kenibatz

Natalie - a game about balancing work and life

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Natalie is a gamer and a game developer who struggles to balance work and life as she rushes to complete her latest project.

 

Features:

  • a visual novel made with RPG Maker VX Ace!
  • approximately 20 minutes to complete a single playthrough!
  • a short story with multiple endings!
  • no saving!
  • no stats, no inventory, no combat, no money, no problem!
  • custom character designs!
  • most likely to have typos here and there!
  • a teeny-tiny, super-cozy, closed world!
  • future updates!

 

Download a version:

with No RTP (10MB) from Dropbox

or

with RTP (200MB) from Dropbox

 

Screenshots:

 

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Gotta say I love the artwork it and your audio choices work perfectly to set the atmosphere of your game. The story is simple but that's never necessarily a bad thing, you also do a really a good job of building your characters personalities. I also find the premise rather amusing considering what it was made for.

 

Good job Kenibatz. I'll definitely be looking into what other worlds you create, I enjoyed this one.

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Hi Kenibatz. I had a lot of fun playing your game. It is simple but the characters are quite captivating and Natalie is fun to play as. I love her quotes! It was so short it left me wanting more and more. Do you intend to expand on the story?

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Well thought out and the characters are very engaging. Soundtrack fit this game and helped set the mood. 

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12 hours ago, madmink said:

Your game looks adorable! I'm downloading now. :)

 

Thank you, madmink! :)

 

11 hours ago, Sekunri said:

Gotta say I love the artwork it and your audio choices work perfectly to set the atmosphere of your game. The story is simple but that's never necessarily a bad thing, you also do a really a good job of building your characters personalities. I also find the premise rather amusing considering what it was made for.

 

Good job Kenibatz. I'll definitely be looking into what other worlds you create, I enjoyed this one.

 

Thank you, Sekunri! :) Most of my future games will be similar: short stories with (hopefully) interesting characters. I'm glad you liked the premise! :D

 

11 hours ago, Super121830 said:

Gonna give it a try!

 

Hope you liked it, Super121830! :)

 

5 hours ago, madmink said:

Hi Kenibatz. I had a lot of fun playing your game. It is simple but the characters are quite captivating and Natalie is fun to play as. I love her quotes! It was so short it left me wanting more and more. Do you intend to expand on the story?

 

I'm glad you liked the game, madmink! :D Yes, there will be more stories featuring these character--and more--in the future. I hope to create a new game this December.

 

4 hours ago, skeezixs1 said:

Well thought out and the characters are very engaging. Soundtrack fit this game and helped set the mood. 

 

Thanks skeezixs1! :)

 

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Very fun game, I completed the game in the game and got the best ending (I guess?).

The characters are lovely, I hope you put them in some games you plan to do in the future.

By the way, Call of the BattleWatchers is the best shooter game I ever played. ;)

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13 hours ago, Super121830 said:

Very fun game, I completed the game in the game and got the best ending (I guess?).

The characters are lovely, I hope you put them in some games you plan to do in the future.

By the way, Call of the BattleWatchers is the best shooter game I ever played. ;)

 

Thanks, Super121830!

Yes, the characters in this game are definitely going to show up again.

Haha! Yeah, Call of the BattleWatchers is awesome! Stay tuned! :)

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Hello! For the folks who downloaded and played this game, Thank You! If you have any feedback, please let me know. :)

 

I will be working on some cosmetic updates soon. And I'll expand the music selection, too. And I'll toss in an easter egg or two about my next game. :D

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3 hours ago, Minty Starbound said:

Interesting and creative. :) 

 

Thank you!

Please check out the updated versions, too! I am publishing them this December. :)

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Hey guys!

 

Just a small update: I plan to release the updated version of Natalie on the Steam Workshop and on my itch.io page.

The story is mostly the same, but with less typos and grammatical errors.

I also gave design changes--some minor, some major--to the characters.

 

I'll post about the release when it's ready; definitely within the next couple of weeks. :)

 

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alpha testing the updated version of "Natalie" now. Launching before Christmas. :D

 

Updates:

  • less typo and grammar errors!
  • updated character designs for Jennifer and Zozo!
  • new background music!
  • optimized!

 

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Quick update:

  • "Natalie RPG" is now released on my itch.io page.
  • I believe I should create a new thread under the "Projects > Completed Games" category for future updates and in case the "Learning Together" thread is archived.
  • Happy Holidays, everyone! :)

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