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Three perpetually bickering college students team up to create an AI, but will their quest for a robotic child end up as a crash course in parenting or self-defense?

Discover the secret this group of "friends" is hiding and choose if you want to help them forgive and forget... or fuel the conflict.

Note: This game is rated Teen and up. It deals with sensitive topics such as depression and suicide. Graphic descriptions of gore are optional and can be turned off in the game settings.

  • 2 wildly different endings
  • heartwarming story about found family
  • Or a terrifying illustration of AI gone wrong
  • 1-2 hours of reading
  • Original Soundtrack

Art, Code, Writing: KigyoDev
Writing: Honeyarcsine
Music: Zaxcess


This is a HD remaster of a popular jam game made within 30 days for NaNoRenO 2019. Aside from minor corrections and improvements, the story has remained unchanged.
Thank you to everyone who supported the original and made it possible for me to create this improved version!

Art Book

If you donate $3 or more you will get the Art Book, containing over 45 pages of background information, creator commentary, design sketches, secret illustrations, and before-and-after comparisons to the original version of the game. 
Thank you for your support!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

robot-daycare-win.zip 44 MB
Version 2.5
RobotDaycare-2.5-linux.tar.bz2 37 MB
Version 2.5
robot-daycare-osx.zip 39 MB
Version 2.5
Robot Daycare Art Book.pdf 19 MB
if you pay $3 USD or more
Wallpapers (1920x1080).zip 8 MB
if you pay $3 USD or more
Wallpapers (3840x2160).zip 25 MB
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hi! really quick question i have- i keep downloading it but my laptops windows protector keeps popping up, what should i do-

Hey, sorry to hear about that. The warning is safe to ignore, though!

Otherwise, getting the game via Steam should avoid this issue.


I'm blind it took me 2 years to learn how to use my devices independently. I love gaming but often there's not any or many accessible games I can find and play. I found this game underneath the blind accessibility filter on itch.io was just wondering since it doesn't say anywhere if there's accessibility options on the game after you download it? 100% OK if there's not but I just wanted to ask before downloading. Even if it's not accessible I'll look for a let's play of it on YouTube so I can experience it that way as well. Just wanted to ask so I can get clarification.


Thank you for your question! All games made with the Ren'Py game engine allow you to press "v" to activate assistive self-voicing, which will read all dialogue and menu items out loud. (So even Ren'Py games that are not tagged as blind-accessible may still be fully playable!)

You can advance dialogue by clicking or with the space bar, and choices and menu items are selected with the "enter" key. The game menu can be accessed by right clicking or pressing "esc". Menus can be navigated using the arrow keys, and "page up" and "page down" let you switch between different menus. 

For Robot Daycare in particular, there is a "Press to Start" screen. I unfortunately really couldn't figure out how to make it read that out loud and it just says "New Game" instead. Either way, to start the game, press "enter", navigate down with the keyboard, and then press "enter" again. 

If the voice sound effects are distracting, you can disable those by heading to the "Settings" menu, and navigating towards "Voice Volume". Then, you can select the slider using the "enter" key, drag it to the left with the arrow keys, and then confirm by pressing "enter" again.

Thank you again for bringing this to my attention, and please let me know if you run into any difficulties! 


Thank you for answering! Also it's good to know that Ren'Py do have a greater chance of being accessible. I appreciate you telling me that as it's very helpful. Also thank you for explaining your accessibility features and also how to start the game and navigate settings. IT's very much appreciated. Again thank you for replying and being helpful. I'll definitely let you know if I run into any issues and I look forward to playing your game.


I loved the game, really, but I can't help to feel some parts of the backstory are weird, specially with the "get the law involved" and the "call the police". It was just weird, for me at least a logical solution for a collage student would be suggest therapy rather than involving the police. I'm also not an expert but I don't get the feeling that Ly had depression since no one I know with clinical depression brags about how they handle it when a friend also is depressed. It feels like he had something else, but again, I'm not an expert, but it just feels weird to me.

And I repeat, I loved the game. I recomend people play it since it's so good (aside from the coments above).

omg i love this game sm. i played it and got the bad ending but tbh i really enjoyed it for some reason. i loved lycoris in this ending it just felt so emotional and the characters really felt like real people. i really like both endings in their own way (even tho i prefer the bad one personally, both are great) and i really like Lilium and Lycoris (they are my faves) but all characters are great and they really feel 3 dimensional. tldr love the game, would recommend


my first ending was the snip snip plop one. so the wholesome good ending surprised me lol. still trying to get the last secret achievement ~


God dang was this story somehow both wholesome yet also terrifying. I got the Good Ending first because I'm soft like that but I was also curious about the other endings... I really regretted that to be honest... But I eventually got it so... hooray... Okay so I love how wildly different the story is and the art, the art is so cute! And I was also surprised at the choices, instead of having the MC (Nano) be the one to say those choices it was instead given to the characters which works since MC is a robot so they'd be a blank slate. I love how everything worked around, though truth to be told after getting the Bad Ending I quickly went back to get the Good Ending again because I couldn't handle it... Great game!

Thank you for your kind words! I completely understand why you would prefer the good ending, hahaha


I personally enjoyed this little story and the contrast between the offered outcomes.

You can read more about it in my review (https://gyepitypes.wordpress.com/2021/09/13/videogame-reviews-robot-daycare/)


loved the game the story was great I got the good ending first try somehow lol anyways can't wait to see what other games you will make and I thought this was a horror game bc it was next to some horror games but now i found it was on all kinds of games lol but all characters were good  keep up the great work and maybe you can make a horror game but its up to you anyways can't wait to see what comes next


So, what can I say about this VN.
The 2 finals are completely different, 2 different corners of the story, with a detailed narrative that doesn't fail on imagine what's happening.
The cartoonish style of art is very nice too, and got a big change, since the Jam ver of the game.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed the game giving my total attention on get the achievements too in 4 hours.

By the other side, I'd really love to buy the art book, I won't lie, by I don't have money on hand. But I will see what kind of support I can give, maybe a fanart, or maybe something more, but as a fan of the game, at least I have the personal obligation of spreading the word.

Nice VN Kigyo, I will keep an eye on your next games, if you have in plans make more of course. Keep on it.

Thank you so much for your kind words. 

Don't worry about not buying the art book, I love seeing fanart more than anything! 


Hey, I'm looking for a new horror game to play, but I don't do well with jumpscares- does this have any?


Robot Daycare does not rely on any jumpscares. Enjoy!




I love this game. I've only done the good ending cause I'm a wimp and I don't want to see the baby or her fathers harmed D: But seriously, this is amazing and I love games like this.


WOW DID THAT GET DARK!  i got it off of steam but good lord that was...something. woo boy. great game tho!! 10/10 rip lea

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I regret trying to get the bad ending :')


what the fuck im sobbing how coud you do this to me


Got the good ending first playthrough, didn't expect how horrific the bad ending would be. 10/10 game all together though.