A downloadable experiment for Windows

You are invited to partake in an experiment. 
If you can agree to be on good behavior, you'll be meeting with Alie in an empty-looking realm. You and Alie will be interacting and learning about each other. Simple as that. You will not be in any danger. You are free to leave at any time and will always be welcome to return.
Keep in mind that this is an experiment, which means this is being observed. Just try to be on reasonably good behavior during your visits, please.

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(If you are using Windows 10, you must have the "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" setting on your computer set to 100% (no more and no less) and then restart your computer to apply this change. I apologize for this inconvenience.)

A simple visual novel made in a single month for NaNoRenO 2019. It involves you answering questions, drawing, and a bit of playing around and getting creative. More character-driven rather than story-driven, but you will also play an important role. There are multiple choices to answer questions, but it still plays out in a linear way.

(Please let me know if there are any issues and I will try to swiftly fix them, if possible.)

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Updated: April 17th, 2019

Version "0.989" - IMPORTANT FOR WINDOWS 10 USERS:

Attempted to fix an issue with Windows 10 that resizes the game when launched. Fix failed, it seems a setting in Windows 10 still overrides it. If you are using Windows 10, you must have the "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" setting on your computer set to 100% (no more and no less) and then restart your computer to apply this change. I apologize for this inconvenience.

Because of how drawings are saved, the game must be played in Windowed-mode at its default resolution in order to function properly.

Also added "CREDITS.txt" in the game's folder, to give another source of visibility for the music and font used for this project.

Someday I'll get butler working...


Version "0.988": Fixed an oversight when replaying the game ok now i go back to bed now i hope i didnt break something else just now dohoho

Version "0.987": Initial release, Done-ish.





Install instructions

Unzip the .zip file and launch "Transient_Experiment.exe" to play.

If you are using Windows 10, you must have the "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" setting on your computer set to 100%, no more and no less, and then restart your computer to apply this change. I apologize for this inconvenience.

Download

Download
Transient_Experiment-0.989-pc.zip 92 MB

Development log

Comments

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I really enjoyed playing this game, and can totally recommend it (which I did!).

It doesn't take long to complete, and was engaging and fun/heartwarming the whole time I played.

A friend of mine suggested this game to me and man, surely I'm not disappointed trying out the game (and I'm loving the game). I just want to hug Alie and I do hope they are happy QvQ

I just have to draw this after Alie showed my form near the end QvQ

Thanks for playing!

Oh gosh, I would've just been happy seeing the various doodles people made with my project, but you went this far and it makes me very happy. And thank you so much for this, it really means a lot! It's so precious, I love it~

Thank you for creating such interesting and lovely VN QwQ ♡ (and glad the fanart is making you happy xD!)

Out of curiousity, how many forms were there in the game? So far I've seen 3 forms that Alie drawn for me.

Ooh, you've seen 3? Thanks for playing through it multiple times!

There are a total of 8 forms (and a 9th just in case of errors, but it's nothing special). You can check them yourself if you're curious enough, the files should be visible and unarchived. Open the game's folder -> game -> images; They're named "111", "112", "121" and so on until "222" with "0" being the Error image. It should be the first 9 images if sorted in alphabetical order. The numbered filenames made it easier for me to calculate certain stuff.

Ooooh, yeah I found the images. Each of the design looks so cool and unique *Q*

I will try playing the game again later and try to get the other 5 forms owo9!

That was cute, and a little heartbreaking. Hope Alie gets a happy ending somewhere.

At the moment, I don't have anything in the works or a solid plan for a continuation or revisit, but I would like to bring back Alie at some point. One way or another.


Thanks a lot for playing!

Is it weird that the ending made me irrationally sad? I miss Alie tbh which is weird since it usually takes me hours to get invested in a character/person.

Anything that can invoke these feeling in a person is absolutely amazing! Thank you for making this!

It's rather short and simple, but I still wanted to make it feel meaningful and sentimental. I'm glad to hear Alie managed to leave enough of an impact on you despite the short time you've got to known each other. 

Thank you very much for playing!