A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

INEVITABLE is a short work of interactive fiction written by Amelia C. Bloom and developed by Jon Oldblood. Based on real-life experiences, this simple, text-based, story explores the highs and lows of traversing a toxic relationship. Those who have dealt with similar experiences may find some elements of the game uncomfortable.

No relationship is perfect. We all go through ups and downs, but toxic relationships can feel overwhelmingly difficult, with the hurt and pain far outweighing the good. If you believe you may be in danger in your own relationship, The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233.

Special thanks to @TinyDuckeii, @ChloraStreaming, and @metagrue for testing the game and providing valuable feedback. The game features music by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


Inevitable for PC 99 MB
Inevitable for Mac 98 MB
Inevitable for Linux 99 MB

Install instructions

Download the Zip file and extract the contents into a new folder.


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hi! i downloaded the mac version of this but when i tried opening the visual novel i got a message saying that the application can't be opened. i'm not quite sure if this is just a personal issue having to do with my computer or something else? this vn looks so good :o(


Hi yvochi! Thanks for the feedback. It's hard to know what could cause that. We've had 100+ Mac downloads and I haven't heard this come up yet. I might suggest deleting the game, downloading a new file and trying to extract it again? It almost sounds like maybe the file was corrupt. Either way, really sorry to hear about the hassle. Hopefully that works for you.


If you go to your system preferences>unlock>security/privacy you should be able to add the application manually


I love the game so much I cried during it. You did a good job!


Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

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That was a proper brilliant game, and I love the imagery of how the screen goes from pink to grey and then yellow!!! and then the end?? im- *chefs kiss* and it's open-ended??? *double chefs kiss*


This comment made me smile so much. I'm so glad you appreciated the color transitions! Thank you for playing. I'm happy you enjoyed it.


Love this game, it kinda hit close to home though.
Here's my YT video on the game

Thank you so much for sharing this video. Your comments were both funny and thought-provoking and I'm so glad you've pushed through so much to get where you are.

Thanks, it made me a little sad but thats what i loved about it

Thank you so much for making this video. I thoroughly enjoyed your review. I also loved your message at the end, it was very powerful and it was nice listening to your own personal experience with toxicity. Thank you again!

Thank you for making such an amazing game, if you make anymore games in the future i will make sure to play them

We will definitely keep you posted! Thank you!


For such a simple layout, i think this was absolutely worth the time! This was awesome :))


Thanks for playing and leaving a comment! We appreciate it.

Sorry to ask this. But is the penguine one for Android? I'm not exactly well off to have an iPhone

Hey, thanks for your interest. Sorry, the downloads are for desktop computers only. No mobile platforms. The game is available on a Windows, Mac, or Linux.


i have lived for a long time in a toxic relationship (i fortunateky got out of it) and i feel like playing this game will help me to understand it better! thank you for making this game

I'm happy that this game is able to help you process your previous toxic relationship. I'm glad you found this game and hope you are doing well. Thank you for playing!


I just made a video about this game and great job on the game I hope you make more games!

Thank you so much for making your video of our game. I really enjoyed watching your reactions and how you felt about Ben. We are wanting to make more games and look forward to more reviews from you.


I came out here to have a good time and I'm honestly feeling so attacked right now?
But seriously, this was spot on. Amazing work.

Thank you so much for playing!


This is genius

Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it!


The ending is wholesome!

I'm happy you liked it!



Thank you!