Hello, folks. You can now download Asher here.
Asher is a short visual story about a librarian—all right, librarian’s assistant—named Tetrine Reish who lives in the city-state of Asher. Things are going swimmingly (except for perhaps her brother’s debt/bootlegging problem and an ominous dream or two,) until a woman comes along asking for a book. Not a library book—that would be too easy—but a book that doesn’t belong in Tetrine’s library. The book turns out to be written in a magical script called Nell marks that only a few people can see, and Tetrine is one of them.
However, all her life she’s been told in no uncertain terms that letting on that she can see the marks is a Bad Idea. Which is unfortunate, because several people, two of whom have suspicious intentions, find out. A kidnapping and an attempted murder (or two) ensues, and Tetrine’s life will never quite be the same again.
Stars a mythical queen, amnesia & romance (more or less in that order), vampire-like supernatural demon-things, a film-noir-type/silent-film-ish art style, and 20% less blood.
Mild blood and cursing.
- 9 endings
- Unlockable Extras, such as a music room, ending gallery and an extra credits sequence
- Partially Voiced
Art, Writing & Coding by S. A. Welland
Music by ProjectTrinity
This was a learning project for me with both the art and writing (not to mention coding). Asher also went through various styles and renditions, hence some of the stylistic differences and the fact that the voice acting is rather minimal. It was going to be voiced, but then I did a lot of re-writes, discovered I was missing voice files, and, well… maybe next round. (I left all the voice actors in the credits, though, even if they didn’t appear; they worked hard and I may add more later).
So, anyway, feedback is very welcome. Thanks for checking out my little project. :)