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A human woman finds herself caught in the middle of elven secrets. She is torn from her home and taken to their stormy island, where she must contend with the bizarre poison in her body before it consumes her.

Ebon Light is a dark fantasy visual novel, inspired by RPG style storytelling. There are optional romantic subplots, and many, many choices that influence the main character's personality as well as how the story is told.


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www.underbliss.com


Music:

"This House", "Teller of the Tales", "Suonatore di Liuto", "Prelude to Action", "Past the Edge", "Night of Chaos", "Moorland", "Interloper", "Heavy Heart", "Drums of the Deep", "Pippin the Hunchback", "Angevin B", "Thunderbird", "Soaring"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Sounds:

'early morning village all 110417am' by klankbeeld
'rainfrog loop 1' by sithjawa
'Thump' and 'Thumps, Clangs, and Booms - in space!' by bareform
'creaking sailing boat' by jimsim     

From freesound.org                                 

 Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


And a special thanks to the many who helped test and edit!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Nov 09, 2019
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(1,264 total ratings)
AuthorUnderbliss
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsCharacter Customization, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Otome, Romance, Story Rich
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish

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This is a GxB otome meant for the female protag. I've played every LI route, played being accepting of the power or rejecting it, and seen every ending. 

The only downside is that the power wasn't explored enough. There's lots of room where it can be expanded. Maybe there's a sequel in the works?

It's one of the better VN out there, honestly. The replayability is pretty decent, with different flavour texts, so there's something new to read. The art doesn't have that "wow" factor, but it's still lovely. 

I recommended it, especially since it's free.

Bruh. I died in the shack when the harpies attacked. Oh well, I'll try again sometime.

Nice game though! Certainly an interesting concept. Nice work, especially for just one person. :D

omg it's Mamotte Lollipop lol. Welp, looks interesting, and I look forward to finishing my playthrough.

I was so excited to play this but no matter what I do I can麓t start the game for the life of me :( I downloaded the correct files and everything but it just doesn麓t work for me. Such a bummer...

I wanna-

I wanna romance Taiacht- 

>_<

I love this so much I come back to play it at least once a month.. the only negative thing about it is that we can't date Calipoa </3

New to this community. Pursues Visual Novels for contents and storytelling twists. This is a gem! I love what I've seen so far. Never before have I experienced the female journey to this extent, in a traditional fantasy world. Not always can you choose what to do. But you can choose (maybe) how it's done. If your're on it, enough. Lesson well learned. And thank you, for a beautiful story

please could there be a french version ?

So far I am loving it! You've done an amazing job. The art and the music is so good x 

Too good to be free <3

馃槹 am broke lol

it's a great game but i'm just wondering where can i get route tipsor guides?simply being frustrated because i can't get an end i want

once again,i love this work

Can't believe this is free?! I love it so much. Possibly my Favorite MC ever, especially in Lacey's route.

Let me be gay and date the superior Milirose

Fr though

I know, right?!

yeah :-:

*SPOILER* Please is there a better walkthrough then they vague we were given I'm stuck on Dualie route when you meet the granpa I die there nomatter what I answer him..... I have been searhing like crazy

female li?

One of my absolute favorite games, thank u so much for bringing us this 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍 i hope there's a sequel cuz i can't get enough of all these characters 馃グ

The art is lovely, the plot pleasantly twisty, the heroine engaging and dynamic, Calipoa is a delight, and Ernol is an absolutely scrumptious little grumpcake. Stunning work all around; thank you for creating such a beautiful game!

Agreed!

I haven't played a VN as immersive as Ebon Light in a really long time. The world building is mind boggling & had me greedy for wanting more. I particularly loved the banter between characters. I would rewind choices just to see different character dialogue. This game is so good y'all. Give it a shot. 

The Only note I can think to give, is that this game is wayyyy too short for the story it's trying to tell. The romances happen too fast-- all except Ernol and Vadeyn for the most part, as you can get together right before the climax and your flirtations with them are a bit more subtle until the love confessions happen.

I think the only real problem this game has, is its length. There are some errors in the grammar, spelling and some words are missing but really I can ignore that. The story itself is interesting but nothing ever gets explained. Even at the end, like these other people in the comments, I'm entirely confused.

Are the Cutinah like from another dimension or something? What's going on there?

I know this games' themes are kind of dark, but we could've had at least a bit of explanation for what's going on. Characters we could've met-- like the person we bought our dress from.

She could've lamented that the situation in Gha'alia was bad and for what reasons while we were getting dressed and you could've learned more about the political situation.

Then, if you'd decided to go to the people to become popular, there could've been this whole series of scenes in which you talk to different civilians, finding out what they love and hate about living in Gha'alia. Figure out what the real problems are.

And to the Cuthintal, you could've found out whether or not the Cutinah were actually a threat or not-- and then made an entirely informed decision on whether or not to be selfish and live your life or lock yourself away for the sake of everyone you love.

I feel like I know nothing and like the romances were just a bit too fast. Those are really the only issues I have.

Otherwise, I liked the characters, I liked their interactions and their many different issues with each other, I just didn't get to see enough of it, you know?

I replay this game every now  and then. I think it might be the best romance game.

Loved this game! All of the love interests were so interesting. I wish Chandler was a love interest though, I found him to be so cute! I look forward to any future games by you.

Came for the elf men, stayed for a thrilling narrative full of political strife, ancient power, and cocky assassins!

Lacey <333

This was so good! I would love to read this even as a regular novel, it was so well written!

When will more be released?

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Thanks to Underbliss for this amazing game ! 

I love it ...

I loved this game a lot, I didn't know what i was expecting but I did like it. I also really appreciated the dark skin tone for the character customizing. a dark fantasy that isn't too dark you know. I think it would be even cooler to have more plot towards the Cuthintal , because I'm still slightly confused.

 the mc wasn't easily overpowered (in the sense she wasn't a push over) or at least the way I played it. the art style was very nice.

though this was my first play through I chose Haron, and I thoroughly appreciate his characters softness / care towards the character even when it literally meant death. though if I had to give it another play through it would be for vadeyn (??)  or lacey

Overall, a really stunning achievement for a solo game. Beautiful art, beautiful love interests, juicy dark elf world. 

A few comments:

  • The romances are satisfying arcs, but the Cuthintal concept doesn't have a whole lot of payout... I didn't need everything explained, but what we were given was so threadbare! 
  • The battle between Mietwen and Gawloyes is anticlimactic. In general, things do feel climactic/confusing/less tight after the CasCas battle.

However, as far as the characters themselves, I adore them and they are really amazingly beautiful inside and out (Vadeyn, Ernol, and Haron specifically, in that order, though I like Duliae as a character, just wasn't attracted to him; also team I wish Calipa was romanceable because she was hot af, but I recognize that might not be interesting to develop for some, lol).

It's also SO fucking nice to see an MC with real expressive personality choices and who doesn't default to such mealy submissive BS. I was really satisfied with how I got to play her.

Lots of thanks for giving us this gift!

I agree and also wish Calipa was romanceable. I don't swing that way, but for the first time I actually considered it. 馃榿

Thank you for this absolute gem! The storyline, the lore, the music, your art, your writing - it's all so captivating that I come back every now and then to be immersed once again even though I've basically went through everything 2 years ago. It's also the only game I never delete, unlike what I do with other vns when I'm finished reading. 

Ebon Light could easily be my favorite visual novel out of the thousands I have read if only it gave an option to choose from different pronouns, and were a little less euro-centric and cisheteronormative. But the other aspects are amazingly brilliant that I give it 5 stars! Fully deserved!

This game was interesting and I enjoyed it.

I rarely play dark fantasy visual novels because of the "dark" aspect of it, but this one wasn't so bad. I really cared about the charming protagonist and steered her towards a good ending with Vadeyn. Warm fuzzy feelings are what kept me and the MC keep going and keep fighting through the cold dark world, that not even game overs can keep us down.

The hardest part was when we had to fight the BIG ASS Ship Eater. It's a good thing I save often because this was like a Boss Battle.

However, there are some loose ends left out of the story. Things I would have liked to see is who the other characters got paired up with romantically, what is their happy ending; I wanted to see the harpies and mermaids, I also wanted to see and know more about those mages with their purple colored powers and the one who spoke to the protagonist in her head. I guess this could be left for a sequel.

I already wrote a comment, but I have to say it again. I really love your game! Beautifully written, beautifully drawn... everything is just perfect. This should be a role model for VN creators.

I must say that I can remember how many times I played this game, but I still find something new in it. Amazing... 

But I discovered a strange error... -ish... On Ernol's route, I notice a broken heart on him in the compendium, specifically, in the cave. And in the cave there are a couple of lines where written Lacey, not Ernol. I mean... it could just be my blurred vision or I'm imagining things... because Lacey is my second favorite and his words like... I'll never give up on her... makes me think ... hey, I chose another guy, but now I have my doubts...

Anyway... I love it. Your game is amazing... and you are amazing. Can't wait to see your new projects))))

Had to come back and pay again after finishing it, it's too good not to! A well-written story and so much attention to detail - from the subtle animations to MC's appearance to the large repercussions your choices have. Love how there are almost no choices you HAVE to make to stay on a LI's route - you can role play the character you want (and let the LI roll with that). I was wary seeing the game described as 'dark' and a commenter below talking about 'dub-con' but there's no 'dub-con' here - the world is dark but not in that way and each of the relationships is well-paced and at your choosing. I hope you decide to keep making games, and looking forward to your next work!

This game is simply astonishing. I couldn't agree more to the comments before mine. I loved to play it. You created a wonderful world I was most happy to dwell in. Thanks for the great experience :) 

I'm gonna be honest I died way more times than I had expected :D At one point even thought there's now way to survive through this game at all. I also wonder what is the "good" or maybe "correct" ending, if one's intended. Very dark VN, and a lot of choices (again, more than I expected). I want to go through at least 2 more playthroughs, but I think I will have to take a time off from the game for emotions to settle. I'll be sure to buy it properly, as well, once my paycheck comes.

Just finished my first play-through. I am almost at a loss for words! This game was so brilliant and beautiful. There is truly nothing like it. There were just so many emotions, so much conflict and difficult choices, love, and struggle... that truly made me feel that I had escaped into a fantasy world. The relationships you make and the enemies you face; It felt very real. My first route was Vaedyn. Swoon. He is such a sweetheart. I definitely plan on continuing with different routes! Be prepared to be completely obsessed and utterly captivated with this game like I am. I am so happy I found this game by mere luck. What a great journey. Thank you for creating this. It has truly made me happy!

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Had it in my radar for a while and I'm glad I finally played it, really enjoyed it! Honestly this doesn't deserve to be free lol

I just got around to writing a comment, even though I played this game for the first time in March! To say I love this game is a MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT. It is legit my favorite VN ever, including like $20+ ones. All the characters are so unique in their own way and their stories are so captivating. The art style is perfect, the story is perfect, the gameplay? Perfect. My favorite part about the game is honestly the MC. It's rare to see a female MC in VNs who are strong and can take up for themselves. The MC feels so real, yes she has weaknesses and yes she's not perfect, but she is such a strong woman who doesn't need anyones help if she really doesn't want it.


I can go on and on about this game, but I'll leave it here for now. Just play the game already!


P.S. Ngl my favorite is still Haron. 

Ernol is my favorite his passion is so intense...

A unique and fine piece of art! <3

So well written and you can feel the love that was used to create this.

Many unique characters, each one a gem of its own.
But Laceaga had my heart from the beginning ;)

Thank you for sharing your art, your heartwork.

Please stay safe and take care, love your work! <3

The girl who made the game I鈥檓 not gonna put her name. She鈥檚 on Twitter I鈥檝e been bugging her like crazy with questions about Ernol. I鈥檓 doing a fanfic she is so kind and will answer away I鈥檓 so afraid she鈥檚 gonna block my ass lol. She has a Tumblr where she will answer headcanons and all. However bruh I may play again and I鈥檝e beat this game so many times but I鈥檓 now thinking I may try Duliae again because of these comments. However still Ernol is number 1…

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