Tuna Rice is a silly little VN about warm and fluffy... tuna rice 🐟🍚!

q. Does he put mayo in the tuna rice?
a. No, he hates mayo.

"Mayo-- Are you joking?"

I had fun making this! Thank you for reading!
Rain sound ambience is from freesfx.co.uk -- thank you!

v1.2.2 - Minor bug fix!
v1.2.1 - French translation: Hugo Lorenzini -- thank you!

(v1.1 is the submitted jam version and will remain available, the updated version(s) will be available separately. Android build will always be the latest version.)

This game was made for the O2A2 VN Jam 2023, a micro Visual Novel jam with strict asset limitations and a 1000 word limit.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(52 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withKrita, Ren'Py
TagsFirst-Person, Food, Kinetic Novel, Short, Slice Of Life


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Tuna Rice v1.1 (PC) 39 MB
Tuna Rice v1.1 (Mac) 34 MB
Tuna Rice v1.2.2 + FR (PC) 39 MB
Tuna Rice v1.2.2 + FR (Mac) 34 MB
Tuna Rice v1.2.2 + FR (Android) 44 MB

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this game is so nice, it makes me feel like i should try tuna rice.

Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ I hope you get to try it!


wow that was more emotional than id ever expected great game

Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Hi, I've really enjoyed your game and I want to ask if you allow me to translate it in french.You can contact me at: lorenzinihugo100@gmail.com

Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ If you'd like to offer translation, please send me an email to: mail [at] konayachi [dot] com so we can discuss about it.


This is so sweet! I took a little to understand who (or well, what) the MC was at first and it was such a nice surprise! Also, it shows how much dedication you gave to the game!


Aw, glad to hear that! I had lots of fun making this. Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Such a lovely little game. Thanks for making it and for cheering me up on a rough day. :) <3


I'm glad to hear that! I had fun making this. Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


The game is very cute and sweet <3 (I don't know what else to say 'cause my english is bad) Also, i love the art, exellent job <3

I'm glad to hear that! Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Very sweet, I love that you play a cat! It reminds me of that Pixar short Feast, the one with the dog. There's nothing like a pet to console you after a breakup.

Oh, interesting! I'd love to check that one out. Thank you for sharing! And I agree, pets are precious. <3

Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Really well done. Meow.

Thank you for playing! Meow πŸ’›πŸŸ


omg I WEEP 🀧🀧 what a lovely game πŸ₯ΉI have to admit my brain is a little frazzled so it took me a second I was like "oh no I'm a little kid!?" and then I was like "... I'M A CAT!? 😭" sooo wholesome, I adored the little convos between them ;w; <3
The UI and art for this is incredible!! so well done omg! you made great use of the O2A2 restrictions as well, the plain bg with just the feet was such a smart move and it still really felt like a fully fleshed out scene!

I really enjoyed playing this, I think I will definitely come back to re-play this from time to time ^^


Haha aaa glad to hear you loved their convos! 😭 I had lots of fun making them. Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ

Seeing your comment, I realized that the player is playing as a cat. I'm so dull.


this was so cute omg QwQ

Aaa thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


imma just tie this adorable boy up and marry him im simping for bby rn hes adorable asf u did amazing with the game <3

Waha thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Amazing visual novel! Such amazing use of the just one sprite rule (like showing just the legs in the beginning for example). Heartwarming story! Very cute. And I absoloutly love your artstyle <3

I'm happy to hear that! I had lots of fun making this. Thank you for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


This was so sweet and wholesome, I'm bawling πŸ˜­πŸ’•

The sprite is super cute and I loved their little talks and how they made each other happy 🀧

What a lovely game πŸ’•


πŸ˜­πŸ’• Very glad to hear that! Yes I loved writing their little talks a lot! Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ


ADORABLE! The game's art is sooo pleasing as well and it's such a cute story

It was lots of fun in drawing this, so I'm glad to hear that! Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ


10/10 no mayo, i hate mayo as well lol, really cute and adorable game


He'd be pleased to hear that haha! Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ


This was adorable! I like the color choices a lot! The UI looks really nice as well! The story was wholesome and you did a great job telling it with the limited word count! Great work on this!


Waah thank you for the playthrough! I enjoyed your commentary haha ^^ I'm glad to hear that, it was really fun making this! πŸ’›πŸŸ


This was adorable! The art is lovely, and the panning + zooming + positioning of the single sprite works really well. I also love how blue this VN is aesthetically, and the little bone cursor. It's all very cohesive and super cute!

The drizzly rain SFX makes for a very nice atmosphere/ambience too!


I'm so glad to hear that! It was lots of fun deciding on the visuals; from the limited colour palette, the blue shade to complement the rain ambience to other details like the cursor -- glad that you loved them! Thank you very much! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Clever use of animation and zoom, and it's so adorable~ Amazing job! ^^

Thank you very much! πŸ’›πŸŸ And yay! It was tons of fun doing those!


This was SO ADORABLE, gonna roll over and die of a heart attack!! It was too cute! I love the concept of a story told from the animal's perspective, and it was so cleverly written, with the cat "talking" like they're having a conversation, even when the boy can't understand the cat! I also adored how it was structured - starting off with the boy picking up the cat and comforting them with a bowl of tuna rice, and ending with the cat comforting the boy with a bowl of a tuna rice! It was funny seeing the difference in the priorities between the animal and the human! Perhaps, at the end of the day, being warm, safe and fed are what matter!

The artstyle is simply adorable, and I loved the use of the limited color palette - the contrast of the blue and yellow was very striking, and it gave the visuals a little melancholic but comforting feel (maybe trying to evoke a "sun amidst the rain" image?) The sprite was cleverly used and I really appreciated all the different animations and framing to make the game dynamic. 

Overall, this was so cute, really great job on this, kona!! Like a warm hug on a cold, rainy day!

First waah I'm glad you enjoyed Tuna Rice, Cap! And yes I loved writing their dialogues a lot, in a form of very simple communication that trancends languages. I also loved making the art and using limited colour palette is my favourite thing; I'm glad that it conveys the emotions with the visuals that it gave!

I really appreciate your insightful comment, and thank you very much for playing! πŸ’›πŸŸ


Cute and neat!

Thank you Altila! πŸ’›πŸŸ


UWAAH This is so cute! ヽ(βœΏοΎŸβ–½οΎŸ)γƒŽ I really love that it's from the perspective of an animal and how the thoughts contrasts with the owner's.
Being happy from small things like tuna rice...I feel that (Β΄β–½`Κƒβ™‘Ζͺ)

This game is just overall AMAZING!

Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ I loved writing their dialogues and the contrasts!


Oh, this was such a sweet game! I enjoyed how we could have a glimpse of the owner's life from the perspective of an animal and how, in the end, what mattered was to "be warm and dry", and to get warm by small things (as tuna rice). I appreciated the parallel between the beginning and ending situations!

The GUI is magnificent and the art is gorgeous! Also, I appreciated the dynamism of the camera movements in this VN! Congrats on making it!!


I'm happy that you got the little things that I worked on for the story, given its length limitation for the jam! I'm glad that the message went through.

Glad to hear that! I had fun making the art and movement too! Thank you for your kind insight! πŸ’›πŸŸ


This was very cute. I love the art so much. Great job!

Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ I had fun drawing this!


Soooo adorable

Thank you! πŸ’›πŸŸ