I love this VN, though I could use access to more save slots with how many choices there are.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
About the Story
Distant Travels is a sci-fi visual novel focused on the theme of Quantum Entanglement, and the question - can feelings be entangled?
With scars of the past, and recurring dreams that seem as they're about someone you know. And the looming threat of the Endless White consuming the world..
But wait. You're just you. A network tech working a job with little prospects of moving on... Until, there's a job opportunity.
Will this job lead you to a better life or just lead you to feel the same failure you once felt?
More & Credits
There are some wonderful people in the world, and some of the most amazing people have been helping me with this. You're all my dear friends, and I'm happy to have you!
If some of their art or works inspire you, check them out! They're all wonderful people.
Strawberry Cheetah - The main artist of the project, he's been creating a ton of sprites for me, and helping put them all together art wise. Kind beyond what I could ever have imagined.
Drakes - He designed Commander Steel for me. As well as an endless source of inspiration, and meaningful conversations. Keep on being you!
Ven, who mostly hangs around discord. Ven has drawn a few sprites for me so far, and they are all amazing. Keep on keeping on, my Ven!
Shin - Who gives constructive feedback and helps where's needed. Thank you!
Camazule, whose proper tag will be coming when it's ready - is making sound for the story, and music for the story.
And finally, there are more people who have done a lot of work helping me proofread and work on grammar, as well as given me input on scenes and works. You're all amazing, and I'm not forgetting you. This list is ever expanding.
Discord & Patreon
And as for the community news, I've opened up a discord server which you may join through this link: https://discord.gg/yPnRPhntPt Feel free to join and chat, just make sure you follow the rules.
And as another note, if you'd like to support the project there is now a patreon page.
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=41504903 This provides no benefit as of yet, there will be a discord role and some minor teasers (Incoming art mostly). And exists purely for those who want to support the project as of now, there is no early version releases there or similar.. I plan on using the income from this to support the artists mainly.
Most assets and artwork for the game is made by the team, however there are still a few attributions to make such as;
Upkylak, Vectorpouch and Vectorpocket on freepik.com
Mixkit.co and zapsplat.com for a select few sound effects and a music track.
Ren'py (renpy.org) for the renpy engine that the game runs on.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Authors||GruntSteel, strawberry cheetah|
|Tags||Bara, Furry, Gay, LGBT, philosophical, Romance, Sci-fi, Space|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, High-contrast, One button|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Arctos: Frosthearth (April Fools 2022)88 days ago
- 0.6 Release!Jan 07, 2022
- Slight delays and some renpy codeDec 30, 2021
- About delaysSep 03, 2021
- 0.5.1 - Small fixesMay 16, 2021
- Version 0.5 - Steel your heartMay 16, 2021
- Short update regarding 0.5 (Soon™)May 11, 2021
- Minor Fixes to 0.45Apr 03, 2021
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Are you on PC/MAC/Linux or Android? There should be pages at the bottom (1-9) you can click for more slots, and if you still need more slots you can scroll even further with the scroll wheel on the save/load screen.
If you're on android there might be an issue I can't see on my phone resolution, so let me know if that's the case and I'll look into it!
oh? the scroll wheel has that functionality? I had thought that I was only able to access the nine save screens (besides auto and quicksave), thank you for the answer!
Edit: just tried using the mouse scroll wheel on the menu, it doesn't work. Do I have to do it in a particular spot?
Edit: oh hey, apparently the area to click the arrows are still there, even if the arrows themselves aren't.
my soul is craving for that tiger route
Has this wonderful VN been abaondoned? It's been a while since there were any news about it...
Hi there. VN is still being worked on, I'm just facing writer's block.
Sorry. Still alive, though!
omg that last chapter, i was so hungry for more! but then you said it was the final update for now and my jaw DROPPED. Yall are so talented!! <3 so excited for the next update!
Soooo looking forward for the next update on this, Great work so far.
I'm disappointed I cant date the pop culture dragon hes my favorite
you cant? aww i was looking forward to trying that
There's something* in the pipeline for Max, being worked on by a friend. (and I like what I've seen so far!) We'll see how far it gets, otherwise I'll be touching on a Max route once every other route is finished.
Any news on the next update?
I'm still alive, but I don't want to promise a release date at the moment.
I'll post some teasers on discord this week to show some progress, at least. Sorry for all the delays!
All I can say after playing my first build...Space Daddy Bear! 😍🤤
right after accepting when stevenson pages mike there is a case of white text on white background.
spoilers to the game but:
the reference to A Place to Call Home omfg im dasihubidasyisadydashbnjhasdhbnjyuk mdashjyubnkiadsh WHAT
now i know why mike looks so familiar jeez
im having a moment rn
Wow this is the best VN i read ever i have... Except romantic moments their are also a lesson u can put in your mind if you read it.. Carefullyy.. Wow Wow.. Thanks for this Vn..... Im always looking forward for this even for chapter... Hhhe... ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Loves lotss.. DEV AND TEAM
I Love your Avatar on Itch.io, Gruntsteel!! We need more Bears!!
And Scalies? 😍
Thank you very much, and I agree!
Not to pester as I know creators are busy people, but would you check out my youtube? I post some of my artwork there. Pen and Ink with Watercolor. Ijust went digital and haven't posted any of that, yet. No pressure or worries if you don't want to. :)
Oh, interesting. I like your stuff, can't wait to see what you come up with in digital format!
So! Been a little while where i was learning and getting familiar with my digital format. I am doing some fanart and avatars for people now. I currently have seven on commission for people i like or who have inspired me. Freebies where i get used to doing commissions and "work". My first is now up on my channel. I give a month before i post so the owner can show it off on their own before i post it.
Along those lines, may i give your bear avatar a shot in my style? No charge, of course, as >>I<< am asking >>YOU<<! I won't do it if you say no, just basic courtesy, in my opinion. If you want to see what my digital style looks like, go to my channel and look for "Gifts for Friends".
Hey gruntsteel i want more of john time 😭😭😭
Ohhh by the was when's the update hehehe
Heya! Still working on it, got a bit of a writers block as I tend to but it's getting there!
Is Rex okay? Like physically?
This depends on a few things and choices made in the story, and will be expanded on in Chapter 4.
Most of the time, he will be alright.
Did i just get Rickrolled🥲
the way im 90 percent confused on what i just read
Just got done Playing the current Update,
Cant say I'm anything but impressed, while yes, there isn't much Content yet, and some dialogue can be a bit wooden at times.
The characters charm, the good presentation, and the overarching story make more than up for it.
All in all, a great experience so far, and I can't wait for what's in store next!
Y'all definitely shouldn't sleep on this one °^°
Just want to ask who's update it's gonna be
Hope it's john thou 😗
Mike and John should both get their Ch4. As well as trying to get Charles ch3 and 4 in there as well, so hopefully all 3 up to speed after this one.
I've run into some writers block though, so it'll be in April by the look of things.
O jogo é muito bom estou ansioso para próxima atualização ^-^
Eu tive que usar o google tradutor, então peço desculpas se não estiver correto. Obrigado pelas palavras gentis, é muito motivador ouvir!
I had to use google translate so I apologize if it's not correct.
Thank you for the kind words, it's very motivating to hear!
When is the next update
Likely within this week. Or the week after.
Some delays for me (I replied to the content above with a bit more information). But it should be out sometime this month at least. Sorry.
Hi there, small update on that.
I ran out of juice as writers and game devs do, with some of the things going on in the world. On the flip side, Elden Ring released recently and I've been playing it a lot. What it's managed to do is recharge my batteries, so I've been making small but important progress.
So in short, it's delayed from what I expected (this week). It should still be this month* (sorry for the slow updates, truly). It should also, in my honest opinion be a very good one. Art wise and story wise.
Amazing novel. Loved everything about it. I just wish there was a route with Max, but other than that, it's excellent! Thanks for all the work you put into it.
Thank you for the kind words! It gives a motivation boost when working on the game, truly!
Hi how are u, when is the next update ?
I'm doing alright, thanks for asking! Winter is going wild here and so on. Next update is probably sometime in the first half of March, if things keep progressing as they currently are
Aw man it ended too quickly. Guess I'll just have to wait.
im already inlove with this vn even though i played it for only 30 minutes, question- does all of the characters have routes?
Hi and thanks for playing the game!
Mike (the bear), Charles (tiger) and John (badger) does for now. I'm probably going to revisit adding more routes once those three are finished.
Save the GSD(ude)!
Just played the updated version and love it. Will be paying attention to patreon page as well in case you add more stuff there.
I love this VN the only thing that bothers me is the extreme inconsistent art whoever does johns art should be doing the cg and sprites
I thought it was all the same artist with the exception of Bruce, who has the artstyle of the Limits VN.
just finished the 5 hour or so journey a bit ago, didnt know it was an unfinished game, but i didnt bother to look at that. anyways, for what it is so far, i was so engaged in the story that i played it all in one sitting. excited to see where this goes. and some things about this game are very uncanny and relateable to my own life, feels like i was meant to play this game.
I'm insanely attracted to rex as long as he doesn't open his mouth and poetry starts spewing out xD
I genuinely love Charles. I hope he gets an update soon :)
The game has had such a lot of work put into it, it's honestly amazing. The characters feel real, and as someone who is a closet philosopher, I liked hearing about the different views on life from people like John and Rex.
The MC is someone I kind of relate too, but not too much, which I think is a pretty good balance. You guys did amazing on the writing!
Also, Rex is now my new favourite character, I share a lot of the same views as him, and I do think he looks quite amazing, heh- And I'm now incredibly worried for him, after what happened- I hope he feels better in the next build, and I would love to have more conversations with him!
Xou've really come a long way from those days when xou didn't have sprites :p The overall feel of DT is really well done UwU Xou've set the pace so nicely, and without making it feel too rushed or forced. From world building to character development, it's just such a good read :) and finally getting to spend more time with our local himbo John, I couldn't be happier~ ^^_
As 1ne last accolade, I want to point out that I've not come across any other goths in the many, many, many VN's I've read. And as 1ne myself, I was really happy to see Ed ^o^/
Keep up the great work~!
I appreciate a lot the love interests (John especially) but my heart made a 360 when I heard Rex's point of view in life because that's also how I view the world and I'm strongly considering picking the programming lessons so I can create a route with him
I'm glad to hear!
It's something that's been brought up before. I'm interested in writing out a route for a few characters (Rex, Bruce and perhaps Max) once the rest of the game is finished. The downside is that it's way down the pipeline, as the rest of the game has to be finished before I can properly devote myself to it.
I have a question: which Android version do I install on my tablet? 🤔🤔
The one labelled "Newer Phones" should work for most tablets. I'll rename them to make more sense.
Let me know if it doesn't work and I'll build a larger more universal android package.
For some reason I cannot install the newer phone version (Android) on my tablet. I have done it before.
Hi, I've uploaded a universal release .apk now, please try that version.
If this does not work for whatever reason, try deleting any old version you have on the game first, including the local save file storage. (Usually in \android\data\com.distanttravels~
Hmm is there a way to make the font for alex a bit darker? It's kind of hard to see some words where part the background is white.
Hi! This bug should be fixed.
I had missed adding the new textbox to the player if defined in the quick start. Try starting a new save (you'll get all important flags and catch up fast with the quick start option).
If the issue persists, you'll have to re-download, there should be a background for the MC Textbox.
Sorry for the trouble, and thanks for the report!
Will Bruce have his own romance route at some point? That's one gorgeous dragon, though my favorite is Mike, the wonderful bear.
Bruce is fun to write, and he's in my pipeline once the rest of the game is complete. Sadly, it's in the future still.
Although, there's something about this game (Heads up, it's an RPG and not a VN) by a dear friend of mine...
yes! new update!!
oh. my. lord.
I'm so happy, finally, i can see 0.6 of Distant Travels! I've done read of this beautiful story, and it's so cool, omg. Thanks for this udpate, GruntSteel!
I waited so long :D thank you so much
Holy sht! Holy sht! Holy sht! It's here! It's here!