A downloadable Kokorogawari for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Story:

storyintro6.png

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Heroine:

asami intro copy

Love interests:

shinichi intro copy

yuuya intro copy

guillam intro copy

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Soundtrack:

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System/Specifications:

  1. To ensure that Kokorogawari is working properly you should have following system requirements:
    - Windows XP, Visa, 7, 8 or 10
    - Linux
    - Mac OS X 10.6 and higher
  2. Heroine sprite will show with a great variety of expressions, so always check out the sprite expressions!
  3. Original game interface designed by Sechiruu!
  4. Dictionary function!

5. Beautiful background art by Sechiruu!

outside appart SAKURA DAYofficeeveninghomehalltest5

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Estimated length of game: 30~ hours.

For more information on Story, Characters, Music and CG gallery, please visit :

http://precatio.wordpress.com

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Kokorogawari is brought to you by an indie team, Team Precatio!

Writer/Director : Jyuuguchi

Character Art, CG: Shirou Yuki

Background Art, CG and GUI : Sechiruu

BGMs : Array, Ming Yan, Ryan, Jyuuguchi

OP Music & Lyrics: Jyuuguchi

Programmer: Haru

Download demo

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Chapter 1 + 2 (Win) 200 MB
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Chapter 1 + 2 (Mac) 199 MB
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Chapter 1 + 2 (Linux) 203 MB

Development log

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Deluxe edition is showing on the DL page today ^^

Thank you Team Precatio !

Wonderful to know!

Sorry that the broken link keeps popping up... I finally found the reason why and have fixed it so it doesn't happen again!

Today...only the standard edition is showing...

Very boring /:

I guess you've still found no fix for the issue about people seeing they have a Standard Edition even though they bought the Deluxe. I bought mine (Deluxe as well) the day after the Earlybird Promotion started (I can't believe it's almost two years ago!) so seeing "Standard edition" does make me feel a little uneasy.

I hope everything goes well despite the issues you've had over this entire process.

Hi Anny, 

I'm so sorry for my late reply. I will look into the problem again today and see what is causing the trouble repeatedly... Understand that you're feeling frustrated about it, but please give me some time to fix it!

Hey Anny,

I just edited the page. Could you try to DL the placeholder again and let me know if it works for you?

Thank you! It's there now!

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Awesome! Thank you for notifying me and waiting for us to fix it! 

I have the same problem as Violette. Censored my email, so it should be fine to post here.


I guess it should be fine since the full game will be Steam-exclusive (which I prefer anyway), but I'm the type to worry endlessly about every little thing, sorry just wanna make sure I cover all my bases.

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Steam only for the full release?
And I was so happy to buy a DRM free VN...

Btw,my pre-order is always showing a "Standard Edition".

Team fall apart and I'm afraid our problem will  never be solved...

I wish all the best to the Dev but I lost hope...this game is cursed XD

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I tried checking through all the official marketing and updates to provide evidence it was changed to Steam-exclusive but couldn't find any, though I swore I had read something officially saying that... I'm not the type of person to say something like that without solid confirmation, maybe I got mixed up with another game...? Sorry, this is very unlike me. This site says we have access to the files from here (or, y'know, at least the Standard Edition... hopefully that'll get sorted or we'll be able to add the mysterious extra $2 to the original price of the Special Edition we already paid for), so I must be wrong.

This game is definitely in development hell but I still have complete faith in Team Precatio. It'll take a long time but I'm willing to wait. As long as we do get it, someday, to at least the same standard of quality as the demo, I'll be happy. In the meantime I can stare at Guillam's mad pecs.

EDIT: Ahhh, I went through all those pages of updates and all I had to do was scroll down a little on this page... h-hahaha, sorry, here it is, in fact they told you directly themselves, I guess we both forgot.

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Ah ah...yes,I forgot to say I was unhappy with the "Steam" only release back in January...

I'm not in a hurry to get the full game,I'm just sad to see an awesome project caught in a turmoil of bad news T_T

Hi Violette,

I replied to Sakura with the same text, but posting here as a direct reply to you.

My deepest, deepest apologies for my late reply. I'm very sorry for the delay in my response to your queries, as itch was supposed to be handled by LaCal (who went MIA) and I've been busy with the development of the game to check this platform.

As of now, we are releasing it on Steam to prevent the unauthorised copying/reuploading of our .exe files. This is a common problem for many PC games, and we are already up to our neck with budget problems due to LaCal's disappearance (she took a large amount of the money). Therefore, one of the safe ways for us to protect our revenue and not make a continued loss is to have players DL and play via Steam, which has their own platform for players, and honestly, makes it easier for players to track progress of their game. 

I can assure you that as the director and writer of the game, I have put 100000% effort into ensuring that the routes and the entire game is better (not just equal to) the quality of the demo that you did. With our new soundtracks and sprites made available only through our KS funding, we have added on alot more content and visuals than we originally planned for. 

A release date has finally been set today as we are seeing the near-end of our development (for Shin and Yuuya, at least) and I have also made a post in the devlog here, so I hope you can continue to put your faith and trust in us, despite the many problems, challenges and unnecessary disappointment that we have put you through.

Please feel free to email me at jyuuguchi at gmail dot com if you would like to speak further, incase I miss your replies here on itch.io again. 

Once again, I'm very sorry for my late replies and all the problems with the editions, so do give me some time to troubleshoot those!

-Jyuu

Hi Princess Sakura,

My deepest, deepest apologies for my late reply. I'm very sorry for the delay in my response to your queries, as itch was supposed to be handled by LaCal (who went MIA) and I've been busy with the development of the game to check this platform.

As of now, we are releasing it on Steam to prevent the unauthorised copying/reuploading of our .exe files. This is a common problem for many PC games, and we are already up to our neck with budget problems due to LaCal's disappearance (she took a large amount of the money). Therefore, one of the safe ways for us to protect our revenue and not make a continued loss is to have players DL and play via Steam, which has their own platform for players, and honestly, makes it easier for players to track progress of their game. 

I can assure you that as the director and writer of the game, I have put 100000% effort into ensuring that the routes and the entire game is better (not just equal to) the quality of the demo that you did. With our new soundtracks and sprites made available only through our KS funding, we have added on alot more content and visuals than we originally planned for. 

A release date has finally been set today as we are seeing the near-end of our development (for Shin and Yuuya, at least) and I have also made a post in the devlog here, so I hope you can continue to put your faith and trust in us, despite the many problems, challenges and unnecessary disappointment that we have put you through.

Please feel free to email me at jyuuguchi at gmail dot com if you would like to speak further, incase I miss your replies here on itch.io again. 

Once again, I'm very sorry for my late replies and all the problems with the editions, so do give me some time to troubleshoot those!

-Jyuu

Hey Violette,

I just edited the page. Could you try to DL the placeholder again and let me know if it works for you?

Hey Princess Sakura,

I just edited the page. Could you try to DL the placeholder again and let me know if it works for you?

-Jyuu

The deluxe preorder displays now, thank you. I knew I was right to not give up on you guys, even though you're enduring an especially gruelling development hell. Hopefully everything will work out with getting a new writer for Guillam. If it doesn't I'll settle for his CGs with zero context. Yes, I am that thirsty for him. :P I actually prefer Yuuya's personality though so I'm sure I'll love the game whether I get to faceplant Guillam's mad pecs or not.

Hi Princess Sakura,

Thank you so much for your continued support! I understand that it's been close to two years since we opened up itch preorders and things just keep going wrong especially with Guillam's route, so I'm really happy to know that you're there to root for us T_T

Sorry for letting you down multiple times, but I really hope that our final product will make up for your wait somehow! 

-Jyuu

Hi!

Purchased for $33.00 267 days ago...It was for the Deluxe version...now,It says Standard pre-order.

Fix the link,please...I paid for the Deluxe not the Standard Version /:

Hi Violette,

No worries, we will be looking into it.

Also, we intend to release the game via Steam so let us check out how that is done for buyers who purchased via itch. 

Thanks! :)

Okay!

If only you could add money to an existing pre-order...
I'll happily add 2 more dollars to my old purchase ^^

Btw...Happy New Year!

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Thank you! A very Happy New Year to you too! :)

>About the broken link, if you head into your page, you should be able to see your purchased game, and it should state the game that you have paid for. If there is any glitch, that would be on the part of itch.io. Please check again and take a screenschot if it still continues to display as standard edition only. 

During the release, we will give out a set of instructions for itch.io buyers to claim their steam key as we will not make any full-game downloadables available on itch.io.  :)

Thank you for your warm support! ^^ It has been taking us a long time to finish this game but we are working hard to have it released by the 1st half of 2018! :D

Please follow our twitter and our blog for updates! 

Hi!

It always say Standard Pre-Order on my Linked page...

How I can contact you to send a screenshot?

Where can you get the deluxe edition? Here it only says the standard edition for $33. Also can you buy physical copies or is it download only?

Hello Solvaria! Thanks for taking interest in our game. =)

First of all, at present, we don't have any plans on releasing a packaged edition. So yes, Kokorogawari will only be digitally distributed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

As Kokorogawari is still in development, we only have pre-orders available.
The standard edition pre-order is priced at US$23.
The deluxe edition pre-order is priced at US$33.

To purchase:

1) Please press the "Pre-order Now" button, which you can find at the top of the page or under the Purchase heading (which in turn is located under the "More information" collapsible heading).

2) A dialogue box with the heading "Pre-order 'Kokorogawari'" should pop up. In the text box by default, you should see $23.00 already filled in- this amount corresponds to the standard edition. If you'd like to purchase the standard edition, proceed by clicking on the "Pay with PayPal" button.

3) To purchase the deluxe edition, edit the $23.00 in the textbox to $33.00 and then proceed by clicking on the "Pay with PayPal" button.


If you'd like more details about what the pre-order bonuses are and what each edition will contain, please read our blog post on the matter. Don't hesitate to contact us again if you have any questions!

Thank you again,

~ Laramie

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Hey guys, I love everything about this visual novel, the art, tsundere heroine, male lead variety, art omg, FAMILY theme in addition to romance.

Saw on your youtube comment that the estimated release is July-August. Gosh my biggest dilemma is preordering the standard OR deluxe. I want the extra SS stories and the deluxe pack sounds nice but I have never paid more than $30 USD for any visual novel esp not less than 40 hours gameplay. I will have to save up first ($35 USD will be $45ish AUD) and pre-order asap!

Hey Vtran!


Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm very happy to know that Kokorogawari has caught your interest!


We would definitely recommend anyone to get the deluxe version as it contains the artbook of the artists' CGs and unreleased sketches, the beautiful soundtrack painstakingly composed by our artists and of course, the secret SS stories! :D


If it helps however, we are currently having a Greenlight on Steam to help us get onto the Steam store. There will be download packs (of course, more expensive) that one can purchase at any time. So please think about which platform you would prefer buying from!

In the meantime, please help to vote for Kokorogawari on Steam!! :D

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/...

Thanks for the quick reply!

Considering the amount of work and art that went into this I will def preorder the deluxe version!

I have already voted yes on Steam to green light the visual novel. I'm shocked that more people haven't come across this beautiful visual novel.

Thank you so much vtran!^^

We are still a pretty unknown group, but I do hope that Steam will help us to reach more people! :)

Just wondering would this game in addition to being released on Steam be available for download DRM-free? I have steam but don't like the fact that the application needs to be running.

Will I get a steam key if i preorder this or what?


Does this give volume 1/2 and will there be later updates?

yes all buyers will get a steam key.


The demo covers chapter 1 and 2 only. We will not be releasing any more demos.

that's great!^^

Enjoy!

I keep getting an error when I attempt to run the updated demos :/

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Hi sorry to hear that. However, we checked our files and we are able to run them.

Specifically, what error do you get?

Even though the execution file is in the folder, I get an error saying "Could not execute C:\....\Kokorogawari-chapter2only-v1.0-win\lib\windows-i686\Kokorogawari Chapter 2 only- Version 1.0.exe. Is it missing?" The same error still pops up when I try it out on another computer and even when I try it using compatibility mode. I've tried accessing the Mac version of the demo using a MacBook as well with my settings set to "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere", but the application still fails to load.

Hey try to redownload and execute the. Exe file only !

It works now :D Thanks :)

So I have a question on the contents of preordering:

Three additional SS stories are mentioned. Could you briefly explain what "SS stories" are? Is it some kind of otoge lingo? o.O?

Thanks.

(Sorry if this is a stupid question... I'm sure it's something obvious... ^^;)

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Hello mshen,

We're very sorry for the late response and it's not a stupid question at all!

"SS" stands for "short story". It isn't exclusively otome-ge lingo, but short stories are a common type of store-specific bonus item when purchasing otome games in Japan. These "SS" focus on a scenario often involving the protagonist and one of the love interests.

In Kokorogawari's case, there will be one short story per love interest- so one "set" will have 3 short stories each; 1x Asami x Shinichi, 1x Asami x Yuuya and 1x Asami x Guillam). The pre-order set and the deluxe edition set contain different stories so those who pre-order the deluxe edition set will actually be getting 6 different stories; 2x per couple. =)

Please feel free to ask us any other questions you may have.

Thank you for your interest in Kokorogawari!

~ Laramie

Is the game fully released yet? :) It looks beautiful!

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it is not released yet but you may preorder now to enjoy discounts and preorder bonuses :) the demo game is also out

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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but do you guys plan to release the game on Steam? Because I really hope to be able to have it in my library.

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Hi Nobume,

My apologies for the late reply. Yes, we do plan to release the game on steam sometime in December or January 2017.

We hope you enjoyed the trial :)