Fantastic! Hot & funny, engaging CYA stuff without the tedium of restarting and endlessly skipping through decisions.
Some Sword / Some Play
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Is there any way to download the game for offline play?
I registered on itch.io just for this lovely game and for my beloved Roan! I just had a relationship break up and I feel so excited and fullfiled while reading romance &smut scenes of Roan. I chose Roan as a male, I love his demanding and dom personality also he was being generous to give sword skill instructions and playful flirts. I'll be really grateful if there's a sequel or a commercial full release of this interactive novel. I'll definitely pay for it, enjoyed it so much! (´v｀o)♡
Out of curiosity is it actually possible to beat Roan?
Sorry for delay replying, I thought I'd remember, but I didn't, so I had to check the code!
Yes, ish, you can win an Dishonourable Victory over Roan (but no chance of a honourable one, Roan is better than you.)
It doesn't really change the outcome though, no secret scene or anything.
Thank you for your response! I was just wondering since I got a dishonorable victory so I thought there may have been some way to win honorably so I spent about 10-15 minutes restarting and trying different combinations of choices. At least now I know I wasn't going crazy (haha)
Had a delightful time reading through this. Good writing and thanks for making it :)
Really an excellent game, I played it some time last year but forgot to book mark it and then spent around two hours today trying to figure out what it was called and searching for it just to play it again. You've made something really special here Jemma, thanks for a truely good game!
This is incredible! Being able to customize pronouns and body parts is something every game like this should have imo. And it's very well written! I found myself very interested in your world and the background plot, while also heavily charmed by the romance options. I would be SUPER interested in a much longer version of this that delves more into the world and relationships!
This was great. I love the sex scenes and how sweet each character is. Overall, it's a fun, laid-back experience.
For some reason I am no longer able to scroll down once I reach Chapter 2
FINALLY some good interactive smut made with the LGBT community in mind! Thank you so much for blessing us with this gift.
Really liked the story and the amount of choices available. It feels very immersive. Erotic scenes were pretty good too.
Very cool, I loved the writing and the fact you can choose pronouns and body features for the interests and yourself (if you let me make everyone nonbinary I will sure as hell do it so this is amazing). The presentation is really pleasing too, with picture book-esque font and illustrations. I found myself really immersed and it was fun to watch my partner play too to see what they would pick. Now back to replaying to find what else I can dig up! Thank you for sharing this and I look forward to your future work!
I really enjoyed the story! This is well written and user friendly too <3
This game is so well written. I honestly didn't expect such craftsmanship in the writing, it's just so immersive and interesting! The characters are also given backgrounds that fit well and I just loved playing this and wish there was more!
The dialogue is well written. The way you can dynamically set gender or choose the path of the story is awesome. And the characters are so likable, I feel like I want to go on more adventures with them. NICE WORK!
Could you upload the files? so I can play it offline.
Genuinley one of the hottest, most erotic thing iv'e ever played in my life. The writing is beautiful with hardly any mistakes. The worldbuilding is excellent, and the characters are lovable and convincing. Keep up the good work
Is their a way 2 save the game?
Excellent writing, beautiful and thoughtful execution, playful kinky parts. Overall enjoyment ! Thanks !
Only got through Roan, but 'do you want to fuck me' potentially meaning they penetrate you if they have a cock is a bit off... Unless you can take it back.
I really enjoyed the way your story addresses user decisions vs character actions vs character deception etc. Very cool. Would love to see more in this style or with these characters
Quality adventure, quality world-building(the light hand in that area is much appreciated)and of course quality smut <3 The Marquessa is an odd delight, and all three companions are top-notch and uniquely characterized but if I had to choose, I'd most likely be the president of the Lumi Lavender fan club.
I loved this! It's so rare to find 18+ games that allow me to choose pronouns and a body that fit me (I'm transmasc), and both the story and characters were really interesting! Bailey and Roan were my favorites :D Thank you so much for making this game!
After playing "pursuit with Bailey/Lumi" by "Scene select", it seems like malfunctioning. It says "chapter 1: Rescue" and there was no button, so I have to restart. Anyway, the game was excellent. Short, but characters and the world are attractive. If I were good at English enough to understand the nuance and terms of duels, I would translate this to Korean. Thank you for your game!
Please, please, PLEASE release another game like this. I loved the scenes with Bailey the most and was delighted in the romance aspect.
The scenes were great! The characters were playful and charming, not to mention the writing is very engaging. Short and sweet and would definitely be revisiting this again :)
This is the sweetest piece of smut I have ever read. So much care went into accommodating the reader's desire to explore or express themselves. The choices/decisions felt organic too. Extremely well done, and I look forward to exploring your future work.
P.s. This is also the first work of smut I have felt no trepidation sharing
Bug report: declining the kiss from Lumi the first time leads into the library scene and the next proceed/don't choice instead of ending the scene.
you got scenes
I made an itch.io account just to comment, but, like, your game is insanely well-written. The characters are each wonderful (though Roan is definitely my fave and his scenes are great too). Seriously, if you were ever to make a game similar to this with characters even half as good, I would buy it. (Sorry for the rant lol, it is just hard to find decent NSFW games that can appeal to girls).
Hey, thank you so much for the lovely comment! I'm so pleased that you liked it. One of the reasons that I wanted to make the game as flexible as possible is that, yes, a lot of NSFW games are pretty limited in the scope of protagonist and romantic partners. Everyone deserves a nice bit of smut now and again!
OHOHOHO this is very nice!!! it's really well-written and i like it a lot!!! great job bro!!!!
This story is incredible! The writing is playful and punchy, and the characters feel like people with full personalities and histories. It's rare to find something this thoughtful and well written in erotic stories, especially with a mind toward awareness and inclusivity of identities and physicality. Absolutely wonderful!
Thank you for the lovely comment!
Yeah, one of my frustrations was (some) NSFW games where the writing wasn't great, and the characterisation didn't really ever go beyond "they are hot". So I wanted to try and make one that was sexy and at least passably written!
'Fond Lovers, cruel as their Flame,
Cut in these Trees their Mistress name'A really fantastic interactive fiction that handles choices in a superb way. Honestly, it's kind of set the bar for me in terms of snappy, smutty action roleplay. I know from the way it feels effortless that the level of customization and work was seriously high in writing the scenes, so I just want you to know that I appreciate it!
Thank you so much!!! (Particularly for starting with some more Marvell poetry, wonderful!)
Honestly most of the credit goes to my playtesters, the first versions were rough and a bit chaotic with regards to pronouns, but it got there in the end.
Thank you again for the lovely comment!
Great world building. If you ever think there's more for you to explore with it, I'm certain there'll be an audience.
Hey will you continue this story or this is it?
Anyway the game was awesome. :D
The honest answer is I don't know. There are certainly more stories to tell in that world, and I have some ideas. But it was quite a lot of work in a way that might not be clear considering the play-time, and I am a time-poor hobby-dev (who would also like to make some games I can actually share with my parents!). So I would neither rule it out, nor count on it. (Sorry if that's a frustrating answer!)
Lovely! 💖 I always appreciate pronoun and body customization! I also appreciate both that your scenes were all consensual and that you noted in your blurb here that they are.
I did notice one pronoun/verb disagreement, I had Lumi as a they, and when we were leaving the party:
"Bear left a little," Lumi says. They doesn't even seem to be looking, but seems very certain nonetheless."
Honestly pretty impressive that that was the only instance I caught, but then there may have been others I missed due to glorious distraction :3
Hey thanks for pointing out the error, I've fixed it now.
The pronouns were really painful to get working properly (my poor playtesters found so many problems like the above one!) but I really wanted to do it.
Thank you also for the kind words, I'm glad that you enjoyed the game.
I didn't expect much going in, but it turned out to be a really nice short game. Engaged me more than most vn's, believable and concise dialogues, charming and diverse characters. Really above average writing for nsfw content, and i hope you make more.
Thank you so much for the kind words!
The shortness was great too because it made replaying it to try different things very manageable! Some games take a whole day or more to play through and so trying to test out different things requires too much commitment for me, haha.
But it was still long enough to feel like a nice story, like you said ujac, the dialogues were relatively believable. It wasn't like "pizza man shows up and is banging the housewife 10 seconds later" 😂! Plus swashbucklery! Daring rescue!
I really enjoyed the stories. Especially Roan's.
Well, I saw something new on itch, and while it wasn't a game of strip poker or something it... was actually some pretty well-written interactive fiction with smut! I had only seen a little bit of the fiction on this site, and my prior experience was pretty poor (and it cost money!), but this? Very solid. An enjoyable selection of characters to interact with, and natural-enough sounding ways to flesh out the protagonist without getting awkward.
About the only issues I have are nitpicks, and they really just are of wanting more! There's an interesting setting here that I'm not familiar with, and the story doesn't overly delve into it, but it has a nice aesthetic. As I mentioned, the characters were pretty interesting as well. I expected to like Bailey more, but Roan ended up being my pick... but then again, she did have a light scar, and I always do enjoy that in female characters (which I had her be).