Demo 0.0.2 now playable! Character creation preview only, very rough work-in-progress, cleaned up a tad from 0.0.1. Main new features are eye color linking, a randomize button, and cleaner palettes/assets.

While the demo is currently only a work-in-progress preview of the character creation, elf game (working name) 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 (for generous definitions of "implemented")

Upcoming features (within the next 2-3 demos):

  • Cleaned up character creation with limited asset count but all option categories (to be added: horns, eyebrows, fur, scars, and default expression)
  • Custom character sprite to go with the portrait
  • 1-2 clothing/accessory options to start playing with once ingame
  • Basic map with extremely limited interactions
  • Basic dialogue display with example scene (including portraits+expressions)

Currently 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

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

Updated 15 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rating
(14)
Authorparanoodle
GenreRole Playing, Simulation
Made withAseprite, Godot
Tags2D, Character Customization, Cute, Fantasy, LGBT, Pixel Art, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksDiscord

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.

Download

Download
elf game demo 0.0.2 windows.zip 11 MB
Download
elf game demo 0.0.2 osx (untested).zip 13 MB

Development log

Comments

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yo!!!! i love this so much it's so cute!!!!!!!! keep up the good work i can't wait to see the full game one day :D

good work. cant wait to try the demo

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this is the best character creation i have seen in any rpg ever owning and having played more than 50 that is an amazing compliment if the gameplay is on par with this i may have to stop playing The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion because this will be so good also do you have a patreon or something because i would be delighted to fund you

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Whoa, every single randomised one I make looks amazing! I've never seen that happen before with a character creator, good job!

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!!! I've never seen a character customiser that looks so good even with the randomised options! And all of the UI is super polished!? I'm really excited to see your art style in action and where you go with the gameplay for this! Good luck!

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo elves u.u

f a l s e .  e l v e s  f u c k i n g  r o c k  u w u

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um?? this looks so cute i love it so much

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keep development, this game has potential!

Its good but there is not enough variation. what I mean by this is that in dress up games variety is key I have seen a few dress up games without variation and they all were bland and boring even if they had stunning visuals like these they lacked what is necessary for this genre.

Thanks for your input! As noted above, this is very rough work-in-progress, and as such, a large amount of planned assets just aren't made yet. Additionally, this isn't meant to be a dress-up game, but a character creation menu for a completely different genre, so some of the goals/requirement just aren't the same.

wow I was not expecting such a quick response. or any response for that matter.

i downloaded this on windows 10 but i cant figure out how to make it full screen. if you could tell me how that would great :)

There currently isn't a full-screen option! I'm planning on implementing it later, but it's not a priority just yet compared to a lot of other things

I attempted playing on safari  on mac and it gave me this...

I'm really sad cause this game looked sooooooo cute! Pls fix if possible!

Thank you for letting me know, I'll try to take a look for the next release! In the meantime I've been told the mac download seems to work, so that might be an alternate option for you! :) Thanks a lot for the interest!

did you try downloading and running through wineskin? that or try running on firefox. just trying to help.

Hi! im running this on windows 10, and just to let you know, this game runs perfectly for me and i haven't had a problem yet <3.

I'm very excited to see where this game will head; not only for a more role-playing style village game, but also because of the cute art-style and the more personal village game setup. I'm also wondering of what you are using to make this game..? But! 

Good luck, and i really look forward to what this game brings, and i'll defintely try to keep up with updates ~ <3!

I'm glad it all works for you and happy you're excited for it! I'll do my best to deliver ' w '

The game is made with Godot Engine, and I'm planning on setting aside some time to cover some of the execution for specific things (like recoloring/masking for the character creation, for example) as I progress, since it's my first time working with it and not everything I try to do has examples I could find. Hope that answers your questions o/

I would like to confirm what mifkee just said , I cannot play the game on Chrome , which is very very sad as it looks great on the screenshot , hope you'll fix it one day  :)

Thanks for confirming, I'm going to look into it for the next version! It works on chrome on my end so I have no idea what could be causing the issue :( I'll add a downloadable exe for the next release if I can't figure things out by then

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I couldn't play the game on my Google Chrome or Opera browser, but I was able to play it on Firefox.

The character creation is pretty cute! I like pixel art so this tickled my fancy. ^^

Thanks for letting me know! This is my first time exporting things with Godot so I must've missed something.

Really glad to hear you like it, I hope it continues on delivering! <3