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In Blood

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After a night of drinking Eleadora takes a shortcut home through the woods. She’s angry, frustrated, and sad. At the crossroads she trips and cuts her hand on some broken glass. While looking over her wounds she mutters a wish out loud that calls upon an ancient and forgotten force that changes her life forever.

She wakes up in an unknown room, in an unknown house, on an unknown plane of existence. Surrounded by horrors and death she must attempt to find an ally among the other occupants of the house. It’s clear they don’t have her best interests in mind, and trusting them could be deadly.

Survive and try to maintain your humanity.

Escape, if you still want to.

Escape, if they’ll let you.

Features:

  • 4 romance options (3 guys, 1 woman)
  • Multiple endings
  • 4 routes
  • Several CG illustrations planned
  • English voice acting planned

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Customizable Character Tutorial

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One of the parts of Pinewood Island and As We Know It that I am very proud of are the protagonists that the characters can customize. I’ve seen a few other visual novels do this, and I think it’s great! If you’re reading this you would probably like to do it too, but aren’t sure how. First, let’s talk about the pros and cons of incorporating a customizable sprite into your game.

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Visual Novel Recommendations

Whenever I come across someone who doesn’t know of visual novels, I always want to recommend some, but struggle to think of some on the spot. So here is a list I can link to later!

This is NOT a comprehensive list, and instead I’d like to point you here for a more in depth list of games!

These are mainly romantic/otome style games, because those are what I tend to play. I’ve also left off Japanese titles, and the bigger ones that everyone is talking about- because people tend to already know of those.

Mine, which I’ll just list here and then move on

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As We Know It

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A heavily branching visual novel, featuring love, friendship and life-sim elements in a future destroyed by the sun.

When the world gets too hot humanity finds sanctuary underground. After a
long waiting list you finally score a spot in the local underground
city of Camden, run by Mayor Rick Davidson. You and your mother move in
and begin to acclimate to this wonderful new life. As time passes,
however, things start to go wrong. Unravel what’s going on, and face
some hard choices that will impact your relationships and fate.

Get a job, find romance, and meet the other residents of Camden- your new home.

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