BLEEDING MOONS What kind of game is it? Bleedings Moons is an interactive story borrowing Adventure Games and Visual Novel mechanics. It revolves around the themes of fate, duty and free will. If you have played games like To the Moon, this game is similar in its gameplay except that there is much more interaction. A word of caution : This game features some scenes and dialogues that are not suitable for children. Features Spoiler - Bilingual! All the texts are available in english or french. - Immersion! 170+ talking people, each with their own pictures and emotion sets, displaying a wide array of expressions. No fantasy, no magic, no hat tricks. The setting and world are on the realism side. - Interactive! Almost everything you see is interactive and choices during dialogues will help you shape the story and the fate of many people, including your own and the ones you love. - Keyboard or mouse play! Control your character with the traditional keys or use your mouse to point and click on interactive elements. - Cinematic music! For a more movie-like and unforgettable experience. - Romantic! Choose between 3 possible romances, or none at all. It's your call. - Replayable! Multiple paths and endings that change according to your actions. Also includes a Commentary mode with behind-the-scenes insight and extra cutscenes. - Beautifully enhanced maps! Over 100 beautifully hand-drawn locations with custom sprites, tiles edits, image editing, lighting and real-time special effects... which you can get a glimpse at the Screenshots section Background story (spoiler free) Spoiler After gaining its independance 80 years ago, the county of Valmain is well-known for being a trade hub and a respected impartial diplomatic conflict resolver. But when the king of the neighboring united kingdom of Corwick is assassinated, old rivalries and ambitions arise again. The greedy county of Freymont crushes the army of its wealthy neighbor the duchy of Thorem, which calls out your county for help in exchange for advantageous trade agreements. You are Ian de Valmain, second son of the count de Valmain and not destined to heir. Through a chain of events, he is sent to work at a mercenary camp. With all that he will see and do, Ian will have to deal with his conscience and find the reason why he is alive. Will he endure the suffering of this life so the one he loves can be happy? How far will he go to protect them? Whatever he chooses, his life will never be the same thereafter. (Slight spoiler on the introduction of the game) Spoiler At night, in a clearing near the city. Five bodies lie on the ground and blood is everywhere. One of them is still alive though, Ian. Brought back and healed in his office by a physician, Ian tries to remember how a count of Valmain got involved in this bloodbath. This is his story. Characters Spoiler Ian de Valmain, second son of the count de Valmain. A book lover who thought that his fate was already written. Until that day when he meets Riviera Moon, the daughter of the new baker in town. Will his first love be able to redeem his soul? Or maybe he will be the one who can bring happiness to a bleeding heart. Riviera Moon, commonly called River, is the daughter of the baker in Valbois, capital city of the county of Valmain. Despite her cheerful smile and her love of singing, her short childhood made her a worrying adult too early. She works everyday at the bakery, which leaves her little time for herself. Having Ian as a friend and maybe as a lover is a blessing for her. Unless this will actually be her curse. Sélène de Thorem. After the suicide of the duke's only son and his wife gone mad, there is only his daughter Sélène to carry the burden of inheriting. Like Ian, she wasn't destined to this and never asked for it. Being the heir of the most powerful territory of the Corwick kingdom weighs heavily on this young woman, secluded in her castle with no friends but servants. But politics and fate may make her not be alone for long. Luna. She first appears to Ian as a woman who doesn't make other people want to have interest in her. Being the only woman among the Black Foxes mercenaries, she knows the effect she has on men and has to quickly place barriers. Nevertheless, she also perfectly knows how to take advantage of her feminine attributes to get what she wants... All of them have a scar in their hearts that keep on bleeding. Not everyone can be healed, including Ian. Ultimately, the choice will be his. Screenshots Spoiler Demo download Here it is! April 10 edit: This is the new&improved 0.4 demo. The most visible change is the use of busts for the characters instead of classic facesets. A list of the changes can be found further down this thread. Edit 02/14/15: This demo (v.0.4) is getting old now. Almost a year has passed and a lot of improvements were made since, including a rewriting of the English sentences for a more natural feeling, with the help of a native American friend. I'm not shutting down this link, but there will be another demo when the game is closer to release. Edit 06/07/18: A new demo with updated ... everything will be available soon! No RTP required. Publisher Bleeding Moons will be published by Phoenix Online Publishing and coming in 2019. Official website http://bleedingmoons.com/ Release date Release date and pricing are currently undefined.