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*WARNING* This game contains some loud sounds and sudden music changes. Those who may have problems with this may want to turn down the volume on your computer, or press escape to edit sound effects and volume individually.

16 college students awaken in an underwater facility with no exit and are forced to play the Unbinding Game, a deadly game where the participants must face various challenges that will determine their fate. Their only options are to die in the game, become victorious and survive, or turn the table on their captors and escape. 

H2O: Abandon All Hope is a mystery visual novel, and a reimagining of a game I made in high school with a different story and scenario, but with similar characters and setting. It will be released in chapters, with the current version of the game going up to the end of the prologue.

Features include:
-A side-scrolling underwater environment with handcrafted pixel art
-16 unique characters each with their own quirks and personalities
-A story driven adventure, where your choices impact the narrative
-Multiple playable protagonists

All music and sound effects from the Yume Freebie sound pack by Plasterbrain.


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h2oabandonallhope.zip 31 MB


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After following the promos on twitter and having been around for when this was considered a "fangan", I was really excited to get in and play. While the prologue is short, it is fun. Many of the lines and gags used in the introductory scenes felt really funny, @ the entire Tamako scene. I am very eager to see where this newly revised cast and their story goes, and I am very eager to see how choice impacts later parts of the story. If I had a paypal, I'd have forked over at least 10 bucks just for the prologue. Great work, Nick!

Said this on Twitter but I'll put it here so it's easier to see ^^ 

Current thoughts: I genuinely love this. As someone who loves ZE I'm insanely excited for this since this game is definitely taking a zero escape-like turn instead of DR. And I love it.

Characters were introduced a lot better. I feel you got to know them and their little quirks better, and my current favourites... I actually don't have any because I really like them all. But in terms of design... I love Leona, Marie, Victoria, Kouji, Hunter and Kami the most. They're all very cool and I love them. 

If I had a criticism, it'd be that some of the sounds came in insanely loud very suddenly and since I have anxiety that kinda shocked me in two instances and not in the good kinda way. The sound effect with Tamako wasn't too bad but the music when Warden appeared was LOUD (I've now seen the part on the page about this. I don't know if this was added after the download was listed but if it wasn't and I was just stupid and didn't see it, PLEASE just ignore this part, I'm an idiot :> )

Anyway yeah this was worth it and even though it was technically free I'm glad I added in that $7.00 :p
Really good so far, looking forward to more!

Oh right I forgot to talk about it but like 
Spritework is REALLY good

The character sprites when walking around are okay, could be improved slightly but they work for what they are. As for the overall environments and ESPECIALLY the character portraits though, I really love them. The expressions are great (especially this one) and the overall quality of them is really good.  Sorry if this sounds kinda undescriptive when it comes to what I like about them I'm bad at explaining stuff jshjhghj

As for the CGs/images during cutscenes, they look pretty good too. 

So yeah! looking forward to this 

ricardio goes *nom*

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The sound effect is a bit too loud and the font doesn't looks very pleasing to the eye. The visual is decent and can be improved. The dialogues are kind of plain...? I like the Ricardio Montague guy, he with his mustache. Anyway, i am pretty hyped up after finishing the prologue.