Being young is the best - you’re full of energy, relentlessly optimistic, and can take on as many risks as you want . . . is a saying that has never applied to you. No, you’re tired and just trying to make it through each day.
As a 24-year-old marketing assistant living in the city, day-to-day life is difficult enough, and you’ve had to put your dream of writing a novel on the wayside. After your boss asks you to complete a new assignment at work, you unwittingly begin a new chapter in your life, allowing you to pursue romance, strengthen your friendships, and take a leap to fulfill your dream.
The choices you make will determine your success. No matter how much you may have struggled in the past, maybe an everyday love is still possible for you . . .
- text version-
Logan Williamson: The polite but mysterious senior manager who’s widely admired by his colleagues . . . even as they simultaneously gossip about how his uncle, the CEO, may have given him the role. His reserved demeanor belies a perceptive eye that can intuit the emotions of those around him . . . including you.
Ezra Hale: The serious analyst who’s known for being direct and meticulous. He previously worked for a larger company and left without an explanation, his private life unknown to his co-workers. Still, he’s not unkind and seems to respect your work ethic.
Adrian Reyes: The upbeat and easily flustered personal trainer. Despite his easy-going nature, he doesn’t appreciate being condescended to and values your willingness to accept him and his eccentricities.
~2-3 hours of content
Customizable character selection
First chapter of each route
No spicy content, but plenty of teasing
Wordcount ~220,000 words (estimated ~5 hours gameplay for each full route)
CGs - Six special images per character (viewable through image gallery)
Customizable MC - Rename the main character and select her skin color and body type (3 skin tones, 2 hairstyles, and 2 body types). This character will appear in special CGs.
Choice Variation - Make choices that customize, advance, or deter romance and/or friendship
Endings - A best ending, worst ending, and two neutral endings per character
Bonus Stories - Two bonus stories for each love interest, unlocked through completing the best and worst endings for their respective routes.
Optional Spicy content (no graphic images, only written descriptions and not in the demo) - Players can decide if they want a sweet or spicy romance without impacting the good/bad ending outcome. Consent is emphasized multiple times, allowing players to change their mind at multiple points, all with their own fluffy alternatives! In the main game, there are a bunch of inappropriate jokes and a couple of gags, so an older audience (18+) is still preferred regardless of whether or not the spicy content is explored.
Optional Bonus Content Pamphlet - for a $5 donation, receive a 32-page pamphlet with behind the scenes insight from the developer, a fun quiz, letters from the LIs, bonus art, song lyrics and more!
TW (spoilers): Medical trauma, death, workplace abuse, biphobia, family abandonment, workplace racism, car accident injury
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Written, drawn, and programmed by Hollow Rose Studios
All right. I'm just gonna update this comment as I go, BUT THANK YOU FOR THE CUSTOMIZATION. This is the first time in any otome game where I've been able to play as both a plus size person and someone that has curly hair. The wash day, the chair pillow... THIS IS LITERALLY PERFECT, I didn't think there'd be any flavor text, BUT THERE ACTUALLY IS, and I'm so grateful that you decided to add this. :') I'm not anywhere near this part, but also thank you for adding some spicy content :'3 As a side note, I think this game will probably help me with feeling self-conscious about my body, just gotta channel that MC energy XD
Okay, okay. OKAAYAAYAYYYYYY. I just got to the first horni part in Logan's route (I expected to like him, but not love him. Actually, all of the 3 love interests are right up my valley ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)) and HOLY SHIT my body is positively buzzing. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD WRITING!
About MC's anxiety: I can relate hard, it's like you pulled all of these feelings and was able to describe them, aaaah.
AMAZING I LOVE THE WRITING SO MUCH AHHHHH. seriously time freaking flew while i read, everything gave me butterflies, and all the scenes were very sweet. i'm not finish with my first playthrough yet, but if all the routes are this high of quality (i'm currently on logan's <3) i'm DEFINITELY playing this game again and again.
Hello! When I click ignore it takes me straight to the main menu, I'm wondering if that is just where the scene ends? This happens near the end of Ezra's epilogue. I have been enjoying this game so much, thank you for making it!
Got it; I've updated the files so you shouldn't run into this issue again! If you saved right before the end of the epilogue you can pick up right where you left off (in the new download). Feel free to let me know if you come across any further issues here!
ok ok so i HAD to come here, rate and comment because i REALLY apreciated this demo.
you know, i was a bit unsure if i would play it or not (i usually don't like demos because if i like them i become a little anxious for final release) but i saw shibalist complimenting it on twitter and thought "why not?"
well, it was one of the best decisions I made today.
i loved the story - i identified with the MC WAY MORE THAN I WAS EXPECTING - loved the characters (i love ezra and adrien and LOGAN IS JUST MY TYPE I MEAN--) and I LOVE YOUR ARTSTYLE!!!!!!
I found this to be really chilled out and relaxing to play through the demo :3 I'm honestly not sure which guy I would pick first in the full version, haha.
I love the sound of the ideas you have for the NSFW content! I'm planning to do something similar with one of my current main projects (having it there, but with fluffy alternatives :D) Keep up the awesome work! Good luck with creating the full version :3
Thank you! I'm glad the demo was relaxing and I'm excited to see which guy ends up being the most popular when the full game releases, haha. I'm also glad the angle I took with the NSFW content appeals to you (and that you're implementing it within your own game too!). I wanted there to be options for all types of players. ✨