It's adorable! A very cheesy romance between childhood friends~ (≧ω≦) Honestly as someone who never experiences romance, this was a bit hard to emphasize with Shuna... but I like the slow burn throughout the days! Nonetheless, I enjoyed it! ( ´ ω ` )
Straight Up: Sister-zoned!
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Since as long as she can remember, Shuna has borne an unrelenting crush on her childhood friend who lives across the street from her. There's only this one LITTLE problem: He sees her as a little sister... nothing more, nothing less...
Then again, she was turning 18 soon, so things were bound to change.
But her parents plan to announce her engagement on the very same day!!!
Play as Shuna, as she decides to actively pursue this fake older brother of hers.
Will she steal his heart away? Or will she stay the 'little sister' character and concede to fate?
Help us get on STEAM!!! ---->
- 21,473 words in total.
- 2 CGs
- 3 Endings.
- 4 Achievements.
- Cheesy Romance.
- Silhouettes with heavier roles than intended.
- Very Blue GUI.
- Sprite Colors and CGs: wingzofdarkness
- Co-writer/Beta : Godline
- Backgrounds: mao, masato,
- Silhouettes & Images: konnett.
- Music: Tam's Music Factory, Kavin Macleod.
- Sfx: Soundbible.
- Calendar UI: Zestubou
- Made With: Ren'Py
- Everything else: Sayumi101
A/N: This Nano was filled with UPs and DOWNs. The only reason this was even possible was because of wingz's amazingly on-point work with the art, Godline's lightning fast beta-ing and the latter's enthusiasm for project no-face... XD
Hope you Enjoy!
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I just finished playing this game and wow...I loved it!!! It was really funny, and I couldn't help but adore Shuya as a main character! The way she got excited so easily was really cute!
Another reason I love this game is probably because it hits wayyyy too close to home haha. I've recently come to realize I like my childhood best friend. He's always busy and is even older than me. Also treats me like a kid at times...I haven't been sister zoned yet though I guess. But this game gives me hope, even if it's small haha
And onto how the game made me feel...AAAA so many emotions. I really enjoyed it! The characters felt so real.
I really enjoyed Atsuya's character. At first I thought: "Wow this guy really can't take a hint" until his scenes become a lot more...understandable. I liked how instead of him coming to like Shuya based off of our choices (which was what I expected), he already liked/loved her...but he believed that he wasn't worthy of her due to his toxic-ish(?) traits. And as someone who doesn't know Japanese, the moment I realized that the -Nii after Atsu meant big brother...I was just shocked. Like "damn, this girl really sister-zoned herself. except she didn't. except she did???" That kind of shock. Then realizing she only said his actual name in the bar scene. I had to save and then go back to a previous save file to catch that. The only thing I was sad about was getting the bad ending first haha, that hurt a lot and it was just a whole lot of "wtfF." The good ending definitely made up for it though, it was seriously adorable!!
And...the nameless fiance. Once again, my first impression of him wasn't that great. I thought that he was going to be a jerk stalker who can't take a hint (Well he was the latter hehe). However, my opinion on him changed pretty quickly. He actually cared for Shuya's wellbeing. Even in the Atsuya ending, he decides to help. I ended up doing his route last...and it was cute! I really liked how he gave her gifts and how they texted. Then came the day of Shuya's birthday, and I was actually happy with how it went. Him postponing the engagement was great, since she still needed time to move on. He was willing to give her the time she needed. Honestly, the moment she saw him as a person rather than an extra was beautiful. It reminded me of the ending of 'a silent voice.' (not sure if that's what you were going for/if you watched it. Also not sure if this game came out before it...). Such a beautiful ending, but I wish he got a name in the end haha.
Overall it was such a good story!!! Thank you :')
Gosh I love your games so much :")
I've just finished playing this one and was so catchy! Really captivating and enjoyable, couldn't put it down (was also very touching at many parts :") ). I really love each story I have got to know and see through your games, just wanted to say it ^^;
I really love your work!
Omggg. Ngl I get scared every time I get a comment to this game because in retrospect its just so chopped up haha.
But I'm super glad you like it! (And super touched thay you remember my games enough to keep track of them. ಥ‿ಥ)
Thank you so much for your support 😊💞
Ohhh, I see :"), I really and sincerely liked it though, it was really fun to play in my opinion :D!
No prob!! <3 They've really left their mark on my mind, so I'm always reminded of them ^^
No need ;w;! I wish I could support them more now, they're really good, and I will stay up for any new stuff <3 ^^
I love this!!!!
A lovely slow burn for unrequited love with just enough comedy to keep my attention. I do need to hunt down a walkthrough though. I can't see to find a happy ending. :(
Thanks for playing! And taking the time to leave a line
I present to you the walkthrough ^^
Well it was quite short I had to admit but it was a fun game either way
I really liked where the faceless fiance suddenly reveals his face and I was giggling lmao, like they were just silhouettes, as if nothing revolves around Shuna's world but suddenly revealing the fiance's face like someone has entered her world, really liked that part.
im crying way too much
Sincerely, I LOVED THIS VN!!!! I mean, most of the time I get through the good ending the first time, but I get the bad ending and the fiance ending before! I was like I'll read this VN before sleeping... LIES! I couldn't stop playing it till get the GE at three in the morning with a notebook at hand where I tried every single combination!
Thought I loved i I'm sad cause our fake fiance/polite stalker/BLU GOOD BOY isn't happy when he helped us so much 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺
This game was cute. I really liked it! I have to admit i prefered faceless fiance over atsuya. Its also the healthier relationship...
Man those features really make the game enticing! especially the "really blue GUI" I love the color blue, how can I possible ignore this game??
in all seriousness, I like the concept, I will definitely be checking this game out!
Absolutely adored this game! I'm a sucker for childhood friends who become lovers haha, and I absolutely love the chemistry between the MC and Atsuya! It was a really fun and adorable game to play right before school starts again for me :) Much love!
the vn keeps saying geyser instead of geezer. geyser is like a water fountain
Aah, noted! Must've been jarring to read over and over. Thanks for bringing this to my attention .^^
This made my day and gave me tons of laughter! I love the story. You're awesome! I hope you make more VNs like this one!
Oh. Thank you! I'm so glad you like the game. Likewise. This comment made my day :')
Would like to connect with you! Do you have an instagram account?
I only have a twitter that I use, which is the same handle name as on here. Feel free to reach out on there.
Warning: I'm not the most active person hereon the internet so things like month-late replies happen. Sorry T_T
Hello, I would like to contact the creators of this game, is there a way?
Ah, it's so good I love it~<3
I love the main characters (minus the 'That Woman' tho lol) I love Fake Fiance's (I really think he's a sweetheart) and Atsu's route. Make moooore, dearest deeev!! >,<
I am completely in love with this game! I downloaded it several months ago but just finally got to sit down to play it and LET ME TELL YOU. IT IS SO SWEET AND SO PURE AND MY HEARTEU FEELS SO GOOD THAT I COULD EXPLODE.
I absolutely fell in love with Atsunii and just AH everything about this gameee ~
The character build up was amazing, the story line is amazing.
I don't have anything intelligent to say because I'm still too flustered, BUT ITS REALLY GOOD. 10/10 ENTIRELY recommend.
Oh man I totally loved it!!!! And oddly enough, I really liked the concept of the one and only Fake Fiance, haha :3 It was a great idea to have him "faceless" for the majority of the story, only to later on experience this "moment of realization and moving on" along with Shuna :D It really was a nice trick that made me feel all giddy haha
Haha I'm really surprised that a lot of people liked that moment XD Honestly though he was just supposed to be a silhouette until my co-writer suggested giving him a tiny little path of his own! Apparently that was a good decision lol.
I'm also working on a game again for this year's NaNoReNo which will be out some time during April and it's about an ordinary girl romancing idols! I'd be indebted if you could check it out once it releases!
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Arghhh... >.< Thanks so much for making this let's play thing! <3 I really appreciate it.
This is the best story line i've read in a long time! The characters were amazing and quirky and just plain own lovable! Thank you so much for creating such an amazing game! It lifted my spirits to high heavens. Truly words can't express how much I loved it. 100%. I'll definitely check out anything you guys have out in the future if it happens. loved the game.
No! Thank you for taking the time to play this and for your super kind words! T_T
I know it look SO LONG to get back to you, but just know that we're deeply grateful for any and all feedback.
So I finally, FINALLY downloaded this and am playing. I am excited and will be sure to leave you with a review soon~
Just finished the game, had all the three endings and the 4 achievements.
What can I say? I LOVED this game. It's just so sweet and cute...
I wish I could play more games like this one. Please, think about a sequel or other games like this.
Thank you so much for playing (and your kind words) ^0^)/
Although a sequel is highly unlikely, I've been thinking about adding an 'Epilogue' of sorts in the game itself... like update it with dialogues only, possibly no new visuals. >.< But that idea is still in the works.
(Ps- The horrible dev apologizes for the late reply. T^T)
VNs! Where the impossible becomes possible! Even though overly exaggerated, lol.
Thanks for playing ((and taking the time to leave me a line! ^O^))
(Ps- The horrible dev apologizes for the late reply. T^T)
Hi, thanks for sharing your game! LOVE it! Hope it was longer! And how I LOVE the kissing CG so very much!!! o(*////▽////*)q
Thank YOU for playing!!!! ^o^
I don't blame you! When the artist first sent me the illustration I was like "Woah!". And I may or may not have spent an hour or two panicking if this game was good enough to have them on board! >.<
(Ps- The horrible dev apologizes for the late reply. T^T)
Do you have any problems or policies regarding Let's Plays? This one in particular would be part of a series, only feature the first 2-3 hours of one route, and link back here.
Let's Plays are A-okay!~ (Though this reply probably took so long that you must have forgotten you even asked. Woops, irresponsible dev is irresponsible.)
That being said, if you do end up making on, please do give me a link to it. (Could do with some second hand embarrassment caused by my writing... or do you call this third hand? >.>)
OMG! Such a great game. I am so sad it's over. Please make more, I'm addicted! :3 <3<3<3
Thanks so much for playing! (and commenting!) I'll definitely make more!
even if they take entire eternities to release! (Ps- The horrible dev apologizes for the late reply. T^T)
* Dies from the cute *
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG SWEETEST GAME EVER, AND THE ROMANCE, THE LOVE, I FELT IT, and I LOVE SHUNA, it even made me cry!
Thank you so much for playing! (And commenting!) It give me life! T^T AND DETERMINATION!
(Ps- The horrible dev apologizes for the late reply. T^T)
This was a wild ride, very fun! Atsuya's character had more depth than expected. Great job on this game! I loved how shady Shuna's character was, and I felt bad for the
Fake Faceless Fiancé :'^( He was a nice guy.
I laughed a lot! Great job on this!
Thanks you so much for playing and taking the time to drop by! ^^
I'm really glad you liked them shady shady people. XD Noface is precious. He was supposed to have like what, a handful of lines... But he ran away with us. >.> Woops.
orz i cant seem to get any endings except the bad ending? do you happen to have a guide anywhere? i really want to complete the game since it's so cute! T--T
First off, thanks for playing!
Second off, I typed up a guide.
Hoping this helps you get off the resentment path~! ^^ Please do drop by after completion. :3
Hi there! I'm quite happy for being able to see a walkthrough here. :)
But after looking at it, I've noticed that I already followed Atsu's route correctly (even without the guide yet). However, I got the bad ending. Just to make sure, I've played the whole thing all over again (this time following the walkthrough for Atsu), but still got the same bad ending. What's happening??! T_T
It's past 2am and I'm thoroughly checking what's wrong with what I'm doing. I've replayed the game like 10 times already and still finds no luck. Is windows version broken or something? T_T
I just really feel frustrated, disheartened and insomniac about not knowing how to fix this. Fuuuuu. I super duper want to see the best end. Please help!! :'(
Wah, I'm so sorry you went through all that trouble! The bad end was made so that it was the hardest to get unless you wee blatantly mean.
But I checked out the issue, and it's true there was a sliiighht little hitch in the coding side and all this happened because I typed the walkthrough from memory.
Anyways, will be uploading the fix soon.
For now, Quickfix, I've edited the walkthrough... T^T . (If you still have save files from your previous playthough, just choose one wrong option ie 3/4, so maybe Accuse the pink girl at the aquarium and it should lead you on Atsu's path)
(I wanted the good ending to be available even if one mistake was made, it ended up being that it would only show up IF that one mistake was made)
Again, really really REALLY sorry for all the trouble! I hope Atsu'll make up for it! T^T
(WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS. TONS OF THEM. XD)
Hello again!! :D
Before anything else, I would like to thank you for your timely aid. I oh-soooo appreciate your concern towards me/us. Really, I send you my heartfelt thanks~ hugggs~ <3
You exactly know what this means... Bingo! I finally got Atsuya's ending!! (by following your new sets of instructions) and I have resurrected from the abyss of darkness, depression and suffering! XD I knew I sounded desperate during the time when I posted my sudden appealing for help here, feeling somewhat like bitter and eager for answers, but it doesn't change the fact that I unquestionably enjoyed your game (even when I was experiencing the bewilderment of not being able to escape the bad end). Everything about it is just awesomely addicting. From the art, to the settings, music, characters, events, etc., all of it!
The storyline sent me chills, in a good way though. During the start of the game, I was like "Meh. Another rich brat princess as heroine. So common.-__-" BUT I WAS SO SO WRONG. It was a huge mistake to even criticize it before finishing the entire game. Indeed, I came to love Shuna <3 She's not the typical demure, noble girl. Rather, she's actually a brave one, confrontational, forthright, cute and silly in many funny ways. In addition, it was my first time to fall in love with a nameless faceless man. LOL. As I dive more into the story, it was getting harder and harder for me to resist him. More likely because I admire the way he speaks, how he formally and gentlemanly utters archaic words. It's fascinating! Plus, he's really nice to everyone, no exceptions. Oh, he's just too adorable. o(>///<)o But hey, don't get me wrong. I like Atsuya a lot too! (that's why I made a fuss of getting here and asking for help, lols) His brotherly figure and character are definitely a thumbs up for me. (I personally want an older brother like hiiiiiim..!) I didn't know he's capable of being that pretentious, hiding the fact that he liked Shuna way way back then. (oops, spoilers) The relationship between the two them is magnificently precious and irreplaceable. Every dramatic moment hits my heart with pain and sometimes I feel stuffy and out of breath. (Yeah, I'm so into it. XD) Coupled with the hilarious events, not to mention realistic interactions between people in our generation, 101% perfection!!! <3
By the way, before playing this, I stumbled across Pastelrain (without even knowing it was you who made it too, ohooo) and tried to play it early in the afternoon yesterday. I had fun! Especially when I got the good end in the first run. Then that same day, during night time, I played this (Sisterzoned) and noticed the similarities. It was like a dejavu for me, or maybe I was imagining things, I thought at first. But the nostalgia was really nagging at me for real. Then bam! It hit me. The people behind these games must be the culprits. And viola! I was right on the mark. XD
Anyway, playing your games were super exhilarating. You're the greatest and best!!! I will continue to support you, your team and your upcoming games and projects! <3
OMG! This is actually one of the few vns I've played that made me feel satisfied with the ending! I actually got attached to the characters (more than I can say for some vns) You did an amazing job! The humor was good too! I'm totally checking out Pastel Rain next! I hope to see more from you! ^.^
Thank you so much for playing!!! (and dropping in ^O^)/
I'm really glad you enjoyed this game filled with silliness and nothing but. :3 I guess Pastel Rain is a little more serious? I really don't know, lol. But at the end of the day, thanks for your support! :3
Dude I just started this and oh God, as soon as the days changed it was kinda like how Persona 4 changes days, and I giggled at that. But I'm not sure if that was intentional by you, was it?? :o
The calendar was actually made *to* mimic Persona 4. But the thing is, it's a Creative Commons asset, so I deserve no actual credit for having made you laugh ^^
It was cool to see that nonetheless! It actually made me want to play Persona 4 Golden again. (and I did end up playing it) But now I wanna finish your game, I'm really enjoying it so far ;)
Update: IM IN TEARS THIS GAME IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE MUSIC IS GIVING ME THE FEELSSS DAMN THIS IS SO GOOD IM IN LOVE ALSO MY CHEEKS HURT FROM SMILING ALL THE DAMN TIME WHEN IM PLAYING THIS thaNK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS IF I COULD I WOULD HUG YOU AND DONATE MONEY BUT IM A BROKE ASS KID I LOVE YOU FOR MAKING THIS
Another update: I've gotten two endings (one ending with Shu getting reluctantly married with her stalker, and the other with Shu's and Atsuya's happy ending) but I'm having trouble figuring out the third one, could you give me a hint on how to get the third ending?? Thanks!
OMG NO! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS! (*cough* Will stop caps spamming now) And no worries, virtual hugs count as more than enough. ^O^)/
---Ending spoiler (?)----
From what you're saying, I'm thinking you got the Atsu-end and the bad ending? Anyways, there's a kind of walkthrough, here. And hopefully that helps.
I'm so glad I downloaded this. It made me laugh so often that I found myself sharing parts of it with my friends who don't read VNs.
Some of my favorite parts where the stalker jokes for sad Fake Fiance who never gets a name, but made me hugely laugh when he suddenly ended up with a sprite at the end like she's finally seeing him clearly. I love seeing Shuna mature (when I pick the options for it), and also the flaws for Atsuya while he openly admits to manipulating her. Holy shit! And then she accepts it anyway. I also love how Nia calls them out on how weirdly co-dependent they are on each other. I guess basically what I really appreciate is that the behavior of the characters isn't just shrugged off as romantic and are actually portrayed as not good things.
Especially with how Shuna admits that she can't actually think of bad things about Nia, but that it just makes her mad that she isn't in Nia's position. And then we see flaws in Nia later on when she blames Shuna and Atsuya for making her feel as she does and frustrated, as though she didn't get herself involved in the first place. XD These are all really well rounded characters, for all that some of them are faceless side characters. ;D
I guess I should say something about Fake Fiance in that regards too! At first I was for sure on Atsuya's side, but then you really see how he isn't just mindlessly trying to force his feelings on Shuna, and ultimately seems to just want her to be happy, even going out of his way to help her achieve that happiness whether it's with him or someone else. Also him embracing the stalking jokes (as mentioned before) and even trying to be a little less formal with his speech.
So I'm really glad I downloaded this! For sure I'll be following your future endeavors. Also went and downloaded Pastel Rain. Thanks for making this game. <3
EDIT: OH, although I did notice that while the days change every day, that it remained Monday for the longest time... XD;
Thank you so much for playing!!! <3
Reading this here comprehensive review made my day. No, really, this was the first thing I read after waking up this morning! ^^
I am really glad you enjoyed those small little details in regard to the dynamic between the two mains and the sides. The originally planned out scenario was half as long and the silhouettes were just that, insignificant little silhouettes... But as time progressed, they kind of just ran away with the plot. XD
And about the fake fiance suddenly getting a sprite... Godline and I were kind of bummed out that noface(what we call him) had no actual appearance the more we wrote for his path... and there was this issue of art styles clashing should we have included the current face for too long. So voila, enter plot point, lolol (Maybe such a spur of the moment reason shouldn't actually be revealed? XD XD)
Anyways, THANK YOU so much for your kind words and taking the time for this. I feel overjoyed, humbled and a bunch of other emotions at the same time. T^T
Edit- Omg, it's forever Monday!!! Will definitely get to fixing that and updating should a future release occur. Woops.
Edit2- Fixed the calendar issue in the new build. :3