A downloadable death for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Warning: this game contains themes of possessiveness, religion/religious trauma, and death.

You have recently died in an accident, and you just want to go to paradise. But when you're sent to the depths of Hell, you can only do one thing: travel through the Nine Circles and state your case of innocence to Satan.

Everyone has been kind to you so far. Too kind, maybe. Especially the Keeper of Heresy, the Sixth Circle. In the confines of his space while an ash storm rages outside, the two of you pry each other open. But he might break you first.

Submitted for the 2023 Yandere Game Jam. Loosely based in Art Without Blood's universe, though you do not need to play any others in the series before playing this one.

Note that although this game pulls from real-world religions and their aesthetics, it is not meant to be based in real Christianity.

Update 3/7/2023: fixed a spelling error.

Update 2/12/2023: fixed multiple spelling errors.

Update 2/2/2023: fixed a bug regarding audio and corrected a spelling error.


  • 8k+ words
  • 5 endings


  • Additional images from Unsplash
  • Additional sound effects from Zapsplat
  • Music, video editing, and sound design by Zack Valence.  Without him, I wouldn't be here making this. 
  • Opening song "Ashes The Rain and I" by James Gang, Arranged and Performed by Zack Valence
Updated 1 day ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(57 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAtmospheric, Creepy, Dark Fantasy, Lo-fi, Multiple Endings, Narrative, Short, Story Rich, yandere


1016-1.0-win.zip 53 MB
1016-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 47 MB
1016-1.0-mac.zip 48 MB

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Im so amazed. This one is amazing. From plot, to bgm (i like the intro), and images/art. amen πŸ™ 


This game was gorgeous! There's not much that I could say that others haven't, but I was hooked the second I played the intro and found myself in the story. The art, the ambience, the writing; I was immersed from start to finish <3


this comment means so much to me! thank you so much.


this vn is a work of art. Dorian was such a compelling LI, and the mc themselves are fascinating, the truth behind their "sin" what you'd call "food for thought", something to think about even at the end. 


Wow, this was incredible! I really hope it was a demo because I want so much more <3

thank you so much! i don't have plans on making this a demo for a bigger project, but maybe i'll do more short stories!


Hey! I love everything about this game. It's a masterpiece!! But can you tell me who were all the people in the intro video. The only one I recognised was Dorian

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the "intro" serves as a mini summary of what you did before you came to the 6th circle. they're all the keepers of each of the previous circles (scythe girl is 1st for limbo, 2nd in the water is for lust, etc). that's why they don't have faces!
+ the glowing figure is meant to be the MC

I see! WOW is there any possibility of seeing Dorian again in future games/updates? he has become my instant favourite

i don't have any plans right now but maybe in the future!

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I made an account just to comment on how wonderfully crafted this game is! I'm in love with the aesthetics, the narrative, the fantastic artwork, and the masterfully created ambiance <3 I've loved every bit of it and am very grateful for having played this game. I'm also smitten with Dorian. I want to learn every bit about him and his takes on religion, lol. Thank you so much for developing this game!



SO GOOD everything about this was amazing i cant even use my words to describe i am very excited 2 see what the future holds 4 catsket games... 


wow!! the art is so, so beautiful TwT


catsket never misses, this game was a treat to my eyes & ears !! love your work <3


oh my goooooddddddd this was perfect and i cannot get over the atmosphere you've created. absolutely beautiful work as always!!!!


2023's yandere jam has seriously already made this a great year



This is stunningly beautiful. I love  this game. The art, the themes, the music, everything is great. 


thank you! i'm glad you enjoyed!


My God, this is such a mesmerizing game. The CGs, design, GUI, everything is so beautiful I almost can't take it!! Thank for this nice experience. By chance, will you post the walkthrough? 


ahhh thank you! i'll post a guide by the end of the day! i'm glad you enjoy it!


The theming to this was beautifully done. The monochromatic blues and reds truly set the otherwordly tone for this game! The way Dorian was written, constantly walking around truths and lies is so amazing. His reasonings for enjoying the player and what's heavily implied to have been done are absolutely beautiful and easy to pick up on! Once again, a hit made by you Catsket!

thank you again blade! ❀️


THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!! MY GOD I LOVED IT SOSOSOSO MUCH!!! FIRST THE INTRO WAS SO BEAUTIFUL I WANTED TO CRY, AND THE GAME WAS SO FUN AND MYSTERIOUS AND GRIPPING!!!! I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT, AND THE ART IS ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS!!! dorian is such an interesting and charming character, i couldnt get enough of him!!!! 😭😭😭 i love the aesthetic of your games in general, this one was especially captivating and gorgeous to look at πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ ill be playing this over and over just to experience the alluring atmosphere again and again!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

thank you so much this means so much to me πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί i'm glad u like him so much!