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You live in a small, peaceful village. Every day is the same as any other; boring. Right when you wish for something exciting to happen, strange things start to occur, stemming from the nearby forest. If that isn't enough, the locals have begun disappearing. At the same time you meet four mysterious guys. Will you discover the truth before becoming the next target?

Rating: 16+, for violence, (mild) blood and suggestive themes


Features

 4 routes, each with a unique storyline
 16 possible endings, 4 per route
 At least 10 hours playtime - 60,000 - 70,000 words per storyline. Total 240,000+ words
 8 side characters, different in every route. 
 60 CG art
 60 Original background art
 30+ Original soundtracks
 Opening video
 Bonus material


Main Cast


Heroine (re-nameable) — A bored girl who seeks mysteries.
Zeikun —  A rude and straightforward man.
Junoru— Quiet and mysterious gentle man.
Sachiro —  A lost boy who asks for your help.
Kurato Despite his cheerful personality, the heroine questions his intentions.


Links

Official Site — Development blog and info about the game.
Tumblr — Mostly doodles and short notices.
Discord chat Server—  Chat with fellow players and staff.


Demo

  Prologue + chapter 1 of 4 routes
 1 ending/ 1 achievement
 63,053 words
 14 CG art
 Original background art
 Original soundtracks

The full game is still in development. It will be free, because this is a passion project. We rely on a donation system. If you enjoy the content, please support us! It will help us with the progress and work on more content.

You can report bugs and script errors here: https://goo.gl/forms/3olp3xZZGdgu3b3k1

Updated 10 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(63)
AuthorPinlin
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Anime, Dating Sim, Fantasy, Mystery, Otome, renpy, Romance

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I just finished playing all the routes, but probably not all the endings. I found out that there were death endings in them, but the one I have seen was really well written  My favorite is Sachiro's route. The demo is awesome, great work! I look forward to the full release.

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this looks really good and i mean no hate in saying this, this is giving off major Amnesia vibes and that awesome i friggen love that anime 

Oh my god, this is one of my favorite otomes ever. The demo left me with some questions but either way I really enjoyed it ^^

so cool!!! can't wait for the whole game!!! OMG i can't imagine how the story will turn out. love the characters they are so beautiful. this is original and well planned from what i have seen till now, although the picture of the heroine sleeping in class reminds me a bit of doki doki literature club, but i think it is only me.

I am not one to critic other work because i have no experience in such things but the monologue of the heroine sometimes feels repetitive and plain. for example she says to many times that nothing interesting happens in the village and the rumors is exciting to her. but again i can't judge this game when it is not the full one. sorry if i offended you i had no intention to hurt or offend anyone it is just my thoughts. also i think i have so many mistakes(English isn't my native language**is that how i say it, "native language"?**)

Just one question...Do I have to pay for the full game to play when it’s release?

no, it's a passion project, so it will be free :)

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I hate to be the one to say it, but a lot of the time, what the MC does just doesn't make any sense. Like, not telling Ikuya and Lioji about the suspicious man she saw in the cave, or going to an abandoned house in the middle of the night, or wanting to after the murderer for no real reason. Also, I feel like her personality is not consistent sometimes. I know this is a free game and am glad to be able to play it, but I thought I should throw some constructive criticism your way.

she doesnt tell them about the man as she wants to investigate him herself, she said she is a curious type, and telling her friends about it would cause alarm and they would tell her to stay away and Lioji would probably tell his dad

When is the full release coming out?

In december or (most likely) early 2019 I think

I loved the demo! I wish we could play Chain though </3

I love this game already without actually finishing any routes since I just started last Friday. I'm so happy that my friend introduced this to me, and to know that she helped in this. I can't wait for it's actual release! 

Finished Junoru's route and each route gets better and better! Can't wait to play the final one! Good job!

I've dealt with so many supernatural creatures in my playthroughs. The creativeness you have when creating characters and plot points is astonishing. Great job!

Oh my, I love this game SO much. All the characters are so lovely, even the Heroine (!) which is really amazing!
I think I chose all the options available, but my personal favourite is Karuto (i got the lamest dead achievement). I just can't wait for the full release, I wish you all the best!


The artworks are really beautiful too, I just can't stop looking at them.

I absolutely ADORE this game. You have beautiful artwork, backgrounds and soundtracks, engaging story and interesting characters! Also, the 'minor' characters are all distinct and aren't just plot devices like some games use them for.

The references and 'jokes' are pretty smart and well-placed, too. >.>

I downloaded this earlier and I just fell in love with the story and artwork. The music is also really well-fitted to the scenes but not so distracting that you can't read the dialogue. I can't wait for the full release! (I'm already excited for MC to figure out that Junoru is a vampire, if my suspicions are correct.)

I love this game so much! All of the love interests are so interesting and I have no idea which route I'll choose when the full game comes out! Great job!

I can't wait to play the entire game! really cool, beautiful graphics and I like the characters

I've played the whole entirety of this demo and I love it! but i can't help but request a Lioji route :D  

amazing game keep it up!!

Yea, Lioji route would be amazing and that's what came to my thoughts too :D

This game is amazing! I have only played the Kurato's route yet. It's only a demo, but it's already happed so much . Looking forward to your release!

I finished Zeikun's route and started Junoru's. I love how each route is so different from each other and all of the love interests are just so intriguing! Good work!

This game is getting more and more intense! It is really keeping me on my toes and I am loving every minute of it!

This is too cool to be just a demo! I really want to play the full game.  Beautiful art style, cool characters (I think my favourite is Lioji) and supernatural things. Also, heroine personality is great!

Looking forward to your release!!

Zeikun's route has taken so many twists and turns! I'm so excited that we get to meet characters that were in other routes cause that means I won't miss out on anybody! Good job!

Your commentary is always so amusing. Thank you for making another episode! Every route has different side characters and their contribution varies too. Although, in the demo their roles are mayor. Heavier twists are in next chapters, hehe. I'm glad to know you enjoyed it!

Demo was really great I fell in love with it and I'm waiting for the full game! I'm so sorry I cannot support you with money because I'm so broke but I hope you'll get attention and money. Once again,thanks a lot!

I'm glad to know! Spreading the word will help us. Share the game within your circle, maybe others will consider to give a try.
It is my pleasure to develop a game that gives you joy!

I was asked to do another route, and so here I am. I've noticed that my character likes all the mysterious men who don't give her answers. We'll worm our way into Zeikun's heart, though. I'm sure of it! Liking his route already and am excited to delve back in to your game universe. Good job!

Just finished the demo and I really loved ! the design is really so beautiful, and I really loved the "opening"the music and pictures are really amazing especially the one where we see the heroine with the bottom of the planets (the background of here too) it looks like it's done in pastel it's beautiful and I loved the characters too ! Especially Kurato I tried all the roads and he is for sure my favorite ! I look forward for the full game to be released

Thank you! I did my best to design appealing aesthetics. I love painting starry and cloudy skies. As you see, there are many variations of it in game. I'm glad one of the main characters caught your attention. Thank you for the feedback!

I can't wait to play more! 

Thank you for the lets play! I love to hear your comments and experiences. I look forward to more episodes if you consider!

You're welcome! And I've already got episode 2 published! Thank You so much for making such a great game!

Well, it has finally happened. I have completed the demo! This was probably my favorite part to record because there were so many twists and turns and the character designs that were introduced were amazing and well-thought out. I am proud that I completed the demo and I would like to thank you for the trip it took me on. When the full game comes out, I will gladly and happily play it. Thank you for making this game.

I enjoyed watching your ride. Kurato's twists and surprises already starts in the demo. Your commentary made me laugh. It's funny that you predicted the character's thoughts. Thanks for covering up a whole route in the demo!  The quality of the video and sound are top notch. I look forward to your future videos.

Another part of the demo done! I'm liking that we are learning about what exactly is going on the village, as the mystery deepens. I am very much intrigued!

Hi, can I ask you if there's going to be any yandere characters? Because, when I think of horror, I somehow think of yanderes...

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Not all horror have yanderes, and I think they aren't the scariest of the plot. There are no yandere characters in this game. Sorry to the yandere fans out here. It does have many other dere types though.

What is a yandere exactly, I have seen and heard that word so much, and I have no clue what it means.

It's people that are obsessed with the one they love to the point of stalking and committing murder to other people they deem are in their way of their love.

Where is the actual full game? I can only find/download the demo which i have finished (liked it by the way).

The project is still in development. I will post an update when the full version is out. I'm aiming to release it this year. The staff is past 70% editing and proof reading the script. Meanwhile I'm working on the art, programming and writing the extra features. 

I'm glad you liked it so far! 

How is it going so far? I understand it must take a long time. I truly love the games demo and I'm dying to see the rest. ^-^

Hi, I just finished my first playthrough and I love the writing style and chracters. I'm a year into my first Otome project myself so I really enjoyed reading your comments at the end of the demo, I'm going to play through the other demo routes now but I can't wait to see more. I played Zeikun first time :)

All the best and I can't wait to see more xx


Suki

Haha, development is fun and a pain at the same time.  I've been working on it for so long that I had to drop my thoughts somewhere.  I look forward to hear your thoughts about other routes! Have fun :)

Okay I just finished the entire demo and I am already in love with this game so much!! Like seriously, I haven't enjoyed a game this much in a while so thank you so much for putting a ton effort into making it and I'm so excited for the final game,,, I love all of the characters a whole bunch but I especially fell in love with Sachiro aaaaa he's so cute!!! But the fact that he's not scared often is amazing and unexpected, I have to say you did a super job on the characters ♡ Beautiful work

I'm flattered to receive your praises. The demo shows only a little of what's coming up. I'm glad you like the side characters too! I gave them multiple roles in the plot and not just supporting the main characters.  I thought Sachiro is the least notable the way he is presented in the demo, but I'm glad you like him!

This game is so cool I love it, I am really looking forward to the full game <3

A really interesting story so far with good characters and amazing art! I also enjoy the music. I'm really enjoying the demo and I can't wait until the full game is released, keep up the amazing work ^^

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I like Junoru the most!!! Most favorite character in this game!!! Next is Kurato!! Then Zeikun, and finally Sachiro.

Btw, the fanfics and sketches parts, can they be accessed? Or is it only in full version of the game? Because I've finished all the routes, or did I miss something?

Anyway, great game!! Thanks for making it!! ^^

I'm glad you like them!

The fanfics and sketches are unlocked once you finish all 16 endings. In other words; they are only available in the full version.

I finally got to the part where you choose your route and I am so excited! Kurato seems like a mysterious individual and I look forward to finding out more about him!

Your comments are so fun. I laughed at the way you suspect everything and everyone.
Thank you for this video, I look forward to hear more!

I didn't know it was a demo untill I played it... I was in shock and started screaming NOOO so dramtically my cats stared at me like I'm a crazy person lol, btw love the story can't wait for the full game to come out.

Best demo I have played! Waiting on the game...

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