Without Within - InvertMouse

Hey everyone ːvintysmileː. Without Within 3 has just been released!


The previous game is also on sale until the end of the week, so if you want to catch up, this weekend may be a great time to do so.

Also, as always, if you could drop a review afterward, that would be much appreciated, as it will help other gamers out a lot.

Thank you for your support! See you in Singapore and Malaysia ːexceliaː.
Without Within - InvertMouse

Hi everyone ːvintyprettyː! Without Within 3 comes out in three days, and to prep for that, we have a sale going on:


Also, we have a quick Q&A to address some WOWI 3 related items:


And, of course, here is Without Within 3's store page:


Thank you for your support through the past five years! Hope to see you in Vinty's third (mis)adventure this Friday ːexceliaː.
Without Within - InvertMouse

Hi everyone ːvintysmileː! Hope life has been good so far in 2018. I am happy to announce Without Within 3's release date has been confirmed:


The 4th of May, 2018. Hope to see you there and then! Please find out more on the official webpage:


Here are some screenshots for your enjoyment:

And oh, here is a heads up; most of my games will go on sale a week before WOWI3 comes out. If you want to get in on some discounts, please check out Steam on April 30th. Hopefully it will be a nice lead into WOWI3's release.

Thank you ːexceliaː!
Without Within - InvertMouse
Hi everyone ːvintysmileː! The recent sales week went very well, so I want to say thank you for that first.

And now for today's announcement—The Last Birdling is out ːbibiː!


Bimonia is one of the last Birdlings alive on this earth. The Birdlings see humans as sworn enemies, and Bimonia has been taught to kill on sight.

One day, Bimonia meets Tayo, a human child hunting in the forest. Bimonia fails to kill Tayo, and they instead become friends. Mother will be furious if she finds out, or worse, this relationship may cause tension between the two species to erupt.

The Last Birdling explores Bimonia and Tayo’s fight for their friendship as the world threatens to tear them apart.

Follow Bimonia and Tayo’s journeys from alternating perspectives. With 21 decisions and 5 different endings, The Last Birdling is a culmination of all the lessons I have learned since 2012. There is a progress tracker available, which means players can unlock all the conclusions without any guides. I have also added a glossary feature, so those who wish to dive deeper can immerse themselves in the lore ːlulululuː.

I hope you can give The Last Birdling a look and spread the word. As always, a review afterward would be much appreciated, since it will help other gamers out ːairinː.

Thank you for the last five years of support ːyoyoː!
Without Within - InvertMouse
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. It was my birthday a few days ago, so I am still in a happy mood ːexceliaː.

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 ːvintywhyː.

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 ːvintyprettyː.

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 ːvintysmileː!
Community Announcements - InvertMouse

Hey everyone! Hope you have been enjoying 2016 ːexceliaː.

Well, this is it—I have decided to produce Without Within 3 in 2017. The story this time will take place during Christmas, so I am hoping for a timely release in around November. Please look forward to joining Vinty on her next adventure!

You know, Without Within 2 is not at all a financial success, and I gave this series a lot of thought during my Singapore and Malaysia trip back in 2015. I am thankful for everyone's support, but those Chinese translations pushed the project over budget, so the journey has been difficult.

No, I need to let Without Within end. I love Vinty, but I cannot progress my career with a niche series like this, I thought to myself.

Then one evening, I took a stroll around the streets of Penang, and as I gazed toward the distant beach, the ideas came flooding in. Vinty was telling me that hey, my story is far from over.

Perhaps Vinty meets a new calligrapher in Malaysia? No, maybe she reunites with Excelia first. Is there a new character, and if so, who is this person? Well, maybe this, or perhaps that.

All right, I am sneaking back to my hotel to type this all up.

You folks play a big part in this as well. Most of my other titles are more financially successful than Without Within, but none of them have bonded us together in the same way. One guy messaged in to say Vinty's tale has inspired him to pursue his photography dreams, while another girl is actually into calligraphy as well. There is just no way to tag a price on stories like these.

So yes, this is why I have no choice but to keep going. I know many players have no interest in the sightseeing aspects of WOWI2. Well, I am sorry, but I want to keep sharing my passion with you, so WOWI3 will continue that trend with links to real life footage of Singapore and Malaysia.

It sucks to end things on a downer, but to set expectations early, due to budget issues, it is extremely unlikely that WOWI3 will feature Chinese translations. I am deeply sorry about this, and it is my fault that Vinty’s adventures have not been well received enough to justify the costs involved. Some players have kindly offered to provide fan translations, but this is beyond my control, so I cannot make any guarantees.

Thank you everyone ːvintysmileː!
Community Announcements - InvertMouse
Hello everyone ːexceliaː! I will be sharing this on both the WOWI 1 and 2 boards, so sorry about the double post.

A couple of years ago, I found artist Karousel because I wanted to create a mascot for the InvertMouse brand:

Original sketch VS Karousel's render

And so came the birth of Vinty, who later starred in her own Without Within series. The first game was free, which certainly helped with reaching as many gamers as possible. I have never released a title that was loved (and hated!) by so many people before, so WOWI 1 will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to everyone who connected with this struggling calligrapher through the WOWI series.

When I heard Karousel wants to focus on her own projects in 2016, I knew I needed to make a post and celebrate the work she has done in the past few years. I wish for her continued success as an artist, so here is her website for those who wish to keep in touch:


If you enjoyed the Without Within series, be sure to let her know! Vinty is not just my character or Karousel’s. At this point, she belongs to the entire community.

As we proceed, I could find a new artist for Vinty and her games, but the truth is, I too am looking to change up my formula starting from 2017. During my Singapore and Malaysia trip last year, a new adventure for Vinty did cross my mind. Unfortunately, I am unsure when or if this story will be brought to life.

If I were to continue the WOWI series, I want to continue that travel novel trend from the second title. Vinty visits a new location, and there will be real life footage scattered throughout the adventure. I have a deep love for places, and I enjoy sharing this passion through the WOWI games.

However, according to most of WOWI 2’s negative reviews, many people do not share this sentiment, which is totally okay. I tried my best to mix storytelling with sightseeing, but perhaps I did not do good enough of a job, as some gamers thought the plot was lacking compared to WOWI 1. Most people enjoyed WOWI 2, but the feedback does shake my confidence to continue this series in the tourism direction.

Next comes the translation costs. Both WOWI 1 and 2 are available in Chinese as well as English. I barely broke even with WOWI 2’s development costs, and the translation fees played a huge role. If I ever produced WOWI 3, I doubt I would be able to feature another Chinese translation. This sort of thing happens even for larger titles, but the potential disappointment from players does frighten me quite a bit.

I am keen to share Vinty and Excelia’s next adventure with the world, but I am trying to grow this brand, and I think the market dictates I should venture in a new direction. Definitely not closing the books forever just yet, though.

Thank you for reading through this! Please feel free to share your thoughts ːvintysmileː.
Community Announcements - InvertMouse

Hello everyone! It has been a while since we last talked here in this group.

I was working on the first Without Within around this time last year. When the game hit Steam, it received mixed responses initially, but I am grateful those who connected with Vinty really showed some serious support. Thank you so much for that.

Back in 2014, I had no intention of creating any sort of sequel to Without Within. To be honest, even if people asked for it, if no story idea came to mind, it would be hard for me to budge. But you folks really were so kind with all the requests, and a new adventure started to brew, so I decided to give it a shot. This sequel exists thanks to you, and it is very much a game that belongs to the community.

Juggling Cursed Sight as well as WOWI2 this year proved to be pretty challenging, but now, as we head toward the final month of 2015, I am happy to share this launch announcement with you. Without Within 2 has just been released onto Steam:


Thank you for supporting Vinty, and I hope you will enjoy the sights of Melbourne in WOWI2!
Community Announcements - InvertMouse

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?

Early this year, I published Without Within onto Steam thanks to people's kind support on greenlight. In truth, the game started off very poorly. People hated how short it was, and many just loathed visual novels and anime in general. A lot of you gave it a chance, though, and that makes me really grateful.

Though still thin by VN standards (shorter than Cursed Sight), Without Within 2 will run at around five times the length of the original. It will be a kinetic novel without choices, as I no longer wish to sprinkle in contrived choices again like I did with the first game.

This sequel is also a "travel novel" of sorts as well. Throughout the game, players will see links that will take them to various videos of Melbourne Australia, which is where the story takes place. I hope players will enjoy the sights in these optional videos.

Details on WOWI2 are available here:


A demo build is available on the page, and I can use everyone's support on greenlight:

Hopefully we can have those Vinty trading cards and emoticons that people have kindly been asking for. Thank you so much everyone!
Community Announcements - InvertMouse

Hello everyone! Hope you have been doing awesome. I wanted to share this progress image of Without Within 2 here today. The game will be in full color, so not to worry! Just trying to act all mysterious ːblushː.

I need to release Cursed Sight before I launch Without Within 2. At this pace, I am hoping for a demo version to be released in September. A kickstarter and greenlight campaign will go up at the same time. September is Animaga as well! I have a booth there, and I will be doing some research over in Melbourne.

You know, I like to make money, and I want my projects to be loved by players. Nothing new or special about that. With WOWI, those desires are still there, but I have a different wish as well.

You see, through this sequel, I hope I will be able to connect with people again. Let's face it, calligraphy is a niche hobby, but if WOWI pushed people to continue their photography, art or YouTube careers, it hardly gets more awesome than that. No agenda, though. A fun old time first and everything else is a bonus.

It does help that the first game is free, because it has helped me make more friends than my other releases. It has been really cool folks. Thank you tons, and I will be in touch again soon ːthankyouː.

Nieuws zoeken
aug   jul   jun   mei   apr   mrt  
feb   jan  
Archieven op jaar
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014  
2013   2012   2011   2010   2009  
2008   2007   2006   2005   2004  
2003   2002