I am so happy to see a furry VN that focuses on straight content, as every single other one is for the gays. Which is fine, but finally something I can enjoy. But I have a couple questions, which I will separate into spoiler and non-spoiler categories.
#1. How much impact do the choices we make have, and more importantly are the choices apparent? There's a difference between knowing if your choices might mean something, and not being sure if choosing for something mundane (like the choice to smash a tree, boulder or the sky) will kill all of your favorite characters. It's all in the writing, which so far has been wonderful (save a few typos), evidenced by the fact I just sat here for a couple hours reading.
#2. On that note, how does the "narrator" part we play factor in? So far we have only made decisions in the shoes of Naja,(to my memory) meaning we aren't really narrating. Now if you mean Narrator as in someone with no real input in the story but reads it as a book instead of being a character in the story like most VNs, then I guess well done, but I took it as we were Storytellers here, not spectators with minimal input.
#3. Will the finished product cost money? I can't find if this is the case anywhere, and it's a fair question. It certainly has the potential for the quality to be monetized, but personally it's hard to buy things for technology reasons.
#1. Holy hell is it possible that the ending has a chance of being... not so bleak? Like via choices. Did I just make bad choices, or is the only ending the one that kills my favorite ship, all the Protagonist's friends, and a seven year old girl, while locking the hero away suddenly and without warning? Please tell me there's a chance things can end better, at least a little bit. For my soul?
#2. Towards the end there, I wasn't sure what was going on there, but that may just be me. Alternate timelines? Time travel? A really bad trip into insanity at the loss of her only child? If we are a pseudo-narrator, why are we in the dark too? I'm sure that will be explained too, but still, lots of things happened with no clear explanation. Maybe that was the point.
I am keeping in mind that this is an alpha, and all this may be fixed already (I am using 0.4.0, the one available here), but any feedback is good feedback right? Your game was an amazing experience, even for an alpha, and I will eagerly enjoy further updates hoping for a less depressing end. Best of luck to you all!
(Quick edit, the music is absolutely fantastic!)