This game certainly was a wild ride but a very captivating one!! Really great atmosphere, art, and writing!
CUPID - Visual Novel
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"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 third person point of view character of Mother — a unique twist to the visual novel decision making medium. Decide the fate of the 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
"I love this. Truly one of the best visual novels I've ever read. The art was beautiful, the story was amazing, the characters were interesting. I fell in love with Guilleme... this story will be with my heart for awhile." - Anonymous, Tumblr
You can learn more about the game and follow our development here:
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Simulation|
|Tags||Anime, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Horror, LGBT, Otome, Romance|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
|Links||Steam, Blog, Steam, Twitter, Patreon|
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- New Version, Checked for VirusesJan 28, 2018
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this game made me cry . i feel the same as the MC for me the mother is my mind and it keeps me away from everything. this is one of the best game or visual novel that i have ever played.
I just finshed this game and it was really good, I look forward to your next games in the future :)
damn this is very well made
i love it
Damn, thats really a good game, i felt everything, warm, fear, disgust ,love, anger... gratz i was not expecting this... good job, i love it !
Playing for youtube am i gonna have to censor anything
i know this is random, but what age would people recommend this to?
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).
the men some men in the game is so beauty long hair , we need more of this , but why in the image in the right corner of the page is an man with an child ? that creepy and disgusting , in the moment you say no that ridiculous nobody pomote rape then i say : delete from the game and image with the man near the child , that creepy and stop teaching me rape and bad and disgusting behaviour
that's literally a dude patting a little girl's head sthu
Dude, are you ok?? He's literally just patting her head, there's nothing bad happening.
I'm hoping this comment is a joke.
Hello! I'm trying to play this game on my mac but it says that the file cannot be opened! :( Can somebody help?
Is it because the Developer is unknown?
If it is, just right click the app and click open, it'll confirm are you sure and may need your mac password account.
I'm trying to delete my saved files so I can start all over again (I really enjoyed it). But it won't let me! Please instruct me on how to replay it with 0% completion.
Best visual game I have ever played.
ending 3 and 4 are too messed up especially if you open the locket °__°
(but i reaaaally loved the game, a masterpiece)
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.
I've tried to play this game multiple times, but I can't even open it after I've downloaded it
You need to extract it from downloaded file. Just click on the file and than click on extract here or extract files. Probably you will have to download winrar or 7zip to be able to do it.
So emotional, loved every bit.
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.
Some nice illustrations in this game
You created a masterpiece. Best visual novel I have played in years. youget a standing ovation from me. Magnificent!
Wow.... I have so many things to say about this VN but I don't know where to even begin... The entire experience was just jarring and heartbreaking, yet absolutely amazing. Thank you for making this game!
Una novela visual muy entretenida, llena de suspenso y volvería a jugarlo 10/10.
A very entertaining visual novel, full of suspense and would play again 10/10.
Please make this available on Android. I loved this game on PC but now I'm unfortunately lacking a computer all together. All I have is my LG V20 Android phone and I would love to be able to play this game on it. It is one of my favorite Visual Novels.
Played this game a long time ago and I'm still thinking about it. I'm in love with the story. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing game.
OKAY Y'ALL I JUST FINISHED PLAYING THROUGH IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WOO BOY WHAT A RIDE
its really good. i thought i wasn't going to like the third-person aspect of it but i loved it, as it was done extremely well. many (and i mean MANY) twists and turns. i didn't even understand half of what was going on, but i really really want to play through it more and find out.
its a wild ride. its great. everyone should play it.
I absolutely love the twists and turns of this story i hope you guys are following along and will continue to join me on this journey of my first visual novel!
this game has so many twists and turns! played this in one sitting. i fell in love with the characters, except mother. i wanted to be nice to rosa and she keeps patronizing her lmao i would def recommend this game to others. caught me by surprise on how dark this game got
I'm so glad you liked it! Yeah, Mother can be kinda b*tchy lol! Don't worry, there are happy endings!
This was a real joy once again i can't wait until the story comes to pass! Guilleme i don't know about yet and Rosa is a great story!
Truly, I gotta say you're made for VN readthroughs! Your voice just has that rich quality to it! Thanks for featuring the game again!
This made my dick stand all the way up and I don't even have one. That's how you know it's a good game. Mannnnn, I must have gotten goosebumps at least twenty times while playing . Striking imagery and flawless sound design had me quaking.
It was so much more than I anticipated, and once I started it I physically could not stop it until I reached the end. Giving this piece of artwork away for free should be a crime, but hey, I'm not complaining. 10/10, would play again. Wow was that a ride.
Taleetos, your comment made me laugh so much! I'm glad to know you enjoyed the game, and it is my pleasure to know the story made you grow a phantom appendage. Let's hope this is for the best. Hahaha! Hope you keep supporting us in our future games!
My first game of this type and im really enjoying it so far ty for popping my cherry on this type good so far.
Oh wow thank you for making a lets play and featuring us in your channel. Your voice is awesome!
I do have a question for the new version of the file how do I open a Rar on a windows? X)
Thanks for having a Linux version !
You know I love your game but Have you recently scanned the existing file on Cupid?
I scanned the files five times with windows defender and it came up with a virus. While this game does indeed work only on steam so far I Highly suggest that you fix this bug that is on the game. The one main virus that was found quite a lot on the game was the trojan virus which basically steals all of other computer users data.
This is regarding the file on Itchio
If you were unaware of this I just wanted to let you know.
Still a mega supporter of your games forever
Hi Maria! Thanks a lot for letting us know! I've uploaded a new version for everyone's peace of mind. Thanks for supporting us all this time and I really do appreciate your help! Let me know if there are any more issues through email: ferventdev @gmail.com. Thanks again! ~ame
:) Glad I could Help FERVENT. Anytime.
Also I will check out the updated version and play it. I still love the story as a whole so several applauds to your team.
Anywho Have an awesome day. :)
I love the music and art a lot! And also the depth of the plot. Pretty happy with my ending, ending 2. Curious about the others though! Not sure if they will be better ones
Ending 2 is the True End in my opinion, but The secret end is my fave cos it's pretty juicy hehe! Thanks for playing monkeydreams!
taking my first plunge into itch.io, but I found this here so I'm copy+pasting my 2016 review from Steam (with some changes):
I can't recall if I've ever played a visual novel before... I tried this one because I was in the mood for something dark and romantic, and it was free! So what was the harm?
First, I admit that I have only J U S T (as in, the last 60 seconds) finished my first playthrough and ending, with more to discover upon replaying and making different choices. I flew here to give a review, because I have to say...I LOVE this title. I had played 90min of it last night without noticing the passing of the time because I was completely engrossed in it from the first few minutes.
It hits just about all my buttons - very dark story and themes, supernatural and demonic juxtaposed against light and purity and hope, visceral horror and gore... Things that would have not been suspected of this title in the first 20min or so. My only cricitism at the moment, without more time to reflect further or more playthroughs to add more to my consideration, would be that the story was slow for a good time and then took a huge change in pace and tone in a very short span - I'm not sure if my choices influenced that, or if maybe I was lulled into a false sense of security by the quiet happiness of the earlier parts of the game...or if it's a pacing issue with the writing.
The writing is delicious. The characters are very well written; each with very clear personalities and multi-faceted...for good or ill. (that's a reference to...the story...not the quality of writing. it's hard to write without spoilers! I JUST WANT TO GUSH) There are many delightful subtleties to the writing. It was readily clear to me what (spoiler character's name) really was at a certain point, but this is hardly a bad thing - the fascination is in watching the truth unfold and play out, which was done very well. Horror and fascination and a horrible, ghoulish glee were all things I felt!
(this is where the art student comes out, hello) I love the art as well; clearly a strong anime influence, but there's more visual depth and weight to the characters than most anime-influenced styles. There's a delicacy to the linework that I appreciate, and emotions are conveyed clearly in the expressions used. The muted pastels in the overall color palette are lovely, and contrasting that with the harsh, dark colors of...more intense moments...is very effective.
I can't wait to dig more secrets out of this game...
This is a title I would have happily paid for once I had played enough to know I loved it. Thankfully, I wish I can support the developer and all who helped them thru itchio! There is so much more meat (pun intended) to this game than meets the eye, and so much work merits compensation. I hope to see more from this developer in future!
Hi pinkensteins! Thank you so much for the detailed and glowing review! I'm so happy you love the game and we want to continue making more games like this. Please continue supporting our future releases ^-^. Happy holidays! Thanks for making our day! P.S. Wow I just realized you followed us here from Steam to support us. Oh my... You are wonderful! Thank you so much!
love the art. I envy you.
Thank you MariaDarkchild!
Excellent stuff. Nicely written and the artwork is terrific, great job!
i think you have to download the itch app and then install it.
Hi Xkiller642! You don't have to download the itch app to install. It's a standalone file. Hope you get to play our game!
Does this truly have virus? I am hesitant, because I think this game would be great...oh well, let's take the risk anyway.
Hi there Karen! The game is scanned with both Avast Antivirus and MalwareBytes and both came up clean. As of the time of writing, the game has been downloaded 6k+ times in Mediafire and more in Steam. Some anti-viruses just give a false negative on Ren’py files. If you're still worried, the Steam version has no complaints. It's free so please give it a shot! http://store.steampowered.com/app/421670/CUPID__A_free_to_play_Visual_Novel/