Streams of Nurture (Visual Novel)


A visual novel that tackles the themes of over-fishing and aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest. The game follows the tale of a New Englander who relocates to Washington State to attend Labrador Institute and continue the work of their father who mysteriously vanished when the protagonist was a toddler.

One day, a salmon crisis breaks out and the plucky Northeasterner and their new friends set out to make things right by adopting sustainable rearing practices that will preserve the wild fish stocks. Along the way, they’ll come across the quandaries associated with pursuing potentially beneficial and innovative ventures.

Instructions for accessing game:

  1. Download .zip folder included in URL.
  2. Extract .zip contents.
  3. Launch renpy.exe
  4. Select VN_MQP in menu popup.

Gamasutra article includes hyperlinked words in third paragraph (above NOTE) that can be clicked on to access other parts of the post-development report.


Writer, programmer, narrative designer




Digital Game