JPDE is a fan-made visual novel created by Meinos Kaen. It is based in the world of RWBY, a popular web series created by Rooster Teeth. You are David di Kabegis, a strange newcomer to the world of Remnant who arrives through meteoric crash landing. Upon first awakening, with a dreadful case of amnesia, he encounters Penny Polendina, and from there, his adventure kicks off as he attends the notable Beacon Academy to train as a Huntsman with combat skills he is unaware of ever obtaining. The team is rounded out by their leader, Jacqueline B. Ivory, and Evelyn "Carrots" Damerot.
JPDE 3.3.1.jpg Ladies and gentlemen... It's finally here.
Four years in the making. Four years since I first started creating this little project that has evolved beyond my wildest expectations and brought me places I would never have expected and now, the finish line: the main story for JPDE - Sonata of Fire is complete.
First of all, a small apology. This release is entirely main story focused. There are some small QoL improvements but most of our focus over the last two months has been almost exclusively on the main storyline... Which is not to say that we haven't also been working on the rest of the stuff, as you can see here. ;3
So, as not to spoil the final act of this story, instead of the usual What's new? we bring you...
What's next for JPDE now that the story is finished? October is going to be a transitory month, meaning we're going to catch up on the two Route Events -Ren's and the Malachite's- that need to be inserted, the extra outfits and characters. Also, we're going to decide on a schedule to add more Dance Dates and Final Events, Lewds, Updated CGs, Lewds, proper credits, Lewds, an updated version of a song with a vocalist... The main story may be complete but JPDE still can be polished up. :)
Other than that, there are the other projects we are working on which you can find out about on our Patreon, Website or Discord. And then, of course, there's JPDE2 which is already in the works. :) It's going to be a pretty different beast from JPDE so... Be ready. ;D
With that said, there's nothing for me to do but remind you, as always, to come to our Community Discord to signal any bugs and get tech assistance and enjoy this final chapter in the story of Sonata of Fire!
- Meinos Kaen (2020-07-30) v3.25
Hello thar, Meinos Kaen here and SWIMSUITS!
Okay, yes, there's also the fact that I've added a number of sprites to a lot of characters so that their extra outfits don't randomly disappear in certain events...
Also, I've added a direct in-game link to the JPDE Encyclopaedia I'm now writing on World Anvil. Just like the lewds and Coco's Costume changes, you can access it through your scroll.
JPDE SoF Lewd - Bella A. Ivory, Madonna Arc Story This lewd actually marks the end of a cycle. You see, back in the day when I first started making JPDE, we would have a monthly Lewd Poll... Except both my skills and the lack of a good artist for it made the lewds pile-up and it's literally only now, four years in, that that list of lewds to do is now complete.
So, to celebrate, I invite you to download the BELLA, MADONNA lewd pack, and follow the installation instructions on the inside. To unlock it in-game, you must first have passed day 154 and then talk to Madonna Arc.
Have fun! Hope you're having a great summer, I will be going on vacation myself from the 1st of August until the 16th. See you in two weeks!
- Meinos Kaen (2020-07-27) v3.20
Sprite Selection Fix - Fixed a small bug with the sprites in the new phone-based system.
Endgame Content 70% Complete - Team JPDE goes to the Quarter-Finals, where they face off against Team FNKI! Will the go to the semi-finals? This includes two CG pieces, one from Sa-Dui and one from Chocojax!
Freezeburn (1st Date) - You can now go on your first event with both Weiss Schnee and Yang Xiao-Long! This includes a CG piece by Sa-Dui!
Coco Adel (3rd Date) - You can now go on your third event with Coco Adel! This includes a CG piece by Sa-Dui!
Velvet's 3rd Date (Bug Fix) - Fixed a bug that rendered impossible progressing Velvet's route.
Team FNKI Battle Theme (Music) – This month's Jonathan Johnson takes charge of musical endeavors, with a battle theme tailor-made for the Team FNKI battle...
Advanced Ultimatum (Music) - And another variation of JPDE's main theme, battle style. :D
That's it for 3.2 but! Keep an eye out for 3.25 later this week, because... It's gonna be sexy ;D
- Meinos Kaen
Meinos Kaen here with some bug fixes and QoL of life updates that I bet will make many people happy! dlUYtz.jpg It's about Sprites Changes. So far, it's been a tricky thing to make happen, since it made the player jump through a couple loops... Well, no longer! You can now change a character's sprite just by accessing your scroll in-game, which means you can change sprites at any time!
Not only that but I've made the sprite-change tied to a permanent switch. What does that mean? It means that, once you've unlocked it, it will be unlocked by default on every subsequent playthrough from the moment you get your Scroll! It's the first step towards New Game+, everybody!
Just the first step, because, we're planning on completely reworking the way sprites are obtained and with that, many more aspects of the game's social activities.
New Lewd: Winter Schnee, Madonna Arc (2020-06-16) v3.10/v3.11
Endgame Content 50% Complete - Vytal Tournament has started, and the Round of 16 is here! This includes two CGs, one by Sa-Dui and one by ArsonicArtz!
?.?.?.L.E. Class L????ip (Background) - BunnyVoid is working round the clock on another massive background which is a learning opportunity for new processes that will help us tremendously in the future...
Nora Valkyrie (3rd Date) - You can now go on your third event with Nora Valkyrie! This includes a CG piece by Sa-Dui!
Nora Valkyrie (4th Date) - You can now go on your fourth event with Nora Valkyrie! This includes a CG piece by Sa-Dui!
Team NDGO Battle Theme (Music) – After the main theme of Team NDGO, now comes to their battle theme, made by our very own OddTillTheEnd.
Final Advance (Music) - Another variation on JPDE's main theme Advance, this time in an... Epic fashion. ;) swimsuit.jpg
Yatsuhashi Daichi (New Character) - Team CFVY is now complete!
Note - As we're currently overhauling the Sprite Selection system, the following sprites are not available to use in the game yet.
Evelyn Damerot (Swimsuit Sprite) - The Summer is Magic! Maaaaagic!
Penny Polendina (Swimsuit Sprite) - Woohoohooo!
Titania (Swimsuit Sprite) - The Summer is magic!
Ruby Rose (Slayer Outfit) - ...not summery but still good :3
Gallery (Code) - The gallery is now open! We're going to gradually add all the CGs from the game!
Music Room (Code) - As above, the music room is now open and we're going to gradually add all the music tracks from the game!
That's it for 3.1! As an added PSA, ArsonicArtz is closing commission work to focus on his studies. Fortunately, there are a few images that have been worked on already you still have to see... Still, I want to thank him for all his work so far and hope to see him working with us again very soon.
As always, I invite you to support us on Patreon and to signal any bugs on our Discord. Since we've only recently applied the new GUI, any feedback on hard to read colors and positions is very welcome.
- Meinos Kaen
v3.11 fixes an issue with older save files compatibility and also a wrongly assigned string of dialogue.
ImagesVideo Installation help
In order for you to be able to install this game, you need to enable (allow) installation of applications from unknown sources (Unknown sources) in the phone settings. Usually this item is in the Security section