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6th Jan 2018

Battle system is now up! Based on the old text roleplay style of T1 for those that know/remember it (Prepare, Attack/Defend/Run etc, Counter move from player whether hit or not). It is simple, relies heavily on narrative (there are no stats the player can see, rather your current health and enemy health is described in actions).

To access it in this demo;

Pick any class, then pick, 'I am a good person' option, then the 'suitcase' option when you reach the scene in the game. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Added some music and sound effects too (it is a work in process!) Can be turned off in the preferences too. :)

29th Dec 2017 

Currently working on a battle system, stay tuned! 

I really appreciate the comments, messages and donations also, thank you! 

18th Dec 2017 - Prototype available to play (about 10-15 minutes of gameplay).

a_neverending_night is a visual novel game based on the Roleplay chat room's of the 90's such as Yahoo! before they got shut down in the early 2000's. The game revolves around you, the player, starting this program up named a_clearing_in_the_forest where users preserved their stories into it, however the program isn't without bugs and the Villains within it are now not only permanently killing off other players, but the program is erasing itself now. As the latest user, can you complete the story and preserve the memory of these players? 


- Pick from four classes! Warrior, Archer, Thief, Mage- or choose to not be any!

- Authentic retro-look throughout, based on Macintosh Hypercard assets entirely (had nothing to do with Yahoo! Chat but I think it looks cool and fitting, also a creative challenge for me to base characters around available assets).

- Multiple endings to discover.

All assets are from the Hypercard pack made by @egardepe. Game made in Ren'Py.

Any feedback would be cool (is it fun?). Hope you like it (and want to see more)!


Mouse left click > Action
Mouse right click > Save and Load menu
Space bar > Action
Enter key > Action
Esc key > Quit game


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

a_clearing_in_the_forest-1.1-pc.zip 62 MB

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Absolutely excellent. If you are interested, I could help a bit with tweaking the language. You can find me at tinsnip.tumblr.com. I look forward to seeing where this goes!

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Hi tinsnip,

Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, it makes it feel very validating to read something like this and is a massive motivator for me. Absolutely, sounds great...I'll look at your page now.