"Before we go any further, or rather before we begin, there are two things you should know about me.
"One: I am not your friend. The other: That won’t be a problem.
"The Chinese scholar, Ji Yun, described me as belonging neither to humans nor objects, darkness nor light, immortals nor demons. Do you want to know what I said to Ji Yun when he told me this?
"I told him that neither did he.
“And neither do you.”
Your life is unremarkable: you have a boring job at Brown, Smith & Jones Associates, only one person you might truly call a friend, an ailing mother in an expensive hospital, and a single bedroom apartment which no-one else ever sees. The only interesting thing about your daily routine is the mysterious stranger who appears every night in your dreams. That is until you come home to find the dream-stranger in your apartment, injured and seeking your help.
‘Kitsune’ is a story about love, lies and foxes, written by Thom Baylay, author of the Evertree Saga and The Grim and I. It’s entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.
How will you react when an agent of chaos enters your mundane life? Will you embrace the opportunity or try to maintain control? Will you let a supernatural spirit aid you in a quest for meaning or will you suspect everyone’s motives and seek the truth behind the extraordinary? The choice is yours, but who are you really? Will you become a better you or lose yourself to the whims of a mischievous fox?
What you can expect:
- Play as male, female or non-binary.
- Play as gay, straight, bisexual or asexual.
- Step into a mundane life where nothing interesting ever happens…until it does.
- Uncover the mystery of the one who’s been haunting your dreams.
- Learn the shocking truths amidst so many lies.
- Romance your best friend, a company royal or your mother’s timid nurse—or focus on your mysterious dream-stranger.
- Discover who you really are, unless you lose yourself along the way.
DEMO available here: https://bit.ly/3xFoeq4
Current Status: In Development
Release Date: TBD
[Author’s Note: This is a stand-alone project similar in style to The Grim and I. I actually started it before Lux but shelved it to focus on other things. But it’s a story I really want to tell so I’m excited to finally announce it! To everyone waiting for Part 2 of Lux, rest assured I’m still working on that too! I’m not sure which will finish first, but I hope you’ll enjoy both! The process for these games is long and creativity and motivation are fickle things so I thank you all for your patience and support!]