A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The world is about to end. It's your last chance to let go of your fears and leave your mark on the world.

A short kinetic novel about existing outside of the gender binary, feeling like you're running out of time and embracing your desires.

Created for the Nanoreno2022 jam.

Is this story safe for me to play?

  • This story is about people waiting to die a violent death. There are no images or detailed descriptions of death.
  • Both characters have had negative sexual experiences in the past. This is touched upon, but not described in detail.
  • This story is about kink and contains text descriptions of sexual arousal, erotic biting and breathplay.

Comments are welcome!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(34 total ratings)
Authorhigh-tea
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAtmospheric, Cute, Dark, Erotic, Furry, Gender, LGBTQIA, Queer, Story Rich, Transgender
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button

Download

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NanoReno2022-1.0-mac.zip 54 MB
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NanoReno2022-1.0-pc.zip 88 MB

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Comments

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Reading this was an amazing experience. I've played a lot of visual novels, many hours upon hours long, but its hard to overstate how real this one moment between two people feels in comparison. The characters and the world feel so grounded and the writing was just perfect. I can't wait to see what you work on going forward!

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Thank you! I've been having so many interesting discussions and experiences with various queer folks in the recent months, I wanted to try shaping a story out of those. It feels great to see people enjoying it!

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This may very well be one of the best Visual Novels I've ever read. I was expecting a simple story, but found myself genuinely shedding a tear over the beautiful writing in this game.
Although it's short, I suggest for anyone who still has second thoughts to give it a go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you!! That's so sweet to hear!

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The art is fantastic, the writing is fantastic, God--my only wish was that there was more, but at the same time, I think this story works best as this little slice. I got a little choked up, which means a lot for me, hehe. It's hard to find stories that portray sex like this--as ultimately an emotional, rather than purely physical, experience. Also did I mention that the art is amazing like??? Hello????


The ending is especially appreciated for reasons I can't really describe without obviously spoiling things, hehehe. Happy pride! Thank you for sharing this, and best of luck to you with whatever projects you might be gracing us with next.

Thank you so, so much! I do have more stories to tell about Dea and Em! I'm just not quite sure when I'll have the opportunity to shape those into a finished work. Next spring, perhaps? Time will tell!

Oh, and the most wonderful pride to you as well! 

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i think this is the best vn I have ever read

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Ohh, that's such a huge compliment! Thank you so much! <3

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I loved this game so much. Thank you for making it.

Thank you so much for playing it! <3

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This was such a pleasant read, I loved the intimately awkward conversations the two had. It is so realistic and attractive. The art and aesthetic was so nice as well!! c:

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Oh my gosh! Thank you SO much! I would not have dared to write and release something like LAST without doomsday dreamgirl!

 

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awww  im grateful you were inspired and created something as nice as this! c:

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I've never seen someone with the same boundaries as me represented before, or met someone like that, or even had my boundaries truly respected.  This game has kind of made me feel like it's possible? I might cry XD thank you for that /pos

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Aww, thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear that the story resonated with you!

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Gorgeous art, absolutely love the direction from beat to beat. Fantastic work on your jam submission!

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Thank you so, so much! <3

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i...why cant i stop crying....it hit so hard somewhere deep within me...maybe its the current conflict thats happening that makes this all more relatable, knowing that i'll die alone if the worst happen, that there will never be any "Em" there for me...

i dont know how to put my thoughts into words but its a gem that i'll treasure , the art and character design is good, i can clearly understand what the author is trying to say through the words, characters are fleshed out smoothly in a short time frame, the background music is suiting.....its overall nice and pleasant

thanks for making this, i'll try to spread some word

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It ripped me apart in the same way, I saw the meaninglessness of how much I worry and fret and try to control my presentation and be 'the right gender' when...when I doesn't matter. It doesn't matter at all. In the face of mortality and love it doesn't matter. 

Be queer, live life. It's all we have. 

This one is filed under 'life changing games'.

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<3

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Thank you! Thank you so much! I try to write hopeful stories because I've struggled with hopelessness myself, but I've also seen that good things can and do happen to us! I want to tell stories that remind us that despite everything queer people can thrive and find happiness.

 I hope you are safe and I wish you the very best!

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Who's the artist? It looks awesome!

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I am! And thank you so much!

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Really enjoyed playing through this! Art was spectacular; particularly loved the use of the silhouettes instead of typical game sprites. Made it a lot more dynamic. Also really enjoyed Em and Dea as characters. Thank you for making this!

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Ahh, thank you so much! I had very little time to make this, so I decided to go with silhouettes and it worked out better than I had expected. ^^

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It was fantastic! Do you have a social media platform where you post art? I really like your style and  would love to see more of the stuff you do!

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Thank you so much! Social media makes my anxiety levels spike, so I've decided to stay off of it for the time being. Itch.io has been really lovely, though, so maybe I'll make an art zine or something one day and upload it here. ^^