I woke up next to you again.

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A visual novel about a more-than-one-night stand and addiction.
There are 4 endings.

I had the idea and I really wanted to make it so here it is ^^ Hope you enjoy.

Keyboard-only directions:
* WASD/arrow keys to pick choice
* Space/enter to submit choice
* Esc to pause

itch.io - zephyo.itch.io/i-woke-up
GameJolt - zephy0.gamejolt.io/iwokeup

OML Front-paged!? Thank you newgrounds!!


The game is nice, and your visual style is charming as always. It requires quite a number of replays to get the game message and story, and it felt somewhat one-sided at first, but heart-touching later. Though in a whole it seems too... overthinking and over-comlicated about some basic things, but it's just my way of thinking and behaving, so forget it

zephyo responds:

Thank you :) id love to hear what u think was over-thinking.

Addictions always start as a "one-night stand".
Besides the art, which I find amazing as always, this game talked to "that something" inside me and in the end I was crying like I didn't in years.
In a short novel you were able to show us how addiction works, how compulsive behaviors start by looking "innocent", as the girl (or the guy) you wake up next to at the beginning of this story. It shows us how hard it is to get rid of them, how dangerous, and yet still beautiful they are, even when you find out that they don't make you feel good any more.
Thank you for this.

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zephyo responds:

omg! lynn! thank u so much for the overwhelming review. you're welcome. I hope you are ok <3

Once you finish all endings, this game seems frightening.And keeps me wondering, but what is this actually about?And what does the protagonist have?Also,I can see that you put a great effort on visuals and soundtrack,nicely done - even if this game is a bit short.

zephyo responds:

thank you. do u want me to spoil? :) [spoiler] in my opinion your partner represents addiction; what kind, I leave it up to the player's interpretation.

nice game, do u have one-night stands often?

zephyo responds:

haha no.

This is an excellent game. Lovely visuals and great story, too. It reminds me of Bentosmile's Air Pressure, which has a similar theme.

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zephyo responds:

thank u! yes, it was inspired by her work!

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4.05 / 5.00

Sep 10, 2017
10:10 AM EDT
Simulation - Other