A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows and macOS

The Earth is dead, but alien intervention created artificial habitation for the Humans to regain their footing in. The deal that built these glistening domed cities, however, comes with a strange price: the aliens get to live here with us.

It's been a decade of relatively idyllic coexistence when you're haphazardly recruited by an underground Human rebel movement. They have reason to suspect that the aliens have nefarious secret dealings, and now you're being forced to help them. Explore city functioning. Talk to your friends. What is hiding underneath it all?

A sci-fi visual novel with simple point and click exploration.

Features 18 unlockable epilogues and full voice acting. 

Made for NaNoRenO 2020

Rating: Younger Teen for themes

Epilogue Guide

The Team:

Writing and Programming-Ashe Thurman

Sprite Art-Yoshibb

Background and Overworld Art-Jaz


Voice Direction and Casting-Ben Balmaceda

Additional Art, Animation, and UI-Ashe Thurman


Mohammed-Jeffrey Hunt

Klik-Kit Harrison

Tiffany-Elissa Park

Ashanti-Shelley Hunter

Sheriff Jorge-Daniel Santoy


If It Had to Perish Twice 234 MB
Version 1.0.1 Apr 30, 2020
If It Had to Perish Twice 216 MB
Version 1.0.1 Apr 30, 2020

Install instructions

After downloading, unzip the game to its own folder. The executable file will be present, and simply double click.  Home-grown software (especially ones built in Ren'Py) are sometimes false-flagged by anti-virus software. If this happens, try the following:

  • Run as Administrator
  • Mark as safe/whitelist in your antivirus
  • Perform a manual scan, then re-download
  • Temporarily turn off the anti-virus.

I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Development log


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The voice acting was great, and I thought the world was really cool. I wish there would have been more opportunities to connect with the characters, though - there was just enough interaction to make me really like some of them, but most of the story's resolution had to do with the plot rather than the characters. Really nice job overall though (: and like Ecaeris said I would be interested in more games taking place in this universe with these characters.

I really enjoyed it. The world you've created is really interesting and I hope there will be more games expanding it :)


Thank you! I might have to talk to the team about that....

I. Absolutely. Loved. This. 

The world building, the characters (MOH WAS MY FAVORITE.... Oh man I loved him and his backstory and everything that happened!!!), the art, the music, all of it is top notch. 

The writing and the world building in particular I was absolutely engrossed by and found myself on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next. The amount of lore and text in this game is really impressive, especially the fact that it was made in a month (!!!). Very inspiring !!

I've only gotten 2 endings so far, but I'm planning on playing through more times when I get the chance. I was getting hints of things happening behind the scenes and Ive got an idea of how to get those endings.... :) 

Thank you so! much! for making this gem of a game!!

Ah! Thank you!! I just put up an ending guide up if you need help along the way.