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DROWNING, DROWNING is the story of a young girl who dives into the sea. make your way through the kelp forests and meet the friendly residents of an underwater city... but were you really invited here just for fun? or was there some deeper reason...?

a full playthrough takes about an hour. there is one main ending.

this game is intended for all ages, but the ending does contain horror elements and may be stressful for some players. please take care of yourselves!

the soundtrack is available on soundcloud and bandcamp!

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

drowning, drowning - v1.1 200 MB
drowning, drowning - v1.1 (RTP not included) 11 MB
drowning, drowning (한국어) 12 MB
drowning, drowning art collection + guide.pdf 4 MB
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Why no full screen? it was so frustrating to go through the game with only a tiny window its still a great story though(sequel to this game? I really want to know why Maia seemed like she belonged underwater or is she even human at all? i mean she did say it was cold and hard to breathe on the surface)

you can press f5 to enter fullscreen. controls are in the readme included with the game.

and yeah, maia is human haha, i didn't mean for that line to be taken literally--it's more of an anxiety thing!

This game is so cute and really good (sorry for my bad english)

The game is so nice. The pixel art is really cute and the music fits well. It's really heartwarming to play even if I felt bad for Maia, being underwater seems the best for her and I am happy to see that and to have encountered the beautiful people living here.

This game was so fun!! i recommend if you can making it available to IOS also.


I just finished playing the game and its adorable and sad at the end. I love the pixel art and background music. Im also super curious to find out Maias backstory and i really want to make fanart now! Thankyou for making my day Nami! :)


so cute


... first thing i did when i went uder water was got out... feel pretty good right now... 

im laughing lol


This is such a nice, soft, gentle game that didn't take too long to play. I really appreciate how straightforward and kind it is. The underwater maps are beautiful and I love the character designs as well. An all around lovely game, thank you for making it.

Once again phenomenal game Nami I wish i could support you on patreon and actually pay for these games cause you deserve it!!!!! Playing this game gave me something to do during these boring times XD I use too feel the same way i felt that living here on earth wasn't worth anything  but thats in the past.  Thank you for making this game!!!! Cant wait for the next Treat game. Will it be out by the end of this year or out sometime next year? But dont rush it a late game is always a better game!!! :)

Also i collected 32 shells is that all of them or are there more? srry if this is spoilers i dont know how to mark it as so.


will there be a mac version? I really love your games, I have all the clean ones (my parents wont let me get the others), but I can't play lonely wolf treat, or any of the windows only games. please, please make a mac version for these games.

I loved playing this game. It was super cute and fun while also being very emotional and sympathetic when dealing with this topic. I really enjoyed myself! 

it's a really cute and deep game, i loved it so much!

wow, this hit me right at home!! great pixel art, great music, and the writing!! to put me in tears after a 30 minute game is quite the accomplishment. well done!!

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This is a beautiful game, Nami. It makes me want to cry because I can relate to Maia and how she doesn't expect everything. This game is perfect, I'm tickled!

Thank you...for creating this piece of art...i'm utterly in tears because the little maia is like me, and i ended up crying like a bebe...loved it

really enjoyed this, i love the sprites for the crabs and other creatures, very cute!

Art is AMAZING ! !  very cute to play ~ I love this tittle game. PS: Eudora  is soooooo beautiful, :PPPPPPP

This is a beautiful little game. I teared up a bit. I could honestly relate to Maia so the ending really got to me. Thank you for creating this!

So cute!  Thank you so much for making these amazing games free!  Also, the sardines were adorable XD

in french please T^T i like your games but i'm not good at english so i can't play it ^^'

This game is so so so ADORABLE!!!
I really love it <3<3<3
Thank you for the masterpiece ^^

Hello Nami, how can I help to translate your game in Russian?

if you email me i can send the files :) my email is listed on my profile.

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Such an adorable story!! I need to stop myself from making fanart for your characters-  😅 anyways great story and I'm so happy to have played this new game :3


I havent even downloaded it yet and it looks so CUUUUUUTE AAAAA


youre game always make me put a smile on my face its just ;) i love them, i wish you the power to make more of them , till next i will try to help you how much i can , luv ya all ;3


Thank you so much for your work, this game is beautiful.


Thank you so much for creating this :) I really enjoyed playing it & like how you left the circumstances surrounding Maia open to the player's interpretation. I think you managed the  "show, don't tell" aspect well!

Also,  thank you for sharing about the development process of this game - I can see you put a lot of effort into your games and your story about burnout/feeling guilty resonated with me. Hope you're feeling much better now and looking forward to your future games (no stress tho & take care!) ^^

can i run it on linux? or will it olny run on windows


it's windows only but you can use a program called wine to play on linux and mac!



Big, big YES


This is so sweet

Bruh dis low-key EPIC and I haven't even played it, that's how ya make a truly good game.


I really enjoyed this game! all of your games deal with some issues like in this one, and I find it kinda comforting :) I hope you continue to make more games like these!

Very cute game, liked it so much

This game is beautiful, just like all the rest that you've made. I always really enjoy the game that you create, and the symbolizim behind them. I hope you keep going with this, and that you have a great day. :)

It's a great game as well

You've got a knack for making really loveable characters without telling us too much about them. You showed us just enough of Maia's feelings about her life in the human world (or above water anyway, not sure if this takes place in the same world as your other games so maybe I can't call it the human world), that we can easily fill in the blanks as to what she's been through - it hits close to home without getting dark (though the subtext is pretty dark), which is a tough balance to hit, and I think you nailed it.

I totally understand all the people saying they want more of this. These characters are good, but I think it also stands on its own. Good stuff. Really enjoyed it.

This game was absolutely adorable~! I love it so much. I was crying and laughing and yelling...you sent me on a emotional mini-coaster. Thank you so much for making this game, and I look forward to more of your works! 

I Watched This From a YouTube Channel (Its BakuWashu, Shout out To Him)  and Immediately Check if its out. This Is Pretty Good! Oh and I heard you're continuing the series! Goodluck!


I downloaded as soon as I found out there was a new game and that was so cute!!

I liked getting to do the little side interactions like scavenging for the seashells, seeing the sardine wear the tiara i gave her was the best thing!!

And I was wondering if there's any chance we'll get more backstory for Maia someday? but honestly, if it's a oneshot i still think this was really worth the playthrough ^^


yeah it's just a oneshot! but if people are interested i might do a short comic about that :) thanks for playing!

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