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    [Incomplete] [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

    Hello guys. I wanted to introduce you to my work, still in development: General Pratictioner.

    As the name suggests this is a game where you will take the role of a medical doctor who works and manages a small clinic in a small town.
    The style is that of a visual novel, but it has elements of an RPG (choices WILL matter as you progress into the story. Plus it will feature an inventory management), of a simulation and of management.

    You will meet many characters, not just the patients (which are all scripted and each one will be dateable) but also staff members, occasional acquaintances and more.
    You will earn money for each visit and with that you'll have to pay your staff and medical instruments. More instruments will unlock more patients (Dermatology, Pediatrics, Gynecology, etc. etc.).

    The medical part is a simulation. I'm working with a real doctor, friend of mine, who tells me what happens in medical clinics (Italian ones, since I'm Italian) and all the medical informations are real.
    My inspiration are the old medical simulations like the "Emergency Room series" from Legacy Games.

    Of course the game will feature sex and nudity. But you won't be able to just fuck everything that moves, because you could scare patients away and the clinic could close due to debts.
    Being a doctor, though, is a good way to make people undress, but that depends on the purpose of the exam, the patient's trust in you and even their mood.

    The game is still in development, I began working on it some weeks ago (I'm all by myself) and right now the introduction and the first medical examination is complete. I expect to release a pre-pre-pre-pre-pre alpha version in a few days. Since I work and have a family I can't put all my spare time on the project, but progress is smooth, since I'm a programmer and writing code is on my genetics

    If you wish to know more about the project (and why not, support it) take a look at my Patreon page: generalpractitioner

    These are some screenshots of what's avalaible for now, you can find others on the patreon page.

    Let me know what you think and thanks for just reading this.

    Version 0.0.1a link is avalaible on Patreon page (I still can't post direct links)

    Some screens:










    I'm working at version 0.0.2, this is the partial changelog:

    * Revamp of user interface
    * Added calendar with days, months and holidays (events will be added in future updates)
    * Added scheduler to choose which activity to perform each morning/afternoon/evening
    * Added 4 new stats: charm, integrity, knowledge and clinic fame
    * Added 5 new activities like relax, hang out, study, explore city
    * Added Jack (unknown guy at bus stop) images
    * Revamped medical examinations:
    - Medical examinations will be a part of gameplay excluded from sexual activities
    - You can engage in sexual activities with patients if you meet and hang out with them out of the clinic.
    - Of course if a patient already knows you there could be many special events to unlock
    - There still will be nudity on medical exams but only to check the patient.
    * In the first three medical examination the player will receive a hint of wether you are performing good or bad on most of the choices
    * The graphics are now correctly set to 1280x720 without errors
    Last edited by Bruni Multimedia; 4th June 2017, 13:25.

    #2
    Re: [v.0.0.1a] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

    In 0.0.2 which will be released on monday 05/22 I will introduce the Codex. It will be some sort of Encyclopedia that will contain informations about patients you visit, staff you hire and even medical conditions and guidelines. This are written in collaboration of a true doctor, but should never replace the advice of your personal family physician.
    In time the Codex will contain many more informations and while the medical infos are avalaible from the start, the patient and staff ones will be avalaible only when you actually meet a person.
    Plus, some infos will be avalaible only if you correctly assess the illness of the patient, if any, and will remain hidden if you don't.





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      #3
      Re: [v.0.0.1a] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

      As promised version 0.0.2 is here!
      Before the day ends I will post a "road map" of the future contents and releases. For now I'd like you to enjoy this new version of my game and, more important, to tell me if you like it, where I need to improve it and if you find any bugs please report them to me! It's the only way I have to release a very good full game!

      Changelog for 0.0.2:

      * Revamp of user interface
      * Added calendar with days, months and holidays (events will be added in future updates)
      * Added scheduler to choose which activity to perform each morning/afternoon/evening
      * Added 4 new stats: charm, integrity, knowledge and clinic fame
      * Added 5 new activities like relax, hang out, study, explore city
      * Added Jack (unknown guy at bus stop) images
      * Revamped medical examinations:
      - Medical examinations will be a part of gameplay excluded from sexual activities
      - You can engage in sexual activities with patients if you meet and hang out with them out of the clinic.
      - Of course if a patient already knows you there could be many special events to unlock
      - There still will be nudity on medical exams but only to check the patient.
      * In the first three medical examination the player will receive a hint of wether you are performing good or bad on most of the choices
      * The graphics are now correctly set to 1280x720 without errors
      * Added Clara's examination
      * Added a "Codex" which will contain up-to-date patient and staff informations, medical info and hints on the various illnesses you may encounter in the game
      * Every daily action has its graphic scene loaded
      * Added Ray's character and workplace
      * Added background in the options menu and at the start

      download: ufile.io/fa5i9

      Alternative download link directly from my Patreon page: patreon.com/generalpractitioner

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        #4
        Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

        Okay, played through and have some feedback.

        The Codex should be available in-game without having to exit to the main menu. A nice "Codex" button on the top-right of the screen would be good.
        The protagonist looks permanently depressed or stoned. I do like the character modelling, that one was more of a comment.
        The choice in the bar "This tastes like shit!/It's very good, thanks" displays the same text. It's misleading to even give a choice if you don't have one.
        I realise the protagonist's stats have no bearing on the game yet, but running out of energy is currently impossible. Regaining energy doesn't work either.
        I acknowledge that english isn't your first language and it's mostly fine but I feel you could benefit from a bit more practise. I'll run though it again and list things that I feel aren't quite right and post them up tomorrow sometime.

        Good effort for it being 0.0.2 though. Want to see where this goes.
        Last edited by squark; 25th May 2017, 12:04.
        Current: Lily Akos, Knight of Flame. Translation Thread
        Progress: 161/319 files
        Next Update: Dunno.

        On hold:
        (Happy Strawberry) Exorcism Record of Yurika Academy Thanks to nnescio
        (Baroqupid) Vibration! (V1.131) Patch Ver1.1

        Completed:
        TWA 1.10 V1: Done!
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          #5
          Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

          Originally posted by squark View Post
          Okay, played through and have some feedback.

          The Codex should be available in-game without having to exit to the main menu. A nice "Codex" button on the top-right of the screen would be good.
          Yeah. It's something I'll work with in future updates.

          The protagonist looks permanently depressed or stoned. I do like the character modelling, that one was more of a comment.
          I really like his expression, but you're right maybe i'm overusing it. It makes me laugh so much

          The choice in the bar "This tastes like shit!/It's very good, thanks" displays the same text. It's misleading to even give a choice if you don't have one.
          Ahahahah, but this is working as intended! I think you missed the joke where the doctor is way too scared of Ray to really tell him what he thinks, so whatever you (his mind) choose he'll answer that he liked it

          I realise the protagonist's stats have no bearing on the game yet, but running out of energy is currently impossible. Regaining energy doesn't work either.
          Energy is still work in progress. Right now it serves no purpose in the game other than the one of a "placeholder" for future developments.

          I acknowledge that english isn't your first language and it's mostly fine but I feel you could benefit from a bit more practise. I'll run though it again and list things that I feel aren't quite right and post them up tomorrow sometime.
          Thank you very much. Would be greatly appreciated. You can PM me if you wish.

          Good effort for it being 0.0.2 though. Want to see where this goes.
          Thank you very much for all the feedback, very much appreciated. I've got many surprises in stock for the players.

          You can find 0.0.3 partial changelog here:
          patreon.com/posts/whats-in-0-0-3-11311894
          together with daily public posts (not reserved to Patrons) explaining what's coming up next.

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            #6
            Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

            Not everyone wants to deal with sex scenes, family time, hanging out with friends and so on... Somebody just wants to play the medical examinations without worrying about the staff, the incomes and everything else.

            It's for these people that I've made two game modes avalaible starting with 0.0.3:

            - STORY MODE is the complete experience of General Practitioner. You will live as doctor and manage your time between your job and your free time.

            - EXAMINATION MODE is the game focused only on the medical examinations. You will visit one patient after another without all the other game elements (4 examinations will be avalaible in 0.0.3)

            You will be able to choose your game mode after the initial interview with Dr. Kirkman (also introduced in 0.0.3)

            0.0.3 will be out:

            - June 5th for $20 patrons

            - June 12th for $10 patrons

            - June 19th for $5 patrons

            - June 30th for the general public

            Thank you all for following this game's development.

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              #7
              Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

              Is it just me or is a lot of planning but not a lot that's happening? I've stopped playing after having 8 days of generic things (You worked, you studied, you went out).

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                #8
                Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                Is it just me, or do you not understand that it's V0.02?
                This lets you know the basics of the game and tells you that it's a VERY build.
                The consecutive days of nothing are placeholders for more events. We should be happy he's working on more things to go in.
                Current: Lily Akos, Knight of Flame. Translation Thread
                Progress: 161/319 files
                Next Update: Dunno.

                On hold:
                (Happy Strawberry) Exorcism Record of Yurika Academy Thanks to nnescio
                (Baroqupid) Vibration! (V1.131) Patch Ver1.1

                Completed:
                TWA 1.10 V1: Done!
                (Technobrake) Hero Level 1 V1: Done!

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                  #9
                  Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                  As squark said this is merely an alpha, the content you can see is listed in the changelog I posted.
                  In next version (still alpha) I'm adding activities, one major storyline (the first part of it at least), two more examinations and many other things... I will also add a "end" on one day of the calendar so that no one will go on forever finding nothing.

                  The final release (which I can't estimate) will have an ending after one full year of gameplay, but for now you'll have to wait for it.

                  I'm developing all this by myself in my spare time, I'm no professional nor a software house (even though I'm a programmer in a software house, but we don't make video games in it). So you'll have to wait some time for the final version I'm afraid.

                  If you wish you can follow the development steps here: patreon.com/generalpractitioner

                  You don't have to give me money or anything else if you don't wish to, but almost every day I post an update that is free for all people who follow my page.

                  Thank you for playing my game, I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted

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                    #10
                    Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                    In case you're wondering how far I am into the development of the next alpha version for the game here's the changelog as of today.
                    In the list everything marked as "D" before the "*" is actually "Done", while the other things are in development.

                    D* Corrected some grammar errors in dialogues
                    D* Added two game modes:
                    - STORY MODE is the complete experience of General Practitioner. You will live as doctor [player_name] [player_surname] and manage your time between your job and your free time
                    - EXAMINATION MODE is the game focused only on the medical examinations. You will visit one patient after another without all the other game elements.
                    D* Added interview with dr Kirkman at start of game
                    D* Added a new stat: Sexperience
                    - Sexperience will determine the outcome of many sexual-related events. You may acquire sexperience by choosing certain dialogue paths or attending certain locations or events
                    D* Added marital status for the player character
                    D* Added sister/cousin for the player character
                    - The story arc will begin any morning after May 8th if no other events take priority and only if you choose "Clinic" as your morning's activity
                    - You will receive a phone call from your sister/cousin telling you she's coming to your place with her daughter
                    - They will arrive after 2 days from the phone call
                    - A new activity "Family Time" will be avalaible until they are your guests. This activity unlocks some events with them.
                    - It is possible, if a week since their arrival has passed and you didn't select "Family time" activity that some of the events will never occur
                    - If no special events are happening you will still increase your bond with your sister/family every time you choose "Family Time"
                    * Developed sister/cousin first part story arc
                    D* Clara's examination won't start until May 2nd
                    * New examination avalaible: Anne
                    D* New examination avalaible: Paul
                    - Paul's examination won't start until May 4th and until you finished Clara's
                    D* New activity avalaible: gym
                    D* New activity avalaible: pool
                    * New activity avalaible: Church
                    D* New activity avalaible: "massage parlour"
                    * Added some lines of conversation at ray's
                    D* Character Norah introduced in Massage Parlour
                    D* Added sex scene with ...
                    D* Clinic is now closed on Sundays ("Work" action won't be avalaible on sundays)
                    * Church is now open on Sundays ("Church" action will be avalaible on sundays)
                    D* Examinations will now end with new requests for the player:
                    - Diagnose the disease
                    - Prescribe medications
                    - Plan a follow up and recommend more exams

                    * Added a "Vanilla" game mode which contains the full story without all sexual parts (could be finished implementing in 0.0.4)
                    * Added many options to flirt with a patient in the examination room. These options won't be present in the "Vanilla" game mode (see previous point)

                    What do you think about these new additions to the game? Write down your impressions, I need your feedback while I go on with the game.

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                      #11
                      Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                      Tomorrow version 0.0.3a will be avalaible for $20 patrons.
                      Here are some new screenshots of the game:













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                        #12
                        Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                        Latest release (0.0.4) can be downloaded here on my patreon's page or at brunimultimedia dot com.

                        IMPORTANT:
                        Previous saved games are not compatible with this release, not even those from 0.0.4c, that's because of the changes introduced in both examinations and the Codex.
                        I'm sorry for any trouble this might mean to you.
                        You still can play the game without restarting it, but you'll get some errors you need to ignore along the way.
                        I'm working on a way to make you skip the previously played content, but for now it's not implemented.

                        GENERAL:
                        * Corrected some bugs
                        * Fixed a problem when examining Rita's breasts. The examination won't proceed automatically to the abdomen.
                        * Starting with the 4th examination the "3 questions/exams" limit has been removed. You may now perform as many exams as you like. Beware though that making unnecessary examinations will lower your final evaluation.
                        * Added a summary of choices made in Family Time story arc. The summary will play after the event is completed.
                        * Revamped all choices with a new system based on "switches". This system will pave the way to achievements in later updates.
                        * Waiting Room has been changed, I wanted something that looked like a small clinic and not a big city one. You can still improve the clinic in future updates to get back the big one.
                        * Added some dialogues in Erika's introduction to the Clinic
                        * A new calendar animation is available. This substitutes the text string "It's Monday, May 1st, what should I do?"
                        * A new achievement system has been added! New achievements will be implemented as updates are available
                        * Added 158 new images (343 total)

                        GAMEPLAY
                        * You can now earn charme by going to the gym (+5) or to the pool (+3)
                        - These stats are still a mere placeholder and don't have any usefulness yet
                        * Added new dialogue options at the end of Trip to Seattle's storyline. The new dialogue will introduce players to Hospital Exam's game mode
                        * Added medical instruments to perform advanced examinations. The instruments' catalogue and buying options will be available in future updates. For now the game will act as you own them for free.

                        EXAMINATIONS:
                        * Added new introductions to every examination released until now
                        * New examination available: Monique
                        - Monique is a flirtable character in story mode
                        - Monique exam will start after May 14th and after Anne's
                        * New examination available: Karen
                        - Karen's exam will start after May 20th and after Monique's
                        * New examination available: Robyn
                        - Robyn's exam will start after May 25th and after Karen's
                        * New hospital exam available: Nolan
                        - In Hospital exams you'll have not only to examine patients, but also to use instruments over them. When the stethoscope isn't enough you could need a portable EKG machine, needles or even a scalpel!
                        Choose your actions wisely because in hospital examinations the patient's lives are at stake!
                        - Working at the hospital will grant you a bonus of 500$ for each well-performed exam but if things get rough you could be investigated by both the Medical Board and the police! For Nolan bad consequences will be implemented in
                        future updates
                        * Added height and weight check in Rita's exam

                        STORY:
                        * New storyline: "Trip to Seattle"
                        - Depending on player's choices on the storyline a new sex scene could be accessible
                        - TTS will automatically start while playing the game and choosing daily activities. TTS is scheduled to begin on June 8th (in-game calendar) and then go on on June 12th.


                        Known issues:
                        - Vanilla mode is still not completely implemented. Vanilla mode is the same as "Story Mode" without sexual interactions of any kind.
                        - Stats/Money gain and loss is functioning, however stats are still not used in events nor situations
                        - The game will end on June 30th to prevent players to go further. Full version of the game will cover an additional 11 months and there will be at least two more events in May.

                        In development (available before final update on July 31st!):
                        * Added sound effects (breathing / heart) to all examinations

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                          #13
                          Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                          The latest public release of the game is available for free on Indiedb or my page brunimultimedia.com

                          INTRODUCING COMFORT LEVEL (CL)
                          Every examination has been updated to include the "Comfort Level" (CL) of a patient.

                          The CL substitutes the "Trust level" of the patient.
                          The comfort level of a patient is calculated both by the patient's trust towards you and his/her mood, education and shyness.
                          Every patient will have a different CL, it's up to you to raise it to a level where you can treat him/her in the best of ways.
                          Every action will affect the CL, from asking questions to having the patient undress to examining him/her body parts.

                          Each patient has a different mood. While a patient can be looking for professional doctors, another one could look for a more strict one.
                          Some even prefer a playful medic, while some others are looking for more sexual stuff. It's up to you to determine your patient's character and behave accordingly.

                          You can now reply to a patient in seven different ways:
                          - Calm
                          - Professional
                          - Strict
                          - Sensitive
                          - Charming
                          - Flirty
                          - Playful

                          Each patient will see his/her CL raise/lower based on your behaviour and his/her character. Each patient is now based on one of six archetipes (some will be added in future updates):
                          - Normal
                          - Doubtful
                          - Agitated
                          - Sad
                          - Shy
                          - Sensual
                          - Tired

                          Each archetipe works with the MC's methods in a rock/paper/scissors kind of combination. A sad patient could be stimulated by a playful answer, or even a calm one, while shy patients could get mad if they receive a flirty answer from their caregiver.

                          The CL influences everything in the exam, from asking a patient to undress to examining him/her, up to giving a proper medical evaluation of the issue at hand.


                          GENERAL:
                          * Bug fixing
                          * Added new Codex entries
                          - Codex entries now have pictures depicting the object of the entry
                          * Added 181 new images (as of 0.0.5a)
                          * Improved the coding of the game, which should now be smoother on slower machines
                          * Added a tutorial for the game
                          - You can disable the tutorial when starting a new game.
                          - The tutorial is always ON on Exam Mode
                          * Added a quick menu in the lower right corner of the screen
                          * Added a "Load" option in the contextual menu


                          GAMEPLAY
                          * You can now fast skip a new game directly to the new content introduced in the updates
                          - Click "New game", perform the interview with Dr. Kirkman and then follow the instructions on screen
                          * You can now interview and hire a new staff member from a pool of three
                          - Perks and costs of the new staff member are outlined in the game
                          * Vanilla mode is now completely implemented. Vanilla mode disables sexual content in the game.
                          * Examination mode's exam has been modified to include the changes made to the exams in story mode
                          * Examination mode will consider all staff to be available and every item as been bought
                          * You can now buy items from the store!
                          - Check the Codex for info about perks given by each item
                          - You can access the online shop in the Daily Planner after Rita's examination
                          * The 1st day of each month you will be prompted to pay wages for your staff and fees for your equipment

                          EXAMINATIONS:
                          * Comfort Level for each patient has been introduced (see the beginning of this changelog).
                          * New examination available: Kiko
                          - Kiko's exam will be available after June 2nd
                          - Kiko's exam has been chosen by a 30$ patron
                          - Kiko is a flirtable character
                          * New examination available: Katia
                          - Katia's exam will start after June 18th
                          - In the final game Katia's exam will be restricted to whose that hire Dr. Borelli in the staff. However, since the other examinations are still in development the game will act as you hired Dr. Borelli.
                          THIS IS NOT A BUG.
                          - Katia is not a flirtable character
                          * New examination available: Mark
                          - Mark's exam will start after June 18th
                          - In the final game Mark's exam will be restricted to whose that hire Dr. Kaplan in the staff. However, since the other examinations are still in development the game will act as you hired Dr. Kaplan.
                          THIS IS NOT A BUG.
                          - Mark will become a flirtable character in future updates of the game
                          * Added more dialogue options in every exam released until now
                          * Clara's exam's difficulty has been revamped in order to apply the CL changes

                          STORY:
                          * New storyline: "Clinical Methods"
                          - CM is scheduled to begin after you talked with Dr. Richards at the end of "Trip to Seattle" content
                          - CM will start on June 17th regardless of your daily activities
                          - CM will introduce you to interviewing and hiring new staff members for the clinic. Choose wisely.
                          * New storyline: "Kiko"
                          - After your examination of Kiko you will be prompted to the new storyline regarding her
                          - Kiko's storyline will be explored even in future updates


                          Known issues:
                          - Stats/Money gain and loss is functioning, however stats are still not used in events nor situations
                          - The game will end on June 30th to prevent players to go further. Full version of the game will cover an additional 11 months and there will be at least two more events in May.

                          In development:
                          * Added sound effects (breathing / heart) to all examinations

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                            #14
                            Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                            Got a crash when doing Paul's examination and attempting to examine his skin (which is how I assumed I was supposed to check for infection).
                            Spoiler

                            And another crash when asking for a urine sample from Kiko:
                            Spoiler



                            There are a few awkward/confusing lines of dialogue here and there, quite a few related to how the patients say goodbye.
                            A few examples:
                            Your sister's first call in the middle of the night: the "little scoundrel" nickname is a little too awkward to use as frequently as she does. Also, when saying goodbye, she says "Apologize me again." I assume you meant something like, "Sorry again!"

                            On Monique's first visit: choosing "What's the matter" means you say "When did the pain started?" It should be "When did the pain start?"

                            Random event with your niece talking about singing: "Whom song is this?" "But uncle! She's Sadly Citrus!" I presume the main character is asking, "Who sang this?" (though that still sounds somewhat awkward to me for some reason), and your niece should respond with something like, "How can you not know Sadly Citrus?" (Also, Sadly Citrus is an incredibly bizarre name. Actually, now that I think about it, it sounds like a J-Pop band, so I guess it works?)

                            Robyn's exam: People (or at least laymen) don't typically use the word "flank" to refer to a person's side. It might be fairly normal coming from the doctor or nurse, but less so from a 14 year old.

                            Also, your sister/cousin said she would arrive on the evening of May 10th (at least in my game), but she instead shows up the morning after that?

                            And there are several other little unnatural phrasings and awkwardly-worded dialogue, but everything is at least comprehensible.



                            And a few miscellaneous notes:
                            The reference to a Dr. Chakwas from Normandy was cute.

                            The attempt to blackmail Kiko was bad. In one line he's blackmailing her and calling her a bitch, and in the next she's happily kissing him? And then it goes back to the blackmailing afterwards. The switch in tones is jarring.

                            Attempting to blackmail Kiko into the non-sex options sends you to the tail end of having sex, specifically the line "After reaching the orgasm you lay on the bed with Kiko at your side, trying to regain some energy." (Also, remove the "the" before orgasm. It shouldn't be there.)

                            Pretty sure that the date your sister gives you for the conference is the current date, not the correct one.

                            In the Katia exam, the review afterwards repeats "A brief physical exam should be given to all 'psych' patients..." line, and it's kind of awkward.

                            In Mark's exam, after choosing a urine test and having the nurse collect the sample, there's randomly a picture of a woman's spread legs? Also, I failed the exam, even though it's really excruciatingly obvious what's wrong? The basics of it, at least. I guess because I didn't have the MRI machine yet?
                            EDIT: Going back and redoing that exam, I failed it even with the MRI machine... The game tells me I did perfect on that exam, though.



                            Anyway, it was a fun little game. I sunk more time into it that I thought I would... I really look forward to the final product!
                            Last edited by Twisted1; 11th September 2017, 05:08.

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                              #15
                              Re: [v.0.0.2] General Pratictioner [VN - Simulation]

                              Thank you for your feedback! Many things were already reported and I'm looking into them!

                              Forgive my english as I'm Italian and english isn't my first language

                              I'm glad you catch the Mass Effect reference, no one ever told me anything about that

                              I'll fix most of things before the next release, I'm glad you're enjoying the game so far!

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