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Zayay [GAME]

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[Visual Novel][Romance?][Otome?][BxPlayer][Horror???]

Zayo Byron is the last person you want to meet while wandering around alone at night. Well, guess what fate has brought to you~

The game features:


1. Unique Play:
Every time you play Zayay you experience only about 25% of the game's full potential. The game uses a system that makes the game unique every time you play it, allowing you to experience a different 25% of it each time. Even if you try to replicate your previous playthrough and follow the exact same steps as last time, there would be always something different about it. The game always follows the main plotline, but little details change all the time making your experience unique every time.

2. ~10 000 words of dialogue:
Zayay consists of almost 10 000 words.(9,932 to be exact) But due to it's unique nature, you get to read only a portion of that during each playthrough.

3.About an hour of gameplay time:
Depending on your reading speed and the style of playing, if you like skipping or not, if you use saves or start a new game every time, this time my vary. But getting through the whole game just once usually takes about half an hour. To discover all the secrets, you might need a bit more~

4. Five different endings:
Zayay's ending is affected by the choices you make. There are five different endings you might get depending on how you acted during the game. There is no 'true' ending, but you can get a 'happy' ending, 'bad', 'boring' 'lies' and 'truths' endings. It's for you to decide which one is which.

5.Two secret beginnings:
If you're lucky enough, you might discover the secret beginnings! They don't affect your endings or main plotline, but you might find them interesting to read~

6.An Extra chapter:
Beat the game and get all the endings to unlock an extra chapter! Find out some of Zayo's secrets and discover his true self.

7.Crossdressing:
...wait, wha~?!


Have fun! <3



Credits:
Character art,background art, GUI, writing, programming: psyAlera (Basically everything...except the music)
Music by Kevin MacLeod

Zayo[c]psyAlera
Souls-of-Chaos, Deamond and Helia [c]Dea-89/Dx33x
Eleoe[c]oOTearlessOo
Luce[c]Tajaky94


Note: If you come across any bugs, problems or really embarrassing typos, please tell me ASAP! lil typos are ok, because I'm lazy and that's a free game for fun, deal with it~

Read more about the game here: fav.me/d605gqu

Any comments are really appreciated~ <3



HINTS:
1. If you're being really naive and cute, you can get Zayo to like you and this will lead you to 2 of the endings.
2. If you do the opposite, he'll be mean to you in the end and there you go, 2 more endings.
3. The 5th ending you can get no matter what you do.
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albinofence's avatar
albinofenceHobbyist Digital Artist
hi! im not sure how active you are but weather or not you see this i just wanted to say i LOVE this game its actually pretty good i found it while looking for horror games on itch.io and i tried it out, ive yet to get all ends in fact ive only gotten one ive played at least 10 times but i guess i need to be a bit more ballsy in my choises, im very intrigued by this game and i hope to find out more of the story and characters ( maily Zayo of course but thay cause hes the only chracter that fully shows up for more than 5 secs ) hopefuly i can find the other ending 
any way thats all from me im not quite sure if you'll ever read this or if you have interest in the topic of this game anymore but i felt like commenting anyway
sorry for any inconviniance i may have caused and i hope you have a nice day/night ^^
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Hello!

I'm so glad to hear that, I'm happy people are enjoying this little game even after all those years! If you have any questions about the game or lore and characters, feel free to contact me here, I still check this place from time to time! I can only talk about Zayo as the other charas are cameos of other people's OCs but hope that's enough~

Thank you so much for playing!
Alera
albinofence's avatar
albinofenceHobbyist Digital Artist
hey thanks for the reply! didnt think id get one lol well i am curious about the lore but im not exactly sure what to ask, Zayo is an interesting character to me any way so its more than enough :)
Ehsol-namu's avatar
You know what, I never could get anymore than getting killed or leaving at the right moment. It was overall interesting...but WTH?! was my constant reaction. 
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for playing my game!!!

I know, the endings can be a bit unfair ^^''
Have you managed to get all of them yet?
Ehsol-namu's avatar
I actually kind of gave up. I got three; one Zayo kills "me" regretfully, two Zayo kills "me" with no remorse, and three "me" runs away/say good-bye with a wth you were just fake flirting with me reaction. 
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Aww, that's a shame. if you retrace your steps to the one where he kills you with regrets, you can try leaving and you'll get a different ending!
Ehsol-namu's avatar
Urgh~ now I gotta remember how I got him to kill "me" with remorse! LOL thanks anyway ^^ 
Nadja007's avatar
Hello!!! I managed to stumble upon your game and first of all, you did an amazing job! I dived into this without reading the description much, just wanting to find things out myself. I like the art style and he looked cute, so I thought I could be successful and smooch him. Yeah, turns out I smooched a bunch of rocks. I didn't expect this at all and it's really a nice touch that makes him unique, too. Basically, he is filled with secrets and to me, that makes this game worth of more than one replay! And even though he is a little meanie bunny, I like him. 10/10 would let him kill me again xD I really hope you plan more things with him, even though I don't know if that will happen because this game is quite old ;v; It would be nice, though! I still have to discover more about this game and I definitely will - now I'm prepared for my death and I don't think "Aww he likes me" anymore when I make him blush and in reality he's actually plotting my death xD

Again, you did an amazing job and I like your art in general! Keep up the good work, you're awesome! <3
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I just finished playing your game, without any previous knowledge of anything, and of course I *had* to get all the endings in one night.  It was frustratingly good, and adorably hellish!  I love Zayo, and at the same time I want to strangle him for being such an asshole!  I have to say, I wasn't too upset during the "evil smile" ending, since I'd had to act like such a dumbass lol, it sort of served her right for being so bubble-headed.  But the ending where I tried to leave and he was brought to tears -- my heart!  Despite knowing that he was a horrible bunny, I still felt guilty!  Agh!

You've made something amazing, and I love it so much.
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you for playing and I'm glad the game invoked such feelings for you! It was exactly my intention e v e 

But yeah, happy you enjoyed it!! 
KokoroChan14's avatar
Are there any walkthroughs?
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
There isn't an official one, but there are Let's Plays on Youtube which could serve as one! Here's a playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

I hope it helps a bit?
Let me know if you need any additional help! 
KokoroChan14's avatar
Ok, thanks! :)
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darkness-angel-13Professional Digital Artist
I am by nature a really naive/nice/cutesy person so getting the all the 'nice/good' endings were easy but I'm having the hardest time in being mean! (I just can't!! ;A; I don't care if he'll murder me, I can't TAT) Right now I just want to know which is the one I'm missing  cause I have had:
first try (and my favorite ending!)- Evil smile
second try- 'lol okay, go on I don't care'
third/fourth- emotionless frown (no matter if mean or naive!)
fourth/fifth(?)- 'stay? with me? PF get away peasant! you ain't worth it'
Am I doing something wrong? am I too mean? or too nice? aaaaah ;A;
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Aww! Well done on getting the harder endings first try! OvO A lot of people struggle with that, I always feel I made the game too hard. //D

If you have a safe file from when you got your first ending where you played as a naive character, load that and try to leave and see what happens then~ I think that's the one you're missing? 

Good luck and let me know if that helps >v</
darkness-angel-13's avatar
darkness-angel-13Professional Digital Artist
OH! I SEE! I forgot about that!

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I got it! THANKS A LOT!!! :D  I adore this game to no end! ^w^ thank you so much for the help!
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Yay, congrats on beating it!! >v< Makes me really happy you enjoyed it so much ;///v///; 
darkness-angel-13's avatar
darkness-angel-13Professional Digital Artist
the game is absolutely wonderful! Now, to make my friends play it >3
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
xD

Go-go! And don't tell them anything, let them be surprised. :iconsatoshismirkplz: //shot for being mean// 

B-but, n-no, I mean, that's very nice of you if you tell your friends about my game, kyaaa! >////v////< :iconslowhugplz: Please let me know what they thought or invite them to leave a comment! :iconlovelyheartsplz:
darkness-angel-13's avatar
darkness-angel-13Professional Digital Artist
I'll let them know! thanks for making this game by the way! still one of my favorite short games! >w<
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bittersweetsherryHobbyist General Artist
First of all, great game! I love the mysterious atmosphere and how Zayo is not what he seems to be. I can tell you put plenty of time into the game, and especially love it when he has a different comment every time you reply the game! You're so amazing! I love all the thought and time you put into the game.

Even so, I can't seem to get all the endings, even after 3 hours! (I know, 3 hours... more like 2.5 hours? XD)

I think I got the bad end, (I died with him frowning), boring end (Told me to leave/wasn't worth killing), lies (decided to stay with him he said nothing was real), but I don't know about truths or happy end. (is the happy end me leaving? w/o knowing what's going on?) *How do I get the more difficult endings?*

The first time I played it I just followed whatever I feel I should do, clicked the stay with Zayo but ends up being killed. I think I was too naive? I believe it's different from the others though since he smiles when he kills me (so evil, Zayo...T^T)

Afterwards, I trying being brave, mean (don't think mean enough; I'm not really the mean type! ^^), avoid eating berries, avoid dinning at the restaurant (still receive wine in the end). Meeting the nymph was quite odd; first time she was considered as evil and Zayo dragged me out of the forest, another time Zayo was accusing her of being a bear. (the scene was quite hilarious). 

I tried doing at what Zenshii but I got different reactions... so I didn't do exactly what she did in the end. Should I have followed her till the end, even with the different reactions?

I SWEAR I just KNOW there got to be that crossdressing scene somewhere!!!!

~SPOILERS and RAMBLES~
On a side note, I did get the two secret beginnings quite quickly (~lucky ~lucky) I can deduce that he's a bunny demon lord, and his job relates to bones (he kills/looks for victims), he doesn't like humans, sometimes he like vampires sometimes he doesn't, likes ghost, finds ghost hunting interesting, forces you to eat, all monsters live in downtown (now that I think of it haven't browsed clothes yet... OMG that might be where I can get the crossdressing scene!! haha such a genius, little me.)
psyAlera's avatar
psyAleraProfessional Digital Artist
Hello!

Thank you so much for playing my game and putting so much time into it!!
Sorry for replying a bit late. ^^'' Do you still need help getting all the endings? From the sound of it, if he killed you with a smile, that means you got the good ending! xD (The endings have weird names, good things are bad, bad things are good xD )

And yes, you need to go clothes shopping with him to get the crossdressing scene! And if you don't get it first time, don't worry, try again. Just like the rest of the game, it's all a chance and you might or might not get it. 

You're on the right track with your deductions~ But if you want to learn more about Zayo, I can link you to where there's more info and stuff about him. >v< Or you can just ask extra questions ad I'd be happy to answer! 
bittersweetsherry's avatar
bittersweetsherryHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the reply! I tried to get the crossdressing scene a couple of times, still haven't got it but I'm getting there! It'll be great if you can send me a link where there is more info about Zayo~! Don't have all the endings just yet. ^^

By the way, I still have to say great job on the game. All the different routes must have been difficult to program, and I love all the thought you but into it! Love the art and love the characters, this game is amazing~! Currently don't have any questions, but I may have some in the future!
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