Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Cute Reign

by kawaiineko - Jam Entry

CUTE REIGN
In this game you are a Princess that needs to make some difficult choices. But don't worry, you can always count on a really cute counselor ^^

The gameplay is the standard visual novel. Just read the story and click on the options!

This game has two endings, try to get both!

Song Credits:
"BUDDY" bensound.com
"OFELIA'S DREAM" bensound.com
"THESE ARE THE DAYS" sonancydesigns.com
"SO CUTE" thefabs.newgrounds.com
"CUTE MARCH" spoonybrad.newgrounds.com
"GENTLE" sinerider.newgrounds.com

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#95Graphics(Jam)4.35
#100Mood(Jam)3.92
#228Humor(Jam)3.21
#273Overall(Jam)3.58
#430Fun(Jam)3.17
#450Theme(Jam)3.58
#496Innovation(Jam)3.00

Comments

Artsicle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:11am

I dont personally like anime art but some might

Jungle says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:03pm

Very cute entry. Nice storytelling, graphs are very cool too. I was able to reach one ending. Nice work, congratulations.

skorpyo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:39pm

pretty nice arts :)

Potato Dog says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:03pm

Really nice! I tried to comment on the box below but it wouldn't let me - I just won the war of the cheese! : ) Nice feel to the game, and like the personalised text boxes. The music is great too, works with it all! Potato Dog

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Visual novels aren't really my thing, but the graphics in this are cool and it has an interesting (and rather humorous) world around it.

kawaiineko says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:11pm

Thank you so much for the feedbacks, guys and girls. You're amazing.
This is our 1st visual novel ever... so every feedback is gold for us!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We have a lot to improve and this experience has teach us a lot.

patrickgh3 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Beautiful graphics, and the ending I got was really well done. The pacing and length of dialog was good, I didn't get bored, though any longer and I might have. The scenarios and choices were interesting too. Overall good job, it appealed to me as someone who doesn't play these kind of games.

Shivur says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:43pm

Good ending.

Palys Plays says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:52pm

It is a very cute game with nice graphics. I really liked to play this one.

Devastus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Kinda surprising storytelling, not bad! Nice artwork too, which makes this a pretty strong visual novel. Good job.

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:59pm

I didn't expect that ending.
You really got me there.
Well done. Well done.

akai_0okami says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:35am

Nice game, art is pretty good. Ending was a surprise.

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 3:24am

Very beautiful art. Well done!

Btw. I noticed that a music theme ends up too abruptly and a new one starts. While this happens on a story change (so it's thematically correct), the feel is too unnatural. Maybe prolong the fade-out/fade-in time? Don't know.

Other than that, nice novel. :)

Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:07am

I have to say, I was a little disappointed with the ending. I was really happy to see an unapologetically cute game, so when the ending was revealed, it felt like a let down. The main game was competently made for a jam VN, so congratulations on that. Did I detect a bit of Long Live the Queen inspiration, though? ; P

Dec 20, 2016 @ 11:12am

A nice, cute story about a girl who must muster up courage and be determined. And that's as far as I will go without going into spoiler territory.

radmars says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Wow! Solid writing and the ending I got (good ending?) was really really great. Kind of a punch in the gut, but an enjoyable one :P The art style is really well executed though the backgrounds are a bit busy. Nice choice of music too. Awesome work!

qzqxq says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:14am

I played through the game once (and I think I got a happy ending?). I liked the visual design and the music choices, which really brought a light, playful mood to the conversations that contrasted well with the ending.

To be honest, I didn't find the story that interesting, but I'm guessing that's because you didn't have enough time to flesh out the characters and plot points. Like, I really do like the idea and the "twist," and the writing wasn't bad; I just think it went by too quickly, so I couldn't really get into it. If you expanded the story a bit (maybe include some foreshadowing to make the player wonder what's really going on), I could see myself really enjoying this.

A small complaint: There were quite a lot of typos, which took a little away from the experience, but obviously this is not a big deal and is easy to fix.

Overall, nice work!

jramell says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:36am

Cool game! But even though it is kind of a visual novel, I feel the introduction is a couple of dialogue blocks too long. I liked the story and the mood you set for it.

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 27, 2016 @ 4:46am

I really liked this...

=== MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW! ===

...rather dark game of one girl's make-believe fantasy in troubling times. Though the, "in your dreams" was a bit too blunt; I thought the fading background in the good ending was enough to convey that. I did like that that bad ending was oddly ambiguous on whether the war against the mouse lead to the grim decay depicted in the ending, or the ending was the reality the poor girl lived in, and everything else was a fantasy (the good ending clarifying that ambiguity was a nice touch). The contrast was pretty cool, though admittedly not that big of a surprise.

Oh yeah, and no morality meter anywhere in sight is a good thing in my book. Though the morality on each action you could take was comparably more ambiguous on which side of the scale they were on. Wasn't too detracting, though.

Would have liked to see a skip button, since I ended up choosing mostly the same options in subsequent playthroughs.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 2:37pm

very nice game! :) I like the art, I'm artist myself so I appreciate your work. Good job! :)

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