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

A game by Sedge;
With concept, character, and background art by Nik Rouz;
And music by Gator TotsEymonHop-Skip & The Chewtoys and various others.

Anything can begin, and end, at a moment's notice...

You're a young adult yuuman (homo anthropomorphis), living in a futuristic America in the late 22nd century. Though you had a life, dreams, and aspirations once, it all got swept away once you were diagnosed with incurable late-stage brain cancer; now you're stuck in a hospital, living the last few weeks of your life in existential agony, incapable of processing what you did wrong to deserve this fate.

Everything changes when, one day, you're approached by a scientist from the world's largest mega-corporation, who offers you a chance to escape your dying body and have your mind transplanted onto an android synth vessel; the only catch being, nobody knows whether the process works or not, whether you'll survive the transition or ultimately perish. With little holding you back, you eventually accept...

...You awaken in your new body, feeling quite different from how you were before. Nobody can tell whether it's truly you inside the machine, or an AI pretending, believing that it's you.

Not even you.

In a world where technology's constantly evolving, advanced AIs are viewed with fear and suspicion and few things are certain, you have to rebuild your old life from scratch, convince those who abandoned you on your deathbed that you're still here, and ultimately figure out whether you truly are who you claim to be.



About the game:

NMF is a linear Furry Sci-Fi Visual Novel: explore a high-tech futuristic world as an android, meet all sorts of new people and reconnect with some old faces, find the truth behind your existence and your purpose in this new world.

The game addresses heavy topics such as death, suicide, depression, anxiety, and existential dread. If you are suffering from depression or are easily overwhelmed by these topics, I advise you to exercise caution when reading the contents of this VN or refrain from playing altogether.

The game is entirely SFW, though there are some adult non-explicit jokes thrown in for comedic effect. There aren't, nor will there ever be, any explicit scenes or suggestive content in this VN.
There are fight scenes in the novel that feature non-graphic depictions of violence.


Updates will be irregular, but regular progress reports will be made through Devlogs here on Itch, through my Twitter, and lastly through my public Discord server. You can also check out my Patreon and especially my Ko-Fi! Every donation helps a lot, so please consider donating if you can! ^w^

With all that said, we hope you'll enjoy your stay!

Updated 21 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(298)
AuthorSedge
GenreVisual Novel, Action, Adventure
TagsAtmospheric, Furry, LGBT, Narrative, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Thriller
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish

Install instructions

Installation Instructions:

- Windows: Download and extract the NMF PC.zip file. Launch the game with the NMF.exe file.
- Linux: Download and extract the NMF PC.zip file and launch a new terminal window. Drag the NMF.sh file into your terminal window and hit enter to launch the game.
- MacOS: Download and extract the .zip file and launch the 'NMF' application file.
- Android devices: Download the .apk file to your compatible Android device, install using file browser or your downloads window. Launch via the 'No More Future' icon in your app drawer.

Installation Notes:

- Android users may need to enable 'Install from Unknown Sources' setting in order to complete install.
- Do not attempt to make any modifications or alterations to the NMF install directory. Doing so may cause technical issues or software instability.

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NMF-11.0-pc.zip 271 MB
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NMF-11.0-mac.zip 237 MB
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NMF-11.0-android.apk 262 MB

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Blasted through this in 7 hours; honest to god, one of my more enjoyable reads in a while. Nem is absolutely my favorite character rn except maybe mary but cmon. how can you not love mary

All in all, a solid 8/10 experience, can't wait to see where the story is going!

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I got recommended this by someone I know.  Started playing through it and started asking myself "wait, where are the choices?".  At the time I only skimmed description and went into with some of my normal expectations of visual novels.  Only just now actually looking through the description again did I realize it specified this was a "linear" vn.  Still a good read though.

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This is such a great game so much story. I can't wait for the next update.

This is one of the best games I played so far, I hope to see more of it and I cant wait for the next updates

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I love the novel so far since it first came out and when I get to the end each time I am always intrigued by Ren猫 they feel like two sides of the same coin poetic and realistic with their speech in the end it is one of my favorite parts about this game sedge keep up the great work love the story so far.

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Yeah, I'm honestly sad that I found the game as late as I did because I missed out on all the Rene scenes.

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More content was released while i was gone! :D

May I request a list of all the songs? I have gone into the credits and all it gave was the authors, but not the specific songs. Is there any way I could get a list of them? I really like those songs and would like to listen to them on my own accord.
Thanks in advance!

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On the Discord, there's a channel with all the links to the musicians' Soundcloud/Spotify/Youtube channels. You'll find what you're looking for there! =V

Thanks a lot, I'll check it out

I really love this story. I'll be honest, it had a hell of a lot more content than I was initially expecting. That and it's still chugging along to boot. Super excited to be on this ride and am very interested to see where this story will go.

I'm having problems downloading/getting the NMF app to update with the new build on android and I've tried a few different things to get it to work, but so far the only thing that's worked is deleting the app that's linked to build 10 and losing my saves so I can download build 11. Does anyone know something I can do to get build 11 without losing my saves from 10? If not I'll just play through the story again

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Sadly, that's how it seems to work on mobile. You have to delete the app every time before downloading the newest version. You can't keep your old saves that way, but if you start a new game, and say you've played before, you'll be able to start over from whichever chapter you wish!

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That's unfortunate to hear, but thank you for the reply/clarification

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You might be able to download the save file onto a pc to sideload into a new version but at that point its not worth doing that because the game is available on pc too, i havent tried to do that but if it works then that is also an option.

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If you a mobile user, you can easily copy your data or your progress from old version by using ZAchiver that you can download it in Google Play Store. All you need to do is go to the Android - Data and search for nmf.vn from old NMF version and then long tap and Copy or Cut and click data and move it to Device memory, and click this " + " the one above, click New folder and paste it. After that you can delete NMF old version, install new version and after you install it you You have to go to the folder you have created and copy back nmf.vn or cut and then go to Android - data and paste it! Done!

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I can't wait to play more and I recommended people to play it it is really heartwarming and kinda heartwrenching.

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I loved every part of this story so far, honestly I had completely forgotten this wasn't a finished and completely written out story until I got to the end of this build. Characters are lovely, the art is very nice and the music is super good! (I've had the game open in the background doing other things just to listen to the games music while doing said thing) and the story hits surprisingly close to home in a weird way. I very much look forward to reading more of this story and seeing more of the work in this!

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I love this vn! The art is beautiful, the story is captivating, and the music, although limited to a few tracks, is always thematic and refreshing. However, I cannot finish it because I can relate to a lot of the issues characters face and it's too much. Still, though, amazing vn that I would love to pick up reading again once the themes and topics are a bit less relatable and real to me.

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Everytime I read the scenes involving people staring at the MC, I find myself emphasising with him "^^_ I'm a goth, so I understand what it's like when people try to sneak pictures xD these scenes in NMF always make me laugh :3

I looove how the story is developing~ n_n keep up all the hard work >_</

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How long does it take to make the soundtracks for this? They also really fit the mood every time

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cant wait for the next update tomorrow!

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yes thank you sedge thank you so much i love this game a lot 

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AHH SEE ALMOST EVERY MONTH IS A NEW UPDATE!

Also Do we see Nem or are we still in the Big city?

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9/10 

It will be 10/10 when more content arrives 馃憤

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i really love the toster boy joke

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one question... is the game available in other languages? My native language is Spanish.

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Currently, no. Translations are not a priority of ours right now, with so much of the game left to write, but we plan on start developing some eventually.

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when it was mentioned how pandora labs sort of began in the late 1800's it immediately made me think of CTR the computing, tabulating, recording company which was a merger of 4 other companies which then later became IBM.

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Well you ask for questions so I shall provide! I'm new to the story (my first reading is the 10th build) so I apologise for any repeat questions in advance; feel free to just direct me to the relevant answers. And for anybody reading this who hasn't already read this masterpiece, go read it instead of this because there will likely be spoilers and it's definitely worth it to keep the mystery intact.

Is that a Rook cameo I spy?! So now I'm curious about how and why you pick the people you feature as cameos (I'm pretty sure there's more I just don't recognise)? In particular, whether there's a conversation between yourself and those you insert into the background?

What other types of Abilities are there? As far as I can remember, there's only really been mention of cryomancy and a few other things that could be speculatively connected to Abilities.

Has there been much research into Abilities? Nat was supposedly, an expert about Abilities but she mostly just talks about how the scientific community don't know much other than that Abilities started popping up after the Shift and that they have yet to be able to measure them effectively. Considering they have the technology to interface with yuuman brains, surely they've tried measuring the brain activity of people while they use their Abilities? And what about the capacities of particular Abilities? Such as seeing how cold a cryomancer can make a room, how quickly this occurs, and working out what happens to the heat energy from the room. I guess I'm just generally curious about the details of the experiments that have been performed regarding Abilities. 

Also, minor note: when a scientist uses the term "theory" they mean an explanation of a phenomenon that has a lot of solid evidence supporting it which is why you'll never hear a scientist dismiss an idea as "just a theory". A better term to use, for during that water cooler conversation in the lab, might be "hypothesis" which is a meaningful explanation which can make predictions that can be proven false with an experiment. Just a little lesson in scientific literacy, free of charge!

Here's a more speculative question, is that shade an Ability user?! Because we know it can have physical form and even converse with multiple people at once who have the same perceptions of it, such as in the train with Daphne. Those times it appears, such as the protagonist's investigation of Daphne and Apollo's family photo, can be explained with the protagonist not being a perfect narrator since Bradbury can also seemingly appear out of no where as well. The vision distortions it causes could also potentially explained by being some kind of Ability that manipulate people's perceptions which may even carry over to androids if their perception works in a similar enough way to yuumans. And considering the shade has bright red eyes like Daphne, seems to only show up when Daphne is around, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her parents (likely involving trauma), the shade could be someone related to her and watching over her.

What is the distinction between C-Grade and B-Grade AI? The main difference I can find is that B-Grade AI have the ability to initiate conversations. Such as how Arthur, a B-Grade AI, could interrupt the protagonist while they were doing something else, in contrast to the C-Grade AI guarding George's house which only responds when the protagonist engages the intercom (or otherwise attempts to enter the house).

Where did the title of The Owners come from and when was it first used? Most companies refer to the people who own company shares as shareholders, investors, or stakeholders, so I'm curious what triggered the granting of this title? Eccentricity of wealthy people I guess?

I'm also very curious about what the modifications made to Harlan's black box are. Because I feel like any changes to the super secure component that holds a Transferred yuuman's mind/soul would be very important. One modification I can think of that the FBI might want, is to allow them to look into it while it works thus turning it into a grey or white box. This is of course so they can make sure it's still Harlan in there and nothing else that Pandora might of put in there. Another could be to introduce more loyalty or obedience into the personality of the new Harlan. Although, I'm less certain about this modification since I'm pretty sure the old Harlan is an old veteran friend of Bradbury's rather than some kind of useful criminal I initially thought he was.

Here's another history question, when and why was the no violence for no reason whatsoever law passed? I'm particularly curious about the kinds of arguments that were made to particularly exclude self defence as an exception to it. Since, as far as I can reason, not allowing self defence unreasonably burdens the targets of attacks and thus emboldens initiators. Consider that anyone being attacked have only three initial options: attempt to flee, which is the only right option according to this law and could fail due to the environment, and the skills of the attacker and target; take the beating without fighting back, which could result in death and is guaranteed to be painful, and then report the attacker, if able, to get some semblance of justice; and defending themselves which doesn't stop the attacker from attacking someone else without also punishing the defender when reporting the fight. Now consider these outcomes from an attacker's perspective, who has the advantage of choosing the location and method of attack, and is already willing to risk becoming a target for law enforcement: if their target flees they either catch them, which allows the attacker to continue with their plan, or they escape which means no fight occurred and thus the attacker is not punished; if their target takes the beating, the attacker's plan can continue as intended; and if their target does fight back, they can disengage without the worry of the target reporting the fight since that would punish them both. So not exempting self defence from a no violence law mostly serves to hide fights rather than deter them.

Anyway, regardless of whether these question that I have posed get answered or even considered, if you couldn't tell, I'm very invested in this great story and I'm glad to have stumbled upon it. Keep up the good work!

I'm letting you know 2 things:

1. build 11 is out in case you didnt know.

2. I hope the mc gets the ability to f*** with gravity cuz why not!  :D

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just finished chapter 8 I loved it I also have a question i believe jasper said that the media was 1 of the businesses pandora doesn't mostly govern but what are the others?

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Words cannot describe the childlike joy I felt upon seeing a Protogen visor in this.



Also here's hoping Ren茅 doesn't realize that he and you are the same entity, I can't see him tending to the library in the middle of an existential crisis.

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Maybe we'll have the option to tell him at the very end of the story 

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I know I should say something on how amazing this update is or the chapter, but all I am gonna say is.  You put a Prometheus and Pandora reference and I didn't miss it!  I already feel nerdy and invested reading it, don't hit me with a mythos joke so late in the game!

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I still find it interesting that the mary at the beginning thinks the outcome is binomial.
however this is not the case.


1.the transfer could fail and the android could cease to function entirely.

2.the transfer could fail and the android continues as if it succeeded.

3.the transfer could be successful but the android ceases to function.

4.the transfer could be successful and the android has lose of some functionality.

5.the transfer could be successful and the android is entirely functional.

and assuming (5) than there is variants of that outcome
5a.your trapped in a body you don't control.

5b.your in a body that you partly control.

5c.your in a body that you fully control.

5a and 5b are outcomes i'd consider worse than just dying.

and these outcomes of course are only the ones i could think of, i imagine there are some i would not know of.

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interesting story so far.
the protagonist is still torturing me to the very core though.
the story has yet to disprove my hypothesis in regards to the FBI agent but it hasn't yet proved it either.

this , certainly is intriguing.

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The latest Build 10 was awesome. The writing here is really amazing. It really adds to what happened in the last build. How the atmosphere and scene was presented in the past build. And the further context with this Build. I hope you take your time to make the next build. It was worth the wait; at least i think so.^^

(i don't know if editing ends up as a notification. Sorry if it does. I wanted to make sure to leave a good comment about my thoughts.)

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OHHHHH LETS GOOO I DONT CARE HOW LATE IT IS I AM READING THIS

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I love this story so far and i always try to think of what new features could be added. like and I how different menu themes depending on where you are in the story thing like that and the story is cash and character are well done. Long story short I will read this story throughout 

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Ohhhh Its comin soon!

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This is the best story I have read. The way you literally created emotion is absolutely beyond me, you made me feel as if I was right there. Since I've gotten depression, I feel like my emotions have been watered down, so to speak, and this story has made me feel more while reading this than I have in the last couple of years.

Good shit man, I dont see how you could make this any better than it is. Prove me wrong and I'll buy you a beer. I'm actually being serious abt that.

See ya in build 10

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But I don't like beer... TwT

All jokes aside, glad you've been enjoying the game! Sadly I'm a maniac perfectionist, so I foresee tons of "improvements" to the story moving forward... but let's hope I find the time to update it with new content every once in a while as well. -w-

And finally... soon... >=3

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Ah, well, maybe I can buy you a cider or a juice box. ;D

Otherwise, I know what you mean and same goes here as an autistic perfectionist, but I know whatever comes out nexr, no matter how long, is going to be great even in the worst scenario.

Quick question tho, are you going to involve Isaac's close family at some point and is the Senate going to ratify a decision on Synthetics?

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We already involved the family in the form of George. Whether we'll see more or not remains to be seen. -w-

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It has been a month so an update is probably going to drop soon!!

They work real hard on this like monthly updates is amazing 

Eh, might still be a few weeks before a public update. I had to take a break to focus on my driving studies, so that set the new update a little further back. Hopefully we'll have something new for our supporters on Patreon/Ko-Fi soon, among other things.

Jasper kinda fruity tho 馃槼

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The last build I played was build 7.2, and since I didn't had time I have been putting off the game for a while and
because of the 'after story part' I wanted to check out that part in build 8 instead of skipping to build 9. But there are no way to download that version?


The devlog posts download button just forward me to the main page instead

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We delete each past version of the game when the new one is released. The after-story parts are meant to be a little something extra for players who download and play through every new update, and that's the only way to not miss out on them (though Youtube videos also exist, I suppose).

You're not missing anything by not reading through them though. They're not integral to the main story, they're just a way to reward truly dedicated readers with a smidge of irrelevant content. =V

Good god Its already Been 11 days it feels like it came out 2 days ago

I will try this VN...See later

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I remember whin this game was only on pc mac and Android and now on Apple store I gotta say you've come a long way and for that congratulations for that 

I wish can play this game but I have a trash phone

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Unfortunate... there's a few playthroughs on Youtube of the game if you want to follow those along instead, but if you'd rather not I totally understand. I look forward to the day you can try the game out for yourself! ^w^

Mkay :)

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What i played of this game was truly amazing, when isaac was filled with dread in situations i could feel it too, can't wait for the next build of this!

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Hi!!! I'm loving this story, and got all the way to the end of build 8 in one day :O I had it installed already, and saw there was an update so I went ahead and updated it, but when I load in to my old loads, it crashes :[. I had saved even before the end thing so I'm not sure what's going on, but I still really enjoyed it!!

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Hey! Sorry about that, it just happens sometimes in-between builds. You can always use the Chapter Select feature (available by starting a new game and answering "yes" to the first question) to get back up to where you left off quickly without the need for saves. Hope you enjoy the new build!

Hello!! I just tried that out and it just worked, thank you! Was just a lil confusing because there were two choices for each type of build on start up lol, but I got it :D!!

It doesn't give me the chapter select feature, and I have the weird save glitch..

What do you mean? What happens when you start a new game?

It just says "I see. A new face.." This might be something other than what you are thinking of so here is some of it

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.
While loading <'Image' u'images/bg/bg/bg transition.webp.webp'>:
  File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 274, in script
    python:
  File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 274, in script
    python:
  File "renpy/common/00start.rpy", line 278, in <module>
    renpy.call_in_new_context("_main_menu")
  File "renpy/common/00action_file.rpy", line 452, in __call__
    renpy.load(fn)
Exception: Couldn't find a place to stop rolling back. Perhaps the script changed in an incompatible way?


Also sorry for the late response

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