This is a lovely visual novel! I love the art, especially the varying emotions the artist put into the diary entries. I'm still curious about what happened to Selene though! Keep up the great work!
The Moon's Cherished Flower
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"An epistolary visual novel about a missing child and the Lady of the Moon."
Selene, your niece and the only daughter of the famous Mienn family had gone missing. No one seemed to know this except her parents, who have just passed away, their secretary, and you. Their house was burnt down during a huge fire three days ago, but as you went there to investigate, you found her room untouched by the fire.
Now her diary becomes your only clue to find out where Selene is and what truly happened to the Mienn family. Where did she go? Was she kidnapped? Did she run away? Why did no one ever seem to notice her presence when her parents are such influential figures?
...and who is this Lady of the Moon she keeps mentioning in her diary?
- ~6,000 words
- 30 - 45 minutes of gameplay
- 3 different endings
- 33 unique diary entries
Thank you for playing!
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Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Version 2.0 UpdateAug 16, 2020
- The Making of The Moon's Cherished Flower 02 - The ArtAug 10, 2020
- The Making of The Moon's Cherished Flower 01Aug 05, 2020
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This was such a fascinating game to play through. The atmosphere the art work in the diary's created is honestly phenomenal. Very short game, getting the three different endings is very easy also, however i enjoyed every minute of it thank you! <3
Thank you very much for playing! Glad that you enjoyed it, and yay congrats for getting all the different endings!
This is a story about neglect and reclamation, told through the diaries of a young girl as she grows up into something beautiful, perhaps in a pitiable way. Beyond the story itself, I can and will gush about just how heavily the art weighed on me. It's the thought put behind the handwriting. I saw this child grow up through the style of it, from the waxy, blocky crayon scrawl, to the clunky gradeschool cursive, to the tamer graphite script. I look at that and I can see my youngest niece and nephew in it all, growing up from preschool and fast approaching middle. I remember when they wrote letters backwards. I remember when the schools mandated cursive lessons for a year. I remember myself in middle school having so much to say with a bigger vocab to say it and never enough room on the page. This and other small gems like the exploration of media and the refinement of her art is so damn touching.
I see myself revisiting this one for the journey.
Thank you so much, Coda. We're so glad to hear you could relate to the diary progression. It's something we wanted to highlight to show Selene's growth, how she changes throughout the years. Glad to know we're doing it right!
Thank you for playing and for hosting this wonderful Space Jam!
This was a beautiful journey. I love how the artwork evolves and changes as it continues. The writing also pulled me into the story and its mysteries. I love the textbox design, and the colours are so soft and pretty. What a lovely epistolary visual novel.
Thank you so much Katy! Your Dear Devere is what inspired this to be made, so we're happy to hear you're enjoying it!
Thanks for playing!
It's such a beautiful, mysterious story told through diary entries. The artwork is gorgeous, and the diary reads like it was actually written by a real child - so cute, and so heartbreaking! Even with multiple endings, I still choose to believe in the One True Ending in which Selene is happy.