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 (786) - 89% of the 786 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 8, 2016

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September 18

Art & Music Update

It's been a while! Just dropping in a quick update on the status of the DLC.

First of all, artist aeror
has joined us as a character artist! As you might remember, Myra un-dyes her hair at the end of the game and returns to a less... artificial look. All three bonus chapters take place after the end of the game, so we need a new sprite for her. Here's a side-by-side comparison of what we have so far!



We haven't gotten through the other pose and expressions yet, but this will give you an idea of what to expect. The new art style is different (which is inevitable), so we might re-draw the other sprites as well, if time allows — but first priority will be the new CGs for the bonus chapters.

Meanwhile, I'm sure you all remember the peculiar background art situation in the original game. Happy to say that artist qs2435 will be providing background paintings to replace the originals. See below:



This also means we can give certain backgrounds the attention they deserve, like the view from atop the hill at the end. We already have rough drafts of all of the backgrounds, so the artist is currently going through each one to polish up the final copies.

And finally, the remastered OST is almost complete! We have drafts for every track now, so all that's left is the finishing touches. Here's a side-by-side comparison of one of the trickier pieces, Monochrome Heartbeat.

Old: https://my.mixtape.moe/gmhjxs.mp3
New: https://my.mixtape.moe/johslv.mp3

As mentioned before, the OST release on Steam will include both the original tracks and the remaster.

That's all for now!
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June 11

Week 6: ALL CLEAR

Success!

Today, I finished writing the last of the three bonus chapters! This brings the game's total word count to just under 50,000 (up from 40,000). Reading speed is very subjective, but I re-read the story recently and it took about 5 hours. Therefore, the extra chapters should add about 1 hr of new content.

I'd write more if I could, but I don't want to stretch the story too thin, since there's no new drama to introduce. The characters are happy, as we know from the ending of the original game; all that's left is for them to hang around and have fun. This will be a treat for people who want to see what the couples are like now that the dust has settled.

Nothing is final yet, but we do have bonus CGs (and outfits) in the works for these three chapters, so there will be some eye candy as well. :vanilla2:

A bit of bad news: This will be the last of our weekly updates! My own work on the game is just about done; all that's left is to coordinate with artists/musicians to produce the remaining assets. The rest of the team is on a freelance basis, so updates will be off and on. However, we'll still update whenever we have something noteworthy to show.

In the meantime, I will be back to work on Monospaced Lovers, my upcoming narrative platformer. That's a very early demo, but we should get some non-placeholder art in the game before long.

I'm keeping quiet about the plot for now, but let's just say that if you enjoyed the offbeat (and slightly twisted) romance of Sepia Tears, you'll find some familiar elements in this game. It's a "platformer," but I'm trying to skew the gameplay toward Zelda-style dialogue and sidequests. Keep an eye on the game's itch.io page for weekly devlogs, starting within a month or two.

I'm thankful for everyone who enjoyed this little freeware story released years ago. There's a lot to look forward to from here. Onward!
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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
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    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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