Something’s In The Air
A Visual Novel by Ariane Barnes
INTRODUCTION: You are a single American guy who moved to a new city a few weeks ago for work.
Your social circle consists of a couple of guys from work, and Dave an old friend from your home town who moved here before you. So far all you have done is join a gym and go on one date with a girl named Ariane, and that was over a week ago.
You are determined that on your next day off work, you are going to go meet new people. Especially female people… or at least ask Ariane out again.
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in the middle of summer. Now is your chance!
Join the romantic comedy adventure and make your own decisions, leading to over 25 different endings.
Something’s In The Air is unrated and contains the equivalent of R rated material (language, nudity, non graphic sexual situations) that may not be appropriate for all players. Must be over 18 to download and play.
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Purchase PC version for $3 with Rachel Meets Ariane included free:
Extract the zip file anywhere you want and run the EXE. Windows may give you a warning, select “more options” and “run anyways” the first time. You can create a shortcut to make it easier to launch.
Purchase Mac version for $3 with Rachel Meets Ariane included free:
Extract the zip file and open the .app file.
Purchase Android version for $1 with Rachel Meets Ariane included free:
See included instructions for installation help.
From the About screen:
Something’s In The Air was the first Renpy based visual novel using 3D rendered graphics as far as I know. It was first released publicly in May 2013 after nearly two years of development. In it’s first year, it was also one of the most popular Renpy games, garnering over 3 million downloads in the first couple of years.
Now there are as nearly as many 3D rendered Renpy games as there are Anime drawn Renpy games, which is what the Renpy tool was designed to develop. I started a global trend. It was purely accidental I assure you.
My sole motivation for developing in Renpy, was because of my negative experiences in hosting Ariane’s Date Simulator online. There was no way I could host a second game online, and so I Googled “visual novel software” and Renpy came up near the top.
Something’s In The Air (or SITA for short) is a direct sequel to Date Ariane and are set about a week to two weeks apart. When I developed the Renpy version of Date Ariane I added all the SITA characters to the backgrounds, the magazine rack has the same magazines and the theater is playing two of the three movies.
Being a sequel, it had to feature Ariane, but I decided early on I would feature a second character that would be Ariane’s rival. I had this head cannon of Ariane at the time, but many ideas of Ariane’s background either
did not fit Ariane, or were never developed enough to stick. Spoilers: Rachel is a secret supermodel and a science geek. Those were supposed to be Ariane’s characteristics, but aside from a now defunct chat bot, Ariane never expressed interest in either modeling or science so I gave those qualities to Rachel.
I also decided to give Rachel some qualities that were opposite to Ariane: Rachel is a vegetarian, Rachel is not super addicted to sex as Ariane. Besides Ariane and Rachel, I added five other characters you could also go on a date with, in a manner of speaking anyways.
While Date Ariane was a result of taking the term “date simulator” literally, resulting in an all new genre, Something’s In The Air is more inspired while playing Japanese date simulators, often called “harem” games because you have a choice of girls to make your own.
Something’s In The Air is also a connected story. All the various events in your choices happen on the same day, which is also a common trait of Japanese visual novels, of which date simulators are a sub category.
They are connected by a surprise rain storm that happens late in the evening with most characters you date, except one for some reason. It’s all explained eventually.
This is the fourth edition of Something’s In The Air. This edition is much less connected to Date Ariane as the previous editions but none of the plot elements have changed. This is all a grand experiment and some elements, like a music soundtrack, just didn’t work in the long run. Instead, it now has a similar look and feel to the other games in this series, except for oddities like “The Notebook” which is this game’s version of an achievement board.