A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Synopsis
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a traveller...


Our protagonist, a mysterious traveller, wanders the far-off land of Desservir searching for patrons to buy their wares.
Upon hearing about a large annual market in the village of Castella, the traveller decides to set up a stall and try their luck.
Life, however, is not so easy.
After being double-crossed by a goblin and left in the middle of the cold, wet moors to die, the traveller almost gives up hope.
That is, until they stumble upon a mysterious church in the middle of nowhere, and meet the two nuns who attend to it.
What are these two nuns doing on their own, and why is there such a melancholy atmosphere in the air?
The traveller has only one windswept night to uncover these mysteries and learn the truth.


Notes
This is a relatively short visual novel (around 40k).
It was made for the 2016 YuriJam in one month, and features yuri (GxG) relationships.


Credits
Writer/programmer: Ebi-hime
Artist: Melowbee
Musician: yuzuki
Extra songs were by the band Hungry Lucy.
My Beloved is licensed under BY-NC-SA.
Pulse of the Earth is licensed under BY-SA.

More information

Published31 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
Rating
(10)
AuthorEbi-Hime
GenreOther
Player countSingleplayer

Download

Download
Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all.zip (116 MB)

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Really enjoyed playing through Once on a windswept night a few times! The art, music and story are amazingly good (also I greatly enjoyed Asphyxia). Thank you for submitting this to the yuri-jam.

No, I should be the one thanking you! I'm glad you liked it u///u
And thank you for checking out Asphyxia, too!

Bit of a random question but when you give Lycoris your name can she give different responses according to the name or was it just a hilarious coincidence that she made a comment about Wonderland after typing in the name Alice?

Also a second question: I know I'm missing stuff since Lycoris has made that pretty clear but how do I get from the story before that to whatever I'm missing? I've gotten the good and bad endings for both Daffodil and Madeleine as well as the bad ending from leaving early. I'm really not sure what choices I could make that I haven't made yet. Lycoris made a comment about not lying but I've tried that and it just ended with me back on Madeleine's path again.

The game has a pretty big variety of unique responses for certain names. You also get unique responses if you name the MC after characters from my other VNs, some other popular VNs/anime, and some meme-y ones.
As for the second question, do you want me to write a walkthrough? I can if you want. If you've read both Daff and Maddie's routes then getting the third one should be relatively easy.

Oh, is that so? That's a really neat touch.

And yes, I'd really appreciate it if you would do that. Unless completing both routes unlocks new choices to make or something (which I haven't noticed after replaying the entire story two more times after completing both their routes) I'm really not certain what to do to advance at this point.

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Hi! I finally got around to making that walkthrough you wanted!
I don't know if you still need it, but you can find it here!

Ah, I think I see where I went wrong. Lycoris makes a comment on one of the bad endings that a good ending can only happen from telling the truth so after that I hadn't told Daffodil that the food was good. I think that's probably why I was having trouble getting it. Thanks!

Really glad you wrote that. The part of the story I'd missed was fantastic. Though there are a few errors in the writing I noticed for this part that feel big enough to point out:

On the line ""Don't lie to me, my number one not-fan. I can tell!" said the poet", the poet should be the dancer. Also for "Wh-why did you make me wait...?" it feels like the name is switched around.

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Ah, thank you for pointing this out! I'll try to correct these issues soon-ish u///u

I can't finish this :( . It's a shame since it seemed so good at the start. Even though the character in the story is referred to as 'they' it feels so much like i'm playing as a man I can't get into it. It broke the immersion for me.

I would really, really recommend you continue on. I promise you won't regret it.

I can't reply to this without spoiling the story, but I'm sorry you feel this way.

This is amazing and so in depth and compelling. Wow!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

(Edited 5 times)

I haven't reached the end of the story yet, but it is quite a beautiful one. have reached the end of the story and it is AMAZING. Anyhow, I think I found a glitch regarding one of the choices.

KINDA SPOILERS, I GUESS, SO DON'T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T READ YET

So, when the traveller gets to choose between lying to Daffodil and telling the truth, I chose to tell the truth the first time around. The next time, I decided to lie to her, but I got hit by an "An exception has occurred" error. I don't know anything about Ren'Py, so I have no idea what it's saying. I just pressed Ignore and everything seemed to work out alright, but, who knows, maybe it messed up something in the background.

Should probably post the traceback thing

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:

File "game/script.rpy", line 3121, in script

File "renpy/common/000window.rpy", line 117, in execute_window_show

trans = eval(p)

File "game/script.rpy", line 3121, in <module>

NameError: name 'dissolv' is not defined

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:

File "game/script.rpy", line 3121, in script

File "C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\renpy\ast.py", line 1696, in execute

self.call("execute")

File "C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\renpy\ast.py", line 1714, in call

return renpy.statements.call(method, parsed, *args, **kwargs)

File "C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\renpy\statements.py", line 144, in call

return method(parsed, *args, **kwargs)

File "renpy/common/000window.rpy", line 117, in execute_window_show

trans = eval(p)

File "C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\renpy\python.py", line 1670, in py_eval

return py_eval_bytecode(code, globals, locals)

File "C:\Users\xxxx\Downloads\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\Once_on_a_windswept_night-1.0-all\renpy\python.py", line 1665, in py_eval_bytecode

return eval(bytecode, globals, locals)

File "game/script.rpy", line 3121, in <module>

NameError: name 'dissolv' is not defined

Windows-8-6.2.9200

Ren'Py 6.99.11.1749

Once on a windswept night 1.0

LOVE THAT LINK TO YURI GAME JAM 2016 BY THE WAY! Even if it is a joke, I'd say it kind of gives some nice insight into her character.

SPOILERS END HERE

.Thank you, I'm glad you liked it u///u
This is a very simple problem haha. I mispelt one of the transitions as 'dissolv' instead of 'dissolve'. Ignoring this won't have any negative impact on the story and it won't mess anything up.
I just updated the game so this shouldn't be a problem anymore, though.
Thank you for telling me!