A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Saeva, a socially anxious teenager, finds himself trapped in a building along with 13 other young adults. Their captors accuse them of being criminals and explain that the only way to escape is by proving their worth and potential for improvement. 

The only problem is... Saeva can't think of any crime he's supposed to have committed. How do you repent for something you can't remember doing?

Help him recover his memories and embark on a journey of personal growth — all while trying not to die!

Artificial Selection is a mystery visual novel with escape room sequences and optional romance.

  • There are 14 hot singles in your confined area!
    Dive deep into the psychology and philosophy of 14 different (supposed) criminals! Who knows, you might grow closer to them than expected...
  • Solve escape room puzzles!
    Exercise your brain and build a sense of solidarity with the other participants by overcoming various tasks together. 

  • Prove your debate skills!
    The majority decides who gets left behind, so it's up to you to convince them who that is. Change the tides of a debate by strategically attacking or defending the right opponents.

  • A highly complex flowchart!
    Keep track of affection opportunities you might have missed, and jump back and forth between branching paths with ease. 

  • Bisexual lighting!
    A heavily stylized blue, pink and purple environment surrounds you every step of the way. Heaps of customization options allow you to adjust the game's look to your liking.

Artificial Selection is still under development. Here's what you can expect:

(Quick) DemoBetaFull Game
1 escape room4 escape rooms10+ escape rooms
6,000+ words145,000+ words500,000+ words
30 minutes10-15 hours40+ hours
---3 endings20+ endings
---1 route14 routes

Insider supporters on Ko-fi can play the latest beta version of the game:

You can join our Discord server to follow the project more closely and chat with other players!

Story, Art, Programming: KigyoDev

Music, SFX: Zaxcess

Update history

0.5.16: Effera Finale (February 2024)
0.5.15: The Arcade (January 2024)
0.5.14: WE ARE SO BACK (December 2023)
0.5.13: Gameplay Improvements (September 2023)
0.5.12: Elevator Rush Minigame (August 2023)
0.5.11: The Third Floor (July 2023)
0.5.10: Maesol's Feelings & Content Warning System (June 2023)
0.5.9: Minor Fixes (May 2023)
0.5.8: A new Ending & Chibi CGs (May 2023)
0.5.7: Text Bleeps & more (April 2023)
0.5.6: Effera Route — First Phase (April 2023)
0.5.5: An embarrassing amount of fixes (February 2023)
0.5.4: Implemented initial feedback (February 2023)
0.5.3: Bonding choices & Demo extension (February 2023)
0.5.2: Phase 3 Debate (January 2023)
0.5.1: Implemented initial feedback (December 2022)
0.5.0: First ending & flowchart (December 2022)
0.4.2: Added gamepad support (November 2022)
0.4.1: Implemented initial feedback (October 2022)
0.4.0: Preparation for Early Access (September 2022)
0.3.0: GUI Update (February 2021)
0.2.1: Added a content warning and more hints (August 2020)
0.2.0: Complete overhaul (July 2020)
0.1.1: Added more hints to one of the puzzles (July 2019)
0.1.0: Initial Release (June 2019)

Updated 6 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(39 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
Made withClip Studio Paint, MagicaVoxel, Adobe Photoshop, Aseprite, Ren'Py
TagsAnime, Escape Game, LGBT, Manga, Mystery, Point & Click, Romance, Sci-fi, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Steam, Twitter, Soundtrack, Community


artificial-selection-win.zip 255 MB
Version 0.5.16 42 days ago
artificial-selection-linux.zip 247 MB
Version 0.5.16 42 days ago
artificial-selection-osx.zip 262 MB
Version 0.5.16 42 days ago

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