update

Launching Patreon

Last night I launched Patreon Рfor my art, my games, and my streams/videos.  Tiers are mostly art-based for the time being, but I am planning to share plenty of assets with you folks there! I hope Patreon will not only be some kind of support for me, but will keep me busy & motivated to keep working hard on my goals!

 

I made my Patreon personal as that’s how I want to be with you guys : I want you to know why I draw, why I write, and why I stream. I want you to understand me.

If you would like to support me, I would be forever grateful!

 

Enjoy my first post, talking about my plans for this year (or well, half of it):

https://www.patreon.com/angeladefrost

games, Reviews

Don’t leave your tower, Lavender…

Last week I had a chance to play a short little game called “Lavender”. This game was made for “Pixel Horror Jam 2016.” It’s quite interesting, fresh take on the old fairytale we all know – Rapunzel.

Lavender is a puzzle game all in all, however I really enjoyed a very subtle way the game tells it’s story. Not by words, but by events and pictures, basically. It does relies on your knowledge of a story, but gives a little dark turn in the end. There were two things I really enjoyed storywise:

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  • Lavender, our Rapunzel, is given voice and power. As our old fairytales go, it is a man – a Prince – that has power to change one’s fate. And yes, this changed with time, but especially in Lavender main character needs no Prince Charming. It fit well with gameplay as well, and I enjoyed that protagonist herself chose her fate.
  • While this was made for the horror jam and it does have a horror element to it, at the same time you can go through the whole game without finding it out. It was a very interesting twist, and also, it made that horrory bit even more special.

 

Lavender is also one of those games that look really unique. While it has gameplay mechanics from RPG Maker, still the art looks very original. It’s not like your typical RPG Maker art, which is always a nice little surprise.

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All in all, Lavender is a beautiful story with a few quick puzzles. Perfect for your lazy evening, and given that it was made for a game jam – a truly magnificent job. I encourage you to check it out yourself!

Game: https://rpgmaker.net/games/9348/

Highlights from stream:

Walkthrough version (with as little spoilers as possible):