A downloadable anti-adventure for Windows and macOS

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Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is an anti-adventure game about picking up trash in an alien bazaar. Play as the Janitor, an Alaensee girlbeast with a municipally-subsidized trash incineration job and dreams of leaving the planet of Xabran's Rock far behind her.


Explore the Spaceport! Navigate the maze of alleyways, side streets, plazas, and bridges as you search for discarded items to burn. Investigate one of various entrances to the mysterious subterranean sewerdungeon, or climb the ominously symmetrical Ziggurat to get a better view of the urban landscape! If you pay attention and keep track of landmarks, you won't get lost... probably.

Embrace routine! Spend your days cleaning up litter, finding food, and testing your luck at lottoshrines scattered throughout the area. Daily tasks form the backbone of your life as the Janitor, providing structure and monotonous security in an uncertain world! Do not deviate from your routine. Pray, work, eat, sleep. Do not deviate from your routine.

Suffer the Curse! Stick your scentflaps where you shouldn't, and you may just walk away with an ancient cranial entity haunting your every waking moment! Consult local Necresses, pray to the Nine Goddesses, purchase ritual objects, and rub the giant sword to balance your personal luck favorably! Maybe that will make the whispering stop!

Embark on an anti-adventure! Find a middle ground between your life of menial drudgery and a culture of exciting quests and powerful heroes, and you might finally find a way off Xabran's Rock!

mild content warning for: gender dysphoria, catcalling, poverty, drug use


Steam keys are also provided with purchase.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
PublishertinyBuild Games
Release date Sep 16, 2016
Rating
(120)
Authortinybuild
GenreAdventure
Made withIndieCade
TagsAbstract, anti-adventure, Casual, Colorful, Exploration, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer, weird
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksSteam

Purchase

Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this anti-adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

DiariesOfASpaceportJanitor_mac_patch0.zip 87 MB
DiariesOfASpaceportJanitor_win_patch0.zip 84 MB
LIBRARY OF SECRETS (DSJ bonus content).zip 90 MB
if you pay $11.11 USD or more

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I bought this in a bundle but never received a steam key for it. The only thing I have access to downloading is the patch and the bonus content?

The patch seems to be a reference to a patched full version. If you download it it'll play. Just tried it myself. 

Thanks for the tip!!

sweet game to play in short bursts so your brain doesn't fry from overexposure or repetition. music owns too. appreciate the shoutout from Ali Yaga

hey is this game ever gonna be updated? it's really neat 

amazing game

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This game is so charming and easy to spend vast amounts of time playing. Three quality of gameplay updates I would love to see:
1. Allow for us to see the name of an item in the inventory without having to 'open' it.

2. Have a quick key that turns on a similar arrow to the quest guidance to go home. 

3. A map of some sort. 

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Worth noting that this isn't Mac-Compatible past 10.14, because it's a 32-bit executable. Can't launch on Catalina or above.

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PLEASE READ IF YOUR ARE BUYING THE GAME (game breaking if you don't know before hand)

I LOVED this game so so much. But my save file got corrupted because i didn't pick up the tablet you get from collecting the religious fetishes because I didnt see it. The next day it disappeared from my game. I highly recommend the game, but if you do buy it make sure you have that tablet piece before you sleep so you don't have to completely start over hours of gameplay.

Absolutely unique experience. Not always fun, but plays really well with a podcast in the background.

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Is there a way I can purchase the bonus content separately?  I had gotten this game in the bundle but I'd still like to pay for the bonus stuff like the wallpapers and such.  

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this is the game that most excited me in the bundle! however, i was very disappointed to find that it hasn't been updated in 4 years, rendering it completely incompatible with catalina, and the developers haven't responded to a single comment since the game's publishing, both here and on steam. like, even users who paid full price for this outside of the bundle. might as well remove the mac download link and the mac symbol from the bundle page if it doesn't work and you don't intend to fix it.

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I really love this game, and I've been playing it for days, but I've experienced a major glitch twice that's driving me nuts. I'll get a piece of tablet, hold onto it for a few days, deposit it in my home, and then it disappears from my home inventory. The characters I collect the pieces from still act like they've been collected (although the blue arrows that appear when I'm near them still appear), so I can't simply redo a task. I reset my game once already, and now it has happened a second time just after I finished the third task. This is a great game I've had so much fun playing, but I'm not sure if I want to redo everything for a third time. 

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Been playing this for the past two days and I'm in love with it. Definitely part of my top 5 favorite games I've ever played, it feels so unique and oddly immersive. Also the music is great.

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2nd game I tried from the bundle for racial justice and equality,

It scratches this specific spot for me where I just wanna wander in a town with a day and night cycle with quests i dont have to complete asap.

Kinda bugged me that some designs like the sound and visuals doesn't give a clear feedback to the player when interacted.

It's rough and charming, I'm pretty lost but I suppose that's a part of it. I'll try playing it with the guide this time.

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Please update it for the latest macbook!

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seconded! I'm keen to play this game but I am unable to for the same reason

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This is honestly really cool. I surely will get back to playing soon

EDIT: and now that i found the map in the manual, I will definitely go back! 

A game hasn't touched me like this for a very long time

all the screens in the game are flickering, does anyone know how to fix this?

I think this is done on purpose đŸ™‚

it doesnt look like it is, it is as if two textures are colliding, and its asymetrically going through red and blue. flickering but like, not flickering?

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The animations up above show the same effect. The z-fighting is definitely on purpose here.

oh sorry

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Hey! I like how the game looks but as i use linux i cannot play it

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The game runs in Wine.

I can give you directions if you want.

Can't move neither up or left. :(

I changed the key bindings ioin the launcher though.

I got it as part of the bundle but no matter how I nav to this page I see no download button or link :(

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you have to dl thru the link you gotr with the bundle

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you have to go to the bundle page and download it from there (My library -> my purchases -> bundles)

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got it thanks!!

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oh this is something really wonderful and bizarre in the friendliest way. what could be better than the humdrum life of an alien culture. a fantastic dream with music i would like to bump everywhere.

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I got this game as part of a bundle with no context, and I'm glad for that -- discovering the game world has been amazing. The spaceport really feel like a crowded, sprawling, labyrinthine city, alive with people, music, and questionable food stalls. It's dripping with atmosphere, character, storytelling, and thought-provoking discoveries. Ten out of ten, no question.

(For anyone concerned as I was, despite the skull in the screenshots, this game is not a surprise horror game.)

Description says "Last update: Jul 08, 2019".

Does it mean it's identical to Steam's now?

Did you ditch the BETA branch or something?

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This is indeed a little hidden gem. I really enjoyed it.

I absolutely love this game's visuals! It's got a really cool mix of 2D and 3D that you don't see very often. I wish more games did that sort of thing.

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I may be reading this wrong, but it looks like the version on Itch.io (Oct 2016) is over a year out of date for patches compared to the Steam version (Dec 2017 beta(?), March 2017 stable).

Also, I noticed that it doesn't save progress after the intro sequence, even though it says it does. You have to play a full day before it saves for real. I thought the saving was broken at first, but not quite! Confusing.

I'm curious to see what Sundae Month does for their next projects!

Wait... What? Is it true?

Fudge! I think I never redeemed my Steam key... Was is in an email?

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I think if you can't find your download info in an itch.io email, maybe you can find it on your My Purchases page?

Found it! Phew! Thanks!

This game is very veyr nice!

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Hi! Is it possible to also have a Linux build for this? :) Would love to play!

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I play this game under Linux using Wine.

Took me long enough to deliver on, but I'm keeping my word.
Shasha, getting to watch your game during development was a real treat. From the night that you and dadford were excited and telling me about the game concept at your place, the time you were telling me about the non-euclidean space article correction, the advertisements melting my eyes to getting to doodle some trash for you. I don't really know what happened after that point, but from what I hear I should be surprised by new things. I look forward to any future projects you make and possibly even just stretching out on your couch and playing a game with you again if you can find time. <3

I already said it before, but great work all of you on the team. I'm glad I'm finally going to get to play your game.
-Wazzledog

<3 love you!

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I tested this on Steam when it was in beta, but didn't feel I contributed as much as I should have, so I haven't played the free version I got on there. I don't buy indie games for less than full price anymore.

Présentation en français ! :

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4y2j18_diaries-o...

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Is there a way to get the Library of Secrets if we bought the game on Steam?

I'm also interrested to know.

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This game is an ABSOLUTE GEM! I can't believe how weird it is and how incredibly original and amazing it is at the same time! So far, I've loved everything about this game! I'm falling in love really quick! Great job, guys! This game deserves more exposure!

I just came here to say WOW!!. This game is beautiful!

I've really enjoyed this game so far! But I seem to be stuck because of a bug (I assume) :/

I'm at the top of the ziggurat and the arrow seems to be pointing down in the ground. I realize this is the sort of thing to expect on an 'anti-adventure' but I hope you can help!

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What was the game engine you used to make this game?

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Any chance for a Steam code if I buy from here? If so I'll happily pay a little more.

Buying the game here on itch also gives you a download key for steam :)

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