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Four years after the end of the Great War and the loss of her mother, Crown Princess Lucette of Angielle is still struggling to come to terms with her new life and step-family. Cold-hearted and bitter, Lucette fails to recognize the suffering of those around her as she is consumed by grief and resentment. But Lucette's life is once again turned upside down when she becomes a victim of the Fairytale Curse.

Join Lucette as she goes from riches to rags and journeys to regain her life and break her curse.


  • Heroine's name can be changed.
  • 5 routes, each with a unique storyline.
  • 10+ side characters, each with their own backstories.
  • 10 endings.
  • 250,000 to 300,000 words.
  • Original BGs.
  • 60+ CGs.
  • Opening Video.
  • Original theme song.


  • Fritz's and Waltz's routes are locked at the start of the game. You will need to complete two of the three routes available at the beginning of the game to unlock them.
  • If you would like a recommended playing order in terms of the build-up of plot, here is our recommendation:
    • Rod
    • Karma
    • Rumpel
    • Fritz
    • Waltz
  • The game has the right choice indicator (rci) feature that tells you if you made the right choice. It appears as a crystal on the right upper corner of the screen followed by a magical sfx. It may show up belatedly so be sure to watch for it!



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Published Aug 29, 2016
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
GenreVisual Novel
Tags2D, Anime, Dating Sim, otoge, Otome, otome-game, renpy, Romance


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My first reaction: "wait this is free?" Second recction: "...Is this a beta..?"

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Awesomely lovely game! much to my surprise this wasn't a fanservice silliness or any nonsense of that kind but a nice, thoughtful otome that takes fairy tales and does soething creative with them. The Mc reverses ciderella concept and goes from riches to rags and from cold-hearted to kind - i love her character development. Each route is a different fairy tale. 

I like the stories Character and stories are lovely, each character teaches Lucette differnetly, a different thing, from a different angle - I LOVE that. Lucette goes through a great character development, she is a well-defined character in her own right, and I do like her, particularly because of her development and hiw she learns to be different, kinder - i love this part a lot. I still haven't played all routes but Karma is my favourite story so far - good, thoughtful take on one of my beloved fairytales ever. Rod has an important story to tell and an inportant lesson and he's a really lovely charater. I like Rumpel a lot too! Haven't yet played Waltz or Fritz and i'm excited for it. Lovely game that has quickly become one of my favourites.

This was by far my favorite visual novel I've ever had the honor of coming across! The storyline is absolutely fantastic, and the main character was just so relatable (not to mention adorable!) I've played all the routes, but I still fell in love with my first choice (Karma). Thank you so much for making this game!

I have only gotten bad endings so far  and dont understand why. I have played rods and klaude's. Can you help me please? 

Hello. Have you turn on the right choice indicator? I recomend you to turn it on and to save before every choice so you can load if you don't get the cristal. Also, try to understand the character whose route you are taking. Hope that helped =) I wish you enjoy this game as much as I love it. XOXO

Thank you so much for allowing me to play this on my YT channel :) It's a super fun game and the guys are cute xD!!! 

i only have waltz's route left to play (and all the bad endings), wooooah this game is amazing. wasn't expecting this much detail from just a visual novel. it made me cry more than once (especially fritz's route *sob*). i was a bit skeptical at first because i'm not really a fan of anything that involves kingdoms or other medieval-esque stuff, but this is so good. the storyline for all routes is great and you fall in love with every single character. also it's really pretty, the art is great and so is the music. a lot of effort was put into this. i'm gonna be really sad when i've done all the routes and gotten all the endings. if you haven't played this yet, DO IT IMMEDIATELY.

I just finished yesterday the last bad ending: Waltz's. In the end I was sobbing like a baby.

When is the FD coming out!? I really just can't wait and I'll probably play the all game again. I was kind of sad for Rod's end: I was hoping Lucette would rebel and gave up the throne or something to stay with him.

I hope you keep up the good work and keep bringing smiles to all our faces (and a few tears, too - even the sad parts were to good to skip even when I was doing the route for a second time to unlock the other ending).

XOXO to all the team and all the other fans out there that make the sucess of this game possible!

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Hi, first of all, i already played some of the character routes and almost done which is currently i'm in  Waltz  routes and  i havent got to played Fritz yet and i do think this game deserve a high merits by the way it was produced. The character built up, the protagonist background story,the arts and also how it was easy to understand the storyline is. I dont have any complaint by playing this game bcause i played Locked Heart before this, it was also great one. The issues that i've been wondering  right now suddenly the game crashed and  they uninstalled by themselves automatically which i swear i haven't done anything after i save a few chapter to played it back today. Then i tried to it install it back..numerous time and i experiencing download error which is i dont't understand why . Bummer i can't install it back like before. I want to finish the game  so badly T-T  can anyone tell me any good solution for this problem. Does the achivement and the saving  parts  that i get bfore it crashed will be there if i installed it back? 

Thank You 

Oh yeah i m using Window 10 on Acer

Hello, We're sorry to hear about the crashing error. Were there any gray screens when the crash happened? If not, you could play the game on Steam instead since it will make sure all files will be downloaded as it's inevitable to encounter errors caused by missing files in the download. We have programmed the game on to carry over the data you had on your non-Steam copy such as read text and achievements so you can skip the text you have already read on your previous playthroughs with the Skip button. If some still could not be skipped, select the "All" option under the Skip tab in the Settings menu of the game to be able the text the Steam thinks you haven't read. Thank you and we hope you're able to play it again soon. Let us know what else we could help you with.

Hi! I seem to be having the same problem except I have never played this game (it looks so good I cant wait to!) but it wont let me download it on itch.io :( 

Hi, I was wondering how i could add Cinderella Phenomenon onto my steam account. I had downloaded it off itch.io a long time ago, but now i have steam and I really don't want to lose all my achievements on this game. A forum states that the game needs a steam key if it was downloaded somewhere other than steam. Do i download the game off steam and copy and paste the steam key into the itch.io file? Would that work? Thanks!

Hello! It’s possible to add Cinderella Phenomenon to Steam with your achievements and read text  carried over. Only the save files will not be included automatically. Once you open the game on Steam, the Steam Achievements will be added to your profile. In case if the text you’ve already read could not be skipped with the Skip button, go to the Settings menu and under the Skip section, select All so that the game will skip all of the text Steam thinks you haven’t read with the Skip button. We hope this helps! Thank you and have a nice day! 


I was just wandering if the music used for this visual novel is copyrighted. I have a friend that did a series of this game on YouTube and got copyright strikes for having background music on. I'm gonna make a series of my own playing this game and wanted to be absolutely sure.

The music used are royalty-free, therefore we do not own them. Redistribution is not allowed hence the copyright strikes. 😅

Thanks for the speedy reply. I’ll be sure to keep that in mind when I get to playing your game soon!

beautiful art really like your style here is my playthrough 

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Hello there, I just wanted to say that I love so much this game and I can t wait for the fandisk and others games to come out. I wanted to play so much another from your company that i searched for Locked Heart ^^ It was an interesting one too. And, if you don t mind can you explain what the fandisk is about and will will be released because I understood it will be done until the end of this year :c

That s all, thank you for your hard work and for reading this message ^^

Hello. Thank you so much for playing our games!

The fandisk is an afterstory where you can see what happens after each route. It's an epilogue of sorts. We have no release date yet. Hopefully early this year.

Oh, I see. I can t wait for it and playing your future games ^^ Today i discovered that my friend played too Cinderella Phenomen x3 and I told my friends to play it too. I hope your games will get more attention with the time.


When I try to download with itch launcher it says "truncate ~/.config/itch/downloads/434947.zip: invalid argument". I am not sure if it is related to me or the game. All downloads except this one were successful. I am using Linux. Anybody has any suggestions?

Seconding this. I'm using Linux too and I'd love to play this game!

Oh my. Here's the mediafire link instead: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ghzeikqyxx6a3p9/CinderellaPhenomenon-1.1-pc.zip

Hopefully this one will work.

Hi there! First of all, I'd like to say that I absolutely LOVE this game! After finishing Rod's route (for both endings), needless to say, I was hooked. I can't wait for the fandisk and I'm looking forward to it! Great job! :)

However, I have an problem that's been going on within the game: for some reason, I can't unlock the "Guided by Intuition" achievement, even when I did not activate the RCI... Could there be something I'm doing wrong?? 

Hello. Rielle! We're so glad that you enjoyed playing the game! We're just as excited to get the fandisk out ASAP! Thank you again.

As for your question, it is possible that you may have not chosen all of the right choices or you have not started your game without the RCI tutorial in the save file. We hope this helps. Let us know if the problem persists so we could investigate it. Thank you and have a nice day

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I've played this visual novel earlier this year. I have to say it was a magical experience! The unconventional way of story-telling astound me.

I would like to say I am a fan of your visual novels from "Locked Heart" to this  vn "Cinderella Phenomenon" . The fairy tale theme is my cup of tea.  Man, I could see how much effort was put into this project. Every characters route were unique in their own individual light.  Waltz's good end really tear me up, damn onions making me cry. Also, Fritz's route was surprisingly well-written. Kudos to you guys :)

Lucette is me in a different dimension. Oh shush.

Anyways,  are guys planning on making a sequel for Cinderella Phenomenon?

Hello there! Thank you so much for playing our games. We're glad that you enjoyed them. And thank you for the kind words as well!

We're currently making the Cinderella Phenomenon Fandisk (or afterstory). For more updates, you can follow us at http://dicesuki.tumblr.com

Oh my god... This VN is so good. Like seriously. I've only played Rod and Karma atm, but I  am not getting bored of it. The visuals are so pretty, so deserved to be called visual novels. The story is really good, the characters are amazing, the story & character progression too! I love it so much. I have yet to play Rumpel, Fritz and Waltz!

A thing that I found your VN different from others are the choices. I chose what I thought is the best (which is the generic nice ones) but I was wrong. Sometimes, you just have to be a little aggressive but I would understand why you would make it like that. Keep making more visual novels!!! I love you so much!!!

These characters really do make me feel lonely xD

I've played so many games and read many VN, but honestly....This is the best one I've ever read. I absolutely fell in love with it. I literally can't forget it and my lord.... You stole my heart. I can't find anything to top it as of yet. The storyline is absolutely great, as well as the visual and music. I love how it is still interesting whenever you choose a different route, you don't get the same point of view. Ahhh, I love it so much! Thank you for all the hard work and opportunity to read/play this!

It was the best experience and my first vn which I actually read!

But I recommend you playing one story in a day. I was feeling not so good when after Karma I chose Rod and it was like "Noo, Karma, do not look!", so please. If you are an emotional person like myself, please consider this. 
And actually about two after stories which you need to open, truly I did not enjoyed them fully. 
[spoiler]I am not a fan of friendsallmylife stories and again I did not feel anything from story with Waltz. Though, I like him, he is kind and really knows what our heroine needs, but on the over hand, building relationship in a war is not my favorite topic, cause, you know, I am focused on her mother not on kissing my bestie! And I played last story with the knight cause I thought it would be the best part, and partly it was. With his other side, Varg! And I would stayed with him! Cause I really didn't understand from where did heroine's feeling came and I do not understand it now. Almost all story I am meeting Varg, and I was so sad when he erased  himself for her! She just "okay", hello my white knight lets kiss and hug. Well, for me it was a little amusing. Although, through the story where were a little bit explanation that Varg was doing things she was afraid of and all (I mean the kiss and chasing) and he loved her only through Fritz, but at the same time I find out about him more that about Fritz, so I did not understood this love line. Maybe it was just for "what if"[spoiler]
In summary, game is awesome! It was tasty! Thank you! xD
My favorite stories was with Karma, Rod and Varg xD I thank you for creating this game and I hope you will continue make people happy!!!

Nothing to say except I LOVE it! I enjoyed the plot, especially Waltz's route. This is a great game that made me feel different emotions. I even teared up at some scenes. The artworks and CGs are awesome as well. I highly recommend this game to be played by anyone interested. I promise, you won't be disappointed. Hope you guys make some more games. :D


Wow. I actually had quite a bit to say about this game. XD

so goooooooooood!

I had a great time playing this game!  It's easily one of my favourites.  The art is great, the music is beautiful, and although I was really frustrated by the Heroine's attitude at first, the story actually gave her background and made her not only understandable but also relatable, which is really hard to find in otome games.  The love interests were also all intriguing in their own ways.  My only complaint would be the long closing sequence that plays after every ending.  I don't mind watching it once, since it provides the names of the talents behind this great game, but it became a little irritating after having seen it about 4 or 5 times.  That didn't however, take away from the rest of the game.  10/10 would play again and would recommend. 

The game isn't being able to download on my computer :(( it just says download error

Hello. We're sorry to hear about the download error. Could you clarify if this only happened on itch.io? This is assuming that you have downloaded other 1GB content or similar file sizes. Perhaps try refreshing it? There's also the possibility that the files were missing during the download process which can happen due to the large file size. We hope to help you resolve this as much as we could. Thank you for your interest in the game and have a nice day. 

This game is honestly the best visual novel I've played so far.  The story line is so unique and I love the character development.  I can't wait to see more games by you guys. :))

I Freaking LOVE this game so much all the routes are so amazing my favourite is waltz by far :)

i cant get it to download


hello! Do you have ads allowed on this site? Because if it's blocked, the download page won't appear...

i cant get it to download

Same here, I've been downloading this game for about 13hrs now and it still won't download. HELP PLEASE T^T I really wanna play this game!

i just started 5 mins ago and im already greeted with a catching intro. No jokes but the intro got me so hyped , i felt my pulse beating so hard. It felt like an unseen force was holding me down. I was paralysed with excitement.  ITS JUST A WONDERFUL FEELING. And as soon as i ended the tutorial(which was helpful btw because some wouldn't do so), im greeted, again, with a touching backstory. I believe in balance and equality so it really feels gooooood to play and experience a story that revolves around my belief. Thank you so much! For the artwork, story... for EVERY click that has taken place to make this magnificent artwork! <3

Hello Dicesuki! First of all,  what a magnificent game. I really enjoy it and this is the most interesting, amazing, visual novel i ever had (even for free, which helps a whole lot for students like me which can't afford to pay.... yet.)

Though i want to ask, each time i fast-forwarded the text (from the beginning to the first choice) there's always a warning saying that the script  is broken or something like that, and makes the possible chance of infinite loop. It shows that i can either rollback, ignore, accept or quit the game. I decided to ignore, hoping it would never harm the game.  Is it okay, though?

Secondly, will there be any epilogue? Can i ask when will be the release date? I can't wait!

Thanks Dicesuki! Love your work a whole damn lotsssss! ;;

Hello, Chrystoelle! Thank you so much for playing Cinderella Phenomenon! We're sorry to hear that you have encountered the bug. It was something we have fixed in the first version of the game which was built on a different version of the engine.  Ignoring this error may allow you to move forward. If you could name which part of the script you found this error, it would help. Secondly, yes! There will definitely be an epilogue. You can stay up to date with the #CPFandisk hashtag on our Twitter or #CP Fandisk on Tumblr. Thank you again for your support. Have a nice day! 

Hello, Dicesuki! Thanks for the respond.

So i took the screenshot when the error happened, and apparently it's not just me who encountered this bug (i did introduce the game to my friends and they encountered this kind of bug too). I did choose to ignore though, glad if it doesn't harm the game in any how. Truly support for your next work (if there's any) and will be very looking forward for the epilogues! <3

Hello Dicesuki!

I'm Sasha Mocha and I'm a budding Youtuber and I'm planning to record the gameplay of your game (Cinderella Phenomenon), post it on my Youtube channel. I'm here to ask for your permission to monetize (Allowing Youtube to put ads on) the video. Is it okay? 

Thank you so much!

Hello there! Thank you so much for your interest to do a playthrough of CP. And yes, go ahead. :)

Let me just say, before now there has NEVER been a game where every single route interested me.  But my god, Cinderella Phenomenon has done it so well.  Every route is thoughtful and immersive in its own right, and the buildup of twists has me shook every single time I play a new route.  Even though I grew emotionally attached to Karma (my beautiful sword-wielding child), I never felt distracted from the other routes because one route was better than another (they were all equally phenomenal).  Also, I really, really appreciate that the general storyline varies for each character.  Even in paid games, it’s often the same plot but just with a different love interest, but the weaving of stories is genuinely remarkable in this game.  It was so fun to just try and piece together each character’s secrets, especially because the main character (in all her angst) is remarkably likable.  There is never a moment where she feels like just another plot device, but rather she’s this calm, collected enigma who no one can seem to figure out.  And, even from the beginning of the story her woes are so beautifully justified that it’s hard not to want to take her side in every argument, because you know what she truly struggles with even when she keeps a calm face for the other characters.  She’s so stunningly dynamic and relatable that she very well may be my favorite main character of all time.  That, and the fact that the game plays the concept of right/wrong SO WELL because in reality, everyone believes they are in the right and justified in their actions.  Even with characters that are all too easy to hate, they still have these well thought out weaknesses that make them hard to despise completely.  It’s also a cool concept that just based on who the main character chooses to pair with at the beginning has such a large effect on who lives/who dies, the ultimate villain, etc.  I literally can’t sing enough praises for this game.  I’m an English major and a total literature nerd and because of that reading into plot has become second nature, and thus a lot of times plot gets boring because it’s too generic/just filler/etc.  I can say with confidence that there was never a single moment in the entire game where I felt bored or uninterested.  I pride myself on being able to see twists coming, and there were multiple times in every route where I would gasp aloud and laugh with shock because every reveal is just THAT good.  I love that every piece of information is actually relevant to the plot and not just filler, and I especially love all the clever little references to the original Brothers Grimm and other German tales.  Sorry for the excited little rant, but I hope it just shows how much I truly appreciate all the work put into this game.  You should be very proud of such an amazing masterpiece.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This is one of the best, most heartwarming and heart-wrenching  games I've ever played. 10/10 recommend. 

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I really love this visual novel, it's my favorite for sure!! but there is a problem, I finished two of the three routes(Karma's and Rod's and both in good ending) but Waltz's and Fritz's routes are still not opened yet. What do I have to do to open them?

May I ask what platform you played the game?

Windows. If you asked that.

We have observed that this bug occurs frequently when the game is downloaded from the itch.io platform. You may play the game on Steam since the  unlocked endings and achievements  carry over. We're sorry for the inconvenience. Let us know if any more bugs have persisted. Please and thank you.

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 I did download this game on Steam, though.

you need to  finish 3 routes

oh, dear! We're very sorry to hear that. We will look into it as soon as we can. This is the first time we've heard that someone couldn't move forward through the game on Steam. Thank you again. Have a nice day! 

ummm sorry but i really REALLY wanted to check out your game but i was watching a youtber say that this game is free but it says name your price well i did the 0 dollars but it wont let me download it    im sorry but i cant afford this game if it has a prise on it  not to sound rude  this is my first v novel i dont really know what to do right now( if i couldafford that i would pay alot)  please tell me how to download it    p.s sorry fo my grammar im from another country

Yes, it's completely free to play. Just choose "No thanks,just take me to the downloads" when you click "Download now" :)

Hi, I was just wondering when the epilogue comes out here or on Steam :)??

We'll definitely release it here and hopefully on Steam as well :)

I LOOOOOVE this so far. However, How do i get a good ending for Karma. Our unfinished love story is killing me.... \

Thank you for making such an amazing game with brilliant graphics and music

I loved the game and all the routes! Will the soundtrack be up for purchase in the future? Can't wait for the next game!

Thank you! The soundtrack for CP will not be available for purchase since the bgm we used were royalty free music. Perhaps for our future games. :)

Why is happens this error at the ending of game on android? I am unable to get the unlockable characters, i really love this game and i want Fritz and Waltz but it doesnt save my progress at the end and get that "exceptional error". Please help me with that i really want to play all routes 😢

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Hello there. We have no power over android bugs since we weren't the ones who converted it. Like everyone else, all we can do is wait for them to fix those bugs. What we can suggest right now is to play the pc versions instead. Our apologies for this. :(

This is hands-down the best visual novel I've played. The story kept me entertained through all five routes, the love interests were all endearing in their different ways, and the side characters had interesting stories and personality quirks of their own. (You know a game has great characters when even the inanimate objects have personality - who knew I could love a broom this much?) Best of all, the protagonist was fascinating in her own right. I have never been so invested in the main character of a visual novel before. Lucette is strikingly original, and watching her grow and change in each of the story routes was incredibly refreshing.

I was pleasantly surprised that there were no love interests or routes that I disliked, even if I didn't love them all equally. My favorite love interest was Karma (I love redheads, pretty boys, and boys with swords, and it doesn't hurt that Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale), but I think Waltz's route was the most satisfying. That was the route that tied up all the loose plot elements, so definitely save Waltz for last. 

There are a few typos here and there, but a lot fewer than I was expecting. When I think about how many commercial visual novels desperately need better editing, that's pretty impressive.

My one complaint about Cinderella Phenomenon is how heteronormative it is. It would have been nice to see at least one female love interest. Or failing that, I would have liked to see even  the possibility of same-sex relationships acknowledged in the game. (For instance, a bisexual woman could have broken Karma's curse by falling in love with the woman he pretends to be and remaining in love once she learns he's a man, but this possibility is never even hinted at.) On the plus side, the writer(s) nimbly side-stepped opportunities for transphobic, homophobic, or misogynistic humor relating to Karma's  cross-dressing, and I commend them for that.

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