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When Syd the Shiba Inu returns to Shiba Island after a ten year absence, she sets off a chain of events that overturns the lives of all the dogs she had left behind. She gets back in touch with her old friend, Max, and along the way meets a mysterious Labrador retriever named Quei-Li. (What’s a Lab doing on the Island, anyway?) They are her only remaining allies as she tries to survive the past that made her leave the Island in the first place.

Game features:

  • Gorgeous art based on real locations and local street food are a feast for the eyes.
  • Choices matter: multiple story branches as you find out the truth behind Syd, Quei-Li, and Max and their relation to The System that determines a dog’s value and standing.

Thank you, we were Greenlit!

There is a browser version of this demo available as well!

Dev note:

This demo will be completely remade in Ren'Py next year.  As of current it does not accurately represent what the game will be like. I got accepted into a master's program shortly after being Greenlit, and will resume work on the game in May 2018. Currently, I am working on and off on the story script. I hope to have more art to show you, but do check out the screenshots!


Quilly (Quill Studios), Bella H. (Freelancer), ds-sans (Freelancer), Music: http://www.purple-planet.com


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ASWTSI Demo (Windows).zip 94 MB
ASWTSI Demo (Mac).zip 97 MB


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Papa bless, proud of you.

That feeling, when you starts to submerge in the game... And the game ends. The demo 1.0 is really short, as I can say. Completed it for 10 minutes. I don't even to be in time to understand the events. But it looks really promising, I will follow you. Because VN with dogs is great. Art is nice, really. (But sometimes I think that eyes in some poses looks and located very strange...)

Unfortunately, Tyranobuilder is not good tool for creating VNs with high quality content. When I tried to run demo on my PC, I can't crop game window size, and somehow adapted it for my 1366x768 screen resolution. Guys, don't even try to push on "fullscreen" button in the game (you will see the only 1/2 of screen then). Don't like this engine exactly for "window size" function.

By the way, the log in game looks so strange. It shows only a few last lines. But everything else is OK. It more seems like alpha demo, but not final demo anyway.

Thanks for the opportunity to try this product. Wish you good luck with the development!


Hello Veshurik,

Thank you for taking the time to try the demo out, your feedback is invaluable to us! We will definitely think of adding more content to the demo. Regarding the fullscreen button for smaller devices, we will try to fix it ASAP as it was brought to our attention earlier as well. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Regarding the engine, we tried to make it seem more polished compared to several peers using this engine. However, we've come to accept its limitations. so for the final product we will definitely, definitely be porting it to Ren'Py. For demos we may still use Tyrano, but you can be assured that we will bring the best user interface possible to the end product.

We will keep updating the demo, and we really value feedback like yours! Thank you for following us! :)