You should really link your patreon here, I'm sure people would be willing to help you! alot of people love your game, and want to see it finished!
Lets make this happen!: https://www.patreon.com/arcadeparty/posts
A downloadable dating sim for Windows, macOS, and Linux
PLAY THE DEMO: Speed friending! Follow Eddie through nine quick rounds of eighty-one possible conversations, plus bonus content, giving you a chance to meet (almost) everyone! Demo available now!
THE STORY: On the heels of his best friend getting married and tired of letting all his relationships fizzle out before they even get started, 20-something Eddie decides he's going to find a boyfriend and give it his all in a serious relationship! But in a town where magic is lurking just below the surface, can Eddie make it work — or will the more human side of life hold him back again?
FEATURES: Five dateable guys on five different paths, ten endings, and more than seventy CGs! The full game's package also comes with two included modes for the price of one, each with their own unique experience: a PG-13 version and an R-18 one! Full dating sim release date TBA.
EDDIE'S LOVE INTERESTS:
Bomb has the emotional stability of a high school boy chugging Monster Energy drinks and the humor of an old man who won't leave Twitch chat.
Cornelius is a maybe-probably-actually-magic genius with a photographic memory and enough generalized anxiety for six upset Pomeranians.
Davis's pride and joy is his endless collection of comic, anime, and game merch, but his taste in friends and figurines are both equally questionable.
Louis loves art, gardening, and dreaming about the unrealistic alternate reality where he can get more than three hours of peaceful sleep a night.
Marco wouldn't describe himself as a dependable best friend or a person who can't let go of an unrequited crush, but he's never left Eddie's side.
Some Guy is just a guy. Does Eddie even know his name? Do you?
SPECIAL THANKS: Garrett for his endless loving patience with my schedule; Bunny for their help making these characters what they are; every wonderful beta reader who took the time to help fix this demo; all my Patreon patrons for their generous support; and you, for giving it a glance!
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Hey guys! I tried the demo out and I absolutely loved everything about it!
The character designs and the overall feel of the art design. The dialogues and conversations seemed quite natural, and it had a pretty unique flow. I had to create an account just to tell you this... but here's the most important part: Bomb is
mine a really cute character and I quite enjoyed his interactions. I'd love to play the full release and I will definitely be paying close attention to it!
Aaaaaa, I just found this the other day while looking for good romance things and this is SO GOOD. I already love the characters, and the art style is really pleasant to look at- not super realistic, but not so cartoony that I don't take it seriously. The main character is also really, uncannily similar to a character I made myself in 2010... Same first name (different last name though... that would just be scary), visually similar (hair and facial features), similar personality... it's really neat and kinda weird? But it makes me like the main character more, I think. Similarly, Cindy is Eddie's best(?) friend, and Cindel is the best friend of my Eddie, but that's more a name similarity than anything else.
I played through every dialogue option, including the werewolf stuff, and I can't decide whether I like Louis or Cornelius more... Really I like all of them except for Bomb. Poor Bomb. I also really don't like Jolene, but I think that one was more intentional? If she's there a lot I might actually not go with Louis hhh
Anyway, I really love this and can't wait for the next update!~ I don't know if you have a set date or anything, but I really hope it's soon :3
Hiiiiii! I've finally played the new demo! And I'm soooo excited! It was really awesome to have more dialogue with everyone and discover more things and connexions about them.
I think one of the more interesting thing were Jolene's additions. It was funny to realize how is she related to other characters haha! And besides, she's a really funny character. I'm curious - is the song she's talking about (in her 6th round, I believe) the one by Cody Simpson?
Also, in her 4th round I believe there's a typo - she says Pasty instead of Patsy.
Aside from that... I've been looking at the store page, and I see Some Guy in the love interest section? Is it real? Did my dream of him being an option came true?! Aherm...
And also, another question that suddenly popped in my mind after replaying... Well, that might be too spoilery for your tastes so feel free to tell me to wait for the release haha. But since the game'll have mature scenes... will the characters be in their human or their wolf forms during that stuff? Yeah, that's random haha...
Anyway, can't wait for the full release!
I'm glad you enjoyed learning more about the characters -- Jolene's relationship with her brother has been one of my favorite dynamics to write, so hopefully you enjoy reading it when the full thing comes out! (As far as her song, I don't actually know what that is! I based it on a song that got stuck in my head in a Lyft, and I've never found out what it was called, haha.) Thanks for letting me know there's a typo! I'll definitely make sure to put that on the patch list.
Some Guy is definitely an interesting case, haha. He gets to have his own fun, and he's an important character to Eddie's early development for sure, but he doesn't get a full route... In the base dating sim, anyway. ;) I've definitely planned out what his arc on his own route would be, but it's a matter of how well AWOO actually does once it launches to see if it could be a reality! So fingers crossed!
And I definitely don't mind answering your question RE: werewolf stuff now! All of the guys have roughly three decent-sized scenes, and each guy has at least one human and one werewolf "encounter", haha. The third scene -- and the order they're in, as well as what that actually entails in terms of content/actions -- completely depends on which love interest you pick! But there's some options in the text itself, so you definitely see your fair share of everything. I feel like that's as clear as I can be without totally spoilering every part, haha.
Thanks for your support! ❤ Hope you enjoy the full release!
Yeah, everythin's clear, and it's nice to know you'll put "encounters" with both forms!
The song I'm talking about is La Da Dee, by Cody Simpson. If you want to check it out, but it may be risky if it gets stuck in your mind again haha!
Drat! It ate my progress between launches.
Sorry about that! Sometimes Ren'Py can be a little bit picky, but hopefully you didn't have to waste too much time getting the stars back! ❤
As always, so happy and so proud to be a part of this game and pumped up to play the demo myself a little later in the week! GOOD JOB!!! <3
I loved the demo. The concept and character cast is wonderful. However... it keeps saying that the game's demo isn't available on Windows anymore. What happened?
Hey there! You caught me while I'd temporarily pulled the old demo down to make way for the new one, unfortunately -- you should be able to download the new version now. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks so much for letting us know you liked it! ❤
I guess it's coming out soon. ...Played months before and quickly fell in love with the gorgeous character Louis. Do the characters have their own voices in the full game? It seems that I just can't get to the bonus ending, should I go thru all the dialogues to unlock it? Anyway, the art and music is totally compelling, can't wait to play the whole version!
The timing on this made me laugh (I'd scheduled today's update on the release date's new estimate for today because it's all 13s) but I'm sorry to say that it'll be a few more months! You can look forward to seeing these guys in full this July.
AWOO doesn't have any plans for voice acting right now, but I'd be more than happy to take the idea under consideration for a post-release patch, since I honestly hadn't even thought about it seriously before. I'm really delighted to hear that you like Louis, he's near and dear to my heart, so hopefully his full route satisfies you. ❤ And yep, you do need to see all 27 of the current conversations to see the werewolf dialogue; an update specifically for the demo is coming next month that'll make that a little bit easier, because they're all getting more conversations, but you should be able to see it before then if you finish all the conversations. Thanks for your comment!
Eagerly waiting for Spring 2018. The art is beautiful (gods I love the colours) and the characters sound super cute and lovely <3
MAN im so in love with the demo omg - the art's gorgeous, and the character designs and writing is so engaging and cute!!!! and the idea of the stars is really clever; can't wait for spring 18, the game looks so good so far!!
This seems like so much fun so far! All the characters are really cute. The scenes with Bomb were really funny and I enjoyed the friendship between Eddie and Davis. It was also just really fun to get these tiny conversations with people and sorta build up the details about them over the course of replaying it.
All of the art is adorable, and I LOVE the design and color scheme for the interface. All the purple with the little yellow stars and moons just look so fun and magical.
Looking forward to this very much!
OMGG!!! I LOOVED IT SOO MUUCH!!! I'M SOO IN LOVE WITH THIS GAME!! I CAN"T WAIT WHEN THE WHOLE THING COMES OUT!!! AAAH!!
It was a lot of fun, funny, cute and just perfect!! I really loved the whole thing! Both of u made an amazing job with this game!! Can't wait for the whole thing to be released, such a long way to go but the wait will be worth it!! Thank you soo much for making this game!! TwT <33
Aw, this is such a sweet reply, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it — and thank you so much for taking the time to play it and leave a comment! ❤ I hope that this time next year, you're having just as much of a blast with the full dating sim as you did with this demo!
is the full version out? you know with the R18 <.< >.>
OMGOSH!!! I REAlly enjoyed playing!!! Thank you so much for letting me play it!!!!! ♡
I Can't Wait for the full release!!!!!!
This is so absolutely adorable, thank you so much for playing it (and for the thumbnail art, wow, deeply relatable)! I'm excited to see what you think of the full release next year! ❤
I enjoyed this one! Looking forward to seeing the full game when it's done ^^
Made a let's play of the demo. Hope it helps!
Thanks so much for playing and making a video out of it! ❤ Hope you enjoy the full version, too!
I really enjoyed the demo! I recorded some gameplay of it so I thought I'd share it here, although admitedly, my video probably doesn't begin to scratch the surface of the game. (Best to play it for yourself.) The art style is absolutely fantastic, the characters and backgrounds are incredibly well done. I'm really looking forward to the full release so I can learn every little thing about these wonderful characters you created. Good luck with the rest of the development for the game!
Wow, thanks so much for the playthrough video! ❤ Your video was a whole lot of fun to watch, I hope you enjoy the rest of the demo and the full dating sim when it's out next year!
Aaaah! I just finised playing the demo, and oh god it was GREAT!
Everything is sooo cool and pretty - the art style, the characters, the music...
I love BL games, so I'm always excited when a new one comes out, and it's even greater when it has an interesting and unique concept, like here. I'm also happy to see the full version will have a R-18 version. I'm not that much into adult content, but I like to see it sometimes, and I think it'll be great in this game thanks to how the characters are and look like.
So yeah, onto the characters... I LOVE them. All of the romance options range from "oh, really interesting" to "uncoherent squealing" in my heart haha! The non-romance characters are very cool too. Gladys is amazing! She really gets you into the story.
Who is my favorite? It has to be Louis. You know, the first time I've seen him, it was on a third round, and Eddie was like - omg he's sooo my type. And I was thinking the exact same thing haha! And not only he's absurdly gorgeous, but I love him as a character too. And his bonus scene hit me so hard in the feels oh dear!
Now, I must say I also really love "some guy" - man, he needs a route too, I'd love to see him as a secret character or whatever!
By the way, I really like the bonus scenes too! Not only you can see the routes will be varied tone-wise, but it's also nice for the scenes to really exist in the story as dreams. And the characters look great! I love the human art in the game, but man the anthros... I'm in love too! It's nice to see artists who can do great in both humans and animals or anthros!
Now, I must say I did dislike ONE thing in the demo. One single thing... The fact Eddie doesn't like the new Beauty and the Beast! Haha, sorry, I had to point it out as I love it beyond reason!
So yeah, basically, no serious complaints! Congrats on the awesome game! And thank you for it!
Now, the difficult wait for the full version shall begin...
I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it, thank you so much for your detailed feedback on the demo — it really means a lot! (I'll pass on the good word about the art to DCS, who I know will appreciate it, too.)
It's wonderful to hear specifically that you enjoyed the non-romanceable characters, too, because I'm personally just as attached to them as the guys you can date, haha. There's no proper route for poor Some Guy in this game, unfortunately... But I definitely want to use him in something in the future! He'll have his chance to shine here and elsewhere, don't worry.
Thanks again for the thoughtful words! And sorry that Eddie doesn't see what you see in the new Beast, hahaha!
Oh GOSH!! I love the art style!!! So pretty!!! (☆▽☆)
would it be okay if i did an recording of this?? (I'm still fairly new on youtube, i post mostly art haha)
That gorgeous art is all thanks to DCS, whose other work on other visual novels and comics you should definitely check out on their own Itch.io! (They've done some fun stuff!)
And you're more than welcome to record yourself playing this, of course!! If you wouldn't mind, if/when you do, I'd love a link to it to see what you thought while playing?
I love this demo SO. MUCH. It just kept getting better with every playthrough! I definitely laughed out loud multiple times, and the bonus conversations were ADORABLE! This game has so much going for it: lovely, colorful, appealing art; genuine, interesting (and hot!) characters; hints that the story may become sadder/darker/more complex; and finally, great music!
It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite character, but I did especially love Gladys, Davis, Bomb, and Cindy.
...And Louis. And Cornelius. ...And Marco.
(See what I mean?)
Thanks so much, I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed and that you loved all the characters! I hope you enjoy the full version when it comes out early next year. ❤
This game is pretty cool and I like the bounes part! I can't wait to see this game fully finished!
This was a lot of fun! I really liked this way of being introduced to the characters and learning small tidbits about them in each section.
Wouldn't mind doing something like that in RL either I think.
I had a bug in the demo where after I met Marco during the second round the game just shunted me to "thanks for playing" and the start menu instead of letting me pick a partner for the third round. I think I talked to Jolene in the first round that time, but I'm not certain.
Otherwise everything worked fine, and I had a fun time balancing the meet-ups to be able to talk to everyone and unlock all the stars. Only thing I will say is that I wish the ending teasers had a bit more about Eddie too, and not just the potential dates.
Definitely picking this up on release. :)
Hey, thanks so much for playing! And thanks for letting me know about the bug with Marco's second conversation -- oddly, neither I or any of my beta testers ran into a bug quite like that, and there's nothing in the code that would cause that to happen easily, so it seems like something that got exported incorrectly. Yikes! Good to know about!
I'm glad you enjoyed learning about the other characters and that the format worked for you. Speed friending seemed like a good way to introduce the near-full cast of characters, so it's great to hear that it was fun to play through, too! (And don't worry, there's plenty of Eddie in the full game! Too much Eddie, maybe? A whooooole lot of Eddie.)
So excited to have the demo and even more excited to work towards the eventual finished game! <3 Thanks for all your hard work!