A downloadable visual novel for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Somewhere in Europe, early 21st century. You've been called by an friend to an out of the way medieval castle to help with a discreet and mysterious business. But what's with his other guests? And his aide? Not to mention your friend isn't quite himself either…

Before the Faire is an unfinished visual novel inspired by content from Open Game Art. It's only an introduction, because for a number of reasons I was never able to complete it. There are 10-15 minutes of gameplay, in which I tried to build an expressive vocabulary that draws a little inspiration from (silent) movies -- something I haven't seen in any other visual novel, despite using only basic features of Ren'Py.

Like all my work, Before the Faire is entirely open source. Being made with Ren'Py, all the relevant game data is easily accessible in the archives if you want to write your own continuation. My notes on the characters and story are available on request.

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Published2 years ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorNo Time To Play
TagsMystery, renpy, Short, Visual Novel
LicenseArtistic License 2.0
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

BeforeTheFaire-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 28 MB
BeforeTheFaire-1.0-mac.zip 24 MB
BeforeTheFaire-1.0-win.zip 26 MB

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