(WIP) Message in a Melody [Update 3/11/24, FULL GAME! 110K words]

Updated!!! Added four more chapters so now Chapters 1-8 are available. All issues from the OP should be fixed also.

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Oh, I like the concept, and the story so far is interesting. I will definitely keep an eye on this WIP!

Could you provide a list of the romance options

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Is it possible for you to fix the broken save plugin on Dashingdon link? I think you forgot to remove the *comment part before *sm_init. :slight_smile:

The concept really intrigues me but I’d rather wait for the save system first considering the lengthy 8 chapters demo. :slight_smile:

Shoot thank you for catching that @callisto. Save function should now be available again! Would hate for you to have to start over every time. Enjoy!

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Glad you like the concept, @wraithmaster20, I’m quite proud of it.

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I’ve added a list of ROs to the OP, but I’ll also throw it here for convenience.

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Um…I would like to add to MadAdam’s request. And have already been trying to romance the General, so… :kissing:

(Is that a kissy face, or a whistling smiley? I can never decide.)

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According to voice-over on my phone, it’s a kissing emoji.

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emoji is debatable :kissing: whistling :kissing_closed_eyes::kissing_smiling_eyes: kissing… facial expressions :man_shrugging:

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Update: I have cover art! I guess I’m stuck with the title now haha.

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So far so good, interesting story and being a part of invaders is rare in games, especially at the invasion and is such brutal faction.

But please more save slots! Only three are not enough to save at all parts I want to replay

you humans have perfected something humans have still never even learned of

should be Raqullans

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I’ve picked ‘female’ and was addressed properly before but this one is wrong gender

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Thank you for letting me RickRoll the planet and aliens

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Great song choice! I am so curious what choices are the most popular or what song everyone will request. Now you’ve given me a great idea to make a playlist and keep track. Never expected to be RickRolled in my own game haha.

I have now doubled the number of save slots on Dashingdon and Moody. The other fixes will be in the next update. Thank you for all your input :slight_smile:

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Update: Full game is now available!

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Nice! Are you planning to submit this to HG anytime soon?

I am absolutely submitting to HG!!! It is very difficult to wait the month before I am able to haha.

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It is absolutely criminal how little attention this has. Have only done one playthrough but it was amazing going all in on music and trying to reconcile the planet. My only real feedback would be that when I discovered the coded messages I promised the humans if they stopped I would do everything I could to make their lives better, but I feel like I don’t really see myself do that in the epilogue. It would be nice to have a line or choice, especially if you get on to the high council about changing human working conditions or something.

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I’m glad you like it!! I have added a couple lines at the beginning of the epilogue mentioning how you are keeping you promise, and have also added a couple choices for your first order of business on the High Council. Not sure yet if I should have more/different choices of how to improve human lives, but am open to more suggestions!

Thanks again for playing and for your feedback!

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I am toying with the idea of adding a “Stat Hints” mode. It is similar to the Gamemaster or Storyteller mode, but I don’t think I want to update every time a stat is updated. All I’m thinking of doing is including the option to have hints about the value needed to be successful using a skill or how a choice might influence your stats. Right now, I only do this sometimes. But maybe it is better to let the player choose all or nothing? What do you think?

  • Add the “Stat Hints” option.
  • Leave the hints where you think is best (no change).
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Thank you all for voting! There is now an option in both demos to receive Stat Hints throughout the game and it can be changed any time you restart.

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