Here’s my first game as well - I’m usually hesitant to post about it, since reception has been mixed at best since release last year, but I’m hoping it might be of interest to some of you around here.
It’s a visual novel/beat’em up hybrid (80%/20%, or thereabouts) telling the story of someone wanting to reach the top of a fighting tournament, despite needing to attend class so as not to flunk her school year. The aesthetic is inspired by wrestling, but the game isn’t about that at all - it’s merely used as a parabol for other stuff.
The game’s rather slow, and much of the pacing is left up to the player since the narration relies on random events for an attempt at non-linearity, so it’s clearly not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you feel like giving it a shot, it’s available as a pay-what-you-liked (play first, pay later) on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/523680/Honey_Rose_Underdog_Fighter_Extraordinaire/ and itch io: https://pehesse.itch.io/honey-rose-ufe
It looks like this:
There’s a site and manual too if you want to see what it’s about before diving in: http://pehesse.fr/honey/access/Honey_DigitalManual.pdf
And, uh, that’s it! If you play it, hope you’ll have fun