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SoulSet is a Mystery/Romance Visual Novel, in which you can try to avoid death and pursue a relationship with both male and female characters. You play as Mariko, who finds herself trapped in an eerie mansion with 5 other people who claim to have no recollection of their past. Who will you trust?

This game contains content typically considered mature, such as: strong language, blood, violence, disturbing content, use of alcohol, partial nudity, implied sex and sexual content. Player discretion is advised.

Features:
- a total of 7 pursuable characters (both male and female)
- over 20 possible endings
- 100k+ words with an estimated 10-15 hours of gameplay
- multiple story lines with unlockable, alternative paths
- multiple route mystery (only by playing all of the routes will you be able to learn the entire story behind the game's events)
- a fantasy setting where magic is a part of everyday life
- mystery, suspense, romance, comedy, fantasy
- 18 beautiful backgrounds, spiced with the arcane
- over 30 character sprites, including alternative outfits
- a CG, BG and Ending Gallery to help keep track of your progress
- Steam Achievements and Trading Cards
- available for Windows, Mac and Linux

Story:
You find yourself in a world where magic is a common sight, dragons are rare but exist, spirits roam the lands and people's souls hold a lot more potential than one might expect.

The player follows the predicament of Mariko Blairnot, a young woman who finds herself trapped in an eerie mansion with five other people who claim to have no recollection of their past. Mariko herself can only remember scattered bits and pieces of an event that supposedly happened years ago, involving the death of her mother and the appearance of a mysterious stranger who offered his help to her and her closest dragon companion, Isshin. With both of them nowhere to be seen inside of the mansion, Mariko and the rest of the cast investigate their surroundings, only to find more questions with no answers.

When someone comes up with a way that could help in getting their memories back, Mariko is presented with the option to pair up with someone for the experiment.

Who will you trust?


Release date for the full version of the game: December 17th, 2016


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Credits:
Nayru - Story / Script / Programming / Character Sprites / GUI
MstMori - Interior BG / CG
Marcianek - Exterior BG / Item Icons


NOTICE: Anyone who gets SoulSet here on Itchio till the end of 2016 will also receive a Steam key once we have those available.
EDIT: We're extending this bonus till the end of January 2017 because of our Steam release delay.

Purchase

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $16.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

SoulSet_1.1-all.zip Version 1.1 764 MB

Download demo

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SoulSet_Prologue_Demo_2.1-all.zip (345 MB)

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I've had a question on my mind, will there be future games that are set in the Soul set universe?

I did entertain the idea of making additional side stories, following certain endings from the game, but it's not anything set in stone yet. I suppose it depends on how many people would be interested in something like that? For the time being, we have something different planned for our 2nd project, so if anything, it would be happening afterwards. We shall see. :)

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I've finished this game a couple of days ago, and I must say I loved every bit of it, it was AMAZING! The demo was good, but oh dear the whole thing... just wow... I think Apris' route was my favorite, because of the sheer fact I love him so much. But the last route (including the required things to reach it) were awesome too! (yeah, trying my best not to spoil haha)

Can I make a guide of the game since people seem to have a lot of trouble? I'll probably post it on tumblr, then make a Steam version when it's released.

omg a guide would be great ;u;

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Since I was given an OK, I'll be making it soon!

I'm missing the last 3 endings and I can't figure out how to get them. Could you PLEASE give me some hints? If you give me your Tumblr I could message you there to avoid putting spoilers in the comments.

Sure - my tumblr is http://konoi-and-noir.tumblr.com/

You can either message me, or wait a day or two until a make the guide - I'll post it there anyway!

A guide would be awesome! I am only missing one ending. I have no idea what it might be or how to get it.

I was given an OK, so I'll make it and post it on my tumblr.

But if you want me to help you before, you can message me through tumblr or deviantart (I'd rather not spoil here in the comments)

My tumblr is http://konoi-and-noir.tumblr.com/ (and it has a link to my DA page)

Okay, great!! If I decide I can't wait, I'll message you through one of them. :)

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the game so much! :D Thank you kindly for the feedback! There aren't many Apris fans out there yet, as far as I'm aware, so that's nice to hear. ^^ (And it's always a joy hearing that someone enjoyed "that" route. ;D)

If you'd like to make a guide, then feel free to, of course! :) I assumed people would start making guides when the game made it to Steam, since that's what usually happens. So if it can happen earlier, I'm all the happier for it. ^^ Good luck! (And don't forget to leave me a link once you post it, I'd love to take a look at it myself! ;3)

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You should do a poll to see who eveyones favorite character is....ps. mine is also Apris

Apris was a surprise to me, honestly!

I didn't really know who to start with, so I've decided to start with the two characters I liked the least in the beginning, Apris and Yvonne. I picked one of them at random, and so, Apris was the first route I did...... and while going through his route, I liked him more and more, and he ended up being and staying my favorite haha!


And thank you about the guide! I'll make it soon then, and I'll post a link! I'll probably repost it on Steam later anyway, but I figured out people may need it earlier than that since the game is pretty hard! Since I'm at it, I must thank you for making it quite hard, actually. I've grown very good at visual novels since I play TONS of that stuff... And having a truly callenging one was a real treat!

I'm having trouble figuring out how to get Apris' true end. Any help would be appreciated.

You have to spend time with him in the courtyard whenever you can. Honesty is the best policy. Insist on staying with him and keeping him comfortable but not sharing. Work alone.

Thank you!

Excellent game, I really enjoyed it.

Can anyone help me as to where Sa's gold and silver clues are? It seems I can't do Shirr's route without them and I've already gotten the true endings for Marco, Yvonne, Shira, Apris, and Feathor.

From what Ive found out in my playthroughs, you need to gather the other endings like normal and bad endings to find the clues.

That's the thing, I've done all possible options I can think of and I'm still missing those two clues

Try building up trust between Mariko and Shira, and then don't show her the book. :) Glad to hear you've enjoyed the game!

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Thank you so much! That got me the silver clue but I'm still having trouble with the orange one if I could just get one more hint! :)

(EDIT: Nevermind, I was just getting the hint wrong, haha)

(EDIT2: ...and now I'm stuck on how to get anything but Shirr's Bad Endings A and B. The walkthrough cannot come fast enough)

Stay with Shirr whenever you can during the prologue and then in her route, choose the options in which Mariko is suspicious of her. Oh, and don't drink the potions with her, this one's crucial. Shirr's tricky like that. ;)

i've just finished the whole game and wow. words cannot express. i loved it so so much!!

sadly i can't gush about my favourite route as it's probably a spoiler. but you might know which one i mean. i loved it and them so much like it was honestly just. amazing.

thank you for making such a wonderful game! very few games can mess with my mind the way yours did and still not leave me completely confused. aside from a few grammatical errors, it was absolutely perfect in my opinion. some of the routes and choices were hard to figure out, but i'm putting that down to me and my way of thinking more than anything else.

i hope you make more games like this that i can enjoy in the future!

Thank you kindly for the feedback! ^^ I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the game so much! (And it's always a joy hearing someone enjoyed "that" route. ^^) We'd love to have you on-board with our future projects, as well!

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I understand that you can't do anything about the Steam delay. :/ I hope it doesn't take too long, for some reason I can't buy this game on itch io using paypal. There's just an endless loading screen whenever I try to log in to my account. I've tried different browsers and waited a few days to try again, nothing works. It's driving me crazy :/

Yeah, the waiting is just horrible. :( Huh, that's odd... Nobody had any problems with payment here before. Perhaps the issue is related to your Paypal account, somehow? You could ask the Paypal staff about this directly, I also contacted them through Twitter with an issue of my own a while ago and they got back to me after a couple of days.

I use paypal everywhere else, and I was able to buy the game when I was using my phone, so idk what was causing this.

Just curious: Is the free Steam key with purchase extended until the game is available on Steam, or has it already ended at the end of December 2016?

I talked with MstMori and we decided to extend that bonus window to the end of January 2017, seeing as paperwork still takes forever. So if you'd like to get SoulSet here at the moment, you'll also get a Steam key when the time comes!

Awesome! Will do!

is there any walkthough, I'm struggling to get a good end

Hello! We're guessing some guides will appear once we manage to get the game on Steam. Might you be the same person who contacted me through Twitter? Perhaps I could help you out over there if you have a problem with something specific.

so is it really going to be released on steam too? i have troube buying it on itchio and it would be more easier for me to buy it there

From what I've read it is, they are just waiting for paper work

We are STILL waiting for those last paperwork finalizations that we've been told would take up to the middle of December at most. Believe us, this is very frustrating for us as well. We already have all of the assets for the Steam store page ready and waiting (achievements and trading cards included). All we can do for now is wait. We're sorry for the delay, we didn't know it would take this long, either. :c

Patience, otherwise known as long suffering, but i'll be patient! This game is worth the wait :)

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I'm also having trouble for Yvonnes' Bad Ending B, I've gone through her route several times and still haven't gotten it. I was also wondering if a digital copy of the artbook will eventually be for sale?

At this point I'm a little confused why do some of the players think that Yvonne even has a Bad Ending B. ^^; I'm wondering if it's somehow tied to the order of endings in the Ending Gallery, perhaps?

And yes, we're also planning to release the artbook in digital form. But for now, bringing the game over to Steam is our top priority. We'll be getting to work on the artbook afterwards. :)

I get it now XD I think its because I assumed that all five had four endings each so I know now the she doesn't. I'm assuming that not all characters will have a certian amount of bad endings, though now I'm having a hard figuring out if Apris has a true and normal ending... At any rate thanks for the help!

Ah, I see. :) Yes, the amount and type of endings are different for each character. So even with the End Gallery before you, some things can make you wonder and still turn out surprising, I guess. :)

Following the progress since IGG.. just bought from here a couple of days ago.^^

On completion of ~ 90%, Beautiful game, very non-linear & intriguing story. Personal favorite Marco's route, of course. ;p

Only request is to increase the full screen CGs on triggering events, something to consider on your next project perhaps? ^^

Clue start was a good addition, perhaps also a way to view the ending gallery from within the game, without exiting to the main menu would be appreciated.

Worthwhile purchase & congrats on successful project!

Hello and thank you for the comment! We're very happy to hear that you've enjoyed the game! :)

We're aware that there aren't many CGs in the game, but we did the best we could with them (considering the budget for this game was very tiny and we didn't manage to hit our stretch goal for them.) If our next projects turn out to be more successful then naturally this will be something we'll keep in mind. :)

Again, thanks a ton for sharing your thoughts with us!

Hello! I was wondering if like, there are clearer hints or even a vague guide for the routes somewhere? As it is I'm having a lot of trouble getting through some of the guys' routes (I've managed to get through the ladies except missing one bad end for Yvonne) and seem to be stuck in a bad end loop haha. That said it's an entertaining game so far!

Hi! We're guessing some guides will appear once we manage to get the game on Steam. I implemented a "Clue Chart" into the newest build (1.1), is that the one you're currently playing? If you'd like some specific hints, feel free to poke me over at Twitter (@Nayru774) and I'll see if I can help you further, since I'd like to keep the comments here as spoiler-free as possible. :) Glad to hear you're enjoying the game, though!

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Will an ending guide be released? Also does every character have four clues? Loving the game btw!

We're guessing some guides will appear once we manage to get the game on Steam. :) The amount of clues varies throughout the routes. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the game!

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Dear Players!

Acting upon the feedback I've received, I decided to add a "Clue Chart" to the newest build of the game.
It will show you which clues you managed to find (and which you didn't) in a character's route the moment you trigger a single bad ending for that character. You will find this chart in the Quick Menu of the game (right in-between the "Load" and "Settings" buttons). Once you get stuck, the chart should give you some kind of idea what routes to explore in order to advance further!

As always, downloading the new build will keep your current progress and save files intact.

I hope this little addition will help you out and make SoulSet an even more enjoyable experience!

- Nayru

Bought this game a few days ago, I've gotten most of the true/normal endings except for Marco and Shirr's. No matter what I try Shirr's always ends up bad ending a, no matter the choices. I've tried everything... :< it is very frustrating.


That said, I do like this game a lot. It is very well thought out, although I haven't been able to unlock every character. I love the concept as well. Mystery, romance with magic are always fun. The art is solid and the back grounds are great. The characters are believable as well and not flat like some characters in visual novels have been in the past. Soulset is a great visual novel.

Marco's and Shirr's routes are a bit tricky. ;3 Near the end of Shirr's route, try going to the library and then going back upstairs again.

Also, acting upon the feedback I've received, I decided to add a "Clue Chart" to the newest build of the game. It will show you which clues you managed to find (and which you didn't) in a character's route the moment you trigger a single bad ending for that character. You will find this chart in the Quick Menu of the game (right in-between the "Load" and "Settings" buttons). Once you get stuck, the chart should give you some kind of idea what routes to explore in order to advance further. I hope this little addition will help you out!

I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying the game so far! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the routes as well, once you manage to unlock them! :)

Review: Best thing I've ever played

Pros: Best thing ever

Cons: ALL OF THE OPTIONS GIVE YOU THE KING dammit, duped again by the stalker king card

Summary: Play this if it even remotely interests you. As a mystery fan (read: nerd) I had a lot of fun with this. Looking forward to playing this again on steam for those hot hot achievements. Great game!

'All of the options give you the king'.... do they, now :) Happy to hear you enjoyed the game.


Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed the game! :) (We're all waiting for those achievements!)

I loved the demo! As soon as the game released on Steam, I plan to buy the full version.

Thanks! We'd love to have you on-board once the time comes! :)

Looks good. I'm gonna try when the game launch on Steam.

Thanks! We'd love to have you on-board once the time comes! :)

Studying for Finals vs Soul Set: Soul Set: 1 Finals: 0. I used my Saturday to tear through the game rather than bone up on Pascal's Wager but it worked out in the end! Not to spoil anything but that Secret End made all my dreams come true. <3

Haha! Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed the game and that everything worked out well in the end. :) I'm also very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Secret End! ;3

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