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Long Gone Days is a 2D modern-day military RPG set in our current times, with a focus on language and cultural barriers, inspired by classic dystopian literature and visual novels.


After being deployed to his first mission, Rourke leaves The Core's base for the very first time, only to discover the dark truth about the operation he's part of and the consequences of deserting an inescapable war.

With no place to call home now, he must prevent the war from spreading any further, forming strong bonds along the way that will forever change his life.


  • Communication is Key: As Long Gone Days is set in the real world, you'll encounter several language barriers. Recruit interpreters in order to communicate with others.
  • Keep Morale High: Choose dialogue options wisely as they impact your party members' Morale, affecting how they perform during battles. While doing so, keep in mind every character has different personality traits and motivations.
  • Sniper Mode: Long Gone Days has two battle systems. Using Rourke's rifle, spot your enemies and take down your targets.
  • No Random Encounters: Long Gone Days features front-view turn-based battles with body-targeting system, and every battle is directly related to the plot.

Frequently Asked Question

Q: Can I do a Let's Play/Review/Stream of the demo?

A: Sure, we'd be honored. For reviews, you can also use the information/pictures from the Press Kit.

Read the entire FAQ here.

Contact

Inquiries - info@bura.cl

FAQ - http://longgonedays.com/faq

Web - longgonedays.com

Discord - discord.gg/longgonedays

Twitter twitter.com/lgdays

Tumblr - lgdays.tumblr.com

Facebook - facebook.com/longgonedaysgame

Updated 13 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Mar 28, 2018
Rating
(300)
AuthorCamila Gormaz
GenreRole Playing, Visual Novel
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Anime, JRPG, Meaningful Choices, Pixel Art, Singleplayer, Story Rich, War
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksSteam, Homepage, Discord, Twitter, Blog
Mentionsitch.io Recommends: Games about dungeons...

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11.24 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

LongGoneDays_v064.zip 617 MB
LongGoneDays_v064MAC.zip 619 MB

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I been playing this game for the past several weeks and I love it but I had to change my laptop because it's no longer in optimal working condition so I bought an ARM computer just recently (Surface Pro X) but now I can't play this game. So I'm just here to ask if the dev is planning to make an ARM version of this? If not, this game is awesome nonetheless. 

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Will there ever be a sale? Sorry if this offends you as a dev just seems like a cool game.

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Don't worry, this is a valid question! Our next sale on itch will be on October 29th, but for transparency's sake, right now we're part of the Indie Mega Week Sale at Humble, which just started today.

In both cases the discount will be the same.

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Thanks so much!

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Criticism is valid, and from a dev's perspective there isn't much to say about it, but the way it's written and the further discussion it generated and WILL continue to generate isn't beneficial to anyone and frankly I don't want to get notifications on a discussion that has nothing to do with the game.

I don't want to deactivate comments because people usually use them for support questions and I need that means of communication. Please respect this.

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Criticism is valid [...] the further discussion it generated and WILL continue to generate isn't beneficial to anyone and frankly I don't want to get notifications on a discussion that has nothing to do with the game

Then you should police the off-topic discussion, not the criticism itself. It is unjust to punish someone because of the actions of others.

I can't believe this game was finally finished!! I remember playing a demo of it years back on gamejolt. I'm excited to play the full thing :) much love!!

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Would it be possible to add an auto-run option? The walk speed is rather slow and it's difficult to hold down Shift all the time.

I'm still in the prologue, but one weird thing that sticks out to me is that characters seem to avoid contractions a lot, even when they're in tense situations that would call for rapid speech.

Hi, I'm having trouble in Kiel, I've rescued Zoe and I'm meant to be gaining Cygnus trust but I've talked to everyone in the bar and no one has launched a quest? Am I doing something wrong or is this a glitch?

Hi there! I don't know what was the last thing you did, but you should talk to the barwoman there. If that's not working, see this guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2236411176 You can jump to the part "Day 4 - Kiel NSB HQ (Part 2)".
I hope you get to continue playing!

This has been a wonderful game so far - I used to play RPGs a lot when I was younger but I haven't been able to get back into them as an adult. I found the writing, characters, and world building (plus all the neat language stuff) really alluring and I totally loved every moment.
I have a question which I tried to find on the FAQ and these comments but I can't figure it out. I've been continuing from the main menu on a save, assuming I'd eventually have to click on Chapter 2 when I reached the end. However I reached the end and clicked on chapter 2 and it went back to an earlier moment in the game. So I assume I'd played Chapter 1 & 2 without knowing it but people are talking about Chapter 3 as if they've already played and I somehow think I missed it? So as not to spoil anything, I've so far explored two different linguistic areas. Have I explored everything that's been released thus far?
Thank you and can't wait to play more!

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Hi there! Thank you very much for your kind words! We added a chapter 2 button because when we released Chapter 1, we made the mistake of not adding a way to save your progress after the final fight, so people would have to fight the final boss of Chapter 1 again. The full release version won't have a chapter selection button.

There's no screen that indicates that chapter 2 ended, but chapter 2 is the one about about Weber, and chapter 3 is the one about Beqiri.

Ah OK thank you so much :D Yes I guess I just hadn't realised the chapter breaks.
One other thing I noticed is - I live in the Ch 2 location in the game and the signs in the game for the bus stops is aligned wrong (should look like an H not an I, unless this was intentional). It was the only thing that jumped out to me because otherwise the representation (signs and everything) was spot on! And gave me a great chance to practice my language while playing a game :)

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Oh, the H thing was on purpose, just like the U-Bahn station says UB instead of just U, and also the names of the weapons. We're trying to play safe just in case, even if it's not completely necessary for some of those things 🙈

Wow cool didn't realise. It was so spot on as well, I didn't even notice (assumed it was U8 which is the station near me ^_^;;)

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¡Vaya! Los gráficos son asombrosos, preciosos. Estaba buscando juegos en esta página y encontré el tuyo. Yo pertenecía a la comunidad Hispana RPG Maker antes (2003-2004) y éramos amigas. (Usaba el nick de Lucca =) )

Recién estoy volviendo a esto de crear juegos y me siento un poco abrumada por lo lejos que has llegado. ¡Felicitaciones!

Ooooh, cuánto tiempo! Gracias a ti aprendí mucho sobre mapeo y otras cosas de gamedev ;o; ♥
Me alegra saber que estás volviendo al desarrollo, voy a seguirte para estar atenta a tus proyectos! Muchísima suerte con todo!

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Got the game as part of the racial justice bundle and got to say that I loved it. Hope the last chapter will come soon ! 

And keep up the good work !

Thank you so much, we're glad to hear you enjoyed it ♥!

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is there any romance in this game? :o , id still buy the game regardless but doesnt hurt to ask right?

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Hi there! Long Gone Days is more focused on companionship/friendship, so while you can build strong relationships between the protagonist and the rest of the team, they won't be romantic.

Hello, I got this game in the Racial Justice bundle I purchased. Do I still receive a steam key? I didn't receive any email so I was wondering it. Thank you

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Hi there! Unfortunately, the games from the racial justice bundle do not come with Steam Keys to prevent people from reselling them, but that's the only difference. You'll still get access to all of our upcoming updates.

Thank you! I love the game!

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This game is incredible! The story is very engaging from the start. I'm not done yet I'm on day 3 but I just needed to comment how much I adore the storytelling and visuals as well as the gameplay! Also I actually laughed when Rourke was complimenting the chips but he didn't know what they were and Ivan was just like "These are just chips...Are you kidding me??" lmao

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Thank yoooou! I'm glad you enjoyed that, those kinds of scenes are my favorite things to write, haha 🙈

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Wow wow wowwowwow. What a game! From the story, the music, the art, the world-building, the battle system - you can tell this game was really, really well thought out. Everything comes together beautifully to create a masterpiece. I absolutely love it and cannot wait for more. And seriously, if you guys sold the OST, that would be awesome.

Whoa, thank you so much for this, this really means a lot!

It´s really interesting the idea, and the main story, but idk i think the downloadable i have or my pc has a glitch in the beggining of the adventure, only the things i can interact have the pixel colurs, and the background is all black, maybe its a glitch for some computers, and that ruined some of the gameplay, if you want to know my windows version is 8.1 pro, if the glitch is because my computer, i want to know if there is an option to fix it. 

apart from that, i really enjoy it, great work!!

Hi there! I'm really sorry about, this is what usually happens when a computer doesn't have the requirements to run the game (1GB graphics card, 4 or 8GB of RAM and 2 Ghz Dual Core, and we recommend having windows 10, but it can run on win7+ if the other requirements are met).

Sometimes it can happen on computers that do have those requirements but that are running other resource heavy programs at the same time, like screen capture software or other things that use your graphics card. In that case, it's best to close those other programs, but it's possible that you might encounter visual glitches and missing sprites again as you play :(

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Oh well, thanks for the information! i will try it in another device, and keep up the amazing things that you are doing its really great, if there are other projects it will be wonderful to see what it is :D

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Had so much fun playing this game! Can't wait to see what else you come up with, keep up the amazing work <3

Thank you so much ♥!

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Aw man I enjoyed this game so much! The cast, story, graphics and unique gameplay kept me going. Almost played this in one sitting if I didn't stop for dinner haha. Absolutely looking forward to chapter 4~

Most importantly, thank you so much for making this game!

Thank YOU for playing it and leaving such a kind comment 🙌!

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Finished the last available chapter today, and I'm a bit surprised honestly at how much the game has stayed in my thoughts. I'm super excited for whenever the next part drops. Amazing artwork and character design, top notch soundtrack and really enjoyable characters! Big fan of Lynn and Ivan myself. I don't know how many people are still searching around the racial justice bundle from a few months back, but this has easily been one of the highlights of that bundle for me. The creators clearly put a lot of care into the game, and it shows in a really excellent game.

Thank you so much for your kind words!  I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it, Ivan and Lynn are two of my favorites so that means a lot 🙌!

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10/10 Best game I've played in a while. The art work is especially gorgeous. The animation is especially pretty, both in pixel art and the icons while speaking. The story is also really interesting and fun, it doesn't hold back any punches! And all the characters are so lovable (normally there is at least one character you don't like, but not in this game!) Can't wait for the finished game! :)

Thank you so much! We tried our best to make them all likeable, so this really means a lot ♥!

I've just finished playing through chapter 3 and love it! When will there be an update for chapter 4? 

I'm glad to hear you liked it! We haven't announced a release date yet, but if you're interested, we share some of the things we are working on (no chapter 4 spoilers, of  course) in our Discord server, where you can also meet other fans and see all their wonderful fanworks as well ♥: http://discord.gg/longgonedays

We'll also post an update here on itchio as soon as we have a set date.

Just beat this game and man... it was awesome thew whole way through! By the way, where could I find the ost/soundtrack for this game?

Thank you! We're working on an OST with brand new songs as a lot of these, even though we like them a lot, are placeholders. It will be released post full release alongside a digital artbook because we are still making new content for the game 🙌!

The design/art of this game is [chef's kiss]. Gorgeous. That's actually mainly what got me to play it in the first place. I love the characters and the story, too! That being said, I would really appreciate a quality of life update. 

What I mean by that is that I often accidentally clicked "New Game" or "Chapter 2" by accident after opening the game and I had to painstakingly  go through whole cutscenes again and again... That's why I would appreciate a confirmation message to ask the player if they really want to start a new game/etc , or maybe even the option to skip a cutscene would be super helpful. I know there's Auto-advance dialogue, but it's not fast enough for this. 

Something else that was confusing was equipping items. Some characters could equip certain things, but I could not give the same thing to another party member after unequipping it, and I had no idea why. For example: Adair can equip the Striped Pullover, but no one else can. It would be nice to have some way to know which characters can equip which items

Nonetheless, I very much look forward to seeing how this game progresses in the future. 

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Thank you so much for your kind words! We will be removing that "Chapter 2" button after our full release, so that won't be a problem.

(The reason why we added an option to start the game from Chapter 2, is because when we updated the game some things changed and players’ saves could no longer be used, and that way players wouldn’t have to start the game from the beginning.)

Regarding adding something to specify which character can equip something, that's a really good point! We've been working on redesigning the equipment menu so we'll make sure to add that too!

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I must admit, i didn't thought this game would make me want to play more and more of it, but as the story developed, i can't help but to love it. I finished whole game and I must admit, it's fantastic. I think gameplay and shooting mechanic could be a little more engaging, but it was great nonetheless. Art style is also great and I would love to see something sort of "gallery" in future (just a thought). I got this game in racial justice bundle, and it pay off whole pack for me. Kudos from Poland ;)

Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! Having a gallery would be a great idea, it could be unlocked after you finish the game :O We're also trying our best to be respectful and accurate with our representation of Poland, so we hope you enjoy that too once it comes out ♥

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So I got this game as part of the racial justice bundle. I honestly didn't know what any of the games in the bundle were, I just bought it for the heck of it. This game alone made the whole bundle worth it. I absolutely adore this game. I started playing, just mildly curious about what it was. I ended up binging the whole game because I loved it so much. This very suddenly and very quickly became one of my favorite games ever. The story is literally so interesting and keeps me on the edge of my seat and the gameplay is fun without making me tear my hair out. I adore this game and I can't wait to see what further updates bring. 

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Wow, thank you so much! Waking up to a comment like this really made my day, I'm glad you enjoyed it that much! Also, thanks a lot for donating to a good cause ♡!

hi! I got it in that bundle as well, but I'm curious if our version of long gone days has ch.3. Did you get to play ch. 3? On my start menu, I only see ch. 2. I love this game and I want to play more! Thanks! Hope u reply!

It's possible you already played chapter 3. For reference, Chapter 3 is the one with the casino.

To clarify, the reason why we added an option to start the game from Chapter 2, is because when we updated the game some things changed and players’ saves could no longer be used, and that way players wouldn’t have to start the game from the beginning. This won’t happen with the last chapter, and we will be removing chapter selection options in the full release.

This may have been asked previously, but will people that got the game from the racial justice bundle also be able to download chapter 4 and/or full release when it comes out? 

Just put in ~9.5 hours in the span of two days and really loved the story and development of characters. The side quests gave a bit of a 'persona'-like feel to it but with a lot of unique features that made me want to keep playing. If I had to make any suggestion, it would be to have the option of changing the text speed. I kept holding 'V' to make it scroll faster, but that didn't change the internal pauses between some of the dialogue; it makes the game feel slower then it actually is, especially if you're replaying scenes multiple times because you want to make sure you didn't miss anything.

Overall, though, great work and I'm so so so happy that this game exists and that I was able to play it through the Bundle and learn about yall! Will absolutely be keeping an eye on anything yall put out in the future :)

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Hi there! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed it, and we agree about the text speed, it's something we're looking into, but we want to make sure it doesn't make new bugs appear.

Regarding upcoming updates for the people who got the game through the racial justice bundle, they'll get access to every update, including the full release version. The only difference between the version people got through the bundle and those who bought the game at full price, is that the latter get a Steam key.

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Wooo! Thanks for the reply and that's awesome! Very much looking forward to see the final product and hope to support yall in future endeavors too!

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Started playing an hour of the game, it's actually fun so far. 

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I wasn't sure about this game at first while it has absolutely gorgeous art, it was a little bit slow at the start but some of the stuff the character said stuck with me so I went back to it and now I'm uploading a second part. Awesome job I am hooked ^_^ 

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a Let's Play! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Just dropping in to say this seems to work well under wine (linux).

Thank you! From what I've heard, it seems to be a bit buggy (visual glitches mostly), but I haven't been able to test it myself.

Been playing and enjoying this from the big Racial Justice bundle, but I appear to be stuck. How do I reach the "Nightlife District" in Kiel? I've circled every street several times, and anywhere that looks like it might be a path somewhere new is barricaded off. Halp?

Did you take the underground train?

The subway...? That takes me to the industrial district, where I can meet with Leonid to upgrade weapons, but I haven't found another way forward from there. Or am I misunderstanding you?

After a certain point in the story, the Nightlife District gets unlocked and you can access it using the same subway station you used to go to the industrial district.

Hmm...

  • We've been to the NSB building twice.
  • After the second visit, we convened at an injured person's apartment.
  • There, a mysterious contact who helped us during the NSB thing gave us a task to receive a package in the Nightlife District.

That seemed like it'd be a good time to unlock the Nightlife District? or... maybe I misunderstood something, and we're supposed to take the package to the Nightlife District? In which case, where's the package? (This is where a main-quest tracker would be handy, haha...)

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Oh, you are not at a point where the nightlife district has been unlocked yet, the package quest needs to be completed before that. The characters will tell you exactly where you have to go, but just in case: You need to go to the bar, then to the pharmacy and then you'll be told how to proceed.

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The game is incredible. One of my favorites. The best thing I couldve gotten out of the bundle for racial justice. And because I love it so much, I'm super exited for the later updates. One of the things I'm hoping for is a better movement system. Being able to go diagonally would be super great, and adding a running animation when I hold shift would make it feel more natural 

Keep up the good work guys! I'm looking forward to how things turn out!

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Where can I find the soundtrack? I tried looking it up and I couldnt find it anywhere. I thought it was really good. 

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One of my favorite games bro. This was sick. The story is great, the characters are lovable, the combat feels like it actually has depth which I cant say for other turnbased rpgs, and the sections outside of combat are fun too. 

10/10. Totally worth it, and deserves way more recognition.

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How do you save? I lost all my data because I thought there was auto-save and couldn't figure out how to save and had to quit (after just getting past the training dummies)... ugh.

EDIT: Dang it, you have to get to the crow. It would be really nice if it was mentioned at the beginning of the game that you have to reach save points...

EDIT #2: There was a really cool running animation by Rourke when he spots a live enemy, but this isn't actually used for the running that Shift toggles. I also wish Right Shift would allow running, at that; if the game will get any updates, re-bindable keys would be excellent, to play the whole thing with one hand (such as moving X and C to other right-handed keys, or doubling up movement onto WASD). Anyways, very cool game that blends multiple genres together: VN, action, and RPG!

EDIT #3: Found a typo: "I did met a few of his underlings, though." (during Lynn and Atiye's talk)

Wow, this is easily the #1 best game in the entire Racial Justice & Equality bundle. The attention to detail is unbelievably profound; characters' individual gestures like Loran's tantrum and portraits changing emotions within one line of dialogue are amazing! The puzzle of combat also feels very satisfying to win.

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this game is absolutely so stunning from the animation to the game mechanics, i absolutely adore all the characters and the storytelling, that i finished the entire 3 chapters in two days its!!! just so beautiufl!! and i love the themes the game bring forth as well such as not glorifying war, and how government parties/leaders can be corrupt, i enjoy this game immensely and can't wait for new chapters to come out!!! thank u so much for creating such a wonderful game!

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This game is phenomenal! 

I could end my review right here, but there's so much I want to praise about this game.

Story

This game has an unique and gripping narrative of the game and had me hooked from the outset.  The characters are well developed and have relatable personalities. I was instantly attached to Lynn from the start and as the story progressed, I could understand why. 

Graphics/Art Work

The mixture of 2D art and pixel art *chef kiss*.  I'm obsessed with pixel art, like so obsessed I've decided to learn how to draw pixel art. I believe pixel art is a timeless art form, especially for games. The pixel art and animation is phenomenal, especially the background scenery. I LOVED when the characters were in a high place, the camera would move too (e.g. on top of the build looking down on the NSB HQ).  

Combat System

The combat system is refreshing and intuitive. I like the idea of using Morale to boost the characters attacks and how this can be boosted depending on your chosen dialogue.

Sound/Music

I thoroughly enjoy video game music soundtracks and the music in this game always set the tone of each scene. 

This game deserves more accolades as there's so much attention to detail: incorporating different languages, using interpreters, using a modern setting with a timeless art form (pixel art).

I was lucky enough to get this game in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. I cannot wait til the game is completed and released in full as I want to back the developers and whole team as they deserve all the success. 

Thank you so much team. I can't wait for the next chapter!

**Sidenote: I laughed when I read the email sent about the work food thief (I won't say anymore) but I found this so related. **

**Sidenote 2: Sorry if there's any spelling and grammar mistake, honestly I'm just bad at both**

Itch said an update occurred 3 days ago but I see nothing in the development log. What was the change?

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We haven't updated the game. I don't know why you might have gotten a notification, what did it say?

If you go to the game page here on Itch, and then click "More Information" to see the dropdown section, it says it was updated "4 days ago" now. Maybe it was a change in authorship on the page or something instead of one to any of the download files.

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How do I update long gone days when chapter four comes out?

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To update the DRM-free version, you'll have to manually redownload the game. Your save files are stored in a different folder ( Users/{your username}/AppData/LocalLow/Bura/Long Gone Days ) so you don't have to worry about losing them.

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I love this game so far! I haven't made it to the second chapter yet but so far I love the characters, the story and the gameplay! Unfortunately, I'm retiring the laptop I've been playing on and moving all my games to a desktop and my save files did not transfer over when I copied the folder onto my new computer. Does anyone know the location for the save file in the file explorer?

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Hi there! I'm glad to hear you've been enjoying the game. Your save files are stored in Users/{your username}/AppData/LocalLow/Bura/Long Gone Days, I hope it's not too late to make a backup of them.

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Thank you so much! I was able to transfer my save over, I can't wait to keep playing!

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This game is really cool! The plot and the characters are intriguing, and the gameplay mechanics are interesting! The combat system is also quite refreshing, as the way morale is used makes me think more carefully about my moves instead of just spamming abilities. But there are some minor quality of life changes that I think would be nice. It'd be nice if i could see the hit chance of my attacks as well as the exact amount of health my opponents have. Also, it'd be convenient to see everyone's turn orders.

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This game is a true gem, so happy I had the chance to discover it in this bundle! Everything is just outstanding, from character development to the game art! I enjoyed every part of it! This game deserves so much more attention! I'll offer it to a friend on steam to thank you for this experience and your participation in this bundle.

Such care for the language barrier, side quests, events, lightings, decors... Wow. The whole universe feels more than solid, and it's amazing to see the story progression and every character point of view on occuring events.

I'll definitely be here when chapter 3 will release!! I was just a bit surprised how chapter 2 boss was so easy to counter using items that targets all enemies at once... In my humble opinion, you still have room for improvement concerning overall combat balance and items, but this is the only minus I could find, and this speaks volume.

Keep up the good stunning work and thanks again!

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Wow, thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot! We might still rebalance some enemies that were already present in the first chapters, so thanks for your feedback too!

Wow. Adored the game so far, can't wait for Chapter 3! Just wondering, where do we find the Steam key? I got this as part of the Justice Bundle and can't seem to find it! Was hoping to leave a glowing steam review

Thank you so much! Unfortunately, the games from the bundle don't come with Steam Keys (this is to prevent people from reselling the keys). The only way to get a key is to purchase the game outside of the bundle or directly from Steam.

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Makes sense, hadn't thought of that! Thank you

This might be a daft question, but how do we update the bundle version of the game as new chapters come out?

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To update the DRM-free version, you'll have to manually redownload the game. Your save files are stored in a different folder ( Users/{your username}/AppData/LocalLow/Bura/Long Gone Days ) so you don't have to worry about losing them.

Thank you so much! Sorry, I'm not used to itch.io, but want to keep up with this brilliant game!

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