[VN] [Ren'Py] Astros - A Cosmic Love Story [Demo] [biZZler and Sake-Man]

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Overview:
MC is an Astrophysicist. He has published many research papers and was part of various major discoveries in this field and is currently working on a new theory which would revolutionize science as we know it.
He is in his early thirties and is not particularly close to his family nor does he have any active relationships.

He was an introvert during his school and college days and so never quite mastered the art of socializing. He partly blamed his family for this, due to the way he was influenced by them from a very young age, to stay away from “bad company” which according to them were most people around. He is a brilliant scientist, however due to his shortcomings he is not able to form meaningful connections with people. This has also led to him being sidelined by his co workers and superiors on many occasions so that they can seize the spotlight and enjoy fruits of his hard work.

After the most recent breakup with Felicia and quitting his job, MC decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to a different city where he spent a few days wandering from one bar to another, trying to drown his sorrows. After a few nights of bar hopping, he happened to bump into an old friend Samantha. After a quick catch up and understanding MC’s current situation, she mentions that there is a teaching position available at the university where she currently works and convinces him that this is exactly what he needs right now. And so he ends up taking the teaching job with this well known university where he will also be continuing his research.

Emily is a brilliant student who will be attending MC’s class. She is really excited by the fact that a famous scientist such as MC will be teaching her and is looking forward to it.

Thread Updated: 2019-04-16
Release Date: 2019-04-15
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Censored: No
Version: Demo
OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
Language: English

Genre:
3DCG, Male protagonist, School setting

Installation:
1. Extract and run.

Changelog:
First Release/Demo

Developer Notes:
Gameplay

  • Alright, so this game will use Ren'Py visual novel engine.
  • The gameplay will be mostly linear (at least for now) with a few choices. As we add more characters, and as the story progresses, each decisions that you make will have more and more impact on the direction of the story.
  • The character progression system will be point based. Each character will have their own progression bar which tracks how far you have gone with them.(Note : This will only be implemented in the later versions, so it will not be available in the demo release.)

That's all I'm saying right now. Stay tuned for more info!


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Nelythia

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Amazing first version/Demo.

The models are unique (as they're custom made based on models or porn actresses if I remember correctly), and I like them very much.
I prefer skinny so this is right up my alley.
The renders look absolutely great.

I'm a bit confused why the first choice has 2 options there but you can only take one of it.
I can't tell the direction of the story so far, but it seems interesting. I wish we would've gotten a bit more background of the MC for now.
 

Doublefrost

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I think it's the vague resemblance of actual human proportions that's throwing some people off, everyone's used to over-implanted caricatures in these games with a side of poses bending bones in ways they shouldn't. It's absolutely an unexpected degree of looking like people with this one. I'd love to see a game with realistic looking plump girls, but I can take better done skinny too.

My main gripe is that at the time I saw this, the synopsis could use an extra sentence or two to lay out the premise of the plot and setting, while the spoiler tagged stuff is more infodumping spoilers I'd expect from the game intro. I'm left wondering WTF the MC is about, and who those girls are. I can see a glimmer of an actual plot here, but the synopsis didn't tell me anything about it to grab my interest.

MC starting a new job? Safe to mention, not really a spoiler if it's surface details from the intro. Dumped by a heartless b*tch, distracted by a sexy new student/research assistant that just might remind him of the meaning of love? Scooby Doo murder mystery on the horizon? Alien bugs invade from outer space? Office is next to an abandoned, long haunted chemistry lab that can only be exorcised through the dangerous powers of a ghostly miko from another world that only exists inside the MC's Non-Tin Dough DX? The synopsis is definitely the place to place a teaser to pique that interest.
 

Canto Forte

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Just pick up the leonard / howard / stewart shenanigans from that show about the theoreticians making fun of the actual engineer who made it to space.
 

Landladies & Tenants

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This is based only on the preview images, but the renders are different-looking and pretty good I think. What I might suggest is that the camera angles be changed. It seems like a lot of this is POV, but the frontal looking-down angle isn't flattering since it really accentuates the models' uncanny valley. Mixing up the camera angles would help.

Synopsis/Spoiler still needs some work. We've got some background, but needs more information about the potential conflict in this VN. What's Samantha-Emily's connection? I'm sure it'll be some kind of a love triangle, it'd be a stronger story if Samantha/Emily have a pre-existing connection. How does the Cosmic angle play into it? Is it some fantasy foreign artifact, or cosmic rays mutating the MC? Also, having other NPCs to fill out the story will make the MC more rounded and add dimensions to the story.
 
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ThunderRob

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first choice in the game dosnt matter..lol..say yes..your inner brain says no..LOL so WTF is it there for?..pffft..also..everyone addresses me by my full name when all i put in is Rob..game is reading me :O
the dames are really kinda creepy actually..LOL..i'll move along ..not my cuppa tea.
 
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Penfold Mole

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They look pretty healthy to me if skinny, though they might be missing some implants. :p
Bodies are quite fine, IMHO. Collar bones aren't sticking out, it means they're not starving.
But just look at their faces - it's only skin on their skulls, barely any muscle at all and zero point zero fat. Anorexic and starving people have this kind of faces. Mummies, too.
So they look like their heads are from starving girls, but bodies belong to someone else. This is what makes them look creepy, unnatural.
 

Nelythia

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Am I the only one that doesn't find them looking like they'd starve?

I know woman IRL that are just as skinny and they're not starving either and neither are they obsessed with their weight.
 
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DA22

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Bodies are quite fine, IMHO. Collar bones aren't sticking out, it means they're not starving.
But just look at their faces - it's only skin on their skulls, barely any muscle at all and zero point zero fat. Anorexic and starving people have this kind of faces. Mummies, too.
So they look like their heads are from starving girls, but bodies belong to someone else. This is what makes them look creepy, unnatural.
You might have a point about their faces, especially the muscle part. Bodies themselves look fine though, but agree the faces do look a bit off and you may well be right concerning the reason for that. I was thinking more of long distance running females that are fully trained for a big race in a few days.