Our First Review: A Desperate Mother’s Love

Hey folks, we got our first review on A Desperate Mother’s Love, our submission for the IGMC 2015 contest; written by Jtrev23 which you can find on their website.


A few highlights I’ll rip from it…

A few things made this game stand out however, from the other visual novels I’ve played […]

We don’t exactly fit the mold of a normal visual novel, but that is accurate – we planned for the game to be a story-based interactive fiction.  There is an adventure section where you actually control the detective character (Roy) and move around, examining things, but the rest is mostly arranged in VN style.

This is apparent not only through the stunningly perfect voice acting […]

All that credit goes to our voice cast: Cary Reese, Anna Chloe Moorey, Sarah Dunham, Laura Schafer, and Greg Arnold.

“[…]I would have preferred if the multiple endings had a greater variation in the endings.”

This is a criticism we received for In Over Their Heads, as well, the piece we submitted to the WAG Challenge.  That the ending was too binary and the player’s choice’s didn’t affect it as much as .  Definitely something we’ll have to work on in future titles.  Apparently I went to the Bioware school of writing endings.

In the end Jtrev23 left off with some final words:

“The best visual novel game in RPG Maker I’ve played so far and definitely deserves more votes. Check it out! It’s a good read and great if you love mystery novels.”

So thank you to Jtrev23 for our first review on ADML.


A Desperate Mother’s Love Update 8/30/15

So the contest is still going on and you can still vote on our game and leave us some nifty comments and such.  The game is free to play and you can still find it right here.

You might also notice that it now has it’s own page under the Nic3Ntertainment banner.

That was all I had to say on that.  Enjoy!

Game Release: A Desperate Mother’s Love

As I’ve been mentioning on social media for a while now, we have submitted a game for the IGMC 2015 contest.  The game is a prequel to the one we released for the WAG Challenge, In Over Their Heads.  BTW, you can watch about a minute of the opening in a Let’s Play style video, being played by a Jupiter Hadley.

The IGMC game is called A Desperate Mother’s Love.  The story follows Roy, the detective from In Over Their Heads, earlier in his career when he is hired by a Hispanic woman to recover her kidnapped daughter.  A pretty simple job, just trade the ransom money for the girl.  But there’s a catch!  The mother borrowed the money from the mafia and can’t pay it back, so Roy has to get the girl…then track the kidnapper and get back the money.

Roy decides to hire some help, but in 1930 USA the only people he can find willing to work for the limited pay he’s offering is an unemployed university graduate, Angie, and a down-on-her-luck former socialite, Vonnie.  Roy quickly begins to realize that there’s more to the story than he’s being told.

With two endings an a few branching decisions in between, there’s some replay value, just like In Over Their Heads.  The game’s available for download from the contest site that I’ll link to again, for good measure, and of course it’s available for free.

A couple of our favorite voice actors returned to help out on this project, Cary and Sara, whom you may remember as Yachiro and the Narrator from the Audio Trailer for the first story in Escort.

If you feel up to it, go to the contest page and give us a vote (requires registering an account), play the game a bit, and comment on it a bit.



BTW, the anniversary was good.  We went for a little dinner cruise on the river.  The food was good, the sights were see-worthy (haha, get it?), and the company was spectacular!