A 2.169 words story made with Ren'Py. Chiko, a young Code Wielder (aka VR Hacker), must stop terrorists from taking over Orobis City by hacking Marlie’s Core!
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July 20

“Alice and friends”

Friendly warning: huge text wall.

Wanting to take a good break from Ren’py, and RPG Maker MV was teasing me, I’m back with the engine I started with on Steam!

I’m currently working on a big project.
A retelling/soft reboot/mega crossover(?) of everything I’ve released on Steam, as a Visual Novel with simple RPG Battles.
(Or almost everything, it’ll depend on the resources found + what my imagination can provide.)
Yes, a game like “Les Quatre Alices” or “A.L.A.N.” but better.


Time to work!

I had gained experience since then and this game, which got the title of “Alice and friends” (it might change) will be better.
More good battles, more characters, better presentation, a backlog to read previous dialogs and more.
Not a rehash/reskin/dare-I-say-assetflip (it that even possible to do?) of “Les Quatre Alices”, "Shirina" or "Dark Fairies".

Now RPG Maker can export to Linux too so Windows, Mac and Linux are in the plans.
No other language than English, unless I try to use that translation plugin I had found… (wait and see).

Before anybody asks, no, nothing will be removed from Steam.
All my Ren’py works are here to stay and the “old versions” of my previous RPG Maker / Twine games (A.L.A.N., Shirina, Entre-Deux, etc) can be obtained with their Ren’py counterparts.
For exemple : With "Les 4 Alice: Lorange Journey", you get "Les Quatre Alices" & "4 Alice: Lorange Journey".


Alice D, old VS new

However, I’m not sure for the achievements support. As much as I love them, putting them in RPG Maker MV is quite a daunting task.
The wrapper to use + right plugin had caused me trouble in the past for my other games + incompatibly problems on certain PC.
I’m sure those issues still exist.
I remember having trouble getting another game made with rpg maker mv on Steam to launch not too long ago and the problem was from there.
Also I’m not sure this method works on Mac and Linux.


Now Alice Brown really look like a kid!

Anyway, right now, I have the basic plot points written for Act 1 (my plan is for the whole story to be in several Acts).
Act 1 cover “Les Quatre Alices (rpg maker mv) / 4 Alice Lorange Journey (twine remake) / Les Quatre Alice: Lorange Journey (Ren’py re-remake XD)”.

I’ll keep you all informed as I made progress.


Title Screen

Also 9 days before ChatAid arrives. :steamhappy:
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July 15

Upcoming story: ChatAid

I’m proud to announce that “ChatAid” is coming soon on Steam.

Description:
When you found a wacky program on your PC called “ChatAid”, you ended up in a chatroom. Someone needs your help.

Features
* A short story written in Ren’py, in Two Parts, with 4 endings in total.
* You can choose your name, nickname and gender.
* Steam achievements.

Unlike my previous works, which were always bilingual (French and English), ChatAid and any future stories will be English Only. Why? For simplicity’s sake.

French is my mother tongue, yes, but it’s also a very complex language compared to English, and it’s so much harder to write stories with character customization in French.

For example, I had trouble getting “neutral” words in French for Ivanoile and Nuri, since they are nonbinary. In English, it was so easy to do. “Hir”, “they”, “them”. Done.

I also got the bad habit for making a lot of typos in French, unlike in English, and getting proofreaders is difficult. (Also I’m not a very patient person and waiting for the typos fix while x story would be ready for release is really annoying!)

And, well, Steam sells all over the world and the English text is the most read. So English Only for now on.
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About This Game

When Chiko, a young Code Wielder (aka VR Hacker), receive a mission from a mysterious man, he must stop terrorists from taking over Orobis City by hacking Marlie’s Core!

Features

  • A 2,169 Words Interactive Fiction
  • With Steam Achievements
  • Dual Language Screen!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720
    • Storage: 125 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720
    • Storage: 125 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x720
    • Storage: 125 MB available space

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