I love this game! I want to buy it so badly, But, only one thing.....hopefully noone takes this as hate but there are no...well, brown skinned love options :( and well that made me kinda sad LOL . I mean they all have really *ethnic* names, so i would assume atleast one of them would be dark/er but....haha.
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Adnan and Rashid are quite dark skinned compared to other white characters; the action takes place in Near East (Jordania? Siria?) so they are the right color.
My next project will be more diverse in that regard, though ;)
I don't know if I should buy it now or wait for the voice acting
when will it be complete ?
We don't have a release date for the voice acting, but I hope we have it live by the end of October.
I'm really interested in your game, but what's holding me back is the dub-con. The dub-con is "mandatory" no matter which route I take?
:( The protagonist is a slave, so he doesn't have a say on what happens or not, sadly. He tries to take it as a job, as something he must do in order to survive, and the Sultan treats him kindly, but the dubcon is still there.
Perhaps you should try the demo and see for yourself if it's something you can enjoy regardless or if it's not right up your alley.
I loved the writing, the characters, the beautiful art, the sex scenes.... Can't wait for the voiced version <3 (and the french translation !) The ending with Harun was by far my favorite, the best one ! It was really.... respectful ? Consensual ? I loved it, I would be interessed in a sequel or after stories because i want more haha ! To conclude it's a really good game !
OMG, I just love Harun good ending, best ending ever :-D
Ok. It was well worth the hype, the wait (on Steam!) and the money. I am so, so pleased with what I got)) It's just so beautiful and atmospheric.
One thing that bothers me - is there going to be a guide at some point? The regular endings seem easy enough to reach, I've got 2 good and 2 bad plus 1 non-ending (not enough affection or a tie)... but there are still locked images in the gallery. And not a good ending for Harun in sight (the scene I got with him on sultan's route was definitely horrible, so I counted it as a bad end).
I think I replied to you on Steam... In case it wasn't you, let me copy-paste it here:
Okay, just as hints and not a full guide:
- Choose the "good" answers with either Halim or Rashid to enter their routes: the hearts are affection points, so you need to have at least four right choices with only one of them to do their route.
- For Harun's route: get into Rashid's route and then choose the answer that dismisses Rashid instead of the "good" ones. Depending on your answers to Harun, you'll get his good or his bad ending then. (A clue: the options are always being bratty or shut up and obey him. One gives you the bad end and the other the good end, but I won't tell you which one).
I hope this helps without being too much of a spoiler! ;)
Thank you XD , I got the good ending of the main two so yay <3 \o/ sorry to bug you about it >_< awesome game BTW <3
I hope that bad ending with Harun wasn't too traumatizing :(
I've seen much worse than that, don't worry :) Still unpleasant, but that's what bad endings are for. And thank you for the hints! Looks like I just needed to readjust my strategy a little)
Q,Q Are the hearts a good thing?because no matter what i pick or do DX i can't get a good ending or bad DX
The hearts are affection points, so you must choose a character and focus on him, ignoring the other.
OMG, Harun ending was the best for me i wanted to last longer^^
it was a little hard to get it, but it was worth it
the song at the ending it was beautiful even though it was short
the characters was interesting and lovely, the music was nice
thank you for working hard to give us such a nice game ^^
I'm super glad you like it! ^_^ Thank you for your kind words!
I agree Harun good ending is my Fav <3
Congratulations on the release!
I've just started playing, and as one of the people who wanted Harun to have a good ending, I wanted to say: The ending you have written for him was SO GOOD! I wish it never ended!! The characters look AMAZING. Every CG is just so gorgeous!! I also LOVE the backgrounds! And also I wanted to ask: Is there a Link for the song at the end? (I would like to listen to it in full) And another question: Is it normal that on some of the right decisions you can see a Heart next to the character, but on others you don't (I mean Harun)? I wanted to replay his good ending right away but I just can't seem to get it again xD
Yay, thank you for your kind words!
I decided not to add purple hearts to Harun, to add a bit of mystery around him :)
As for the ending song, is by MyëVe, but I don't think she has ever uploaded it to youtube (She made Chasing the Stars song, too). I'll tell her to share it publicly if she hasn't done it yet. And when I add the full credits you'll have the chance of listening to it in the game!
Thank you for the quick response!
I see! That explains it! :D
Ah! I see, so the song will be added, thank you! :D
And as someone who is struggling to get good endings in most of the games I play, I really appreciate that you added the hearts! :)
Abro la página y pone que ha salido hace 1 minuto, WHAT? XD Voy a jugar la demo para ver si me gusta y probablemente después me compre el juego uwu
So, it's only 2 routes, right? I got confused at some point and kept thinking there will be 3...
yay can't wait :O \o/!!! THREE DAY <3!!!
Demo was amazing! When the full version is released I may just die of happiness~
I know I'm super late, but congrats on getting funded! Also, we hit all the stretch goals? If so that's really impressive and I'm happy about it! ^^
Loved the demo. Can't wait for the full version.
Didn't have the chance to say it before, but congrats on not only getting it funded, but on reaching all the stretch goals too! I'm happy we did it!
Was this inspired by Captive Prince?
I know of it, but haven't read it yet. So nope!
You should definitely read it. Honestly, I was reading this and thinking "Wow, this is decently similar to Captive Prince"! Which i'm happy about because I need my gay romances ;-;
I have high expectations and I'm excited to read more :)
So, I am definitely in love with this demo and can't wait till the full game comes out! It was spicy~ My friends and and I really enjoyed it. I'm definitely going to be throwing money at this when the kick starter goes up.
I love this so much! I can't wait for the full release
I'm so excited for this honestly, I can't help but imagine what'll come next for Adnan!
Loved the demo, I can't wait until the full release! Speaking of which, do you have an idea of the release date since chasing the stars is out now?
Chasing the Stars still needs a couple of updates... and then we'll run a Kickstarter campaign for My Burning Heart so the artist can work on finishing it full time (since art is his only income). I hope it will be out in a month/month and a half, but you know how these things are.
Played the demo yesterday. It was delicious. The many secret kinks of mine thank you. Too bad the project is on hold.
Loving the demo so far! ^^ I was wondering around when will the full game be released?
Same XD i've been wondering about the release date too. it said that the release date is september 2018 but its november already T-T And Harunnnn T-T give him a route please dear dev. evil dude needs a route too.add a good ending tooooo...i love himmmm T-T
The original plan was releasing My Burning Heart during the summer... after running a small Kickstarter for it.
But since my main project, Chasing the Stars, has been delayed, it wouldn't look right to run a Kickstarter for another project. I apologize for that. Until Chasing the Stars is out, I'm afraid My Burning Heart is on hold.
Anyway, the game script is completely outlined and the art is 70% done, so once we go back to it, it'll be a matter of weeks to finish the VN.
Ahh Chasing The Stars. I'm looking forw ard to that one too. Welp nothing else i can do other than supporting and cheering you on ∩(︶▽︶)∩ andddd keep waitinggg o(╥﹏╥)o Harunnnn ma babyyyy.
Want this game only for "Harun ending" XD Can't wait for the release
I'm sorry the story is not to your taste, but I added the dub con warning in the games page. Please, avoid games with contents that displease you.
Are you serious? Disagreeing with the content of a game is one thing, but acting morally superior to everyone who has worked so hard on it and all those who enjoy it is really low! Especially when your points are so misguided. Don't give me this 'wrong side of history' jargon; I'm sick of seeing reviews like this which completely ignore the game itself to give extremely biased hatred based on mere personal preference. So screw it, even if this is a troll there are plenty of people who share these opinions, so I'm speaking out. First of all, it's not just straight cis women who play these games, far from it. People from all over the spectrum, including, yes, gay men, enjoy BL, especially this new era of BL aimed at a Western audience. It may not always be perfect representation, but should we deny all these marginalized groups something which at least some of them enjoy? Because it's a heck of a lot harder to find content which is agreeable and relatable to us in mainstream culture. And speaking of representation, who said it always has to be cute and fluffy and positive anyways? As countless other people would swiftly point out, showing one facet of a group isn't representation! At most at that point you're writing your own stereotypes. Yes, of course we need positive representation! But we also need negative representation! And morally ambiguous representation as well! Why should gay men get less than straight men and women get? And geeze, have you even seen gay p0rn made by gay men for gay men? It's full of crazy stuff much worse than this game has to offer. Not that there's a problem with that. So what if people enjoy darker content? It's a fantasy, they're not saying that real relationships should be like this... do people who watch True Crime shows go out on murder sprees? And BL actually provides a much more manageable space for people who enjoy gay content for something other than hardcore sex than a lot of the aforementioned gay p0rn . And so what if the majority of those people are women? There is plenty of research showing that indulging in BL has long been a subversive act for women which allows them to escape the burdens of patriarchal society and explore their own sexual identity in a space that isn't completely dominated by the male gaze. So maybe it's more important to them than just 'flicking their beans.' While it's not at all bad to ask for some responsibility of these women, condemnation is a one sided conversation and yields little in the way of progress. As for the actions of the characters within a story, they aren't doing that to push some kind of agenda...they act that way because they're characters! Did you not realize you were playing a game about a slave forced to be in a harem before you downloaded it? How the heck do you go into that expecting anything less than dubcon? As the publisher much more kindly put it, that's on you as a player. How would you expect someone like the sultan in this game to react to being rejected to by their slave? (Even tho I played the whole thing and have no idea which scene you are talking about since both times you deny him he's super chill about it). Besides, this is just a demo, so who knows where the root ends up by the end. Before you wanna start spouting nonsense about being "on the wrong side of history," why not instead research some history yourself and look into the impact BL genre has had on creating an understanding between straight women and gay men for several decades, in both Asia and the West? And on both sides we are seeing much more variety and maturity of content because of it. So if you don't like dark themes, I'm sure there is some other game out there for you. But why come here and neg on everyone who enjoys it? If you seriously have a problem with representation, instead of attacking fringe games made by indie developers who are actually doing a ton more for representation with their works (often at low or free to play cost meaning more people can enjoy them!), why don't you raise your voice against mainstream hegemonies lacking PoC and gender and sexual minorities? Cause I can guarantee Hollywood and AAA games are doing much worse in terms of representation than something made by a ragtag group of millennials online. But doing so in a calm and educated manner will get your point across a lot more effectively, so if you really do care about these issues try and do some actual academic research about them beforehand. And try and be less abrasive when bring them up.
You'll go a long way with this, ertal - the art is top tier, and the story is just as good! My favourite so far is Halim, so you better give him a GREAT ROUTE! :D
I haven't played all the other contestants, but I'm pretty sure this is the most beautiful looking entry of the Yaoi Jam 2018. The backgrounds, the character sprites, the menu buttons and text boxes...all the graphics are really top-notch and can easily compete with most commercial releases.
I was a bit surprised when listening to one of the tracks (playing first at the makeover scene with Halim) on head phones and hearing a voice every few seconds, I think it says "preview", so I'm guessing that's a placeholder? Other than that, the soundtrack is flawless.
The setting is pretty unusual for the genre, but still credible. The poem at the beginning is a nice way to set the tone of the game and the art and music really support the atmosphere that you're aiming for.The writing suits the story and the characters are all interesting so far, with Halim probably being my favorite.
Although I have to admit that I kind of skipped the explicit scene at the end. Not because it was bad - the graphics were on the same high level as the rest of the game. I'm just not that interested in this type of scenes. I know the Yaoi Jam is the wrong place to complain about that and both the description and story were clear about it, so I'm not counting that as a downside. Just saying that I'm not the right person to give feedback on that.
Nonetheless, a really impressive demo that I think will please pretty much everyone who's interested in that genre and rating.
Aaaaw, thank you so much for the detailed review!
Someone told me the same about one of the tracks, but I haven't been able to catch which one it is :( All the music was supposed to be cleared for commercial purposes, so I'll listen again with headphones and download the track again or replace it. So thanks for the heads up!
I went through that scene again. The track is the one that starts playing after clicking Halim's line "Follow me, please! I'll show you around." After that, the location changes to the common room of the harem. There are a few seconds of silence at the beginning, but then the music with the "preview" voice fades in. It starts with a guitar-like sound, then some shakers join, then some other drums...but I'll guess you can figure out which track it is by just looking up the code and seeing what file plays. The voice can best be heard in the first few seconds, before all the other instruments join in. It repeats about every 5 seconds. It's pretty quiet and subtle compared to other "watemarks" I've heard, so it's understandable that this one flew under the radar.
This game is wonderful!! I love the sprites they're so gorgeous!! It is EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL with the backgrounds and the level of writing <3 It really sucked me into the game and made me really curious about the characters and where the game will go. It was also really sexy >//<
Just played the demo :D
Can't wait for it to be fully released! ^-^
I just read that Harun won't be an option in the comments, which i find a little sad.
*rolls eyes* Maybe we can find a solution for that... A short route for him or something.
hiya is the update just the backrounds?
This game is sooo gorgeous! Even with the placeholders it looks really fine, so I can't wait to play the finished version with all the assets! I can't tell if I'm more hyped for this one or Chasing the Stars. I'm always very fond of the Arabian Nights setting, but at the same time, Tirs is one of my favorite BL game MCs ever so yeah, it's hard to choose.
This time, I enjoy all of the characters a lot - Adnan seems nice and interesting all around, Halim is very cute and the sultan well... he knows how to steal the show haha! Harun seems an interesting guy too - the kind of bastard you love to hate XD
I must say the music choices are wonderful too, and that poem at th beginning... so beautiful!
So yeah, the game is really pretty and manages to capture at the same times that sense of wonder and almost magic and the cruelty and reality of a setting like the Arabian Nights. I've really enjoyed it all around and can't wait for the full version!
EDIT: oh yeah, may I ask how many bad endings will the game feature? If I understand correctly, both the sultan and Halim have a route, but do they both have a good and bad ending, and then an additionnal bad ending with Harun, or does it work in a different way? Well, if you can/want to tell, of course!
Aaaaaw, thank you for the long and detailed review! I'm glad you like it, because it's being super fun to made, both for the artist and me! ^_^
halim is so cute i could die
Hi! i love this! and....May i ask if Harun will be an option? I just have a thing for bastards :-D much love!
Hehehe! He will feature a bad ending, but not a whole route.
I only started playing and I already hate Harun XD
The writing is so good and I love the character art! Can't wait to play more!
Keep it up!
OMG. Love the background scenes. I am loving the demo already. Can't wait to play full release of this game.
I just want to say that I am already in love with this game! The graphics are so beautiful and the story is great! Can't wait for the release!
I'm so hyped up for this!! Good luck, I look forward to grabbing it when it's available :D
Hello! I've just added some trigger warning tags. There's also telltales every time you choose the right option... so it will be easy to avoid the bad endings ;)
Thank you for reply and concerns. But don't worry. i would still play the game even if there are bad endings that would crush me. During the time i was commenting for this game, i was still a little bit shaken by one of the bad endings of the game called Beyond Eden, which i still love the game even though the game is not that very romantic :) I am really sorry if my comment disturb you. :)
no demo yet?
As you can see in the screenshots, the backgrounds are stil placeholders. Anyway, I think as soon as the second CG is finished we'll upload a demo anyway, even with the missing backgrounds, so you can expect it next week.
this looks gorgeous!
and spicy ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)