December 29th, 1996—Miami, FL.

At the bottom of a downward spiral, Beth has nowhere else to go.

Then, she meets a lonely stranger on the rooftop—a man who can unravel her deepest thoughts. 

When he offers her a chance at a new beginning in another, darker world, Beth finds herself faced with a decision.
Will she try to remake her life and fix her mistakes, or will she throw everything away for a new existence?

Her ultimate fate is up to you.


Features List

★ 7,000 words

★ 2 endings

★ 30-45 minutes playtime

★ Dark trip-hop soundtrack

★ Accessibility: Closed captions, OpenDL font,
partial screen reader and keyboard navigation support, font scaling

Red Embrace: Mezzanine is a short, free visual novel/point-and-click game set in the vampire-themed Red Embrace universe. 

It is a prologue for a larger Red Embrace game that has yet to be announced.
While the new game's setting/characters will be different, the storyline is hinted at in Red Embrace: Mezzanine.

Previous Red Embrace titles include the original game (a BxB visual novel) and Red Embrace: Hollywood (any gender MC, a long VN with many endings).

CONTENT WARNING

This game contains strong language and references to substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Player discretion is advised. 


Design/Writing/Programming
Dovah

Management/Programming/Background Art
Gamma

Character Art
Soan Valentine

Key Visual
Sonia Grobelny

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[FULL GAME] Red Embrace: Mezzanine (Windows) 125 MB
Version 4
[FULL GAME] Red Embrace: Mezzanine (Mac) 135 MB
Version 4
[FULL GAME] Red Embrace: Mezzanine (Linux) 140 MB
Version 3

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When I download the Mac version it says it damaged????

What Mac OS are you running?

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When I first saw Vast I was like: "Did Markus cut his hair and loose his accent..?"  And then he says something about having memories ....! Awww! So excited for the next game!

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Oh I got both ends <3 Yay

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Loved the feeling ofthe appartment and Vast as a character with the wink to Markus! 

One question: in the end I got a black screen with the music looping and I listened for like 5 minutes but couldn't tell if something was off or it that was meant to be the end without it literally telling me it was? 

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The ending of the game should fade to black, show credits, and then send you back to the main menu. Can you recall which choices you selected/which ending you reached? It sounds like there may be a bug!

I chose to let Vast turn Beth and I stuck to the more aloof answers in their dialogue and picked choices that said there was nothing left for Beth in her current life so she might as well try a different kind of life. Hope that helps!

Thanks! Could you tell us where exactly the black screen/music looping occurred (after the scene faded to black after the final CG of Beth, or earlier)? Did the credits never appear at all?

No problem! I didn't see a final CG of Beth and no credits either. I read about getting bitten and that was it.

Ahh, okay! If you should have spare time at some point to skip through again with similar choices, we made a new build that may or may not fix it. If you get stuck again, please let us know.

Build link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a6Ii_DtWJLhGZfizFL8mxbKTHjUBsvKG/view?usp=shari... 

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This was a very interesting game to play.
It definitely has me excited for the next game! 

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I saw your email and played the game all the way through and I got one of the endings. It was pretty wild and I enjoyed it. I hope Beth and Vast find what they're looking for.

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Is there just the one ending cause I really didn't like the friends attitude towards somebody with depression.so wasn't comfortable with them leaving with the friend

There are two endings.

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Hi! just wanted to report a bug!
It gets stuck for me in here:

The game just gets stuck.
My main options were

>Was there for fresh air
>Moving on for my Cat 
>Ex is afraid of me 
>Would give anything to start over 
>Say to Allison I'm gonna find a job
>Say to Allison I would think it over 
>"Uh sure" 
>Have to think over becoming a vampire

and on the third night it crashes 

Thanks!

Hello! Did you download the most recent build (from yesterday)? 

yes! had just download it.
However, I pressed shift, and it got unstuck!

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Your Red Embrace games never dissapoint! Always so atmospheric, the music, the visuals, the melancholia. Can't wait for the new one in Las Vegas :)

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There is something wrong with the game when I try to download it. I downloaded every file of the game, but I keep getting some weird error message or something.

Could you tell us what the error is? What platform are you attempting to run the game on?

It says that it failed to load mono. If it means the Mono folder, then I definitely downloaded that to my computer. Windows/PC

Did you fully unzip all the files into a folder on your computer? If that doesn't work, does the browser version of the game work for you?

ಠ_ಠ

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Do you have any plans to add a male MC? :)

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No, this game is complete as is.

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Aww okay. Any plans for another Red Embrace game with a customizable MC? :)

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Yes, please look forward to the next Red Embrace game. You will be able to customize your pronouns and appearance.

I'll be there :)

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Oooh, I have so many questions. Is Vast who I think he is? What does this imply about the next game? How does it tie in? But most of all, I'm hyped for what comes next. Great experience, just as moody (in a good way: atmospheric maybe is what I mean) and thoughtful as I've come to expect!