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.

7. Crossdressing:

...wait, wha~?!

Credits:
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


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.

More information

Published 2 years ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 4 years ago
Rating
(16)
AuthorAlera
Tags2D, Anime, Dating Sim, Horror, Multiple Endings, Otome, renpy, Romance, Story Rich, Visual Novel
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, Russian
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

Windows Installer:

Download the Windows Installer and open the .exe Follow to instructions to complete the installation of the game. Have fun playing!


All Platforms Zip:

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!

complete the installation of the game. Have fun playing!

All Platforms Zip:

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!


Download

Download
Windows Installer (27 MB)
Download
All Platforms Zip (40 MB)
Download
Zayay_mac_testbuild_1.2.zip (26 MB)

Comments

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Hello! I've downloaded the mac_test zip for this game but every time I try to start it, the game doesn't follow through? A screen pops up telling me that there's something missing

The game seems really interesting, please help..

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hey, ive downloaded the game twice for mac but it won't load / would crash. I tried opening through renpy and running it through lint and it said: 

game/script.rpy:3207 Could not evaluate 'Z' in the who part of a say statement.
Perhaps you forgot to define a character?

i really want to play this, the concept and art looks too cute! please help~

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Hello! 

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm well aware of this annoying lil bug that I never released a fix for but I had no idea it was breaking the whole mac build! (Only crashes on a certain path on Win) I don't have a mac to test this myself but I've uploaded a mac only build which I really hope works. I also really hope that there isn't anything else strange in the build, the files are 4 years old and over time I've used them to test random things, hope there's no traces of that left! 


Let me know how it goes and if it doesn't work again, I'll try something different. 

hello again~ thanks for the quick reply! 
i've updated the game and I managed to get to the title screen until another error occured :'(
it stated:

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.
While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 219, in script
AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'visit_all'
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Hello! Thank you so much for reporting back. I tried investigating this error and I asked around but it seems like something in the engine has changed that has broken the game QAQ

BUT I managed to make a build from an older version of the engine, I have no way of testing it myself so I made another test build, reeeally hoping this one works, because if not, the we might have to accept it's broken on mac ;v;

yayay thank you lots !! the new update worked and ve just finished playing it~~
ahh the subtleness of zayo's quirk was nice and the endings.. it was cute yet pityful at the same time :c
i really enjoyed this, thank you for allowing me to play this <3

Yay, I'm so glad!!! 


Pleasure is mine, thank you so much for being patient and helping out with this, glad you managed to enjoy the game in the end! 

To express my gratitude for your help, I can doodle something for you~ ^^ 

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A brilliant way to twist normal otome and bring up "don't judge the book by its cover"proverb xD

Thanks!! I do like adding twists to things and I'm always happy when other people enjoy those as well!

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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!

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Fun stuff!

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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.

Hello!

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

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Grrr! Is there never a happy ending?

Depends on your definition of 'happy'!

Such is the nature of this game~