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What is Requiescence?

Requiescence is a gothic fantasy BL visual novel set in an arcane, mysterious cathedral. It chronicles the story of a young mage, Kymil, as he adventures into the cathedral's dark depths in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind his uncle's death. Along the way, he meets a host of powerful adventurers, all with their own personal goals... and secrets.

The full game features:

  • 125,000 words
  • 23 CGs
  • 3 different romance routes
  • Partial voice acting
  • 13-track OST
  • PG-13 and R-18 versions
  • 6 endings
  • 1080 x 720 HD Resolution

Free demo available below! (Approx 2-3 hours playtime)

What's a visual novel?

A visual novel is a game with little traditional "gameplay." The player reads text on the screen, accompanied by visuals and audio, and follows through a set story. However, they can make choices to determine the story's route and the ending. Think of it as a choose-your-own-adventure book, except in a game (and with art and sound!).

What's a BL game?

A BL game is a boy's love game - a game that focuses on a relationship between two males.

Which version should I get?

On this page you will find both the full releases of the game and the demo version, which is free. We also have support for Windows, Mac, and Linux -- just download the appropriate version for your system. Also, please note the rating of the version you download.

How does the itch.io version work?

On the purchases/download page of the game, you will have the ability to download every version available (PC/Mac/Linux, PG-13/R-18). You will also have the ability to redeem a Steam key.

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/dQ8pHZL.png

How does the Steam version work?

The Steam game is the PG-13 version of Requiescence. Every Steam purchase includes an itch.io key so that you have access to the DRM-free R-18 version as well.

Windows: Right click the game in your Steam library. Select "View CD Key". Copy to clipboard (it will copy the long argent-games.itch.io/etc. link). Paste into web browser of your choice. Link key to account (you may need to create an itch.io account).

Screenshots of the process:




More information

Published1 year ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date155 days ago
AuthorArgent Games
Tags2D, Anime, demo, Gothic, Interactive Fiction, Ludum Dare 36, Romance, Story Rich, Visual Novel, yaoi
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseAll rights reserved
Average durationA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
Player countSingleplayer


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10.00 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

(PG-13) Requiescence -- Full Game [PC] 375 MB
(PG-13) Requiescence -- Full Game [Mac] 374 MB
(PG-13) Requiescence -- Full Game [Linux] 372 MB
(R-18+) Requiescence -- Full Game [Win] 380 MB
(R-18+) Requiescence -- Full Game [Mac] 379 MB
(R-18+) Requiescence -- Full Game [Linux] 377 MB

Download demo

(DEMO) Requiescence [PC] (375 MB)
(DEMO) Requiescence [Mac] (374 MB)
(DEMO) Requiescence [Linux] (372 MB)


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Story was really interesting even tho I had no idea what I was doing at the start of the story and I just winged it, my first playthrough got me to Damien's good end which was pretty fun and sweet~ He can be a jerk, but I guess he is that lovable jerk hahaha
So I tried for his "bad" ending next and yes its pretty bad.... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ⁄(⁄ ⁄·⁄ω⁄·⁄ ⁄)⁄
and I have to say it was hard not going for Damien again.

now replaying for either Kaul or Carrault.~


Now on Carrault's route and I am feeling really bad because Damien is still being like a protective mother hen. Maybe im just biased... ahahahaha

Carrault is such a tsundere.


Finished Carrault and Kaul's endings and yes im still biased to Damien. The bad endings were...great*ahem*hot*ahem* hahahaha
I found Carrault's route a bit to fast...maybe...idk... just me hahaha~ At Kaul's ending I thought I did something wrong when I got out of the last altar....WHY'D IT GO THAT WAY TT__TT

But seriously though fun story~!! Its interesting going through the different altars and as I said at first I was so confused at everything that was happening hehehe Characters are all lovable and after a while of playing (and collecting CGs) you get fond of them and just WISH THEY ALL HAVE A GOOD ENDING HUHUHUHU

Great job to the voice actors, couldnt have done any better....tbh couldnt have done it at all even if my life depended on it hahahaha


Can I just tell you that the writing in this game is amazing? The characters are very well rounded out for a game of it's size. Everything else is amazing, too. I can't handle how awesome this game is!


Hi there! Which version is on Steam? The PG-13 or the R-18? Thanks! Can't wait to play. :)

Only the PG-13 version, unfortunately! Steam rules :(. But the Steam game does include an itch key so that you have access to the R-18 version!

Ok great! I like having my games on Steam, but I want the R-18 version, so that works perfectly. Thank you for the quick reply!

If you purchase through itch, you will also still receive a Steam key :)

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Just finished playing, and *spoilers below*

Uh, besides that =P well done! I dig the art style; it has the feel of some older BL doujin games. The soundtrack is haunting and lovely, and really adds to the unsettling atmosphere of the cathedral.

When you said "Nitro+Chiral inspired" in the Kickstarter, I was prepared for something worse than bad end rape. That wasn't a disappointment for me (I'd say I tolerate darker content more than enjoy it), but might be for someone else.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the game! Looking forward to your future projects =)

*damn you for making me ship [certain characters in the redacted route] and then [redacted]

Sorry, my attempt at spoiler tags did not work =(

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Played Damian's route first, and oh my God, I want to have his voice's babies or possibly start a new religion around it. I mean, Damian himself is ok too =P but that VA's my fave.

Possibly an odd request, but would you mind if I use some voice clips from the game to make a custom voice set mod for Baldur's Gate?

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We don't mind if you want to use voice clips, but you might want to contact our Damian voice actor himself! He's absolutely wonderful to work with. If you do just use our voice clips for the mod, definitely link the mod to us when it's ready!


Will do; thank you!


Released here =D

It doesn't let me save or load. What do I do??

Are the load/save buttons/menus just not there?


I downloaded the game again and It is working now! Sorry for the problem!


Finally! time to play:)