And it only took me seven years to complete… Now available for online play and downloadable play (HTML and Flash format).
I got pretty overwhelmed by the tedium and the sheer amount of work involved in making the caps, animating stuff, coding everything, trying to make it flow correctly, etc. Actual translation is by Toby Normoyle. Content belongs to Konami, no infringement intended. Since it is clear by now we’ll never see an official version in English, somebody had to attempt it. There was a nice version on SHH but it was also incomplete, probably due to the huge amount of work involved…
I will probably say more later, but I will also get a downloadable version up very soon, and test it some more, and go through and probably fix up Cybil and andy a bit. I totally ignored Harry until recently, but the whole thing is up now.
If you have any interest in some of the weird story elements, you could enjoy this. If you hate text based games, this is probably not for you, though you might still want to go to gamefaqs and skim Toby’s translations if you’re interested in that. The game also has some rendered scenes that were not in the game.
I know it’s small, it’s at it’s full size though (on GBA). I will perhaps make the downloadable version twice as large.
If things are not loading, it’s probably a larger file with music or video, and you should wait until the flauros starts spinning before clicking on stuff. You click on the screen to get to the next screen. I was not able to code the puzzles from scratch, though I made a lame attempt at the butterfly one. Questions, commments, problems, feel free to post here.
The game is at http://alchemillahospital.net/playnovel/online-shpn/
ETA: Downloadable BETA version 0.2 is here:
http://www.alchemillahospital.net/dl/shpnenglishbeta.zip EXE in a ZIP file.
REMOVED FOR NOW because it was installing, but not creating the shortcut correctly, so you would have to browse for the index.html file. I will fix this and reupload in a day or two. This link now points to a smaller demo file, which is resizeable so you don’t have to squint your eyes as much. Longer versions will be uploaded to replace this as soon as I finish each of the chapters for each player.
This is BETA and not fully tested, and I know there are still problems with it. I am working on it as fast as I can.