Where Winter Crows Go
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Do NOT re-upload, resell or redistribute my game or any of the assets used inside it in any shape or form.
This game is rated 17+ for strong language, suggestive themes, drug use, violence & blood. Player discretion is advised. PLEASE, be sure to read the TRIGGER WARNINGS and reconsider if this game is for you. Play responsibly.
Note: Where Winter Crows Go is a horror-mystery visual novel with elements of thriller and/or romance depending on the choices you make. The character you can romance is a man called Crowe.
If you have any questions, please refer to this devlog post first since your question might have been answered there already 🌸. Thank you~
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Needing a break from your usual routine, you decide to take a one-week holiday trip to Frostpeak, a town famous for its ski resorts. Unfortunately, on the way there, your car breaks down and you have no choice but to walk to the nearest place available... an isolated log cabin in the middle of the woods.
The cabin turns out to be the home of an environmental researcher who's studying partial migration among other things .
Will you stay with him or risk finding another place in the freezing weather?
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- Almost 12k words [Extended Demo, full version will be longer]
- Nameable MC (default name is Aspen)
- Ability to choose your pronouns
- Beautiful art made by talented artists
- Partial voice acting (with the wonderful voice of Reece Bridger)
- A mysterious
yandereresearcher who calls you 'snowflake'❄️
Not available yet:
-Full game will have 3 different endings depending on your choices.
-Full game will consist of 7 in-game days.
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CLICK HERE FOR TRIGGER WARNINGS
- Strong Language
- Emotional abuse (manipulation, isolation)
- Depictions of blood
- Drugging (in full game)
- Depictions of death (in full game)
- Shaking screen
- Implications of MC being overworked & harassed at their job
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Writing & Programming: Pri Karin
Crowe's Character Design & Sprite Art: Sasatoya
Coat Outfit: Ant
Crow's Sprite (the animal): Florisam
CG Art: Ant
Food Art: Florisam
Music: Dova Syndrome, MusMus, Ontama-m, Storyblocks
SFX: Storyblocks, Pocket Sound, Freesound
Pronoun Tool: npckc
Beta testers: Carrot Patch Games, Florisam, Mochipie, Pri Karin
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It's been a while since I did any games as a solo dev so this was made as a test to experiment with some writing exercises and see how I managed to make something by myself with a few constraints to boost my creativity.
If you like what I do and would like to support me, please consider leaving me a Ko-Fi donation or becoming a Patreon. It helps a lot think since I make games during my free time. Thank you!
|Updated||12 days ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Tags||amare, Boys' Love, Dating Sim, Horror, Mystery, Otome, Psychological Horror, Romance, Story Rich, yandere|
|Average session||About an hour|
Click download now to get access to the following files:
- I have a Patreon now!12 days ago
- Thank you so much for 10k+ downloads!!19 days ago
- Walkthrough25 days ago
- FAQ (Frequently asked questions)80 days ago
- Full-game rating will be 17+82 days ago
- Original Art Updates! (Living Room BG + Food Art + Crow Bird Sprite)84 days ago
- THE FULL VERSION WILL HAVE SEVERAL ORIGINAL BGs + IMPORTANT NOTICE90 days ago
- THE FULL VERSION WILL HAVE CGs!!91 days ago
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CANT WAIT FOR THE FULL GAME WE GOT A CLIF HANGER
WOOHOO extended demo
I love it a lot Crowe is cute sweet till tick him off lol and i love the voice actor such a nice voice
already played the game for free i might aswell pay for it this time since its so amazing!!
curse this its only paypal..
A MC!! WHO!! CAN STAND FROM THEMSELVES!!!!!
I guess that's why them call them a 'murder' of crows 😅
OMG!!! Waiting for full ver soooo much! Keep up the great work!!!
Fun demo, can't wait for the full version. Crow is such an adorable lettuce :3c
Cant wait for the full release!! ^^ Dont pressure urself!
omg this is so good i am very much excited for the full version, also, i love how crowe is more subtle compared to most yandere characters and how as the days pass he starts to show his darker side more and more
i love this game very much cant wait for the full version
Hi?!! Hi!! Any plans for an android version :P?
Hi! No, sorry, just PC and Mac 😖
Thank you for answering, don't apologize for it tho xD
Can't wait for the final game, i loved the yandere lettuce man.
sweetie, you have the AUDACITY to make this demo that's amazing and make me enjoy every minute of it kinda makes me wanna cry right now. Also, now u got me simping for Crowe and you had to end the demo with a cliffhanger and now I have to wait????? T-T u are such a tease, but I have patience so imma let yall cook for as long as you'll take until you release the full version, I'm craving more of this. (also if possible, imma need to hear more voice lines from Crowe because IKWUHREOAIGUHGLAIRHGLUASEHGLISUHLKAERHALKU please and thank you <3 mwah)
Yes. This. This right here. We need more voice lines IMMEDIATELY dskgadvjfhdwgia
I love this sm! Can't wait for a full version!
Trop hâte de voir la suite :)
I recorded me playing the extended demo a few days ago. I've really enjoyed the writing so far, Crowe is deceptively adorable lol. Also I just love his design with the sharp teeth. Excited to see how the week ends with him~
Can't wait for the full game. Low-key can't stand the fact that you made this guy cute. If he toned down the obsessive behavior just a tad, I'd pack my shit and move with him. Also about ready to make a petition for a full-voiced version, because the way he talks....🤭🤭🤭
This is a masterpiece. I love how Crowe's manipulation was written. At first, it seemed subtle but as the story progresses the player could notice that he starts to gaslight and manipulate MC and it was so good that he even made MC question their intellect. I say that the writing and game here are amazing 100000/10 would replay it again.
the extended demo is so good!! never downloaded it so fast XD i absolutely love Crowe and i am so excited to see more <33 (´▽`ʃ♡ƪ)
I really enjoyed this game a lot! Crowe is such an interesting character, I'm curious to learn more about him! Also his sharp teeth(!!)
Idk if it's because I've recently become a dev as well but now I'm looking at VNs with fresh eyes and I can see a lot of attention to detail in this game, down to the transitions and sound effects, which is really impressive! Can't wait to see where this goes!
(Also thank you so much for the review on my little demo, made me really happy! I'm always confused on whether to write in review or in comments but maybe I'll just do both next time haha)
Aww thank you so much, Yanny!! I'm very happy you enjoyed it! 🥰❤
(No prob! I really liked your game too and wanted to leave a nice review 😊💕 looking forward to the continuation!)
Aaah this was so good! YanJam2023 was my first introduction to the game so being able to play the extended demo was so much fun!! I love that Crowe's interest in the MC is more on the subtle side compared to most yandere VNs, and gah the cliffhanger conflict you left us at!! I'm looking forward to the rest of the game in the future :-D
By the way, this might seem out of left field, but I felt inspired to include food art in my own game after seeing the dishes made by Crowe. They add so much to the game! But I've seen some 'stolen ideas' accusations being flung around in this community, so I figured it would be best to ask directly if it's okay to do something like that? It'll be original artwork of course, I'm merely asking if it's alright to include food art in my own game after seeing yours ;v; No pressure at all, I understand completely if you're not okay with that!
Heyo! Asdehxhwb thank you so much for your kind words! I'm really happy you're enjoying the story and that you like Crowe 🥰❤
As for the food art, of course, no worries! Plenty of games have food art, and it really adds a lot of charm 😊🌸 I can't wait to see what dishes you add to your game! I really loved it so far and the art is super cute ❤
Aa thank you so much for the support! :-D I'll do my best hahaha
I love it!! Amazing pri karin ❤️❤️
I basically just started the demo but the game is absolutely fantastic! I sadly couldn't spend that much money but I will definitely support you more in the future because this game is definitely worth spending money on. I haven't enjoyed a game this much in a while.
The fact we get to choose our our name and gender and wether or not we eat anything animal related or are vegan? I think that makes the game much more personal and enjoyable.
Also the game art/backgrounds are great, I think they look super cute and the way Crowe is pictured is fantastic, he looks amazing.
Also I can see myself a lot in the protagonist with the inner monologues and love that we curse every once in a while.
I can't wait to see what you'll do in the future!!
Omg I didn't know there has been an extended demo update I downloaded it so fast. This is getting so interesting I already must have more lol.
Can't wait for the full game.
Oh i love it! ❤️ I cant wait for the full version 😍
MY GOD THAT WAS AN INTENSE BUT FUN EXTENDED DEMO! I gotta say, replaying this made me remember why I exactly fell for Crowe
cause I am weakand to see the new ways Crowe teases us is very doki doki. But also, the ending with Day 4 was quite intense and both sides (no matter how questionable one is) do have reason to back each other up but I gotta side with MC over how unreasonable Crowe can become, though I probably do get why since he didn't want MC to leave in the first place...
Not only that, but the dream sequence with the crow was actually hilarious because how ironic everything is. But I also gotta say...
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE NEW VISUALS! I was a bit curious how everything would play out as you change out the asset but the new assets resemble the old one but more sleak and well-defined! And the new cg??? Please, I am in love, Crowe looks so soft I just wanna squeeze his cheeks!
That is if he isn't thinking of locking us up in the log cabin...
Either way, really glad with the extended demo! The ending was quite tense, especially with how MC plans to leave by Day 5 but really... How long would that last?? Eeeee so exciting! Goodluck and amazing work with the extended demo!
Ah I can't wait to try the Demo extension.
so sad the 4 days ended so soon :>
hi! i loved the update and can't wait to see how the character of crow plays out and the route develops further! best of luck!! <3
You are so good! and so fast! I already love Crowley more than I did before the extended Demo <3
This is really interesting. I kinda wonder how much all of the flirtation/take charge sort of options will influence dialogue and the outcomes.
There's also clearly something... magic going on? Or something like that? Which makes me curious.
I love the fucking lettuce. I want more already, can't wait to see the finished game this is great so far.
Obsessed!!! The writing is so so good! Crowe is so endearing at 1st, the bait n' switch at the end took me out! I can usually predict when a character is about to snap but even with the build up of the scene I was still surprised! I also love how we're given options to be bold & flirty to the yandere.. bless you. I'm really looking forward to the full release!
OH MY GOD!
I've been waiting for so long. I just played it, and I'm in love. I didn't expect this. I love the new backgrounds, and Crowe's voice makes the game even better(Props to the voice actor) Words cannot describe how much I love this game. I honestly don't even care if Crowe wants to keep me locked up because I want to be stuck with him(Pls don't judge me). But the thing is, what if I want to lock him up instead? (He'd probably get sick of me)
I love the CGs and Crowe's winter jacket. The food looks sho good. Flor did an amazing job. The jokes made me crack up a bit and I love the overall vibe of the game. I know I may sound weird but... I love it when Crowe gets angry. He just seems so enchanting, so fine, so... Handsome, and don't let me get started with his voice when he's angry(I know, I'm crazy. I have a thing for yanderes)
Honestly, you've outdone yourself and deserve a break (Kinda like MC) I still have many more questions about Crowe but those can wait till later. Once again, I adore this game with all my heart.
Lots of ❤ 💕😍
When Crowe got all mad and started fighting with the mc I got actual chills...Mc doesnt know what Crowe is capable of doing to them
I can only say I love this! The extended demo left me with more curiosity about what is hiding Crowe! And the music is absolutely wonderful, I loved how Crowe turned from green to red in a second. I am so hyped OMG‼️‼️‼️
I follow you on twitter and have been able to see some progress before this extended demo came out. As soon as I saw the tweet I went to play it, however it distracted me a bit while playing because it made me nervous HAHA. This demo has left me wanting to know what the full game will be like, for now we've learned a little more about crowe and I can't wait to see what else we'll learn about him over time! I love the way of narrating and how you puts a little humor in some texts despite the tension of the moment. I just love this game and can't wait for the full version!!