This is a game about lesbians! Well, women who love other women, at least! But It's also about living with an anxiety disorder and having a good support network. It's complicated.
After vanishing from the public eye, Juliette Fontaine is getting back into the game as a professional pastry chef by opening her own bakery. While entrepreneurship comes with challenges on its own, Julie is also dealing with becoming familiar with the people and places of St. Dymphna.
When her best friend suggests that Juliette uses the upcoming culinary expo as an opportunity to rebuild her reputation, you'll prepare for the expo and make friends in the neighborhood, meet a colorful cast of characters along the way, and maybe even find romance! But as we all know, not every aspect of life can be sweet...
Sour Cherry Twist is a visual novel about finding romance, overcoming fear, and second chances. Players step into Juliette's life as she gets to know her friends and competitors, and experience moments of drama, suspense, and humor in her day to day life. Manage Julie's anxiety levels in a branching narrative, and help her grow and adapt to the new world she's found herself in. But beware- Much like in real life, making decisions in a certain state of mind can be risky! These choices can build up to Julie getting involved in romance, or lead to her abandoning her shop and hanging up her apron for good.
- Branching, dynamic storyline with multiple endings
- Five different women to romance
- Main character with an overt personality and past
- Dynamic character relationship progression
- Challenges players to balance managing stress and story progression
The current version made for NaNoRenO (ver 0.5) is only the first 2 days of Juliette's new life, and is an extremely rough cut. Please let me know what you think!