this is so cute and I really enjoyed it. as someone who has trust issue I couldn't believe I took the owen ending haha. good story and dialogue. although i wish there's more character sprite(?) (I only see like 4??) anyways thank you!!
Alloys Over Flowers
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Accountant and sculptor Junia has settled into a small town after accepting that her amnesia cannot be cured. Her life is uprooted when a noble's son attempts to kidnap her from her home, believing she is captive against her will. Shocked to find that his alleged fiancée no longer remembers him, he vows to convince her to return home with him, even if they must forge a relationship from scratch.
Alloys Over Flowers is a visual novel made for NaNoRenO 2019, a month-long game jam themed around the Ren'py game engine.
The game contains 1,960 dialogue blocks, containing 20,560 words and 111,605 characters, for an average of 10.5 words and 57 characters per block. The game contains 5 unique character images, a total of 42 character sprites, and 1 CG. The game contains 3 possible endings.
Expected playtime: 1 - 1.5 hours.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE GAME
Version 1.01 — Updated executable's directory organization.
Version 1.00 — Added choices and multiple endings. Major text changes.
Version 0.93 — Added background music.
Version 0.92 — Added CG. Fixed graphical bugs. Minor text changes.
Version 0.91 — Fixed major bug where character sprites from previous scene would remain in next scene.
Version 0.90 — Initial release of fully functional game.
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Thank you so much! It's really amazing to hear that. <3
With regards to the character sprites, there are 5 unique sprites and 42 total expressions (the last unique sprite is Marcus's father, who appears briefly near the end of the story). We would've loved to have more character sprites, but we wanted to limit our scope for NaNoRenO's 30-day time constraint!
I'm really happy because this game only focus on Owen hahaha. This game IS perfect because it only focus Owen to my opinion... Ppl can't throw the past away that easily despite how much they enjoy the new life. And choose the new life is just ... irresponsible to the whole long life before your amnesia.
It's always super awesome to hear the perspectives of players and the choices they make — one of the most beautiful things about visual novels is that your beliefs and choices can change the path of the story. I'm glad that you enjoyed the game, and the ability to choose to return with Owen.
Thank you so much for your feedback! <3
No, thank YOU for make such a precious OC like Owen. He just... too good to be real. His whole life at risk but he won't forced Junia to go with him, he would let her come back to visit and not ask for children, and he bravely face his problem in the stay ending instead of running away. It would be damn selfish of Junia to let Owen lose his everything to life her peaceful, dreamy life, just because "I'm not remember it". Engaged to Emelia is the reason he got to this hug mess anyw, if the engaged ruin Emelia life (which is not) - it ruin Owen's as much as well. I would accept go back with Owen even if I'm not love him.
Sorry for my rambling, I'm just... so hype about it. And sorry for my poor English as well... ^^"
I don't know why but I expected this game to be boring. It was anything but boring. The story was awesome and emotional. The characters feel fully rounded and are super cute. I actually sat at my desk, staring at the ceiling for 5 minutes at the final choice because I just couldn't decide. 100% recommend playing.
Thank you so much for your feedback — I'm glad to hear that you ended up enjoying the game, and especially that you found the final choice so meaningful! ♡(‘∀’ /)
As I already said, I'm glad to have played this game. Thanks for making a Linux version! The Linux gaming community is glad... really! Great art, plot and a powerful heroine.
I got the best ending even after saying something rude to him. It was nice to relate to a strong character compared to other visual novel-dating sim protagonists.
I hope you make many more games in the future!
Thank you so much! I'm incredibly happy you enjoyed the game and took the time to leave this heartwarming review ♡(‘∀’ /) It's amazing to hear that you enjoyed relating with Junia and see her as a strong character.
personally if I were in her shoes I would probably also say something rude to Owen
It's also awesome to hear you enjoyed playing through the Linux version. While Linux editions tend to receive fewer downloads than Windows or Mac equivalents, we think it's important to make games accessible where possible.
Again, thank you so much for your feedback! <3
absolutely adored this game!! the art, the music, the storyline; it was all incredibly enjoyable.
Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear that, and really appreciate that you took the time to leave feedback for us ♡
Such a cute game, I had a lot of fun playing it!
i thought it was going to be a choice between marcus and owen too XD i was kind of hoping for an ending where we run away with owen or something, and i would have liked to see more of an epilogue after the final choice. i understand the time constraints, tho. this was quite good!
Thank you for your feedback! If by run away with Owen, you mean leave the village with him, this ending is in the game! To unlock it, Junia must have high affection with Owen.
More scenes after the final choice is something we'll make sure to do in our future games! Emotional payoff in the endings is super important.
How is it possible to love Owen so much? TwT. I love this game so much. Thank you making a such a good game. I'm looking forward to your future projects.
P.S: After I got the endings, my mind just drifted off the next possibility for Junia and Owen it came to a point it became ridiculous, LOL.
Thank you so much! I'm incredibly happy you enjoyed the game so much and took the time to leave this heartwarming review ♡(‘∀’/) There's no greater compliment than that you were so absorbed in the story!
Thank you for the support, we'll strive to make our future games even better!
I went half-way into the 0.93 ver and rly liked it! it was fun and humorous in its own way so I was excited for the 1.0 ver haha
I got all 3 endings and my favourite one is where Junia got close to Owen but still chose to stay. It was a lot more emotional and I enjoyed the heartbreak ehehe
also I initially thought you can choose between Owen or Marcus oops haha. But I get it cos the focus is on Owen and Junia, tho mb there could be more development for Marcus even as a side character so there'll be stronger reasons to stay and it'll be harder to choose
overall, great work!!
Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm glad to hear someone enjoyed the stay ending more than the leave ending. >:)
We would've loved to have two routes, but had to narrow our scope for NaNoRenO's time constraints! (I definitely get how it could've been a misunderstanding given that Sxilin gave Marcus a bachelor-quality sprite, haha.) However, I absolutely agree that additional development for Marcus as a side character would've been wonderful in making Junia's decision more complex. Were I to redo this project outside of NaNoRenO's constraints, I would spend more time on Marcus's development and role in the narrative.
Thank you for the lovely feedback! <3
I enjoyed it! I gave my full thoughts at Lemmasoft, but this was a sweet little game that I enjoyed more than expected. Good job! ^^
Again, I'm super honored that you took the time to write such a thoughtful review of Alloys Over Flowers. Thank you! <3
I enjoyed the game very much. It was very sweet and I'm glad I gave it a try!
That was really enjoyable, and probably even better with choices!
I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed it! The update with choices is now released, if you'd like to check it out. Thank you so much for your support :-)
Interesting plot. I wanted to play right away but decided to wait patiently for version 1.0 to be released. xD