Bland, boring and unambitious Alexander Bartlett is 30, and staring at the wreckage of his life: all the things he'd promised he'd do by the age of 30 are still undone. He's drinking away his problems at a local bar when a strange woman approaches him and offers him the rare opportunity to go back and do it all over again. He agrees, and she sends him hurtling back through time to a moment in his childhood when he was only 9 years old ...
...and discovered that the woman never mentioned that Alexander would be living his life over again as a girl.
From that moment onward, Alexandra has to grow up female. School uniforms. Makeup. Puberty. She has to watch all her former friends, still boys, grow up without her in public school, while she goes to an all-girls' academy. As the years go by, Allie struggles to remember who she is, and to decipher the mysterious woman's final command to her: make something of yourself ...
Note 1: the game is designed to have a long beginning during which the main character attends school, makes friends, chooses areas of study, and gains stats. If you are writing a review to complain that "the game is too linear," bear in mind that this is the beginning of an incomplete project, and the linearity of this stage is by design. See "Known Issues" on the changelog.
Note 2: the author is open to permitting some customization of the pop culture references (eg, of news events, films, singers, songs) to match events of the past to your region, such as Australia or the UK, provided that a) you do the research for the data tables and b) you assume responsibility for any objections by others in your region. This offer to assist with customization may or may not extend to other features, depending how extensive they are to modify. For instance, changing the name of Alexandra's youth organization is easy; changing the months and season of the school year is harder. See page 2 of the discussion thread for more.
Version 0.15 (beginning of freshman year)
I really like this game. I really hope this project gets abandoned like most of the games on this site.
Enjoying this game and seeing that it has alot of potential.
Looking forwards to seeing what comes next.
I wish people would keep in mind that the creater of the game indicated that he is laying out the foundation of the game and the choices do not really diverge at this point. As the MC ages, the choices will eventually mean something but other than number stats, it won't really impact the story as of yet.
Please keep up the good work, Green!
There;s no real difference no matter what you choose, the story has one path, nanes of characters, and locations may change in minor deviations, but the main events are essentially the same, and all end up down the same one track path,
Whether you embrace being a girl, or fight it all the way, makes no difference to the outcome at all, it may as well be a novel, because that;s how iy reads, your choices have no real effect.
Havingh said that, the story is well written, just far to linear to make any the choices natter, but is clearly leaning in the accepting girlhood direction, and it's particularly jarring when the choices made are in the opposite direction,
It's a work in progress, with potenyial, and could get fleshed out. So I'll keep watching formore divergent paths, where choices make a real difference to the outcome.
I liked this a lot, the writing is pretty good. Overall is a simple story of the usual what would have happened if I were female scenario where you get sent back in time. I personally enjoyed it, the only con thus far is probably the character avatar system... those faces creep me out, and I've looked in the folder at the future avatars and they looked like spooky grandmas instead of 15-17-year-olds. That's my only major concern, I hope the author doesn't take it too hard as that's my only major concern.