the art is beautiful and the story is really interesting! soo soo good, cant wait to see more!
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Your aunt has left you to watch over her house in Nevergrove, a small town in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but deep forest. Thankfully it‘s not going to be boring though! You‘re excited to explore the town, make new friends and maybe even... fall in love?
...and of course there‘s also this journal you found... written by a girl that went missing just two weeks before you moved here...
NEVERGROVE is a Visual Novel/ Point and Click Adventure
DEMO v1.3 FEATURES:
- The beginning of your first week in Nevergrove
- The beginning of the big mystery
- 6 different love interests
- Customizable Name & Personality
- Pronoun Selection
- Town Exploration (Four streets and one visitable house so far)
- Small puzzles
PLANNED FULL VERSION FEATURES:
- 7 weeks in Nevergrove
- 6 different character routes with both romantic and platonic options
- Multiple endings for each route
- One big mystery to uncover
- Customizable Name & Personality
- Pronoun Selection
- Town Exploration with visitable houses
- Small puzzles
- CGs and CG Gallery
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Very interesting so far, love the art style! I would like to have Seamus' gender please :)
i love the demo and the premise so far! can't wait to see more of the game
idk but i need seamus top
Honestly, me too. Love the celestial print stuff. I painted the symbols a shirt I had with fabric paint and it looks amazing!
…you were talking about clothing, right?
right, he would be so gentle and caring and-
... unless you mean top as in clothing.
this game looks amazing so far, is it still getting updated?
Hey! Yes it is, although development is halted for the moment since I‘m swamped with uni work and other projects of greater priority.
I‘m happy you liked everything so far though :)
Will this game ever be available to play straight on the web? I'm not sure it's compatible with my device and I really would love to play it!
Hi again :)
I'm actually thinking about making a web version to the demo. Ren'Py web games always seem to have some issues with loading graphics and Nevergrove has a lot of artwork in it, so that's a little bothersome, but maybe I'll make it work.
What device are you playing on?
this is so interesting, I can't wait for more!! Also I wanted to ask about the phone icon from each character, after meeting Niyah and Elias only Niyah icon shows up but Elias icon is still empty. Overall keep it up this is amazing :D
Glad you like it!! :)
I‘ll check out Elias‘ profile and try to fix it in the next update. Thanks for bringing it up!
The newest update was SO GOOD! I am so hooked on this game- I love the atmosphere, the mystery, and all of the characters. Seamus is my favorite so far, with Niyah as a close second, but I can't wait to romance/befriend all of them. The puzzles are a fun addition, and the art style is lovely! I am so excited to see where this story will go. :)
Thank you!! I was a little frustrated with this update at times and I‘m so happy to hear you liked it this much :) I hope you‘ll continue to have fun playing seeing the story unfold 💕
Really enjoyed the mystery and the start of the game so far! Looking forward to more updates.
idk how to get into the house
Hi Sandpixie! Are you still having trouble?
The art definitely drew me in, but I'm so intrigued by the cast of characters, the point and click elements, and the surrounding mystery! Can't wait for more updates
Hi Fulmen! I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me how to encounter Niyah? I downloaded the latest update when I saw there were new people but I haven't been able to find her yet. I found Elias after clicking around and on his house but not Niyah. Love the game so far! It's really pretty!
Have you played the demo all the way through? Niyah doesn‘t actually appear on the first day (I suppose she has other important business), but you will meet her right after waking up and walking outside the next day!
Just tried the demo-I loved it! I did encounter one bug, when I entered the house there were squares of the previous scene in it. It worked out, but I wanted to let you know
Thank you for the feedback! :)
Can you tell me when exactly the squares showed up? Was it after talking with Seamus for the first time, or did you leave the house and enter it a second time? Did you open anything else on the screen? I‘ll try and fix it for the next update!
hiya! your game's really nice and i LOVE the art, characters and story so far. i also understand it's still in alpha, so there are bound to be a few bugs here and there. i also encountered one too. after clicking on the mailbox and typing in the code, the "back" option got stuck on the screen until it got to when I met Seamus for the first time. I click on the option and it goes away, although Seamus doesnt look too good, and the dialogue repeats the same text if i try to continue. Luckily i'm able to make everything normal again by loading my last save lol
Thanks for telling me!
This really looks a bit nightmare fuel-ish haha
I might have already fixed this bug in the update I‘m working on right now, but I‘ll definitely look into it again. Poor Seamus will get his head and arm back for v1.1
ah, i'm so excited for this! the game is beautiful, original and feels like a lot of time, hard work and love went into it. it really shows! i'm very curious about what happened to katie, what's going on with loretta, and even more so i'm super curious about morgan for some reason! they're my favorite for sure~ can't wait to see what direction you go into with the story!
I'm so happy to hear that!! :)
Morgan seems to have accumulated a small fanbase (understandable, they're pretty and whimsical) You'll definitely meet them again at some point. They do live in town after all ;)
hello, i tried your game and it was very fun to play and I enjoyed it very much.
I will be waiting for the full version
This is a video I recorded a couple of days after you first released the demo so there might be some glitches you've already fixed, but aaaanyway!
I had a lot of fun playing the demo and I just love the art! I'm excited to see what's so spooky about the woods!!
I‘m happy to hear you had fun playing! Loved your voice acting as well - southern Henriette was not something I knew I needed until now :D
Until next time then! I hope you‘ll stay tuned to see the mystery unfold ;)
i cant find the code for the mail box help me
Hey :) Look around in your backpack again. You‘ve actually already found a clue for the code. What in there could help you with it?
Just played the demo and I really enjoyed what there is up so far! I was able to get by the bug with the mailbox key by going to a previous save so it seems to only happen if you don't enter something at all and hit next (which I did accidentally). I love how diverse the LI and characters are and am already Intrigued about the story. Also hoping Aunt loretta is okay....
I‘m really happy to hear you enjoyed it!! Just out of curiosity- who‘s your favorite so far? :)
Your observation with the mailbox is very helpful! It could have gotten confused after receiving no input. Which is… obviously not what‘s supposed to happen. I‘m going to look into that.
And as for Aunt Loretta… well, you‘re going to just have to wait and see ;)
Hello! At the moment violet and seamus are definitely my top interests but I loved everyone that we got to meet so far! I'm really excited to see what's next. Also when you eventually are at the point of releasing more information, I can share a press release on the website I write for! You can dm me on twitter at chotoranii and I can get you my email since I don't think I can message you here...
great start to a game!! v interesting. i also had the same issue as a previous comment with the mailbox no longer being clickable. excited to see where this goes!
I‘m glad you liked it!! :)
I‘ll definitely look into the mailbox. Hopefully you could still finish this build despite the bug!
First of all great game, already invested in the case.
So I played on a Win 10 Pro and get what may be some small bugs:
- In the first scene in the bus with Morgan there was some ambience and foley that stop in the next scene with Mike and Violet. Don't know if since it's an Alpha it was supposed to be like this or if there was sound and, for some reason, it stops playing. The sound of the glass shattering i was able to hear thought (very well, scared the s*** out of me - very nice :D)
- In the mailbox puzzle after I opened the letter one more time to look for clues I was unable to click on the mailbox again. I needed to save the game and reload and then i was able to click on the mailbox, now knowing the code (but very nice starting puzzle).
Those were the possible bugs i encountered but again great game. One last thing to consider it would be to put the Characters Pronouns on their descriptions.
Anyway, best of luck on the project it sure looks amazing already
Hi! Thank you so much for this in-depth review :)
1. You are right, there isn’t much sound design after the bus scene. This isn‘t a bug, I just haven‘t found any fitting music yet. I‘d like to have a custom soundtrack for the finished game, but since music‘s the only thing I can‘t do myself it‘s a little bit trickier. Right now I don‘t have the means to pay a composer, but hopefully I will eventually! Maybe I‘ll look for placeholder music in meantime. (Also sorry for scaring the s*** out of you, haha)
2. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I‘ll definitely look into it! It seems like the mailbox was buggy for a few people.
3. The character pronouns are a good idea! I‘ll tweak the profiles in the next bigger update.
Thank you again and I‘m happy you enjoyed this first alpha :)