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Text - A Summer Story (Sound Novel)
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Published: October 30, 2010
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[text] - A Summer Story

Just in time for Halloween! Please note that while there is romance in this game, it's not an otome game.

A short little sound novel from sakevisual. What's a sound novel? Why, it's a visual novel that uses sound! (Obvious statement is obvious.) It's a VN that relies more on sound effects that images to tell the story. Either way, it should be a good time. A single playthrough is probably about 15-20 minutes, I'd guess?

This game is for ages 13+.

About: Maya's uncle is a caretaker of a small shrine in Japan. While visiting him, she winds up exchanging texts with a local boy named Takeshi. This is their story.

Written by ~sake-bento
Photographs by !Samukun
Complete credits in the game.

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GilgaPhoenixIgnis's avatar
I really like the story of this sound novel. I like the fact that there no happy ending, wich is coherent with the dark and creepy atmosphere the story unfold. The works on the sound greatly contribute to this ( special note tothat frightening keys sound). And I really liked the concept of the "endless ringing" ending, rather original.
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Nitekissed|Hobbyist General Artist
if possible, could you please send me a download link to the older version of text? i don't mind if its for windows or mac.
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SmolderingHippo's avatar
This was SOOOO GOOOOOOD!! IT creeeeeeeped me ouuuuut! I couldn't go to sleep because of that one TERRIBLE ending. :D I enjoyed it. :3

Tis super good! :3

MOARRRRR!!! :heart:
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SmolderingHippo's avatar
To clarify.. I mean Text a Summer Story :3

(Was too caught up in excitement OTL)
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SmolderingHippo's avatar
Oh wait this appears under BOTH the actual game AND the general group area? *ish confused*
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Vdangers's avatar
Vdangers|Hobbyist General Artist
I need help Dx.It won't let me go onto the rest of the episodes. Stops at the end of episode 2 and won't let me go on.
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sake-bento|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, I checked the game file and I can't find anything wrong with it. What system are you running on? Does the game shut down entirely, or does it simply freeze up?
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Vdangers|Hobbyist General Artist
nvm. I figured it out, sorry for bothering you!
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Kitsuneschatten|Hobbyist General Artist
This game was so awesome! x3
Just played the last ending~
It`s really thrilling :D
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Hachikun|Student Digital Artist
I first played this two years ago and it was freaky lol >w<
Enjoyed finding it and playing it at 2 am in the morning ouob
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LonelyMelody123's avatar
You should so do another one like this Like what happens after the endings :D
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SmolderingHippo's avatar
This kind of reminds me of Dengeki Daisy, in which there should be an otome game made from. xD
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Hamico's avatar
I loved it. I just kinda wish there was a way to actually help him. Still, it had my heart beating so fast at some points. I can't believe uncle!! Jerk! I liked ending six cause he died. He deserved it... Though four was probably one of the scariest. Wow... I would love to make/see a spin off called "A summer before" or something like that where Maya goes on the trip a year or however earlier than in this one and where it would have several endings in which only one does Takashi live. Or rather, two, one "romantic" ending and one "friendship" ending.
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BonBonToro|Student General Artist
The face came up on the phone and me and my sister shat ourselves ;w;
:poo:
It was sad though when they died together :iconcryingplz:
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Kaze-Ki's avatar
[text]-A summer story made me almost cry.
Takeshi...Q.Q *sniff*
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RikaRandomly|Hobbyist General Artist
OMFGGGG I"M SUCH A WUUUUUSSSSYYYY!!!
I GOT THE ENDING 02 AND DECIDED TO PLAY AGAIN.
THEN WHEN I GOT TO THE PART WHERE I WAS TAKING PIC OF THE POND! I FREAKED AND SAVED IT AND EXITED OUT!!!
OF COURSE IT IS 1:06 AM! SO AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
:iconscaredplz:
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sake-bento|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, gomen ne. I hope that you manage to enjoy it later. Maybe on a sunny day?
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RikaRandomly|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh i enjoyed it after i found out about the story... Q__Q, now I'm all sad.
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kanakokiriha's avatar
S-s-sake-bento~ You have officially s-s-scared the crumbs outta me....
I didn't know what it was, and I got ending 7 on the first go, and I was playing at 1 AM and oh~
I'm so s-s-scared now.... *shivers*
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sake-bento|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ara~ gomen. ^_^;; I hope you enjoyed it anyway. Or maybe you can sneakily get your friends to play it and watch their reactions. XD
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No problem! Chihihi~ I followed your suggestion and my cousin... she hit me. She's very easily scared. But it's okay, because it was funny and she's pretty weak.

Oops! She hit me again T-T
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sake-bento|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah- sorry about the hitting. ^_^;; I hope she enjoyed it, though. >.>;;
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soul-pokemon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you help me ?
I just have the ending 1,2,3,4, and 5 ..
I want the ending 6 and 7 but i can't , whatever I do ....
Help me please :(
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sake-bento|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's a quick walkthrough here: [link]
That should guide you in the right direction.
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