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Approximately 100 years in the future, Saeva, a socially anxious teenager, finds himself trapped in a building along with 13 other young adults.
They are all accused of being criminals and are told the only way to escape is by proving their worth and potential for improvement. 
Saeva is fairly confident he's innocent, but can the same be said about everyone else?

Features so far:

  • an escape room puzzle
  • 16 unique characters
  • 20,000+ words
  • 1-2 hours of gameplay

Artificial Selection is currently only a demo. You can help the project grow by filling out this form, following me on Twitter, or following me here on Itch.io!

You can also join our Discord server to follow the project more closely!

If you enjoyed this demo, any donation would be greatly appreciated:

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0.1.1: Added more hints to one of the puzzles (July 2019)


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.zip (Windows) 78 MB
ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.tar.bz2 (Linux) 84 MB
ArtificialSelection-0.1.1.zip (Mac) 78 MB

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I'm extremely disappointed


Majority of the characters are lovable (some of them I might need more interactions, but pretty good for all of them!) All of them are pretty interesting, wondering what's their story~ alsoimhurtWHYWHYWHY

Story-wise, I love how it's unfolding! I'm not really good at giving compliments, but I can say that if this were a novel, I'd 100% binge read it even if it takes me months without any breaks XD. ItssointenseIactuallystartedpanickingaroundtheelevatorpart

I actually enjoyed the new gameplay mechanics in this game? I've played any visual novels with the same mechanics! The escape room was enjoyable, puzzle was challenging, but all is well the amount of dog food left me dumbfounded because I still can't understand it

I don't know what to say anymore BUT I LOVE IT <3 

Overall looking forward to see this game completed! <3 

Do your best, and goodluck! <3 


what program did you use to make this?

If you mean the engine, it's called Ren'Py!

I liked Robot Daycare so much, that I had to try this out. It's a new game concept to me. I recognise some of the influences, but they're brought together in a new way.

That many characters sound like a lot to deal with, but mostly paired off and dealt with in various combinations works.

I wonder a lot about the setting, who is behind all of this, and about the character whose grave we see near the beginning. I look forward to more!


I've been a little hesitant to download the game at first, mainly because i thought it would focus too much on sci-fi (I'm not really sure where I got that from? lol) element and I wouldn't be able to finish the puzzles. But it was actually very enjoyable! The graphics and mechanics were really nice. I've already gotten a bit attached to some characters, so I will definitely follow the development of this game! I can't wait to see it finished ^^ Good luck!


Very interesting and original demo :) Keep it up!


Very good demo. It will be interesting to see how this game unfolds, as well as what will happen with the characters.

I wonder what kind of divergence might result from choosing the top option during the second player decision.


This was such a fun game! I enjoyed the art style and the characters were very interesting. The story was on a whole new level and I instantly felt drawn to it. I really liked the fact that you have the different sins in the story and the concept was something I never heard of before. I can't wait for the full game, keep up the good work :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)


I'm not going to lie, this was extremely fun! Saeva reminded me of Lycoris a bit (face-wise), but your art style's really cute and the puzzles were absolutely lovely. I was (truthfully) a bit stupid in muddling around the escape room but I figured it out!

... but cliffhangers.


You've given a new definition to cliffhangers.


Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and that the escape room wasn't too hard. 

And hehe... I hope it made you look forward to the full game! B)

Almost a year later, I am still stupid at muddling around the escape room xD

In that case you'll like the new demo coming soon! I made some changes to the cells which should make the puzzle both more fun and easier to understand. Please look forward to it!