"Love is both poison and cure, both knife and remedy."
Rosa's best friend, Catherine, is dead and she is sure Catherine's betrothed, Marquis Guilleme is to blame. Mother says so. Mother says he has to pay with his life. Although, she knows by now Guilleme is no ordinary man. He is tainted. A monster. He cannot be killed by usual means. To seek the best revenge, she must find out all his secrets and destroy him. But will her own dark desires consume her or liberate her?
Mother will tell her what to do.
Set in the romantic 18th century France, play as the point of view character of Mother — a unique twist to the visual novel decision making medium. Decide the fate of the main characters, scold or console, argue or assent… Just don't be surprised if they start to question your commands.
What people are saying:
"Cupid is, simply put, everything Ive ever asked for from a dramatic EVN. This game will hurt you and you will love it for doing so" - VNs Now
"Cupid is a very ambitious game with the story that it is trying to tell along with all the details that it packs within it. And it does it so well! 10/10" - Hayurika
"Swear to god, if this isn't in my top VNs this year, something will have gone gravely wrong." - Christnenarium, Youtuber
"You know that feeling when you go into a story, expecting it to be another teenager's edgy fantasy, only to have it end up being one of the best things you've ever read? [Cupid is] certainly one of the finest in the medium" - Mimo Le Singe, Vocal Media
Team: ameliori - Story, Art and Direction TheLibraryCat - Writer/Editor/Researcher Tinytim12 - Writer Marionette - Lead Programmer ColaCat - Editor Krichotomy, Autum Elm - Music
Just finished my first play of this game (got ending 2), and I really loved it. I didn't think much of the way the choices are managed, the situation of only being a guidance is not new for me as I spend my free time often searching for hidden gems (or just hidden weird things), but it still really surprised me by how it was handled in that visual novel. So often in choice based games, you decide of a way to be at the begining or as the story unfolds, more or less limited by the personality of character you control, which restricts your options in a way that feels natural if well done. Thing is, often those games where you are just a guide, well you are not limited, you are you and the only limit is how the character you follow will have a different opinion, but often will stick to your decision (implicitely the role you have in all visual novels then). And having both at once with a guide who is a character on its own with a clear personality, resulted in something I never expected would happen : I would make choices that are the opposite of the way I decided to be, just because reverse psychology would realistically work to reach my goal.
The real twist is not the concept, it's to take that concept seriously and to the end will all that entails, I can't wait to see how it is when I'll play the game again with different choices, I have a feeling that trying to reach a bad ending will include a whole bunch of manipulation I am not used to in a visual novel (aside from those of investigation but we see less the emotional side of it).
Dear Dev, I just re-played Cupid on Steam for the sake of achievement and I can't for the life of me unlock a single one. There are people who are confused too there. Will you look into it please? Thank you.
Hi there! Sorry for the trouble. I think it has something to do with a version of Ren'py that did not mesh well with the Steam Achievement Libraries. We tried a lot of fixes but couldn't get it to work. It was out of our control for a while.
Fortunately, the recent update on Ren'py fixed this bug, and we're working on an update right now. Hang on tight. A new version with working achievements is coming!
Really enjoyed playing it. You get to know the characters well and get to see a part of their mind, sometimes you are shown that what you knew was wrong and get to see some turns of the story too :) The story itself is interesting and keeps you playing as well
Sorry, everyone. I just deleted a comment that contained spoilers for the game. From now on, I will delete spoilery comments. Please refrain from doing so, since it will ruin the experience for new players. Thank you for understanding!
Anyone on the edge of trying it, try it out it's really special.
My thoughts on it is that it's really special, dark, gloomy perhaps. It stands out from a lot of other visual novels. Its main "theme" is well done and not cringe. Unfortunately for me I'm going though stuff so I was only able to get through half of the game before breaking up and crying. I'll finish this game and this review hopefully 1 day soon. I wish the ppl that worked on this the best!
is there a guide anywhere? it's high time that I replay this game, but I'd love to go for other paths and endings. it's been years since I've played, though, so I risk making the same choices as my last playthrough.
Okay, so, I literally just finished playing and I made an account just so I could comment, but holy hecc, this is game is twisted. And I love it, and hate it at the same time? I have so many mixed feelings, I feel like I have to take a break and think about what happend for a while.
I've read the comments, and I think the fact that I got ending 3 first time is why I am so shaken, lol.
Awesome game, tho. It's really rare for me to find something that can have some sort of impact on me. 10/10 will play again to see the other endings (and also, the sex scenes were so God damn heavyyy, ackkk, love it).
Hello, I have a request if it's possible. This is by far one of the best VNs I've ever played. Unfortunately my computer is once again out of commission due to a security measure wiping it when I tried to run Windows 7 on it [apparently it wasn't made to run Windows 7] now it's got no OS and is locked out of Windows entirely. All I have left now is my phone.
My request is, could you please consider making an Android version of this game? I would love to continue playing it if possible but I can't afford a Linux installer atm and unfortunately Linux is the only OS I can put on my PC now.
The story itself was beautiful , the psychological tugs and pulls are what made the game so good. The only negative thing about the game was the unnecessarily long dialogue. There were points where they wasted time on things that had no effect on future events. The problem with having overly descriptive text is the way it would un-immerse you from the game. If you were to come out with a remastered version of the game i would recommended keeping the paragraphs short and to the point, if it wasn't added to advance the plot it probably shouldn't be there.