A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion.
’The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. Since it was released in 2012, news of the game has gradually spread by word of mouth—it has even been featured in a range of overseas media.
The further you progress through the story, the more unpredictable it becomes. Beautiful artwork and a dark atmosphere accompanies 65 music tracks by five energetic composers to draw you even further into the game's gothic world.
The protagonist, Keisuke Takatou, was locked in a white, closed room with the six heroines. All of them were confused by this abnormal situation, when a ”mysterious voice” suddenly announced to them...
”The game will now begin.”
A period of rapid growth for Japan as it activates its first nuclear reactor and early skylines are being unveiled at car shows.
Meanwhile, chaos is erupting in Tokyo as government sanctioned ”red-line” districts are being abolished, private prostitution is becoming more common, and an abnormal, perverted murder occurs in Nakano.
”Cartagra ~Affliction of the Soul~” is an orthodox adventure game
that plays out with standing character portraits and a message window.
The player stands in the shoes of the protagonist, Takashiro Shugo, to arrive at the truth behind
Ueno’s bizarre serial murders and the missing daughter of the Kozuki family, two cases bound by complex threads.
As the story proceeds, the player will be compelled to make choices
that decide the fate of the game’s characters.
Make your selections carefully and solve the mysteries of the two cases.
”I want you to look for something. Me. My true self.”
It was a strange request from some girl; one that started everything for private eye Tokisaka Reiji.
At the same time, his old friend Detective Uozumi Kyozo asked for his assistance with a series of bizarre murders plaguing their city lately. They held an odd resemblance to a case from a few years back, where young women were hacked to pieces and had their wombs ripped out.
Yet another request came to him from Saeki Tokio, the vice principal of his little sister’s school, the prestigious Ouba Girls Academy, asking Reiji to find two missing students for her.
He infiltrates the academy as a substitute teacher to gather more information on the case, but he then runs into his first client, Kuchiki Toko.
As more girls continue to disappear and the body count rises, the investigation grows more difficult for Reiji.
Are all three cases somehow related?
Where does the key to unraveling these tragic mysteries lie?
In a place surrounded by mountains and the ocean lies Tokiwa Village, the ”unchanging” village. Yet summer still comes, even to this ”unchanging” village. Then one day, a nameless girl ran through the village, ringing the little bells that hung from her hat, and the red strings of fate became entangled……