A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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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.

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- 11 chapters totaling 490,000+ words

- 6 individual romances + 2 polyamorous pairings 

- 60+ gorgeous collectable illustrations

- 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 


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(2,038 total ratings)
AuthorLunaris Games
GenreVisual Novel
TagsDark Fantasy, Horror, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Romance, supernatural, unspeakable, Vampire
Average sessionA few hours


Buy Now$12.99 USD or more

In order to download this Visual Novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

WTNC ReVamp 1 GB
WTNC ReVamp 1 GB

Download demo

ReVamp Demo Windows.zip 461 MB
ReVamp Demo Mac.zip 425 MB

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more august now

Can you please explain where Omen went in the first mini-story? It mentions him being gone and I don't understand where he went. Does it have something to do with going back home or something else?

Hi. If I were to purchase the DLC here, would I get a steam key and be able to play it there as well?

Drop us an email info@lunarisgames.com with your itch purchase proof and we'd be happy to send you a key for steam for the DLC!

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Hi! Sorry if this turns out to be really straightforward but I can't seem to progress past Chapter 2? The screen goes dark with the line 'My name was James' and then it cuts back to the menu screen. I've reloaded the game a few times and it still won't progress. Any advice?

Absolutely in love with this game btw!! can't get enough of it!  the writing, the voices, the hot love interests .... everything is absolute chefs kiss

ps: <3 August <3

someone tell me why i've only got the first mini story unlocked. what do i have to do to get the other two ??

Each mini story unlocks as you complete the previous one! 

yes lmao i feel stupid now but yeah i realized that after i completed the first one hahah i just thought they were to unlock upon completion of the game or something and when they didn't i thought i did something wrong x) thank you!

hi sorry me again, i'm playing on Steam and was wondering, the hidden locked achievements, are they the DLC ones or just some stuff i''ve missed in game ?

Likely stuff you've missed in the main game!


I bought this game a while back, and it was easily in my top 3 favorite visual novels, and I've played dozens! Recently I went to look up the soundtrack on YouTube, and found that Finn's theme song, the sound of Silence, has been taken down, or made private. I was wondering if there's another way to get a hold of that song? It happens to be my favorite song of the soundtrack. Thanks in advance!

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Generally just wanted to say Devs: you set the bar so so high with this game. Please all take care of yourselves <3 You will undoubtedly make great games in the years to come and I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves. Thank you for not only pouring your hearts into development, but valuing each other and the community in the process. 

take care~!

I just want to comment again and I still can't believe you guys could get Gideon Emery to voice Finn as he have a really sexy voice to melt for~

i love u guys for adding a no romance option 🥹

The codex lacks two entries 'Meet the Kazimir' and 'Revelation'. And there is no 'Revelation.png' file at all.

I'm curious about this, but does anyone know you ever get to see the MC or are you just a faceless/shapeless mystery, visually?

I'm interested in buying, but this would be a dealbreaker for me as I try to play games where I can actually see MC.

u cant see the protag but the actual cgs and stuff are amazing 

Is there a walkthrough for romances  not just achievement guide ?

>3> still love it no matter how much i read i would like to see a DLC we maybe you be turned into vampire from finn <3 

I played the demo and liked it, reminded me a lot of Arcana and Fictif by Nix Hydra. I'm considering purchasing the game, but I wanna ask: is there any juicy NSFW content in the full game? :3

Reading your page has me not knowing what I should expect going in. On one side: "all possible routes" and "multiple endings". and in the other corner: "our story is linear."

They're definitely overselling the complexity.

The story is linear, and there are only two endings. They each have an extra scene with your LI of choice, but by no stretch of the imagination can that be called "multiple endings".

cheers mate  thanks for the helpful reply.

I've played your amazing VN I don't know how many times but I just thought for the first time that I don't know what "La yaeuhg xa zaena" means. It's in the scene where MC is in the cave with Alkar and Omen and not in a relationship with either of them.

Sorry if the question has already been asked several times but I can't find the answer to what "La yaeuhg xa zaena" means anywhere.

Can you, or anyone else who knows, tell me the translation, please?

PS: Sorry for my bad english.

So excited to finally be replaying this amazing game. I LOVE the voice acting!! I wanted to ask though. Is it normal for the game to be stuttering a bit? When text comes on the screen, or sometimes even the character sprite, there's a little bit of a stutter/delay. I didn't know if it was just me and I should maybe try reinstalling the game. Thanks ever so much for all the team does. I also appreciate the new content that comes out for the WTNC characters. Eager to play the new side story once I'm done with my replay.

That definitely shouldn't be happening! Do you know if you maybe don't have much free space on your machine? If that isn't an issue, you can try changing the graphics options in-game by holding down SHIFT + G when the game first loads.  From the "Graphics Acceleration" menu that appears, choose the renderer to use, then exit and restart the game. If there isn't an improvement you can try the different options and see if any work for you! If the issue persists, please email us with your system specs on info@lunarisgames.com

Hi guys, have you ever considered a Nintendo Switch (or mobile) release for this game and/or Errant Kingdom? Even in a faraway future! It would be so cool 😄 Thanks for making awesome games! ❤️

We actually started the process but unfortunately the path we were taking with our porting company no longer exists so we can't afford it ;-; It would cost us about $20k per title to put on console. We would LOVE TO if the opportunity ever arises if we're able to get support from a publisher but that is also really hard for indies.

Awww, I get it, but that's so sad 😔 I hope an opportunity will in fact arise in the future for you guys tough, because you deserve it and your games are just as good as those AAA ones! 😁

Ahhh thank you, you're so kind!

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Is the music available for purchase? Via CD, or like digitally on Apple Music? Sometimes I would just leave it on a scene just for the music playing in the background. This was so very well done!!

Thank you so much! All of the music in the game is actually creative commons fair use so if you take a look in our credits you can see the song titles and creators and will be able to find them for free on YouTube :) 

Wow. Thank you so much for the response and point in the right direction!!

Can I somehow download the game on Xbox too?

It, unfortunately, isn't available on Xbox sorry! It's really expensive for us to have it published on there as a team without a publisher or funding. 

Totally get it! No problem

So aside from the VAs, is there anything new about the revamp? If so, how much? Just wondering coz I got this back when it was free to download, pre-VAs. 

Updated UI, three already-released DLCs are available in-game from a special menu, a codex has been added. 

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Yes, the mini stories are the DLCs. They also recently released a new one but it isnt incorporated in the game :)

Well well well.. updated comment... finally... finally did my stupid-obsessive-completionist thing... and played through all the routes, read all of the codex, did all of the mini-games... worth it.  I am confused and wondering if I missed something though... I played through Omen's route twice... and it still feels like I missed a chunk of story between the end of the main game and the start of his mini-side-game?... Don't want to put any further details (spoiler 'n' all)... anywhere I can get filled in?

also... ... HA... So It IS a UK company... I was wondering why I appreciated all the humour so much (many of the VNs I've played have ... just... really not-funny-to-me cringe humour... ).

Also.  Piper is bloody brilliant.  Thank you for creating and writing this character.  That lovely lady has fulfilled the dream of every wronged-employee out in the world... to call their boss a t**t and NOT get fired.  She made me laugh so hard.  I'd take up fight training just to try to be her bestie.  Mama Ezra would also have a fan in me... migraine meds?  Always?  Oh please. Yes. Please... my other best friend...

I nearly spit out my juice when the name of the... erm... "author" was revealed.  I can't believe I haven't heard that one.  I used to be a telephone operator.  

Reading another comment (in this looong list of comments) ... someone indicated that het romances in VNs are usually "not great".. and I have to agree... so many of them... the protagonist and their respective choices are... so... vapid, or infuriatingly shallow... I had to stop playing a game just recently because the MC was this irresponsible twit who felt self-entitled to have everything just handed to her... and it wasn't even a platform for 'growth' it was like the creators expected us to AGREE and LIKE it... and this just set up the game to play out where you know the 'love interests' are going to be just as shallow and undeveloped.

I am rather in a bit of a pondering mood now though that ... after reading all these comments... good lord... am I the only HN to play these games?  Damnit... Am I trespassing upon disallowed ground?  I'm so sorry... What can I say?  The best looking boys ALWAYS seem to be drawn into the LGBTQA+ games (I apologize, I don't ... know if I missed a letter in there).  I very much appreciate the artwork and the depiction of light.  That ONE CG of August (I think it must have been in promo ads or something) going full-juice was actually what spurred me to say "I must try this game."

Thank you for your lovely comment, you made us smile! And, yes, we are based in Britain and our lead writer is a Brit, hence the humor. We're really glad you enjoyed the game and you're absolutely not disallowed! 

Regarding the Omen story, we did actually overlook the fact that we took out some end cards when we re-released the game and in between the events of the base game and the first DLC, he went on a little trip home to visit his father and sort out some 'Important Demon Business.' That's kind of it, so not really missing anything major, but sorry if that was confusing! We're looking to add those end cards back in with a future update :)

Ahhh... thank you for clearing up the Omen story... hahaha a "... little trip home to visit his father..."  The understated, stiff upper-lipness of it is wonderful.  Love.  It.

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Is there any female romance option in this game?

Yes there's Piper! Please see the description and screenshots for information :) 

I have a question. Can we romance Finn without being in poly with Ezra?

You can! There are individual romances for all characters included in any poly pairings.

Heyyy so I was wondering if you can maybe look into the 32. download? Every time I try to load it after downloading it, the application just shuts off before the game can even start. The download process until then is fine but I have no idea why it's doing this. 

Hi! Can you email us your system specs at info@lunarisgames.com and we can take a little look into this for you and hopefully help!

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! 

Does starting a new game delete your saves from the previous game?

No they’ll remain!

Hi!! I bought the game and I kept seeing something called "codex entries", but I don't know how to access the codex. It isn't in the controls menu, either. How do you access it?

The codex is accessible via the ‘Extras’ menu!

Thank you!!

When did I know I was going to love this game? RIGHT in the beginning... whilst reading the Codex and I saw this beautiful piece of wisdom: 

" Of course, unfortunate things happen.  You can't cure stupid."

Some of the truest words ever put to print... and I give ALL the likes to the creators who included it in the game.

Thank you!!! x

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.

Thank you for your lovely words! August means so much to us too <3

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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. 

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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

Aww they removed it? I loved the epilogue it was my most favorite part of each route.  I have to completely agree with you. I was planning to buy the game but now I'm not too sure.

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

Please make for android too

I just bought the game although I tried unzipping the file, It still won't open? TT 

Hi! Can you tell us if you’re getting any errors when trying to open it? Feel free to send us screenshots of your unzipped file to info@lunarisgames.com and we’ll see if we can help :)

how in the world did you get gideon emery to voice for your game aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Magic 🌟

Good evening :) I really love this game and wanted to ask if 
the soundtrack of this game could be available as DLC. 
I'll be happy to pay for that too. Kind regards <3

The soundtrack is all copyright free music so you can find it on YouTube! The song names are listed in the credit screen :)

Thank you very much ♥️

Okay dumb question i know, but how do i unlock Mini-Stories 2 and 3? do i just need to keep playing through the game

they each unlock at the end of the previous mini story :) 

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 :(

I feel your pain, same here. I don't think there is any way to change the font unfortunately... had to play the game in small intervals and very close to the screen.

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.

Holy shit, you have made my life so much better. Thank you SO MUCH for this reply!! :D

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