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I’ve been receiving many claims saying that people can’t extract HTTOYM Android ver well.

At first, I thought it’s a device spec issue, since it works well on my Nexus 5 and Sony Tablet (first type) device.
But then today after I bought a new cellphone, replacing my broken Nexus 5, I notice that this might not a simply device issue. I couldn’t extract the obb expansion file, even if this cellphone has better spec than my old sony tablet.

I don’t know what’s actually caused the issue, but I suspected it’s because of the google library default extraction system, which is used by lemonovel, the engine I used to make HTTOYM. I heard that before there was an issue where extraction using that code won’t work well in Turk’s language device.
The new cellphone I bought is the Chinese brand Oppo, so I suspect it might be a language or chip related issue I don’t know.
I tried to download East Tower too, which is using a costumed code I made to download & extraction, but this one works well. (The file size is about the same with HTTOYM)
As far I notice people reported this issue happened in some of Galaxy phones and other.

But then since it’s an engine side issue, I can’t do anything without the consent from the maker.

For now, I will let you know a workaround to play the game on your cellphone.

  1. Get an explorer app. I recommend this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ftpcafe.explorer.standard
  2. Go to android/obb/air.net.roseverte.httoym.en folder and make sure you see the obb file there like this:
  3. Long press the obb file, and choose Copy, paste it there (using the bottom icon) so you have 2 obb files like this:
  4. Long press the new obb file, Rename it to a zip file (simply change the “obb” to “zip”)
  5. Tap the new zip file and agree to decompress it, it will make a new folder after it’s done.
  6. Long press the new folder, and choose to rename it to “files”
  7. Long press the files and choose to copy the files folder.
    Go back to the Android folder, but now open the data folder, not the obb one.
    Find the folder called air.net.roseverte.httoym.en (Android/data/air.net.roseverte.httoym.en)
    Inside you will file two files like this:
  8. Choose the bottom paste icon, and choose to Overwrite All . This way you will have the same files folder like the one inside the obb folder.
  9. Delete the zip and files folder inside the obb folder (not the data folder)
    Don’t delete the obb file inside the obb folder.
  10. The game should play well.

I know it sounds messy, but this is the best solution I find as far. I will need to discuss this with the engine maker again before I could find a better solution in future.

Regards,
Chu-3

Wow, I just realized that I haven’t updated my blog here for quite a long time.

I’m so sorry. It’s pretty hard to maintain couple of social media platform and the blog in 2 languages.

Anyway, like what you might now from my twitter etc, now I’m at the middle of developing CAFE 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~, and I will introduce you the waiter who will be in charge this time.


A bit about the waiter, Noir.

Like Sui, Noir is not human.
He always think that human is troublesome, since they have a lot of think to consider before taking an action.
Especially the main character this time, Corliss.

Corliss is not the type of human who will think a lot before taking an action.
Instead she is the type of human who will do what people told her.
Until now she feels it is comfortable, but at the time she died, she doesn’t even realize of her death and has no clue if she should die in peace or not.
This irritated Noir a lot, since if she keeps being stuck at the Cafe 0, it means his job is not done yet.

He sends Corliss back to the seven days before she died, and forces her to find the hints which he uses to choose the past event to show within her dream.

Is there any meaning of watching the past event like watching a movie?
Maybe not, maybe yes.

Remember, he is not a human and he is waiting you to play.


“I have work to do so just go with the flow.” –Noir


 

*Sorry for my broken English.

Well it is not completely new since it has been released a week ago.

Yes , “How to Take Off Your Mask” is released. You can get it here.
Or at roseVeRte Store here.
The Steam version will be released at July 10th. You also can get the Steam key if you bought in official website (the links above).

Also I decided to affiliate a game made by my Japanese friend
It’s called “Reunion of Angel”, and you can see it here.
It’s fully voiced in Japanese and the price is 8 USD 🙂

East Tower Kuon is also available on Steam now. Kurenai and Complete Edition should be ready in couple months 🙂

I saw a lot of comments which say East Tower’s main character, Sakuya is a transgender.

She is not :/

The theme of this game is more about, how to accept your true self.

The MC, Sakuya is born in an old fashioned Asian family.
It’s a family which think that a girl should speak using “watashi”, should wear dress, should be able to cook etc.
That kind of family might be rare now, but it is not completely disappeared.
If you want more extreme examples; there is still family which says that a wife is obligated to wake up earlier before her husband to prepare the breakfast, or need to wake up earlier than her mother in law. Or father who said that a  girl need to be able to take care of the housework because she must be a housewife in a future.
I’ve heard many stories like that; and many said that she wished to be born as a man.
Sakuya, is someone like them.

So why is she dressing like a man?
It’s comfortable to her, and beside that she wants to show a rebellion towards that custom. A kind of her stupid ego.

She choose to transform into a man in East Tower, only because she is curious and wants to know how will she feel if she looks like that.
It’s a game after all, you even can be an animal or others if you want to 😀

“She is a tomboy but then she turns into a feminine after she falls in love.”
She only tried to be more honest to herself :/

[spoiler title=”Spoiler” open=”0″ style=”1″] In Akio: She stops her stupid ego and chooses to put a slight make-up, like what she wanted to.
In Takashi: It seems she has already been awesome to him from the beginning, and she simply decided to change her fashion to cute boyish fashion.
In Kuon: She doesn’t really change. But she also doesn’t hide what she really wants.
In Kurenai: No, I won’t tell you LOL[/spoiler]

I wrote this just to clarify some misunderstanding :/

Hi.

It’s been a while and I wonder if you can help me by filling in the poll below.

Which one of the games below do you like best?

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Thanks!

Chu-3

:O

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Okay I’m really surprised when I found out that the last time I updated this blog is Oct 2014.
It’s around half year ago!!! orz…

I’m very sorry. There are too many things to do and I hardly update this blog.

Well then, to be truth I’m not sure from where I should start.
Maybe a lot of you has already known about the cafe 0 and duplicity release on Steam, so maybe I’d better speak about the next game.

The game, “How to Take Off Your Mask” is still in development.
My target is to release it at late Spring 2015, though if something happened I might postpone it until Summer 2015.
You can check the official website at here.
The length is  between Kuon and Kurenai route from East Tower.
Maybe some people are wondering if it will be like East Tower, a continuing story.
I must say… well… it might sound like it, but it will really end.
The case is finished within the game, and about the continuation, it all depends on the players’ reaction if I need to continue it or not.
Even if there’s a continuation in future, you won’t need to play the first game to understand the story.
Of course I want to make the continuation if I could, but I don’t want to only make this game for years like what I did with East Tower.
You’d better imagine a short story shoujo manga if you want to know what will this be.
My concept within this game is 1MC x 1 romancable guy. Don’t expect to romance the side characters within this game yet.
The side characters, might be the main romancable for the continuation game (with different MC).

And then for the current process:
Most of the sprites are done, also the scenario and the translation.
I only need to have it proofread and also I still need the CGs to be done.
If there’s nothing happened, I might release the PV at the end of this month of beginning of next month.
I plan to start a greenlight campaign once the PV and screenshots ready 🙂

For the East Tower which just got greenlit:
I won’t release this game so soon on Steam.
There are a lot of thing to test, and I want to finish the new game first before make the Steam version.
…And I still need to make the new Cafe 0 swt. Sometime I really hope if I can do kagebunshin no jutsu.

Okay then, see you next time 🙂

Chu-3

Okay.

First, I’m so sorry for abandoning this blog for quite a while –;; I’ve been very busy for various thing, and recently I just remembered that I haven’t even announced about the Steam Greenlight project I have. Ouch.

So here are they:

1. CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=267528392

CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~

CAFE 0? Again? Maybe some of you will say that, even me. I must say CAFE 0, even if a lot of people hate it because it shows you the bad, evil side of human, is one of the most success game I have. This game is kinda choosing the player. If someone hate it they will hate it forever, and if they love it they will get addicted. My purpose when I made this game, was to make a game which people can’t forget, and able to move the player’s emotion. Actually I planned to add the new CAFE 0, CAFE 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ to Steam for my first Steam game but… because of the personal circumstances I have here, I couldn’t do that. The game is still in production and I delayed it to next year, since I hope to use a pro illustrator who is very busy this year. Anyway, please help me to upvote it 😀

2. dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~ http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=286451321

dUpLicity

dUpLicity is the first otome game I’ve ever made. When I had the idea, I already worried because it was too dark. Can this kind of otome game sell well? Idk but I really wanted to make it. Then I made the first free version of duplicity as my first try in making game. I must say that I learned so many things from that game. before making the commercial version, I did my search on oelvn that time and I thought that I need to make a complex game play to make it sell well in western audience. This is wrong. Even though I enjoyed in writing the story, making the system was damn troubling me a lot. And then, many users told me that they couldn’t win. This made me stop making simulation system. I’m not saying all simulation is bad, but it’s not my cup of tea. And from the experience I know that something I can’t enjoy to make won’t make users fun in playing as well. That’s why I try to make the system more simple in my future games. Yet I got a lot of email saying that dUpLicity’s story is really good and people are thanking me for making the game. That’s why I won’t stop distributing this game. I plan to give the guide for free when the game released on Steam and stop the membersite btw 🙂 (not enough time to maintain it orz)

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Hi again. Sorry for not updating the blog for a quite long time.

Well, actually I really hoped to not make this post but, I think I need to let you know what happen about my current situation.

People who has been following my tumblr might have already noticed this, but I’m currently stuck in Kyoto, Japan, without my main computer because an accident happened to my dad at March 28th, which made him completely paralyzed. My mom can’t speak Japanese well so I’ve been here since then to take care of paper works and translating the doctor’s explanation.
My dad is much better now. He once also got pneumonia as a complication to the surgery but it’s already cured.
Now he needs to concentrate to the rehabilitation until the beginning of August, which means I’ll still be here until then.

This situation kinda messed up my former plans. Things that are delayed:
1. East Tower affiliates (I’m trying to use my old backup, and if it’s possible I might start it at June)
2. East Tower Japanese version (Win/Mac) (I won’t be able to continue making this until August)
3. Production of the new Cafe 0 (I can only start designing the game for now, but the composer has finished making a draft song for the game OP.)

I also plan to make a short cute fantasy romance visual novel (otome game), but I won’t draw the characters (currently I ask Bakufu to design it), but I might design the clothes.
This otome game is a new try for me, since usually I made everything myself. I did this because in future, if my dad ask me to help him, I might not be able to make VN full-time like now.
If could, I hope to draw the BG myself, but if I have not enough time, I might use some BG materials.
I really hope everything to run smoothly.

Thank you again for your attention, and I’m sorry for all of the delays.

 

Chu-3

 

I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from this blog for a while 🙁
I’ve been busy in developing and testing the game, and when I thought that… I need to write something here, I already lost my energy LMAO

Anyway, finally the last part of East Tower is done! But for MAC and WIN only ^^;

Like what I’ve mentioned before, in this route you’ll be able to determine what the main character will be at the end based on your choices. The game is pretty long. Maybe 6-10 hours in my estimation. And… compare to the other three, this version is the most “wild” in suggestive meaning SWT.

The summary for Kurenai route is as below:
A dazzling light appeared as soon as the game started, and before she realized it, the other participants disappeared. However, she wasn’t alone. The redheaded man who should’ve disappeared as well stood before her. He initially seemed kind of strange, but ultimately they decided to move on together. Who is he? Is he the hacker, the one who has been causing trouble for everyone? Find out the truth about East Tower!

Opening 2:

I never thought that I would spend 2 years to make this game -.- While debugging I realized that my drawing style is pretty changed and sometime I can’t resist my desire to fix and fix it again… but it will make the game won’t be finished eternally T-T

Anyway, for iOS and Android version, please wait for a while until I can make the mobile version.

I need to redo some code, since animation files won’t work on mobile. Also, there are some mobile only bugs which made me need to test all of the version (Jap, English, ios, Android), and if I need around 10 hours to test 1 version, it means I will need 40 hours to test all of these ><

I’m so sorry but I want to make sure everything is fine before I release the game.

Just couple weeks again! Please wait it patiently! 🙂

Okay, guys and girls, if you have bought any of roseVeRte apps on Android and got a glitch or crash or anything during playing, please send an email to support(at)roseverte.net
*change (at) to @

You might find option from Android to report the issue or something like that, but I can’t understand the issue reported by Android, since it gives me report in native java language which I don’t understand T-T and also, it doesn’t give me any information about you so I can’t reply to you directly.

Like some of you might already know, I build the game using Adobe Air and I’m clueless about the native language of Java (Android) or XCode (iOS). I can help you more if you tell me the game title, and how did you meet the issue. The issue you found might only occur on your device (as Android has too many kind of devices with each unique specs). Also, it might happen because of a corrupted save data, which means to fix it I need you to delete one or all of your save data inside your sdcard or internal memory.

As far I have 3 android devices, which one of them is not appropriate for my game because of the low specs. I’ll try to help you as far as I could do, but I need the actual information from you to fix it. I hope for your cooperation and thank you 🙂