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The unnecessary video game of the useless superhero

The action takes place in Fochougny, a very quiet French village where the billionaire Harpagon Lonion lives. He regularly dresses up as Superfluous, a very useless superhero in such a peaceful countryside...

Helped by his assistant Sophie, who tries to somehow temper the enthusiasm of her employer, he will try to apprehend the mysterious apple thief who is terrorizing the orchards of Fochougny...

- Can you identify this offender?

- Will you finally discover a criminal of your caliber?

- Will you find him in this charming village?


- Immerse yourself in a colorful universe in the style of a 2D cartoon

- Wander quietly through the village of Fochougny, an open world

- Solve puzzles, find secret codes, pick up items, combine them, talk to people from Fochougny to try to figure out what happened

- Play with the mouse in the pure tradition of point-and-click games, or choose gamepad or touchscreen controls

- Enjoy finely cut dialogues and omnipresent humor (the quality of the jokes is non-contractual)

- Relax playing a game where you can't lose, die or get stuck (but where you can to tear your hair out trying to solve some puzzles - hair implants are not provided)

- Play at your own pace: with or without hints to help you progress

- Text dialogues available in English, French and Italian

Ptilouk.net Studios
Updated 15 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Release date May 15, 2023
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorPtilouk.net Studios
GenreAdventure, Interactive Fiction, Puzzle
Made withSDL, Inkscape
Tags2D, Comedy, Comics, Funny, Mystery, Point & Click, Superhero
Code licenseGNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, French, Italian
InputsMouse, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles
LinksSteam, Homepage, Steam, Blog, Discord, Twitter, Soundtrack, Source code, YouTube


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

superfluous-returnz-1.5.5-d12-android.apk 220 MB
superfluous-returnz-1.5.5-d12-macos.dmg 255 MB
superfluous-returnz-1.5.5-d12-windows.exe 214 MB
superfluous-returnz-d12-data-only.zip 205 MB
superfluous-returnz-1.5.5-d12-gnunux.tar.gz 230 MB

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Download demo

superfluous-returnz-demo-d4-data-only.zip 49 MB
superfluous-returnz-demo-1.5.4-d4-android.apk 64 MB
superfluous-returnz-demo-1.5.4-d4-gnunux.tar.gz 65 MB
superfluous-returnz-demo-1.5.4-d4-macos.dmg 68 MB
superfluous-returnz-demo-1.5.4-d4-windows.exe 78 MB

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My system had neither liblz4 nor yaml.

I have installed both.
But I still can't start the game.
I am using MX-15 Debian Jessie 32 bit.

The game is released in 64 bits.

I can most likely compile it for 32 bits GNU/Linux systems, and I'll happily do it, but it will take a few days (I don't have access to my dev environment at the moment). Sorry about that, I'll let you know when it's done.

I've updated the GNU/Linux archive, it now contains both the 32bits and 64bits binary, and should work fine on your operating system.

Hi, framagit seems to have sign up temporarily disabled due to spam so gonna report here. I found a bug reproducible on all builds of the game leading to a game crash (error on https://framagit.org/Gee/sosage/-/blob/v1.5.x/include/Sosage/Content.h#L126 ). In order to reproduce, start a new game, progress through the game until collecting the ashes but do not use them and instead keep going towards the game up until you save Superfluous and get on the fluomobile. After the cutscene, game will crash erroring on the said spot referencing the ashes entity. I'll attach also a save where the issue can be reproduced: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ssjgm8wrjnuyl4t/ptilouk%25281%2529.zip/file

Thanks for the report!

If I'm not mistaken, the bug could only happen if you did not take the USB stick *and* exited/restarted the game while in the second room. Anyway, it should be fixed in the latest uploaded version.

Thanks again!

It says the code is licensed using GPLv3.0, is there a link to the source code ?


Yes, sorry, I should probably add the link somewhere on Itch.io (it's on the official website):


Just finished it after 2 days of play. It was really fun and weird on some puzzles.

Highly recommended!