Erm... Sorry I've been lurking for a while, but...
Anyway, on to feedback: The music is distinctive, and as usual very awesome - the theme that plays during the gameplay scenes is a little abrupt, but I'm sure it'll grow on me if I the scenes are gradually introduced. The UI evolution is freaking awesome, it's always nice when you have a comprehensive version of the changes to the novel, unlike Katawa Shoujo's... interesting history. I'm curious about the odd graphic out in the begining with the distinctive pond, because it seems like a bit of a non-sequiter.
The (placeholder?) logo is nice and fancy, but I think it has too much contrast with the background, I would try making a black logo on a white frame, on top of the normal menu screen background. The art design of the characters is great, but they slide on to the screen a little too slowly, not that it really matters. The backgrounds are great, just make sure to have the contrast between the characters and backgrounds be high without being tacky - perhaps a small glow effect around them? (Now that I've rewatched the video, I see that you attempt to solve this problem by blurring out the background, which is a neat effect. Perhaps I just need to get used to the character placement? It's been a while since I've played a visual novel on the computer.
The text box design is perfect, and I can't really suggest anything to improve it. Maybe if you have time you could add a feature that allows you to change the text box's color, if that's even possible, just because you can. While I'm focused on Ui, a picture of your in-game menu would be really cool. I'm not sure if you've made one yet, but with the current UI design I would bet it's somewhere along the line of darkening the entire screen, adding a non-opaque frame around it, and some light fancy text or something. (I'm sorry I'm rambling, seeing this is interesting, I've never seen a game in developement that has more accessible developers - add in that I find the darker menu theme in comparison to KS a little more inviting, and you get a slightly hyperactive review)
Keep up the great work, and keep derping around - believe me, I would be willing to wait even longer if you posted a joke on the blog for once. (Give the writers my regards, seeing as this was more of an art and music exhibition.)
Mr Immortal wrote:And I love the girls' designs. I don't know if it's just me, but they feel like a curious hybrid between western animation and anime, leaning more towards the latter.
Actually, I noticed this too. It's just a tad difficult to wrap my head around in the two seconds that I see the characters in the clips, but it makes sense given the setting.