A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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In this Gothic story of deep bonds and chilling mystery, a young girl named Esther ventures deep within a forgotten forest.

There, she seeks out a potential cure for her mysterious illness:
a life-leeching plague known as the Pale Cachexia.

But when Esther meets Seina, who lives all alone in a towering manor, the two girls are drawn to each other in a tale of friendship, sorrow, and bitter loneliness.

Their story is shadowed by the dark secrets of the manor and its cemetery, which haunts Esther even in her deepest dreams.

Genres: Visual novel, Gothic fantasy, drama, horror
Rating: PG-13 (language/mild horror)
Story Type: Kinetic (no choices)
Length: 49k words

Accessibility Features: Sound/Music closed captions,
OpenDyslexic font option, disable bright flashes option

Writing/Design/Programming: Dovah
Management/Programming: Gamma
Sprite Art: NicCo
CG Art/Key Visual: NumiRen
Background Art: Malthus Wolf
Music: Ray Kim, Murcielo, scarless arms

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(31 total ratings)
AuthorArgent Games
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Female Protagonist, friendship, Gothic, Horror, Kinetic Novel, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Smartphone


Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

[FULL GAME] Pale Cachexia (Windows/Linux) 253 MB
Version 5
[FULL GAME] Pale Cachexia (Mac) 216 MB
Version 7
[FULL GAME] Pale Cachexia (Android) 232 MB
Version 2

Download demo

[DEMO] Pale Cachexia (Windows/Linux) 187 MB
Version 6
[DEMO] Pale Cachexia (Mac) 264 MB
Version 6

Development log


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Pale Cachexia is a beautiful, kinetic visual novel which will take you on a wild, emotional ride. It's dark, brooding and will crush your spirit at times, but it balances it out with moments of blissful peace. There's a mystery to solve, a friendship to grow and lingering memories of the past to contend with…

It can get spooky at times if reading it in a dark room like I was, so get a blanket and something warm to drink for the full experience!

I'll link the first episode of my full playthrough here, in case anyone wants to see what the game is like 💙

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Truly amazing job on this story! Atmosphere, characters, plot, music and art all really come together to create an experience which is the epitome of gothic romanticism. Delightfully bittersweet, touching and downright frightening. Yall nailed it and I look forward to what you create next!

Nice game, there just is a bug that causes the 7. Picture in the gallery to not unlock

Crashes after the first text box or so on Android (Samsung). Only setting I changed is text speed, is this a known problem/are there any fixes I could try?


This was incredible. I loved the story, loved the writing, loved the art, loved the music. Easily in my top 5 visual novels. Thank you.

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It's very good and people should buy it.

Will you get a steam copy with this one?


No, you will only receive the DRM-free copy.

Ok, thanks for the swift reply.


What a fantastic game. While it would've been preferred when someone edited a bit to tone down the overuse of similar and sometimes inappropriate adverbs the writing was impeccable elsewhere. The game screams atmosphere in both its presentation and ambience.


Beautiful. Beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. This game is one of those games you just know you WILL cry. I'm already just so attached to the characters. There's this mystery playing out from Esther's perspective and I'm torn between playing quickly to get some answers or stopping on every screen getting lost in the art. There are so many unique backgrounds and expressions for the character's a lot of care went into the art.

Absolutely play this game. There is a demo to start with or I was gifted a copy to play on my YouTube channel so there are a couple of ways to get your feet wet but I don't know if you'll be able to stop yourself from buying this game after you start ;). 


5 stars! Typically I don't gravitate towards kinetic visual novels because I prefer the ability to impact the story. But Pale Cachexia kept my interest the whole time. The character and background art was stunning, and the writing was beautiful and poetic. Argent Games doesn't disappoint!