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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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oh my gods, im just so smitten with this game. i followed the recommended play order (definitely well done, waltz to end it off was just so satisfying an ending) and as i was writing this the little credits cut scene that i won't spoil popped up and yeah, i'm just so happy that this game exists

Hey, so I absolutely adore this game. I have two questions:

1. Do you have any other games like this out/in the works?

2. Will there ever be a way to be with Varg? Like as a future update or DLC? Because I will happily pay for DLC to date that boi because I became reallyyy attached to him after Fritz' route and it pains me that he dies in all endings. 


Amazing game, great work! Love the song in the beginning! Is it possible to get that one?

Also, will you be making more like this?

I'm confused, do I have to have a winzip to open this game? I'm not in a position where I can pay for anything like that .... Can I play without buying a winzip?

Hello. We use winrar for these type of files. This may prompt you to buy the product when you open a .rar or .zip files but you can always ignore that and proceed with the extraction. So there's no need to buy the product itself.

An amazing story with lively characters and an interesting plot. The art is easy on the eyes while also potraying the intensity and emotions of the scene. I related way more to the protaganist then I'd like to admit and all of the routes are very enjoyable, sometimes pushing me to tears with the bad endings. A solid 10/10 would play dicesuki games again.


I really really love the ending song (the one which you play in the credits) and I am wondering if there is a piano sheet for that. *facepalms* 

Don't ask; I just love it too much. 

Hello there!

Here's the piano sheet for the ending song: http://www.mediafire.com/file/oso11nk1b7tcbw9/Broken_Cinderella_piano_sheet.pdf

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Neat story and art so far! I look forward to following the story even deeper & I hope you guys do to! Keep up the amazing visual novels im growing more fond of them!


I absolutely adore this game. Please release another game like this!! I would pay millions to play a game that Dicesuki makes!!!!!! XD 

I really love this game! I got so addicted that I finished all the good endings xD


just wanted you to know that this game rocks, i absolutely love the concept it's a really unique take on fairy tales. i've been playing this game on repeat and i can't wait for the sequel. i also wanted to know if you have any idea on the release date for that so i can start a countdown. ;)


I absolutely loved the game! The characters, the routes, and storylines, yes! Karma is the best! XD


now this a real otome game !!! I've never played a perfect game like this it made me laugh and cry ! this game will have a great place in my heart especially Waltz he is soo daamn cool T_T I cant help it I have fallen in love with him even thought I'm freaking gay !!!!  I only fall in love with fictional boys. anyways thank you so much for making this game <3 


I love this game, it was my very first otome game ever and i absolutely loved it, it's a really really well made game, all the characters are lovely and the MC development is great. Even now, after i have been playing many other otome games, this one still holds a special place for me. Partly because it was the first otome game i have played but also because it was  a truly great  game. Can't wait for the sequel to release!!


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 too.. I like Rumpel a lot too - in fact I love how rounded his story is, he definitely becomes a favourite right after Karma!    But but (EDIT) : Waltz take tops spot. Hre's the best, i love him to bits!! Fritz is very interesting too but it's Waltz who steals the show for me, he's the best.  Thanks for this game, i really enjoyed it so much.  In order:  Waltz --------- then Fritz ------Karma.--------Rumpel. I liked Rod least. I loved Waltz completely, I'll alwayus treasure his story. 


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!

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