A downloadable Story for Windows

IMPORTANT:

The game is on indefinite hiatus for the time being. If you are encountering crashes while cooking, make sure you're inputting ingredients. I will try to fix bugs in the near future but for now please be sure to check the comments if you're having issues and let me know if something else goes wrong ;; Sorry about that guys. As stated this game was made in about three days lol 


Story:

As Reyna's hands grazed the waters of Konpeito bay, she replayed what she knew about herself  before her memories come to an end.  Who WAS she?  Where was she? Why was she here? Now thanks to  her new friends, Lawana and Mallow, Reyna can finally start life anew helping out at their Sugar Star Cafe.  But is the world she's stumbled upon as wonderful as it seems?


Features:

  • Ship any of the main three with any of the five main Sugar Stars
  • Make cakes, manage the cafe and help run a successful business
  • Mine, Fish, Forage and solve puzzles to advance the plot
  • Follow a linear story about the Sugar Stars and their allies and try to help your friends that have found themselves in trouble

About:

Sugar Stars is a cafe / dessert themed life sim I started for YuriJam. Unfortunately, due to personal issues, I put what I had together between three days so it's super untested, rough and buggy! I hope I can fix it up soon ;-;

Please keep in mind that you're bound to encounter a glitch or some dry points but I promise I'll fix those up right away!

Characters:

Voice Credits:

Reyna: Vanille Velasquez

Lawana: Elissa Park

Mallow: Sara Dunham


Credits:

Artwork: Cheyenne Victory

Menu + Cooking Coding: Cheyenne Victory

Writing: Cheyenne Victory

Tiles: Enterbrain, Sithjester, Cheyenne Victory + Others (Coming soon)


Music + Code:

Tom Vian – Gen

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
- Arcadia
- The curtain rises
- Teddy bear waltz
- Summer day
- Continue life

SoundImage

Big Ace - Transparency
 Brewmeister - pic behind menu code

Near Fantastica - Anti-Lag

CMS original - Tigurus Fay, Mjshi

Moghunter - Animated title

Ultimate Jesus - Draw shadow

Robot79796 + eharper256 + CCOA - Day time system

Zer0- Advanced weather

Game_Guy- Item Storage

CCOA - UMS

Published Nov 01, 2017
StatusOn hold
PlatformsWindows
Release date Oct 31, 2017
AuthorRooftops Revolution
GenreSimulation
Made withRPG Maker
TagsAnime, Cute, Dating Sim, Female Protagonist, LGBT, Life Simulation, pastel, RPG Maker, Voice Acting, Yuri
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
AccessibilitySubtitles, Interactive tutorial

Install instructions

- Unzip the file

- Click Lawana to get started!

- Be warned of glitches-- save often.

Download

Download
Sugar Stars Demo V1.1.zip 196 MB

Development log

Comments

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CRASH WARNING + FIX 

(READ IF YOU CANNOT GET PASSED THE TUTORIAL)

Several users have encountered a cooking crash and it will be fixed shortly.  I can't do it right away but I have the fix ready to render when I can.

Make sure you aren't hitting 'cook' before entering in ingredients. The new version will have it more clear. The blank areas that highlight are where the ingredients go. The crash is because you're hitting 'cook' before adding anything. I didn't anticipate this so the new version will play the error sound instead of taking down the whole game ahaha

Played only the beggining of it until it crashed when I tried to make the cake.

Hi there!

Sorry for the late reply! There's a glitch in the game that remains unfixed since I don't have the game file anymore (The project is on an indefinite hiatus). If you're referring to the tutorial section, make sure you're clicking the highlighted boxes before clicking "bake"! It was fixed in later builds of the game but I never officially released it ;; I'm so sorry about that!

So I was really excited to play this game and opened it up for the first time. The controls were confusing at first but I eventually figured it out. After having it crash on me so many times I opened up the game again. However, none of the keys were working on the game-play. I have tried the esc. key and all the other keys that I had figured out with the game, but the graphics won't budge.

I'm so sorry to hear that my love! I made this game in three days and didn't end up editing it any further since I lost the data for it. 

I'm not sure why it would crash on you?? I'm so sorry to hear that agh I'll take a look into it if I can find my backup! I feel awful I'm so sorry to hear that the controls were giving so many issues :/ 

May I ask what you mean about the graphics not budging? Is it just freezing on you?

Yes. The game will freeze when I'm trying to preform a certain action. I haven't gotten too far in the game, but I was at the point were you are first learning to make a cake not long after your character wakes up.

Alrighty so that's never happened before? The cooking system has given some problems (I have  build that should fix it but its on another hard drive and I'm searching for it). Were you putting in ingredients before clicking cook? In this build of the game, there's a missing error catch that means if you click "Cook" before adding ingredients it would crash the game. The menu lacked clarity so many people didn't realize that the highlighted boxes were for ingredients, so when I find the file I'll release it and it should fix the issue. I've edited it for clarity and added the catch but I still have to upload.

That COULD be why since that's a common problem in the game. That's my best guess but if not then I'll have to look into it further. It was my first time coding a system for anything and three days to do so wasn't enough so I sincerely apologize for the problems you encountered!

its not dowlanding

I'm so sorry to hear that! May I ask what's happening when you try to download it? I'm afraid I haven't heard many other people having trouble so I'm not quite sure if it's the game or itch.io or internet connection or something else that's causing that for you. ;-;

Can this be entitled as a visual novel?

Hi there!

Sugar Stars isn't a visual novel. It has a similar format for the cutscenes, but it is classified as a non-combat RPG, meaning you do actually walk around and complete tasks~ I do have some visual novels released, but sadly S*s is more a walk around game than anything else.

Thanks for your comment <3

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This is so cute. 10/10. I love it so much. Ran into the cooking glitch but figured it out. Can't wait to play the full game.

Oh gosh ;; You're the sweetest ahhhh Sorry about the cooking glitch! The S*s file is on an external so as soon as I pull it up I'll update it to fix it <3 Thank you so much for the kind words ;-;

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This is a great game

Oh gosh you're the sweetest ;; Thank you <3 you made my week!

This game looks super cute and sweet and seems like something I would love, but I can't event get past tutorial, when I get a task to take 2x sugar and 1x egg and to make a cake all I can do in that room is choose bake from a memory and then cook and when I do that game crashes with message "Script 'Cooking Window #Memory' line 113: NameError occurred.  undefined local variable or method 'cookstart' for #<Scene_Cooking:0x89ec7a8>" Tried a couple of different things but there doesen't seem to be a way around it, I hope you fix those errors, I would really like to play this game.

Additionally, I didn't quite get it from your description, but is this a demo version or a full game alpha/beta version?

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OH  YIIKES! Thanks for letting me know!! I'll give it a try and see what's going on?? That's so strange ahh I'll take a look at it now and see what's happening oh dear.


Sorry I was a bit unclear ahh I lost most of the gamejam months due to something that happened so I legitimately put together a demo in the last three days hehe Which is why it's so buggy. It's an alpha demo haha  I'm so sorry you encountered that error ahhh Let me see if I can fix it ;; Thank you for letting me know!

AHH I FIGURED OUT WHY IT'S HAPPENING OH GOD. It's because I never ended up completely finishing the menu so it got really confusing omg I'm so sorry! I didn't even put in the dialogue that explains how to navigate I'm so sorry ahh

What you have to do is click the first blank slot on the cooking window and select an ingredient from your inventory. The reason you're getting the error is that you're pressing 'cook' without adding ingredients which is something I never even thought of! I'll be sure to add an exception if someone clicks that by accident and I'll clarify the menu a bit! Sorry about that ;;

OH MY this is ADORABLE~ I haven't managed to get very far since it's bugging out a bit but I can't wait till it's all done and polished 'cause what I did see was diabetically sweet. The VA's did a great job and I am so in love with Reyna [I think fluffballs have become my new go-to type...] I like Reyna's take on the whole amnesia being a time of reinvention instead of confusion 'cause it really adds to her optimistic side. Oh and I got a good chuckle out of the whole heirloom mix up. Food puns ftw.

One thing: For the next version can there be a little info about what keys do what. I had no idea how to navigate around the pages... @_@  just a few words at the bottom or a tutorial page at the start menu would help me sooosossosooo much.  >.<

AHHHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

I'm sorry it's been bugging ;o; (As I said I legitimately put it together in three days and playtested it like... twice so A+ Gamedev LOL ) May I ask what's causing the trouble? I'll try to fix it up <3 I'm so sorry it's given you trouble! 

I'm so, so glad you like Reyna ;o; Thank you so much for the sweet comment :heart: 

YES ABSOLUTELY! AHH I intended to put that in but ran out of time ;; I had a TINY thing in the "Read Me" but I realized afterwards that I don't think it'll be very helpful ahhh It's totally my fault because I realized I forgot to add "Exit" to all of the menus x.x RIP I'm heading to class for the time being but I'll try to write in a little control guide on the actual Itch.io page ahh I'm so sorry that caused you so much trouble ;; 


Thank you for such a sweet comment <3 I'll try to fix it up tonight <3 

It was the same problem as the above comment. With the cook from recipe section.

Don't be sorry, I am just glad you got to finish the jam. Life can be so unpredictable but kudos for getting something out.  And don't worry it's not rush as long as you planned to put it in I'm more than happy to wait. The jam 's over, you can take your time now~ But I'll be waiting eagerly for this to be finished <3

And if you need a beta tester then hmu!

I just started playing and it's SOOO cute! I love Mallow and Reyna's voice, super super super cute. 
This game is just a big overload of cute, ahahha;;;

WOEIFJOEWJFFJ ????? I'M SO GLAD AHHH

You were an absolute superstar though. You rocked Lawana so hard?? Everyone who's spoken to me has commented on how much they loved your voice and your characterization of her! agh you guys really made this game <3 thank you so, so much for being part of it ;-;