Two more freebies from Steam.
School Years: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1125480/School_Years
From the website: Simple Story: Alex:
Hello, my friends! This is my first game. Why I make it on RPG Maker? Because I`m not a programmer, neither an artist, so in my humble opinion this game constructor is ideal for the first game. It's not necessary to make an epic RPG, then you can make a simple story about an ordinary people.
"Simple Story - Alex" - as you can guess by its name, it is a simple story about Alex the ordinary alcoholic. He lives a boring life, but dreaming to be a hero in a different world and dimension. One day, when he was leaving his house, Alex get teleported in a mystery temple. Is he sleeping? Or did his dreams come true? Or maybe something completely different occurred? You should find an answer.
• Short game length. You can complete the game in under half an hour, because in my opinion there is no reason to make such a story longer. You have a spare hour? Then you can enjoy it with this game.
• Complicated story. During the game you wouldn't understand what's really going on, until the very end of the game.
• The story is partially based on real events. Alex appearance and larger half of the story, based on my life.
• Easter eggs. If you will look carefully, you should find few easter eggs, In this game.
• There is no battle in this game, neither leveling, nor other attributes of ordinary jRPG. It is a linear story, carefully written by author.
• Standard art. I decided to use only standart art, and try to focus on story, instead on graphic.
• Possibility to use all surrounding items. Actually It is not only a possibility, but a necessary steps, to fully understand game story.
From the website: School Years:
This is a series of visual novel adapted from a real story. It is divided into three stages: high school, University and undertaking life to tell a common and tortuous life trajectory.
Here is the first episode of the series.In this episode you will experience the life of a high school student in China. The characters live and study under the background of examination-oriented education in senior high schools in China with the expectation of the future and the expectation of ignorance of emotions. During his last year, he has experienced many things which deeply impressed on him. This part of the story is more a pave for the development of the following episodes, but also plays a role of "appetizer" and is very exciting. Welcome to experience, thank you.^^