"The pain's always the same."

An interrogation room. Sitting on one side of a table is a woman. On the other is you - a detective tired of asking questions, but desperate for answers.

Who is the woman? Why is she here? What has she done?

The only way to find out is to talk. Every conversation topic giving new leads to chase down. Some worthwhile. Others not so much.

Follow the rabbit hole until you reach the truth.


This is an entry for the Ludum Dare 45 Game Jam, made in 72 hours. The theme given was "Start with Nothing."

Modelling, animation, coding, music: selkie
Story and writing: DWaM

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorsDWaM, selkie
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction, Puzzle
Made withUnity
TagsDetective, Ludum Dare 45, Mystery
LinksLudum Dare


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I really enjoyed the story. Good job!

Just a heads up on a bug: whenever I clicked on "the truth" it would rewind time by like two hours haha, so I was able to get the true ending on my second run. 

oh my dear lord. the storytelling in this is absolutely incredible, and the atmosphere is delightfully moody. i'd love to see more stories told within this universe, or just told in this style! the limited colour palette with the orange, the music - everything. it's genuinely wonderful. i hope to see more from you!


I solely made an account to donate and to comment on this... WOW! I loved this so much - I tried playing through it so many times because I kept getting a bad end. After maybe my 20th play-through I gave up and went to the walk-through lol. I knew the whole time what was up, but I needed to know the true end regardless. This was so engaging - well done. 

After "how old is your husband" and two or three "..." 's the game went back to the title screen. Is that supposed to happen? I didn't see anything that would indicate I got the bad end.


This is an amazing game and I think you did an excellent job on it. Only there's 2 problems; First, I can't seem to get the true ending. I followed the walkthrough, got the normal ending, played again, followed the walkthrough to get the true ending but nothing happened after I clicked on the last word.

Second one is when I followed the walkthrough to the true ending, after I clicked on last word for the true ending and nothing happened, I think I remember clicking on a word before clicking on "curfew" and I was brought back to the start. There was Bad End or Normal End just brought to the menu.


This is my third time playing through, you guys did *such* an incredible job! The writing is amazing, the characters are great, and your game is so aware and engaging. Wowowow!


Thank you so much for playing! We're thrilled you liked it so much!