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Red-Handed Robin will be released in three parts! Parts 1 and 2 are currently available to play, with part 3 coming at a later date.



"All aboard the Whirlwind Express, the first ever train to connect the capital cities of Zephyr and Gales! Officially the most luxurious train in the world, no expense was spared on this ground-breaking maiden voyage. With one of our private luxury cabins, you'll be traveling in style as we make history on this cross-country trip!"

When career thief Robin comes across a boarding pass for the Whirlwind Express, she  thinks she's found a literal ticket to freedom. With a case full of stolen jewelry and her loyal bodyguard at her side, she's ready to flee the country in style... 

That is, until she runs into her childhood friend turned detective. Though he doesn't appear to recognize her, he keeps her under an annoyingly watchful eye anyway. 

Will Robin be able to keep her lies straight and make it off the train with the goods? Or will her cover be blown, along with her escape plan?



Robin's 'Ambition'
Growing up wealthy, Robin had everything she could ever want... or so it seemed. It always felt like something was missing, and the pieces finally fell into place the first time she stole from her father. Longing for freedom and the thrill of the chase, she became a runaway. She simply can't resist the call of adventure.


Wren's 'Suspicion'
Detective Wren has a keen eye for contradictions. Should Robin make too many mistakes or get caught in an especially egregious error, Wren may have all the evidence he needs to prove what she's done.


Jay's 'Loyalty'
Jay is very protective of Robin (and perhaps a little jealous). If things seem to be going south, he may very well derail the whole plan. Accustomed to solving problems through the use of force, he has no qualms 'protecting' Robin by removing her from this situation, even if it's against her will.



Red-Handed Robin was made by me, HitOrMissy. Part 1 was made for NaNoRenO 2020+, a month-and-a-half long game jam that took place in March/April. Part 2 and the upcoming conclusion to the story, part 3, were made afterwards.

Parts one and two feature:

  • A GxB story with two love interests 
  • 30k+ words (~3 hours total play time)
  • 6 endings (4 bad, 2 "pseudo" endings that continue the story in part 3)

Currently, there are no CGs, but I hope to add some later!

A few quick things about saves from the previous version:

  • As far as I've tested, saves from the previous Part 1 build will carry over as long as you didn't save on the "To be Continued" screen. If you try to load from the "To be Continued" screen, the game will end.
  • The skip function considered all text to be unread, even though I had previously run through part 1 before loading the part 2 game. I don't know if this will be the case for everyone, or just me. If you're unable to skip and you want to go through parts you've already read, you'll have to toggle the "skip unread text" option on the preferences screen.

Red-Handed Robin's story contains:

  • Swearing
  • The use of alcohol
  • Visual and  written depictions of blood
  • Visual and written depictions of violence, including gun violence, and violence against a child
  • Mentions of suicide
  • Death
  • Sexual themes

Please play at your own discretion.


I post my art and game dev stuff on Twitter and Instagram! If you're interested in seeing any of that, you can find me here:

Updated 8 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(51)
AuthorHitOrMissy
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withRen'Py
TagsFantasy, Female Protagonist, Otome, renpy, Romance
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish

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Red-Handed Robin Pt 1 and 2 Endings Guide.pdf 101 kB

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oh my god i was CLUTCHING at my pearls playing this game...it was SO good. i got so invested in it that when the 'to be continued' screen popped up it took me like five seconds to process!11! i don't know how you do it but your characters are always SO fun and likable like i was genuinely having a hard time picking between wren and jay like omgggg ;;;;

im also like a HUGE sucker for the setting of this game...all the old timey aesthetics is super cool!! sorry for going off but like im OBSESSED with the characters and how three dimensional they all feel, im ESPECIALLY super into robin!! i love how she's such a genuinely flawed person who can be super selfish and harmful to the people around her, but she has her own reasons for doing so. i love seeing women protags that are more self-centered, it's just such a breath of fresh air. i also honestly thought i would like jay the most at first but i think im falling super hard for wren....the TENSION between him and robin was AMAZING...romantic dynamics that play a chase of cat and mouse is always so entertaining. also the part where wren gets all embarrassed when robin pretty much declared war on him in part 1.........got ME all flustered. robin's really out here screaming "IM A TOP" from a rooftop and im here for it. 

weird tangent but im just SO EXCITED for this game....absolutely cant wait for part 3!!

also everyones said this to you and their mothers by now but ;; fletcher's too hot and i was QUAKING just seeing his sprite id love a route for him one day.........................

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wow, I was grinning the entire time I read this comment xD  Thank you so much! 

I’m happy you like all the characters! I wasn’t sure how well an arrogant, somewhat selfish MC was going to go over, so I’m glad so many people like her. 

I’m not 100% sure if/when Fletcher will get a full route, but all the love for him has definitely affected some of my writing decisions in part 3...

(Also, Robin definitely tops.)

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Last time I drew the guys as birds so this was the next logical conclusion. Can't wait for part 3! <3


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OMG AMY I’M DEAD. You drew them both so cute T-T and angry little Robin is just perfect.

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This game is great!

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I read this in a shonen protagonist’s voice.

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For some reason, I can't not read Fletcher as Colonel Sanders.

it’s a curse 😔

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Such an interesting story. I'm really looking forward to part 3!
I like all the characters especially Robin. She is the perfect protagonist ♥


The only thing that upset me is the lack of Fletcher's route XD

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At this point, my thoughts on a Fletcher route are pretty much 'yeah, why not?', so maybe it's something I'll add after the game is finished!

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OMG, if you really do it, it will be great („ಡωಡ„)

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DO IT. PLEASE. I BEG YOU. 

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it was fun to see robin and wren flashback, will we get jay's flashback too? anyway great game :D will surely be waiting for part 3!!

there is a flashback of Jay on his route in part 2! And there are more to come for both of them in part 3.

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oh right sorry, i only played wren's route and didnt realize that there are 2 route hehe my bad

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OH MY OH MY 

Part 2 was *chef's kiss* 

Robin is such a good protagonist!!!!! Smart, witty, completely charming...The flashbacks were so good, baby Wren was adorable and teaching Jay how to dance made my heart go brrrrrr 

Also DAMN what a turn of events, i really wasn't expecting THAT but now that i think about it, the clues where everywhere

The backgrounds looked so nice btw 

...And Fletcher really did stole my heart... 

I. am. thristy. for. that. man. 

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I’m glad you liked part 2! The flashbacks are some of my favorite parts :3 

There’s so much love for Fletcher... What have I done lol

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I didn't realize that I'm so into this until I saw 'to be continued'!!! SO GOOD. I really like the story and the characters especially Robin! Looking forward for part 2 <3

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Thanks for playing! I’m excited to share part 2!

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This is so delightful! I enjoyed it very much! Really like the characters and story! 

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I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for playing.

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I loved this game! I'm so excited for part 2! <3

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thanks for playing! :)

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Man this was awesome! Thanks for letting me play as a badass yet relatable character like Robin!

Oh and must I add her being straightly charming for an hour. Those boys really need a lot to catch up. ;) 

Part 2, I'm patiently waiting for you. 

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Both guys could definitely learn a thing or two from Robin in the charm department. Thanks for playing!

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Playing as a genuinely devious but charming lady like Robin is such a rare treat. Read all of Part 1 and eagerly on the lookout for Part 2.

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I appreciate it! I prefer protagonists who are their own person as opposed to blank slates who just go with the flow.

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This game was so good! I love your writing style, the premise, the characters, everything. The MC is perhaps the best part, she is so well written and funny, and just a joy to play. Can't wait for part 2!

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Thanks so much! I’m glad you like Robin, she’s very fun to write.

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Oh my God, this game. I cannot choose. Jay and Wren are both PERFECT and they're both PERFECT FOR HER. I thiiiink I'm more inclined towards Jay because uhM, brooding over-protective jealous bodyguard????? Yes, please. But they're both amazing routes.

I cannot wait for the second part! btw, is the setting in a specific century/year? It feels rather old, maybe early 20th century?

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Thanks for playing! I know jealous love interests can be divisive, but I have such a soft spot for them.

As for the setting- You’re basically right! It’s a fantasy world, but it’s (very) loosely set in the 1910-1920s.

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I have only one question. How can I wait for second part now? This game is too awesome. I absolutely love it! (☆ω☆)

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I’m excited to share the rest of the story, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long! Thanks for playing!

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Thank you for your wonderful work!

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So overall I had a lot of fun with this game (it was kind of like playing an Ace Attorney game in reverse) but there didn't really seem to be a lot of romance in it.  Will there be more in Part 2?

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I'm happy you thought the game was fun! There will certainly be more romance coming in part 2.

Also (forgot to ask this the first time)-is the whole garden thing a Motel Hell reference?

I’ve never seen that movie (though I might have to now, it looks interesting!), so it wasn’t intentional. Jay is actually being quite literal when he says that.

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Absolutely loved part 1! Definitely have a thing for Jay, though I played through Wren's part too. Can't wait for part 2 - thanks for the awesome work!

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I’m glad you liked it, thanks for playing!

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Had lots of fun playing through this! Absolutely in love with Jay. he's just my type of guy lmao!

Can't wait for the second part *O*

Also woop

The top of her head is a mess, let's just pretend we don't see that. kbye. >.<

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Ohmygosh, I've never gotten fanart before! She looks so pretty in your style T-T  Thank you!

Jay's personality type is my guilty pleasure, so I'm glad you liked him!

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i didn't know this is going to be in two parts so my heart sunk when the words "to be continued" appeared aaaa it's so good tho! i've already fallen for each character as well as the art. i can't wait for part 2!

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oh no, I’m so sorry! I’m glad you liked everyone and are looking forward to part 2, though!

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I'm caught and can't wait to see how the story unfolds!

The characters, plot and art are all great and create an enjoyable package.  Thank you!

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ah, thank you! I’m excited to work on and share part 2!

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Gahhh I loved it so much! So excited for the second part!

Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! 

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Definitely got me hooked and wanting for more! 

Thank you! I’ll do my best to deliver!

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Got to say it- I'm absolutely looking forward for part two! I loved seeing all of the characters and how they interact with each other. I can't wait to see more of the game!

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I'll be starting the writing of part 2 after a short break. Thanks for looking forward to it!

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Holy crap that was good

Positively thrilling in fact

There isn't a single character I didn't warm to and that almost never happens

The dream scene had no visuals but it still made my heart flutter

Can't wait for the next part!

Ah, thank you for the compliments! As for the dream sequence, there will be visuals added later. I didn't have time for them during the jam T-T

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Once I started playing this, I couldn't stop until I reached one of the pseudo-endings. I still need to get a the other three, but I. AM. IN LOVE. The art is fantastic to look at, the dialogue is so eloquently written, so many places literally had me laughing out loud. I really love how serious Jay is! But oh my... I think I am falling in love with Wren, especially after that dream flashback, so I am assuming I got on his route. It tugged my heartstrings. I'm a sucker for childhood friend routes lol. Here I thought it'd be different 'cause yo, Jay is a fantastic character, but then BAM! Wren's dream lol. Let's see what happens when I get the other 3 ends, but I thoroughly enjoyed Part 1 so far and looking forward to the second!

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Thank you for appreciating Wren! I'm a little worried he'll be overshadowed by Jay in this part because of the nature of his interactions with Robin. He's got his good points, too!

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Honestly you did well in crafting 2 really excellent guys!! Which I think is great, since it'll encourage players to really want all those endings, and not just for completion, but because it's gonna be amazing~ Jay is fun because of his unrest and banter with Robin, buuut, Wren has this special charm and the little "game" between him and Robin keeps me in suspense, like what will happen if Robin falters? Wren is quite smart, and has a high chance of winning against Robin methinks. It's all so well crafted for a simple story that takes place on a train!

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I'm pretty fond of the bad ends (not to mention they give a little extra background on the plot and characters), so I hope you're right and people do seek them out!

As for Wren, well... a glimpse of how he would feel if Robin lost can be seen in his bad end.

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Definitely gonna achieve all those ends later today! Your project was the one I looked most forward to this NaNo ^^

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I appreciate it! I'll be playing some of the other entries over the next few days, so I'll let you know what I think of yours as well!

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oh my lord, missy... im in love with jay... sobs 

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what can I say? I love snarky meganes :)

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Loved Fetch Quest and really looking forward to this one!

Thank you! I hope you like this one as well!