in nothing but awe <3 GOOD LUCK!!