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!
Merely a Regret
A downloadable gayme for Windows, macOS, and Linux
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. Armed with a divine sword and holy lightning, Sigurn fought monsters, slew dragons, and battled the forces of evil.
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 5k words from Sigurn's perspective
- Sprites and character design by Vivid Grim
- Temporary background by PuppetBomb
- A least one panic attack
- 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
|Updated||5 days ago|
|Published||10 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||Fantasy, LGBT, Medieval, Queer, Romance, Yuri|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial v4.0 International|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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Thank you for the feedback, and glad you like Thistle! They've been a ton of fun to write.
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.)
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!