A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

What if you're cursed to make others laugh?

The 'Jester' is an entity who grants children happiness, but he was just another persona of myth... Until one day he appears on your windowsill and bestows his powers upon you. Now you're inflicted with a pun-curse, and thus begins your journey to cure yourself! 

Upon changing schools, you meet three boarders who seem to have something to do with your curse... 

But little do you know that your curse isn't really what it seems to be...






Statistics:

  • 102,663 words
  • 18 fully coloured character sprites
  • 12 CGs with variations.
  • Version 3.0 has three routes (Rico, Seth and Matt, with two endings each, making it a total of 6 different endings) and Lynnette's side story (linear)!

Important Notes!

  • v3.0 now contains Lynnette's side story!
  • A 'cheat sheet' (or walkthrough) is attached in a .txt file. If you have other questions / can't get an ending, feel free to ask in the comments below.
  • A trivia book is attached below. It contains character profiles, designs, CGs, and prior plans. Read it only after playing the game!


Game Instructions (for computers):

  • Press 'F' for fullscreen
  • Press 'H' to hide the text box.
  • Press 'esc' to see game menu.


Let me know what you think about this game! It would really help me improve my skills!

#intrenaimo

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(27)
AuthorEl.Seth
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Comedy, Dating Sim, Female Protagonist, Funny, Mystery, Otome, Ren'Py, Romance, school
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

Install instructions

For Mac users, you might need to go to system preferences and allow the app to run.

For Android: 

  • There are 2 versions of the game: arm64-v8a and armeabi-v7a. Usually arm64-v8a works in most devices, and armeabi-v7a in older devices.
  • When you press start and a keyboard pops up, you can't see the text below it (i'm sorry)- and the default name is "neim", so you can delete it and input your name. 

Download

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TPPM v3.1 Windows 299 MB
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TPPM v3.1 Mac 297 MB
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TPPM v3.1 Linux 300 MB
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TPPM Android.apk 313 MB
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TPPM Android (armeabi v7a).apk 314 MB
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TPPM cheat sheet word 2.0.txt 2 kB
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TPPM Trivia Book (new).pdf 22 MB

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I LOVE THIS GAME AND ALL ITS JOKES AND REFERENCES. I LITERALLY DID NOT expect the plot twists and turns even though i literally should've thought of them before the reveal. I was honestly so shocked, and i'm kinda glad i didn't figure it out cause the reveal/s literally made me love this game even more.


Tldr: great game with great writing and great routes, endings, and characters, you totally absolutely should play this pun-tastic game. 

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Hi, hatorin! Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed the game and thanks for leaving a comment! This does put a smile on my face :)

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loved it<3<3<3 but about that service club - couldnt mc just not attend it? ditch it so to sqy 

Hi, Uranomoon! Thanks for playing! Haha, knowing how stubborn and strong-willed MC is, it seems unlikely she'll ditch it, especially after Rico helped her :)

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OMFG THUS IS AWESOME !!!! :O I literally love this, i got rico's route and im SO HAPPY (i did kind of,, cheat by googling, haha-) anyways, this is really unique and awesome, tysm omggs

Hi LeiKURRR! Haha, I'm glad you enjoyed this silly game and thank you so much for playing! :D

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I loved the game and all,after all who don't like good puns and good memes?I also loved the ending and how everything is conected.I missed something in Matt's ending,but maybe it's just my perfectionism talking.Thank you for the game and see ya.

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Hi, Omega! I've received feedback that Matt's route doesn't focus on the romance aspect, maybe that's why? Anyway, glad you enjoyed it and thank you for playing! :D

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I was so surprised and delighted by this!  I have to admit, I've never seen anything like this, and it was fascinating.  I'm not really familiar with most memes, probably just the most popular, but I was kept going by the lovely writing, pacing, and the hook of trying to figure out the source of the pun curse!

Hi AstrellaLunari! Thanks for playing and glad you enjoyed it! This does put a smile on my face :D

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I have played every route and this is a great game Imho.

-Overall Notes

    Love the humor and characters

    The writing overall is great

    Highly recommend! Especially if you are in the know of memes or even half in the know, However it is still a very enjoyable game and would still recommend it if you do not know any memes

    A ton of the characters have almost or have killed someone in at least one of the routes. There is a lot of homicidal tendencies going around and I am here for it

    Neim doesn't overuse any puns and serious situations are serious.

    Even when Neim's puns are added in, it doesn't ruin the tension and feels in character.
    Hard to do but you pulled it off well

    The story that you start to piece together with Rico's family and Seth's and stuff is very good.

    I love all the connections and overlapping of stories where none of it feels too repetitive or anything and everything feels like their own story but it's still connected and doesn't feel too cut off from the other routes

    The art is not the best and for some that may be off-putting but I got used to it pretty quick and it doesn't hurt the story or the quality of the game Imo.
    It has a nice charm I may even say it actually adds to the story and game

-Notes on Routes

    Rico's good ending  was the first route I did and I really enjoyed his character and he was the classic 'You want a good guy with not too much underlying story? Here you go!' and was a great route to start with.

    I highly agree that Rico's route(s) are the best to start with since if you do then you get a seemingly simple/surface level story that is enjoyable and then you start to get deeper and it's g o o d

    Seth's bad ending was a bit shocking.

   Really enjoyed the intensity of it.

    Lynette's side story really filled in some gaps.

    Appreciated that and really liked her story and just everything about it.

    The Matt and Neim posing at the beach was unexpected and did make me audibly laugh

    Also the throwaway scene of Lou eating seaweed also caught me off guard, quite enjoyed it especially since Lou looked so happy about it

    I also really liked how Matt had some serious moments and wasn't just there for some more meme references and puns.

-Ratings For Routes

    Rico's good ending - 3.5/5 A good 'basic' romance story

    Rico's bad ending - 2.5/5 A little bland

    Seth's good ending - 4/5 Very intriguing and loved the action

    Seth's bad ending- 5/5 Kinda shocking but doesn't seem too out of character and honestly I'm a sucker for stories where if one is going down they both go down. It also showed another side of Seth, that was great and the absolute rage that there was in him and his uncaring 'Oops, I guess I injected too much' was wow, favorite moment

    Matt's good ending- 3/5 Not bad, not bad. Solves the main questions of it. Liked it, all good.

    Matt's bad ending- 2.5/5 A little abrupt but I appreciate the fact that you did more than just one route and that there's quite a difference between the good and bad route for Matt

    Lynette's story- 4/5 Technically not a route but still. Liked how it fleshed out more of the story. Liked her seemingly cool character that is actually really flawed. Also liked her story with Akila. Very nice


Thank you for coming to my TED talk on why this is a good game

Thank you for making this game, I really liked it

Hi ListlessDandelion! Glad to know that you enjoyed playing it as much as I enjoyed making it! It's always interesting to see which route and endings players like the most, and yep, I know the art is very wacky, so I'm currently sharpening my art skills! Thanks for playing and do look forward to my next game! :D

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What is the answer to the super hard last question worth 16 points?

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Ah, I regret to inform you that I do not know. My teacher gave us this question but none of us could solve it, and he didn't even give the answer so it shall remain a mystery... 

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So if you don't know the answer, you won't put it. Well, go figure, I wasn't a teen for long.

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I loved this visual novel! So many good puns! Plus the routes were so nice.

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Hi NerdyChara! Thanks for your kind comment! (But haha "good puns"? Are you sure?)

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It's either that or I'm a glutton for PUNishment. And it's really unlikely I'm SETH in the head and enjoy torturing myself. Also I was MESS-MEMEorized by the awesome care and detail put in the game. And the cute graphics. 

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Nice puns lmao and thank you for the comment! It really makes my day :)

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When I read the premise I thought it would be more like a parody game, but I actually enjoyed it a lot. The comedy is great but without being overbearing, I liked the references and the 4th wall breaks, and how likeable the characters were. You sympathise so much with the MC and just want her to be happy (sorry, I don't have the heart to do the bad endings ;;-;;)

I think my favorite route was Rico's, because of how much they help each other to gain confidence and both of them evolved at the end.

If I have to nitpick, aaaah, I wish the endings were a bit longer, or at least a "where are they now" epilogue, but it really exceeded my expectations of a game I thought it would just be a silly parody, and I hope to see more of your projects in the future!

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Hello! I'm glad you enjoyed the game! I'm really happy to know that my (crappy) sense of humour resonated with you and that you liked the characters! Haha, it's alright, in playing games I also find it difficult to play the bad ends after I got the good end.

Hee hee, I realised most people prefer Rico's route! I had most fun writing his route too!

I'm sorry the endings were short... I have this really bad habit where I end the game abruptly once the plot is resolved. I'll remember your advice the next time I make another VN. Thank you so much for your meaningful comment and stay tuned~

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Now that the game is 3.0 I thought to make a separate review for Lynne's side story!

Lynnette's story unlocks after you've gotten Seth's good ending (so her story and Matt's route both open up at this point). The reason for this is Lynne's story is actually an extension of Seth's route - it happens right after the events before the 1 year timeskip. This time, instead of Neim, we are in Lynne's shoes and learn her mysterious backstory. She works with Akila for a special mission they've taken upon themselves to find out more information. 

If you liked the intensity of Seth's route brought to this comedic story, Lynne's route surely won't disappoint! But don't think that means this is devoid of humor - whilst there is a severe lack of puns due to Neim only appearing briefly, Lynne's witty sarcasm and surprisingly cringe tactics will have you rolling!

I also enjoyed the tender moments in this route as well. 

Both Lynne's route and Matt's route, which unlock after Seth's, happen in this manner for a reason - they reveal a truth. Lynne's truth on her route, and Neim's on Matt's. 

Honestly, this game never ceases to amaze me. Despite its wonderfully comedic premise, there's some really cool and engaging plot points going on that will pull you in and keep playing!

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Hi hi! Thank you so much for playing Lynnette's side story and for leaving another review! It really brightens my day and also encourages me to continue making more of comedic VNs like TPPM in the future! Heheh I'm quite proud of the plot twist but really though, I'm happier that it could entertain you. Cheers!

will lynnette eventually be a love route 

Hello, no. It's a GxB game, so Lynnette's is just a side story, which is already out btw!

I finally finished this game! There's still 2 (I assume bad) endings I need to get, but aside from that, it's basically finished! Anyway....

I'm going to say overall, even when I first played it, there was a lot of unexpected things about this game. Like some of the more intense plots that Seth's route introduced took me by surprise (a pleasant surprise). Rico's route I think I had the most fun on and enjoyed the most (it's hands down my favorite), because especially since things were kept vague on his route, it made the mystery more interesting of Neim's pun curse despite being the least involved with it. But the stage play was the best scene! I loved it. The reveals on Matt's route was totally unexpected. I also loved the cameos from The Clock Chronicle.

Overall, this was a ride. Like a wild ride. I came in expecting a ridiculous mystery and a ton of puns (which we got!), and left with a lot of.... well I didn't expect that haha, intensity. Sometimes it was disappointing when Neim's pun spewing died down in later parts of the game, yet at the same time, it made her spewing them randomly all of a sudden that much more hilarious. Honestly, this is the kind of game that I like--it doesn't hold back on being fully creative, and I like how everyone's routes were completely different from each other.

Also, characters. I loved all the characters, they were unique and lovable in their own way, and Lynnette is freakin' best girl I am excited for her story to be added in the next version of the game!

And last but not least, I LOVED THE TRIVIA BOOK! The extra info, early designs, and bonus sketches were a pleasure to the eyes, and I also liked how you had all the CGs in there to gaze upon. Excellent work! I loved this game, it really lifted my spirits, made me laugh, kept me intrigued, and sometimes had me on the edge of my seat!

Sorry this review is sort of a mess, but yeah, I loved it and I hope to see more visual novels from you in the future! Your mind is really amazing! You know how to take your audience by surprise, and in a good way!

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Hi hi! Thank you so much for your comment and for enjoying the game!! 

I'm glad you didn't expect the intense stuff going on (I love surprising people) and I love Rico's route too! I had a lot of fun writing the stage-play scene- it actually foreshadows lots of things heheh. I'm happy the plot twist was unpredictable! I tried my best to give hints of the truth in Rico and Seth's route.

Yeah, at some parts, especially in Seth's route, Neim's puns visibly decreased... and fyi, no, I didn't run out of puns, but I thought that it isn't really the time to spew puns when your life is at stake. Hahah. 

Glad you liked the characters! I tried to make them relatable and yes, Lynne is best girl! I'll probably upload v3.0 today or tomorrow. I'm done, but I just have to test it for a while. 

Ahh thank you so much for your kind words, it really means a lot to me! I'll be looking forward to your next games (and our collabs) too!!

do you know when you will have the new routes out i can't wait

Hi, I'm not sure but probably in around 1-2 months' time. Or shorter. Or longer. Haha.

thanks

please do make an akila and lynnete route or even a main char. lynnete route! i loved the game and hope that you implement more cgs in the future!

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Ayy ok I'll work on it! Thank you for playing the game! I'm honored you liked it! And haha it's surprising you want to see my crappy CGs but ok

your artwork has a charm to it and i really love the style

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Ah thank you! I'll do my best to improve my skills!

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When I try to install it on my phone an error with the message 'app not installed' pops up. This has happened before with other games. Can you make an android armeabiv7a version? If you know how to, I would really appreciate it!

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Hello, I just uploaded the armeabi-v7a version! I honestly don't know the difference between the versions, but I suppose the armeabi-v7a version works on older builds? Anyway, since I can't test it, do let me know if it doesn't work. Cheers!

It works! Thank you! 😁

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Of all the otome-type entries in NaNoRenO (I think I got through all of them) this felt the most otome-like, actually! It followed the standard setup and kept a good, constant tempo. I'm only sad the puns didn't penetrate as deeply as the setup suggested, but I love Neim's energy and how she literally does not have a sad face. Love a punster of action.

I'm a nerd so I enjoyed Rico's route (as well as Neim's struggles in the club because haven't we all experienced something like that), but I also like memes so the fun times of Matt's route were side-splittingly MAGNIFICENT, especially the last choice. I also appreciate well-done bad endings so Seth's bad ending turning into high-octane fuel was emotionally heavy but oddly cathartic. Lastly, "yes" to Question 2! If it's just that one route and the same timeline, I'd like if it were within the same game.

Hello catcracker! Thank you so much for your kind and meaningful comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the game! Yup, to be honest, sometimes (especially in Seth's route), I was too focussed on the action bits that I forgot all about Neim's pun curse... Haha. 

I had so much fun working on Matt's route, so I'm thrilled that you liked the meme references (cuz people don't usually go for meme-intensive otome games). Rico's route was partly based on a real-life situation, so I guess it's more relatable. And Seth's bad end... boy I had so much fun writing the angst. I'll work on Lynnette and Akila's route sometime in the future. Thank you once again for the valuable feedback!

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Hello! I just downloaded the game and it looks so fun! :D I was wondering where the cheat sheet was and then I realized that the game wasn't updated yet xD I actually wanted to check the cheat sheet since the last math question looked unsolveable :') Since adding two sides of a triangle can't be less than the third side. And then I realized it was an impossible to solve question xD I love the MC so much! I know I'm going to have fun playing this game! owo


By any chance is Rico a tsudere?

Hello, harmonywish! Thanks for playing the game! Sorry, I just finished uploading the new version of the game, so I think the new cheat sheet should be there now! 

For the math question, actually one side is suppposed to be square root of 73, not 73, but the square root symbol wouldn't show up for some reason hahha. Also, this question is supposed to be solveable... Like my friend solved it, but I have no idea how to do it.

And yes haha, Rico is a tsundere :)

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wow.......i am speechless by how amazing this game is. i loved playing rico's route it was so much PUN ahaha. but seriously, this was an amazing game and i really enjoyed playing it :). #ricoisbestboy

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Thank you for your kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I agree Rico is best boi hahaha :D

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oh my godd I loved this game so much every pun and meme reference had me wheezing skdfkjrgu I can't wait for Matts route

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Ahhh thank you so much for your kind comment! Glad you enjoyed the game! I'm still working on Matt's route, thanks for your patience!