Date Ariane The Game: One Year Later

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This weekend marks the first anniversary of the release of the Renpy version of Date Ariane: The Game.

Since its release, it has been downloaded 2.7 million times, which is pretty darn good for an independently produced game. There may be some overlap as multiple versions were released, and people were updating, but in the same time frame I have had over 2 million unique visitors to the web site.

Some numbers: 55% were windows downloads, 38% were android downloads, 6% were Apple Mac, and 1% were Linux.

61% of the downloads were in English, 28% were in Portuguese, 8% in German, 3% in French, and 0.6% in Spanish.

Pretty impressive considering the foreign language versions have only been around since late March. The game has gone viral in Brazil, with 750,000 downloads from there in the last 4 months.

Date Ariane has a gaming channel on You Tube with over 100 videos listed. (almost all the most recent are in Portuguese). A general gaming search produces 473 videos currently.

I’m currently in the process of uploading new versions of the games that include over 100 new renders like the one above. Notice how the window reflects the interior now, which happens when it is dark outside. All the new renders are in the living room and the drive-in diner.

English version build 112 has a number of fixes and tweaks to game play covered in detail here.

I can’t change the international versions much without killing the translation mechanism, so the minor tweaks I made to the English version are not in the International versions. However, the improved pictures are there, and also a new TITLE SCREEN! Once released the French, German, and Portuguese versions will no longer say they are in beta.  More build notes and bug fixes here. All versions should be updated by the end of the month.

Something’s In The Air has now passed 500,000 downloads. There seems to be a lot of call for a Portuguese version, but it would need 6 to 10 translators to do it right. I could release a machine translation that I know everyone would hate.

Got some ambitious plans for the future, including a 6 episode season of stories involving Ariane and Rachel where this is the first episode. I’m also thinking about new games involving SITA girls Paula, Wendy, and Janice. (You are probably trying to remember who Janice was, aren’t you?)

I’m also considering an HD versions of Date Ariane and SITA that I could make available for sale on Steam or something, that would be made from high resolution PNG files like this one or this one.

I think I got my work cut out for me.

28 thoughts on “Date Ariane The Game: One Year Later

  1. Arim C. July 23, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary(for Date Ariane of course).

    Both games are nothing short of amazing: Re-updating and all.

    Also… That’s great news.

    I’m looking forward to your 6 episode season, and possibly more to come.

    Although, with how many virtual reality games are going underway…

    I can’t help but wonder if you might consider getting a game out there for virtual reality in the future.

    If it’s just because you can’t think of any that would fit…there was that game you had in mind set in the future.

    If you’re too busy to, that’s ok. Just offering a suggestion.

  2. Henrique Riffel July 23, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I’m ready to help you again with the Portuguese translation.

    • arianeb July 26, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks. Not sure when I’ll get around to it. Many things on the table right now.

      • Henrique Riffel July 27, 2016 / 4:54 am

        I see. But, if you want to continue this project, please, let me know.

      • William August 10, 2016 / 2:53 am

        It would be great a translation into Portuguese. I see many people wanting to Portuguese version.

        I just hope that in the future have the Portuguese version.
        🙂

      • William Dos Santos August 10, 2016 / 3:09 am

        It would be nice a Portuguese translation.
        I hope that in the future have a Portuguese translation.
        🙂

  3. norsegraphics July 26, 2016 / 3:12 am

    Impressive! Imagine this on an iPAd.

    • arianeb July 26, 2016 / 7:25 am

      It would be great on an iPad. I have a Windows tablet and an Android tablet that I run it on for testing.

      Unfortunately, until Apple starts allowing this kind of game in their app store, it’s not going to get there.

  4. Tt August 1, 2016 / 1:10 am

    I speak to having trouble in the living room the error is this I’m sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

    While running game code:
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 6818, in script
    Exception: Not a displayable: 0

    — Full Traceback ————————————————————

    Full traceback:
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 6818, in script
    File “C:\Users\Ariane\Documents\renpy-6.99.3-sdk\renpy\ast.py”, line 1064, in execute
    File “C:\Users\Ariane\Documents\renpy-6.99.3-sdk\renpy\ast.py”, line 1023, in show_imspec
    File “C:\Users\Ariane\Documents\renpy-6.99.3-sdk\renpy\easy.py”, line 92, in displayable
    Exception: Not a displayable: 0

    you guys can help ? in Portuguese version

    • arianeb August 1, 2016 / 2:55 am

      6818: show expression MOBack[dress] at top
      MOBack = [0,0,”moback1″,”moback2″,0,0,”moback6″,0,”moback8″]

      To get this error, you must have rubbed her back when Ariane wasn’t topless, nude, or in a dress.

      It would help to know how this error happened.

      • Tt August 1, 2016 / 4:40 am

        Explique um pouco melhor eu preciso fazer alguma coisa ?

      • Tt August 1, 2016 / 4:44 am

        Se eu entendi direitovc perguntou se ela estava nua ?Sim na hora que eu fui esfrega as costa dela é quando vou passa a mão na parte íntima dela também explicar melho preciso alterar alguma coisa no jogo ?

      • thgb August 1, 2016 / 5:07 am

        Se foi o que entendi ela tava nu deitada na sala de estar aí quando coloco essas opções esfregar suas coxas , massagear suas costas ou tocar na sua bucetinha aparece esse erro dito ai encima será que pode me ajudar ?

      • thgb August 1, 2016 / 5:53 am

        Se foi o que entendi ela tava nu deitada na salar de estar aí quando aparece essas opções esfregar suas coxas,massagear suas costas ou tocar na sua bucetinha ai aparece esse erro dito ai encima será que pode me ajudar?

      • tt August 1, 2016 / 5:34 pm

        it was what she entedi tava dictated naked in the living room esfreagar her thighs, massage her back , touching her pussy appears this error said there emcima the android will be that can help ?

      • tt August 1, 2016 / 6:12 pm

        it was what she entedi ta naked in salar to be there when tightening these options rubbing her thighs, massage your back or touch your pussy appear this error said the android will be able to help me?

      • tt August 1, 2016 / 9:06 pm

        Pode me ajudar ?

  5. thgb August 1, 2016 / 4:53 am

    Se foi o que eu entendi ela estava nu na hora que ela ta deitada na sala de estar nu aí seu aperta essas opções massagem suas costas , toca na bucetinha dela ou esfregar suas coxas aparece esse erro que eu botei ai em cima se vc poder me ajudar? agradeço

  6. thgb August 1, 2016 / 4:58 am

    Seu for o que eu entendi ela estava nu deitada na sala de estar ao quando eu aperto essas opções esfregar suas coxas,massagear suas costas ou tocar a bucetinha dela aparece o erro dito ai em cima será que pode me ajudar ? Agradeço

  7. tt August 1, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    it was what she entedi tava dictated naked in the living room esfreagar her thighs, massage her back , touching her pussy appears this error said there emcima the android will be that can help ?

  8. DarkShade August 1, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Hey guys! I’ve got this problem and I don’t know how to resolve it:/ Can somebody help me? (version 1.1 build 112, english)

    ————————————————————————————————————————–

    I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.
    
    While running game code:
      File "game/rebecca.rpy", line 1174, in script
        show expression RebInterrupt[dress] at top
    Exception: Not a displayable: 0
    
    -- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Full traceback:
      File "game/rebecca.rpy", line 1174, in script
        show expression RebInterrupt[dress] at top
      File "C:\Users\DarkShade\Desktop\games\DateAriane-win\renpy\ast.py", line 1064, in execute
        show_imspec(self.imspec, atl=getattr(self, "atl", None))
      File "C:\Users\DarkShade\Desktop\games\DateAriane-win\renpy\ast.py", line 1023, in show_imspec
        expression = renpy.easy.displayable(expression)
      File "C:\Users\DarkShade\Desktop\games\DateAriane-win\renpy\easy.py", line 92, in displayable
        raise Exception("Not a displayable: %r" % (d,))
    Exception: Not a displayable: 0
    
    Windows-8-6.2.9200
    Ren'Py 6.99.8.959
    Date Ariane 1.12
    
  9. tt August 1, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Se foi o que entendi ela tava nu na salar de estar ai quando aperto essas opções esfregar suas coxas , massagear suas costas ou esfregar sua bucetinha ai aparece esse erro dito ai encima lembrando que é no Android pode em ajudar ?

    • A August 2, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      “She was naked in the living room, and when I selected one of the following: “Rub her thighs”, “Rub her back” or “Touch her pussy”, this error appeared, on the Android version. Can you help?”

      You’re welcome🙂

      • tt August 4, 2016 / 4:17 am

        ta with same mistake I

  10. George August 1, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Hey Ariane, big fan of your work here, I really think that Wendy should be more important in SITA (She’s my favorite character), keep doing this awesome job

  11. tt August 2, 2016 / 1:21 am

    it was what I understood she tava lying naked in the living room there when tightening these options massage her back, rubbing his thighs or touch your pussy appears this error said there encima can it help me?

  12. Potato August 4, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I know Apple doesn’t allow these types of games on the App Store, but couldn’t you just release an ipa on your website, like a third party app, kind of like how you did with Android?

  13. Guilherme September 23, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I loooove Ariane

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