I love this, everything about it.
Lucid9: Inciting Incident
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Lucid9 is a mystery visual novel where your choices affect the outcome of the story.
You're a murderer.
// 1 DAY PRIOR.
You can't trust anyone. You lose your mind.
// 3 DAYS PRIOR.
Someone dies before your eyes. Your friends distance themselves from you.
// 4 DAYS PRIOR.
Your school enforces a curfew. You nearly drown. Your past catches up to you.
// 6 DAYS PRIOR.
You learn that students at your school have been disappearing into nothingness. You visit an amusement park with a bunch of friends anyway.
// 8 DAYS PRIOR.
You take a history exam. Maybe you pass, maybe you fail. Then you participate in a treasure hunt in the sketchiest part of the city. Thankfully, nothing happens. Or maybe something does.
// 9 DAYS PRIOR.
You visit a career fair to review your options. Doesn't seem like there is a bright future ahead of you. You also meet a crazy woman with a vocabulary larger than her height who claims to be a detective.
// 10 DAYS PRIOR.
You immerse yourself in classes, friends, and an everyday routine. You eat copious amounts of fried chicken and are press-ganged into advertising for a club you're not even in. This is where the game begins.
// THE THING IS:
You can choose to fight this outcome.
Lucid9 is a visual novel focused on a web of intricate mysteries set in the fictional 2018 metropolis of Isamu. Inciting Incident is the first part of the story, where you play as Yama Ishimoto, a cynical high school student who would like nothing more than to keep his life free of school drama and hard choices. However, he's forced to face his circumstances when an eccentric detective blazes into his life, alerting him of a string of brutal murders at his school.
As Yama furthers this investigation, he must dig through the secrets of the city, bringing him and his friends closer and closer to danger in the process. Every step leads Yama to the most unexpected - and terrifying - culprit…
Lucid9 is being created by Fallen Snow Studios, an international group of visual novel enthusiasts who seek to make a VN by fans for fans. As Lucid9 is a passion project that has been created without any budget so far, we are aiming to release it free of charge in order to both engage established fans of visual novels, as well as introduce newcomers to this unique storytelling medium. We are working our hardest to make sure the rest of the story will be available for free as well.
- Free Voice Acting patch: All of Inciting Incident will be fully voiced in English by Yin Yang Voices. Recording production has already begun, but it's a deliberate and lengthy process. Consequently, we're aiming to release the patch for the voices in 2017.
- Second arc of Lucid9: We are currently working on the heroine routes, which will comprise the second part of Lucid9. They will be included in a future patch. There isn't any precise release date for this patch, but we will make sure to share progress regularly with all of you.
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I made a video on this, I am planning on doing a whole series play through for it. You can watch it at the this link.
This is incredible! I'd say it's one of my two favourite visual novels ever! (And I've played a lot of them!)
I also favour female protagonists, so I started playing this with some trepidation, but a few minutes in and I was hooked. I like it so much I've played it four times! In a few weeks I might go for a fifth play XD
Can't wait for the second part. (And thanks for making it free. Much as I would love to pay I don't have a credit card so I can't. Amazed that something so good can be free...)
this game is so f-ing awesome, now i usually dont like to play games with a male protagonist (well i'd prefer to play as female) but i thought to myself this might be worth checking out, at best it would only waste a couple of hours of my life, but you, my dear writer (writers?) have earned my respect, i am glad i spent 10+ hours on this, and i hope to see more from you in the future
This thing is a rollercoaster of emotions. I loved it. I hope the second part gets released soon!
I've just started the game but man if the music is as good as it is right now i'll play it purely to have my ears experience constant ecstacy.
I... I... oh please please please... don't back out on the sequel... I'm a-DYIN' here... I keep checking back to see if there's a kickstarter or greenlight request (ie: meaning... it's possible for us, the fans, to help you!).
I think the peach is ... really cute. I seriously crave peaches while playing this game...
Is there anyway for me to download this zip in parts rather than all at once?