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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

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it's 2021, and I still find myself coming back to your games every now and then because of your storytelling skills. what I love most about the intricacy of the symbolism woven into the art and dialogue is that I feel like I see something new and different each time I return. while I understand that the full complexity of relationships can't be simplified within a short video game, you sure do a fantastic job of depicting how easily relationships can become codependency or be used as avoidance for more serious problems. I especially love how honesty leads to an objectively "good" ending - it puts a whole new spin on dialogue choices in video games (side note: absolutely love the choice of a neuron-like structure for the player's thoughts / dialogue and an obfuscated, web-like structure for Her/Him).

When I first played this game, I couldn't stop thinking about what She/He represented, since you explicitly give us the information with the friend that She/He isn't actually a physical person. I remember someone in the comments suggested She/He represented self-harm, but I was uncertain. Now, I realize the idea She/He represents is ambiguous for a reason because we can all become addicted to different things, physically and mentally. For a long time, I thought ambiguity was lazy writing, but it's creators like you who make me realize that ambiguity can be a powerful tool for accessible storytelling.

This is really good! I like the interesting visual novel-esque gameplay it is simple, and while it is not super intricate, it's not supposed to be. The artstyle is amazing though, both the guy, the girl and the best friend are drawn wonderfully. The music is very haunting yet beautiful (it reminds me of an indie RPG called OFF by the way but that's besides the point). But the symbolism and themes regarding addiction to a person is very deep. Although I would prefer a bit of a faster skipping option in dialogue.

Qual o nome da música do menu principal? (Música do início)

@d4a7y Zephyo Is Angela He

thats some good advice.

Credits & Info

4.14 / 5.00

Sep 10, 2017
10:10 AM EDT
Visual Novel