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A sci-fi narrative experience about human relationships and self-acceptance, follow the nameless Master, a mysterious cultist and Lila the universes vendor.

Walk through Jupiter's bazaars, meet absurd characters with incredible stories to tell, and craft your own stories with Lila's power to create custom universes.

The game features:

• Immerse yourself through a picturesque, full hand-drawn world, highly inspired by the European's sci-fi comics.

• Discover the past of mysterious characters and religions to achieve enlightenment.

• Relax and drink an alien tea listening an original soundtrack

• Create personalized universes in a chill-out atmosphere.


Writing design and art 

Zeno Colangelo - @ZenoCola

Programming
Federico Chiummento - @builders_labs

Sound
Guglielmo Diana@GuglielmoSdiana

English translation
Marco Camaiti

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Don't forget to wishlist the game on our Steam page here

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UniverseForSalePrologueWin.zip 257 MB
UniverseForSalePrologueMac.zip 273 MB

Development log

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That was great! If you need a French translation I'm interested 

When I opened up the game demo, I think my jaw dropped from how stunning the art and animation was. Playing further into the game, the characters and the settings were extremely fascinating and I loved talking to the NPC's and learning more about the world. I was so sad when the game ended so abruptly but I can't wait to see more when the game releases!

This game is absolutely amazing! Played it with my sister and we were so upset to see it end so soon. The story line, characters and aesthetics are so unique and we're looking forward for the full release!

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adding to Steam wishlist! I chose the Podla Tea. This game has such a deep story, can't wait to try it. 

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Hello! GREAT prologue!
I don't have Steam, so I was wondering if you plan to release the full version here on itch, as well?

Hi dear!

I don't actually know because we're looking for a publisher and, if we'll find one, we'll discuss with him first!

Have a nice day!

Federico

Looks interesting. But Download/Installation via itch.io app doesn't work for me. Installation file can't be found.

Hi dear,

Here's Federico from Tmesis Studio! 

I use an old method to post the game folder on Itch.io and right now can be downloaded just via website.

Btw I'll fix this as soon as I can!

Thank you for your reporting!! :):)

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Problem solved dear. Thanks again for reporting 😘

Federico

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this game is amazing! I found this on steam and played it a while ago it's one of my favorite game's now! I can't wait until the game is fully released I'll definitely buy it! good luck! ^^

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I found this game on steam a while back and played it. This is a gem! The girl character is just... something. The way she sees her powers and stuff... I don't want to spoil the experience, but if you have around 40 minutes of your day, play it. I can't wait for the full game.

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great game 

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I think this may be my most anticipated game of the next few years - even just the demo is a masterpiece and it was just what I needed. I'm so glad to see more and more pieces of media making scifi warmer and "cozier" (a term that will surely be watered down soon enough) and I love love love the look of Universe for Sale! I also just finished reading Becky Chambers' "A Psalm for the Wild-Built", so I also know that the combination of intriguing conversations over tea in a futuristic setting is something I can most definitely get behind. 

TLDR: I am looking forward to the full game, will buy it in a heartbeat and dread of the person I will become when it comes out, because I already cannot shut up about the demo when I am around my friends : )

Hi mirimiri!

 Yours is one of the nicest comments we've ever read, it makes us want to keep working on the game just for you. :D

Thank you soo much for your kind words

Ps. We never heard about Becky Chambers, but sounds interesting, we'll take a look!

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masterpiece

will it be free when it fully releases

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Hi Dear! 

Here's Federico from Tmesis Studio!

Nope, it will be a paid one. Between 10-15€.

Did you enjoy it??

Best wishes!

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I fell in love with the game, with the art style and the potential it has! I'm definitely playing the full game when it comes out!


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yoo is the game completely hand drawn it is so sick. i replayed it for the story..cuz im a peace of shit and skipped the dialogues in first time srry bout that.. great game.

I'm simply speechless - congratulations - your work is  *amazing* - I'll buy it as soon as it's out

Man, I was so sad when the demo ended. I thought I was sitting myself down for an epic and/or somber tale!

I love the sound, art and dialogue, please release this faster! :)

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We swear to do it as soon as possible! :D

meanwhile, remember to add it to your wishlist!

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I'm no good at writing reviews, but I just wanted to say that I liked this a lot and am excited for the full game!

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Even a few words make us very happy! Thanks !!

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Man... u should've called it "Universale"

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G E N I U S

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It's wonderful! Can't wait for the full game to release!

Thanks!! be sure to add it to the steam wishlist!!

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Done! ^^

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Beautiful and wishlishted!! I can't wait till the game is released.

Great! <3

Awesome game! Loved the aesthetics and the dialog!
I'm looking forward for the complete game!

Also, if your team is interested, I can translate this into Spanish.

Thank you very much! for now, we don't have time to manage translations, but thank you very much for the interest!

this is a great game , i love how the character looks like especially the one that looks like chewbacca but i experienced some audio problem , that is ok overall this is a great demo . here is my gameplay 

Thank you for your feedback! So you don't have audio at all? Have you check in the options the audio levels? Please pm me at support@tmesistudio.com!

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beautiful atmosphere! the teahouse seemed nice and cozy. very excited for the full game. *chef's kiss*

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This is a great prologue. Immediately hooked.  Can't wait for what's next! 

Glad to hear that! be sure to add the final game to your wishlist! :D

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THE TEA HERE SOUNDS AMAZING

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It was amazing to see your reaction to the game! Thank you very much!!

Thank you for making it 

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Hello! Will you release the official game here too?

The plan is that, but you can be sure it will be released on steam, add it to your wishlist for news!

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the atmosphere, the music, the art... the super interesting teaser of a plot. like the story so far, what you built, is so clever. everything is so delectable. i'm so hype for the continuation.

Thank you soo much for your kind words!! if you haven't done it yet, be sure to add the game to your wishlist on steam!

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This is super interesting nice work!

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Glad that you liked the game and thanks for the videogameplay!!

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very nice game!!

Thanks!!

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Hi people,

Much love from Tmesis Studio! You are beautiful!

We're working hard, stay connected! ;)

Federico from Tmesis Studio

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one of the best atmosphere a game could give me from only the prologue/demo

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You are too kind!!

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very nice art

Glad that you like it!

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I recommend to play the game then watch the video to avoid spoilers!!!

Wow as a visual novel fan I thought this game was fantastic!!! It's a shame that's only a demo. The story flows well and the dialogue is very intriguing. I didn't get out of it and I was focused throughout the experience. My pet peeve with VN is when a game tries to explain the scenario with the narrative which makes it quiet boring. I always thought "The game should give information with the dialogue" and that's exactly what Universe For Sale does. The visuals beautiful, Characters intriguing and sound effects/music fits the setup. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE GAME. Try it out. It's awesome.

P.S. Can't wait for the full game..   

Thanks a lot for the comment!!  "The game should give information with the dialogue"  That is one of the central points we want to focus on, and we are delighted that you notice !! :D

Thanks even for the video gameplay and sorry for the late reply xD

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I LOVE IT!! Looking forward to the full game It's very well done.