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A drifting traveler boards a one-man space shuttle destined for Alpha Centauri. This shuttle is piloted by Budapest, an artificial intelligence program designed to serve humanity. She is a hardworking, diligent program, just a little naïve to the ways of the universe, and intensely dedicated to her directive. But when disaster unexpectedly befalls their ship, the two of them are sent careening through uncharted space, left with dire prospects for rescue. Stuck in a floating cockpit drifting through the empty ocean of stars, they have only each other to rely on. Between interesting discoveries both old and new, Budapest quickly develops new traits and quirks beyond her programming. As she attempts to navigate her own troubled seas, the passenger discovers that there is more to this program than previously expected.

Submission for the NaNoReNo 2015 Visual Novel Jam

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tagsai, drama, kinetic, Romance, Sci-fi, Space
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Palinurus-1.0-android.apk 99 MB
Palinurus-1.1.rar 102 MB


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This definitely is one of the better vn's out there. A great story!

Thank you so much! It's awesome to see people still playing our game from way back in 2015.  We appreciate the kind words, always :)

~Wolf, Watercress Studio Director


No comments here? I'm surprised. I recently got into VNs and while this one is older, I really enjoyed it. For me, it took a little while for the story to develop but it's a beautiful story of "star-crossed lovers." Beautiful but sad. I was crying by the end.

Thank you for playing it! We had a blast making it oh so long ago. 

~Wolf, Watercress Studio Director