Play as a renowned Hunter; a creature slayer who has been called to the quiet, strange little town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of unsettling and unexplained supernatural murders.
Immerse yourself in the world of witches, vampires, demons, and Lycans as you slowly unravel the dark mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.
The question is, are the creatures of the night the ones you should really be afraid of?
You might even fall in forbidden love along the way.
When The Night Comes is a queer, narrative-driven, supernatural visual novel originally completed in October 2019. The new version of the game includes partial voice acting, new artwork, a codex, and improved UI.
Rated M for harsh language, violence& sexually suggestive content.
- Codex entries with character backstories, lore, and more
- Pronoun selection and a fully LGBTQ+ cast
- The choice to play without pursuing romance
- Partially voiced with over 2,000 voiced lines
- 3 post-game DLCs unlocked after you complete the main game
- Over 80 hours of potential gameplay across all possible routes
- Multiple endings, good and bad
We have six unique individual romances and two polyamorous romances (Finn & Ezra and Omen & Alkar). August is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
Our story is linear, so once a romance is selected, you will still interact with all of our other cast members! You will not be punished by the game for choosing non-intimate options.
Jalen Cassell as Alkar Jonah Scott as August Ione Butler as Piper Chris Patton as Omen Adam Faison as Ezra Gideon Emery as Finn and Cyrus Nemati as Harry
"A Devilishly Addictive Supernatural Mystery" - Blerdy Otome
"This is one of those games that makes you want to play again and again, following every possible course until you know everything about every character, and then come back and do it all over again." - Digital Diversity
“When the Night Comes,' is a fun, inclusive, supernatural murder mystery, with some of the best queer romance options I've seen in a game for quite some time.” - geekdad.com
i have bought this game a while ago, being a VN lover as well as a fantasy lover i couldn't just ignore it. Unfortunately i haven't been able to play it due to my lack of time and i'm just now playing it. I recently have played a VN that had NO happy endings whatsoever in it and it kinda left me empty lmao. So i was wondering if WTNC had real happy endings as well as the bad ones.
Like, i just want my character to be happy with her lover :,( can that happen in this game?
Everything aside, i'm really enjoying the game so far! Keep up the amazing work!
YES it has happy endings, 9 of them if you include the poly romances and the no romance ending :]
This is something we’re also really passionate about because why should you pour 10+ hours into a game and grow to love the characters just for it to end in misery, right? So yes, you can have a happy ending AND there are even DLCs post-ending with even more happiness for you to indulge in.
We made sure that the choices you make are very well labelled so you don’t stumble into a bad ending also, but if you’re unsure please feel free to contact us and we can nudge you in the right direction!
Played this game a while back and loved it. Just coming back to it (and a couple others) while in a MOOD, ya know. August is such a comfort character for me. They make me happy <3 Love the characters, the idea behind the plots. I even like the "bad" ending. It hit hard, in a good way for me (a slight masochist). I love the art, especially August's. It's great to see non-binary characters, to see people I connect with. Gus is such a goal. And the writing really works for me. I like that we get to interact with everyone outside of those we romance and that parts of who they are are kept just for the romance without feeling like their friendships are skimped on. Great work.
Wow... I gotta say, I was iffy about purchasing this game at first. I debated over it for some time especially because of the way the game is marketed. I am bisexual, which means I have just as much interest in men as women. Unfortunately, straight romance options are... unpopular within the VN world. Though everyone seems to be constantly screaming for more "inclusion", I struggle to find something decent that isn't forcibly Yaoi or Yuri. If you ARE like me and put off by the game being labelled the way it is, don't be. I would argue that the game isn't "queer"-centric. It's beautifully fluid and natural. It doesn't feel forced at all, unlike many more offensively tropey VN's, and genuinely feels as though everyone is just attracted to what they are attracted to. Again, natural. It really does feel inclusive to EVERYONE. Also, Piper is best girl. Best female romance option ever. Right up there with Alwenn from Oathbreaker. In the end, I HAD to buy it once I saw Gideon Emery's name there under the voice cast... and woof! So worth it. I've been in love with his voice since Fenris from DA2. I have no idea what kind of magic you worked to get such an awesome voice acting cast, but I am GRATEFUL. Thank you. Also, the story was legitimately interesting. The romance was great. AND I have fallen in love with the world in which this game takes place. 10/10 would absolutely purchase it again. And in case I didn't make it clear about my love for Emery's voice, I definitely favored Finn's route.
Hello me again :)
I played the game again and I really have to say that as much as I love this Game,
I really miss the epilogue that was there before you edited the game.
Is it somehow possible to add it back to the new version of the game? I would be really happy.
At the end of the game i always have the feeling that something is missing before it goes into the extras stories.
Best regards <3
The epilogue is not included in the steam version. maybe it's still available here in the ichio version, unfortunately I don't know, so far I've only played it on steam since the new version. But I would really like to see the epilogue added to Steam and, if not available, to ichio as well
I love the game so far even though I'm just starting it but I have a question: is there an option to change\enlarge the game font? I have poor eyesight and the font, although pretty, strains my eyes to the point where I can't read for more than 15-20 minutes :(
Actually, I have figured out a workaround if you are still playing! Hit Shift+A once in game and it brings up Ren'Py acessebility menu that allows you to enlarge the font or to use the sans type font. May look wonky in some cases (e.g save game info) but looks fine in dialogues and I was able to play with no problems! Wish there was a built-in version in the menu for that, though.
We recommend that you get in touch with Steam support and they should be able to assist! Can you tell us if there’s an error message or anything that happens when you try to play? Also please check that your computer or antivirus are not trying to block the launch :)
Thank you so much for your quick response I appreciate it. I will get in touch with steam and check if anything is blocking the launch! There is no error or popups when I try to play, I'll keep you updated on what happens.
This is the first full-on VN I’ve ever seriously sat down to play, after toying a little bit with Monster Prom and Murder By Numbers (which is only about 50% VN). I’ve been following development at least since it was featured in that one “LGBTQ+ Games To Play For Valentine’s Day” article (can’t remember if it had come up in my steam queue before that) and I’m so happy it’s finally out. I’m glad you folks were able to overcome that last set of development hurdles.
I’m just curious as to whether or not the demo save carries over to the main game? If not, I’m not fussed, since I’m only losing about an hour worth of play time. (That, and I’m all for meeting Ezra and Finn for the first time again…)
EDIT: Figured out how to port my save, all good :)
Without spoilers: the bad ending is pretty obvious once you get to the choice that matters for it. It's all in the last chapter of the game, and the split is easy to tell. Otherwise, the choices in the game do not effect your ending :)
Hello! I just opened the revamped version for the first time, and it is beautiful. I can't wait to playthrough all the routes again (just finished Ezra's once more) with all the tweaks and polishing. Thank you for the hard work and I can't wait to see Errant Kingdom and Call Me Under fnished.
I have been sooo excited about this revamp! I can't even. Sadly, tho', I'm having a small problem. Sometimes lines happen where there should be voicing, but there isn't. Finn (or my beloved Gideon Emery) will speak one line, but the next one will be silent. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I have it installed through the itch.io app.
Oh, good! I mean, good to know that something isn't wrong with the game. And, speaking of voices, they're all spot on and I very much appreciate the work that you guys put in to revamping the whole thing! It's one of my favorites! And, well, anytime Gideon Emery is involved, I get shivers. Very nice shivers. :)
Playing this for the first time (I never got to play the old version) and I have to say I really enjoyed it! The voice acting was amazing (I melted the first time August spoke). I did have a question about the codex entries.
How can I unlock the final codex entry? I've gone through all routes and all endings (at least I think I've gotten them all). But it's still locked. Is it tied to one of the DLCs (which I have yet to get through with everyone thus far)?
When you complete the main game you’ll find the first DLC story is unlocked in the Extras screen. The 2nd and 3rd will unlocked respectively when you finish each one, and that final CG in the LI galleries are in the 2nd story, ‘Til Death.’
Playing through this again and just finished August’s route, and WOW is it even more impressive now with the voice lines! I can’t wait to do them all, my only question is that was the scenes that tell what happens to the Hunter and Aurora and such only for certain routes? I didn't get it when I finished August's route in the good ending but when I went the traitor route, it appeared to me with what happened to the hunter and her. Just curious!
Thank you so much! We did remove the end cards for the non-bad end routes because we have the post-game DLCs to extend the story now, but we've heard from a few old players who have played the ReVamp that they'd like to see them again so we will likely add them back in an update in the future :)
Playing through the Revamp has been so much fun, the new artwork (both the updated sprites and the gorgeous new CGs) is amazing and just adds so much to the enjoyment of the game.
The voice acting is incredible and getting to hear the characters has been really wonderful and honestly like a dream come true. The VA cast did an amazing job and I felt so immersed in the story and the world. I’m falling in love with the characters all over again, and being able to really hear them this time around is so sweet.
You’ve worked so hard while balancing so many other projects, but your hard work does not go unappreciated—thank you so much for creating this game and pouring so much love into it!!
Thank you so much! So glad to hear you enjoyed. And don't worry about spoilers, I think this is a pretty general question! The answer is pretty simple; we took it out because we weren't in love with the idea and it really didn't further the plot in any way. When we did the ReVamp the writing was nearly three years old, so we kept what we wanted and took out what we didn't to give you all what we think is a better game, no matter how small those changes were.
First off, excellent game! I've been waiting for the Revamp as I never had the opportunity to play the original, and was excited to see it was well worth the hype! Great art and story, it felt really immersive. Excellent choice of voice actors as well!!
Had a quick q about steam keys, since the game is finally on steam. When I claimed mine, I connected my acct but I think since the game wasn't on steam yet, it disappeared or something? Not really sure, but wanted to see if there were any more Steam keys since I prefer to use that platform for organization sake. Thanks so much for making such an awesome game!!!
I'm just wanted to give a sincere thank you for making and revamping this wonderful game. I've been taking my time with all the routes and I just finished Omen's. He has been my one of my favorites since I originally played and that is even more true now, I think. I find his story so beautiful and romantically tragic in a way, especially after Till Death, which made me want to weep. I cant wait to finish the other routes and dlcs. Thank you so, so much for creating and sharing such a memorable, charming, and delightful experience.