This Game is so very amazing! :D Is there maybe a German translation soon?
The Letter - Horror Visual Novel
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
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This game deals with mature themes. It shows scenes that some may find disturbing, unethical and triggering. It also contains offensive language, racial slurs, sexual themes, gore and violence. Player discretion is advised.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
The Letter is an interactive, horror/drama visual novel inspired by classic Asian horror films, Ju-ON: The Grudge and The Ring. Told through an immersive branching narrative, the game puts the players into the shoes of seven characters as they find themselves falling prey to a vicious curse plaguing the Ermengarde Mansion for centuries.
In this game, your choices will shape and drive the story forward: will you mend a relationship on the verge of collapse, or will you let it fall apart? Will you risk saving them, despite the consequences, or leave them to die a gruesome death? The fate of all the characters is in your hands.
- This is a hardcore visual novel. Expect a lot of reading!
- Romance, friendship and drama; apart from horror, the game puts heavy emphasis on relationships and character development.
- Non-chronological storytelling with seven chapters, spanning over 700,000 words across all routes.
- Seven playable characters with varying personality and approach to difficult situations.
- Countless butterfly effects; your choices heavily affect the story.
- Full English Voice Acting (optional).
- Animated backgrounds, CGs and sprites.
- Beautifully painted art style, with over 80 backgrounds, 100 CGs and 50 Epilogue CGs (variations included).
- Original soundtrack, with opening, ending and true ending theme songs.
- Quick-Time Events (optional).
- A branching tree that keeps track of your progress/route.
- A journal that narrates the events in chronological order, and jots down the clues found about the Ermengarde Mansion.
- Over 170 achievements.
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|Published||Oct 24, 2015|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Nov 29, 2017|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Role Playing|
|Tags||Anime, Female Protagonist, Gore, Horror, meaningful-choices, Mystery, Romance, suspense|
|Average session||Days or more|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
|Links||Steam, Patreon, Twitter, Homepage, Kickstarter|
|Mentions||A handful of games you might have missed|
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- v1.1.4 is live! Thank you for waiting!Mar 06, 2018
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- The Letter - Linux Version Now Available!!Feb 04, 2018
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Hi Benn! German translation would entirely depend on volunteers that come forward, as we currently have no budget for translations at the moment. :(
Hi! I loved the demo and want to buy the game but prefer VNs on handheld consoles. Do you have any plans to release on the PS Vita or Nintendo Switch?
Hi gracefully! We'd love to release on Vita and Switch. In fact, we've already contacted Sony and Nintendo months ago, but sadly, we have yet to receive a response. We'll let you know if anything changes. :)
First off, loved the game when I played the free chapter because I immediately bought the rest. Second I was wondering if there was a way to play it on pc because on mobile Im starting to face issues but I cant and don't want to pay for the game again
Hi Nao! Thank you so much for purchasing the game! :)
Please send us your GooglePlay or iOS receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we verify your purchase, we'll send you a Steam key or an Itch.io key, whichever you prefer.
I love this game soo much! nice job dear devs :)
Hi! I was wondering if this game has a steam key, my itch.io is a bit faulty so it would be great if there was one! <3
The Game does not play......
It worked fine at first then something crashed when I was scanning my computer and The Letter was open. After that the app would open but it would only be stuck on the content warning and disclaimer page.
Hello! Please send us an email to email@example.com with details of what happened. Please also send your output.log (found inside the game folder). Thank you! :)
Ah.. No problem! Everything is fixed! I just had to switch user profiles in order for it to work again, although all my progress has been lost and had to do everything again from the start. Though I should still send you my output log file in order to fix the problem and help any user who has the same problem that I had encountered. The game is great! But I still do not understand everything about the ghost and the mansion, as at the end of the game everything still hasn't been solved and the problem was only fixed temporarily, maybe you guys should make another game, a prologue to The Letter which explains everything that happened in the past! Thanks for replying!
Hello Azian! Glad to know your game is fixed! We do have plans to make a prologue, but it'd depend on the game's sales. :) So please share the game to your friends so we can continue making more visual novels!^^
Legitimately one of my most favorite visual novels to date so far! And still going... best series ever!
Hiii I only see the download option by buying it only for windows, the full game obsly, when will the game be for mac too?? I played the demo and i loved it <3
Hello! It should be released by Early to Mid February. Please check back again soon, and sorry for the inconvenience! :)
Some of the content warnings include sexual themes and violence, but I need to know if the game includes any sexual violence specifically. I would ask more directly about what in the game caused me to ask this question, but unfortunately that would get into spoilers and I don’t know how to censor those here.
Hi MegaDissu, there's a certain CG that implies sexual violence, but it's not very graphic. Please send me a private message at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about it in details, without worrying about spoilers. :)
So far, I already beat this game and honestly it really satisfied me, but still I feel a little disappointing because no Rebecca sex scene..... She the reason I brought this games. Oh well, thanks for created this magnificent games and if you plan to created a new game like this one in the future, please add more hentai scenes without covering the part thing, lol. Oh ya, I wish a character that resemble to Rebecca in your next projects, of course with the same hair color too, pink. I wish you guys best of luck.
so, i purchased the game via google play. Is there any way one can download it on pc without having to pay for it again? literally, im to the beginning of luke wright's pov.
Hi Pyroclastic_Snow! Thanks for supporting us! :D Please send me your Googleplay receipt at email@example.com. Once we validate it, we'll provide you either a Steam key or Itch.io key (whichever you prefer) ^^
Just bought the game...where I can download the Linux version?
Edit:I see only the Windows version...
Hi Violette, our Linux and Mac versions (full game) are sadly down at the moment. :( We'll put it back up ASAP and let you know! Please give us a couple of days. We're really sorry for the inconvenience! >_<
No problem...my Windows 7 is always alive XD
I just mostly use my shiny new rig with Kubuntu to play these days ^^
Thanks for your quick response :)
Btw,your game is awesomely well made!!!
Any news on the Linux version ? Still having issues ?
Here is my first episode and the link to my playlist of my Let's Play :) I am digging it. Good Job
well developers can I ask you what's the difference between the two versions v1.0.9 and v1.1.1.And does v1.0.9 contain all 7 chapters?Its the last one I want to ask.
Both versions have the full chapters, but v1.1.1 is more polished, stable and less buggy in general.
can you upload an update patch to v1.1.1 because all my tries to update it just waste my time.And thanks to help me with my graphical issue.No issues now.Just an update one.I purchase the game on stream and unable to get the latest version since.
Hi Akash, if you bought the game on Steam, then it should update automatically. If it isn't updating automatically, open up the game properties (right click the game in your Library) go to the "Local Files" tab, then select "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" it should force an update if one is available.
please tell me why I am getting wrong textures? Characters like Rebecca,Ashton,etc appears blue.Please help me.The are appearing totally blue?How can I solve it?
Hello Akash. May we know the brand/model of your graphics card? Sorry for the inconvenience. :(
thanks for the reply.I think I have integrated graphics.I well does not know much about all this stuff but , I am facing this textures issue.Please help me to solve this problem.I purchase this game and facing this issue other wise the game is really good and perfect.
And one more thing how to update my game to latest version ,I am using v1.0.9 currently.And I know that v1.1.1 is out.
Hello Akash. Where did you purchase the game? Our Itch.io and Steam versions both have the latest builds, and your 1.0.9 is rather old.
Regarding your texture problem, we're thinking its a problem with your graphics card, that's why we're asking what you're using; the game is working fine for almost all other players. >.<
so any solution to fix this problem,rather to buy other system or graphic card.And how to update.
Anyways the game is very good and I love the game play.Thanks.
Hi Akash. We're not sure at the moment how we can help you with the texture problem as it's not happening on our end, plus we don't have enough information, so we can't debug it and check what's wrong. For now, our best guess is your graphis card might be a bit old and can't process the textures properly.
As for the update, where did you buy the game? If you bought it here on Itch.io, you should have v1.1.1 automatically. If you buy it on Steam, it should also automatically update to the newest version.
Hi. I played the demo and I loved it! I just have a quick question, I plan on buying it but I want to know if my saves will continue from where I left off or do I have to start over?
Hello! Thank you for considering to buy the game! ^^ Your save files from the demo should remain even after buying the full game. :)
I have been playing this for seven episodes now (my latest is below!) and I am absolutely in love. I just started Hannah's side of the story and have PLENTY more to go after four hours of play time! DEFINITELY a deal for the money and it's so well written and animated! Completely in love!
The full playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5Jimra-A3jIdJ82gMU0q9YMKnAO-iiUT
He'ya gang! We're proud to announce that The Letter is finally out on Itch.io! Grab it now while it's 25% off!
Thank you so much for your patience! We hope the long wait is worth it! ^-^ ♡
*If you encountered any problems, or have any questions/concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey gang! Sorry for the long wait, but The Letter will be released on Itch before the month ends! Watch out for further announcements because it's coming really soon <3
So, there will be no Linux version on itch.io?
WOW! This Game ist very Amazing!!! :D I LOVE IT ^^
The ghost of this game is very beautiful.
Can you up this game (not demo) for one day for all OS ? Please.....
Hi Ririchi! We will release the full version of The Letter on Itch.io soon! We're just ironing out a lot of things first to avoid releasing several patches here. :)
May I ask what game engine was to make this wonderful game?
Full game is out now on steam and it's super fun so far!
please readd demo i want to test b4 buying
Hi Pyotr82! We will re-add the demo soon! We're just updating it to a better and longer version! :) Thank you for understanding!
I can't find the Download button.
Hi shadowplayer! Sorry for this. The demo is currently down because we're updating it with a new one. It will be up sometime this week. :) Thank you for understanding!
Is the download for the demo down?
Hi LP90! Sorry for this. The demo is currently down because we're updating it with a new one. It will be up sometime this week. :) Thank you for understanding!
Hi LP90! The download links should be working now :) Thank you for your patience.
Will the full game be available on Itch.io DRM free once it is released ?
Yep!! But right now we're prioritizing a Steam release first. Itch.io and Humble Store release will come a bit later. :) Please stay tuned for updates! :D
Gave it a go...
I loved playing the demo and can't wait for the release!! The characters, storyline, and art so far are wonderful~~ I'm interested in playing the full version of the game/visual novel. Quick question: approximately how much is the game going to cost? I need to start saving up~~
Really fantastic stuff in all departments; great art, voice acting and features like the journal and relationship pages are a nice touch. Definitely interested in playing the full game, great job!
Sorry for taking soo long but i was kinda sick sooo i could not upload any vids for a week
Here´s last ep.
Cnat wait to play the full game.
AWESOME! Thank you so much for uploading the whole demo and for answering the survey! <3 So glad you liked the game, can't wait for you to play the full version! :D We're almost there!
Well can´t wait either you have without doubt created something amazing wich i am very much looking forward to play
Thanks for the amazing demo
Hi megane! :D Of course I remember you! No worries, we will release the game here on itch.io as well. Please stay tuned for updates; we're just making sure the build on Steam is stable first before distributing it to other stores ^^
My god that was realy unexpected....
...really enjoying the game though
Hey guess what
Yeah you guessed right another cringy gameplay of your game, but this time nothing is different from the last so rest assured no one will be spared from this...
Wow now that was a weird thing to write...hope you enjoy part 2
Hey finaly out the first ep of my gameplay of your DEMO
Once again amazing game and one of the best VN i´ve played
This game is too awesome! Honestly, I've just played the Demo and I really think this game is gonna be super great, especially because I like the horror genre. Also, a few weeks ago (if I'm not wrong) I've played the spin-off called The Diary and it's was really cute. I really look forward to play this game as well!
Just played the Demo after seeing the trailer on steam, looks great! i can't wait till its released! I'm wondering where the music for the steam trailer came from though, as it was excellent, looking forward to playing this, keep up the good work, take as long as needed. Better out late than buggy i always say :)
Hello dmodblackwolf! Thank you so much for trying out our demo! I'm so glad you liked it! :D The song that was used in the Steam Trailer is the game's original opening theme. Apart from that, we have two more songs that'll be showcased in the final game! Please look forward to it! ❤
It's already 2017 Pls release it in Android pretty please.
Hi Tiramisu! We're working as hard as we can! The PC release will be out by around Q2 2017, so expect mobile release to be out by Q3! :) We're almost there; hang tight!
In the meantime, please check out The Diary! It's a mini spin-off that we did featuring Rebecca Gales and Ashton Frey when they were kids. Here's the google store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yym.thediary :D
I can't wait to throw my money for this game once's it's out. The demo really hyped me for this game.