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*** Funded on Kickstarter ***

*** Also Available On Steam ***

When the world gets too hot humanity finds sanctuary underground. After a
long waiting list you finally score a spot in the local underground
city of Camden, run by Mayor Rick Davidson. You and your mother move in
and begin to acclimate to this wonderful new life. As time passes,
however, things start to go wrong. Unravel what’s going on, and face
some hard choices that will impact your relationships and fate.

Get a job, find romance, and meet the other residents of Camden- your new home.

Play as Ashlynn Phillips. 

Ashlynn is suspicious, but desperate to make this new life work. Her life on
the surface was hard. She spent most of it fighting for everything and
going without. Now she's safe. Her mother is safe. They have food,
water, and shelter. Nothing will get in the way of that ever again, if
she has anything to say about it.


  • Customize your name and appearance (different skin tones and hair colors).
  • 4 career options with independent story lines.
  • 4 potential love interests that you can befriend or romance.
  • 3 potential friends and several people to interact with.
  • Branching paths from day one, making each play through unique. Every path promises different sides of the story, encouraging replay!
  • Spend time with any- and everyone, no matter who you romance, or which job you pick.
  • Over 135,000 words and 30 endings.

Romance options:

Micah Everett
A perfectionist with an eloquent way of speaking, and a quiet voice. Insecure from a previous relationship which causes him to appear distant at first. Tries to throw himself into work as much as possible, and as the community’s lead doctor no one tries to stop him

Jude Myers
You can usually find him at the bar with Sam, the closest thing to
family he has left. Or in the greenhouse tending to the plants with loud
grunge music from the 1990s shaking the walls. If you see him with any
tech, you should probably assume it’s contraband and say nothing

Gloria Miller
The sweet Community Affairs Supervisor who wants to keep everyone's
spirits up in these dark times. Born in Camden she isn't fully aware of
the harsh realities of the surface. Bored of living underground she
wants to either shake things up or escape.

Eva Turner
An overly friendly security officer full of charm, and a sad smile.
She'll tackle criminals all day, and then sweep you into her arms and
sing karaoke with you all night. Or she’ll challenge you to a race, then
feel bad that she didn’t let you win.

Welcome to Camden!

An underground utopia with fresh food, filtered air, and the coldest
water you’ll ever taste. Enjoy your spacious living quarters with enough
room for the whole family! We have all the amenities you could ever
dream of: a gym for your fitness, a library for your mind, and a bar for
socializing. Our community center is a hub of activity. Stop by in the
mornings for complimentary coffee and a friendly chat with your
neighbors. All events and meetings are held there as well!

Our massive space is taken up mostly by an impressive collection of
greenhouses that provide a wealth of resources for Camden. From clothing
to medicine, if we can grow it then it’s here. Never worry about fatal
power outages again. We use an advanced Geothermal energy system that is
as safe as it is efficient. Our impressive security and medical
departments keep us safe and healthy.

Camden welcomes you to your new, better life.

Deluxe version includes an art book and 4 wallpapers from the Kickstarter campaign! So if you missed out on those rewards you can purchase the deluxe version of the game to get them now.

Go here to purchase the artbook and wallpapers separately!

Content Warning:

  • drug and alcohol use
  • violence
  • mild suggestive content
  • stressful situations
  • death


Development, Writing, Programming: Jaime Barnhill (Jaime Scribble Games)

Character Art: Kate Frizzell

GUI Art: Sasquatchii

Background Art: ExitMothership

Collaborator: PMscenarios

Music: Matthew Myers

For more updates:



Updated 8 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorJaime Scribbles Games
GenreVisual Novel
TagsDystopian, LGBT, Post-apocalyptic, Romance
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

As We Know It - PC 145 MB
As We Know It - MAC 128 MB
As We Know It - LINUX 132 MB
As We Know It DELUXE - PC 348 MB
if you pay $40 USD or more
As We Know It DELUXE - MAC 331 MB
if you pay $40 USD or more
As We Know It DELUXE - LINUX 334 MB
if you pay $40 USD or more

Download demo

As We Know It Demo - PC 148 MB
As We Know It Demo - Mac 131 MB
As We Know It Demo - Linux 135 MB
As We Know It Guide and Tips 11 MB

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How do i get access to the guide if i installed the game during pay what you want event?

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I just saw the files got kinda screwy when I changed it back to the price. It is now fixed! Just select download next to the Guide and Tips! Sorry about that. 

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This was a huge disappointment. I love the concept, the art, the characters... But I waited so long for this and it ended up being mostly boring filler, it was like a run on sentence and then it just seemed to end so abruptly. There was just so little actual story, most of the time was spent fleshing out what ever characters you ran into all in between the same boring daily work text. You get little blurbs with random characters which was all nice but like... The plot got so little attention, it was all hearsay, the character wasn't really involved and then when the story finally seems to be beginning, it just... Ends? It was unfortunately boring and not worth 20$, imo.

I'm sorry it wasn't what you were looking for.


Me too, but I liked the writing and your other stories, so I'm still looking forward to the next one.


Hopefully you'll like the next one much better :)

This is my kind of game

that's good to hear!

Full version out now? :D


Yes it is! Very exciting 

:D Great game so far, I'm really enjoying it!!  I have two questions: 1. Is there a walkthrough for the game?   2. Will it ever be possible to buy the artbook separately from the game?  I ask because I bought the game on Steam and didn't want to pay for it again by trying to buy the artbook on here.

I am working on a walkthrough! It'll be out in a few days :)

I can make the art book and wallpapers available for separate purchase! I wasn't aware anyone would be interested in that

I have uploaded a guidebook! (see above) and I have a link where the bonus content can be purchased separately :D

😍 I saw, thank you!!  Can't wait to get back to playing tonight. 

Hey! I absolutely adore this game and have been waiting for the full release in anticipation! Just saw that it is to be released today, is this still happening? 

ps. you’re doing a great job!

it is!! In a few hours XD (I have to get my daughter ready for school, and then drop her off, and THEN make a giant cup of coffee lol)


There are no words that properly describe how hyped I am for this game! Eva is a total babe (I think I may be in love with her), Jude is giving me some edgy alternative rock/plant mom vibes, Micah is grade A husband material, and Gloria is killing the game without a hair out of place. This not even mentioning the supporting cast, who I adore. I was in tears when I saw the bracelet on Vince's wrist cause I just know Tabby made it, (father of the year for sure)! In the end, the characters, setting, and general aesthetic of the game is having me counting down the days till the May release. 

Thank you and your team so much for putting in all this work to give the public this amazing content! 


Thanks so much! I don't think I mention it in-game but Tabby def made Vince that cute bracelet. I'm really glad you're enjoying the game and hope you like the final product ^^


Just finished the demo and it looks very promising! The setting is very interesting and it makes me want to know more about it! I can't wait to discover more about this world, and about all the characters' backstories! Also, as someone who suffers from anxiety, I could really relate with Ashlynn, but in a way that wasn't stressful for me, so that was great!

I found the system of stress and standing interesting too, and it is nice to have it recapped with the state of the relationships, it really makes it easier to see where we're going. I was expecting more things to do with the job we chose for Ashlynn, but I suppose this will come in time with the rest of the story. The cliffhanger at the end of the demo was really unexpected!

Funny thing is, when I first saw Eva, I was thinking she would be my last choice at romance because by her looks she really wasn't my type, but she won me over with her personality and is now my favorite!

I look forward the release of this game! Cheers :)

Thanks so much I'm glad you're enjoying the demo!

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I finished the demo and it is a really well made game! I love it! The plot is very interesting and the ending definitely left me with wanting more. The art is stunning and the characters are lovely... I'm very curious as to how things will turn out. And Eva is a major cutie, I can't get enough of her flirting hehe.  

I wish you luck on the project!  


Thanks so much! Full game will be released in May, so hopefully that isn't too long to wait

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I don't know if this is the right place to note this, but I found a couple typos. On Week 2 Day 2, if you're on the Security team, there's the line "I sat there for my tnire shift, bored out of my mind." I'm guessing that's supposed to be "entire" rather than "tnire".

In the medical team branch, the dialog mentions Iris handing you a "crisp white uniform", but the uniform the sprite is wearing is blue.

On Week 2 Day 4, there's the line "Iris was feverently trying to duck...", I think that's supposed to be "fervently".

Really enjoying the demo so far, looking forward to the full game!

this is an okay place to post it, I'll check to see if those have been fixed and if they haven't- fix them. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I and others comb through the script little errors always slip through lol

I mean, you're basically writing several different versions of a novel at once, there's always going to be something to tweak. I'm really looking forward to the full game, I loved Pinewood Island, and this looks even more exciting!


Finally gave this a try yesterday and I'm glad I did! I actually began playing it with the intent of playing Micah's route, but as soon as I began interacting with Eva during the security department's  open house, she won me over haha.  The events that take place with her and her personality are really sweet!

I'll be sure to keep an eye out for the game's full release! 

Thanks so much! I think Eva wins a lot of people over lol

Eva is the most beautiful person ever and I can't wait to romance her. ;^;

Eva is def amazing!

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I really like this demo. It has a lot of good features...

The music is very good and very chilling. Good artstyle, especially "finished" sprties and BGs. 

Interesting plot and world, and places. A lot of choices, some of them are even meaningful :) . Opportunities to find interesting work, make some friends and find love but also interesting story-telling plot. I don't want to spoil plot but it's good 

Many interesting and different characters. Cool and various love interests and friends

Interesting stress lever system. is it plausible to decrease stres level in demo?

I'm definitely waiting for more :D

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it.

Concerning the stress system - It is possible, several choices can change your stress level, not just the obvious ones ^^

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is this still being worked on?? and will different hairstyles be a possibility in the future? wanna look like a wasteland badass B)


Yes this is still very actively being worked on!

You can check out updates on the tumblr page if you like.

As for more hairstyles that would require more funding that wasn't received in the Kickstarter, there will however be a few more hair colors (much easier to handle than a full hairstyle).


love the artstyle <3  cant wait to play this game

Thanks so much!

your welcome 

So I have a technical clarification question: I can figure out the rest of the stats, but what exactly is "Standing"?  Is that how much Camden likes/trusts/is willing to listen to Ashlynn or is it something else?

You are correct! It is basically your overall "approval" with the whole community. It's something that will change how things go later down the line. 

Thanks for putting up the Linux version ! Loved it and backed the Kickstarter.

thanks so much!

Fantastic work :D Can't wait to play full version!

(also.. Micah- simply great)

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Aww thank you! I'm glad Micah is getting some love lol

Can't wait for the full game! Good luck!

thanks so much! I'm really glad you liked it :) Jude has shown to be very popular lol

Well. Interesting setting. Dating. Friends. I hope it will good :)

Thank you! I'm working hard

Super interested in this!! Saw you on VN Enthusiasts group on facebook so decided to check out your VNs. Take care. 

oh thank you! ^^