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Who Killed My Father Academy!
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
You like stories, right? Of course you do, or else you wouldn't be here. I have a proposition for you - just hear me out for a second.
I just transferred to [REDACTED] Academy, a boarding school for the most elite and (occasionally) gifted students across the country. Today, February 12th, 2014, is my first day. Changing schools right in the middle of the year is tough, especially since the entire student council seems to want a piece of me, but that's not what I need your help with.
You see, someone in this school killed my father, and I won't stop searching until I find out who.
Who Killed My Father Academy! is a mystery romance visual novel with heavy meta elements about fake-dating boys to find out who killed our enigmatic protagonist's father. It features:
- A branching narrative with 5 character routes and 1 'true' route
- Two endings per character
- F/M, M/M, and F/F content
- Around 60,000 words (Roughly 4-5 hours playtime)
- Classical music soundtrack
- Name the protagonist!
There are 5 main characters of interest in WKMFA, each with their own route. Could any of them be the very culprit our protagonist is searching for...?
Well, that's what you're playing to find out, isn't it? I mean, you're the one here with the ability to use save states, not her.
AKA: The Competent One
Position: Student Council President
DOB: 12/13/95 (Sagittarius)
His Family: Is on the school board
Fun Fact: Feels a wide, satisfying range of emotions, just like everyone else
"He's, um, very serious and capable!" - Ellis
"An unfeeling doll wrapped in human skin" - Gia
"Oooh, I do hope he makes it out alright..." - Stacy
Did He Do It? If he did, it was with a straight face
AKA: The Playboy
Position: Student Council Vice President
DOB: 6/9/96 (Gemini)
His Parents: Host a show on the Food Network
Fun Fact: Has streamed Africa by Toto over 1500 times
"Don't ask questions you aren't prepared to hear the answer to" - Victor
"Look, he's just hot, okay? I can admit that" - Olive
Did He Do It? If he thought it'd get him out of here
AKA: The pretty boy
Position: Student Council Treasurer
DOB: 10/3/95 (Libra)
His Family: Um, works in finance, I think?
Fun Fact: Wears literally nothing but turtleneck sweaters regardless of season
"A wonderful boy who tries his best!" - His Grandmother
"Thought I saw him carrying a knife once??" - Akua
Did He Do It? If someone else planned it out for him
AKA: The childhood friend
Position: Student Council Secretary
DOB: 5/31/96 (Gemini)
His Family: Runs a high fashion label
Fun Fact: His outfit costs more than your mortgage
"The worst Gemini I've ever met, including myself" - Dux
"Um, he's always been kind to me?" - Ellis
Did He Do It? He'd never have the guts
AKA: The roommate
Position: Head Student Ambassador
DOB: 5/4/96 (Taurus)
Her Family: Is very proud of her!
Fun Fact: Hasn't cleared out her voice mail box in, like, AGES, haha...
"#PATTYGATE2013" - Akua
"Remarkably accommodating despite the company she keeps" - Crispin
Did She Do It? C'mon, really? HER?
DETAILS & ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Content Warnings For:
- Non-graphic depictions of drowning & being submerged in water
- Subtle depictions of surveillance
- Discussions & threats of violence, mentions of parental death (it is a murder mystery after all)
- Frequent 4th wall breaking by multiple characters - it gets very meta at times
- Depictions of emotional manipulation
For more information on the specifics of these scenes or any type of content not listed here, feel free to reach out in the comments or via email at email@example.com.
Additional Background Credits
"Ambulance 6" by Rama on Wikimedia Commons
"Office" by Chris Hoare on Flickr
"r00m" by Maranatha Pizarras on Unsplash
"Pub Life" by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash
"Dressing Room 2" by FNSBSD Building Rentals on Flickr
"HK Sheung Wan Civic Centre Lift Metal Interior" by ONeGIOrelo on Wikimedia Commons
"Dirty Mug Collection Shelf" by Jay Wennington on Unsplash
"Info" by Michael D. Beckwith on Unsplash
"Mover Office" by Mack Male on Flickr
"Lobby" by Victor Xok on Unsplash
All images used under Creative Commons 2.0 License
All fair use music recordings from musopen.org
11/29/18: Version 1.1 released, minor user input fixes/additions. OST list is actually accurate now.
NOTE: When downloading a new version you MUST begin a completely new save file or else this will cause a crash during the true route.
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My friend and I are playing this game and we are mega addicted to it! Had to stop a little over an hour in after the first txt message part though, and now we're scared of what's gonna happen once we get back into it :0 (wish we read the character profiles before starting whoops)
Part 1 of my Let's Play of the game!
This game was simply wonderful. I liked all the aspects from the twists to the guessing. I liked the pure boi surprise and how I feel like I did things in the perfect order. I liked the concept. I can't wait to see what could become of this world.
These visuals look fantastic!
What a title, haha. Looking forward to playing this, looks interesting! Would you mind uploading a Linux build? (I can play it anyway so no problem, but it's always nice to have!)
Also thanks for having a plain text version of the character profiles instead of just the images! It's such a little thing but everyone only ever does one or the other.