A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Available as download on PC, Mac, Linux. Also on Steam!

OUR WEBSITE: www.thefarrings.com

The Far Rings: A Space Opera Visual Novella (V1.0)

"Play as Athena, a doctor of mixed heritage torn between two worlds, as she tries to find her true home alongside two possible suitors!"

The Far Rings

A Space Opera Visual Novella

Summary: Experience an intimate space opera in this Visual Novel with meaningful choices and multiple endings! Play as Athena, a passionate young doctor and sole survivor of a terrible incident.

Three days remain on the trip 'home'—with only the ship's unsettlingly polite captain and a cryptic alien war criminal for company. But is everything really as it seems? Uncover their secrets as Athena decides where she truly belongs.



Made in 48 hours as part of Global Game Jam 2019 with the theme of "What does  home mean to you?"

This is a demo and part 1 of a 2-part story. We expect to be finished Part 2 by early March. The full game will feature updated art (full-color backgrounds, updated character sprites, etc.), a 25k script, over half a dozen endings, point-and-click game elements, and 2 CGs. 


Credits:

  • Heiden - Lead Coder | Lead Writer | Other Games: heiden.itch.io
  • Debbie Trader - Lead Artist | debbtrader.com | Twitter: @Ryetaran
  • Mira - Co-Artist | Writer/Editor | Marketer
  • Liam  - Co-Writer | Twitter: @lacthewatcher | lacthewatcher@gmail.com

Music Team:

Special Thanks:


Install instructions

1. Click on the download button matching your computer (PC, Mac, or Linux).
2. Extract the zipped folder.
3. Click on the 'TheFarRings.exe' to open the game. :)

Download

Download
TheFarRings-1.01-pc.zip 144 MB
Download
TheFarRings-1.01-mac.zip 127 MB

Development log

Comments

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so is the demo part 1 or what comes out october 5 is that part 1? and is tomorrow part 2?

Hi! No, the demo currently up is from January. We're planning on releasing the full game (minus voice acting and an additional ending) later today in 10ish hours. We 're having a release party for the team and we'll be making all the files public then ! Thank you for reaching out !

will it still come out today? or tomorrow?

Hey! Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for your interest in our game! It's out now on itch and on our Steam! We had a lot of delays having trouble with implementing Steam Achievements, so we pushed it to the last moment in hopes we could fix it in time (unfortunately not). 

We hope you play and enjoy it, and if you have any feedback or spot any bugs, don't feel shy in sharing! Have a nice weekend.

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Nice work so far! The art style is really nice (looks very clear and the colors are pleasant) and the story is interesting with the different perspectives involved. If you continue to develop it, it would be nice to have choices more often. Even if some of them don't have long-term effects, it adds some nice flavor and immersion - I really liked being able to choose the little robot's name. :D My favourite choice was the yes/no to listen to the broadcast since it created a branch where I could play it again to explore the other option. (I think in general, being able to choose between locations is nice since it lets you explore what you're currently curious about!)

Since you're planning another part, I think it would be nice if you got prompted to make a Save at the end of this part so your choices could carry over to the next part.

A couple of small things in the options menu: It would be nice with a fullscreen windowed mode (a window covering the whole screen but without the border). And maybe have a brief explanation of the settings if you hover over them or click a little info/question icon - for example I wasn't sure if Auto-Forward Time would be faster or slower  if I raised it (am I increasing the speed or the length of time it's displayed?).

Looking forward to seeing Part 2!

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