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[DFU VN] Demo and Kickstarter by DestinyFailsUs [DFU VN] Demo and Kickstarter by DestinyFailsUs
An Otome Game that follows the life of Idril Ar'Feinel, a girl who spends too much time with video games and not enough on her homework.

In the beginning of Destiny Fails Us, Idril's time is devoted to friends, video games, and a childhood crush named Vincent. Everything in her life gets flipped upside down all in one day. Suddenly, romance, school work, and friendships have become more complicated and as Idril takes a step back to reassess her life, You, the Player, take the reigns and decide what will become of Idril's teenage years.

Your choices will effect everything from your friendships, social status and love life, to your grades and what events you experience in the DFU world. Are you the type of person who strives to hold on to all of your friends and loved ones, or would you rather ignore the wants and needs of those around you to further your own gain? Either way, it's up to you to decide whether you would like to be the perfect angel, or feed your inner demon.

Lint Statistics:
The game contains 1,254 dialogue blocks, containing 17,944 words and 93,803 characters, for an average of 14.3 words and 75 characters per block. The game contains 27 menus, 352 images, and 40 screens.

This demo also features 42 Unique CGs, 24 Achievements, 19 Music Tracks.

At the default settings, with auto-play turned on, the game took me about 1.5 hours to finish depending on the choices that were made. This time obviously will vary person to person depending on their choices and their reading speed.

You can find the demo at the following links. In the demo you can play through the prologue and the beginning of the first chapter.
Download Via
Gumroad | Itch.io


Interested in the Kickstarter Campaign? That's great to hear! You can find the campaign here.
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Ravenquynh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ah...Can someone upload a Rar file for me?For some reason, my computer can not extract Zip files but I want to play this game so much!La la la la Thanks :) (Smile) 
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
You can download a Rar version of the 2013 demo from here: destinyfailsus.itch.io/dfu-oto…
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Ravenquynh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks:) (Smile) 
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medafighterOK Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you open Ren'py games that was downloaded from 4Shared?
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
To open a Ren'Py game downloaded from 4Shared.

1. Downloading the game:
- Click on the 4Shared Link
- Click the Download Button located next to the Share, Twitter, and G+ Buttons
- Click the Free Download Button and wait the 20 seconds before the download automatically begins

After this point, these directions should be the same for all ren'py games that are in decompressed files, regardless of website it was downloaded from. 


2. Upzipping the Download:
- Go to the location that your file was downloaded
- Follow directions located here: www.computerhope.com/issues/ch…

3. Opening the Game
- Open the folder that appeared when decompressing the zip file.
- Locate the application file (should be located in the same place that you can see the game, lib, and renpy folders), the application file usually is named after the game's title.
- Double click it.
I have never used Mac or Linux, so I don't know what the file types are exactly for those operating systems. For Windows, the application file with be ".exe". 

The game should load shortly after that.
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medafighterOK Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So then I can open it with WinRAR?
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Yes, you can decompress the file with Winrar.
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medafighterOK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, thankyou^^
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A-Wi-D Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama:icondragonglomp: and I really liked the demo:heart:
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
You're welcome! I'm really happy that you enjoyed the demo!!
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Twilightprincess06 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi can I get your help on a date sim I'm working on, I'm having a hard time doing a relationship meter thing and I have multiple bachlorettes. Please help me, I'm looked all over the fourms and I am currently stumped. The game looks amazing, I shall try it out.
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
You can find a nice tutorial here in the Ren'Py cookbook on Lemmasoft:
lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/view…

If there are any issues with that tutorial, you can always ask for help on that thread or you start a thread in the questions and answers part of the forum:

I hope those links help, and I hope you enjoy the game. :) 
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Twilightprincess06 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol thank you, I actually found it this morning, funny story I'm the one who asked the girl about that XD I'm Zalkyria. But thank you so much much :)
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murumei Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This seems interesting, I'll check it out and see any recommendations with the game :3
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I hope you enjoy it :)
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if it's been awhile since I last commented on this, I haven't had much free time lately, but I managed to find some time yesterday.
Here are a couple of suggestions:

"with a group of high school boys who [constantly <switch> are] pining over her"

"Alaska had begun scavenging food from other's plates."
This sentence could use a little work.

I'm enjoying the demo quite a bit, Vincent just got forked. :D
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thanks for the suggestions :) 
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bagirl5 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
If you ever get voice actors one day I'd love to help! www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXBNV…
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deifanlove Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol n00b
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Thanks! :D I just subscribed to you, and I'll keep you in mind when the time comes!!
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AleatoryR Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
17,944 words... the whole game?
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
No, it's only the prologue and the beginning of chapter 1. The full game will probably end up at 200,000 words or more.
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AleatoryR Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that scared me! 
200,000 it's an awesome number of words!

I hope I can buy it when it releases (btw, it will be 15USD/10EUR?), this seems really really promising. *-*
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it when it's finished. :) Yep, at release it will be $15 USD, and right now during my kickstarter it's available for $10 USD (according to google conversion 7.41 EUR). The kickstarter campaign ends in 20 days and if I make the goal, it is going to help me fund the full game. 
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LornE24 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
question about this though........... @_____@ im pretty sure slender man is copyright maybe? or no XDDDD joking lololool
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just downloaded it, I'll try it later on tonight. ^_^
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Thanks :D I hope you enjoy it! (And no rick rolls this time, I swear!)
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am enjoying it, everything looks awesome! ^_^
The intro was very cool, and the rain effects look completely epic, nicely done! :D

Now, in regards to testing out the demo, I have a few suggestions on the tutorial part:

"look up to the upper left corner." > "look to the upper left corner of the screen."

"The 'Skip Messages' section chooses between skipping messages that have [been already > already been] seen"

"With 'Tutorial Hints' enabled, you can receive hints via text message covering various aspects of the game; they will have no effect on the story."

"On the 'INBOX' menu, [there is > there are | or: you will find] two windows."

"If you [also would > would also] like to mark all messages as 'READ'."

If I see anything else I'll mention it.
Also, you might want to set it to: 'Windowed SD' by default, as someone with a smaller screen may have difficulties loading it.
In my case: I ran into some lag in certain areas, setting it to SD and restarting seemed to help, but I had a lot of applications on at the time, so I'll check it again later with the game running by itself.
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Haha, thanks. I think I went through 5 different types of rain effects before I came up with the ones I used in the game.

Thanks for the feedback :)
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^_^
I didn't get a chance to play it today, but I'll see if I can dedicate some time to it tomorrow.
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EllaJeam1027 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I'm trying to use Ren'py to make my own game too but it's so hard! How did you get your game to look so awesome!
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Lots of practice and patience. There are a lot of great tutorials on Lemmasoft Forums that you can find, and the community is very helpful.
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I put a link to the kickstarter on my profile page, hopefully someone will see it and check it out. I also asked my facebook friends to check it out. I can't think of any other social media that I have an account in... If I do, I'll paste a link on there! Good luck!
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try to pledge $25, but no guarantees. I'll definitely pledge $10 for sure! But I'm broke until next month... ^^;
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I understand, and thank you! :D I really appreciate the link you put up on your page as well! :D
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I hope everyone gets to play DFU! I know that I'm going to go rabid when the full version comes out! I'll be like those creepy anime characters that sit at their computers for weeks playing games... I already look the part, might as well act it as well!
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Fabulous-Goitsu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll ask if I could donate $50 but I can't guarantee anything q7q''''
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
If you're allowed to donate $50, that would be amazing. I would say that I'd love you forever, but well... you are super fan! :D Thank you for trying at least, I hope it works!
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snowball1948 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I cant wait till the full version! you are awesome. :iconyuiwahplz:
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Aww, thank you so much! :D You're so sweet ^_^
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snowball1948 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, your welcome, is true though! :iconawwwwwplz:
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SilverHatsuyuki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoah...finally *0* I'll try playing the demo right now :D
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I hope you enjoy it :D
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SilverHatsuyuki Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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DranTheClamsThief Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
ahh this game turned out great ;u; I love the touch of occasional voice acting, it really adds to the emotion and Idrill has  a cute voice. I love this game so far, can't wait for it to come out!
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Aw, thank you :D

The voice actress for Idril is really nice and talented. Her name is Tina Kim, and she's also was one of the singers in the opening.

I'm really happy you enjoyed it! Hopefully, I can reach my kickstarter goal so I can finish the game and you can play the full game! :D
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