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Winter Novel

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“Snow, dullness, depression. Constant dissatisfaction with work and superiors and feeling like there is no escape. Is this what life will always be? Perhaps… but I can always hope for change to be just around the corner!…”

Sveta is a young bank intern. She believes that there is no end to the cycle of monotony that has become her life; secretly wishing for change but is too depressed to find the motivation.

Vlad is an unsociable, devil-may-care freelancer without any respect for the status quo who prefers to work alone.

They find their lives turned upside-down when they are forced to work together on an urgent, high-profile project that could change the course of their careers.

Can they work together despite their differences? Will this relationship change their lives for the better?


  • A visual novel with an old-school style – take a trip back to the 80’s with ASCII-art!
  • Music by Sergey Eybog, compositor of “Everlasting Summer” – a compilation of chiptune-style melodies that complement the vibe of the game.
  • ”Less than 1MB for download?!” Winter Novel has been made in pure C – just like how they were in the good old days.
  • 30-60 minutes of gameplay – a game for the visual novel fans and curious casual gamers alike!
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System requirements for Linux

  • Memory: 40 MB RAM
  • Storage: 4 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • Memory: 40 MB RAM
  • Storage: 4 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • Processor: 64 bit
  • Memory: 40 MB RAM
  • Storage: 4 MB available space
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Winter Novel reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
It's Never too late to change everything. ASCII-Graphics-This is, of course, cool, and music from the composer "Infinite Summer" (This is now as a summary of the various Polish indie teams "from the people who took part in the creation of the Witcher." The Whole trend.), so generally delight, but for the novel is much more important story. And we are offered a banal story about the Duzhba two lonely people, in which there is no election, no interesting turns, no shocking finale, and the motivation of the characters are sometimes quite strange. This and in real life abound, though, the promise made in the headline, of course, is good. On the other hand, it is that similar situations have happened to many, and see how others, sometimes very amusing. In the presence of a little humor and internal self-digging. Nice, but the reasons for deep reflection will not give and aftertaste will not leave.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
The "Winter novella" About a freelance girl (where I have already seen it?) and the work of a woman who has been tortured to smile. Everything is just like in life From the very beginning we are warned that it is best to read this novel at a penalty distance. The Graphic style is characterized by symbolic minimalism (in terms of the laid meaning too), that is the system of icons and symbols, together folding into a single-piece drawing. At First it looks not very convenient, but soon get used to it. In Part you can imagine Chinese crosswords-here is the same. By analogy, you can even remove the color in the game, so that there are only text Yes icons, but then empathize turns out worse. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1359953071 As for the plot (since half of the players will not even bother with the passage, I will not hide it spoiler)-he is moderately short, tells about several days of work on Impossible project of a completely randomly obtained team from the Freelancer Vlada and end tired of working in the Bank of the girl Sveta. In Parallel passes the internal history of the characters, tired of their living conditions and gray everyday life of constant loneliness-one chose it, the other is forced to be in it. By Working and supporting each other along the way, they seek change in their lives and, most importantly, in themselves. Not without Reason a few times in passing flashed a phrase from Carpe Diem "What am I doing with my life?". And quite often you catch yourself thinking that it could be a standard mod on BL. But here in the case comes the graphic style, which I said in the beginning. The Essence of the secret thought of the game lies on the surface: the whole human life has turned into a figure, whether it is statistics, annual financial report, crawling on the Internet or computer games. The Man himself became a digit, a complement to the bureaucratic machine, which can be replaced by a signature under a statement of dismissal. Man lost another man, here is the most terrible trouble of the digital age. And If you are interested in this theme-"Winter novella" is just what you can read for half an hour, instead of flipping for the sake of light achievements. Curator put like, subscribe to the curator page and look for new games!)
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