Keiji Ryou is asked to attend a business meeting for work between two rich families that doubles as an engagement party. But the bride-to-be and Ryou's boss isn't looking forward to spending her life with someone she doesn't love... and she might not be the only one thinking that way. In a far off secluded region of Hokkaido, trapped in a raging blizzard, something occurs that will change Ryou's life forever.
Mar 31, 2010 • Ages 16+
Sara is a Brazilian girl who decides visiting her friend Eric, whom she met when she spent the summer at his hometown, an year ago. But sadly, thing don't go the way she expected. And Eric's friend, but kind-hearted but gloomy Leo plays an important part in this. The game has supernatural elements in it, and may be a bit sad.
Mar 27, 2011 • 7,718 words • All ages
Episode Zero (Without A Pilot): Anton Rogers, Supreme Commander of the Katajion Directorship and hero of the universe, has had enough. After saving humanity from a destructive war that ravaged the universe for decades, there's nothing he wants more than to just take a few days away from the death and destruction. With his two beautiful bodyguards and assistant in tow, the young commander prepares for the blissful paradise. Yet, the most dangerous mission of all awaits him. What do you do when nobody needs a hero anymore?
Mar 29, 2011 • 30 minutes • 8,000 words • Ages 13+
A story about a little bunny who finds an abandoned kitty and takes her home. Made in NaNoRenO month of 2011 Theme: Cute, light, fluffy
Mar 31, 2011 • 4,000 words • All ages
A kinetic novel reimagining of the classic fairytale Rapunzel. See through the eyes of the girl in the tower, the prince who finds her and the witch who had stolen her away as the story unfolds, very close to the original versions, but unique unto itself.
Mar 31, 2011 • 9,201 words • All ages
A millennium before Romeo and Juliet, another doomed love - that between the Breton Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult - passed into legend. Some of the stories have the pair running off to France to live out their days; in others, they're both murdered by a jealous husband. Sometimes Tristan is a knight at King Arthur's court, other times a wandering Pict. Against a backdrop of war between the Irish and the Celtic peoples of ancient Britain, the pair fall in love and play out their respective roles in the fate of the whole of the British Isles.
Apr 08, 2011 • 3.00 hours • All ages
For Milicent, turning her back from her dream isn't an easy job. She had left everything as she leaves the military: her life, her dreams, her joy, and her only hope on actually "living". Even those emotions and memories she knew she had forgotten long ago... she knew she'd be leaving them behind. But then, another thing she thought she left behind had actually remained with her all the time. And it was a "split personality" that is inside her. Of course, she has nothing to do with her. She actually treats her more like a burden than what this personality claim as a "sister". As she tries desperately to get rid of her, she opens up a past she has hidden long ago, and remembers all the bitter memories she tried to forget.
Mar 31, 2012 • Ages 13+
Another short visual novel about Haru. This time you team up with him to work on a school project. However, in this night something strange happens. Suddenly you’re locked inside your own room and a dark power menaces your life! Can you find a way out of your room? Can you even survive this night? Pay attention to your environment and you might have a chance to escape.
Nov 26, 2012 • 5,428 words • Ages 13+
"James Rutherford is a run-of-the-mill employee at a large insurance company called iSure (he thinks it’s lame too). He hates being cold and on this particular winter morning the temperature at work is dangerously freezing. All he wants is a working office heater but a short series of decisions lead his life along strange new paths and nothing turns out as expected."
Apr 01, 2012 • 4,000 words • All ages
Toribi: Prelude is a pretty clichéd story about a boy (Hum) and a girl (Maria) who are childhood friends. One day, Hum reveals to Maria that soon he will be moving away to the countryside to go to boarding school there, and that the two of them only have seven days together before they will be separated. In this game, you play as Maria in her final week with her best friend.
Apr 01, 2012 • 10,987 words • Ages 13+
Today's the day that Cole will finally propose to his girlfriend Shannon. As he reaches for the ring, however, he realizes he's made a grave mistake! He gave the jacket with the ring in it to his best friend Naima, who's on a bus heading far, far away. And, worst of all, Shannon has somewhere to be right after they finish their meal. Now, armed with a pencil & a pack of index cards, he has to stall for time while waiting for Naima's return by distracting his girlfriend by drawing and telling her a story.
Apr 01, 2012 • 20,000 words • All ages
Life is all about meetings and events. And sometimes one little event can cause a chain that changes the very direction of your life. This is the story of one guy's encounter with a girl standing on a bridge. And how both of their lives changed due to this one event.
Apr 02, 2012 • 19,000 words • All ages
[Visual Novel][Romance?][Otome?][BxPlayer][Horror???] Zayo Byron is the last person you want to meet while wandering around alone at night. Well, guess what fate has brought to you~
Feb 04, 2013 • 10,000 words • All ages
"Once upon a time, I met a prince... the Prince of Nigeria. Throughout his lovely poetry and wonderful serenades of emails, I couldn't help but fall in love with him. Too bad falling in love with a prince isn't all flowers and bunnies as fairytales claimed - we were playing a dangerous game of passion, wildfire and strife. What awaited us both was a story of heartbreak, of tragedy, of broken romance, and deer droppings..." RE: Prince of Nigeria is a crack comedy about a girl who falls in love with the perpetrator of a commonly known Nigerian internet scam.
Feb 24, 2013 • 40 minutes • 6,000 words • All ages
A very short kinetic novel about a dying person trying to remember what happened. This Is Where I Want To Die is a depressing story with an important message.
May 09, 2013 • 10 minutes • 1,447 words • Ages 16+
Short story of a bullied student in South Korea.
Mar 24, 2013 • 5 minutes • Ages 13+
Rena has always been a “Jill of all trades;” dabbling in one thing and getting bored, then moving on to the next. Though she’s majoring in business, it’s only because she has no idea what else to do with her life. But on a day like any other, while on campus she spots a piano, and, remembering the days when she used to enjoy playing, decides to try it…
Mar 25, 2013 • 1,500 words • All ages
Play as an unnamed female narrator as you suddenly wake up in a dark room, and move around to find yourself in a circus theater where you will witness probably one of the most disturbing things in your life.
Mar 25, 2013 • 10 minutes • 1,860 words • All ages
You are a regular college student living in a fictional American city in the near future, who has decided to buy a personal android, or AMI (Autonomous Mechanical Individual). This is a western sci-fi styled visual novel about the hijinks that ensue on your day off.
Apr 01, 2013 • 9,000 words • All ages
An anthology of four short stories tied together by a framing story known as 'mise en abyme', which describes the experience of standing between two mirrors and seeing infinite reflections receding into the distance. The player dips in and out of the stories, each set in a different time period of human history, journeying from the worlds of ancient Polynesia and Egypt to the edges of the galaxy and back to Earth again thousands of years in the future. Created during NaNoRenO 2013.
Apr 04, 2013 • 20,000 words • All ages
Eve may appear to be a normal young woman, but be warned — she is, in fact, a robot. Where she came from or who made her, we cannot tell. All we know is that she is far too lifelike to be legal and constitutes a potential danger so human society. We have tried to disable her, but she has successfully resisted our apprehension team, to its demise. Her whereabouts during the night are unknown — we suspect it's her weakness.
Apr 18, 2013 • Ages 13+
The main character is finding himself in a weird situation : why does his neighbour act so strangely ? He decides to talk to him for the first time in his life without knowing the consequences of this choice !
Feb 28, 2014 • 10 minutes • 1,182 words • All ages
A mysterious illness has spread throughout the world killing people everywhere and in desperation, you escaped and wandered aimlessly and ended up in some remote cabin somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
Mar 28, 2014 • Ages 13+
An autobiography/autofiction of a month in Cardiff. In which we talk about gay sex, cigarettes and alcohol. It also involves imaginary lovers and imaginary murders. Made at the occasion of the NaNoReNo 2014.
Mar 31, 2014 • 12,000 words • Ages 16+
ROMANCE DETECTIVE is a love story about a detective who solves crimes of passion alongside her partner, Romance Cop.
Mar 31, 2014 • 6,714 words • All ages
It's the same thing every day. Yuiri feels doomed to repeat her monotonous life over and over. Her few hours in her karaoke box are all that she has to look forward to. Little does she know, Takehiro, a cashier for the karaoke rooms, feels the same way.
Apr 01, 2014 • 15 minutes • 16,600 words • All ages
Mishka Florentine’s been having a bad week. He’s got an eviction notice on his apartment, his friend Veronica Blast won’t give him the time of day, his new co-worker’s giving him the creeps, and he even narrowly avoided being killed by a bloody stranger. When he finds a shack in the woods that seems to put him back in time by three days, he thinks he can turn all his luck around. …But things aren’t always that simple when you’re playing with time. This game was made in a month for NaNoReno 2014.
Jun 21, 2015 • 1.50 hours • All ages
Between « mise en abyme » and meta-fiction, the game tells the story of…the Träumendes Mädchen team trying desesperatly to join Nanoreno three weeks before it begins. Inspired by actual conversations and actual people (who aren’t like that in real life, promise !), you can now experiment the frightening blank page syndrome...and a lot of nonsense.
Apr 07, 2014 • Ages 13+
A game made by Paradigm Shifty for NaNoRenO 2015 It's a short story about writing horoscopes and the technological singularity. It's also kind of a rhythm game.
Mar 31, 2015 • 20 minutes • Ages 13+
Nigel is a house painter. While trying to earn money with his two colleagues (Terri and Arthur) and taking care of 6-year-old Alicia, Nigel decides to take in a new tenant: Morwenna. Despite being new to this whole ‘parenting’ thing, Nigel is becoming a good parent for Alicia. She and Nigel are having a pretty okay life. However, there have been recent reports of mysterious disappearances around the neighbourhood. And Morwenna seems to be acting stranger and stranger... The story is set in London, Canada. The game takes place over the course of several days.
Mar 31, 2015 • 30 minutes • 14,600 words • All ages
A drifting traveler boards a one-man space shuttle destined for Alpha Centauri. This shuttle is piloted by Budapest, an artificial intelligence program designed to serve humanity. She is a hardworking, diligent program, just a little naïve to the ways of the universe, and intensely dedicated to her directive. But when disaster unexpectedly befalls their ship, the two of them are sent careening through uncharted space, left with dire prospects for rescue. Stuck in a floating cockpit drifting through the empty ocean of stars, they have only each other to rely on. Between interesting discoveries both old and new, Budapest quickly develops new traits and quirks beyond her programming. As she attempts to navigate her own troubled seas, the passenger discovers that there is more to this program than previously expected.
Mar 31, 2015 • 60 minutes • All ages
The story is about a woman, named Ishara, who took a few wrong turns in her life, leading to her exile from her own family. They promised her a ship, but instead gifted it to her twin sister, Cendre. Ishara vows to get her ship back at all costs. Her attempts to steal the ship are thwarted by another bandit gang who wished to take it for their own. She's thrown on an adventure to get the ship back with someone she does not want to be adventuring with! She becomes stuck with either her twin sister Cendre, whom she hates, or Félix, her sister's fiancé ... that has something he is hiding.
Apr 01, 2015 • 2.00 hours • 36,000 words • All ages
Target: Valentino is a crime fighting tactical turn-based RPG. The game follows the characters Randal and Emi as they try to bring down a notorious crime lord named Valentino. Will they be able to bring this criminal to justice? This game was created for NaNoRenO 2015. GAMEPLAY: Target: Valentino is primarily an RPG, not a Visual Novel. The bulk of the gameplay is battling various criminals, and ultimately, Valentino and his goons. Winning battles earn you money, which you can spend on weapons and items, or training the heroes to improve their stats and abilities.
Apr 01, 2015 • 60 minutes • All ages
Chrysandra is the crowned princess of Novaria, but she is not first in line for the throne. To rectify that grave injustice she has decided to get even with the whole kingdom and get a dragon to help her in her mad grab for power (or in burning the place to the ground). Of course procuring a dragon for her evil schemes is not always easy, and with a do-gooder mage hindering her, she might have to think about very crafty ways to get what she wants. Will she succeed? Will she fail? Will she fall in love?
Apr 01, 2015 • 32,000 words • All ages
Kitty City: A bustling commercial metropolis nicknamed The Big Milkbowl, an animal paradise where young cats can chase their dreams like birds in the sky. From the bright lights of the skyline to the sedate green spaces peppered around the city, it's a hell of a town. But beneath this dazzling facade is an underlying layer of darkness that the average joe wouldn't have the first idea about. No city is perfect, and Kitty City has more crime than you could shake a feather-on-a-stick at. `Nip dealers, extortionists, and worse.. When a frog turns up cold in Flirtybird Park in the middle of the day, the fuzz don't have any leads and don't know where to turn. Lucky for them, one cat trots alone through the seedy backstreets of Kitty City, doing what he can to make it a better place: JB Hairboll, Private Eye. A tribute to 1980s-1990s Japanese detective games such as JB Harold and Saburo Jinguuji, JB Hairboll is a short mystery that is suitable for players of all ages. Created within 30 days for NANORENO 2015 by Nurvuss, Justyna Burzynska and Borscht Boll the Cat.
Apr 01, 2015 • 60 minutes • 7,000 words • All ages
John Oswald is a Demi, a human capable of using incredible powers. He is also an agent for World Police, an international security organisation. On their instruction he is sent to the Japanese village Tomishogo to investigate suspicious happenings. Unexpectedly, a massive explosion from an abandoned chemical plant rocks the city. Dozens die in the blast, and people across the town begin to get sick. Even stranger, those who survive the sickness become Demi like Oswald. Only these Demi are in a constant state of delirium, unable to distinguish between friend and foe.
May 28, 2015 • 6,601 words • All ages
A short game about what happens when you're in desperate need of money.
Feb 23, 2016 • 5 minutes • 200 words • Ages 16+
Explore an abandoned building, make the right decisions to increase your chances of survival, and fight strange enemies in turn-based combat that also requires fast reflexes! (Also, consider saving your game often.) I made this game for NaNoRenO 2016 using the Ren'py visual novel engine, but it's more of an adventure RPG sort of thing.
Mar 24, 2016 • All ages
Johnson wants some pizza. Like, REALLY badly. But he can't, after all he is the healer in a raid and man, do those idiots screw themselves over without him watching them. But that's what friends are for: bringing him pizza when he doesn't want to leave the computer for the next 5 hours. But which friend will help him? For what prize? (And do they remember his favorite yoghurt brand?) (Made in four days for NaNoRenO 2016)
Mar 31, 2016 • 2,296 words • All ages
HER TEARS WERE MY LIGHT is a visual novel created for NaNoRenO 2016. It's a short love story about time and space. As time, you can move forward, backward, or warp to any moment you create a save point for. Can you use that power to save space from her feelings of loneliness?
Mar 31, 2016 • 10 minutes • All ages
A short point-n-click game about a college student who get lost on his trail on the mountains. He's only hope is to found a radio in a vacant cottage nearby. But, was the cottage really vacant? Features: - Two Endings - Point-n-Click exploration - Gallery Page (unlocked when you beat the game) Credits: Story/Art: shortpencil Script Editor: Juuria66 Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) SFX: SoundJay | SoundBible | MusMus
Apr 02, 2016 • 600 words • All ages
A comedy kinect novel, set in a dreamy/fantasy like place about a girl who meets a talkative merry-go-round unicorn who wants to be freed from his duty in the amusement park and learn the secrets of flying.
Apr 08, 2016 • 15 minutes • 2,072 words • All ages
Diamond Rose is a short fantasy RPG developed for the NaNoRenO game jam. STORY The story follows Van, a promising young craftsman. Fueled only by his passion for crafting, he left his hometown and set out to make it big in the bustling city of Azalea. He soon realized that passion alone was not enough to survive in the big city. Without fame to his name, no decent customer looked at his wares. Without a decent workshop, he was treated as a common merchant. A month passed and he became just another in the long line of failures. This all changed when he met a swordswoman who gave him the chance to turn his life around. Art and Programming by sendo Written by Zetsubou
Apr 09, 2016 • 60 minutes • 10,000 words • All ages
Adrian has just moved into an old mansion with his girlfriend, Rebecca. After another couple hurriedly leave the mansion, a spooky backstory about the house is revealed, and some seemingly unexplainable events occur, Adrian comes to a conclusion... He realises that he is in a horror game. A badly-written horror game. And he wants to leave...
Apr 14, 2016 • 8,260 words • All ages
"A person's heart's warmth. The very spirit that keeps them alive and strong, especially in cursed frozen tundra. Some say you can sell it to gain power, while others believe it is it's own power. Either way, it did not change the fact that Ágirni sold her heart's warmth to a demon for the use of magick." Synopsis Simple as Snow is a kinetic visual novel about a caster named Lysa who is caught up in the middle of a sorceress scheme to steal the heart of a young king. If only it were about love and not the sorceress' sick plot to literally take his heart. Simple as Snow is a kinetic novel, meaning it's strongly story based. All the backgrounds in the game were beautifully hand painted. This novella is over 14,000 words and has about an hour of game play. There are choices that give insight to the story if you choose to take the time to read them. Originally made for NaNoReno in 2016 with a team of one, but was released late because of life events. Working on this made me want to continue the story and though it might not be everything I wished for. I am happy. Please be aware there is some mild bloodshed and gore and thank you for taking the time to read this. This was an interesting journey and I hope that you enjoy the game.
Aug 27, 2016 • 14,211 words • All ages
The game that's just as fun as being an actual DD for someone. Features 7 Endings 8 Achievements Unnecessary Sarcasm Original Music There are probably better ways to spend 10 minutes, but this isn't the worst either.
Nov 26, 2016 • 10 minutes • 1,000 words • All ages
Entering the school restroom, she finds her friend getting assaulted by two students. She proceeds to help her friend but instead, she gets charged in detention. She plans to retaliate the two bullies, abusing them one way or the other. Trigger Warning: This game contains mild nudity, harassment, and religious sensitive. Neither of the content (except humiliation) drives the story.
Mar 22, 2017 • Ages 16+
I made this in under an hour and I have never coded before. Enjoy!
Mar 29, 2017 • 31 words • All ages
You regain consciousness disoriented in pitch blackness, with a splitting headache. What's going on? How did you get here? In this perilous subterranean world, what will you learn about yourself - if you live long enough? Geekido Studio's first visual "novel" is really more of a visual short story or visual character sketch. Veteran amateur creative producer Chrooke abuses the visual novel format with parallel storylines that drive the mystery and tension as we learn more than we ever wanted to know about our protagonist. Warning: NSFW; contains adult language; contains but does not promote sexism; implies but does not directly portray, and does not condone or promote, rape, domestic abuse, and bullying.
Mar 31, 2017 • 30 minutes • Ages 16+
The tale of Undine retold as a sci-fi space adventure. Three protagonist genders (male, female, non-binary), three romanceable characters (male, female, non-binary). Ostensibly a simple story, but with multitudes of endings and various twists and turns.
Mar 31, 2017 • 4,384 words • Ages 13+
Yandere-chan is just an ordinary girl with ordinary hobbies, ordinary friends, ordinary problems, and one not-so-ordinary crush. She has feelings for the man standing in her street --not a stalker-- who's just loitering about --definitely not a stalker-- and who occasionally tries to look through her window --most definitely not a stalker--. But Yandere-chan doesn't know who this mysterious man is, why he's standing there and if he might be interested in her as well. Should she approach him and confess her feelings to him? Or should she keep her feelings hidden to avoid a heart-break? A ±15.000 word story, rated PEGI13 as long as censor is kept on, rated M if you dare to turn it off. Walkthrough: As this might be a bit difficult to find without knowing it exists, there is a second story to be unlocked. You've just got to... break the game.
Mar 31, 2017 • 2.00 hours • 15,000 words • Ages 13+
Pleione is a Faerie that lives in the forest with her sisters, but she's always pined for the heavens and the stars above, and she's even managed to start trading letters with a Moon Faerie. When a human spaceship crashes in her forest, she starts wondering that if humans can get to the Moon, why can't she? And so she tries to fix the ship... An entry for NaNoRenO 2017!
Apr 03, 2017 • 5,500 words • Ages 13+
Let's join our heroine, a goddess in training, on her adventurous journey. You must think about your choices in order to protect residents of the woods from long winter and even themselves. Learn about nature laws and with their help find way to restore balance and peace. Song About Winter And Spring is a look at slavic traditions from perspective of japanese culture - shinto. With the story and visual aspects of the game we tryed to search for common elements of these seemingly unrelated cultures with goal of finding shared roots of mankind.
Apr 07, 2017 • 14,229 words • All ages