''Infinite Game Works: Episode 0'' is the second [[RomanceGame ren'ai]] VisualNovel by the Canadian independent V/N group Sakura River Interactive, released in 2011. Their first release is ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'', from 2009.

The story revolves around Justin, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent with a myriad of talents, especially in computer programming. When Justin is not busy with school or talking with his friends in the chatroom he visits, he works at home independently on computer games he plans to sell at forthcoming conventions, with the intentions of eventually becoming a game developer. He recently took first place in a programming contest which does not escape the attentions of headstrong Aki, who constantly "encourages" him to do interesting things with his life, and quiet Cleo, who can't seem to keep herself from [[CuteClumsyGirl literally bumping into Justin]] at every corner. They are fellow students with Justin at Royal Prince's Academy.

Familiar with Aki's involvement with the school rock band and her music composing, and Cleo's reputation as a brilliant artist, Justin commissions each of them one thousand dollars a month to assist him in the production of future games, and even paying them from the prize money he won from the programming contest. Much time is dedicated to the development of these games, as Justin signed up to attend a convention every three months to sell them.

As everyone continues to work together, Justin learns more about Aki and Cleo, counselling them as they occasionally confide in Justin about [[MeddlingParents the expectations of their parents]] and what career goals they should pursue. Meanwhile, Justin has [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone recurring dreams about]] [[{{Reincarnation}} himself as a young library assistant]] from long ago and his encounters from that time, with a warning that he knows too much ...
!!''Infinite Game Works'' provides examples of:

* ApologizesALot -- Cleo, especially at the beginning of the game.
* CaptainObvious -- While Aki and Justin are at the mall, she explains something she realizes about herself:
--> '''Aki:''' Sometimes I feel a bit competetive and want to ... well ... compete with them.
* CrossOver -- Those who have played ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'' will know that Digger is [[spoiler: Ryou.]] He also tells Justin about [[spoiler: his [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone dreams of being]] [[{{Reincarnation}} a prince in a land of magic from long ago]]]], which [[ShoutOut Justin bases one of his games on]].
* CrossPoppingVeins -- Practiced by Aki and Cleo.
* CuteClumsyGirl -- Cleo at the beginning of the game. She bumps into him at the school cafeteria, and later in the hall, spilling juice on his uniform.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment -- At the mall with Aki, as she explains how her parents expect her to return to being the ideal girl she was before, Justin would repeat everything she said back to her in the form of a question. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] to himself that he has to "keep repeating the last few words to draw out more of this story."
** ** Also, there is the discussion Justin had with Cleo when he first takes her on to the team, before the rewrite patch. See ThatCameOutWrong below.
* DontGoInTheWoods -- Justin's advice to Digger.
* HairDecorations -- Cleo wears a hairband.
* FirstKiss -- This occurs after Aki or Cleo tell you tearfully that [[spoiler: they can't see you anymore due to obligations with the special consideration program they were accepted into for their academic field of choice, which will take up most of their time]].
* LevelGrinding -- This occurs while Justin, Aki, and Cleo are working on game elements.
* LuminescentBlush -- Who else but Aki and Cleo.
* LoveConfession -- If the player selects the right responses earlier in the game, [[spoiler: Aki does this in front of Royal Prince's Academy, Cleo at the riverside]]. Luckily for Justin, while it's on the same day they [[AvertedTrope don't ask to]] [[TwoTimerDate meet him at the same time]].
* LoveLetterLunacy -- Depending which options the player chose earlier, [[spoiler: on Valentie's Day Justin will receive a letter from Aki or Cleo, or both]].
* MeddlingParents -- Aki and Cleo tell Justin over time about their parents' expectations of them, which conflicts with what they personally wish to pursue.
* {{Meganekko}} -- Cleo.
* {{Miko}} -- [[spoiler: Cleo]] was this in her [[{{Reincarnation}} past life]], to the Goddess of Fortune.
* ObliviousToLove -- The player can have Justin purposely behave this way at certain times, especially with Aki. Also, on Valentine's Day, Justin walks into school wondering if he will receive any attention from girls:
--> '''Justin (to himself):''' Ha ha. I've been spending all my time making games. Did I even have time to flirt with girls?
* TheOjou -- Aki ''used'' to be this. Cleo fits this profile more.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- Justin.
* {{Otaku}} -- Grand Star once said he had to log off to watch {{anime}}.
* ParentalAbandonment -- Justin's parents died during the events of [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] and lives alone. Very much [[AvertedTrope averted]] with Aki's and Cleo's parents as their [[MeddlingParents high expectations]] of them come up in every other conversation.
%% * PinkElephants -- What Justin claimed he would see when he realizes he is counselling Aki to do something different with her life, instead of the other way around as usual.
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone -- Justin's dreams of himself and others in the magical world.
* PurpleEyes -- Aki, with blue tints.
* {{Reincarnation}} -- Just as in ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'', there are a few in this game as well:
** Library Assistant: Justin ([[CaptainObvious natch]])
** Magic Fighter: [[spoiler: Aki]]
** {{Miko}} of the Goddess of Fortune: [[spoiler: Cleo]]
* ShoutOut -- The title of the game is a reference to VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Unlimited Blade Works.
* SlasherSmile -- PlayedForLaughs in a scene where Justin, in a bad mood after changing into his gym uniform after [[CuteClumsyGirl Cleo accidentally spilled juice on him]], shows a borderline version of this to Aki.
* ThatCameOutWrong -- When Justin is asking Cleo to commission her digital art for his games, paying her one grand per month (Note: The first two lines of the conversation only exist in the first edition of the game, before the rewrite patch):
--> '''Justin:''' I want you.
--> '''Cleo (surprised):''' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment You want me?]]
--> '''Justin:''' Yes. Your artwork is what I need to sell my game.
--> '''Cleo:''' [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment My artwork?]]
--> '''Cleo (further in discussion):''' Commit myself to you? $1000?
-->'''Justin (to himself):''' [[LampshadeHanging Woah, don't say it like that Cleo.]] [[CaptainObvious Doesn't sound right.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl -- Aki and Cleo, respectively.
* VisibleSilence -- Used frequently in tense situations. Justin [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] on this during an interaction with Cleo:
--> '''Justin:''' Silence to my lighthearted statement ... not a good sign.
* [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] -- Caused Sorayama's economic isolation from the rest of the world, and [[ParentalAbandonment the death of Justin's parents]].
* ZettaiRyouiki -- Cleo, with shorts instead of a skirt.