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The Best Summer Ever, Or At Least the Longest

"It was originally just a test project to learn some Python scripting with the Renpy engine."
—Creator DarkCookie
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Summertime Saga is a game that is currently being developed in Ren'Py since 2016. It is perhaps the world's most elaborate Dating Sim, encompassing more than sixty-five characters, more than thirty locations, and more than twenty mini-games. It was created by DarkCookie for Kompas Productions and is funded entirely by Patreon backers who presently number more than 18,000.

The game focuses on a young man living a typical life in the average American town of Summerville, aside from the mysterious death of his father. Investigating his father's death leads him into a secret criminal organization. That is, if the player bothers with any of that instead of just exploring the locations and interacting with the cast members.


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Summertime Saga provides examples of:

  • All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: When Iwanka hangs out with MC and his best friend Erik, she'll insist on seeing one of Erik's hentai films, about a fisherman's daughter who has sex with an octopus. Then she gets so turned on that she gives MC a blowjob.
  • Alpha Bitch: Roxxy starts out as this, though she gets better with Character Development. Jenny mostly plays it straight, being a former cheerleader with an oversized ego who acts like she's above everyone around her with the exception of Jane and Debbie, although she quickly takes a shine to Roxxy when they meet.
  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: Of the "squirt semen directly into womb" variety. Almost every sex scene culminates like this.
  • Animal Nemesis: Captain Terry is a parody of Ahab, pursuing a carnivorous fish that bit off his toe.
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  • Anything That Moves: By the end of the game, the player character can have sex with anyone from his classmates (including, if the player chooses so, a transgirl) to his middle-aged landladynote  to an anthropomorphic (literal) cow girl and a mermaid.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Roz, the sixty-odd year old medical receptionist at the hospital, demands a particular sort of payment for her help to the MC. There's a photograph at her desk showing Roz as a younger woman, demonstrating that she was quite a stunner, but age caught up to her.
  • The Artifact: Several elements of the game's early development are still present even after Retcons have rendered them non-canon, due to seperated character arcs.
    • Tyrone, Chico and Chad were friends of Eve before her personal route was completed, after it they were changed to annoying jerks who harassed her all the time, but she still recruits them to help clean the grafitti from the school auditorum during Miss DeWitt's route, and Chad's apparent attraction to her still shows up in Miss Ross' route when you have to get her sketch pad back from him.
    • A smaller case is the photo of your classmates you keep on the desktop of your PC, which still shows Eve with her distinctly pre-rework character design. Dexter also appears to be about as tall as the rest of his classmates, whereas his final character model is a lot bigger.
  • Artistic License – Geography: Played for laughs. A map in one of the classrooms shows a map of "Yurup", with countries such as "Vikings" (Scandinavia), "Beer" (Germany and Austria), and "Commie Bears" (Russia and neighbors).
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Most of the women MC can potentially bed can get pregnant by him, potentially making him a father multiple times over, and improving his relationship with them. Since the kids all go off to daycare at some point, the only effect this really has is that it locks the partner in question out for a few weeks as they go through pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Bad Habits: Sister Angelica is a nun with a warped idea of penance involving religiously-themed BDSM. After being offered a job by Father Keeves to work at the church, Consuela is convinced she's really a demon and refuses to work there.
  • Bag of Holding: Parodied. The Main Character's backpack can store a ridiculous number of inventory items, as is custom for storyline RPGs. However, he's also regularly seen stuffing things in his backpack that should be impossible, like a fullsized sex robot.
  • Bank Robbery: MC and Tony stage a bank robbery with Liu's help in order to get a Plot Coupon from the vault.
  • Bathroom Stall Graffiti: Plenty of it in the girl's bathroom stall, such as "Don't waste your time with Kevin! He's totally gay!", Kilroy Was Here, and a drawing of Pepe the frog.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: The player character is packing. Every single character he has sex with will comment on it.
  • Big Prick, Big Problems: This is an attribute of the Main Character and gets him a lot of attention, some of which he might prefer not to have or would seek to opt out of. For one thing, the bulge is hard to conceal in situations where it’s inappropriate, and this causes him embarrassment. It also results in his sexual objectification, as some "dates" don’t see a teenage boy, as much as an amazing huge penis with a teenage boy attached.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: The final update for the main story is more violent and graphic than the rest of the game, specifically in the warehouse showdown when Father Keeves/Johnny Silverdick snipes a few mobsters with gory results.
  • Brand X: A store in the mall is called Consum-R, there are websites like eGay and Sluttygram, Erik's favorite game is World of Orcettes, and Becca's favorite drink is GoldSchwagger.
  • Breast Attack: When Roxxy and Eve get into a brawl in the school corridor, Roxxy starts to smother Eve's head with her gigantic bosom and Eve... retaliates the only way she can.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: This was the original conception, until Patreon objected to the direction the dating sim was taking; the Main Character and his sister Jenny have now been Ret-Conned to be completely unrelated people who happen to rent rooms in a shared house which is owned by a woman who now only looks as if she is their mother, but is also unrelated to either.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When MC finally confronts Raznikov for having his father killed, Raz barely remembers even ordering the hit, saying he's killed a lot of people. He only realizes that MC is talking about Frank Cummings when he brings up the briefcase Raz was looking for.
  • Cast of Expies: The longer development has gone on the more of these have shown up. The main storyline is a major source of them. Expy characters include copies of Donald Trump as well as his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka, Vladimir Putin, Gordon Ramsay, Hillary Clinton, Keanu Reeves (specifically as Ted, although he also shouts out to several of his other roles) and Christina Hendricks. There are several fictional expies too—Tony is basically Mario as a pizza salesmen (with implied mafia connections).
  • Chivalrous Pervert: The player character certainly has the option of being one, as he can do a lot of good for the majority of his potential sexual partners.
  • Captain Ersatz: Miss Ross is a gender flipped version of Bob Ross.
  • Comic Sutra: The MC finds a copy of Yoga Kamasutra for Mrs. Johnson.
  • Cute Kitten: You can adopt an adorable little orphaned kitten you find in the graveyard behind Diane's house. Although you can name it anything you like, the default name for her is "Pussywillow". She spends the rest of the game sleeping in your room and you can pet her whenever you want.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: The Main Character can rub one out in his bedroom while fantasizing about various girls from the town, a list that keeps growing as the game goes on.
  • Diving Save: In the climax, Tony is forced to take a bullet for MC when Dimitri's associate Igor steps out of the shadows to shoot him, although he manages to get off with a flesh wound.
  • Driving Question: Who murdered Frank Cummings?
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed with Roxxy. She cheats off of every test she takes, but the player character thinks she's smarter than she acts. It seems to be less that she's actually stupid as she is just thoroughly uninterested in anything academic.
  • Dumb Muscle: Exaggerated with Dexter. He doesn't have much going on upstairs (or downstairs, for that matter), having to read at a kindergarten level. The only thing he really has going for him is athletic prowess and brute strength.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: His French teacher gives him additional class credits for diligent work and has an interesting perspective on personal tuition.
  • Everytown, America: Summerville is a small town somewhere on the coast with a few suburban houses and apartment buildings, a single high school, bank, and car dealership, and a shopping mall.
  • Evil Duo: Dimitri and Igor, a couple of enforcers for The Mafiya. Dimitri is the smarter and more competent one, whereas Igor is a Literal-Minded dimwit who Dimitri always gets sidetracked by.
  • Exploiting the Fourth Wall: When the MC barely avoids running into a bunch of Mafiya thugs at the car dealership, he thinks to himself "Phew, that was close... Good thing this text box was here." while looking down at the interface in front of his body.
  • A Family Affair: While MC is in a relationship with Eve, he can take Odette up on her offer to have sex with Eve's older sister Grace behind her back. Grace thinks it was a huge mistake, but MC can just continue the affair anyway.
  • Fishing Minigame: MC can try to catch some fish at the pier.
  • Flag Bikini: Lovable Alpha Bitch Roxxy will sport an American flag bikini during the bikini contest. Her original bikini suffered Clothing Damage, so the MC gives her a new one (it actually belonged to Captain Terry's wife).
  • The Fundamentalist: Mia's mother, Helen, is devoutly Catholic and self-righteous, refusing to let Mia invite boys over, even for studying, and believes she hasn't done any wrong in God's eyes. It takes Sister Angelica to break her down.
  • Funny Background Event: When the MC takes Jenny to the theater, Mayor Rump is sitting in the back row, apparently getting head from a woman who appears to be Hillary Clinton in her white debate suit.
  • Grave-Marking Scene: MC can visit his father's gravestone, but he's too broken up about it to stay for long. At least, until he has finally avenged his death.
  • Glorified Sperm Donor: Tony will eventually ask the Main Character to impregnate his wife Maria because he is infertile and they really want a child. Adoption isn't an option for them either, because of Tony's criminal connections.
  • Gun Struggle: The final fight with Raznikov Putin ends in a struggle for his gun after he drops it.
  • Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: In the climax, MC commandeers an RPG launcher from the Russian gang's armory, but since he's holding it backwards, all it does is destroy the room behind him. Fortunately, Tony, Officer Harold, and Father Keeves come to his aid and dispatch all the mooks.
  • Hate Sink: Aside from the more serious villains in the main storyline, there are are a couple of characters who are complete jerks with no redeeming features just there to be despised, such as Dexter, Mrs. Smith and (until her personal route is completed at least), Annie.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Originally, the MC, Debbie and Jenny didn't have designated names, requiring you to choose them yourself. Later versions gave the women canon names (while leaving the MC's name blank), but still left in the option for you to change them to something else if you prefer. Bizarrely, this option only comes up after both women have been referred to by their default names in dialogue at least once, meaning that if you do take advantage of this option their names suddenly change within the space of a few seconds.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Roxxy initially comes across as a spoiled rich alpha girl. Turns out she's got a softer side and comes from an unhealthy home.
    • For all her bitchiness, Jenny proves to be a loving mother to the player character's child, even displaying Mama Bear tendencies.
    • Iwanka Rump starts out looking like a basic Shallow Parody of Ivanka Trump, but once you actually interact with her she opens up about growing up in her weird family with a lot of rules & being exposed to very shady characters.
  • High-School Dance: One of the objectives for the MC is to find a date for the coming prom night, but this is still in the planning stages.
  • Hollywood Law: After Mayor Rump is arrested for his dealings with The Mafiya, Melonia tells him that she's divorcing him and that after his offshore accounts have been seized, his stateside fortune will go to her. Obviously, that's not how it works in real life. Even if he's held without bail until his trial date, he can still use any assets that are in his name as he pleases (albeit through an intermediary such as his lawyers). Divorce settlements aren't set in stone either. Depending on what the parties may agree to out of court or whether it's up to a judge, she may end up with most, some or none of them (if he has a pre-nup that isn't thrown out by an activist judge).
  • Homage: The adult cartoon comic Secret Classes appears to borrow heavily from SS, especially in terms of character design and certainly in some of the plot lines.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Dexter is kicked in the nuts by Becca, sees the player character making out with Roxxy, is beaten in both a set of pushups and a game of basketball by the player character, resulting in him losing his pants and getting laughed at for his Teeny Weenie, and finally gets beaten up by the considerably shorter and skinnier player character. And he had it all coming.
    • Mayor Rump is arrested after the MC brings evidence of his crimes to the police, ruining his political career and reputation. Then MC visits him in jail to insult him, his wife Melonia hands him his divorce papers and reveals her affair with MC, and on his way out MC reveals he's banging his daughter Iwanka as well.
  • Hypocritical Humor: An announcement over the PA states that bullying isn't tolerated. Despite this, Dexter is the student well-being representative.
  • I Banged Your Mom: Since MC hooks up with pretty much everybody around town, these include some of his classmate's mothers. On some occasions, they can catch him in the act.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Might be the case with the player character and Eve. If she chooses to show him her scar or shows her bulge, he will accept it either way.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Roxxy regularly uses her breasts to get her way with the Main Character when she needs him to do a favor for her.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: Maria's cannolis are so unbelievably delicious that they make the MC go cross-eyed when he tastes one (as well as give him a Raging Stiffie). Apparently Tony loves them so much that he won't sell them because he doesn't want to share them with anyone.
  • Incest Subtext: While there used to be several canon incest storylines (these were changed because Patreon objected), some are more ambiguous.
    • Crystal and her nephew Clyde are white trash hillbillies who are implied to be a thing. While it turns out to be an Innocent Innuendo when the MC goes in and inspects further, Clyde also casually admits he'd like to see his cousin Roxxy's tits (Crystal's daughter), so who knows?
    • After a tiresome day at the tattoo parlor, MC can catch Grace masturbating with her younger sister Eve lying next to her, asleep. Grace has a slight freak-out when she notices him, and says she just hasn't had any release for a while.
  • In-Game Banking Services: Saga Financial is the only bank in town. MC can deposit some (or all) of his savings there, which will accumulate interest accordingly.
  • Innocent Innuendo: The first time the player goes around to Roxxy's home (a trailer) and meets her white trash mother and hillbilly stereotype cousin, the two of them go inside and start saying a lot of things that sound like they're living up to certain other white trash hillbilly stereotypes, such as Crystal wanting to get at what's in Clyde's pants. If you go inside the trailer, you'll see they're actually just counting startlingly large amounts of money that Clyde had been carrying in his pockets from his drug dealing business.
  • It's Personal with the Dragon: Because Dimitri is continually tormenting the Main Character in lieue of his boss Raz, who never leaves the Russian warehouse, Main Character hates him that much more. When he learns that Dimitri murdered his father Frank, he brutally shatters Dimitri's jaw, possibly killing him, whereas he refuses to kill Raznikov when he has the opportunity. Instead, it's his daughter Nadya who shoots him.
  • Japanese Ranguage: Kim Wang speaks comically over-the-top broken English as part of his Laughably Evil persona.
  • Jerkass Façade: Once the player character gets on good enough terms with Roxxy, she'll start being nicer to him, but will refuse to walk to class with him just so she can keep up appearances as the school's Alpha Bitch. Eventually even this fades when they get a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Miss Okita can have sex with the MC in augmented reality.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Tony and his wife Mia have been trying to conceive for over a year, but unfortunately Tony discovers that he's infertile. Meanwhile, MC regularly impregnates girls by accident, or uses a Pregnax pill from Dr. Singh to ensure pregnancy will result. That's why Tony asks him to become a Glorified Sperm Donor.
  • Long Song, Short Scene: The opening title theme is actually heading on 2 minutes long, but unless you dither a lot you'll probably never hear more than the opening loop.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch:
    • Roxxy starts off the game as just a pure Alpha Bitch, manipulating Dexter and regularly tormenting other students. With some character development, she becomes this, pulling a Heel–Face Turn and becoming a generally friendlier and more likable person, though she still pushes Becca and Missy around.
    • Although she's only a Beta Bitch, Missy is actually quite a sweet girl, with a very poorly-disguised crush on the MC, and most of her bitchiness can be attributed to her hanging around with Roxxy and Becca.
  • Lysistrata Gambit: MC can pull one on Melonia Rump, the vapid Trophy Wife of the town's mayor. If he gets her pregnant, the only way to convince her to keep it is by threatening to stop having sex with her. She immediately agrees, but ignores the child when it is born and hands it off to her Robot Maid.
  • The Mafiya: The Russian mob have recently moved into Summerville and regularly threaten and extort MC and his family because his late father owed them money. Turns out they are involved in drug and sex trafficking too. When the MC questions why they would even show up in some random Everytown, America, he's told that the minimal police presence and large coastline makes smuggling in product easier. They're also led by a Vladimir Putin expy.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While all the girls (with the exception of Roz) are sexually desirable, not all of them openly flaunt their sexuality. There are a few that do:
    • Jenny tends to wear only a T-shirt and some undies, and later starts working full-time as a Cam Whore.
    • Roxxy is a blonde Alpha Bitch cheerleader with a sizable bust who is always sucking on a lollipop.
    • Tina the bankmanager is a stunning redhead with an even bigger bust based on Christina Hendricks.
    • Odette is a Perky Goth and possibly a vampire who insists her only talents are partying and fucking.
  • Mundane Fantastic:
    • The player character can discover a mermaid lives in the sea near his town but it's not something he'll apparently ever feel like dwelling on or telling anyone about. Even if he has sex with her.
    • Likewise, when the player character tells Eve and Grace about his encounter with a vampiric Odette in the crypt, neither try to deny the existence of vampires, just doubting that Odette is one herself.
  • Naughty Birdwatching:
    • There's a mounted telescope in MC's bedroom. Unsurprisingly, he mostly uses this to spy on his neighbors, such as Mrs. Johnson getting dressed and Mia masturbating with a stuffed animal.
    • Surprisingly subverted with his best friend Erik. He mentions that he uses his binoculars to watch boobies, but it turns out he really does enjoy watching blue-footed boobies.
  • Negative Continuity: Not much, but characters can sometimes act out of character in other storylines that negates their own established Character Development. Since the static background locations are also independent of the main storyline, they can also display this. For instance, Mayor Rump still inexplicably shows up to church on Sunday even after he's been removed from office and sent to prison for conspiracy to murder.
  • No Pregger Sex: Most characters, if they get pregnant, are not available to MC as sexual partners until after they give birth and their child is sent off to daycare. The one exception is Jenny, who convinces MC to have sex with her on camera while heavily pregnant. The strain of it is actually heavy enough for her to pass out immediately afterwards.
  • Not Blood Related: In previous versions of the game, the characters the Main Character could pursue included some of his family members. Retcon changed them to roommates... less than smoothly. Besides their Strong Family Resemblance, they still treat him and each other like family members. MC describes Debby as "my father's lifelong friend" in the intro, but she was clearly in a relationship with him (she compares MC's penis favorably to his late father's), which just makes her a Lecherous Stepparent instead. His non-sister Jenny also mentions a few times that she's known MC since childhood as a reason she doesn't want to date him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Both Kim Wang and Mayor Rump are initially presented as obvious parodies of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, respectively, with much of their controversial real-life traits being downplayed into something more fitting with the game's light-hearted setting. As of one of the later versions, Kim forces his wife to dress up as eyecandy for Rump and is shipping uranium back to Korea, and Rump has business ties to The Mafiya, who are setting up shop in Summerville for drugs and a sex slave trade.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Tony is shot in the shoulder in the climax, but he downplays it afterwards, claiming he's survived worse during his time in the mafia.
  • Only Six Faces: There is a good reason why the Main Character, Diane, Debbie and Jenny should have very similar looking faces. It just can't openly be said anymore. Outside the MC's home environment note , while there are nearly seventy mainly female characters, they all seem to follow at most three physical builds and three types of face; differentiation is mainly done by hairstyles, colours, freckles, clothing, etc.
  • Optional Sexual Encounter: Many of the routes outside the main storyline are entirely dependent on whether the MC decides to pursue a relationship with those characters. Out of more than 50 possible partners, his encounters with Maria, Tina, Josephine, Iwanka, and Melonia are pretty much the only ones that are required to advance the main story. Bedding the teachers is also a requirement for completing their courses with the highest grade possible.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Because different character routes are all completely independent from each other, they often exhibit Negative Continuity on occasions where characters from one story appear in another one.
    • Roxxy is the most notable example (probably because she undergoes the most significant Character Development in her route); no matter how far along her route you are, whenever she shows up in someone else's story she's back to being the same old bullying Alpha Bitch she was at the start. You can literally go in a couple of clicks from a scene taking place in the school hall during her route where she calls out Becca and Missy for being rude to you after you go out of your way to help her with a problem, to a scene taking place in the change room during Eve's route where the three of them viciously mock you when you stand up to them for bullying Eve.
    • Dexter becomes afraid of you after you beat the shit of him in front of the rest of the school, acting very submissive in your presence. However, if you challenge him on the basketball court, he still threatens you like he did at the start of the game.
    • Mr. Sato will treat you as if you're a new customer right after he's caught you banging his daughter Josephine in his office and she introduces you as her boyfriend.
  • Parental Incest: This was part of the original conception, until Patreon objected to the direction the dating sim was taking; the Main Character is now renting a room in a house owned by a woman who is totally unrelated to him although she does look like she could be related when viewed from some angles, and is clearly old enough to be his mother. Amazing coincidence, what are the odds, eh?
  • Parting Words Regret: Eve was always fighting with her parents before their deaths because she wanted to be like her Cool Big Sis, who they believed had ruined her life. Her last words to them was that she hated them and wanted them to just go away before they were hit by another car. Her opening up to MC about this is a huge step in her Character Development.
  • Perky Goth: Odette is a pretty standard big-breasted goth girl with a knack for partying. To a lesser extent, Eve and Grace qualify, as well.
  • Pet the Dog: When the player character gets a bloody nose for standing up to the thugs for Debbie, Jenny is shocked and asks if he's okay.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: The unsolved murder of Frank Cummings sets off the entire plot, as Main Character decides to uncover the mystery behind his father's death, as well as make up for his long absence at school and slipping grades that resulted from it.
  • Police Are Useless: Downplayed. There are only three police officers in the town, who do almost nothing to combat the growing crime problem in Summerville. It's up to the Main Character and his employer Tony to investigate and foil the evildoers, although Harold does contribute at the end in the warehouse shoot-out.
  • Porn with Plot: The game started out as a Renpy project and the creator wishing to draw pornography, but has since developed into an incredibly elaborate Dating Sim reminiscent of an old western-style Nickelodeon cartoon. While there's a lot of sexual content, which is part of the objective, there's a rich storyline involving a conventional "Whodunnit?" mystery, dozens of in-jokes and Shout Outs, and a huge cast of entertaining characters, some of whom (Eve and Roxxy in particular) are given astonishingly deep characters arcs.
  • P.O.V. Boy, Poster Girl: The MC may be the playable character, but it's Roxxy who's on the promotional material for the game. A Downplayed example as she's only one of several different potential love interests and doesn't really contribute to the greater overarching plot of the game, although she is one of the most prominent characters in the school, which is probably the game's most central location.
  • Raised by Robots: Since Melonia has absolutely no motherly instincts, she has the Robot Maid MC bought for her raise her child with MC in her stead.
  • Recursive Canon: The MC can play Summertime Saga on his PC. It shows a replica of his room in much lower graphics before crashing and telling the player to write a bug report to Darkcookie. He loves dealing with those.
  • Rescue Romance: Some of the relationships are built on this, getting the potential partner out of a blatantly abusive situation, who then fall in love with the MC. Liu the bankteller and her dictatorial husband Kim, and Consuela the maid who's getting harassed by Mayor Rump are prominent examples.
  • Retcon:
    • Initially the player character lived with his family. Because of what the player character can do to them, it was changed so that they were not blood-related to him. Patreon insisted on a few editorial changes, as it wasn't quite comfortable with the original storyline. Anyone exploring the sim will see characters who look as if they are related, including two women who look so alike they are indistinguishable from each other and could be twins, but who are absolutely and emphatically not members of the same family, and any physical resemblance is completely coincidental. And even though the Main Character looks as if he might be a son or a nephew of the women whose physical appearance is such that they could be twins - but aren't - he isn't. Honestly. Nor is he related in any shape or form to the dark-haired girl who lounges about the house in her knickers and a t-shirt, the one who treats him with the sort of easy-going contempt an older sister might show to her little brother. No. Relation. Whatsoever. Apparently Patreon were pretty emphatic about this.
    • A lot of early story scenes (such as the MC mocking Roxxy about being trailer trash to get back at her after she taunts him about his father's death) were removed from the game when their related character storylines were fully expanded, which often rendered these scenes Early Installment Weirdness.
  • Running Gag:
    • Roxxy and Becca insulting you when they see you, only for Missy to say something flirty instead, earning her a glare from the other two and executing a hasty Verbal Backspace to half-heartedly insult you.
    • The MC being incapable of understanding a Hurricane of Euphemisms.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • If you get on the player's PC, he has a copy of Summertime Saga on his desktop which you can run. The first time you click after trying to start a new game, however, it generates a Ren'Py uncaught exception error screen and crashes, prompting the player to complain that the game is always full of bugs.
    • Josephine tells the MC that her favorite streamer is Darkcookie, "some dorky Somalian guy" who does daily streams of his artwork.
    • One of Jenny's fans as a camslut is a guy who calls himself Sam9, who is always trying to get her to do even weirder things on camera. The game's credits reveal this to be the nickname of the Summertime Saga website moderator.
  • Sensual Slavs: The main plot involves The Mafiya and Russian prostitutes, so this was bound to show up. Nadya is a Femme Fatale Mafia Princess and one of the MC's possible sexual partners, wanting him to become her babydaddy. After she takes over from her father, she's also indicated to be sleeping with half her (female) staff. Further, MC also takes a shine to Svetlana, Nadya's amazonian bodyguard.
  • Sex at Work: Numerous examples. It's possible for the MC to have sexual encounters with several women at their place of work, including Tina at the bank, a nurse and secretary Roz at the hospital, and Josephine at the car dealership. All the teachers will also have sex with MC in their respective offices.
  • Sex Bot: In order to free Consuela from having to work for Mayor Rump, MC has to purchase a sex robot for Rump to have his way with.
  • Sex God: There's no way to fail at the sex scenes, meaning the player character is quite adept considering the array of potential partners.note 
  • Sex in a Shared Room: It's often possible to have sex in public or in other inappropriate places with somebody else in the next room who could walk in at any moment. On at least two occasions, MC can receive oral sex from a woman hiding underneath a desk while he's talking to someone else.
  • Shaking the Rump:
    • If MC completes Miss Dewitt's route, she'll reward him by giving him a private lapdance in her office, shaking her curvy behind before having sex with him.
    • Consuela does the same thing while cleaning MC's beach house, dancing to a Spanish song.
  • Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: MC will wake up every regular day of the week preparing to go to school, but he can just forget all that and spend all day working at Tony's pizzeria, infiltrating Rump's mansion, or just go fishing at the pier.
  • Shout-Out:
    • To Carl Winslow on Family Matters of all things. The Chief of Police looks just like him.
    • A pretty long one to Breaking Bad, where the player character has to dress up like Walter White in a drug deal.
    • The main character's martial arts teacher has a strong resemblence to a similar character in Dragon Ball right down to being a bit of a pervert.
    • One scene has a character speaking the same "I hope this doesn't awaken anything in me" line as the Dean from Community.
    • Most of the games Eric plays are parodies of actual games such as World of Warcraft and Magic: The Gathering.
    • Tony refers to The Mafiya's warehouse as a "wretched hive of scum and villainy", immediately lampshaded by Maria.
    • When a drunken Captain Terry is being carted away by his wife Sara after telling you about the story of the fish that took his toe, he starts singing "Oh better far to live and die, under the brave black flag I fly".
    • During the talent show performance in Miss DeWitt's story, Kevin (on guitar) is dressed in a manner strongly reminiscent of Ziggy Stardust.
    • Hermione Granger appears to be walking out of the town library.
    • The dialogue in the detention scene is basically a reenactment of The Breakfast Club.
    • Roxxy's hillbilly cousin Clyde bears a marked resemblance to Cletus Spuckler. After he becomes a fugitive, he even starts calling himself Cletus as part of his Paper-Thin Disguise.
    • The scary Russian mobster Dimitri is based on Nikolai Luzhin, the heavily-tattooed Vory y Zakone played by Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises.
    • Jay and Silent Bob can be seen hanging out in front of the mall.
    • After MC crawls through a sewer pipe to get into the Russian warehouse, he does a Christ pose similarly to Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Shipper on Deck: It's possible to hook up several other characters, such as MC's best friend Erik and June from the computer room, or Eve's older sister Grace and her best friend Odette.
  • Shower of Love: If MC's relationship status with them has progressed enough, he can have sex with either Jenny or Debbie in his house's shower on different days of the week.
  • Strange Aunt: This was part of the the original conception of Summertime Saga, until Patreon objected to the direction the dating sim was taking; the Main Character makes money to buy goods and services by working on the small farm owned by a character who began as Aunt Diane. Aunt Diane expresses an interest in the MC, part of a theme in the game that caused Patreon to threaten to close the account, until all incest storylines were expurgated from the game. Diane is now a completely unrelated person and is merely a friend of the MC's former mother (now "landlady"), and no longer her twin sister. The incredible physical similarity between Diane and Debbie is an amazing coincidence which is not mentioned in the game notes.
  • Teacher/Student Romance:
    • The MC can seduce every single one of his teachersnote  by acing their classes. It's practically required to complete the game.
    • Even outside of MC, Miss Ross, the Granola Girl art teacher, is very hands on with her students and appears to fancy Mia in particular.
    • Mrs. Smith is using her Sycophantic Servant Anna as a sex puppet.
  • Teen Pregnancy: MC can impregnate several of his classmatesnote , making them mothers while they're still in high school.
  • Teeny Weenie: Dexter loses his pants in a basketball match with the player character, unveiling his absurdly small penis. Everyone, even Coach Bridget, laughs at him.
  • Three-Way Sex: A few of the sexual scenarios involve three-ways, including Odette and Grace, and Debbie and Diane. There's even a four-way with Roxxy, Becca, and Missy.
  • Transparent Closet: Kevin couldn't be more gay (albeit Straight Gay) if he tried, although the game only contained (very obvious) hints up until Roxxy's reworked story featured a scene where Becca spelled it out for the benefit of an oblivious Missy.
  • Trans Tribulations: If the player chooses for Eve to be a transgirl. Part of the reason why she's so withdrawn, besides holding herself accountable for the death of her parents because of Parting Words Regret, is because she doesn't think anyone would accept her as she identifies. After hitting it off with the MC, she realizes she was Beautiful All Along.
  • Trumplica: The mayor of Summerville is Ronald Rump, a Sleazy Politician who regularly abuses his (mostly immigrant) staff and has ties to the Russian mafia. The main storyline requires seducing his daughter Iwanka and his wife Melonia, then getting him locked up and humiliated by exposing his crimes.
  • Twincest: Debbie and Diane are very close. Not only do they engage in FMF threeways with MC, if MC turns them down, they'll simply continue with each other.
  • Two-Person Pool Party:
    • MC's house has a pool in the backyard. Since Jenny is usually sunbathing there, little surprise that one of their sex scenes takes place in the pool.
    • Mrs. Rump will ask the MC to accompany her in the hot tub while she pleasures herself.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: Averted with Eve. If you choose for her to have a bulge, the player character will be quick to accept it.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: A few.
    • You're given the option to force Roxxy to give you her lollipop, suck on it, and then return it to her in exchange for letting her copy your homework. It's justified in this case, since Roxxy had previously been bragging about throwing a girl's retainer in a toilet.
    • After you start hanging out with Roxxy and her friends, Becca will ask whether you think she or Missy (who has a crush on MC) has better breasts. If you answer Becca, Missy will start crying and run off.
    • You have the option of hooking up with June, the gamer girl, which would deprive his best friend Erik of a chance at a healthy relationship.
    • Another with Roxxy's mom, Crystal, behind her back. Given all him and Roxxy have been through, it comes off as an uncharacteristic Kick the Dog moment.
    • One with Mia's mom, Helen, which would ensure that her and Harold would never get back together, thereby breaking Mia's heart.
    • Letting Odette pressure him into having sex with Grace in front of her, while he's dating Grace's sister.
    • Tony will ask MC to have sex with Maria, because he's infertile. While he really wants to be a part of the conception of his child and cheer him on, MC can make him wait outside the room instead.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Several occasions; Debby's bathrobe slips a few times, giving MC a peek at her body, Roxxy breaks her original bikini when she gets angry before the bikini contest, and one of Miss Dewitt's breasts jumps out of her sweater when she gets very excited.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: While looking for Kim's documents, Liu and MC inspect his portrait. MC mentions the writers probably aren't lazy enough to reuse the "safe hidden behind a portrait" joke from Rump's storyline.
  • Who's Your Daddy?:
    • If MC impregnates either Grace or Odette, they will both keep his identity secret, because he's already dating Grace's little sister Eve. This can become quite comical if he impregnates all three of them within a day or so of each other, meaning Eve will bring her baby home from the hospital in front of a heavily pregnant Grace and Odette, neither of whom has any idea who the "mysterious father" of their own children could be right after MC came into their lives.
    • If Jenny gets pregnant, she will also tell Debbie that she has no idea who the father is, for obvious reasons.
  • World of Buxom: Not every female character, but more than enough to qualify.
  • Yellow Sash of Power: Annie is a standard nosy, tyrannical hall monitor.
  • You Killed My Father: The main storyline involves the Main Character finding the people responsible for his father's death and avenging him, specifically Mayor Rump (who was aware of it and allowed it to happen), Dimitri (who actually committed the murder), and Raznikov Chernyshevsky (who ordered it).
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