have you seen the cg spoiler on wotb Twitter
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
Tennis Ace is a visual novel following in the more traditional Japanese VN mold, with a lengthier prologue, a higher focus on characterization and anime-esque art.
In the game, you follow the life of an 18-year old boy who aspire to become a professional tennis player at the end of his senior year in high school.
The game has three dateable characters, all of them being part of the protagonist's inner circle of friends.
Updates will be posted here 14 days after they have been posted on Patreon, with updates coming out monthly.
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- Version 0.24 - Public Release7 days ago
- Version 0.23 - Public Release36 days ago
- Version 0.22 - Public Release60 days ago
- Version 0.21 - Public Release98 days ago
- Version 0.20 - Public ReleaseNov 18, 2018
- Version 0.19 - Public ReleaseOct 15, 2018
- Update 0.18 - Public ReleaseSep 15, 2018
- Update 0.17 - Released PubliclyAug 21, 2018
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Well, since this VN has made it so far, I really wanna- no, I have to tell you that this is one of the best VN I've played.
Many VN uses over sexualized character design to appeal to the audience and make the characters more "interesting". I have nothing against that, and I surely enjoy it when done right. But the thing is you didn't do it and still managed to make all of these characters really fun and interesting. All of them have unique traits, likes, problems, and their interactions are everything but boring. Even the secondary characters are unique, giving a sensation of life and diversity to the world they live in.
I also love the goofy and upbeat tone of the mayority of their interactions. You manage to convey their feelings so well. Whenever they're having fun and joking I can't help but smile, but I also feel sincere pity for them everytime they struggle with whatever problem they have.
The overall tone makes the VN really enjoyable too, and I love those refferences you sneak in, especially the Mistery Food X, and the fact that Jun actually got it makes it even better xD. And there's also the... Foreshadowing that you (either intetional or not) make in some interactions that makes choosing all possible paths a bit funnier.
The way you develop every relationship is also really well made. I've never felt that something was forced or unnatural (letting aside that I hadn't seen Keisuke). You make them go step by step, gradually building up their trust in each other and feelings, and that feels so real.
There's only one thing I "dislike" about this VN, and it doesn't even make it a bad game but instead makes it more realistic. It really makes me feel sad whenever I'm taking someone's route and I see that the other guys are still dealing with their problems. It doesn't matter if I choose them or not, they will be dealing with their problems anyway, and I won't be able to help them all because MC won't be able to know. It's not like I can go all Persona and date them all (see what I did there ;) ).
Overall, I really love this VN. The art, the OST, oh my god the characters. It's sad having to wait a couple months to continue this fantastic story, but a good story can't be written in a single day, can it?
Just keep up the good work, and I really hope to see this until the very end.
Is there any way to download this game on a chromebook? ive been wanting to get it for this so i could play it while im on the bus, but i cant seem to find out how, if anyone can help me, that would be greatly appreciated <3~
A thought just came into my head. I know Im thinking waaaaaayyy into the future from now but it just occurred to me, once both Sho and Yuu graduate, they both have different plans afterwards possibly causing them to split up into different parts of the world. What would happen to their relationship? :o
They would probably:
A: Spent less time together, but still as a couple.
B: One person gave up their plan and then stay together with the other one.
C: Or somehow found a way to stay together without interfering their life plan.
I think that applies to all characters. Jun as a composer in Germany, Keisuke will likely be the CEO for the Certain Drama. You may have to choose an option. go, stay or find a compromise! I like to think about it as the story goes on, just like you. Only to let me surprise then by WOTB. There's a lot going on, Jun's illness, Keisuke Family / band trouble, and Shoichi and his father. That's what I think. WOTB Continue the love stories with his ideas, and we can only be surprised and enjoyed by him.
i wonder if this game will get a part when you get to see the younger version of the MC and his friends
hmmm is it just me or the story for shoichi's route is still the same as in 0.23?
It's still the same but he add it early to reduce the burden in the future, I still wonder CG 7,8,9 will be for the festival or not.
How do you extract file from android apk file :P
Kinda want to spoil myself on it a little bit earlier :3
oh my god ....
It seems that the way that the files for Tennis Ace aren't uploaded to the itch.io servers, which prevents the use of the Itch client to manage the game's download and updates (attempting to do so results in an error message of "This title is hosted on an incompatible third-party website"). Downloading and running the game on Windows (without uisng the Itch client) works as expected, but the ability to use the Itch client in order to manage the game's updates would be preferable.
Is this something that might be addressed in the future?
Just replayed Shoichi's route and I can't wait to see more of it, and the other two too!
i wonder if this game will have an antagonist.
Probably Tageki (if that's how his name is spelled) Tanabe
Tageki Tanabe is more like his rival in tennis than an antagonist
I don't think there's going to be some bad guy who has it out for Yuuichi for some as of yet unknown reason. And since rival is a synonym for antagonist, I figured Tageki, or maybe Yuuya, would be the likely candidates.
I'm pretty sure the next update comes out tomorrow, i'm super excited~!!
Is it bad that I'm waiting for the Kobayashi Jun story to update? I hear the Shoichi story is pretty good, so I might explore that character development a bit more, but in the meantime, I'm going to be... experiencing mixed emotions and internal euphoria.
I loved that story <3 I've played Sho route for now and it was great. I hope you will update this game soon :D Great job <3
The update should be out on March 16th, but this update will be for Keisuke's path, but it feels like its been forever since the last Keisuke update, I hope it'll be a good one! <3~
It's on wotb's twitter if you wanna check it -censored tho-
Did u guys see the new cg things gonna get hot between yuu and sho 18+ :3
Yes, it is getting pretty hot in there.
And well, Sho has got some countermeasure for all these heat :P
I hope this part will not be badly written though...
yeah but i hear its not in the next update tho
What do you mean "CG"? What is that? Sorry, English is not my natal language.
Will there be a route with Haruki in the future? It will be interesting.....
i rllyyyyy love this omg.. the shoichi update was.. amazing! i was in tears when i saw yuu comforting sho.. it remind me when my boyfriend saw me rlly hurted and he was there for me in that moment.. and until today when im sad he just kiss me a lot and tell me what to do.. amazing update thanks again! :3
What I think would be adorable is if that specific moment its a CG.
The Shoichi update was so overwhelming for me... I am so, so happy that Yuu is getting used to the "boyfriend"thing! Especially when Yuu gave Sho a couple of kisses to comfort him. I literally yelled out loud for that! This is a great story and I hope that it will get better soon! Thanks for the beautiful story WOTB! Big fan of your great, great work!
Do you have an idea when Shoichi's story will be continued? The way day 18 ended really left me wondering what happens next.
the updates are once a month. Each update is for one character it seems. So the next update for Shoichi seems to be in May Im assuming since the latest update this month was for Shoichi
I just finished Shoichi day 18 - I was still thinking about it that I "almost" wrote Juichi 🤣 - and wow. I simply don't know exactly how to describe the feelings I got from playing this game...even tough the end of day 18 made me cry - which I think of as a compliment, as I'm normally very apathetic, but the story was so immersive that I felt as if myself were living as Yuuichi and also sharing the sadness with my husky boyfriend 😢 -, in average the game is full of happy times...a lot per signal,making it a lot of fun to play. Also,as I said probably like a million times from the time I started playing it,the story is very immersive,I can feel the passion of the writer even in the most basic dialogues or narrations - praises to him/her 👏👏👏. By the way,I was VEEERY surprised witht the closet scenes... even tough I saw it through a YouTube, I just jumped in the middle of the live,so I wasn't so immersed in the story like now as playing from the beginning..it was just...lots of fun,romantic - eh,maybe no 🤣 -,and full of hormones 🌚 but I liked it very much anyway.
I'm a bit conflicted now,as I'm happy with the experiences the game provided but also a lot sad with the end of day 18 - as I'm even with wet eyes till now... yeah,feeling a bit over emotional and maybe dramatic - but as I said a lot already,and wouldn't stop so early,I loved the game and I do hope you continue with it.
I'll be waiting for the next update as I try to recompense myself... I think I only cried so much due to "external" interferes like this game - okay,maybe it was more with the game - seeing the film "striped pijama boy",even tough I doubt it has this name,as it sounds soooooo awkward in English haha - yeah,a bit drama queen moment. Where do I get my oscar? 😜
Okay,I'll stop bothering everyone with my "book" comments. Just congratulations for your work,as I, like a lot o people that I noted,loved it. That you may continue inspired to give us such good content. ^-^
See ya ... "less than three" - that also sounds awkward in English,Jesus. Everything is silly or awkward in English...It was just that anyway: <3
Does your fingers hurt cuz damn dude u wrote an essay here -although I totally agree with everything you said- but just wow the amount of time that would take 😂😂
Anyone know that CS was supposed to mean? My English is not wonders,so I can't really think of something it can mean 🤔
I'm liking it more and more the more I play the game <3
Soichi is also so cute and romantic...I still pity what happened when he confessed...even tough I reached now the part where "I" am having a dream about it...seems like finally something will emerge out of it...finally,as I was almost tearing for Shoichi hahaha
His sister is also cute,tough he is like a husky version of Saya 🤣🤣 both demon woman... 😜
The only drawbacks that I saw in the game were some typos or bugs,as for the rest I only have positive feedback ^-^ and that as it as game it'll come to an end and someday but bah, wathever,I can live with it...I think? 😅
CS stands for Character Selection pretty sure
wow I've just played day 15 and I was so overwhelmed by emotions that I'm crying of joy 😊🤣 what a passionate story that pulls you full into it 👏👏👏
Ah, so you have just hit the best part, i felt the same way when i reached day 15, when the update ended, i was so sad to know that i have to wait a month to read more, but im always ready for the next update!
haha glad I was not the only one.
Yeah,it is a bit sad know that it reached ththe update end and you needs to wait a bit more for the next...but we can survive the wait. Plus,it is WORTH IT MUCH. ^-^
I discovered this game through the YouTube UkeKookie and wow it was worth it.
Loved ya work,even tough it's not finished yet. The history and the music is soooooo good. By the way,if you want to sell merchandise of the game in the future I think the soundtrack would sell lots 😉.
The art is so cute *-* I want to hug every character and/or just pinch their cheeks like an old auntie 🤣.
I only played part of Shoichi route at the moment and wow...I'm in love with the game. It's so detailed,full of emotions,very romantic,funny and etc... I loved. There is such a mix of different scenarios that it makes me feel like in living it,not just playing. Both the happy and sad moments...tough I prefer the happy times,which there is a lot,as the game is full of comedy most of the time - at least till the point I played hahaha.
I was so sad for Shoichi at day 10,being ignored during his confession...and "me" even thinks that it was something not important..."I'm " a monster 😱 I was thinking like...just say "me too" and kiss he back hahaha. The face he made when I ask what he said,with tears almost coming out from his eyes, maaaaaaan, that got me with wet eyes 😢
Anyway,the game is much fun and I hope you do continue with the project. I'll glad continue to see - and test haha - your progress with it 😊.
By the way...the bugs and typos should be reported where? I think I saw about it somewhere,but confirm is free 🤣 cuz I only played Shoichi route till the end of day 10,but found some scene transgression bugs and some English errors too 🤔 tough I do not know if you are already correcting them
I discovered this game when i was feeling depressed and looking through itch because i felt bored, i found this game and i thought: "Huh, looks pretty good, ima try it out" and I tell you, I don't regret getting it at all, this game shows so much passion and work that it just fits so perfectly with the audience, the music, artwork, characters, and story line, all fit so well together that you cant say its a bad game, I hope you enjoy this game as much as everyone else does! <3
Till now in enjoying a lot. And seems that I'll only start to enjoy more and more haha
oh trust me, you will enjoy every moment of the story, from the happy, to the sad, it will always surprise me at what WOTB has to offer in every update
Yeah. I noted that. Just finished day 18 of Shoichi. Even tough it was a sad end and I'm still a bit sad I was fully immersed in it and enjoyed a lot. Even now that I'm almost crying again just remembering of it,it still does came to mind the good feeling that it was all the same time. The story was very profound,to say the least.
I'm just a bit...lost?...as I know I probably would be anxious for the next update and be waiting expectantly like a little child haha - tough not one as cute as Aki 😍
I found something good.
Gotta get that ice cream.
Looks like some good ice cream.
Woah woah woah, i...i dont think im ready to see this yet, i think we get to see some NSFW soon, wow, i...im sweating right now, thats just, wow
Probably 6 - 9 months later, as WOTB said that it won't be in the next Sho update ;-;
How do I update the game?
Do I have to download it everytime an update comes out or what?
What about my saved data?
Help, please ;-;
Just download the new version when u install it there will be an option to "just update data" or sth don't worry ur saved files won't be erased
if you're on pc, you can move the save files by moving the file named "saves" (that is in "game") into the "game" file of the new version of the game.
Don't worry, whenever you download the new update, you just gotta extract the folder and play from there, all your saves will still be there, don't worry
Thank you all! It was a huge help.
I lowkey can't wait for MC and Shoichi to get it on...but I'm also upset about Shoichi's route...
In my opinion i think that shoichi's route is amazing even though i really wanted him to win and i wanted more days and a CG but i still think that its amazing and WOTB is trying his best with it
I was sad too that Sho didn't win the last game, but still...that moment in the closet was getting pretty heated, i didnt know what was gonna happen, but all in all, its one of the most detailed routes in the game, there is so much effort and time put into it, and the writing and music sets the mood in certain situations.
i hate that i need to wait 3 months for the next shoichi update
This game is so good that i can't live my life if i don't finish shoichi's route
I'll play the other routes after i finish shoichi and then I'll wait for aki's route and then Haruki's route and then Yuuya's route if they will ever exist
I'm already excited for something that might never come true
Also good job you added different expressions for Haruki and Saya the game is getting better every update 😍🤩😀
Ehm. You know where the problem lies .-.
I think something bad will happen~
when i say Aki's route i mean that Yuu spend time with him and being the older brother that he needs when he gets into trouble that Yuu had already experienced when he was 12 years old and we can know more about aki and will know yuu even more cuz they are brothers and they will have very similar life when they were young also we will be able to see his social life and know more about Aki's secret "date" and if WOTB wanted to even expand it more yuu will become pro and will start teaching aki and practice with him and he will be slacking off just as yuu did and it will be a great story etc.
Haruki got new expressions? I didn't see them when i played the new update, unless you are on android, i think yours is different, also, does Haruki get a dating route as well? or is it just as a friend type of thing, because im on pc, so idk if new stuff comes out different for you if you are on android
I'm also on pc and alao the android version is the same as the pc
Haruki just got a smile expression and I'm sure that he didn't have it before this update
Just pay attention to his jaw and you will see it curve a little bit upwards giving the smile that is hard to notice
oooohhhhh, i never saw the smile on his face before, i thought i saw it once, but i just ignored it, thats awesome to hear that WOTB puts so much detail into his sprites and all that <3
i always say that little details makes a pro better then the average and little details makes everything better even if no one noticed it
This game is the best <3
it is, really, i love the concept and the story line of each character, and the way the mood gets in certain situations, really makes you feel like you are in the game with it, and the music....the music is amazing, it sets the mood for whatever is happening, and the expressions are incredible, also, did you see the new thing on his Twitter, its pretty cool
The last Shoichi update... is NSFW content coming??
i wish, really, i really want it to happen sooner or later, its bound to happen probably, the newest update got pretty sexual, so i wouldn't doubt it
Yuu said he wants to make him feel better after Sho went home crying and that wording is usually a hook for sex
I think it is coming.
But...maybe one to three update later?
Yuuichi should become a volleyball player and join Shoichi.
I think it will be hard for Yuu to become a volleyball player since he just spent most of his time playing tennis.
But, well, who knows that it might come true?
I don't think Shoichi would let him do that...
dose anyone know what song is playing when sho is crying to MC during day 18 cuz its superb and really matches the mood. So I u know the name plz tell me I try to shazam it but it's dosnt work.
I noticed that if your doing Jun's story and go on the tea cups. When he clench's his chest he ends up in a white suit instead of his normal wear
Could be a little spoiler. that in the future it will happen to him during a competition.
juicy hints cool
I think WOTB messed up the sprite and accidentally displayed it there.
But hey, at least that means that it will happen to him during the piano competition in the future @_@
Yeah, it's something that happens regularly with a lot of the character throughout the game, I guess it's just some mistakes, wrong file selections, and things like that, it will probably get fixed in future updates, though, it's a good idea to say when it happens in game, so it's easier to fix.
it was really make me fell in love of this game that was too good
I am looking forward to the next updates. I guess in Shoichi's story, the MC will visit his dad, maybe with his sister to find out what happened in the past. The MC can, as he says himself, hardly keep out of other matters.
If you're reading this WOTB the update is really good. The people at Patreon are also going up. This should confirm that everyone liked the update and the emotions.
Wow, I bet that everyone cried once they played this new update. But chillax people, Shoichi protected by plot so I `m sure that it will all end well.
First time in my life since I've played visual novels....that a scene made me cry...
I just finished it and...I feel heavy and I would cry again at some point right now. The look of Shoichi's face is heart breaking and I can't handle that.
This update is the most emotional one so far for me and...Im super excited for the next update.
This one is amazing and you did an amazing job.
Thank you so much for creating this beautiful update!
So I was looking through the files and I saw of a version of Shoichi naked on day 13. When you were offered to share a bed with him.
Is this really a thing on the game or is it just on the files?
If it is can anyone tell me how to get it?
I've been trying to get it with no luck.
May I ask where you have to go in the files of the game to find the images? I've wanted to take a peak at all the sprites and I have no idea where they are in the files
I think WOTB are going to add it when Yuu are going to Sho's house to sleepover again.
There is no way to get it for now though, unless you datamine for it.
Well I found the files when I extracted the game on android version and I was looking if there's a new cg (or its been in the files but not attainable) for Shoichi and I come across with this cg.
I don't know how to get it though.
I cried so much as well during the update, it shows so much passion in the writing that it really makes me feel part of the story just by seeing how well the story is written, its funny at some points, and when sho and MC were in the closet, and sho kinda did that.....thing with MC's hand, it made me feel in so much suspense when i saw it happen, this game is perfect in so many ways, i have never seen a visual novel with so much work done and so much love put into it, i hope that many people see this game and think "hey, this is an amazing novel, i want to meet the creator and tell him that i love his work!"
Wow, what an amazing update, it had me in so much suspense,laughter and i actually cried at some points, this update showed so much passion in Shoichi's and Yuuchi's relationship together, thank you very much WOTB, keep making great updates like these! <3
huh, im not seeing the new update, i downloaded it and extracted it, but it still ends at day 16, can anyone help?
*SPOILER ALERT*This update was rly unexpected I thought they will win on last second I was literally in tears when they lost
is here a guide or something?
I think you mean a "guide" for getting good ending of every route?
There is not a guide yet, since the game is still in development.
But maybe there will in the future.
Mhmm it's going to be hella lit
Boi, can't wait for the new update~