A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$2.50 USD or more

You wake up with no memory. Your day is starting off great!

Nepenthe is a hand-drawn action/adventure game celebrating the weird space between cute and creepy, with a dash of humor. Travel through the land of Carithia, where monsters and humans live together. Not all is well in this world, for warnings of "Nepenthe" are spoken from dark places. Discover the truth, or fall for the lies. Your fate is up to you.

Be psychoanalyzed by a monster!
Be psychoanalyzed by a monster!

Nepenthe is designed for both casual and hardcore gamers alike. Explore two "modes," "Adventure" or "Story," to find the play-style that best suits you.

Story or Adventure?
Story or Adventure?

"Adventure" mode is a bullet-hell extravaganza, with ever increasing difficulty as the game progresses.

Battling legislation is always hard

"Story" mode's battles are easy one-click things, designed for those who just want the story, not the gameplay.

Battle Ninjas! ...if you want to, of course, we're not suggesting you actually do it..

Join us, as we stare into the Orb together.

(also, feel free to join the Nepenthe Discord https://discord.gg/VtcyUB)

Stare into the orb...
Stare into the orb...


Buy Now$2.50 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Nepenthe - Windows 477 MB
Nepenthe - Mac 363 MB
Nepenthe - Linux 368 MB
Read Me (or else).txt 1 kB

Download demo

Nepenthe Demo - Windows 474 MB
Nepenthe Demo - Mac 363 MB
Nepenthe Demo - Linux 368 MB
Read Me (please).txt 1 kB

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I think this will appeal to undertale fans. Very nice unusual art and music :)


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