Tonight, we're pleased to serve you a fun little romantic dish with a scoop of horror and a nice, bloody ganache. May I Take Your Order is a short visual novel about a half hour long with five endings. You play as a waiter serving a couple with...strange tastes.

There's also a "Content Warnings" document in the file marked "game." Fun gore is very personal to balance, so if you're worried and don't mind spoilers, it's all laid out there.

The game runs more smoothly when downloaded, but we're trying out RenPyWeb. Check it out over here: https://renpy.beuc.net/

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May I Take Your Order Ver.1.01 Windows 80 MB
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May I Take Your Order Ver.1.01 Mac 65 MB
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May I Take Your Order Ver.1.01 Linux 70 MB
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May I Take Your Order Soundtrack.zip 47 MB

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Wow, what a great and unique take on a dating sim! It was more fun than I expected to essentially chaperone one, especially with an unfathomable eldritch horror and a man in desperate need of some kinkshaming.

Perfect length to encourage you to fully explore all the options, and the art and music were lovely too. Thanks for the food! :)

Thank you! I think that dates can be really fun when  you're not the one on them; it can be nice to just enjoy when the people around you have fun chemistry.

And please, kinkshame the hell outta Hendrik, he needs to rethink his thoughts and deeds. XD

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Just a bug note, in case you're trying for mobile web integration: the text prompt to choose a name does not trigger the keyboard and I was unable to get past that point.

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Whoa! That’s not something we were trying for, but it’s really cool to note that the game will load on a phone! I just tried it on my iPhone to check, and I can see it on here. But yeah, looks like it’s looking for an actual keyboard. I’m not a programmer, so this isn’t a bug that I’m going to try to fix on my own, but I’ll keep an ear out and see if anything can be done about it in the future. Thank you for letting me know!

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No prob! I'm using my phone as my primary computer lol, trying out games that look cool :) I'll come back when I get a real computer XD Cheers!

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well that was... different! (and i do mean that in a good way) i got ending 5. do the other endings reveal more information about the world, or is it just different jokes and maybe some death? a walkthrough would be nice now that i've gotten my 'true' ending.

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first blind playthrough I got ending 4 a hug goodbye. I'm proud I emerged unscathed 

You made it through, and lived to tell the tale!

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Got Ending 5 - Sweet and Dreams.

I adore it. Atmosphere is amazing, art really captures the other-worldness of Talaiporia and that whole bizarre experience. My choices feel like they matter even if they probably not, and for such a short game worldbuilding works great, I can see any number of games in that universe. 

Thank you for playing, and all that wonderful praise is too kind! 

The choices that make the most significant difference are mostly the food ones. However, I wanted to slip a couple extras in to try to judge how the player might want to handle the situation. The color of the crayon you give Hendrik at the beginning determines the MC's attitude in a couple of lines: whether they're helpful or snarky. I didn't do a ton with that, but I figured those might be the two biggest moods, and hoped they would assist the player in feeling like the MC expressed them. Even if juuust a little bit.

Ah, so that's what it counted to! My MC definitely was snarky and I wondered if it was because of some choices. Enjoyed it immencely, especially when he brought 3 glasses (one for himself) that was super funny!

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Absolutely one of the best games i have ever played. It's the perfect balance of funny, horrifying, and lovable, and it has great replay value! Ending #1 is my favorite ;)

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Whoa thank you so much! While writing it, I got really nervous that nobody else would like the combination of horror, romance and comedy I wanted to make. Hearing such high praise fills me with confidence as I stare down my next deadline!

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I saw your post on LewdJam about the branding for your next game and came in to check your profile. Wow! Your art is simply amazing! Congratulations :3

Thank you very much! I do comics and convention tables to make a living, but I always want to branch out and try learning new mediums. And getting to make a visual novel was just...weirdly empowering, if that makes sense. I think it's easy to feel like some things are out of your reach, or that nobody would want to play or read the sorts of stuff you want to make. But finishing May I Take Your Order kinda reminded me that so long as I can be proud of something, it's worth making!
Good luck on your entry, too! I'll be rooting you on!

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SO CUTE! I absolutely adored it - I'm a sucker for horror games, but sometimes you just want a mellow, well written, and excellently illustrated, fun-natured one! Thanks for delivering. Here's my video playthrough - I'm only going to post one ending, but encourage everyone else to play and find the four other ones!!!

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Hey! I just downloaded your game.  When I finish it I will give my final feedback xD

Thank you very much! I look forward to it. :D

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Nice artwork :D ~ Looking forward on playing this 

Thank you very much! I hope you like it, and if you have any comments or crit, please let me know. It's my first release but I had a really good time and I'd love to know how I can improve.