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A 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 in Canada 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
  • 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
  • Galleries containing developer commentary on each scene giving a behind-the-scenes look at the making of an indie game

Coming soon to: steam logo and itch.io logo

Soundtrack also available!





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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

Soundtrack also available!




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.