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Content warnings: suicide, violence, a jerk misgendering someone

In a world where adventuring is a common career choice, a recently fired woman sets out on a grand quest to pay her rent.

I Hate You, Please Suffer is a turn-based RPG where the world of monster fighting clashes with mundane but important troubles. Do quests, get paid, and hope that everything goes okay in spite of it all.

The Basic version of I Hate You, Please Suffer contains:

  • Three party members!
  • 4-5 hours of content!
  • 6 main quests!
  • A bunch of optional bosses!
  • An exciting tower of randomly picked floors to go up!

The music used in the game is by Rose. If you like the game or anything else I'm working on, consider supporting me on Patreon or checking out my last game, Slimes! And please, leave some feedback on the game!


Basic version out July 9th. Complete out when it’s done.

FAQ

Q: What's the differences between "RTP" and "no RTP"?
A: Games made in the RPG Maker VX Ace engine runs on a "run-time package." The RTP could be downloaded separately so that you can play any VX Ace game, but on the off chance that you don't already have that downloaded. you can download the "RTP" version that comes with it bundled in.

Q: How do you get the second party member??
A: Go to the Dungeon Entrance in the travel list to see if you've already screwed yourself out of getting him yet.

Q: What's up with his TP system?
A: I'm gonna be real, I completely forgot to make it so that Devon's TP carried between fights. This will be fixed in the second demo.

Q: Can you redraw all the character sprites?
A: Never. They will always look like shit.

Q: What's the difference between Basic and Complete?
A: Basic will have about 3/4ths-4/5ths of what I wanted in my vision of the game but is otherwise a completable experience. This version will be pay-what-you-want while Complete will be commercial.

Q: Will this be on Steam?
A:  The Complete version, sure.. Maybe put Basic up for Early Access? I dunno.

Q: Why are the quests vague?
A: To frustrate people.

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I Hate You, Please Suffer Basic (RTP).zip 296 MB
I Hate You, Please Suffer Basic (no RTP).zip 106 MB

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i have not played this but 10/1

the gaem didnt  continue even tho i saved

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This is already an amazing experience :)

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the vibes of this game are impeccable . looking forward to the full game

Oh I just posted but I was wondering if there's any chance to be able to acquire/listen to the ost separately? I enjoy the battle and forest themes a lot.

The music is entirely public domain. Most of the stuff in the demo is from  Fuzzy Trip in Remix Land, though the next version of the game will have some more variety with the rest of Rose's work. Please check out the rest of their stuff and throw them a dollar or two!

I'm enjoying this game so far but I'm a bit stuck. I'm still trying to get an adventure's license but nothing at the shrine in the forest helps me to that end. I call the tip hotline and it tells me to do a quest that requires I kill hornets. I've done the quest where you sell hornet parts to the npc at the town dungeon and I don't know if there are any more hornet related quests. Other things I've done are team up with devon and completed the sewer section. Any help/tips would be appreciated.

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Have you met Trish? You should already have it of you fought her. If you haven’t, go into the shrine, walk all the way down the staircase (make sure to touch the last tile) then walk back out. You should be in a new room that will lead to you getting it.

EDIT: If you have met Trish, have you gone into the hallway in the shrine? If you do, remember to step out for the next part. :3c

I get to the room you are talking about, my options are talking to the cat (has dialogue about knowing devon), walking thru the top right door (character in a different art style asks me to not ignore, prevented from going through), exiting thru the bottom left, or re-entering hallfway in the bottom right (which is just the entrance to the shrine). Nothing I find leads me to a fight.

Oh jeez, I just realized, did you get Devon before attempting to to here? I just realized that I might have messed up the event flags because usually on all my play tests I went to the shrine before getting Devon. This might be why it’s messing up for you.

yeah I got devon a good bit before the shrine.

maybe related to flags, but the phone calls you get tend to repeat a lot for me. devon has gotten their "sorry" calls at least 5 times now, which seemed strange. Ramona has gotten a lot of the same call from the landlord as well, which seemed normal, but I think the mom call may have happened multiple times too.

Yeah about that, I put a 1 out of 15 chance to get a phone call anywhere you go because I thought it’d be annoying and make dodging certain encounters harder. The phone calls you get are supposed to be randomized, but I only made three for the demo because I honestly didn’t expect other people to trigger it that often.

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a very fun satire of RPGs and capitalism. the lore and dialogue is very well written, and the game scratches a similar itch to something like LISA: The Painful, the dark sense of humor complimenting a particularly dismal view of reality.  music choice is great. the jankiness of the art is really charming. i started talking to devon in the entrance of the dungeon despite him not knowing me or being in my party, but issues like that are excusable in a demo, especially for a game this small.

overall, really good, can't wait to play the full version.

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I lost 45 minutes of progress because I didn't save but I liked what I played. 

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I didnt even play the game and I hate you already

Aww, come on, don't be like that. We are the players, so that means we're the one who's cursing at the npc... well... it's the title so there's nothing we can do about it.

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I had fun playing this, liked the character interactions. The setting and mechanics do a good job of making you feel like you're getting screwed no matter what you do. Especially if you sell a certain item.

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no u suffer

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I like this game. Just five minutes in and I'm into it. Love the choice of music, I was jamming to it. My most favourite thing was when the landlord ambushed Ramona and the way he was introduced like a boss. I like the bus mechanic and transport mechanic, you can't just immediately walk to the next city after all. Liked the interactions too. A must play game. (Landlord I'll pay my rent, don't call my parents!) I like how this game really does want you to suffer. (Paying 1 dollar to save, making Ramona do the extermination instead, tip hotline is 35 dollars, etc.) Too many encounters in the forest though. And sewer event triggers more than once. Had trouble with the sage boss at a lower level.
I made a playthrough, sorry about the audio, will correct it next time.

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Ah, thank you so much! Oh, and I appreciate your critcism of the forest. It was tough trying to figure out the ideal encounter rate for that place, especially as the person making it, so I really value the perspective of an outsider on it!

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Nice! Will wait for the full game to be released, I reached as far as getting the AL card, the combat for that was tough, took me a while to beat! Also, the mother's call event in the sewers triggers everytime I go in the sewers