Out of curiosity, does anyone know how to spend the night with Alwenn or Virion before Sindan? I noticed that S2 asks about it and I didn't know it was an option, so if anyone has any insight on this I'm interested to hear!
A veteran Warlock finds herself in a political conspiracy when she is summoned by the Sovereignty as the new Court Mage.
Is the real danger truly one of political intrigue, or is there a darker secret hiding underneath?
- Changable name for the MC.⭐
- 5 different appearance templates.⭐
- 3 personality choices.⭐
- Animated Cgs & sprites⭐
- 5 love interests. (3 male, 2 female)⭐
- Patreon exclusive NSFW version.⭐
Known issues for the online version: If you are stuck during load/save or between scenes, delete your offline website data / browser history and keep your save files to a minimum.(4-6 slots)
If the game doesn't load at all, use a different browser and make sure you are close to your internet/wi-fi source.
Warning: Only works on Chrome, Firefox and Safari. (Some versions of Safari may have sound issues. Most mobile phones won't play sounds at all.)
Take frequent saves without using many slots as it can get stuck loading between scenes.
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I wanted to replay this now that season 2 is out, but it keeps crashing when I get midway through chapter 5 at the same spot. I was playing in browser, so I tried to play it downloaded but when I open up the game it's just a black screen.
HOW DO YOU GET PAST THE PILLAR PUZZLE T^T
Hi! I hope you are well.
I have an issue with the game, I wonder if you could help me out?
So, I was playing on the browser version, and I was at the part where Argandea and Virion were speaking with each other about how Warlocks aren't really thought well of. Then it froze.
So I'm like, that's fine, I'll just download it through the itch app and progress the game through there...
Unfortunately, it froze on the exact spot ):
Is there something I can do to fix this?
Sorry to bother you!
You can try cleaning your saves (making sure you wiped the offline website data completely clean) and start over or try another browser for the browser version. Make sure you keep your save files to a maximum of 3-4 slots. More than that freezes the game.
For the download version, if you set your text to instant, it will freeze due to live2d sprites. Try pressing ctrl for skipping instead of fast mouse clicks. 🙂 let me know if any of those work for you!
I tried all you said I should do, but I still got stuck at the same place... Don't worry though! I guess the choices I made in-game broke the programming maybe? Instead, I just started fresh from a new chapter and everything was smooth sailing from there.
Thank you so much for your fast response, I know season 2 will be just as good!
Hi, I downloaded the game to my Mac and when I start the game all I get is a black screen. Do you have any advice for me? I tried playing in the browser and it continues to freeze.
P.S. I'm really enjoying the game and I'm still in the prologue! :o
this game was fantastic! i remember back when the first ascension game came out and it was the first visual novel i ever loved. this one clearly shows all of your talents! the writing was absolutely phenomenal. i loved the characters, i loved the plot progression, it all was so good! the art was absolutely stunning. thank you so much for making this <3
I liked this game but I have a question for the developer: Is there any chance there will be a (purchaseable, it does not have to be for free, it does not even have to be cheap) NSFW version of this game in form of downloadable Windows executable and not just remote, web-browser-based, subscription only version?
There is already a downloadable windows exe which doesn't require an active Patreon subscription to play on Patreon. You can simply make a one time donation and download your file along with many other patreon benefits and cancel your subscription the next month if you really want to.
The reason why I don't sell the nsfw version standalone is;
1- Because Patrons actually fund these games. Without my patrons, I wouldn't be able to make them at all, so while I do understand people wanting to buy the nsfw version on somewhere like itch.io, right now it's part of my thanks to people who actually make these games come true. They are also generous enough to let me distribute the full sfw versions of these games for free.
2- The nsfw scenes are barely %5 of the entire game. I don't like the dlc system, and I don't think it's fair to ask money for such a small part of an otherwise completely free game. The reason why they are a patreon benefit is that it comes with many more extra benefits as a pretty big package. Like a basket of gifts instead of one.
3- Even if I wanted to, I could not sell anything on itch.io, because the payment platforms they insist on using are not allowed in countless countries like mine. You can blame itch.io's lack of an international payment system for this. Neither Steam nor Patreon has this problem, so this is something I feel they need to work on.
I hope this helps explain things. 💖 Thank you for playing and also your interest in my game.
Ah, ok thanks. So there is a downloadable NSFW version for patrons now? In that case I'll (re)subscribe, at least for a month. ;-) I actually like your work and would happily support you by buying your stuff but I truly hate subscriptions and I also dislike playing things in web-browsers or on remote places. Not only because it is limited but also because they tend to go "poof" over time and I like to "archive" good things.
Update: Done! Thanks a lot for info/help. :-)
Yes. There is also a downloadable file for the sfw version too. It's on itch.io, just below the description / info. Most benefits you can access on my patreon are downloadable. Maybe the browser version I uploaded confused you?
As I mentioned before, the earnings I receive monthly from Patreon go directly into the production of the games (The artists, musicians etc). Since these are episodic games, a subscription system works very well with this format. I can continue to release new episodes thanks to all the subscriptions, and people can keep playing them. You, of course, are free to not like it personally, but this is what I feel most comfortable doing as a developer who wants to keep making free to play games for everybody to have some sort of access despite their financial situation.🙂
Going "poof" over time is unfortunately a serious problem of today's digital content. Platforms like Steam are included in this digital "renting" system. So, not every downloadable content is archiveable either. This is especially serious in the mobile app industry. Which is exactly why I like Patreon, because it gives developers more power over their own content. How you distribute, how you contact with the people who support you is completely up to you. Feels like I'm advertising Patreon, but as a creator, I'm really really happy with their platform and I think most people misunderstand how it actually works. Basically, the people who can afford it help those who can't access the content that they feel are worth it. ⭐
Feel free to join whenever you like. I do hope you will enjoy it, if you do! 🙂
Yes, I did join your patrons again and I downloaded it, thank you. It's not that I cannot subscribe of course I just dislike to do so. And my main concern was that I thought there will be no executable to download just a web-browser version like it was in the past (I was already your patron due to this game for one month about a year ago when I played it. ;-))
For some reason i can't download the Mac files :/ and the game from this itch page won't run. It's just giving me a blank black screen
Try downloading via the itch.io application here: https://itch.io/app
If you are using Catalina, the game is not compatible with the OS. In that case you can either use this method:
Or you can simply use either Firefox or Google Chrome to play the browser version, as Safari can be a little unstable.
Thankfully, i'm not on Catalina OS but i still couldn't download and the browser version won't load, it just gives me a blank black screen even if my browser is chrome. But i'll try to download the file through the itch.io app :) Thanks for taking the time to answer!
grr has to pay for next one *cries*
played this for the 5th time can u put the second one on your website?
Calywen out here salty cause I took his mans, Oop- Also I love this game can’t stop playing it! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait for season 2! <3
May 25th is the public prologue release date! :)
Love the game so much; unfortunately, probably because I didn't see the warning about not using too many save spaces and all that jazz, my game keeps freezing in the middle of the Finale part 2 and nothing I've done seems to fix it; I've tried deleting my history, including the offline data, and trying to use Chrome as opposed to Firefox but it's either getting stuck in the same place, won't let me open a New Game (keeps freezing when I select "pick a chapter"), or just won't open at all
Just did a bit of testing and different question options made the game freeze in different places; "Who?" froze on the response to the question; "What?" (my original answer) freezes part way through the conversation; and "Where?" freezes on the question itself
You need to make sure you cleaned your offline website data and make sure the save files are completely wiped out first. Then start a new game and choose the last chapter to play. Also make sure you are not using the instant message speed, as it seems to be clashing with Live2D characters and cause freezing. Alternatively you could try the download file. 💖 Let me know if any of these works for you!
Great game, totally love it! But... but... please tell me that these are very small kingdoms and there are very fast means to travel between them. I mean - I (as MC, not real me :)) just tell Alwenn that I love her and there is no other and after that - you know, it's really; REALLY hard not to notice that you're cosplaying an old typewriter :D
And - how the hell did Elius know about that?
Thank you so much for playing!
And I really don't understand your question. Do you mind explaining?
How did Elius know about what exactly?
Why would the kingdoms be small?
Cosplaying an old typewriter, I'm completely lost here. 🤔
English isn't my native language, so excuse me if I'm missing an inside joke. :)
If some things are not clear enough the first time, a second play through may help.
Otherwise, I would be happy to reply if I can understand what you are trying to ask! 💖
Sorry for being unclear, just tried to avoid spoilers :)
I have no idea how to hide the text_ so for anyone who not played yet - spoilers ahead :D
The typewriter joke is from some ancient movie:
- How do you feel?
- Like an old typewriter, skippping period.
Well, question was about MC's pregnancy. To be pregnant and to have not even suspicion - that should be a pretty early term. And after seeing so many beautiful romantic scenes with Alwenn - I really hope that happened before their relationship bloomed (yeah I know I'm hell of oldfasioned :D ). Hence the question about the world size. Heroes must travel very fast to MC still have no idea about her pregnancy at Final chapter. But probably warlocks have it different for all I know :D
And the second question - how Elius know about MC's pregnancy?
Thank you so much for explaining!
1- She wouldn't have suspected because Warlocks are, due to their corrupt surge, infertile. Not to mention she wasn't overly concerned about her missing period while the world was in danger of being destroyed by Thar'akith.
2- The whole trip from Walinad to Sindan, and to Gael to Khell took about 4 months at most. If Thyia had a male LI, that would make her 2 mo pregnant, if she had a female LI, she is about 4 mo. Some body types don't start showing until the end of the 4 mo, so we are in the clear (barely :) But I couldn't have changed the sprites due to spoilers.).
3- Elius knew because of the same reason how Thar'akith knew. How Thyia knew. Elius is a loyal follower of Xiris, and although her messages are not always clear and comes as nightmares and dreams, this one was very clear.
Hope I could answer all of your questions! :) Let me know if you have any more.
I was playing the online version when i unententionally refreshed the game without saving and i thought "well imma download the game !" and i'm under Mac, downloaded the two versions and i still can't run it... Does someone has the same problem ? Do i have to install something else in order to run the game ?
Are you using Catalina? :)
If you are using Catalina try following these steps:
This game is insane ! I cannot believe we can play it for free ! Every character are so complex and well written, every love interest brings a new facet of the MC to light. The plot is closer to a fantasy novel than a visual novel beacause it treats of politic, sacrifies, and even racial prejudices; and this is what I love the most.
i love how the characters casually insult each other, it's so much like real life. great game. :)
Thank you so much for playing, 4re! Happy you enjoyed the insulting! Haha :P
I've been following you for a long time, since ascension and I just have to say I love your games and I can't see wait for the second season of oath breaker!!! Thank you for your time and effort and for making this beautiful games for free for us 😍
Damn it, you had to add a cliffhanger, didn't you? This was so damn amazing, I was really into it. The graphics, the sound, the storyline, it's amazing!
Hi I was up to Part 1: Finale exactly at the decision on whether to 'hire' the students, when I tried to load only the for the game to freeze on the loading screen. I have tried multiple to times to load, even closing the entire browser (Google Chrome). I really love this game and have been a fan of your games since the original Ascension series, I would really like to avoid having to start this game again from the start :(( any suggestions? Thanks :))
Clean your browser history and make sure you deleted all of your offline website data. Starting a new game gives you the option to start from any chapter you like. Don't worry about starting over. Alternatively you could try using the download version or using firefox instead. Firefox is the preferred browser for this game. Make sure you use only 4-5 save slots at a time. More than that will cause freezing. :)
YASSSS. Awesome game, highly recommended. Just played the first part of Season Two and I did not think it could get any better BUT GURL - IT DID. Thank you for making my quarantine life a little less grey, with this glorious virtual novel.
Also, Virion is a snackkkkk.
This is and Ascension is sooo good. Can't wait for the updates, fam (way too excited tbh oof) . I'm sure whatever you do will be great btw! Thanks for making them, Rin.
Hey :) love this game so far. i'm making a playthrough of it for my Youtube channel and don't mind linking back for others to play and support if that is ok with you.
Of course. Thank you so much for asking and I hope you and your viewers have fun! :)
I really love your games and this game is so good, but I haven't been able to get past the part in chapter 4 after my character has burned the ship and Virion is talking with the king and his advisers. It always freezes when he is talking to Argandea, always at the same spot. I originally started this game on your website and I couldn't get past that part, and then I found it here so I went through the game again and it stopped at the same place, and it always stops there, no matter from what saved slot I go from. I play on chrome and I've also tried on firefox but the same thing happened there too.
This game is so good and I'd be really sad if I couldn't finish it, do you have any ideas as to what's wrong?
Try cleaning your browser history (Make sure your offline website data is complete cleaned) and try again.
You can also try the download version. 😊 I hope it helps!
I cleared all my browser history and data, but I think I'll give the download a shot, since clearing the data lost my online progress anyway. I know I can start from a certain chapter, and I may just be being too particular, but I like to play the game all the way through xD, so I'll see how the download goes.
Thanks for your help! I'll let you know if I run into any trouble :)
So, it turns out the download also freezes at that point, so I tried online again and it didn't freeze when I started at chapter 4. So clearing my website data must have worked, thank you!
I finally got itch.io to work for me on my new computer! I'm so excited to replay all of this and wait for season 2. <3 I'm a nurse, so I'm still working during this quarantine, but I have 2 days off coming up finally and I can't wait to play! Thanks, Rin <3
Wait!! Wait!! So, season 2 is going to be a separate game, right? Like you're are not adding on to this game?
I have never wanted to play a visual novel so badly. I was sad when I saw that I had to wait for season 2 to find out what happens with Virion.
THE CLIFFHANGER,,, IM SO UPSET
this is honestly such a good visual novel and im really happy i played it, it really hit my feels at times and now i have to wait to see what happens,,,,, bittersweet, i tell you
Thank you so much for playing and I'm really happy you enjoyed it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
I had a great time playing Oathbreaker, and really enjoyed the story and the characters. (The whole plot inspired me, and cured my writer's block... for a while) (´∀｀•)
Unfortunately, I can't finish the game.
After playing the scene where King Raelan is taking with his Uncle in the dungeon in the Finale - Part One, the page reloads and restarts the whole game. （ ｉДｉ ）
I am using Safari, and I am using Mobile. I've read a past comment, where you informed the person to clear browser history and offline site history and keep close to the wireless source, but it doesn't work for me. ( -д-；)
Either way, I am really happy that I got to experience this game and I am eagerly waiting for the next season. (ノ^о^)ノ
Thank you sooo much for playing and really happy you enjoy the game so far!
You can try playing it on chrome instead of safari, since Safari tends do have some sound issues too!
That scene is animation heavy, so I think that's why your browser is crashing. Let me know if chrome version works out for you! :)
I'm really happy that I found this game. I liked it, so I think I will pay for full version when I will be paid.
Even better I discovered your other games and really liked them too) I'm not sure why I have not find them earlier…
Will be (not) patiently waiting for next season.
If you don't mind I have a question: on what engine this game is done? I rarely see characters that can move this ways
Thank you soo much for playing and really happy you enjoyed it! :)
I used Visual Novel Maker in this game, but I will be changing the engine next season due to it's many bugs and glitches! :)
Hiya, so I'm having a little difficulty with the mini game - I can only seem to click on the recipe book and nothing else
Are you using the download version or the browser? :)
Saw this the other day and that "Oathbreaker" was by the same creators of Ascension; played the whole game twice in one sitting. Loved every minute of it; family members can attest to me being a giggling, raving mess! Think I may have a penchant for elves, especially dark, dangerous, flirty ones >_< Keep up the good work! Can not wait for the season 2 and know it will be just as or even more so amazing than this season. <3
Thank you so much for playing, Castonovia!
So happy you enjoyed S1 and I can't wait to show everyone the progress of S2!!!😍😍😍
Finished season 1... Also want to die because that cliffhanger is so brutal.
Although I'm not overly fond of the art style, nothing could detract from the frankly MASTERFUL storytelling done in this visual novel. It is *chef's kiss* magnifique, truly.
But especially Virion's route. And I picked all the dialog that I knew would hurt me the most, ugh, why? Season 2 is definitely on my list (the good one).
*Edit: the thought just occurred to me as I was browsing tiers of your patreon because I'd love to have the full nsfw version of the game-- would you ever consider releasing a paid version on itch.io of the nsfw game? I desperately want to give you my money, but can't currently justify the monthly patreon payments in my tight budget when my eye is solely captured by that one addition to the game.
Further aside-- I would have paid money for this version of the game, I'm so attached to it.
Thank you sooo much for playing, Admint!
Season 2 will have amazing artists working on the Sprites & CGs, so hopefully you will enjoy it much more! 🤩
As for Patreon, the full nsfw version is a download file, so you can pledge for the Coolpaca tier for one month, grab it and cancel for the next month.
It would be the same as buying the NSFW version here, but with bonus benefits you can have from pledging. (i.g: WIP imagines from season 2, the prologue/chapter 1 of Ascension:Remake and extra manga shorts of Oathbreaker!)
I played your Ascension games way back in the the day, even repeated them multiple times to get every little dialogue option. I stopped following your work a year or so after, yet yesterday, I was looking at a blank google page wondering what I should do, and the name "rinmaru" popped in my head. Played this, in one afternoon and let me tell you how hooked I got :) Really happy with the option to romance girls this time around too. Will be looking foward for season 2. (THAT CLIFFHANGER THO) ❤️
This is so damn exciting! "Oathbreaker" is really something new. I mean, your stories are becoming more and more interesting. Composite. Realistic, as I feel. Easy-diving. What's cool. And I'm also admired by your ability to make such a charismatic MC with non-usual backstory. Thank you ♥
ps. Where can I learn more about your Universe? I`m in love with it! Unf, Wikies is not full enough
Thank you so much for playing! I'm soo happy you enjoyed it!
There is not much written info on the Universe yet, but season 2 will have lots and lots of bonus lore information laying around that you can explore and find during the game! I really hope you will enjoy it just as much! 😍
Who's your favorite romance? Mine would have to be Virion because that banter and emotional punch are just *chef's kisses*
I could be wrong, but Virion seems to be mc's soulmate... or kind of. IMHO, their relationships is the most harmonious.
Played and loved this. I have a couple of questions though. Firstly is version 2 out. Secondly if not when is it gonna be out. thank you so much!
The second season is a work in progress still. We are almost done with the main character sprites.
I'll let everybody know when it's arrived. Don't worry! :)
I just played the game for the first time and I have to say it's amazing. While I wasn't too fond of the 3D style CGs at first I grew quite fond of them, I'm glad I gave it a try. The story and the characters are intriguing, the mini games are a pleasant addition.
My only issue is replayabilitiy, in a way - I always play one game multiple times to see all "routes" , and it may be just my limited knowledge but I can't seem to find a way to make it so the engine skips only previously read text? I've toggled the option on and off in the settings multiple times, tried skipping using ctrl as well as simply pressing the skip button, and it seems to always skip all text regardless. It makes it rather difficult to go through the game with different romances and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong ^^'' I'm so used to how RenPy works that I'm quite lost to different engines
Thank you so much for playing!
Unfortunately VNmaker has several bugs and issues like this. :(
Hopefully S2 won't have as many problems as this one, since I'll be using a different engine!
Really happy you enjoyed the game regardless! :)
This is literally my favourite game! It was the first visual novel that really got me hooked in! Not gonna lie, I literally check every day to see if there's anything new. You are so amazing at what you do!! Keep up the good work, Rin! <3
when nina showed up i may have shed a little tear....but! i haved always loved your visual novels, and eee!! im so excited for the acsension remake!! love you lots rin, keep going!!
I love this so much and I'm distraught, I've played this game on both desktop and download; everytime it always stops at "Finale - Part 1" right after the "round rat short fella" says "But, first you must pay your rent". I desperately hope there's a solution as this is my favourite piece of art.
For the browser version, try cleaning your browser history and offline website data (make sure your save files are completely wiped) and start from the last chapter. Keep your save files to a maximum of 3-4, and make sure you are close to your wireless source.
For the download version, some scenes may load slower than usual so you may need to wait a little bit more. (Also make sure your text speed isn't set to instant.) If all else fails, try skipping past that part holding ctrl in the download version. =) Hope this helps!