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St. Petersburg, Russia, 1876

               Thanks to the innovation of the day’s greatest scientific minds, the invention of singing androids has taken the music world by storm. Built by the finest engineers, these Singing Dolls have enchanted audiences around the globe. Perfectly mimicking the soul and complexity of the human voice, their music enraptures the hearts of audiences everywhere. 

               Enter Peter. An elderly man who has outlived everyone in his family, he is simply waiting for his time to come. In the meantime, he makes himself useful by maintaining and repairing the Singing Dolls.

               One night, Peter discovers a terrible truth. And realizes there is more to Tatiana, the lead singer, than meets the eye.

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Tatiana was made for the Scream Machine 2020 Jam.

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Credits

  • Art, story, programming - Red Lily
  • Original soundtrack - Fabien Merten
  • Additional SFX - Freesound.org
  • Stock photography from Freepik
  • Made with Naninovel by Elringus

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I enjoyed this novel plenty. It's a unique concept and the demo's art and writing were beautiful. The music also suited each scene well. I was sad it ended where it did! Everything about this game really set the tone of Imperial Russia and its culture, which I loved, and my favourite character was Tatiana. You did a great job with this!
I noticed the line "At once, I come to my senses" does not have a period. Also when I went back for the other choices, I realized that the Title button did not work (both in the text box and when I hit ESC).
Good luck with your future content (:

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Thank you! ^^

Pros and cons are down below) Check out my vid (the game is the second there):


Advantages:

1. Very interesting concept. I like horror visual novels. I think this concept has lots of potential to becoming a very scary experience!

2. Art style is cool! I like how you made the background and the doll itself. The dress feels very russian, so great job on that!

Disadvantages:

1. The game could be scarier. If it positions like a horror experience than it would be nice to add some scary noises right in your ear or stuff like that.

2. I would like to see other dolls painted. I think that was lacking due to little time you had for a game jam but still.

Overall:

I enjoyed it but I would like to see the game to be much scarier. Maybe I just didn't see the scary part due to good choices, though) I would recommend adding animation for the scares like in the visual novel "Grotesque beauty". The animation does not have to be complex or frequent, it is just nice to have in a visual novel because it is always unpredictable.


Hope my feedback was useful! 

This is all very good feedback! Thank you