pretty good story, tho the romances feel a bit unnatural/rushed, and i personally would like more wiggle-room choice-wise for the good endings.
Aurore: Five Princes
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
"We were in our own little world, the world of the fae, and all of the danger that entailed."
Five Princes is a Renpy dating sim visual novel about witches, werewolves, vampires and other fantasy races.
You play as Daphne (customizable name) Marshall, a normal teenage girl. On the eve on your eighteenth birthday, you discover that not only are you a witch, you are the new empress of the fae.
But danger lies in wait, and you have only a few short weeks to master your power and defend your empire.
• Six romance options (five male, one female)
• Rating: 16+ (Optional 18+)*
• Partial voice acting
• Animated OP
• Unlockable polyamorous relationship
• ~12 endings
• 72 CGs
• ~160, 000 words
*(Adult content can be turned on and off at any time from the preferences screen. Both versions are exactly the same, and all CGs are obtainable and unaltered regardless of the mode you play. There is no nudity in this game.)
**Saves from Versions 1.0 and 1.1 are NOT be compatible with Version 2.**
As of update 2.3, Ilma's route has been fixed. As of update 2.4, the polyamorous route has been fixed.
Extract files and run AuroreFivePrinces.exe
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pretty good story, tho the romances feel a bit unnatural/rushed, and i personally would like more wiggle-room choice-wise for the good endings.
What all do you need for Cain's best/romantic end? I remember from before the updates and then tried to follow the new guide, yet it defaults to friendship with all the guys end, even if I find the notes in the study and such.
That's very strange. I tested his route and it worked for me. Are you getting the option to go to Astaroth's suite after Cain breaks up with you?
Nope. Is there certain stat requirements if you do the Day Planning mode?
Mostly you need to make sure intelligence is your highest stat (by going to the library). Studying the vampires gets you a chance for a scene with Cain, so follow him. After that scene, however, it doesn't matter which fae clan you study. The other things you'll want to do is get your magic high enough that Cain doesn't die, and text him as many times as possible. Be sure to rest (in the lounge) before your stress maxes out (I usually rest when it's at 18/20). It's not necessary to go outside or to the pool at all while on Cain's route. I hope that helps!
Edit: I just remembered--click on the heart to check your affinity with him. When it's at 13/15, you're pretty much guaranteed his best ending.
This game is fantastic and I would highly recommend it! I love the poly route and the fact that the MC is strong sex-positive. You don't see that much in a lot of otme/visual novels. It was refreshing. Great game, and I'm really looking foreward to any more releases in the future! <3
Hello! Just found this game last night and have been super enjoying it! The story is fun the MC is really solid and all the LI's are really cool ( I especially enjoyed Gunnar)!
I have been trying to get on Dyson and Paz's individual routes for awhile and I consulted the guide you made but after trying over a dozen times each and ending up on the friendship ending each run I am D e s p e r a t e for any guidance you can offer on how to do it because I don't know what I am doing wrong TT-TT
Thanks for making such a lovely game!
Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention! In an older version of the game, their friendship routes were too hard to get, and it seems I've over-corrected.
This issue is fixed in version 2.2. If you have a save from before Carla and Tilly's visit, you may be able to pick up from there, otherwise you'll have to start a new game, but Paz and Dyson's romance routes should be fixed now.
Ahhh thank you so much for getting it fixed so quickly! I was able to get their good endings now <3
Also sorry to ask for more help but do you have advice for how to get onto the Dyson and Gunnar route? I've been struggling to figure it out on my own and have tried to do it a solid handful of times and there isn't much info in the guide on that one ^^;
Again thank you so much for everything!
As a general rule, if you're playing with Day Planning off, you can't text Gunnar after the nightmare, though there is a bit of flexibility in regards to your choices leading up to that. I hope that helps!
If you'd like a complete walkthrough for the polyamorous route, let me know.
Once again thank you so much! I was able to get through to it and get the good end but thank you for the offer of a walk through :)
I'm still trying to get the poly route, so if you're still offering that walkthrough, it would be much apreciated.
Dear PeanutParade, I just wanted to stop by to tell how much I enjoyed your game! It's so well done, with very fitting CGs and a compelling story, I espacially liked the mixture of light and more exciting moments, it was great. :)
My favourite part were the characters, such a wide range in the supporting cast and the possible boyfriends are all very interesting and charming. You characterized them so well and gave a lot of scenes with them, I really felt like I got to know them and I really liked all of them. They all are very special in their own way and it was very exciting to learn more about them. The relationships built up so well (Paz was my favourite) without pressure or unneccessary shyness (like the MCs that are nearly fading when holding hands; aside from that I really liked that being naked/without shirt was treated being so normal and not exaggarated with overbording blushing or something). Come to think of it, the MC is great! She isn't a pushover, holds herself and deals well with the situations, but thinks it over and sometimes is doubtful, too.
The only things that i think could be improved are the music, that sometimes stop until the next scene and the abrupt endings of some scenes that I'd like to read more about, especially at the ending. But that didn't reduce my enjoyment, I had a lot of fun reading your story!
And, as I read the other comments, I wanted to say that I read for the story and not the sexual content, I think it suited really well in there at it is and complemented the narrative, but I don't think it needs more than that. The essence is the narration, the characters and the relations they build, and that all works really well together in your VN.
I hope we get to play another one someday, I'm looking very much forward to it! Thanks a lot for Aurore (I totally forgot to mention that I really liked the wordbuilding, specifically the witches related to gems and the plot around them, but also the conclaves - I think there'd be potential for another narration, if you ever want to revisit :)), I really enjoyed playing! Send you support and greetings! :)
So I am trying to get all the CGs and I have all of them except the ones from Paz and Dyson's friendship routes, the ones at the fair. Any advice on how to get them? I keep either accidently ending up in a relationship with them or getting Gunnar or Adrian's again.
The easiest way to get Dyson's friendship route is to play like you're trying to romance him, but say you prefer monogamous relationships.
The trick to Paz's is not getting too many points with him before/during the drinking game. There's more than one way to do this, but the easiest would be: 1) Stay put so he's the guy you meet first, 2) Say you prefer non-monogamy, 3) Don't text any of the guys back, 4) Text your friends when you can't sleep, 5) Drink a soda.
I hope that helps!
So I got every ending except Lana’s. I followed the walkthrough and everything was going good but when it came time to call someone after her nightmare she automatically called IIma. Not sure what I did wrong.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention! There was an error with the code, but I've released an updated version (1.1) of the game with this error corrected. You'll have to restart Lana's route, but it should work in the new version.
I really do not understand why you have censored this game
in all the people who download the game, 99% activate the adult content so why give people the choise like this game was made for people who don't want adult content
but even with the adult content activate the game remains much too "soft"
it's a shame ... the concept is great and the story rather well written but if I play this kind of games it is largely for the sexual content and there is really not enough in the game , and the little that there is too much SFW
i just want to know why you don't go fully on sexual content with this game
you have a great concept that offers opportunities both in terms of history but also in terms of adult content, and I just find it a pity that it is underexploited
While I appreciate your feedback, I find I have to disagree that 99% of players prefer sexually explicit material, given the number of otome games that don't have any erotic elements at all.
My intention was never to create a pornographic game. At first, the only character who had any sex scenes at all was Dyson (being an incubus, and all), but I was worried that there would be players who wouldn't be interested in that sort of thing, so I programmed in the ability to bypass the explicit material. After that, it seemed silly to have an entire feature that only effected one of the routes, so the others were given sex scenes as well. From this, you might intuit that the adult content was an afterthought, and you would be right.
As for its "softness", I suppose that's a matter of taste. I wasn't (and still am not) interested in drawing sexually explicit CGs, so this is as raunchy as it gets for my games, and I doubt any of my future games will have even this much sexual content, as I found it somewhat tiresome to write.
For the people that do/did find this game unsatisfactory in that regard, I might direct them to the "erotic" tag (which is a tag that I chose not to apply to my game for this exact reason).
That said, thank you for your kind words regarding the story. I genuinely do appreciate any and all comments, as I know that writing them takes time out of peoples' schedules. I hope that you find other games to your liking in the future, but I doubt they will be any of mine.
Actually, I do think that Nayko93 has a point. Although not 99% players do prefer sexually explicit material/erotic material, a good portion of them do like it! Look at this survey conducted by TailorTale's creator: https://tailortales.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/an-in-depth-look-at-what-otome-play...
One of the surveyed questions was if players would like otome games with adult content. A good 39% of the survey sample want explicit sex, 34% with "softer" adult themes, while 20% have no preference. With that being said, more players do prefer explicit sex/adult content than those who don't. Although the sample size can be argued that it's low, with 778 respondents, it does tell you that more otome players are starting to prefer or like explicit material.
In my opinion, the thing about "given the number of otome games that don't have any erotic elements at all." is because most western otome game makers are usually young females that don't feel comfortable writing or drawing any adult content. But again, older players and otome game makers prefer adult content (See the survey for respondents age 25+ preferring adult content or how older otome game makers, like Michaela Laws, from Seduce Me, make games with adult content)
However, this is your game and work, so it's totally okay if you don't like or want to include more explicit content! It's understandable if explicit content isn't your thing! But players like Nayko93 and I are one type of demographic that do like explicit content and try to find/play any R18 otomes we can get, since they're so rare, hence the (slight) disappointment when it's not as explicit as we would like :P Anyways, your otome was well written and fun to play through! I hope you do make more otome games in the future :)
Mmm Idk people who don't prefer sexually explicit content wouldn't turn on the mature filter. I was surprised that even with mature content on there was still censoring. It confused me if nothing else. I couldn't understand why there was a mature content filter if there was still censoring. Until I read that all that changed was the steamy moment scenes text. But even then i was still a bit confused. But it is your game and I still liked the games content. The story was good though there was still a lot of unanswered questions by the end. It is still a VN I replay often.
I just finished the demo. I really enjoyed it.
I'm sure all the routes and all the characters are very interesting... but to be honest I'm interested in yuri romance the most,so I chose and got only Ilma's endings.
Of course I really like artstyle... Well-done sprites and CGs. Daphne is very cute <3
Partial voice acting is good too.
The story was very great too. A lot of endings, routes, meaningful choices and unexpected! plot-twists. The "normal" girl has to live in world she never knew about... and rule it. Wow! And she can find love, too.
small spoiler: I like idea of casting spells by gliphs. It's very different from what other games and media tells us about magic in use.
I rate it 5 hearts of 5 pausible.
Will there be a walkthrough? Only can get one ending so far.
I loved it but who's the female love interest? One of her two friends?
I'm sorry the demo doesn't make it clear. The female love interest is Ilma.
Thank you for playing. I'm really glad you liked it!
I loved the demo! Can't wait for the full game!
I enjoyed playing the demo. I like the character designs and really like the side characters. I wish we got a chance to romance those hot parents. lol Do you have an estimated release date? Approximately how many words do you intend for the full release to have?
Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
The full version is set to be released on February 14, 2019, though if I get ahead of schedule, I'll probably put it up before then. Right now, it's looking like the full version will have approximately 80,000 words. This number keeps changing, however, as I'm constantly thinking of new scenes and bonus episodes I want to include. lol
I am actually excited for this game. :D
Is it still scheduled to release on Valentine's Day?
Unfortunately I was unable to get ahead of schedule. On the plus side, the game will now have an animated OP and partial voice acting!
Yay! Sounds great. Looking forward to the finished product.
I’ve played 4 routes and so far my favorite character is Gunnar. Can’t wait to play the rest. If you would like this game to get more attention, I think posting it on lemmasoft would help greatly.