A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Caitlin Price has never been able to walk away from someone in trouble, even when her impulsive acts of kindness come at a cost. Perhaps that’s why, when she notices a strange girl about to leap toward the train tracks, she can’t stop herself from intervening.  

Much to her surprise, her damsel in distress is not at all grateful for being saved. 

Why did the mysterious girl want to end her life? Maybe it's better not to know...

★ Square One is a visual novel about bonding and growth. It tells the story of the relationship that blooms between an impulsive optimist and the troubled girl she pulls back from the brink of despair. Follow Caitlin and the strange girl on their journey of self-discovery, healing, and love... while uncovering a few mysteries along the way.

Gemoji image for :exclamationContent warning: Mental Health | Suicide | Eating Disorders | Language


Install instructions

Extract the archive and run the game executable.

Download

Download
square-one-demo-win-linux.zip 149 MB
Version 0.9.4 40 days ago
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square-one-demo-osx.zip 131 MB
Version 0.9.4 40 days ago

Development log

Comments

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I love every thing about this VN, the ending made me cry a little and I think the story is very natural and feels really touching like, I'm really invested now in what's gonna happen to  Leila (and Caitlin too). I hope the whole game comes out really soon!

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Thank you so so much—hopefully it was a good cry! We're doing our best to get the game out as soon as we can~ ★

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omg I love these girls so much

Thank you! Happy to hear it ★

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Will the game have the Portuguese version?

Thank you for your interest! The game will only be in English as of right now. We'll let you know if that changes. ★

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I loved every inch and ounce of it! Will be looking forward for more. Hope to see the full version released soon! owo

Yay! We're really happy to hear that you loved it so much! We'll work really hard to bring the full game to everyone as soon as possible. ★

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Finished the demo and I am loving this game and I am loving all the hard work you guys have put into this! I cannot wait until the game is fully release so I can play it on my channel! Fantastic job guys!

Thank you so much for playing the rest, and we're glad to have your support! ★

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I played part of the demo and I am blown away by the art, music, and plot! I can't wait to continue playing! Good job!

Thank you so much for playing and posting your video! Your bits of commentary were very amusing. We hope you love the rest of the game! ★

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I just finished it and...

I like artstyle ♥ 

Very good design of GUI

Plot is very interesting :)

 I'm waiting for more :)

Thanks for playing and leaving a great review; we're glad you enjoyed the game! ★

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 i'd like to say that i ended up playing the demo for square one, and i absolutely adore it ❤️ the way its written provides such an amazing vibe to it and i can't wait for the full game, especially to see how Leila's character develops. i can already tell its gonna be a favourite game of mine. :) p.s patchy is adorable. 

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Thank you so very much for playing! We're glad you love the game (and Patchy!) ★

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MADE AN ACC HERE JUST TO TELL U THIS GAME IS SO AWESOME AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH AND MY LESBIAN HEART FELL INLOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY MY POC PRINCESS<3 I HOPE YOU GUYS GET MORE RECOGNITION FOR THIS ITS TRULY AN AMAZING GAME

THANK YOU!! No, really, thanks for going to such lengths to tell us how you felt about the game. We're really happy. ★

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Just finished the Demo, and good work! I love the artwork. Very good crafting of the story. Hope the finished product comes soon. 

Thanks for playing and leaving such a great comment! We hope to bring everyone the full game as soon as we can! ★

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Oh my god, this is perfect. I love the UI and it's transition animations. It leaves a nice touch.

It was presented in a way that is easy to read and understand but also have a serious story which I love. The art style of the game is beautiful too.

I love it, and it's very inspiring to me. Thank you for making this lovely demo! I cant wait to play the full release! 

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We're super flattered by your kind review. Thanks for playing! We'll do our best to make your proud with the full game! ★

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I can't wait for it! I'll keep an active look out. I also love how you guys interact with the community too!

We'll keep you posted. Also, it's fun to spend time talking to everyone. We're visual novel lovers just like you so it's great to be part of a community! ★

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Love the UI, though the transitions can get a bit laggy

Thanks for your feedback! We'll look into it ★

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If I could live one game in real life it would be this one as I have gone through something similar in my life and I can't want for the full version to come out

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Thanks for sharing your kind words and experiences, and we hope you love the full game once it's out! ★

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May I ask how long until the full game is released?

At this current moment in time we don't have an exact release date. Everyone on the team has a demanding schedule and job commitments, so we're doing our best. What I can say is that we'll post updates in the devlogs as we make progress! ★

Thank you so much.

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You made a great visual novel right away  I could tell the serious tones of the game but, it was presented in a way that while serious could be understood and, enjoyed through this visual novel. The art style is great with the character portraits well done in a unique  way.
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You posted your playthrough on Youtube? That's awesome; we're honored. Thanks for playing and leaving a great review. You rock ★

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If i had to pick a visual novel that does everything right this would probably be it. From almost perfect UI design to catchy BGM to just well balanced charming writing and ultimately mercilessly plucking my heart strings...

Really looking forward to the release version !

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Thank you so, so much for your wonderful review! We're grateful for your support and hope to delight you with the full game! ★

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Excellent work! 

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Thank you for your praise and support! ★