A comedic retro inspired RPG about the cynical and hilarious realities of social interaction and confronting your inner demons.
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Sep 20, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DON'T GIVE UP has already benefited from much of the feedback received from the players, and since this is going to be my first full game I really want the players to be my first line of defense when it comes to the accessibility of plots lines and mechanics in order to make the best game possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately a year at most/”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be 4-5 times the present length. It'll have a lot more enemies, quests, areas, well, pretty much everything! The game play will mostly be the same with some additional mechanics introduced.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Presently the game has about 45 mins of game play available that has been well received by the community.

The current version features the first chapter of the game which includes:

  • an engrossing narrative
  • fully functional combat
  • quests
  • open exploration

For more information refer to the game's about/description!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“As of right now there's no plans to, but that could change down the line depending on how much content makes it into the final game as well as the game's reception!”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I presently already have a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and Discord presence, I love interacting with players as much as possible and it'll be no different with Steam!”
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Available: September 20

This game will unlock in approximately 7 months


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October 15, 2018

DON'T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale Early Access!

This is a super exciting time for me! The road to release DON'T GIVE UP, my first commercial game in full, continues on!

Early access is set to begin down the road, I want to polish up a few more things in the first chapter of the game as a starting point, including feedback received thus far! We're also bringing controller support finally! YEEHAW!

I don't know what else to say for now, but please feel free to post comments and feedback here!
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About This Game

DON’T GIVE UP is the comedic story of Tris, a cynical asocial game developer living in the town of Threeson who’s more concerned with flirting than figuring out where he’s next meal is coming from. You'll balance the hilarious tragedy that is your social life while facing off with the phantoms of your inner conscious and a mysterious cast of characters.

This game takes place 4 years after the events of Tris’s mental breakdown as his inner demons seek once again to consume his mind and unleash a plague of apathy and despair.


In DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale you can expect::

  • An original cynical comedy about overcoming emotional destruction and self discovery
  • FRESH real time combat system that constantly switches between player and enemy advantage
  • A charming town FULL of stuff to explore like arcades, strip clubs, burger joints, and over hyped coffee chains
  • To defy the monotony of daily human life
  • 90's references!

Do you have what it takes to confront your darkest demons, pizza bullies, and… and impending male pattern baldness?


System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: If you can run other games on Steam, it's probably OK
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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