South Scrimshaw is the story of a newborn whale in a vast alien ocean. It is a richly illustrated experimental visual novel, written in the style of a nature documentary.
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Very Positive (57) - 100% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (979) - 99% of the 979 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 9, 2023

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“South Scrimshaw: Part One is a stunning visual novel that asks for nothing more than an hour or two of your time.”
PC Gamer

“An absolutely phenomenal bit of documentary storytelling that really immerses you in its underwater alien world and makes you deeply invested in the fate of an alien whale. Highly recommended.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

About This Game

"The consciousness dawning inside of an aquatic egg is prodded alert.
It is a male whale calf, stirring with a newfound awareness of body."

South Scrimshaw uses the linear VN format to create a science fiction documentary about fictional science. It is composed of over 400 illustrations, painted in a mix of watercolor, ink, and digital media, set against a rich audio backdrop of music and sound effects.

This release contains four chapters, detailing one life from birth to the end of adolescence, along with world building details about the interplanetary human expedition.

"South Scrimshaw is made possible through the support of viewers like you. Thank you."

AI Generated Content Disclosure

The developers describe how their game uses AI Generated Content like this:

South Scrimshaw Part One uses voiced narration synthesized from public domain recordings.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Ubuntu / SteamOS
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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