A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Bryony Brice is an Ordinary High School Girl in her Senior year at Halifax High. That is until tragedy strikes and she is left with only a week to become Homecoming Queen. 

But that doesn't mean the Halifax Honeys, the school's most popular clique, are going to make it easy for her.

With the help of her best friends, Cat and Sangeeta, can Bryony defeat her rivals and take the crown? And possibly find a boyfriend along the way?

Embark on a tale of popularity and epic battles, where only the strong survive!

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Full game features:

  • Approx 23,000 words
  • 11 varied sprites
  • 5 unique challenges - Prove you're worthy to wear the crown!
  • 3 romance interests 
  • 2 endings
  • Extreme silliness

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For a guide to the romances and mini-games, please go here: http://blackcross-taylor.com/index.php/guides

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Homecoming-1.0-win.zip 250 MB
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Homecoming-1.0-mac.zip 248 MB
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Homecoming-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 252 MB

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I played the entire game last night and had a blast. It really made me laugh and surprised me. The mini-game aspect was unexpected and hilarious. I won't say more so as not to spoil it for others.

Thank you the feedback, Wings1075.  I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the game and found it funny - it was a lot of fun to make, too. ^_^

Thanks for playing

I've really enjoyed all of your games I've played so far. They are really well written  and the art for the backgrounds  and sprites are excellent.(As a writer  and artist myself that is important to me) This is the first time I've commented though. If you ever want  a beta tester for feedback  from that angle I'd  love to. I've never worked on a visual novel so I don't know technical stuff but I know a quality story/game when I play it.

Ah, thank you for the offer! I will probably be asking for beta testers for BFF in a couple of months' time , so I would certainly welcome you on board, if it's something you decided you wanted to take part in.

all the romance options are male?

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Yes, that is right.

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If theirs 3 love interests then why only 2 endings? and i love the art style

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Well, because it doesn't feel right calling the deviations in the ending based on who (if anyone) you are romancing a different ending. So there is an ending where you win Homecoming Queen (with 4 variations based on your love interest - or lack thereof)  and one ending where you lose.

Of course, the three romance routes have their own separate endings, but they are not the end of the game and your partner still likes you whether you win or lose. 

I'm glad to hear you like the art style - the artists worked well together, I think. ^_^

oh ok i was thinking that was the reason, the DDR  was really confusing cause i thought you had to press all of them at the same time instead of click the arrow and wait to click the next arrow after that, but i got it after almost half an hour of failing .

How did you do it?? I've read the guide, but I'm still stuck TT__TT

Hello, Xeen, sorry to hear you're having trouble. 

 For an example on how it is supposed to work, please see the screenshot below where I've marked on the button order.

So for this particular 'move', you are supposed to hit the up arrow first,  the down arrow second, then the up arrow again and finally the right arrow. The buttons are on screen, selected with the mouse - I remember someone was having trouble trying to use the keyboard.

Once a 'move' appears on screen you have 3 seconds to hit the first direction button and then a second each to hit the next three directions, so trying to press them to the rhythm of the music will help you there.

Does this make sense? Sorry if I've just confused you more ^_^; 

Please let me know if this helps any and thanks for playing

Yep in short you click the arrow one at a time and wait and then click the next arrow in the pattern !

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I need more info: only male romance options?

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Yes, that is right.