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Welcome to the official form for Thyme.

What is Thyme?

You play as Thyme Andrews, a young detective with an aptitude for detail. You are tasked with finding a serial killer of Cranbrook city before anyone else loses there life whether it is an innocent by standard or one of your own. This prove difficult for Thyme however; when the killer makes a direct attack at Thyme herself.

What can you expect in the visual novel?

Free Time: Similar to the stat grinder visual novels, you will have 'Free Time' to control Thyme's actions through out her days off. Depending on the time of day, weather, and stat of health Thyme is in; will dictate the actions that appear in certain locations.

Free Time Event: Jogging in the park:


Quick Time Events: Certain choices through out the game are time sensitive. To increase the feeling of dread, pressure, and impending doom on the player just as the character feels; you will have seconds to decide a life altering choice or else it will end with disaster.

Skill Checks: Not only dose 'Free Time' alter your stats and how Thyme's character is molded' but also what secret events you unlock. Certain stats are an asset to certain love interests while others hinder. Some stats will trigger secret events with love interests or for the case itself. Some choices will also only appear if your stats are at a certain point higher or lower. This can also lead to a disastrous end.

Skill Check Failed:


Do I have to pay points or other currency to play it?

No! Thyme is a completely free to play visual novel! No points or money required. All CGs and some other elements i am commissioning artists to do for this project are coming out of my own pocket. If you want to help fund this project that is entirely up to you but it is not required to do so.

Anything else?

A stat button will be implemented as well so that you can keep track of the rise and fall of your stats during 'Free Time' and certain events. This button will also tell what time of day it is and the current weather; this can help you choose which location to go to next during 'Free Time' so that you can do a specific action and get the highest result for your stats.


Sunset in the city on a hot day:





Progress:

We have released the Thyme opening! With the exception of one CG missing it is now completed.
Note: This is and 18+ game with and equally graphic opening.  You have been warned.



Characters

Thyme Andrews


Cecilia Burns





Jack Becket



Jace Louse


Rizaru koin


???


Chief Aaron Steel



Brianna


And many more!


Backgrounds: 90% (Redrawing a few)
CGs: 20%
Writing: 25% (Long Visual novel)
Sprites: 90%
WishingIris
Ninja
WishingIris
Ninja
Oh wow. This visual novel is right up my alley. I love crime/mystery stuff. I love that we will get time events and free time. Sprites look wonderful as well. I'm so ready for this!
WishingIris said: Oh wow. This visual novel is right up my alley. I love crime/mystery stuff. I love that we will get time events and free time. Sprites look wonderful as well. I'm so ready for this!
@WishingIris

Haha thanks for the enthusiasm. Unfortunately the for the timed events I haven't figured out how to make a counter so its up to the player's own instincts and mood reading to decide what will be timed.
Update

So small update for Thyme. I have finished the first quick time event! Includes the following:

Timed choices (5 seconds)
Timed directional choices (Also 5 seconds)
Consequences for failing to make a choice.
Consequences for making a wrong choice
Consequences for failing skill checks
CG

If you have any questions or comments feel free to do so :)

-Samonsea
Update

New Chief Aaron Steel design! I had to post a sketch book photo (Not all that good at traditional) because I did not bring my tablet with me to Japan. Oh well X.X

Update

I am back from Japan due to this Covid-19 pandemic. I know that a lot of people are struggling with work and trying to earn money. So in order to do my part I have higher-ed a few new artists to work on my project to help them with there finances while keeping pace on the game.

Introducing:

Ohisashi: Our newest and grooviest CG artistist.

Leeongrin: Our amazing new sprites artisist. (This is more so all the sprites are done in one style)

Foleso: Our lord and savor of the UI designs! (Because you know I am trash at UI)

As for the redrawing, it is going slower than I would like. Because I have not digitally drawing for several months I have developed tendentious in my dominant arm and have to take frequent breaks to let it heal. I have however finished one of the BGs. Here is a before and after image of what the original looked like versus the new one.



More updates will be available soon. If you want to be appart of the Thyme team give your girl a holler!


UPDATE

Hello folks. Here is a small update for you all while we are all stuck in quarentine:

Sprites are well underway of being redrawn and they looks amazing! UI's are being tweeked and CGs are reaching completion! My tendentious isn't as bad for the last few days so I have been able to work on the BGs alot more. Here is a small preview of the redrawn park.

See you next time :3

UPDATE

Hey folks hows everyone? Great news! Jack's sprite redraw is finished! <3



He is looking mighty cute if I do say so myself :)

Annnnnd as always another redrawn BG!


I made the wall colors alot less neon and changed up the floor, basically look a bit more moderen and slightly lived in hehe.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Peace!
UPDATE

Hey folks hows it going!
I know that it has been a hot second since we last updated this form but time waits for nobody!

So for this Update we have good news and bad news.

The bad news is we lost our CG artist to personal reasons D: You will be missed Ohisashi....

On the opposite end of the scale is some good news! Cecilia's sprite is finished!


I am like absolutely in love with her <3 Thank you leeongrin!

I will also be starting the remodle of the office background and am looking for a new CG artist so if your interested feel free to message me!
DAX
Empress
DAX
Empress
Wow... just wow! New arts look so freaking amazing!
DAX
Empress
DAX
Empress
I wonder why this game is rated 18+... @Samonsea can you clarify this? Would love to play it but there are certain R18 subjects I would love to not be associated with it.
DAX said: I wonder why this game is rated 18+... @Samonsea can you clarify this? Would love to play it but there are certain R18 subjects I would love to not be associated with it.
@DAX Hiya DAX no worry's! This game's R18+ rating comes from the blood/gore that comes with murder mystery as well as course language. I am NOT implementing sexual theme or the like.

Hope this answers your question.
DAX said: Wow... just wow! New arts look so freaking amazing!
@DAX Awww thank you! I will be sure to let the others of our team know you like there stuff!
Another post another redrawn background! I cant tell you how much I HATE drawing office's or buildings for that matter.
For the finished image consider joining out parteon: https://www.patreon.com/Samonsea?fan_landing=true


DISCORD

Thats right folks! We have a discord! Enjoy chit chatting with the nice little community, watch live streams, and have input on the game itself!

https://discord.com/channels/728418365105766491/728418441073262664