[ANN] The Flower Shop

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Jack Norton, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jack Norton

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    I've finally finished this game, started in Q1 2009!

    It's a mix between a dating sim game, with the classic scheduler, and a farming sim game (harvest moon, alice greenfingers, but less complex of course). Nine different endings, one alone, and two variants for each of the four girls depending if you do well enough in the farming sim to take over the farm.

    Game webpage:
    http://www.winterwolves.com/theflowershop.htm

    Download links:
    http://www.winterwolves.com/download.php?game=FSDemo.exe (Pc)
    http://www.winterwolves.com/download.php?game=FSDemo.zip (Mac)
    http://www.winterwolves.com/download.php?game=FSDemo.tar.bz2 (Linux)

    Buy link:
    https://secure.bmtmicro.com/servlets/Orders.ShoppingCart?CID=1703&PRODUCTID=17030025 (All platforms)

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    Youtube Playlist:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHWxdwsp3XI&feature=PlayList&p=5FDECEC73A3105B6&index=0&playnext=1
    (despite Clara's video is voiced, the game IS NOT)

    Affiliates:
    Game is open for affiliation through BMT.
    For those concerned because of some of my past games, note that this game is TOTALLY FAMILY FRIENDLY. There is absolutely no sexual references / art, anything. Just romance & love!

    Technical:
    The game is entirely made with Ren'Py, and lots of custom python stuff. The whole farming sim took me only 1 week of effective time to make (including balancing, debugging, etc), thanks to python power.
     
  2. Indinera

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    Becoming more casual, eh? :D

    Congrats on the release!
     
  3. Andrej Vojtas

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    When I heard about The Flower Shop I was really put off by an idea of a garden sim. Still I tried the demo this morning and was pleasantly surprised. I really liked the storytelling, very smart choices and interesting protagonist. Also you handled the 'storytelling forced upon player without much choice' very well.

    So I'm glad I checked the game out, the gardening stuff doesn't seem to get in the way of a good story well told.

    Keep them coming with your Python skills ;)
     
  4. Jack Norton

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    Well that's why I call it as "dating / farming sim". There are already too many gardening sims and I knew I couldn't compete with them in terms of quality/complexity :)
     
  5. berserker

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    Then why dont you call it "The Flower Shop Romance" ? I was turned off by title as well...
     
  6. Jack Norton

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    Hmm well in my site, it's written "dating / farming sim". But probably indeed I should put also some screens showing the dialogues so people get a better idea what's the game about. Thanks :)
     
  7. PlasticOstrich

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    This looks really cute!
     

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