Anonymous asked: So when are you expecint to finish? I've been watching this for a few months and i cant wait!!! Its like the best idea for a VN ever :)
If you look over our previous updates, we’ve been wary about providing a particular time, mostly because we’re busy people and don’t want to make false promises. Once we’re confident about everything coming together, we’ll post an update and let you know about our plans.
Anonymous asked: Would you be interested in linking to another project if they were to return the favour?
Short answer: sure!
Long answer: we’d have to see what the project is about and if we’d want to support it. If it’s a literary magazine or VN about a regular heterosexual relationship, then it wouldn’t really suit either of our audiences, as obvious as that is. But send us a message with a link or what kind of project you’re doing and we can sort something out.
Tucked away from the bustle of major metropolitan areas, Finhurst-on-Sea is a quiet holiday hideaway for those wanting to get away from their busy everyday life. The town offers a wide range of sights and scenes for those wanting a taste of an older England, though one not without most of today’s luxuries.
Take a Step Back in Time
With a local castle-turned-school and structures dating back at least two centuries, Finhurst is rich in English history. Buildings in the town square show quaint character and are often surrounded by stories of their origin. The Gilded Lily is Finhurst’s oldest pub and has the venerable architecture to prove it – at least on the outside. Stepping across the threshold reveals a design style that some say has its own unique appeal; others less charitable have labelled the decor a “kitschy turn-off”. At the very least, you will want to stop by for a pint and have your picture taken with Alfred the deer.
Soak up the Sun
On occasions when the English weather turns to sunshine, Finhurst’s promenade bursts to life with the scent of freshly cooked seafood and children bearing artisinal ice cream from the suggestively named Cherries on Top. While the local cuisine is itself a reason to visit, the promenade also basks in the view of Finhurst’s main beach. Romantic dinners by the ocean are enhanced by the night’s light displays and are one of Finhursts more popular date spots.
The fountain marks the original geographic centre of the town, though subsequent developments have made this designation rather obsolete, but it remains in many ways the cultural centre of Finhurst. The Sunday markets which have been held in this square since at least the early seventeen-hundreds continue to be the best place to find both fresh produce and under-priced antiques, while on Friday evenings the place comes alive with local youth chatting and discreetly enjoying cans of Guinness around the fountain’s basin.
More about Finhurst-on-Sea
Tips & Articles
As always, life tends to intervene when you’re working on things in your free time. Our lack of posts for the past few months have been due to a number of things — namely a substantial part of our staff being occupied by stuff like college and work. After realising that we were demanding more for the project than any of us could give, we’ve decided to scale back the demo’s content.
This means that Hikari and Cameron will not feature in the demo, allowing us to focus on just four girls. The setting will be limited to the school grounds instead of being open to the town. We’ve narrowed the scope of the demo quite a bit and hope that with this, we can get something playable out to you soon. We just don’t have the resources or time to go through with our initial layout and the more time we take to get it done, the more taxing it is to move ahead.
We intend for the full release to include everything we’ve planned.
Thank you for your continued support and interest. We will have a content post in a few days. As always, feel free to comment, tweet or send us questions.
Minor Character: Michelle Bailey
Holly’s best friend
The common view of Michelle is that she is a hard-working and responsible student, a reputation that netted her the position of Austen House prefect. However, those close to her know that she is incredibly adept at avoiding work and often passes it off on on others so she can go out and flirt with boys. Nevertheless, she is intuitive and outgoing and Michelle and Holly have been best friends for years.