An adult visual novel / dating sim with a detective adventure twist!

 

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15 years ago, your family mysteriously disappeared in front of your eyes. To this day no one knows where they are, or what happened to them. You were fortunate in a sense that friends of your parents, Vanessa and David, brought you into their home. Their house of misfits, Vanessa called it. At first there were only a few people in the home, but as years passed, more people moved in; more misfits. All so different, yet something pulled them together. You even began to feel like you belonged.

 

This all changed about 3 years ago. You were ostracized by David. Curiously, you don’t even know why. Each time you try to think of the reason, it’s like the memory isn’t even there. David made life at the house unbearable, and when you got the chance to leave for school, you took it. You visited only for holidays and made sure to keep those visits short, until 15 years to the date of your parents’ disappearance, David suddenly collapsed and went into a coma, calling you back to the house of misfits.

Become the main character and solve the mystery of your familiy's  disappearance, but know that you can't do it alone.  Join a lively cast of characters to help you on your adventure, and choose whether to pursue romance, or not. There will be those that will gladly help you, and others who will go out of your way to make sure that you never discover the truth. 

You were a regular guy before this started, and maybe you still are. The world just began to look different the day your story really began; the day you came home. The day you learned that maybe, just maybe, you can go back in time to learn the truth of the past....

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characters

name:

VANESSA

Notes:

Vanessa has devoted most of her life to helping people, so it's no surprise that she goes above and beyond to take care of the people closest to her. She took you into her house when you had nowhere else to go, and has been your friend ever since. Things haven't been the same since David ostracized you.

likes:

You, Helping others, Yoga, Cupcakes.

dislikes:

??????????

name:

SELENA

Notes:

Selena has always been really kind. Almost to a fault. If you ask her for help, she'll always help you, even if it's not in her best interests. That's probably why she's taking care of David's tech business. I could be wrong, but I don't think working for David was #1 on her list of career aspirations. 

likes:

Ellie, You, (Learn more in Chapter 2).

dislikes:

People Ellie dislikes, (Learn more in Chapter 2).

name:

ELLIE

Notes:

Ellie's the type of person who's always in the spotlight. She has a powerful energy that usually makes her the center of attention. When she talks, people listen, and not just because she's loud. She's a leader in the fullest sense of the word. A little rough around the edges, but she's got a heart of gold.

likes:

Selena, (Learn more in Chapter 3).

dislikes:

You, people who hurt Selena's feelings (Learn more in Chapter 3).

name:

MANDY

Notes:

A quirky young woman who aspires to be a detective. She's trying to make a name for herself by catching the local thief terrorizing the town: the Technodancer. Shadowing her mentors Claudia and Luna, she hopes to be like them one day. Also, she has an unusual obsession with puzzles.

likes:

Puzzles, Claudia, Luna and Justice!!!

dislikes:

Liars.

name:

SERAH

Notes:

Apparently a time traveler who came looking for....Well....you....An older version of you anyway. She left in a hurry, but gave you a mission that would help save the world. It's a little outrageous so I don't think I'll even write it down....

likes:

Her swords.

dislikes:

???

name:

E.L.V.O

Notes:

If there was ever someone who deserved to be called a hero, it's ELVO. He's saved countless lives and done more for this planet than any being ever will. We owe all our lives to ELVO, and should admire and respect him for the rest of our puny lives. 

likes:
dislikes:

Helping those in need.

Those who don't help those in need

DEV: Wait..Why can't I edit this? Don't trust any of that! ELVO is a F@K#NG A$$h0le. What, why can't I swear???

ALSO_DEV_!_ELVO: Swearing is inappropriate. I apologize for being a poopoo.

DEV: F#$K YOU, ELVO!

ALSO_DEV_!_ELVO: #ITSALLLOVE #POOPOOHEAD

name:

AKANE

Notes:

She's got blue and red eyes plus a whole lot of hate for you. Kicker is, you've never met her before...Not much info other than she works at David's company. Watch out for her. If she's brazen enough to carry a knife out, who knows what she could be hiding...Oh right, she also doesn't like the way you smell, look, or talk...It's a long list...Let's stop here....

likes:
dislikes:

The thought of hurting you....

You, yOu, YoU, YOU!

name:

KACEY

Notes:

Vanessa's best friend and confidant. You don't know much about her. Which is weird, since you've known her for many years. She's married to Katrina and they seem close, but a poorly timed investment into David's new prototype has caused some strain in their relationship. 

likes:

Katrina, David, Money, (Learn more in Ch4).

dislikes:

(Learn more in Ch4).

name:

LUNA 

Notes:

Lieutenant Luna Love (Somebody likes alliteration!). Not much information about her, but she's a mentor to Mandy. She says you smell, so maybe put on some deodorant when you see her next!

likes:

Mandy, Claudia, (Learn more in Ch3).

dislikes:

(Learn more in Ch3).

name:

KATRINA 

Notes:

Former adult film star turned accountant. Even with the lifestyle change, Katrina was happy because she shared a life with Kacey. Their lives were bliss for many years until Katrina lost her job, and Kacey made some bad investments. Katrina decided to get back into the adult industry to pay the bills, and Kacey agreed, as long as she didn't perform with other women.

likes:

Kacey, Roleplay, (Learn more in Katrina Side Story 01).

dislikes:

(Learn more in Katrina Side Story 01).

name:

TECHNODANCER

Notes:

A thief targeting expensive tech. Recently gaining infamy by being filmed dancing at a successful heist, and being dubbed the "TECHNODANCER" (I don't know who comes up with these names....). The police assume that the thefts are for profit, but there's something more nefarious going.

likes:

Expensive tech, I assume.

dislikes:

???

name:
Notes:

ROHAN

He's been your best friend since you were kids. Rohan is the nicest guy, and would never do anything bad on purpose. Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding him. He's got a tendency of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Rohan's got your back, hope you've got his as well. Sidenote: He's got an unusual relationship with his landlady...

likes:
dislikes:

Video games, Booty, His landlady, You.

Getting into trouble.

name:
Notes:
likes:
dislikes:

ERIC "GENERIC" MICHAEL

Annoying generic male office worker.

Daily observations made about the weather while holding a cup of coffee. Phrases used include: "Can you believe

the weather?", "Wow, it's really something out there.", and "Did you hear what the weather's going to be like?". Eric always asks what your weekend plans are when walking down the same hallway. "I don't know, Eric, it's Tuesday and I'm just trying to survive the damn week!!" He's evil...TRUST ME!

Probably the weather.

Don't know, don't care!

name:

THE BIG BAD

Notes:

The one responsible for all the pain and suffering you've gone through. The root cause of all the mysteries, including your families disappearance.  Once you beat The Big Bad, you win, and everything will be okay again.

.........................................

You hope this person exists.....

likes:

???

dislikes:

???

name:

DAVID

Notes:

He used to be one of your closest friends. Someone you admired and aspired to be. A person you shared some of the happiest memories with, but that all changed 3 years ago, and you don't know why. All those happy memories have been tainted by his hate. He's at the bottom of this list, because you just want to forget about him...

likes:

???

dislikes:

You.....

 

chapters

Vanessa, an old friend who brought you into her home after your family’s disappearance, informs you that her husband David, suddenly collapsed and is in a coma. You and David don’t have the greatest relationship, but you go back for Vanessa. When you get home, things feel off. Headaches, visions, and feelings you’ve never had before sporadically hit you like a tonne of bricks. You even begin to question your sanity, as a woman you met that day keeps appearing in front of you, but only can see her. All the while, you begin to somehow just notice that Vanessa is a beautiful woman.

With David still in the hospital, someone needed to take care of his company, ETMI Corp. This left it up to Selena, your other housemate to take the lead. With all that had been going on, you haven’t seen Selena in the house, and it’s already been a couple of days since she's been home. Selena is presumably at the company working, but why has she not returned? You travel to ETMI Corp to discover that things are not as they seem. Something strange is going on with the people working at ETMI Corp, and you can’t leave till you find out what’s going on, and more importantly, where Selena is. What secrets do ETMI Corp and Selena hold? They might be more devious than you think.

You get a call from your best friend who informs you that he’s in jail, accused of being the thief famously known as the Technodancer: a devilish individual who’s been robbing companies of its most expensive tech the past few weeks, leaving nothing behind other than a choreographed dance routine on the security cameras….... This leads you on an adventure to find proof of your friend’s innocence. Along the way you’ll be re-acquainted with Ellie, one of your housemates, a rambunctious young woman who does things her own way and doesn’t take no for an answer. Your investigation leads you face to face (well actually the thief wears a mask, so yeah) with the elusive Technodancer. Are you strong enough, smart enough, and even agile enough to catch the Technodancer and save your friend?

Things have been pretty non-stop since you’ve come home, and you could use a break. Vanessa feels the same and organizes a dinner party with you, Selena, Ellie and her friend Kacey, to occupy her mind. For some reason, Vanessa begins to get nervous each time you’re near, like she’s guilty of something. Selena and Ellie share whispers throughout the night, holding whatever secrets they're discussing, between the two of them. Unbeknownst to anyone else, Kacey had heavily invested in David’s new prototype without even knowing what it was. With David in the hospital, Kacey scours the house looking for the prototype, in hopes of making some money off of it. Curiosity leads you to joining the search, but neither of you find what you expected.  

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So..........Who's with you at the end?

 

Gameplay

There’s essentially 2 modes of gameplay in this game: Detective Mode and Interrogation mode.

detective mode

In Detective mode, you’ll be able to roam around parts of the city. You start off with only a few locations you can travel to, but gain more as the story progresses. It's important to note that this is NOT a sandbox game, not really. The places you go and the things you're able to do are contained in a chapter.

Traveling throughout the city you'll try figure out the mysteries that have enveloped your life recently. You'll do this by talking to people you meet and discovering clues along the way. People like the ones you see below. Be careful of how you interact with people you meet though."

Depending on your choices, things could end up getting romantic...

Or people end up with blue balls. Nobody wants that!

You’ll be able to click on items and people like those highlighted below.

Important items of interest will be stored on your phone, which is located at the top left of your screen. 

Your phone is your best friend. You’ll find plenty of useful things in there.

The game rewards you for doing more than less, so make sure to find all the items throughout your adventure. You will also be notified when you've obtained all items (Other than hidden items).

Throughout the game you'll get tasks from different characters. Simply use these as a reference for what you need to do next. 

You can click MORE INFO on any task for additional info and story context.

The game incorporates a simple messaging system. When you get a message, you'll see a notification on your phone and the contact that messaged.

Usually when you get a text from a character, you have the option to reply to what they've said. This factors into the story, as well as the Love, Lust and Likability that the characters have for you. How you respond, and when, play an important role to how characters respond to you. As the game progresses, messages will play a bigger role for lewd and story content

This game has a LOVE, LUST, and LIKABILITY points system.
When you interact with characters that can be romantic interests, your actions and choices will affect the way they feel for you. When you do things that increase your LOVE, LUST or LIKABILITY, you will see a short animation play.

LOVE is the amount of affection a character has for you. Simply put, you just need to do things that show that you care for them. Help them out when you can and be there for them.

GOOD LOVE

BAD LOVE

LUST is the level of how much a character wants to have sex with you. In order to increase LUST, do what you can to be intimate with a character. Show them you want to be more than friends, and that you find them to be attractive.

GOOD LUST

BAD LUST

LIKABILITY is the level a person would share a piece of cake with you.....Seriously. If a person likes you a lot, they'll share their cake with you, and if they don't, they might share it with someone else! In order to increase LIKABILITY, show that you care for others including your romantic interests. This is the only stat that changes when interacting with other characters. For example, if Vanessa is close to Ellie and you do something that's nice to Ellie. Vanessa would eventually find out and your LIKABILITY could increase for Vanessa and Ellie. It's easier than it might sound. Simply put, don't be an asshole and you'll be fine.

GOOD LIKABILITY

BAD LIKABILITY

You can view your LOVE, LUST, and LIKABILITY stats with each character on your phone. Click "MORE INFO" to see detailed information and notes to help you out.

Your LOVE, LUST, and LIKABILITY stats will determine how characters interact with you, along with whether you can pursue romance and lewdness and down the line, which ending you will get.

interrogation mode

Not as much time is spent in Interrogation Mode than Detective Mode, however some of the most significant moments of the game happen during Interrogation. Detective Mode prepares you to do well in Interrogation Mode.

In Interrogation Mode, you'll listen to an individual telling you their side of a story through a series of statements. Once you figure out the statement that doesn’t match up with the clues you have, you will be able use your phone and show the contradicting item to them.

Based on how well you did at finding clues and items in Detective Mode, you may have more clues to make interrogations easier. 

Be careful on what you show, you have a certain number of lives each interrogation, and will lose a life each time you show the wrong item. Once you lose all your lives, it's either game over or a major hit to your LOVE, LUST and LIKABILITY stats for that character.

After every successful interrogation, you will get a lewd reward in some shape or form ;)

 
 

planned features

*Below is a list of features we would LOVE to add to the game. There's already a plan in place to add them (Coding, asset creation, scalability, timelines etc.) ,however based on interest and support, they may or may not be added.

dating app

This relates to the LOVE, LUST and LIKABILITY system. Once you would reach a certain level of LOVE, LUST, and LIKABILITY with a character, you would be notified that you can go on a date with them. These dates would be able to be accessed at anytime from your phone, and would allow for more of a natural progression in relationships. 

side stories

Side stories are just like the title suggests. These would be side stories for characters in Time For You. Although there's 12 full chapters of content for the game, there's plenty of stories, adventures and lewdness that didn't make the cut and are waiting to be told. 

These stories would be accessed from your phone at any time, and provide a chance learn about more of the characters in the game. Along with that, There would be polls on patreon and subscribestar to choose which characters you would like to see in future side stories. 

Shop

A shop app on your phone where you can use in-game cash to buy bonus items, lewds, wallpapers as well as things you missed from previous chapters. 

You're not going to be forced to grind in this game. The game rewards you for doing more and finding bonus items and finishing bonus, side tasks etc. At the end of each chapter based on how you've done, you'll get cash to spend at the shop. The less you do, the less cash you'll get. 

There will be a grind game in the shop to get cash, if you need it.

GIFTing

Hey we get it, sometimes you make the wrong choice for a character that affects their LOVE, LUST and LIKABILITY, and you wonder if this has completely screwed you over for romance potential. You then reload your game multiple times till it all works out. That totally sucks.

How's about a simple gifting system, where you can buy gifts for characters in the shop app, and bump up the points to where they should be? These would be capped per chapter FYI.

puzzles

Puzzles like the guess the name puzzle at the bus stop in chapter 1, bring some more complexity to the game and personally speaking, can be really fun. At the same time, there's a lot of effort involved in creating them, and sometimes they don't take that long to complete.

There are already plenty of puzzle ideas mocked up and based on interest, they will be added to the game. 

Music app

There's already quite a bit of music for the game, and by the time we get to the end, there's going to be a lot more. The idea would be to have an app added to your in-game phone where you could choose the music you would like to listen to during Detective Mode.

more?

There's a couple more ideas that would be cool to add to the game, but we won't list them out here right now. We're going to feel out how things go, and based on that we'll put them forward. At the same time, the last thing we want to do is make promises that we can't keep. 

Along with that, thanks for reading all the way to the end! (or accidentally scrolling down here :p)

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