A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

connection pools

Sleepy Agents presents Connection Pools

300s... 299s... 298s...

Waiting for connection...

A visual novel type game made for NaNoRenO 2016.

Approx. 20mins Approx. Sci-Fi

LSF Thread: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37995

sleepy agents connection pools vn

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Please note: there is an option to play a lighter version "Start (Light)" in the main menu - this reduces the amount of animations thus saving your computer from getting too stressed out.

Made by Sleepy Agents (@sleepyagents)


Writing/Coding/Art/Audio - Paradigm Shifty @paradigmshifty

Music - Urban Fox soundcloud.com/urbanfox

Voice Acting - Bluebird Plays @bluebirdplays

Made with Ren'Py visual novel engine renpy.org

With Special Thanks to Abi / Whaley / qualifiedbadger / Pick_One / Lemmasoft Forums

Android version now available - it will need to be sideloaded. Please note: the game wasn't designed for mobile.

Dev note: I made this pretty much solo - which is quite the challenge! It's my 4th game jam, marking around 12 months since my first released project.

Feedback of any kind is always appreciated (here, twitter or LSF - wherever!)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorSleepy Agents
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Tagsnanoreno, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Joystick, Touchscreen

Install instructions

Right click and "extract all"

Find "pools.exe" and double click that.


If you get a windows smartscreen type message just choose "run anyway"

You may need to look at the 'more' or 'advanced' options if your operating system or anti-virus filter prevent you from saving or running the files. The game was coded by myself using the ren'py engine, so I know there are no viruses etc.


Connection_Pools-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 99 MB
Connection_Pools-1.1-win.zip 95 MB
Connection_Pools-1.1-mac.zip 94 MB
ConnectionPools-1.1-release.apk 96 MB


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what an interesting experience!

Thanks for playing ^^

I got to the point where it booted me to the main menu, I can only presume that is the "End" of the game. This game is quite interesting and I had quite a bit of fun playing it.

oo glad to hear it's been fun!

Erm I think you'll get to the credits before it ends for real!

Okay, when I first started to replay it looked the same so I didn't think it carried over, just replayed it and got to the credits.