A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


Tomorrow Will Be Dying is a relaxing, story-driven visual novel about finding yourself through your connections with other people.

Slice of Life

Rated 13+


Story

B was popular among her class-mates in high school, often surrounded by people that were drawn to her prince-like demeanor. She was practically the opposite of what others thought her to be, being a dead-pan introvert that spends her days collecting and raising bugs, but she hid away her true self in fear of being isolated. She found safety in the occult club alongside AC and N, who all had strange interests of their own. However, by the end of their senior year, both A and N disappeared without a trace.


Now B is a nineteen year-old entomology student pursuing her passions at Mokuzai University. She and C have gotten used to their daily life-styles with only each other around, but their paths only truly start to set in motion when A and N unexpectedly crash back into their lives.

Follow along B's story as she reconnects with old friends, makes new ones, and overcomes the traumas of her past.

⚠ 9/1/2021 Warning! The full release will be extremely different from this demo with several plotlines dropped.  ⚠


Extended Demo Features

*Available for PC and Mac!

  • Approximately 1.5-3 hours of gameplay (6 in-game days)
  • 100+ Mini-Panel CGs, 40+ Full CGs 
  • 18 BGs (2 are wips)

Planned Full Game Features

  • Forge relationships - Spend time with the other characters in the story - each with their own dreams, aspirations and worries to discover.
  • Balance your life -  Eat, sleep, and exercise to maintain health in your pursuit of happiness. Manage "fluid" stats such as hunger or energy in order to increase permanent stats such as academics or cooking ability. These stats, in addition to conditions such as brave or drunk affect the choices you can make. 
  • A variety of activities - Shop for groceries, cook meals using ingredients, collect insects, study, play video games, go to class or work, hit the gym - there will be some down time between events every day to use as you see fit.
  • Party System - Certain characters can join you as you move about town, providing certain benefits to activities such as boosting your cooking success rate, helping pay for groceries, etc.
  • A plethora of art - While visually more simple than other visual novels, "Tomorrow Will Be Dying" features unique, line-boiled sprites for each character to help them come to life and convey their emotion. We plan to make the game chock-full of CGs, mini-panel CGs, and different backgrounds!



Follow development!

Estimated full release is Q3 2021! 2022! April/May 2023!!!

      


Install instructions

*Mac Users: There is an issue where the app will be treated by the Quarantine service as a potential security threat. Follow the instructions here to bypass this: https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/216753558-Mac-app-damaged-when-downloaded-from-the-internet

It seems there's no other way to get around this at the moment. Please inform us of any other issues you may have!

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Love this one a lot so far. I'm usually not big on visual novels but this one felt like it captivated me from the very start. I'd write novel but others have said it better than I already ♥

One note, there was bug after (shrine) where I went into laptop and tried the slime game - but it only kept playing the animation and I couldnt get out of the screen :(

Also I noticed that in some dialogue one person referred to char as "he" and then other char referred as "she". Not sure if it was intentional or not.

Also maybe for future, the save/load feature might be good to  have bit more clear indication. Maybe I skipped the tutorial on it tho.. oops..

Thank you for the kind words, we're glad you've liked it so far! ❤︎

 As far as I can remember, there isn't really a tutorial for saving in the demo, which would explain why it's such a common issue for people, aahaha...  We'll take all everything into account for the full version; thanks for taking the time to inform us! 

(As for the "he", "she", thing that was intentional ^^)

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I've played so many visual novels, games with amazing plot, and amazing art! Although...this is the game that stuck with me the most. Something about is feels so nostalgic and I'm loving it. The art is beautiful, the story line is absolutely outstanding. I'm so for the gameplay. I can practically feel the love and effort put into this game. I can't wait for it to be fully released <3 Aaaaaaa

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Oops forgot to say I love the music and characters too!

Aaaaa this is so nice, thank you very much!! We hope that the full game lives up to your expectations ♪(^∇^*)

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Amazing game, I'm so speechless. Also, this game reminds me of Purrfect something?? it's a mobile game, i wonder Team Robot is somehow related to it?

Thank you so much!💕 While we're not sure what you're referring to, this is our first and only game project, and the only one we've been involved with!

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I'm talking about the game style as well as the art. But damn this game is so much better than the game I'm referring to. The plot is rlly long and good, i wonder how this is free. I can't believe this is a demo though??? I can't wait for the full release.

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I'm in love with the demo and i'm SO excited for the full game ♡.♡ there's any way to support this project and the team before it released? 

Thank you so much! Just buying the full game once it's out is more than enough support for us <3

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When i try and download it always says 'File is damaged' how do i fix this? (Im on mac btw)

Hello there! It's a little bit troublesome, but the only way to get around it as far as we're aware is by following the steps found in this link: https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/216753558-Mac-app-damaged-when-downloaded-from-the-internet

Hope that helps, thank you!

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I didn't expect this much from this game!

The story was really wholesome and I love the art style of the game so muchh

I like the way you introduced the backstory as the game went instead of saying it all at the beginning.

This game is definitely worth playing, and I can't wait for the next game update! :)

Thank you so much for the kind words!! We hope it'll be worth the wait (´▽`ʃ♡ƪ)

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Its worth of waiting

Ah, we're glad you think so; thank you for your patience! We really hope it will be worth the long wait!

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i'm excited for this! keep your good work y'all! thank you for this amazing visual novel! 

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Aaa you're too kind, thank you! 🥰

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i'm not being kind! this is actually amazing, i love visual novels with all my heart, i have played a lot of visual novels! but this is... different i feel passion on the characters, each one have some problems or something alike, but they keep up. It's amazing! thank you for your hard work Team robo <3

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ILL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK

!!(*/ω\*)!!

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so lovely :) so excited

Yaaay, thank you!!! ♪(´▽`)

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I absolutely love this! The artstyle, the music, the writing, evrything! I just have a question, what do the names A B C and N stand for? Every other character has a normal name so i'm asumming it wasn't randomly chosen. Anyways i love it, gotta be my favorite visual novel. So excited for the full game

Thank you so much, that really means the world to us!! We hope the full game doesn't disappoint <3<3 As for the names, it's not a major plot reveal or anything but you'll learn the reason eventually in the full story! ^^;;

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you can really tell how much work has been put into this! the art is amazing and the color usage ties it together so well. The music and story line makes it feel so sad but its a comforting sad, like you know things aren't gonna go how you want them to in life but it feels good to indulge in the moment.  I think this is one of the best art and animation styles  I have ever ever seen in a game, I mean you even made a feature that moves the picture with the mouse in the settings. You can tell someone has really poured their heart into this and it makes it so much more...just...AMAZING. This game will be in my head for years even after you finish it and that's when i know you have made an impact on me <3 

ps. this music is awesome and if there is anywhere i can listen to it in my spare time please tell me! :)

Wowow thank you so much for the extremely kind words!! As much as our vision for the game has changed since the release of the demo, it still means a lot to us to hear that it can make an impact on the player 💗 We hope the full game will be able to live up to expectations!

As for the music, we had the soundtrack as a part of a Kickstarter award tier, but we may consider putting it on Youtube after the full game's release ^^ 

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This was a really sweet demo! I did notice a couple of minor typos ("who's" rather than "whose" comes to mind) but those can obviously be ironed out. I also felt some tonal whiplash in a couple parts, but those moments were easily overshadowed by some great scenes that nailed the mark, like the scary stories and the ending heart to heart.

Avidly looking forward to the full release! Obviously the Kickstarter has finished, but is there any other way to support this game? I think it's an awesome project. Best wishes!

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Aaa thank you so much, that is so kind of you 💕  Rest assured, we'll be doing a lot of ironing out, both grammar-wise and story-wise! The full version is actually shaping up to be almost entirely different from the demo structurally, so we're definitely hoping it'll all mesh together better in the end. Time will tell!

As for supporting us, for now the most we could ask of you is to try it out when it finally releases ^^ Appreciate it!

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Thanks for the reply. I will be on my toes awaiting the full release, then! I'm not super surprised to hear that things are shaping up differently than in the demo, because that's just how these things go. 

Honestly, I was a bit confused to see all the life sim elements in the demo, since their existence implies a sizable chunk of game time where the player is free to make diverging choices, but it seemed at odds with the heavily railroaded visual novel narrative the game was telling in the demo, especially with all the gorgeous unique art that accompanied it. Obviously, these factors didn't end up being relevant in the demo (although you could interact with them a little), but they make me very interested in finding out what this game's end product will be. 

Do your best! I will root for you folks.

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Game is great, wholesome art style, catching plot, amazing soundtracks and interesting message, but I was wondering, is there a way to skip dialogues, and if there isn't, have you thought about adding such feature? I forgot to save my game...

Oh nooooo, sorry to hear that! We unfortunately couldn't implement a skip feature in time for the demo but that's definitely a top priority for the full version. Regardless, we're so glad you've enjoyed it so far; thank you for the kind words!! 🥰

how do you save this game? im on macbook and i want to make sure i can save it before getting right into it, i've tried so much times but i just don't know how

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Sorry for the late reply! Saving's in the Notebook, which you can find by hovering your mouse in the top right corner. (It's not always available)

what can i do if a can't see the notebook i have the same problem but im on windows.

Hmm, it should show up during non-CG events (when the Backpack is visible) if you stick your mouse in the top-right corner.  Have you tried that?

i have tryed that but could it be that im traing to save the 1st demos story?

Okay, making sure you're on the "Extended" Demo, there'll be a notebook tutorial eventually past the dream sequences, after which you should be able to access the notebook. Hope that helps!

hi there! loving the game so far, but had an error where i tried to click on the backpack at the very beginning of the episode and a coding error popped up. is there anything i could do to fix this?

How strange! We're unfamiliar with this issue so we'll run through the basics. Are you on PC, or Mac? Have you tried re-downloading the game? 

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i'm on pc, running windows 10. i think running it through the itch.io desktop application instead of downloading it directly actually  fixed the issue!

thanks so much for your quick response - i'm loving the game so far!

We're so glad you managed to find a workaround! A big thanks for informing us too, we'll make sure to look out for that error as we continue development. 

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fantastico i love the charaters and the way it works like cooking interreacting and such, great game!

Much appreciated, thank you! 🥰

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I just discovered your game and already finished the extended demo, I normally dont comment but I gotta say that the vision and potential your game has won my heart! I love everything about it so far and now I follow your more recent updates on it and just I love the high visual and music quality it holds, it's like youre making a full on anime hehe I am officially a fan ;w;, I will just be here patiently waiting for it's full release, good luck to you guys!

Aaa that is so heartwarming, thank you!!! We're so glad that you like it so far and we'll do our best to make the wait worth it ^^

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I can already tell this is going to be so good 

That's so flattering, thank you QvQ!

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Waiting patiently for the full game to be on steam. On your twitter account, it says that the estimated release will be on "Q3 2022". Was just confused and wondering about the 'Q' meant.

Also, how long have you been working on this game?

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Thank you for your patience! Q3 refers to the third quarter of the year, meaning July, August or September. Again, just an estimate but we'll do our best to fulfill it!

It's been about two years since we've started working on this game, which is faaar longer than we ever anticipated. We really hope you'll enjoy it once it finally comes out (✿◡‿◡)

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Okay, thank you for letting me know! :D

Damn two years, and of course I will enjoy it! I enjoyed the demo so of course I will enjoy the full version!

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i really really loved this game! i felt amused while i was playing it, i gold this game close to my heart, cant wait for the full game!

Thank you so much for the lovely comment, very motivating! ╰(*°▽°*)╯💖

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this game was so good! i really loved it, its now one of my favorites. the art style and the storyline worked so well together, along with all the characters, all of their personalities worked so well! i dont really know why but this game gives me a sense of comfort, so i guess this is my new comfort game! :D

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Aaa that is so touching, you've really made our day! 💕(^///^) The final has quite a few changes, but we hope you'll enjoy it all the same!

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Thank you for giving me hope in life

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Aw, we're so glad to hear this could help out in anyway 💗

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I love this game!! The art style, story, and interface, they're all so beautiful and inspiring as a person who wants to make visual novels. Also, I'm curious if you used any software to create it and what it might be!

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Thank you so much, so nice to hear that we could inspire you! As for software, we use GameMaker Studio 2 ♪(´▽`)

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I've been following this game for mostly a year+ now (just everywhere it is lol), and really exited about its full edition! I also have game art as my wallpaper on desktop, love it (ෆ˙ᵕ˙ෆ)♡

Aw, thank you! That's so lovely to hear (^///^)

When the game fully releases, what platforms will it be on to buy? Wondering if it will be on Steam.

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We do have plans to release on Steam as well as Itch! Right now those are the only two platforms. Thanks for asking! (●'◡'●)

can somebody help me, please? I have a Mac and every time I try to open the game it says that the game is damage and can't be opened. I really want to play it do anyone know the solution?

Hi! You'll find the instructions on how to bypass that at this link:

https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/216753558-Mac-app-damaged-when-downloaded-from-the-internet

Hope that helps!

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It worked perfectly, thank u so much!!!! <33333

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game looks amazing so far + i love the rounded pixel art style! ive had to replay it a few times though since i can only get so far in a sitting and dont know how to save.. i tried exiting from the phone but theres no load file when i get back to the menu :( i think im just used to traditional renpy controls haha 

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Thank you so much for your kind words! Though, you should know we've moved to a smoother art style in the full version. (●'◡'●)

We're so sorry to hear you had to start from the beginning so many times! Just so you know, the saving is in the notebook at the top right, next to the phone. We know it's easy to miss and will make sure to address that as well.

I tried to downland this game 3 times, but still, it doesn't work when I open it :( any tips? I would really love to play this game. 

Hi, there! First, are you on PC or Mac? If on Mac, we've got one idea on why it wouldn't open up, but if on PC it'll be a little tougher. (^///^)

Hi ! I am not on Mac! I downloaded the Windows choice :) Always when I open it, it shows me days in Excel, but when I open the Excel thing, I see codes and programming.  I also tried copying it to another folder but there it doesn't respond at all :( I hope we can find a way for it to work! 

Thank u for ur response! I appreciate it! 

Weird, we've never heard of the application opening Excel; sorry for the trouble! We can't seem to recreate that issue, but here are a few things to try/double-check:

  • We’ve read that Smartscreen (if on Windows 10) can cause problems. You can find instructions to disable it here: https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-windows-smartscreen-in-windows-10/
  • Disable any anti-virus.
  • When re-downloading, did you delete the old download/files from your computer? If not, try deleting them before re-downloading again.
  • Try running the app as administrator.
  •  Just in case, do you have everything from the zip file in one folder? If none of the above works out, maybe a screenshot of the game's folder would help us get to the bottom of it.
  • The last thing would be to try it on another computer, if you had access to one. 

 We'll continue to look into it, please let us know how it goes! Thanks! 

this is what i see :(
I tried to do these things u wrote but it still doesn't work, this is what I talked about, I see this when i open the folder where the game should be. Sorry for the trouble! <3
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Oh, I hadn't realized you didn't even have an application to start! There should be a lot more files than that when you extract it. In that case, maybe it's an issue with your zip extractor? Are you using winrar? The folder should look like this screenshot.


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this is my comfort game and I can wait for the full release :) 

side question: I don't wanna sound ignorant or anything but just really curious to know if B was born a female?

We're so happy you feel that way about our game, thank you so much! And yes, B is biologically female ^^

of course :) and thank you for the clarification!

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im so excited for the full release. this easily entered my top 3 favs this was amazing

That's so nice, thank you! Hope it lives up to your expectations! 🥰

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I love this game! Can't wait for the full release!

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Thank you! <'33 

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I cannot rave about this game enough it was absolutely awesome. Even though this is only the demo it managed to touch on serious topics lightly without making unrealistic? Like all the reactions of the characters and the characters as much as we were able to see in the demo were really well written. I love the art-style and the small animations throughout the game. It's particularly lovely to see it shaping into a fleshed out story. I hope you continue with this project and  release a full version! I can't wait to see what you will do in the future. :)

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Wow, thank you so much for the lovely comment, that means the world to us! We're so glad you enjoyed it and we hope that the full release will live up to expectations ❤

is this game gonna have any romance options i wouldnt mind if so

There won't be any, sorry! ^^; 

is B a girl,boy or non-binary?? im kinda confused sorry :)

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No worries, we get that a lot. B's a girl!

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  This is one of those games that leaves you wanting more. I was disappointed when I found out this was a demo but I can wait! I LOVED this game, and I'll be excitedly waiting for the full version. I'll definitely buy the full game!

  The art, characters, and scenery are just beautiful! The personalities of the characters are something else, and I find A really funny.

  After I was done with the demo I felt like a hole was left in my heart. This visual novel is very interesting and the features are unique.

  Thank you Team Robo for this wonderful heartwarming game. 10/10, made me smile.

Aaaa thank you for sharing such kind words <3  It's so nice to hear that the game left an impact on you and we hope you'll like the full version as well! Thanks again for playing! ✿

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Omg you responded lol -- you're welcome, a review is the least I can do to support you!! \(^-^ )/ I forgot to mention that the soundtrack was outstanding but yeah!

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I loved the game so far, but I wasn't able to load my file? Could any of you help?

Uh oh! Is it that you can't figure out how to load or is it that when you load something happens, like a crash or error? 

I just can't figure out how to load the game, and when i click on my save, nothing happens? Am I doing something wrong? I really want to finish the demo asap, it's so beautiful QwQ

Thank you so much! It's pretty obtuse and in need of change, but in the main menu, once you've selected your save you actually have to click the big fancy "LOAD" word on the left side of the screen. Hopefully that's all your issue was!

uhm the game kicked me twice and i had to restart all over again twice

We're so sorry about that! Was there an error message? Was it at the same spot in the game each time?

it wasnt at the same spot

Thanks for getting back to us! It seems like an isolated and rare incident; if there's any more information you can give us we'd appreciate it. Otherwise, we'll stay on the look out for similar reports/issues as we continue development.

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it worked now it was a great game i didnt expect to see A when i did lol great game

Thank goodness! And thank you so much, we're very glad you enjoyed it <3

hello! first i would like to say that the game is so cute and cool!!!! i'm looking forward for the full version of it!

btw, i'm having trouble with audio i guess?  because there's no sound for the game at all. is there anything i should do?

Thank you so much! So sorry to hear you're having trouble with that. If you have everything from the downloaded rar file in your game's folder, I can't think of any reason that the sound wouldn't work... are you on PC or Mac?

Sorry i just replied... I'm using PC

First things first: is the sound on in the settings in-game? 

If that's not it,  maybe a re-install/download will do the trick (again, making sure all the files from the rar are in the same folder).

Outside of that, I'm not sure what else it might be or what we could do :/

Okay then. I'll try them out first. Thanks for the help!

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this game is so cute! i love the art and i can't for more 100% play this game RN!!

yay, so glad you ended up liking it! thank you so much for the kind words! <'33

i may or may not be fangirling rn

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