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Jett Sherazi is captain of the Nightingale, which – despite the fancy name – is an ordinary cargo spaceship. During a not-so-routine mission to deliver supplies for the human navy, Jett finds an alien named Toa hiding in the Nightingale's cargo hold – and aliens are at war with humans! He pursues Toa into a nearby escape shuttle…which they launch and crash-land on a nearby planet. Great.

Unable to bring himself to hurt Toa, Jett reluctantly decides to travel with the stowaway until they can find a way to get back up in space. As they explore together, Jett discovers that his tranquil companion isn't so different from a human after all. But why did Toa sneak onboard the Nightingale…?


Four Eyes is a story-heavy, sci-fi/romcom adventure game about a spaceship captain and a narcoleptic alien stranded on an unfamiliar planet. The demo was developed as an entry for Yaoi Jam 2016.

Features

  • Investigate your surroundings and solve puzzles as Jett comes to understand his new companion
  • Swap between characters to clear obstacles. Jett can repair machinery and Toa can move heavy objects with his telekinesis
  • Fun dialogue and a lighthearted atmosphere
  • Original artwork and character sprites
  • Short and sweet, so it won't take you ages to finish!
  • Unique sci-fi environments
  • Two possible endings - one normal, one secret!

Characters



Warnings

Four Eyes is rated Teen (13+). It contains blood, non-graphic gun usage, suggestive humour, mild language, and references to alcohol.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Feb 14, 2017
Rating
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AuthorOpal Starlight
GenreAdventure
Made withRPG Maker
TagsAliens, Anime, Comedy, Futuristic, LGBT, Romance, RPG Maker, Sci-fi, Short, Space
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Tumblr

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Four Eyes v1.0.2.zip 307 MB
Four Eyes Guide.pdf 310 kB

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If I had to sum up my reaction to this game, it would probably be keyboard smashing, which I will spare you from. This was great!! The characters are all interesting and unique, and the humor was delightful.

AWW THANK YOU!! Key smashes are always welcome though! ;) I appreciate you playing and leaving a comment <3

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Great, I really liked the story, the puzzles and the romance, the characters are so captivating, it was really an adventure.

Super glad to hear it!! Thank you for playing! :)

I love it! I played about 30 mins, will continue in future promise.

Thanks so much for playing, and I'm so happy you're enjoying it so far! I'll watch your LP soon -- I find it really fun to see how folks react to my games. :)

Hi! it's me again, I finished drawing a fan art of your game but for some reason I can't upload it here ^^;;;... anyways if you'd like to see it I have the link here :), I hope it works ^^; https://www.deviantart.com/tixixx/art/Four-Eyes-796279941?ga_submit_new=10%3A155...

AHHHHH!!! THIS IS SO CUTE! I love it, love it, love it! Your shading style is really beautiful, and I think you captured their dynamic perfectly!!! <3 Thank you for your gorgeous work!

Aww don't mention it >w<!!  I'm really glad you liked it and it makes you happy :) ^^!! 

Gorgeous game!! Space and aliens really butter my biscuits. I watched a good friend of mine play this a while back and I decided to replay it a couple of hours ago by myself, and I've realised how enchanting the music when Toa and Jett look up at the stars together is (the scenery of the night sky is also wonderfully magical, might I add). So I was wondering, is there anywhere I could listen to the soundtrack? 

Adorably entertaining game. I'm looking forward to more of your stuff!

This comment is so sweet!!! Thank you so much for playing and I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much! That brings a smile to my face. <3

That scene was my absolute favourite to write, so I'm happy to hear it made an impact on you. I made those stars myself in Photoshop, so thanks!! I didn't compose the OST, so I don't think I can legally reupload it anywhere, but the track is called Dreaming in Blue by Quigon if you'd like to search for it yourself.

Excellent, thank you!! (Sorry for the late response!) I will certainly scour the internet for it. 

Also you are very welcome! Certainly, you have a lot of talent. Reading your reply warmed my heart a bit, haha! A lot of games aren't achieving their full potential because the creators are more concerned with money, so I can very much appreciate when I see someone pouring their heart into the little world they came up with in their head. Pretty inspiring. Your creation here is also what I think must've inspired a little world of my own I came up with in my head, so thanks again. 

This is so incredibly sweet of you to say!!!!??? Ahh, thank you! It’s such a huge compliment to know that I might’ve inspired other people :’) Really, thanks so much!

Yeah, I’m lucky enough to be in a steady full-time job, so I just make games for fun as a passion project. I just like making up characters and worlds to play around in. I think that gives me more artistic freedom because I don’t have to worry about whether it’s “marketable,” if you know what I mean. But at the same time, that also means I have less time to work on my creative stuff. I do really like my day job, though, so I’m happy. I totally respect the folks who are hustling in the games industry and trying to make a career of it! I just couldn’t handle that intensity lol...I’m cool with making little stories like this on the side. 

You’re welcome!! That’s something I hope to achieve. My brother and I have been speculating ideas for a game we wanted to create together, and we agreed that if we are able to inspire and/or leave an impression on people through it then that’s a huge accomplishment to be proud of. So yeah, I respect when games can do that and actually mean something to me, like yours.

Also, yes, I totally get what you are saying! The most important thing is that you’re happy with what you do and your life in general anyway. Of course just because a game is made at least mostly for profit doesn’t mean it’s bad and I very much respect those in that field, but it’s just so nice to see someone doing what they’re doing just because they want to. A game doesn’t need a bunch of fancy graphics and loads of functions, or even a lot of characters, to be ‘good’. Sometimes the simplest games are the best ones. 

Hey, best of luck to you and your brother! If you ever do end up making a game, you should totally link me. :) And once again, thank you so much.

I agree with that too! It's not the resources that make the game, it's the love and care put into it. Some of the best games I've ever played are indie affairs made by people who just love what they're doing. They inspire me to work harder!

I just finished the game and omg it's amazing :D, I loved the story and the game itself ^w^! really beautiful work :)!!

Thank you!!! <3 So glad you enjoyed it!

Don't mention it :D! ^^! also, if you don't mind may I draw some fan art someday...? I really liked the game and the characters :)

Of course!!! I absolutely love receiving fanart! <333

Ohh, glad to hear so :D, then I'll draw something soon ^w^ :D

I can't get the game to work. I can't click play, it won't let me ^^'

Hi there! The game uses keyboard controls, not the mouse, so clicking won't get it to start. Here are the controls for you!

z - select, advance text
x - cancel, open/close menu
s - switch characters
arrow keys - move character or cursor
shift - hold down to run or skip through text
F5 - fullscreen

So far this is super cute but I messed up on one of the rock puzzles and can't pass through or move the rocks

Hey there! If you leave the area and come back, the puzzle should reset. 

Thanks, idk why i didn't try this before. Great game

No worries, and I'm glad you're having fun! :)

Aah this is soo cute! I love how the relationship between Toa and Jett developed >w< It's amazing <3

Thank you so much!! Happy you enjoyed the game <3

Np! <3

Hey, I just discovered and played through this game, it's so cute and i can't help being super jealous when I look at how Toa and Jett interact with one another (I, too, want a gay wholesome romance like this). i really dig your art style too and the story is pretty cool. I might do a let's play of this (though my commentary is pretty boring usually lmao) and I look forward to seeing other games from you ^^

I'm super happy you enjoyed yourself!! <3 (Even if it made you a little jealous, LOL.) Thanks so much for leaving a comment, and please do show me if you ever make that Let's Play!

Hi there! I just recently discovered this game. It's so cute! (ꈍᴗꈍ) I'd love to get my hands on a cover image so I can add the game to my game launcher/collection/database thing. Would you happen to have a portrait version of the banner image above? Or a text-less version and separate png logo? TYSM in advance!

Hey there!! Thank you for your interest in my game! <3 I don't have a portrait version of that banner image but I can certainly supply you with the text-free version and the logo! Here you go:

Banner image

Logo

TYSM! ^_^

Good evening,

So... I started a 'let's play' of this game. I know it didn't just come out,  but I needed a game to play for my first game vid? and yours looked really fun and cute! I hope I did alright lol

Awesome!! Thank you so much for LPing the game - it's always appreciated. :)

How should I say this?...

A beautiful story, with a great art, some fine characters, and lots of funny and cute moments... The best game of this style I've played so far. 

Four Eyes is an incredible game. Thank you for creating this.


But one final question... Almost at the end, I took an empty glass bottle, and I didn't use that at all. Did that have any purpose? (I'm just curious 'bout that lol)

Anyway, I love this game. 

Ahh, you're very kind!! Thank you so much! I'm honoured that you felt that way about my game. :) 

The glass bottle did have a purpose! Perhaps I could've made it clearer, but that part was removed from your inventory toward the end to make a battery. (Unless you somehow found a glitchy workaround? LOL)

Ahh I loved this game so much! The art was very nice and the puzzles made you think a bit but weren't too challenging. The best part, though, was the story! It was so sweet and I enjoyed every bit of it! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this game! 

I'll definitley keep an eye out for your next game, and I wish you luck on all of your future projects! ♥

This is such an incredibly sweet comment! Thank you so much for your kind words and your support. <3 I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself!

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I played this and I have to say I was not Disappointed I love the Plot, the characters and the humor! I have to admit I got stuck on the first puzzle but I ended up solving it eventually (totally didn't have to watch someone play it first*cough cough*) I really hope you have plans for another game as good as this in the future! 

Thank you so much for playing, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! :) I will definitely be making more games in the future!

awesome!!

I'm excited for the next game!!!

Ahhh, I would really love to play this game, but my pc is broken and I only have a mac, will you have a mac version at anypoint? 

(Not to rush you, and I'm sorry if this comes off as rude, I just love the art style, and I'd like to see what it's like!)

That doesn't come across as rude at all! :) Unfortunately, I am unable to publish a Mac version of the game (it's an engine limitation), but there are supposedly workarounds. I haven't personally tested this one, but it may be worth a shot! Otherwise, you'll just have to Google around for ways to play RPG Maker VX Ace games on Mac. I'm very sorry about this!

Not at all! Thank you for the advice for the meantime though!

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You have no idea how hard this game pulled my heartstrings

As a writer, that's exactly what I wanna hear! Thanks for playing! :)

Also, Opal, I hope you don't mind me asking but how did you make the little sprite characters?

I don't mind at all! I sprited them from scratch in Paint.net and Photoshop. I made myself a character sprite base for RPG Maker games and basically added details on top of that.

Woah!!! That must be hard!

Ummm... I wanted to make my own game using RPG Maker Ace... But the problem is that the sprites they provide aren't accurate to what I need... Is it okay if you send me a base for you sprites? If thats ok?

That game is so amazing, the character development is so well made, and I feel the love between them like I'm in part of it, the whole game I was with a silly face in love with everything, even on the puzzles that I got stuck on. I love it. But also can you give the permission to translate this to portuguese?

Thank you so much!! Your kind words mean a lot to me! And yes, feel free to translate the game into any language you wish. :)

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You're welcome! Can you tell me which font you used for the title? And if you have, this photo without the text for translation?


The font is called Shumi! You can download it for free here. And here's the text-free image for you!

Are there plans for a mac download?

Unfortunately, no. It's a limitation of the game engine I'm using. Sorry!

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Hi. My name is Mel. I was wondering if you could give me permission to translate your game into Spanish. If you do not mind, of course

PD: Great game! I love it ^_^

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Sure!! Go for it! And thanks very much. <3 Let me know if there's anything specific you need me to do, like files I would need to send, etc.

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Thanks! :D

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This game is phenomenal. I was on the verge of tears more than once.  Gameplay was not too complicated but still challenging in a fun way, it was relaxing and chill. It worked smooth and it was rlly enjoyable, like i wasn't bored at all, and the layout was nice! And ohmygod, the story! the characters! i love it so much. Perfect mix of actual adventure gameplay and story. Let me get back to the characters, wow they didnt fall flat at all! Even Irene, while not being part of the main lovely duo was fleshed out and lovable! I got rlly into the story and basically had alot of feelings and i could tell lots of heart was put into this game It was cheesy in the best way. AHH this review is soooo messy im sorry but i love this game! i wish it was more popular so i could find a community online who loves it too! Also the text was well written and cute, sounded pretty natural and i loved how every little side character u interact with also has smth to say.

So do i recommend? YESSSSSSS

Thanks for the experience >u<

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AHH MAN, this whole post is incredibly sweet!!! Thank you so much for all of your kind words! <3 <3 I really do love cheesy love stories so I had a blast making this ahaha...I'm so, so happy to know that you enjoyed it, and that you got into the characters. Have a fantastic day!! o/ if there ever were some kind of fan community I think I'd die of happiness lol ;;

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Defeated this game for a second time and I still loved it! I am a huge fan of romance and not only was this game funny and entertaining, but it made my heart throb! The romance was so good and the characters are great (My favorite character was Toa; though I wish I could have more story to the 3 characters.)  I hope you can make more games (or make this a series because I will play it no questions asked.)


This is some of my favorite RPG games! I have yet to find someone who can math your style! Keep up the good work! <3

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Thank you so, so much for this lovely comment!!! Reading it made me smile. <3 I will absolutely make more games in the future, so please keep an eye out!

Lovely Game!

Thank you!! :)

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I just finished the game and love it so much! The plot is very interesting, and it was fun getting to explore and interact with things. I've been playing visual novels lately which aren't nearly as fun as something more interactive like this. I wish it was longer though because I got super into the story and characters, but it only took me about three hours to finish. I played it in two sittings though which made it last about a day. At some point before too long I'm going to play again to get the secret ending. I'd love to see a sequel someday! It would be awesome to get to visit Atun, and for Toa to visit Earth.

I have a little suggestion for any future games you do. It would be helpful to put a fullscreen option on the menu, or to mention somewhere that F5 is the button for it. I was extremely disappointed that I couldn't play in fullscreen the entire time, and then discovered right after completing the game that I actually could have from seeing it on the guide. I only went there to see how to get the secret ending, and I'm sure a lot of other people didn't realize they had the option for it as well.

Also I was wondering if the soundtrack is available to download anywhere. I adore the music.

Thank you very much for this awesome comment!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game! I feel the same way about visual novels too, oftentimes, which is why I prefer to make more interactive games like this one that have visual novel elements (like plenty of dialogue, character portraits, etc). It was short because I originally made it for a game jam, but I plan to make some longer games in the future!

I'm sorry that it was so difficult to find that fullscreen option! I'm not sure if there's any way to pop it right in the menu with the game engine I used, but I'll look into it. That seems like something that should be possible. There was a file in the game's folder that contained control instructions as well, so I'll try to make that file more obvious!

The music wasn't actually created by me (they were all purchased or royalty-free tracks) so I'm not sure if I could legally distribute the game's soundtrack. I could send you a list of all the songs I used, though, if you'd like! That way maybe you could track them down yourself. :)

You're welcome. And I look forward to your new games. ^^

Oh, I didn't look at ny folder. I'm not sure where to find it. I just remember the other controls being mentioned in the game by Irene, so an easy way to mention the fullscreen button in other games would be to have it in the beginning dilalogue.

Yes please! I would appreciate that a lot. :D

Good idea - I'll have to add it to the control blurb at the beginning of future games!

Sure thing! I'll send you a list of songs and the music packs from which I obtained them. Is there anywhere I could privately contact you when that's all finished?

Awesome!

I'll give you my DeviantArt, Tumblr, and email, so you can send them to whichever you prefer.

DeviantArt: http://zinka17.deviantart.com/

Tumblr: https://zinka17.tumblr.com/

Email: zinka17@yahoo.com

Awesome! I'll send that along asap :)

I played the demo some time ago, and felt so bad when I went back and found my old lets play of it and realised that I hadn't checked for the full release until now. Having the download finished at 4 AM didn't stop me! ^^

I loved the final game, the story and characters all being so lovable. I don't know who I relate to more! Though, I am now feeling the undeniable urge to cover myself in face paint to cosplay our lil' alien ^^

I thank you for an amazing game! 10/10, absolutely incredible and very lovable :)

Wow, thank you for leaving this fantastic comment!! This totally made my day. <3 It always makes me really happy to hear that people loved the game, and especially that the characters are relatable and lovable! 

If you do decide to cosplay Toa, I have one very important rule that you must follow: SEND LOTS OF PHOTOS!

I thank you right back for playing!! Have an awesome day!

OOH! Thank you ^^ I already have some things I could use for the cosplay and I want to perfect it, if I'm honest. Toa is so adorable, and as are Jett and Irene, I love them <3

I hope you don't mind that I found your deviantart (I was looking for Four Eyes fanart ^^ and then made some of my own), and I'll probably be posting some of the pictures there, with your permission. Perhaps a way of private messaging could be helpful for sending the rest (I spam myself with cosplay photos, I couldn't possibly post them all XD) I may try other characters too ^^

I deeply encourage future works as this one went so well and absolutely beautifully. I could play over and over! ^^ Thanks so much again :D

Awesome!!! No pressure to do it, of course, but I'd definitely freak out (in a good way) if you did. :')

I don't mind at all!! What's yours? I'd love to have a look at your fanart! You can of course post any 4E-related pictures you make - no need to ask my permission. For sure! If you'd like to message me over Twitter, Tumblr, or Deviantart, go right ahead!! If you'd prefer to email me, I also have a contact form on my website. (I just don't post my email publicly to avoid spam.)

Thank you very much!!! I'm working on a couple of other projects right now! One is a short Twine game, and one is a long-term RPG project! I hope you'll enjoy them too. <3

My lorde, sure! I've not quite finished the art yet, but I may or may not have already done my first attempt at the cosplay. I will definitely do it again soon because it was very fun. I'm hyped right now!! ::D (<--- ^////^ I like dat)

I look forward to seeing future projects ^^

http://koran-david.deviantart.com/ (This is me ^^)

Wonderful!! I can't wait to see the artwork, and as I said already on DA, I absolutely LOVE the cosplay!!! I was so excited to see it! This is the first time anyone's ever cosplayed a character of mine, so thank you so much for doing that :')

Being a huge yaoi fan I loved this so much there was just too much fangirling. The setting, story, plot, and conflicts may all be a bit chessy but in my own opinion that made it even better and I can't wait to see any other games you make because the 2 hours I spent on your game was time well spent. Good job.

Hooray! I'm always happy to hear that fangirling happened! :) Haha, yeaaahh...I'll be the first to admit that this love story is quite a cheesy one. But hey, I guess there are folks like you and I out there who like that, so it's all good, right? Thanks so much for supporting future releases, too! <3 Have a good one!

I don't know how to finish the puzzle when they part ways bc Toa run away help

Hi there! The walkthrough might be able to help you: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u11ETes-83tIu_4pydOxRDuLeRBLiEBeWgUguvx8Fng/...

Just finished this game, thought it was very sweet and enjoyed it overall! 

Pros;

  1. The story is very cute
  2. It is enjoyable to watch Jett and Toa's relationship develop
  3.  There is just the right amount of seriousness and humor
  4. The dialogue and characters are realistic (especially Jett/Irene's interactions)
  5. The character portraits are well drawn

Cons;

  1.  The pixel sprites aren't terribly great
  2. There seem to be a lot of non original assets used but I think that's to be expected in many RPG Maker games
  3. The puzzles in the game aren't terribly challenging but they're not exactly the focal point so all in all not a big deal
  4. The story line falls into a couple cliches (star crossed lovers/really royalty etc.) 
  5. The relationship feels a little rushed at least for how short the game is

All in all a good game though :D

TL;DR

A couple faults but over all an enjoyable experience.

Hey, thanks so much for all of the feedback! I'll definitely take your critiques into account for my next game - the rushed story thing in particular is one that several people have pointed out, so it's something I'm trying very hard to avoid in the future. :) (As for the star-crossed lovers and really royalty tropes...I'm actually a big fan of them, so we'll have to agree to disagree on them being a bad thing LOL.) I'll work on improving my pixel sprites too! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed the game overall <3

Hi! Me and my sister played the game, and it is awesome. The history itself is amazing, no cliché and is a game really  inovative. What else, the couple is so sweet, i really love their personality, with their flaws and qualities, awesome. I ship so much (no offense, but, who is the seme and who is the uke?)

The scenarios are so beautiful and well made, the graphics are so  pretty too. 

Are you thinking about do another game with this theme(yaoi)? Is very rare to find a game with that theme and your was really impressive.

We really really love it.

Thank you

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words - I'm so glad that both you and your sister enjoyed the game. <3 I didn't really design Jett and Toa with typical yaoi archetypes in mind, so I'm not sure that they fit into clear seme/uke roles...sorry if that doesn't really answer your question, lol.

Of course! Though the main couple in my WIP project, Jubilee Royale, is a yuri pairing, there are yaoi pairings in the game too. I'd also love to make another game where the main pairing is Boy x Boy. Once again, thanks so much for playing, and it makes me super-happy to hear that you two loved it so much!!

Thank you for your answer. 

I think i will play Jubilee Royale too when the demo launches, it looks awesome.

Awesome - thanks very much!! I really appreciate that <3

i love playing this is so much fun and i remember ukiekookie play this game and he nail it and i really enjoying this is so far X3 <3 

Awesome! I love to hear that people are having fun, and that the Let's Plays floating around have inspired people to give it a try! <3

I wish I could and I love it and I love characters too Jett,Toa and Irane  X3

I'm really enjoying this so far ^^ Though I do wonder when these two are just gonna kiss already :P


I started making a Let's Play series of it on my channel. Episode 1's up now, and more are gonna trickle in over time. I hope it helps!

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Ah, wonderful!! Thank you for LPing the game! I'll have to watch this soon. :) I'm super happy to hear you're enjoying it thus far! (I'm laughing at the extra eyes you photoshopped onto your thumbnail)

Hey there!! Just wanted to follow up and say I'm loving your Let's Play. Your commentary is both funny and helpful to me as the developer! Can't wait to see the conclusion :)

Mmmmmm I love me some shōnen ai couples! also good job on your first game developer, had a blast playing :D

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the game. :)

What was this made in?

RPG Maker VX Ace

any news of an RPG Maker MV port?

Nope. All my scripts and tiles are designed to work with VX Ace, not MV, so it'd be a huge undertaking to rework or replace everything. Also, MV doesn't scale properly to my computer screen, so I can barely read any of the text in it, and the maps look just tiny. I've tried solutions for this but none seem to work. I think the game still turned out nicely in VX Ace (though it's a shame I can't publish for Mac) and will be keeping it that way for the foreseeable future.

Well I could help with porting it over to MV if you'd like to do that?

I'll think about it! Thanks for the offer.

Oh my god, that was the most adorable bl game ever. Thank you and I love you. =D

I'm so glad you liked it, and I love you too! <3

are you going to make a whole game of this? Would love for that! Love this demo already! Ive played it 3 times! (ive only ever got the normal ending though)

This is the whole game, haha! It's my first release, so that's why it's pretty short. :) I'm super glad to hear that you enjoyed it, though!! There's always the possibility that I'll make another game in this universe.

If you'd like to see the secret ending, there are instructions for it in the walkthrough, which is linked in the description up there!

nuuuuu y just for windows T____T macs get no love :( oh well...

It's unfortunately something I have zero control over! RPG Maker VX Ace won't let you export Mac packages. :( In the future I hope to have Mac-compatible games available.

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