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:new: Number Days Sim Date by Pacthesis :new:




All right. I hibernated for the rest of the summer. Now it's time to get back into action.
My college experience so far and the people I've gotten to know within the past couple of months have given me some good inspiration.

Number Days promo poster by Pacthesis

This is Texting Days Sim Date *cough* I mean *cough* Number Days Sim Date.
But don't be fooled. I promise you, there is very little to no math involved in this game… So why does this dating simulation have a weird title? Read on!

(And yes, you can date the chick. If you're grossed out by this option or if you're just simply a straight girl with no desire to explore, you can avoid all the romantic situations by ignoring her… this also applies to any dudes that gross you out.)

EDIT: I finally have a release date for Number Days! Well… more like "release month"... but...
Release date: December 2012
(You may be wondering: "The beginning, middle, or... end of the month?" It's hard to predict the exact day I can release it but it'll be ready within December, I'm pretty sure of it) ;w;
*cough* disclaimer: this project may be delayed if not canceled if I suddenly kick the bucket, get abducted by aliens, or if the world comes to an end, etc. *cough*

Thanks for staying tuned, guys!

Story




Today's the grand opening of the new amusement park in town so Evelyn and her friends decided to check it out. After a long day of waiting in lines and having fun, it was time to go home… unfortunately for Evelyn, she finds herself alone and lost in the park in a blink of an eye. A massive glass wall surrounds the park's borders and it seems that everyone had disappeared as not another soul was in sight.

Despite not having a signal, her cell phone receives a text from an unknown source: "Your time here will end when your number reaches zero." Evelyn soon meets others in the desolate amusement park. Like her, they also received the mysterious text message. When everyone put their heads together, they noticed that all of their cell phones display a number instead of the time. Uncannily, their phones also seem to correspond with their own energy. When their phone's battery is full, they feel alert and awake. In contrast, they feel exhausted when their phone has little to no power. Good thing a lot of kids nowadays bring their own phone chargers with them.

As days pass by, their numbers rise and drop in an unpredictable pattern. Evelyn and the others decided to work together and hope to not only solve the meaning behind these numbers, but to find a way out of the amusement park.

Characters




evelyn character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Evelyn (renamable): Passive and usually reserved around strangers, though she's not bad at getting along with them. She's generous and the type of person who gives more than she takes. Her number starts at 12. It's unknown to the group why her number is the lowest.

thane character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Thane: Calm and cool. He likes to get all the facts before making any conclusions and does a lot of thinking in his spare time. He was working in the arcade before the whole incident. It was his first day too. Tough luck. His number is the highest and starts at 29.

spencer character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Spencer: Smart, but impulsive. Sometimes he'll be aggressive and stubborn, but he genuinely cares for people close to him. He's pretty skeptical about the whole situation. Beforehand, he was also hanging out with friends at the amusement park. His number starts at 22.

bryce character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Bryce: Easy going and whimsical. He has a talent for calming people down and holds the group together despite not being the "leader" type. He is a psychology student who was studying human behaviors at the amusement park for a project. His number starts at 17.

lena character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Lena: Very quiet and extremely apathetic. She hardly speaks or shows any emotion. Evelyn seems to be the only person she's willing to talk to. Perhaps she's just shy. She doesn't reveal her reason for visiting the amusement park until much later. Her number starts at 20.

arlo character sheet by Pacthesis
:bulletyellow: Arlo: A strange but friendly guy. He's outgoing, curious, and playful. He always means well, but sometimes he'll cross the line of what's appropriate and what's not. Unfortunately for him, he lost his cell phone so he has no idea what his number is. (And yes, a lost phone is quite an issue... as his energy correlates with his phone's battery...)

This time around, the number of days you'll play for will depend on what you do in the game. There is a pattern and a cause behind what increases and decreases the numbers. You may even figure it out before the rest of group does. The longer you last, the deeper the story and characters will become. (Don't worry about not lasting long. Lasting a decent amount of time will be easy. Staying longer will take more effort of course.)

number days gameplay 1 by Pacthesis number days gameplay 2 by Pacthesis

There will be multiple endings and cut scenes. Major cut scenes will have nice CGs (like Memory Days) but I am going to incorporate the use of game (chibi) sprites more in this game. It might feel a bit RPG-ish or adventure-ish at times. I'll let you decide if that's a good or a bad thing. Regardless of opinions, this is one of my rules for this project: "I do what I want." (Projects I've done in the past that had me appeal to the audience as much as possible despite my tastes and objections seem to be less successful…)

I would like to have this story bring the characters together. Instead of having the player just interact one on one with each character, I plan to have more cut scenes where all the characters are involved. While the player will still have romantic interests, I want the group as a whole to be able to develop a strong friendship as the story progresses. The whole premise of this game might sound a bit dramatic/horror-ish, and while I can't deny the fact that the group will face some serious dilemmas, there will still be romance and my usual "humor" in this story.

Other Notes




:pencil: Many of you have requested for the option to customize the main/player character in my future sim dates. I appreciate the thoughtful suggestions and I do note them. I'm not going to say that a custom character would be impossible for me to do, but it would be a really great feat for me to take on. Drawing and coding wise, it would be extremely time consuming. (I try to avoid spending more than 6 months on a single project. *cough* Chrono Days *cough* Projects that last over half a year tend to take over my life since I work on them alone.)  I'm also wary of the fact that I likely will not be able to satisfy the many tastes/styles/preferences out there. People tend to get picky about hair styles and clothing when they get the option to customize their characters.
As of now, I do not plan to incorporate the option to customize characters in any of my future works, but it is not a completely dead idea to me.

:pencil: Some of you many have realized that this will be my first sim date that features a player character with black hair. Why have I avoided making a player character with this hair color for so long? My main reason was that I didn't want fans/people to compare me to the character. When I was younger, I would refrain from drawing girls with long or dark hair because I didn't like it when people asked me, "Are you drawing yourself?". Don't know why I felt that way, but carry on.
My second reason would probably be the fact that the guy with black hair tends to be popular in every game (I'll get statistics of it, I swear… no I won't. Don't get your hopes up.) and I have this unspoken rule that "everyone within a game/project all have to different hair colors unless if they're related." Well good for these guys, right? They don't have to compete with the "black-haired guy" this time around…
But lord, if anybody says something along the lines of "omg the main character looks liek u" I'm going to Amy Smash everythingggggggg alksdfjlsdf I'm not a 2-D person. I'm 3-D. Three. Dimensional. Not even my 2-D drawn avatar of myself looks like herrrrr. Actually, I probably won't even freak out. Maybe I'll be just a bit annoyed if over 100 people make that comment.
All right. I think I made my point.

:new: :pencil: Can't believe I forgot to also note the issue about making a sim date based off of shows/movies/manga/anime. Suggestions are nice, but unfortunately the ad network I work with will bite my head off if I try to submit a game to them with any copyrighted characters in it. Suggestions like "Make a Naruto/Hunger Games/Twilight/Harry Potter/Ouran High School Host Club/Power Rangers/Sponge Bob/Adventure Time/(ETC) sim date" are sadly suggestions I can't really note. I am aware that I did push it with Wonderland Days Sim Date (I was a rookie/noob at the time) Back then I actually didn't know that I was pushing the limits. It was a year later that I then realized that I was able to dodge that bullet since the characters were original despite the concept.

:pencil: You can creep on this project's progress here:

pacthesis.tumblr.com/


Occasional WIP screen shots/.gifs/quotes/stuff will be posted on my tumblr. I will refrain from posting major spoilers, but stay away from there if you don't want to see any spoilers.




number days sides by Pacthesis

Oh man. This journal is ridiculously long. Thanks for reading/skimming/checking this out. Likely there will be updates (WIP posts, month of release, etc.) I'm sorry, I do take a lot of time on these projects but I highly appreciate the amazing patience you guys have for meeeeee.
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Annieiuiu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I'm stuck and I can't find Arlo who is lost I don't see anyone
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xXDiamondStealerXx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I love this game! Arlo is my favorite, though sometime I mess up his name and say Arvo X3
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Winter-Waltz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Honestly, this is an amazing game :)

I was just casually strolling through the web when I stumbled upon this, and after a while of game-play, I got hooked :heart: The game's amazing :D The characters are hearty and hilarious, and despite being game "character", I truly felt as though they were real, and in flesh, going as far as to making me actually care for them :love:

Really, the dialogues are so fresh and crisp, and the characters (my sincerest apologies for mentioning the characters so much, but I simply cannot help it!) are absolutely adorable! I mean, Spence (my favorite!) is not your everyday bad-boy, although he seems to be so at first, Bryce is not the obvious extremely outgoing idiot (the fact that he studies psychology, one of my most favorite subjects ever, is so awesome... I actually squealed in delight :D), Thane is... Well, Thane, and Lena is lovable, and has an actually legitimate and widely acceptable reason for avoiding people, especially Bryce, "like the plague" (that one seriously cracked me up, though). Arnol's awesome and innocent, and just don't get me started on how creepy yet hilarious Cashy is ("Tally ho, mofos!")...

And I really like how you used anagrams and psychology in the game; certainly managed to keep me interested- and also the cut-scenes. And the romance... ///// I... I think my face went completely red when I was going through those... /////   

I apologize for the wall of words, so I'll draw a conclusion to my ramblings: I'm not really a game person, much less a dating sim one, and I have to say that the "Number Days Sim Date" is absolutely awesome :D
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AllieMeigh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Hey I have already played in story mode (by the way... the story was mind blowing) Could you tell me how I can make the game end in free mode so I can see the different endings? 

By the way I love ALL of the dating simulators you have made. My favorite is Lunar Days... I wish Veon was real ;-; he is my favorite!
Keep up the great work!
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AllieMeigh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I'm trying to make it where I get certain endings so I get to see all of them.... I have already played story mode (By the way... mind blowing... I would have never guess it was-.... Oh and I Spencer ended up being my Love. :) 
Could you tell me how to make the game end in free mode so I can see certain endings?
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InvaderPop Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Bryce is in college? I understood that he was studying psychology, but I never noticed that he was majoring in psychology. I just thought he was really into psychology. Wow, the more you know.
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ExoticKilling Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thane... he's my favorite... ._. Idk I just have a thing for hopeless guys... especially Arlo ;n; sho shad... :cries:
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riseagainstevil Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Girl: Do u even want to be with me forever?
Boy: No
Girl: Do u even like me?
Boy: No
Girl: Would u cry if i walked away?
Boy: No
She heard enough and was hurt... She walked away with tears in her eyes
The boy grabbed her arm
Boy: Your not pretty...your beautiful
Boy: I dont want to be with u forever...I need to be with u forever
Boy: I dont like u...I love u
Boy: I wouldn't cry if u walked away......I would die if u walked away.
Boy Whispers: Plz stay with me
Girl: I will...
*Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they loves u
*Something good will happen to u at 1-4pm
*Tomorrow it could be anywhere!!!
*Get ready for the shock of your life!
*If u dont post this to 5 other comments... You will have baD luck in relationships for the next 10 years
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neko-nekokitty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG i LOOOOOOOOVVEE!!!! spencer 

hes soo cute and hot o//////o
i love him 
T_T wish he was real

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Winter-Waltz Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I feel you. *pats*
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amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Writer
I have already wished that Spencer was real Neko-Neko and it didn't work :( Sad dummy Sad fayse. sad daiz 
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ricybeck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I love Spencer.
I <3 Spencer.
I :iconpurpleheartplz: Spencer.
I :iconrainbowheartplz: Spencer.
I really love Spencer.
Did I mention that I love Spencer?
...
Spencer looks like Green from Pokemon Adventures.
I love Spencer.
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ricybeck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
AHAHAHAHA
BRYCE'S ENDING
CASHY IS FUCKING AMAZING
THANK YOU PACTHESIS
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Pricklegoose Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I LOVE THIS GAME!
I've recently tried a couple of different dating sims out of curiosity and came away thinking to myself, "These are all right, I guess..."  Then I came across Number Days!  This game is in a class of its own.  The story is deeper, creepier, and a lot more fun than I expected, the characters are all so quirky and lovable in their own ways, and the seemingly random cutscenes kept me on my toes the whole time!  I had so much fun playing it that I forgot to date anyone, and despite that, the ending I got was so sweet that I smiled through the whole thing!  The best thing about Number Days is the chemistry of the entire group: I feel like, after this, all these characters will be friends forever.  :D
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candieclouds Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love this game omg 
As for the customizable character thing thing maybe it would be easier if you kept one basic outfit, but made things like the eye, hair, and skin colour customizable? 
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Muffinz01 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg the main character looks liek u!!!! =3 *trolled*
:shaketroll: lolitrollu 
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XxMistressMomoxX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is my absolute fave Sim date game that you made Wonder Land Days and Memory Days being second tied on my list. ArloXEvelyn



SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY WOMAN! BEST COUPLE EVER!

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xXNekoOtakuXx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
EXACTLY!!! (I didn't fangirl while talking to him half the time WHAT!)
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YahmeAkari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Haha my friend and I played this XP it's awesome! And we end up w/ lena haha she's cute X))  

My friend: "can you please make another sim like this that we could choose same gender, even just girlxgirl"

NOTE: my friend is a boy but he likes girlxgirl romance lol haha
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MiraStone Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It about killed me with that reveal about Arlo... Is this what my friends felt like when I wrote in Dice into my novel?????? *runs off screaming into the distance* BECCA!!!!! I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO MURDER ME IN MY SLEEP BUT I HAVEN'T FALLEN TO THE DARK SIDE YET!!!!!!! *poofs back* anyways, awesome game. Loved it. Arlo is my favorite character. Though Thane was very hard for me to get past acquaintances with... -___- Like I said, you've gotten my vote of awesomeness. You're an awesome story teller! Thanks for working on these!
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SunakoAeris Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMg. The last time I checked our journal... it was about star days... Are you still making it? I mean, I understand your current situation, but I 'll be patient. Stay strong, Pacthesis! 
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May-anime Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013

so I actually made fan art for this game cause of how awesome I though it was but yea check it out if you can I want love to get your opinion on it.

may-anime.deviantart.com/art/E…

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Paralizesthehedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm playing the game right now. It's lots of fun and I'm really into it..

I'm actually so into it, I start to freak when the phone's battery is low. XD
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Wh0vian1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
love this game. any chance for a sequel?
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earthella2134 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
omg the main character looks liek u
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riyacchi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
i love this game~!! thanks for making it~!!
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ZarinStar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the ending with Bryce because Cashy... if you played the game, you'll know XD
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MusicAnimeGirl130 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Did you burst out laughing at what Cashy said too?
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ZarinStar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes I remember that I laughed but can't remember what he said XD He said something that embarrassed him I think. Do you remember? ^^;
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MusicAnimeGirl130 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah something along the lines of "i won't -censored-block you anymore!" and i think he gave them a condom or something like that ^_^
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ZarinStar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] Nope,even better than that XD
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MusicAnimeGirl130 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
ha! Nice cashy XD
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x-Shadz-x Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! I was searching for the creator of this amazing game for ages; and now, I have finally found you. You have made a legendary game, here *appluases* and I look forward to your next works.
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NaruzaMatomo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thanks really much for all the hard work ! All of your games are really fun and cute and this one is my favorite cause he is more difficult and funny than the others and WE CAN LOVE THAT CUTE GIRL LENAAAA!!! Omg sorry it change to see that its really interesting ;3

Well, thx again and don't forget to eat all of your meal, work is good but starving is bad.. Bye!
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AnimeArtStudios Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Artist
grr I know this is fake, not taking ANY Chances...
DONT READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU'VE STARTED READING, DONT STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1 say your name 10 times 2. say your mum's name 5 times and your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this onto 4 other games. If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you read this and do not paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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D-D-Douglas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
i will totally help out with the designing and stuff for le characters :D
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aisemicr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Ahh, like 999!
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ChaosK9 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible to make all the characters like you all at once?
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sky651 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Yeah, my brother some how did
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KriLua99 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Artist
I fell in love with Spencer... >///>" Though the other side of me was arguing whether to end up being with Spencer or Arlo! >////<" I hate this kind of situation but I end up being with Spencer!

I love this game so much !! The best game you had ever made !!! >///< b

Good job! :D Please create another game like this, adventurous and fun !! XD

:thumbsup: I also wanted to suggest if you could make a yaoi sim date ((Boy's love)) if you would like, neh? ^w^

Spencer, I love you~! <3
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anoneeqtpai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I swear, yesterday a few of my friends talked to me about a book where the characters die when their number reaches 0, or something. Is this game based on a book? Or maybe it was a dream...or something. I can't seem to find it though, and it sounds interesting. By the way, good job on this game.
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Kawaii5Pudding Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OMG!I am the main character!(because my name is evelyn...)
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I just finished playing the game and for the first time I don't have the urge to run back and complete all the endings. The one I got, number two, was absolutely perfect. I like to think that all of them started hanging out together and visited Arlo all the time.
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luv4ev3r Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
OMG fell in love with Arlo so much <3 I'm so happy he could be my prince tehe. But out of curiousity, are there any other endings for him?
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minecandlove Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Artist
tnx for the tip
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SalvationOfSins Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I played this game and it was so much fun!! I love the story so very much and right now I'm considering playing again for another ending. I really love the characters too, very different and the concept is very interesting and original. Thank you for taking up my stupid lonely Saturday!! <3
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Phiatoz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this game....although it has a bittersweet ending, I really appreciate it! (almost made me wanna cry....*sniff* ALMOST)
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sweetiepiewale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I love the new game I played it for like I don't how long.. ( You: creepy Me: no no I swear I'm not a stalker. . . btw i love your curtains mawahahaha ) I think you should make more games like this they are really unique and they make me feel like im there. love it. tally ho mofo
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