A downloadable game for Windows


Please note: This game is inspired by Marquis de Sade, and so it tackles topics that people may find uncomfortable. Additionally, there is adult-only material within the game. 

The views expressed within Sade are not reflective of that of the author or DDNet team. Characters are pure fiction and not inspired by anyone, living or dead. All characters depicted within the game are over the age of 18.

It was meant to be a week where friends could get together and party. What actually happens is nothing anyone could have predicted.

The game

Sade is the biggest and most adventurous game in the My Time With Dee Dee series to date. It brings together all the characters, art, environments and settings of the previous My Time With Dee Dee visual novels, while adding even more choice, flexibility, and branching paths.

Key features that you'll experience in the final game include:

  • Five characters, each with their own complete narrative arcs and events.
  • A complex, branching narrative that occurs over five days. Your decisions matter, and the game and its mysteries will play out very differently based on each and every decision that you make.
  • Nine endings – really mess things up and your story will be over before it begins. But can there be any “good” endings in a world inspired by Sade? That is a good question…

The concept

It’s impossible to overstate the influence that Marquis de Sade has had on literature and culture. Interpretations of his work shift over time – during more conservative periods he represents the most vile ideas thrown onto paper unfiltered. At other times he’s been interpreted as a manifestation of the energy of revolution and a virulent mirror to society’s excesses and hypocrisy.

Sade, the latest in the My Time With Dee Dee series, adopts that energy. Inspired by Marquis de Sade, though as motif rather than a literal interpretation, this game will explore the often-neglected socio-political horror that Sade expressed through his work, and re-frames it in a modern context.

Note: While this game is inspired by Marquis de Sade, and will certainly push boundaries, it’s also not going to be the “pornography” that people immediately associate with Sade. Rather, this is drawn from Sade’s underlying themes and philosophies.

The demo

This demo version of Sade allows you to play through the first day of the action. You'll get to make a number of key decisions, and even experience one of the final endings if you take a certain narrative path. Otherwise, you'll get to the end of the first day, and just have to wait for the full game to see what happens next...

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Pete from MoeGamer was kind to take a look at the demo and write up his thoughts on the game so far. You can read the whole piece here:

"If Sade can live up to that potential, then Sainsbury is going to have a fascinating work of fiction on his hands. One that some people will find to be a struggle to get through, I’m sure, but one definitely worth attempting to engage with, regardless."

Nick from NookGaming was also kind to take a look at the demo. You can read his piece here. In it, he wrote:

"The Dee Dee series is slowly evolving and I am certainly looking forward to seeing where it goes, especially with this game planning to be quite lengthier than those before it."

Ongoing development

Sade is very much in ongoing development, and we would love any feedback that you have to the first section of the game. 

If you would like to directly support further development, please consider backing us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MattSainsb. In addition to exclusive updates on the ongoing development of Sade, you'll gain access to the previous visual novels, and you'll get Sade as part of your support when the full game releases. Not a bad little "subscription" for just $1/month!

Currently the full game is slated for release in December/January. We will have further updates with a clearer release window in the near future.

Install instructions

To play, simply download the ZIP file, and unzip the contents. Drop into the game's folder, and double-click on "Game" to start playing. 

If you have any questions as you play, please don't hesitate to be in touch.


DEMO_Only_Sade A My Time With Dee Dee VN.zip 120 MB

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