Have you been playing Moeroge games like Nekopara, Wanko to Kurosou, or Nekonin and thought to yourself: "Why are there slaves everyone seems okay with, and where do they come from?"
The year is 2054 and Helix Scientific is here to answer your (and my) long overdue call for cute cat people. For an exorbitant price you too can have your own Felix, a lovable (f*ckable) humanoid cat of your very own. Grown from trademarked DNA entirely within their facility, you can rest assured they will come to you ignorant and naive of their place in society. These Felixes are grown and raised with cutting edge technology and attention to detail: these are limited edition luxury products, so place your order soon.
(This version is 6 months outdated and I've heard it has crash bugs, so take it with a grain of salt.)
An advertisement from Helix Scientific for the Felixes
The story is told from within the walls of Helix Scientific through the eyes of Addison, a trans Felix who had to be taken off the sales list "so not to confuse the costumers". He is now the Staff Companion, meaning he knows a lot of people very intimately, especially Dr. Kronauer who loves to pull Addison aside and dote on him. He is happily living his life, taking care of his siblings yet to be adopted and spending down time on his art and coloring. However, not everyone likes his "companionship". The newest staff member, Dr. Moore, seems quiet and even grumpy at times. An even bigger surprise is his brother Pumpkin has been pulled off the sales list as well! Addison will have to juggle his schedule to try and open everyone's heart to healing.
I wanted the game to be overly sugary and cute to mirror the neko games of the past and to somewhat highlight the themes of abuse and sex work. This is an R18+ game. I've always been captivated by the strange worlds of "catgirl" games. In these worlds a whole new species lives alongside humans as second class citizens. They are unable to live independent lives, unable to go outside alone without identification or leashes, unable to hold most jobs. They are sentient property to be owned.
Abuse, negligence, and the true nature of this dystopian system is often hinted at in these games, but never truly explored. I wanted to change that. Humans created this species to be it's plaything. To be an aesthetically pleasing and kink fueled slave.
However dark, I wanted to play within the rules of the universes already created for me (with a few minor exceptions, to aid realism.) In my "reference" games, owners manuals say things like "Pills to induce heat are strictly prohibited." and MC musings let us know they were created with genetic engineering entirely from cats. The legal system can't call then human if there's no human DNA.
My inspiration for this story spans easily a decade, from Maximum Ride novels (2005), Chobits (2000), Tokyo Mew Mew (2002), and Wanko to Kurosou (2006), to Nekopara (2014), Nekopara (2016), and Nekopara (2018).
as well as a handful of side characters.
(My first test at Live2D sprites. Right now I am redoing the sprites, but they won't be animated.)
I am a one-person team currently under the dev name Bikkuri Bunny.
All art and writing has been done by me.
Programing help from Tanix.
This project has moved from Tyranobuilder to Renpy.
Backgrounds are modified CC0 licensed photography from Unsplash and other free image sites, or personal photography.
Music currently not custom, but I've grown quite fond of my curated track list.
If you feel inspired to join me with this game with any of your talents, please reach out!
Here's another topic I started asking for help:
I do not have a budget though. The best I can offer is a promise of a free release.
Things can only get better from here!
Right now you can play the final Tyranobuilder build to see a heavily abridged version of the first arc of the storyline, as well as to check out my current art assets. Check the Itch link if you would like to do that!
For the Tyranobuilder demo
[DONE]7 static sprites
[DONE]Rough play through of first story arc
[DONE]1 live2d sprite
For the final game
Rewrite the entire script, (25/75k)
[DONE] Migrate to Ren'py
[DONE] 23 backgrounds
[DONE] 8 redone sprites
60+ CGs (20/60)
Calendar function in GUI
Draw pictures in-game to give to other characters
Thank you for over 100 beta downloads!
Do you think the premise of the game sounds interesting?
Would you want a game like this to simply explore the world, or to have a moral lesson?
If it is interesting to you, why?
What would you hope for in a game like this?
Thank you everyone for being an amazing forum! This place has already helped me so much!!!