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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


 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.


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


  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

Published Jul 08, 2018
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Anime, Dating Sim, Fantasy, Mystery, Otome, renpy, Romance


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DarkNightsDemo-1.3-mac.zip 174 MB
DarkNightsDemo-1.3-win.zip 191 MB


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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! 

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


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 ^^


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...

This is probably the last episode of the demo. I can't wait until the full game comes out.

WOW YOU MADE THIS GAME OVER 4 YEARS! No wonder this demo was a masterpiece.

I absolutely love what you have so far, I cannot wait for the full story! Is there any roadmap at all? If so I would love if you shared!

There is a map of the forest, but it looks like a stupid 1 second doodle lol. You'll get to see the maps in game. It is hidden somewhere in the cutscenes.

I think it's promising, can't wait for the full version!

Liking the choices. It's getting interesting by the minuted.

Thank you for doing another part! Your reactions are entertaining. I want to tell the game is pretty long, even for a demo it might take a few hours to play through. I hope you'll enjoy the rest!

I played the another part of this game. And reached the song at the end. I don't know if the song has a copyright claim so that's why I removed that part from the video. BUT MY GOD THE SONG WAS SOOOOO EPIC.

THIS is so AMAZING, I Recommend this to anime lovers,
 I hope that you do update this so i can see the rest
 but the are different options you can take so choose wisely,
(multiple stories)
kitty keighley.
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So I played another part of the demo and I am just as pleased as I was with the first part! I managed to reach the awesome song and it really set the mood for the game! Keep up the good work!

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Yay part 2! Thank you again for proving feedback. It was so fun to hear your comments.
You reached right at the part where the story splits in 4 routes. I'm curious who caught your
interest the most so far, or whose story you decide to explore first. 

Praises to the team for the song, hehe. 

werid werid

WOW! I FRIKING LOVE THIS. I love the art style. Also liking the story thus far. My God This game is F-ing BEAUTIFUL. I can't describe how beautiful it is.

I haven't heard someone going so crazy over the background art, haha. I'm flattered by your praises.
I enjoyed watching your reactions. Thank you for giving this game a try! I look forward to more parts
if you continue.

I have been eyeing this otome game for a long time. However, I haven't played the demo yet. Because I hate cliffhangers. If I do play the demo you have released I would be asking for more and I will become more annoying!!! Look forward to play the game! <3

I can understand that! Often I wait for the full game to release so I can binge through. 
If you still consider to sneak peak, let me know your thoughts!

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