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Synthetic Girlfriend is a visual novel about  sentient androids and their rights, their ability to "feel" and how humans would possibly interact with them in the future. It also touches on topics like finding yourself, finding purpose in life and connecting with others.


Yuri is a 20 year old student currently going through his second year at the university. One day he's forced to apply for an internship on his father's company, Nagai Robotics.  Disappointed and dealing with parental pressure, he reluctantly accepts thinking nothing interesting would happen. However, on his first day on the job, while wandering through the facilities, Yuri stumbles upon an… artificial girl?

Clearly an android!
Human-machine hybrid!
Is she a human? Nope! Also an android.
Our geeky protagonist!
  • Animated sprites!
  • Puzzle minigames!
  • Existentialism!
  • Original Soundtrack!
  • OpenDyslexic support!
  • Over an hour of gameplay!


Credits:

  • Dems: Character design. Art. Script. Coding. Planning. UI. Some music. And pretty much everything else because I'm a masochist frick.
  • Lezalith: Responsible for the puzzle minigame coding.
  • Facundo Cordara: Music guy.
  • Backgrounds by Uncle Mugen and several Pexels.com edited pictures.

Quirks:

  • Backgrounds might not match the description on the script. We're working on that.
  • There's a bug with the first "true" level of the minigame. The RPC System will tell you did good even if you get a failure. And you can't come back to try it again. Try saving the game when you get to that part if you want to beat that level legally!
  • Mr. Kumar doesn't have any animated sprites. Poor guy.
  • Probably something else that went over my head.


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Synthetic_Girlfriend_PRESS_KIT.zip 7 MB
SynthGF-0.1-linux.tar.bz2 110 MB
SynthGF-0.1-mac.zip 103 MB
SynthGF-0.1-pc.zip 121 MB
SynthGF-0.1-win.zip 104 MB

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Just any sort of note/review. When I went to the puzzle portion of the demo, I am glad it did not force me to complete it, even though I failed once once on it. Sort of strange, but still glad I was able to continue the story as normal. Might be nice to have the puzzles available in the main menu after players unlock them during the game if they want to try to play it for "fun", I'm just not the biggest fan of certain puzzles...

Oh...so when I jumped back into the story is actually a bug, not I am complaining at all. This possibly could irk some players. Maybe make sure it has a skip option so you can continue no matter what.

Just finished playing the demo and really love it so far, more then I thought I would originally. Its sad to the me the demo ended on the first day at Yuri's job/internship, I personally would love to learn more what Eri and maybe Aaila are like kind of personally. 

Strangely I kind of like Eri and think she is interesting and so like a human that you get no feeling she is a robot, except her appearance, sadly. I have a feeling beside her sometime put-offish attitude and I guess boredom she might be unhappy with what I learn I sort of understand and would want to do more then being stuck in that building. Although people seem to treat her like a normal human, even in her situation. I think that once the game is out, would love to play her path.

As for Aailia, not so sure. Its hardly to think her as human like, even with her appearence. Still it is sad how she is treated or those that sort of ignore her and sadly she has no real understanding of it. The only time she seems to have any really human like interest/joy is taking care of plants, and I guess that it. Might be curious of taking her path someday one the game is out.

Sadly not much on Mika, she seems cool. But I guess not quite as interesting to take a path on as Eri or Aailia, but that could change once I play the full game.

Well, keep up the good work and hope we get to see the full game someday, maybe in the near future...

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i just finished the demo  looks great whenever it updates il look at it.     /It has to be one of my fav visual novel games iv played so far/

Thank you so much for taking your time to play my little game! I hope you enjoyed it a lot. The development is slow, mostly because I'm a student and work also takes time off my hands, but I'll turn it into a full game someday!

ay thats ok games dont get made in a day.  take your time :D

Can I draw for you for free by drawing I mean tracing and adding original content? my discor troler_noob#3088

Hello! At the moment I'm doing the whole art thing to keep it consistent. Sorry!