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A short form, sci-fi visual novel about a man experiencing his family relationships through a state of compressed time.
In Throw Me in the River, each scene takes place 20 years apart and examines the state of Joseph's life at that time through conversations he has with his various family members.


Key Features:

  • A captivating story about personal family relationships and regrets with a sci fi twist
  • High resolution art with detailed, expressive characters and a cinematic flair
  • An acoustic guitar soundtrack that sets and sustains the game's tone
  • Choices that shape who the characters are and how they are regarded in the world of the game
  • Returning characters and events that run alongside Waiting for the Loop

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Ubercold watch trailer >


A stylish parody game featuring an unconventional weapon.
In UBERCOLD, your only means of attack is a gun with no bullets. Hurl it at your foes and control how it returns to you - losing sight of your gun leaves you defenseless.


Key Features:

  • Manipulate the telekinetic pullback of your gun- altering its return course can take out multiple enemies at once
  • Two modes of difficulty featuring altered level layouts
  • Visuals and presentation that act as a parody / homage to one of our favorite stylish action games
  • A dumb sense of humor
  • Completely free to download and play - our payment is the enjoyment you get out of our silly game

Available now at: steam logo and itch.io logo




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A short form visual novel in which a brilliant computer scientist builds an artificial intelligence that passes as human… but also attracts the attention of the government.


Key Features:

  • Fully voice acted
  • Multiple story branches and endings
  • A unique narrative mix of family drama and science fiction
  • Short form, taking around 15 minutes to complete a playthrough
  • Visuals and presentation that hark back to PC point and click adventures of the 90's

Available now at: steam logo and itch.io logo




About Side Group

Side Group is a game development and publishing company founded by Reis Mahnic, a game and software developer who works in the Portland / Seattle area.

More Games

Reis Mahnic has worked on a number of other games. They can all be downloaded for free here.