A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

[ PSA: Includes pronoun choice and name choices. Please play with caution! It is an experience in itself. Caution if you're easily startled or are sensitive to flashing images. ]

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This is a short and sweet experience, as part of a larger project I would love to make! It's your last year of high school, and you're about to make a big decision for your future... Who will you choose to be your lab partner?!

There's Haruka, the fiery runner! Aiko, the intelligent leader! Kana, the silly sweetheart! And Yumi, the mute snarker! And don't forget you! There's no one else beyond you, after all.

It's all on you!

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Early Access: The game is currently only a demo! Bugs may occur! Please let me know if they happen! We're currently on 1.1.06 (updated as of 24/07/2019) . Future updates will be quality of life, and no major updates have been officially confirmed yet. We're looking into an official artist, background artist and musician for the game, so keep an eye out for a potential KickStarter!

02/08/2019  > 1.1.08: This update is more general quality of life for the project; the art (by Dai_Dai_Iro) is almost finished, and the music (by Jan Hehr) has a solid foundation. I've included one of the projected backgrounds (the library & science classrooms) by @fuyunokawa_art on Twitter! As well as a bedroom background by FoxLeos on deviantART. Day Zero thru part of Day Four are out; there's still more to the story, but it's mostly in the way of art assets and more meat of the story.

02/04/2019  > 1.1.05: Day Zero, Day One and now Day Two! But it's a good introduction to the girls who'll accompany you!

21/03/2019 > 1.0.04: Tech demo -- keeping up for posterity! It's buggy and a little broken so caution when playing. :3

There is no CGs implemented at the moment! The majority of this game was developed in five days, for NaNoRenO2019, using free assets.

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Updated 21 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity
TagsAnime, Dark, Dark Humor, Dating Sim, Horror, Parody, Romance, Singleplayer, Thriller
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


BeyondYou-1.1.08-pc.zip 326 MB
BeyondYou-1.1.08-mac.zip 308 MB
BeyondYou-1.1.08-linux.tar.bz2 310 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-linux.tar.bz2 82 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-mac.zip 75 MB
Broken_beyondyou-1.0.04-pc.zip 92 MB

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this comment isn't really a bug but i want to know what kana gives to you in the toilet, the black thing.


Man why are Yumi and Haruka's story lines so short? please tell me there will me an extension on their story line lengths?


this is only the first third of the game ^^


Cool! thanks for the reply I saw a video of the game and thought it was cool. Great job so far

hi just thought i should post here sometime on the main menu when u comeback from the load screen the text can be off set


I'm unfortunately aware of the problem yet unsure how to fix it -- but I'll add it to the list! :D

Sometimes my Chinese menu will also encounter this problem.  This is a problem with fonts.  You can change the background!  :-D


Aa I love this game so much and I love the improvement. 

I'm not sure if I'm nagging when I say this but I just thought Yumi looked a bit weird in the new style.

I'm not talking about her placeholder expressions, but just her look in general. I felt it was too feminine and should be more masculine like it was before all of the new art.

Of course, you don't have to apply these changes or anything, I just thought it would fit a bit better for what I assume you're going for with her.

Her looking out of place is somewhat intentional, as will reveal itself... ;)


Oh god, I'm so excited now ,,, why are you so amazing oh my god

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There is a surprised Chinese player.My English is not very good, So I need to use some translations.

I can't wait to share this game because it's great!I can't express my excitement in my language. I found this game on youtube, it is really good.

I can't wait to see the full version of the game! I heard that you recently found a painter (?), in fact, my only dissatisfaction is the style of painting. Although the current style is very good, but... like many people below, I still like the old style. But this can't hide the game's excellence (and horror)!

Let's beyond everyone!

——a Chinese player


I totally agree, I hope translated versions happen soon what-with the finished project.

Oh!  Although I can't enter Reddit and Twitter for some special reasons in China, I am Chineseizing this fun game!  !  Yes!


hi! i really like the game so far, but i can't seem to get past the alley. i think it's because even if i pick that i'm not smarter than artificial intelligence, it believes i picked that i am. is that supposed to happen? and are there any guides to help me move forward? also, i went to the website and wasn't able to find anything really. was i supposed to?


The game is still under development so that's all that's been released thus far! ^^

oh i'm so dumb, sorry and thank you for responding!

Hello! Just wanted to report a bug. It seems like someone has gotten something similar to mine as well.


Yeah, Yumi and Haruka are still using temporary sprites/have some assets that need to be replaced. Sorry about that!

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Wow... I didn't check up on this game fo too long. I like the new sprites a lot (maybe Yumis expressions are a bit... weird/different - but if this fits her personality more it's completely OK) and storytelling is better and better. Full game will be awesome! I'm sorry for bothering, but I just have to ask: Will there be available "broken" version with new sprites? It was great minigame and I enjoyed the file feature factor as well as different endings. Thank you again for this awesome game!


Hey! Thanks for the comment! Yumi & Haruka don't have actual expressions yet, I had to roughly draw them in. This is still a 'dev build' mostly. As for the 'broken' demo, that'll still be available, and there's way more story to get into. There won't be any file manipulation, per say, but ARG elements do exist. ^^


I hope it's okay to ask for this but if it's okay, could you guys leave the other demo available for download too? The one with the other sprites. It's just that I really liked that one and wanted to keep that demo version saved on my computer... ^^ I just really like how Haruka is drawn in it. I'm sorry, I really like keeping thins I like saved with me because they're so often removed from the internet. Don't worry, I'm not saying the new sprites are bad, I just was really in love with the old ones.


Hey! As mentioned to a previous comment of the same nature, I won't be able to leave the other sprites in the final/fuller version of the game.

"I would love to be able to provide the original sprites, the only issue is that 1. I'm not going to be adding any additional poses/necessary assets for them. So they're as they currently are, in a sense. And 2. I don't own the complete rights to those sprites, and I don't want the company who made them to surprise me by saying 'oh yeah you had rights except X Y Z'. They are 'free to use' for commercial projects, but I'm still nervous to use them.

However! I will be assisting with the community who may want to mod the game, and the original sprites are available in a separate project. As such, if people want to mod the game to have the original assets, that'd be doable. I just personally cannot make that content, given it'd double the amount of work that goes into coding the sprites, and the file size would be impacted, too. I also cannot make CGs match the old sprites. ;-; I'm very sorry!"

So I'm fine if people want to retain the old games, and have the old sprites, but the game overall is moving away from them to ensure that they're fully our own and not secretly infringing on any copyright. I'm fine if people want to mod the game and re-add them later down the line, as I'm gonna allow for mods, but I personally don't want to linger on them because I prefer the new sprites way more AND I cannot hope to future-proof the art assets to keep up with what will be done in-game. ^^


absolutely adore the game so far, but is there any way the official game could have a mode with the previous models? totally cool if not, just a question because i personally liked the old ones better ::

I would love to be able to provide the original sprites, the only issue is that 1. I'm not going to be adding any additional poses/necessary assets for them. So they're as they currently are, in a sense. And 2. I don't own the complete rights to those sprites, and I don't want the company who made them to surprise me by saying 'oh yeah you had rights except X Y Z'. They are 'free to use' for commercial projects, but I'm still nervous to use them.

However! I will be assisting with the community who may want to mod the game, and the original sprites are available in a separate project. As such, if people want to mod the game to have the original assets, that'd be doable. I just personally cannot make that content, given it'd double the amount of work that goes into coding the sprites, and the file size would be impacted, too. I also cannot make CGs match the old sprites. ;-; I'm very sorry!


I see! thank you for the insight.

no worries! thats totally fine, i also understand you choice not to use them. 

im excited for the game anyways, and best of luck with it!! i really love the characters and routes so far :o !!!

i liked it a lot and am excited to see what happens next, but the sprites are a bit wonky right now, especially most expressions beside the default ones

good luck in ur future work!!!


it's still a dev build for Haruka and Yumi. I kept the expressions clearly different so when I'm changing them for their official pieces I can tell they've been changed. ^^


I finished the demo. I enjoyed it. I am waiting for more 


Aw, thank you so much! I hope to provide more soon! :D


such a good visual novel i didn't notice anything wrong apart from a few grammatical errors but im exited for the future of this game. p.s. are you going to put a price tag on it



I'm glad there weren't too many issues, though I'm sure I'm gonna go back over it to double check! The game is gonna remain free to play, but the sound track + some wallpapers will be offered for $10 as a way to support myself and the team!


I absolutely love this game. If it's okay with you I'd love to do a let's play of it

cheers~ MonikaChan


Hey! Thank you so much for the comment! Please feel free to do a Let's Play for it, and let me know if you make it~!! :DD


I came here from your webtoon, both are great


Oh hey thank you!! Yeah I wish I had more time in the day to be able to do both at the same time. ;-; but I also have to work a job and do YouTube AND ETSY its a cluster of things. Glad you enjoyed tho!!

i cant do it i have a chromebook!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't notice anything wrong with this lovely game other than Yumi's floaty eyes.

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when you talk to kana and she explains her background it uses her old model and her eyes disappear.i don't know whether it was intended or not so please don't get mad at me. i love your game by the way




Hey!! Thank you so much for playing & providing me with some gameplay to look at! I'm sorry about the glitchy sprites, I changed them with this update (with two girls having temporary expressions + the proper two still having some missing assets). But your video was super professional, and I hope you continue to enjoy the game! :D

i dont think this was intended but ok

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it happened again, a lot more later on. im not a critic, just pointing out some, bugs? kana's eyes also disappeared. i mean i like the new models but its hard to not look at the floating eyes.


The floating eyes are definitely not intended haha I thought I got rid of them all but I guess not. I'll fix ASAP!

Like, are there any inappropriate scenes

At the moment, the game is around a PG13 at worst. This may change eventually tho, so please don't play if you're unsure. ^^ But yeah, right now, nothing too bad except some dark themes.


What ages and up is this game for


Sorry To Ask But When Will You Next Update The Game? I Cant Wait For The Next Day! P.S. Your Game Is Really Good! P.S.S. I Wish You All The Best In Completing It!

Currently just waiting on some sprites from the artist, so that the girls are all updated! ^_^

Ok! Good To Know!

Double word "was".

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A bug is occured on Aiko route.


Thanks for letting me know! The bug has since been fixed and an updated demo will be out later in July! :D Once all the girls have their updated sprites!

Fortunately, I'm a coder. And Ren'Py is lighter than feather for me. So i unpacked said script and fixed it myself. There was just variable assigning instead of comparation. '=' instead of '==', that's all.


Hey, just finished my first run through up to the current finished content. Really enjoyed Kana's assertive, confident side and the way it is offset by the sweeter gestures in later scenes. Curious to see where you go with her story, especially given some of the mysteries hinted at! 


Hey! So, so glad to hear you enjoyed the experience! I'm glad her character is enjoyable, and doesn't feel too out of place with how she acts. It's justified in later stages  of the game, but for now, I'm so glad to hear you like her! :D


i love this so, so much already, and i've only just begun ~ !! please, please, please let me know if -- and when -- you ever decide to continue updating this, i'm super excited for this one !! :D

Hey! I'm definitely gonna be bringing this game to a finished stage, and have been working on it in the background for a while! Keep your eyes peeled! :3


I'm totally into this game! I can't wait to see what comes next! :D


Hello! Yes, it is me again... ;-; This game is going so well! I'm proud to have been here since the beginning ^^ And my game coding is going well! Just need some art! >:o And... When the game's finished, I'd be happy to translate into Japanese! :p ありがとう、そして良い一日を!


I may very well take you up on that offer! Email me at hexvexed @ Gmail . Com if you have rates etc. I’d love to have this translated. ^_^ Thank you for the kind words and the dedication!!


Wow! The updates have me even more into this! I love all the mystery surrounding the fire, and you've really made each of the girls very compelling in their own right. Yumi's dialogue is so fun and charming, Aiko is adorable and such a strong personality, Haruka is... Haruka. Iconic and worthy of protection. Kana was my least favorite starting out, but you drew more and more of my attention to her, and the moment I backtracked and tried picking her as my partner, and heard that... music. I love her now. I can't wait to see what you do with her! I have my own wild theories on everything that's going on, but I wouldn't want to spoil anything here. I'll be waiting eagerly for more!


Hey! Thank you so much for the rundown on what you enjoyed in the current iteration of the game! I hope each of the girls has their own charms and stories to follow. I see the final experience as being one you want to play thru, to see all the angles of the story (and the game will reward you if you do run all the routes!)

Thank you so much for the comment! Oh, and as for theories, we have a discord for discussing such things.


This game is amazing. I love everything about it!(haruka is my best gurl) I'm wondering tho..when will the full game be released? 

Sometime this year is the plan, probably closer to the end of the year! Waiting on art assets, and need to finish the paths. But it'll be coming soon, hopefully. Thank you for the comment!!

I cant wait for the official game! this is soooo amazing! I love everything about this.

Soon!! There'll be an art update shortly, actually.... >:)

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Yay!!! I had just finished the demo and was gonna look around the files. I had watched Bijuu Mike play this after i did, its great to see the progress you made and im so happy for you. I would also love to be friends :)




You are doing god's work, can't wait to play the full game <333

aw thank you! haha

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Honestly, I'm loving the game already. I can relate to a lot of the opinions of the character you play as as well, so that just makes it better. There are a couple typos here and there, but it honeslty doesn't matter much. I haven't played this game in a while, but I'm enjoying the good chunk of story that was added while I wasn't here, and I hope to see more in the future!

Tenses changing and spelling errors are 100% my fault, and I’ll be looking out for someone to spell check the project once it’s finished. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it thus far!

Me: *Look at new Haruka*
Thanos: I don't even know who you are..

It’s only gonna get more different from here on out.

Amazing game, but what is the menu theme song? You didn't include the actual name in the "Read me" file.

I think it’s 1234 — the name of the song has given me some strife. I just know where I got it from. I’ll make sure to properly credit it before I fully release it!

I really enjoyed the game's current content! It has definitely changed a lot from the early stages of the game! Doki Doki Literature Club was one of my favorite games, and for this to be inspired from it makes me happy! I like the direction this game is taking, and can't wait for more to come out! Also I was wondering if I could post a screenshot of the glitched character? I know it's hard to get a good look at it. Plus, you have to get good at timing the screenshot correctly! I wanted to ask permission just to make sure :p Anyways, keep up the great work on the game! Can't wait to play it when it's finished!!!

Hey! Thank you for the comment! The game was originally inspired in part to DDLC, with some flairs and themes from other sci-fi and thriller films. I hope to carve my own story out of it, and have it be it's own entity by the end! Thank you very much for the comment, and I hope you continue to enjoy the game!


A little look at the characters.

Before and After.


HexVexed: I will not upload an update until the game is over.

Me: *gets sad *
HexVexed: * take out another update *
Me: *gets happy as f*ck *

Hi, I decoded the binary code at the end of the game and was wondering if it would be ok to post it. If not thats totally ok too.

You're welcome to post it!

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