A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Please be advised that this visual novel contains violence, death, cults, monstrous creatures, and alcohol abuse.

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Blood, stabbings, dismemberment, removal of limbs, parasitism, drowning, eye trauma, head trauma, gaslighting, hospitalization, falling, implied neglect

Need a guide? Check out the official one here!

Story

A private investigator visits a small town after recovering from a coma. She searches for her mentor's lost beloved, but the very eyes she was born with, those that can see the black strings of hate, drag her down into the darkness of conspiracy.

A cult, two priestesses, and the threads that puppet the world.

Features

  • ~45k words
  • 4 major endings and plenty of dead ends
  • 8 CGs
  • 6 original tracks
  • Accessibility options

Credits

Download

Download
lachesis-or-atropos-win-linux.zip 334 MB
Version 1.01 58 days ago
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lachesis-or-atropos-osx.zip 299 MB
Version 1.01 58 days ago

Development log

Comments

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(-10)

Hello! Can I translate this game into Chinese?

I feel its charm! Unfortunately the CG is a bit poor, and if I had some money I could actually help you guys reset the art, but I don't have it. Anyway, great game!

(+7)

Hello, one of the CG artists here! While the team and I are glad you enjoy the game, I see calling the CGs of both the primary CG artist, Papaya and me, the secondary CG artist, Akua, poor and to be "reset" (I believe you might mean to replace) is uncalled-for and rude. 

We both worked hard, and I judge us both at a decent enough quality not to be downplayed like that. This might be due to language barriers that it comes off as more hurtful than intended, but I'd like to advise to be careful with your critique as this paints a very negative light of you to us, the team, as we can all read this comment. Perhaps you meant this as a compliment to the sprite artist to draw the CGs as well or the project worthwhile enough to give money to, but the way it's written is rather poorly worded in that case.


Please don't do this to other projects, and have a nice day.

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I went into this without reading anything about it except the content warnings and left quite satisfied. The premise of the MC’s ability to see strings of hatred is super cool, I love the idea of giving a corporeal form to something conceptual. 

Reminds me a bit of Tsukihime, and I like that

The town was pretty unsettling, and the twins were very cute!


genuinely cant decide between the Towa or Shiki good ending, both are too good

(+7)

quite amazing indeed, cried again thank you (>//,//<)


but honestly 4noki and the rest of the team y'all did a wonderful job - a great experience this was !

(+6)

The game was so amazing, I loved all the CGs and sprites! The story and the mystery were super intriguing, I really appreciate the difference between the endings, even the angst was super touching çuç. 

I also like the OST a lot, I think all the music fit really well. This was a really good game, I'm always amazed at the level of polish in such a short time!

(+5)

Free visual novel but the quality surpasses many payed ones.

evokes nostalgic feelings about awesome japanese vns like Akai Ito :D

(+6)

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(+7)

I love it <3 Reminds me of Japanese visual novels <3 

(+7)

The anime artstyle is superb. I don't know why but this reminds me of The Letter by Yangyang Mobile especially the music.

(+8)

I love it

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Love the setting! There are so many choices, still trying to figure out Shiki's routes :p but got a towa ending!!

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Now I've gotten 1 of each of their good endings!

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of being in a small town where something doesn't seem quite right, while trying to investigate, reminds me a little of a certain zanbi cult and also some of SeaBed's town vibes. Lots and lots of choices to potentially cause the MC's death, so I had fun trying to figure out what to do!