There are currently two different branches/endings available in this sorta little jam/demo version. One leaning toward the sweet side of the character and the other toward the more sinister. However, both of those branches are expanded upon in the update that I'm currently working on, which in turn lead to more endings :3 In the update, different kinds of choices impact the ending you steer toward, as the player has more control over the way MC responds. Some choices let you act either kindly or cruelly, whereas other choices have more impact on a love interest's sanity. There will also be timed choices, where the player can choose not to act at all, for better or for worse. In order to implement all the extra choices, it's resulted in around 100 additional lines of dialogue for Castor/ia to respond with within the existing content of their route, meaning that all save data from the current version of the project will be unusable once the new update is released as it would cause some major bugs.Aside from bad/dead endings, I'm aiming for each individual character route to have 4 proper endings to unlock. But yeah, as it is right now, there are just the beginning of two branches available because I made the game for a jam that only lasted 1 month. In that month, I also had to learn how to use Nani x Unity to put it all together since I'd just switched from using Tyranobuilder to make my previous projects, haha. That's why the game is quite short + a bit clunky. I just didn't know the best way to use the software back then and I didn't have much time to create it all in general. I wasn't even able to utilise the full month since it was so close to Christmas x3
This game is amazingly well done. From art, to voice actors, to the smooth layout. It's a tiny bit too fast paced in terms of having the chance to "warm up" to the characters right after they come to life, but overall, I'm extremely excited to see what you have in store and I will happily wait longer for quality like this. Thank you for making such an awesome game!
I don't have money- but I can save tho- cause it's 104php in my country and I have like 50php- but I don't have paypal and I don't know how to use things like those- And I really really really wanna play it cause the art is so good T^T Castor looks like a guy I would marry- but if I have enough money to buy and if I already know how to use paypal- I'm sure this game would be one of the games I would buy :> WAIT FOR MEEEEE MYLOVE I'LL BE BACK-
It always sucks to lose a bunch of writing whatever you've written >.< I've sat there replying to messages on forums and stuff in the past where I'd been typing for over an hour only to finally hit send, then watch in horror as the page refreshes, asking me to log in, losing everything xD And while I was trying to write some of the CiQ routes a couple of years ago, my laptop just switched off outta nowhere (it's old and sucks), causing me to lose a few hour's worth of work cos I didn't have autosave turned on in the software settings T_T That was pretty soul-destroying, haha.You don't need to apologise anyhow! And you're not imposing at all, so don't worry :3 I appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words :D I'm certainly gonna try my best to keep getting updates out for the game. It might take me a while, haha, but I'll keep pushing x3 And don't worry, it wasn't awkward at all :3 I just saw your email and sent over a key, so hopefully, it gets to you alright!
Yeah, I wasn't really sure how to mention the self-harm because I knew it had to be said, but at the same time, it's not really self-harm in the typical sense. I just didn't wanna leave it out of the warnings/triggers because the last thing I want is for anyone to get hurt while playing my games :3I'm glad you like their character designs! Though, I can't take too much credit for that because I can't draw to save my life >.< The original sprites are from an asset pack I own by a Japanese artist. I changed all the colours myself in GIMP because I like to try and do what I can to make sprite assets in my projects look as unique as possible :3
If that doesn't help though, I'm not going to be able to even attempt to fix it at the moment because I'm actively working on the game with a huge update that I hope to release for roughly the end of spring, and because I'm actively tweaking and adding to all the code, I wouldn't be able to export a working version for any system right now because I've made a lot of changes >.< Once the update is out, saves from the current version will be rendered unusable because I've basically rebuilt everything and made a lot of changes so far.
There's a lot more to come :3 I'm working on the update right now, and it's gonna mean anyone who wants to play will have to redownload + start over from the beginning because not only am I adding more story content & characters, I'm also making loooots of tweaks to the UI & overall appearance of the game + adding things at the start like the ability to name MC and pick pronouns (and more choices in general when it comes to interacting with the characters) so trying to continue from a current save would just break things in the new version when it's out x3Speaking of saving, I don't know if you're using a normal mouse or like a trackpad on a laptop, but you should be able to use the scroll wheel to rewind when you come across a choice, so that you can make a save before picking a choice option :3 You can't rewind once you've clicked on a choice though. In the new update, I'm going to add more keyboard shortcuts so that people can open menus using their keyboards cos I didn't know how to do that sorta thing back when I first made this since I was only just starting to learn how Unity works >.< and I know using mouse buttons on a laptop is super awkward x3Thanks for taking the time to play + comment ^-^
Either way, what's currently available of the game is pretty much like a short demo, so you should be able to experience all of the content without needing to access the save/load system provided there aren't any other bugs in the way preventing you from proceeding with the story.
I'm still working away on the update, almost finished with UI overhaul :D A lot is going to change though, not just in terms of content, but I'm adding things that I didn't have time to before, like a personality system that will give decisions more weight. Anyone who wants to play when the update is out will need to redownload the game and start over from the beginning because too much will have changed to make it possible to continue from an old save. There's a whole bunch of options at the beginning now to choose MC's name and pick pronouns and stuff as well :3
That's so cool! I'm really glad you ended up enjoying my other stuff :3 Thanks so much for playing ^-^ I have mixed feelings about Love in Lockdown cos that just didn't come out how I wanted it to at all x3 haha. I really struggled with the writing, and a big part of me wanted to give up and not even bother turning it into a game because I was so unhappy with my story draft for it >.< I decided to just make it anyways because I'd already entered the jam and didn't want to back out. But yeah, I'm not particularly proud of that one x3 So it makes me super happy to know you managed to extract some enjoyment from it despite my personal feelings on it! 2b1af7f3a8