You've been tasked with rescuing your friend from an evil castle, but are they worth saving?

Controls
Touch compatible
Move: Arrow Keys
Interact/Confirm: Z
Menu/Cancel: X

Game by Renee Blair @heptad777
Music by Lindar Greenwood @lindarthebard

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My song goes round and round
Instead of stopping starts again
The music floats around
It starts all over at the end
Whirling, twirling, faster, faster, spinning, can't you see?
Maybe you will hear my song and come to rescue me...

(Congratulations, this short "game-which-is-not-exactly-a-game" is more creepy than many long and complex games...

A friend of mine was in a toxic relationship like this - many years ago. Luckily she dropped him and later found a better person)

This game...I didn't really know what it was about when I downloaded it. I thought it would be just some silly game with some little message behind it, but it was more. I was in a relationship where I would make excuses for my boyfriend when he didn't want to hang out with me and his mom never approved of him dating so I would be okay with not meeting all of his friends or family. It was only now when I look back do I realize that it wasn't okay to be doing that but I did it because I loved him. And the thing is, playing this game made me think about what it must have looked like from an outsider's point of view...basically this game is 10/10 and I hope any one who is in that kind of relationship learns to never settle for less than what you deserve ;)

Never been in a relationship, but my best friend has been through one similar to this. From an outsider point of view it hurts to see relationships like this and how it damages people. I wish that the game character got a happier ending like my friend did, but I guess that's life where not everyone "gets saved". Wonderful game, theme, and even the background music was nice. 

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thank you for making this game, I've had a similar experience and I somehow find this really...cathartic? I would love a version with an alternate ending if you were ever interested in making something like this again

also I love the edgy castle music yessssss

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This was just... really cool. An unexpected and relatable narrative with anxious pacing that WORKS.

I finished it and I have no idea what it was.

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Dudes, excuse me. I've an ask: What version of RPG Maker is  it require? Thanks I await eagerly.

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Dude damn I hate this guy!

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amazing  

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This was really well made. 

Great use of RPG tropes to tell the story. Not being able to say no in any of the dialogue 'options' is viscerally painful

Ever though of bringing this over to RPG Maker MV? Well if this was made in VX Ace though?

I want to know it too, bro. Okay, says below information it needs a RPG Maker... But which amongst them?

Amazing narrative

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This game is amazing, the narrative is really deep and hits the heart. Great Job!

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I enjoyed playing this novel but I too hoped that there was some secret ending or way to break the curse.

Your Mac and phone versions aren't made right. For the Mac and iOS you need to use XCode on a Mac to create it. For the phone you need to make it into an APK file. I can't play those.

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I've been there before... sadly. 

This isn't so much a game as it is a way to explore a narritive. It's an excellent theme, I just wish there was more gameplay and choices to be made.

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The lack of choice is what makes a game. You're trapped. Just like she is in the relationship 

The lack of choice is what makes a game. You're trapped. Just like she is in the relationship 

I'm in love with the dithering.

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i feel so shizzy

i want a good ending :(

ps i knew my friend was an a hole since first encounter xD

I can't even run it on browser with my Android phone. Like, it'll load and be good for less than a minute then an error message about the audio failing to play will pop up and prevent me from playing. 

WOW. This is so deep. This is the kind of games that makes me wanna create and tell stories using this beautiful medium that is videogame. Thank you for being one of the peoples that inspire me.

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As someone who has an ex-girlfriend that is currently in an abusive/manipulative relationship this game really hit close to home. This is one of the deepest RPG maker games I have ever played and I'm impressed by how deep of an impact this game is capable of in such a short amount of time. From the very first few lines of dialogue I knew exactly what was going on, absolutely brilliant. Thank you for making this! 

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I really appreciate the message.  From the other comments, I think people don't recognize that the gameplay is supposed to reflect the unfulfilling and cyclical nature of an emotionally abusive relationship, and so they're criticizing the game for being frustrating (which is exactly what it should be).  I'm always pleased when RPG Maker games can transcend the tool they're made with, and I feel that this manages that.

wow, powerful message

wow, powerful message

I really enjoyed this! Nice Job! I found myself intrigued by the story, it was very captivating. 

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I you have trouble opening the file on android 

Use winrar and rename the file extension to apk.

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ended just when i thought it was about to start lol 

Ahaha, same as me.. I just walk away from the demons lol

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lmao that's kinda bland, really.

why are you making a game when you dont let the player do any choice? I think that's a big flaw in the game design.

it's not really emotion trigging.

The artwork in this was incredible. Really enjoyed the aesthetic!

I can only run the Web version, which has an error partway through: "Failed to load $BigMonster2.png"

This occurs after going up the stairs with the phantom asking about my character's boyfriend

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A little slow paced. Interesting concept, but I feel it lacked any kind of rewards throughout. I kind of had to talk myself into finishing it. I think I would have liked it more if there was more leading up to each encounter with the boy.

I'm a guy myself though. It's harder for me to relate to this, I guess.

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Hm. I wonder if there are alternative ednings except the obvious one?

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Interesting idea. A bit heavy handed in the message, but a cool thing to explore nonetheless.