Glad to see you're still chugging along, hopefully you make sure to take time away from work and development to relax and reset yourself! We all need breaks when the burnout kicks in afterall!
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 original artist of the project, he's been creating a ton of sprites for me, and while now legacy still truly the base of the project. Kind beyond what I could ever have imagined.
Drakes - The new main artist of the project. Keep on keeping on. Most of you already know him, and if you don't: check out his game(s) here on itch!
Ven, who mostly hangs around discord. Ven has designed a few sprites for me so far, and they are all amazing. Keep on keeping on, Ven!
Shin - Who gives constructive feedback and helps where 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.
Wattson - For helping me out whenever I get stuck on any code.
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
Recently, we've moved from the DT discord to the limits discord. We have our own little section that you'll have to opt in to join (just react in the appopriate channel #ship-rules) 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.
|Updated||14 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|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:
- Burnout & DT Updates14 days ago
- How to set up LayeredImages in Ren'py (& new sprite teaser!)83 days ago
- 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
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Hey saw your status update. I'm glad to see your still there and I hope you feel better too. glad to see your back my friend. :)
Really hoping we get an update sometime soon it's been quite a while...
Hi there and thanks for checking in. I do appreciate it!
I *want* to release Charles route for Ch3 this month, and then hopefully I've caught up on life enough for bi-monthly releases. Most of Ch.4 is already done, but I want to make sure it's all set up as I want it with the pure amount of content and updates in it.
I don't want to say 100%, but it's getting there!
I wish you would keep the old art style i especially like John's sprite i wouldnt want it changed is so perfect the way it is
I'll put it in the gallery so people can check it out, and barring time I'll put in an option to switch back in the actual game as well. (It will come, I just can't promise it for the next update, at the latest in the one after that.)
Will you be updating any outdated character models at some point to the new art style? Really like what you posted in your recent sprite teaser.
Few of the characters look wildly off art wise.
I'll do another teaser tomorrow.
Other than that, I plan to release the update containing Charles' Ch3 sometime this month. That'll include new sprites for all the characters seen in the VN so far.
Drakes has been working hard to make it all happen, I'm pretty excited to be able to show it all off soon.
I think I figured out who that handsome stranger is now.
How do you think Gen z will handle the specter? For me I think we'll take it well since gen z are pretty pragmatic and see things in reality but I don't know until I experience it myself tho,but what do you think?
My youngest brother being a gen z, he does everything in his power to mouth off to any and everything and everyone that he can
So he'll probably just talk a whole bunch of smack to a disembodied voice that knows your flaws.
The excitement i have for this games update. Easily in my top 3 favorites :3
Hey Grunt, I hope you're doing great so far.
I decided to download your amazing VN for the first time, but I found 4 different android versions. If you don't mind, can you please tell me what is the difference between them ? And what apk should I download ?
Hey bud- I'm not Grunt, but I think I might be able to help with your predicament. Ignore "Universal" for now. Unless you have an Edge device or have an emulator, ignore "For Emulators or Edge Devices". "Newer Devices" option & "Older Devices" option is pretty self-explanatory- if your phone is a newer type, download the newer one, & if it's an older phone, download the older one. If you're not sure if it counts as either one, go with the "Newer Devices" option first.
Yep! Above is correct! Thanks Ness!
The split has to do with older android OS, most devices will take any of the versions and run just fine. If you're unsure and your phone is from 2018 or later, go with "Newer Devices", otherwise try older devices.
If it doesn't launch, try the Universal one, and if it still doesn't work, try the edge device one.
In the future, I'll just be building two android builds that should fill both spaces.
Just here to check in and give some support!
Thank you for the support! I'm in a great mood for working on the game recently, so there's been a lot of work done the last couple of weeks.
Going to keep it up until the update is out, and hopefully beyond.
I had a pretty shitty day today, but this reply made me smile stupidly large just knowing that you are both in a great mood AND working on your awesome VN!! VN authors/artists like you are treasures to cherish and I wish you the best physical and mental health <3.
If you can, do provide us with an update on your Status and the VN's. Better to have some information than to have none at all. It would also alleviate concern and worry, even if the message is brief.
Hi there, I know it's a bit annoying with the lack of updates.
I'm still working on DT but I can't promise a release date, however what I can promise is that when the update is out, it'll be back to a bi-monthly update schedule until the VN is done.
Aside from that, there's some massive art additions already done that I think most people will enjoy.
Thanks for sticking in there and expressing interest in the VN, despite my lack of delivery recently.
Its fine, I just like to know where you are at after a lengthy period of time. Fur now though my focus is elsewhere, as I had caved in to check on old and check out new FVNs. Amazing what one can find when they aren't looking!
Its Been 7 month since the last Update with is in March 31 when is the next Update
Hi there, I've been having some personal troubles so I can't give you an ETA. I'm still working on it, but I don't dare promise a time at the moment.
On the bright side, when it does come, it's a big update. And probably the penultimate one.
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 °^°