Merry Crisis - WIP (Updated: 10/06/22)

Oh no :’( I’m so sorry that happened! It sounds like she had a long and full life.

I totally feel you on reading / playing interactive games as escapism, it really just transports ya to a whole different world and takes your mind off things. Wishing you all the best!

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@burninglights So true. I miss her everyday, wishing she was still here. But i just have to remember that she had a long, good life which was full of love. And she’ll always be loved.

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@burninglights found this: Uncaught Error: SaveMod: Unable to *load before *init_savemod

Is the game dead?

Hi everyone! It’s been a while!

Hope everyone’s been doing great :slight_smile: In short, I’ve missed you all, and though this update has been a looong time coming, I’ve been chugging along behind the scenes!

Merry Crisis a quite different from College Tennis: Origin Story (the other WIP I’m working on), because it’s less like a traditional game. So I’ve really been trying to wrap my head around how to make it fun and branch-y, but still tight and rich in its plotting and writing. While not killing myself with the code/wordcount.

I think I’ve finally reached a point where I’m mostly-satisfied with what I have, so: without further ado, the second chapter to Merry Crisis will be up in early-Jun. Big thank you so much for sticking with me :slight_smile: Here’s an updated summary of what’ll be available!

Second chapter: Arrival **(+51k words, including code)

  • Bump into Shay, your neighbour’s new tenant
  • Eat your favorite Singaporean food
  • Participate in your fam’s Christmas Eve tradition
    • Paint some ugly santa figurines and hide 'em around the house or
    • Bake and karaoke (80s/90s english and chinese hits) to your heart’s content or
    • Play mahjong, and potentially win a big haul of last year’s Christmas presents!
  • Call your old friend Joony, and get lost in memories of your junior-college* days, where you might or might not have had a first love / platonic soulmate… :eyes:
  • Have a ‘midnight heart-to-heart’ with your brother. (or not!)

*Junior college = Equivalent to grade 11 and 12 of American high school.

In the meantime, please enjoy a spruced-up first chapter demo (I’ve cleaned up the coding and writing) :smiley:

@Bulk_Biceps - Hope the update solves the problem, but let me know if it persists!
@Sakura_Higanbana28 - Hope this answers your question too :slight_smile:

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@burninglights still getting the same error:

Uncaught Error: SaveMod: Unable to *load before *init_savemod

Uncaught Error: SaveMod: Unable to *sm_save before *sm_init

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I can’t save my game unfortunately.

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Hi both! Hmm - I’ve saved it into dashingdon again, and playtested it on my side. Seems alright. Could I trouble you to let me know if the error is still there? (Thanks so much in advance!) <3

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Its working now. :+1:

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This is definitely going to be on my watchlist. Interesting concept . Am sure everyone here would agree when I say we would be patiently waiting for updates but don’t make us wait too long :+1::100::100:

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@burninglights when getting to this part in the story it doesnt load the next part, unless this is the end?

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@Fawaz_Ibrahim - Aw glad to hear! For sure - can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the next update :slight_smile:

@Bulk_Biceps - Ah, yes! That’s the end of the first chapter for now. Thanks for reading! :star_struck:

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There’s a pronoun error at the beginning saying she when I chose he

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Hi everyone!

The second chapter to Merry Crisis is up, finally! :smiley: It’s about 57k words (with inefficient code, so take that with a pinch of salt).

Qiu and Shay make an appearance (Qiu more to the end of the chapter). As always, thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think! :slight_smile:

P.S. I’ve run quicktest and randomtest a bunch of times since making some major restructuring edits yesterday, but haven’t yet run through it manually, so do let me know if you run up against any problems. Thank you!

@K_T - Thank you for pointing it out, I’ve fixed it!

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Great chapter, but lots and lots of pronoun issues - the only character who was referred to with the same pronouns consistently was Nat.

here is a couple ive seen. if you’d like a bigger screenshot, i can go back and do another playthrough for it. i can see that raising the romantic stat for nat is fairly easy and in my original playthrough where i didnt romance them, its still fairly high. you start off with 20% but i think i ended up with 25-30 when i was picking options that i thought were just friendly banter. i was wondering if that was intentional. i really enjoyed the part with qui and the different ways you can approach having feelings with them. i have to ask though, will this scene ever crop up again when we don’t indulge joony with a talk?

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the part with joony’s conversation switches from male to female pronouns so i dont know which is the right one so i just assumed they have he/him pronouns since its the most used for them

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It repeats the same statement.

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@fool Thank you, glad you enjoyed the update! :slight_smile: You’re absolutely right, I will go fix the pronouns asap - hopefully in the next day or two. Cheers :smiley:

@yb_minhee HAHA yes, right now Nat’s the freshest ‘ex’ so the initial relationship bar for them is much higher than for Shay (a stranger, essentially) and Qiu (whom you haven’t talked to in years).

Also yes - right now, options that make Nat feel more romantically inclined towards MC also raise the romance bar, whether or not MC feels anything on their end - I’m keeping it this way for now for simplicity’s sake, but may consider having two relationship bars (perhaps one hidden) in the future, to indicate MC’s feelings vs. Nat’s feelings.

Thank you for those screenshots!! I’ll work on those and update soon :slight_smile: P.S. ‘drily’ was intentional, though! (Also, could I ask if the “OK” screenshots were for the word “OK” or something else? Thanks!)

@Sakura_Higanbana28 Got it, thank you so much!! :slight_smile:

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