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!
soundless - A MODERN SALEM IN REMOTE AREA -
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
If you are sensitive to descriptions & images of extreme bullying and abuse, please hit the back button now.
—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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|Published||Apr 01, 2017|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Sep 30, 2017|
|Tags||denpa, Horror, kinetic, LGBT, Retro, surrealist-horror, yuri|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few hours|
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- Soundless Version 1.21 Changelog + Notice1 day ago
- Soundless Version 1.2 Changelog21 days ago
- Patreon, Discord + Game Update Coming Soon + Our New Project39 days ago
- Version 1.1 ReleasedOct 29, 2017
- On Commenting SpoilersOct 22, 2017
- Donations Sent InOct 16, 2017
- Donation Period Concluded, $81 raisedOct 07, 2017
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Ending was completely out of place to the point it felt like trolling.
I loved the VN it was fantastic. Cant wait to see what you make next.
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!