Rituals in the Dark Now Available

The wait is over for Ebi-Hime and her team’s latest yuri creation. Rituals in the Dark is now available for purchase on Steam and itch.io!

Rituals in the Dark Scene 2

Plot summary:

Six months ago, Aspen Draper’s elderly neighbour, Mrs Leigh, died from a heart attack. Aspen was the last person to see Mrs Leigh alive, and she was the first person to find the old woman’s body.

After this unfortunate discovery, Aspen becomes something of a celebrity in her dreary seaside home town, Scarborough. She’s bombarded with intrusive questions about Mrs Leigh’s death every day, and her friends are insatiably curious about the incident. Despite Aspen’s best efforts, she’s unable to move on from the past, even as time passes.

The winter months segue into the summer, but Mrs Leigh’s home remains unsold. Eventually, the house is boarded up, and rumours begin to spread that it’s haunted by her restless ghost. Then, during a sleepover with her friends Pippa and Lakhi, Aspen is made to confront her fears all over again. Pippa dares Aspen to break into Mrs Leigh’s home to search for this elusive ghost, and Aspen is too weak-willed and anxious to refuse.

Under the cover of the night, Aspen returns to Mrs Leigh’s home – but she doesn’t find eerie spectres awaiting her arrival. Instead, she meets a strange girl called Althea, who seems to know more about Aspen than any stranger ought. Aspen soon finds herself enchanted by the beautiful Althea, and she resolves to discover who (or, indeed, what) she really is.

  • 50k words of text
  • Around 3-4 hours of reading
  • A kinetic storyline with no choices/branches
  • Detailed backgrounds and CGs
  • 1080p display
  • An original soundtrack inspired by The Cure
  • A haunting, eerie atmosphere
  • A sweet lesbian romance story suitable for all ages
  • It’s the only visual novel set in Scarborough!!! (probably)

Please note: this VN is not compatible with macOS Catalina. Older mac versions should be fine.

As mentioned the game is available on Steam (With a 1st week discount) and itch.io

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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1 Response to Rituals in the Dark Now Available

  1. Thanks for letting me know about this!

    Got it yesterday after reading your post, and completed it in one sitting. I’m not sure if I’m using the right English words, but I’d say it’s a very delicate story, I really liked it. Also, it has a distinct style, when it comes to the character art. I’m fond of that part as well.

    Only thing I wasn’t fond of was probably Pippa. 😉

    Pretty good playread, can recommend it to people who like delicate storytelling within a very skillfully built-up atmosphere!

    Also: Thanks to Ebi-Hime for selling DRM-free and for supporting Linux. 🙂 I know it’s probably easy with Ren’Py, but still, not everybody who uses Ren’Py builds for all platforms, so thank you!


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