A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Solanaceae: A Visual Novel is the sequel/epilogue to the 3 chapter comic; Solanaceae-- the comic is not required reading to enjoy the game!


✨ CURRENT GAME STATUS✨
05/01/2021: I've just released the 5th update for my Patrons!

Wow, it took me longer than I would have liked to get to this point, but I am not a full time dev and wow, we all know what 2020 was like, haha. Regardless; I'm happy to release the 4th update to the public, and the 5th update for my Patrons.

I'm trying to make plans to finish a good chunk of this game before 2021 by trying to balance some other work, but we'll see how that works. I need to prioritize content that pays my bills, and make sure my mental health is okay. Regardless; the game still gets worked on regularly and I now have another programmer who helps me with the game! So, good news all around, just slow news.

Also, I've added the first art PDF for the game. This is an optional reward you can choose to buy to help support the game and to see art from it! These individual PDFs will eventually be replaced by one big one, so if you want them, get them before the game is finished. 

Main Characters



About the Game

Solanaceae: A Visual Novel is an episodic visual novel/adventure game.

Join Battam, a witch exiled by all conventional covens, in his quest to make a brand new type of coven with the help of his partner Sal, and his sibling, Satine.
Explore a colorful world filled with all types of people and try not to create a place where any and all rejected witches can join together to create and love.

The game plays as a hybrid visual novel, point-and-click with gathering/crafting/buying/selling management elements.

This game contains R-18 scenes,  with the option to opt out entirely in the beginning of the game for a strictly PG-13 version, if that is what you prefer. By downloading this game, you are agreeing to being 18 years of age or older.

Currently planned features are:

  • Building management
  • Recruit new witches to your coven!
  • A "view chapter" system
  • 100k+ main story
  • Achievements
  • Steam page / Steam release
  • A game that will satisfy anyone curious about the Solanaceae world

Currently implemented features are:

  • Gathering, crafting, buying/selling system (Patreon Build)
  • Option to choose between PG13 or R18 mode

About the Creator

Hi! I'm DCS! I'm a queer comic artist and game dev who just really loves this set of characters and world so damn much. I hope you'll check out my profile for more of my work, and more places to follow me.

I now also work with a programmer named Grue, who will remain a bit more anonymous.

About the Musicians

The current composer for the game is Ben "GengaJupite" Wong, who can found on both Soundcloud and Youtube! Please check out his work and give him some love!

This game also features original songs created by LydianChord, who can be found on both Soundcloud and Itch.io! 

✨ Looking forward to your thoughts!✨


Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

PC and Linux: Solanaceae The Visual Novel (UPDATE 4) 153 MB
MAC: Solanaceae The Visual Novel (UPDATE 4) 135 MB
ANDROID: Solanaceae The Visual Novel (UPDATE 4) 175 MB
Art and Commentary PDF 1 (R18) 147 MB
if you pay $2 USD or more

Development log

Comments

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do you know when the forth update will be? not trying to push you or anything but i just got the game and i am addicted but the 5th update was suppose to be of fall 2020. i get that it is c*vid season but is there another way I can keep up with new updates such as twitter, insta, or something like that? also I am absolutely in love with sal

The 4th update is already available for my Patrons and has been for a while! It's available at any reward tier. ($5 Patrons are also 60+ pages ahead for the Prologue comic... they seriously get so much more Solanaceae constantly!) Also, my $5 Patrons get to see my game dev updates so that will give you a good idea for where the game is going and when.

Right now I've been working on the 5th update which comes with a *lot* more coding and art because it's the crafting update. My health has kept me from being as productive as I'd like-- but also the truth is I don't make a ton of money from my games, so I have to prioritize stuff like my comics which are my main source of income; so updates are slow.

The 4th update is very likely to come out publicly sometime this year; but if you want to see it now, I would honestly just say, pledge $5 to me for like, a month, check out the update and all the Sola stuff, and then bail if you don't like it / can't afford to stay. Seriously, it's $5 for so so so much more content and helps make it easier for me to update.

You can follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram, but I say just follow me here on Itchio because then Itchio will give you notifs for when I update.

Thanks and I'm glad you're liking the game so far!

ah thank you but im not in a good place right now to do 5$ (need to save money for necessities and stuff) but once im back on my feet i might just do that also i shall follow you on all of these, keep up the good work TwT 

You're good, I totally understand! Just part of my job to make sure people are aware it's an option. Thank you for the follows!

no problem and thank you so much for understanding ^^

4th update is finally out! Woo!

thank you for telling me! But dont worry I've been basically stalking your Twitter and in the morning I am planning on playing it because its 3am here lol 

:D YAY! Well hey, I hope you enjoy it! I've been slowly but steadily working on this game and I feel like it's future is bright. ^u^

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I absolutely LOVE all your works! And solanaceae is definetly a favourite, and now I hope I'm not annoying, but I noticed that, after Battam and Sal sign the papers for the piece of land, the mayor says "viola!" I think she actually meant "voilà!", again, I don't want to be annoying sorry if I was.

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No worries, def not annoying! I appreciate people letting me know mistakes so I can fix them and we can all help make this game stronger! >:)
That's a common thing I forget and I can't remember if my font supports the special character or not but I will make note of this to fix in the next update. Thanks so much :D

Your works are alwawys such a joy! Love how the game is looking, can't wait for the next update >.< (Also I just love Satine's dress) 

Thank you! I'm hoping to have quite a few updates done this year, especially now that I have a programmer (so cool!) but it all just kinda depends on how certain life stuff goes. (I'm glad you love Satine's dress, I love it too!)

I actually came across your audio drama cd with Cmakesp. I'm reading this series and I just finished this game for now!

I'm so looking forward to the full game!

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so I was able to download the game, (so far so good right?) then for some stupid reason, after I extracted the file, this pop up decided to show itself saying that it “could not execute >insert file name here.exe<  is it missing?” ;/ I’m heccin sad rn... and confused af

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Hi there!

Sorry you're having this problem! 

I'm not an expert on extracting files, but my suggestion would be to delete these files of yours that aren't working entirely, re-download the PC version of the game, and then when you go to extract, drag the zip to your desktop, right click, and choose "Extract Here" instead of extracting to a new folder or anything like that, like it seems like you might have done from your screenshot there?

Sometimes programs can get fussy when they are a folder within a folder, so this is the only suggestion I can think of off the top of my head? I haven't had others complain of this issue, so that's why I suspect it may be an extracting problem.

Cuz the only other thing I could think of is that your computer didn't fully extract all the files for some reason. Thankfully a new build of the game should be coming out within the next month or so, so if this build doesn't work for you, maybe the next one will?

Try this and let me know what happens!

Will you ever be releasing it on Android, I love the series and I'd love to play it

I'm going to try to, yes!

This is a game that's a little tough to release for Android because it comes out in batches, BUT, if I play my cards right (and as long as people don't mind a relatively MASSIVE file size) I think it should work out? I can't make any promises, but I am going to try! :)

Gonna try to have an Android build for when Update 4 is available publicly, and it'll def be available for my Patrons within the next month or so as the update comes out. (Once I finish Update 5 for my Patrons, Update 4 will come out here publicly, which should hopefully be maybe sometime late 2020?)

thanks I'm very excited to play it

Of course! Also, I love your icon ;)

Thanks it's probably my new favorite profile pic, it's cute

First Android build is finally out publicly! :) Enjoy!

Very good too hear, im very excited to read it. Thanks for the incredible content and keep up the good work :)

Anytime! Thanks for checking it out~ <3

I just downloaded the game and it said the game takes up 158MB buuut when i extracted it, my laptop said i needed 2.12GB to fully extract the game- andnow its taking up 2.12GB...is that normal? I'm very limited with space on my laptop because its only 30GB,with 22 being taken up by processing and stuff i cant get rid of ^^' so im only left with 8GB so i hope you can understand my concern for the amount of storage this game takes up- I'm gonna play it here in the next bit but idk what happened with the storage part- is it a glitch on my part? should i re download the game and try that, or...? I'm not too sure but if that's normal then i suppose thats ok!! also the platform i'm on is a windows 10 HP laptop. if that has anything to do with it.

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Hmmm! That's very odd and I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble!

I'm not sure what could be happening -- it could be that .zip/.rar files tend to be smaller than what's actually inside? So, what Itchio says the game is, isn't the true size simply because it's in a compressed format.

The game doesn't take much to run, but it is heavy on images and text, which simply take up space. (Plus, I haven't optimized the game as best I could yet simply because this isn't the finished version yet!)

I'm not an expert on anything computers at all (I'm mostly a comic artist who does game dev on the side) so this is the best I could come up with.

My suggest would be to play the game quickly and then just delete it. It takes less than 30 minutes to get through the game on the current build, so it won't take up much of your time. I'll see what I can do about lowering the file size in future versions as well. Thanks for your comment!

just read some of your comics and i'm loving these characters so dearly! i had a question, though - is satine nonbinary & do they use they/them pronouns? i noticed in the other content they're usually referred to with he/him, but in their bio on here they're called a sibling & have they/them pronouns? also, i tried to download the mac version, but it said the files were corrupt, i'm not sure why :( 

Hi there! I'm so glad to hear you liked my stuff! I replied to your same comments via Patreon (hi again) but I'll post them here again for anyone curious!

(BELOW IS A SPOILER FOR THE GAME, BE WARNED!)

Satine is actually genderfluid/genderqueer and in the Epilogue Game, goes on a very overdue journey of gender discovery. It's gonna be a lot of fun to write! :D

(SPOILERS END HERE)

From what it sounds like, you probably have a version of MAC that won't play Ren'py games Apple requires *ALL DEVS* to put about $100+ towards getting their game "authenticated" to be played on their devices. <:( It's something I'd like to eventually do for the Epilogue game, but right now I just can't afford it, especially when the game is coming out in chunks and isn't completed yet.

If you had an android phone, I am going to release a mobile version soon that should hopefully work!
Otherwise, there's not much I can do! I'm so sorry! ToT
Older versions of MAC can still run Ren'py games, but I know after a certain update they stopped functioning.

an acurate representation of me and my younger sister:

💕

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It took me a second to try to deduce  whether Battam was a girl or a boy, since there's no gender-specific pronouns that refer to him as either in the game's page, and I can't tell if I should be ashamed or not for doing that in the first place ^^;. The game looks fantastic, though, Sal looks hot AF xD

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Thanks! There's already a ton of content to enjoy with these characters, so check those out while you wait for this first build to go public (or you can pledge to my Patreon and get all updates early):

Solanaceae (R-18 Comics)

Solanaceae: The Visual Novel

Solanaceae: Another Time

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Hey I am following your work closely on social media and I wonder that if the finished visual novel will be not only for patrons in the future or not. I am not trying to guilt trip. I'm Turkish and our money is kinda f*cked tight now(1 dollar equals about 5-6 Turkish lira). By the way keep up the good work I love your characters so much! 

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Not to worry-- the game will most definitely be out for free as more updates are made. (Er, until the very end, when it's all finished up it will be only available by being bought-- but that won't be for a WHILE, I promise) The way it works right now is that Patrons get updates EARLY. So basically; there's the free version of the game which will be hosted here and then the "Patreon version" which is just an update or two ahead of the public release.

This is a pretty common way that games (especially porn games) are released right now because it allows for lots of people to play it but also helps keep me getting paid to make it-- so all you need to do is be a little bit patient and the first update will be out within the next few months!

Right now I'm busy working on the Tomai DLC, which is long overdue, and then I'll be working on releasing the 2nd update of this for Patrons, which will push the first update out here for everyone, for free! The second update already has a ton of the dialogue written so I can't imagine it'll take me too long once I'm working on it more full-time.

I do my best to make sure the majority of my work is available for everyone; but at the end of the day it is my job so there's just some stuff I have to do to get by. I appreciate you understanding and how kindly you brought up your question-- it's not something everyone does so I just really appreciate it! 

I'm really glad to hear you like my stuff  and I hope I can continue to entertain <3

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So I will be able to play the finished result for free! I am more hyped now! Don't worry patience is fine, I am so happy to hear this that I can wait until I die.  I mean at first I saw your comics and was like: "They are free? Wow I never seen this before." 

After that I downloaded "Another Time" for free and I was SO convinced that you liked your audience. 

Take care! Good luck! 

(My favorite is Sal by the way. He is such a cinnamon roll and reminds me of one of my characters as design.) 

Yes, you'll be able to play the finished result for free! Patrons are just getting stuff early.

Aw! I'm glad to hear you found my comics and like 'em-- and that you downloaded Another Time! Always glad to see people enjoying that since it's slightly older now/// hehe

Sal seems to be a fan favorite and I can't blame anyone cuz he's super fun, imo! X) BTW, there's a Solanaceae Prologue comic running right now! It won't be up on Itchio until the first chapter finishes, but you can read it online for free at a few places! (On smackjeeves, tapas, or webtoons!) <333 sorry for the shill I just like to make sure people know all the projects I got going on hehe

Oh I know the prolouge! You can see my username on last episodes of both Tapastic and Webtoon! I am excited on learning about how the two met. I think it's the most important part to the story and the biggest missing puzzle piece. 

Oh! Well thank you so much, I hadn't even noticed, oops!

How they met is def something people have been asking for a while and I'm glad I can finally give everyone an answer! The prologue has been really fun to work on so far <3

After playing the other games you have made and the comics, I look forward to this game.  I love your art style and the stories, and I love games with Yaoi and find there isn't a lot out there especially good ones.  I enjoyed Tomai a lot.  I follow your tumblr and check it often, I wish I could support you on Patreon so I can see other stuff but I just can't afford it.  But I can't wait to see what comes of this game the map system with many places to explore sounds intriguing, as well as the point and click system.  Not many visual novels contain those features and it makes the game sound so much more involved and helps with the connection to the characters and their stories.  I look forward to this game and if you ever need a beta tester or reader I'm available 24/7, I'm not working right now and I'm currently beta testing Tailor Tales so I have some experience with it.  Anyway good luck with the game.

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Aw hey-- thank you so so much!

I'm really glad to hear you like my comics AND my games (not everyone likes both) -- and my tumblr too! ;v; I'm always super honored and excited when I hear people are looking at everything I've made all together-- cuz it's been a lot of fun making stories in different mediums!

I'm really looking forward to when I have time to work on this game! Right now I'm super busy with commission work and my regular comic and some of my games have fallen to the wayside-- but I already have a TON of ideas for this game and for me it's just about finding time to when I can dedicate to this game. ^^ I promise to make the wait worth it, hehe!

I also have one more game I need to finish before I think about picking up this game and I hope you and everyone else will enjoy it-- it's a bit different from what I've done before and that's what's exciting about it!

Anyways-- I'm rambling! I would love any beta-testing you may want to do and I'll try to make an announcement about it here or on Tumblr when I need that kind of thing so just keep your eyes peeled and we can get in touch!

Thank you again for checking out all my stuff and for your lovely comment-- it means a lot to me! <3