Ouroboros 2.0

Ouroboros presents a bright, cheerful world in which something is horrifyingly wrong. The hero has a princess to save and a quest set before him, but there are unsettling signs that all this has happened before. As you play the game, you'll come to realize that the dungeons and monsters are meaningless distractions from the task of uncovering the truth.



You can purchase the game at the following places:
Patreon (just add a new pledge and message me)
itch.io
GameJolt
Nutaku
MangaGamer
DLsite English
DLsite Japanese

Background
I created the first version of Ouroboros during my break in early 2016 (you can still play that version for free). Later in the year, I created an expanded version with over double the original content and full art for all the adult scenes (that's the one available from the links above). I really enjoyed creating this little experimental RPG and I'm glad it got a warm reception. ^-^

Art by Santy:
http://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/Santystuff/profile

67 comments:

  1. Oooh, well I was just playing through the free version. It's pretty damn good, so at that price I pretty much feel obligated to buy it. :P

    ... Purchasing through Nutaku is very 'Bleh' though. I curse my lack of patience.

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    1. Glad you're enjoying it! Version 2.0 is enhanced and expanded, so if the free version was your thing, you'll probably enjoy it. ^-^

      Anyway, feel free to support whichever stores you think best! As I said on Patreon, I'm curious to see how the NSFW field is shaping up.

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    2. The last sovereing will remains free oor not ?

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  2. i read the comment of other page and so know the anser

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    1. But just in case anyone else doesn't read the page: yes, TLS will remain free all the way to the end!

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    2. thank god that's one of my favorite games

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  3. Well this inspired me to go find the free version and I just marathoned through that and loved it. Is my save transferable to version 2? do you feel the additional content is worth it if I have fully finished the first one?

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    1. Glad you liked it! Your save won't transfer - version 2.0 has a variety of upgraded plugins that will make old saves bug out.

      Version 2.0 has a little more than double the content of the free version. Twice the sex scenes, more than twice the conversations, three new post-awakening dungeons. It's fundamentally the same game, but there's a lot more of it.

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  4. Ah, was about to say before I saw this. Saw it being offered on Nutaku, didn't realize there was the 2.0 version for purchase, vs the free one, and thought they were charging for a free game or something. I'm certainly going to check out the free version, and who knows, maybe get the 2.0 if it's worth it. Looks like an interesting concept!

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    1. Glad it looks interesting! See the above comment regarding the differences in content between the two versions.

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  5. which one will give you the best return? cause I know that DL take like a shit ton of money from the creators

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    1. That's kind of you to ask, but I'm happy to have people supporting me no matter what method they choose. ^-^ That's why I generally advise people to use the store they like best.

      Having said that, to answer your question: Nutaku and MangaGamer give me equal returns. DLsite will be worse, itch.io might be a little better. I don't have any chance of ranking on itch.io, though, whereas sales in the other stores might keep the game on top and get it more attention for longer.

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  6. I played the free version a while back, and am currently playing through
    TLS. I must say, your plot developments and gameplay mechanics hooked me completely. The only thing that turned me off was text based H-scenes(even tho they were well written). Now I suddenly see ouroboros appear on nutaku with cg and all and decided to visit the blog for info. So not only is there actual cg now, but also more gameplay!?
    You can take my money!

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    1. Thanks for your support! If I can keep up this success, I hope to get art for TLS h-scenes too!

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  7. Will it cost less if I buy it before the 18th? Will check back in on the 10th for the answer, got a busy schedule.

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    1. Nutaku and MangaGamer both have 10% discounts until that date, so yes.

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  8. If we pledge 10$ on patreon do we get this too ?

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    1. People who were pledging this got the game early, but I can't "sell" the game directly right now due to exclusivity contracts. After the 18th, though, you'll be able to get the game via Patreon.

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  9. holly cow DLsite is taking too long
    this is the only site i buy stuff with

    come oooon get to the point already >_<

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    1. Sorry to deliver bad news, but today I got a message indicating that it just now went over to the Japanese side for review. If the censoring I did was good enough, then it's just up to them when it goes live...

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    2. wait you censored the DLsite ver?

      i thought they only care to censor gorr
      and females lower body's in there visual novels & JAV
      because of the yakuza market

      never thought the censorship also made it to DLsite
      thanks for the heads up
      ill try
      itch.io
      Nutaku
      are they the same as the DLsite ver?

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    3. DLsite operates under Japanese law, which means all genitals need to be covered by a mosaic. Every other version is uncensored.

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  10. I'm having a problem with the castle. I have all the keys, but I go to the bedroom and it says I need to find the key.

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    1. Sorry you didn't get an answer to this yet! Have you checked any of the guides fans have written? You can find them on the TLS wiki.

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    1. The most likely reason is that the game's folder is in a location where the program doesn't have permission to save. It's hard to say more than that without knowing all your computer's settings, sorry.

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  12. finally broke down and bought this as a way to show support, very impressed! keep up the good work sierra!

    can't seem to find fairy village though, i must be missing something obvious...

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate your support! Happy to hear you've been enjoying the game. ^-^

      The fairy village is in the southeast corner overall and requires a specific tool to enter. If you're having any trouble, there's at least one guide written, I think you can find it at the TLS wiki.

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    2. oh, nooooow i know, i forgot about that spot thanks

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    3. i did find one small bug, ended up jumping over the transition spot between maps. couldn't figure out where atreyan went at first...

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  13. kind of curious now, who did the art for this?

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    1. Oh, I should have had that on this page too. Here's his profile:
      http://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/Santystuff/profile

      He was very responsive and cooperative, even when I asked for some strange scenes!

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  14. Hey I bought this game through nutaku and it seems like there may be more to the story. Are you planning on making a sequel or expansion?

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    1. Thanks for the support! Right now, Ouroboros is a complete story as I intended it. The heart of the story is the cycle and what the characters learned within it. The moment when they finally escape, thousands of subjective years later, is epilogue.

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  15. I love this game's story so much. I can't wait for the epilogue!

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  16. Sierra, I think there might be a problem. I bought Ouroboros on Nutaku because I loved playing the free version before, wanted to see some of the new features, and of course wanted to support you by buying your game. However, when I tried downloading the Window version, I got an error that said "unexpected end of archive" trying to open/unzip the file. I kinda hope it's just a problem on my end, but I think you might want to look into this.

    And in horrible hindsight, I really should have picked a cheaper place to buy the game (Nutaku was $15 yet itch.io is $10). No offense, but I rather not have to buy another copy of a game (in case the same problem happens again).

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    1. That error sounds like the download got interrupted or cut short, so I would recommend deleting it and downloading again. You shouldn't need to purchase the game again, just go back to Nutaku and you'll have an option to redownload!

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    2. It worked this time. Thanks, Sierra! For the help and the fun games!

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  17. I'm really enjoying the new version of the game, but I'm stuck in one spot. I tried to go through the betrayal ending of a cycle, and didn't realize until way too late that I had accidentally disposed of Viliana in the ice cave before attempting the betrayal. Because of that, I was forced to use the stone of rebirth to reset the cycle early. Now, I can't seem to get the vizier to ask me if I wanna join him again; all that happens is that Atreyan skips right to the fight every time. What specific things do I need to do to re-trigger the betrayal?

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    1. Ooh... unfortunately, you can't. The betrayal ending is designed to be done only once, but I created it before adding the Stone of Rebirth and didn't consider the potential consequences. Sorry about this. =/

      Even if you don't have any earlier saves, this shouldn't have any serious consequences for your game. But it is a bug, so I'll fix it - thanks for the report. But meanwhile... encountering Viliana in the ice dungeon should have no impact on Atreyan's ending. She should be in the upper right room regardless. Can you describe how things were in your game?

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    2. Well, for that specific cycle, I had triggered the viliana sex scene in the ice dungeon before attempting to betray the Vizier. Because of that, Viliana was locked up in Amiel's house for the rest of the cycle, and thus didn't appear in the castle as I made my way through it. Subsequently, she wasn't there when I needed to offer her to the goblin, and thus I was stuck in the castle, unable to betray the Vizier. Seemingly, my only choice was to use the stone at that point. It's possible I could've missed some other option, but attempting to talk to the Vizier to betray him just had Atreyan saying something about how it's not time to do that yet or similar.

      And yeah, I don't have any earlier saves. I only noticed it when I finished the game, got to the gallery, and realized I never triggered those scenes. Too bad, to. The curiosity is killing me.

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    3. It's been a while, so I might have a detail wrong here, but Viliana should appear during the betrayal ending regardless of any decisions made during the main game. Upper right room instead of upper left.

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  19. Hey so I bought your game on DLSite, and it's censored.
    Kinda should have expected that but I'm disappointed now.
    Is there a way to uncensor it? Like a converter patch or some nonsense?

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    1. DLSite being a Japanese company, they required me to make a censored version of the game. =/ Since this was an offshoot of the uncensored game, I'm afraid there isn't any built-in way to convert it back, sorry.

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  20. Hey game looks great.

    Does itch.io also offer an Android version on top of Linux, Win annd Mac? Was going to buy on Nutaku but extra content is always nice :D

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    1. I've gotten mixed feedback about whether or not the game can work on Android (the added jump key makes phone play difficult) so I'm afraid I can't really support it. Between those two, the itch.io version does have a few minor bugs fixed, but they're generally pretty similar.

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    2. Thanks, so it doesn't support bluetooth controllers then. Anyway if itch.io has the Linux version too I'll get it there. I'm sure you get a better cut too. Next sale when? :)))

      Also if only for simplicity's sake. Since I'm based in Japan I need to use a VPN to access Nutaku.

      I don't get how Japanese law works, because dlsite censors but Mangagamer doesn't (for non-Japanese games). And they're based in Japan too.
      My guess is that if you have servers outside of Japan you should be able to legally sell uncensored, so I don't get dlsite's policy. I buy Japanese stuff from them but would never get a non-Japanese product I can get uncensored elsewhere.

      I hope your sales do well on itch.io because they're both consumer and developer friendly. If only we could track their sales through isthereanydeal.com... It seems to have a non-lewd game policy, non-nudity games from the site can be added to their sales watchlist just fine.

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    3. The next sale will be when Crimson Gray is released, which will be fairly soon!

      I've been happy with itch.io so far, so I intend to keep putting my games there. They're not as large of a store and they hide NSFW titles, but I do approve of their policies in general so I hope they continue to grow.

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    4. Wow thank you!
      You've got one more customer then.

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    5. Hi Sierra, I feel dumb about this but I have no idea how to boot the game.

      I ended purchasing at N*t*k*, and support simply redirected me here after your first message (thx). When I uncompress the Linux version (I use Mint 18.0 64 bit), I only get these files:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/85s477y8d2wdw2t/OuroborosLinuxFiles.png?dl=0

      Where's the file I need to click to launch the game?

      Thank you very much.

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    6. Hello! I'm glad you wanted to try my game and I'm sorry that it's giving you trouble. Not having a Linux machine myself, I'm afraid I can only be of limited help, but I'll do what I can!

      It might be easier to talk via email, if you want to give me contact info. But for now, what happens if you open the html file in your browser? MV supports browser-based games, and my understanding is that the Linux version is a derivation of that.

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  21. Hey Sierra Lee? Not sure if you'll see this, but I did a review on this game. Link is here: http://otakuapologist.xyz/hentai-game-review-ouroboros/

    In a nutshell, I really enjoyed playing it despite some understandably weak elements. Hopefully this review will track more attention not just to the website it's on (since it's new) but also your game and other works.

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    1. Hi, thanks for the review! I am, of course, glad you liked the game. If people keep enjoying my style of writing and game design, I hope to deliver games with higher and higher production values!

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  22. I am stuck when I side with the Vizier... not sure what to do. I have 4.7k gold and not sure how to give it to the goblin. OR what I am missing atm..

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    1. He wants the gold necklace you can find in the Princess's room.

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  23. Hello! Just a quick question. Is there any way to hide a text box during an H-Scene? I unlocked the gallery and couldn't figure out if there was a way to hide it or not.

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    1. You can toggle it with the Q button!

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    2. Hmm...doesn't seem to work. Is it disabled in the gallery?

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    3. The feature doesn't even have the option to be disabled. I'm not sure what it could be on your end or what the issue could be otherwise, but I can try to look at the specific branch. Where did you buy the game?

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    4. Afraid I don't know what to tell you - testing that version on my end, I can't duplicate any issues with it.

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  24. Will this ever get a sequel where they get out or is ouroboros one and done

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    1. Though I might return to this concept again in the future, I told the story I intended to tell in this game.

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  25. I don't want to bother people but I am stuck fighting slimey, Can the gloop really be defeated? Am i missing something?

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    1. He's the final boss, and there's no special trick to the fight. It helps to bring the equipment you've earned from all the optional challenges. Most important is each character's unique armor, obtained in their special solo cycle. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks I finally defeated the slime! The armors made the boss battle a lot easier, they even prevented a one shot attack. Btw, great story and satisfying ending! I'll go for TLS next or maybe find a different route in crimson gray.

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