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The Sundew

Shibukawa, capital of Japan, 2054. Water drips from the cracked ceiling onto the edge of your bed as the incessant rain masks the whine of a refrigerator and the neon hum of the city outside. You don’t recognise the heavy breath in your ear nor the warmth of the body lying next to you...

The world’s gone to hell, and it’s taking you down with it.

Welcome to Shibukawa. You are Anna Isobe, a cybernetically enhanced cop in a world that’s left you behind. Once a shining hope for the future, cyborgs have become taboo, replaced by drones and automata that make even your heightened abilities obsolete. Stuck in a thankless job surrounded by indifferent eyes you still have a duty to protect and serve, and that’s just what you’re going to do.

The Sundew is a dark adventure game set in the aftermath of a devastating future war, where the world as we know it was twisted by flames into a terrifying new dystopia. What begins as a normal day quickly becomes something else, and soon a lonely beat cop will hold the fate of the world in her hands.

The Sundew pays homage to classic adventure games of old while reflecting contemporary issues and gameplay. Beautifully drawn pixel-art and stunning sound design brings this dark future to life and grounds you in a vision of humanity’s progress that is both alien and strangely familiar...

Japan lies in ruins, save for the bustling haven of Shibukawa. Guide Anna through this new megalopolis and beyond in her search for the mystery behind a growing conspiracy. Travel from the backstreets of the city to far-flung isles, and the most notorious prison this side of the Steppe.

Alongside classic point-and-click gameplay The Sundew will ask you to make decisions that will change the future of humanity. Playing off contemporary issues, the choices offered are never black and white. Where do you believe mankind’s interests lie, and what means are acceptable to achieve them?


  • Guide Anna Isobe, a cyborg cop with a dark past, through the unravelling of a global conspiracy.
  • Experience a diverse cast of characters, each with their own secrets and history.
  • Explore Shibukawa and the remnants of the old world.
  • Make decisions that will change the fate of humanity, for better or worse.

*The demo doesn't reflect the quality of the final product.                            

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PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Oct 14, 2021
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Author2054 - Video game studio
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
TagsAtmospheric, Cyberpunk, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Retro, Sci-fi, Story Rich, the-sundew


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Sundew | for Windows | v1.3 179 MB
The Sundew | for Linux | v1.3 189 MB

Download demo

TheSundewDemo-v2.0-win-setup.exe 29 MB

Development log


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Just finished live on Twitch.
It's a nice point and click adventure wit a second half more enjoyable than the first. The story is linear-ish but overall satisfying.
The is a little pixel hunting to do, but the space invaders minigame are a nice gimmick for keeping the frustration at bay. 

In the end a solid retro-style adventure game. 


As I just said on the last comment, sorry I didn't reply sooner, there are a lot of messages and sometimes I don't see some of them! Thanks a lot for all the kind words, I'm very happy you like the game. Comments like yours are precious considering the time spent to make a game like this. Thank you very much!

Looks awesome !
Wishlisted it on Steam :)

Oh, sorry I didn't reply sooner, there are a lot of posts and sometimes I don't see some of them. Thank you very much! :)

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Hi d11ry8!! Thanks a lot :)


Thanks dead303 for playing The sundew :)

i like the idea but it was really difficult to find the 'terminal'.

excited for the final game, im sure that'll be fixed! :)

Thanks Luna!! I made the interface more pleasant and I removed this nasty "pixel hunting". I appreciate your enthusiasm, I try to do my best,  the first testers of the first part (14 places to explore at the moment) seem satisfied. Still 2 parts and it'll be ready :)

Beautiful but pixel hunting is never fun.

Still looking forward to the end product.

Hi Boylag! Thanks for the video! I'm sorry for the pain caused by pixel hunting :/ I'm going to improved that for the final game. And translation too, don't worry. Thanks for playing, and for the voices, it gives another dimension to the demo :) (do you still think the robot is nice?)

Thank you so much for taking those things into account.

And yes i still the the robot is nice. Hes just a little slow. ;P

Keep up the good work.

Thanks a lot, keep up the good work too!

Point and click games, I always gravitate towards them! You've got the beginnings of something potentially amazing here, the wave of retro-classic-style games has really been making me feel nostalgic lately, and that's a great thing!

I really liked the feel of this one, and the logic puzzles were demanding but not overly so. All I would say is make sure to get to work on the grammar a little bit when you dive into making the full game, because the sentences shouldn't be as much of a puzzle as the game itself (I totally understand though, having English as a second language is a challenge!).

Keep up the fantastic work, even if the Kickstarter doesn't reach its goal, because this world needs all the games it can get, especially from inspired indie devs! =)

Yes I agree this is a good game, I look forward to the full version.

YouTuber: Fellowplayer

Thanks, FellowPlayer! Even if the Kickstarter doesn't work, comments like yours and that of Cryptic Hybrid will give me the strenght to carry on. Even if it takes more time :) I know I have probably said it before, but keep up the good work!

Liked the demo, the visual style especially. There were some things that were hard to find (had to go pixel-hunting) but other than that... sweet. :) Good luck with the KS!

Wow, thanks a lot, I'm watching your video right now. I like the way you make the voices! I'm glad you liked this demo. Thanks for the video :)

I hope you like the video. I always strive to do okey voices, but I hope you'll reach the 46K goal. 


I did like it very much, I replied to you on Youtube. Thanks again :)