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Demo 0.1 now playable! Character creation preview and map/dialogue preview, very rough work-in-progress, but closer to a real proof-of-concept. Main new features with this version are more robust engine work, new map & map assets, partly implemented new theme, partly implemented translation options, dialogue that isn't just placeholders, new character creation assets, and bug fixes.

You can see the full changelog here or a more general roadmap here.

If you're having issues or have questions, please take a look to see if the FAQ/Troubleshooting page helps!

Note: demo 0.1 has had content cut compared to 0.0.7 given that many systems are currently unfinished - as such I've left 0.0.7 as downloadable for the time being.

The demo is currently a work-in-progress preview of the character creation and basic dialogue, but sylvan meadows is intended to play similar to a village simulation game but with heavy emphasis on role-playing elements and characters.

Currently implemented features:

  • Character creation (fairly basic assets/options for now)
  • Basic map movement (small map)
  • Basic dialogue system (with choices and dialogue history)
  • Basic inventory/equipment system (with test equipment to play with)
  • Journal/profile/codex menus with information about your elf, other elfs, and lore
  • Options screen with key rebinding and font selection among other things

General planned features include:

  • Village sim core gameplay, including placing and managing buildings/decorations as well as choosing building designs and other aesthetics
  • A series of (optional) mini-games as you help villagers with their daily tasks
  • A robust dialogue system to converse with villagers in a natural way, including keeping track of how your friendships are evolving and what they think of you
  • A series of character-driven plotlines that you are privy to and can influence, but aren't the driving force in
  • A primarily non-binary and autistic cast, written by a non-binary and autistic author
  • 100% of the graphics are hand-drawn pixel art
  • So many elves


Install instructions

Windows: Extract the zip file to the location of your choice, and just run the exe file. Everything should be bundled with and work out-of-the-box.

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v0.0.7 (windows 32bit).zip 10 MB
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v0.0.7 (windows 64bit).zip 10 MB
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v0.0.7 (osx, untested).zip 13 MB
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elf game v0.1 32bit win.zip 12 MB
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elf game v0.1 64bit win.zip 12 MB
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elf game v0.1 osx.zip 14 MB

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The demo is super cool and I like how we can still walk around after the demo is over

This is so lovely! This has so much potential. I can't wait until this is completed. I honestly love when games have adorable customizable characters.

P.S. I'm enby and I love the agender elves ;) <3

i got "undefined is not an object (evaluating 'GLctx.getParameter')" :((

ah, sorry to hear that! is this on the browser version or one of the downloads? if it's the browser it might be related to you missing one of the webgl/webassembly prerequisites, and downloading might work better. if it's on download then i have no idea but i'll try to look out for it next time i build (whenever that is)

ooh, I'm wanting to make a similar style game, kind of like Stardew Valley, what engine did you use and was it hard to learn/navigate, also how much was it :D 


I also want to say that this game is beautiful so far! I hope this takes off!

it's listed in the FAQ, but i use godot for this! it's a free engine, and how hard it is to learn/navigate is going to vary wildly based on your previous experience, i'm a programmer by trade so i had a significant head start. i really like using it though, it's an especially nice fit for pixel art in my opinion.

thank you for the kind words! i'm excited to get to work on it more when i can :)

Oh tysm for replying! I probably should have looked at the FAQ before commenting, I hope you don't mind, heh heh. I will certainly look into it, thanks for telling me ^^

32 bits exe, can enable in your project "fallback to GLES2"? (no opens)

It's amazing at first but sometimes it wasn't letting game press e to talk I  was pressing e but it did work but i love i

nvm  i just cant talk to the last person

very cute. very good intro of what is to come from future updates!

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this is really cute!! i love that the character creator is diverse and doesnt even have a gender option (tho thats purrobably just beclaws im nonbinary) the art style is really nice to look at as well!! <3 i'll definitely be waiting for more as the game develops!! :D

hi!, im having trouble on downloading this thing i just  have one thing to say is it money?? ty!!

hi! sorry to hear you're having trouble downloading it! is it giving you an error message? :( it shouldn't be money because this is free to download

Hi. I am having trouble talking to Alerion and Rishi. Is this implemented into the game yet or is it just a bug?

from what i remember the current demo cuts off slightly before that point, sorry! i'll double-check that everything work for the next version though, whenever that is :)

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I found this game without trying and I love it?? The detail in character customization especially. I can't wait for the full thing  

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found this game by accident, It's legit so damn ADORABLE!! I can't wait for the final game ^^

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so cute

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The graphics and art are so advanced and cute! I rate five stars and I LOVE PIXEL ART!

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I'm so happy to be able to run the beta.

Thanks for sharing your work !

love the art style and the customization so far

looking forward to see how the game turns out xP

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I hope this doesn't come off as rude, but if you look at the FAQ, OP has very strongly stated that they don't want any offers to work on this project. Posting this here will only hurt your chances for consideration! If you really want to help, you should follow this project and wait for them to make a post asking for applications.

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Oh snap, I didn't realize. Thanks, and my apologies to the creator for not checking the FAQ! 

This is beyond beautiful and already addicting! I am in love!

This looks really good so far! I can't wait to see v 0.1.1!

This looks so amazing! When it does come out as a full game, you bet I'll speed over here and play!

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thank you! it'll probably take another long while but i hope the wait is worth it! :)

this looks absolutely wonderful! with just a bit of work this can become a wonderful little experience!

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This looks very ambitious! I hope your plans for this game come to fruition!

Soooo excited for this!

Hi! I saw Sylvan Meadows on the Wholesome Direct, and I just wanted to say I'm excited to see what you come up with!

these elves? very cute.

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What a beautiful game so far! Absolutely adorable. I saw it on my recommendeds and thought, hmm. I'll try it out. And then I started creating the character and I couldn't stop fussing over how adorable they are!!!

I already like the story even though there's little. I'm excited to see more!!

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thank you very much!! i don't reply to all the comments but this one and the others warm my heart <33

excited to get to show more as well!

this game has my name written all over it. I love elves, and its absolutely adorable. I can't wait to see where it goes!

Nice.  The only thing that bothers me is that you have to click repeatedly to move.  It's just a pet peeve of mine.   Maybe you could make it where you can just hold down the left mouse button and move.

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i might look into it at some point! if i do it'll be an alternate control scheme as opposed to a replacement though, since holding the mouse is generally less accessible than just clicking a destination

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Ahhh it looks so cute!! I'd LOVE to play it but I'm pretty sure my computer is too out of date  ;-;

This looks so good! Everything is so cute!

Adorable! I can't wait to see more. Good Job!

Really cute, excited to see more:)

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I like your style.

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seeing the all nonbinary characters made me feel so happy, makes me proud of my own nb identity

i'm glad! and very touched to hear it ' w '

it wont let me play because its "unable to initialize video driver" does anyone know how to solve it ;-;

what version are you trying? that sounds like maybe an issue with your browser or gpu drivers :(

I tried windows but its alright,my sister told me that i have a windows 7 so it doesn't work because its like 9 years old.It works in my laptop though and i really like this game :)

This looks so cute and i'm excited for more gameplay! (I'm nonbinary and autistic too!)

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love this! the customizable character and name helped with dysphoria and loved the art style <3

The character design, the art style, everything about this looks adorable! It was really neat to read the little bits of lore and character info. Looking forward to seeing what comes of this <3

This looks soooo good! And super endearing, I love all the characters already and I can even see the thought put into the lore. I can't wait to see more, thank you!~

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thank you! <3 there's over 5 years of work put into the lore/characters by now (i'm afraid to check the exact count) so i'm glad it's showing through!

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This game is so endearing and the character creation is very satisfying. Excited to see it progress :)

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