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Hi All! This is our submission to NanoReno 2019. The game features over 70,000 words, original sprites, and 6 current love interests you can choose from. We'd love to hear what you think of the game and we'll be periodically choosing someone at random to do a sketch or bonus scene of their favorite character! 

Questions:

1. Did you enjoy the game overall? 

2. Who is your favorite character?

3. What route is your favorite?

4. If you could add anything to the game what would it be?


Once every millennium, Sun holds a huge gathering of the planetary spirits. While Sun has found herself down in the dumps recently -- including a relationship with Terra (Earth) that is on the rocks and what she now considers a largely mundane, solitary existence -- she hopes that the get together will brighten things up. However, after Terra ruins her event with his reckless behavior, Sun decides it's time to play the field and chooses a new planetary partner. 


Sun: As the life force for the entire solar system, Sun is very warm and loving, but don't make the mistake of thinking she's a pushover. This is the most powerful woman in our system. She loves these parties because she gets to spend time with everyone since the majority of the time she feels distant and lonely. She has no other stars to relate to and most planets see her as royalty rather than a friend. 


Mercury: This little spirit runs hot and cold, and has trouble relating to others long enough to befriend them. His body is marked with many scars, which he tries to hide with his clothing. This boy is mood swings personified.

Venus:  In his own mind, he's the unique one everyone should be watching. Venus is flirtatious and pretentious, and is also the only planet who has dated Sun in the past. What history lies behind that  facetious smile? Does it have anything to do with the state of his world?

Earth/Terra: Being the only planet that can support intelligent life is an incredible responsibility, and Terra's grown tired of that to the extent where we, if we want to remain living, really need to stop driving him to drink. Sun's neediness comes at a bad time, but he still loves her deeply so he has much inner conflict.

Mars: Easy to anger and tough, she doesn't really like anyone, nor does she try to make friends. Mars probably wants Sun's blessing the most out of anyone though and so would be happy to see Terra and Sun break up. She is nicer to Sun than she is to anyone else.

Jupiter: The big brother of the planets, especially to Terra. He was the one who originally encouraged a nervous Terra to talk to Sun after her breakup with Venus. He can be a bit full of hot air considering he's the largest and fastest of all the planets. While he's always been kind, over the last few millennia, he hasn't been as thorough in his protection.

Saturn: Most popular of the planets, a bit lackadaisical, flattest planet (tall, skinny), rings are connected to her past, hurt someone who got too close and now she doesn't want to risk the same happening again

Uranus/Ur: Self-conscious about the name, like his planet he is a bit eccentric. Feels like there's nothing unique about him and doesn't understand why Sun gives him attention. In reality, he is the most intelligent of the planets.

Neptune: A bully to some and idol to others, Neptune is one of the most influential planets. Her cool, composed outer nature gives way to surprising storminess when least expected, and it's almost impossible to keep up with her speedy transitions or know what she's truly thinking. Despite that, she does work hard for the outer planets, with one notable exception...

Pluto:  Feels very left out - Distant from Sun. Sun is nice enough to invite him to every millennia party but he tends to get bullied by Neptune and the outer planets (the outties gang) who believe he should not be included in the 9 official planets recognized by Sun. His actions can be unpredictable, like his planet's tilted and inclined orbit. Passive, small,  he never tries to fight back against anyone who ridicules him.


Yoshibb - Artist, writer for prologue, Terra, Venus and Jupiter
Empish - Programmer, Writer for Ur, Pluto, Mars,and Neptune
Runa - Writer for Mercury and Saturn
Sayumi101 - GUI designer
Antizaba - BG Artist
Tavian St. James - Music
Teasugarr - CGs for Ur, Pluto, and Neptune

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1. Did you enjoy the game overall? 

Overall, yes I did enjoy the game. A lot of work and ideas were put in that's for sure. Even though it was a demo, it was interesting to learn about each character and kinda of pull out some sort of personality from them based on read dialogue and interactions between other characters and to Sun.

2. Who is your favorite character?

Pluto; I'm a Scorpio, I can relate to my ruling planet

and the (sun) Spots

3. What route is your favorite?

Pluto; I'm a Scorpio, I can relate to my ruling planet

4. If you could add anything to the game what would it be?

I very much liked the Extras and Glossary, look forward to seeing the full release so we can view the gallery/ CG events. I would add links/ citations to the "facts" about the sun and the other planets (if those are to be added in the game). It's important to know where sources come from when stating such things about the real world.

"5. Feedback and Comments"

Good job for coming together and forming a team to make such a game. The ambition and heart is really admirable. I took the Survey also when I finished, so be prepared to read another wall of text. ^^;

My main beef with this game was, Sun. Playing throughout the routes and observing how she interacted with the others, Sun just gave me a lot of "Mama Vibes" and "Grand Star of the Galaxy" Persona. Her voluptuousness and "charming" behaviors made me see her the "Hot and flirtatious" type. (She's the sun, I know)

But it felt rather unrefined and distasteful.

Despite her kindness and glamor, I would describe her personality as pushy, "too good", and "all too powerful". Maybe that's the way she's supposed to be? Her flaws? I wasn't sure.

Going over Pluto's route sort of reinforced that, to me at least. When Charon came and tackled her and Pluto was in a panic, Sun just brushed it off like it was no big deal because she could've burned Charon away "into a crisp". First of all how dare-

As she later faced Neptune and stated she first asked Pluto out, out of "speculation", and finally realized he is just a lonely boy who needed love, that just felt even more pitiful; even if she "understands" him at this point

This is just critical feedback.

I rate this a 5.5/10

I did enjoy the game, honest.

I played twice to get the bad endings for Ur and Pluto, I hurted so bad.

If you really want me to get angry and brutal, toss me any Diabolik lovers game that's not the first game. I assure you I don't (and didn't) need to play any of the releases after MoOUAH BuRAtDOH, to tell you how far down the drain the game's gotten. XD

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1. Did you enjoy the game overall? 

Yes, I did. Very nice artstyle with detailed backgrounds and bunch of colorful and good-looking "planet people".  Not bad and original plot. And I like the design of Sun's mansion. 

2. Who is your favorite character?

It's hard to say... Maybe Mars? She is the most rebel one. She doesn't like anybody and doesn't care about anybody (except Sun). Saturn and Nepture are cool, too. 

3. What route is your favorite?

Mars x Sun. Probably. It something like: the queen x the female warrior. Sounds not bad :)

4. If you could add anything to the game what would it be?

I'd change design of some planets... and maybe gender of some, too. To make them match their typical personifications.  But most of them look how I'd imagine.

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So I realize this is probably way overdue (I get distracted easily) but I wanted to answer the questions about the game:

1. Did you enjoy the game overall? 

I honestly have a bit of a hard time really getting into the game.  There's a lot of baggage/history going on with the characters' relationships with the Sun (particularly Venus and Terra) that the players just get told about and don't see first hand that made it a bit hard for me to really understand the dynamics at play.

2. Who is your favorite character?

I think Jupiter?

3. What route is your favorite?

I haven't managed to finish a route, like I said I had a hard time getting into the game.

4. If you could add anything to the game what would it be?

MC customization choices (I get she's the sun so blonde hair and eyes make sense, but maybe skin color options?)

I love it , the idea , the drawing , everything about it

By the way how to get Jupiter good ending 

Thanks for the compliments and support! I've just uploaded a guide to the game page with how to get Jupiter's good end as well as all the other available characters.

Its a very lovely story!! I like the concept alot and it all seems to make sense with the personas and everything the planets have. I am a bit confused though, because I played pluto's route and it seemed kinda short? Maybe I got the bad ending but I am not sure.

Hi there Purrz. The bad ending is shorter than the good one, to be sure, but there are also a couple scenes that have yet to be added to Pluto's route due to *cough* art requirements. It'll happen eventually, heheh.

I really like Pluto, he's a sweetheart. But, I think I got his bad ending. How do I get  a good ending with him?

Try being supportive and encouraging towards him rather than just trying to jump his bones. ;)

Thank you! I'm bad at otome games, so maybe one day you can make a walkthrough, if it's not too much trouble.

I'll see what I can do!

Thank you! ❤

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I loved the music, the backgrounds are absolutely gorgeous and the characters are cute. I really appreciate how you're showcasing unhealthy behaviours as unhealthy but still very human.

I haven't played through all the six available routes yet, but Neptune and Ur are my babies and I want to protect them with everything I have not gonna lie

Yes, the ice giants need that love to melt their hearts and other cheesy symbolism!

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(Forgive me if the html/formatting isn't perfect -- this is my first comment on itch and there doesn't seem to be a preview button).

Did u like it

I had some trouble starting the game -- I'd downloaded the "Normal" zip file for *Android*, you see. In my Windows-using priviledge, my hubris, I'd neglected to read the file name all the way through and clicked the first download link that seemed to be the default. Once I got that figured out though, the game ran smoothly with no issues.
As soon as the option to pick a route appeared, my immediate choice was Venus. I was intrigued by his past with Sun, and wanted to see how they would reconcile and reminisce. Also I have a thing for hoity-toity pretty boys, and his six-pack window was too extra for me to resist.
So in wild irony,  he's one of the few routes that isn't yet available. Haha.
Still, there are many more suitors for Sun to choose from.  With my desire for reconciliation still in mind, I went for the freshly disgraced Terra... And to keep this comment from getting too ridiculously lengthy: I decided I liked the game. The rest is history, as they say.


Favorite character/routes

Neptune was the first LI who I found hugely relatable, and I must specify that I'm PICKY with my female routes. I loved that she had the potential to be emotional and raw and violent, but also mature, cold and logical. She's also something of a Mean Girl (as seen in Pluto's route), which most people may consider a turn-off... but you know what, I was down with it. I'd ride or die with this babe. <spoiler>[I adore Pluto, but if someone's dogs chased my cats, I'd get bitchy too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Not to the point of physically harming an animal, but still.....]</spoiler>
It's true that her route ends abruptly, but I chalked it up to the game being in-progress and didn't dwell on it too hard. I still had a lovely time with her, and a small part of me enjoyed her  <spoiler>[beating the crap out of Terra in her route. That's what you get for drunkenly crashing my party you jerk.]</spoiler>
Of course, I then found myself hugely charmed by Jupiter. 
Ah, curse my weakness for bigger men who have loved you all along. He's awkward in his largeness, but sweet and protective and capable. There's a curious amount sexual tension in his route, which was pleasing. Terra had *some* tension, but each romantic moment was created and resolved fairly quickly -- whereas Jupiter's tension lingers and pines (which is more engaging, in my opinion). 
The subplot with his asteroid-throwing job, and the pressure it puts on his sense of responsibility and creativity--wooh! This route was a generous one! Much more giving and fun than I expected.  <spoiler>[And it was JUICY TOO. For Terra to show up when he did!!! It had me actually screaming. And the plot twist! P.S, Terra, please stop infiltrating the other routes, you're just hurting yourself over and over lmao ;_;]</spoiler> 
I'd say Jupiter's route was single-handedly worth the download. <3


Other points neither here not there;

>On starting the game, the twinkle-twinkle music box tune and the slow-appearing planet buttons gave me a sense of assuaging calm. On subsequent playthroughs, the music held up its comforting accord. The slow-appearing buttons, however, proved a minor nuisance. I had strategically placed saves! Let me load faster, dangnabit!
>I hit the download link largely because I was entranced by all the colors in the sprites. Although I wasn't conventionally thirsting after any of the characters, I was still strangely drawn to their designs. The dissolve effect, by the way, was used on blushing to great effect. I played and replayed an animation of Ur getting red at the cheeks early in the game, gleeful to have this power over him.
>I'm impressed with the educational glossary!!! I only glanced over it very briefly (I'm preoccupied with learning other things in my life atm), but more science/space-inclined players should love it. ^^
>I appreciate and relate to the subtle cues that Sun is dealing with... depression, perhaps? Low self-esteem at times? There's allusions to her hibernation and self-isolating habits, and an overall sense that she's not a perfect character.
>I appreciate that the dialogue menu box changes a little depending on which route you're on. :')
>The concept of celestial bodies put me in the mind of royalty, and I was a little disappointed that it wasn't pushed a bit further in that direction. Granted, if I wanted to date members of a royal court, there's already a million games with that theme in the VN community. I'm not in urgent need to see the concept recycled here.
>All that said, I would love to see the characters' wardrobe take more inspiration from... high fashion, perhaps, or red carpet events. To give them unique silhouette shapes and asymmetrical lines. (Except perhaps Terra who seems to be a closet weeb. I tolerate and warily love this about him).


Thank you to the MOS team for putting the game together and working so hard. ❤ I promise it is shining through, and I look forward to seeing the game's continued polish.

So many things I'd like to say to this, but let's start with thank you! So thrilled to hear that you liked the game not only enough to comment but to make one this in-depth. I'm super happy that you like Neptune; she is a complicated character but she deserves love too.

We've taken note of some of your feedback and have some updates in mind for the full version, so hopefully we won't disappoint. I can only hope that Venus lives up to all the interest he's been getting. xD

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I'm still working through the other routes but I just wanted to say that Pluto completely stole my heart! I laughed so hard when Chronos jumped on Sun and took up the entire screen xD that was a nice touch! I wish Neptune would be nicer to Pluto since they're both outer planets! He could be like her lil brother if she had the patience hehehe (I guess i'll just have to play her route and figure her out!).

Jupiter is quite a charmer! He's not really my type, but he and Sun do make a good pair.  The art for his house gives me such a warm feeling and I love his little moons! I like how all the moons all have personalities in this game, so they seem a little less like pets and more like friends/helpers.

I'm going to force myself to not play all 6 routes today but I just wanted to express my appreciation!

Ayy, a Pluto fan. Pluto's relationship with Neptune is pretty complicated. Ironically, had Sun not recognized him as an official planet she would probably be championing him just as much as she does all the other dwarfs. But she thinks he got his position by trickery and does not deserve it. This is actually the second time it's been suggested to me that some reconciliation happen at some point. If we're able to get enough interest that it seems viable to make bonus content, we'll see what I can do!

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I'm not really one for talking, but I haven't seen anyone else screech properly over Juno, so I shall endeavour to lay the foundation. Because he deserves all the affection.
Bestest, softest, dumbest sorry, my love, but you spent HOW long hiding from the love of your life who also had a crush on you?! boy of the solar system. I mean, I did fully expect to fall for him because I can usually guess my type (which he is 101%), but I didn't exactly expect he'd crush all the other options quite so spectacularly - no one else is even close.
I love how he's such a wild, perfect mix of tenderness and passion, I love the comfortable atmosphere he has with Sun, how they are both trying their best all the time (even if sometimes what they really need to do is breathe out and ask for help), how when they finally work together it feels like they'd be able to handle anything. I just feel like Sun and Juno make a really good match and would be able to help each other with any internal struggles, since they would understand each other so well.
As frustrating as the whole "I'll keep all my emotions right here, and then one day I'll die" was, it was so worth it when Sun got through to him - there was such a sense of peace to the ending. And also I just adore how Juno is so sweet and steadfast (and he feels so safe and warm, I just had this completely idiotic grin all throughout the non-angst part of the route), and this when the boy is a mess on the inside. Juno happy and at peace and in a loving relationship would probably just overload my brain long-term xD He has his flaws, he makes mistakes, but at the core of everything he just cares about Sun so much it hurts. I just want Sun to shower him in so much affection, he deserves so much love. 
...sorry, I think I forgot what I wanted to say, at least the more eloquent part of it. Oooh, and I love his CG. They both look so happy and it's preciously soft. So, I just wanted to say thank you, I had a truly great time playing and my fluff-loving heart is thoroughly charmed.
I think I'll go replay his route now... ♥♥♥

Oh wow, you have no idea how happy this comment makes me >//< Thank you for taking the time to write this. Jupiter is a sweetheart, you really defined him perfectly and it's exactly how I wanted to portray him!

I'm sure he'd be a blushing fit and mutter about not being worthy of such admiration if he heard such nice things said about him :D

Haha, well I'm happy if I managed to return some of the happiness I felt playing this route ^^ It just might become one of those games I'd come back to on bad days as a surefire pick-me-up, it's the kind of romance that feels like coming home. Feeling gloomy? Gentle giant space puppy to the rescue!
Aw, that's an adorable reaction (and no, sorry, he's stuck with my "Sun" being loudly praising and extremely cuddly, embarassment or not. Just gotta accept that he is loved and worthy of happiness) :3
Thank you again for such a wholesome, endearing game! ♥

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Hi! I'm trying out the game and I love it! (Pluto is so damn sweet that I just ughhh)

But is that the only ending for Ur's route?  IT'S SO SAD OMG PLS TELL ME I SCREWED UP SOMEHOW AND I CAN GET A HAPPY ONE T_T

Also, the Gallery isn't working, not sure if it should anyway, but just wanted to let you guys know.

Regardless, I'm in love with the game! Great work ♥

Thanks! Pluto is a cutie <3

{spoilers} For Ur the correct combo is R-L-L{/end spoilers}

We've left the gallery locked for now until we can finish at least one CG for every route. That's my current task right now! Thank you so much for playing our game!

Ooo THANK YOU ♥

And I can't wait for the full version! Hope it all works out for you guys during the final stage!

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Hi! Trying the game out and its lovely! Jupiter's route was awesome)

I encountered a bug (i think) in Neptunes route - after the perfromance, when Terra shows up ("geez, its hard to navigate" line), the game kicks me out in the main menu(

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That happened to me too.

Hey there! I've been unable to reproduce the issue you mentioned, however I have made a fresh build for you after verifying that I can play through and past the part in question. Hopefully this one will work okay for you.

Thank you for your quick response and the build! ^^ I'll try it


I can send you a save right before it or a log (if there is any), if it would help in any way

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The fix worked, thank you!

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Hi!

Just wanted to say that I am enjoying the game so far :) I've currently only done Neptune's route and I have to say it's been fun. The art is great and I'm excited to learn about all the different characters (even Terra, despite his drunken tirade)

The ending does seem a little abrupt though. Is that the demo end and should I expect longer routes with a full release, or will that be it? Either way I am satisfied. 

Thank you very much for releasing this game!

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Hello, as Neptune's writer I have to admit her ending is a little rushed. I'm planning to have some improvements ready for the second wave of release so please look forward to it.