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Amesbury's route is on the way...

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Scandal. Gossip. Mismatches.
What will fuel this Season's gossip? And will you be able to keep yourself from being burned by it?

As the daughter of a Viscount, and heiress to a small fortune, you are invited back into society even after years of seclusion at your family's estate.
The upcoming Season is to be spent in Bath, your childhood friend having finally convinced you into it, and only the cream of society will be there. But the fickle and difficult dance that is weaving through society can be a tricky thing to remember, especially when they thrive on any small misstep you may make.

But which partner is selected to help guide you through the maze of the upper classes is always left down to The Lady's Choice.

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The Lady's Choice is a light visual novel set in Regency times and will be route based.

The goal is to give the feel of a regency romance novel, but an interactive one!


Though it is a historical visual novel, it's not going to be completely accurate (for example, they didn't really have a Season in Bath). I have taken liberties because, well, I wanted to have fun with this rather than freak about every nuance of historical accuracy.

This was started for NaNoReNo 2016 gamejam.

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Published253 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
Rating
(46)
AuthorSeraphinite
GenreOther
TagsDating Sim, Female Protagonist, historical, nanoreno, Otome, regency, Romance, Visual Novel
Player countSingleplayer

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The_Lady's_Choice-1.0-win.zip 180 MB

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Hi, just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making such a lovely game. I've always been a huge fan of the regency era, and longed for a game such as yours. I've recently played through both routes again! I loved them just as much, if not more, as I did the first play through! I'm anxiously awaiting the day until Amesbury is released!

I am ever your avid fan!

Oh wow! What a lovely comment :D Thank you so much for this, it's so motivating and inspiring to know people are loving the game and are excited for Amesbury's route!

Hopefully it's not long until Amesbury- definitely a December release.

Thank you again for your kind words, it's really so incredible and makes me smile all day :)

Hi! Just to let you know that I really enjoy your game and also I was wondering how old is Sophia?

Thank you so much for playing it, I'm really glad to know you enjoyed it :D

Sophia is around 27/28, definitely older than what was probably considered as real marriage material back then!

Making an account here just so I could let out the love I have for this visual novel.

Blake's route is the first one I had chosen to take and dear god i regret nothing choosing him-- because why can i not be? this man is the perfect blend of romantic and adorably stiff and simply the way he shows his caring side is enough to make me jealous of the girl playing as us. On the other hand, the fashion in which his past was laid out gave him the moment to be vulnerabe, in which, it felt realistic, and thus, his character humanly.

P.S The reader x Blake's intimate scenes are to die for :'"

P.S.S I thought Amesbury's route would only be obtainable after going through all the other routes XD Really looking foward to Amesbury!!

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Oh, wow! Thank you so much for making an account to leave a comment. You have no idea how much that has made me smile! :D

I wanted Blake to have up sides and down sides, so I'm so glad that came across in game :) He is WAY more of a romantic than he thinks he is.

I really hope you enjoy Amesbury's route just as much when its released!

Not a problem! It's a token of appreciation for making a lovely visual novel and deserve to know that : )

It really did came off well which is why it was romantically wonderful playing his route!

I think there's a lot of I'll be looking forward to him since little to nothing known about him at the in this version of this release :D

Sooo excited for Amesbury!

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I'm really glad you are :D I hope he lives up to expectations!

I'm doing well on schedule, so (fingers crossed) his route should be out on time.

I saw that you are going to release Amesbury's route!! I'm so excited, have fun making it!!!! Thanks so much for making this free, its one of my favorite VNs of all time!

I'm glad you're looking forward to his route :D Hopefully it will live up to your expectations!

I'm definitely having fun making it, it's nice going back to the world of Regency.

Thank you so much for the kind words, it's very motivating!

I have to admit I was a little hesitant to play this game as I haven't had many good experiences with historical-themed VNs.
But it turned out to be really, really good! I've played Blake's route and he was so adorable, I'm still grinning like an idiot from all the good feelings =) I also have to disagree with the commenters saying that he was weak/lame etc. How I see it he dealt with his problems by himself, MC was just there for moral support. At the same time, he wasn't perfect, he had some insecurities (completely justified by his background story) and that was pretty awesome and made him even more pleasant to pursue in my opinion.
Thank you for making this game! I'll play Stanton route and then wait for Amesbury =)

Thank you so much for playing :D (And I am so sorry for the late reply!)

I definitely wanted Blake to have bad character qualities, as well as good ones (him being quite a good romantic, in spite of himself, for example!). It's so great to hear you enjoyed his route and you feel for the character :)

I hope you enjoyed Stanton's route just as much, and Amesbury's as well when it's released :D

Thank you again for playing and for commenting!

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Are you going to release the next route? I really really loved this game!

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Thank you so much for playing it, and I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it! :D

Unfortunately, Stanton and Blake are the only 2 available, due to time constraints. This VN was only supposed to be a small thing for NaNoReNo, but ended up turning into something much larger, which meant I had to put one route to the side :/

Maybe sometime in the far future if I get some free time! :D

Okay I love this game. I watched Pride and Prejudice the other day and this is all I could think about. I wish there were more period dating sims around.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it :D And that you were reminded of it whilst watching a period drama!

It's nice to know the game sticks around in people's minds ;) Thank you for playing it.

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While overall. the writing and mood are done with some feel for the era, I don't like the story. It simply went in directions I do not appreciate.

My favourite Austen man is Colonel Brandon competent, and soulful. I prefer otomes without so much steambased/chemistrybased scenes as well. In the meantime, this story instead of companionship capitalizes too much on chemistry and mutual attraction. It is not my idea of Regency romance at all, it doesn;t feel right to me. I seek romances with less "romance" to them in popular understanding cause love can develop differently not just as sex attrction (companionship, trust, reliance on another, mutual help), like here Ex in Stanton route: there is more chemistry attraction than anything else and it dissapointed me, though the premise for his story had a lot of potential, but somewhere along the line it was ruined for me by too much focus just on the attraction and MC saving him. I am bothered by this. Also, regardless of choices, MC is made to look competent and it is not very credible, or rather you made a point to exaggerate it too much to the point it;s too contemporary for me and feels unbalanced. She always saves the guys, like the lame Captain Blake can;t say a word to idiot Lord huttington, that scene made him simply look LAME from the start, when she has to speak for him in defence. an austen man would find a way out of this on his own, wouldn't rely on MC to help him like that. I don;t like that, it made Blake seem lame from the start. Or in Stanton route...it began promising but .the ending is SO anticlimatic and illogical and lacks credibility cause MC all of a sudden saves him like that? As if a guy like she's dealing with would just let her off, and seriously how lame can a guy be? Stuck in service to someone like that.... nope, totally lacks credibility that ending. Stanton's true love end is too much of an easy deus ex machina. And I"m also annoyed that he was like a slave, and in the end did;t seem competent at all himself, though you explained him and all, but the ending simply undermined, for me, his appeal. He ended up being too lame and helpless and it annoys me. The guys just seemed to lack character whatsoever. It just makes it seem like it;s unbalanced, like they aren;t partners, like Mc is too much of a saviour, it feels unbalanced for me. And also plot really went in the direction that killed the initial anticipation. Especially with the sort of easy ending you went for without much development of Vale guy.

Promising, but needs work. I was disappointed all in all, this isn;t my idea of Regency romance and definitely too contemprary in several senses. Puts me off totally. I'm an old fashioned kinda person,I want chivarlous guys saving damsels in distress, and I'm also an idealistic person who likes more dealistic approach to romance, rather than this sort of psychical attraction based "romance". I"m tired that most otome games games lately only emphasize physical attraction and there are fewer for me that empaisze subtelty and delicacy and idealistic approach (i./e focus more on plot and subtle developments rather than heavy handed steamy or sex scenes. Romance is not just about that) I think there's too much contemporary thinking in this/ I like otome stories with focus on something else than what I see here, and this is not my thing I'm afraid. Too bad, cause at first it seemed extremely promising,

it is well written and the concepts were good but it simply went in a direction I simply did not appreciate. .

Thank you for playing and for commenting!

I definitely tried to give a more contemporary feel to Regency romance :)

Thank you for this game I enjoyed it alot, since it had much romance in it. I love the side character Arabella too she wasn't annoying as other side characters could in some otome visuell novels. One thing I was wondering about are Stanton and Blake paths the only one available? What about the thrid guy?

I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Arabella was a great character to write, and I enjoyed her side story too :)

Stanton and Blake are the only 2 avilable, due to time constraints. This VN was only supposed to be a small thing for NaNoReNo, but ended up turning into somehting much larger :D Unfortunately, that meant I had to put one route to the side :/

This was really good. Loved the atmosphere and how it reminded me of Pride and Prejudice! I hope you make more games like this in the future! You're good^^

Thank you so much for playing and commenting! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Pride and Prejudice type atmosphere was the exact feeling I was hoping to give :D

Are you going to make anymore games like this? Maybe based on Emma? Or maybe even some of the Bronte sisters' works!


I'm not sure, to be honest :D I may try a different era in time if I were to do another historical game. But, Regency is something I might be drawn back to.

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COOL! Unfortunately I don't know much about the King George the third or fourth..... :( I better do some research.

I have already purchased this game but need to redownload it what do I do??

If you click on the Download game button, then when the next window pops up there will be an option saying, 'No thanks, just take me to the download', then it should take you to the page to download the game. Hope that helps, and thank you so so much for contributing to the game! :)

(If you need more help just let me know!)

I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!!! *squeal* It's such an amazing story. I'm totally in love with Blake. OMG I love this so much.

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I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed it so much :D Blake certainly seems to be the favourite!

Thank you so much for playing and commenting, it really makes my day to know people liked it :)

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Wonderful art and characters. Played this game in one sitting as I loved it so much. One of my favourite Otome games, despite only having two routes. It really gives the player options for shaping the character interactions and is surprisingly deep for whats a short game. Only issue was it ends rather suddenly. Despite this, seriously cannot recommend it enough!

Thank you so much for playing! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it!

I had planned for epilogues, but decided against it, so that might be why it seems to end so sudden :D

The game seems to be awesome and so much fun but when i try to unzip the game it says that the file is damaged and that it's impossible to start it , what can I do to fix it? :(

I'm so sorry! Have you tried redownloading it? Did it get interrupted during download? I'm not entirely sure why it would say that :/

Eventually, it worked ! thank god it did , because if it didn't I would have missed playing the best game ever .Honestly, playing the game was such a happy surreal experience , it was like a getaway from reality to a sweet world and everything was perfect : the dialogue , the characters, the stories ,the artwork. I hope that you'll make more marvellous games like this one .Yes , I'm a BIG fan now :D , thank you very much for this game!

I'm so glad you got it working (not sure why it did that!). Thank you so much for playing it, and for commenting! It means so much to me to hear that people are enjoying the game :)

At first I saw this game on LSF, I immediately wanted to download it, but life kept me busy and finally I downloaded the game and played it. It was amazing! I love this game so much! The story is well-written and the characters are adorable (well, except that one guy, you must know who is it lol). I felt like reading a Jane Austen novel! I really loved the huge amount of choices that the game had given, which each of it determined how the society sees the MC, etc. It's really interesting and I found myself replaying only to see possible outcomes from the choices, since I always chose to be bold and friendly lol.

Although I don't really fond of guys with beard (pls forgive me lol), but Stanton stole my heart away after the first exchange he had with the MC/Sophie. After I played Blake's route, I can't help for falling for him too (blame his appearance, it's definitely my taste lol). Both are my favorites, I can't choose hahaha x'DD

There is one thing I think would make the game better if it added on. I would like if there is a CG Gallery menu to view the already obtained CGs from the route. Since the game has many CGs and I'm one of the completionist who can't rest before every game challenge and achievement is completed, I would love if there is a menu to access all the CGs. And I would love to see the CGs after playing since they're adorable to see (>//<) But it's okay, it was only minor and didn't caused any trouble for me while playing! (^^)

Anyway, thumbs up for the creator, you did a really good job \(^o^)/! Thanks for creating this game! I hope to see more from you in the future, maybe with similiar theme? :3 I would love to play it~!!

Forgive me if there is some mistake in my grammar or wordings... English isn't my first language (--;)

And oh, I didn't realize that I have written a huge block of words... sorry everyone (;A;)

Ahh, what a really lovely comment :D Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement!

I did actually plan to add a CG gallery, I did all the design and things... then actually forgot to add it into the game ^^; It's something I will definitely be sure to remember for future games!

I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and that you found Stanton compelling, even with a beard! :D

I love this visual novel and it has to be my favorite! How many possible routes are there?

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for playing :) There are only 2 possible routes, unfortunately, due to time constraints. (It was supposed to be only a small project for the NaNoWriMo challenge, but became something a bit more! :D ).

I LOVED this! Stanton was definitely my favorite route. The art and writing both were lovely, and I'm pretty sure you made me blush more than once. The style of writing and the setting you chose make it unique. I liked it so much that I actually found myself wishing it weren't quite so unique; I want more!

Thank you so much for playing! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :D I do love me some historical fiction, so it seemed like a perfect setting for a visual novel!

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I loved this game and I love the era it is set in pre swing of the victorian era (wanna say georgian era). Never mind that, the vocabulary was amazing and so were the story choices. My favorite was Captain Blake, I was honestly sad when it ended. I'm actually manage to blush! I really loved this game. Hope you keep making good content, expecially historical ones or not.

Georgian is pretty spot on :D

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was nice writing for a historical setting, but I wasn't sure if people would enjoy it, so it's great to hear people have liked it so much :)

(Sorry for the late reply! I was away last week :) )

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Gosh, I loved this game so much! I don't really do games set in a historical era, (like victorian?? idk what to call this omg im sorry) but the second i read scandal in the title i knew i had to download. i'm a sucker for some drama!!! i love how you made options for the protagonist such as either, she can be super sassy or super chill. i played guy blake's route and every cg scene made me SQUEAL I KID YOU NOT. i'm so happy i found this game! keep up all your good work developers!!

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I'm glad the game managed to tempt you into playing something historical :D

Having a good range of choices is something I really look to in my VNs, so I'm glad you enjoyed that!

I do love to hear that the romance and CGs pay off in the game, so thank you so much for commenting! :D

(Sorry for the late reply! I was away last week)

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