A quacktastic girl (and ducks)-meets-boy romance prequel to the ancient Greek tale of the Odyssey!

Huh? What's that? You don't know what's Iliad and Odyssey?

tldr; They're ancient Greek epic poems. 

You don't really need to be familiar with either to play this game.

Also if it wasn't clear enough, yes, there are ducks.


You play as Penelope, the naïve, sheltered, timid daughter of one of the Spartan kings, Prince Icarius.

While staying at her uncle's place, Penelope encounters one of her cousin's supposed suitors, the notorious 'trickster king', Odysseus.

But this Spartan princess is also notorious in her own right...

... As the favorite daughter of the king?

No, not that one.

I mean, as the notorious 'duck girl'.



-30k+ words (I think)

-1 love interest

-Romance events can vary depending on choices

-Romance and Friendship endings

-Tons of bad ends (I lost count how many ^^")

-Extra post game bonus

-(NEW!) Unlockable gallery feature


-Not enough duck puns, sadly

-More than 10 scuffed CGs

-Partial nudity???

-Rough walkthrough .txt file in the PC/Mac versions

*This VN has multiple endings, ranging from romantic endings, to friendship endings, though there are two main endings- one is more on the lighthearted side, and the other is more lore heavy.


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I created an account just to talk about this game: I haven’t finished it yet, I’m at the part where Penelope’s caught by Oddyseus’s friend observing a convo and I kinda paused because “Hell nah, I’m not helping you outtta this one”

I love this game. Like so much. I did the ‘I dislike him’ choice after saving and going back, got that one ending. Oh my god I feel like I’m put up for a tragedy of betrayal but idk BUT I LOVE THIS GAME SM IS THE MAIN THING SO YE

I'm glad you're enjoying it!

Feel free to return and post again once you complete the game🤭

I cannot begin to explain how incredible this game is!! You've done such a wonderful job at portraying the characters' personalities, their surroundings, their dynamics with each other... It's like a dream come true :DD. Also, amazing story to base the game off
Also, I'd like to highlight some details I saw that made this game even more lively and wonderful (at least personally): that includes the movement of the sprites or the whole screen, all the emotions the characters show, also the simple and beautiful UI, I just love it all! Thank you so much for making this game, it's incredible <3

Wow. Just Wow. 
Firstly, just funny and sweet and beautiful and great and lovely. Secondly, I loved the small nods to the Illiad and Oddessy. (I am a big fan of Greek mythology and this is just awesome.)


So gut. Einfach nur perfekt. Großartig. Unbeschreiblich. 


I'm happy to see people who are fans of the original source material enjoying this ^_^

How do I get the rest of endings, de I always end with the happy one where they marry.....

Which CGs are you lacking?

The bad ones, I only get the happy ones 

Did you check the CG gallery if you've completed them all?

Bad ends don't get CGs, though some friendship endings do.

I have the gallery full

Then you've already gotten all the relevant endings. There are some endings there where they don't end up married, right?

If you really want a 'bad end' without CG (it's a bleaker ending than the others), when there's a choice to trust him or not, pick -don't trust him-.


Im legit playing all your games i love your otomes so much and i havent slept bro. BUT ALSO can you give tips on how to make one of these? like with choices and everything or recommend a video?


Please sleep 🤣😅

Anyway just try downloading Renpy, the visual novel engine and it should have most of the tutorials you'd need. For more advanced stuff, you can check YouTube or Lemmasoft forums.

Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your game. 

I've played thousands of otome games, and Pre-Odyssey is one of my top tier. :')

Love and hugs from Spain~


Aw thanks! <3

i loved playing this!!! So cute!!!!


ts so good bro. its 4 am... 

so that clearly tells u a mf was invested!! 


THIS IS SO GOOD!! I love it sm

Aww glad you liked it!

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Ok but- the game have ducks 

or not?






I just got into The Odyssey and some parts of the others and maan.. I love this so much. Penelope and Odysseus is one of my fav love story/couple in greek mythology!! I love them so much <3. I was kicking my feet like a lil school girl in love... hope nobody heard me since my house is pretty crowded haha! (they probably did already :'D) 

(Tho the entire time playing I dont know if im also falling for Odysseus or im just fangirling over their adorable relationship-... probably both.) 

I love the music, the art, the story, the duckies lol definetly going to be one of my fav otome games. (I can say it beats the AAA games I've played so far!) 

Also now after reading the extra content- now im curious of an Otome with Telemachus boy lol. Imagine trying to romance my boy Telemachus and try to win Ody's heart so he would let us date Telemachus.. would be cute ngl. (How the table have turned Ody, now you're the one rejecting suitors!!) 

Honestly- Im so glad I have dived into Greek Mythology and get to find alot of interesting things like this (and musicals of the Odyssey!) If there is a chance I would love to see a sequel/ a 2nd game involving this two lovelies :> But either way Im so happy with this game!! (Sorry I ended up rambling- Im just so filled with positive emotions rn its overflowing! Im gonna play the game all over again after this lol)

Aw thanks! Don't be sorry, I enjoy reading rambling ^_^

If there'll ever be a sequel though... well, knowing what happens to them next... we all know the genre will shift 🤭*cough*angst*cough*


Well... I would be lying if I said I havent thought about that lol 
Either way- Thank you for making this game! Im glad I have found it (Currently checking out your other games and twitter! Loving your works!) 


Ducks my beloveds <3

Ahhhh! so cute and heartwarming i loved every bit of it. you're very good at this y'know

broken friendship end, betrayal end, both of the true ends. true friend ending. thats all i got so far, is that all? my faverite one was the hard to get true story one, it made me cry knowing some sad parts of the odyssey. this is awsome!


As long as you got all the CGs, then you're all good!

I'm glad you enjoyed that one the most. I wrote it with the nuance of the original epic in mind😊


really! how cute

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I just noticed after typing all of that that my caps were on but im not retyping that lol

Thanks lol! I hope you at least got all the romantic CGs :D

I hope i did lol! not sure if i did tho


This story is very well written and drawn, I enjoyed every "quacking" moment of this story. great job to you and your team

I'm glad it was a quackin' experience😉
(This one's actually a solo project, so there's just me😂)

I was playing the game, and it's an amazing game I absolutely loved everything about it, and adding ducks to this love story was really a nice touch to it.

But I wanted to ask if the black duck icon is supposed to be overlapped by Penelope's icon, or is it supposed to happen and it's just me that finds it weird?

If the duck is supposed to disappear when her side image appears, you mean? Nope. The duck is part of the UI design, so it's supposed to be there all the time.

OOOO okay, bc I thought it was like a glitch or something, thanks for answering the question tho.

Hi! i cant seem to get the 8th gc aka the one in the bottom-left corner on page 2, could u pls tell me how to get it? I have all the other ones <3

That's probably Ending 1 B.

When prompted to protest, don't protest.

Then when you're asked to take his hand, don't accept. Then, just keep playing.

Tell me if it works!

it worked !! thank u so much <3

I love this game so much! It was fun to go through and try to get all the endings. Loved the ducks too

Glad you had fun! <3

Such a nice visual novel, I laughed so much! (and those puns XD) It's the first time that I enjoy the censored version as much as the uncensored :') Lovely story, from now on it's my official version of the story!

Aww it's an honor to be considered the official version by someone🥺

Such a precious retelling of Odysseus and Penelope's love story. Amazing visual novel with lovely artwork. The ducks and the duck puns were awesome.


Aaaa this was so cute! I loved the ducks, the jojo duck was *chefs kiss*

I'm glad you picked up the reference 🤭

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Glad you liked it!😊


really cute, really adorable, quack quack 

I loved all the duck puns (Quachilles might be my favorite) and the dynamic between the characters is very fluffy and fun

thanks it healed my heart after how bad lore olympus was god i hate lore olympus


Thanks, glad you liked it!😊


here for the lore olympus slander 

so cute > <

Do we get a second game/novel part?!  I swear this is so CUTE! do you draw/write any manga? the art is SO, just SO, CUTE AND DETAILED

I am bout to have a cuteness overload after this

I have some small art snippets and posts on Twitter! 

Otherwise, just keep watch for possible announcements ^_^


Thank u so much for making these ╰(*°▽°*)╯


Just spreading my Odysseus x Penelope agenda😌

WOWWOWO THIS GAME WAS SO GOOD N CUTE!!!and as a fan of the odyssey and penelope and odysseus's relationship, i really loved this! thank you for the beautiful art and charas and dialogue <3


I am here to spread the Penelope x Odysseus agenda😉


I love this game! I really like characters' visuals, also ducks. The background setting-Penelope with duck friends is super interesting for me. I also love the characters' personalities, which are warm and healing.

Aww thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them ^_^


I really like this game! And it is so much fun ^^ I am looking for opportunities to volunteer as a game translator as I would like to gain more experience in this sector. Would you be interested in letting me translate your game into Italian? :)

Aww thanks!

I wouldn't mind, I guess. That'd be cool!

Nice! Maybe we can talk on discord? This is my ID if you feel like reaching out Ilaria #2739 :)

This is so beautiful and heartwarming! I had so much fun going through the game!! The ducks were really cute too!! I love the characters, and the relationship between Penelope and Odysseus!

Aww thanks! I'm glad you had fun ^_^

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS GAME!!! Its so fun and so fluff and so cute!!! But I wish there were hints on how to get some of the other photos in the gallery :( , all in all this game is GREAT! def a new comfort game for me

Aww thanks! <3

I hope you managed to get all the CGs in the end?💦

AHHHHHHHHHH, my CPU is now fixed and I just opened this app only to find out that you released a new story game <3 I LOVED IT!!!


Glad you liked it! ^_^

I created an account just to comment lol

I just wanna say that I appreciate your game. I've always loved myths and epic poems with legendary themes. However your work manages to associate those themes with the actual game lore in a light hearted manner, which I am quite a fan of. 

The purpose of the ducks was what I thought of as initially being a comic relief and it ended up being a crucial part of the plot in some situations. I loved that. I also enjoyed your own perspective of the characters. 

It reminded me of when I first read The Illiad and The Odyssey. Needless to say, it brought back memories :')

Aww that's sweet! >///<

I'm glad you think so! I tried to make sure that the ducks also find crucial roles and not just there to be 'haha funny mascots' ^_^

Started laughing after 1 minute of playing.

Got back my deserted and forgotten itch account (I was gonna create one when I realized my gmail account was taken and I had an account) just to write this comment. 

soooo cute!!!!

I'm glad this made you laugh! ^_^

Your game is soooo awesome, I spent all day after work just play this masterpiece :D But honestly i can't get that on cg the one after crying Penelope in here room, please helllp TT~TT


Oh! I think that one might be the friendzone ending. Is that the one before the uh... fanservice CG? There are two ways to get it-

A. Don't say hi to him>question him first before helping him hide>protest to dad>ask (his friends) about Odysseus>Don't take his hand- this should take you to Ending 2 route, but there will be an extra scene before the race day.

B. At the end of Ending 2, there's one last choice: friendzone the heck out of him.

Tell me if you got it! 

And I'm glad you enjoyed this game! >w<<3 

Thanky you <3 

this is so fun to play i love the story and the characters and the art is so lovely it's amazing simply amazing

Thanks! ^_^

lovely game with a sweet storyline and very funny moments. the different endings and illustrations were my favorite part.

loved the reinterpretation of the myth itself, as well as the effort you put into introducing the whole world and characters in an easy-to-digest way for those unfamiliar with Greek mythology. this game made me see Odyssey in another way hahaha! i always thought of him as this bearded, long-haired (like the statue representation of him actually) wise and rational slender yet athletic man, but never as a mischievous and troublesome sweet brat.

Thanks for taking the time to comment <3

Hehe it's my agenda to make people see Odysseus as a sweet brat XD

this game was so fun and cute!! the art was so cute, and the addition of the ducks was such a cute touch! I only got the romance end so far, but I'll definitely do more play throughs for the other ends! love the romance it was so soft and cute, kinda sad to think about the events of the Odyssey but love this game! keep creating awesome art and games!

I'm glad you had fun!
Hope you also enjoy the other endings. If you have trouble finding them, there's a rough walkthrough for the main ones in the game file (it's a notepad file) ^_^

I loved this game so much. It has a great story and I just LOVED the artwork. The visuals were amazing. As someone who does art, I cannot imagine how much time went into making all the character sprites. My hand would for sure be dead by the end of it. 

I loved the ducks as well! It really brightened the story and added some more humor to it as well! Overall, I really enjoyed the game! little sad there wont be a sequel but I get it ^^

I'm glad you enjoyed it! ^_^

Well, there is a possibility of a sequel (I do love making content for these two), who knows? ;)

Oooo! I'll definitely be on the lookout if there is one in the future!

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