Aster





Well, this one's something a bit different, that's for sure.

This game is a collaboration I worked on with another artist, who I'll simply refer to as S. It's an Asteroids/arcade style game with in-game H-animations.



While it isn't the usual size or complexity of my other games, it ended up taking me a while to get around to finishing, mostly because the music and sound gave me a bit of artist's block. The bulk of the work was done (including the H animations, which were done by the artist), a couple years ago, so I felt like I should probably get it out of the way, being the smallest project.



In total, the game has 10 animations (no CGs). The demo covers about half of the game and it's content. Since it's not the usual sort of game, I've decided to do a bit of a pay-what-you-want thing, with a $1 minimum. You can play the demo and decide for yourself what you think it's worth. The profits will be split 50/50 between the artist and myself.

Also, if you pre-ordered Noaika, your unlock file will work with this, so you dont need to buy it.

As per usual, this is the initial release so there's sure to be some bugs. Let me know in the comments if you run into any problems.





47 comments:

  1. I can't seem to get any of my gamepads to work with it.

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    1. Aster only works with Xinput, so if your controller isnt, you would need to use a controller emulator.

      If that isnt the problem, them unplug your gamepads and make sure the one you want to use is the only one being detected.

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  2. I cleared all the stages.
    But,the Gallery wasn't unlock. What should i do??

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    1. Open the prog.txt file and change all the 0s to 1s. That will do it.

      Man I really need to figure out why it's doing that on some computers.

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    2. What is prog.txt??

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    3. There should be a text file in the same folder as the game galled prog.txt.
      It contains the progress save data for the gallery.

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  3. Final boss can be cheesed by stabbing through the shield with the sword. Assuming that isn't intended.

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    1. Only works after one of the four shield generators is broken.

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  4. Finally got around to playing this (controller working fine now by the way, probably just got recognized as Controller 2 on accident at some point) and after a while the game crashed after death with this error message, at the stage 14 checkpoint. I'd gotten a game over several times in a row. The save worked fine when rebooting the game.
    ___________________________________________
    ############################################################################################
    ERROR in
    action number 1
    of Create Event
    for object as_2_ob:

    Cannot open another file (maximum exceeded).
    at gml_Script_save_prog
    ############################################################################################
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    stack frame is
    gml_Script_save_prog (line 0)
    gml_Object_as_2_ob_Create_0

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  5. How do you use the unlock code?

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    1. Put your unlock code in the same folder as the game's exe and that will unlock it.

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  6. Her cockpit shot doesn't look quite like the cute picture you've posted. That's a minor thing for me.

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  7. Is there any referral to the creator aside from "S"? I'd be interested in seeing what other stuff he's got if there's a blog or anything.

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    1. Er. I mean co-creator. Artist? Sorry!

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    2. Dunno, I'll ask him. He has stuff on pixel joint but I dont know if he'd prefer to keep his H work and his commission stuff separate.

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  8. Is it normal Aster is on sale on DLsite ? I'm a bit concerned wether it's you or someone stealing your content since i don't remind you announcing it ...

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    1. EDIT : OK nvm just saw the announce on the projects page

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    2. need mobile version all of the game you made. android

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  9. テキストファイルが見つかりません・・・

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    1. If you purchased the game and did not receive the file, send me an email at,
      contact@kyrieru.com

      and I'll send it manually. If that isn't the issue, then I'll go over other solutions depending on the problem.

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  10. do U know……this?????

    is it……U???
    http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ221894.html

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    1. Yes,

      This game was a collaboration with another artist, thus being listed under KS.

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  11. Very well done, surprisingly long.

    Noobs like me should consider speedhacking to .5 if you don't want to pull your hair out.

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    1. I would have implemented a speed future, however unfortunately I don't understand delta time enough to do it properly, and it fell through when I tried it early on.

      It's something I need to learn for numerous reasons.

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  12. I can not save it・・・

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    1. The game will sometimes not save if there is a non-english file path.
      If this happens, you can try deleting save1.txt and prog.txt,

      Then move the folder of the game to C:\ , and that may solve your problem.

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  13. Hey someone has uploaded your work (Specifically Aster) to DL site and is selling it right now on the english DLsite

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    1. Yeah, I did lol.

      KS is simply the name I'm using for anything I make with that other artist.

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  14. I purchased it at DLsite so it can not work well. What should I do?

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    1. Not sure what you mean,

      If you are having troubles saving or loading, try moving it to C:\
      It seems that non English characters in the file path can mess with the save functions.

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  15. Paypal is not working for me, is there an optional way to get it?

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    1. *shrugs*

      Just pirate it and buy it whenever.

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  16. Good stuff! Hope to see you collab with this mysterious S person again in the future.

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  17. There is a sale on DLSITE right now and I got it from there but...HOW DO I PLAY THIS I CAN'T SHOOT (With keyboard) or is this only gamepad game only?

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    1. Well I did manage to make it work with x360ce gamepad emulator for my generic controller (Like how I play my steam games) but some instructions for keyboard support would be nice as well

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    2. Keyboard should work.

      XC and the arrow keys are the controls.

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  18. Hi Kyrieru
    I purchased this game from DLsite and i couldnt locate the all cg save file.
    all i get is a txt called "Aster_unlock" and i couldnt find the txt file called prog.txt in it.

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    1. I'm assuming you're the same person who sent me an email about it, if so I sent a response.

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  20. the unlock file is only numbers and when i drag and drop it on the game .exe file it just opens the game but nothing changes

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    1. Put it in the same folder as the game, and the game will detect that it's there when it starts.

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  21. You know, I've been following your work for a long time now, and I'm aware of the struggs you've had with motivation, overextension, and other things. And after buying Aster the other day and playing it, you know, I just felt like I had to say, it's really, really good.

    I know you put lot of thought and effort into trying to make sure everything is just right, and I mean I don't know your life, but I assume that's where the feature creep starts to rear its ugly head.

    But for whatever it's worth, I think you could comfortably get by making short little games like Aster, supplement it with lots of the porn and sex "scenarios" within that framework, and just keep adding to it, without have to significantly expand the overall scope or complexity of the game itself. Like I said, Aster is really, really good, and I don't know if you feel like it's not up to whatever standards you hold yourself to, when you say "it isn't the usual size or complexity of my other games", but it really is excellent.

    And you know, if it meant you didn't have to feel like you kept "not finishing things" or whatever, maybe more projects like Aster are the way to go. I don't think it'd be a loss in the slightest.

    Anyway, that's my two cents.

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  22. report
    https://www.nutaku.net/games/download/aster/

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  23. https://super-game.net/archives/aster.html
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  24. I thought this was great. Reminded me of Star Control, love that game.

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  25. I'm digging the XCOM inspired suit right off the bat.

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