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Exiled from Court takes place in Albarzia in the 19th century, a fictional setting based on Brazil well-known for its immoral and mischievous citizens and its monarchy's corruption.

You play as The Hedonist, a young noble exiled from court looking to find their way back.

  • Play as male, female or non-binary, with your gender impacting the world around you;
  • Romance six different characters (three men and three women);
  • Four different reasons for your exile;
  • Deal with your problematic family;
  • Fight to be reinstated at Court;
  • Attempt to become a better person...
  • …Or spend all your time enjoying every single one of life’s pleasures

Romantic Options (ROs):

  • Camila (bar owner and your friend);
  • Sabina (a nun):
  • Narcissa (the Emperor's mistress);
  • Val (a Broody Boy™);
  • Calvin (the Emperor's advisor);
  • Harry (your sister's husband)

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Hi! Im sorry, but why I can't click the game? Is there something wrong with the link? I really want to play it 😭😭

Hi! You're the person who ended up sending me a message on Tumblr, right?

Eu tenho só uma única critica, acho que até faz um pouco de coro com o Cazca ae embaixo, eu gostaria de ter mais controle sobre a personalidade do personagem, claro, eu entendo que ele (a) tem seus problemas desde a infância e pela maneira que o personagem é escrito não é anormal reagir de maneira tão intensa e emotiva, mas essa não é só uma história, é uma visual novel interativa! (Dã, Anders) Eu, como jogador, gostaria de ter mais liberdade para escolher como ele reage ou não frente as situações de embate no jogo, até para lembrar um pouco mais como eu mesmo lido com as coisas, até pq, o personagem principal supostamente sou "eu", certo?

Eu já senti isso um pouco na conversa com a "nossa" avó, mas ficou explicito na reunião com o pai, eu senti uma falta de interatividade naquele cena e não gostei de apenas observar meu personagem chorando em desespero sem ter nenhuma escolha a respeito disso (Estou na rota do Affair com o lider do culto), eu gostaria de ter um maior controle sobre suas reações e atitudes e principalmente não deixar o pai me tocar tbm, não que esteja errado o personagem demonstrar emoções tão fortes naquela conversa, é normal após tudo, mas que não fosse a única reação possível, acho que estou querendo dizer, eu gostaria de opções que dessem ao protagonista maior controle/força psicológica, tirando isso, eu estou gostando muito da história e espero ansiosamente pelo próximo capitulo, parabéns pela ótima escrita!

Obrigada, e fico feliz que esteja gostando :-)

Mas, como acabei de responder ali embaixo, a Hedonista não é "você". Ao contrário de diversos outros jogos interativos, ela é uma personagem completa e própria. Você tem algum controle, mas nunca terá muita força psicológica, pois esse não é o objetivo dessa história. 

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Ahh, this was emotional! Honestly, I wanted the option to not let dear old dad touch MC so much, in their situation I wouldn't allow myself to be touched by the very person hurting my feelings in the first place. (not that MC is entirely innoccent here, but the touching felt really uncomfortable to read bc it didn't fit the mood in my head *at all* and generally the parent would be called on to be the adult in the frigging conversation here)

...Honestly the patronising and the condescension? Off the charts! "Hey you are a terrible person and quite awful, but we are such good people, that we are giving you a chance to learn how to be a "good person"™ from this stranger. Because after just one super short emotionally charged conversation I can see you are still as awful as ever and haven't changed and your attitude certainly doesn't have any other meaning at all or is in any way related to me not changing my own attitude either. I am so nice to love you so much, even though you are a lost cause and it hurts ME so much! Now become just like me and everyone else in this family and start lying and being miserable in secret or die in the gutter where I don't have to watch. Choice is yours!"

Seriously, could you implement the choice to put some distance there and not allow all the patronising shoulder touching? Consoling your child when you're the one sitting there ripping into them feels just... so mothereffing WRONG.

Still, this was amazingly detailed and I still dig this story so much! Thanks for the update and all the work you put into it!

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I'm glad you're enjoying :-)

But I'm afraid I won't be implementing such a choice, for two reasons: 1) it's not mean to feel right. It's meant to feel like a clueless father trying to console their child while having absolutely no idea how to do so, and only making things worse. and 2) the most important one: though there is some variation to The Hedonist, overall, they are a set character. You are not meant to self-insert; they're a character on their own. They wouldn't refuse the touching (and, frankly, I don't think there's that much touching coming from Henry anyway? I can only recall two instances off the top of my head), because, simply enough, it doesn't bother them.

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Damn, I can't wait for MC to be reunited with Harry! My last comment was like a year ago, asking when he was gonna appear, and you mentioned 'next chapter'! (lol) But seriously, what you've added to the story in the updates since has been good, so I can't really complain that I've had to wait for the reunion. I really hope we get to meet him soon!

In any case, this last chapter with Henry and the revelation was certainly impactful, and my reaction/feelings are pretty much on par with what the the person below me said. I felt quite p*ssed off with Henry and Evie; with my MC being quite a free spirit (who's actually not a bad sort underneath) their manipulation and hypocrisy was a bitter pill to swallow, especially after sincerely trying to help Evie and Henry with their "problem". But I guess that reaction was fully intended, and I can't deny that it was effective in getting a result.

Despite the Sister we're stuck with now, I'm hoping our MC can still break the rules from time to time and won't have to depart too much from herself in order not to get exiled (cos I SERIOUSLY love the hedonistic, sassy MC you've let us have)... maybe it's a matter of a bit more finesse and picking our moments? Plus I'd envisioned my MC having reluctantly carried a torch for Harry ever since their fling, so being in his presence 'again' will be very interesting, and I FULLY intend to get that man (Evie be damned). I'm looking forward to his romance a LOT. :D

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LOL Oops! Sorry! Next chapter he'll be introduced for sure. I just ended up reworking the outline.

I'm glad you've been enjoying, and you're right; the reaction was intended. You being pissed means I'm doing my job right :-) I'm sure you'll have fun seeing Harry again in the next update!

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So...my jaw has finished its drop and I can attempt to sort out the thoughts that have come along from this new update. 😂

Biggest thing for me is how this update has developed my views about the rest of the family a bit more, mostly in regards to Evie and Henry. They certainly have a lot to say about Hedonist's behavior and openly express it...yet, they have done things that I feel put them on a similar level as Hedonist. Playing as a Hedonist with a hidden heart of gold made what Evie done feel almost like a backstab; she essentially took advantage of her understanably guarded sibling taking a chance to trust her and help her out. She may have apologized on paper, but that oddly felt almost a little cowardly to me; I'm already looking forward to her facing her sibling after the meeting with the father and dealing with the aftermath of her actions. 

And where to begin with Henry, the father of the Hedonist and the one to sentence the exile? It feels like a long list already, and I doubt its going to get any smaller the further Hedonist gets in the story. I am one of the ones who have gone the affair route, so what he did felt extra hypocritical (though honestly, from the different responses played with during that confrontation, Evie doesn't look any better, and Harry somehow ends up looking even worse). But the way he seems to tries to claim control over Hedonist and dangles the offer of being returned to the Court to ensure the cooperation oddly made me think even more poorly of him. Yes, the Hedonist would probably benefit to learn how to rein some of there impulses in and could probably use some guidance on finding other ways to deal with their struggles and build their character. But it's not even really the family that is bothering to help or understand the Hedonist better, they just enlist a nun to step in and expect the Hedonist to dance to the tune they order because they all (especially the dad) seem to be so focused on continuing to protect their appearance, that they don't seem intend to bother considering to use more of their time to actually sit down and honestly talk things out to connect with the estranged family member. One talk isnt enough; if anything is expected to be fixed (and Hedonist shouldn't be the only one made to fix things when some of the stuff are clearly a family.wide issue), things need to be laid out on the table more and they should be prepared to have to deal with all the pent up issues their faulty approach to dealing with issues has led to (though I will be the first to admit Sabina being a outsider of the family issues can help give her chance to spot any future conversation as a mediator).

I was not expecting to feel this protective of the Hedonist toward their own family, but yeah, Evie and Henry haven't made the best first impression from their three year reunion with them. Do I think that Hedonist can benefit from a little guidance and that I can understand the reasons for the rules put upon them considering their past behavior (especially depending on who what choice they did to get them exiled)? Yes. But do I also feel like its a two way street and the other side of the family have to do their own part and stop throwing stones mostly at the Hedonist when they clearly are living in their own glasses house? Also yes. I can't really begin to guess how the reveal of the full affair story will unfold from Harry's end or how the first meeting from his end will go, but I can already safely say that while my Hedonist may be willing to hear his side of the story, they are going to call him out on his bull and are firmly staying on the Camila side on the romance.

Long story short, really enjoyed this update; certainly made me feel a lot of emotions and I'm pretty sure I there are still some I have yet to pinpoint. Can't wait to interact more with Sabina and the rest, while watching how the family dynamics will be like after this recent event.

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Ahh, thank you!! I certainly agree the rest of the Coelho Barretos don't come across very well; I'd argue the entire family has serious problems with honesty and morality, but The Hedonist has always been the one cast out because they've never hidden who they are, while the rest of the family is more than happy to have a few skeletons on their closet.

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O mc é o cicle breaker kkkk, adoro ❤️

Exato <3

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Assim que eu vi que Albarzia era inspirada no Brasil eu sabia que a história ia ser incrível, todo o cenário e contexto político/socioeconômico é familiar e ao mesmo tempo você conseguiu dar uma identidade própria pro país, sendo sincera não peguei os correspondentes reais de todos os estados ainda, mas não vão faltar chances pra isso kkkkkk. O hedonista tem uma personalidade já definida de certa forma (que é super divertida e marcante, com os momentos de mais introspecção pra balancear, com certeza uma pessoa que tem muito mais a oferecer do que tem deixado aparecer na história até agora e nas interações com os outros personagens) mas não faltam oportunidades pra gente construir nossa versão dele, você alcançou um equilíbrio muito bom nisso. As opções românticas são todas sensacionais, vou precisar fazer a rota de todos, mas vou admitir que o Val mandou o papo contra a burguesia e me venceu na hora kkkkkk. 


P.s.: eu tinha minhas teorias sobre o Nicholas, e fiquei feliz em saber que acertei, já amei ele também e estou super curiosa pra saber que impacto ele vai ter na história. Animada pros próximos updates e muito feliz de ver uma escritora brasileira por aqui! :)

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Ahhhh, muito obrigada!! <3

Outros brasileiros já mencionaram quererem saber os correspondentes de cada lugar. Acho que vou ter que fazer um post sobre isso!

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This is really good. I like Camila.

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Didn't realize the thing updated a while back and all I can say is that this is a rather enjoyable thing you have made here. Now all that is left is to see how this little thing is going to develop.

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love how well rounded the mc is!

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Thank you! I love writing The Hedonist!

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my attention was caught by Camila but Calvin appeared and grabbed me by the neck >.<

hahahah That's what replays are for! So you can romance both <3

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An adventure that take you on a ride through mc’s emotions.

Love it !

Thank you! :-)

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Love it

Thank you!

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Hey there, great work so far! Thank you so much for making this, it's really good ^_^ I wanted to let you know that we've mentioned your story in our list of recommended Twine stories. But if that's not okay just let me know. You can view it here, let us know if there are any other details we should add for your title --> https://itch.io/t/1763600/twine-games-with-character-customization-part-1

No problem at all. Thanks for the shoutout :-)

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I really love this game(?), I think the final game is going to be really great! 

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Thank you!

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I looked at the ro's and why is my sister's husband there? 🤔😂

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the hedonist is jus that kinda person🧡(it's a marriage of convenience w zero attraction / romantic interest)

Ah ok

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finally a game based in brazil, ah i'm glad

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tava na hora, né? <3

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Hi, how can I keep up with when the new chapters will come out?

Hi! My Tumblris the safest source. I also have a Twitter!

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Thank you for enjoying my game!

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This was so incredibly fun and well made! Went in expecting to go for Harry but I love Val so much

Thank you! <3 Val is a popular one!

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I literally want to pat his head and squish his cheeks

I love the game so far, but i have run into an issue when trying to save. I get an error 

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" and I'm not sure what to do about it. It happens when i try to save in one of the slots as well as when I try to save to disk. I am using an M1 Macbook and have already turned off anything preventing cookies or changes from itchio so I don't know why this is only happening with browser games that I want to play, where other browser games that I play have no issue with saving. 


Any help would be appreciated, as this is affecting over half of the browser games I have downloaded from itchio directly. Thank you.

Hi! I'm trying to help, but so far I haven't had any luck. Tell me something: is this happening with a saved game, or on your browser?

I can't seem to find anything about it either. it is happening with a few of my browser games saved on the itchio app, but i have managed to make it work when using a browser directly. So, if this issue can't be fixed then I will just continue directly from browser. This was a big shock for me because on my windows laptop I could save just fine, but maybe it is just a small mac issue as I've only found 1 other person complaining about it and they also had an M1 Mac.

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Me chamou a atenção a principio só por ser inspirado no Brasil e eu não tava botando muita fé que ia ser bom. Mas agora acabei de ler a parte que faz referencia a Canudos eu fiquei muito intrigado (apesar de achar um pouco estranha a opção de ter um romance com Antônio Conselheiro kkkk), a forma como você colocou o Hedonista no meio do desenvolvimento dessa nova sociedade e da brutalidade usada para reprimi-la trouxe um nível de detalhe que eu não esperava para um pedaço opcional da narrativa. Muito bom ver uma estória que se passa no Brasil mas que usa da historia e cultura brasileira para enriquecer a narrativa ao invés de utilizar apenas estereótipos que transformam esse país em um cenário tropical genérico.

Obrigada :-) Fico feliz que surpreedi suas expectativas!

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i love this!! is there an ETA when the full release will be out?

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Ty! No precise ETA because I always have a lot going on but I'd love 2022.

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OKOKOKOKOKOKOK
So I'm In Love With Val

and SO pumped to see how truly fuckin broody the hedonist can be

<3

WOnderful storytelling, hot and fun characters, just all around SO good

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Thank you!!

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I was thinking: "Surely Harry and I are destined to be together", but then Calvin happened... 😳

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He's a charming one, right? ;-)

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Oh Mi Gosh! Christmas came early :D

<3 <3

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NEW UPDATE LET'S FUCKIN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

LMAO

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Oh, saves, thank God! 

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This game really intrigued me, do you have a release date for the full game?

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No release date, sadly, but I sure would love 2022!

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Finger crossed! 

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I love this WIP! Unfortunately when I came back here to play the updated version, the game was not able to run for issues linked to "storage adapters", as you can see from the screenshots below:



Hello! I've looked into this, and it seems it's a problem with your browser. Would you mind enabling all cookies for Itch.io? That'll probably fix it.

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You were right! Now that I have allowed the cookies for this site the game works! 😄 Thanks for the help! 

I'm glad it worked!!

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Wow I come back to re-read this and find someone has disliked all the positive comments like seriously why, that's just honestly immature to do, if you didn't like the story move on 🧍

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LOL I just noticed it. Someone that immature doesn't deserve any attention anyway!

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I am fond of this story so far! I really like the idea of become a better person after playing for such a spoiled brat! Affair with Harry is... interesting opportunity for angst and my rebirth. 

Thank you, waiting for next chapters!
Tremendous interesting for me!

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Thank you!! I appreciate it very much <3 :-)

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Note- Spoilers if you haven’t finished the current version!!

I like how I get to flirt like almost first thing, not even w a RO just w a driver- I chose that option cuz why not? It’s fun being confident for once 💁‍♂️ Also I finish these games crazy fast bc I’m a speed reader so I just end up w a bunch of games I just have waiting. Also I am one for drama- So like- the whole scandal thing- 🖐 I just didn’t really care for the other ones at that point, just give me my drama. That’s what these games are for.

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I realize that may be overwhelming to read so uhm- sorry I don’t comment much but when I do they’re paragraphs lol

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hahahah No worries! I'm glad you enjoyed your playthrough! <3

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Is it still continued? 

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Man I hope so, I'm loving this IF 😔

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Yep, it's still going! I'm just very very busy. I'm hoping to have more time to focus on my WIPs next year :-)

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ahh as Brazilian I'm glad you got inspiration in my country, I'm starting to play now, but I think I'm gonna love it!❤

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Thank you! <3 <3

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I am so interested in Hedonist's Grandmother! I wonder what kind of lady she is.


I love the characters that have been introduced so far.

Val is an adorable grump while Camilla is such an calming character that deserves the world for having to deal with Hedonist's everything. 

 I really like Evie, their relationship gives me Mary and Lydia Bennet vibes. 

Even the escorts seem lovely (will we ever meet them again? most likely not but I will surely miss them!).

The Harry Affair is very interesting but the Cult Leader route just really got to me, that really got dark. 

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Thank you so much! :-)

The Mary/Lydia Bennet vibe is definitely on purpose, I love both their characters, especially Lydia!

About the escorts - it'll depend on your choices. For example, since you have the option to tell Juju to try to find a job with Camila, you'll likely see her (or, at the very least, hear about her) in Dez de Novembro!

And yes, the cult leader route might be one of the darkest things I've ever written in general LOL It's such a tonal shift!

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So, so, so good! I'm really excited to see the story continue.

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Thank you!! <3

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I LOVE IT!!! I haven't met harry yet in the present but I'm already in love!! <33

LOOKING FORWARD FOR MORE CHAPTER!!
Keep up the good work and god bless!! STAY HEALTHY AND HYDRATED

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hahha Ty! You stay healthy as well!

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This is by far the best game I've ever played on here. I love everything, from the protagonist to the setting. I can't wait for this to be finished.

is there any updates planned or is everything just hectic for you right now? <3

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Aww, tysm! That's great to hear!!

I've actually just finished changing up EfC's style - it's looking a lot prettier! There's also a dark mode, and the option to change font sizes. Writing-wise, I've had more time recently, but unfortunately things will be chaotic for me until the end of this year hahahah Life's crazy when you're in the last year of college!

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Ah, just got to play this demo, and man I love it!

I'll be honest, I was a bit wary since I like having nice and gentle MCs usually - I don't mind a protagonist who already has a personality, all the opposite - but from what I've seen in the comments, I was certain it wouldn't be my type of personality, which would make it hard to care for the character...

And I was pleasantly surprised when I realized the MC is really not that bad, though it depends on the choices.

I went with the Harry background, for the scandal, and honestly that part and the outcome genuinely touched me and made me sad. I didn't expect to FEEL so much when reading that.

I like all the characters that appeared so far, really. Val especially hits all the right chords. But at the same time, I'm already SO invested in the backstory with Harry that I want to follow that story, at least for my first playthrough. Though well... it WILL be painful considering the situation, not to mention it IS the very reason of the whole mess MC is in to begin with. But the way MC "spoke" about that affair in the narration... I feel like it leaves it open to interpretation - maybe they truly have some fond memories that come back sometimes, and that's it, and maybe they try to convince themselves it was only fun time and that they can't feel love that way, because of some sort of denial of actual feelings. I really hope the game will allow to go both ways, depending on the player's wishes / choices made!


I also have a small question about the Harry plotline. I'm aiming for the past affair + future romance path anyway, but is it possible to NOT go for the past affair, and to still romance him in the present timeline, or is it restricted to MCs who had that past affair?


Anyway, I think that's it! I have nothing to complain about nor did I spot any issues, really! I can only wait for more, now!

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Thank you so much! I'm glad you've enjoyed EfC even if personalities like The Hedonist aren't usually your cup of tea :-) <3

And yes, it is possible to not have an affair with Harry in the past, and still romance him in the present. There will be small flavor differences to both romances, which I'm very excited to write!

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I played this game in one sitting and really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next updates<3

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Thank you!! <3

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