A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Depressed day-in and day-out from a draining corporate job, you become invested in a fantasy webnovel and find a mysterious link to a fan server. Everyone is warm and welcoming, but four members take a special interest in you! 

WELCOME TO BLOOMING PANIC: FULL BLOOM EDITION! 

We are so excited to finally share the re-vamped version of our game jam entry, Blooming Panic.  Here's some of what you can find in this new version of the game: 

1. Pronoun options, 

2. Updated art for every character,

3. ~6k additional words of content for nightowl,

4. ~4k additional words of content for NakedToaster, 

5. Five new tracks in the OST

and....................

6. The xyx route.

A devlog will be posted shortly after launch with more detail on the changes, as well as complete new walkthroughs for every single route. 

WALKTHROUGH NOTES FOR PLAYERS

  1. NakedToaster is the intended true and final route of the game. If you would like to play NakedToaster without having to go through nightowl and Quest (not recommended), you can access his route through using the username "LovelyLola".  (Xyx's route is not required to access NakedToaster's route.)
  2. In order to arrive at his route, you'll need to select "..." when the server greets you and call his selfie "cute". 


  • ~75k words (~5-8 hours of playtime)
  • 8 CGs
  • 15 in-game fanarts 
  • 8 endings
  • 8 epilogues 
  • As well as...


A music channel!

PII restrictions!


Server arguments!


And plenty of video calls! 



Director

robobarbie

Programmer

robobarbie

Editor 

Allie Vera

Writers 

robobarbie (NakedToaster/nightowl), Destini (Quest + xyx), Allie Vera (webnovel + xyx)

Sprite/Background/UI Art 

robobarbie

Emoji/Icon Art 

Basil 

Meme Creator

FakeImpostor

OST  + Voice Editing

FaeField Productions

Main Voice Talent

Charlatean (NakedToaster), Kija (nightowl), BardCommander (Quest), Katy133 (BloomBot), Mike Young (xyx)

Additional Voice Talent

Selendri (BIGLADY), Selendri's cat Persephone, Orpheo Fenn (two2), Ara Christian Letim (onionthief), Cocolamoco (June), Sawyer Lash (salociN), Homoagogo (societyboy)

Fanartists 

Rae Byrd, Cocolamoco, Grimmy, Rinna, Ava, Baehino, Allie Vera, Bakatino, Destini, Katy133, robobarbie, Seylgark, Sleepy

QA Lead

Mykola

QA Team

DoubleDaze, Flint Whitelock, perpetuallyNewGuy, redstormpopcorn, Selendri, Ara Christian Letim, Zero, BocajTheInfinite, Basil, Moth, Willy Elektrix




Made initially for the 2021 Otome Jam. Original press kit here

Warnings - game contains: 

  • Cursing
  • Mildly suggestive content 
  • Situations involving stalking
  • Discussions of parental verbal abuse 
  • LOUD SUDDEN SOUNDS


BUG FIXES: 

  • 2021-12-22: Fixed a bug where societyboy used the wrong pronouns on day 4 of the Quest route. Players will need to restart any runs after downloading again to apply the fix. Use CTRL and the red skip button to race to where you were if a run is already in progress (should take ~5-10 min). 
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(2,251 total ratings)
Authorrobobarbie
GenreVisual Novel
TagsComedy, Mystery, Otome, Ren'Py, Romance, Voice Acting

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BloomingPanicFBE-2.1-mac.zip 376 MB
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BloomingPanicFBE-2.1-pc.zip 393 MB

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Alright. I started at one in the morning, ended at six in the morning. Got the true ending, and all good endings of all characters. (I haven't done the bad endings yet.. too scared to see them all sad yet)

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 Honestly I was so obsessed with ALL of the characters and all of the side characters as well! the art style was so cute and I really liked the story too! I also liked all the music too. But... after all the work... we didnt even end up finding out ANYBODY'S name even after the true ending.... like... ummmm....... EXCUSE ME??? 

Like my ass did not  just work for 5 hours straight just to be told by some dumb ass discord bot "umm srry to interrupt guys but stfu" and we just never ended up knowing??? ummm...... WTF!!!!! I think the humor was really good too. I was lowkey expecting Quest to do some discord mod gag meme where hes like "hey kitten <3" "can i see your t-toes?" but it was kinda funny how he just ended up being a pushover and called us an angel.. and for toaster idk he was just hot and nice and i liked how they all loved you.

So my first playthrough, I did xyx first, and holy shit there was way more conflict in quest's route... A discord mod who went to jail for five years?!?! And your annoying little shitty ex-bf who stalks you & doxxed your online discord mod bf?? And inside night's route he just told you and onion off and was like "FUCK YOU AND FUCK YALL KYS KYS KYS!!!!!" and then was like "s-s-s-so.. umm tee-hee umm.. are we d-dating now..? even though i told u that u suck balls last night cause of my accusations??"

My favorite was probably uhhh... all of them??? tbh just sandwich me between them all or just blend them all together and I'd be happy. I liked how night would dote on you and call u cute, and I liked how xyx would tease u (which i usually FUCKING  ABHOR) and call u adorable. I like how quest would call u angel and stuff and just try to idk??? I dont have the fucking brain for this. 

I did kinda cringed at some parts but that's probably just cause i just realized Im bisexual and I was flustered throughout the entire game (used to think i was lesbian before lmaooo) so I was like "omg.. umm... wow ummm men omg... ummmm wow umm men wow" BUTTTTT it was so fucking funny at first cuz xyx was blowing me kisses and I just had my jaw wide open from his BRITISH ACCENT AND HIS GOOFY FAKE VOICE OMFG...

Also, this is probably just me but I kinda wanted biglady to become a secret route.... yk????? it could be like mystic messenger (korean romance game) where you have all the main male leads and then the hot chick!!! or maybe just add a new female character in?? yk??? 

Ok this is way too long tysm if you read all this! Tysm for creating this game (IN A MONTH AND FOR FREE?!?!? LIKE WTF I WISH I COULD PAY U BUT I'M SO BROKE) I'll have to complete the bad endings and read the side stories tomorrow, cause I'm about to pass out!! 

Thank you so much, bye!!!! 

remember to drink water and sleep guys im liertally about to pass out wtf

i got xyx' bad ending on the first try and it BROKE me. it made it hard for me to go into my final route (toasty's) blind LMAO I DIDN'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN!!! it was my only bad end (thanks to the walkthrough for reassurance on toaster) but sob... xyx is a bit too relatable. note to self: be bad at tongue twisters..and defend people's boundaries..

also the kazoo(?) version of the theme song is the best thing ever and it's all i want to listen to

OMG YEAH I WAS PLAYING BLINDLY TOO ON XYX'S ROUTE AND I PICKED THE BAD TONGUE TWISTER TO SEE HOW HE'D REACT AND HE WAS LIKE "omg youre so adorbable tee hee" AND MY JAW DROPPED SO LOW...

WHY IS THIS SO GOOD????? I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!

hey, im having some issues attempting to get nakedtoasters route :sob:
pls help

NEVERMIND I GOT IT

I absolutly love xyx!!!

I would like to say: Big shoutout to the creators!! i really liked the game, the mechanism is good, the art is original, the story is good. The only thing I missed a LOT is a female dateable character. I mean we have many good boy characters in romance sims but where are all the great strong female characters to slowly fall in love with? I think it could also bring in much more people into playing your game, like lesbians or other Saphics UwU
Other than that great game.

Loving this game! 10/10
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im only on the first day for xyx, but that cannot be his real voice fam???? nah please tell me its a filter and it was all for giggles nah i cannot take him serious if thats bros voice

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THANK GOD IT WAS A FILTER

honestly thought nightowl was a girl before i went through his route LOL but i seriously LOVED this game! ive only done xyxs and nightowls route so far but im enjoying it already haha

Anyone know how to acquire the bad endings? I don't want it to end badly or anything lol, but I want all of the endings to be unlocked, also I am a BIG toasty fan and I absolutely adore the ending with xyx <3. 


(p.s. someone pls help with the bad endings :D i beg) 

This was awesome! Every route, every ending, the art, the voice acting, just everything was amazing. I enjoyed all the writing in this game, it was very fun to play while never making me lose interest. It was nice to just look at the different outcomes of every option, whether I would choose the option or not. I loved the true route's outcome though I won't go into spoilers here. Honestly I was hesitant to do the bad endings, that's with any game I play, but I actually really loved the bad endings. They were able to be very emotional, especially with the after stories. The pure distraught from every bad ending was shown very well. I actually liked them for once. The after stories for the good endings were very pleasant too. I always like seeing the routes' future, whether it's good or bad. I also loved every character including those who did not have a route. June was a favorite. Thank you and everyone who worked on it for all your hard work. Can't wait to see any future updates!

I just realized I forgot to comment about the music. I was very surprised to hear the music when I first opened the game, in a good way of course. It really added to the game. It's definitely something that I can sit down and listen to. Which actually happened a few times when I wasn't playing the game. 10/10

Just started playing and this game turned me into a dog in heat... 10/10

Amazing! I loved every second of it! Quest was my fav :)

nightowl reminds me of me kinda, im not gonna go nto specifics but holy shit man I almost cried (dont ask im very emotional)

update: did end up crying out of anger :) I always take shit way too seriously LOL I need to remind myself its just a game LOL

everythings is so perfect, the voice, the desing, even the fanart are adorables, it's such a cute game and I love Quest with all my heart, i cried when I got the bad ending for hi

NAH BC U NEED TO MAKE A PART 2 FOR EVERYONE ITS SO GOOD WTF?!!!!!????

IM NOT EVEN KIDDING ME AND MY BESTIE ARE SO CURIOUS.

FOR REAL PLS 

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STOP QUEST IS THE ACTUAL FVCKING SWEETEST PERSON I CAN'T ALSO THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT SO MULTIPLE GENDERS COULD PLAY

I MADE AN AACOUNT JUST TO COMMENT THIs

I have not been able to put this game away, started last night and every hour spent on it was 100 percent worth it. I'll be replaying this game over and over forever. It's the best thing I've ever had the pleasure of viewing and I hope to someday accomplish something like it.

I have only played through the good routes and endings so I still have the bad ones and a few other choices to make. I'm certainly looking forwards to playing through everything all over again.

Anyone who has supported and/or worked on this game, I want you to know that I love and adore you and wish you a very pleasant life.

Thank you, I'm completely hooked. <3

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NAKEDTOASTER IS SO HOT LIKE PLSS I NEED LIKE AN ONLYFANS FOR HIMSDWKLEHNW

i lveo this game, i eat it for breakkfast lucnh and dinner, if air was like.. basta it wld be this game along with ol and error143  mm .. wt v YAWA KA NIDNTO BA ANI NA DUWA I AM SPEAKING IN BISAYA BCOS OF MY LOVE FOR THIS GAME !!  RAHHR ITS GO FUCKING GOOD I EAT THIS SHIT UP DAILY

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OK IMMA BE HONEST

ONIONTHEFT ROUTE WHEN

GOD HIS VOICE IS SO UGH

🤍LOVE THIS GAME🖤

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I've been looking for a game like this.....

IT'S AMAZING!!!!

Seriously tho,I HAVE been looking 4 a game EXACTLY like this and I finally found it! I loved it! The songs are nice too! The intro,the one in the title screen was so catchy,that it's stuck in my head! I love the voices too! They are so good!

My favourites are XYX and NIGHTOWL. Honestly, it's because they are the most relatable people in the server. They remind me of my own personality,(lol).

As you can see,I changed my writing tone😅 From bubbly to a completely different one. Umm...No explanation needed! Nice game!

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH, SCREW SCHOOLWORK CUZ THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER!! I was also wondering if they could add some of the unlocked voices somewhere, like on the hearts in the bonus part, with each love interest's best voice line? I dunno I personally just wanna hear each person's voice lines (on repeat for like- an hour LOL). I love the game tho!!

I will tell anyone who will listen about this game...I haven't enjoyed an otome like this in a WHILE. The music, dialogue, voice acting and character development are truly astounding work. I cannot believe this game is free. So well done.

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so sad i cant be like.... TOXIC LMFAO y i gotta be nice all the time smh

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amazing game tho 😎

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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I really like this type of game!! Thanks for the voice over, everyone's voice will make me blush! Everyone is cute, the plot is interesting, and the ending is unexpected. Looking forward to the next game!

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ahhhh this game was so cute and fun to play! everyone was way too optimistic for me but it was definitely uplifting haha 

nightowl was the one i resonated with (and liked) the most :")  ...architecture is a good field though wdym...

next was probably quest. i thought he was quite unexpressive seeing how fair/mod personality he is, but i was completely off <3

i couldn't really connect with xyx. too much energy i suppose, but I  liked the latter half of his (good) route- less messaging energy and more emotional(?)

nakedtoaster's route was chaotic lmao. he was very sus in his route with the actions(we hear a lot more from him; he is usually absent a lot during the other routes) and colour theme(green flashes) that I completely overlooked the other possibilies

all of their bonus stories(i only unlocked the good ones so...) were very cute ehe~

+ the voice acting, especially the low & kinda hoarse voices- o///o 

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I have made an account just so I can comment and say that I absolutely LOVE this game. It has a concept of Mystic Messenger, but the video calls take it to a whole other level. My favorite ones are definitely XYX and Quest. Honestly, the banter with them is an absolute thrill whenever I replay their routes. (I am pretty sure that Quest is an undercover dom?) At first, my fav was definitely XYX, but once Quest hit me with that "Good girl", I was so surprised and left blushing. 

My least favorite was nightowl to be honest, but I can see that some people might like him. 

By the way, I did get an error message once where the voice on voice call with nightowl got muted, and the music was still playing in the background, after that the game promptly ended. I failed to capture the error message tho sorry. 

Overall such a good game ! Thanks a lot. 

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My only gripe about this game so far is that (7+9)/(4*12)/(9+2)*3+3 is 3.09, not 14. And the only reason I was upset about it being wrong is because I was so proud to have done it all in my head (Then checked if I was correct in a calculator).

Otherwise? Great game so far!

check ya parentheses! yours aren't in the spots they are in game

Omg same- I rounded to the .00 decimal place- 13.99 and that was my mental math!! I WAS SO FRICKING CLOSE

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So I started this last night and stayed up super late playing - finally finished today and omg I just loved it. It warmed my heart and I was laughing and smiling throughout. The voice acting really added to it, but the story was awesome to begin with :)

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Also, xyx is my official favourite <3

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UEUEUEUEUEUEUUEU i missed thgis somuch i played this on my old laptop and i who have the tiniest of brains forgot the name of the game its so embarrassing anyway im inlove with this im inlove with the characters this made my aro heart happy i love this so so much

omgomgomg i played the older version a while back im so glad its here !!!! toasty remains my meow meow. love that dude. little guy. 
also thank you thank you thank you for adding pronoun options !!! and actually having the characters use them in voice lines aaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! as a nb person it made me so genuinely happy and euphoric i almost cried
i love this game its so well made such good plot and art and voice acting !!!!!!!! comfort game frfr

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LITERALLY CRAZY ABOUT THIS GAME ARGH !!! i just,, loved it so much. the atmosphere that all the characters bring with the game was incredible, along with the fact that I adore games that give you a sort of... browser interface (??) 
still in the middle of getting all the endings actually, but for now I can just say that I definitely, extremely enjoyed playing. Literally everything about it is great. Couldn't have asked for a better game. :D
and also QUEST MY BELOVED

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FFXIV PLAYERS RISE UP !!
this was such an amazing experience, all 4 romances are so sweet but xyx and quest have my whole heart ^_^ 

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WAITING FOR ONION BROOOOOO

frfrfr(devs i am looking at u)(nicely)

TRUE AUHJKDSHL i was head over heels 4 him

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nightowl my beloved <3 hes so my type it hurts >_<

he doesnt deserve the way way onion treated him along with his bad end. he needs to be happy forever. will play many times again 1000000/10

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THAT. WAS. BEAUTIFUL!!! Just finished the nightowl ending! I legit cried with tears of joy! it felt so real! 100/10 would play again!

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