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Story

Love Ritual will put you into the shoes of a young woman Riilai, a professional scientist with extensive knowledge of occult rituals. In the midst of a big case, the police reach out to her family seeking their expertise on the forbidden ritual that had taken place at the crime scene. Riilai arrives in the city to find that the police have two suspects in custody, one belonging to the Necromancer League, the other from the Druid Circle, and both claiming innocence. Under extreme pressure, it is up to Riilai to use her expert opinion to determine the guilty party.

The suspects each have an advocate from their respective groups ready to defend their clients and sway Riilai to their side. Remaining neutral will be hard for Riilai however, as both advocates are as charming as they are passionate in their defense of their clients.

But, over the course of the investigation, things take a darker turn and Riilai will have to trust her heart to see her through to the end...



Key Features

Mature Narrative
50,000 words dedicated to a convincing romance storyline and investigative plot! A fantasy theme containing deep secrets, the flaws of characters, and the flaws of the world they live in!

The Gameplay
As Riilai, you will need to observe crime scenes, search for important items, decide what to do next and how to get clues on the suspects. You yourself will also fall under cross-examination and much more!

Soundtrack and Art
Enjoy the unique soundtrack composed exclusively for Love Ritual and immerse yourself into the wonderful art that makes the magical atmosphere of the world the game is set in!

Animated Characters and Backgrounds
Love Ritual features Live2D technology that brings life to our characters and backgrounds. See how the characters change emotions, expressing emotions such as happiness, anger, shock, embarrassment, and more!

Fall Into A Romance!
The two very different advocates will be fighting for your attention and to sway your opinion. It is up to you who you will side with as well as how it will end! On one side we have the attentive and kind Shanrae, advocate of the Druid Circle and eager to succeed. On the other end we have the rationalizing and eccentric Kalaseth, advocate of the Necromancer League who is swift and without mercy for his opponents.

Cat City
Hidden cats and objects within the backgrounds await you! Collect all cat memes and see them in the Easter Eggs Gallery, or just simply interact with the backgrounds and see what happens! And, of course, there are Steam Achievement awards to be earned!

Readme!
NO RUSSIAN LANGUAGE YET! Russian translation will be added later.
Minimal system requirements:

ОS: Windows 7/8.1/10 
Proc: Intel Core 2Duo @ 2.13GHz
Memory: 4 GB 
Video: Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA 600 Series, AMD 7000 Series
Disc space: 1000 MB

The game is very dependant on RAM. If you have the minimum 4 GB RAM, please
close all other applications before playing. Make sure 
"Love Ritual" is the only program running on your PC (apart from Windows services).
If you have less than 4GB RAM there are high chances the game will randomly freeze. You have been warned!

Check arts, progress, gifts and events on out social media pages:
https://twitter.com/Kirothi13
https://xandartwork.tumblr.com/

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Love Ritual Full game.zip 640 MB
Love Ritual Full game MacOS.zip 657 MB

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Love Ritual Demo Win 64 327 MB
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First, your game is beautiful. In all aspects. Characters, scenery, history, music ... I loved it.

To be perfect I just need to get the happy ending, which unfortunately I can not get XD

Please help me, what options should I choose in the last ritual?

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Thank you :3 
 I made a walkthrough for you
https://xandart.itch.io/love-ritual/devlog/73106/last-ritual-walkthrough

Trank you! :3 

hello! I dropped you a message on tumblr but figured I’d ask here, can’t seem to not die on Seth’s route and I assume I’ve probably done the last ritual wrong? I don’t know where I’m messing up?

Hello! Yes the dead end means you solved the last ritual wrong. Try to load game and choose different options. Read the text carefully.

If nothing help here is walkthrough:

https://xandart.itch.io/love-ritual/devlog/73106/last-ritual-walkthrough

Hi, I think I may have a problem with the game because whenever I come to a certain scene It's seems that nothing happen next like it's frozen.. ? I started the game 3 times and it's still the same :(.. (It's the scene when someone knock and I have to open the door.. Sorry i don't have a better explanation..) Can you please help me ? :) 

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Hello~
Are you plaing the Demo or full game? What is your PC specs? Do you have 4GB ram?

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The full game on Mac OS X and 8GB ram  :) 

It might be chanse that you download the game just the moment I updated the files today. Please delete the game completely include early  downloaded files and download new version. Start a new game.

Is it happens at the start of the game? When Riilai just arriwe to the city and first time goes to hotel?

Okay, I will try right now, thank you. 

Not at the start it's just after I return to my room after speaking with Seth about the tickets theatre.

I'm able to replicate the issue. The weird thing if you load from the autosave before the second inspectiong scene this moment got broken. If you load from any other sava game it's working. 
I suggest you to load the different save game and try again.
I will search for the problem causing this.

Hello not sure where to put this question but here goes: I want to play the demo before buying the game but I can't get it to work for my mac. When I click the mac download link it takes me to a google docs folder but neither of the downloadable files seem to be the game demo? Is there a way that I can play the demo on a mac? 

Hello! Right click on file and there will be download option. Download all the files and save them in "love ritual" folder

Or here is the .zip archive https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_icPLG1kM-HmS9IlGqDK5zIybQq6Pw40

Please don't hesitate to ask for any further support.

If anything Watch the let's play!

Hooray! Sorry I'm a bit technologically challenged sometimes! Thank you so much.

I fell in love with your game. The art is so beautiful and I really like the writing.

I just can't get the rituals right. I tried so many times, but I always get the bad end. Thats really frustrating for me. Can you please help me? :(

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To get to the neutral & good end you need to solve the last - night ritual right. To got to good end you need to gain enough points with the Seth \ Shanrae + solve the last night ritual.

What ending do you get? The dead end or neutral end?

I always get the dead end. I really need help to solve the last rituals right. 

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Okay, Please send me a message on akegino@gmail.com and I will send you walkthrough back :)

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Thank you so much! I sent you a email. :)

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Beautiful game. The art is incredible, with beautiful, detailed backgrounds. Took me about ~6 hours to get both good endings. The stories were intriguing, and the worldbuilding was very well done. Love the universe alltogether! Very satisfied, would buy again.  <3

Thank you a lot for kind words. Our team appreciate this and we are happy you liked our game! 

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I will buy it when Steam version will be releases. Needless to say, I'm excited.

Steam version will be out soon: when we will add Russian translation, last grammar fixes for Englisj and Spanish and we are still waiting for moderator aproval It 100% will be in March may be 25 or later Can't say for sure.

Hey!! Just bought it and finished my first playthrough and this is amazing!!!! Congrats on the game :D

Btw, is there any walkthrough available? 

Hey not yet. We are focused on bug fixing and Steam release.

Hi Xand,
At several scenes in the game, the textbox disappears and I can't see the text. Please see the attached image for an example of the bug.


Wow! This is something very unusual. Even in early beta test I didn't met such a things. Please tell me more about this issue. Is it happens everywhere or on CG only? Is it happens at the start of the scene? What your PC specs? Do you have 4GB RAM?

This occurs in multiple scenes:

  • At the scene after Seth purchases Rillai the outfits (as shown in the example image)
  • After the deduction scene when Riilai exits the police station and converses with the shopkeeper and Shanrae
  • After the previous scene, when she is at the hotel conversing with the manager and Shanrae
  • At the beginning of the scene when Riilai visits the forest with Shanrae after the inquisitor leaves (text re-appears when the CG appears)
  • The end fighting scene

My computer specs are:

  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

Can you press 'H' button? Can you replicate this bug somehow?

When I press the 'H' key, the above screen just becomes this :


In relation to the replication of the bug, it continues to appear whenever I play the game.  I've already tried re-installing the game and restarting the computer, but nothing seems to fix it.

Please try to upload newest version and say if something changes.  Do you play manualy or via auto play? 

Hi, I tried changing the text speed option before starting anything, but it got stuck on low, and I can't drag it up.  Now I'm playing the game and the texts are coming out too slow. I hope you can fix this, as I'm really excited to play your game! :)

Yes, we are working on this, hope fix will be soon. 

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Fixed! Please download new game version.

I'm missing the bottom left CG from shanrae and seth, any hints? Also Shanrae is such a cinnnamon roll and I want to punch Seth in the face, 10/10 cats. The detective work was fun, the art and music really set the tone of the story.  Wish the game was longer, I feel like the romance was rushed. And...inquisitor romance plz LOL

It’s a neutral ending CG. Do the rituals right but fail the romance points. 

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Hi! Not sure if bug reports come here, but I just bought the game and in the options I am unable to click and drag anything at all? 

Ok, so I did manage to do it, but the back button doesn't work, tho. It does make the sound when you click it, but it doesn't actually go back. And in general, the mouse clicking in the menu is not precisely exact, aaaaaand, I am unable to put the game on window mode. Do you think this might be due to the resolution of my monitor, or is it a game bug? 

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Hmmm, I was able to replicate it.  Sorry for this bug it appeared only now and I have no idea why because everything was fine in beta tests. Allrigh I'll fix this soon enough. For now try to close the game using Esc button and open it again. Click on window mode and don't touch sliders. The update will be soon.
Sorry again I will try to fix it as soon as possible

Fixed the options bug! Please download new game version.

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Hello everyone~
Anyone has finished game yet? Got any endings?
Please write what do you think and how do you feel I really want to read your thoughts about the game. (。♥‿♥。)

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I just finished one ending with Seth and one with Shanrae ! I really enjoyed them ! I got so invested in the mystery part that I almost forgot about the romance element until it happened, and even then it was a sweet and lovely break from the stress ! Shanrae's good ending CG is so beautiful to me ( although all the cgs were absolutely lovely ! ) 

Thank you for the feedbacks! I’m glad the game was entertaining :3

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I played through a few times and I'm only missing Shanrae's bad end. I think both the guys are great, but I like Seth a little more since he makes me laugh and his good ending felt a lot more heart-wrenching to me. Between the two he's definitely the one who's harder to get along with, but I'm glad that Riilai calls him out on his flaws and that he shows that he's willing to compromise.

Thank you for your thoughts. We indeed planned all this, to make Shanrae sweet and Seth to be more weird :D I don’t know how to describe Seth romance. I’m glad it ended up this way. 

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Congrats on the release! :D
Will there be steam keys for this game? ^^

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Yes! I plan to release the game on steam when I finish with Russian translation, polishing and all stuff. I notice there is option to give out steam keys here. Will read how to do this later on :3 

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Congrats on the release, really enjoying it so far!!! Might have to do some congratulatory fan art<3

I've run into a few minor bugs, nothing game-breaking as of yet, but i'll report them here if i see any more :)

-Cat in hotel reappears, EX: Click on cat > leave hotel lobby > go back to hotel lobby > cat is there again.

-When I tried to change the text speed, I clicked on the slider and it jumped to the lowest setting and is stuck there, so my text is very slow. (I've been double clicking through it though, lol)

Thank you for this reports! I will search through the code some more. 
The is should be zero game breaking bugs but might be some minor. Like cat. You can click it again and see the funny cat picture one more time :3

The text speed I wasn't able to replicate it yet. I will ask my programmer to look at it. Btw you can puch 'Space' instead of clicks.

Also to fix the text speed try to go to game directory in a "Love ritual" folder and find 

.vndata files delete settings.vndata to reset your settings like skip \ text speed \music etc.

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It did reset it, but the bug repeated itself, lol.  I did a screen recording to show you what I mean, since it seems tough to replicate :)

(I put it on dropbox, hopefully you can view it)  https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8e1inpf1lu81ap/Love%20Ritual%203_15_2019%2010_42_03%2...


EDIT: Once I set my text skipping to "seen" I can adjust the bars!

Thank you! Well fix it at some point :)

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How do I fix "skip" option issue? 

Hmmm, push second time on >> fast forward to stop it or push Ctrl instead of ff. This bug have been fixed but I’ll look in to the code second time. 

Thanks.  Did try pushing it a second time, but it did not work.  I deleted the game and downloaded it again, and that seems to work for now.

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Please tell me more about the game you playing? Is it Demo or bought full game? Did you play the game from the start to an end is it second playthrough?
The skip bug was in demo but I just tested and it works perfectly for full game :3
Thank you for the feedback! I will try to fix as soon as I can replicate it.

I was playing the full game.  I set it to skip only read text, but it skipped unread text too.  When I tried restarting the game, it still skipped all text, but deleting the game and downloading again seemed to fix it.  I did not try the ctrl key, though.  Sorry for the trouble.

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Are you going to release a version that will open on macs?

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Yes! I will test things and release MacOS :3

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Sorry guys. I'm no professional. Just girl who love to draw and 2D boys :D

I wasn't answering because I was busy fixing last grammar and bugs and cats and one hundred of other stuff. But Release is here, Enjoy~

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I’m so happy and excited! :) thank you for your hard work

Thank you! :3

congrats!!!

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It´s 15.03. and we didn´t even get a note about the new delay.... how professional

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there was a post on her tumblr actually but isn't this a free project? why even bother to complain

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I loved the demo and I'm so excited to play!!! Will it still come out today?

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Hello and thank you for kind words :3 
I can upload the game today without Spanish language. We was working for 10 hours 2 days in a row to insert translation but there is still work left. I guess we will finish inserting Spanish translation and testing it in a few days. I really want to upload game on Itch but worried about Spanish speaking players. 

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I hope you can upload without spanish for now! I am a spanish speaker but would love to play the game on the release date :)

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I hope you can release today too! A lot of us were looking forward to today :)

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A bit late but it's ready!

I absolutely loved the demo a few times now, I can't wait for the full release.I loved the art, characters, and the setup of the story  are so intriguing and I can't wait is amazing and the plot really interesting.  Keep up the good work!

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Okay, so I just wanted to say how I'm deeply disappointed with the devs of this game.  I waited for months to be able to play it, and just a few weeks ago I still thought that the game will be released before 14th February. That's what the developers wrote on this page, that they would like to release before that day. Later on it changed directly to the game being released on 14th February with a note "so you will be able to play it on Valentine's day". Now, though, surprise surprise! 8th March is the date of the release. I knew that it will end like that, with postponing it over and over again, but I kind of refused to believe that on this game work people, who don't take it seriously. Now i know. 

So distressed to have to leave that comment here. And to think that I especially made an account only to emphasize my concern is just sad.

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I deeply apologize. I made you all guys wait longer. Please don't be mad.
I indeed was unable to calculate the amount of work and how long it will take. It's really hard to predict what will happens. Especially when you 1,5 persons working on game + few freelancers. I apologize again T_T
I will finish the game on 14 February may be 1 week plus to be sure it is polished and free from bugs. Also, our tiny team decides to move release from 14 February due to another otome "Steam prison" release the same day. We decide we can't compete with them and because of that can't release the exact same day. Sorry again.

If I won't get ill or something extraordinary I believe the game will be finished between 14 February and 8 March. I will upload it on Itch as soon as both translations will be ready and inserted in the game.
We work as hard as we can, honestly.
I hope there won't be any delays and you will be able to enjoy the full game!
I'm really sorry again!

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Thank you for your response. I wrote my comment because I was kind of convinced that the work on this game will never be completed, but now I see your reasons for the delay. I still have big hopes for your work and I will wait for it no matter how long it takes.

I wish you the best of luck ^^

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Great thank you!
The game is indeed close to release I promise. ^__^

Espero que se estrene muy pronto en español. Me quedé con la intriga... ¡buen juego!

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Sí. Se publicará la traducción al español con el juego :3

someone text me or reply to this comment when they make the full version of this game please

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We should finish it on 14 February, or earlier so you can play game on Valentine’s Day ;)

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I just finished the full game ( ^▽^)σ)~O~)

I absolutely loved the demo. The art is amazing and the plot really interesting. I was wondering, will the game have a prize? Keep up the good work!

I have no idea about the prize but thank you for the kind words :3

When will the full game be released? 😙😙😙

Hello! The release planned on 14 February. May be earlier.

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Uhhhhhhh this literally sounds like the perfect VN for me ever??? Cats, detective work and romance??? its like you literally had me in mind when making this. I havent even downloaded it yet and i love it. 

Update - attempting to download on mac, EXTREMELY confused. I looked at the other comment where you explain but I'm still confused. 

I'm glad you like the idea :3
Uff It's kinda hard to build and guide people how to run the game on mac when you don't have Mac :D but I'll try to explain. The download button lead to google doc where you can see two folders Game.app, visual novel and two files icon.png and signature. Right click on folders and files and download them all. From there there is two options: or your Mac will run it or it will says something about you downloaded a files from unknown source and it won't run it. Here is the guide how to run the games that were downloaded from the internet and not from app store  https://www.macworld.com/article/3094865/macs/how-to-run-apps-that-are-not-from-...
I wish you good luck with this. Hope we will think of something to make it easier for Mac users when there is release.

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Hello, I'm having trouble downloading the demo for mac? The link sends me to a google drive folder and I can't find the download option. Other than that, the game looks really cool and exciting!

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Hello! There are two Mac versions one is Zip archive and the other one is Unzipped. You need to choose one and right click on the files to download. Unzipped game contain just game files and folder and you need to download all of them. Zip archive - you will need to download only one file but extract it to the folder on your computer and launch the game.

I've played the demo a few times now, I can't wait for the full release. The characters are so intriguing and I can't wait to break through Seth's cold outer shell :)

I love the animation style too, the small sprite movements really add extra life to the scenes.

Keep up the great work xxx

Thank you!
Actually Seth not entirely the cold type. More like eccentric and he won't act like standard Tsundere. You will see it further in game :3

Do the gif characters have different mannerisms and animated actions depending on their personality please say yes

YEEES!

I've noticed when in the hotel scene in the night visits of the guys, shans first look at her is normal but when he looks her up and down his breathing is quicker while when Salsas looking directory at Riilai his is deeper. Is this intentionally animated in such a way to show the differences in their characteristics? ☻

Hmm my animator most likely did this on purpose creating emotion for this scene in mind.

Approximately how many words will the full game have?

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Hey hey! We were charging at 35 000 words first but right now it's increased to 50 000 words! 

Loved the demo, it was beautiful and cannot wait for the full game to come out. ^_^ 

Where is the rest of the content? It stops after you talk to the druid and necromancer in your room.

Hello! It’s a demo of the full game. The rest of the game will be released in December.

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'I hope you will enjoy this short demonstration of the fame'

Might want to fix that typo ;)


But I played the demo and I liked it a lot!  I'll keep an eye out for when it gets released.

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Thank's for pointing me about this haha. Missed the typo somehow.

I can't remember if this was asked but is this pay to play or free to play?

Hello! The game will be sold via Itch. Steam and Nutaku. It will be pay to play.

A DEMO??? 

I downloaded the game yesterday and I noticed I'd accidentally downloaded 64-bit when my PC is actually just 32-bit.

Tbh, I don't really understand much about this "bit" thing, but I could not play the game.

Now I'm downloading the "32-bit".

I hope the full version will come out soon.

I really can't wait.

I'm really bored...

saaaaaame :/ been waiting for countless games to release, 5 of them meant to come out this year are way past their announced release date and two have now decided to release it next year omgggg (not talking about this game though, don't worry admin lol)

Ikrrrr it's SOOO boring to wait and wait... and be disappointed just because these games are being released later... I know it's difficult to make them, though, but I can't wait to play them!

Heey I'm glad you like the game. I'm trying to make it fast as possible. If we are lucky the release might happens before December.

okay we will just... wait. XD I wish you the best of luck, though! We all can't wait to read it! 

Make sure to put some hentai.

The ero scenes already written ;)

the more time they take the more work they are doing, which means the result will be better. so the longer u wait, the better game u will get. if u think of it that way, waiting will become fun.

xii... i like your name. sounds like something straight out of a porn site.

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Just played the demo and I loved the art, characters, and the setup of the story!! I also wanted to say that I'm really impressed with how Riilai seems like a sexually empowered woman as t isn't all that common in otome games. Most otome heroines tend to be more modest (which is perfectly fine in itself), and the sexual characters are usually villains. It's pretty refreshing to see another perspective :)

Heeey! I'm glad you like the concept. And yes, the novel features 18+ and mature story so we decided to show non standard teen relations. Main characters got some sexual experience and they won't collapse after seeing naked body.  Also the flirt and overall interactions are far from teenagers stories. Main cast age between 22-30 years old. They are experts and got a good jobs and ready for some serious relations. 
I hope this will be good to experience a bit different story and you'll enjoy it.

when will the full version finally be out?

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Hello! We still polishing game design and texts and arts must be finished so I expect it will be out December this year or earlier! Just wait a tiny bit.

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