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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

Credit:

- Director: zeiva
- Story: zeivamuhoho-seijin
- Illustration: muhoho-seijinzeiva 
- Soundtrack: Neosounds.com
- SFX: Soundbible.com & Soundjay.com
- Special Thanks: roxietran & Guiled-Dragon

Tool:

- Flash MX
- Photoshop 7
- Audacity

Time Taken: 7 months
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:iconlolmomo88:
lolmomo88 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
It's such a cute game! And Kad's so cute in his human form~
I really like the colors and little effects too (like those heart beats lol)
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BluePandasAreAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist
"I fail at life" - Dai
Haha, I love this!
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naimazai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Aww, choosing which animal we like is such a tease. I want to know how they all look like as humans. XD
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FallingFrozen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful game! Awesome work.
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mangafanatic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So Neat! love the story!
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:iconprinnia:
Prinnia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ahhhh my god it feels like its been forever since i played a zeiva game, so happy there's a new one! :D
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:iconraakone:
Raakone Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
This is nice!
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:iconmelocule:
melocule Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I didn't know the "sad story" hair guy was a running gag in multiple games. I played X-Note.
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016   Artist
He's kinda like Mirage Fish, it's accidental running gag, and now he is appearing everywhere. xD
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Annissina Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I would've chosen Cat even if he wasn't the only choice in the demo. :XD: I think I might actually get this game when I can afford it. :meow:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Lovely
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MilleniumStars Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
the art work is amazing, and the characters are awesome, but I would love to have either more choices or mini games (like actually cleaning places). This game has great story line, but there isn't much to do.
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Artist
Most people don't like mini-games, that's why I didn't add any. (Other than the hidden object game for Special Ending.) I do have plans to add more mini-games in later paths, but otherwise I don't plan to make this gameplay heavy.
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MilleniumStars Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Ok that's fair :)
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LapseAsteElis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student General Artist
This is such an awesome game! If I had money, I'd buy it the next second I've finished playing here!
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 =D)
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....
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Artist
Thanks for the review ^^ Glad you like it! I like Rabbit too, he's so much fun to write~ xD
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:iconlapseasteelis:
LapseAsteElis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student General Artist
How could I forget about Monkey?!
Monkey - he's lovely first character that we meet! Sorry pal.
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Nairuna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would totaly buy it!
I woted for you by Steam greenlight. Good luck :)
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KitsuneZurui-12 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omigosh, That was so enjoyable!! Thank you!
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Estheryu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
wow~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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lovedimplecutie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
this is like the cutest shiet ever. loved it! can't wait for the whole thing to be reveal and can buy it all at once when i get the chance. lol thanks again!!
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kura-ou Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the announcement ^^ I'll be sure to vote when I have PC access QuQ Missed seeing you at your AX table.
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GalaxyDrawz0045 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student Artist
IS THIS A REAL FREAKING GAME?!?!? Cause if it is, imma SO download it!!!!!!!
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Artist
Yes, it's a real game. xD

Unless you don't see Visual Novel as games ^^;
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GalaxyDrawz0045 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Artist
:T so, is it a game, or not???????
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016   Artist
Like I said, it's a game. It is also a Visual Novel. If you donno what that is, you can read the wiki article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_n…
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.
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GalaxyDrawz0045 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Artist
Okie :3
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thecheergurl4u Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The snail is my favorite omg--
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Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute!
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HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawww, so cute. Love it. 
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eggson-bren Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
im crying this is so cute.  "as you can see, Kad is shy, so don't be afraid to tease him."  "can I?" "actually, please do."  MR OWL SO CRUE L
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2016
Is there any particular reason why you only have the cat path on Steam Greenlight? Perhaps you'd be better off waiting into the whole game is finished to put it on Greenlight? The demo is perfectly fine, I ran into no major issues playing it. Full games are more likely to be greenlit on Steam though. Perhaps you can release it as Early Access instead?

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.
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zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Artist
The reason is long and complicated, but here is the short version~

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
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Ah, that explanation about the paths makes sense! Keeping finances and scope is mind is important when making a game.

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. :P 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!
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Keyoto-TheFox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH I love this so far!! So cute, and I wanna get to know all the boys. I am curious about one thing..how was it so easy for her to just leave her old home? ...unless she didn't have parents keeping her at home? Anyway, still love it.
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Artist
Yep, like many anime mc out there, Clena is an orphan.
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Keyoto-TheFox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel sorry for them...;-;
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HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At one point Clena said something like "Mom and Dad in Heaven...", so I guess that's the thing. Also it was said she came to the town looking for work, suggesting she came alone, not with parents. 
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Keyoto-TheFox Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I kinda missed that. |D Woops. But thanks for clarifying for me. ^ ^
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HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'm totally loving this game!! So cute and fun, great little homages too! WANNA DATE THEM ALL.

(I've already got to chapter 5 for editing)
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Artist
You are so fast at editing lol! xD
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CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
YOUR GAMES ARE SO FUN I CAN'T RESIST. (I have to get a few things done this week to next week but I hope to crank them out by a week once I'm good to go.)
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016   Artist
I have 3 other people helping me before you, but you will bypass them soon at this rate. xD
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CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha this is what happens when I have free time, so don't be too hard on them :XD: Who knows what it'd look like if I had a 9-5 job weekly! (Then again I COULD spend an off Saturday and most of a Sunday doing it and I could crank out it all since this is just one route vs a whole game with multiples like with X-Area)
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Very cute game, I will make sure to help with the upvote!
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:iconzeiva:
zeiva Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016   Artist
Thank you~ ^^
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Gina-Kyona Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow great game!!!
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