During a codebreaker exam, an aspiring but uncertain cryptographer discovers an odd event that opens the door to a conspiracy that involves a friend—the helpful (but stuck in the 80s) Artificial Intelligence, MIA.
This short game was made in a week. You can watch the gameplay video to get the whole story, but I would recommend playing it just the same. Enjoy!
the prologue to the Codebreaker stories
a cyberpunk atmosphere with a touch of the 80s
teaches the basic principles of “Shift/Caesar” cipher technique
After waking up in a strange game room, a brave but clueless soldier must play the games of the bizarre hosts or remain trapped forever. Download from itch.io
This game is a collection of three mini-games made as a submission for the RPG Maker March Madness Mini-Game Contest.
Cipher – A cleric gets garbled messages from spirits. You help her decipher what they are. The ciphering process is randomized with each attempt. If you watched “Gravity Falls”, you’ll probably like this.
Number Guess – A witch picks a number, and the hero has three chances to guess it right.
Cobweb-Heart-Light Bulb – It’s “Rock-Paper-Scissors”, but uses the default speech balloons of RPG Maker.
There are six secret achievements to discover.
The Twisted Fates series will be short-stories with a touch of dark fantasy and comedy.
“Natalie” is a free and short visual novel about work-life balance.
Natalie was a game jam submission that was later developed into a visual novel. You can download and play either version for free.
Pressured to raise money to buy a new game, indie programmer Natalie joins a week-long game development contest. As she works, events pop in her life forcing her to choose what to prioritize and sacrifice.
Can Natalie successfully balance her professional life with her personal life?
short gameplay (approximately 20 minutes)
choose your own background music
“Natalie” is a life-simulation visual novel. The player helps Natalie decide what to do to complete her project.
Download and Play for Free
There are two versions of this game: a Visual Novel made with Ren’Py and a JRPG made with RPG Maker VX Ace.
Visual Novel (Windows, Mac, Linux)
RPG (Windows only)
“Natalie” was a game jam submission for RPG Maker in November 2016. The “Learning Together” jam encouraged RPG Maker users to share what they have learned. Ultimately, “Natalie” was randomly chosen as one of the lucky winners.
After experiencing the thrill of indie game development, I developed an interest in creating visual novels. I studied Ren’Py—a free visual novel engine—and published the visual novel version of “Natalie” in December 2016.
If you liked this game and would like to see more, please consider buying me coffee so I can keep making stories and forget about sleeping. :D
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