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Zayay [GAME] by psyAlera Zayay [GAME] by psyAlera

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[Visual Novel][Romance?][Otome?][BxPlayer][Horror???]

Zayo Byron is the last person you want to meet while wandering around alone at night. Well, guess what fate has brought to you~

The game features:


1. Unique Play:
Every time you play Zayay you experience only about 25% of the game's full potential. The game uses a system that makes the game unique every time you play it, allowing you to experience a different 25% of it each time. Even if you try to replicate your previous playthrough and follow the exact same steps as last time, there would be always something different about it. The game always follows the main plotline, but little details change all the time making your experience unique every time.

2. ~10 000 words of dialogue:
Zayay consists of almost 10 000 words.(9,932 to be exact) But due to it's unique nature, you get to read only a portion of that during each playthrough.

3.About an hour of gameplay time:
Depending on your reading speed and the style of playing, if you like skipping or not, if you use saves or start a new game every time, this time my vary. But getting through the whole game just once usually takes about half an hour. To discover all the secrets, you might need a bit more~

4. Five different endings:
Zayay's ending is affected by the choices you make. There are five different endings you might get depending on how you acted during the game. There is no 'true' ending, but you can get a 'happy' ending, 'bad', 'boring' 'lies' and 'truths' endings. It's for you to decide which one is which.

5.Two secret beginnings:
If you're lucky enough, you might discover the secret beginnings! They don't affect your endings or main plotline, but you might find them interesting to read~

6.An Extra chapter:
Beat the game and get all the endings to unlock an extra chapter! Find out some of Zayo's secrets and discover his true self.

7.Crossdressing:
...wait, wha~?!


Have fun! <3



Credits:
Character art,background art, GUI, writing, programming: psyAlera (Basically everything...except the music)
Music by Kevin MacLeod

Zayo[c]psyAlera
Souls-of-Chaos, Deamond and Helia [c]Dea-89/Dx33x
Eleoe[c]oOTearlessOo
Luce[c]Tajaky94


Note: If you come across any bugs, problems or really embarrassing typos, please tell me ASAP! lil typos are ok, because I'm lazy and that's a free game for fun, deal with it~

Read more about the game here: fav.me/d605gqu

Any comments are really appreciated~ <3



HINTS:
1. If you're being really naive and cute, you can get Zayo to like you and this will lead you to 2 of the endings.
2. If you do the opposite, he'll be mean to you in the end and there you go, 2 more endings.
3. The 5th ending you can get no matter what you do.
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:iconnadja007:
Nadja007 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Hello!!! I managed to stumble upon your game and first of all, you did an amazing job! I dived into this without reading the description much, just wanting to find things out myself. I like the art style and he looked cute, so I thought I could be successful and smooch him. Yeah, turns out I smooched a bunch of rocks. I didn't expect this at all and it's really a nice touch that makes him unique, too. Basically, he is filled with secrets and to me, that makes this game worth of more than one replay! And even though he is a little meanie bunny, I like him. 10/10 would let him kill me again xD I really hope you plan more things with him, even though I don't know if that will happen because this game is quite old ;v; It would be nice, though! I still have to discover more about this game and I definitely will - now I'm prepared for my death and I don't think "Aww he likes me" anymore when I make him blush and in reality he's actually plotting my death xD

Again, you did an amazing job and I like your art in general! Keep up the good work, you're awesome! <3
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casadrat06 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
I just finished playing your game, without any previous knowledge of anything, and of course I *had* to get all the endings in one night.  It was frustratingly good, and adorably hellish!  I love Zayo, and at the same time I want to strangle him for being such an asshole!  I have to say, I wasn't too upset during the "evil smile" ending, since I'd had to act like such a dumbass lol, it sort of served her right for being so bubble-headed.  But the ending where I tried to leave and he was brought to tears -- my heart!  Despite knowing that he was a horrible bunny, I still felt guilty!  Agh!

You've made something amazing, and I love it so much.
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psyAlera Featured By Owner May 26, 2016   Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you for playing and I'm glad the game invoked such feelings for you! It was exactly my intention e v e 

But yeah, happy you enjoyed it!! 
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KokoroChan14 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Are there any walkthroughs?
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015   Digital Artist
There isn't an official one, but there are Let's Plays on Youtube which could serve as one! Here's a playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

I hope it helps a bit?
Let me know if you need any additional help! 
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KokoroChan14 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
Ok, thanks! :)
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darkness-angel-13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I am by nature a really naive/nice/cutesy person so getting the all the 'nice/good' endings were easy but I'm having the hardest time in being mean! (I just can't!! ;A; I don't care if he'll murder me, I can't TAT) Right now I just want to know which is the one I'm missing  cause I have had:
first try (and my favorite ending!)- Evil smile
second try- 'lol okay, go on I don't care'
third/fourth- emotionless frown (no matter if mean or naive!)
fourth/fifth(?)- 'stay? with me? PF get away peasant! you ain't worth it'
Am I doing something wrong? am I too mean? or too nice? aaaaah ;A;
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   Digital Artist
Aww! Well done on getting the harder endings first try! OvO A lot of people struggle with that, I always feel I made the game too hard. //D

If you have a safe file from when you got your first ending where you played as a naive character, load that and try to leave and see what happens then~ I think that's the one you're missing? 

Good luck and let me know if that helps >v</
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darkness-angel-13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OH! I SEE! I forgot about that!

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I got it! THANKS A LOT!!! :D  I adore this game to no end! ^w^ thank you so much for the help!
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Yay, congrats on beating it!! >v< Makes me really happy you enjoyed it so much ;///v///; 
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darkness-angel-13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
the game is absolutely wonderful! Now, to make my friends play it >3
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015   Digital Artist
xD

Go-go! And don't tell them anything, let them be surprised. :iconsatoshismirkplz: //shot for being mean// 

B-but, n-no, I mean, that's very nice of you if you tell your friends about my game, kyaaa! >////v////< :iconslowhugplz: Please let me know what they thought or invite them to leave a comment! :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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darkness-angel-13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'll let them know! thanks for making this game by the way! still one of my favorite short games! >w<
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bittersweetsherry Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, great game! I love the mysterious atmosphere and how Zayo is not what he seems to be. I can tell you put plenty of time into the game, and especially love it when he has a different comment every time you reply the game! You're so amazing! I love all the thought and time you put into the game.

Even so, I can't seem to get all the endings, even after 3 hours! (I know, 3 hours... more like 2.5 hours? XD)

I think I got the bad end, (I died with him frowning), boring end (Told me to leave/wasn't worth killing), lies (decided to stay with him he said nothing was real), but I don't know about truths or happy end. (is the happy end me leaving? w/o knowing what's going on?) *How do I get the more difficult endings?*

The first time I played it I just followed whatever I feel I should do, clicked the stay with Zayo but ends up being killed. I think I was too naive? I believe it's different from the others though since he smiles when he kills me (so evil, Zayo...T^T)

Afterwards, I trying being brave, mean (don't think mean enough; I'm not really the mean type! ^^), avoid eating berries, avoid dinning at the restaurant (still receive wine in the end). Meeting the nymph was quite odd; first time she was considered as evil and Zayo dragged me out of the forest, another time Zayo was accusing her of being a bear. (the scene was quite hilarious). 

I tried doing at what Zenshii but I got different reactions... so I didn't do exactly what she did in the end. Should I have followed her till the end, even with the different reactions?

I SWEAR I just KNOW there got to be that crossdressing scene somewhere!!!!

~SPOILERS and RAMBLES~
On a side note, I did get the two secret beginnings quite quickly (~lucky ~lucky) I can deduce that he's a bunny demon lord, and his job relates to bones (he kills/looks for victims), he doesn't like humans, sometimes he like vampires sometimes he doesn't, likes ghost, finds ghost hunting interesting, forces you to eat, all monsters live in downtown (now that I think of it haven't browsed clothes yet... OMG that might be where I can get the crossdressing scene!! haha such a genius, little me.)
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello!

Thank you so much for playing my game and putting so much time into it!!
Sorry for replying a bit late. ^^'' Do you still need help getting all the endings? From the sound of it, if he killed you with a smile, that means you got the good ending! xD (The endings have weird names, good things are bad, bad things are good xD )

And yes, you need to go clothes shopping with him to get the crossdressing scene! And if you don't get it first time, don't worry, try again. Just like the rest of the game, it's all a chance and you might or might not get it. 

You're on the right track with your deductions~ But if you want to learn more about Zayo, I can link you to where there's more info and stuff about him. >v< Or you can just ask extra questions ad I'd be happy to answer! 
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:iconbittersweetsherry:
bittersweetsherry Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the reply! I tried to get the crossdressing scene a couple of times, still haven't got it but I'm getting there! It'll be great if you can send me a link where there is more info about Zayo~! Don't have all the endings just yet. ^^

By the way, I still have to say great job on the game. All the different routes must have been difficult to program, and I love all the thought you but into it! Love the art and love the characters, this game is amazing~! Currently don't have any questions, but I may have some in the future!
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Nuu! I'm not really sure how to help, it's always difficult. ^^''Should have made a simpler game-lol. But yeah, Zenshii's videos are the way to go ;v; 

:iconmoeblushplz: Y-you're being too kind to me! >////<

B-but anyway! More info. Zayo was originally one of my roleplaying characters so this is his info sheet that tells a bit more about him: fav.me/d5st5fk
Now the RP group and the story of the whole of Ares has ended so I'm trying to come up with an original universe for Zayo. Most of his past will remain the same though, with a few changes. But this will allow me to create future stories with him. This whole dA folder is dedicated to him actually, there might be some hints in the art/comments there~ psyalera.deviantart.com/galler…

The other place with lots of Zayo related things is my tumblr: psyalera.tumblr.com/tagged/zay… (there are multiple pages) There are some replies and stuff there to people who have asked me things.

I hope it's a good place to start, thanks a lot for playing and I'm really happy you've been so interested in the game! >v< 
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:iconbittersweetsherry:
bittersweetsherry Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~! You put an amazing amount of time and thought into Zayo! It's amazing...I love how original your idea is! It was so interesting to read the history behind him. ^^

Thank so much for more of the info. (Turns out I'm taller than him (^v^)" haha) I got more of an idea of Zayo, and I hope I can get the missing endings! *fist pump* Thank you (again!) for putting the time to reply to my incredibly long messages~!!
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Yes, I'm actually a bit surprised with myself and how much I've developed Zayo and his story since he kind of started as a joke character xD I had to make a demon but then I thought, why not make him a bunny, that would be fun?! Never guessed soon after he would become such a grand and serious character and give me so many feels-lol

Aaah, it's fine, don't worry, it's comments like yours that keep me going with my games and ideas! ;v; I'm just sorry I sometimes take awhile to respond, it's mainly because every time I see those messages in my inbox, they make me blush and feel happy and I just like looking at them and I'm often speechless so I need some time to think of what to say >///////< 
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bittersweetsherry Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe no problem! Keep it up with your games! 
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LullabyPython Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Помня, че преди години я играх и много се бях зарибила да открия всички завършеци, но след като си преинсталирах компютъра не можех да се сетя за създателя и името на играта. И като си мислех за зайци се досетих! Тъкмо я изтеглих отново и въпреки ,че е създадена преди сравнително дълго време искам да кажа, че е много интересна и доста въздействаща. Всичко е планирано добре и човек лесно може да играе с часове. Най-ярко помня частта в ресторанта, с баницата включена в менюто. И също, как почнах цялата игра наново само за да видя Зайо облечен в рокля. Искам да кажа, че рисуваш уникално и ме изумяваш с напредъка си през изминалите години- заслужаваш много ламички, watcher-и и хора, които да си купуват art от теб! <3
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psyAlera Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Благодаря! Радвам се,че играта ти харесва и че си се сетила за нея. :iconblush--plz:

Надявам се да продължаваш да следиш прогреса ми и бъдещите игри,които планирам да разработвам. ^^ 
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IzzyBoopers Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just played this. Must say, you did an AMAZING job! O_O Like, seriously.. I love Zayo's character. He's very complex and interesting. :) 
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Please look forward to it as I have more planned for Zayo and his story~ 
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IzzyBoopers Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yay! Can't wait :) 
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Sophiathehusky333 Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I love this game! It always has something new and I just can't get bored with it. Then there's this thing about Zayo that doesn't make me hate him.

This game is really well-made and addicting, though! I just can't get that happy ending, but I will. Eventually,
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for playing, glad you're enjoying the game and having fun with it! That was my intention, to keep people interested even after their first playthrough. 
Zayo is quite odd but I'm glad people like him as a character and don't just hate him for what he is. 

Good luck getting all the endings, please have a look at the hints section if you need any help or just contact me personally! ^^ 
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MisakiTiffany Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Oh my gawd, I love this game so much.. Q-Q

~SPOILER~
Is it the good ending when I want to leave, but he is sad about it..? Q-Q
Or is there any 'better' ending? :'<
*heartbroken*
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PandasHoldingATaco Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this kawaii jerk... School Rumble: Eyebrow Twitch 

why you kill me everytime ;w;
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Ah, I'm sorry, he's just a meanie like that! ;v; 

And he shouldn't kill you every time, it's only in half some endings!! 
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Animegirlz09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*flips table* He kills me every time! Whuaaa!
It's just not me to be naive an cute! I tried at least five times... I can't help being sarcastic and real!
Sorry for ranting, even though Zayo is how he is a psycho killer, I really like this game, I enjoy it. ^u^
Time for another play through! xD
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you for playing!

Don't worry, it's a bit tricky xD But there's help! If you watch this person's Let's Play video: youtu.be/CpQ4Lsnv75k , they make the right choices to get the harder endings! >v< Just try something like that I guess? OvO Or come back if you need more help~

Really glad you enjoy my game! >v< 
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Animegirlz09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I will analyse the choices made watch the videos.
I'm really glad you made the game!
i have a killer bunny too..hahah. she isn't too friendly with strangers.
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Digital Artist
Hope you work it out this time! >v<

Stay tuned for my next games! :iconlovelyheartsplz: 

Aww, killer bunnies are cute~ 
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Animegirlz09 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully.
the best~
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ErenYayger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG WUT SECRET BEGINNING I MUST KNOO
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014   Digital Artist
The secret beginnings are random events that occur and are on a dice roll pretty much like the rest of the game. You need to be lucky to get them! I guess if you keep starting the game over and over again, you'll eventually get them! 
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sheltiepuppy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i played the game and now i know that Zayo is just an asshole... but i enjoyed playing the game..
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for playing! 

Yeah, he's not the nicest person *sigh* -lol!

I'm glad you enjoyed it though~ Please look forward to my future games! 
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digital-Rat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey! : D!!! *downloads*
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Yay, I hope you enjoy playing it! >v< 
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psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Wah, thank you for playing my game and taking the time to comment on it and even draw fanart! You have no idea how much this means to me! I am really glad you enjoyed it that much~

Aww, well everyone reacts differently to him after playing through the whole game. Some hate him until they see the extra and then feel sorry for him. Some still hate him. And very few like him the whole time xD I love hearing about people's different experiences with this game~ 

Thank you again, I hope you look forward to my future projects! :iconlovelyheartsplz: 

P.S. No need to apologize for your English, it's perfectly fine ^^ 
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Kumihiko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thanks, you give me motivation to draw smth more. I'd like to realize one or two ideas... 

Well... At first it was like this - 

Hm... Strange... Everything... I'd like to go away. 
Aw~ He doesn't want me to leave him alone. Load. 
... Wha?... O_o How?... Why-y-y-y-y? *Sob-sob*

=D  I enjoyed it so much. It was some kind of... investigation.
And dress. It was...  a sweet surprize. X)

Oh, about his personality... I like him as a character.  He can really cause(?) strong emotions. Like a puzzle, a mystery. Like a real person. With his own thoughts, memories... History. (After game I read more about him... So strange, but I'm still exited.))
Even if he isn't good person, (well, he IS a bad one=)) I still like him.
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psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Digital Artist
I am glad, it's nice to be an inspiration for people!

Thank you, I'm happy you like him as a character! To understand him, one really needs to pay attention to the little things in his behaviour and read more to get to know him better. He's a really precious character of mine and I've worked a lot on his story to develop him like that~
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WineChan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey alera! Is this only downloadable? :(

(eager to play, but would be SO convenient if you have a web version too)
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey!

Unfortunately-yes. :'< It was made in Ren'Py and there's no easy way to get it online without remaking it in another engine. I think that's the only downside of Ren'Py. I'm sorry about the inconvenience ;v; At least I hope you would enjoy it, even if you have to download it? 
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WineChan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, it's alright, I'll download it. Is there an ipad version available for this? I usually like to keep my games on my ipad and important documents on computer :D
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:iconpsyalera:
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Ah, again, I'll have to disappoint you, Ren'py doesn't support iPad releases or actually I think it's the other way around because there's a ban on which languages are supported by the iPad or something, I don't completely understand it @ A @
The current version of Zayay is only supported on Windows, Mac and Linux ;v; 
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WineChan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. That's a shame, everyone plays games on iphones and ipads now... D':
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