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'Love Amidst the Timeless Rift' Interview – The Visual Novel Yaoi Fans MUST Play

We had the pleasure of chatting with the creator or "Love Amidst The Timeless Rift!" If you LOVE boys love and visual novels this is a MUST!  This FREE boys love visual novel is for PC and Android. Get ready for a fantasy romance adventure


1. Could you share the inspiration behind the creation of "Love Amidst the Timeless Rift"


I created this game out of a passion for character-driven stories and LGBTQI+ romance, as well as a desire to challenge the clichés of love triangles. I wanted to make a game where players’ choices matter, and where diversity is celebrated with a narrative that is warm and fuzzy.


2. Were there any specific fantasy, romance, or adventure themes from literature, movies, or other sources that influenced the development of the game?


I was inspired by a variety of sources, such as the folk tales of Divs, the romantic verses of Rumi and Hafez, and the modern genres of reincarnation and regression in manga, manhwa, and indie games. I wanted to explore beyond the common Greek and Roman myths, so I immersed myself in the rich and fascinating literature of the Middle East and Turkic regions, where I discovered amazing mythical beings that added depth and color to our story.


3. Tell us about the BL aspect to your game!


I tried to make the characters as distinct and opposite as possible (even in their choices and reactions throughout the game) but with common themes that created a bond between them for the sake of wooing the MC. I always enjoy incorporating the theme of self-growth into the fiction I write, so I thought it would be great if they had a moment of realization or a soliloquy of self-improvement that, when expressed with love, would turn into a sincere confession. I had a blast writing the two characters and the voice actors enhanced the experience by voicing them in different ways as well (with one being bright and loud and the other being deep and shy).


4. What inspires your unique art style?


We blended character traits, fantasy elements, and animal features to create our game’s art style, which highlighted or contrasted the story’s themes!




5. Can you elaborate on the creative process behind designing the game?


This was our first project, so we started with a brainstorming session and chose the elements we liked best without a clear plan. For instance, our initial idea was to have a forbidden romance in a workplace setting. But as we talked more, we opted for a fantasy world and made the conflict more personal, such as dealing with insecurity or jealousy in love. We also set more concrete deadlines and tasks for ourselves. We completed the demo and then updated the assets and the script for the full release. The most difficult parts of this process were the start, where we had to settle on one concept and set an outline, and the middle, where we had to overcome the exhaustion of the jam rush and the demo launch. But it was all rewarding when we finished the game on June 25th.


6. Are there any specific features or mechanics that make this game stand out from other visual novels in the same genre?


To enhance the partial voice acting quality of this game, we used full sentences instead of barks, especially for the emotional scenes, to immerse the player in the magical fantasy world. We also paid attention to various details in the art, such as dragons, objects, and accessories, to make the game more appealing. Our skilled artists created adorable chibi art that suited the cozy mood we aimed for. Additionally, the choices in the game have hidden dialogue that can only be unlocked by making specific decisions, which adds to the replay value of the game.


7. Goals for 2024?


For game development, I have plans to collaborate with another producer and participate in otome/josei jam, as well as work on a solo project for yaoi jam 24. I’d also like to learn more about programming so I can create mini games that would make interactive fiction like visual novels more engaging. 8. Where can folks support your game? You can support our game by visiting our http://itch.io page (https://deniz-g-lerosi.itch.io/love-amidst-the-timeless-rift…) and leaving a rating or a comment. I always appreciate hearing from fans about what they enjoyed about the game and any feedback they have. Also, if any streamers want to play this game and share their playthrough of it, I’d love to watch it as well!

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