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RPG Maker VXACE Child's Light

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11th game I've ever made. It's my masterpiece and to this date, you've never seen a game of mine with as much custom stuff. What started out as a simple project for the Mysterious August contest, turned out to be the crown jewel of my games. I can say that of all my games during my over 12 years of making, this is the most engaging one.

Plot

For generations your village has been protected by an ancient fairy named Light. Your mother is the Protector of the Light and your father, a brilliant engineer who's done many things that have served the Light. However when Light goes missing and your parents are arrested as prime suspects it's up to you to clear your parents' name and to find out what happened to the Light.

Features

- Multiple endings and numerous paths to take

- Custom OST composed by me, with the several songs used with permission by the composer Agustín Corvi

Support this wonderful musician and buy their CDs!

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fadingmemories/

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/darkscore/

- Custom CG art and faces done specifically for the game

- A game that is about Emotion, rather than action

- Only RTP you find in this game are the sound effects and the few objects in the scenery.

Screenshots

child1.png

child2.png

child3.png

child4.png

child5.png

child6.png

Download

Warning, this game is NOT old PC friendly

www.asciinetwork.com/GiveMeBeer/Child.exe

If you downloaded the game prior to 3.10.2012, use the patch to patch the game from 2.0 to 2.1, any newer games come with the patch pre installed.

www.asciinetwork.com/GiveMeBeer/Patch.exe

Version info

2.1

Bug fix

- Missing file error no longer happens

- Wrong size for Edgar's call event

2.0

Bug fix

- Mother's journal is treated as accepted evidence.

- Endless loop bug has been fixed in the show off.

- Looping error in the Stacy's mom scene when certain conditions were met has been fixed.

- A clone of Stacy's mom no longer appears when certain conditions are met.

- Fixed the nefarious "endless dancing" bug.

- Cynthia's portrait not deleting correctly if reading the stone tablet without Emily being in the same room.

- Cynthia no longer thinks everything around her is a bathroom (hehe).

Dialogue

- Fixed varous typos.

- Cleaned the writing at some parts for better reading.

- New "character" Fabio is mentioned in several instances when talking to Twinkie and Monroe.

Gameplay changes

- You may still meet Sister at End Game.

Graphical changes

- The canal is now smoother and without any errors.

Improvements

- Compressed the images with a better compression to produce a smaller file.

- General performance fixes and tweaks.

- Added many NPCs to bring more life into the game.

- Many NPCs will be in different places at End Game as opossed to when you start the game.

- Included many new fun comments by Cynthia when interacting with things.

Passability

- Several passability erros have been fixed.

1.1

Bug fixes

- Mother's journal could be used but without any effect.

- Toy box producing chime without it having anything interesting.

- That annoying gears girl has a better, bigger colission box.

Dialogue

- Few loose strands of Reginald's dialogue have been connected.

- Improved grammar on few parts.

<SPOILER ALERT!>Cynthia told about magic when there was none.<END OF SPOILER ALERT!>

Gameplay

- Stacy is now slower by default

Graphic fixes

- Roger displaying the wrong emotion during the final act has been fixed.

- Stacy shocked expression not showing has been fixed.

- Mother cell display errors have been fixed.

1.0 First finished version

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Whoa... This is nice.

I am excited to play this one, for sure. Awesome job on it! Downloading as we speak.

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Downloading and trying it. Very confused on an aspect though. PM'ing, as I don't want to spoil the story.

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Downloading and trying it. Very confused on an aspect though. PM'ing, as I don't want to spoil the story.

Replied!! You're missing something very esential! Take your time and look around some more. You're missing a vital link.

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Finished and got best ending. It was nice to play, though the controls can get a little annoying in some of the cramped corridors. This isn't an issue in many places though. I liked the minigame you had set up, as it gave the game a little more length and things to do. The story was engrossing enough for me to keep trying to finish it to get the best ending. However, the issue I had with the story is that if you miss something, you'd be forced to start again if you had no prior save. (But I did, so I was ok there, thankfully)

In the end, this is very much a 'see everything and do everything' game. Reminds me a bit of Miles Edgeworth: Investigations. A good game though, worth playing.

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I came aware of few bugs so I made a quick patch. If you downloaded the game earlier the patch should fix it up but if not, the new Child.exe comes withe the patch already in effect.

1.1

Bug fixes

- Mother's journal could be used but without any effect.

- Toy box producing chime without it having anything interesting.

- That annoying gears girl has a better, bigger colission box.

Dialogue

- Few loose strands of Reginald's dialogue have been connected.

- Improved grammar on few parts.

<SPOILER ALERT!>Cynthia told about magic when there was none.<END OF SPOILER ALERT!>

Please refer to your version info.txt that is in the game to see what version you're running.

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I really need to stop making fun choices lol.

I got beat up by Stacy's mom right away.

I really like all the custom material, especially the pictures during the intro.

Once I reach the good ending I'll tell you my full thoughts, as well as all the bugs I found/problems. (Don't worry, nothing major, overall I'm really enjoying it.)

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Fragmented incomplete feedback =w=)b

· The intro would’ve been better if it wasn’t scrolling text

· The art is pretty unique and expressionable, really love them! Exaggerated but fun. That’s always a plus. It has personality.

· I think it needs more polish otherwise it could be a really great game!

· That battle system is really buggy. I think you should just ditch it since you only use it once.

· The music …doesn’t really work on a lot of times. A lot of time it doesn’t fit in or I barely take notice of them.

· The mapping really needs some work on some areas. The indoor maps doesn’t blend well with the houses. The church being the biggest offender. Passability is pretty bad too.

· That puzzle was pretty genius.

· There’s so much bugs in this game that breaks the conversations in the game that I have to start from beginning. Like against Stacy’s mom, the conversation with Light and so forth.

· There’s so many bugs.

· I hope there’s a way that this game will be polished. Right now it does feel rushed.

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Fragmented incomplete feedback =w=)b

· The intro would’ve been better if it wasn’t scrolling text

· The art is pretty unique and expressionable, really love them! Exaggerated but fun. That’s always a plus. It has personality.

· I think it needs more polish otherwise it could be a really great game!

· That battle system is really buggy. I think you should just ditch it since you only use it once.

· The music …doesn’t really work on a lot of times. A lot of time it doesn’t fit in or I barely take notice of them.

· The mapping really needs some work on some areas. The indoor maps doesn’t blend well with the houses. The church being the biggest offender. Passability is pretty bad too.

· That puzzle was pretty genius.

· There’s so much bugs in this game that breaks the conversations in the game that I have to start from beginning. Like against Stacy’s mom, the conversation with Light and so forth.

· There’s so many bugs.

· I hope there’s a way that this game will be polished. Right now it does feel rushed.

Intro is timed to the song. Was going to make a picture text but ran out of time.

Haha, yeah the art is great I know. That's the benefits of having former Disney Interactive worker as a fan. B)

I put some polish but I ran out of the time for most parts. :ph34r:

I didn't see any real bugs in the battle system. The only bug I saw was a bug from vanilla Ace where the text sometimes appeared behind the menu but again, that's ace bug. I would have had that bug even without using the battle system. :mellow:

Which of my music didn't fit?That sucks since compsing the songs took me LOT of time and you're the first person to say anything negative about it. :huh: (27 songs, 18 of which were original composed to this. My personal favorite is "The responsible One" that plays during End Game and "Parents" and especially when talking to Mother at Jail to see the cutscene. )

The mapping is like that because ran out of the time. Some of the passability is better than others but again, time was too short to fix it all and this one was especially something that would have required way more longer time for the hit colission's optimization and such. :wacko:

Thanks, I do like 'em puzzles.

What bugs? Huh? Where and how do they appear? I don't know what you mean, I wasn't reported anytihng like that and have not seen anything like that you mention. I can't fix anything I don't know. Can't you send me a list or something? :mellow:

Yes, it's rushed because there was so little time. It's really unfair to expect bugless game when you have only one month to work it... :mellow:

There's multiple endings. For the 20 minutes, I'd say you'd need to have the best ending and catch the villain. B)

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I had the best endings. There's two of them right? And I didn't get the bad ending at all.

As for the battle bug, I forgot how I got it but I fought Stacy and she spazzes out after I used counterattack and she started doing some weird dance.

The bugs are moslty in the choices that in certain choices like Stacy says she forgives you and then the conversation loops on the very beginning again. etc.

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There's two good endings, there's various endings based on many things. The two good endings are very similar but with few key differences. The not soo good endings vary much more. There's many ways to play this game, for instance listening and apologizing to Stacy at start makes the game be different. B)

It's because she tries to get into the original position and your counters hit her repeatedly, it makes her seem like she's dancing. Sadly, I don't think there's a workaround to that.

Huh, I don't get it. I did put end event tags after each conversation loop. :mellow:

You also didn't answer which of my songs didn't fit. Or was it the songs by Augusti? :(

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Because these are INCOMPLETE feedbacks. I haven't written anything indepth yet since I have to write those down and you have a lot of songs and I only remember them by scene, etc. Also yes I apologized to stacy and listened to her.

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Because these are INCOMPLETE feedbacks. I haven't written anything indepth yet since I have to write those down and you have a lot of songs and I only remember them by scene, etc. Also yes I apologized to stacy and listened to her.

In the opening when you get outside of the house? Because that's the only one I can think of. It was missing the exit event and looping but I never did encounter Stacy talking to me again. :ph34r:

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I've released a major update 2.0. It fixes many issues and adds many things. The details on how to apply this are in the first post.

2.0

Bug fix

- Mother's journal is treated as accepted evidence.

- Endless loop bug has been fixed in the show off.

- Looping error in the Stacy's mom scene when certain conditions were met has been fixed.

- A clone of Stacy's mom no longer appears when certain conditions are met.

- Fixed the nefarious "endless dancing" bug.

- Cynthia's portrait not deleting correctly if reading the stone tablet without Emily being in the same room.

- Cynthia no longer thinks everything around her is a bathroom (hehe).

Dialogue

- Fixed varous typos.

- Cleaned the writing at some parts for better reading.

- New "character" Fabio is mentioned in several instances when talking to Twinkie and Monroe.

Gameplay changes

- You may still meet Sister at End Game.

Graphical changes

- The canal is now smoother and without any errors.

Improvements

- Compressed the images with a better compression to produce a smaller file.

- General performance fixes and tweaks.

- Added many NPCs to bring more life into the game.

- Many NPCs will be in different places at End Game as opossed to when you start the game.

- Included many new fun comments by Cynthia when interacting with things.

Passability

- Several passability erros have been fixed.

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I got a good ending, Though one thing that bugs me is I never found out what was in the cabinet things with the number lock and later on when I went back it said that whatever was in there was already gone.

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I got a good ending, Though one thing that bugs me is I never found out what was in the cabinet things with the number lock and later on when I went back it said that whatever was in there was already gone.

In the cabinet things they give you a hint. CYNTHIA for her mother. (Count the position in Latin Alphabet. E.g. C = 3)

I think for Lucy it's RUBY. I forgot.

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I got a good ending, Though one thing that bugs me is I never found out what was in the cabinet things with the number lock and later on when I went back it said that whatever was in there was already gone.

Mother tells the secret to the locker at your home if you visit her at jail, in a very sad scene. If you talk to mother after saving her, she gives you the Mother's Journal if you didn't obtain it before rescuing her. Stacy's locker gives you an earring that can be used to get a testimony and to prove your parents innocence but it may initiate end game before you're ready. It is no longer avaivable in the end game as Laura finds it and grounds Stacy because of it, regardless if you made Stacy give testimony or not. (Though, that alters what Laura says slightly.

The hints to Stacy's locker come from the poem and her obsession with jewels)

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2.1

Bug fix

- Missing file error no longer happens

- Wrong size for Edgar's call event

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I've had some extra time, so I've tweaked quite few of the pics. (read, every single one of them) I'll make a patch later and fix any other minor tweaks people may want. (Due to lack of any feedback, very hard to do that though) Here's a comparision, before and after alternations.

Before

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After

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also make sure to check out the lets play for this game!

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Sweet, I'm looking forward to more!

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This is actually pretty nice looking forward to trying it out once i get an activation key for my vx ace keep it up!

Plot could use a little work though love the art!

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This is actually pretty nice looking forward to trying it out once i get an activation key for my vx ace keep it up!

Plot could use a little work though love the art!

I don't know, I tried to make the plot a-okay and especially the emotion involved. I'm not saying is best story ever, but I thought it did the job nicely and I tied up all the knots in the end.

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Really love this game. :) The art is amazing and the plot is also quite entertaining. Also I really love the main character's moods. :)

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Really love this game. :) The art is amazing and the plot is also quite entertaining. Also I really love the main character's moods. :)

Hey thanks, I've been sick so I've not had the chance but I've been working on a vastly improved version. If you have any input or anything you may want to see in it, now is as good as time as ever to tell me so you may see that in the huge 3.0 patch. :)

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