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You take on the role of a Commander of the Titan Empire, who has just been assigned as second in command under Captain Alexandra Zal. The crew of the ship is comprised of select races of the Empire which the player will be able to interact with and have relationships with (that means plenty of sex (if you want it)). There is much to discover as the Inanna begins her adventure to unknown parts of the galaxy. As Commander you will be sent on missions to different planets where you will encounter new cultures and civilizations. You will run across slavers, enemy races, omnipotent beings, and more. The choices you make as the story unfolds will have consequences, some subtle and short term, others may take much longer to play out.

Included Episodes:
Episode 1: First Command
Episode 2: The Hegemony
Episode 3: Korina Outpost
Episode 4: The Zenth
Episode 5: Shadows & Memories
Episode 6: The Longest Hours
Episode 7: Our Better Selves
Episode 8: Divergence
Episode 9: Lost and found

The game is under continuous development with new episodes being released periodically.

Episode 10 begins production soon.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(145 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Role Playing
TagsAdult, Aliens, Episodic, Erotic, Meaningful Choices, Sci-fi, Space, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Patreon


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Starship Inanna 9.2
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Awesome game ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

When will the next update be ?

Is there an Android option in the future planned


just saw this, I do plan on working on an Android version once Season 1 is complete.


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I was going to try out Episode 1 to see if this is my kind of story, but then I saw in the comments that Episodes 1 & 2 are going to be redone. I don't want to get an unfair negative impression; I'd prefer to wait. How do I sign up to get notified when it is ready?


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We will definitely be posting here, but keep in mind that them being redone is a couple years away.

Episode 1 and 2 are a bit rougher, but not 'bad' per se, just undercooked as many intro episodes to a new series are.

An interesting game, I do wish we weren't forced to be so cruel and abusive to our "indentured servant" though. Yea we get some options, but only after the initial degradation.

If we're going to be forced to have a slave, at least let us decide how they're treated.

Forced and Cruel?  It's been a long time, but if it's come across that way, that was not intentional.  Episode 1 though is a lot  older and a lot rougher in terms of writing and art and... well, everything.  It's definitely on the list to rewrite it and Episode 2 before the eventual steam release.

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hope this game eventually gets a sequal when this vn ends


Would be nice to be able to chose what we look like.


Almost every AVN doesn't give you that option. It's far more difficult to program

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This one gives you the option of choosing your sex, which is far more than most VNs do, especially ones with 3D rendered graphics. The authors have actually stated they wouldn't of done that if they'd realised just how much work it added. It means that almost every scene needs to be posed and rendered twice as well as adding complexity to the story and the programming.  

Really great game so far! Looking forward to more in the future :) 


Thank you Mad Doctors so much for all the hard work. I really like this game. I hope it is not abandoned. It is erotic Sci fi at its best. 


Thanks for the kind words.  Not at all abandoned, just work is very slow (This is mostly a solo project and I am a new stay at home parent with a second job outside this one, needless to say, I don't get as much time to work on SI as I'd like, but Episode 9 is almost done, John Alpha coming in the next week or so for Patrons).


18+ sci fi adult games are the best!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€


First thing I notice when opening the game, the sound for the dev screen is stolen from the game Beholder 1. 
If someone doesn't believe me, here it is, at 0:05.

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Hardly stolen from anywhere.  Our logo music is a piece called blood stain from purple-planet.com used under license and listed in the credits of the game (though I do not think they list the file currently in their catalog, they did in 2015 when we started using it).


Thank you for the clarification, and excuse me for my aggressiveness in my first comment, I get angered pretty damn fast when I see, or I think I see stolen/illegally used content.


"I get angered" stfu homie, bust a nut and feel like shit after like the rest of us 


You get upset cause a game you can play for free uses one song is the same as a game you've played before. That's delusional


Great game

Can't seem to download it.


Since we're hotlinking to starshipinanna.com for the download (due tot he size) some browsers think it's a popup and block it.  If it still refuses to download try directly from starshipinanna.com



Just finished this and I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to any coming chapters.

One thing I do wish however is I would love it if the save files could be named and if the thumbnails were bigger.


Thank you for the kind words.  As for your wish, I've tried to not mess too much with the save/load system for fear of breaking it, however, this is getting to the point where it should be looked into.  I will dig into this after Episode 9 is out but can't make any guarantees.


Very nice.  Have played off and on for a couple of years, just revisited and seen there was an Episode 8.  Keep up the good work.

Upon finishing Episode 8, I am left wondering if there will be an option to actually be a turncoat and join the Hegemony.


Maybe?  However, honestly it would be a 'bad end' considering what we're doing at the end of Season 1 and what Season 2 is going to be about.  That said, maybe that is a choice some Commanders would make.  I'll think it over (it's not going to be in Episode 9 though, that much I know.)

sorry but I can't even download

I cannot explain this, I just tried it and it downloads for me just fine.

why not a Mega link? or like google drive lol

Yeah it's not downloading for me either. I click the download button and nothing happens. I will definitely try again another day since this looks very promising.

If itch.io is having problems try downloading directly from StarshipInanna.com, but I can't seem to find any link issue with itch.io or any problem with the downloads through here.

The only thing it might be is that some browsers consider it a pop-up to download through itch.io and is blocking the pop-up (and some browsers do not tell you all that clearly) this is because the game is too large for itch.io and is hosted on our servers.

Weirdly, I can download OTHER games from itch.io, but not this one. I'll try through the StarshipInanna.com page.

I can't explain it either, but if I go into incognito mode and try and download it throws up a blocked popup (even though all we're essentially doing it hotlinking from the itch.io site to the download on starshipinanna.com)  I would imagine that most games on itch.io are small enough to be hosted internally, SI has a lot of art and music in it and is just going to grow bigger (I will admit I have not checked if the current version of the publicly available game (where we compressed the images and the audio) is withing the itch.io limit, but earlier versions certainly were not.)

I figured it out guys. Double click the download and it will ask you to allow. Then click on the symbol to the right of the url and click manage. It was set to block ads and other stuff by default so just change it to allow and it should work. That's how I was able to get mine to work now.

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Hey, this is a great game, but it really needs some sort of in game wiki/library feature, IMHO. There's a lot of species, characters, and organizations and I'm getting a little lost sometimes (and the website doesn't list everything).

I'm really enjoying it and I'm interested to see where it goes! Thanks for making this game!


After Episode 9 is out the door I plan on adding this in, a basic codex like Mass Effect has (though doubtful it will be voiced).

Thank you for the kind words.

Glad to hear it's already in the pipeline! (Voicing it would be overkill, IMHO).

And np, it's all true.


the download button doen`t work for me



Seems to work now, might have just been a hiccup in the server.


Still doesn't work for me

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Erotica aside, this is an extremely well-imagined storyline.

I've replayed it a few times in an attempt to understand how the story varies at various crucial decision points, which are made obvious, and I've arrived at some surprises.

Even though this is not a traditional 'adventure' experience as defined by most, I get that vibe from it. While mostly a passive Visual Novel, there are decisions to be made which affect the outcome of future events, so kudos to the crew for that.

It's a very compelling story so far, and I'm interested to see where it goes. There's a bit of Star Trek:TNG feeling to this, which I enjoyed back in the day. Anyone remember Q?

My only gripes, and they're minor, is with punctuation and grammatical things. Sentences such as "But, the captain, decided there would be none of it" should be "But, the captain decided there would be none of it" or even "But the captain decided there would be none of that". This sort of grammatical misuse is rampant throughout. There's also a huge misuse of the words "Your", "You're", and "You", all of it making for a somewhat confusing dialogue to native-English speakers.

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Thank you for the kind words.  Glad you have enjoyed it and love the breakdown between VN and Adventure.  Q is definitely an inspiration for Arkol in Episode 5 in ways.

As for your gripe... it bothers me too, but I have to program and do all the artwork and write everything.  That includes a lot of late night and a lot of tired writing (especially now with Episode 9 with a newborn in the house and a second job).

The next Patreon goal is to bring my long standing editor for the Starship Inanna short stories in and having him take a pass on the code and everything to get rid of those pesky errors.

Hope that helps.


Wow. I can't believe what you have managed to cram into just 600MB.

And you weren't kidding about the name for episode 8. It plays out very differently depending on that one particular choice you make. Really looking forward to where it goes from here.

I worry about how the rest of the story is planned out. I don't want the current arc dragged out too long, but I don't want it all over in a single chapter either. I've seen it happen too often in other VNs. Just when things are getting good the creator decides to just wrap things up quickly.



Thank you for the kind words.

The divergence will resolve in the next couple episodes, but the choice will have ramifications past Episode 11 into Season 2, just not as divergent as two whole storylines per episode.

And of course characters will remember the choices too so even if it's not massive changes in the plot they will still react differently based on past events they had to live though.

And there's always going to be other divergences in the future.

Hope that helps.


Love, love, love the story! So deep & intriguing, I lost a whole night's sleep trying to finish a playthrough.

Looking forward to the next chapters!

Thank you, we look forward to delivering them.

Super. Enjoyed it a lot. Playing through again for different options.


Plenty more options coming in Episode 9.  Just lots of Real Life in the way of production this year.


I just love how you start your reply with greetings


Not always, but I try to when it makes sense these days :)

when is the next update comin



Episode 9 will be out when it's done, can't be more exact than that right now (though there is light at the end of the tunnel after a long time of just adjusting to this new normal we all live in).

Real life has severely hampered development with the pandemic messing up my family and schedule, I have a kid who will be born soon and that brings it's own problems and reduces time to work, and lastly I had to pick up a side job because of the pandemic and having a kid on the way.  Still working on this though, not going to stop working on Starship Inanna any time soon, we're already working on Season 2 plans after all.  But life has reduced the amount of time I can just pump every day into this game like I have done before.

Hope that helps.

60 million kilometers is 60 million thousand meters. I honestly don't know much about distances in space other than light years. Would "60 gigameters" be appropriate? Is that a thing? Entertaining story so far.

I use short scale in writing numbers.  Sixty million is 60,000,000... Sixty Million Thousand would be would be 60,000,000,000 (at least from my research here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Comparison)  Strange how language can dictate numbers so differently.
In this case we're using a measure of roughly three times the speed of light (which we are decelerating to from a higher speed).
Hope that helps, sorry for the confusion.
Also thank you for the trip down memory lane, it's been a long time since I had someone comment on Episode 1 stuff.


But in kph, the speed of light (commonly denoted as C) is roughly 1.07 Billion, so 60 million kph is approximately 1/18 of C. The speed of light is more often converted to kilometers per second, where it clocks in just a little slower than 300k. If I had to guess, the intent was to describe a speed of roughly 1/10 C, but in miles, since C=~670 million mph?

Maybe it would be better to refer to your interstellar speeds as fractions or multiples of C (or even just say lightspeed), rather than using units intended for very different situations? That would both be easier for most readers to understand intuitively, and be less prone to accidental conversion errors.

Sorry to necro an old comment, but I couldn't help myself.

More to the point, I really enjoyed what you've created so far. Thinking seriously about becoming a patron now.


It's something I'll consider for a possible rewrite in the future.

possible andriod version?

Not at this time, but after Season 1 is done it's in the cards.

Have you ever considered putting this game on Steam? There are a lot of erotic VN games there now that have been here on itchio and/or gamejolt.

I have considered it, I think I'd want to give Episode 1 and 2 a new coat of paint and tighten up some of the writing in those episodes before I hit an audience that big.  Get better first impressions and all.  Might start that repainting process when we hit the next Patreon goal and I can afford to bring on JamieH for more time so he can work on the script editing.

SO this is not downloading.. I get sent to an error page

Apologies for that, it should be working now, it was pointing to an old file.

Awesome  ty :)

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Hey there... I like ur work. I cann see the effort in it and totaly respect that. But is there a way to change the appearance of my charater? I'm realy anoyed by the fact, that i have no hair.

Did i missed it or will this feature be added?

Greetings FP

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Sadly, no, there is no way to change appearance.  Due to the nature of the game (the fact it is all pre-rendered, and even then, not in a 'paper-doll' way like most VNs) makes it very time consuming to offer those options. I understand that desire, but I just do not have the manpower, CPU power, nor the time to re-render every image of the player character with different looks.

My next project does have a bit more player character variety, the player can choose between three ethnicities and three genders.  That's the benefit of going in with it planned, but when I started SI I was just starting out with rendering and didn't want to bite off more than I could chew out the gate.

So, all that said, for Starship Inanna, it is not in the cards at this time.  However, if/when I go back to remake Episodes 1 and 2 it may be something I will do.  I can't promise I will, but I would like to, I'll have to see how much time it would take.



I understand it. Thx 4 the answer. I still love Inanna.



loving the work you guys are doing so far. :D can't wait for Ep 9 already. (i read bloody fast) i think i finished Ep 8 in atleast 20-30 mins.

Thank you for the kind words BlueFlamingNinja.  Episode 9 is quite large, much like episode 8 was (since it's two distinct paths again)  Speaking of which you played both paths through Episode 8 in 20-30 minutes?  Remember the choice in Episode 5 drastically changes the path you are on in episode 8.

(Also sorry it took so long for me to respond).

only did the good guy route at the moment.. plus reread a decent chunk of the previous episode (just before being invited to the hermegony side of the station) to get back upto speed.

I want to continue experiencing this so can you help me with my problem: In episode 7 when Nali vs Ulda I eventually get the error-

Exception: Could not set video mode.

Any suggestions? I already tried resizing the screen. 

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Huh, I've not had that reported yet for E7 (or at all).  Let me look into this.

Okay, since that is a main story scene and I've not had that ever been reported before, I am inclined to think it might be an issue with a driver or incompatibility on your PC.  You are not alone in this though, a check of the Renpy forums do show a few others do have this from time to time but it is pretty rare.  Usually it's reported as a problem with video drivers, so make sure those are up to date.  Another solution you can try is to press SHIFT+G and selecting a different rendering mode.

If neither of those resolves it, please let me know, I will dig into it further.


Thank that was half the solution, in addition I lowered the frame rate down to 30 and that allowed me to get to episode 8. The same thing happened with Alex's scene in EP.8 but same solution applied.

Thanks for the help and keep up the great work. 


This game is amazing, diverse in so many ways, with an attention to detail and a very well developed world that makes this game really immersive. There is a strong plot, a whole environment, and fully fledged characters with backgrounds that tie into the plot.

This game doesn't just have potential. It had potential, multiplied it, and is now blowing our minds with it.

The 'gallery' where you can see which sex scenes you have unlocked is a really interesting idea (as is the link to the wiki that provides help in unlocking more of those scenes), and adds further to the replayability of the game, which the multiple choices already increase!

To anyone still hesitating: give it a try! Just don't plan to do anything in the next few hours, time will fly faster than any starship once you start playing!


Thank you for the kind words beefr.  We've got plenty more coming too, Episode 8 is almost in alpha testing (missing a lot of images but that's being worked on as we speak).  So, stay tuned I guess :)

question. what kinks are within the game? 


The game is not as adult as other games (we're kinda balanced between mainstream serious sci-fi and adult sci-fi, the main focus here is always universe and story before we work on sex at all), relationships/couples in the game are M/F, M/M, F/F, M/H, and F/H.  Sex acts present are generally more vanilla-ish, but we do have a lot of oral sex, some cum play, anal, a foot fetish scene, some light bondage, and some mind control.  Every scene is optional though (in fact sometimes you get more plot not doing the sex scenes).
Hope that helps answer your question.

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I'm not trying to be original in these comments. The guys before me already said it all. I just can't help but say this. I just re played the game with 7 version. Wow, this is  one of the most amazing space stories I have played! Keep up the amazing work and I can't wait for the next episode! Thanks a lot!

Thank you justmen (can't believe I missed this comment for months).  Episode 8 is around the corner.


I just re-played the game with your latest version.  A lot of really great improvements were made to the stroy.  Keep up the good work.  Lokking forward to the next chapter.


I just finished playing all the chapters for the first time and I have to say....This is by far one of the absolute most amazing stories I have played in a very very long time! Keep up the awesome work and I absolutely can't wait for the next episode! Thank you so much for putting in all of the tremendous amount of work!!!

Thank you for playing and letting us know how much you have enjoyed the game :)

so is this all of the episodes bundled together, or do i need to hunt down the other episodes individually? 


Every new release includes all previous episodes.