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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 Sep 04, 2020
Rating
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AuthorSophie Rose
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsFemale Protagonist, LGBT, renpy, Robots, Story Rich, Transgender
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Homepage, Patreon, Twitter

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Spapa1.1-1.1-pc.zip 164 MB
Spapa1.1-1.1-mac.zip 147 MB

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This was very adorable! I do love the mood the game gives off with its art style and use of warm colors vs cool colors in stressful scenes. I think Unit 03 is my fav~ 

Onto the next one!

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This is EASILY one of the best visual novels I’ve ever read. The characters are incredibly well-written and the tone the game repeatedly sets for the core mystery of the narrative is perfect for a story told through this medium. One of the few that takes great advantage of all presentation elements that are part of the medium: everything adds up, builds on top of one another, and ultimately makes your imagination run wild. Highly recommended.

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I found out about this game while randomly browsing itch.io, and it barely took half of the game's runtime for it to become my favorite visual novel ever. 

There's so, so much to love about this story. The characters are three-dimensional, interesting and emotionally evocative, even the ones that we've barely had the chance to interact with thus far.

Lucy is a delight of a protagonist, and her low self-image has a clear effect on the narration, which I'm in love with. She also feels very trans-coded to me, but that's just my headcanon.
For now >:))

I have a lot of thoughts about this story as a whole, but there's less than half a day before Episode 2 comes out, so I'll save the longer review for after I finish it. 

All in all, this is an amazing visual novel and I'm glad to have found out about it and I'm ecstatic to learn more about the world and these characters.

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gay robots sounds cute. keep up the good work

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I really like the Lucy character, I feel like it could be me. Well, maybe she's a tiiiny bit too dumb but I see for what narrative purpose ^^'

A shame she couldn't have a feedback on her drawing yet :p


I'm hooked to it, can't get unhooked ;)

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this is such a wonderful game, im already in love with all the characters... i hope we get to see more of 02 in the next episode and im excited to see more of the plot. the radio segment was also really fun, i love when games have those... 

all in all a very good start for a genre that often struggles with those! cant wait for episode 2!

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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I just finished chapter 2 and I love it already

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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.

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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. ;>

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OMG! This looks so beautiful!

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im really looking forward to this!

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This looks so cute! Excited for it!