BEFORE YOU PLAY: 
-Content Warning: This game contains scenes of gore, suicide, depression, self harm, and childhood trauma. Player discretion advised.
-RenPyWeb is still in beta. If you are unable to play the beta from your browser, please download the executable version below.
-Music will begin to play on launch.
-This version will take approximately 5 minutes to play.
-The beta releases are not representative of the final game, and are subject to change.


Are you a lonely lycanthrope? Are you in search of a lupine lover?
Then come on down to Cafe Demonside,  and meet your match at our first ever Werewolf Speed Dating event! Just wander into the forest until the pines glow red. We're waiting.

Demonside is a choice-based, gay, dating simulator where you play Bartholomew, a werewolf struggling to fit into society. Find the meaning of true love as you dissect Bartholomew's identity and meet new friends.


Credits

Game by Ryoma Marta-Sugawara (@ryomams)
Music by Brandon Keener
Concept Assistance by Annie Zhang (@silvremist)
Submitted to the 2020 I Can't Write Jam.


Please leave any feedback you can below! All of your comments are greatly appreciated. <3

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Development log

Comments

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So... rather than having form shifting, instead there is a natural glamor?  Really helps to bring out all the harsh themes... but I also wonder if therefore what he did can be undone? Even if over a real long time? (as in eventually but not within game span)... Then again I guess the idea is having to live with stupid decisions one may make... if only it was easier for us all  to communicate and understand each other...

How´s the game going?

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aaaaa i love it already!!!!! cant wait for the full game!!

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This is crazy good! I love it already, and it isn't even finished! I can't wait to play more, and I hope you're doing alright! :)

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It is going in a good path :D, i liked it actually, hope you are good ;^

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I love this! I look forward to any additional news regarding this project and it definitely has potential!

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I love this a lot!! It definitely has a loads of potential, I look forward to seeing how this turns out by the release. Keep up the good work

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do you have plans to translate this game into more languages?

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Unfortunately, because of how overworked I am, I'm not prioritizing translations. However, once I end up publishing a final draft, I'm very interested in translating Demonside into Spanish, French, and Japanese. Don't count on it happening anytime soon, sorry!

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Finally got to play this. I loved it. It really hit on some of my childhood (and some more recent) experiences in a way that other things haven't before. The writing, your art, Brandon's music all made me so enthralled by it. I can't wait to play whatever you make next Ryoma.

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Felt like the depression I've always known, although maybe not as gruesome. I'm a little confused about if the tail/ears are a metaphor for the depression (others can't or refuse to see it, but it's so obvious) or if Bea's tail really exists and others literally, like physically, just can't see it, but the tone and writing style is spot-on. God bless the USA for its terrible healthcare system and bureaucratic extortion. /sarcasm

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Thanks for the feedback! I hope to have that answered with the official release. Stay tuned :D

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nice! I'm looking forward to the full release :)

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Really awesome art style. 

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Very interesting start to what could be a great story, looking forward to the full release :)

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I really love the rad music!!!Super cute drawing style too. Cant wait for next update :))!

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I had such a pleasantly miserable feeling throughout reading this. I'll definitely keep an eye out for the finished version!

Really love the art style as well.

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Thanks for playing!! :D