I'm very excited for the full release! John is my fav so far. The art is beautiful, and they look like adults which I love. The writing is well done, and I feel like the characters all have dimension. I greatly enjoy the personality given to the MC. Thank you!
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Hey! Definitely a good start! Gorgeous art, handsome men, promising story. The MC is so far a good balance of vulnerable feminity and some backbone and skill. If the plot further down the line has some depth to it, the game will be truly awesome!
My goodness this was truly a treat and then some, somebody raided the cabinets of sweets and stuffed them all into this game haha Robins looking really good in this game not gonna lie
Man, I usually avoid demos, because I'm too impatient, but this one caught my attention. I'm so excited for this game, I think about it literelly every day, the characters? the art? the story? the time period? the sountrack? just *chef's kiss* exquisite
can't wait to see more!!
Thank you so much! We're working hard to get the Nottingham demo done so we can get ourselves crowdfunded and pump out the full game!
I come back ever week or so to see if any update has been posted for this game. I am soooo excited you have no idea. Like, not to put pressure on you guys, but my hype is unreal. I haven't been this excited for a full VN in... years. So thank you for reigniting my interest in this genre of game. I appreciate the clear craft, love, and passion that is put into this visual novel. And that is the main reason why I'm obsessed. Because it feels like ya'll actually care about your work. <3
Edit: Oh, also Will is my babe. (Tuck is, too, but I have to wait a little longer before I start simping there x'D)
Aww, thanks! We'll be saving itch.io updates for major release news, so if you'd like to read more, check out our Tumblr. I've been getting a ton of asks since the demo came out so you can read plenty of things, both serious and silly, about the Made Marion characters.
We also have a Patreon that posts development sneak peeks at least once a week.
Thanks so much for your hype and support! Will may not show it at first, but he appreciates your support too. ;)
Man, normally when playing a demo or VN i have a pretty clear hint on who I'm going to like most, and I don't really know this time.
(okay thats a lie I obviously love Tuck the most but since he doesn't count atm i'm going to pretend i'm unbiased)
I thought I was going to dislike Will, despite his beautiful design, but damnit the cheeky mf pretending not to know how to dance, I'm not sure why it was so cute to me.
John is just such a sweetheart, and I love that all the guys so far have a little mischievous streak, it makes their personalities seem more rounded. He's probably the character I most love aesthetically, but I just don't have a favorite yet ;~;
Robin I thought was going to be kind of a standard prince character, but he's ALSO a cheeky mf lol I think he's so endearing, I can't wait to follow the development a little more and meet the other characters. Sorry if this was a little too wordy, I'm super excited /o/
Played the demo a few times now and man, is it a joy. It already feels very romantic.
I love Marion's inner voice and I'm very excited to experience the world's events through her eyes. Her clever wit and sense of humour is fun and it's believable that others would fall for her.
I always like to see strong female characters who aren't written as though their emotions signal weakness (see the first scene she has alone with John near the river). Humanity does not belie badassery.
Each LI seems very distinctive so far. I had a hard time picking a favourite. Looking forward to uncovering the hidden depths of the characters as the game progresses. I expect each will be quite nuanced.
Art is beautiful. The style is lovely and clean and the character design is little more mature than other otome games I've played, particularly Eastern ones. It's a welcome change. My favourite aspect is the wonderful facial expressions. I found myself scrolling back to check out the looks on each character's face throughout different scenes! The artist did an amazing job.
Music choices are good and set the tone well.
Good luck with the rest of development! I can't wait to meet the Nottingham LIs. Particularly excited for Lord Geoffrey.
PS I've been following your Tumblr as well and your references are on point.
marion is so pretty, i honestly spent more time staring at her sprite than the LIs
Beautiful art (even more beautiful LIs and honestly? i just turned gay for the MC), interesting demo, perfect soundtrack that fits perfectly with the situation and scenario, and i'm super pumped for the full complete game! Which begs the question of when will the full completed game be out? Or if you have any estimates of when will that be?
Edit: idk why but Layton Tuck has been stuck on my mind for some unknown reason
*cough* definitely not because of his devilishly handsome smirk *cough*, is there a possibility of him being..... oh idk.... a secret RO in the future? 👀👀👀👀
Our crowdfunding campaign is tentatively scheduled for October, when our second demo is coming out. We'll have a better estimate of the final completion date at that time.
Layton Tuck will be a love interest in the game's DLC, which has a bit of a different structure from the main campaign and features two routes (Tuck and a yet-unannounced character) that are intertwined. The DLC will be a bit darker than the main game and is fully adults-only, because the story simply won't work with the explicit text filter.
Oh my goodness! I remember a dev for this game talking on the otome reddit about it a couple years back, I loved the idea. Glad to see it's come to fruition with such lovely art! I had fun with the demo, looking forward to the full thing!
Hi, that was me! The otome reddit has been a great community of support for me as a dev, so thanks for being part of that!
this was such a fun demo now im super hyped for the full game my only issue is that marion herself is so pretty i wish i could date her too! but in all seriousness this demo is so polished the art is gorgeous and i cant wait to see more.
Really enjoyed the demo and wish you best of luck on this project!
I can't wait for more, the demo was amazing!
Hi! I'm curious about this line: "Make role-playing choices for two different kinds of romantic adventures with each love interest!" What does it mean the 'two different kinds' exactly? I'm intrigued!
I'll download the demo right now <3
Hi! In the final game every love interest's route has two possible good endings. How your romance progresses and which ending you receive depends on role-playing choices you make throughout the route.
For instance, Will Scarlet is a daredevil. If you pick his route, you have to decide if you enjoy jumping into the danger zone with him or if you prefer to be a more strategic decision-maker. This will affect how your relationship develops and the challenges that the two of you will face as a couple, leading to different kinds of endings. Hope that helps!
Simply love it! Can't wait for the full version (and dlc).
Hoping this project would be a smooth sailing for you ^^
Holy heck this is a pretty game <3 I went in fully wanting Will, but damnit I ended up really, really falling for John. Robin...nah, I'm good with John and Will :D The art is absolutely gorgeous - seriously, I want to romance Marion. I do wish we had been able to *see* Marion's skill, not just be told about it - or at least, she had had a bit more success in causing trouble for the guys. I ended up not being impressed (bit like a child telling you they are awesome), that may be intent and part of content (Marion growing in her skills), but I did get left with a bit of second-hand embarrassment for her, lol.
Thank you! As the writer/programmer, I am so very happy to be working with our amazing artists.
It's true, there wasn't much chance to see Marion at her best in this demo. In the full game, you'll be able to see her in her element during the prologue (which comes before the section of this game in the demo), and the demo leaves us with her just about to show off to the Sherwood boys. It's not Marion's fault she couldn't do much to them... one is a hyper-obsessed archer who has been training with sword and bow since he was a young child and the other two have literal superpowers. She still does fine against other mere mortals like herself, and has plenty of other skills that will make her useful to the Sherwood gang. Part of her character growth (especially on one of Robin's routes) is accepting that it's ok not to be the best at everything.
Marion does get to be the primary physical combatant in Meissa's route, as Meissa is not a fighter and recruits her to help assist townspeople who are caught in the middle of the struggle between Robin and the Sheriff.
I found your tunblr blog a while back and have been waiting for a demo to drop. I loved it!! Really like the art and loved the LIs.
Looks great! Will download now
This was so worth waiting for. I have absurd heart eyes, just like that one great Vine, mf.
I'm absolutely in love with literally all of the Sherwood LIs and as I said on tumblr, I am going to campaign mercilessly to get Layton Tuck as DLC when you eventually get to KS.
Just gorgeous work all around folks! Congratulations; I can't wait to see what's next.
The good news is that Layton Tuck is fully planned as one of two routes in a standalone DLC (the second route is a secret to everyone). The DLC itself won't even be a Kickstarter stretch goal, but we'll probably have some kind of stretch goal related to it (free to backers at x amount raised or something).
This Demo left me wanting more!! I can't wait for the full game to come out. Excellent dialogue, fantastic art, the menu is easy to navigate, and the level of sass you the MC has at the beginning is just perfection (only my onion that she's sassy) I urge other people to play the demo and would give it a 10/10
Okay, so... I was waiting for this demo for sooooo long, and FINALLY! I played it! And it was sooo good, I want more!
I love the arts, you have awesome artists on the team! Sprites and backgrounds are wonderful. I was looking at MC for quite long, wondering why she can't be one of our LIs... Don't get me wrong, other LIs are amazing too, but... Marion... is just beautiful! And the facial expressions! I was shocked when I saw how many you have them there! I seriously felt like I was right there with them, the coding is amazing!
And the sountrack...! It is music to my ears, even right now, when I'm writing this, the game is launched in the background so I can listen to it longer. <3
Good job, devs! I am waiting for more! <3
PS. I just want to say that Little John stole my heart... <3 and Tuck is... oh boi.
Thanks so much! I keep hearing that about Marion, ha ha. We do have a female LI on the Nottingham side, though she's not meant to be quite the classic beauty that Marion is (I know Anna will draw her to be lovely, anyway)!
Our soundtrack is licensed from Alexander Nakarada, a talented musician who makes his work affordable for indie creators like me. I'll pass on the kudos!
Pleasant appearance of MC and characters are drawn cute, elegant and warm
It seems that these characters could not have been drawn by a bad person :3
LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!! ALL THE LI ARE AMAZING AND I FREAKING LOVE MARION!!! Excellent work!
Such a great demo! I've loved Robin Hood since I was a child, not only because of Robin, but because of all the great characters. Marion is so badass, I wanted to be her. In this, she's badass indeed, and even if the guys are all amazing, I can believe how they would all fall for her (and she for them). Can't wait to find out what comes next!
I was playing another random visual novel I found on Steam but when i got the email that the demo of this was out- I came straight here. It looks really good and I can't wait to play and meet Will <3