A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Episode 1 of the visual novel series, "Spare Parts."

Lucy's fresh out of her parents' home and looking for a foothold to start the rest of her life, but with  no experience and only one friend, she's having trouble finding a job. That is, until she stumbles into a shop run by a mysterious woman who, for some reason, hires her on the spot. Unable to keep her nose out of others' business, Lucy finds herself caught in a much more complicated position than she bargained for.

The beginning of a story about the long struggle for a peaceful life, and the parts of ourselves we must sacrifice to make it there.

36k words, ~3 hours long.

If you have any issues, please contact me either in a comment or at sofycrystals@gmail.com.

(There is a known issue with some machines where the default Ren'Py renderer, OpenGL, causes some hitching and stuttering. If you notice even very minor issues, please try: Shift+G, and change "default renderer" to "Force Angle/DirectX Renderer.")

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 47 days ago
Rating
(20)
AuthorSophie Rose
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsLGBT, Robots, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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spare-parts-episode-1-osx.zip 147 MB
Version 1.0
spare-parts-episode-1-win-linux.zip 165 MB
Version 1.0

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just finished this and wow! i loved this so much, and i'm really excited to see where the rest of this story is going to go!! as well as, uh, a little nervous based on that epilogue buT!!! i love these characters so so so much, and i think 04 is my favorite? they perfectly encapsulate the feeling of "baby AI raised solely by anime" and i adore them so much, i can't wait to see more of them, as well as everyone else!!! thank you so much for making this wonderful game

Just finished playing through this and I loved every bit of it. The sprite animations and transitions add a lot, and I feel much love for all the influence from Ryukishi07's visual novels, like in the SP Radio segment! It all makes up such a wonderful experience for Episode 1. The characters were so well-written, like people I know from my own personal life, so I love them dearly already. Also your art style is adorable I loved every image. THE BLOWTORCH GAG WAS REALLY GOOD. Unit 01 is my wife. I can't wait for the next episode, take care of yourself and good luck!

There's so much fantastic writing here! And subtle characterisation! And cute definitely-not-robots!!! I am promoting this every way I can because the story deserves to see completion and the creators deserve praise and money for it :3

Oh! And I loved the extra radio segment at the end! It was a great way to wind down and process some of the big feelings in the main story. I appreciate it a lot.

This is really sweet and my heart aches for every single one of the characters. I love your writing!! Already excited for the next episode, though I feel like my brain has plenty to chew with this one.

IT'S SO GOOD OH my god i love it i canNOT wait to see more!! maybe i am but a sucker for both lesbians and robots but this has me in particular hooked. i will be here ASAP when the next episode drops!!

I just finished chapter 2 and I love it already

I really liked the first episode. The characters were endearing and you've set up a fairly good premise. I think my favourite part is the very serious faux-umineko scary bit with 03 followed up by Lucy still not realizing they're robots and 01 being like "wow you really don't get it yet"


The art and music is really nice too, it all feels cohesive and easy to read and play. Good job! I linked it on my twitter as well so hopefully you get more players soon.

I really enjoyed this visual novel - the premise is super intriguing and I’m very excited to see where the story will go from here! You’ve got yourself a new fan. ;>

OMG! This looks so beautiful!

im really looking forward to this!

This looks so cute! Excited for it!