This is indeed a little hidden gem. I really enjoyed it.
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
A downloadable anti-adventure for Windows and macOS
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.
|Release date||Sep 16, 2016|
|Tags||Abstract, anti-adventure, Casual, Colorful, Exploration, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer, weird|
|Average session||A few seconds|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)|
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:
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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.
I may be reading this wrong, but it looks like the version on Itch.io (Oct 2016) is over a year out of date for patches compared to the Steam version (Dec 2017 beta(?), March 2017 stable).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?
This game is very veyr nice!
Hi! Is it possible to also have a Linux build for this? :) Would love to play!
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.
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 ! :
Is there a way to get the Library of Secrets if we bought the game on Steam?
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!
What was the game engine you used to make this game?
Any chance for a Steam code if I buy from here? If so I'll happily pay a little more.
No linux support, even though it shows the icon?
It seems there are no Linux binaries, even though the description claims that there's Linux support?!?
Saw this today but didn't get a chance to try it. Wish there was a demo!