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   /                                 \
  *           WHAT IS THIS?           *
  |   This is the first installment   |
  |   of a new series of interactive  |
  |   media, titled THERA!            |
  |   More specifically, this first   |
  *   entry is a basic visual novel.  *
   \                                 /
   /                                    \
  *           WHAT'S IT ABOUT?           *
  |   This entry of THERA follows the    |
  |   slapdash pilot broadcast of a TV   |
  |   program hosted by two remarkably   |
  |   stable and self-aware fragments    |
  *   named Hera and Despera.            *
   \                                    /
   /                                 \
  *         HOW DO I READ IT?         *
  |   Use Enter or the Z key to       |
  |   advance text and choose menu    |
  |   items, and use the WASD or      |
  |   arrow keys to toggle options    |
  *   or change your menu selection.  *
   \                                 /
   /                                  \
  *           HOW DO I SAVE?           *
  |   You don't.                       |
  |   This VN is very short, roughly   |
  |   15 to 20 minutes long at most,   |
  |   and is intended to be read all   |
  *   in one sitting.                  *
   \                                  /
   /                                          \
  *          CREDITS AND CONTACT INFO          *
  |   Backgrounds, portrait art, menu boxes,   |
  |   textbox font, music, sound effects,      |
  |   programming, writing, characters, and    |
  |   scenario by Kyou.                        |
  |   Website: https://kyou.systems/           |
  |   Email:   kyousystem@protonmail           |
  |   Twitter: @KyouSystem                     |
  |                                            |
  |   SPECIAL THANKS                           |
  |   Team CPU (@team__cpu)                    |
  |   Sofa (@yogurt200)                        |
  |   Henrietta (@henriettasdfkj)              |
  |   Chorny People Network (see website)      |
  *   Charlotte (<3)                           *
   \                                          /
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jul 04, 2022
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withLÖVE, FL Studio, Audacity, Aseprite
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, Dark, Experimental, Female Protagonist, LGBT, Pixel Art, Psychological Horror, Short, Surreal
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

THERA_001_(Win32).zip 25 MB
THERA_001_(Win64).zip 25 MB
THERA_001_(Linux).zip 21 MB
THERA_001_(MacOS).zip 31 MB


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i cannot wait for the next installment in the series! such a short but sweet pilot for something i sincerely hope lasts a while... anti is me <3 the art style and music ties in extremely well together and i'm so impressed by how much of an impression this VN has left on me in such a short amount of time. i will be eagerly awaiting updates ^.^

Heheheh, thank you so very much~  I'm simply DELIGHTED to hear that it's already left such an impact on you!  I do hope the future installments live up to your expectations, heheh <3

was almost too nervous to start this, faint of heart as i am. glad i stuck with it --very strong sense of atmosphere, with a well-utilized soundtrack that plays a large role in establishing such feelings. very interested in seeing how exactly something like this may develop in later installments, especially with such a passionate and personal presentation at the forefront.

Heheheh, I'm very happy that you braved through THERA 1 despite your apprehension~  I go to great lengths trying to make the atmosphere in my work as cohesive and immersive as possible, so I'm pleased to know that it left such an impact on you!  I do hope you stick around to see what unfolds in the future installments, heh heh heh...

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The soundtrack for THERA 1 is now available on Bandcamp:

It's also available on Youtube:

This was really interesting! I enjoyed the format a lot, i think you did a good job with text pacing and visuals. I'd like to see more in this vein from you


Heheh, thank you very much for playing and taking the time to share your thoughts!  I do hope you enjoy the subsequent entries~

What can I say? You have a way with words, ambience, visuals, giving things a personal touch... all of the things that make me want to see more! Even at this length, the whole piece just ends up feeling well-polished and intimate. I'm glad I found the time to grab it.

Also, I thought you should know your logo/opening animation is cute. Immediately striking.

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Ohhhh, thank you so very much~!  I greatly appreciate you taking the time to play it!  There'll be plenty more to see, don't you worry.
I'm very happy you like the logo as well, heheheh~ <3

A brief foray into the topography of a dense, intense world with much to say about its own nature. This little VN is a gem that turns you inside out with curiosity! Excellent stuff!! 


Ah, thank you so very much for the kind words~!
There is much to see in the cavernous interior of THERA, especially for those foreign to it, heheheh...

Really solid atmosphere. There isn't much plot, but the characters seem entertaining and intriguing. Hope this develops into something really good, as it has that potential. Good luck to the dev

Thank you very much for your interest and feedback!
Don't you worry, the plot will slowly but surely unfold with each installment, heh heh heh...