A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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When The Night Comes is a queer, narrative-driven, supernatural visual novel with ten chapters, 490,000+ words, 60+ gorgeous collectible illustrations, and over 80 hours of game play across all possible routes.

You are a renowned Hunter, a demon slayer who has been been called to the quiet 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.

R18 for harsh language, violence & sexually suggestive content

Our second game, Errant Kingdom, is out now!

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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! 



  • 6 individual romance routes
  • 2 polyamourous romance routes
  • Player chooses their own pronouns
  • No gender-restrictive romances
  • Play without romancing anyone OR play a romance comfortably with no obligation to partake in sexual scenes
  • Unlockable CGs with every chapter
  • A wide and varied range of dialogue options in every chapter that help you choose your path and mold the story depending on what choices you make
  • Your choices matter from the start! Choose wisely... 

Lunaris Games are a queer indie development team with a passion for creating immersive, narrative-driven stories filled with diverse characters. 

We believe that representation matters, whether it be solving supernatural murders, or saving a kingdom. Our primary goal is to bring the stories & games to the LGBTQA+ community that it so sorely needs, and to do that with the love it deserves and that we have for it. 

Lead Artist: Anna T.
Narrative Designer/Producer/Writer: Kris W.
Writer: Kevin N.
Editor: Lennox D.
Background Artist: Marina B.
Artist: Tiffany P.
Music: As credited in-game


Email: kris@wtncgame.com


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In order to download this Visual Novel you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

When The Night Comes (Windows) 369 MB
When The Night Comes (mac) 368 MB
When The Night Comes (Linux) 375 MB
WTNC Mini Story One 131 MB
WTNC Mini Story One 130 MB

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WTNC Demo (Windows).zip 132 MB
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finally got around to playing the mini story (yayyy!!!) and ugh i love this so much :( thanks for making something so good! has me wishing i could actually have my own 6'2 wolf boy~ cant wait for any future stuff!! :o) 

I'm playing the game on my channel rn and it's a lot of fun! I can't get over how gorgeous the artwork is, honestly 

Bought the game a few days ago, but only had the chance to start it yesterday. I havent't played through all the routes yet, but I love the game. I was pleasantly surprised by the witcher vibes I got from it, too. Everyone is beautiful, sweet and a joy to read about. My only complaint is that some scenes that I've read before are seemingly unskippable, but that's a very small issue.

Thank you for making this game!

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Cool!! This game is beautiful!! 

Thank you! x

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Hello! I'm not seeing where the minigame is supposed to be? It says in the new version that it's included in it, so I didn't have to click on anything to download separately. Not sure how to do so, any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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It’s a separate download that’s listed alongside the main game download. It opens in a separate application. 

I see it now, sorry! Thank you!

I have now played through every route and I have to say that this game is just amazing. Well-written characters with distinctive personalities, inclusive for all and the artwork is stunning. Thank you for making this, it's fantastic!!

Thank you so much! 

Just finished playing through all of the routes in the mini-story, and it was so cute! I hadn't realized how much I missed these characters and Lunaris so this was really sweet and made me happy haha. Thank you for making this! 

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We’re so glad you enjoyed :) x 

I finished playing this game when it was free, and I had just so happened to replay a few times. I'm concerned as my chapter 10 is nowhere to be found, although i finished 3-4 routes with 10. Anything you can do? Thanks. 

is the game available in french?

because I would love to play it   :3

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Quick question: for the characters in polyamory routes, do they only have polyamory routes, or can you play them separately? Not trying to shame anyone, poly romance just isn't my thing. I think that description says they can be played without polyamory, but better safe than sorry,

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they can still be romanced individually! 

I love this game so much (Finn is definitely my favourite). Will there be a sequel or something? I wish this game never ended ;_;

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we’re working on a re-release right now which will have new features, extra artwork and side-stories! 

Hi! I'm excited for it! Just a side thing, I e-mailed Kris about an order I made in your store, but I haven't gotten a reply and it's been a few days. Is there someone I can contact specifically about orders? Thank you✨

i just finished playing through the chapters and i want to say i really love this game!! the characters are so lovable and the world they live in is so interesting... thank you for such a wonderful experience : ) 

im really excited for what's to come in errant kingdom : D 

thank you so much! 

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2nd on itch.io's top rated games??? I'm so proud of you, Lunaris games team!! You've come so far and you deserve it xx good luck on your way and thank you for your amazing games (tell Omen I said hello)

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Thank you! x

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Hello!

 I just purchased the game and after spending my day playing, I wanted to say thank you. I am impressed and throughly thrilled with it! The art is beautiful and The characters are great. I’m definitely sharing this with my friends who have been hunting for a new game like this for a while. 

Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed x

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Ok so I downloaded this game when it was free, but I had to restart my computer. I came back to reinstall it and now it's worth money. I don't want to pay for something I already had. If you can do anything about this please do, it's fine if you can't. It's an amazing game and worth the 5$ that I can't pay.

If you email us on kris@wtncgame.com we can sort something out for you

Oh really? I'd really appreciate that! Thank you!

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Will you offer a story/lore and/or artbook in the future?

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We're working on this right now and will hopefully release with the re-released version : )

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Noticed my first major bug, in chapter 5 when you meet up with Alkar in the woods after leaving the dungeon and you're romancing him it goes through what I'm guessing is the romanced dialogue, then resets and does the non romanced version upon reaching his home. Other than this I've not seen any major issues with this game and I'm absolutely in love with it. I'll do a more thorough review once I've finished all the routes (Though I'm fairly certain Finnzra is gonna always be my top, I just love them too much xD)

Thank you for letting us know! Can I ask if this is the $5 version download or the free/old version? 

This is for the $5 one :)

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I've been following and playing this game since chapter two was released, and let me tell you, I love it. I have ten chapters free, if I'm remembering right, and I'm very poor, but this game and all of you who work on it are amazing, so I'm spending five dollars. I'd spend more if I could! Such a good game, and I genuinely hope all of you are proud of the amazing work you've done.

Thank you for your support!! x

Is there a guide of all the CGs for WTNC or a list of the ones that are still locked from being attainable? Thanks! 

Also, <3 this game so much! Thank you for all the story options!

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The slots on the 2nd page aren't unlockable, just a product of the design of the gallery :) 

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Long story short, I love this game. I've been following it since the release of Chapter Two (pretty sure I happened to find it the day of or within days of it being released), and have spent hours playing it. I'm embarrassed to say how many hours I've racked up. Nights I should have been asleep before midnight? Playing WTNC. Eating dinner in my room and doing what? Playing WTNC. Feeling incredibly lonely? Playing WTNC to cheer myself up. Visual novels are very close to my heart, since I've been playing them since I was a young teenager. When I was too scared to actually talk to people, I played visual novels. It's a little sad, but now that I'm older, going to college, and making new friendships, I appreciate the games I had for sticking with me when I was lonely. That's why I love these types of games so much. I still go back to them today when life decides to be an asshole, and they make me so happy, especially when I find new ones like this. WTNC is so well done, and definitely on my list of top visual novels. I wanted to give this a well-thought out review, so if you'd like to read my literal essay I have a link attached. It's long, so each section has a header for the topic of that section. This took far too long for me to post, but I wanted to make sure I included everything I could (concussions also hinder this, you can't play video games and it's very depressing). Since it's a google doc I'll go back and add stuff if I remember anything lmao. Thank you so much, Lunaris Games, for the wonderful experience you've given me. (:


To read the not-so-short version of this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1r634KZwJJ437qAU_rBsRF1UgyaiqXEyR7U3L2qcguAk/...

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I have downloaded the free 9.0 version like, half of a year ago, and today I've just finished chapter Nine to find out that the game isn't free anymore and that I'd have to pay 5$ just to reach the end of the story because of my own stupidity.
What a day to be alive.

Love the game though. August's the best :x

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The 5 dollars will go towards expanding the game though! I think it's well worth it! <3 

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just bought this last night and i was literally up till 5 am playing my first run through- and though im exhausted, i have no regrets lol

this game is amazing~ keep up the good work! im very excited for EK, and any other WTNC content <3 :)

Thank you!! X

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Don't get me wrong, I love all the LIs, but August is the love of my life and I'm most definitely going to get that re-buy. Already got EK and *inhale* I'm not gonna be leaving my house for a while, keep up the good work :)

August loves you too! <3

Hi! So, I downloaded this game back when it was free and chapter 10 wasn't out yet. I just finished chapter 8, and realize that I want to download chapter 10 soon to finish the story. I don't mind paying 5 dollars for the rest of the story, as I've really enjoyed it! But, how do I download chapter 10 without having to restart the game all over again? Is that easy to do? Sorry, I don't really have a lot of experience with this, and don't want to accidentally screw it up!

If you download the game now you simply unzip the new download and copy the contents of the folder into your EXISTING game folder (the one you previously downloaded) and select 'yes' when asked if you'd like to replace the contents. Your saves will be intact and you'll have the newest version. If you have any issues feel free to email us! 

Thanks for the quick reply! I'll def try it!

I loved the game and already have it. However, because I was so impressed by everything I've seen, I'm going to re-buy it for $5 and Errant Kingdom as a sort of package deal thing. Fingers crossed that I get that done this week coming up. 

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That’s so kind of you! Thank you so, so much for your support, it means the world to us x 

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It might be a little hard for me financially, but I will definitely buy the game as soon as I can to support you guys - I'm looking forward to see what you do with it and what comes next. 


Keep up the great work, guys. 

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Despite putting many, many hours into this game and playing it back to front, I absolutely don't mind the change in price, and if anyone is wondering if it's worth it--it absolutely is! This game is incredible. I'm very excited to see the updates and move to Unity and thrilled at the thought of mini stories with these characters. I wish you all the best of luck for this upcoming year and I can't wait to see what you have in store! 

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We’re excited too! Thank you for your support x

Hello!

I just have one question: I just saw in my feed that you've changed the download links. Is this a update for the game?

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We just re-uploaded the game as it was but with a fix to the start of chapter nine so that the Harry choice from the end of eight wasn’t repeated :) 

Okay, thank you  for answer me! :D

Hello there! I absolutely ADORE this game and I've been following you guys since I found Kris's stories on tumblr. I'm so happy ya'll are finally getting some of the recognition you deserve for your talents! Great work. 

I have one problem which I'm just trying to make sure isn't a bug that will ruin my romance. I just restarted the game and all the flirt options for every character does not make the "Name +5" message appear that I am used to. I have tried reinstalling already. Will this affect my playthrough in any way? I have no idea if I am still getting the points or not or maybe I just haven't found out how to see that. Thank you!

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The flirting system was something we decided was unnecessary as we already allow you to select your romance path, so we removed it. It was an added complication during coding (which we don’t have much knowledge of within ren’py!) BUT when we re-release the special edition of the game this year we’ll have a more refined system where we’ll introduce it again so that it has a purpose. 

Okay! Thank you so much for replying. I can't wait to support you guys with whatever else you do! Have a great one

I can assume one of the poly routes is with Finn and Ezra due to the art preview, but I'm curious as to what the other one is? To be honest, I'm not willing to put in the effort dating two characters at the same time over and over throughout the whole story to have around a 7% chance of getting it right.

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Finn & Ezra and Omen & Alkar

Thanks for the info!

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this game has been super fun so far, but i think i came across a bug! spoilers ahead!!









i'm doing august's route first and i got to chapter 8. i kept choosing to condemn harry, and then at the very end to condemn but lie to him. as soon as the chapter ends, instead of proceeding to the next one it loops back to the conversation with harry from near the beginning! ;-;

update: thankfully playing through the dialogue again allows me to proceed! but still, i thought you should know about it! 0:

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Ah yesss we are aware of this! It is an intentional repeat of the menu choices as we had a coding issue. We will be fixing this with our re-release coming soon! 

ahh alright, i'm glad to hear that! i really look forward to the re-release! until then, i'll try to get a full review of this version out for you guys once i'm done with all the routes. it's an amazing game so far!! 

hmm this might just be me not seeing it, but is there any way to delete saves?

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hover your mouse over the save and press ‘delete’ on your keyboard :) 

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Is there a guide for how to get all CGs?

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You just need to play all romance routes! There are 68 CGs in total (there will still be blank/locked slots even after you’ve unlocked all CGs due to the gallery template) 

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I've become so attached to this series! It's got a mix of romance, humor, thrill, etc. I spent most of my winter break going through all of the pathways and I've got to say, Alkar's is my all time favorite. I also wanted to point out how much I admire the character designs! They've all got personalities of their own and it makes each of them stand out in their own way. It's fun to just go through and take time admiring their styles. Overall, this is truly an amazing game and I couldn't more excited for what the future holds! Thank you for making this wonderful game! :-)

Juju

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Thank you so, so much for your very kind words! x

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This game absolutely floored me with how amazing it was. The art style is very unique and fits the atmosphere perfectly. The characters and their designs are so unique and I want to marry August with my whole heart!! Their romance was so undeniably sweet, especially the diary scene. One of the best games I've played in a while!!

THANK YOU! x

I'm not quite thrilled with the game. The game isn't bad, it's just not exactly what I expected. You know, you cannot please everyone, so don't take it personally. 

I noticed a few things that can be improved so I decided to share them:
- in the picture with Harry in the forest his scar on the wrong cheek.
- the 9-th chapter repeat 20 or even more lines from 8-th, even the choses. This is not good, not logical and really annoying, because you cannot skip it.
- a brief summary of what happens to characters next (in the end) moves too fast. I recommend deleting the timer (turn the page by click the mouse)... Just let the player read as fast as they want. I'm literally not really good at English (this is my second language) and I wasn't pleased to go back and forth several times.

I enjoyed CG a lot... But I really missed your vision of MC on it...

Thanks for the game, anyway.

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Thank you for your feedback! We made the game with little to no budget and we are currently working on a re-release of it on a new engine now that we're a more established studio. It definitely isn't perfect, but we're really proud of what we created with it being our very first game (and not even having a programmer!). Hopefully you'll consider giving it another go when this release comes out later in the year :) 

I just wanna add a couple of things. 

I very liked all these tricks with tails. Great idea. It looks nice, sweet and sexy... And I terribly miss such things in other games.
I'm not a fan of furry, but in your game, I liked Alkar the most. I don’t know why, but it seems that he's the only one who desperately needs MC. Probably just my imagination.
And, of course, Raven... She's gorgeous. I love her. I wanna be like her...

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Question; Is the entire game finished, or are there more chapters to be made?

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The main game is complete, but we do plan on releasing side-stories throughout 2020 :) 

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All right, thank you!

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I cannot even find all the words to tell you how much I love this game! The story was fantastic, the characters were bright and lovable! I played every path as fast as I could! The writing is fantastic and the art is beautiful! And it was so refreshing to find a game sensitive to gender fluidity! This game was very obviously a labor of love. My many thanks and I look forward to more! 

You're so kind, thank you so much <3

I loved the game. it was an awesome experience. But there are two things i just DON'T get. First of all, why is Elaine so cautious around us (the hunter) ? and sometimes even a little bit rude like i could sense she didn't like us but i didn't do anything wrong sometimes i even felt like we got along pretty well with her. and second, why does Fiero not like us too ? XD i can't help but wonder what he didn't like about me. i gave Elaine a pass cuz she has the right to be cautious. But Fiero isn't even cautious when he's around i feel like he knows i won't try anything funny but for some reason still dislikes me. so i told myself while playng finn's route that maybe he would soften a little towards me but it only got worse XD the dude became even creepier. please enlighten me in the comments. 

Oh i also have another question, i know it's starting to get annoying but please bear with me. '^_^ are some cgs loched on purpose ? because i can't seem to unlock all of them for every chracter there are always 4 cgs that stay locked. I just wanted to know if there was a possibility to unlock them and if there is, how ? thank you in advance

You're fine, we love questions, and thank you for playing! 

- Elaine is absolutely intended to be a little rude. Remember that both her and Omen aren't from 'our' world, but Omen has been in Lunaris a lot longer than her, hence why he's a little more well-adapted. Elaine has only been there a few weeks, months at most, and she doesn't quite understand how to act around humans just yet. She's also used to being treated like royalty back home, so she's trying, but it'll take a bit longer for her to fully adjust! 

- Fiero is an empath, so he tends to be very, very closed off with his emotions as when he's around humans he feels every little thing they're feeling, including the bad things like unease, dread, fear. He absolutely doesn't dislike the Hunter (if their intentions are good!) but he's also not willing to trust them 100% until he knows them a little better. He's specifically protective of Finn because he knows how open with his feelings his friend can be. Of course, if the Hunter chooses to side with Harry/pledges to take the potion at the end of the game, Fiero's caution was correct. 

- Regarding the CGs, any remaining slots left after you've completed each romance aren't unlockable. The system we used to code the game was very basic and that was just the way the gallery was set up! 

Thank you for your reply it was very helpful!

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