Sunday, May 12, 2013

Walkthrough: Something's In The Air (beta) by Ariane Barnes

Something's In The Air is an R-rated visual novel by Ariane Barnes that can be downloaded from

This walkthrough applies to the beta version of Something's In The Air. The full version (which was released on 31 August 2013), is slightly different.

Prequel Stuff
There are two ways to define what happened on your first date with Ariane.

Firstly, you can pick a pre-configured date from the Prequel Menu under Options. There are three types of pre-configured date: a hot date (ie a date that ended in sex; these are marked with an asterisk), an ordinary date that didn't end in sex, or a bad date (although only one of them is so bad that Ariane won't date you again). There is also a setting called "Did It All!!" which combines all of the possible events from the first game (unless otherwise specified, this is the setting used by this walkthrough).

Secondly, if you completed the first game you would have received a code representing the events of that date. If you click the Enter Custom button under Options, when you start the game you will be prompted to enter your code. The advantage of doing this is that you can have combinations of events that aren't possible with the pre-configured dates. This is the only way to access a particular Easter Egg, which is mentioned below.

There are a total of 40 endings, listed below in the same order that they will appear in the gallery. If an ending involves sex it has an asterisk.

Ice Cream
Ariane and Rebecca
Phone Sex
Blackout Fun
Celebrity Sightings
House Party with Ariane
Getting Drunk at Ariane's Place
Fuck Buddies*
In Through The Out Door*
Makeup Sex*
Safety Pullout*


Rather Be Reading
Dinner with a Geek
Dinner with a Super Model
Coffee Conversations
The Amusement Park
The Loco Cola Girl
The Ten of Clubs
A Man About Town
Gamer Girl*
House Party With Rachel
The Bus From Rachel's House
The Photoshoot
The Nude Photoshoot
Concert and After Party
The Costume Contest
Arch Angel
LARPing with Arch Angel
Skinny Dipping at Night
Interrogation Techniques*

Hard Workout
Beach Run
Topless Volleyball

Pool Shark at the Live Cabaret
Bad Sex With Bonnie*

A New Paint Job

Game Over
Something's In The Air
Do You Know Any Gymnasts?

The Walkthrough
Any option with an asterisk next to it is a cosmetic choice. You will get a slightly different response if you choose a different option but it won't significantly affect anything. A blank line is generally used to separate different paths.
The Beginning

To begin with only the first three options will be available. Once you've completed the different stories, the fourth option will become available.

Call Ariane, and see if she wants to go out again (go to Ariane)
Go to the local gym, where all the hot women tend to be on Saturday morning (go to The Gym)
Go back to sleep (go to Veronica & Bonnie)
Hang out at home and play some online games (go to Paula)

The Gym

It doesn't matter who you try to approach as you will be shot down one way or another. You will end up talking to Dave, who will suggest going to a bar to pick up chicks this evening.

If you've found at least 15 endings, Wendy will appear after you've finished talking to Dave to ask if you need a personal trainer. If you take her up on her offer go to Wendy. If you turn her down (or she doesn't appear at all) go to The Bar.

The Bar

Um, OK.*
Assert yourself and demand the hot blonde [Ending: Centerfold] OR Let Dave have his way and go talk to the nerdy girl [go to Rachel]


Yeah, I'm new to the gym.
Great, show me what to do

Do 50 leg lifts
Do 50 bench presses
Ride for 2 miles [Ending: Hard Workout]

Pretend to do 50 leg lifts
Negotiate down
Ride for 2 miles
Sure I'll give you a ride to the lake.
What is this gig you have at the lake?* [Ending: Beach Run]

Pretend to do 50 leg lifts
Negotiate down
Let me try a mile and see how it goes
Sure I'll give you a ride to the lake.
What is this gig you have at the lake?*
I don't care, I'll run around naked anyways* [Ending: Topless Volleyball]

Veronica & Bonnie

Hell yeah, I could use some adventure
Will there be a lot of Emo types there?*
If the cops dust for fingerprints, they will suspect I stole it. I have to turn you in* [Ending: A New Paint Job]

Sure, I just got done watching five hours of Baseball, I'm ready to party!
I need to get home myself, so I can't. [Ending: Pool Shark at the Live Cabaret] OR Sure I'll make sure you get inside safe.
[Save when she says "Naw, let's just fuck with the lights on!", then reload until you've seen all the endings]
[Ending: Bad Sex With Bonnie]


[Find the hidden raptors if you can. Otherwise, just click wildly until they're all gone]
Thum the Barbarian gets it
Mage Cassandra then [choosing Princess Valena will lead to Ending: Game Over]
Stealth around them
Sure Let's go for it
Let's discuss strategy
[Save Interrupt Arrow for stopping the golem's Avalanche; use Damage Arrow if it's about to throw a rock; use Damage or Knockback arrow if it's about to stomp]
Who is this?*
So, who are you really?*
Go to the Hotel
Put token into vending machine
Go to the Dress Shop
Here is a blue token
Green, please
Go to the Night Club
Yes, it's an interesting game*
Go to Heidi's Salon
I have a green one, here you go
Go to the Art Museum
Here is a yellow token
White, please
Go to the Restaurant
Here is a white token
Blue, please
Go to Home Place
Here is a blue token
Red, please
Go to the Lingerie Store
Here is a red token
White, please*
Yes, it's gibberish*
I'd love to take you with me*
I'm supposed to be here for some meeting*
How did you do it?
Yes, I admit the token game was a lot of fun
How is that possible?
With a little hair and makeup change you could be a star
What are you doing now?*
[Play with the settings until you get everything right]
[Ending: Something's In The Air]
(if you 'Did It All!!' with Ariane and have seen the endings Ice Cream, Ariane and Rebecca, and Blackout Fun you will get Ending: Do You Know Any Gymnasts? instead)


Do you come here often? [Ending: Rather Be Reading]
(If you went to the diner on your first date with Ariane, but still had a good date (which is not possible with the pre-configured dates, but a custom first date experience of 414aa should work) instead of the game ending you will go to the diner again. This happens any time a date with Ariane or Rachel ends prematurely in the evening.)

So, I'm supposed to distract you while my friend hits on your friend.
So, What is your major?
I have heard worse reasons for choosing a major.
We can wait, what is the wait like?*
I'll have the Vegetarian platter
I'll take the soup*
No, It just sounded tasty.*
I like it here, I just don't know many people here yet.

Action films
I like women that know what they like.
I didn't like it*
Intervene* [Ending: Coffee Conversations]
(NB. the tumblr that Rachel mentions is real; h/t Danos1975 & Felix)

Sci-Fi and Fantasy OR Graphic novels
I don't have any costume to wear. [Ending: Dinner with a Geek] OR Sure, sounds like fun. [Go to Fantasy Fest]

What were you doing in the Seychelles?
Offer to split [Ending: Dinner with a Super Model]

Video Games
First person shooters
Mostly solo* (NB. There are other combinations of topics that will work)
Offer to pay
Let's go to that nightclub (go to Nightclub) OR I'm new to town, you should pick a spot I don't know about. (go to Carnival)


So, what do you have planned?*
I don't smoke.*
So, how did you get into modeling.*
The second, the daring purple number.
We went to all that trouble to make you look fabulous, we should stay for the after party [Ending: Concert and After Party] OR Let's avoid the crowd and just leave now.

What! Why Not?! [Ending: The Bus From Rachel's House] OR Whew, that is a relief.

Number 4
Number 2
I think I'll stay.* [Ending: The Photoshoot]

Number 3
Number 4
As artistic nudes go these are very good. [Ending: The Nude Photoshoot]


The Magician
The Fortune Teller [Ending: The Ten of Clubs]

The Fortune Teller
The Snack Bar [Ending: A Man About Town]

Ferris wheel
The Magician
The rollercoaster [Ending: The Amusement Park]

The Snack Bar
OK, It's you.
The rollercoaster
The Dunk Booth
Yes, I'm interested [go to House Party] OR No, I'm not interested
Go on a ride
Tilt-A-Whirl* [Ending: The Loco Cola Girl]

The rollercoaster
The Dunk Booth
Tilt-A-Whirl* [go to Second Date with Rachel]

House Party

You are right we should go.* [Ending: House Party With Rachel]

Fantasy Fest

Nice, you just happen to have that in your closet?*

Let's have a look around.
Go to the costume contest.
Vote for the one on the left*
Go check out the comic vendors [Ending: Arch Angel]

Let's do the trivia contest
[The answers are Angel, Ariana, Barry Allen, Blink, Dragonball, Evolved Human time travellers, Geonosis, Ghost in the Shell, Hellboy, Invader Zim, Kilgore Trout, Mother and Son, My Neighbor Totoro, Philip K Dick, Poison Ivy, Stephen King, The Foundation Series, The Targaryens, The Trill, The Wheel of Time.]
Go look around the rest of the festival.
Go to the Women's Costume Contest.
(if you lost the trivia contest Ending: The Costume Contest; if you won the trivia contest Ending: Skinny Dipping at Night)

Let's do the trivia contest (see above)
Go look around the rest of the festival.
Go check out the comic vendors
I'd be willing to play along with you
He's over there. [Ending: LARPing with Arch Angel] OR I'm not telling you a thing!
I don't care if you take me to headquarters.
Those handcuffs don't scare me.
Looks like you will have to get physical with me.
OK, He's at the strip club.* [Ending: Interrogation Techniques]

Second Date with Rachel

I did not hear about the festival.*
She does!
Yes, Your Highness.* [Ending: Gamer Girl]


Hey beautiful, whatcha wearing?
Different is cool with me. What do you got in mind?
You want a suit? You got it!
Good evening Ariane, I love your dress.*
Let's sit at the bar and wait then.
Ask about her day*
All right, Let's go.

If you had a hot date
Why was it so important to you?
I'm sorry you feel that way. [Ending: Fuck Buddies] OR We should just go out and have some fun. 
Be careful, I may just take you up on that offer.

If you "Did It All!!"
The movie Xanadu*
See an Action Movie (go to Action Movie) OR See a Romantic Comedy (go to Romantic Comedy) OR See a Drama (go to Drama) OR Let Ariane decide (go to Ariane Decides)

Romantic Comedy

Let's stick with the concert [Ending: Celebrity Sightings] OR It's your turn to choose, remember?
Are you sure you want to run around the party shirtless?* [Ending: House Party with Ariane]

Ariane Decides

Go to the nightclub [Ending: Celebrity Sightings] OR Go back to her place (go to Ariane's House) OR Let her decide what to do (go to Mountain Drive)

Action Movie

It wasn't very good.*
Really? Me too.*
I'm not that interested then.*
My car is just parked over there, I have a roof, I could drive you home. [Ending: Ice Cream] OR What? "Action Girl" is afraid of a little blackout and thunderstorm?
I think we have had enough adventures, let's just have sex. [Ending: Blackout Fun] OR I don't know what did you have in mind? [Ending: In Through The Out Door]


Let Rebecca find a seat elsewhere.
I agree, it was a good movie, but very sad.
I'd be willing to get in on that action.*
Yes, but now is not the time*
So, uh, what are you wearing? [Ending: Phone Sex]

Invite Rebecca to join you and Ariane
I agree, it was a good movie, but very sad. [Ending: Ariane and Rebecca]

Ariane's House

If you had a hot date
Just the beer thanks* [Ending: Makeup Sex]

If you "Did It all!!"
Stop at the store as well
Crank up the tunes!
Carry Ariane to bed [Ending: Getting Drunk at Ariane's Place]

Mountain Drive

No* [Ending: Safety Pullout]


  1. is there any way to have sex with veronica every time she says she want's to have sex with me she end up getting hit by lighting

    1. No. One of the objectives of that particular story was to "have the player lose control and the dates end badly, because some dates do end badly".

      The sexually accessible characters are Ariane, Rachel (well Arch Angel and Princess Valena), and Bonnie.

  2. The path to the Makeup Sex ending isn't well defined. I follow the previous lines and it always diverts to the store before going to ariane's house and I never get the "just the beer" option.

    What am I doing wrong?

    1. It's possible I've made a mistake somewhere. I'll test it out and get back to you.

    2. I had the prequel setting wrong. To get that ending you need to have previously had a date that ended with sex, but not "Did It All!!"

      I've updated the walkthrough and hopefully it's correct now.

    3. I've also added a list of endings since there seem to be a few requests on the Shark's Lagoon forums.

    4. Made another correction re the amusement park.

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    6. Are you playing the beta or the full version? "Ice Cream" is no longer an ending in the full version

  3. Hello, do you by chance have a copy of the beta version? I'd like to try it to see the differences!

    1. From memory there aren't any real differences beyond the fact that the release version has slightly more content (although fewer endings).

    2. Yeah, I've seen that from the SITA page, I was only curious to try it out!

  4. I have a copy if you'd like, mail me (felix ADD atagong DOT com)

  5. Is there no paula in full version / :)

    1. You don't get to date Paula in the same way that you can date Rachel or Ariane, but an epilogue for Paula was added to the full version.

    2. ok cheers for advice :)

  6. How do i get to the Fantasty Fest with Rachel pls reply

    1. You have to talk to Rachel about books, and then ask her about Sci-fi & Fantasy OR graphics novels. If you do that she will invite you to the Fantasy Fest:

      Sci-Fi and Fantasy OR Graphic novels
      I don't have any costume to wear. [Ending: Dinner with a Geek] OR Sure, sounds like fun. [Go to Fantasy Fest]

    2. NB. This is the walkthrough for the beta version. If you're playing the full version, things might be slightly different and you should refer to the walkthrough for that version.

  7. I have answered all of the questions correctly in the trivia contest but when Rachel goes on stage for the trivia contest she always gets an answer wrong how can I fix this problem with Rachel.

    1. You can't. She always gets the question wrong.

      NB. that is what happens in the full version (this is the walkthrough for the beta)