gotta admit the art is amazing
A downloadable Visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
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:
- 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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- Digital Artbook now available!Jun 13, 2017
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This was simply amazing! One of the best VN's I've seen so far. Thank you.
I got this game from Steam and its wonderful. I really recommend people try this if you haven't already. This is probably the best Visual Novel I have played in a long time, even tho I cried and lost my shit. It is also free which is epic because the art is amazing, the muisc is fun and the characters are to die for. I have payed more for less, this game is just amazing. I played the recommended order and it escalated very quickly. Walts, Frits(and V), and possibly Karma are all my top beans, but I still love Rumple.*SPOILER*-- Rod is good too but he is the step-brother so it's sorta weird to me but he is a fun character and his route was interesting. ALSO........ Fritz needs his own route. like Fritz and V need a route each. During the Fritz route we see more of Varg, so obviously I loved the as*hat, but no matter what we don't get Varg and we dont geth the time with Fritz. 'Twas sad Also I am proud of myself for getting all the achievments. It's not a big deal but shhhhh let me have this.
wow i applaud you for getting all the bad endings i could only take two of them rod's and waltz (┳Д┳) add to that the amount of death in waltz's route (┳Д┳) since the story alone is enough to make me weep every route TAT and so i hereby award you this:
*takes out a red ribbon* DE RIBBON OF COURAGE!
and a tissue box *hands you a tissue box* you earned them ( ￣＾￣)
Oh yes, tissues... I needed a lot of those after the game. I cried for all of them, Fritz twice.
I got all the bad endings first then went back and got all the good endings
because my heart was crushed.
Fritz route was so messed up, like there was a lot of death in Waltz route, but fRITZ’S ROUTE UGHHHH Even the good ending was sad. ＼(;´□｀)/ And Rods bad ending heisbsjdksb It was my first route, so it was also my first bad ending, and I was so shocked when he died that I laugh-cried. (;*△*;)
Hi! How are you? Sorry for bother.
I have a question/petition; can I make a Spanish Translation of Cinderella Phenomenon? I really love this game and I want that the Spanish spaekers that don't know English can play it. I'll give all the respect credits, don't worry about that, I'll be glad if I can make the translation patch. Thank you for reading.
português tem ?
This game is stunning. I played it on Steam. Definitely try it
This game is amazing! One of the best visual novels I've ever played. The story is fantastic and the art omg.... Also, I really like the evolution of the MC. This game has everything :)
THIS GAME IS AMAZING XD If you still deciding whether or not to play it just play it! The story is amazing and its one of my favourite visual novels
well.im depressed now I got a bad ending haha
Tip to new players: Rod and Waltz's route are highly recommended. I know others love Karma and Fritz, but they stand out the most to me. (Though Rumpel's route is definitely underrated).
Also use your saves!!! The right choice indicator is very important in this game, so if you're not sure of the option you want to pick, save your progress first.
I just have to. This game is beatiful, emotional and with soundtrack that would move one to tears (in a good way). The story is really well made, as well as all main characters. I have nothing bad to say about it. I played it only once - the Rod route, and the only reason I haven't played more yet, is that I would feel bad for not picking him again (or I would just pick him again-just now I can't do ohervise). But I will. Never played game like this before, but this was exactly what I needed.
thats my first part of the game!!! Really loved it and I will complete it!
I think this game is very good and it's free! The art is beautiful but sometimes looks strange. Your team made such a big job! Anyway, thank you for such a wonderful story!
Saying that this game made me fall in love it's not even close to what I feel. Everything is amazing, from the art, to the story, it's all so beautiful you can't stop playing. I am still crying over A LOT of stuff that broke my heart is tiny pieces, but I will play this game for the rest of my life.
Can't wait for Cinderella Phenomenon 2 uwu
i fell in love with this game it made me cry made me smile made me bitter made me hate a character and the next second i'll be crying over it everything in this game just tugs at my heart forcing me to ride the feels train and i loved every second of it i can't wait for the second one please do your best
Most of the time when I play an otome game, I usually end up not finishing (sometimes I'm just too lazy to try) all the Love Interest. This was an exemption though cause I really did enjoy this game. I actually played through everyone's route. This got me hooked so much cause only a few otome games give the storyline this much thought. I enjoyed every route cause it was all unique in its own way. I LOVE IT SO MUCH THANK YOU!
I loved the game when I played it, though I do have a problem.
I can't access the Digital Artbook to purchase it. Is there another way of getting it (From Australia)?
Absolutely loved the storylines. I think Rod's was the weakest so the recommend order worked out really well. The visuals are very well done and the music was genuinely enjoyable. I stayed up past midnight playing through all the stories. I would really love to see more otome games like this although having more than 2 (rarely 3) dialog options would be nice in a branching story, although I understand how that would complicate development.
Also way to have some courage and kill off some characters. Bold move, actually made me worried about the people in the game.
Nize artwork. Me like visual novelz and old tales.
I love this game and how beautiful the artwork is. What I hate though is how linear the game is. For example to get the good ending there is literally only one route and every choice must exactly what is the author wants even if the other choice changes nothing but one line of dialogue. Choose wrong and bam bad ending just because you didn't resist when someone was trying to carry you when you weren't feeling so hot.
I love this story/game. <3
How can anyone come up with something amazing like this?
I fall in love ith this game, the characters, the stories, the graphics, the music, ... everything is beautiful and make me love this game.
I love Lucette and her change, I made Rod's storyline in one night (goodbye my sweet sleep), Karma's in one day (just after Rod's xD), and I will do Rumpel's, Fritz's, and Waltz's because I know they are as much amazing.
At the beginning I wanted to do Fritz's immediatly because I love this character and I'm glad I couldn't because for now Rod's storytline is my favorite, and his character...oh my god so cute.
I want to say that the graphics are so beautiful too, no, not beautiful, amazing, axesome, magnificent. The curses are also really interesting and intelligently brought/logical (sorry I'm french and I don't know how to say that they suit perfectly the characters (I think I just found a way to say it xD) ).
Finally, I would like to thank you making this game, and to say "Well done" ;)
EDIT : I did all storylines and here goes my ranking :
1-Waltz (This one is both interesting and lovely, Waltz overtook everyone, and Lucette's actions were cooler)
2-Fritz (It was hard to choose between this one and the following one but the bad end made the difference, oh and just wanna say I knew it was him)
3-Rod (I don't have enough words to say how much this storyline is beautiful)
4-Karma (OMG the end... and he took my heart so fast)
5-Rumpel (he was cute and the storyline good but were not my type)
This game is just woah. The graphics, the music, the plot...the cleverness woven into each storyline...probably the best game I've played on here, along with Butterfly Soup. If you're deciding whether or not to play it, that shouldn't even be a question honestly. Download it!! You won't regret it.
I started and I hated the fact that the witches got slighted and it was called "peace". Then I noticed the main character was a brat. Is it worth it to push thru or do things kinda stay the same?
LOVE IT! I've been playing this game for 5 days and finished it. I recommend doing the routes in this order; Karma, Rod, Rumple, Fritz, Waltz. Karma gets you ADDICTED to the story line, and saving the best for last is Waltz. A problem with most visual novels is the writing, alot are super cheesy but the writing in this is great! I kid you not, I cried during EVERY SINGLE ONE. Karma made me cry 3 times, Rod 3, Rumple 1, Fritz 2, and Waltz 4 (Yes, I'm aware I'm very sensitive). The characters are great because their damaged. Lucette is such a bummer in the beginning but then you learn why and learn to love her (Especially at the end of Waltz's route). Oh, and who can forget the ARTWORK?! So beautifully drawn. Thank you Dicesuki for making this wonderful game. I will always be on the lookout for something new. MAYBE A VARG GOOD ROUTE??? :)
My absolute favorite route was Waltz. Although the ending wasn't as romantic as the other endings, the rest of the story was amazing. Especially if you're into the magic aspect of it. Karma is the second best, his route goes more into the direction of humans and the physical world. Fritz was also very amazing as well.
Issue 1: Rod's route. I love Rod, he was cute and incredibly protective of his family and was so LOYAL TO A FAULT he was willing to die to let his true love be happy with someone else. But I hate that they made him Lucettes step brother. I mean, his curse is the reason Ophelia and the King got married in the first place. But once the spell was over shouldn't that have been redacted as well? Or like atleast explained? And because they are still technically "siblings" they can't truly be together. It's still sweet and I literally cried at the very end when I read the words "Would you like to dance?". I kid you not, with the artwork involved and the tone of the writing I broke down right next to my brother looking at me like a crazy person. Still romantic ending.
Issue 2: TBH I didn't like Rumpel's route very much. I wasn't captivated, it didn't seem very heartfelt because he's always going into a comedic flirting place which always pulls you away from the seriousness of the story line (atleast to me). I also had sort of a hard time having a connection with a character named RUMPEL.
Issue 3: I wanted a hookup. I wanted her to have a tryst with someone. She gets so close with Karma and Waltz. Maybe in DLC or something well have that chance.
can only be described as amazing! I am very critical of most visual novel games, but this one is truly one of the best I have ever come across. I played it about a year ago, and this game is what got me more interested in similar games.
If you are unsure about playing it or not, do it! if you are worried about a bad end then simply look up a walkthrough, or save before your choose. If a colored gem appears, that means you chose the correct answer in terms of getting a good end. I truly love this game and compare it to other games I play in order to determine their strengths and weaknesses because this game covered everything!
Only thing I would want to change is the ability to change the last name of the main character, but that isn't a big deal since the first name can be changed (that is always important in these games).
Not one to give out perfect scores because I believe that we are all human and mistakes are inevitable. However I genuinely do not find any aspects of this game that I am not amazed by. The graphics, sounds, art, detail are great. The story is full of emotion and has the perfect balance. While I did not enjoy all routes, they are not bad, simply not my taste. I can tell the difference between a poor story and one I simply am not interested in. There is something for everyone. It is clear and not confusing which i love. Lastly, it is free. Most games that give you a full story that you can simply read cost money but this is, in my opinion, what should be goal that other creators strive for.
Great work to the creators, and if you make more games like this in the future, I would be honored to play it.
Played this a year ago and still cannot forget UwU
Probably my favorite visual novel ever!
I've played a lot of visual novels in the last 6ish years, and I have yet to come across one as beautiful and mesmerizing as Cinderella Phenomenon. I'm kind of going to go into detail here so SPOILER ALERT lol.
The characters were one of my favorite aspects of the game. They feel so, real and unidealistic. Their flaws are just as projected as their strengths. The main character Lucette is a good example. She's seen as cold hearted and unsympathetic, however she's just being controlled by the aftermath of her mother's prolonged manipulation and emotional abuse. Rod is standoffish and seems unforgiving but is protective and caring about those he loves. Karma is seen as vain and conceited but he just wants someone to love him and return his affectionate feelings. Rumpel wanted to help everyone he can but eventually stopped caring for himself properly. Fritz was haunted by his demons of wanting to be ideal in his fathers eyes (hence the formation of Varg, the son his father dreamed of), yet cares deeply for the princess. And Waltz, we need say not ;)
Not to forget this game had beautiful music and a storyline that had my eyes glued to the textbox. It was amazing and beautiful, I'd play it a hundred times over. I can't wait for Dicesuki's next game!!
I just finished everyone's routes (took me a week bcs i got busy) I loved it so much! Probably the best visual novel I've ever played. The story and characters are amazing, as well as the art. Some of thr routes made me cry bcs of well... you know...
Anyway, I got all good ends (and Karma's bad end) but I can't get myself to do the other's bad ends because I love them so much ;-;
Great game! I'll probably play it again if I start to miss it.
A big thank you to the developers for creating this fabulous game for us. It is AMAZING! The effort put into this game is clearly evident in the art and plot. Kudos for making this game free so that everyone can enjoy it!
I wish I could rate this game more than 5 stars because this game definitely deserves ALL of the stars and awards>o<
i finished this game! so now i wanna write my full thoughts on it, apologies in advance for how long this comment is.
i really enjoyed all of the characters! i definitely think, if you're going to go for all the routes, you should play them in the order that's recommended. (rod, karma, rumple, fritz, waltz.) i don't like getting info repeated to me, or having to sit through a route when you know some crucial thing but your character doesn't, and playing in that order minimizes it a lot. each route unveiled some more info that i didn't know yet, and the retreading of things you already know doesn't take that much time. waltz's route also definitely felt like a true ending.
when you play through every route you really end up loving everyone. somehow, rumpel went from a route that i thought i was just gonna play to complete the game, to one of my favorite characters... though all of the characters are basically my favorite characters now. rumpel and fritz's routes ended up making me fall in love with waltz before i even got to his own route. all of the routes are great, but waltz's and fritz's are a step above, tbh. if nothing else, you should play this game for their routes (and since you need to play 2 routes to unlock them, you might as well play all the routes!). fritz's made me almost cry about 3 times, and waltz's had me crying before i was even halfway through. the writing in this game is truly top notch.
i really want to specifically praise the way lucette's relationship with her father is written. i also have a very strained relationship with my own father, and i related maybe a bit too much to her in that sense. the writer(s?) handled it with a lot of grace and made it into something realistic and beautiful. thank you for that, genuinely. it really touched my heart.
this game has so much polish. considering its a free game, i was surprised. the right choice indicator, the little chimes that play as you hover over options, the beautiful art (i feel that rods sprites are especially well drawn), the intricate dialogue box, all of them give this real sense of class to the game. it genuinely feels like a visual novel i would be willing to pay $15-25 for.
my only real gripes with the game would be:
1. the fact that you're still step siblings with rod no matter what ending you get. i dunno, i love rod, i like his personality, his design, his story, ect, but it feels odd to play a route where your mc is dating their own step brother. and it gets brought up multiple times in the text. i get that they arent blood related, but... it just sits strangely. also
[SPOILER WARNING FOR ROD'S ROUTE] i wish it was covered somehow, is the king in love with ophelia solely because of rod's curse? did the king love her before, but only go to find her because of the curse? or did he have no clue she existed, but because of the deal rod made, he fell in love and sought her out? maybe it was implied, or said somewhere and i'm forgetting, but i would love to know. though i guess if it wasn't explained, it could always be explained in the sequel. [END SPOILER WARNING]
2. that theres not an annice route!!! holy crap i literally fell in love with annice as soon as she appeared. every time lucette was mean to her it hurt my very soul. i wouldn't even care if it was just a friendship route and not a romantic one, just lemme tell annice that i appreciate her, i respect her, i respect everything she does for the marchen... but i digress.
to end this long as hell comment, this game is honestly amazing. i'm super excited for the sequel and i'll be waiting patiently for its release! i can't wait to return to the wonderful world you guys crafted.
About king's relationship with Ophelia, you can find your answer in Rod route itself. SPOILER: Delora said that king married Lucette's mother, because she threaten him that she will kill Ophelia. So they was in love from very beging, when Rod do not even exist. And because it is something which we know from Delora (or Parfait? im sure it was one of them) this is not a curse-related knowledge but truth.
I have not play Waltz and Fritz routes yet, but im sorry for Annice, Lucette never treat her really good, she was mean or not-so-bad for her but never truly kind (on this 3 routes so far), so yeah, definitivly she deserve more :D
I played this game a while back on steam. I absolutely love this game! One of my favorites!!
Hey devs! Played Cinderella Phenomenon a few months age (it's awesome) and while looking for more VNs months later I found Locked Heart. I just wanted to know that you've got branding, because even if I only remembered why "Dice" sounded so familiar later on, I realized from the art and the spin on fairy tales that Locked Heart was also from you. And I'm not just deconstructing. Realizing the similarities came later. While playing Locked Heart, I really felt as if I was in the same universe as Cinderella Phenomenon. It's that sort of atmosphere that made me ask myself why it was so familiar. Anyway, you guys rock.
please make the donate link in steam bigger. Some lazzy peopel like me dont see it. Missed your game so much that i startet searching for your other works. found this site and could finally give you your money.
Have you looked for Locked Heart? Simpler story and fewer characters, but still gives the same vibes as Cinderella Phenomenon. (Dicesuki was also a creator of it, but it's enlisted on a different creator page in Itch.)
yes, i found locked heart while i was searching for a similiar game like Cinderella Phenomenon ;) then i found out that it was also from Dicesuki.
Indeed, I see both as great games that have only the most minor critique because they excel in every aspect!
Where can I find the game? Is it on this platform (Itch.io) or is it somewhere else?
Edit: Nevermind, I found it. It goes by a different name (not Dicesuki) and I was confused for a sec lol
Just to give a little tip to new players, here's an order of the characters you must play first and last IMO in order to get the best of the story like a movie:
Some people say that Waltz is the perfect true ending of the story and I agreed with them until I played Fritz's route. Fritz's is so different, it gives you many bittersweet feelings (it's the darkest one as well but also the realest ) that it should be played last. Also, it's a good thing you have to play others in order to unlock them. THEY SHOULD BE THE LAST ONES.
Wish i would've seen this before playing,this is so helpful! But thankfully i kind of played in this order, except i played waltz before rumpel because i was too eager haha. Waltz was my fav from the start.
Hahaha I did the same exactly.. It's a good thing though you'll play Fritz last. It's darker compared to others and the end is so much different :D I won't say anything else, don't wanna spoil it. Have fun and let me know what you thought of it ^_^
P.S I got so angry with Lucette in Fritz's route. I'd love to punch her in this one!
I think the bittersweetness of Fritz's is good as a second to last, personally. Because it is more sad than the others in a lot of ways, so it's a good breath of air/tone break before having another tense, but somewhat happier ended route, of Waltz' after.
Great game! I have played Karma's route and am playing through Rod's route now. I love it!!
This is one of the best games out there normally with games with a lot of story lines it gets boring but in this game I just loved it the story was something fresh and new I loved how the main character has personality I just loved it all together
I am SO excited for the sequel! Thank you SO much for creating a sequel to this beautiful game! I've been keeping up with the updates on yall's tumblr on the sequel, and I cannot wait to play it! This is one of the most BEAUTIFUL otome games I have ever played. I loved all of the characters, and I never expected the storyline to be so deep and compelling. The MC here had so much character development, unlike a lot of other otome games that I've played, and I loved her interaction with all the other characters and how she grew to be a better person at the end. This is my all time favorite otome game, and as I said, I cannot wait for the sequel!
THERE IS GOING TO BE A SEQUEL?!?!?! AHHHH!!!
Yes there is! It's called Cinderella Phenomenon Evermore! They are still currently working on it! They posted screenshots of their progress on their tumblr and even posted the new intro song for the sequel! It's so good! I can't wait to play it :)
I couldn't get this on itch, but I did go to the website, download the zip, and play through almost all of it. I SO WANT TO DONATE, BUT I HAVE NO MONEY T_T I've played all the routes except Fritz's, but have only got the bad route for Karma. My favorite two routes BY FAR were Rod's and Waltz's. For once, I didn't mind the lack of NFSW in this visual novel, because the sotry was actually well-written and incredibly fun to explore. (Though now that I've experienced most of it, a sort of 'mod' or 'dlc' with NSFW similar to NekoJishi has would be appriciated. Maybe coming off a kickstarter or patreon?) It has comedy, an amazing concept with a good plot, and while it was a bit on the nose the main character had a nice arc and actualy developed as a person rather than being this static character that you see in so SO many visual novels. I am definitely rating this a 5/5 stars!
Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed this, and the fact that it's free baffles me. As someone who couldn't pay to play it, I really appriciate the quality and love that was clearly put into this. If I ever get any funds online, there will definitely be a donation made!