A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Android

This game is free, but if you'd like to support us please consider donating to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank: https://foodbank.bc.ca/ 

They're in need of support right now with the growing number of COVID19 cases in BC. 

There are 3 endings!

Install instructions

Windows: Extract the zip file and double click MidnightTrain.exe

Android: Install the apk

MacOS: Extract MidnightTrain.app from the zip and double click it.

Note: Some users have encountered permissions issues opening on Mac, in particular on Catalina, the latest Mac OS. If you get the "The application ... can't be opened" error, try running "chmod +x MidnightTrain.app/Contents/MacOS/*" in the location of your downloaded app in Terminal, and running the application again. This command changes the permissions on our game file so that anything can read/write to it. 

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MidnightTrain_Windows.zip 52 MB
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Midnight Train.apk 53 MB
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MidnightTrain.app.zip 53 MB

Development log

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this is game is LOVELY!!!! i loved being friends with Baphomet <3

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This game was adorable! ;-; It's sooo nice seeing Baphomet.. or any demonic entity, portrayed as a cute type of character. Definitely different! I loved every second of it, and the art is sooo cute.

I absolutely loved this! It's a special brand of adorable and relatable in spite of the fact that few of us have ever gotten on this particular train before. 

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I love the art, humor and irony in this game!


"We MADE Tinder." xD

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Lovely lil game , cute characters and art ^^
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Lovely game and beautiful art :D I'm a videogame translator and localizer and I'd love to work with you in translating the game into Spanish if you're interested! Message me if that's the case, have a nice da!!

This game was really cute, I loved playing this game :3

the art is cute and the possible endings were sweet. i really enjoyed the music too. i think it's a game everyone would like and could have fun with

What a very cute game. I like it

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I love this, it’s so cute. I love the ending that I got :); I'm glad that it ended happily for me. But I am curious as to what the other endings are like. I'll have to go through it again and see what happens :)

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hey! how many endings are there?

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Here's my playthrough

The only thing negative that I have to say about the game is that whenever you get the Friend and the Love endings, you get the line "I would love to keep in contact with a friend" (or something like that) and I feel that you should get a different line because when I played through this it felt weird to have him say friend when he loves us. Anyway, amazing game

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very cute

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Well this was a fun game. Really cute.

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This was a really cute game. I really enjoyed playing it!

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thank you for the play through!

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Hello! I like this game very much! (I actually kinda wish it was a bit longer, lol)

Would you mind if I were to write about it on my blog?

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Yep, that's fine!

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simple and cute.like the character design but i cant read lol

thanks for playing our game!

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can anyone explain me how to open it using the terminal please?

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Depends on where you downloaded the application. If it's in the Downloads folder, you will want to open Terminal and type in "cd ~/Downloads/" and then run the command described in the description. Let me know if that helps. 

AHHHHHHHHHH this was so cute! I just finished my first playthrough and gained Baphomet's love. I loved the conversation and the art style is ADORABLE. I look forward to playing any future games you guys make! :D

thank you!

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I blogged about your game. Feel free to use any pull quotes. 

https://pixelsandpins.com/2020/04/27/visual-novel-a-day-april-20th-april-24th/

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Hello! Thank you for blogging about our game! It's been really insightful, and I'm very grateful you took the time to write up so much about our little game. I'm really happy you enjoyed the ambiance and aesthetic of the game. 

If you're interested in the details, I can provide some background on the game as a project. (This is mostly because you mentioned you were curious but don't feel the need to read this entire wall of text, lol) 

This was a somewhat academic foray into narrative based game development for me. It was me and the artist seeing if we could actually get something done in a month while working our day jobs (also in game development, but in an entirely different genre). 

I chose not to use third party plugins because I wanted to try to build a story system myself. It definitely isn't as polished as if we had used a pre-built solution, but I also wasn't sure how extensible pre-built solutions would be if we decided to add something really off -the-rails, like, I don't know, floating text that runs away from your cursor to reveal different parts of the story. Definitely not something that fits the VN genre, but that was one of the things on my mind at the start of the project. Ultimately too ambitious though LOL. 

I personally wanted to learn 3 things out of the project; how to write custom Unity editor tools, how to build my own story system, and how to use Unity's 2D lighting package to achieve interesting effects. So that was my focus for the project. I can't speak for the artist but I think they mostly focused on creating the character assets. They also did the bulk of the writing. I contributed edits and suggestions. Because neither of us are writers, so there's definitely valid criticism to be made (The first part of the story was written in the very beginning of the game jam, and the after-transition part was written at the end. There definitely is a bit of a disconnect, like you mentioned)

I think for the next project, if it were to be a VN, we would go with a pre-built solution and also try to get a dedicated writer/designer. That being said, doing this game this way definitely allowed me personally to learn a lot that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to. 

And that's pretty much how it went down. Thanks again for writing about this game! I think feedback is really eye-opening, and it's always great seeing the little details you put into a game get noticed. 

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Oh dear, this game is amazing!The style?The story?The atmosphere?So beautiful!Truly, makes me want to see more stories from you, thank you!

Also...uh...Some words from (uh,is this spoiler???I will not mention the name but i guess you know who am i talking about) about art...I feel that.And things which was said from Pumpkin...This made me think of what i`m doing from different perspective.Thank you a lot for that.
Uhh....i`m note sure if this spoiler...and i kinda messed up with it,but...here.Your game inspired me to draw this

Also-also, forgive me my mistakes, if there any, english is not my native language

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OH MY GOD!!!! That's awesome!!??! Wow, I'm absolutely speechless. I never thought our little game would get fan art. Thank you so much, I'm sending this to the artist right now. You drew them so cute T___T I love Pudding's expressions in the first and second one, and you even drew the plants at the train station from the start menu!! There's so much personality in each of these, I hope you keep drawing. These are REALLY good! (And don't worry, I can totally understand your English <3)

I'm really glad that some of the game's dialogue touched you. People who've played the game have been telling me that they find the characters surprisingly relatable, and I think it's because some of it was pulled from our own experiences. Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic day, wherever you are. Thank you so much, I'm going to cherish this forever. 

AHAHSUDDUD this is such a cute game, the art is adorable and amazing, the choices and endings are so sweet and feel very real, and I just love this game. I've gotten all 3 {I think there's only three} endings and I am in love. Please keep making games.

Yep there are only three. Thank you so much!! We will get back to it [Soon(tm)] eventually haha

This game is guilty in being super cute. =D I give it 5 stars. And i left wanting for more such stories. <3

Thank you!

i really like the game but it seems like no matter what i do i can only get the friendship ending and honestly don't know what to do 

Here's a few hints if you're still interested

1) Tell him the balloon is a sweet idea

2) Play along when he asks if you're a motivational speaker. Your motivation doesn't come cheap.

3) Be more positive when you go to the Other Side. Say that it's radical!

I've actually tried all three of those things in the same run and I got friendshiped again, I think I have to talk about his date? Possibly? Idk I'll have to test it out

Try following this play through, the romance end is reached near the end of the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=721&v=p6B9X5CF6eU&feature=emb_logo

Such a cute and wonderful little game! I adore the artstyle and the script! They are some cuties! 

^////^ Wow!! Thank you!! Love this playthrough, I always love seeing people's reactions when the train goes to the other side xD

I love this game so MUCH i actually love the Face expression i LOVE IT I LUV THEM AAAAAAA!!

Thank you so much <3<3<3

This was so fun and cute. The artwork is well done and I couldn't help but smile when Pudding mentions Gastown since I used to go there whenever I would visit Vancouver. I really got a kick out of the story here. Hope to see more games from you in the future.

Your game is at 3:43

Great work!

Thank you! I'm glad you recognized the Vancouver references ^_^ 

This seems like a very interesting game but what is it about?!

Just a train ride and talking to a goat to get different endings :p

this game was very fun to play and the art is nice!

Thank you!

This was absolutely delightful- I'm in a class where we're supposed to look through itch.io for recent games and I was super happy to stumble across this one.

Wow! Sounds like a fun class. Thank you!

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Pros and cons are down below) Check out my vid (the game is the second there):

Advantages:

1. Very very very cute! It's soo cute! I almost died from cutness when it said: "a very good boy(s)"!

2. Art style is amazing! I really like the visuals - the game is so nice to look at!

3. The story is short but intriguing) I like that there are different endings and I satisfied with the one I got)

Disadvantages (space for developing):

1. Maybe the horror tag does not quite fit the game. Though... I haven't seen the other endings, so I might be wrong here)

2. I would like more "after story" - for example the ending that I got and the picture of Baph on a date. I want to know how it went so badly!

Overall:

The game is amazing! Short and bright experience. I really enjoyed it! As I personal wish - I would like to see a cute visual novel like this that would gradually become more scary and turn out to be a strong horror. I just think that could be a powerful project (just a personal proposition)) Something like the game #influenced, for example). I think you can do marvellous at such a task) 5/5

Hope mu feedback was useful!

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Thank you for the feedback! (Also, the creator of #influenced is our friend LOL) Those are some very valid points. Maybe when we have time we will revisit this game and do a sequel :p

That is so nice that you replied! Tell the creators of #influenced that I really liked their game as well then!))

I will definitely check out the sequel or another horror game from you) Can't wait)

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he took the midnight train going anywhere

hey I tried to download the game on Mac and when I tried to open the game, my computer won't let me open it at all? is it possible u can help me with it, it has been doing it lately when I download games for the Mac on itch.io

Hello! Apple is now stricter with their permissions, meaning you may not be able to run many of the games on itch.io. I've updated the Mac download for the game and included some additional instructions (in the game's description) for if you run into any "The application ... can't be opened" error. Please try re-downloading the game and running the command, and let me know if that doesn't work. Thank you for playing our game!

Love it. Cute Baph, unless you make him angry.

Thank you! haha

I really liked the style. I was really surprised to see the direction of the game. It has a unique charm and I would pay to see a full experience game in this style. 

Thank you for your comment!

This was delightful! 🥰

I've gotten 2/3 endings so far and both made me so happy! 

I would definitely recommend playing this, it WILL make you smile 😊

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Wew!! Thank you <3 

hello , i have any question about this visual novel, where i can get in touch with the developer?

I'm the developer, so if you've got any questions you can ask me here.

I loved this, it's so cute! ♡

Thank you!

The art is very beautiful! Are you the artist?

I'm the programmer! Here's the artist: 

https://mobile.twitter.com/PastelGrandma

I've been showing them all the comments on the page hahahah

We're quite shocked, we just did this project as kind of a throwaway can-we-make-a-game thing. 

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