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The Festival YGO Visual Novel by thooruchan The Festival YGO Visual Novel by thooruchan
After far too much trouble, I finished preparing the game for release.
or more like i got tired of fighting every single fucking step of what should have been a short process. I have been fighting the last two days to package the game images, executable and creating an icon, and every single possible thing has gone wrong.
So, I had enough, and so, I apologize for the crudeness of certain things. I tried to give this a more professional look, but this little bitch has fought me every step of it.
There is no icon for the game, for starters. I know, the renpy icon right smack in there is ugly, I'm sorry I tried. There are other things that I just couldn't find how the hell to change, but just please ignore them and enjoy the game.

I loved writing the game, I HATED trying to package it.

PACKAGE WITH ALL VERSIONS (updated 2017 link) : www.dropbox.com/s/zx165evz0s6m…
INSTRUCTIONS:
for windows = download and unzip the file, open the folder and double-click the Festival.exe file
for Mac = download, unzip, go into the folder then into the app folder, then execute the game app.

Despite everything, i would love comments about how you liked the game. It has 6 different endings.
if you enjoyed it, I might possibly consider making original BL VN games with my copany (think DMMD or Hatoful Boyfriend), so comment!
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:iconkibaonfleek:
KibaOnFleek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link doesn't work. ;(
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:iconthooruchan:
thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll fix it later today, thanks for letting me know!
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QueenCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely adorable!! :squee: personal revamp  Your art style just seems to lend itself to the best expressions!  Erm, does anyone happen to know where I can download it, though?  I think the description link expired... :(  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi!
Sorry, I don't use dA that much anymore, someyhing I intend to fix quickly.
I will repost a new download link later on today, feel free to bop me if I forget!
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QueenCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce! :happybounce:  Take as much time as you need; your art is always worth waiting for!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your patience!
I uploaded the file again, the updated download link is in the description!
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polishmexican Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to say I finished playing it several times and it was simply marvelous! The art work was amazing and I love the short story! You did fantastic!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, thanks so much!
I have to experiment with a new program and try making another Bakushipping one, got the scrypt around.
This time I'll try to put some sound/music and better art too, hope you'll like it as much ;)
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polishmexican Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yayyy <3 i finally got this program to work! I can't wait to play it! 
It looks fantastic already
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ArielPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link does not work...it showes me that it was deleted. too bad, I would play it...
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
aaah, not again, dropbox!
I'll fix it right away!

here, try again www.dropbox.com/s/apim7eleamy7…
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ArielPhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^_________^
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you are welcomed
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minarette Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
The link does not work; can you please post a new link? I would really like to play this!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
done! hope you enjoy playing it :)
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crazygayboy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   Photographer
Very well done.
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
I'm glad to hear someone enjoyed the game :)
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SixWeekOldHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thanks for making this, it was so cute! <3
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey, thanks! I'm glad people enjoyed it :)
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Donteatacowman Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having so much fun already oh my gosh. I feel kinda bad for TK not sharing lunch but Ryou was hungry okay. 
Bakura's little crooked smile is adorable though. And his frowny-pout when you don't pick his option. TK's bright eyes and fluffy hair are just as cute though. :3c
I'm trying to get all the endings and oh my god TK just stole my wallet this is the best dating sim ever.
The classroom motto is a little... ominous though. x)
Aah, got all the endings! This was an awesome game. Thank you so much for making it and for making it available. Amazing art of course, but that's to be expected from you!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad you had so much fun with the game! Reading your reactions was really enjoyable, and I hope you'll like the next game a lot more (I'll try to make it better).
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished the Ryou x TK story. so cute!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I get you got the good ending ;)
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yup. I wanna try again and get other endings.
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
enjoy that!
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so far so good... I got the Kefi X Ryou ending, I got "Ryou's New Friend", I got "Bakura Hates Ryou", and I got "Theft".
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so you already got the two bad endings before the good ones XD Bakura is a hardbone, he takes a bit more to conquer than TK but I know you'll get it!
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yush, I need to keep trying! I just wonder what I'm doing wrong... I keep getting the "friend" ending.
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
if you piss them off even once you don't get the good ending. try to remember your choices!
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Julesie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a great game and very fun.

I kind of greedily wish you could have a threesome though in one option. xD

Thank you so much for making it. It ran super smoothly on my computer and with no problems. =)
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha thanks
I didn't have time to make more paths (I want a threesome too) but maybe on the next one there will be bakushipping.

I'm glad you had no problems running it, that's always a source of concern.
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Julesie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^_^

A bakushipping threesome would be amazing :D

Yeah it ran very smoothly, thats why I wanted you to know after I saw the other comments. =)
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
threesomes are always awesome.

i'm glad at least for someone everything ran without a hitch!
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Julesie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That they are! :heart:

:)
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, it looks so great! I can't wait to play it! do you think AVG Anti-Virus will disagree with it, or is that no issue?
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A couple persons told me their antivirus wouldn't let them install it. It depends on how fussy AVG is, really. If it won't let you install it, I can't help, sorry.
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, then I'm gonna try.
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lovebug1088 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Artist
I downloaded it but I cant even get it open  It says its missing
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
both things you said might have to do with your firewall/antivirus blocking the file, so it doesn't download it well... I'm sorry, I can't really help you, since it's an issue with your security :/
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lovebug1088 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Artist
No worries I figured it out and Im melting in a pudle of Bloodloss! 
Although I do kinda wish it had sound. Ive played it several times, Making each of them mad
at Ryou and Bakura Kissing him in the back Booth! HGGGH!!! :love: :dead:
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't have time to put any sound on it, which makes me sad. I had even considered voices, but as said, lack of time and my own limited experience with renpy forced me to leave out too many things.

Next game will be more juicy and better finished off. After all these are practice for when I jump to make my original VN games ;)
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lovebug1088 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Artist
yay.. Also kinda wished the game was longer and had more of each's relationship. Also if you got to choose 
what they did in the relationship
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'll try to get all of those things in the next one. i'm a bit more confident about choices and paths now. it's a first try only!
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lovebug1088 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Artist
I really liked it!!
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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lovebug1088 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Artist
Tried to open it but my computer says its Malicious and thinks its spam  :(
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Djpunupipi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Helloooo there!
I wanted to tell you that your game IS FRIGGING AMAZING!
I melted like a thousand times at the expressions and dialogues~
How you can make a game like this, is totally out of my understanding and I'm really amazed by what you managed to produce!
For a fanmade game, I really find it complete and consistent!~~~

I loved the different personnalities too~~~ Grumpy Bakura FTW~
Also I got to see all six endings and it really broke my heart each time I saw TK or Bakura frown and get pissed, and poor little Ryou not getting why they yelled at him~
And I definitely LOVED the two love endings~~

I had a very great moment playing at it, and I never thought I'd ever get the chance to play a game focusing on the three Bakus~~
Thank you very very very very much~ 
It's now officially my favourite game of ALL times~~~~~:heart:
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah, i'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the game! you don't have to be so nice, I know it has so, so many flaws that I just didn't have time to fix or didn't quite know how to >__<
Still, for the size of the project, I'm moderately happy with it. Maybe it doesn't have a lot of the original characters in them aside of names and faces but  Ithink it's a cute short AU story per-se.
I made sure all of their expressions were adorable even when mad XD even grumpy cranky Bakura :p

I'll likely want to make another bakugame so I can experiment and learn more about renpy, enough that when I jump into making an original, full-lenght game, it has the quality I'm looking for.
Hope you'll like that one as much, or more!
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
well, i gave it a try and it did run smoothly on a technical level, unfortunately it had two issues, the big one was that while ryou was reading and past bakura was writing there was a fight which is alright but in the next scene they are at ryou's house and are cordial, it was a really big jump and feels like somewhere there was a hiccup and the game skipped, it did not flow well at all, the second issue(and this is just an issue i have as a yugioh nerd) is that none of the chars seem to be in character, it's a short little au i realize but if you had changed nothing but their names there would be no indication that this was not just a generic bl minigame, i would suggest either doing a bit more research and getting their personalities more  fleshed out or just making them your own chars, since the game is very simplified the graphics would not even need changing really
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thooruchan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
First of all, thanks for your thorough feedback, it's highly appreciated.
Now, about the issues you mention;
I first admit that i did not have the time to develop the story as much as I'd liked, nor the characters. I had ideas for the conversation points and then I pretty much wrote them on the fly. One of the things I found most hard to do was how to transition from one scene to the next, considering each scene could end in different ways, and still that it made sense when the next scene started. I could have probably added a clause to have different scene intros depending on how the previous scene had started, but as it was my first time with renpy and I did not have enough time, it slipped past me. it's a valid point and now that you mentioned it, I will keep it in mind for (if) next time.
As for point two. As you mentioned, this is an AU. And it's a romance AU, to boot. So, there is a certain level of OOCness that can't be avoided. However I will admit that the characters are not as close to their originals as I would have liked (it's not lack of research, sorry if I sound offended but I'm A HUGE Bakura (all three of them) fan and I know their personalities and traits quite well.) I wrote the entire code and story over two afternoons, between social meetings and a full-time job, so the story suffered that lack of time.
I have another script, one that is in-between the canon universe and much more loyal to the plot and characters of the YGO manga. That's one I will probably want to explore further, possibly for another game, when I don't have a deadline and I don't need to cut out scenes, endings, conversations, and properly work on the art.

Thanks kindly for your critique :)
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