A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

In the far off future city of Portal, the capital of Egress, a man named Ethan who tries out dating through ALT chat. She meets a lovely lady named Kaya and everything seems to go well...! Or does it?

Egress is a visual novel about façades, both towards society and ourselves, getting to figure out what you want in life and understanding the meaning of reality.

This game was made for My First Game Jam Summer 2019 and it is my third entry next to Love Recipe and Melanie. It is my first sci fi novel, and I am particularly proud of the result.

Credits:

Backgrounds made by: InkpadalanMysticmorning and Paco Barruguer

Photos taken from Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/free-stock-photos

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Egress-1.0-mac.zip 198 MB
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Egress-1.0-pc.zip 215 MB

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Nice game :)

I thought the story was a little bit rushed or forced though... But I really enjoyed the music, it set the perfect setting for every scene.

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Nice game! i really enjoyed the story, the dialog keeps you interested on what's going to happen, also the characters are very well developed (I really loved Kaya <3).

Playing this was time well spent.

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Omg thank youuu! <3 I'm really glad you liked the story and the characters. I've been working on my writing recently and I'm really happy it shows!

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The whole team did a great job.

The game does not try to push any nonsense. It simply shows interesting visions of the future, positive but with a note of dystiopia. 

 I keep my fingers crossed <3

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Off the bat, I gotta say it was surprisingly easy for me to get into Ethan's shoes. And as soon as Kaya showed up, my exact thoughts were "OH NO SHE'S CUTE"

I think my favorite aspect is the way the characters can discuss philosophy, their careers, self-termination, and other more abstract ideas, and it's a surprisingly natural back-and-forth. You write conversations very well once the characters get going.


Once she mentions that she's an android evaluator though... damn. That's a hook. That immediately had me wondering and coming up with theories -- one of them is an android, right? But which one? Is Kaya using the date as a premise to evaluate Ethan??

(But nah, once she tried to drive after drinking a bunch, I got the hint.)


Ohhhhh but then there was a twist I was not expecting... I won't talk about it here. I'm just gonna say, this was worth the download and the experience. The game is heavy on the exposition at times, but overall has good worldbuilding and an interesting plot. Nice job, my dude. :)

Oh wow! O///O Thank you so much!!! I'm really happy that you liked my game and the issues I wanted to talk about came across right and eloquent. I'm also very amused by your whole experience speculating who was a robot and who wasn't >: )

Thank you again for your support and playing the game to the end! It means a lot to me and I believe it's very important in these jams to give other participants' games a try and sharing your thoughts.