A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

[GxB | GxG | GxN] Otome, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Comedy

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Story Description

Ever since Aliya joined Airis' Vassals as a warrior, she has been devoted to her cause of protecting her country from the creatures that, having lost their senses due to a strange plague, started attacking the cities years ago. Constantly training in dungeons and working to improve herself, she believes she can become one of the best warriors in the kingdom. Unfortunately, there is just one little problem — lately, Aliya has been suffering from blackouts, waking up in different locations with no memory of what happened. Fearful of what this means and what may be happening to her, Aliya is determined to get to the bottom of her strange condition. During her search for a cure for her affliction, she might just discover more than she expected — about her friends, her beloved country and the plague that threw the country into chaos in the first place.


Features

  • 3 love interests — one male, one non-binary, one female — each with a completely different route!
  • 9 endings + 3 hidden (read: half-troll, half-serious) endings
  • Over 70 meaningful choices that change the story and determine your ending
  • Approximately 140k+ words
  • Unique sprites for 6 important characters
  • 6 CGs
  • 3 chibi CGs
  • 5 custom BGs
  • Original soundtrack


Characters

Credits

Ebullience Games (Website, Tumblr, Twitter)

Writers: Perennial Lily, Windchimes
Character/CG Artist: Greenace


Editor: Azuumi
Chibi CG and Logo Artist: PlutoParfait
Backgrounds: arodude
GUI Artist: Valhalla
Music: Laurence Long
Trailer: Amy Smith

Additional Backgrounds, BGM, SFX: Various creative commons sources - full list in game


Updates

4 Apr, 2017: We're still wrapping up the last parts of the script right now, but we're going to make this page public and submit to NaNoRenO game jam for now. If everything goes well, the full game should be uploaded in a few hours. Apologies for the wait! Please check back in a few hours! <3

FINALLY RELEASED!! Apologies for the delay. I know it's already 4 days after NaNoRenO, but we needed those extra few days to finish the script because it was much, much longer than expected.

The script is unedited and not fully tested, so if you have any bug reports, please email us at general@ebulliencegames.com.

For feedback, please leave a comment below or send us a message on Tumblr! We would greatly appreciate it :D

Thanks for playing!

5 Apr, 2017: Quick update! Fixed a small sprite issue in Everea's route, as well as made one of her endings easier to get.

6 Apr, 2017: Small update! Fixed some small spelling errors in the game.

8 Apr, 2017: New version (v.1.2) now up! Fixed some small spelling errors in the game as well as made Lyall's endings easier to get.

Install instructions

Windows:

  • After downloading the .zip file, just extract all the contents into a folder. Go to the folder, and you should see a file called AIRIS.exe. Run this .exe file to play, and that's it!
  • Remember to download the correct version of the game for your platform!
  • If it's blocked by a virus scanner, you can add the program to your whitelist to play it, but of course, only if you feel comfortable doing so.

Mac:

  • After downloading the .zip file, it should extract it to a folder after you double click on it. Open the folder, and run the file called AIRIS.
  • If it gives you an error, saying it's from an identified developer, right click the file AIRIS and choose Open instead. This time, when the error pops up, it should have an additional button called "Open". So you can press that, and the game should run.

Download

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AIRIS v.1.2 (Windows) (133 MB)
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AIRIS v.1.2 (Mac) (132 MB)
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AIRIS v.1.2 (Linux) (134 MB)

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Comments

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So I recently downloaded the game and have finished a few routes. And I must simply say that I adore this game, the silly conversations between characters leave me in a good mood and the story is interesting, especially as you discover more and more aspects of this story for each route you play.

The choices felt much more natural than many other games have done and I loved the personalities of them all. The art was amazing and I liked the music as well.

So I personally think that all the work put in this game have definitely paid off and even though I thought it looked good before downloading, it really impressed me, especially how well-written the storyline and characters felt.

I truly loved this game!

Hello! Thank you very much for playing our game and leaving a comment! :) We're very pleased to hear that you liked the game ^_^ Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments! :D It means a lot to us to hear your comments <3

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Aaand I'm already back after finishing the game (the previous comment here was from me too)!

I utterly loved it! I mean, I only did one route as for now, but I feel like I don't actually want to do another one, wich is a good thing despite what it may seem. When that happens to me it means I loved the route and the character so much I couldn't force myself to do someone else's!

So yeah, if you read my previous comment, you may have guessed it, but I did Lyall's route! And oh dear I loved them soooo much I can't even hnnn! They're really my perfect type of character, and wow the route was so interesting. I really loved the conflicting emotions all around, about trusting the king or not and so on. It was such a dilemna at times. Aaand the romance part itself was so sweet and heartbreaking at times too.

Okay, basically, I've loved it, and that's it!

About negative points, well not much. I've noticed some typos or missing words here and there, and also you got the pronouns wrong a couple of times (used masculine instead of gender neutral for Lyall) - but I get that pain, as both of my mother languages don't have gender neutral pronouns for people and masculine is the default haha - I mostly say it because it may be a bit more offensive for some people than it is for me, as I'm not non-binary and I'm used to it in my languages.


Now I'll go on with the spoilery part, so heads up for people other than the devs who may be reading this!

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So! As I told you before, I did play without walkthrough, and I've reached Lyall's ending 2. I loved it a lot since I really have a soft spot for that kind of endings actually. I mean the kind where the main characters manage to save the world(s), but they're not reverred as heroes and end up travelling far away and starting anew in more peaceful circumstances, and not tied anymore to their previous responsibilities.

I'm really happy about this ending since I've not only loved it, but also it felt so... I dunno... natural, I guess. I've tried to really balance my choices. I've tried to match somewhat Lyall's mindset by trusting the king when his actions could have been justified and with wanting to protect the world, of course. And well, as for other matters, I've basically answered the most logical thing in my opinion, depending on the circumstances of each choice. Very often when playing otome or BL games, some choices feel "forced", as in - I need to choose that in order to get the good ending, even though I wouldn't have done or said that if it was truly my choice. I didn't feel that way a single time in this game, so congrats on managing such a feat! And also thank you for that!


Now have a final thing I'd like to discuss - the other endings.

Since I got ending 2, and I assume each character has 3 endings (and one joke ending?), it can mean two things: either I got the "middle" ending, happiness wise and all (wich would mean one is worse and another one is better) or I got the best one as it would be the truce ending (while one other would mean the triumph or earthlings and the other the triumph or airians). Is one of these theories right, or am I totally wrong about that?

Also, do you have some tips about how to get Lyall's other endings? While I won't do the other routes, I may be interested in exploring this route fully. I mean, I'm sure I'd be able to find the other endings by myself if I really tried, but since I've already experienced the story I don't want to try it lots of times either.

My wild guess is that for one of the endings you need to be quite fatalist and very supportive of the king, so you'll blindly obey, and for the other one you'd have to be very optimistic and against the king, so you'd have the strenght to rebel? But of course that may be wrong!

I also have no clue about the joke ending! If these are character linked too, I'd love some tips about Lyall's one too, while we're at it haha.



Wow okay, sorry for my never-ending comment - it's really waaay too long haha...

But in any case, thank you for making such a lovely game, and I hope you don't mind me asking for tips here.

Hello again! Thank you very much for playing AIRIS, and we're glad that you liked it! :D

Thank you for all the compliments! ^_^ The writer for Lyall's route is super happy to hear that.

Ahh... We thought we caught all the typos and pronoun errors OTL So sorry about that! We'll try to comb through the script again after our exams to try and weed out the remaining pesky errors. (Omg, same actually lol. My mother language generally defaults to the masculine pronoun when referring to someone, so I do get tripped up in my head when writing gender-neutral pronouns sometimes xD I'm working on it OTL)

SPOILER ALERT:

The endings for each character are arranged in terms of difficulty to get :) So #1 is easiest, with the #4 hidden ending being (supposedly) hardest. Surprisingly enough, for all routes, the #2 ending is the most romantic/happiest one? So yep, you got the happiest ending for Lyall.

As mentioned before, Lyall's route is mainly made up of two points: determination and patriotism. So for hidden ending, make both as low as possible. For #3, be kinda fatalist and not patriotic. For #1, be super patriotic and determined. It should hopefully be easy enough to figure out which choices correspond to which points.

Hope the tips help! :) Let us know if you still have problems getting the endings.

Thanks again for playing! And definitely don't apologize for long comments. They make our day ^_^

Oh, I get it!

I'm sure I won't have any trouble to get the other endings with the tips if I managed to get the happiest one on my own! Thank you!

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Oh this game looks gorgeous, I love the style, and the characters look so engaging! Someone already told that before, but it's always nice to see non binary characters in otome games!

I haven't started playing yet, but I can't wait to be able to!

One little note though - if I understood correctly, people can get a walkthrough by donating on Patreon. I think it would be easier if you offered a pay what you want option here on itch.io too, and people would be able to download the walkthrough file if they pay at least $1. People are often like me - too lazy to check on an external site! I'll try playing without a walkthrough anyway, since I don't like using these - but well, anyone can get stuck sometimes haha.

Anyway, I'll tell you what I think once I'll play the game!

Hi! Thank you very much for the kind words! :D

Yep, we have a walkthrough on Patreon. We considered your suggestion, but I think in the end we would prefer not to just sell the walkthrough on here for $1. It doesn't quite feel right because we offer the official walkthrough as a reward to Patrons who support us for $1 a month rather than just a straight up sale-and-purchase. Even if some may only intend to pledge for a month just to get that walkthrough so the amount of money we get is the same, I guess we just feel like it's better to keep it as an exclusive reward for Patrons who have shown us so much support and love ^^ I hope that makes sense, and sorry about that! Haha.

I'll be replying to your other comment soon :D

Oh, I see! I didn't think about it, but it makes sense!

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I haven't played yet (I'm hoping to make time to soon), but I have to say I love the fact you have a nonbinary character. I'm nonbinary myself, going by they/them, and I rarely ever see nonbinary characters in any sort of media. I honestly feel immensely happy right now. I haven't the slightest idea if anyone that worked on this game is nonbinary, so would you mind if I leave feedback of some kind specific to that? I don't want to overstep any boundaries or anything of the like, but it might help, should anyone on the dev team or reading the comments want to make something involving a nonbinary character.

Hello! Thank you for your interest in our game and for the comment! :)

We're happy to hear you like the inclusion of a non-binary character! ^^ Yeah, we noticed nb characters aren't represented much, so we thought it'd be good to add one as a love interest.

None of us are non-binary, and this game is actually our first attempt at creating a non-binary character just based off the research we did online, so please feel free to point out errors or inaccuracies or ways to improve our portrayal of a non-binary character! :) (We apologize in advance for any errors, by the way >_<) Our next otome game in the works will have a non-binary love interest as well, so your feedback would definitely help!

Again, thank you very much, and we hope you enjoy the game if you end up finding time to play it :D

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love your art style, gonna give it a try!!

Thank you! Hope you enjoy the game if you do play it! :"D

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When I tried to load the game my Norton security said SONAR.Heuristic.158 was detected

Hi! Thanks for your interest in our game.

Ah, we're aware that some antivirus programs tend to flag new Ren'py games as viruses, though yours will be the first report that we've heard of for AIRIS. All the anti-virus softwares we have access to have reported our game as clean, so we don't believe it's an issue on our end with the game files. If you still want to play and you are comfortable with doing so, you can choose to whitelist the game in your antivirus. But if you are concerned and would rather not do that, then we don't really have any other suggestions (maybe report to Norton for false positive?)

Sorry for the problems, but thank you for your interest in our game!

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I really love this game, it was so entertaining and intricate! Kylan is my favorite, but I'm having trouble getting his 3rd ending? I've gotten all the others, but i don't know what to change

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Hi! Thank you very much for playing AIRIS and leaving a comment! We're glad that you enjoyed the game :"D

We currently offer a full walkthrough PDF on our Patreon for $1, but it's by no means necessary to get the endings! I'll give you some detailed tips that should be more than enough to help you get Kylan's 3rd ending ^_^

SPOILER ALERT:

Try balancing affection points with Kylan and your devotion to the country/protecting its people. Both points need to be at least 50%. In some choice menus, the choices for the two points are mutually exclusive! So try to balance both – alternate so that this time you choose an answer that is sweet to Kylan, but next time you choose an answer that is focused on your guild/country/people.


Additional tip: Focus on affection fully in the last portion of the route (particularly from the prison cell scene onwards). For the first half of the route, do more choices leaning towards being selfless and righteous.


One more thing! Affection points wise, it isn't just about saying the sweet/romantic things to Kylan, but also about trusting him and thinking like he would (hint: what kind of personality does Kylan have? Manipulative and curious)

Hope that helps! :D Do come back if you fail to get the ending still, and I'll give more hints ^^

Thank you again!

Thank you so much for all the tips! I was hoping for help with the 3rd ending though, instead of the 2nd. I completely understand that you can't give me the full walkthrough, but maybe just what I should focus on in terms of affection or selflessness? Thanks again :)

Ah no, that was a typo. Those tips are meant for 3rd ending. I gave them to someone else on Tumblr and they agreed it worked ^^ Sorry for the confusion, but the tips I gave you are definitely right for the 3rd ending. Try it and see! :)

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I really love Lyall's route but I've only managed to get his 1st ending New World, New Life. I've been trying to get the 2nd ending for awhile now (which I Imagine is the happier one?) but I just can't seem to get it no matter what choices I make ;;

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Hello! Thank you very much for playing AIRIS and leaving a comment! :D

We're glad to hear you like Lyall's route ^_^ Ah yes, a few players have also reported difficulty in getting other endings for Lyall. We have actually uploaded a new version (v.1.2) that should make the endings easier to get, in case you haven't downloaded that! We didn't have time to fully test how hard it is to get the endings before release (since NaNo deadline), so apologies for that >_<

In case you are already on v.1.2 but still encountering difficulties, we offer a full walkthrough PDF for the game on our Patreon for $1 a month, but otherwise, I can give some tips! For 2nd ending, I believe you should try to

SPOILER ALERT:

a) keep the points for how much determination you show towards life and your tasks on the low side but not TOO low. So for choices that you feel will affect the determination, alternate between choosing the determined one and the less-determined one
b) choose the patriotic answers and show more respect towards the king

Hope that helps! Thank you again for playing :D

sooo just donate to your ko-fi to become a patreon?

If you want to become a Patron, it might be easier to just pledge to us on Patreon.com because you can receive the rewards automatically. Our Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/EbullienceGames

We currently offer a full walkthrough PDF for AIRIS if you pledge $1 a month or more. Do note that it's a recurring monthly payment, though you can quit your pledge at any time. :)

Thank you for considering to donate to us! :"D

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JW do we have any effect on the personality of the MC as the story progresses? Or is it all just choices going towards routes?

Hi! Thank you for your comment and interest in our game.

The first 5 choices determine which route you end up on, but after you lock in your route, your choices do have an effect on the personality of the MC. Unfortunately, they are limited in the sense that you can't determine if your MC is an outgoing extrovert or introvert through your choices, but you can affect how the MC's attitude towards various things e.g. Choices in Everea's route determine MC's attitude towards the rules of the guild and the authorities/king, choices in Kylan's route affects her attitude towards persisting in her cause to protecting the country and how much she cares about other people/selflessness. This also affects the ending you get at the end of the route based on her changes in attitude.

I hope that still interests you ^^ Thank you again for your comment!

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Thaks for replying so quickly! Definitely playing today ((>.<))

Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the game :"D

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I enjoyed this a lot!! i love the concept it was interesting!! never thought how the chararcter we play in mmorpg would react to the truth.. nice game keep it up!! thank you!!

Hello! Thank you very much for playing our game and commenting :D

We're very happy to hear that you liked it ^_^ It's a relief that you thought the concept was interesting; we were a bit worried about how players would receive this rather experimental kind of story haha. So thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts :"D It means a lot to us!

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yeah i thought the concept was fresh new and not generic!! Awsome!!

Thank you very much <3 Your compliments mean a lot to us :)

Sure youre welcome!

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Does anyone have a walkthrough?

Hey! Thanks for playing AIRIS :D

Which endings are you having trouble getting? We can help give some tips on how to reach the endings. We will also take your feedback into account and make adjustments to the requirements for the endings if some endings are too difficult to get, because we didn't have time to get feedback from more testers on this aspect before release as we were rushing to meet the NaNoRenO game jam deadline.

Again, thank you for playing AIRIS, and I hope you're enjoying the game!

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Oh hi I saw the your green light program on steam, I have yet to play it but think the art is Beautiful. Once I do play I will make sure to give feed back ,and Inquire about how to reach certain endings. Thank you very much for replying:)

Thank you very much! :"D We do hope you enjoy the game when you have a chance to play it ^_^