"Oh, let me See
Into the many multitudes of broken hearts.
Jaded, tossed on high and troubled seas,
Cast against distant shores for their adroit machinations."

An island in the sea, and two souls inhabiting it, alone in their misery. Until fate or some such tawdry thing compels them from the darkness to seek each other out. 

An atmospheric mini visual novel about the monsters within and without us. 

Inspired by the story of Ariadne  and classic Minoan art. 

Features 5 possible endings. 

Best Storytelling Honorable Mention for Maximum Monster Month! 2018

Rating: Younger Teen for themes

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorPixels and Pins
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Female Protagonist, greece, Monsters, mythology, Otome, Relaxing, Ren'Py, Yuri


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Naxos-win 31 MB
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This is such a lovely read. I found Naxos through EVN Chronicles' reviews of some Yuri Game Jam 2018 visual novels and I'm really glad I did. The atmosphere is soothing, the descriptions beautiful; I loved the writing style from the very first paragraphs. Although the game's shortness doesn't let us see a whole lot of what the main characters feel and do, I think the emotions were still conveyed wonderfully. Upon replaying and running into several bad ends (which I thankfully saw coming during my first playthrough), I actually regretted going back to test these choices because the deaths were more emotionally painful than I expected! Another sign of a story well-written, I suppose.

Thank you for sharing this with the world!

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! There are a number of things I would do different were it intended to be a longer game, but the shortness was part of the experiment, I guess you could say. Meninx is it's direct sequel, if you're interested in sitting with Ysa and Ari more.