A visual novel about a memory that a boy named Mark tries very hard to forget, and a girl named Myra who unearths it.
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Very Positive (756) - 89% of the 756 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 8, 2016

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May 14

Week 2: Sorting Through the UI

Last week was somewhat quiet — spent some time learning Ren'Py things that I probably should have known the first time around.

Ren'py's new built-in UI is a lot cleaner than the old one. I've started rebuilding the menu screens to fit the new UI. As an example, here's the old music room...



And here's the new one!



I fixed some obvious problems, like how the original music room spoiled the names of songs you hadn't unlocked yet. But, I'm still not much of a designer, so it will take some trial and error.

- @scarlet_string
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May 7

Week 1: What to Change?

​Hey everyone! After getting some other dev work out of the way, I finally have the time to focus on this Sepia Tears expansion​ promised last year. The update will be released as a DLC, and the plan is to include trading cards and whatnot. If all goes well, I'll post weekly updates here for fans to follow the game's development. Always feel free to suggest changes!

To start, I've been re-reading Sepia Tears for the first time in years, and I'm keeping a notepad of things to change. I know one issue is that the pacing is slow, especially when you're small talking with characters other than Myra because they don't advance the plot. I'd like to rewrite a lot of the banter just to make it more interesting. I don't think I should "speed up" the pacing too much for fear of rushing to the end without developing the characters — I just need more interesting interactions within the cast.

I'm keeping an eye out for places to add new scenes. If I don't find enough, I'll probably replace Myra's Diary with extra epilogue stories. I'll have to brainstorm the kind of gimmicky date ideas that Myra would suggest. Just be warned, we might not have time to draw summer outfits, so these epilogues might only be set a couple months in the future...

That's all for now! (Excuse me while I spend a few weeks getting used to Steam's devlog format).

- @scarlet_string
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About This Game

"I'm the person you wish you never met."


Sepia Tears is a romance visual novel. It's about a memory that a boy named Mark tries very hard to forget, and a girl named Myra who unearths it.

Together, they search for a storybook romance and realize that love doesn't always bloom as neatly as it ought to.

Perfect for fans of anime and VNs who want a classic story with a twist!

Features:
  • Vocal ending song
  • 40,000 word story
  • CG gallery containing game CGs, chibi CGs, and promo art

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 800 x 600
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 800 x 600
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 800 x 600
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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