Mozart's Name Day: Halloween Stories for Music Lovers
A downloadable Kinetic Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Mozart's Name Day is a series of five short horror stories by FMA3110, originally released for Android in 2012. They're no longer available on the Google Play Store, but since they were published under a Creative Commons license, I decided to port them to Ren'Py to share with other music lovers.
In FMA3110's own words:
Can horror stories be more than just entertainment?
Of course they can, therefore, inspired by the fact that I'm born on the 31st October and I am a Mozart fan, whose name day is celebrated on the very same date, I wrote this story.
It's not just text: images and, above all, music are part of the experience.
The Ren'Py version features text-to-speech support, including added captions for important text in the images of the first story. Press V to enable or disable self-voicing.
- First Name Day: Don Giovanni
- Second Name Day: Organ piece for a mechanical clock
- Third Name Day: Syncopes
- Fourth Name Day: Diggi, Daggi
- Last Name Day: Requiem
In addition to some sound balance adjustments, I took the liberty of making minor changes to the text for grammar and clarity. Any typos remaining are probably my own. The Mac version has not been tested. Please report any errors or bugs in the comments below.
Happy Halloween, and Happy Mozart's Name Day!
- Updated to v1.1Oct 22, 2017
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Hey teatime, thanks for looking at my game. Now I'm going to look at your work.
this is Fabrizio from Italy, but I think to be more familiar to you with the name of FMA3110 :-) …
Yes, I’m the author of the original Mozart’s Name Day apps for Android, and I want to say a big THANK YOU for your work in the porting to Ren’py :-) !!!
You made an excellent job (and I can confirm the the Linux version works absolutely fine as well, tested on Ubuntu 16.04).
This is exactly the reason for me releasing the stories under the Creative Common License, with the hope that someone could like and use them to spread the knowledge of Mozart (who made my life richer) in more and different ways: if I can be of help with raw materials (images, midi, sound font, etc.) just let me know :-).
I found your porting while checking the Google rank for the page related to my new Mozartian Halloween project, a dream finally came true: http://www.recitarcantando.net/?page_id=2164
It is a theatrical entertainment show for children, born and adapted from the ideas on which the five original stories were born, I hope you will find it interesting. Thanks again, I was very happy to find out your porting!!!
It was my pleasure! I'm a lover of Mozart and of visual novels that don't fit the typical mold, and I didn't want to see this work get lost to time. Thanks for creating it. Congrats and good luck on your theater project! It looks like great fun. Definitely something I would have loved as a kid.
If you could send me the full credits for the final episode, that would be very helpful. For some reason the app glitches and won't display them.
Glad that you liked the theater project :-) !
Full credits for the final episode are ready to be sent: I can post them in a reply here or send to you through email, as you prefer.
In the latter case, send to me a message to fma3110 (the very same username I used here) [at] gmail [dot] com (sorry for writing the email address this way, just trying to avoid email crawlers).
this is really creepy and interesting.