A downloadable interactive novel for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Along the Edge is a visual novel set in the European countryside, where your choices impact the main character's personality and appearance.


Daphné is at a dead-end. She's unsatisfied by her personal and professional life. So, when she inherits an old family house in a remote part of the country, she jumps at the opportunity to start anew.

Does she decide to embrace her legacy or does she hang to her old way of life?

Features

  • An adult and slightly occult universe painted with the vibrant colors the European countryside.

  • Each of your choices impact the main character personality, mood and appearance.

  • A huge amount of content, enough to fill a two years compendium of a comic-book series:
    — Over 450 hand-made fullscreen illustrations and 20 characters with over 400 different variants and attitudes (including 38 possible appearance evolutions of the main character, Daphné),
    — 80.000 words in English and in French (which would translate into a 400 pages novel).

  • 60 different endings, 28 achievements to unlock. Throughout the story, your choices will impact:
    — how the plot ends (6 possibilities),
    — the destiny of the main character (4 possibilities),
    — the romantic relationships of the main character (3 possibilities),
    — several smaller plot points (such as the life or death of some supporting characters).


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later,
  • Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" or later,
  • Linux: Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 21, Debian 8.

We have added a limited batch of Steam keys for the game.

Purchase

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this interactive novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Along the Edge Windows 7+ (v1.3.1 EN/FR) 435 MB
Along the Edge Mac (v1.3.1 EN/FR) 425 MB
Along the Edge Linux (v1.3.1 EN/FR) 425 MB
Along the Edge Windows 7+ (32bits Edition) (v1.3.1 EN/FR) 426 MB

Comments

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J'ai acheté le jeux il y à un moment, j'ai participé au Greenlight et l'ai vu apparaître sur Steam il y à quelques jours.
Je me demandait si les clefs Steam offertes pour ceux ayant déjà acheté le jeu sont toujours d'actualité ?

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Tout à fait !

Il faut cliquer sur le bouton "Download / Télécharger" en haut de la page du jeu et suivre les instructions.

Ah merci beaucoup ! Je cherchais un éventuel mail et je me suis rendu compte que je n'étais pas sur le bon compte.
Désolé du dérangement.

Salut, je me demandais si vous comptiez également vendre votre jeu sur le humble store ou gog ? Itch.io ca a l'air sympa, mais d'un point de vue pratique, je ne voudrais pas trop dispercer les plateformes sur lesquelles j'achète des jeux.

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Pas de sortie prévue sur GoG.com et l'Humble Store pour l'instant, désolé.

I wish you would remove that your game is an adult game, because the only games that say adult are porno games. This is not a porno game, and I am afriad that it could detract people from this great game.

Thank you for your concern (and glad you've enjoyed the game)!

We feel like we have to notify potential customers that this game is not really intended for a teenage audience, but maybe "adulte" doesn't translate well enough in English. What about "mature"? Does it carry the same "porn" undertones?

Thank you for your feedback!

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J'ai acheté ce jeu un peu sur un coup de coeur au niveau des dessins et je dois dire que je suis agréablement surpris. Il y a une version française vraiment super bien faite ! L'histoire est intrigante et surtout, il y a plein de choix et ça c'est cool ahah. Seul regret sur ce jeu, c'est au niveau des succès, on n'a pas vraiment de petite description je trouve ça dommage mais bon je pense que c'est fait exprès. En tout cas j'y rejouerai sans hésiter pour essayer de débloquer d'autre fin ahah. Merci pour votre travail. :D

Merci beaucoup pour ce commentaire! En effet, les descriptions des succès sont volontairement succinctes :)

How do I select my choices? I've tried everything from clicking to WASD/arrows and the enter key, and nothing works

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Have you tried restarting the game?

If the problem persists please send us an email, we'll try to troubleshoot it with you. :)

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Apologies, but I don't have your email so I'm putting this here. Hopefully at least doing so has the silver lining that if anyone else has this problem they'll get more information. Restarting the game helped, though so far my run-throughs of the game trigger the issue again and I have to restart if I want to use mouse controls. I've found that the tab and enter keys allow me to select options, and space and escape move the game forward and bring up the menu respectively. It's particularly odd that I can use the mouse to click through the main and in game menus, but not use them anywhere on the screen while in the midst of the game itself...

Sorry you're still having issues with running the game. You're the first one to tell us about this bug, I'm not sure how we can fix it for you. It might come from your hardware or another program you might be running. I hope it doesn't interfere too much with your enjoyment of the game.

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Magique, j'ai toujours aimé lire mais les livres me font un peut peur, tous ces mots sur une seule page ont le pouvoir de me décourager, j'ai donc passer une grande partie de ma vie à dévorer des BD et depuis peut, j'ai découvert les Graphic Novels.
Il était impossible pour moi de passer à coter de celle si, la direction artistique est juste sublime, l'histoire travaillé et captivante ( Avec une version Française qui plus est, bien que je sois quasiment bi-langue ça fait plaisir. ), je suis d'ailleurs un peut triste de voir que certaines personnes sont prêtes à passer à coter juste pour des histoires de romances.
Bref, je dois avoué que je ne l'ai pas terminé car j'ai peur que ça ne laisse un grand vide dans ma vie pendant quelques jours.
Etant bientôt diplômé d'une école d'informatique, j’espère être à l’origine d'oeuvre de cette qualité.

On est ravis qu'Along the Edge t'ait plu. Bonne chance et bon courage pour tes projets !

Who are the romanceable characters within the game?

Romance is driven by the main story in Along the Edge, so we can't really answer you without entering spoilers territory.

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Then is Daphne interested in guys or girls? I'm straight so playing homosexual Visual Novels are a bit..... (No offence here)

The two possible romantic interests are male characters, you also have the option of staying single.

Oh, Thanks! This is just my kind of game.

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Ça fait un moment que j’attends que ça sorte !! Je vais enfin pouvoir avoir MA fin ! En dehors de ça, les graphiques sont je crois plus réussis que de vrais photos, et l'histoire est tout simplement envoutante. C'est L'ambiance en général qui est superbement créée à travers les textes les événements et les dessins. Encore une fois, superbe. Seul Hic, la barre vas être drôlement haute pour le prochain ^^. Un Travail magnifique les gars, bravo.

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Merci pour les compliments et un grand merci d'avoir pris la peine de nous donner ton avis ici. On est vraiment ravis que le jeu soit apprécié Geoffroy et moi.

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Comment dire que c'est probablement l'un des meilleurs jeux auquel j'ai joué de toute mon existence ? L'ambiance est parfaite. Reposante et mélancolique, on est directement plongé dans le jeu et on veut directement en savoir plus. Je n'ai pas décroché deux parties d'affilé avant que le sommeil m'attrape, sinon j'aurais continué toute la nuit tellement l'ambiance attrape et ne veut plus laisser s'échapper. Bref Along The Edge est littéralement un bijou que je conseille à tout le monde.

Merci mille fois, ça nous touche beaucoup !

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Très bon jeu.

Que ce soit au niveau des graphismes, de l'histoire ou de la programmation, Along the edge est un petit jeu indé bien peaufiné.

On rentre bien dans l'histoire (je suis assez fan de littérature fantastique en général) et les choix sont assez nombreux. Une sorte de Telltale à la française :)
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On est vraiment ravis que tu aies trouvé le jeu intéressant et touchés par ce commentaire. :)

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C'est pleinement mérité :) Pour avoir travaillé sur ce type de jeu, je devine en jouant tout le travail abattu au niveau de l'histoire, des graphismes, de l'interface, de la programmation et du débug.

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Are there same-sex romances among the three possible ones?

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The 3 possible romantic situations in Along the Edge are: single, engaged or married. The game is really not about romance. :)

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Hm, so I won't buy this game. It's a pity, interesting story and nice graphics, but fails in important aspects of diversity.

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Please, note that Along the Edge isn't a dating sim, and since romance isn't the main focus of the story, we made sure that you can skip the romance part and still enjoy the main plot.

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It's really a shame if somebody feels the urge to judge such a creative and artistically beautiful game just because it doesn't share his/her opinions of "diversity". Not every game needs to portray all aspects of social life - it wants to tell a story and it's the developer's poetical freedom to do so.

That said, I just decided to buy the game right now.

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It might be no dating sim, but THERE ARE 3 ROMANCE OPTIONS and THEY ARE ALL STRAIGHT ONES. I won't have said anything, if it would just be one possible relationship (which would be normal, if romance won't be that much of a focus of a game), but THERE ARE 3 and ALL OF THEM ARE HETEROSEXUAL. So the game developers at least didn't reflect upon conforming with the HETERONORMATIVITY in most games. You write about the many possible ways the player can decide about the narrative, but in a point, which is a quite important one in our daily lives, you just keep reproducing the heterosexual normative thinking, there is no real freedom of decision in this ascpect - you quasi force a heterosexual relationship upon the player (if he / she wants to romance). Why include the romance option at all, if it isn't that important?

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I don't get your fight over this matter. This is not an otome game or anything of the sort. It's a regular visual novel and the romance is not a main part of the plot. The developer decided not to make that the focus of the story. We have plenty of other otome games with yuri elements, etc out there to choose from.

Anyhow, this visual novel looks fantastic. I would love to know if it'll be on steam at some point.

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Not everyone is gay. And not every piece of media has to represent a every single minority out there either. Gay people aren't special, they're equal like everyone else. Which is what sane people who are for gay equality would agree with.

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The game decribes itself a having quite a freedom of making decisions for the protagonist. So that is not true, because out of three romance options all thre are straight one, that's no freedom, that's boundaries... Not everyone is gay, right, but not everyone is straight as well.

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You know as a person who has played this game I can tell your assumptions about it are not entirely correct. There are some gendered binaries in this game but that is heteronormative whether you end up single or not. Also, I play Fallout 4 and over there you have the choice to be bi, gay or pan and I respect that and love it! And yes, this is not a dating sim. I can say "awww" to some of the romance scenes but the bulk of the game is not at all dedicated to romance. And giving the setting and as I know the characters having a same sex relationship would to some people look disrespectful and it would not all give a positive message. Diversity comes in many forms like also having an ace or demi sort of orientation which is also not included in this game which is also something worth thinking about. And having a heterosexual interest doesn't mean heteronormative. Please understand that. If you date both sexes or all genders that still means you are LGBTQA+ and that means something. Also, if you as the protagonist date all sexes and end up with a het choice that still makes you queer. I really liked this game though there was some parts that seemed really gendered to me and I really wanted to thrash one of the characters it's still is pretty good. I actually wanted them to extend some storylines. Now, there are not 3 romanceable options. There are 2 and from the beginning it is your story as Daphne you can tell them to sod off. Personally, as I stated one of them made me wanna punch to tomorrow. And I am happy you can end up alone. You can say why not include the SGA dimension and to some extent that choice in this story may not have bode well. Trust me in the story it would look kinda "trying hard" but not building up on it. Also, it would be weak representation.


<SPOILER: SPOILER AVOID THIS AVOID THIS IF YOU DON'T WANNA BE SPOILED:

Some of the achievements depend on "WHO" you date. And yeah I had to date someone because I wanted that achievement though to be honest I wanted to punch his face to kingdom come. But get this some of our choices automatically makes it impossible to date someone even if you wanted. So, yeah, in the storyline the romance part is not important. This is Daphne's story and that is more important. Yes, if you commit to a relationship or some romantic interactions it does affect which baseline Daphne is emerging out of. That is a weakness in this game but not always. It just shows how you are treating people has some effect on who you are. Though I see some aspects of it related to criticism. Like Frank: that dude is a complete jerk!>

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Hey don't worry about i'll probably gonna buy your game(depend on my budget),don't listen to these losers who're bitching you to put whatever you don't wish to put.Diversity my ass.

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This game looks absolutely stunning and the concept sounds fascinating. Wonderful design!

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Thank you!

I played your game. I have some complaints. But overall I enjoyed it. Wanna get it on steam. And please add more chapters if you can ;)

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Looks great! :D I made a small article about your game here: http://igdsunshinemag.com/Mag/along-the-edge/

Let me know if you would like some help with marketing and promotion! ^_^

Keep up the good work!

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It's nice, thanks for the information.