There is a lot of interesting characters in here. I liked it quite a lot, it's both hearthwarming and heartwrenching story. I cant wait to see next act.
Because We're Here - Act I
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~ is a narrative-driven otome dating sim in an unforgiving First World War-inspired conflict. It's an episodic visual novel in four acts. This is the first act.
1915, Wesslinger National Calendar. The Great War rages on.
As neurotic Postal Corps volunteer Elfriede Rauss, you walk the trenches with the men of a lost generation. And amidst the chaos and brutality of the front lines, you encounter an obstacle that you are absolutely and categorically not prepared for: love.
However. Love can be a difficult thing to hold on to at the best of times. And these are not the best of times...
Rich, Narrative-Driven Experience - Act I sets in motion a twisting trench opera of conflicted loyalties and life-changing decisions. The events of the first act are brought to life by 18 pieces of original CG artwork.
Diverse Array of Bachelors - Pick your love interest from a large and varied cast, spanning childhood friends, aristocrats, corporals and cowards. Act I introduces 11 main characters; Act II introduces an additional 8. (A total of 16 are available as love interests.)
Intricate WW1-Inspired Setting - Investigate a grave turning point in the continent’s history as you journey across the towns and battlefronts of the First Lassallian War.
Battle of Wits System - Argumentative boss battles that pit your emotional literacy and persuasive power against enemies and allies alike.
Estimated playthrough time for Act I (Never Such Innocence) is roughly 3 hours.
Act I is a significantly-updated version of the early WIP demos from 2015 and 2016.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Aug 02, 2018|
|Tags||Alternate History, Anime, Dark Humor, Dating Sim, Female Protagonist, Otome, renpy, Story Rich, War, World War I|
|Average session||About an hour|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Is there a demo available?
There is no Act I demo, as it was difficult to cut out a short chunk that worked outside of the narrative (or was in any way representative haha).
(There used to be some 'demos' a couple of years ago, but only in name - they were more like extremely unpolished WIPs of the entire act. More info on that here, if you're interested in the glow-up. ^^)