Please excuse me while I go lie down and sweat nervously.
The time has finally arrived ... after a few uploading mishaps (i.e. me trying to upload it to Dropbox three times simultaneously and wondering why my internet was crapping itself), the demo is finally up and ready for download.
It feels like a relief to finally be able to show something for this game that's been stewing away for the last, what, five or six years? I was worried that there wasn't much to show, and then a beta tester told me they were surprised it wasn't over when they were only halfway through, so I guess that's good. I just hope people like it. I understand that it probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, as it's a bit of a slow burn and it's very story-oriented, rather than having a fancy new-fandangled battle and upgrade system, but I hope someone likes it!
If you're interested, check it out here: https://rpgmaker.net/games/4415/