Its Been 7 month since the last Update with is in March 31 when is the next Update
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.
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)Mar 31, 2022
- 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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Is there nsfw content?
If you go into Preferences & Enable it, there is some in the Mike route and a bit more in the John route.
Eventually, there'll be NSFW content for all routes (if the option is enabled, of course.)
Any romance in the lovely novel?
There's some budding romance. (Some think it's too fast, some think it's too slow...) Mainly in Mikes & John's routes so far, with different flavor.
You've done a great job with this so far! John and the MC relationship moving a bit faster just fits John's character. Mike's route goes slower and it fits Mike's character. You've made it so those who like fast or slow can enjoy the story. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do with Charles.
Really enjoyed what's present so far! Can't wait to see some more, keep up the hard work!
will there be an update this month loving the story so far again no rush but im just curious if there will be one
Doing my best, work is still hectic, but hopefully there'll be something ready at the end of this month.
Would it lead to a bad ending if I chose to call Mike 'sir'?
Do you play as human MC in this game?
is this game dead finally? ^_^ uwu
Ish, in the sense that it hasn't been updated for a while. However, there's been some work done at least. Mostly code, art and music. What's been stuck is the writing.
I have been and currently am in a rough position with my day job and I've had to prioritize staying afloat more than DT. I am however more recently back into the groove of things. I had planned on updating at the end of this month, but due to illness at my workplace I had to push it to next month.
Could you please return me to your discord? I've never done ny trouble there, and I've always strived to keep peace in your community.
I boomerposted this on Twitter forgetting about the character limit.
I'll post it here as well to see that it reaches you properly.
I first decided to remove you from my discord server after seeing you use other creators social media (itch) for advertising your content without consent and spreading what I percieve as toxicity.
I have noticed that this seems to be due to some arguments between you and some other creators, and while I am not really involved I can't help to see the thinly veiled threats and underhanded actions made.
As creators in an indie community such as the FVN community, I believe it's our responsibility to help each other out remember that we're all a bunch of passionate people gathered around the same genre of content.
At the same time, we're all responsible for our own platforms and the communities we build around them.
While there's always bound to be drama and arguments, and I understand that there's always frustration and anger at things others do (I get frustrated, too), taking to using each other's platforms as a vector of attack, as a creator, is in my opinion not acceptable.
On that note, from what I gather you have already taken this with discord and twitter support.
If you feel you've been treated in a ToS breaking way, instead of these threatening comments and "attacks", letting the site admins deal with it is the proper way of things.
Now: after your request I have decided to remove the ban from my discord server, feel free to join again. However, please note that subtle threats and toxicity is not something I want around my platform. I believe in forgiveness and building instead.
Remember, being defensive is not the same as being "offensive back".
Finally, I've opened up my DMs (twitter & discord). Feel free to contact me directly if you feel the need.
When is the next Update??
Hi, expect it at 2022-08-31.
May i can ask
why so long?
Since I work full time on top of working on DT, it's been a lot. Things happened and stacked up, eventually I burned out, so I've been taking a longer break trying to regain some energy.
Hopefully I'll be back working properly on DT next week, without being as burnt out.
wow! I didn't know you helped the Super Nova VN team code
Rotshild does the bulk of the code himself, I just poke him in the right direction if he gets stuck. It's very giving to help other VNs out, and leads to some extra inspiration for my own stuff!
This is the best. Here's hoping for more Maddox and all the nice blokes. Who knows what might happen on that confined ship? I could end up being used for sex by all those burly guys. How dreadful.
I love this VN, though I could use access to more save slots with how many choices there are.
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.