A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

(What is shown in the screenshots is as bare as the guys get!

Sorry, no explicit content here!)

Story

A game made for NaNoRenO 2018, completed September 2018

The Bare Escape is a super silly game about the heroine, Val (name changeable), waking up trapped in a tower with two guys who seem to be missing their clothes… And all the while being watched by a mysterious sorceress. Good luck working together to pass the Tower’s tests to escape!

Feel free to flirt with everyone along the way, or don’t! If your heart only belongs to adventure, that’s cool too!

Features

  • About 35,100 words of story
  • Three routes available to play through, each with three different ending variations. Pair up with either anxious Marcel or stoic Anzo to escape the Tower! Not interested in either? You can also go after the mysterious sorceress, Lady Emi (Or end up with no one at all if you prefer)
  • CGs for each love interest
  • An easy point-and-click finding game (kind of), a skippable maze puzzle, and a skippable word puzzle
  • An ending tracker (There are 12 in total)
  • CG Gallery (Including a special CG if you get all the endings)

Credits

Art, writing, coding: Jen

Music: 

Kevin MacLeod

Licensed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Mid-Air Machine
 Licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

I hope you enjoy this silly little game about shirtless men!

Download

Download
TheBareEscape-1.1-pc.zip 88 MB
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TheBareEscape-1.1-mac.zip 71 MB

Development log

Comments

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nice game. artwork is not perfect but stil adorable. all the characters are nice  

All the test were actaully fun.  

to be honest, I was only interested in yuri route. And I'm not disappointed :) 

I'm glad to hear you had fun! Thank you for playing ^^

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Hilarious, adorable, beautiful artwork, and Lady Emi is probably my favorite ever. (Step up your game other...games.)

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Haha thank you for your kind words! ;w;

Okay, first of all, I absolutely love this game! The writing, the art, the plot, just everything about this game is absolutely amazing! I've only gotten two of Marcel's endings so far, but I can't wait to get the rest! Just a quick question, out of the three endings, is one of them a bad ending? Also, I found a small typo right after Val high-fives Marcel, I can't remember the exact sentence, I just remember that the 'be' is missing, haha. Anyway, keep up the amazing work! I can't wait to see what you make next!

Thank you for your kind words!! In terms of bad endings where it ends terribly for everyone/anyone, there are NO bad endings at all in this game! It's all about having a good time, the type of MC you've made via choices, and if MC ends up with anyone.

Also, found the typo! Thanks for pointing it out! And thank you for your support ;w;

Okay, thank you! Last question, is the 'into it' ending the romance ending? I'm not completely finished with all the endings, but I've gotten one ending for Anzo, and I think I'm in love. I'm definitely not gonna forget about the characters anytime soon, so congrats! Thank you so much for making this!

The "Into It" ending definitely has more up-front romantic connotations! The "Embarrassed" endings were meant for a slower take on romance while the "Indifferent" endings were for an MC not interested in romantic relationships.

But aaah! ;w; Thank you for loving them~

Okay, thank you for the explanation! I'm gonna go back and try to complete all the endings now, haha. Thank you so much again!

A very nice game! I was definitely chuckling to myself very often. The premise of the game was ripe for comedy, and this game certainly delivered! I loved the characters' personalities, especially Val's and the enchantress's. 

For the word puzzle, I must have tried at least 10 different words, before giving up. Immediately after I realized I was dumb! The password was so obvious in hindsight! I appreciated the anti-player-frustration measures in place. Other than that, I enjoyed the puzzles a lot. 

Poor Edwards. :(

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I know no one wants to get stuck  so I tried to make the puzzles as painless as possible while still hopefully being enjoyable.

Thank you for taking the time to play and to leave such nice words! I'm glad you enjoyed it! (Also alas, poor Edwards;;)

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I'm impressed that it's still an in-progress project but have stollen my heart with the hillarious scenario of the trio, the easily operated puzzle, and the mystery case of this seeker-of-strange-kind- excitement lady of the tower; definitely brought into my waiting list xD

*cough* I won't be deterred or easily even becomes an ordinary thing for me to see the bare appearance of upper part of a guy .... but then, it doesn't mean I can't appreciated the eye candy and will certainly be blessed to see more~ *cough*  *chastise my pervertness :'D*

Thank you for playing this silly game! I'm glad you had fun ;> It's still in-progress as the lady's route will eventually be added, so I hope you'll come back once it's finally done!

And don't worry, no judging here for good ol' ogling~

Congratulation for the release! *confetti everywhere*

The writing has been smoother, also the added puzzle and two new routes are both entertaining ^^

Aaaa thank you for coming back and playing the finished release!! \o/ Super glad you enjoyed the added content, makes it feel worth it!

This definitely gets two thumbs up from me! <3

I definitely 150% appreciate that the two men are different enough in personality and race compared to most otome games, and Val is cool and capable - a modern feisty strong lady.

I would totally give you money to make indepth games! - any way to do that?

Looking forward to future releases!

I'm really glad you enjoyed this silly game, it warms my heart (as it would hers, I'm sure) that you find Val cool!

And thank you! I'm hoping to establish my work more before going commercial, but I appreciate your support!!

This game is super cute.  I enjoyed it :3 and I want to snuggle Anzo.

Thank you for the kind words! ;w; and Anzo would be down for that hehe

Hey!  You did a Nanoreno entry!  I can't wait to have a look at this!

Haha it's been a busy month... But I hope you have fun!

I loved this game!! SO MUCH that I ended up writing fan fiction for it because of reasons > w > 

All in all, I loved this MC! I loved every single dialogue choice so I played through every combination. The MC's character really grew on me, especially because her interactions were so funny and... dare I say relatable? I liked the puzzles even though I normally suck at them, but it was pretty fun!

It's crazy because I totally went into this thinking Anzo was going to be my favorite character (and he kind of... is) BUT Marcel's romance with the MC was my favorite and my heart definitely palpitated during his CG...

I don't think I've ever played a game as light-hearted, creative and funny! I would've never thought of something like this, but it's pretty hilarious!

Looking forward to the 100% completed version! /o/

The fact that you actually wrote fanfiction blows my mind if I think about it too hard, thank you nngghh

Also thank you so much for playing it and looking forward to the full game! (Hehe at Marcel being a surprise favorite, but Marcel's CG is also my personal favorite, very sorry Anzo...) 

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Okay I loved this from the line 

SPOILERS

Score one for team opposable thumbs! END SPOILERS

The MC was so funny, and I loved their cheerful attitude. She was totally cool with where she was because she wanted to be a real adventurer and it was the cutest. Anzo was a treat, and Marcel had me cracking up. Basically I was laughing the whole time. And then I noticed that the icon is underpants and I laughed some more. Was it because I'm not sexy enough I can't. 

Okay but please tell me the pokemon reference was on purpose because I screamed.

Also: Because reasons. And poor Edwards.

I did find one error, I included the screen before it for reference:



I also really enjoyed the pillar moving puzzle! I'm a sucker for puzzles in general. Overall this is a really great accomplishment for Nano! So far I've only gotten one ending, but I plan on going back and doing all of the options, because all of the dialogue really tickled me. I'm looking forward to Lady Emi's route!

Edit: I'm crying I went back to play again and told Marcel I like what I see I can't

A++ very nice love it

So I saw this comment this morning and honestly, waking up was hard today but upon reading this nothing could bring me down for the rest of the day! Thank you so much for playing through the game, I'm so glad you enjoyed my (terrible) jokes and lines haha!

(And if you're referring to that line during the third test, then yes :^) I couldn't help but make the Pokemon reference... Edwards did deserve better though)


I've also now fixed the error you found, thank you for reporting it!

It was my pleasure, I had a blast! I did go back through and get both Anzo and Marcel's 'into it' endings, I'll have to download the updated version so I can see the ones I missed!