A downloadable Axolotl

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Taking inspiration from Oyasumi Punpun, the works of Stephen King, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, and the authors own struggle with illness comes...

A Dark Tale About Cute Axolotl

Taking place in a tank suspended in a cosmic wonderland, 5 axolotls appear one day from a mysterious, thundering void. They quickly learn they are able to speak with one another, and relationships are formed. However, something is off. Each axolotl seems to possess knowledge they should not know. Foods, and people, and places and concepts...And obsessions. Some feel a lot of pain. Some want to inflict pain. Some want to forget pain...  

And who is this [RB] person that keeps appearing, anyway?  

Take in some mystery, some science fiction, some action, and some character drama, add in a pinch of the authors personal reflections of pain, anxieties and depression, and this is what you get. Surely, there are many things that can be said, but RB: Axolotl is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Despite its cute art style, RB: Axolotl is intended for mature audiences only.

Install instructions

Unzip, open folder, click on RB: Axolotl.exe.

If RB: Axolotl does not work, go into Game Folder (the only folder) and click on Game.exe there.

If you have any questions feel free to DM me.


RB Axolotl Demo August 2019.rar 572 MB

Development log


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I created an account just to comment this. I'm a 19 years old girl from Argentina, english is not my native language so I hope this is understandable :)

I just finished playing this demo, and I can say it was absolutely wonderful.  It was way deeper and darker than I was expecting, although I was prepared for something like this, it really surprised me. Totally recommended~

I have never seen a better character development than Enc's and Liam's, and i'm not overestimating. The way they described their mental illnesses and pain was just shocking, it really left me thinking about it. The "end" was very emotional too, I could really feel the characters. It's been a while since I felt this way with a game. Creating this complex mentalities must have been a hard work, but let me tell you it was worth it. This is a WAY bigger thing than just a visual novel about Axolotls, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the other characters too, and the art style is great and cute, perfect to complement the story.

(I also loved Oyasumi PunPun and the Naku Koro saga, so when i read it was inspired in it I started the download without thinking) Some parts reminded me of Doki Doki literature club also, but it's a totally different concept.

I want to sincerily congratulate the creator/creators. That ending left me wanting more, and you can count with my support, never donated to a creator cause I don't have that much money, but I'll definitely try to help you ^w^

To finish the feedback with a suggestion, I would have enjoyed a couple of choices, hope the complete game to be a little more interactive, although it's not necessary.

Sorry for making it too long, or any spelling mistake haha. I'll be waiting the rest of the game!! Keep it up! :D <3

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and I'm sorry I only just saw it now.
Honestly, reading YOUR COMMENT made me very emotional, so thank you so much for checking out my game. 

I hope that the rest of the story, when it comes out, will live up to those expectations. The goal is to...ah...surprise people...so I can't say too much.

And on your feedback, yes, there will be more interactivity in the main game, and a few choices!

It's not much, but in the version I just uploaded there's a little something that's slightly interactive.

You definitely made my night, Phix! I hope you have a good rest of your day!

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Thanks to you for creating such a story :D

 I'll check out that version. I recommended the game to my friends, so  we are all waiting for the rest haha. Good luck! ^^

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I'm going to wait until the full game is released I want the full experience  but if I hadn't no other choice I would play the demo X3

Thank you! So excited for everyone to play the full game!

I've tried playing your demo, but I get an error and it says it can't be opened as an archive. Please let me know if this gets fixed at any point! I'm interested in trying it out. Thank you!

also, by the way, there's a typo in your game screenshots. "We're supposed to b f-fun". 

Hey minute! Thanks for your interest in the game.

I'm using 7zip and it seems to unzip fine, but I'm not sure if it works for other archive opening programs. 

If you have any feedback in the full demo (after it hopefully works) let me know!

Hi! To anyone who's tried opening this before, it looks like the newest update has fixed this issue.

Please give it a shot if you can to support this awesome dev!

Hey, that's really cute... (and I realize it has some dark elements and is not for kids). Anyway, will the demo run on Linux by any chance? (If you used Ren'Py it will)

And are there no choices at all?

Hey, thank you so much for your interest!

It's not in Ren'Py, but rather VN maker. 

There are some choices, and some different scenes will occur, but it will not affect the main story. 


Visual Novel  Maker... *sigh* I really like your concept and I might have even supported it, but I tried and I can't even get the demo to run, which isn't a surprise since VN Maker is basically strictly Windows only )-:

Yeah. They have options for other stuff, but in my experience it never works. 

If it makes any difference I'm going to upload a full playthrough on my youtube channel of the demo soon after I fix some minor punctuation.