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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.

Download it Here: [link]
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GilgaPhoenixIgnis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
To clarify.. I mean Text a Summer Story :3

(Was too caught up in excitement OTL)
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SmolderingHippo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Oh wait this appears under BOTH the actual game AND the general group area? *ish confused*
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:iconvdangers:
Vdangers Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  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 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  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 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nvm. I figured it out, sorry for bothering you!
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Kitsuneschatten Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This game was so awesome! x3
Just played the last ending~
It`s really thrilling :D
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Hachikun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
You should so do another one like this Like what happens after the endings :D
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SmolderingHippo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
This kind of reminds me of Dengeki Daisy, in which there should be an otome game made from. xD
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Hamico Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
[text]-A summer story made me almost cry.
Takeshi...Q.Q *sniff*
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RikaRandomly Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  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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kanakokiriha Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah- sorry about the hitting. ^_^;; I hope she enjoyed it, though. >.>;;
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kanakokiriha Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I think she did :) I did too!
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soul-pokemon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's a quick walkthrough here: [link]
That should guide you in the right direction.
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Alkuto Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I played the first (I think, it says "1.01",) version today and LOVED it. :D The 7th ending felt kind of like it ended too soon, though, but I liked it (though it was startling at the same time). 4th ending and 6th ending though, oh gosh. Nightmares. Especially the sixth. Not really in a overly gory, "THIS IS SCARY, YOU SHOULD BE SCARED BY THIS" type way, but a way that scares or maybe more of startles you without being excessive, and without going too much into high octane nightmare fuel (this is good for me since I was looking more for mystery than horror).

I got the second ending the first time I played, and I just KNEW, just KNEW Takeshi was a ghost right from the time it said "End 02: Waiting". xD

Hey, what's the name of the music played at the main menu? I don't know why but I really like it.
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sake-bento Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nicely done! And I'm really glad you liked it. The music is called "Gate of Paranoia" by Susuma Hirasawa. [link]
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Alkuto Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I couldn't download it from that site but since I found the name (and a search on YouTube reveals it was apparently used in Paranoia Agent) I can probably find the MP3 elsewhere.
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sake-bento Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The one in the game isn't the same as the Paranoia Agent one. It's the same composer. He posted a bunch of pieces that didn't make it into the show for free use, so the one in the game isn't part of the actual soundtrack.
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Alkuto Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, when I found it on YouTube it said "Paranoia Agent Outtakes" and it sounded exactly like it. So maybe that one was it, I don't know.
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sake-bento Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, that was probably it! It's just not from the original soundtrack, is all.
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4minutegirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Writer
can someone tell me what happens in all the endings??
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KissAtTwilight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Endings 4, 6 and 7 scared the hell out of me! During 6 when the phone rang in the game, my actual phone rang. I just stared at the phone until my brother picked it up! ;P
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missdeathdaisy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Haha, I played this someday over the winter... in the middle of the night... I pretty much had to call a friend and tell them that I couldnt sleep... if you havent guessed, I dont handle scary things well X.x But, it was great, I loved it :)
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GaarasShadowPuppet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ahhhh i made the mistake of playing this at night </3 and getting all the endings in one day but the endless ringing was my favorite~ after i got over my panic attack but i thought it was lovely~ very nice
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sake-bento Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ara. ^_^;; Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Endless Ringing is my favorite too.
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SOMSOKsole-T Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Nice work!

What is the font in the main text panel?
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sake-bento Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply. Had to go dig it out. >.> It's called Resagnicto: [link]
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SOMSOKsole-T Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thank you.
I've a note. :)
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Dinosaur-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
love creepy stuff like this, well put together too

I really like the endings:
Endless Ringing
Alone
Together
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HiddenWings07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, great job on this. This is like...mind-blowing. Totally blew away my previous notion that this game would be boring. :)
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HiddenWings07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was so scared while playing. ;A; I saw this a couple of months ago but I didn't really want to play because it looked a bit plain.
But I was interested enough to start playing, after seeing so many fanarts. But I did not expect this.
I LOVE horror things, although they always end up with me looking around the room for a murderer, yelling in horror, hugging a pillow...you get the picture. D:
I've only played End 7, but I am dead scared.....too scared to play the rest. :noes: I want to know what happens though. >.<
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Berryz1cute Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This was such a scary game! I loved it! I love creepy, scary things, and this was such a great story. (: I adored it~
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LenaRainbow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
just played/read it. and it's totally awesome ! *-* but i wish there was sort of like an extra picture at each ending. like when she joins him or ends up alone. but however, i loved it. XD
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wertbin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
This is such a beautiful and creepy game. It really makes me think. But I wish there was a good end though. That way I wouldn't have to keep thinking about poor Takeshi trapped in that pond...*shiver*
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Freya-Atsuki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's scarily awesome! I love it! <3 I wasn't sure what type of game it was going to be so when I saw his face in the phone it scared the hell out of me. Awesome game.
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Anigocon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Writer
I was a bit creeped out with the pic of the boy but i <3 ending 7
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Grydzia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great game, but not for playing in the middle of the night when you're all alone. I had problems with sleeping tonight and had to hide away from my sight my cellphone to be even able to close eyes in darkness XD
But that doesn't change the fact that the game itself is great. I'm looking forward to more productions from you!
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Klabau Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was a way to "save" the boy, whatever the plot would be... :(
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RoboAzn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Oh gosh this creeped me out
Maybe I shouldn't play a Halloween game on Christmas morning :|
Other than that, this is a simple yet great game, thank you for creating these wonderful games and best luck to sakebento in the future :)
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