It's nice to see an Indonesian VN, keep up the good work.
Nusantara: Bermuda Triangle
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Genre: Otome Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Mystery
WARNINGS: swearing, blood, death, psychological, and a little gore
In 20XX, an enormous earthquake shook the world and caused a triangular crater to suddenly appear in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
The world was aghast with this discovery; even more so when scout teams could not approach it due to an 'invisible wall' surrounding it.
After a while, spiritual events increased. It started small with things like; sightings of fairies and children with animal characteristics popped up one after another.
Parents credited it to their children's active imagination while playing pretend.
However, it quickly escalated into a Ghost Festival around Monas Tower, followed by sudden disappearances of sheep in England; leaving only horrid splashes of red blood and huge claw marks on their pastures.
Our heroine, Maya (19), was a young adult who was busy earning her living so this kind of event was of little importance aside from adding an exciting spice into her life. But then her world crumbled when a Goddess came and announced that her family would die in a car accident in the near future.
The Goddess offered Maya a deal: She would alter her family’s fate in exchange for closing the Bermuda Crater. In order to do so, Maya would have to go to a place called Forgotten Isles, find what caused it, and look for a solution.
If she agreed, three men will accompany her, acting as bodyguards. Apparently, they each have their own circumstances and a wish to be granted.
Hi guys! My new project is finally here!
Now before you ask; "Nusantara: Bermuda Triangle" is not a sequel of "Nusantara: Legend of The Winged Ones".
This is an entirely new story but set on the same universe. It covers a wider horizon of Nusantara's archipelago.
Bermuda's story will be much longer, packed with content, and has lots more visual assets than Winged Ones... I dunno whether to be happy or cry about that :')) Because of this, I decided to make this project a commercial one.
- 4 Love interests (The last bachelor will be unlocked once you finished with all 3 main bachelors routes)
- 9 Endings
- 1 Constant Minigame
- Casual Status Raising
- Regular & Time-Limited Choices
- Translation/Definition Notes
- Mini Encyclopedia
- CG Gallery
- lots of CGs & BGs (I haven't calculate the exact number yet)
- Depending on IndieGoGo's success, the bachelors & MC may have partial voice acting.
My Honored Proofreaders:
I found awesome proofreaders! It's so much fun working with them and I love the result <3 :'3
- Plot: 85%
- Script: 80%
- Character Sprite: 90%
- Programming: 25% (Demo Finished)
- Backgrounds : 95%
- Songs & Sound Effect: 75%
Hmm, so... which character caught your attention?
It will took awhile until I publish a demo since I still have things to experiment with Ren'Py -but feel free to give suggestion/critiques :'3
I will update once per two weeks <3
Oh, I also opened a Patreon: there will be step by step WIPs of my backgrounds, behind the scenes, and even a spot for beta-testing without strings attached if you want!
For late backers, you can all come to my Paypal Shop! I withdrew 'Cameo Tier' since it's only available during campaign, but the other tiers are still available as long as the limit is not reached ^u^
See you around guys! xD
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- UPDATE 2/18/2018!4 days ago
- UPDATE 2/11/2019!11 days ago
- HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! (Update 2/4/2018!)18 days ago
- UPDATE 1/28/2019!25 days ago
- UPDATE 1/21/2019!32 days ago
- UPDATE 1/14/2018!39 days ago
- UPDATE 1/7/2019!46 days ago
- Happy Early New Year! (Update 12/30/2018!)54 days ago
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Hello! So before I ask my question I just want to tell you how much I loved your first game Winged Ones and how much I am excited for Bermuda! :D In Winged Ones, I like how deep and meaningful the routes got, yet still somehow were also lighthearted and funny (Reksa and Rama are still kinda tied for which is my favorite, but I think Reksa might be winning by a little bit :p But don't worry I also liked Mitra too). And in Bermuda's demo, I liked how the story already seems deeper and more intense, but still has your humor to make us laugh. :) And the art is really good too! I also really appreciate your weekly updates, it's so nice to know what's going on, and how you're progressing. So many other developers don't update frequently or at all and leave us in the dark, so it's nice to actually know what's going on (also, I like reading the little updates about your life ^.^).
So onto my question. I always tend to play games with a walkthrough. I do like the branching paths and multiple options, I just also like knowing which options lead to which endings. My poor little heart can't take bad endings :( And getting anything other than the best ending leaves me feeling unsatisfied like I could do better, so then I spend way too long and get stressed trying to figure it out myself. Maybe that makes me sound lazy? I don't mean to sound lazy or entitled, it's just having a walkthrough makes me have a much less stressful and anxious time trying to choose the right answers for a certain route, especially if the answers aren't that straightforward, so I can enjoy the experience more. So now my question is, I noticed that you said you'd only give a walkthrough for those that paid the pledge on the indiegogo page, so I was all set to pay it so I could get the walkthrough, but then I noticed that it was closed. D: Is there any other way to pay to get the walkthrough or am I too late?
But don't worry, even if I am too late and will be sad I can't get the walkthrough, I will definitely still buy and play Bermuda, I'm so excited for it. I guess if I'm too late to get the walkthrough, I'll just have to spend the time figuring it out myself and hope the right choices for the best endings will be obvious. Sorry for the wall of words... >.< Much love (and anticipation) from the US! <3
First of all, thank you for coming by and telling me you love both Winged Ones and Bermuda! >///<
Thank you for your warm support! I'm very happy and flattered to hear you love all my three boys--I still have rooms for improvements, especially in the writing department, but I'm very glad to hear my humor makes you laugh >///< and no problem at all! The updates are win-win for both of us since it helps me getting organized and good for the peace of our minds -^.^)/
And yes, you're right. I don't intend to publish the walkthrough for public, but if you want to pledge, I'm still accepting pledges via Paypal! The button is right above the Download Now button in the itch.io game description--yes, that HUGE yellow image with 'Pledge with Paypal' + paypal logo is a button. When you click it, it should redirect you to my wixsite page. Select the pledge you want within the dropdown menu and click Buy Now. After I confirm the payment, I will archive it ~
Oh and don't hesitate to comment/ask me any questions! Type away! I love reading comments as it's a constant reminder that there are people waiting for my game and it's what drove me to write, progress--and hopefully--quickly deliver it to your arms so I can hear your thoughts about it ^///^
Thanks so much for replying! I have now purchased through PayPal the pledge that gets me the walkthrough, so I am one happy girl! :D I can't wait for the game to be released now, thank you! However, don't feel like you have to rush, I'll wait patiently! ^.^
It might be fun to make some predictions about who's going to end up being my favorite in Bermuda, based on the demo, so... here I go! I might
totally have a thing for the "jerk with a hidden heart of gold" type that ends up slowly liking and caring about the MC *cough Reksa *cough* so with that in mind, I think I might end up liking Arya the most. So far he's been a jerk and is so moody, I love it and can't wait to see how that plays out. >///< That being said, there was something about Guntur that had me intrigued, and I found myself going for him first in the demo, so I can't wait to see what happens there. He might end up being my second favorite, depending on what happens; we'll see. ;) But I'm also excited to see what's going on with Kah'lil. He's so cute, happy, and different, though you can tell it seems that he's hiding something darker beneath the surface, so that's bound to be interesting. He'll still probably be below Arya and Guntur on my list, but that doesn't mean I won't like him! And who knows, I might get surprised and my list might be different than I think (kinda like Rama, liking him so much that he almost displaced Reksa as my favorite came as a surprise). But the antagonist route... that one is a mystery to me. Depending on how much of an evil jerkface he is in the other routes, I might think I don't like him and find it hard to start his route at first. But I must play all the routes, so I know I'll have to do his route eventually. However, as I might have already mentioned, I do have a thing for jerks with a heart of gold, and he's probably definitely a jerk. I'm just not so sure about the heart of gold part. >.< He's probably the misunderstood jerk that had some trauma and is now taking things to far, and it's up to the MC to make him see the error of his ways, which also sounds like it could be a fun route. haha (I should also mention that I really like the personalities of both the MCs Tamara and Maya. They're so spunky and fun, yet determined to do what's right. I love them. <3)
So as for my list, hmm.... I know that the order I'm going to be playing them in is Guntur, Kah'lil, then Arya, and then obviously the antagonist last. There's just something about Guntur that makes me want to play him first, and since I think Arya will probably be my favorite, I want to play him last (not counting the antagonist, of course). But as for which I think will be my favorites, in order, I think it will probably be Arya, Guntur, then Kah'lil. And then the antagonist last maybe, depending on how much I like his personality, I'm not really sure about where he'll be. So yeah, that's my predictions. You know now I'm going to have to come back after the game is released after I get a chance to play all the routes to tell you my actual list of favorites and if it was close to my predictions, as well as my thoughts on the story and how much I liked it. So expect my future comment! :D
Yup, I've received it! Chelsea Riggs, right? Thank you so much for the support! *hugs >\\\<
I think you made the right choice by leaving Arya last. There's a part where they got separated mid-game and it will be quite a refreshing change before you face the antagonist ^.^- your patience will be rewarded! I also have a soft spot in my heart for jerks who has a gold heart/warm once you break his walls >\\\< this is why I sometimes want to skip writing the early parts and jump straight to the juicy parts!
Hmm but for this antagonist of mine... you either love him or hate him @@ he is... I think worse than Rama? I'm not sure, but I got frustrated with him so many times this month--my scriptwriting got thwarted a lot by this antagonist's rebellious character ^^;; in any case, I've decided to add a friendship ending for him (in an easy way too) so if he's not your cup of tea, no worries~
Again, thank you for your support! My proofreaders and I will definitely do our best to polish Bermuda from start to finish!
See you around,
Hi tekkonkinkreet, thanks for asking! The retail price will be $15, but we still have Early Bird package if you click the paypal button, which is $10.
The walkthrough will be given to those who pledge/buy $45 perk! More info here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nusantara-bermuda-triangle-visual-novel#/
I don't plan to release any walkthrough for this one since it would be a lot more fun for you to figure out the mystery and plot that way ><
When do you think the full game will be released? Im so super excited about it. Alo how much do you think it'll cost to buy it? Im so looking forward to it it's like Im on the edge of my seat.
Hi Okami-chan! Thanks for asking and for the enthusiasm! ^.^-
Currently, the scriptwriting process is at 75-80% with the 3 bachelors main route done! I'm writing the bonus route right now (antagonist route) with a slow but sure pace. After writing the script, I'll have programming and CGs to do next!
I'm notoriously bad at predicting dates, but hopefully it will be finished at next year's summer/early autumn ^^;
No one knows the exact date, however, I update every Monday so stay tuned!
Oh and about how much it will cost, it will be $15, but if you want, you can click the paypal button in this page. I think there's still an early bird in stock, which is $10 ^.^-
Since I don't know which part of Indonesia you are in, I heard there was a tsunami. Were you near it? Are you okay? Are you safe?
Yup! The tsunami happened in Selat Sunda, West Banten beach. From the map I'm at East Banten so I'm fine x'D
Thanks for worrying about me, Seraiden! *hugs
No problem! I was checking the temp here because I woke up and it was like 10 degrees cooler inside than normal and saw it on the main page for the weather.com website and was all "Crap, is she okay?" was the first thought. I really am so glad you're okay. Hopefully everyone you know and your friends/their families are safe/okay too.
I've been staring at the cover picture you used for this game
It took me A LONG TIME to realized that it's Tamala.
Great to see an old face here XD
Tamara is passing the baton to Maya x'D
You'll see some easter eggs in Bermuda and even some cameos ~
Hi, I'm just a foreigner who doesn't speak English well, but I used all my knowledge because I want to write how I liked your games. Only a week ago I found Nusantara games and got so carried away with them that I missed classes at the university lol. But it was DEFINITELY worth it. The world is interesting, the characters are lively (I wrote it right?... well), the stories are interesting, CG and BG are just wonderful :)
Thanks for your projects
Hi Averisa! Don't worry, your english is very good! ^.^- even I still struggle with grammar so don't be shy and come by anytime!
I'm very happy that you come here and tell me how much you like Nusantara until you got carried away >\\\< but I hope you didn't get into much trouble because of that :'D
Thank you so much for the support! *hugs*
I have to admit I keep getting whiplashed between the complete differences Bermuda Triangle has compared to Winged Ones.
Right off the bat, the maturity is amped up (not to mention curses are finally allowed hahaha) and one thing I really enjoyed from the demo was how it gave more information and background about goddess Fate! She was barely there in Winged Ones and it was interesting to hear her side of the story and to know what she's been doing all this time. (The mentions of Winged Ones still makes me super happy. I also really like how, in the one sentence that spoke of Tamara, her end was left completely ambiguous.) Sari also has so much more personality lol. I feel like it's also an indication of how far apart the games are set.
The only things I really noticed that were problems was how the text for Day 1-9 on the calendar isn't centered until it reaches 10. I also have problems assessing whether the fondness meter for the boys went up or down.
The story's really interesting so far though! And the bantering's hilarious, especially since the characters are even more diverse in this one. In fact, I laughed a bit whenever the three boys and the goddess were all on screen because of how rag-tag looking the group is. I also noticed the pretty old memes in the game (gay or european, glomp, etc.) which was surprising to read and see in 2018 lol. (It's pretty bad but I always laugh at Arya's 'im blind' reminders whenever the gang goes off about something)
The idea of having reincarnated gods with animal motifs is interesting too, but I noticed that their designs kind of look Japanese? Granted I know nothing about Indonesian gods and the gods waiting to be reincarnated may well not just be Indonesian gods but it was just something I noticed. It's also nice to be able to know more about the world of Nusantara, especially since so much time traveling seemed to be involved. I found the bit where the demon claims the name 'Dio' interesting too since it means god in Italian.
Honestly I was surprised at how often you update the development log, which is really nice. Awesome work so far! I hope you continue to be able to do your best and enjoy making games in the future!
Thanks for dropping by and making my day better! X'D
And yes, finally the curses are not censored! The text of day 1-9 not centered also bothered me, but I can't seem to apply a 'justified' alignment there so I compromised x.x as for the affection meter... it may have something to do with how small the points you get from the choices in the beginning :"D the total points are somewhere between 300-400 while you only get... 10 or 20 there so the meter progressed very slowly ><
And lol, I'm glad I managed to make you laugh despite how old the jokes are x'D I simply love musical movies so I sneaked some quotes sometimes~
As for the animal motifs... yup! You guessed it ;) in Winged Ones, I tried to combine anime style with Indonesian culture. I have a soft spot for Japan so my style turned out pretty flexibel -even starting to branch out to western culture like Kaiden and Gale, who are White Knights... and more western perks could be seen in the Spring Village later.
It's like I'm trying to balance and combine things to create something original. I just hope I can pull this off and make you guys like this VN >\\\<
The rag-tag looking group is actually a good presentation of what I'm trying to make! Lol I'm glad to hear it amuse you x'D
Thanks again for dropping by and telling me your thoughts! I can't wait to hear what you think of Bermuda after you play it, bit of course, we still have quite a long way to go so I hope you'll be walking beside me until we reached our goal! ^^-
This is such an intersting concept and I am excited to see where it goes. I can not wait for the full release until then keep up the good work.
Thanks for dropping by -and yes! I'll do my best and progress little by little every day ^.^- Stay tuned with the updates!
I know its been over 200 days but im pumped bro IM READY MUAUAHAHHA
Yes! I also can't wait for you to play and hear your thoughts/review Bermuda! >< it's just that the script is much longer than I thought so I could only hope you would be patient enough to wait as I write Q_Q
Fair warning though; at this rate, Bermuda might take until next year so don't hold your breath ><; *forgive this slow-as-snail dev* I'm struggling with the final battle of Chapter 5 :'D and I haven't started writing the 4th route a.k.a the antagonist route.
Antagonist route? <3 Oh heck yes.
Also don't worry I think most of us are totally fine with waiting. You're not all super silent or dead for months on end like some others seem to get, too, which I do think helps it out and help with people's fears.
Thank you, Seraiden!
It's really good to know. I can be rest assured too knowing you don't mind the wait c': it's the heaviest thing weighing my mind every time check the date >< after all, time pass really quickly!
On another note, YAY for antagonist route! X'D
Hello! I'm not usually someone who comments about games, but on this one I needed to! (I even created an account for this). Well, at first I was looking for new games, found this one, and I immediately downloaded the demo since I liked Arya's concept. I must say: I'm not disappointed! He is my favorite all the way!
Even though I may have a thing for Dio, kinda sad I can't pursue him. The art is gorgeous, the storyline is really interesting and I can't wait to play the full game. I think the minigame is pretty cool. You're doing an amazing job! I will talk to you again in the future. Have a good day <3
You just made my day with this encouraging comment! >///<
Thank you for giving my game a chance and I'm so glad you liked it! One of my proofreader also like him, so I think you're off to a great ride! x'D I'll do my best to deliver this game to you, but for now, stay tuned with the weekly updates!
Thanks again for coming and see you around!
I really am glad you're still working on this. I adored your other Nusantara game, and wasl eft wanting more, so a game in the same universe is great(plus I agree on the Dio bit, Dio is interesting), but instead of Arya, whom would normally be my type, Guntur was already warming his way in to my heart.
Yes, Seraiden, I'm still working on the script writing and it has finally entered the building climax :'D there's still antagonist route to write, but we've walked a long way! I may need more time to write a bonus antagonist route, make the CGs, and programming to do, but I hope that you're willing to be patient and walk along with me ><
P.S. Guntur is a great choice too! So far, I'm very satisfied with all 3 routes progress and development! ^.^-
It's okay, I have kids even I know how to be patient when need be. :P I've just been fiddling around in the original and in this one, and thank you so much for sticking with this and creating such a wonderful world for us all to enjoy.Also don't feel stressed/rushed on it, I think most of us understand that it takes so much time and effort and heart and soul to put in to this. Your work is great, so waiting isn't a problem at all. :3
This is an amazing game so far, and the demo is so long! Without skipping anything it took me a day and a bit to finish. The longest demo I have ever played! I loved it, and the artwork and plot was amazing. There are some sentences that don't make sense but only two or three, and they don't add anything important anyway, so it isn't a problem. I love the characters and how they act, and how the main character is very relatable in many ways. I think that the way she acts towards Gunter is annoying though, so it would be pretty cool if we got more of a choice of how we first react to him (I am biased though since someone like Gunter is like almost my ideal guy). Will there ever be any way to get with Dio (I don't remember if that actually is his name but oh well), because so far Dio is my favourite character and he's only in it for like a minute. Also the minigame at the end is pretty cool, so that's a nice touch. I can't wait for the full game. If this demo is anything to go by, the full game is going to be amazing!
Thank you for dropping by and sharing your enthusiasm, Cittycool!
I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself so thoroughly --and yes! This is the longest demo I've ever made so far and the content is definitely 2 times longer if not more from my previous vn, Winged Ones! So I hope to hear your thoughts later when Bermuda is finished x')
I also hope to give more options/choices to choose! But his reputation and panic didn't really help our Maya :")) if you're bias to Guntur, Maya is bias too at first from fright lol x'D but hey *whispers* don't worry, you'll get more character route oriented events the further you advance into the story so there are definitely more juicy meatloaves waiting for you!
As for Dio, unfortunately he's not available to pursue >< I like him too, but my brain failed to conjur any idea about how a relationship between a human with a God-slash-Demon-or-??? works. The first thing that came to mind is a tragedy and trust me, Bermuda is already very dark as it is, so... :"))
Oh well, but then again maybe I'll get the idea in the future? ;)
Thank you for your support and see you around!
Sorry for such a late reply but I can understand why it would be difficult to make Dio a love interest, but it would be amazing if he were to become one! (Although it would be a lot of extra work and very difficult to do, and like you said, it would be even harder since he's a god/demon thing)
So I haven't even finished the demo, but WOW. And the demo is hella long. I can't wait for the full game.
Thanks for trying the demo & glad to hear you like it! x'D
I'll do my best to complete Bermuda ASAP, but for now, stay tuned with the weekly updates ~
Hey, how it's going? I just want to say thank you for your effort to update the progress. The others just go silent and leave us in the deadzone for who knows how long. But you have taken time to write us a note, every week, and I really appreciate it. Please keep up the good work, you have just earned yourself a fan. :)
Oh wait, I've already been your fan after playing "Legend of The Winged Ones". That time I like your game, now I love your personality.
Hi xxelena! Thanks for dropping by and showing me this the first thing in the morning ^.^-
There are days I wish I could type quicker or be more productive, but overall I think the progress is going nicely ><
The only thing I worry about is whether all of you can wait patiently or not, so the weekly update is a given x'D
I'm really glad to hear you like it tho! The others are quite content watching over me behind the shadows and bushes, but it's nicw to see some comments every now and then :'3
And gosh, thank you for following me from Winged Ones to Bermuda! >\\\< I'm flattered and hope you'll enjoy this one as much!
Thanks again for the support and hope to see you around~
I just finished the demo and oh man it was so good! I can't wait for the full game to be released :D
Hi and thank you angelinachea!
I'm so glad to hear you like the demo x'D hopefully you'll be around to read the updates every Monday!
Can't wait for December!!!! Soooo excited!!! Hahahaha! It's been a year since I've been here! I'm really excited!!! 💙💙💙
Hope your doing well! Stay safe! 💙💙💙
Yup, time passed really fast, eh? x'D
I'm doing well~ The script writing is especially time consuming so I'm really grateful for you who have been very understanding and still waiting patiently!
Thanks for coming by, KimYuuki! Wish me luck so you can get one more present for Christmas!
I am so excited for this otome. I played the legend of the winged ones I really liked it. So i looked for more made by you and found this which caught my attention. I too dont like sad/bad endings but try to get them for a cg or achievement. Thats why i liked the legend of the winged ones so much yes there was one bad ending for the three guy but there was also a normal, and happy ending
I'm really happy to hear you like Winged Ones and willing to give Bermuda a chance! QuQ
However, I need to give you an early warning that Bermuda has a darker theme than Winged Ones >< so prepare yourself -especially for the late events ~
It'll be quite a while until I finished Bermuda, but I hope you'll be around to check the updates every Monday ^.^-
Thanks again for coming!
Hello~! So I've actually played your other visual novel, "Legend of The Winged Ones" and I really enjoyed it! It was fun to read and pretty to look at, it was also paced out very well! I played it a long time ago, and just recently I came back to this website to find a new visual novel to play. Then I found this gem~!
At first, I didn't even realize this was also made by you, I read what this was about and it interested me. I clicked on your profile and then realized you were the same curator for the other visual name mentioned prior. I went back to the download page, downloaded it and began to play immediately haha.
I played as much as the demo could offer within a day, and of course it ended right when it was getting good XD. I enjoyed each character so much, that whenever I played it over within my head for which I may want to go after first, I seriously couldn't decide. I love each one of their personalities and their character designs (right now Arya and Gunter are winning in my heart, but Kah'lil is still close behind). I also love their names hehe.
I honestly cannot wait for there to be more of the story that I can see haha, I'm definitely staying for the rest of the journey to completion for this one. Keep up the beautiful work~!
Hi Iciio! Thanks for dropping by & leaving a comment!
I'm really flattered to hear my VNs managed to catch your fancy twice >///< and without you knowing lol
You even came back and made an account just to tell me this! You really made my day x'D
I still have lots to learn and I have rooms for improvement, but I'll do my best so your wait will be worth it!
And of course, thank you for loving my characters! The bachelors in Bermuda don't have any particular arrangement, so pick whoever you want first and enjoy yourself! x')
Lastly, welcome aboard to the journey!
You can read my update every Monday or maybe join the shy crew that lurks in the shadows/bushes and eat cyber cookies while waiting x'D
Either way, I'm happy to have you!
Stay tuned & see you around!
Makasih kak! X'D *postny dobel, jd sy apus 1 y?
Do you have any idea if the game's coming out in the Summer? Not rushing you or anything, take your time :) I loved your first game, can't wait for this one, I know it's going to be amazing! I got my eyes on Arya, he's a precious foul mouthed bean that will beat you with a mug ;3 Just can't stop replaying the Demo, start a little with the other guys but keep going back to Arya >_<
Unfortunately the scriptwriting is waay slower than I thought it would be :'D I might be able to finish it in December/winter 2018 like the teaser video suggest, but stay tuned!
I decided to give some compensation in return for being late *more info in my latest update devlog~* but yeah! So far,
the mug Arya is thriving and one of my proofreaders is starting to get a bias x'D
Thank you for your support and hope to see you around!
All is fine my child, like I said, take your precious time and don't overwork yourself trying to get it out earlier. I can't blame them for getting a bias towards that mug child, he's just SO precious >///<
Aww, thank you, dear :'D
Don't worry, I'll do my best to make it perfect!
--Honestly, I think I can be a lazy person if the mood/muse is not present, but if it involves something that I love, I became a perfectionist and stubbornly wade through fire or ice to make sure the progress bar moves forward x'D
It's just that I sometimes worry for my readers who had been waiting for quite a while now ><
So thank you for being considerate and patiently waiting beside me!
I am so excited for this game! The demo legitimately made my cry (in a good way), I think Maya might by my favorite otome protagonist ever.
I saw a comment from a while ago mentioning a tentative release date of July 2018, I'm assuming that's not still the plan, but was wondering, do you have a current tentative release date? Are we still looking at $15 for the final product, or is it likely to be more since the scope seems to have been expanded?
Hi CassiopeiaSD! Thank you for coming & for your warm support >\\\<
Yes, the scriptwriting is longer than I thought! The game will have a total of 5 Chapter + 1 Antagonist route, and I'm currently at the beginnings of Chapter 5! After that, CGs will be made along with programmig. So... I'm hoping to hit the racks at December/Winter 2018 like the teaser video suggested, but we'll see ^^;
In the meantime, to compensate my lateness, the originally cut down CGs will all be made + I'll add a few more BGs in winter and autumn area! *more info in my last update report~
And yes again! The final product will still be $15! However, there are still early bird packs for paypal users, so if you want to pre-order, click on the 'pledge with paypal' button for $10 early bird pack ^.^
Thanks again and hope to see you around!
When the full release is out, will those that played the demo be able to load from there previous saves if they were not deleted?
Aah, I never tried putting a save file from demo to the full release so I'm not sure :S
You can try copy+paste the files from the save folder to the full release, but this is not guaranteed. I think the safe option is to play from the beginning again >< I'm sorry about this.
Disclaimer: This is a long comment review I'm sorry rip
Yes!! I’m so excited to play this game! o((*^▽^*))o
I thought the first Nusantara game was good, but this looks 10x better! I really like the minute details, like with the calendar + season, the load/save/status menus, with how they kind of look like a scrapbook or a journal - which would make sense that Maya would document what happens in the year they’re on the island. Also the funny chibi moments and the slow transition of when a character either goes beat red or pale! I also thought the “What she is thinking right now” was a cool touch I haven’t really seen before. And items?? Now I’m really interested to see what we obtain in the game lol.
Plus, the humor hasn’t changed - I laugh my butt off a lot during your games XD. Like. I didn’t have my thinking cap on while playing so when it came to the part that Maya’s like “maybe Guntur reflects the weasel/ferret mirror” I kind of died. Like. Look at him!!! Look at those guns!! That is one beefy ferret-man XDDDD (Also Kahlil reacting to his tails and ears is literally me I relate to him on a spiritual level.)
The art has taken a beautiful upgrade, too. The relationship status meter makes me feel it’s going to be - or at least it gives the illusion of - a longer game, because three hours in and I’ve only raised Arya’s affinity barely past the triangle design on the bottom of the meter??? Like Boiiiiii. Plus the fact that this happens over the course of the year makes a romance much more realistically probable, especially since their in isolation lololol.
ALSO I’M SO INTERESTED IN WHAT SINS THE BOYS COMMITTED LMAOOO. I kno it’s probably not a joking matter but I’m excited for the juicy gossip (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑
For which character caught my attention… Hm. On my first playthrough of the demo I p much targeted Arya, since I decided to start with him from the getgo (while still being nice to the other characters ofc lol) and his cursing is hilarious - especially his threats with a mug, that was gold (did he bring a mug to the island??? Bc, “please, Oh Great Arya, save us from this monster with your mighty mug!!” <— a scene I need that at the very least occurs in Maya’s dreams XDDD (jk jk)
For Kahlil - I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for his type of character so I’m biased - but he’s just so ADORABLE (♥ω♥*) whether it’s a facade he puts on or his legit personality, he’s really fun to interact with in the game lolol. I’m still a bit wary of his character, waiting for the other shoe to drop, though! He kind of reminds me of Rama.
Then for Guntur, originally I didn’t really like him bc I felt his teasing towards Maya was belittling, but the interactions they have on the island got rid of that dislike. Personally I don’t find smoking all that attractive, but for some reason, I don’t really know why, the way he and Maya interact differently from the other two made me the most interested in him.
(Still going w Mug Boi first when the game comes out just bc I’m stubborn lmao)
SOMETHING I REALLY LIKED:
Maya isn’t a pansy; when she has something to protect, she does, like when she protected her mom from Gunter in the beginning. Of course if Guntur really wanted to hurt her it wouldn’t have gone so well, but she didn’t know that, so I thought it was badass how she went all “protect mamma bear” mode.
SOMETHING I DIDN’T LIKE:
Both in this game and the previous one, there have been lines where characters suggested another character might be gay because they showed no interest in the opposite gender, and both times the lines were something like: “I was starting to worry that you were… like that…” and imo it’s kind of ridiculous they treat it in a scandalized matter rather than a normal one?
Also, this is more of just a question - if it’s not a spoiler ig - I was confused by the mirror choice in the beginning, during Maya’s dream? From a traditional perspective I would assume that’s where you lock on to a route, but from what happened in the demo it didn’t seem so? It didn’t seem like an important choice, at least in the demo, so is it more of an affinity choice? Or?
BUT OVERALL I’M SO HYPED TO PLAY THIS GAME. (╯✧∇✧)╯Is this game really going to be free? Bc if it was me, I would totally put a price tag on this kind of quality lol.
Thanks for visiting and your review made my day brighter! x'D
I'm really happy that you gave all my boys a chance & you even noticed all the small details! *^.^* I thought I will have to wait until the game is finished for people to understand the features -but you surprised me by guessing all of them correctly x'D
And yay!! I'm so happy when you said I still have my sense of humor --I sometimes doubt myself lol, and yes, there are more surprises about the ferret ;) all three sins are unique and I think you'll like the illustrations I've planned to tell their past later ~
I can somewhat foreshadow that Arya is going to be popular
because of the mug -one of my proofreaders already have a bias toward him :')) Kahlil...well, I think he's better than Rama, more normal and mellower than Arya/Guntur even, but I'll leave the evaluation to you when you're finished with his route x'D
There's also a 4th route (Antagonist route) that unlocks after you're finished with all 3 routes! Part of the reason why I took so long just to write the script is this >< and because I like your enthusiasm, I'll tell you a small spoiler: to minimize repetition, I made many reaction variations in each route so I hope you enjoy them!
As for the 'characters suggested another character might be gay because they showed no interest in the opposite gender, and both times the lines were something like: “I was starting to worry that you were… like that…” and imo it’s kind of ridiculous they treat it in a scandalized matter rather than a normal one? '...Well, to be honest, I'm also dismayed by this kind of discrimination/Sarah's response, but in Indonesia, the rainbow flag is viewed as such due to the thick blood of traditionalist :( they're not as open as US, or any country that recognized same-sex marriage, but I hope we'll progress toward that future ><
As for the mirror... Aside from adding affection + 5 when you choose a mirror, this scene is an important one! Hint: After you finish all three routes, something will change. Don't forget to save ~
Alright, I'll stop here in case I blabber my big mouth with more spoiler x'D
I hope you'll be patient with me and stay tuned with the updates! See you around!
P.S. I also like Maya in the 'protect mama bear' mode x'D
I loved your last game. I cant wait for this one and all the others. Keep it up. Much love
Thank you for the support, Angel253!
It's going to be quite a while to finish Bermuda, but stay tuned! ><
Hmmm okay... so I saw many HOT BOYS I WILL NOT ACCEPT THAT THERE'S ONLY 4 BACHELORS HERE!? *cries*
It was going to be 5, but Bermuda sadly didn't reach the stretch goal ><
Thanks for the energetic support!
Omy! You replied! Crap! Crap! Should we stretch it further!? Or there is no hope for now? T_T
Which is the height of the boys ?
Amazing :) I can't wait for the full game to come out, I love all the characters so far :D
seems somewhat promising, but it's testing my patience with how much 'fluff' dialogue there is. it's taking what, to me, is an unnecessarily long amount of time, to setup the story and background. i wanna get to the meat of it already!
Hi AlphaGodith! Thanks for visiting and giving me your thoughts~
Yes, I agree that the pace is really slow in Bermuda, but it's necessary and your patience will be rewarded later in the end >< I hope you'll give it a chance and maybe follow a bachelor's route before you give me your final verdict :'3
It's still quite a long way until I released the completed version though x_x;
Either way, I'm glad to hear you tried the demo!
I already love the game so much. I can't wait for the full game!
(Maya's room is literally mine in real life, I swear.)
I feel warm whenever I thought more people is waiting and loving my game as much as I do :')
Stay updated and glad to see you around!
I am so awaiting until this game is finished. I want to play it so bad. I am already saving up money to donate at least 10-20$. Also really hope your dog is doing better. My dog is my world so I know how it is to worry about them. I love your games they're awesome Arya is my favorite character!!!! And wolves!!!!! Love it. The god concept is great. Really makes you question their pasts and what they did. Hope full version is released soon. And hoping you dont stress your body out. Although I want it to come out soon, still we need you in good health. If this was on the phone it be great so I could play it on the go!!!! Thank so much and keep up the great work!!!
Hi OkamiChan! Welcome back and thank you for the support and well wishes! You made me smile just before I sleep :'3
I also can't wait to finish so I can read my dear readers' reviews >\\\< -but all in good time <3 the script is half finished, but it's still quite a long way to go until completion ~ (havent touched CG + Programming)
I hope that you'll be patient with me :"D but I believe it will be finished before/at winter 2018 like what is written in the teaser! For now, I thank you for reading the updates -and yes! My pups are also my precious >\\\< Kiara is doing well, but I got myself pretty done by her antiques this week :")) more detail tomorrow!
For now I need to catch my sleep ~ Thanks again and see you around! Sweet dreams!
Your health is also important and please even though I want it to finish soon I know that your games are only so amazing cuz you actually put so much effort and time in it. I appreciate your work and story line. I am also an author and create stories online. So I can really get the feel from it. I love that even though it's not a sequel it follows the story line with the goddess and "chosen ones" it falls perfectly without ruining the other. I've waited this long I can wait longer and that just means my donation can be bigger as I save up more money. This could really be a great app for phones. <3 wishing you best of luck. And great health for you and your babies :)
Yes, thank you for caring :"D I think your warm advice just made my day much better <3
Ah, so you're a fellow author! Do you write on wattpad/fanfiction/fictionpress? I often go there to read! Lots of good stories and often inspirational ~
And you too! Please take care as the weather is a bit unkind these days >_< I don't know where you live, but here in Indonesia is having quite an extreme difference from one day to another; yesterday was a stormy rain and today is hellish hot x_x We know how mentally exhausting writing could be :"D sometimes our muse will cooperate and sometimes they won't -just don't forget to drink/eat!
I'm very happy to hear you like the plot so far >\\\< I also hope I can apply for mobile apps (renpy can export it directly to a mobile version, but the file might be a bit too big if it's not created via Unity, so just let's see :'3)
Best of luck to you too! I'm very lucky to have such understanding readers here...
Yes, I do write on wattpad. I am usually busy so I understanding needing to take long breaks from work. I write my own stories not fan fiction. Im scared to ruin a great piece with my own bias opinions or spoilers lol. I wanted to write some of anime or otome games I've played. If you make a mobile game I'm sure it will be as great as Mystic Messenger. Im very excited for this game!!!!!
Ah, I don't dare to be compared to Mystic Messenger >\\\< I'm an old fan of Cheritz (Dandelion and Nameless are the first korea otomes I play lol) and I'm so happy to see a lot of people finally noticed their brilliance! MM ruined my sleep schedule tho :"))
Thank you for your strong encouragement >\\\< my dear reader's support is what keeps me going. It's my fuel, my juice, my personal battery *cough*
Here, take some cyber cookies and hugs from me ^.^-
I loved Nusantara, the winged ones, and was so excited to see that Bermuda Triangle was downloadable! I didn't realize it was just a demo, and I think I finished it at one go before realizing that it had ended, haha. That was a real moment of disappointment, but now I have something to look forward to!
I really like that we get to see "Maya"'s background and motivations and that there is already an inkling of the supernatural with the spiritual sightings and the Tarot readings even before the main story begins. It's been a while since I played the Winged ones, but I don't think Tamara had any warning at all before the plunge, while "Maya" has plenty of little clues. I adore the relationship she has with her baby brothers and mischievous sister, and also really like that her family seems so supportive and united despite their various troubles. The slower pacing gives us more time to appreciate them, and to understand how Maya so readily agreed to take the plunge into the unknown. The little scene with the extra lunch box and the forgotten wallet had me in tears...
As for some comments, I agree with a previous reader that there are grammar errors here and there, which sometimes took my concentration away from the game. It's a lot of work and I saw that you wrote that you have proofreaders already, so I'm sure these will be fixed in later versions! :) In the meantime, maybe a simple tool like Grammarly could help with the little errors, to allow you more time for the important stuff! :)
Also, I noticed that while you have the option to change the protagonist's name, the background in the kitchen still shows the name on the door to be "Maya". This is more of a nitpick, but it did catch my eye, so I thought you might like to know! :)
All in all though, awesome work so far! I can't wait for more updates and to play the final version! :D
Hi itara! Thanks for stopping by and telling me your thoughts ~
I'm really happy to hear you love Winged Ones and come again to try Bermuda >\\\< some doesn't like the slow pace so I got a bit worried -thanks for cheering me up!
Thank you for pointing out the nameplate on the door! I totally forgot about it :")) I will change it to an empty one, but as for the grammar... I apologize, but no matter how we double proof it, some always managed to escape our radar :"D I sometimes google about some sentences I'm not sure about, but I didn't know about grammarly O.o I'll look into it!
If you do noticed some in the full version, I hope you'll forgive me for it >< I'll appreciate it if you can help me point out the obvious ones though! So I can fix it and re-upload the file later.
Bermuda still have a long way to go, but I hope you'll stay beside me step by step :"3
Thanks again and see you around!
I really enjoyed Nusantara: The Winged Ones and finally got around to trying out the demo of Bermuda! By the end of it I was so looking forward to the full thing but I will admit that I struggled with the story until they actually got to the Lost Island. It was like "hey here's an amazing massive hole that appeared and loads of spiritual stuff is happening!" and I'm like "cool! show me more!" but first.. let's go through the daily life of a girl for a week... for an hour or so... and I get that it's an opportunity to show the male leads and how much she loves her family but some of it was so painfully boring that I just gave up reading and sped through. Felt like the pacing was just a bit too slow, especially knowing what was coming next and wanting to get there (and when we did, I was so pumped!).
Loved Sarah, her dad and the boyfriend, whose name I forget. Really interesting characters and they help flesh out "Maya" and her situation a bit more. Also, Maya's dad is too sweet for words! And the scene with the lunch boxes and the forgotten wallet almost made me tear up. Loving Guntur the most out of the 3 choices currently. I'm sure Arya will grow on me once I get past his wall a little bit, and poor Kah'lil just seems like a cute younger brother lol! I'll do his route just to see what he's like, but Guntur has first dibs. A strong, dependable guy with a cheeky side? On it! Oh, and he COOKS!
And the Goddess, dang, she's hilarious. When she opened the hole I could just remember Tamara being thrown into a lake! I liked that honorable mention :D I'm also wondering if that piglet is going to show up anymore - cute sidekick? Stalker who steals things?
Bugs: I had the music off but sometimes it would play. It was a bit jarring because I had two instrumental tracks then going at the same time (my own playlist + the game). Also, I don't know if sometimes the footsteps were meant to be fast? At the start they were about walking pace and sounded great but then later they came really close together and the tempo was totally off. I had to race through the text until it stopped. Turning off the sound didn't turn off the footsteps even when they appeared later in the game. Otherwise, everything worked fine as far as I'm aware.
Great job - thank you for your hard work! Can't wait for the full thing *squee*
Hi scribblefingers! Thanks for visiting and telling me your thoughts!
I'm very happy to hear your report of the bugs; I'll take note of this walking sfx and I will fix it in the complete version (I put more than 1 sfxs at times for an effect of more than 1 person walking, but since they overlapped, I'll just put 1 later :S)
As for the music, it could be because I put more than 1 at times (ambiance + music) so I think the control got confused o.o; thanks for pointing this out! However I might not be able to fix it immediately since I rarely twiddle with the options control. So you might want to mute or lower the music through your laptop's sound control panel for the time being, but I'll see what I can do!
And yes, Bermuda is certainly much more slow paced than Winged Ones so I suggest you to take your time and don't read it until dawn like a few of my readers >_<;
I'm glad to hear you like the story so far though :'3 it's going to be a very long one though so I hope you'll be patient and walk beside me through the whole story ><
See you again in the future!
Just looked at the main character and the creepy thing is.... She looks like me, dresses like me and Im also a cancer born in July. So ya, Ima play it XD I just wanted to point out sthe resemblance LOOL
OMG, I was scrolling down the comments and just noticed that I missed your comments! Q_Q I'm so sorry!
I hope you had a good time playing Bermuda >< and lol, I'm surprised to hear and see your PP that you resemble Maya! x'D
I loved this game! I came from playing another game I was excited to play and it ended up making me slightly sad an disappointed instead. So I chose to play this game hoping it would cheer me up and boy did it! I enjoyed the characters and the plot was amazing I hadn't played your other game but now I am definitely will! I also liked the personality of all the characters you did because you did stick with some of the 'normal formula' that visual novels have but made a huge twist with those formula's and it's amazing how you twisted it but made it work so well with the personality of the characters in such a way I could never see them be any other way! The only errors I saw was some grammatical errors they were not enough to take me out of the plot but since when I play visual novels I tend to read out loud I ended up noticing them when a sentence was either missing a word or a mistyping occurred. I also have a question to ask you which I normally prefer to ask in a more private setting but I will ask this way. First I would like to mention I am a YouTube gamer because of this I tend to record when I play games just in case I end up enjoying a game. I also do this because I end up having many problems recording(since i'm still a new YouTube gamer). The reason I mention this is because I want to ask if you mind me posting it on YouTube. If you do, I do not mind one bit since I understand that making something you created it is like your baby but even if you don't I would at least like to send you the video so you can see some suggestions I made while playing. They were not major things just some minor issues like I mentioned above but I think it would probably still be helpful for you as you move on with this project. I can not wait till the full release of this game and I will be eagerly awaiting its release no matter your response!
Hi, Jules! Thanks for visiting and leaving this warm review! I just woke up and this made my day ^^-
I'm glad to know my game cheered you up! And yes, grammar error has been a long time problem that I'm still fighting now >< I already have 2 proofreaders, but somehow, something always managed to escape our radar x_x (Maybe I should read it outloud like you o.o)
I still have a long way to go but I hope you'll bear wih me if if there's more grammar error in the future :'D
And yes! I'm flattered you think my game is good enough until you want to make a video and post it on youtube >\\\< the suggestions in there will definitely be a good guide for me to notice the grammar errors and other things. You can post the video link here or find me at a facebook fanpage: SweetChiel's Visual Novels
I'll post your link over there too! People might come to your channel for a walkthrough after all x')
Once again, thanks for your support and I hope to see you around!
I loved this the characters so far are amazing Arya reminds me of kakashi from naruto dying to see his face. Guntur is like big brother complex and well Kahlil he's so cute! But did The characters from the last game die. I am guessing they meet Tamara and they have to come together to save the world. Still trying to finish the other games. I wont be able to try and finish it until Wednesday since I have surgery on Tuesday but I am so excited to finish it with your tips I have something to do on bed rest lol. Thanks for saving me hours of boredom lol. Can I just reccomend one thing Maybe more times we can make interactions like choices in the game and I love you made a skip button and status of them men's meters. I can't wait I would pay 10$ for this game!!!!! It doesn't seem like it will be as fast pace as the last one so you caan enjoy it some more!!!!!Please keep working hard but not too hard :)
Thanks for coming again and telling me your thoughts!
I'm glad to know you like the characters >///< but they won't meet Tamara here. They might encounter Mitra/Reksa/Rama as a cameo though~ And yes! The pace in this one is a lot more slower than Winged Ones & there's definitely more choices in the future x'D
I wish you best of luck for your surgery! I hope you're not losing sleep trying to finish all the games in one go >< won't it be better to save some so you won't be bored after you're done with surgery and put on bed rest? o.o
And really thank you for your warm support >///< it never fails to make me smile and it's what motivates me the most to keep going >:')
I hope to see you again in the future and tell me your thoughts once this game is finished!
P.S. Pssst, did you know that you can click on the Red text? It will show you their meaning/translation, like when Kahlil is speaking in Spanish!