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It’s one month before the famous Passion Festival and CiCi the mermaid needs your help!  One of CiCi’s dreams has been to enter into the Passion Festival, but she always lacked the focus to choose her favorite hobby to showcase!
It’s up to you to help CiCi hone her skills-- and maybe find love?
Let’s splash!







✨About the Game✨
  • Mix and match your passion and love with 4 passions and 4 romance options!
  • 23 endings! Can you unlock them all?
  • 37k+ word count! Dig right in!
  • 52 random events to enjoy!
  • There's even 8 outfits to unlock! Dress up Cici!
  •  2~3 hours for a full playthrough!
  • This game is PG, but please be aware it contain some suggestive language. There are also some screen shakes during certain scenes.
✨About Sofdelux✨

Sofdelux Studio consists of both DarkChibiShadow and NomnomNami.

Music was created by LydianChord and Ryu Ishizawa!
Download the soundtrack on Bandcamp!

✨Thanks for playing!✨

🐚 Featured in the Melbourne Queer Games Festival 2018!

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Mermaid Splash (for Windows/Linux) 128 MB
Mermaid Splash (for Mac) 114 MB
Mermaid Splash (for Android devices) 109 MB
Ending Guide PDF 3 MB
if you pay $2 USD or more
Art Collection PDF (54 Pages) 98 MB
if you pay $8 USD or more

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How the heck do you get the Coconut ending?



Nvm I got it. For anyone wondering here's how (at least how I got it):

Just do one week of any Passion (Art, Dancing, Gardening, or Fighting/The Dojo), and spend time with Angie, Delora, Maka, or Bea. The next three weeks, stay at home. And spend time with yourself. And Coconut. This should trigger the ending. 

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I adore this game!! Currently at 19 endings out of 23 and stumped on how to get the last four. I'm excited to figure them out though.

For a free game, you're spoiled with a lot of freedom! I think choosing not to have dialogue options was a smart choice, because it's more fun to explore each of Cici's interests and see how you can balance them.

One of those games that leaves you wanting more. It's so fun seeing all the different background mermaid designs and learning more about their culture. I wish the game had a bit more time to let you explore different parts of their town! I'd love to see this setting revisited someday. 

Especially neat is how gardening works, with the anemone's being judged based on the shape and the types of fish living inside them. I wish the gardening route had more cool anemone facts! It's inspired me to look them up myself though!

I disagree with other reviews I've seen about Angie's route. She reeks of tortured artist, so I can understand why that's off-putting to some people. There's nothing like a deadline to make you go, "dang, what am I doing with my life??" It's understandable that she's going through a rough patch the month before a major art competition. Her dialogue comes off as casual rather than infantile to me.

Maybe I'm biased because her sprites are so damn pretty >.<

The dreamer ending was much appreciated since I'm in a similar spot. You gotta figure out your dreams before you can chase them! It's bittersweet that she hasn't found a steady passion yet, but with her peppy disposition, you know she's going to bounce back 10x stronger for the next year.

Delora is best girl. Thx xoxo

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Wow! Thank you for the super detailed comment, this was so nice to read. And finally, someone appreciates Delora for how great she is! 😏💖
(Btw, there *is* an ending guide in case you wanna tip the game $2!)

Delora is fantastic <3 <3

I hope I can send you some support someday soon! Unfortunately, I've gotta conserve my cash right now.  I found the other endings through trial and error!

 The last ending really hit me! :0 No spoilers of course! It was such a sudden contrast from the rest of the game, and at first I was scared it was going to be clique. I think you did a nice job with it though! It definitely was existential, but I was happy that it didn't completely abandon the themes of the game. The hopeful twist was much appreciated and there are a lot of ways to interpret why it happens. Wishing the best for Cici *tearful emote*

I look forward to exploring more of your stuff and hopefully I can send you tips when things get better ;^; I know how much work goes into these things because I've been trying to figure out renpy myself hahaha

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Well, hey, thanks! We (Sofdelux as a team) unfortunately don't have anything planned to make together in the future, but I think if you like these games, you'll like Nami's solo games a lot. (It's a toss up if you'll like my solo work or not, since it's more adult oriented, but I did a lot of the writing and planning for this game.)

No pressure to give us any tips, we understand it's tough out there right now. But, if you wanna share this game around or tell people about our work... that helps a TON.

I've actually just started reading your webcomic recently! I'm planning to try out your games ^.^ Yes, nomnomnami's stuff is so lovely! I didn't realize they were part of this project at first, but it makes sense with the artsyle.

I do plan to share this game with my friends! And would you mind if I possibly made fanart?

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I would *love* if you made fanart! Fanart is SO FUN and also helps a ton so like, please go wild!!!

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I finally got all the endings (on Android the color scheme is easier to read than on desktop for some reason).  I utterly love all the characters.  I also enjoyed the art collection PDF.  

MINOR SPOILER WARNING:

When I first saw Cici's color scheme I thought it might be a hint that she is trans.  I was a little disappointed that that information wasn't revealed in any of the endings or in the art collection.  Maybe it doesn't actually make sense to feel dissapointed, because the game doesn't actually say Cici's trans so I shouldn't have expected her to be.  My response is probably irrational.

Even so I really enjoyed Bea's reveal.  

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Aw, sorry to disappoint! You're still more than welcome to think Cici as trans if you want, that's not a problem at all! Thanks a ton for supporting the game!

I got 24 out of 23 endings, don't know how it's possible either.. but I had fun collecting all of the endings, outfits, and the events :D

I just started the game but I am seriously having trouble seeing in it, because the background is so light, and the text is also light.  I would really prefer an option to make the background darker.  Does such an option already exist in-game and I just can't find it?

It doesn't exist at the moment, sorry! I'm not sure if one will be added either!

aw thats a shame.. i was having the same problem

The mobile version actually has darker text, it turns out, so feel free to check that out!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sofdelux.mermaidsplash&hl=en_U...

oh thank you! i dont use my phone for gaming much so i didnt think to check that

No problem! Yeah, this game is a visual novel so it'll play exactly the same on the phone as it does on PC, thankfully!

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Because I did the Angie romance first, I thought all the characters were children, haha. Possibly because the story, narration, and dialogue were infantile; the characters are young adults yet they were written like children, for some reason. But that only applies to the Angie romance. The rest of the game is quite fun and doesn't read like that. Not that there's anything wrong with a childish game for baby gays, by the way.

The art is adorable. And the message of “it’s hard at first, but you should cherish small victories and never give up on your dreams, and age is just a number if what you intend is to follow a passion” is an ageless one.  

(spoilers below)

However, it's kind of odd how the game tries to pass the Hikikomori ending as valid in its own way, even though it's very sad if one has already seen the other endings where Cici leads a more fulfilling life than being, uh... fandom famous on the internet.  

I loved the Multi-Talented Ending and Squad Ending. It was nice seeing a friendship ending that warms the heart just as much as a romantic one.  

Love Interest Ranking (because why not):  

Bea. BEA? MORE LIKE BAE. It’s the romance that felt the most natural, too. I love how she has “manly” interests. As a non-binary person, I understand how people assume just because you enjoy some things that could be interpreted as typical of the gender you were coercively assigned at birth then your gender identity is a lie. I like she doesn’t have to be this perfect picture of femininity so that her gender/womanhood is validated. I related so much to this character, especially when it comes to her drive of being the best because if not then you must go back home as a loser to your abusive family. She steals the show, to be honest. I love her.

Maka. BUFF SHARK GIRLFRIEND!

Delora. Sugar Momma!

Angie is last because I guess I’m not a fan of the insecure love interest? Doing all the emotional labour in a relationship, propping up someone who would be better speaking to a therapist isn’t really what I’d call #relationshipgoals.

Honestly I thought they were too since I completed the Angie ending first and she mentioned high school. Although I love Angie I feel like she needed to work on herself before she got into a relationship but overall I loved her as a character.

Hiya, hope you are well. I was thinking about doing a Let's Play of this game on Youtube. Would that be OK with you? x 

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Yes, please go right ahead! We love to see let's plays :)

I don't have the space for this game right now, but when I do I'll make sure to download this!

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as someone commented before, there's no spanish version

im a latin american spanish speaker, and i really loved the game, i'd volunteer to help translate !! :D

Sure! Where can we contact you?
We don't have anyone else available to help translate the game, so this may be a big task! Think carefully before taking it on! :)

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it would take me a while :0 but you have to always try !

i'd be best using discord, but gmail could work too ? if you have some other options maybe we can work it out.

Gmail is preferred, and it's fine if it takes a while, that's not a problem for us as this project has long since finished.

You can contact me at darkchibishadowdev@gmail.com to work out the details. Thanks!

Awesome game!!! I really loved Bea!

Oh and a question: will there be a sequel to this? I'd like to know what happens after the passion sage ending!

(How is your day?)

We considered making a sequel at one point, but at this point I think we're both pretty unsure if it'll happen or not because we're both very consumed in our own projects!

where is the spanish version? :(

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There is no Spanish version, sorry!

This game is quite big so it's expensive to translate, especially when it's not that popular. Maybe one day, but for now we just don't have it, sorry!

this game is beautiful! the art is so soothing, and I just love the characters!

Thanks! We're glad you like it!

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This game was so cute and fun! I love the diversity between the characters. I've got to say, I think Angie was my favorite. She's a insecure, sensitive cutie who also love drawing, and I can relate to all of that. I love the design of game too. It made it interesting and kept my attention the whole time. Overal, THIS GAME IS AMAZING.

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Thanks for playing and thanks for your nice comment! :D We're glad you liked the game!

I really loved the game. My favourite characters are Bea and Angie including Cici of course hehe. Well done! <3

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Thank you!

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Everyone's talking about Maka, sure.
But can we talk about Angie?

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At first, I thought that these were 14 year olds than 24 year olds, looking at the cover. I decided to play and got 21 endings. I spent a while trying to get the last 2. But this game is good. I really approve.

Thanks! We're glad you like it!

You're welcome

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This game is amazing!! But I do need help. I have 22 out of 23 endings and i need tips to get the last one

I have: artist/ultimate artist, gardener/ultimate gardener, fighter/ultimate fighter, dancer/ultimate dancer, angie/Angie friend, bea/bea friend, dolores/dolores friend, maka/maka friend, squad, cici, coconut, hikikomori, dreamer, and multi-talented

I appreciate any help in advance 🖤

Thanks for playing! The last, more secretive ending, simply requires you get all 22 endings and then visit the festival one last time. The game should then play the final ending for you there. Good luck!

(Otherwise I would suggest buying the endings guide for this game, it's only $2)

thank you!! 

This game was charming, bittersweet, lovable, and heartwarming <3 I loved all the endings and all the different choices. The events were clever and I could see how much work was put into this game (I can't imagine working on it alone omg). Thank you guys for this <3

Thank you so much! Yes, this game would have been a lot harder to work on if there wasn't two of us -- what I think we're both amazed by is that we busted this game out in just 3 months! Wild!

That really is wild! :o Im proud of you all <3  I look forward to more <33

This was adorable! I loved watching all of the characters' arcs unfold, especially with your awesome soundtrack in the background. I've played for a few hours, and I've somehow ended up with 24/23 endings you sneaky little sea bunnies.

The best character is obviously Coconut, but if I had to pick a favorite merperson, it'd be Bea. She's just so energetic and cute, and I liked how you integrated cuttlefish biology in this world as a sort of cultural thing about gender.

Glad you like the game! Good luck with that last ending~ I've a feeling I know which one it is ;) 

And glad to hear about your favs as well! We both can't decide who we like best, even after all this time. All of the girls are SO GREAT!

This is such a cute game! :D Thanks so much for making this, omgg <3

thank YOU for playing it!

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Thanks, and thanks for the video!

this was soooo cute and so much fun!!

where do i find myself a real-life Maka??

THANKS!!! We're glad you like it and we are always surprised by Maka's popularity! We really thought she was gonna be the underdog but then BOOM!!! So much Maka love!

I have now Delora's Route: 

And Maka's Route: 

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AWESOME! Thanks for doing these!

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Maka is my favorite. Freakin' adorable, oh my god.

Thank you! We're very pleased with how much love Maka has gotten-- we honestly expected her to be the underdog!

I really loved playing this game! So precious! ;-; I even made separate route videos, today is for Bea:


And Angie:


To be honest, I don't have a favorite, after I played all of them I really just love each of them! They were also very relatable to me anyway.

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I was feeling really bad when I wanted to try one of the many itchio games i downloaded to change my mind

I started Mermaid Splash because the esthetic was really apeling, and I did the Angie route. This is soooooooooo adorable, so well written, the visual style is so cool, now i feel amazing, and i'm motivated. 

Idc if i sound dumb but yeah, it made me go back to this page and i bough the game (first time i do that)

Support the games you love !

Thanks for your work!!

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Thanks so much! We're really glad you liked the game and thanks for your support! Angie is one of our favorites as well! <333

I loved this game very much. I probably spent more than 2-3 hours playing it, to be honest. 

My favorite girl would have to be Angie (prob because she's the one I went with first XD) but also because I was curious about what that thing on her mouth was.  I liked Maka's raw passion for gardening, it was too cute. 

But all of them have their appeal! Especially their visual design. None of them looked the same, which I liked a lot! 

Their colors were so pretty, and they were just so much fun to look at! I loved the many CGs during the events! Everything was well-drawn, and well-colored! The writing was of excellent quality too, and very fun to read! All in all, an excellent game!

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Thanks a ton! We're both really glad to hear you liked the game! Angie's route seems to be pretty popular down here in the comments; it's fun to see who everyone likes! <3

I can´t install it

It's not something you install! With a .rar file, you "unzip" the file and then click on the game icon and viola!

If you're having trouble unzipping the .rar or anything like that; I suggest googling your problem as unfortunately I don't have enough details or knowledge to help you.

Or, if all else fails, look up someone's LP on Youtube! There's plenty around. :D

Good luck!

oh wow I just got the game, and I’ve spent two hours on it already! And three outfits! I wish I had the cash to help out the creators! Anyway I wish there was more of this! Anyway I’m super tempted to write some fanfics, but I’d like to ask if I can do that before I do!

Hi there! First of all, thanks a ton for checking out our game-- we're both glad to hear you're enjoying it so far!

Fanfic is definitely okay and encouraged!

All we ask is that you maybe link to the game and send us a link so we can read it! :D We love getting fan stuff-- and it really helps to spread the game more; so while I know you wish you could donate, a fanfic helps support us too!

So thank you! <3

sounds cute but idk if i should get it

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The game is completely and absolutely free! The only thing that's "paid for" are optional art books-- but otherwise the full game, with everything in it-- is free, so check it out!

YOU HAVE TO GET IT

Nice to see different-looking characters in VN

Thanks!

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Didn't think this warranted a whole update-- so instead I'm posting it here!

I just put together a speed-draw of an older Cici drawing I finished! Enjoy!

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Thanks a ton for making a video! We're glad you liked the game! <3

Wow. This game is great. I just finished it... multiple times. And got all the 23 endings (seriously) without the Guide (seriously). OMG! I'm so happy now. :) 

Which one girl is my favourite?Well it's so fricking hard to choose ! I kind love all of them. All of them have her own story, style, passion, personality, problem and adventages. But if i'd have to really choose one, I choose Bea. 

I don't have to add that all the of many choices are meaningful and endings are very different. Plus we have all the plausible endings for any mix of choices. And I don't have to tell that artstyle is great, cute, sweet, adorable... Music it's great too.   

Oh gosh! Another awesome comment from you?! Thank you so much!

We're also super glad to hear you liked Mermaid Splash! :D This game was a LOT of work for us so we are always super flattered when people go for all of the endings! It really makes all the work feel worth it...

Bea is a popular favorite and honestly-- probably ours too!? She's just so much fun and so FEISTY and into what she's into, ya know?!

Thanks again for your awesome comment and we hope you'll stick around for when we release more games! (We don't know which one will be our next one yet though!)

You are welcome! I'm glad you replied :) .Writing (good) comments is speciality xD . I'm waiting for next games :)

How did you manage to get all the endings?? I've been trying for a couple hours now but I can't seem to get the last two :'v It seems like, no matter what I try to do, I always get the endings I already had

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it took me a lot of time too. but I don't know which endings you arleady have.

 the last one ending unlocks when you get rest of them.

Don’t know if you could help me maybe? I’ve got all the romance and friendships, the squad, the dreamer, the hikimori(?), the one where you focus on all of the passions, and I have all of the things filled with all the characters, self, friendship and passion encounters. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do now?

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mermaid and her pet also have their own endings.  i'd say more but i don't remember details. 

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bea is my bae <3

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She is really great...AND SO CUTE!!!

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One of the most adorable games I've ever played! Angie is my favorite, best girl. <3
I also can relate to her so much as I myself am a comic artist. :D

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Thanks so much, we're happy to hear you liked the game! Angie is a fav of ours too! (Tho we can't really pick who we like best, we love 'em all!)

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I actually played this game back when it first came out, but because I enjoyed it so much, I thought I ought to leave a review before playing the new Sofdelux game! Even after half a year, I still remember how charmed I was by the graphics, the music, the wonderful characters (Bea was my favourite, but they're all great)... But more than anything I remember how impressed I was with the game's attention to detail!

23 endings is impressive enough on its own, but I was even more excited when I realized how much detail was put in to little choices that didn't count for endings. I got to try so many different things, like getting different medals at the Passion Festival, and going to the festival at different stages in my friendship with different characters, and every time I discovered a new line of dialogue it made me even happier with the game than I'd been before. 

Also, congratulations on finishing the new game! Sofdelux is a great team and I'm excited to see what you've come up with this time. I'll be sure to leave a review when I finish that one too c:

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Oh gosh-- thank you so much! We are both so happy to get this comment, and so happy to hear that Mermaid Splash made such an impression on you! (Just between you ans me, are are planning an eventual sequel to Mermaid Splash, hehe! But that's all I can say for now!)

We are also so glad you noticed so many of the little variants! They can be hard to get but satisfying to find, imo!

Thank you again for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment and we hope you enjoy our new game too~ <3 <3

aaah i love

Thank you!

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I LOVED THIS

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Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed it! The thumbnail was very confusing for a second, haha!

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#NomNomNation

#SofdeluxNation

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