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​Our Life: Beginnings & Always

by GBPatch

Slice of life

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A nostalgic visual novel where you design your own character and grow from childhood to adulthood with the lonely boy next door. Create an experience that’s all your own in this near-fully customizable, choice-heavy story.

Our Life: Beginnings & Always is a feel-good simulation, as well as a “feel-better” one, where painful emotions such as sadness, anger, stress, and worry can all be expressed, then met with reassurance, understanding, and support.

It’s a wholesome experience that faces large steppingstones of life, while having a focus on familiar everyday moments. With notable amounts of customization for even tiny details, you can enjoy pleasures as simple as having a preferred type of drink and a neighbor who cares enough to remember what it is.

Price:Free-to-Play, with optional paid DLCs
DLCs:The first batch of DLCs are $3.99USD each with three available, a fourth DLC that is $2.99USD released in 2022
Rating:   16+, for swearing, crude humor, and suggestive content during adult-aged portions of the game

4 different periods of life to experience: childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and fully grown

Name, appearance, personality, and pronoun (he, she, or they) customization for your character
Change your character's details however you like as you grow, including transitioning to new pronouns
Shape your personality, feelings, and preferences, then see them reflected in the story as characters remember who you are
1 love interest, Cove Holden, whose personality, interests, and appearance will develop in a custom way over the years based on his experiences with you
Decide for yourself how quickly or slowly the relationship with Cove develops by setting a unique dynamic; from love at first sight to last minute confessions to always being friends and more
A welcoming, sentimental story that can easily be enjoyed over and over using new main character qualities or different connection types with CoveFont style and size customization. Hit the "A" key to open a screen that has text appearance options
397,000 words, 16-24 hours of content in total 
Plus, an optional feature of having a preset name for the main character that the love interest says out loud through voice lines. Download the free DLC to add that to your game build!

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 16, 2020
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Ren'Py
IFID: Unknown
TUID: x3vgph37xlou68fn


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