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Cryptid Courting is a demo of a lesbian dating sim set that lets you explore the town of Crymoure while trying to court one of the 6 available cryptids.  After Amria Love lost her job as a doctor after she done something she wasn't supposed to do shes now stuck in a whole new world she never thought existed, luckily though she has a new job lined up for her new life, one at a...crytpid dating agency????? 

This demo is really rough around the edges, right now only the common route and some parts of the routes are done  but overall unfinished. in the final game all 6 will be playable. I just wanted something in time for yuri game jam 2020 :). So that means the writing and pacing may be off since I was focused more on the mechanics so just be aware.

The main character


The Love Interests




The side Love interests




interactive date/map system: go on dates where you can talk,touch and do stuff with your date.  choose from many different destations for your date to go to. 

working phone: go on crygram and earn new stories to read based on which route you're in or the choices you made. change your wallpaper and call people.

Gifting system: buy and gifts for your cryptid  and give them to them when on dates

features to be(Unfinished):

animated sprites and cgs: all sprites are animated along with certain backgrounds and Cgs

job system:  Earn money at your dating agency job finding clients their soulmate, play minigames, and raise your stats to get raises so you have money to go on more dates, upgrade your house, and buy gifts

updated dating system: where you can date (almost) any of the main NPCs in the game. Planning on having dating minigames(such as you making dinner and getting your house ready for a date).

ending tarcker/achivemnts: If you check you can see the outline of this in the game. in the future, you will be able to see all your endings you got(As that was a problem in my last game) with the ability to gain achievements along the way

other:  upgrading /decorating your house and maybe a dress-up system.  But these are way low on the list and may or may not make it .

disclaimer:

I wouldn't really call this a demo but more of a proof of concept for yuri game jam 2020 so everything here is not set in stone. backgrounds and sprites may change and new features may be added. this game is in very early pre-alpha stages. I am a one dev person team, everything is made by me. the art, coding, and the writing with no budget so please keep that in mind.

Content warning:

righ now its just  body horror and some eye horror

while the demo may not touch on it this game will include a lot of triggering topics in addition to body horror and gore. I may add a feature to censor that stuff if the player so wishes but the demo right now doesn't have any of that. 

Nsfw content?

there will be a nsfw patch of the game that contains 18+ cgs and a foreplay mode that the regular one won't contain.  this will be paid content but the main game will remain free but right now it doesn't contain any of that.

Other/ Socials:

you can make playthroughs/fanart of this game, and if you do I would love to see it! (Also thank you to the people who drew monster sweetheart fanart)

If you want to report issues, such as wrong name boxes, missing srpites/ typos, tell me where the errors are so I can fix it.


Note: when you choose where to go to on a date with atlas don't choose park since her sprite won't show up

if on a date and you choose gift and you have no gifts to give, just press the back button to get out of the gift screen

Play my other game Monster Sweethearts if you haven't!: https://llonelly.itch.io/monster-sweethearts

my main bloghttps://llonelly.tumblr.com/

my oc blog:https://monster-sweethearts.tumblr.com/

My Carrd: https://llonelly.carrd.co/

read my webcomichttps://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/far-cry-from-lovegl/chapter-1/viewer?title...




StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(21)
Authorllonelly
GenreVisual Novel
Tagscryptid, Dating Sim, Female Protagonist, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Otome, Yuri
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish

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CrytpidCourting-1.0-pc.zip 261 MB
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aaaa its so cute <3333 also i adore ash <3

This story is really good, also I'm impressed with how interactive/big this demo was compared to Monster Sweethearts! Keep up the good work!

Are you still working on it? :)

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Yeah, I am, But college has been taking up a lot of my time so it's on an on and off again hiatus, along with other projects I'm working on but slowly and steadily it's getting there :)

How do i actually get into the game?

If you're on windows then you have to download the Itch.io app to run some games. Once it's downloaded just go into the app and search the game you want and select "launch". Idk if this works on any other computers or platforms tho.

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Alright I just started the game (it's really cool ! Love it, I'm doing the Monroe route rn, she reminds me of Toriel from Undertale ^^) but I had to ask : are your games inspired by Nitro+CHIRALs games ? Cause, the headaches and capacibility to "read minds" in this game (like in DRAMATical Murder), and the instinct/reason system, like in Sweet Pool if I remember well... Heck, I might be reading too much into this but I wanna know...

maybe, I have never played those games, but to get inspo I remember going through the visual novel tag on Tumblr getting inspo from tons of different visual novels. this was back in 2019 so I could've seen a post on Tumblr and went that's so cool I'm going to do that. but I wasn't directly inspired, the only one I can say I was directly inspired from was saya no uta(if you played it amiras hallucinations were inspired from this), which looking into is a nitro plus game lol but those others I never watched a playthrough like I did saya no uta.  I get tons of inspiration from tons of games,  heck I was even inspired by Bioshock so sorry I can't give you more of a direct answer. but I'm glad you liked it!

Noted ! I'll go check it out ^^ Also Bioshock is a great thing to be inspired by haha. I'll tell ya what I think about it more in detail when I finish it but I think my favs are Alpha and Monroe for now (Did I get the names right ? I'm always worried about that TwT).

lol I think you mean atlas, and if your looking into saya no uta check the warnings first since there's a lot of triggering material I watched it years ago and remembering it some things didn't age well so just be sure about that.

AAAHHH I knew I had it wrong X')

Ok, I'll make sure to remember that, thanks !

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Okay so, after going on a date with Shy, I get to the part where I put my stuff down and get on the couch, and every time I do it, it brings me back to the title screen after I press.

So is it not finished, or do I need to redownload the game, or is it just a bug, I really like game so far too so yeah I'll keep trying, but i doubt there will be different results.

it's not finished yet so there's no more after she gets on the couch, but don't worry I'm done with the rough draft of her route, but there's much to do before I release the full game.

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Okay thanks I was just wondering.

Awesome game so far.

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Bit of a random one. A friend recommended your Monster Sweethearts and I tried it expecting something cutesy, I did not expect such a fantastic read. Great characters, great lore and some really tender moments topped off with some downright gruesome ones.

After that I really wanted more so i'm really looking forward to seeing this one completed and thankyou for your work.

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i just finished ALL of monster sweethearts and man i'm really r e a l l y into the world building and lore (especially when it was revealed in Lien's route about the harsh truth of the town) so I'm really glad to see that there's more to come from an awesome author like you <333

❤(っ^▿^) thank you very much!

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Just wanted to let you know that Monster Sweethearts emotionally destroyed me; I am so excited to see you working on more, cant wait!

aw, thank you! (*´▽`*)

llonelly do you know how much this will cost?

the game will be free, it’s just that the nsfw patch will be around 1-3 dollars. 

will it be on steam?

unlikely there's a lot that goes into getting a game on steam that I really don't feel like doing, most of my games will be on itch.io unless they really blow up but once again unlikely.

ah I see

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oh wow didnt rlly thought you would get this good and publish more! id be more than happy to play this game but only when its finished... could you predict a date maybe..? would it be till end of summer? im soooo looking forward to it! Also monster sweethearts are a pure gold game! Although im so sad that theres gonna be payable stuff in this one... im so broke :(

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probably end of this year or somewhere around next year I’m in college so that’s taking up the bulk of my time so I try to work on it as much as I can. The only payable stuff is the nsfw patch mainly as a barrier to at least try and keep minors from getting it. 

please port the game to linux.

I know this is an old comment, but the game actually has native support for linux! It's not mentioned anywhere, but if you download the windows release, it contains a shell script and runs perfectly, no need for wine or anything.

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We are back, we are better than ever, and we are excited. I can't tell who I want to date first but hmmm Mary? Or do I want the delightful goat-lady. Decisions, decisions. 

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I'm excited for the full game!

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tbh i'm intriged to have a full story and see how characters interact with each others. i love your games so let's gooo!

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Aw thank you :)

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i would suggest downsizing the amount of routes to around half.

the main weakness of monster sweethearts was that the routes were each more of a series of events then a complete story.

even with the time investment on the art part being somewhat reduced by recycling art assets from it where possible, planning for six routes would likely stretch each route too thin.


a good approach might be to start off with two or maybe three and give enough spotlight to characters who are not route central in each route (including those whose route is not yet designed) to both make each route feel more complete and connected to the world (a problem in monster sweethearts) and organically develop the charactarization and writing for future routes rather then plan six seperate routes in advance and try to stuff them together ( a viable approach of course, but not really suitable for a single writer)

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while I think it’s valid to think that the stories in MS are more of a series of events then a story I think your conclusion of why it is that why isn’t true. 

When I wrote MS I was a 12th grader and was the first story I ever written, I was completely new to creative writing. Take xanthes route for example,  it will still be written the way it is even if MS only had two/three routes cause it’s was just how I wrote. 

Speaking of xanthes route as an example what will have to be changed for it to be seen as a story rather than a series of events since I’m having trouble understanding what exactly you mean

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let'ssssssss gooooooooooooo

Will there be a Mac version?

ill try my best to get it up today :)

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Will there be a mobile version of this eventually? I have a chromebook so i cant play it ;-;

Aw im sad to hear you can't play it :(. but yeah i think i can try and do a andriod for this but i only have an adnroid tablet and i have to make sure it works accross all andriod devies and its not as simple as exporting to mac and pc so a lot more work has to be done but I will work on that tommarow :)

Okay! Really appreciate it :D

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