LoveSick Darlings is a Visual Novel focused on creating and testing the limits of teenage relationships. It explores friendship, high school life, love, and everything in between. The game plays with tropes and expectations found in Romance visual novels and dating sims by undercutting this often-romanticized period of everyone’s lives with a realistic edge.
And that is where our story begins.
– Fixed another error where Steph references Social Events that haven’t taken place yet if you spend too much Free Time with her.
– Fixed the Player Review not detecting obscure combinations of choices and outcomes and skipping to the end accidentally.
– Fixed several visual and animation bugs. Same with music loops and cues.
– Sharpened dialogue in the beginning section to flow better and more accurately represent characters (Syd used to say “like” a lot! That’s so not in-character for him. I fixed a lot of those kinds of inconsistent mannerisms for the cast.)
– Inserted about two dozen extra invisible variables the demo can trigger that won’t pay off until you play the full game.
– Fixed countless typos and awkward sentences.
– EXPANSION of Maisy’s backstory! Maisy has now only arrived at Foster Hills High the year before Syd got there, after she was expelled from her previous school because of a certain “incident” involving her and another student. This is the same religious school that Albie is still going to currently!
– RESHUFFLING OF EVENTS: The shopping trip with Maisy has been completely rewritten and takes place on on the Sunday of Week 6! And now features Albie! And gift-buying! It’s good fun! I hope you enjoy this streamlined version of advetures with Maisy and Albie.
– ADDITIONAL FREE TIME DAY NOW AVAILABLE IN THE DEMO! Because of the above reshuffling, this means Monday Afternoon on Week 7 has opened up – giving players additional Free Time options in the demo! And a dilemma between Maisy and Steph that day! Who will Syd choose to impress? His crush or his best friend? It’s up to you!
– ✨ BRAND NEW ✨ Title Screen!
– ADDITIONAL MUSIC TRACKS! A few new tracks have snuck into the demo! I hope you enjoy hearing them!
– Albie’s Casual outfit and Maisy’s Pyjama outfit have both been implemented!
– Both Albie and Maisy’s birthdays have been retconned. Albie is now a Scorpio, and Maisy is a Sagitarius to suit the in-game dates better (I know this seems minor, but it’s an official retcon!)
– Corrected typos. Fixed some events not triggering properly.