Clena, your normal everyday girl, finds herself in front of a circus filled with lovely animals. However, she quickly discovers that they are not ordinary animals - They are actually human boys who can transform into animals!
A romance, comedy, fantasy Visual Novel - filled with adventures, misadventures, adorable animals, brother conflicts, circus cleaning, collecting puzzle pieces, and more - all in one package!
Get the full game here: zeiva.net/anicon/index.html
ENTER: Start Game
END: Quit Game
DOWN: Next Dialogue
UP: Previous Dialogue
H: Hide or Unhide Dialogue
LEFT: First Choice
UP: Second Choice
RIGHT: Third Choice
A: Open or Close SAVE
S: Open or Close LOAD
Z: Open or Close PUZZLE
X: Open or Close SOUND
C: Open or Close QUIT
- Director: zeiva
- Story: zeiva & muhoho-seijin
- Illustration: muhoho-seijin & zeiva
- Soundtrack: Neosounds.com
- SFX: Soundbible.com & Soundjay.com
- Special Thanks: roxietran & Guiled-Dragon
- Flash MX
- Photoshop 7
Time Taken: 7 months
I really like the colors and little effects too (like those heart beats lol)
Haha, I love this!
By the way, Rabbit is my favourite character so far. Love him!
You did insane amount of work here! I look forward for the game releasing! (Maybe, one day, I'll be able to buy it. (TT_TT))
I love the graphics and art style. It's really soft and friendly.
Music and Effects are Super! I love them so far. They make the right mood for it and makes some moments even more funnier!
Story is really interesting! I lack humor sense, but here I have some stuff that I can have a good laugh about.
All characters are awesome. They really do feel like actual personalities. (Mom is so cool! +_+)
Idea about their transformation is really good and creative. I have never heard anything like that and I love it! It gave me some ideas for my stories and fanfictions. (Muse just jumped right out from your game and hit me in the head! @_@)
I also really like that your characters have a lot of emotion and movement icons. I didn't see such a big difference for ages. It's really good.
I love the idea of puzzles. I really enjoy wasting my time on puzzles, so I kind of fell in love with them. I'd happily go pixel haunting for such cute puzzles. (I know you've got to clean to find them )
Your attention to details is huge! I am not talking only about the decorations and characters, but also about you show what they give (like that ticket and purse) or barbeque table. It's really awesome.
It's also really strong in some way of life stuff. You know, like the last quote about dreaming and others. They are inspiring and actual true
About the characters:
Clena - is a good Main Character. I think, she perfectly fits the role of a MC.
Mom - she's a really interesting and intriguing character.
Owl - he's nice, I especially loved his scene with Mom, where they spoke about Clena.
Sheep - I love sheeps! And this one is no exception. In my opinion, he's one of most adequate characters out of all of them. I can even relate myself to him.
Chef - he's pretty unusual character for me, but I really like that new experience! I love his jokes about girlfriend. XD Made me laugh out loud. (And yeah you are a broccoli XD)
Rabbit - as I said before, he's my favourite character so far, bunny. ^^
Cat - so far, I like he's shyness (is that even a word? .-.) and I am a pretty shy person myself in reality, so I understand him, which makes me feel relatable. (He feels a little bit like a tsundere) (Someone as Clena would probably make me shy and embarrassed a lot too! >_<)
Pig - that was really unusual, but funny. I already like him!
Snail - he feel's like that guy, which would look really aggressive, but in reality is really soft and sensitive.
Elephant - as elegant as he is, it's really interesting to see him. I enjoyed his politeness and gentelmancy(?!).
Lion - I am not a fan of lions, but this character really interested me. I's like to find out more about him.
I hope I didn't bore you with all this and that it helped you (somehow).
So, you know what? I've got something for you! TAKE THAT! ^^ THE ULTIMATE LUCKY CAT! ....... oops....
Monkey - he's lovely first character that we meet! Sorry pal.
I woted for you by Steam greenlight. Good luck
Unless you don't see Visual Novel as games
Whether VN is a game or not, it's a whole another debate. I personally think it's a game. There are people who don't agree, so the answer if it's a game or not, depends on you.
Also, wow, people are super PO'd in the Steam Greenlight comments because you dared to put a romance anime style visual novel for girls on Steam. If all else fails, itch.io will be happy to have you. You don't have to worry about courting the favor of salty bros who don't know how to read descriptions there.
This is the first game that I decided to sell per path, because making games takes a really long time, so it's a huge investment of time. Games such as OASE and Area-X took many years to complete. Without knowing whether there is audience for it or not, these games may turn out to be financial failure. (which both of them do, especially OASE) I have decided to refrain from making large games, especially when I don't have financial stability. Of all the ideas I have, Anicon is the only one that can be enjoyed as a standalone per path. Whether I will make the sub-sequence path will be decided by the number of sale.
I have no interest in early access, as it will put me into the situation where I have to dedicate myself of making future paths indefinitely. I want to make Anicon at my own pace, without the burden of owing people anything.
Well, Steam always have angry people who hate VN, so it can't be helped. I just ignore them. It is a niche market after all. xD
Easy Access is definitely not for everyone, when you open it up to everyone, not everyone is going to recognize you're making a WIP available and some people might get too entitled to their ideas being implemented when it goes against your wishes as a creator. Also, there's more scrutiny anyways.
I suppose they get mad over movies and programs being allowed on a PC distribution service. Obviously there's a place for visual novels on Steam, people who don't like them don't have to play them! Your game is bound to find the right people eventually.
Thanks for the respectful and upfront explanations, good luck to you!
(I've already got to chapter 5 for editing)