Here is my first episode and the link to my playlist of my Let's Play :) I am digging it. Good Job
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
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.
- Non-chronological storytelling with seven chapters, spanning over 700,000 words across all routes. Expect a lot of reading!
- Romance, friendship and drama; apart from horror, the game puts heavy emphasis on relationships and character development.
- 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.
Join us on our next journey as we bring you more quality games! :)
|Published||Oct 24, 2015|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||17 days ago|
|Tags||Anime, Female Protagonist, Gore, Horror, meaningful-choices, Mystery, Romance, suspense, Visual Novel|
|Average session||Days or more|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
|Links||Patreon, Twitter, Homepage, Kickstarter|
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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
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
hey there don´t know if you remember me, just asking will you also be releasing the full version here on itch.io for selling cause i would really like to buy it through here because my computer kinda sucks and if i had to have steam also online it would lagg too much
ps can´t wait to play the full game
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.
I'm a little disheartened by the fact that this is going to be a purchased game, although it looks interesting. I might just get the demo to try it out, but I don't really have the means to pay for this when it becomes released and not exactly sure how asking my parents to buy this would go- not keen on finding out either. Sorry if this seems like a waste of a comment, but I felt compelled to at least express my opinion.
Hi Izura! No need to apologize for expressing your opinion. :) We're really happy that you've at least tried our demo! Thank you!
As for purchasing the game, we might hold contests/giveaways in the future wherein you can win a copy of the full game. No promises yet when that'll happen, but you can follow us on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr) to get the latest updates. :D
Thanks again dropping by!
Would like to pre-order the game on itchio ,please ^^
I'm in love with the artwork,the characters,the creepy noises,the...can't wait for the full version!
Hi Violette!! We're so glad you liked the game, thank you for the praises! ^^ We're currently not yet open to pre-orders, but once we do (closer to release, but no promises yet!, as we hadn't really thought if we're gonna be accepting pre-orders again), we'll update you ASAP! :D Thanks again!! <3
This is a high quality visual novel. When I read 'The diary ' I was definitely sure that I would also try 'The letter ' too. It's a horror visual novel. Though I was scared at first , I slowly fell in love with the game. I already started to love Isabella. Her voice is so sweet. I definitely love the art work too. It's neat and the butterfly effects are amazing. Sounds are creepy. They should be creepy after all it's a horror visual novel. The demo is too short. I am addicted to it and want more. I just can't wait for the full version. I overall love the experience with this visual novel. This visual novel is on the another level. (*'▽'*)♪
Oh gosh, this made my day! ❤ ❤ Thank you so much Nowreen for trying both The Diary and The Letter!! We can't wait to bring you the full game~! We're working hard everyday to make the wait worth it!! (•̀o•́)ง
As someone who can't really handle horror games, I really enjoyed this game. I love the voice acting and I enjoyed the animations as the characters talk. That was really cool! The story so far is interesting and I can't wait to find more about it when the full game gets released! Here's my full gameplay of the beta demo. Happy Halloween!
Hi FuhnTymeMC! ^_^ Thank you so much for giving our game a try, even though you're not keen on playing horror games! We're really glad you enjoyed The Letter; rest assured we'll do our best to keep up the quality until release :D Happy Halloween to you too!
Great game so far! The story has that typical ambience horror I like so much, the art is gorgeous and the music is eerie and nice. I can't wait for the full version!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Konoi! We'll do our best to deliver a truly terrifying experience! (In a good way, of course!) ;D
I'm sure you'll manage to do it perfectly!
Also, I forgot to mention it, but I love the butterfly effect and relationships menus (can't wait to see the full extent of that) - it reminds me of Until Dawn, wich is a good thing since this is my favorite horror game!
Alright here is the ending to the demo! I really hope to see more of this game soon, it's really spooky and well written.
Sorry for the wait, gang! The Letter Beta Demo for Windows 32-bit is up and ready for download! :)
I played the alpha and did some videos for it and now with the beta I felt the need to do it again. Nice updates, can't wait for more!
Hey there guys,
I am happy it is in beta form now. I do hope it can hit an October release or November release.
Hi Dustin, we'll have some news about this in our upcoming August monthly update. Please stay tuned, and thank you for playing the demo! ^^
Download not working :(
Could you update it?
Hi Azor, you can download the alpha demo here:
- WINDOWS (64-bit): http://bit.ly/1OUcEMa
- WINDOWS (32-bit): http://bit.ly/2087IXZ
- MAC: http://bit.ly/1H6lD56
- LINUX: http://bit.ly/1H6lIpe
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