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—Despite all the singing around her, her world was soundless.

A small village cut off from the rest of the world, Phada, spends its days slowly, idling away time by speaking with one another, eating with one another, and dedicating all their attention to studying scripture. With a population of only 145, the governing body of the town is the Group, the name of the miniscule clergy that inhabits the church at the top of the hill. They worship a protective God comprised of two halves: the "Barrier" defensive energy and the "Expulsive" offensive energy.

In a town where all you can do is socialize, young Mercy is denied this. Since birth, she has seen the unseen, and was taken in by the Group after losing her parents. Upon turning 10 her vision seemingly became corrupt, causing panic among the villagers. It was decided by the Head Priest and the Holy Woman that the only way to deal with this curse is to aggressively apply the "antibiotics."

In other words, isolate Mercy until she stops seeing things.

Now an empty shell of who she once was, 15 year old Mercy attends school and is constantly bullied by her classmates, some truly afraid of her, but most seeing her as an easy target. The sudden death of the 25th Holy Woman startles the village, causing many to believe Mercy's curse is spreading and for her abuse to become more aggressive. Then, one day, the Head Priest reveals God has given them two young Holy Women rather than one.

When classes end the next day, one calls out to Mercy.

"I can see it, too."

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Updated 18 hours ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 30, 2017
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(52)
Authormilk+ visual
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tagsdenpa, Horror, kinetic, LGBT, Retro, surrealist-horror, Yuri
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityBlind friendly
LinksHomepage

Install instructions

Your computer may falsely identify Soundless as a virus.

Please select the 32-bit PC version only if you know you require it. Otherwise, Windows and Linux users should select their respective distribution.

Saves from previous versions of Soundless will not be carried over. Please view this post for more information on unlocking Adiaphoron if you have completed Soundless prior to Final Verse.

To completely uninstall Soundless, please locate the Soundless Final Verse folder on your computer (usually in %AppData%/RenPy for Windows, ~/Library/RenPy on Mac, and ~/.renpy on Linux) and delete it to remove all saves and persistent information permanently following an uninstall.

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Soundless Final Verse (Windows Installer) 224 MB
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Soundless Final Verse (Windows ZIP) 251 MB
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Soundless Final Verse (Mac) 246 MB
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Soundless Final Verse (Linux) 240 MB
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Soundless Final Verse (32-bit PC) 277 MB

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One of the best visual novels I've read (and I've read a lot), and easily THE best EOLVN. Incredibly underrated in the vn community.

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i played this game five years late, but..... man. this affected me more than i thought it would. i've never read a visual novel that has affected me as much as this one. i wish i could forget everything and read it all over again whenever i want to. this is the type of story you only read once due to its weight, however those are always the stories that stick with you the most. the writing is beautiful, harrowing, engaging and thought provoking. absolutely amazing work.

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i played this game several months ago and i still think about it on a regular basis. it surpassed my expectations and i still speak highly of it to others. truly fantastic work

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I really loved this. Amazing work.

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I love this game It's dark but interesting you need to make more games like these

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absolutely amazing. thank you.

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Fantastic game, I read it a while ago however I've been coming back to it over time to reread again. Am currently writing my own kinetic novel bc of this :)

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i think i'm late to review this VN (it's 2021 lmao) but dude i need sequel or something else I NEED IT. Surely one of my favourite VNs ever after Fate i recommend it really. The characterization of the characters is fantastic, the backgrounds, the music, the sounds, all wonderful. at a certain point in the plot I started not understanding anything anymore and it reminded me a lot of the madoka complex and I was pleased that you mentioned that masterpiece. thanks again for this fantastic experience.

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I think this is one of the greatest visual novels I've ever read, although it's so genuinely harrowing that I'm never going to read it again.  I shall, however, spend the rest of my days wondering what the ending meant.  I have a solid theory about it (which I can't write here for fear of being removed as a spoiler), but I shall never know for sure...


A masterpiece.

Have you read the after-info? It's one of the options of the title screen, it explains everything

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I've played this game quite a while ago, but I just have to say that this is probably in my top ten VNs/KNs of all time. This is an incredibly layered and complex and thought-provoking story that just kills me more with each reread. <3 If you're deciding whether to download this game, do it. You will not regret the experience.

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Absolutely loved this, but one thing I would nitpick: the transcripts note several pauses of under a second. This is too short to even register as a pause in conversation. (Source: am a transcriptionist.) I assume you're just intending to convey a pause of some arbitrarily short length, so something like 3-5 seconds would be more realistic. (Using the decimal points, pause for 3.26 seconds or whatever, is good to demonstrate that the transcription is presumably made by a computer program that can get that accurate, rather than a human being.)

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at first i thought it was gonna be some random VN with a disappointing plot but man, was i wrong! this game went beyond my expectations with its great story and character designs, they are very unique and interesting especially in their personalities, they snap from time to time and the mood swings give lots of depth to the characters, but  i gotta say the ending really leaves too much to the imagination, like an epilogue would be nice to explain some stuff either way the game is great i hope you release more games in the future or even a sequel to this maybe? (i have i feeling that wont be happening).

oh and the fillipino folksong (doon po sa amin) gave me flashback to my childhood :)

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This was really great! The part where she had the dream that everything had gotten better after she woke up and got out the private hiding area trolled me, lol.

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Block 5 of the after stuff is bugged for me. It says out of memory? Not sure if it's just my laptop or not. Regardless, this story was... Intoxicating in several ways. I am a pretty big fan of sad things, but boy did this take the cake. Nicely done!

Hello, SpacePirateVex! Please e-mail us at support@milkplusvisual.com with a screenshot of the error and information about your system and hardware. We want to make sure that everyone can experience Soundless the way it was intended to be.

(And thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you liked it!)

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Ending was completely out of place to the point it felt like trolling.

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I loved the VN it was fantastic. Cant wait to see what you make next.

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That was really fantastic stuff. I got way more invested than I'd anticipated/been prepared for beforehand, hah. It was really nicely written and the characters were great. I felt so sorry for Mercy and really hoped she'd get her happy end all the way through. The artwork and character sprites were ace too. All in all, neat stuff all round, hope you continue making projects like this!