I am obsessed with this game! It's funny, heartwarming and very very gay. I really hope act 3 will come out soon.
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I just played through the available acts and I'm really enjoying this! As soon as the princess was introduced I laughed because I had somewhat of an idea of where this was going. I love that she has agency in the story and isn't willing to settle for less than exactly what she wants and should have.
It took me a little to get a read on the main character - his botanical knowledge made me think he'd have more outdoorsy skills, but I guess since he's a prince, most of his knowledge comes from books, tutors, and botanical gardens. He seems like he's got a really good heart even if he's skittish and lacking in practical skills.
I love the theatrical presentation! I did prop-making for our theater group in high school and I'm reminded of the occasional funny prop or scenery failure, and how magical it is to see it all come together, regardless.
I'm looking forward to the next act, whenever it comes out. My sister and I have done some game development and the stuff we've done didn't require anywhere near as many assets or as much writing, but still takes time, so I get that it's not a quick process and can be hard to schedule. I hope you're able to work on it from a place of enjoying the art you're making and not stressing too much about deadlines.
I think my favorite part so far about this has been the narrator. It really gives life to the play concept. I'm looking forward to the rest of the Acts in the future!
Is there a poly route?
Hi! Right now there is no poly route, but we are considering the possibility of including one in the later Acts of the game 👀
Super cute, fun style, love how their outfits are kind of royal but also sports wear?? :D Look forward to the full version!
Really cute romance game, with some really nice world building despite a fairly satirical setting! Pretty funny and relatable, though the MC choices are a bit too shrimpy for my liking (it's still alright and doesn't completely remove me from the experience.) I can't really write on the story due to spoilers, but ultimately I just want to say Act 2 opens up all the characters a lot better than Act 1, so even the unlikable characters start to gain some favor.
The whole plot is incredibly short at this point (I burned through it in 2 hours.) but more to come overtime and you can replay for different scenes, responses, and romance currently. It's not perfect, but it's definitely a nice breath of fresh air while sticking to a lot of commonplace troupes and genre favorites.
I really enjoyed it, and I'm hoping Act 3 is going to release soon... I'd had this on my to-play list for a while now and I'm both glad I did, and wishing I'd waited until there was more out!
Agreeing with everybody else that I'd love a poly-triad route.
A cute-looking game, I am curious if a full version is still in the works. I would rather play once the full version is out (I got this in last summer's BLM bundle). I'll be keeping my eye on this
I can't wait for the next part to come out! I played when I bought the Bundle for Racial Equality and I'm still waiting on this, one computer later!
in love with this game, all the characters (odes my favorite) and their interactions are very charming and the art is so pretty! cant wait to see how the story continues (also, idk if a polyamorous route is in the works but i would be so thrilled if it was an option :eye:)
Man I can't wait for this game to be finished its so cute!
I LOVE this visual novel. The art is adorable and the dialogue was informative yet interesting. It instantly pulled me in. One thing I did notice was a small typo - Act 2, when they're at the Limit, Ode says "what bandit what do that?" when I think you meant "what bandit would do that?" Anyways, I can't wait for the next Act!
Really fun! Cute art and characters
I really enjoyed the game, please continue with the great work! The characters and art are so cute!
which character do we play :D
The protagonist is Prince Saffron! (the one with black hair and the golden/red outfit)
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I binged the first two acts and I'm super sad that I can't play the rest yet! The whole start of the game I just went "I hate these dorks" and now I'm like "I love these dorks" - I'm going for Hans though. I hope there will be a special ending you can get where it's a poly triad, because that could be kinda cute.
I binged the first two acts without realizing and am now eagerly awaiting the next! I love the fact that traditional fairy tale tropes are turned on their heads, and the addition of gayness is frankly right up my alley!
Some parts of this game seemed very cute, but due to the racist stereotypes it employs, I couldn't finish the first act. It's worse than one or two lines portraying prejudice held by characters in the game. The entire character of Ode is steeped in harmful black stereotypes. The black man in this game is portrayed as the biggest, the strongest, the hottest tempered, and the most ignorant. It doesn't matter if later on, we see that maybe he's not so bad. The whole foundation of this character is racist.
While explaining how the character came to be won't change or excuse any of the problems you pointed out, we would still like to say that most of the traits you mentioned were based on Bara tropes we wanted to subvert by also making Ode kindhearted and not overly masculine outside of physical traits.
That this overlaps with him being black and in that way plays into harmful stereotypes was an oversight on our part that we unfortunately can't retroactively change and we are sorry about any discomfort this has caused.
His temper and ignorance appear more extreme when he is confronted by Hans and were never meant to be defining aspects of his character. Given how prominent they are in his introduction we definitely see now that there is a problem with his portrayal and we will do what we can to fix this.
We are in the process of rewriting parts of the first two Acts that unnecessarily reinforced these stereotypes and will do all we can to stay aware and avoid these kinds of problematic portrayals in future Acts and projects.
Thank you for the feedback.
I really really can't wait for the next few Acts!! I'm hoping that the implied chance for polyamory is real because I don't know how I'd pick otherwise lol. I'm so curious about how the magic system here works, I'd definitely like to see more of it. Thanks for working so hard on this!
I don't know what I expected when I clicked on "make it gayer," but I'm THRILLED that that might be an option!
this game is so cute and i adore the art style and the characters so far and the first two acts were so good and i can't wait for the rest!
I purchased this as part of the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. I really liked the artwork and the story premise, and settled in to have a fun time.
Not long into the game, I realized that there is a casting of the darker-skinned character as an uncultured brute (according to another character), which is a terrible trope and one of the very caricatures of black people that the bundle was created to help change.
I can't continue to play this game.
We're sorry that the game made you uncomfortable and fully understand your reasoning. The character in question is actually neither uncultured nor a brute but this is currently only made clear as the story progresses and you get to know him better.
We've discussed the matter and decided to rewrite the way prejudice is shown in the story to avoid reinforcing the trope and to better reflect the tone of the game we were aiming for.
Harmful stereotypes are something we don't want to include in our games so leaving the remarks you mentioned unchallenged was not our intention and will be addressed with the next update.
Thank you for the feedback.
whew...for a second there, i thought the game was being meta and forcing me to figure out how to advance to the next act. Love it!! I'm Ode/Saffron trash!!!
I love it!
Very cute! I liked the first two acts a lot!
I really enjoyed the first 2 acts and am looking forward to the rest! Thanks!
dont mind me im just going to sit on my hands and wait until this game updates. i adore it so much i can already tell that im going to replay it 10000000 times once its completed
This was so so good. The art style, theatre set up and characters are awesome and so much fun. I like the theatre director voice and fact we can banter with them a bit. So excited to see what's going to happen next!
I absolutely adore this game. The art style is so cute, the story is engaging and witty, and the characters are all so lovely. I also especially love the theater-esque style of the game; it's a refreshingly original idea for a visual novel. Also, the direct engagement with the player at the end of each act gets a resounding YES from me!
I'm looking forward to the other acts coming out (heh) in the near future!
Heartwarming, adorable, and genuinely funny! Enjoy this game where two Princes are constantly overwhelmed with love for a sweet little bean that you get to play!
The narrative style is interesting and engaging and I can't wait to see where it goes!
I love this, the ultimate OTP is certainly Sappho/Cithara, but I'm surprised that theres more love for Hans than my sweet prince Ode. Also I love his name its so cool.
this is so much fun! I love it, I´ve been so immersed I didn´t notice I have played through the avaiable 2 chapters and was worried the safe was broken when it wouldn´t continue. Will we get the full tale if we purchased the game in a bundle?
Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much for playing! >-<
Yes, you will get all the coming updates, including all of the coming acts for the game if you bought it in a bundle!
This is one of the first few games I played through purchasing the racial injustice bundle, and god do I love it! I would have gladly paid full price for this visual novel!! The art is so refreshing, clean, and ADORABLE. I have nothing but great things to say about this game. I'm commenting this after playing the 2 acts released currently, and so far it has kept me immersed throughout the entirety of it. My favorite thing is how you differentiated the text between routes so much! I went after Hans first then Ode, and I still found myself not skipping dialogue that often just because the scenes were so fun to replay through.
Saffron's design is on a whole new level of cool too. I'm happy to patiently wait for the future acts to come out :) Thanks for all your hard work!
I love this game! Not so much can tell they made me laugh :)
Keep it up! <3
I am so in love with this game! I love the theatre concept; I rarely go to one because it's not really a thing in my city, so I really love how the VN is designed. The story is intriguing so far and all the characters are very lovely and unique in their own way! It's really hard to choose between one of them... Unless? Okay but I also love Princess Sappho and Cithara <3 The princess and her bodyguard trope... <3 Delicious.
I am so looking forward to the next Act! Thank you for the wonderful work!
this is the best visual novel i have ever played <3
Definitely enjoying the game, but it would be nice if the game said "To be continued..." or something like that at the end of the released acts if there aren't other acts to play. I spent quite a few confused and frustrated minutes trying to figure out why it just kept playing act 2 over and over again. I thought it was a glitch until I came back here and saw that it was because only the two acts were released. Ah well. Looking forward to seeing how things continue from here!
I do agree, I just passed the last 30 minutes searching what was making the game return to the home screen instead of running Act 3!
Haha same, my search for that brought me to this page~ Definitely looking forward to the rest of the Acts though!
I ended up finding a bug on my first playthrough but the support team has been so responsive and helpful working through it. Otherwise the game is cute and clever. I adore the atmosphere.
This game was super cute and I'm excited for the next few acts. But, I'm curious. I quite like the dynamic between Hans and Ode. Will there be an ending where they can be together? Thank you for your hard work on this amazing game! :D
Wow, I'm enjoying this so much!! So gay. So witty. The art is great and Ode is so cute. Very excited for the rest.