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Indie VN's: Not Really into "Romance"

"I think I'd like visual novels, but they're so gushy and full of romance and stuff."

Yeah, well, that's certainly a thing....HOWEVER, did you know not all visual novels are romance-based? Crazy right? Here are free visual novels that are either absent of or have a very downplayed romantic aspect.

Highly functional disaster masquerading as a person.
Visual Novel
It's the end of the world again.
Visual Novel
The story of a raccoon who summons the ghosts of shape people.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
a game about feelings, but mostly memes.
Visual Novel
GIF
A horror visual novel... Or is it?
Visual Novel
Two men, one shark, lots of love!
Visual Novel
An educational game for new players and devs
Visual Novel
You're always moving in circles...
Visual Novel
An adorably brutal horror VN where everyone is crazy in love~
Visual Novel
two girls go on a cave expedition, searching for ghosts
Visual Novel
plan a spa day for your trans friend.
Visual Novel
The disease "Grey Plague" will wipe out humanity. Only science can stop it.
Visual Novel
GIF
Cute, kind RPG: Explore, befriend, then collect loving cats!
Role Playing
Play in browser
POST-APOCALYPTIC GENDERPUNK
Visual Novel
Angry femme mech pilots at the end of the world, and God.
Visual Novel
Angry femme mech pilots at the end of the world.
Visual Novel
GIF
That’s what everyone thinks. But you might find otherwise.. if you pick the right move.
Visual Novel
GIF
It's the season for penny buns, Grandma forced you to come along a bit. But deep down you know it'll do you good.
Visual Novel
A slice-of-life interactive story about choosing your path and living in a community.
Visual Novel
A short tabletop inspired rpg made for the Ace Jam!!
Role Playing
GIF
A crusty punk rock soap opera in space.
Visual Novel
Play in browser
Race car driver takes it slow for the weekend
Role Playing
​Anaï​s' ritual is interrupted, but perhaps that's ok.
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Prom night, prom fight. Can you resolve your issue with your friends? Or will you run away from your problems?
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
GIF
A cyberpunk cake-baking game about an asexual couple... in the future!
Puzzle
Play in browser
Escape a scary suburban house (and its owners, who want to make you just. like. them). Play as a nonbinary character.
Role Playing
help a highschool girl avoid getting murdered
Visual Novel
An eerie, Choice Based Visual Novel. Survive!
Visual Novel
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