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

Follow the game's development on:

AG Discord | Twitter | Dev Blog | Dev Stream


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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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!