A brilliant way to twist normal otome and bring up "don't judge the book by its cover"proverb xD
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Initial release date: April 2, 2013, made for NaNoRenO 2013
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.
Character art,background art, GUI, writing, programming: psyAlera (Basically everything...except the music)
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Read more about the game here: fav.me/d605gqu
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.
Download the Windows Installer and open the .exe Follow to instructions to complete the installation of the game. Have fun playing!
Download the All Zip if you're using Mac/Linux or don't want the game installed on your Windows machine. Unzip in a folder of your choosing using WinRar/7Zip/etc, start the .exe and enjoy the game!
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Thanks!! I do like adding twists to things and I'm always happy when other people enjoy those as well!
Very strange game, but I enjoyed it. Somehow got all the endings and one secret beginning without really realizing. Please keep up the good work, your dark humour is fascinating :)
Also, who is the second person in the top image?
Thank you so much for playing, your comments are inspiring! Good job on getting all the endings with ease too~
As for the person the person in the banner at the top, his name is Reihar, he doesn't appear in the game but I guess the simplest way to describe him is that he's sort of the villain in Zayo's story? They have a very complicated relationship. This is the full pic btw, there's some hints in the description and comments, if you're curious to find out more: http://fav.me/d60u8oh .
Let me know if you want to know more and i can point you in a direction or I'm happy to answer any questions!
Hi! How are you? Sorry for bother.
I have a question/petition; can I make a Spanish Translation of Zayay? I really love this game and I want that the Spanish spaekers that don't know English can play it.
I'll give all the respect credits, don't worry about that, I'll be glad if I can make the translation patch.
Thank you for reading.
Thank you so much for playing my game, really glad you enjoy it so much! I'd be happy if more people could play and enjoy it as well and a translation would certainly help with that. Feel free to make the translation and I'll feature it on this page with credits! Let me know if you need me to provide anything to assist you
Grrr! Is there never a happy ending?