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A young woman stands alone at the wall, painting deep gashes onto the surface.

The wall isn't attached to anything. Once, a long time ago, it was a construction site. Then a building. Families lived here once.

Then they didn't, and the other walls fell down, and this remains.

I record the few people who gather here at this lonely wall.

The young woman, who paints her frustration into it.

The young man, who wishes deeply to save people.

The children, who ponder the predestined time.


A visual novel. It was originally planned for NaNoRenO 2017, and was completed over the next two years.

Contains mild swearing.


Recording the predestined time is a game by Amorphous (art, writing, scenario programming) and Sleepy Agents (music, sound design, animation programming).

With special thanks to Rita Fang, glass, Devin Helmgren, and yuusei for testing and providing feedback. And to the Ren'py discord / lemmasoft forum communities.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 86 days ago
AuthorsAmorphous, Sleepy Agents
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tagsnanoreno, renpy, Sci-fi, Slice Of Life
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

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A terrific atmospheric trip through the start and completion of a global catastrophe through the eyes of the residents of a small town and college.

The art is stellar, with each hand-sketched character giving the needed gravitas for the town's condition. In particular, the music stood out to me with flowing deep synths the color of trauma and mystery. The player is able to pull together more information about the characters and scene than the narrator themselves - though they should expect to do a little work to tie all the threads together. as some of the story is presented out of chronological order.
The characters themselves are lovingly flawed - brave in their own way and overreaching to tragic ends. A great short novel!