A short kinetic novel made for the NanoRenO 2020+ game jam.

Ren is something of a shut in.

Leaving the house is a struggle, but as they chat with their online friends to keep the cabin fever at bay, they start taking some steps toward healing.

Warnings for:

-Strong Language

-Mental Illness

Elliot Herriman [Twitter]

  • Writer

Rachel Morgan [Twitter]

  • Visual Artist
  • Composer

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsKinetic Novel, Pixel Art, Ren'Py


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Outside-pc.zip 43 MB
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This was a really cool game, I liked it a lot. The characters felt very real, like people I've met before even, with distinct typing styles and experiences that I could understand even in that short amount of time. The only (minor) criticism is that there was one part near the end where two lines that I think were supposed to be Matt's were said by Ren. I think the lines were something  like "I'm sure" and then "So you're okay?" Otherwise, really nice, polished game. I was able to connect with the character really quickly and that's basically the main thing I look for in a VN.

Thanks! I'm glad you liked the characters so much. And thanks for catching the typo! The new version should fix that part of the text.