A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A single rose is saved by a florist tending to the garden. Her feelings that result from his kindness give her the gift of speech, but the only one around to hear is the girl who owns the flower bed.

This is a short kinetic novel from the perspective of a rose.


  • Resolution: 1000 X 750
  • Playtime: About 20-30 minutes
  • Extras: Unlocked after single playthrough. Features a music room, game modes, and a gallery with extra art.

Thank you for playing! If you have any questions or experience any problems, glitches, or errors, feel free to contact us! We'll do our best to help you out.


  • This is a kinetic novel. This means there are no choices/branching plots. It is entirely centered around the main story.
  • The music is supposed to be fairly quiet in the beginning. If your volume is set to hear the main menu music at a tolerable noise level. It should be about right.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Dec 22, 2013
AuthorOlfix Productions
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsFantasy, renpy, rose, Short
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesGerman, English

Install instructions

No installation required. Just download, extract the .zip file, and click the .exe/app with the rose icon to run. If you're on linux, click the .sh file.

Warning: Do not move the .exe/app/.sh file! It must stay in the extracted folder to work.


A_Rose_By_Any_Other_Name-1.5-win.zip 120 MB
A_Rose_By_Any_Other_Name-1.5-mac.zip 118 MB
A_Rose_By_Any_Other_Name-1.5-linux.tar.bz2 121 MB

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