A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android


What happens when you put a young detective in a school full of young girls?

Ren (or whatever you choose to call him) is being sent to a local high school to investigate the murder of a young student, but quickly learns that the murder is the least of his worries when he gets confronted with the hidden truth about the world around him.

Crimson High is a lighthearted VN with a bunch of cute girls, weird humor, and lots of secrets to uncover.

Monsters, mystery and more await you at Crimson High!

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Hey there!

My name is Vertigo and I'm the developer of Crimson High, a visual novel made in RenPy with a bunch of romance, mystery, humor and more! Welcome to my itch.io!

Being a huge fan of visual novels in general and those made with Koikatsu in particular, I decided to give it a try myself and funnel my imagination into creating a fantastic world, filled with cute girls, that doesn't take itself too seriously.


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If you would like to support the game's development, head on over to Patreon. As a Patron you can get access to exclusive content, progress reports and polls, as well as early access to new versions of the game and much more!

If you enjoyed the game, maybe also think about leaving a 5-star rating here on Itch.io. Things like that go a long way in helping the game out. :)


Updated 1 day ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(141)
AuthorVertigoAVN
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAdult, Anime, Cute, Erotic, Mystery, Ren'Py, Romance, Story Rich, supernatural
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

1. Extract and run.

2. Have fun!

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Can't update to 16.1 on android. Keep getting error.

App not installed as package conflicts with existing package

I did have to back up my saves and uninstall/reinstall but it is working now. 

On with the story!

Lucky you! I can't  access  my save file because of android things!! Deleted and restarted from the beginning.

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The froggy chair 🤣🤣🤣

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Well, I should say it's not much of a game and more of a visual story since there is little interaction but I love it! The story is really entertaining so far, I love the myriad of characters and how they're all different with all their ups and downs, ways to react and so on. You really made a good piece and deserve much respect! Keep up the good work!

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Indeed, it's a visual novel and not one of them sandbox games out there. :P
I'm glad to hear that you love it, though! Thank you very much for your kind words!

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Well, these days most of the time when people hear "visual novel" they expect a kind of game... but you're definitely right, nothing says it should be. They should coin a new term for when they expect that. Anyways, thanks, and you deserve it

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Yeah, for some reason they do. I guess the definitions aren't as clear cut anyway. Not that it really matters too much. There will always be hybrids and stuff that will blur the lines. The important thing at the end of the day is that the player has a good time.

Thank you! :)

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the visual novel with the best story that I have had the opportunity to play, every moment that ppasse It's a work of art, I can't wait for the next update to come out 

Thank you so much! That's really kind of you! :)
Next update just released for Patrons and will be available to the public in a week from now! :)

What do you use to make the avaters

Koikatsu

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The download link for android isnt working (could be my phone i suppose) says it stsrts but it never shows up in my files.

I think that's on your end, sorry. You could always try downloading it via PC and then transferring it onto your phone.

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I came(heh) for the naughty game, stayed for the story. This is one of the best VN's I have played yet. Especially on this site. The cast feels like actual people, and the story is top notch. Keep up the fantastic work!

PS. I have a love/hate relationship with the cliffhangers. I have said, out loud, TWICE, "Damn... You SoB." 10/10

Hehehehe. I love to hear that! Thank you so much! :)
I'll do my best to keep doing what I'm doing! :)

Cliffhangers are the worst, aren't they? You gotta love 'em. :D

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Love this VN btw. The only complains I have are the painful cliffhangers but the storyline and hype makes up for it. 

Glad to hear that, thank you!
Cliffhangers are part of the deal, but it's cool that they are no deal breaker for you. :)

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Takashi sex when

Probably not anytime soon, lol

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Is pregnancy inside the game or planned to be added?

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Nope. Not going to be a thing in CH, sorry.

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I think Okami3 is the cheekiest of all of the hamsters so far lol. Only just found it after cheating a little to see who was in the image so I could pay more attention to scenes with them.

Also only just noticed Touka isn't in the profiles on MC's phone. Is she not actually a LI or is it just because we have mostly just interacted with her in passing? Though, I suppose it would make sense if she weren't though with the entire class being one.

Edit: Jokes on me commenting before reading the latest Patreon post, lmao

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Hehe. Yeah, Okami's is indeed a bit on the harder side. Cheater. :P

Indeed. 0.16 will hopefully make those things a bit more clear.
Touka is indeed not a main love interest. That does not mean that there won't be any content for her, though. Just.. less. :)

Jokes on you indeed, haha. But hey, there is no harm in asking anyway, lol.

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Safe from NTR ? And since i see many heroine is there's gonna be a harem ?

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Yes and yes!

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I wasn't really expecting to like it since I am not particularly into anime but I loved it! 

One thing that has sort of been bugging me is that the principal seems like the MC's best source of information on Myths right now and he doesn't seem to be taking advantage of that very well. I don't believe he has asked her about his abilities, although I would think she could have learned about it already through Reina. I also don't think he has asked her about his connection to Miko (he might have and I just forgot though) or Jun's connection to him either. He also didn't ask her about his telepathic connection to Kana at the end of the current content. Come on, MC! You're a detective! :)

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He's also in a completely new world to him and being thrown around like a sack of potatoes on an Irish farm. :P
I know some things are "obvious" to the player, but I also try to emulate the confusion he must feel in that situation.
This might be a subjective thing, but I think that, if I were in his position, I'd quickly feel so overwhelmed by new impressions and things that my usual thought processes would be altered by it. Also - and that's not a small feat - shit's happening all around him, so his mind is often preoccupied with the latest development. Plus, some things you as the player know are not what the MC knows or sees.
His abilities for example are something that you recognize as abilities because you are on our side of the 4th wall, whereas he may think of it as just something that happens to him. He doesn't expect to suddenly have abilities at all, since he's "no one special", so to him it may seem weird, but not necessarily like something that's worth asking about when there are so many more important and urgent things happening around him.

It's obviously just me trying to emulate what someone would maybe feel in a similar situation, but I think it adds to the story if the MC doesn't always act perfectly or completely logical. Makes him more authentic in my eyes. :P

That being said, I'm glad to hear that you loved CH! Thanks a lot for playing and enjoying the game! Means a ton! :)

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I agree and I like your style of writing and story it reminds me of love and submission

By Veqvil? I loved that game and it's such a shame that it has been abandoned. Thank you. :)

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i found this game around the time it first dropped and immediately fell in love i just love story driven VN type stuff however out of every vn ive played (18+ and non 18+) id have to say thus is in my top 10. it has a very unique idea that i dont see much of maybe i have not gone that far into these types yet but this and demons of hearth are the 2 best VN ive come across in alooooong time. please keep up the great work because iam now to invested in the story your creating. :D 

Well, dang! Thanks a lot! It's awesome to read that you think of CH this highly. :)

I'll do my best to hopefully even improve the game over time. :D
Thank you for playing Crimson High!

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And i will be reading your story every step of the way. i tend to see VN  on itch tend to be way more thought out and much more different form the ones you buy and CH is not any different. when i came across this VN i thought of it like it was a point and click murder mystery type of VN  but i am so glad that i was wrong because now everyday i check on here and your patreon for updates and i only do that for 2 other VN (TWISTED WORLDS by SNATS and Demons of the Hearth By Knovel)  i am a sucker for a good story so keep up the great work i want to see this story through ill be here every step you take now waiting for the story to continue.   :D 

Haha, thank you, man!
Next public update (0.15) will be on Monday. :)

You can also join the Discord and hang out with me and others there if you want. I regularly post progress reports on there, which would tell you more about when the next update is due. :P

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I am joining the discord rn idk if ppl have the same name as me but i might be the first person in the server named bimbo lol 

iam so hyped for the next update though like idk how i can put into words on how much i enjoy CH and its not me just saying it either i do genuinely love CH  

Hehe. I love to hear that. Thank you, man. :)

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Love the game, curious to see what's to come. Love the story, it isn't boring and also isn't just sex driven, it's a story (not just :"achoo"... Let's have sex). Sooo. The MC is the king of myths? Just curious 😉

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Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. :)
MC is.. something? Maybe? Or isn't he? I guess we'll find out together in the future. :P

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😉

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great game, didn't expect it to be kinetic novel (not sandbox), but quickly get used to that and i had a lot of fun, can't wait for more

Thank you! :)

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*sigh* now ill just patiently have to wait for next version but great work bro

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Shouldn't take much longer!

Thanks! I appreciate it. :)

Quick question, is there a way to keep my save data so when when the update comes i can start from where i left off?

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They should transfer over to the new version on their own. On PC they do it for sure and on Android they do so as long as you leave the current version on your phone until the new one comes out. Then, when downloading and installing the new one, it should ask if you want to update the application. Just confirm and it should keep your save files.

If you want to make sure, you can copy the save files via file browser and put them back into the next version manually. :)

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Ok thanks

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Really awesome story so far. Feels like it pulls influence from World of Darkness, but puts its own fun spin on it. Excited to slowly discover what makes MC "special", with some theories floating in my head. Also the cliffhanger is pretty brutal, subscribed on Patreon so I could get the next update a bit earlier!

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Thank you so much!
I actually have no idea what World of Darkness even is. If it's anything like CH I should maybe watch it, though. Or read it? Play it? Consume it!
Eitherwho, feel free to drop your theories about MC into the Discord. And don't forget to link your Discord and Patreon for access to the patron-only channels. If you wish to do so, that is, of course.

Thanks a lot for your pledge! It's greatly appreciated! :)
Next update shouldn't be too long!

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World of Darkness is a tabletop RPG system/universe with a similar premise - basically hidden societies similar to the way they're done in Crimson High. Pretty famous video game made around it was Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.

Given you didn't know about it, it's impressive some of the parallels that coincidentally can be found to it.

In any case, excited for more!

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Oh! I do know of VTM, but I wasn't aware of it being related to World of Darkness. Haven't played VTM either, however, but I've heard good things about it. Maybe I should, if it's similar to CH.

Excited to deliver more!

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vértigoAVN me podrías enviar una repuesta de si hay posibilidad de volver a jugar esta joya en español latino, descargue la última versión lanzada pero está en ingles y no soy muy bueno descifrando palabras, te lo agradecería mucho por favor.!


Lo siento, pero no hay una traducción oficial al español ya que yo mismo no hablo español. Sin embargo, he visto que existe una traducción no oficial al español. Puedes encontrarla usando Google. Siento no poder ayudarte más allá de esto.

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Ok gracias por haber respondido, ya me las arregle con un traductor de apps gracias, espero poder jugar más, que Dios te acompañe saludos!

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La verdad no me esperaba jugar este juego aunque buscaba de este tipo, a poco raro de ver la historia, me sumergió en su trama, hasta me hizo pasármelo en una madrugada, quedé lastimosamente en la sita con Mijo, porfavor mantengan la continuidad, gracias por leer esto, se les quiere, al creador'es gracias no tengo más para decir es un buen juego.

Bueno, muchas gracias. No soy un hablante nativo de español, así que esto es la traducción automática, pero agradezco sus amables palabras. :)

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I hate Itch man. 6 hours of content and bam. cliffhanger. Itch always recommends incomplete games, and it gets annoying. Really cool game though. Can't wait to continue on with the story. Kana is easily my favorite right now. She gets so mad, and it made me laugh more than 20 times lol

It's always a bummer when a game isn't finished yet, isn't it?
New content is released regularly, though, so you won't have to wait for very long until you get more.

I'm glad to hear that Kana was able to make you laugh!

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Yeah, it is nice to see regularly updated content. Also looks like the mc is practically god lmao. He gets domed by a pan and just: Oh, almost died, no problemo lol can't wait for the continuation of the story

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personally i enjoy the fact that these novels arent finished yet; You get to watch the game grow, and i like having updates instead of blasting through the story, because it feels like it will never end, more updates are on the way and i dont have to be sad that its over for good

Somehow I missed your comment. My apologies.
MC is quite resilient, yeah, haha. What the reason for that is, though.. you'll find out at some point in the future. :P
0.15 goes public next Monday. :)

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I am going to die from happiness. Genshin 3.0 today, Crimson High Monday, I think I'm in heaven, I mean Elysium lol. See ya Monday!

Please don't die, even if it's from happiness. Afaik dead people can't really play CH. :P

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i gave all my money to the begger and was punished for it like an hour later i should be mad but thats some nice attention to detail and might be my own fault for giving away 5000 but normally games dont think that stuff through which is why im happy YOU did :) oh and great game i really enjoyed it and the attention for the environments and clues is really good still cant find any hampsters tho....  

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Hehe. Props to you for being generous, though. But yeah, decisions don't always have immediate consequences. Some early ones are still open.

Thanks a lot for your kind words. I appreciate them greatly. :)
If you want help in finding the hamsters, come join the Discord. There's a list with hints for all of them, and there's always someone around to help, too, in case the hints don't suffice. :P

Some early ones are still open.

Speaking of, it makes me wonder when someone (Most likely Suzu, tbh) will uncover the panties the player had the option to take at the start lol.

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It's been hinted at whose those were already. The big revelation shouldn't take much longer, though. One or two updates after 0.15 maybe, depending on their length. :)

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Was it? Must not have put two and two together when it was lol

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It was veeeery subtle, so I can't really blame you for not noticing, haha.

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I will admit I was a bit skeptical of Crimson High at first but I have now grown to love the story and the characters. My favorites (couldnt choose just one honestly) are Jun, Miko, Kana+Kagome, Nene and Suzu. Loving the game and everything in it. Cant wait for the next update.

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Hehe, I'm glad that CH was able to convince you of itself.
Thank you for playing it despite your initial doubts! I'll try my best to make you love it even more going forward.

Next public update comes out on Tuesday the 9th, so you won't have to wait for much longer!

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Awesome. looking forward to it.

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I am enjoying the story but am curious as to if the updates are on a regular basis or somewhat random?

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I'm glad to hear that you enjoy the story!

The updates aren't on a fixed schedule, but there's at least one per month currently.
Normally there's 2-4 weeks between updates.

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Cool thank you

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Anal sex?

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I feel honored, but no thanks.

As for in the game: yeah, sure. We'll get there.

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lmao

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HAHAHA

Lol

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just finished what's available so far and I gotta say it's definitely my favorite vn I've played so far. keep up the good work. looking forward to whatever's next.

ps. Suzu best girl Jun's a close second.

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Damn, that's awesome to hear! Thank you for your kind words and for playing CH! :)

Suzu <3

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I'm vibing with the pro-garlic bread agenda that seems to be in this game...

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That guy got it right. Garlic bread is simply amazing.

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this comment has made me now download the game

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For some reason your susbscribestar page isn't letting me subscribe love the story so far btw and the awesome are work. I'm kinda an antheo fan so my fav char. Is the cat girl sorry haven't played new update yet just downloaded it an hour ago so names are not fresh I'm my memory

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I've frozen my Subscribestar because of some issues I had over there and am now mainly focusing on Patreon, yeah. I should remove the Subscribestar link from here. Thanks for reminding me! And thank you for wanting to support me. :)

A Mana fan, hm? Good choice! And don't worry about the names. I'm bad with remembering those myself, especially after a longer time. :)

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mana? Anthro and anime not sure what mana is except magic use from final fantasy

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Mana is the name of the cat girl.

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Well duh to me lol

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This is a really great VN, avoiding all the tired tropes while providing a great story and VERY inspiring visuals :).

Also, I really enjoy the feel of the game - you are not treating the girls/women as objects and are in general really respectful. Big difference to most fare out there (at least in my experience) and VERY welcome!

I can't wait to get more of the story!

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Oh wow, thank you! Yeah, I try to avoid most tropes as best I can. It gets tiring to read slightly different variants of the same story over and over again, doesn't it?

You're absolutely right, yeah. Women in games/media (especially in porn-related ones) are very often seen as not much more than cum receptacles to put it bluntly. It's idiotic and unnecessary in my opinion. Plus, I love all the characters I create(d) and wouldn't want any of them to be treated badly (save for minor exceptions to create tension in the story - not by the MC though).

More is already in the making! Next update will likely be a bigger one, so it might take a week or two more than usual, but it'll come out as soon as possible. :)

Thank you again for your kind words!

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Based.

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The cliffhangers are killer! You dont just leave one but quite a few! Lol. I really am enjoying the game and definitely looking forward to the next update!

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I'm a slave to the story, haha.

Glad you enjoy it! I'm already working on the next update. :)

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You don't have to answer if you don't want as I know you're amazingly good at cliffhangers, but in the story the characters warn the MC not to have sex with the vampires.... Will that ever happen? And to clarify I mean sex with the vampires lol.

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Hehe. It's basically already answered in the game, so I don't mind answering this: There is at least a drug that would allow MC to have sex with vampires, yes. Uraha mentioned it before. Now MC only has to get it from somewhere.

Anything beyond that, though.. who knows? :P

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Vertigo your killing me dude. The cliffhangers. too stronk.

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Haha, I'm sorry. Killing was not my intention. Glad you survived this one, though. :D

I have question why android download APK 11.1 not 12.1 when I tried download it

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I don't know. The file available on this page is 0.12.1.

Later today I'll upload 0.13.1 anyway though, so you can just download that instead then.

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El juego esta muy gooood, :') me encanto muchísimo, el personaje de Miko en especial..., lo romántico estaba gooozu muy genial, estoy feliz por haber encontrado este juego, esperaré con ansias las actualizaciones!!!!


A los creadores, felicitaciones!!, crearon una obra maestra :'b

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I don't speak Spanish, so I'll answer in English after having translated your message via DeepL. Hope you don't mind.

Thank you so much! I'm happy that you enjoyed it. :)

Did you name yourself after Miko? :D

Next updated is close to being finished and coming out soon-ish. :)

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yo I just want to say that this game has been super incredible so far. I've never wanted to know more about something than I do now lol. Trying to figure out who everyone is including the MC himself made it soooo fun! Keep up the good work and I can not wait for the next part!!

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Ha! Thank you for your kind words! :)
You won't have to wait for too long to get the next part. It's close-ish to being finished and will come out for Patrons in (most likely) under a week from now. A week after that it'll be public. :)

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Lol I just found your game through another visual Novel I was playing called "Fall of the Angels" One of the characters was playing and complementing this and I too think this is an Amazing game 

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Heh, thank you. Glad you enjoy it :)

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Ah Crap, you know what, I've created an account on here just to leave this comment, but HOLY SPAGHETTI! This game is WAY too good to be a) free and b) NOT like absurd size!


Absolutely one of the best VN's I've played so far, keep up the good work!

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Well, dang! Thank you very much, this is music to my ears (or eyes, I guess :D)!

Comments like this are really motivating. Thank you!

Also, loving the "holy spaghetti". I'm personally more of an "holy maccaroni" kinda guy, but it's nice either way! :P

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One of the very few game's im actually replaying because of how enjoyable this is. thank you for your work Vertigo <3

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i take it back. cliffhangers are too op in this game. XD

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Always look on the bright side: cliffhangers promise more content in the near future. :P

Thank you for playing! Feel free to join us on the Discord if you want. :)

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Yano what i might just do that :D 

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Nice! Just say hi whenever you do. There's almost always someone around if I'm not. :P

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Playing through to find those hamsters. Found a couple I can't believe I missed and a few I'm not at all surprised I did. 6 down, 27 more to go lol.

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Sneaky little buggers, aren't they?

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They're very well hidden. Not counting the obvious appearances I spotted MC's stalker more times than I've spotted the hamsters haha.

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se lo basico de ingles pa XD

esta bueno el juego sigue asi pana, sos el mejor del mundo uwu


Saludos desde Colombia Cali 

Mis conocimientos de español básicamente no existen pero para eso está internet.

Gracias, te lo agradezco tío. Que yo sepa hay una traducción al español por ahí. Prueba con Google. Aunque no es oficial, así que no sé si es de calidad.

Saludos.

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Well you've done it again incredible job yet again keep it up :) 

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Thank you! I'll try my best. :P

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