Desecration of Wings

The Endless Court is eternal, ruled by Immortals who have guided the four races of the world since the dawn of time. But they seem very concerned with preventing anyone from studying the broken ruins that litter the world, and peace is more fragile than it seems.

Felana is one of the historians at the margins of society, oppressed by the anti-scholarship edicts of the Endless Court. All she wants is to take care of her daughter and study in peace... but as war brews among Immortals and her knowledge suddenly becomes troublingly relevant, she isn't going to have that option.


You can get the game on the following platforms:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/793450/Desecration_of_Wings
itch.io
GameJolt
Nutaku
DLsite English
DLsite Japanese

Patch
Use this patch to convert the Steam version to the game's intended form:
Download Patch
Instructions can be found in the patch folder.

Background
Desecration of Wings is actually a fairly old project in some ways - pieces of it are even older than TLS. But I'm glad that I finally rewrote, finished, and released it! I designed this one to try to be a "normal" RPG without any meta twists. It aims to have a good plot, good progression, and overall balance of the different gameplay elements.

I am never working with RPG Maker VX vanilla again, though. Such an awkward engine. XP Still, I think this is a nice title that rounds out the different types of games that I've completed, I hope people enjoy it!

39 comments:

  1. Is there anywhere else the game can be purchased?

    I'm not a fan of letting my friends know when I'm masturbating.

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    1. There will be itch.io and GameJolt versions up in time!

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  2. You can always put Steam into Family Mode for privacy, and even add the game to hidden games if you need to.

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  3. Hiding a game in Steam does not actually hide it from anyone but yourself. It is not a privacy feature but a way to manage clutter in your library. Same goes for Family mode, it won't actually hide what you do.

    You want to be pervy on Steam, create a second account and don't friend anyone with it.

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    1. Or play it in offline mode.

      Also, make sure your Discord is turned off. That also tells people what you're playing.

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  4. I bought the game from itc.io today, and for some reason it is missing the h-scenes. What gives? Do I have to activate them somewhere or what?

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    1. The Steam patch did the trick. For some reason I assumed that the itch.io version didn't need it. Oops. :)

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    2. This is actually an error on my part - the itch.io version should not have required the patch. Got too much on my plate, sorry. >.< Glad the patch works fine, though!

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  5. Hey. I'm reviewing Desecration of Wings right now for my website http://hentaireviews.moe. I've found several bugs that hinder the game experience.

    1) Flashing red screen. This was a bug I encountered briefly after visiting the little town near the capitol, next to the pyramid.

    2) In the capitol, there is a buggy dog in the docks area. You touch the dog, the character gets permanently stuck.

    3) I thought there was an audio bug, but seems it may have been something with my headset instead. :-P

    You make great games, Sierra Lee. Loving your content.

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    1. Thanks for the bug reports, and for the review! On the bugs, let's see:

      1) Hmm, hard to reproduce. Did the screen flash red repeatedly, or just once?

      2) I believe this one should be fixed in the latest version, which is not yet updated everywhere!

      3) Hopefully just that, haha.

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    2. Hi! Just bought the game on Steam and DL'd and installed the patch (I think) correctly. Is there a sex scene with the first red-headed guy? If you lose an encounter, are there sex scenes there? I'm just not seeing them. I DO see the Patch file in the Wings directory though.

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    3. Well, on the subject of "bugs", I could share a few issues I've had if you think it would help.

      One thing was that the three dogs that you gather for the subquest in Kolis can box the player in if you don't constantly move or get into a corner. I'd recommend that the player only be able to have the dogs follow you one at a time to mitigate this, or to allow the player to ignore their collision. They are arguably smaller then you and I'm sure you could just pass over a dog that's in the way irl.

      A second issue I've had, was with the guy flirting with the lady at the top wall in Kolis. After ineteracting a second time with him (needed to refresh my memory on the needed components for the stamina potion), he vanished and never returned. No idea if this was intentional or not, but maybe have him return after resting or if you want it simple, have him reset when the player refreshes that area?

      Third issue I've had was in the ice cavern(igloo?) with spiked floor. If at all possible, it would be great if the red flashes didn't completely obstruct the player's view. Maybe making it more translucent? Or making the animation shorter on the flashes? a combination of both perhaps?

      Fourth and last issue is really minor, but I thought it might be worth putting up nonetheless. In the forest maze, during the firs repeating section, the first guiding flower appears on the map while the player can still see that part. No idea if that was an oversight or simply something that couldn't be helped due to constraints. I can't really comment about the second repeating area since I didn't quiet figure out the flower's meaning in that one.

      Anyway, I know that was long winded, but I hope it helps. I really enjoyed the game. Though the story would have been fundamentally different without the R18 stuff, the story was so good I feel that I would have enjoyed it as much even without. Really nice job! I'll be looking forward to more of your work. :D

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    4. The flashing red screen isn't a bug
      It means you're poisoned.........

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  6. OK, so, maybe I'm a total n00b, but I appear to have gotten myself stuck. In the area you go to after Eldrick goes all FSM on you, I used soul lanterns on (apparently?) the wrong doors. Now I have doors that give the line about shadows gathering, doors that say they're locked, a door I "don't know how to open", no more lanterns, and if I try to leave it tells me I need to find Eldrick. I got the key from the chest guarded by three encounters but it doesn't seem to unlock anything? Is this a bug, or am I just missing something?

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    1. Ah, ok - I just saw the note on Steam about the issue and the patch link. Sounds like the same issue - I'll try that. For what its worth, a (non-trivial) programming fix for this might be to include a "reset" button that resets the dungeon to the way it was when you entered ... keeps the challenge of the puzzle but prevents getting stuck. Loving the game so far, so much so that I'm thinking of picking up some of your other work! Great job overall!

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  7. Hi! Just bought the game on Steam and DL'd and installed the patch (I think) correctly. Is there a sex scene with the first red-headed guy? If you lose an encounter, are there sex scenes there? I'm just not seeing them. I DO see the Patch file in the Wings directory though.

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    1. There is a sex scene right after starting the game, yes, but not when losing encounters. If you see a file named "patch" but not the scenes, then your patch wasn't fully applied for some reason.

      Not sure why, but if you copy out your saves and do a clean install/patch, that should take care of it.

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  8. So, I played through the game without the patch, and got both endings. I can confirm the game is coherent and fun, even when censored.

    Then I applied the patch and saw what I missed, thanks to the "replay scenes" bit at the end. Woof! I'm not normally a fan of tentacle sex, but those scenes were great!

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    1. Thanks! Always happy to hear I can help someone enjoy something new, haha. XD

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  9. Im stuck in the jungle after saving Lyrillian im out of potions, the game does not let me go back and a boss appears and hits all three party member for 1000 damage and I die and cant progress further.

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    1. Hmm, this is not a possibility I had considered. The boss isn't a real one and the battle will abort after the first attack, so you just need one character with enough HP. Anmin should have a healing skill, is she out of MP?

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    2. She is not out of MP but I don't seem to have that heal skill.

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    3. The skill is named Healing Flood and she learns it at level 20.

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    4. Well that explains it she's level 19.

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    5. And you didn't keep any other saves at all? That's unfortunate. I guess if you upload your save it can be fixed by healing a character.

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  10. So I'm an idiot when it comes to stuff like this on computer. How do I run the .exe patch? x'D

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    1. Not clear if you're reading the Readme or not? If you're asking about step #2, just double-click the file that isn't the instructions.

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    2. Have done, kinda did that straight away after posting that x'D Thank you the help anyway.

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  12. I don't play this kind of game terribly often so I don't have that many games to compare with and I haven't finished Desecrations of Wings quite yet, but...

    I'm honestly extremely impressed and happy with what I've played so far. The gameplay is surprisingly solid (Most of my battles against the optional bosses so far were very, very narrow victories), the plot is actually coherent, the story is mature but not depressing (yay!) and the characters are simply superb.

    In particular, I really enjoy how the main character is actually a very respectable mother: not only are mothers very, very rarely playable characters in games in the first place, she's her own person with goals, dreams and is not "just a milf". Despite her job, she has plenty of morals and ego and it's very nice to see. Felana is honestly so far one of my top 10 favorite characters ever (No other character from any H-game comes anywhere close to that list). Her interactions with her daughter is the highlight of the game for me; it's quite honestly the best mother-daughter relationship I've seen in all of gaming so far.

    I really dislike playing an h-game with a male protagonist so I can't really touch your other games unfortunately, but if you ever make a new one with a female protagonist I'll certainly buy it day one (well... whenever I learn of it anyway :)).

    A huge thank you for creating this amazing game! And now, I'm off to play more of it.

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    1. I'm sorry that I missed such a nice comment! Unfortunately, due to some bug on Google's end, I'm not getting notifications about comments anymore and so this can happen.

      Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with Desecration of Wings. ^-^ I will say some more about it in response to your second comment, but it's nice to see people appreciate Felana. As you said, mothers don't get to play a central role very often.

      I don't know what your primary issues with male POVs are, so I don't know if any of my other work might scrape by (some have heavy female POVs included). If you absolutely don't like male protagonists, then yes, I'm afraid I don't have too much else to offer right now. There's a future project in the works with a female protagonist, though!

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  13. First of: Extreme Fishing was absolutely amazing. It got an hearty laugh out of me, well done!

    I just finished the regular ending and I got say that my first impressions from last post were spot-on: It's definitively a great game. The story is great, characters are amazing and the gameplay... well, it's not as amazing, but it does its job well and didn't get tedious.

    ***MAJOR SPOILERS WARNING***
    Major kudos about the fakeout regarding Palind. I was dead certain he was joining the party at some point: You got to name him like the other playable characters, you even got a sword from a chest for him, there's multiple NPCs that mentions that "5 people party is best"... And in the end? Nope! It's honestly one of the best misdirection I've ever seen in any game.

    On another note, I absolutely adored how you actually got an actual love story between Felana and an abomination. Felana's reaction to his reveal was wonderful. On an H side of things, I'll shamefully admit that I'm a big fan of "consensual tentacles": it's something that's incredibly rare, but it's present here in all its glory. No compromise and 100% consensual. Very nice and appreciated!

    *** END SPOILERS***

    Speaking of consensual, I really enjoyed how the vast majority of scenes in the game are fully consensual yet aren't just simply vanilla. I can count on two fingers the number of games that I know of which do this. On a similar line of thought, I'm also very happy about the fact you get scenes for doing well in the game and progressing, rather than losing on purpose (which is the more common option and one I can't stand).

    Finally, thank you for not making the regular ending horrible. I'm used to "not true ending = super depressing bad end", but this one was pretty okay considering everything. If the game stopped right there, I'd still be very happy with my purchase of this game.


    ... but I'm still curious about the true ending, so onward to that! I admit the laundry list to accomplish is pretty daunting (and I hope it won't involve too much grinding, though I've been okay so far with two objectives completed), but it's intriguing to see where the story will go. Thank you again for the great game! It's been easily worth every cent and minute I've spent on it.

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    1. Haha, I'm always glad when the Extreme Fishing joke lands for someone. XD Also glad to hear that the plot twist and Felana's relationship worked for you - I put a bunch of effort into misdirection on the first, and as for the second, I'm a big fan of consentacles. ^-^

      The normal ending to the game is more melancholy than the true ending, but I'm glad it didn't turn you off. If you enjoyed the normal ending, I feel hopeful that you'd find the true ending more satisfying overall. You shouldn't need to grind, per se, but try to do the easier quests and dungeons first to level up for the harder ones.

      Unfortunately, it seems like the type of story I want to write with the balance of content I include doesn't work for a lot of people. It makes the messages from those who enjoy it special, though! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time with the game. ^-^

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  14. So I've played through the first half of the game, up until the open world phase, 3 times so far. Each time I've tried to accomplish the low level achievement, and each time I've been varying degrees of far off. The first time I averaged level 26, the second attempt I got that down to 22, and the most recent attempt I got all the way down to level 21 average. I painstakingly avoided every single monster fight, sometimes waiting entire minutes for the monsters to path in such a way that I could run past them, skipped every optional boss that I thought it would be possible to repeat during the open phase, and in general only did optional things when choosing not to do them would make it impossible to ever come back and get the unique drops, and still I fell short.
    I assume there is some small leeway, although it feels like the strictly non-optional main quest will get you pretty close to 19 by the time you reach the open phase. Do you have any guides or advice on how to reach the explorer's guild for the low level run, missing out on as few unique items as possible?
    And one player's opinion; it's frustrating to have an awesome game with an awesome optional challenge that really appeals to completionists, and then make it impossible to complete that challenge without sacrificing unique drops, making it impossible to "100%" the game. I mean, I respect player choice locking you out of certain paths, I love how complex and interesting the investment system and limited sxy feels in TLS. But the choice of skipping out on optional bosses feels more like choosing between saving time, frustration, and avoiding challenge, or picking up bonus exp and unique loot. Or at least should.

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    1. I'm sorry you had a negative experience. I think the problem may be that I failed to clarify the nature of the achievement well enough.

      Reaching endgame at level 19 was intended to effectively be a minimum level challenge. Now, there's enough leeway that you can kill a number of monsters that get in the way, because I know dodging them can be tedious sometimes. But most of the bosses that grant unique items will put you over the limit. My intent was for this to be part of the challenge, since most of the unique items grant you strong skills.

      Even if I'd executed my aim perfectly, though, I'm afraid it's incompatible with your ideal experience for the game. My hope was that players would aim for a completionist run the first time, then only attempt the low level achievement if they enjoyed the game enough to want a challenge. Sorry that it's given you a negative experience.

      (In terms of advice, you could get away with killing the first few optional bosses if you're very careful about dodging enemies later. But most of the optional bosses after the Wastes would probably use up all the EXP leeway on their own.)

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  15. Sorry to bother you as a non-purchaser, but I was wondering if there was a more tame nudity experience? I am a naturist (nudist if you prefer), and I am interested in some family-friendly content where the characters are normally nude. Are you familiar with any RPGs with this criterion.

    I apologize with this odd request, but I am unsure of where else to turn. I am currently trying to get a project of my own financed, but it is rather difficult. Thus far, only Mortal Online and Conan Exiles seem to be in this camp, but they are clearly meant for adults.

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    1. Hi there. Sorry, but I don't have any suggestions for you, as what you're looking for is really an entirely different niche. I think you would be more successful if you started from a naturist/nudist community on Reddit or another large site and asked there.

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    2. Thanks. I appreciate the response. Unfortunately, there really isn't that large of a push at the moment.

      Thank you again and God bless.

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