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Curse you heartforge and your ability to make characters that make my stupid ass SWOON.

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πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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It seems like some of the pages for Valerian's route are out of order. Some pages, like when you choose who you like best, if you choose Valerian, repeat before continuing on. Maybe that is intentional. However, now I'm at the point where Noor has brought you to meet the lieutenants, and the pages seem mixed up. This didn't happen on my earlier playthroughs (months ago), Please let me know if you need more details.

H'm, maybe more specificity would help so that I could investigate !! It's not impossible: the way that progression moves might be bugged. You've mentioned where you first pick Valerian: that I can check. For the Noor passages, is there a specific part?

For reference, I've found what you meant along the picking Valerian part: that just needs a little investigation, Valerian's section was a little awkward when it came to progression due to some complicated bits in the translation from Ren'py to Twine. I went through the part with Noor and I don't think I saw anything, but I wasn't doing a very close reading (I don't have the files on me to fix atm so even if I found it on that reading, I may not have recalled it later when I was able to fix it πŸ˜…).

I'll reread that section tonight and get back to you. Thanks!

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Nevermind! While there was that problem with picking Valerian, the part with Noor was just me missing reading a line, so that the next page didn't make sense. All is okay. Sorry! Also, I love your stories!!

No prob !! The best kind of bug is the kind that I don't have to fix πŸ˜‚

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Oh I've only played a little and I'm in love. Specifically with Valerian. Hand him over. He's beautiful, he's a little stupid, he's dangerous, and he's PERFECT. I adore his personality as you've written him and absolutely need more of his route. Fantastic work!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!!!

πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š glad you like him !!! and ty for commenting πŸ’š

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I NEED MORE!!!! This is incredible and wonderfully written; it sucks you in and refuses to let you go. I abso-freaking-lutely love this! Can I post a review of this on my Tumblr?

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Oh you absolutely can !! I'd love to see it (I'm heart-forge on there !!)

Would you mind reading my review before I post it? I wrote it in Google docs and want to make sure I've gotten it all accurate, not too boring, or too many jokes, and overall seems good and like something someone would read:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QWAD2SZp_n9FUYL2lzoY8jya9KbccUTPgyI0bgLhvBQ/edit#

Oh, I don't think I'm the best person to do this! I wouldn't want to like...bias you or anything. I'm sure it's just fine!

I love valerian's path but this time I decided to read Gnarls path. It was so funny and strange when the twins characters were introduced because they have the same name as me and my brother! 

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You have no idea how much stuff like that happens to me. I’ve found my name in a lot of hidden gems and I don’t even have a common name. It’s a tree for Gods sake. So, you’re not alone in that part πŸ‘ I once named the character I was using a name that was of a character’s name that appeared later πŸ˜‚

WOW what a wild coincidence! Not only guessing one name right, but two of them? My third eye is wide open in the most niche way possible πŸ‘οΈ

Hello Heartforge, in the game when I went to see the settings, to get out I appeared this.

I would LOVE to know why Twine is launching debug mode for players. Had you tried to load a save before this? Saves might be broken atm and apparently Firefox lets you guys play with the debugger if it detects an error, for some reason.

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I begin by telling you that if you are thinking that I am cheating, you are making a big mistake.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Second, it's more like how I get out of the game settings (the same goes for Bad Ritual). More than anything else, the two arrows came out indicating to go back, but the message came out of the photo of Bad Ritual (game). On the photo there was a play button, and then I am put the debugging program. I tried to update through the browser (in which is Safari) but it remained nailed (the same).

It really only appeared at your games, but the other games I tried went great.

If I made the mistakes, I apologize.

LOL if you could figure out my variables to cheat, I'd applaud πŸ˜‚ . H'm I'm not entirely sure what would be doing it? I can't replicate it on Firefox: hitting the back button from settings works just fine for me. Maybe it's something to do with how Twine interacts with Safari? Unfortunately I can't test that because Apple will only let their software run on their hardware (πŸ™ƒ). I've read that on some browsers, it's possible for player to hit some...invisible button? To get into debug mode. Lots of people are posting about it happening, but I'm not seeing any solutions unfortunately :( You're not the only one this has happened to, but I think the other instance was solved by the player restarting without a save. That's all I can recommend while Apple won't let me develop for them and the only people posting solutions are using a different coding language than I am πŸ˜” I'll try to keep digging in to it!

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Loved the game😩🀌 Your games are masterpieces/hidden gems. It did take me a bit to restart the game though. I had to close the browser tab to restart, the β€˜New Game’ doesn’t work and keeps previous information then loops you on the 4th or 5th part. Maybe try a restart option or whatever it’s called. My brain seems to be failing me, I swear I know how to use Twine πŸ’€

Sorry if this makes zero sense I just been playing games on my phone cause I’m stuck at jazz event 😭

I've heard reload doesn't work using the itch iframe πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€ ugh I'm honestly not sure what might be wrong. The new release has been awash with bugs that I can't replicate: new game works fine for me, so I'd need more information. At this point it might just be an issue with the way itch iframe is handling the game because I haven't been able to replicate any of the present bugs !! Honestly, I'm only using the iframe for the sake of the assets on mobile, because I couldn't figure out how to make the assets launch properly on my phone and I was tired of trying πŸ˜…

Thank you for still liking the game despite the whack issues πŸ™β€

I could always help if you need it. I understand programming and Twine can be a nightmare sometimes. But maybe just put a little notice for a restart just close the window and try again πŸ‘ I’m making a few games myself and I’ve gotten a lot of bugs with Ethereal and the elven character customization. I more like working with customization factors and I hate <if> </if> stuff. Makes me want to throw my computer πŸ’€ I’d also be happy to test stuff on mobile too, I test all of my own stuff and if my (very few) friends agree to take a look

Oh you must be using SugarCube (based entirely on the <if></if> which is (if: condition)[code] in Harlowe): I'm on Harlowe !! And weirdly, I haven't been able to replicate an issue with finishing the game and then restarting? I'm always able to return to home and restart without an issue, so I'm not even sure what could be causing it OTL

I restarted mid-game because I accidently did something I didn’t want to do. Also, yes, I use SugarCube because Harlowe wasn’t helping me on with I wanted to do. Maybe check out my game? πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ Ethereal is kinda a mess rn but I’m working on it atm. The CC is better now too so it’s full of elaborate details, just need to write, lol. My other game doesn’t have gameplay, it’ll soon be released though. Just mostly having writing issues 😭

I'm not seeing any issues restarting on my end, which might be an issue with like, a specific set of choices that get set (usually it helps to have a specific passage where you restarted but of course I understand that you wouldn't have that, not anticipating a total breakdown). And yeah, Harlowe's a real Mad Max wasteland of features. Half the stuff I'm doing I needed a programming degree to figure out πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and god yeah, writing can be the worst part. I abandoned character details so quickly like, half because I struggled to reintegrate them into the story again πŸ˜…

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I'm loving everything I've seen so far but I've encountered a bug.













When I get to this screen, clicking the arrows to proceed brings me to the very first page. I use Firefox as my default, and I've disabled every extension as well. After restarting a few times and getting to this screen, at one point it brought me to a random page later on in the chapter. Figured it might be an issue with Firefox due to the fact I was able to progress using a different browser. Hopefully this helps. (:

I don't think it's Firefox because I also use it! There's some weird stuff going on with progression which seems largely random from person to person, with the added complexity that I can't replicate any individual case πŸ˜… I'm gunna have a look at it tomorrow, but it's gunna take a minute as far as fixes go. My running theory is that it has something to do with the (history:) array breaking everything, as the game can only move forward so long as the (history:) array does not contain the passage the player is on (preventing an initial bug wherein navigating to the stats page and then back would erroneously increment the count again). My running theory is that this is breaking the game in fun new ways for different people, so we're gunna try to work around that ;;

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That makes sense. Thanks for the response! Will you possibly consider making external saves in the game a thing at any point by chance? I'd be really interested in being able to transfer my saves across browsers in the future. Thank you again!

Edit: I've fiddled with some various settings on Firefox, mostly disabling an extension I seemed to forget to disable (the Tampermonkey Firefox extention was breaking it, in case anyone runs into the same issue) and it's working so yay! Thank you again for the reply. I'm in love with everything so far. Thank you for all the hard work in this and your other projects! I've been a following your work for a while and your writing is really just 100/10.

Oh! Weirdly I'm glad it was an extension doing it ;; although it also could just be the luck of the draw ;; I'm going over the incrementation with a fine tooth comb to try and make it function without issues anyway !! And external saves aren't something that Twine does. I could probably build something that would imitate it, but that's a lot of work for something that's too....variable to work for everyone, you know? That's why I made build a save !! So you won't have to play through from the start every single time.

I didn't actually know that wasn't a thing with twine, good to know though! The build a save is a nice feature and definitely something I wish I saw more often.

Dipping back in to report that in theory, the bug has been fixed !! I'm not sure if it was your extension or luck of the draw, but hopefully you won't encounter progression loops again !!

I love Abeni and her spiffy new sprite art β™‘β™‘β™‘

Yaay !! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š I've had her sprite under wraps for so long, I'm glad I could finally share her !!!!

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Well worth the wait, she's lovely β™‘  

10/10 would get trapped at a house party with the pretty fleet commander again.

I'm looking forward to reading all routes again with the update, it's been a couple of months since I've read it! But there's an error on Gnarl's route. idk if it's supposed to be there but i just wanted to let you know!

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H'm this one is a thinker. Thanks for the report! I'm gunna need a minute to figure out why it's doing this πŸ˜… if it helps, though, you ended JUST short of the actual ending. Except for one passage and the credits, you did get all the way through!

EDIT: Okay, I can't replicate this! Which means: either it was a series of unlucky clicks (I think I've observed that the count kind of goes haywire if it gets clicked too fast: I'm not even sure if that's what it is, but sometimes the count messes up for no discernible reason, so I'm chalking it up to the engine), or something in the exact sequence of events you chose from a certain point (and I don't know which point ;;). If you try replaying the chapter using the build a save feature, hopefully you won't encounter the bug again!

Sorry: this obviously isn't an ideal solution, but there's a lot of moving parts on this one and if it isn't the OBVIOUS problem (ie, I named something wrong or have a passage that's affecting the count) then it could be anything ;;

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Ohhh ok, thank you for letting me know! i'll try the build a save feature to see if that works and good luck on development, i'm looking forward to the game in the future!

Oof, so it should be fixed now !! Like I said, the bug couldn't replicate perfectly because I think it was an issue with leaving the game screen to view stats or save the game, but it's fixed now !! Hopefully, anyway πŸ˜…

I'M SO SORRY FOR THIS, you're probably stressin out right now trying to figure this all out, but i haven't been able to go back to the home screen from the saves because of this. Again, i'm so sorry for bothering you! 

DAMN IT I DIDN'T TEST SAVES BEFORE LAUNCH. This is probably because I updated Twine. Lemme see what kind is nonsense I have to pull here πŸ˜…

Okay wait, can you tell me specifically what you were trying to do here and what went wrong? Because the save page is NEVER supposed to lead to the home page, for my sanity, and saves still work as intended for me?

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I will be honest...I wasn't expecting anything big, but what a SURPRISE! Just WOW! The writing is soooo good, the emotions, the dialog. I can't believe I almost passed it by because its not finished, and I thought that there wasn't enough art work. But when I started, the story is so interesting and the characters are so great, who really needs art work! When the chapter ended on a cliffhanger I actually screamed "NOOOOOOO"! Thank you so much for your work and I can not wait for more!!!!

πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š I'm glad you liked it !!! There's lots of hidden gems in the no artwork camp, but we really suffer for it πŸ˜… it's a pricey endeavor !! I'm glad you gave me a shot !!

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It is a hidden gem! And I am extremely  happy I found it. When there is no art to distract that's when you truly see the writing and storytelling and here its just absolutely beautiful! Thank you again❀️

I really curious about what happen next, will you update it?? since it's been a while

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When I get to it! It's been a long pandemic and I'm having a rough one, which isn't exactly super accommodating to big projects. I try to keep everyone updated on my blog (heart-forge.tumblr.com).

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ohh that's okay, thanks for answering. I hope things will get better for you :D

Hello! It had been quite a while since I played this, so I have to say that the game is looking marvelous! And everyone's so pretty and charming! I love Gnarl the most, they're awesome and I really enjoy the dynamic they have with the protagonist. That's all I wanted to say, haha. Wish you the best with the rest of your writing, and hope you have a good day!

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Thanks for taking the ime to comment !!!!! I'm glad you like my frilly criminal πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you have a good day as well!

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Alright, so I fell for Gnarl, now what. :( I want my happy ending

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Here's hoping for one !!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Hi!

I've been following the game for a while now and have been checking in from time to time and I was wondering if the game still stops at the beetle in Valerian's route? 

Also, I just wanted to let you know that in some instances, the "Next" button would disappear.

Thanks! :) 

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Thanks, I do have the next button errors written down, I've just been developing different games in the meantime πŸ˜…πŸ˜… and yes, Valerian's route is technically finished as far as the demo goes. Abeni is going to update next and then MH will be developed until the end (privately) and released in full !!

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Sounds good! Thank you for your hard work and I hope everything goes smoothly! <3 

hello! I'm playing your game rn but stuck at valerian routes TT


[code]
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 877, in script
    if _race == True:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 877, in <module>
    if _race == True:
NameError: name '_race' is not defined

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 877, in script
    if _race == True:
  File "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\itch\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1832, in execute
    if renpy.python.py_eval(condition):
  File "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\itch\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2059, in py_eval
    return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals)
  File "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\itch\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2052, in py_eval_bytecode
    return eval(bytecode, globals, locals)
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 877, in <module>
    if _race == True:
NameError: name '_race' is not defined

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Manor Hill 1.0
Tue Feb 23 19:56:09 2021
[/code]

CRAP someone pointed this out to me like a month ago in the Discord and I fixed it late at night then forgot about it. Gimmie an hour to upload the new version ;; thanks for pointing it out !!!

you're welcome! glad i can help <3

Hello. I've just started playing your game and so far it's really fun. I like all the Characters but for now I've decided to go Valerians route. Unfortunately I've stumbled on an Error code I can't make heads or tails of this so I hope you don't mind if I post the whole error message here:

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1236, in script
    if _surrender == "true":
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1407, in <module>
    elif surrender == "false":
NameError: name 'surrender' is not defined

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1236, in script
    if _surrender == "true":
  File "C:\Users\steff\AppData\Roaming\itch\apps\manor-hill\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1832, in execute
    if renpy.python.py_eval(condition):
  File "C:\Users\steff\AppData\Roaming\itch\apps\manor-hill\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2059, in py_eval
    return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals)
  File "C:\Users\steff\AppData\Roaming\itch\apps\manor-hill\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2052, in py_eval_bytecode
    return eval(bytecode, globals, locals)
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1407, in <module>
    elif surrender == "false":
NameError: name 'surrender' is not defined

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Manor Hill 1.0
Wed Oct 28 00:52:33 2020

It happens after Valerian storms off and leaves you with Titus, June and Noor. It happens only if you choose to stay or clear your head and it's the same error message. Choosing going back to your stupid room seems to work fine.

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When did you last download the game? I have that one marked as fixed with the last update, which was...a few days ago? So hopefully my versions aren't messing up !! My code has it laid out correctly, so please lmk !!

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Well I downloaded it the day before yasterday I think? But I've tried to update it and it said I had the newest version. So now I tried to deinstall it and install it again but for some reason I can't download it on my computer anymore and I don't know why. I'd like to let you what happened but I can't get the game to reinstall. I'll try downloading it on my phone maybe that works.

Well it worked on my phone so I'll play it to the same point and try to make the same decisions and let you know what happens.

Okay on my phone everything works right. I still can't install it on my Computer but thats an issue from my side, I think, and not yours. I'll just play the game on my phone now. Thank you again for this wonderful little story and sorry for freaking you out.

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No problem !! It's always nice when it's bugs I know how to fix πŸ˜…πŸ˜… also re: trouble installing it on the computer, you could try clearing it out of the Ren'py cache (if you haven't already). Here's a link to help with that (it just lets you know where the saves are stored and how to reset progress: maybe something's just clogged up in the pipes and keeping you from reinstalling!)

Thank you for the reply. I deleted the stuff in RenPy now but it didn't help. When I try to download the game it opens the window where you choose the file you want to download and where but the field for the file to download just stays empty. The error message says something about an undefined build and that's that.

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Hey, after you go with Valerian and find the beetle mark, a few text pages after I get this error

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 2017, in script
    jump choice4_done
ScriptError: could not find label 'choice4_done'.

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 2017, in script
    jump choice4_done
  File "E:\!Full\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1697, in execute
    rv = renpy.game.script.lookup(target)
  File "E:\!Full\ManorHill-1.0-pc\renpy\script.py", line 898, in lookup
    raise ScriptError("could not find label '%s'." % str(original))
ScriptError: could not find label 'choice4_done'.

Someone else also told me this but your comment was the lucky one to get me to go "wait, what?" and it turns out it wasn't changed in Valerian's route, nor Abeni's πŸ˜…πŸ˜… oopsie. I'll be uploading the fix in a few minutes (as long as it takes Ren'py to build the APK again). Thanks for letting me know !!

Good night, I just played your game right now and I'm doing the Valerian route and I'm loving it. But in chapter 3 I found several bugs, regarding the answers and I wanted to know where I could send you the information so that you can repair them.

Thanks for finding them! If you have specific line numbers or general information as to where you were in the story when something went wrong, feel free to just mention here if that's easiest! Otherwise I have a dev blog ( heart-forge.tumblr.com ) where you can send potential screenshots or any other information you have !! Here works too though, if you didn't want to use Tumblr.

The first bug that i found is the "Next" picture that in the Valerian root go away and don't show it again.

The second,

[code]
I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1236, in script
    if _surrender == "true":
  File "game/valerian.rpy", line 1407, in <module>
    elif surrender == "false":
NameError: name 'surrender' is not defined.

The only error I saw is that the "_" was not put in "elif surrender", when I entered the file "valerian.vpy" and I put the "_" everything was solved. ^^

Fixed on both counts !! You're right about the variable thing: everything was recently renamed to better reflect to me what was important and what was just a transitory variable and what I would be potentially bringing back later. As for the first part...thank-you for reminding me that I absolutely meant to add the next button to Valerian and Abeni's route and then totally blanked on it πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… now in theory, it should work (barring any screen fade weirdness). Thanks for letting me know !!

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I'm really glad I was helpful ^^

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I haven't played the game yet but I'm curious, why the gorgeous woman in the banner picture is darkskinned with kinky hair and in all the other pictures she's lightskinned with long curls and just looks completly different ? I was so excited for a vn with a darkskinned woman for once....

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Different artists πŸ˜” Valeri's artist drew the UI and promotional art for the game, and she drew it before I had secured Abeni's current sprite. I was in a rush to have her sprite work done as there'd been a long gap between Gnarl and Abeni's updates, and am looking to redo the art (for a variety of reasons, not just the one you brought up although that's a big one) once I can find an artist within the game's limited budget (which is just whatever I can find to pay). 

My ideal artist ended up being way, way out of budget (totally fair on her part just deeply unfortunate) and I ended up working with an artist I wasn't familiar with so I wasn't as involved as I usually am (contrasted with Valerian and Gnarl's artists, who are both good friends of mine). When I was seeking Abeni's art, it was in a weird time of year when a lot of the artist I was looking at were simply not open for commission or too professional for me to afford. It had been so long between updates that I went with someone I could find that had any experience drawing black folks (another big problem as I was going through different portfolios was a variety of artists with no example pieces of anyone but white people). 

I like Abeni's current sprite art in an objective sense where I think the sprite is very pretty, but my ideal art would be more of a combination between the banner art and the sprite art. My fault for not being as assertive as I could have been and not understanding the commission process as thoroughly as I could have, and will ideally be fixed as soon as her next update, or as late as final release.

Thanks for asking, though !! It's been a weight on my mind for a while.

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Thank you for answering so fast, I completely understand. I was so frustrated when I saw that she was the only one with a changed charadesign...

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An unfortunate accident of timelines and different interpretations of the pinterest boards I use for art references. Valerian's artist is my best friend so she barely needed any input to get what direction I was going in, and she'd also read the story versus the sprite artist who hadn't. I'm really looking forward to hunting down the new art once I have the money to do so again !! I've learned a thing or two about commissioning folks since then and hopefully the final product will be worth writing home about !! 

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i have been playing this daily and i cannot put it down for a second because i start thinking of it again, good job cause you just made me ADDICTED ✨

AHHH thank-you so much !!!!! I'm glad you like it !!!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š There'll be an update soon once I can haul through edits on Gnarl πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Goodness, let me tell you how I was so sucked into this game that I didn't even realize it wasn't done yet! Can't wait to see where it's headed <3

I'm glad you like it !! Hopefully there's an update iminent: Gnarl incoming soon !! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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Is there an update somewhere on the horizon, by chance? I found it surprisingly hard to put down once I started.

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Eventually! The game's absolutely still being updated but what with civilization collapsing and a bunch of other stuff going on on a personal level, I find myself with precious little time to actually work on it πŸ˜…πŸ˜… gotta prioritize what makes me money enough to feed my dog and all. I'm so glad you liked it though !!!! Thanks for commenting !!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Gnarl gets updated next, and then my other game Bad Ritual will get updated, then Abeni, and then public updates will be finished and I'll work on finishing the last four chapters of the game.

Haha, yeah I understand. I wasn't trying to rush you or anything, it had just been a while since the last update so I wanted to know if it had been abandoned or something. Glad an update will eventually come, but yeah focus on feeding yourself and your poochy!

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Ah no problem! I didn't think you were I'm just upsetti that I never have time to work on it πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… quarantine was supposed to give me free time!

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I just found this game and I'm completely in love! The story is so well written and the characters are just so lovable! I can't wait to play more!!

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Thank-you, I'm glad you like it !!!! And I'm glad you like all my disaster children πŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… thanks for commenting !!!

This story has become my game equivalent of comfort food. The writing is superb, the dialogue is funny and the characters are so delightfully unpredictable. Can't wait for more! 

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I'm so glad you like it πŸ§‘🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 and that it's so comforting 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 thank you for commenting !!!!!!!!!

Right off the bat I knew I was going to love this game, it took me like two pages, three tops. The writing is so good, and the story flows so nicely, I found myself replaying the game several times to check all the options (you should have seen my face when I realized that you do not, if fact, always win the card game. I love that idea). The descriptions are so detailed and vivid you don’t even need illustrations to see how the world looks like. And the characters… don’t get me started. I love story based games, and this one is easily one of my favorites now. Thank you for making it, I really enjoyed the time I spent playing.

AHH this made my day !! I've been trying to decide how to respond that isn't just an incoherent aHHHHHH but that best expresses my feelings about your review. Thank you so much !!! 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑

I am so absolutely in love with all of this!!! I have two saves for each character, just for grins and giggles. When do you think you'll be releasing the next update? I'm dying to know! Thank you for blessing this platform with such a work of art :')

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THANK YOU !!! I'm glad you like it !!! Next chapter (Gnarl) doesn't have a hard release date: it's just me and what with quarantine decimating my jobs, I've been working away at freelance and finishing up school πŸ˜…πŸ˜… luckily MH is all planned out, it's just a matter of getting the words into the code and all. 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 thanks for commenting !!!!!!

I just wanted to say that I'm absolutely in love with your writing. I started with Manor Hill and now I've gone through all your games. I can't wait for the next update! I'm so invested in such a short time!!

Ahh thank you so much !!!! 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 I'm glad you like them !!!

This game hit a little too hard what with the quarantine, but this game was still a delight! Did it leave me wanting to scrabble at the walls? Yes. But I adored all of the characters so much!! Valerian was surprisingly sweet once you got to know him, Abeni had me swooning, and Gnarl is delightful of course!! I love all of the main characters with a passion and have a save for all of the routes! All of the games you have up are stunning, to be honest, and they've made my day! Thank you so much for making this!

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Oh god I didn't even think of that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ a whole new layer of interactivity. Imagine quarantine but you're not in your house or the house of anyone you know, with strangers. God. I'm glad you like my games and hope you're still okay after playing them all πŸ˜‚ they're a LOT

Just played this game (Valerian's route) and I am very excited for more! 

I'm glad you like him !!!!! πŸ§‘🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑

This was soo good wtf?!?! I fell in love instantly with both Valerian and Gnarl (I'm swooning so hard haha). Can't wait for more, your writing is amazing!! πŸ’–πŸ’–

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I'm so glad you like them !!! Gnarl's up next for updates once I finish up some finicking with my other game 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 thanks for commenting !!

Other game you say?? πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

If you check my page, there are two other romance games. BR has the most content, Hybrid was a quick proof of concept promotional post that's not currently in development but still something πŸ§‘πŸ‘€

Ah wow, published 6 minutes ago, that was fast ahhaha thank youu!!

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I JUST moved it over like right now so we've all got fantastic timing πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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fiiinally playing Valeri’s third chapter

love the little β€œevidently bulletproof glass” detail, i laughed

the sense of frustration is so well built up throughout

ooohh i love Noor’s snark, β€œguard your face better in the future” they say with half of their face literally physically guarded

β€œa date and a job interview all at once” OOOF

lovely touch about how most of the members have something colourful about their looks

aahh i love Ruth and Ai and Max !! and everyone very clearly enjoying watching mc and Valerian dance around each other

as always, loooving all the choices you give, especially with what happens after Valerian storms out and the implication that he was waiting in their room and went looking when they didn't show up? i love this earnest man

very very excited to find out about his surprise and WORRIED about this Naomi

AHH I'm so glad I was so worried that The Gang (tm) was kind of overkill β˜  ☠ ☠ but I'm glad you liked them !!! Honestly I saw in my inbox you commented I was like YES ENDORPHINS FINALLY lmao and GOOD I hope everyone is a little worried about Naomi because that's a knife I am breathlessly waiting to twist.

Val sure is spicy. Man, I got sucked into this story and I haven't even touched the other two characters yet, Looking forward to experiencing them! I eagerly await the full release. I'm actually suffering withdrawls... ^__^

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Glad you like my crime boy !! Hope you like the other two just as much. In the meantime, if you're interested, I do have another game. Different genre but ideally a similar spice πŸ˜… thanks for leaving a comment !!

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I am in love with how you've written each of these characters - I so naturally grew fond of them, and I feel invested. I look forward to more of the story, can't wait!

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I'm so glad you like them !! Thanks for reading and commenting !!! 🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑

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well your writing is fricking amazing o.O really i do love how you descibre the scenes and such, its pretty! im looking forward for the next chapter! Btw idk if just me but this font plus the black background if i read for too much time(like 10min?) its make my vision blur(i use glasses) , so i stop for some time, and start to read again... i really need some colorful background or something (could be like a random mannor background?) . like i said idk if im the only one

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Ultimately it's the format. It's less to do with the black background/white text combo and more to do with larger text blocks and less visual movement than traditional VNs (using your example, the background that's an actual scene: in full VNs those change, which create a kind of visual movement that alleviates the whole burning text in your eyes, in addition to there usually being less text per screen with larger text blocks interspersed only occasionally). It's the same reason a lot of people can't do ebooks that don't mimic paper and ink: it's just good old fashioned eye strain. 

I don't think changing the background would do much but burn a different image into your eyes πŸ˜… it's probably got something to do with the glasses in the sense that it affects you more strongly, but I think the best thing to do is what you're already doing and take breaks. It's a lot of words so it's kind of surprising no one's brought it up before.

I'm glad you like it though !!! Even with the visual attack πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

I see! it's make sense, thanks for you time to anwser me! its really kind ;)

haha ikr!i saw you made another game too, bad ritual right? when i have time i will play it too ;)

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Hope you like it as well !! Thanks for commenting πŸ˜Š

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Wow - the writing in this game is UNBELIEVABLE. Valerian's route is absolutely amazing, keep up the good work! So excited for the next chapter.

Glad you're liking it !! If you'll indulge me in a bit of shameless self-promo, the way I update things alternates between LI's and between games, so you may be interested in checking out my other game (not on itchio, which is why I mention it) Bad Ritual ?? IT updates next, since Valeri just got his update πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– thanks for commenting !!!!

Self-promote away! Would love to read - thanks for letting me know!!

Ok, so I need more of this. Like a lot more and I'm not sure I'll be satisfied then....keep up the good work.

Glad you like it πŸ’•πŸ’• Valerian's in the process of getting more if I could find twenty spare minutes to write πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

When I make more money, I will buy you SO much coffee <3

The satire is flawless, I could not stop laughing, and was undeniably charmed by each character. Such good work.

I'm glad you like it !!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Hello! I love love love your writing and the vibrant characters and worlds you've created. Your stories are so immersive and I can't wait to read more. BTW I absolutely stan your inclusion of POC and queer characters. 

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🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 thank-you !!! And I'm glad you're liking my inclusion of people; I'm always sort of worried I'm doing it wrong, even when it's stuff that applies to me πŸ˜‚

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I haven't smiled and giggled this much in monthes ! Oh Valerian *swooning shamelessly* The scenes of the race and the food stall are the cutest thing ever! I love the way you describe his movements, his eyes, and the very subtle beautiful details of him.

 It's also amazing how his personality feels so authentic and endearing. If there was a Valerian in any universe, I believe he would be exactly as you described him if that makes any sense x) (?). I also loved the way I can make many meaningful choices without having a major impact on the overall story while in the same time shaping my character's personality.

 Abeni and Gnarl are the next routes in line for me to read next :)) Can't wait for the next update! Best of luck!

PS: I played the game in an android phone and it works perfectly.

🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑🧑 ahh thank you so much I'm glad you liked it !!! I hope Abeni and Gnarl live up to Valeri's hype πŸ˜‚ let me know how Abeni looks on Android because she seems to be the one with the issue πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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