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Old Gods. Old regrets. New life.

Sigurn the Divine hates her title. Blessed by a God and tasked with saving her kingdom, she was a hero in every sense of the word. She fought monsters, slew dragons, and battled the forces of evil, armed with a divine sword and holy lightning.

And then she failed at a definitive moment, forcing her to slink away into the night.

Now living with the ever busy warlock (or sometimes witch) Thistle, Sigurn is merely a shadow of her former self. She spends most of her time in Thistle's home plagued by irritability and nightmares.

All Sigurn wants to do is move on from her life as hero. But to do so she will need to confront the God that blessed her. And then, of course, there's the small matter of new, not-so-small feelings regarding Thistle...


'Merely a Regret' was  developed for Yuri Game Jam 2019. It is a kinetic medieval fantasy story about mental health, old regrets, the desire to move on, and lots and lots of gay flirting.

This demo features:

  • Around 6k words from Sigurn's perspective
  • Sprites and character design by Vivid Grim
  • Backgrounds by Carlotta Bönig
  • A bad pun
  • Accessibility features including content toggles

Content Warnings: non-graphic depictions of PTSD, panic attacks, suicidal ideation, discussion of neglect,  discussion of self harm, usage of alcohol.

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In behaf of all people passing through the demo "COME ON I WAS HOOKED HOW DARE YOU" :o


Looking forward to it !

Sorry not sorry :D. We wanted to end it on a good hook.

Don't worry, there will be more and thank you!

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Hello, I just came across this, and I absolutely loved it! So invested in Sigurn and Thistle's story, as well as the universe you've created here. Also the art style is very inviting. Thank you for making and sharing this!! Also. the ending. my heart.

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Personally I'm glad you enjoyed the ending.

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Oh since you mentioned the art. The art director, along with sprites+characters were handled by Vivid Grim.


Background art by Carlotta Bönig.

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Ahhh that ending killed me gah, you harsh game makers ;u; I love how the emotions that go through Siggy are shown. Many people are haunted by their past failures. It takes time and love to heal such deep wounds. I wish Thistle luck! I can't wait for the full game <3

> Ahhh that ending killed me gah, you harsh game makers

:P. 

Glad you liked it! Thistle and Siggy definitely have a long road ahead.

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It was great demo! Also the content warnings at the start were a great call! And on a very special note I love Thistle! Don't know why, probably their personality, but I really like them! Well done!

Thank you for the feedback, and glad you like Thistle! They've been a ton of fun to write.

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Wonderful! I'm such a sucker for fantasy drama, especially queer fantasy drama, and this definitely delivers. I love the world-building, feels very natural, and makes me feel like there's much more to the story than I've gotten to see so far. The sprites are very expressive, and I especially love the subtle changes in Sigurn's face.

On a queer note, I really appreciate the slight uncertainty Sigurn and Thistle have about Thistle's identity, without any suggestion that this uncertainty invalidates their gender(s or lack thereof?). It's good to see people given the space to just be.

So overall, a great experience. Also, although I don't need the accessibility features myself, it's great that you've included them. What a place to end the demo, though?!! My heart....!! That's certainly one way to make sure I'll be waiting for updates, haha.

(Side note: It might be worth adding alcohol use or drunkenness to the content warnings, just in case. Even though it's not alcohol abuse, some folks might still appreciate a heads-up that it's there.

Also, sorry if this comment shows up more than once, I had trouble making it post.)

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thank you so much for the feedback!

Thistle is what in our time might be called genderfluid, but as the setting is early medieval fantasy, we felt it more natural to show the ambiguity and fluctuation specific to them rather than fall back on a label. we're glad you appreciated that!

as for the ending, we were maybe a little too cruel. but the full release will definitely extend the story past that little cliffhanger ;)

and lastly, content warning added to the page and soon the demo itself. thanks for catching that!

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