A story-driven GameBoy game about an emo teen in 2007 with a HUGE gay crush on his best friend! Explore, puzzle-solve and button mash your way through gratuitous dialogue in this GameBoy adventure about awkward teens!
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“It all feels very Heartstopper at times, and that’s a compliment to Small Town Emo’s simple, but wholesome story... It’s a step into the past, and while I’m always wary not to wear my nostalgia goggles 24/7, the setting makes Small Town Emo a game to remember.”
♂ / ♂ – Gayming Magazine

“It's properly done on the Game Boy; you've got 8-bit MIDI music, really limited colour palettes, and the world feels like the original Pokémon.”
♂ / ♂ – ABC Arts

“Small Town Emo by Fnife Games from New Zealand combines nostalgia at its best with a Game Boy-inspired look, a 2007 emo character and a massive high school crush at the centre of its story.”
♂ / ♂ – Gamecity Hamburg

About This Game

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Small Town Emo is a romantic GAMEBOY walking simulator with a healthy dollop of mid-2000's awkwardness! Take control of main character Ken, and guide him through a series of small town New Zealand locations rendered in pixelated GameBoy-style graphics.

Talk to characters, solve simple puzzles, make (occasional) dialogue choices, and explore! Navigate through the complexities of a teenage crush, and let the story of this small town emo kid unfold around you.

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Small Town Emo follows the story of Ken, a seventeen year old emo with an awkward crush on his goofy best friend; Fergus. In the lead up to a costume party, Ken and Fergus spend the day loitering around their small New Zealand town. Can Ken find the courage to confess his feelings, or is he doomed to have depressing song lyrics as his Messenger status for the rest of eternity?

⛧ ・゚* ~ ☠ · 2007 is an awful, wonderful time to just be yourself. · ☠ ~ * ・゚ ⛧

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  • Authentic bootleg GameBoy experience!
  • 1.275 hours of "gameplay".
  • 8 mouthwateringly collectible memes.
  • 97% pure walking & talking - no pesky action!
  • Priceless minigames, including "bullet hell" and "pimple popper".
  • Immersive MSN Messenger sequences!
  • Complete linearity, only the vaguest illusion of choice!

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Light cursing/swearing, references to mild homophobia, references to drinking underage, vague disrespect of a cemetery.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 Gigahertz (GHz), 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x32)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Graphics Processor w/ WDDM 1.0 Driver
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Made in GB Studio
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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