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STORY

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.

GAME FEATURES

  • 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.

GAMEPLAY NOTES

  • 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 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. may show up belatedly so be sure to watch for it.

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I literally just recently made an itch.io account just to tell you this:


This game. Is. FRICKING. and when I say, FRICKING, I mean F R I C K I N G , amazing. 

I've never felt so invested in a free VN in all my life before. This will probably be my number one for a while.

Not only is it free and beautifully-made, it also holds beautiful art, lovely music, and lovable characters to go with. I especially loved the Main Character, as she started off imperfectly, with the whole "I'm-Cheerful-And-Adored-By-Everyone-Because-I'm-Cute-And-Perfect" gimmick that most heroines tend to showcase. I loved that she was stoic and bitter at first, with reasonable intentions of course, and I loved how she was close-minded-turned-to-character-development. It's lovely. 

I loved the rest of the characters too. I love the story line, not to mention the beautiful, beautiful, soundtrack and art. It's free, beautifully-crafted, and overall spectacular. Breath-taking.

Looking SOOOO forward to your future games, Dicesuki. Best otome game of the year and possibly the best otome game ever. Please make more <3 

took me 27 hours but I finally completed all of the routes! amazing game, I hold this game very dear to me!

Perfect  game. Interesting stories, beautiful drawings, cool animations and sounds, nice music. Very good idea about curses based on fairytailes

I know this might have already been said but... the premise is just... something that has been needed for SO LONG in these VN games.

The MC is not instantly "incredibly beautiful perfect and beloved by everyone - and all the guys want her and all the girls wanna be her" from the get go.

This is a fabulous alt-universe that asks: "What if Cinderella was a spoiled, emo, narrow-minded, stuck-up, narcissistic b**** that needs to grow the eff up?" - I just started, still in the prologue... and have never been so HAPPY to watch the MC get herself thrown a nasty curveball (the aforementioned 'curse' in the description).

I can't wait to see how she grows (oh, gawd, I hope so.  If not ... it makes the whole game kiiinda pointless...)

My favourite character was definitely Waltz,followed by Rod! I usually like one character from the start and continue with his route,thinking it'd be the best,but this game is one of the few that actually made me feel interested in all of the characters' backstories,simply because all of them were unique in their own way.Great job! :)

Wow, this visual novel is easily one of my absolute FAVOURITES!!! I haven't even finished any of the endings yet, but I love it!! I was pretty reluctant to play it at the start, but I am SO GLAD I kept playing! I LOVE IT!!!!

I'm not gonna lie, this is easily one of the best VN games ever. As in EVER. seriously, I even prefer it to big name games like Amnesia and Hakuoki. Really, it's THAT good!

I've literally just finished the game, and I have to say, I was absolutely mindblown.

I'm normally not a frequent otome game-player, but seriously, this is making me reconsider. I've fallen in love with every single character and their plot lines, just seriously, wow. I'm high-key obsessed and I can't stop playing it even after finishing it. I wouldn't stop until I got all the achievements, and now all I want to do is get a sequel, like, seriously. This is such good content!! I'm so glad that this game is free to play, otherwise I would've missed out.

Oh my! The story sure is picking up. Rod hates us!! </3

This game is pretty much everything I wish in an otome.

It has a main character that isn't necessarily an action girl, but still far from the helpless blank-slate maidens you'd normally see in this genre. Lucette is a breath of fresh air in the midst of otome heroines with little to no personality or personal goals.

It has a GREAT supporting cast, which consists of several lovely ladies that have huge roles in the story.

Each love interest has a different storyline, and thanks to the protagonist having a backstory and personality, each of them has at least one thing the protagonist can relate to.

The artwork is beautiful. All the love interests are incredibly attractive. My only complaint is that some of the proportions seem off, but the coloring pretty much covers that.

The music is also delightful and well-suited to the story. The PV song is also quite pleasant and even managed to get stuck in my head for quite some time.

This is really high quality free stuff. I can't recommend it enough.

The story is so great! We just barely got to chapter 1 and it's amazing how well made this game is! Check out our playthrough here! *im forcing my boyfriend to play it lol

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OH. MY. FUCKING. GODDDDD. I downloaded the game yesterday, and I just finished it today. It's soooo good, I just couldn't stay away from it! Somehow I also regret finishing this so early! :( I feel so empty now after finishing such a great visual novel. I can't believe that this is free! Anyways...

First of all the characters. The characters are each so unique! The character designs are so beautiful (I need fanarts of this game ughhh  <3). Each character had an interesting backstory, and their curse works so well with their story and personality. The development between the main character and the love interest you choose also surely feels mutual and genuine. When I first started Rod's route (Also the route I started with, because I played according to your suggested order.), I thought that it would just be one of those typical otomes where the cold hearted guy turns nice overnight (just exaggeration). I was wronggg. He turned nicer and sweeter at a steady and humanly pace for someone who used to resent someone because of how coldly they treated their family. Lucette was also a great main character. She really did have to feel the struggle of acting nice, since she's been a cold-hearted person for who knows how long. I also feel attached to all the characters, even the antagonists. If there's one I did feel sad (But I had no problem with this), it was Fritz. I felt bad for Fritz.... He was portrayed as an supporting antagonist in all the routes (Well technically it's Varg, but hey... Varg is Fritz). I feel so bad for our handsome and kind knight, Fritz! </3 Though, I did enjoy Varg's character as well. A complaint I had was that Fritz didn't get much screen time as I thought, even in his own route! I was also feeling that Rod's good ending felt a bit lacking :/ But it's pretty understanding since they're step siblings... :/

Here's my order of character best to least : Fritz, Rod, Waltz, Karma & Rod (I still love all of them though <3)

Now for the art: Ughhh the art is so gud omfg. The art is so lovely, and just makes me fall more in love with the characters with the damn good cgs. They're sooo handsome XD

The music. I loveeeee the music! Definitely has one of my favorite soundtracks. The sad osts are well made, and can definitely break your heart... Especially when certain characters die </3 The music definitely sets the mood! The timing for each ost that needs to be played for certain parts are also great!

The story. Hohoho, I found the storyline to be interesting and amazing! The fairy tale curse is quite brilliant, I never actually would have thought of an interesting idea like this. And as I stated in my first paragraph, I finished this withing a span of two days. Usually me finishing VNs take longer than just 2 days. But I had to keep on going.... I wanted to find out more and more. I wanted to read more! The story is just so good omg. I found Fritz's route to be best storywise imo.

I had so much fun, I would definitely recommend this VN to people. My rating for this VN is definitely a solid 10/10. I feel so lucky knowing this was freeee. I expected less, but oh boy. Definitely totally beyond my expectations. I hope you guys make more Visual Novels <3  

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~faints~ HOLY CRAP!! I've done Karma, Rod and Waltz so far and have yet to finish with a good ending in the first run through. But, that kinda makes it better. The stories are so engaging and I love how each ending differs as you go along.

made my boyfriend do horrible voice acting with me! You should check this hilarious video out. 

OK so I've done all three main story's and I've gotten both good and bad endings but I didn't get the good ending emblems for rod and rumple what am I not doing right?? 

If you get all the crystals for the right choices, then you'll have  definitely a good ending. 

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This game spoiled me. I have trouble finding another dating sim that is equally as good/ From the graphics to the 60+ Cgs (I am greedy about my Cgs,) everything was amazing. This is the first visual novel that actually made me care for everyone in the story.  Every route had a guy who made you understand what challenges they have to go through. Take Rod for example. Almost every dating sim will have this one guy who is cold towards you. What made Rod stand out was that he had a reason for not liking you. The protagonist was so cold she severed the bond with him and the rest of her family. Because she hurt him and his sister, he grew to dislike her which made the fix-your-family thing actually fun to do. Another route is Rumpel. He isn't just some flirt, but he is also way too kind to the point to becomes a flaw and he taught me that being too kind might be your downfall. 

The main character is also great. I loved her character development. Honestly when she learned that she had to be nice to get her curse broken, I just assumed, "Oh that's easy. She will just start being nice and have her curse broken in a week." Dicesuki proved me wrong. It actually showed how hard it was for the protagonist to stop being cold. It didn't switch her personality like a light switch. Instead, her had her do steps towards being a good person.

Again this game met my high standards and I want Dicesuki to do another visual novel that matches this game's style.

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I feel you! It's so hard to find dating sims that are this good. Scenes do not feel forced at all and it's just--amazing. Rod is my favorite so far (I have yet to go through Fritz and Waltz route--and I find Waltz the most interesting) and it's super satisfying to see a character who hates you because of something other than "I'm insecure, and I've been hurt in the past mysteriously".

And I usually hate characters who are "too good" like Rumpel, because I always feel like they're made just to be liked by the players because they're "too pure for this world" and have no real depth. But what made Rumpel so different from other characters from other VNs is that his "ultra kindness" actually hurts someone else other than just himself. It's an actual flaw that isn't just self-destructive for the main character to "fix". Someone actually got sick and had their reputation ruined for it.

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This is such an amazing game! I so far have gotten through both endings for Rod and Karma (Karma being my favorite!), and I'm in the middle of Rumpel. But, I stopped playing for two days, and my game got undownloaded, and now it won't download! :(((

I'm not sure how it happened, but I really hope I don't lose my progress.  EDIT** I got the game to download, but I lost all of my progress, and I don't have the option to slip or fast forward... do you know what I could do?

Otherwise, amazing game! 11/10

Hello! Thank you for playing Cinderella Phenomenon. We're glad you're enjoying it so far.

The first version was built in a different version of our game engine so the game files may have not been carried over. Though, there is still the possibility of the dialogue you have already read being skippable so you could catch up to where you last left-off. Otherwise, open the Settings menu. Click "All" under Skip so that Skip Mode would skip what you have read and haven't read. If you don't want Skip Mode to stop after every choice, click "Skip" under the After Choices section. Hope this helps. 

Thank you so much for making this game, it really was amazing! The art is just gorgeous, and I really liked all the stories. Also thanks for recommending the playing order, I'm glad I decided to stick to it more or less.

I went for Rod first. What I liked about his route was how the princess managed to mend what she'd done wrong with her stepfamily. The real Cinderella tale. :) Second I decided to get Mr. Casanova out of the way. While I really liked his appearance in his introduction CG, as soon as he spoke, I facedesked. But then he was a pleasant surprise, having much more to him than his flirting. :) I was debating whether to save our crossdresser for last or not, but guessed it would be better to save the locked paths for last. He really charmed me (psst, his curse was based on my favorite fairytale! I feel kind of ashamed I didn't realize what was going on with the curse, even though I had a hunch about who he is), and I really thought he'd stay my favorite till the end. His bad end really is tragic though. :( Well, that's what I thought at that moment. Fritz's route easily surpassed it. That route, as a whole, was so dark, and it made me cry three times. :( (And we didn't even get to see him a lot... btw I would have never guessed his fairytale, I was convinced he's be the white swan.) Then, Waltz... I'm really happy I played his route last, and that I played without RCI and got the bad ending first. Finishing the game with the true, "fairytale" happy ending was really satisfying :) His route still gave me some surprises, mostly about the past. And it was just so sweet, I was happy that everything went just right, and he really was so sweet as well, I came to love him a lot. Sso much that I can't choose a favorite anymore between Karma and Waltz. :)

One more thing I wanted to say, you touched on some possibly sensitive topics, romancing a step-brother and someone trapped as a child, but you handled it carefully and nicely!

So congratulations and thank you again for this great work, I really had fun reading this past week. I'm looking forward to see more VNs from you :)

When a game on Itch.io is better than some high priced vns. I'll happily recommend this to anyone. Great art, story, characters - clearly a ot of hard work and love went into this. Really happy I found it.

This game is so amazing and I'm so happy my friend showed it to me! I just had one question because one day when I opened it up all of my saves disappeared and now I can't load anything anymore :/ but I still love this game regardless!

Hello!

Thank you for playing Cinderella Phenomenon. We don't have a proper explanation for what caused this unless you have deleted yoursave files by going through the folders or clicking the "X". If you didn't, there's a possibility that you can easily skip the dialogue you have already read by clicking the skip button that should not be faded. If it still is, kindly open settings. Click "All" under Skip section. It should skip all lines you have read and haven't read. It will definitely stop at the choice menus. Unless you also clicked "Skip" under After Choices in settings, you can click the skip button again until you reach the last scene you've read. Let us know if the problem persists. 

Sorry for the trouble! After restarting my computer and re-opening and closing the game a few times, all the saves came back! :D

I am absolutely in love with this game! I played Karma's route and got the good and bad ending, currently working on Rod so that I can get Waltz (*squeal*), but I was also wondering if there are piano notes to the opening, because I am a 'piano player' but I only do it for things like this, so if you know where to find them, I'd love to know!

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Thank you so much!

Here you go. This is the ending song though. :)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/oso11nk1b7tcbw9/Broken_Cinderella%20piano%20sheet.pdf

The game was amazingly well made. I liked the fact that Lucette wasn't the typical protagonist. She was mean and cold and at first, you kinda dislike her but as the story goes on, you learn why she is like that and actually start to sympathize with her. 

All of the characters were well written and likable, which isn't something that is always easy to do so congratulation on that. The story just draws you in, helped of course with the amazing backgrounds and character design. 

Honestly, one of the best visual novels I've played and I could not have asked for more. Can't wait to see what you will create next!

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Such a wonderful visual novel! I'm having a blast and I haven't even gotten that far into it yet. It's such an incredible use of fairy tales. I think that's my favorite thing about it, the premise you've woven around it. There's a lot of setup for well-paced, robust character development here and the story hits all the marks to be expected without depending too much on overused tropes.

 The artwork is great and everything gels together well in the world you're building instead of the locations and attire being eccentric and all over the place "just because". The writing reveals a lot about each character without being too heavy handed and I think you guys chose the right background music for each shift in tone. 

I don't really have anything negative to say about it. Of all the serious visual novels I play, this is definitely one of the better ones. Also, kudos on the original theme and for taking the time to make it! Not a lot of people take the time to make an intro like that for their visual novels. I'm looking forward to finishing this out. Good luck with this and with your future projects!

This is one of the most phenomenal visual novels I've had the pleasure of experiencing. The plot is complex and not straight forward, and it changes depending on the route you take. Although very strong warning to future players. This game tugs at your heartstrings hard. There's a particular order I recommend playing the routes in. 

Rod

Karma

Rumpel

Fritz

Waltz


Whatever you do, DO NOT PLAY WALTZ UNTIL YOU'VE COMPLETED THE OTHER ROUTES. I made that mistake and I strongly regret it.

Thank you so very much for creating this game. Tha art is totally amaing and the story is interesting) There are so much good comments here, so I will not say anything new about how good this game are. But I really want to thank you for making this game free. In my country there is oten issues with online abroad payments so I'm  usually stuck with non-comercial games. And I could not believe that your game is sooo good AND free. Really, thank you so very much for it!) You are amazing!

P. S. But I feel so sorry for Varg :'(

I am just wondering if there will be a continue of this game or like extra stories about the princess and like any of the guys. i do love them all but i do keep playing the route with rod, i would really like to see how they are all getting on after everything that happened. it really is such a fun game to play

I just finished the whole game, I love it so much I had to create an account just to tell you this! Thank you so much for bringing this game to us, and thank you for putting in so much effort to make this experience so amazing. The thing I love the most about this game (aside from the beautiful graphics - backgrounds are especially amazing - and soundtracks) is how the characters are written, every one of them is so distinct from each other, plus they all have their own personal flaws and things they need to overcome which makes them so much more relatable as humans. So thank you again, Dicesuki, really glad I found this game.

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I downloaded the game, but how exactly do I play it?

You open the folder, double click application, extract all files, and then once it's done, double click the application which should have the glass slipper icon and play :)

Or you can use the itch.io itch software. Download the game directly from their software and you can easily launch it from there.

превосходная  игра  спасибо за это разработчикам больше понравилось   окончание    Вальца   мне кажется оно более  законченное и даёт больше надежд на их дальнейшие романтические  отношения .  Жалко что она на английском и не на русском   приходится играть  через переводчик  хотя перевод искажён но понять смысл можно  .  Надеюсь  в дальнейшем  на появление  таких же  потрясающих новелл  .  Желаю вам хороших творческих успехов.

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The plot is amazing, I usually never comment on any game's page but I had to with this one! I love this game so much, it's very exciting and fun, I love the story and the characters, graphics and such :) thank you so much for making this free and making this amazing game !<3

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Everyone has already said what I like most about the writing of this game, so please do me a favor and pass my appreciation along to whoever composed the music! Great writing and great art don't become great visual novels until great music is added too.  So...great! lolol

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I have played so many games in the past, and every once in a while, I find myself a gem that I spend days completing and replaying. I am so happy to say that this game is one of them. I love CP so much.

I can't tire of it.

The characters all feel very real, and deep. They're beautiful.

The story is new and refreshing. The plot twists kill me.

The art is beautiful. The little details in the characters' designs make them feel really alive. In their expressions and what not.

So.

I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH.

THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL GORGEOUS AND THE ROUTES ARE ALL SO INTERESTING AND THE GAME IS SO MUCH FUN.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!

Thanks for making this game!

I hope we'll see more of your work, and good luck IRL and on whatever projects you have currently!

I've loved this game !

To be quiet honest, there is no word to describe how wonderful this game is ! The disign is beautiful, the story well made and interresting, and the music is exeptionel !

Truly, the music is very good and really put you in the mood of the game (sorry for my english...), it's a very pretty music and isn't repetitive,and the changement of the ùusic matched perfectly the change in the ambiance. In short,  it was perfect !

The design is absolutly marvelous, from the background to the characters design, the baground are very pretty and really put you into the story and each characters have a design that match theirs personality whitch is very well done !

And the story is very original especialy considering that the theme (fairytales) is very common, so it wasn't easy to do something not already done, plus the heroin personality is for once very original and her backstory well written, I liked that she wasn't the typical  heroine that we often see in otome games, here she has a real personality (real flaws and she's  human and not perfect for once...)

Plus the romance is well developped throughout the story.

So in conclusion, congratulation to the developpers ! I really hope you will succed because you have a lot of potentiel ^^

I loved the game. So good. Keep it up. ♥♥♥

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Dear Dicesuki,

There's no adequate measure that can determine how much i'm grateful to you for this amazing game. 

(pardon my English)

I'm usually very cranky about judging such kind of games, but Cinderella was the first to actually fulfill everything I usually expect from a game and it didn't disappoint me anyhow even after I finished it!

Graphics (sprites, CGs) is not superior, but it's unique (for me) and very plausible to the eye. Backgrounds sets the mood, music suits perfectly to every situation it follows. And the main part: THE PLOT.

OH, HOW MUCH I WAS WAITING TO AN ACTUAL DECENT PLOT AND CHARACTERS, OH, MAYBE FOR CENTURIES. And that's why I'm grateful to you.

It's been a long time since I was enough emotionally engaged in current story to actually feel sympathy and worry for their destinies.

Main heroine isn't stupid and has a solid personality, believable one, what I've never seen in games of the same kind. She even changes drastically as the story progresses, which is unique nowadays.

Boyz also aren't pretty dolls, I can believe in their reasons to do or say certain things. Dialogs and plot are solid and never disturbing. 

I can talk a lot about these masterpiece, yeah. I may be blind to some obvious flaws of the game, but the problem is I DON'T CARE. I DON'T WANT TO SEARCH FOR THE FLAWS BECAUSE I'M ENGAGED TO THE STORY. I usually try to find every possible inconsistency because I don't care for characters, i don't believe them, i'm irritated by their words, actions, presence. But money has been paid and I don't gain my entertainment from the game itself. That's where I need to start entertaining part myself. AND THERE'S NOTHING MORE SATISFYING AS LAUGHING AT THOSE LITTLE DOLLS, THERE DEAR PATHETIC PROBLEMS, VALUES, EVERY RIDICULOUS EXCUSE AND EVENT WHICH IS PUT TO MOVE THE PLOT, I SWEAR. 

But that's not what I paid for. It frustrates me more than makes happy. And for Cinderella, until I passed the whole game, I didn't pay a penny. And I gained more than I ever expected from the otome and the free-to-play game combined. Again, I may be blind to some unforgivable mistakes, but I gained everything I ever wanted from this. Entertainment. Fun. Emotions. Engagement. 

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you, Dicesuki, not giving up on developing such content, succeeding your goals and be paid for your undoubtfully hard work. I'll support you in every possible way i can find. Thank you for the story I can enjoy and love.

(Also I enjoyed Rod's route the most :)

My luv to little boyz, especially with solid personality, is botomless)

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Dear Dicesuki, 

Will you be fixing the android version of CP? I can't play games on my computer and I was so excited to see this game to be available on Android. My friend has showed me the game and I really wanna play this! Please fix the issues for the Android version soon, I'll be waiting patiently along with my friends. 

Thanks!

Hello there! We're not the ones responsible for the android port so unfortunately, we can only wait for the publisher to fix it. They are already aware of the issues so hopefully it will be fixed soon. :)

hello i just wanted to say that i simply ADORE this game and i promise i will write  a full review once i finish it [i have one more route left] but i just wanted to share with everyone how amazing it is to play the game in the order that the creators listed above. trust me, i played it that way and the suspense never fails. the story only gets better as you get closer to finishing the game. 

tl;dr PLAY IT IN THE ORDER LISTED ABOVE. ROD, KARMA, RUMPEL, FRITZ, WALTZ.

Absolutely wonderful game, with great dialogue/plot points and beautiful art. Karma's was my absolute favorite route, but Waltz's was a very close second! The Rod line was a little odd, with him being her step-brother and all... but hey, to each their own. Totally worth the time to play and 10/10 for playing it again!

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One of The Best Cinderella Stories that I enjoyed :) I loved of the stories of the characters.

my favorites story is waltz's story

I job well done guys on this game and thank you so much

it an amazing rollercaster story to play

:) :D :)

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