END ROLL is a regretful adventure RPG by Segawa made in RPG Maker 2000.
It has turn-based battles, three endings, and quite a lot of optional content.

A boy named Russell is made to take part in an experiment.
His room contains nothing but a bed, a pre-recorded video, and a syringe.
It seems now he has no other choice.
A boy named Russell moves into a new town to lead a happy new life.

This game is rated R-15. You should be at minimum 15 years old, but probably older.
Besides graphic content and a wide array of disturbing themes,
the game ends up being very dismal, cruel, and lacking in hope as it progresses.
If you are affected by extreme negativity, please steer clear of this game.

(Content Severity: Very Severe)
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Download END ROLL 2.01 | (Mirror)
(Chrome may falsely flag the download as malicious, but it's safe to ignore.)

Supported Platforms
The game's engine is made for Windows only, with no native support for other platforms.
The multi-platform EasyRPG Player mimics the behavior of RM2K and RM2K3, but may not always be exact.
Also, for Macs, you can try a general-purpose tool like WineBottler.

Usage Notes

Videos and live streams are allowed.
However, you must at least give some content warning (R-15 rating and/or specific warnings) to viewers.

All the music (except the hospital music) is by Segawa, so refrain from reposting it.

Fanworks are allowed if they are clearly stated as fanworks and "are not made with the intent of profit."
Segawa leaves it up to your own good sense where the border for this lies.
(It states "if it's within the realm of hobby," so selling at conventions is likely fine.)

[1] Japanese rules page


Make sure to extract the game to its own folder instead of running directly from the ZIP file.
If you don't do so, any saves made will be lost the next time you run the game.

If you get a DirectDraw error, right-click the EXE, go to Properties, Compatibility, and try other compatibility modes.

If the font doesn't seem correct, download and install the MS Gothic font.

RPG Maker 2000 has some inherent, unfixable control bugs ("automatically moving in a direction" or "no buttons work").
The issues often seem to involve gamepads, or getting "stuck" on an input if Shift and a Numpad key are pressed simultaneously.
Thus, try fiddling with gamepads and your keyboard until it fixes. (Reinstalling the game likely won't help.)

If you get "not implemented" errors on or near startup, make sure you have a working sound device (speakers/headphones).
It can also occur mid-game if your system doesn't like a particular MP3, in which case, try to delete or replace the file in Music.

You may get "RPG Maker 2000/2003 RTP is not installed" or missing file errors on startup.
This can happen if the path contains special symbols, causing files (including RPG_RT.ini) to not be found.
Try moving the game folder somewhere without any special symbols in the path.




A guide through the game and its optional content.
There's also some general information if you don't want to spoil things as much.

Each day of the walkthrough has three sections.
First are the main plot events that advance the story.
Second are "guilt events" that become available on that day (and may be doable on later days).
Third are other sidequests that become available on that day.


Extra Links

Some of these posts may contain spoilers for any and all aspects of the game. Only read after you've beaten it fully.

Translation Notes
Gallery Pages
Inside Stories
Dreamsend Let's Play Inc.
Second Anniversary Video: "Knife"

The end credits won't stop rolling.