A short kinetic novel crafted in a month, Juniper’s Knot is a story told from dual perspectives: that of a demon and a boy. It begins on an autumn morning in a silent town.

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LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND THE REST; dischan media is releasing its first visual novel: Juniper’s Knot!

Posted by doomfest on Apr 14th, 2012

IT IS TIME.

LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND THE REST; dischan media is releasing its first visual novel: Juniper’s Knot!

Screenshots

Here it is.
Also here.
Oh, and here’s the soundtrack too.

Obviously, they are both free! You may give us your money if you so desire, however. People were asking if they could, and now that we actually have a product out, we feel that we may accept your contributions. You may use the “Like the game? Support us!” link on the Juniper’s Knot page to do so.And sorry for the wait. We do hope you enjoy it, fellows. For those of you who haven’t been following us lately: Juniper’s Knot is a short, fantasy, kinetic novel (meaning there are no choices) that tells the story of a boy’s encounter with a demon in an abandoned village. As it is tiny, saying any more may just ruin it for you. I’ll say one other thing, though: our new programmer, Anton (Guy-kun) Prydatko, is in the process of porting the novel for iOS with his own engine. Gasp! Holy expletive! Look forward to it- I know that I am.

-Swiffeh

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doppl3r
doppl3r Apr 15 2012, 4:41am says:

The artwork looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it out. Why is this 'obviously' free? I say charge us gamers even if it's a buck or two.

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 6:51pm replied:

It was written for "NaNoReNo" which is the "visual novel" equivalent of "NaNoWriMo" where you write out a novel in one month. The tradition is for these visual novels to be free, sooo...

You can spend money if you want here: Junipersknot.dischan.org
and we'd love you for it, but you certainly don't have to.

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Apr 15 2012, 6:06am says:

The artwork is simply amazing O.O

Me wants

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kgino1045
kgino1045 Apr 15 2012, 6:12am says:

shota kon

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 7:00pm replied:

/ss/ all day

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SinKing
SinKing Apr 15 2012, 6:15am says:

What software did you use to write the book? I find this interesting, but the software I tried (years ago) was a pain. Artworks do look good, though I'm not a fan of anime characters.

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 7:03pm replied:

we used renpy to make this

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Apr 15 2012, 3:25pm says:

The artwork is just fantastic. Are you using any Python in this? also, lovely menus.

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 7:04pm replied:

In a sense. Renpy is built with python.

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ShrikeGFX
ShrikeGFX Apr 15 2012, 3:27pm says:

Yes, why obviously ? If you put a lot of work on it, you should charge something, or alteast make a "pay what you want" model

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 6:54pm replied:

Just re-iterating that since it was for some specific "event", in the spirit of it we didn't charge. Also, it's free so you can see what sort of things we have in store (this is our first release)! You can still pay us, and we'd be totes thankful, but it isn't at all necessary.

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Rafael_196
Rafael_196 Apr 15 2012, 6:00pm says:

i played today and i felt aweasome because it was a touchin story man!! very very cool novel i hope that you guys do more novels in the future!

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Swifdemon
Swifdemon Apr 15 2012, 7:05pm replied:

Thank you and we will :D

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