A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Up until the end - Demo

[GxB] [Suspense, Romance, Friendship]

Story :

This was supposed to be an ordinary day, in an ordinary life. But it isn't.
You were in the town library, reading a good book when…You don't really remember. You know you passed out. When you wake up, you are surrounded by flames !

Will you get out of danger? Will you create bond with your companions? And maybe, will you find love on the way?

Content Warnings: Mature content ( Violence )


Features:

You incarn the namable protagonist. There is no sprite for her, since I wanted the player to identify with the character.

  • One romanceable character
  • Bad endings and good ending
  • Original Art
  • Free ( Pay what you want )


About:

English is not my native language, so I'm very very sorry if there are any mistakes in the game.

This is a game entirely made by myself and it is the first visual novel I'm making, but I hope you'll enjoy playing it !

The length of the full game would be approximately 4-5 hours.


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Update:

A new version of the demo is now released!

In this version, the demo is proofread and there is a few changes in the script and choices.


Here's the demo!

The demo is approximately 20-30 minutes reading.

Please give me some feedback !

Here's a little survey but if you want to give me your feedback without it, there is no problem.

  • Did you enjoy it overall? What did you like the most in the demo?
  • Who is your favorite character and why?
  • Who is your least favorite character and why?
  • What do you think of the protagonist ? Can you relate to her?
  • What is your opinion of the artwork?
  • What do you think of the story so far?
  • Was it something that bothered you about the game?
  • Did you find any typos or spelling mistakes?
  • What would you say needs the most improvement?
  • Do you think you'll play the finished game once it's released?
  • The protagonist doesn't have a sprite. Did it bothered you? Did it help you to relate to her or would you prefer her to have one?
  • Any other comments?

Thank you for your support!

More information

Published222 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorLetiGame
GenreOther
TagsDating Sim, Otome, otome-game, renpy, Romance, suspense, up-until-the-end, Visual Novel
Player countSingleplayer

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Up_until_the_end_DEMO-1.1-all.zip (110 MB)

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  • Did you enjoy it overall? What did you like the most in the demo?

I did enjoy the story a lot. It is a rather unique story that you don't really see too often, which was my favorite part of the demo. I also enjoyed how many choices were offered to me.

  • Who is your favorite character and why?

So far, I think my favorite character would be Amanda. I think I might later like Erika, but it's hard to tell at this point. I like Amanda because she is really kind and helpful.

  • Who is your least favorite character and why?

Least favorite is Matt because he seems a bit to brusque. Hopefully further down the plot he opens up and becomes softer.

  • What do you think of the protagonist ? Can you relate to her?

I did enjoy the protagonist--especially how I was able to choose how she reacted to situations. Too often visual novels tell you how the protag reacts, which makes it harder to relate.

  • What is your opinion of the artwork?

I think the artwork needs improvement. The backdrops look fine, but I think the sprites could be touched up a bit.

  • What do you think of the story so far?

I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was disappointed that the demo ended so soon.

  • Was there something that bothered you about the game?

The only thing I didn't like was how clumsy the protagonist is--but it might be realistic given the situation she was in, but it just seems to be a common trope.

  • Did you find any typos or spelling mistakes?

There were a fair amount of spelling and grammar mistakes. It began to detract from the overall story, but I might be more picky considering I have an English degree. If you do need an extra hand with typos/spelling errors/grammatical mistakes feel free to contact me!

  • What would you say needs the most improvement?

Besides the spelling issues, I think the artwork needs the most improvement.

  • Do you think you'll play the finished game once it's released?

Definitely. The story is intriguing and I would like to finish it.

  • The protagonist doesn't have a sprite. Did it bothered you? Did it help you to relate to her or would you prefer her to have one?

I would actually like to see a sprite for the main protag. It would be even better if we could possibly choose from like two different sprites to help us relate more to her.

  • Any other comments?

I offered my assistance regarding the spelling and grammar mistakes, so if you feel like you need some help, please feel free to contact me! My email is rebeccaschmieman@ymail.com

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- Hi Lady Schmarmalade!

Thank you for giving me your feedback.

I am happy that you enjoyed the story and the demo overall. (It made me smile when you saif you were disappointed the demo ended so soon :p )

For Matt : I have to say that in otome game I like the rude type of guy that opens up later on so I automatically made Matt this way x) I hope you'll come to like him.

I am relieved that you liked the protagonist and the amount of choices that are offered to you. It's one of the thing that I find the most difficult to do, to imagine what other persons would do or not do, like or don't like...

I take note of your comment on the artwork. I have to say I don't really know how I can improve the sprites right now, but I'll search how to do it.

I understand your opinion on the clumsiness of the protag, it's true that this is a common trope, so I'll try to not use it too much.

In the end maybe I'll make a sprite for the protag, at first I though that it would be better to not have one, but as I made progress in the story I began to doubt. So thank you for your opinion!

For the typos and spelling mistakes :

I am sorry that it distracted you from the story :(

And thank you so much for offering me your help! I definitely need an extra hand with this.

So it might take a while for me to finish the script but I will contact you as soon as I have a final version of it. I take note of your email adress.

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  • Did you enjoy it overall? What did you like the most in the demo?

I did! It reminded of those escape games where you have to look around and find out how to escape. I think my favorite thing was the mystery of the story. It makes me want to find out what the truth is.

  • Who is your favorite character and why?

The protagonist. I like how can you shape her personality and also her morality by the choices you make.

  • Who is your least favorite character and why?

I don't really have one. If I have to choose, it would be Matt just because he's hard to figure out so far.

  • What do you think of the protagonist ? Can you relate to her?

I like her. She starts off as kind of a blank slate, so I'm not sure if it's easy to relate to her. There's no information on her yet. But I like how we get to choose things like helping people or not.

  • What is your opinion of the artwork?

I like it

  • What do you think of the story so far?

It's really mysterious and intriguing. I want to know who these people are. And I want to know why everything is happening

  • Was it something that bothered you about the game?

Did the story bother me? Only in that I wanted to know more!

  • Did you find any typos or spelling mistakes?

Yeah. There were quite a few actually. And commas weren't always used correctly, but the typos are more important I think. What would you say needs the most improvement?

The spelling/typos

  • Do you think you'll play the finished game once it's released?

Yeah! I want to know what happened in the beginning, and I want to see how it ends!

  • What would you be willing to pay for the full game? ( I don't know yet if it will be pay what you want or commercial. )

That depends on how long the game is. Up to $20 maybe?

  • Any other comments?

Especially toward the beginning, there was a lot of text on the screen. It felt like a lot of words. Maybe consider breaking those sentences up into more than one screen, just so it's not so many to look at on one screen. It can get overwhelming if too many sentences are shown at one time.

Hi Tomey!

I say it again here, thank you for your feedback!

I am really happy that your favorite character is the protagonist, I was afraid that the player would not be able to shape her personality enough to relate to her.

I understand your opinion on Matt ^^ I hope you'll like him more in the full game as he is the only romanceable character ><

I know I need to work on the typos and spelling mistakes, I hope I'll get enough help when I'll finish the script.

I am really happy that you wanted to know more :p I can't wait to know your opinion on the full game when it will be released ^^

I'll break the sentences of the text when there is a lot, like you said it can be overwhelming to have so many sentence at once.

Again thank you for your feedback :D

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Just finished this demo of it. I like the story plot for it the artwork was done nicely. I like the MC she seems strong and capable of handling herself. There was about 10 errors spelling/grammar wise but nothing dreadful that would be a easy fix. There was plenty of good options for scenario choices to be picked. The demo was a great length just enough to be a teaser! I can't vouch for the music as my sound system died on me earlier today when I was downloading this I dropped the speaker. I would definitely pay $19.99 for this game. I found Matt interesting as people like that make want to poke them further to get a reaction. Though I think there is more to Erika than meets the eye. Finally found the post on tumblr again:

  • Did you enjoy it overall? What did you like the most in the demo ? Yes I enjoyed it, I like that it gave just enough of a tease for the game.
  • Who is your favorite character and why? Matt, I like people who are a bit arrogant to play a game against the MC.
  • Who is your least favorite character and why? Amanda but just because I think there is something fishy about her.
  • What do you think of the protagonist ? Can you relate to her ? She is quite relate-able, I like that getting hurt doesn't burst her out in tears instead focusing on the task at hand.
  • What is your opinion of the artwork? It is very pleasing artwork.
  • What do you think of the story so far? Yes, I want to learn more about it!
  • Was it something that bothered you about the game? Perhaps a "affection" meter?
  • Did you find any typos or spelling mistakes? Like 10 errors, easy fixes though.
  • What would you say needs the most improvement? Nothing that I can think of.
  • Do you think you'll play the finished game once it's released? Yes!
  • What would you be willing to pay for the full game ? ( I don't know yet if it will be pay what you want or commercial. ) $19.99
  • Any other comments?

Hello itshaejinju !

You make me sooo happy with your feedback :D Even more because you liked it and you are enthusiastic about it :p

I am sorry that you're sound system died during the download ><

I am happy that you like Matt :p It's funny because depending on the player, this one may love him or hate him xD but I am like you, I like people who are a bit arrogant and all that in this kind of game :p

I am relieved that you think that the demo is a great length, I was afraid that it was too short :o But i didn't want to give too much of the story ><

I hope that you'll play the full game when it will be released and that you will enjoy where the story is going :p

Thank you so much again for you feedback and support ! I hope to hear you again when I update my blog or release the game :p

  • Did you enjoy it overall? What did you like the most in the demo ?

Yes I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the constant input, I prefer there to be a lot of choices.

  • Who is your favorite character and why?

Erika, she seemed interesting and mysterious.

  • Who is your least favorite character and why?

Matt but I think I was supposed to dislike him. Found him arrogant.

  • What do you think of the protagonist ? Can you relate to her ?

I can relate to her. I found her strong without being preachy.

  • What is your opinion of the artwork?

I'm no critic or expert but I thought it was good and on par with other visual novels.

  • What do you think of the story so far?

I found it interesting. Some demos give too much away but yours kept me interested.

  • Was it something that bothered you about the game?

No, nothing at all bothered me.

  • Did you find any typos or spelling mistakes?

There were a few, mainly typos. For a non native English speaker I think you did well.

  • What would you say needs the most improvement?

I didn't really come away with any negatives, maybe fix the typos.

  • Do you think you'll play the finished game once it's released?

I certainly hope to.

  • What would you be willing to pay for the full game ? ( I don't know yet if it will be pay what you want or commercial. )

I would prefer to pay you for it. I would easily pay $20 but could be persuaded for $30 if the story is good.

  • Any other comments?

Keep up the good work.

Thank you very much for your feedback !

I am really happy that you enjoyed playing the demo and I hope you'll play the full game when it will be released ^^

Actually I was a little afraid that the demo would maybe be too short, but I though that it would give too much detail about the story if I added more, so I am happy that you say that it kept you interested :)

I take note of your comment, and again, thank you very much for playing and reviewing my demo !