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Anxious to attend your job interview at Aurora Antiques, you arrive to discover a room full of melancholy mannequins. One, in particular, captures your interest, drawing you closer.
"Beautiful, isn't she? I can tell you her tale if you like."
"It all started with a selfish wish..."









- 14 original CGs to unlock -
(24 including variations)

- Full voice acting -

- Atmospheric audio -
(designed for head/earphones)

- OST -
(with 20 original BGM tracks)

- Approximately 12k words -

- 3 different endings -

- Unlockable extras section -
(with bonus sketches, music box, and bloopers)


Please note that this game contains the following content warnings:

- Blood -

- Injury Detail -

- Threatening Behaviour -

- Bad Language -

- Cannibalism - 

- Medication & Medical Equipment - 
(syringes, scalpels)

Need a walkthrough for the game to unlock all the CGs and reach all the endings? Head here!

Found a nasty bug that needs squashing? Head here to report it!

Or need help with opening the game on Mac? Head here for a list of suggestions from fellow players who have managed to get my games to open on Mac in the past.

The game is designed to be played in 16:9 1920x1080. When playing in any other resolution, the UI may appear somewhat out of place + parts of the image will be cut off. If you are playing in anything other than 16:9 or 16:10, during one particular scene, you will not be able to click on 3 objects to examine them (as the resolution will mean they are cut off of the edge of the screen). 1 of those objects unlocks a CG.

Please note that the game was designed to be played with head/earphones on and all audio turned on. Some of the SFX are timed with the voice acting, so if you change the text reveal speed or skip through text, SFX may play slightly out of time.

- Controls -

Advance Text - Left mouse click, mouse scroll wheel down, spacebar 

Rewind Text - Mouse scroll wheel up, left arrow key 
(text cannot be rewound after making a choice, so please save the game if you want to pick a different choice faster)

Skip Mode (fast) - Up arrow key

Skip Mode (toggle) - Right arrow key 

Auto Mode - Down arrow key

 Open Backlog - B key 

Toggle/Hide UI - H key

If you need help with anything, enjoyed the game and want to talk about it, or just want to tell me something in general, please either use the comments section (and don't forget to rate and review the game too if you had fun because it helps a lot :3) or feel free to message me here:
melancholicmarionette@gmail.com

Dawn of the Damned was made in under 1 month for Spooktober VN Jam 2022

- Written & Created by -

 Melancholy Marionette 
(using Naninovel x Unity)
 
@Marionette_Mask

- CG Art -

Tsukihowl & JamilSlut (TrashMomAru)
@Tsukihowl - itchio - @JamilSlut

- Additional CGs Line Art -

LazyCrocodile
@MrsLaziness0 - 
tumblr

- Additional CGs Colouring -

sophrossynes
@sophrossynes - Instagram - 
tumblr

- OST -

Melancholy Marionette

- CAST - 

Morgenröte

JJWalker

Dämmerung

Jerron Bacat - @JerronBacat

Schrat

Lauren Kong@LaurenK_VA

Aurora

Beck

- Additional Assets Used - 

- Sprite Art -
sasAIchi (edited by Melancholy Marionette)
Schrat Sprite - Yukino Nanami's Atelier (edited by Melancholy Marionette)

- Mansion Backgrounds -
Background material shop (edited by Melancholy Marionette)

- Additional Background Art -
Minikle (some of which edited by Melancholy Marionette)

- UI Art Elements - 
UI design by Melancholy Marionette, created with the following assets:
Yukino Nanami's Atelier (edited by Melancholy Marionette)
otohimenohanagasa (edited by Melancholy Marionette)
Mori no oku no kakurezato (edited by Melancholy Marionette)
Eclair Apple Tea (for blood spatter on 1 sprite + on the camera)

- SFX -
Mainly from freesfx.co.uk (edited by Melancholy Marionette)

- Additional SFX -
Sidearm Studios (edited by Melancholy Marionette)
pigmyon studio (edited by Melancholy Marionette)

- UI  SFX -
GameDev Market Sellers Epicstockmedia & TomWinandySFX

- Voice FX - 
Created by Melancholy Marionette using a mixture of Audacity and FLstudio

Loops from the following looperman users were used to compose parts of the OST: 
Sushilbawa, LMGStudio, VIVEK, maciek09, xen0s, Makalo, diamondwavcom, issa-knife, JuLeeBeatsTheLostPoet28, bladersbeats, mctinna, BeatsByXero, UndercoverProdigy, honeybeats1, w1ndbeatzMrRivus,treasbeats, ISLA1, ChrisNeal, d3w

Other loops and samples used to compose parts of the OST came from Laniakea and Prime Loops (Producer Loops) - purchased from Humble Bundle Music Producer Asset Bundles

Dawn of the Damned is a spinoff/standalone backstory that will eventually be related to one of my main projects, Darling Duality. At some point in the future, I hope to add both Morgenröte and Dämmerung to DD as love interests. However, you won't need to play Dawn of the Damned to understand the characters when they're actually added to DD. This will simply serve as a standalone story that will hopefully just add to the enjoyment of both projects if you do decide to play them both :3



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This was great!! I made sure to get all the endings. The changes in art style kept throwing me off a bit, but it wasn't a big deal. I loved Damme's voice acting!! The story could be a BIT hard to follow sometimes, but I overall enjoyed it. I'm so so impressed that you made this in a month!! Can't wait to see more from you! <3

Glad you enjoyed it :3 Hehe, yeah, I feel like I confused myself a lot with the story xD Not everything that was in my head actually made it into the game, unfortunately. Mainly just cos of the time constraints of the jam, but also because sometimes I'm an idiot and I somehow manage to forget that people can't read my mind and fill in the gaps >.< It makes it really difficult for me to try and determine how much info I should give, especially when it comes to things with twists in them, haha.

Really glad you had fun with it anyhow! Thanks so much for playing and taking the time to comment ^-^

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I decided to play this after The Graveyard Shift and I'm definitely not disappointed! The art is amazing, the story is interesting and there's a lot to explore too!

Also, is so cool that you made these two games for the same JAM!

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Glad you ended up enjoying this one as well! Thanks so much for playing both ^-^ Yeah, I definitely won't be trying to make 2 for 1 jam again because that wasn't the smartest thing I've ever done xD I don't regret it one bit because I had a blast and I'm happy with how both projects turned out, but I wouldn't do it again because it was insanity x3

Anyways, I really need to play your games!! I've just been on your page and seen them, and they both very much look like my cup of tea :3 Like, anything with ringmasters, jesters, clowns, that sorta thing/type of character is just <3 haha. They are one of my favourite kinds of creepy, and both of your games just look really cool! Not sure when I'll get the time to check them out, but I've added them to my collection on here so that I don't forget at least x3

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I found a familiar character while playing

I wanted to attach a picture, but there was a problem uploading it

But I can provide a link

R18 Warnings

https://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ353573.html

Please let me know if this is offensive and I will delete it myself

He also apologized for the difficulty in reading the translation

Machine translation was used

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Those poor characters xD Well, the creator of that game hasn't done anything wrong, at least I don't think so, I'd have to go check the terms of use on the sprites to be sure because some artists who sell sprite packs do ask that the devs who purchase them don't use them in R18 content, haha. I'm not 100% sure what the terms on these ones were.

But yeah, the dev of that game must just have some of the same sprite packs as me because they're on sale to anyone. It looks like they've kept their default/stock appearances and drawn some nude CGs for them x3 I usually try my best to edit all of my sprites so that they look different from the stock versions, but it's not always possible because sometimes, the artists who sell the packs only provide png files and not psd, which makes editing much harder >.< I guess the dev must also follow the artist because the blonde-haired character was exclusive to followers and not released in a public pack yet.

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Wow, thanks for your reply. The original material of the game has this regulation, I feel more about the game production

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This game caught my eye while browsing and I must say, I'm very impressed.

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Glad to hear it :D Hope you had fun with it! Thanks so much for taking the time to check it out and leave the video :3 I'll be sure to take a peek when I get a chance!

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A little late to the party! This visual novel was a great read through. I really loved the story and how open some bits are as it really makes you think and wonder what exactly is going on. And without spoiling anything down here, I thought you had a really interesting take on what the theme was about! (I wish there was more back story to other characters! But a layer of mystery is always a nice thing to have!)

The voice acting was great all the way through. On top of the sound effects and music it really came together nicely. Each scene was super engaging and fit perfectly with one another!

Thank you and everyone involved for making this game! I look forward to seeing the others that you have done as well!


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That's so lovely to hear :3 Thank you very much for all your kind words and taking the time to play the game! I haven't had a chance to watch your video yet, but I'll give it a peep when I can :D

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Oh, my god - when I say I got invested in the characters - I got invested! The story was so interesting and fun to try and piece together!! So, so amazing 💕

The voice acting was phenomenal and so enjoyable!! I'm still so amazed you managed to get two great games out for the jam! So impressive!! 😊

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Yay! <3 So happy you had fun with it :3 I'm still kind of overwhelmed by everything on my to-do list, so I still haven't had a chance to watch your GS video, let alone this one yet T_T but it's on my list to take a peek at when I can :3

I still feel like an idiot for attempting to make 2 games for the jam if I'm honest xD But at least I know now not to try it again, haha. I can't tell if I'm still exhausted because of pushing myself too much for that, or if I'm just experiencing my usual November blues because my favourite month of the year (October) is gone again T_T haha. Had a new idea slap me in the face the other day though, so that's energised me a bit xD

You're under no obligation to watch! I absolutely had so much fun with it!! <3 I can definitely see how making two games in a month would be incredibly exhausting :'-) I'm glad you've got a new idea to energize you though! I'm excited to see what you make in the future!

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Where do I even start?

This was a ride to hell and back I absolutely love the fairytale of this story this game had great music great characters great art style definitely blows every other game I played out of the water there's really nothing I can say other than go play it I recommend it definitely was a perfect pick for a Halloween special. 

Also, I had no PC problems like I did with Graveyard Shift so that's already a win. I actually thought of a song while playing this game I could feel vibes and thinking of the game while I listen to it. 

Overall 

Story: 10/10 Characters: 10/10 Art: 10/10 

10/10 Game go play it

Keep Up the Good Work :)

Holy moly :o I feel honoured that you would consider it to be good enough for a Halloween special :3 So glad you had fun with it! It was certainly very fun to make, haha. Also, hooray for no PC problems :D

What's the song? :o I'm intrigued, haha.

Thanks so much for all your kind words and for playing it anyhow ^-^

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Yes, this was a great game and it fit well for a special. 

As for the song it's called Layers or fear by DAGames I felt vibes from dawn of the damned and from layers of fear like I can vibe and remember stuff from the game. It's a good song 

Link LAYERS OF FEAR SONG - DAGames - YouTube

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Hi x3

I just had a listen, and you're so right, it fits so well xD I can definitely see why you'd think of em together! Actually, Layers of Fear is a game I have on my gigantic backlist of games that I want to play but still haven't made time for >.< haha. I'll get to it one day! Thanks for the link :3

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Oh my gosh! Its such a good game <3

Im currently working on translating and uploading Solipsism Reigns on my youtube channel and after playing Dawn of The Damned, i decided I must translate this one too!
(hope yt wont be that mean about all the gore stuff XD)
At first I wanted to play your other games only after I finish translating all Solipsism routes but it looked so good and i love halloween themed things so... XD I guess i couldnt resist

How are you able to create such a good game in ONE month???? R u even human? XD 

Right now i dont have money to support you, im sorry :c
but i'd love to one day <3
I want to become rich so I can become ur patronite member XD

And i fricking mean it, ur games and you deserve so much more recognition and support~


Oh, and also I was pleasantly surprised seeing german language and names :D 
it was like a breath of fresh air to see german instead of japanese in such a type of game

And you also added different languages' meaning of dawn as a ''door'' for one of the endings, thats so cool!
There were even polish ones, (świt, jutrzenka, brzask) 
i appreciate <3
(if, by any chance, one day you would need to know something in polish language for ur games i'll gladly help as a native polish gurl XD)

And also I liked how Morgen's name means dawn and Damme's name means twilight (at least from what google translate tells me cuz i don't know german xD)

Wish you amazing dawn, day, twilight and night ; )

<3

Glad you liked this one ^-^

Holy moly, that must be a lot of work! SR is so long O.O I hope you don't exhaust yourself in the process >.< Fingers crossed that YT is okay with the gory bits then x3 I mean, it's not THAT bad since it's cartoon gore I guess. *High five* for Halloween-themed things :D

My relatives in Poland would probably think it was soooo cool that you're translating SR :3 Well, one of them is an English teacher, so I guess she could read the English version anyways, but I don't think any of the others can read or speak English fluently like she can. Although, they probably wouldn't like my games either xD Especially not the kids cos they are too young to be playing them, haha.

Hehe x3 Well the main ingredients for completing the jam were waaaay too many hours staring at my monitors instead of sleeping + bucketloads of passion xD

You don't need to apologise anyways, you silly sausage x3 You play my games and leave really lovely comments, so that is already being super supportive ^-^

Yeah, the German mainly came from me being a bit addicted to learning German, haha. I had to stop in September while I made the game, and then I was too busy in October to restart. Still haven't restarted yet cos I haven't had the time, but I will when I can! I really hope I can also learn Polish too at some point because it would be so cool if I could actually somehow speak to my Polish relatives in Polish when they visit. They warned me that it is one of the most difficult languages to learn though, so I will probably fail x3

Hehe, yeah, I tried to find as many translations for Dawn in as many different languages as I could, but because I don't speak them all myself, I was relying on Google and just hoping that they were correct :3

Unrelated to the game, but my dad actually wanted to name me Ania or Anya after our Polish relative, but sadly, my mum overruled him and gave me a crap name instead T_T Didn't even get to have it as a middle name! Sometimes I think about getting it legally changed, but then it seems like it would be a giant pain in the butt with having to update your name everywhere >.<

And yeah, I was looking up the German for Dawn and Dusk, and that's what it told me, like Damme is twilight, and it said that it can be dawn or dusk, which I thought was pretty cool :3 Like it said you can add Morgen to the start of Dammerung or Abend to the start to specify if you want to say it's dawn or dusk! Languages are so cool <3

Hehe, aww, thank you ^-^ And to you too! Also hope you got to have a happy Halloween!!

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Yes, it is a lot of work haha, but translating something I like is pleasant so I'll keep going, thanks ^o^

Oh, you do have relatives in Poland! <3

I hope you rested well after completing the game and got much sleep c:

Sausage >,< that sounds cute <3

Thats so cool you learn german! i tried when i was still in middle school but my teacher was so rude that i hated all lessons and now i dont even remember anything T-T maybe one day i'll try to approach it again cuz i have a dream to know many languages in the future UwU
Tho my pace is quite slow cuz im still working on only english meh XD *crying in snail speed*
(i wish to play korean and japanese games in original~)

If you have polish relatives you could train ur language skills on them/with them when they visit : ) 
Or maybe one day you decide to visit poland, i heard the fastest way to learn language is to ''get surrounded by it'' (hearing people irl, writings, texts everywhere stimulate brain somehow to switch or something like that XD)

one day i watched a video about developing like...a ''second brain'' in a forein language this way, and then you can start thinking in this second language after some time (not just translating), it was quite crazy for me when i first started getting better in english to this point and then started thinking in english.
It even became so normal for me to mix certain english words into polish sentences, especially in informal speech, so for example, when im with friends i wont say that something is cute in polish, just ''awww thats so cute'' in english O^O

OH Ania/Anna is pretty popular name, in poland but also outside :D Easy to pronounce, tho Anya would be more appealing to me cuz I love foreign-like names more~
And imagine having the same name as cute and really liked anime character ;)
(Anya from Spy x Family)

Hm, i was also thinking about changing my name legally in the future... (or actually surname not name) but all these documents and formalities :<
I mean, I know i'll do it one day but first i have to be in a more stable situation in life XD
hope we both will get what we feel good with, someday ^w^

Yes, i also saw that variations of damme, languages are really interesting indeed <3
And all word games~ 

Halloween was casual but good, thank you dear :)

im sad we dont celebrate it like other countries :C u know, cuz our country is soo religious :C at least older generation
Its my favourite day/event, more than christmas or my birthday, atmosphere, autumn, costumes, pumpkins, michael myers ;), sweets, fun in the air ahh~ 
nevertheless i have faith in youngsters about this C:
Everything can change~

Wish you pleasant day B)

Well, I wish you maximum good luck with it :3 Oh no, that sucks that you had a rude teacher >.< Bad teachers suck in general. Most of mine were crap, haha. And the only language option we were given at my school was French, which I took because I wanted to at least try to learn something, but she wound up leaving halfway through the year, so then we had nothing! It would be really nice though to know a whole bunch of languages :3

Well, your English is great! It's better than some people I know who are actually UK natives, haha. I tried to learn Japanese online, but I hit the paywall for more lessons and couldn't afford it so I kinda just gave up >.<

Sadly, we only see our Polish relatives like once every 10 years :( Only one of them is fluent in both Polish and English since she's a schoolteacher in Poland teaching English to the kids there, but some of them are trying to learn as well :3 And some of them speak Polish and German but no English, so maybe if I can keep learning German, we might be able to talk a little bit, haha. They have invited us over to stay with them before (we did a long time ago for a wedding in Poland where the whole family gathered :3) but I'm too scared to travel and stay on my own >.< I wish I could be a more confident person and just do it! But I know I would struggle to make conversation and stuff because of my stupid anxiety :(

You're totally right though! I've heard that too about surrounding yourself with the language you're trying to learn :3 I attempted to do that when I started German by only watching German shows on Netflix xD I think it helped a little bit, but they speak so fast on the shows compared to the lessons, haha.

That would be so cool though to be able to think or dream in another language! And mixing languages is really cool too ^-^ I hope I can be like that one day too!

Hehe, we never knew how to spell our relative Ania's name for a long time because sometimes she signed it as 'Ania' and sometimes as 'Anna' so we never knew which was the correct one >.< I think it's a very pretty sounding name though :3 In my school, there was only one Polish girl, and her name was Karolina, haha. It would have been cool to be friends, but she was really outgoing, sporty, and just generally had a lot of friends anyways cos she was like a big ball of energy and sunshine all the time, haha. Whereas I was just a shadow xD

My cousin who does acting and stuff sometimes actually had to change his surname (not legally, but like pick a different performer name) because he was told that ours was too difficult to pronounce and too foreign-sounding, and that would stop him from getting work! o.O That's so stupid >.<” Because it's a Polish name from my grandad's side of the family, haha. But then even our relatives n Poland think it's a weird-sounding name that probably didn't originate from there xD So none of us actually knows where it comes from, haha.

But yeah, changing stuff legally must be such a pain in the butt >.< Hope you can do what you want one day though :3

Yeah, I guess that makes sense with it being so religious there that Halloween wouldn't be a very big celebration >.< But yeah, I think as you say, that will change over time cos the young people will probably bring it more attention in the future. Just might take a while for things to change x3

But heck yes, Halloween is sooo much better than Christmas :P I was reading all those things like atmosphere, autumn, costumes, pumpkins, nodding my head like, yep, yep, yep. Then when I read Michael Myers that made me laugh x3 True though :P

Actually, over here, we have some of the scare places that do spooky Christmas horror events xD Not many, but they exist, haha. They're like, nope, Halloween is not over just because it's Christmas, we will have a horror Christmas instead :D I really need to visit one of them, but they're always far away from where I live T_T Hope your week is off to a good start ^-^

Oh such a shame it happend :c French is so cool

Always paywalls, meh T-T

I think most elders in Poland know russian or german because english wasnt an option then (at least in most cases i guess) :_: So actually learning german would really work out in communication with ur family :D

I mean, I would be scared to be abroad on my own as well but who knows what future holds, maybe you will meet somebody and you will travel together :D expect unexpected ;3

Oh, my name is Karolina too, but im probably the opposite of that girl haha, sunshine people are nice but shadows(or moonshine people) are interesting too if not more B) My dear friend is kinda like that, people dont really know her funny and amazing side at all :C luv her, there is beauty in everyone, just not everybody shows it around, probably they just need someone to vibe with them to illuminate their moonshine energy~ 

Sorry just rambling XD

WHAT?! surname would stop him from getting work?! thats crazy :O now im really curious what surname it is haha XD If ur family is from East Poland maybe its Lithuanian name, but if from West Poland... maybe even German? XD maybe thats why you like German :3 Ur roots or blood is calling you ;)

Happy I made you laugh :D Im totally a simp for Michael Myers and Ghost Face XD At least their version in my mind <3

spooky Christmas horror events? never heard of something like this! interesting OwO now i have one more place i want to visit when ill be rich XDDDD

Thanks for your kind words, good week to you too!

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After playing  a few Melancholy Marionette games, I go in expecting a 10/10 game, but this time, somehow, someway it was a 11/10 game! This is now my favorite MM game!

I will try not to write hundred paragraphs about how good this game is, just know it looks amazing, like truly, the backgrounds really tell a story on their own, I specially loved THAT transition scene, you know which one! the characters are cute as always but also have a lot of personality, that is also brought to life by the always amazing voice actors. (My favorite is Aurora! <3)

I really appreciate all the little animations here and there, specially that one when you close the game, lovely.

The music perfectly fits with the scenes, specially the spooky disturbing ones. I like how in this story there is no clear good or bad and the reader is free to decide the meaning of what is going on (if it has any other than life is suffering) I did replay the game a few times on my own to get the full experience and it only gets better!

As always an absolute banger of a game, you are only getting better with each one and I can't wait to play more games with Damme and Morgen!

Keep the good work but also keep yourself healthy!

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D'aww ^-^ Now I have the super fuzzies <3 So happy you enjoyed it!

You might end up being disappointed eventually if you end up playing some of my older projects because I think you've already played all the best ones, haha x3 Well, I'm still happy with A9! And Darling Duality is hopefully getting an update in time for Halloween (though it really won't be much, just some changes to UI + extra choices in the existing story content and I'll be removing the $2 donation thingy to just make it freely available to download instead!) I don't recommend Love in Lockdown at all >.< still not happy with it, haha. Impostor I have mixed feelings on since I made it in just under a week in the old engine I used to use and kinda wanna remake it in Naninovel so it's less clunky! And SR also needs a remake, not just cos I wanna make it look fancier in Nani, but also I need to edit some of my old writing since it was my first game and I kinda just splurged everywhere x3 Mind you, I still just splurge everywhere even now xD But I do want to try and improve on SR's writing at some point cos there are a couple of routes that I'm not happy with. But anyways, I'm rambling as usual x3

Glad you liked that particular scene because it was an absolute nightmare to put together xD

I can't even describe how much fun I have making spooky tracks x3 When they eventually come together, I pretty much just sit there in my chair doing an evil villain laugh and getting waaaaaay too excited, hehe.

Also really glad that you like the fact that it's up to the player to form an opinion on what's going on and how far is too far to go in the name of love, haha. Cos I know some people might find it a bit irritating that I don't just straight up put things in black and white. My brother, for example, hates ambiguous storytelling >.< But I mean I don't feel like I even have the right to say one way or another because it's one of those moral things that everyone can form an opinion of their own on x3 I'd rather whoever chooses to play it draws their own conclusions on it all.

Also, more *psychological horror high five time*! :D I pretty much like all kinds of horror, but I will take psychological horror over gory slasher films any day x3

Thank you so much again for playing and for making the video :3 I really love all your interjections and commentary in your videos, and there's always something that makes me laugh out loud. This time, it was when you said “Now he's having lunch, right?” xD

Hope you keep healthy too! I'm not sure now if I'm imagining it because my memory sucks and I watched part of your video this morning, then the rest just now, and I feel like I remember you saying something near the beginning about being a tiny bit ill or something, so if my memory is right and you did say that, I hope you get well soon :3 But if my memory is just completely wrong, I hope you stay healthy anyways, haha.

Thanks again and happy Halloweeeeeeen :3

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Another great one! A little disappointed I didn't hear any surprises from Anathema this time though lol 

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Haha, yeah, definitely no time to implement anything like that, sadly >.< Was really down to the wire with getting everything finished for the deadline x3 Glad you still had fun with it though :3

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That was so good. I wasn't expecting that ending. I tried to like Dammerung until the very end but he was going crazy. It was a wild ride with a crazy ending. 10/10

Yeeeeah, there's not a whole lot to love about the guy by the end, especially if you get that ending xD So glad you liked it anyhow, and really interesting that you'd say you preferred it over The Graveyard Shift cos I had kinda convinced myself that it would probably be the other way around for anyone who happened to have played both, but you're the second person now to say you preferred this one! Haha.

Btw, I really love the way you do your intros! They look so cool :3

Thanks so much again for playing! Hope you're feeling much better now and that you get to have a happy Halloween when it comes around ^-^

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Very polished, well-written, incredibly disturbing VN. Voice acting in particular is phenomenal, as are the sound effects in general.

A little too dark for me personally, but I can recognize horror talent when I see it. Great job!

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Thanks so much for playing and taking the time to write such a nice comment :3 It's actually extremely helpful as well to know that you thought it was disturbing, and even that it's a little too dark for you personally because I really struggle to know what is genuinely creepy or too much! I honestly thought that perhaps it wasn't dark enough x3 or that it was dark, but not disturbing in the way I hoped it would be. I consume so much of the horror genre that not much phases me these days, so it's great to get different opinions because it helps me get a better idea of how a project comes across without my own desensitivity to the genre getting in the way!

So yeah, I really appreciate that and your kind words in general! Thank you ^-^

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Hello, I just found this game of your yesterday and I must say I enjoy playing it!!! Beautiful arts, great voice acting, the plot is interesting. I'm impressed with the title screen of the game too. I hope to see more VN games from you in the future!!!


Btw this game has 3 endings right? I think I got 2 already (the ending that I ran away, the ending that I get killed), so what about the last ending?

That's awesome! Thanks for playing and I'm so glad you enjoyed it :3

I'll probably mainly be working on my longer projects, DD and CiQ, but I'll also be trying to get updates out for Yandere Heaven as well. Depending on how I feel next year, I might make something for Yandere Jam and Spooktober Jam again :D

It does have 3 endings, yeah :3 I won't say anything about the ending you're missing here to avoid talking about spoilers, but you have to do something quite specific to get that other ending. I made a walkthrough guide which you can find here :3

melancholy-marionette.itch.io/dawnofthedamned/devlog/434033/cgs-endings-...

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Thank you so much ^^ And have a good day to you!!!


It's so sad that my OBS can't "read" the game so I can't record the gameplay of it. I want more people to know about this wonderful game ^^

No problem! That's a shame about your OBS >.< I wonder what would cause that :o I'm not very tech-savvy, so I have no idea, haha. I appreciate your support though :3

Hope you get to have a happy spooky season ^-^

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i love your games because ive never seen a game in this style  with actual voice acting because you get an idea of the characters personality just by their voice

Aww, thank you so much :3 I'm glad you enjoy them! I'm a huuuuge fan of voice acting, so I always try to work with people that have awesome voice acting talent to bring the characters to life if I can ^-^ Thanks for playing :D

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no problem i hope a big popular youtuber plays one of your games and you become famous

Aww, thanks ^-^ Well, I was lucky enough to have Manly play some of my older games, which certainly resulted in a massive boost of traffic to my game pages here + a lot of new followers and supporters that I wouldn't have otherwise had :3 I doubt he'd play either of these 2 new ones though, haha. 

It sure would be nice to somehow earn a living from making games, but it's something that seems kinda impossible x3

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The story is really great and I enjoyed it alot. It was nice to hear the characters talk and I feel like it added more to the story. Keep it up.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. https://www.youtube.com/c/Levont

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Oh man, I can't believe you actually got the troll ending on your first go xD I honestly thought I made that button disappear fast enough for it to be near impossible unless you knew it was gonna be there x3 but nope, you apparently have godlike gamer reflexes :P It's set to only be active for 0.65 of a second, haha. I missed it sometimes during testing when I intended to click it, and I knew it was gonna be there. Though, I do have the reaction speed of a grandma >.<"

But anyways, thanks so much for taking the time to play through it :3 I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And hope ya have a happy spooky season!!

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I was so hyped for this one. Just the main menu has such a cool presentation, all the CGs are really nice and the voices matched the characters really well. 
The little variations between choices and the discovery of new memories were intriguing and the reveal at the end is just *chef's kiss*

I think you nailed what you were going for and it was a really fun game! 

Thank you thank you <3 I tried really hard to defeat my fear of UI design in this one xD butterflies everywhere! Fly, my pretties x3

Every time someone posted a CG in the team discord, I was like, oooo, *sparkly eyes* haha.

I kept thinking of you and your awesome art, and I said to some of the artists during the jam about how much art you did for Limbo Line last year and how insane it was with the workload! I'm honestly surprised your hand didn't drop off by the end of the jam >.<

And hooray for the chef's kiss ^-^ Makes me a happy bunny to know you enjoyed the game! Glad you think it turned out well :3 I kept questioning myself on the story side of things as to whether I had just sorta splurged a load of nonsense outta my head that didn't make much sense xD So it's a relief to hear you say that you think we nailed what we were going for there, haha.

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This game is really cool. I love the art style and the atmosphere. It's all well thought out and put together. 10/10

Thanks so much for checking this one out too <3 Really glad you're enjoying it ^-^

I can only give a rough estimate of how much you've got left to go before reaching an ending cos like with The Graveyard Shift, I still haven't actually properly timed a playthrough yet >.< What I do know though is that you're over halfway through!

Hope you recover quickly from your cold and that you have an awesome week :3

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You're welcome, I felt like I was close but I can only record so much because of my cold. I'll finish graveyard shift and this game as soon as I'm able to. And hope you have a great week as well. :)

Yeah, definitely, health should always come first! And it's not like the games are going anywhere :3 Hope you get well soon ^-^

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I'm eager to finish them, I'll just have to be patient. Thanks again.

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Have not played it yet, but so far I'm loving the overall style and the character designs <33

Glad you like the look of it :3 I hope you end up enjoying it if/when you do decide to play ^-^

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I loved it! The art is beautiful (seriously, LOOK AT IT), the OST amazing (thank u so much for making an extra section so I can listen to the music on loop XD) and the script is interesting too. What i liked the most was the twist at the very end lol x3 that one 'silly' end was also great haha, so relatable. 

Also, there is an option to either take the medicine or not take it. I feel like there are no consequences either way, not sure if it's supposed to be like that 

Anyways, please play this game and see for yourself. As usual there's a lot of work and thought put into this just like in her other games <3 I am really astonished and admittedly jealous at how talented this creator is:')

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I'm glad you enjoyed it ^-^ We absolutely worked our butts off to make it, haha. And it makes me so happy that you enjoyed the OST because trying to make tracks has been one of my favourite parts of making games ever since I first decided to give it a go during last year's otome jam :3 I don't know why, but it just brings me a lot of joy <3 I was thinking of trying to upload all my soundtracks to YouTube at some point, but that'll probably take me a while.

And I'm glad you liked those endings too :3 Yeah, I kinda had to put in at least one sorta silly/more upbeat ending because as much as I love horror and bleak stuff, I also like silly and spoopy stuff xD so I wanted to at least give players the opportunity to get a more lighthearted ending in there somewhere x3

Thanks so much for playing and for all your kind words! They're much appreciated ^-^

I guess I should probably talk about the medication stuff under a spoilers tag cos I'm bound to say something spoilery with how much I ramble x3 Sooo, yeah, uhm...



!SPOILERS BELOW!




So with the take the pills or not choice, the consequences aren't really that dire. If you take them, they basically just knock her the heck out, haha. If Morgen doesn't take em and goes wandering about instead, that's when she finds Damme in the bath doing his thing, and he would really prefer that she didn't witness him doing that xD So he basically tries to get her to take the meds any time he needs to go about his business because he'd rather do that and have her sleep through it than have to keep locking her in a room all the time, or worse, have her discover what he's doing x3 I know it's not really very clear what is actually happening whenever Damme gets pissed off and we have black screens with Morgen gasping or shrieking, haha. But in that particular scene, he was basically just knocking her out to make her sleep and forget what she'd seen there.

So yeah, for refusing to take the meds, you get the bloodbath CG and that extra scene with Damme in the bath, but that's all. There are no other consequences whatsoever because no matter which option you choose, Morgen ends up knocked out and you just go to the dream/flashback scene in the woods.

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Been looking for some VNs with horror elements since I'm kinda tired of seeing SoL lately and this one caught my eye.

This looks really interesting and I like the fact that it already includes blood in the warnings xD. Not sure what to feel about cannibalism yet but either way, can't wait to try this :)

I'm not going to lie, I am dreadful at knowing what things mean, so I had to Google SoL x3 It told me that it's slice of life, so if that's correct, then yeah, I'm not really into that much as a genre >.< I was fine with it back when I first discovered VNs, but I quickly lost interest once I began to find VNs with darker sorta themes, haha. Psychological horror is probably my all-time favourite genre in gaming and films :3 I love the sorta stuff that's really creepy and disturbing without necessarily being super gory or graphic!

Well, this certainly has horror elements, hehe. I suppose most of my games do really!  I don't know if what's in this will be the sort to scratch your itch with what you're looking for, but I hope you end up having fun if you do decide to play through this :3

I haven't had a chance to check any of them out yet because I'm still recovering from working my ass off for the jam, but I imagine that there are now a whole bunch of new and awesome VNs on itch with horror elements thanks to this year's Spooktober VN Jam just finishing :D

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* reads description *

oh cool a sort of creepy VN


* sees "TW: Cannibalism" *

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.... Now I'm especially tempted to know where on earth that could come in, based on just the plot description lol

Hehe x3 Honestly, it was one of the most fun moments of a game I have ever made so far xD I won't say too much cos I don't wanna spoil anything, but I was just sat there the entire time with a huge goofy grin on my face!

Also, I'm pretty awful at describing the plots of my games on the pages >.< I just never know what to put cos I'm always worried about rambling on too much and boring people or accidentally giving too much away T_T

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 Haven't play it yet but it look interesting

I hope you will end up enjoying it if/whenever you do play it :3