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When Stars Fall
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
When Stars Fall is a gay (semi-linear-leaning-toward-non-linear) furry visual novel dating sim set in the fantasy world of Eamia. The main character, Marcus Carver (customizable) wakes up in an empty field with no memories save for his name. On his journey to find answers, he finds himself enrolled in an academy for adventurers and meets a few different persons of interest who may help or hinder his search for his lost memories. In this tale will Marcus find his answers, make new friends or foes, find love or sorrow? The choices are up to you.
As the story progresses Marcus meets five datable characters who can be friend or foe depending on the choices made.
About the Developer
Hi, thanks for checking this game out. It's been a pet project of mine for... way too long. I finally sat down several months ago to learn Ren'py and start getting my ideas down on 'paper' and that's when "When Stars Fall" was born. The characters are based loosely on character archetypes that I personally enjoy, especially in dating sims and VNs. My goal is to hopefully create a story and characters that I love and that others will love too.
As I'm new to Ren'py and coding in general there are bound to be errors and elements of gameplay that can be improved. It's also only me on the project (aside from the artists I'm commissioning) so there will likely be typos, spelling errors, etc. If you come across them, please ignore them if you can (they'll be fixed in future updates as I come across them). If you come across any game breaking errors, please let me know about those. A game is no fun if it's not playable. Anyway, thanks again for checking this out and I hope you enjoy this story as it unfolds. :D
This game is still a major work in progress. As I am not an artist, all art assets are being commissioned when I have the funds. Also, this is not a main source of income for me, I have a full-time job that takes up most of my time. When I can save up the money, I plan to commission more assets such as backgrounds, additional characters, character poses, character expressions, CGs, etc. In regards to having a full-time job this also means that I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to this project so I can't promise updates on a monthly basis, it's just not something my life will allow at the moment.
For game updates, all I can say at this point is it will be updated when it's updated.
If you enjoy the game, please consider rating it here on itch. Also, check out the Furry Paradise & Visual Novels (FPVN) discord server. It's filled with lot's of people that love VNs and also many devs of the VNs you may enjoy. When Stars Fall also has it's own channel under the Devs Available section!
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- Issues with comments43 days ago
- Devlog AugustAug 30, 2022
- Silas Build AdjustmentsSep 30, 2021
- Character Artist and Touchbase UpdateSep 28, 2021
- Going on HiatusJun 08, 2021
- April Touchbase and Game GuideApr 21, 2021
- Version 0.1.2Mar 21, 2021
- January TouchbaseJan 31, 2021
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Went for a replay and Aldric really is such a cute boy~
Anyway, I was wondering if you might be able to help differentiate between the Mage and Spiritualist/Holy Arts. I can tell HA is going to have some strong heals, but do you think they're also going to have offensive magic or is it going to be a more healing/support/buffs class? Aldric wanted to mostly support his friends it seems, but idk the name also seemed like it could almost be a summoner of spirits of some kind.
HA is focused more on support and healing, but does offer minor offensive capabilities. Mages are focused more on utility and offense with minor defensive options. I haven't worked out any kind of battle system and for now, most of the class options and abilities will have more of an affect on dialog and story branching until if/when I add minimal combat. An example of this would be the mage character finds himself in a cave with two tunnels, one is lit with torches, the other is dark. If the mage character knows the light spell, there will be an option to travel down the dark path instead of the lit path. The game won't really be a full RPG with battle systems and experience points, etc.
It will be described in more detail in game during the coming days of the HA major, but users of the holy arts do rely on spiritual allies and form contracts with spirits in order to access and channel magical power. Whereas mages directly access and manipulate the magic within the world itself rather than channeling through another source.
The Way i kept grinning while talking to silas... but at the same time Qrom and Orion....
I looked at Silas and the only thing that my mind thought was "I choose him"
Silas really is the crowd favorite so far. Most likely because he's the one players get to know the most at the moment, plus he's got a good personality. :)
Hello Matt, I am saying it again but I love your game so far, I did Every path possible and every choices I could have done and the amount of possibilities is really Impressive when we take our time to check them just because I needed more contents, actually that Hiatus was very helpful 😂
And sorry but really sorry, I couldn't resist and went playing the day 3 of each routes available I found in the game files. Your Vn is Also well written and simple to understand, I'm a non native english speaker so that Can be difficult sometime to be focus on a text so I get bored often but I was really focus from the beginning at the end and I was so mad when the build ended🔥
And the OST, it's THE thing I like the most in a vn and yours matches perfectly with the atmosphere
Each time Prism light starts playing, it got me whatever the number of time I'm redoing it, Also the Menu theme which got lyrics is so cool, we don't see that often. Please if you Can upload some of the ost on a platform like Soundcloud or whatev I would be totally down for, pls think about it, really please. I have so much to Say, can't wait for the next build. Please take care
Thank you so much for the kind words and the apparently several hours of play time lol. I appreciate it a lot! I hadn't realized that anyone could play the day 3 files in the published build. I thought they were hidden XD. They were very much unfinished and rough with the last update lmao. Hopefully you still enjoyed them though.
The music is definitely one of my favorite parts of this as well. Unfortunately as I purchase licenses to use the music for commercial use in the game, I am not allowed to post them elsewhere or offer them as separate content as per the terms. I will eventually update the music room within the game to be cleaner and better functioning so that myself and others can enjoy the music without having to play through the game, but sadly that's all I'll be able to do.
Hello, thank you for answering me and for your explanation. I understand and that's fine 😂 thanks again for the consideration you give us by trying to improve your game function, that would be really good. I hope that I would be able to support you soon because your VN is great. And yes I still like every second or every bit of the hidden days.
Please keep that track, I'm sure there are many ppl who thinks the same 🔥
i love this vn so far its amazing it has just what i was looking for silas is great character i hope this continues. not gonna lie i put my last name as teigland to see if anything would happen
Nothing happens for now, but that does bring up a good point. Thank you for mentioning this, I will have to add something for matching names!
there away I can help support you. Btw I'm very sorry I didn't reply back sooner I have been having a very rough time your visual novel may have saved my life it kept my mind on other things rather than something I can't come back from. Because of my dad's death and my mom having cancer
I'm very sorry to hear you've been going through all of that. Just playing the game and your patience is support enough and I appreciate it greatly. 🫂
you're welcome and I am clinging to your game as one of the things that's just getting me through today because my mom's cancer has just gotten worse
When I checked on the Twitter and saw it died, I was scared for the project, but it seems it's still kicking! Glad to hear that. Hopefully things work out soon with the artist situation and things can calm down for a while
I have a question what was the name of the song u used in the intro of the game (main screen) I remember it was a female singing
Know Us by Anica Stemper. Some of her songs were briefly licensable on audioblocks for commercial use.
i was there is more of this update i really want to know what happens next
Every day I wake up hoping to hear news about the status of this VN... I wish we could at least be kept in the loop about what's going on behind the scenes right now; it's kind of a bummer not knowing what all is actually happening and being kept in suspense for so long...
Sorry for the lack of news. Still have a lot of life stuff going on and trying to still work on the game at the same time. Recently got an update from the artist that he's going to be able to work more on the art soon, he's trying to work on his workflow atm. Other than this, not much has changed from what was mentioned in this devlog from August.
The game is still in development right?
Yep, there's just been a lot of unfortunate setbacks
Does anyone know how to see aldrich nude? Also I found out how to see Qrom nude, but can we see his bits lol. Any help would be appreciated.
You can see Aldric nude by following the guide here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l8GH6B2puVnkwEF6fH6bi08Xy_7SoCKcskNZH0z6...
Basically if your Charisma is high enough and you strip with him you should see him nude. Also Qrom's bits are not in the game currently. The full bits view will come later in the story in future updates lol
hey guys, does anyone know if the game in this current build (0.1.2) stops when we get to our room in the academy or I'm doing something wrong? I've saw that mage, fighter and rogue it's the routes that got more days, but even choosing this routes it all ends after I go to my room
Currently it does end when you get to your room at the end of the day. The above mentioned routes do have more content, however, that is the content I am still currently working on. It has not been released yet so all routes end at the same point currently.
Looking forward to reading more!
Sorry for the late response. No, character customization is still a long way away in the art asset list. First things to be worked on will be the main cast of datable characters.
Any predictions for when the next update will be ready? I'm really looking forward to it.
Ngl i miss them T_T
I think this VN is abandoned sadly. I haven heard anything from this VN for over a year now.
Look at the comment a month ago
Me waiting for any news or updates for this VN be like:
I really love your vn. And i cant wait for the next update<3
I really like your vn. The art is awesome and I want to know more about the story and Silas wow. But I love the music the most. I will carry you and prism light are my favourite
I really cant wait for next update, I love everything about this game so far its just amazing!
does any of you known what is the state of vn?
It's not dead, still being worked on. I've just had some setbacks the last several months including a computer crash and corrupted files resulting in the loss of some game files that I've been remaking. I'm really sorry it's been so long.
I can't wait to see the next update!
first time playing love grand plot foreshadowings ooo so mysterious o-o
I'm gunning for Qrom, they're everything i hoped they be and saw even more of them than I expected, wonderful @__@
the RPG stat elements are excellent, even an Affinity meter for each husbando thank you SO much for this, nice to see who likes or dislikes marcus etc. i wish more romance VNs had this feature :D but also a frienemy even enemy mechanic too? very unique there wow
i can't wait to see more how this game evolves, and my fav dragonkin <3
5/5 1.2 update
Should we expect an update soon?
I did some horny math based on the height chart and naked sprites. The results were that Aldric and Orion's flacid dicks are around 25 cm long (9,8 inches) and 27,5 cm thick (10,8 inches). I suppose the MC is lucky that the holy arts can quickly cure wounds. He might need it.
my dudes out here answering all the important questions lmao, nice
Do we have canon heights for the characters? I'm assuming Orion is at or just under 210cm (7 feet) tall while Silas and the MC are around 180cm.
How do you do the hyena route again?
Some spoilers below:
I'm assuming you mean reaching the dinner with Reth, as that seems to feature the most Reth-related content.
Starting a fresh game, choose whatever until you reach the question "Tell me, what else do you desire?". Do not choose 'Love'. This will boost your charisma by two points, and you need to have ten (the default value) when you meet Silas.
The next question will have two options that grant charisma. "A lover" and "Friends" both grant one charisma apiece. Those will leave you with eleven charisma, so do not pick them!
Choose whatever until you reach reach Silas. As stated earlier, lie to him when he asks if you are going to the academy. If it interests you to know, you get one charisma point for lying to Silas so you now should have eleven. If you had twelve at this time, he would give you a ride.
The time that you spend with Alderic doesn't seem to affect any interactions with Reth, so choose what you want during his phase of the game. Eventually you'll meet up with Silas again and get a ride to the academy, where you can choose whatever last name and major you want. Orion will drag both you and Reth to the academy tour, where you will have the option to ask about the room with the large black pots. Do choose to "Ask Reth". This is your only opportunity to get the needed favor from Reth.
Take any choice until you reach the showers. Do not peek at Reth! You won't even be able to ask him to join you at dinner if you do. If you successfully resist the urge to see naked hyena, and did get the two points of favor by asking him about the room, while drying off afterwards your character will automatically invite him to eat with you.
Unfortunately, right after the dinner is also the end of the current build, so there isn't much to Reth's route. Hopefully this will be expanded in the future.
By the way, if you initially choose to tell Silas the truth you can still get some favor from Reth by selecting "fight back" and choosing to ask him questions during the tour. However, you won't get the scene with the shower nor invite him to dinner. You will get the option to have him guide you to the admin office, but this will lose you favor with him.
Is there a way to see Silas naked? I only got him shirtless.
There is, yeah. I'll outline the steps below:
When your character has the nightmare and has the option to talk to Silas, you can see him naked if you enter without knocking. However, you have to have him like you enough.
With Silas, you'll want lots of intelligence. This gives you more chances to get on his good side. When starting a new game, choose "I remember". This gives a point in both intelligence and wisdom.
The next choice doesn't matter. Strong is what I normally pick though.
At the next menu, ask all of the questions! These should be: "Grasp","Between place?" and "Who are you?". Asking all of these grants a point in intelligence.
At the next menu, choose "Knowledge" as what you desire. This gives you another point in both intelligence and wisdom.
At the next menu, you can choose any. "Friends" or "A lover" both grant one charisma, while the others grant nothing, so might as well pick one of them.
Name and customize your character. These don't grant any stats, so pick freely.
Wait or follow road until you meet Silas (Exploring the field is fine too). Do tell Silas the "Truth", this grants two points of favor with Silas.
Next, you should get to ask Silas some questions in the carriage. I don't think these matter outside of asking about "Magic", though I recommend clicking through them all anyway just in case. But definitely do ask about "Magic", and do accept the offer to learn magic from Silas ("Yes").
If you have enough intelligence points, the lesson will give you three points of favor with Silas. You'll know you had enough intelligence if your character starts glowing.
When you reach the toast, choose "To magic". This gives three points of favor.
When you reach the tent, choose "Cuddle with Silas". This gives two points of favor, and based on which position you want Silas in can also grant charisma.
Bath options aren't important in this situation, but lavender will grant more intelligence and wisdom and we seem to be maxing those anyway.
While washing the dishes, choose "Joke". Being "sincere" only grants three favor, while joking gives five.
After the dream, choose "Go tell Silas". Immediately after, choose "Go in". Silas should be naked upon your entry, and disappointed that you didn't knock
Thanks a lot! I did most of the stuff that seemed obvious for gaining his interest, like the first choices regarding intelligence, truth, learning magic... But I didn't know minor choices affect the stats. That must have made me miss it the first time. Can we see Orion naked too? I'm guessing if it happens, it will involve initial decisions that increase strength and stamina
We can indeed see Orion naked. Fortunately, he's an easier one.
For Orion, you only need two things: High charisma, and get lost before orientation.
You can actually just follow the Silas guide, with two exceptions. First, choose "Love" as what you desire instead of "Knowledge". This gives charisma. Second, when you are at the tent scene and select "Cuddle with Silas", choose to make Silas the "Little spoon". This grants more charisma than making him the big spoon.
By the way, in the Silas guide the route I gave gives more intelligence than is actually necessary, so with the first change you can still see Silas before getting Orion.
The next choice after you finish the altered Silas path should be Silas offering a tour at the academy. Neither choice here matters, though I recommend accepting.
If you didn't give Silas your last name in the carriage ride, you'll get to make one when you talk to the woman at the admin office. Once you finish with her, you'll get to try to navigate the halls on your own. Do so incorrectly by only choosing "Right" and you'll be lost in no time and successfully find Orion in a towel.
Orion will take you to his room so he can change. When he asks you to turn around, choose "Don't". This option only appears if you have high enough charisma. He'll ask again, to which you should choose "Don't". Orion will then lower his towel and his opinion of you, so maybe not the right choice if you want to be his best friend.
oh man i want more and see if there some of sexy and so hot guy have feeling or have relationship with the main character... oh man i really need to know
I'm really like this game.And I'll waiting for next update.Stay Safe dear.😉
Hey when is there going to be a update
I'm hoping to have an update out some time next month. There won't be any new art since the new assets are not fully finished, but I don't want to keep you guys waiting so I've decided to continue updates and replace the assets later.
Hope you're doing well 🤍
hey2x..?? may i ask this game are stay alive??? bcz i wonder why their no update after all... hysss i love these VN u know.. i hope soon :}
It is still alive. I should hopefully have an update in a month or two. I will be using the old art instead of the new art until all of the new art is finished.
heyy heyy I just started to play this vn and I need help... how do i get to Orion´s route?
He doesn't have a route just yet. At this point you are basically just meeting the characters. The only ones that have a longer introduction are Silas and Aldric. The routes will start on day 3 which is not yet released, but will be hopefully in a month or two. There's also a guide if you were wanting to see the possible options for Orion released so far.
Ahhhh thank you!! btw you´re doing a great job ;)
yes but is ther junk more human or fantasy like ware the dragon as a dick that is like the on on bad dragon or human like can you tell us that?
They all have human shaped cocks instead of more animalistic (no knots). Qrom is the only one that has a slightly different one. While his is human in shape, it does have ridges.
Hope you guys are all doing well 🤍
What's funny is I named my character Silas, since that's my usual name for VN's. Lo and behold, Silas Teigland shows up shortly after.
Still waiting for the update for this masterpiece <3 stay safe!