Vinty is back as she travels to Melbourne in hopes of meeting her calligraphy idol. Excelia. Determined to study and mimic the star's every move, will Vinty end up losing her identity?
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Very Positive (130 reviews) - 90% of the 130 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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August 21

The Last Birdling: Ten days left! (sales week)

Hi everyone . Just one week to go until The Last Birdling launches on Steam. I hope to have your support there and then!

The Last Birdling marks my fifth year not in game development, but at least under the name InvertMouse. I have released a good 5 to 6 titles on Steam now, and they have all taught me valuable lessons.

First, there was Unhack 1, which has many immature traits in retrospect. I must continue to accept critique even when it is for older titles that no longer reflect my skill level.

Then there is Bermuda, which I admit is a failure. I made plenty of management mistakes, and the results are out there for the world to see. Failure is not as scary once you have suffered through it. Please let me stress all the errors are on me, not anyone else on the team.

Next, we have Without Within 1 and 2. Initially, the first game received negative reviews from people who hated anime and/or visual novels. As the days went by, players who fell in love with Vinty have defended these titles. Vinty is kind, but she can also be a jerk. She is simply real.

There was Cursed Sight, featuring a protagonist who had caused some divided opinions. If I were to rewrite this story, I know I can do a much better job.

Then most recently came Unhack 2. This project was once a disaster due to my lack of research on AI. After months of study and rewrites, this project had evolved into my personal favorite. I hope more people may try out this title, because its themes have left me with plenty to think about.

As we count down toward The Last Birdling’s release, my portfolio of games on Steam will be on discount for a week. If there are any titles you have missed, I hope you will give them a chance.

As usual, I hope you may consider wishlisting and/or joining our Steam community:

Thank you everyone. See you next week !
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March 24

Without Within 3's new artist

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. It was my birthday a few days ago, so I am still in a happy mood .

Karousel-k is Vinty's original artist, and she provided the illustrations for both Without Within 1 and 2. This year, due to scheduling conflicts, we have decided to part ways for now. Should we start by thanking her for all the work she has done? Without her art, Vinty and Excelia's stories would not have been the same .

Today, I would like to introduce you to our new artist, Arisa-Chibara. Here is a preview of her work so far:

And of course, we cannot let a post pass by without Vinty:

You can find out more about Arisa-Chibara at:

With the extra time needed to find our new artist, I have concerns about releasing WOWI3 before Christmas. Since the story takes place in December, a timely release would be great, but quality comes first, so we will see as the months unfold.

In addition to this, I would like to use this chance to share with you my next project, The Last Birdling:

There is a trailer and demo available, so please make sure to check those out! As always, here is the greenlight campaign:
I would be grateful if you could leave a comment and vote on the page .

To finish up, here are a few screenshots:

When I reflect, I realize I have been doing this for five years. Not sure if a nobody like me is allowed to brag about a five year anniversary project, but The Last Birdling would meet that criteria, and Without Within 3 as well, of course.

Thank you so much !
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About This Game

Vinty is attending a calligraphy event over in Melbourne. At last, she will be able to meet Excelia, the world famous calligrapher. Determined to study and mimic her idol's every move, will Vinty end up losing her identity?

Vinty is back in this sequel to Without Within! WOWI2 is roughly 20,000 words long, which is about five times the length of the original. Throughout the read, players will find links to YouTube videos that feature various footage of Melbourne (currently blocked by Steam on Linux versions, which I apologize for). Hopefully players will like these optional videos as much as I enjoyed filming them. Last, rather than putting in contrived choices like I did with the first game, WOWI2 is a linear story (kinetic novel). I hope to be able to tell a more focused tale this time around.

Thank you everyone! I hope you will find the experience worthwhile.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP or above
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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