Mimi Stokes is an ordinary girl who dreams of two things: escaping her sleepy small town, and becoming a comic artist.

So when her dad's job uproots her family and lands her in a new school in a new country, Mimi is thrilled -- especially as her new friends (and foes) all seem like characters straight out of her favourite mangas and dramas.

Struck by inspiration, Mimi starts her first comic series, based on the lives of her school mates. However, drama usually has to be instigated, and before she knows it, Mimi soon finds herself meddling in their personal matters in order to get more ideas for her story.

But can anyone blame her, really? It's for the sake of her art!

★ Seven Characters, Seven Routes ★

Choose from 7 different characters to befriend (and interfere in the personal affairs of). Each route has multiple endings, determined through player choice. Replay to your heart's content!

★ Determine Your Own Personality ★

In addition to being able to choose a name and appearance for the player character, your choices in the common route shape your character's personality. The personality you have will open up different choices and dialogue options in the individual routes.

★ Build or Break Relationships ★

The game's story isn't only about your own friendship with the characters, but also the relationships and dynamics between everyone else. Help sworn enemies put aside their differences and play nice, or even become a matchmaker for some of your classmates!

★ Creep on Social Media ★

You'll be able to check your phone at any time to see the latest on your friends' InstaBook profiles. Not only that, you'll sometimes even be able to see what they thought of the choices you made!

Chibi Art
Creative Contributions

Elissa Park
Mimi Stokes
Crystal Lee
Sami Lee
Marianne Bray
Umi Takahashi
Eddy Yeung
Nolan Kim
Ruka Samuels
Cherry Lin
Kevin Thelwell
Wyn Barrett
Will Benzel
Dick Liu
Alexander "Blairlex" Hanly
Hermès Liu
Tom Sky
Adrian Wong
Maddie Matsumoto
Melissa Bautista
Lauren Mayfield
Mrs. Stokes
Molly Zhang
Ms. Wu

Is the full game available now?

Through the Panels is currently in development. There is a demo available for download.

Where will the full game be available, and on what platforms?

The game will be released for PC, Mac & Linux on Itch.io.

How can I keep up with updates?

You can follow our progress on Twitter, which we update weekly. You can also follow us on itch.io to get notifications once we release new demos or games.
If you'd like to support our development, pledging to our Patreon will grant you access to exclusive content regarding the development of Through the Panels, as well as some fun extras!

Will the full game be free?

The completed game will have two versions at release: Free and Premium. The Free version will include the full routes for Sami and Umi. The Premium version will include all seven routes, as well as other additional unlockable content.

Through the Panels is currently in development.

This demo contains the beginning of the game, and provides an introduction to all the main pursuable characters. While it should give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of tone, setting, and character dynamics, things may still be subject to change in the full game, and it's not guaranteed that save files will carry over.

Thoughts, comments, feedback?

We have set up an anonymous survey for players here! All responses are appreciated.
Alternatively, please feel free to leave comments on the project's itch.io page!