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STORY

Melrose Kronholm is having her twelfth birthday. Exactly one year ago, this is the day when her stepmother and half-brother perished in a house fire, while Melrose barely escaped. With her new life, Melrose has tried forgetting about the physical and mental scars of her past. All of that changes when Melrose makes a detrimental discovery--her stepmother's journal, titled "The Doctrine of Perseverance." This leads her into the mysterious world of the Nox where she has to unravel the secrets of the cursed mansion that burnt to the ground.

Features:
-Three playable protagonists. (They switch in between chapters, with Melrose having the most play time.)
-Multiple Endings
-Original Art/Cutscene Graphics
-Voices
-3-5 hours of gameplay.

CHARACTERS

Melrose Kronholm

A young yet maturing girl. Melrose has had to grow up quick in her adolescent life. Often quiet at her previous residence but now more than lively with her new family. Her new life with her godfather has given her a new-found confidence.


Suzetta Fernelius

Melrose's best friend and godfather's adopted daughter. She's more mature than the average person her age and acts like the oldest child between her, Melrose, and Silas.


Silas Fernelius

Dace's oldest adopted child. Silas finds peace in solitude but still is a popular kid at his school amongst his own group of friends. However, he enjoys his time with his family and is quite fond of teasing his relatives.



Homepage (Tumblr)

Latest Blog

Melrose's Updated Portraits + Extra

Heyo! It's been a while since I've last posted on rmn for TDOP, but here I have some of the updated portraits for Melrose.



Melrose’s old and updated portraits. Never stop drawing, kiddos.

Here's also a map I redid!



I'm gonna eventually change the text, but I still think it's quite an improvement in game.

I also casted all of the characters needed in voice acting call on tumblr. I'm very happy with all of the VAs. TDOP is changing so much, it's very exciting!

Well, that's all I have for now. Thank you for reading!
  • Production
  • Nedras
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Puzzle Adventure
  • 12/13/2015 04:23 AM
  • 02/11/2019 05:53 AM
  • N/A
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Frogge
"nothing can beat the power of gay"?
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This looks really interesting~ Looking forward to it :D
author=Frogge
This looks really interesting~ Looking forward to it :D


Thank you so much!! I'm glad you think so! ^_^
Looking forward to seeing the end result! ^_^
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
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I'm typically not too keen on puzzle/horror games, but, what they hey. I'll keep an eye on it.
author=FlareBlitzed
Looking forward to seeing the end result! ^_^


Thank you so much! There'll probably be a demo out in late January which will feature the prologue plus chapter one!

author=Marrend
I'm typically not too keen on puzzle/horror games, but, what they hey. I'll keep an eye on it.


Thank you for your support, Marrend! I really appreciate it!
My type of game indeed! Can't wait to see it released!
author=gongnongjie
My type of game indeed! Can't wait to see it released!


The demo (which will include the prologue and chapter one) will be released in January! It should have about an hour of gameplay or so~!
I hate double posting but I really don't need to make a blog for this. The demo is being temporarily removed so I can fix some errors.
Looks cool. Can't wait to try the final game.
shayoko
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Demo
random thoughts
That title is beautiful

laffette i assume is your sister

if the mapping for the rest of the game is this good that aspect will be great

:O that running speed is insane!

so your father cares about you but knows you're being treated poorly and yet doesn't go to the authority's about it???

the credits are supposed to be at the end of the game!

suzetta :3 what a caring and lovable sister! :D

i really love how it says the name of he room/area when you enter! all games should do this!

3 adoption papers? so this is a foster home then.

i don't think i will like silas

Melrose "What could it be doing here?" umm...its a book. books don't do anything o.o

oh josephine is not her mom? not it makes even less sense then before that you lived with her.


General 10+M
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Overall
i liked what i saw and feel this has potential.
Thank you so much for the feedback, Shayoko!

author=shayoko
1. That title is beautiful
2. if the mapping for the rest of the game is this good that aspect will be great

I'm really glad you like the mapping in the game! Also I'm grateful that you pointed out the issue with the flowers.

author=shayoko
1. laffette i assume is your sister
2. so your father cares about you but knows you're being treated poorly and yet doesn't go to the authority's about it???
3. 3 adoption papers? so this is a foster home then.
4. oh josephine is not her mom? not it makes even less sense then before that you lived with her.

Well crap xD. I wrote in the descriptions (outside of the game) about who is who but didn't quite elaborate this in the game. Lafayette (boys name) is Melrose's half brother.

Melrose isn't necessarily being treated horribly, it's just that she doesn't like Josephine. Their relationship gets worse as the years go on. This wasn't clear in-game which probably left you confused (and rightfully so) so I'm just going to tweak some scenes! Also Josephine is Melroses's stepmother.

As for the adoption papers--Dace adopted Melrose, Suzetta, and Silas. (not necessarily as the same time.) Dace is also Melrose's godfather. I put that in the description, but it's probably not quite elaborated in game so I'll make that more clear.

author=shayoko
:O that running speed is insane!

Be prepared for lots of chase scenes! “ψ(`∇´)ψ

author=shayoko
Melrose "What could it be doing here?" umm...its a book. books don't do anything o.o

She was confused as to what it was doing there because the book should've burned in the fire.

author=shayoko
General 10+M
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Skip? What? I'm confused. T_T

author=shayoko
Overall
i liked what i saw and feel this has potential.

I'm glad! I'll update the main game and hopefully that'll clear up some things~!
Okay, now I've tried everything.
I download the file, I unpack it, I click the game exe and... nothing.
The game refuses to start even when I run it as administrator and despite me telling my comp to trust this program.
I'm running it on a Windows 8 laptop but I have been able to run tons of other RPG maker games so this really makes no sense to me.
First off, I'm sorry that you're having issues with the game! When I get home I'll take a look at the file to see if I packaged it wrong or if it's something with the game itself (probably the latter).
Thank you so much for taking a look at it!
I really wish to test this game out so I appreciate you taking a look into it! :3
Okay, so I took a look at it and it's running fine for me. Do you have VX Ace RTP? If you don't you can download it here. If you do, try downloading the font in the font folder. I know it requires it in game so that might be why it's not opening.

Hopefully this helps!
Tried again, installing all the fonts and it won't start at all.
Have no idea if it is my comp fucking it up or not (that is a high possibility) but it is a tad weird that I've installed other RPG maker games around the same days as this one but this is the only one that simply freezes my entire "window" where the game files are located and nothing happens.
Thanks anyways for looking into it!
author=TheCrimsonValley
Tried again, installing all the fonts and it won't start at all.


You do have VX Ace RTP though, right? Because it won't run without it. >:c
author=Nedras
You do have VX Ace RTP though, right? Because it won't run without it. >:c


I own RPG Maker VX ACE so I have never been needing to install that RTP.
You still think I need to do it to get the game going? o,o'
I see you've updated your demo along with a new download link, do you have any problems with me performing a Let's Play on The Doctrine of Perseverance? I will put a link in the description to this page and you. :)
author=TheCrimsonValley
author=Nedras
You do have VX Ace RTP though, right? Because it won't run without it. >:c
I own RPG Maker VX ACE so I have never been needing to install that RTP.
You still think I need to do it to get the game going? o,o'


No, because then it is already on your computer. That's just so weird though... I want to do what I can to help but I'm not quite sure at this point. :<

author=FlareBlitzed
I see you've updated your demo along with a new download link, do you have any problems with me performing a Let's Play on The Doctrine of Perseverance? I will put a link in the description to this page and you. :)


Not at all! Let's Plays are 100% allowed (even monetized videos), however, I do ask that you put a link back to the game or at least the tumblr homepage. :)
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