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Lucid9 is a mystery visual novel where your choices affect the outcome of the story.

  • The first of the key events is the inciting incident. The inciting incident exists in the context of the complete story arc. If you don’t have an inciting incident in the first 15% of your novel, you need a strong reason for delaying it. Readers expect something to trigger the protagonist to act.
  • Jan activates her learnings from Robert McKee by talking to her Mom Character.A surprise, a big failure, a small miracle, and grapes. Follow along at @untitleddadproject!Tell us about your Inciting Incident(s) at [email protected]! Original music composed in response to each episode is by the incredible Rat RiosOur artwork is by Kevin Craft Co. Untitled Dad Project is a Spoke.

The Inciting Incident Is Causally Linked to the First-Act Break. The inciting incident specifically triggers the first-act break, which is when your protagonist pursues his overall goal in earnest. More simply, the inciting incident is the cause; the end of Act One is the effect. What does this mean? Download Join with us. PulsePoint Respond is a 911-connected app that can immediately inform you of emergencies occurring in your community and can request your help when CPR is needed nearby.


// D-DAY.
You're a murderer.

You can't trust anyone. You lose your mind.

Someone dies before your eyes. Your friends distance themselves from you.

Your school enforces a curfew. You nearly drown. Your past catches up to you.

You learn that students at your school have been disappearing into nothingness. You visit an amusement park with a bunch of friends anyway.

You take a history exam. Maybe you pass, maybe you fail. Then you participate in a treasure hunt in the sketchiest part of the city. Thankfully, nothing happens. Or maybe something does.

You visit a career fair to review your options. Doesn't seem like there is a bright future ahead of you. You also meet a crazy woman with a vocabulary larger than her height who claims to be a detective.

You immerse yourself in classes, friends, and an everyday routine. You eat copious amounts of fried chicken and are press-ganged into advertising for a club you're not even in. This is where the game begins.

You can choose to fight this outcome.

--------ABOUT LUCID9--------

Lucid9 is a visual novel focused on a web of intricate mysteries set in the fictional 2018 metropolis of Isamu. Inciting Incident is the first part of the story, where you play as Yama Ishimoto, a cynical high school student who would like nothing more than to keep his life free of school drama and hard choices. However, he's forced to face his circumstances when an eccentric detective blazes into his life, alerting him of a string of brutal murders at his school.

As Yama furthers this investigation, he must dig through the secrets of the city, bringing him and his friends closer and closer to danger in the process. Every step leads Yama to the most unexpected - and terrifying - culprit…


Lucid9 is being created by Fallen Snow Studios, an international group of visual novel enthusiasts who seek to make a VN by fans for fans. As Lucid9 is a passion project that has been created without any budget so far, we are aiming to release it free of charge in order to both engage established fans of visual novels, as well as introduce newcomers to this unique storytelling medium. We are working our hardest to make sure the rest of the story will be available for free as well.


  • Free Voice Acting patch: All of Inciting Incident will be fully voiced in English by Yin Yang Voices. Recording production has already begun, but it's a deliberate and lengthy process. (This has been postponed indefinitely).
  • Second arc of Lucid9: We are currently working on the heroine routes, which will comprise the second part of Lucid9. They will be included in a future patch. There isn't any precise release date for this patch, but we will make sure to share progress regularly with all of you.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorFallen Snow Studios
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsbishoujo, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, vn

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Lucid9 - Inciting Incident (Windows, Mac, Linux).zip638 MB

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  • Lucid9 Heroine Prologues Update
    Dec 23, 2019

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This is one of my favorites games to have ever played. Months after playing it, I still can't stop thinking about it. Truly a masterpiece of a game, with a complex main character and some really hard choices. My ONLY complaint with the game is that the ending is very dragged out and I kept thinking I was playing the last scene, only for more scenes to pop up. However, the final scene was... wow. Never saw it coming. I NEED more games in this series expanding on this story. Seriously, everyone should play this. 11/10.

too much to bear my heart races when i play this game ........i wonder why.......answer its anima

Holy shit! The plot, the character design, the writing, the soundtrack - all so good! A sequel is a must.

Do it. Just do it. Great characters, dialogue, art, music, thrills, etc.

They haven't abandoned the next part, it's just taking a long time because they want to get it right.

This... this is really great. The pacing was good, as the writing and music must have been. Even though we are provided an idea of what the plot is like, it's still unexpected. The psychological aspects are great, too. Are there any updates from the team making this? I'm awe-struck that this is over two years old and yet I've missed it.

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Does anyone know how to get this game to start on Mac? It says its Mac compatible but I can't start the game after unzipping the file. I open it but nothing happens. My OS is High Sierra version 10.13.6. If anyone figures it out please let me know. Thanks!

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There are a lot of choices. For spoiler's sake, you should discover them on your own.

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I made a video on this, I am planning on doing a whole series play through for it. You can watch it at the this link.

This is incredible! I'd say it's one of my two favourite visual novels ever! (And I've played a lot of them!)

I also favour female protagonists, so I started playing this with some trepidation, but a few minutes in and I was hooked. I like it so much I've played it four times! In a few weeks I might go for a fifth play XD

Can't wait for the second part. (And thanks for making it free. Much as I would love to pay I don't have a credit card so I can't. Amazed that something so good can be free...)

I, too, tend to play VNs with female protagonists and found this amazing. It's probably number two of my three most favorite VNs ever (maybe number one if I get around to re-playing the current number one and finding out if my opinions change). It'd also be great if the second part is free, but it's so rare to see this much quality that, for myself, I'd consider saving up for the sequels. I really hope the team behind this is doing alright. I can't believe this is two years old!!

this game is so f-ing awesome, now i usually dont like to play games with a male protagonist (well i'd prefer to play as female) but i thought to myself this might be worth checking out, at best it would only waste a couple of hours of my life, but you, my dear writer (writers?) have earned my respect, i am glad i spent 10+ hours on this, and i hope to see more from you in the future

This thing is a rollercoaster of emotions. I loved it. I hope the second part gets released soon!

I've just started the game but man if the music is as good as it is right now i'll play it purely to have my ears experience constant ecstacy.

I... I... oh please please please... don't back out on the sequel... I'm a-DYIN' here... I keep checking back to see if there's a kickstarter or greenlight request (ie: meaning... it's possible for us, the fans, to help you!).

I think the peach is ... really cute. I seriously crave peaches while playing this game...

Until now, I've stuck with free VNs and demos of commercial ones. But after this game, I wouldn't mind them being commercial. At least, not Lucid9. I probably won't be able to afford it at once, but I'd be willing to wait and save just to support the creators. The writing was pretty good!

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Is there anyway for me to download this zip in parts rather than all at once?

Dude... I didn't even download it yet, I don't even know who that is but I know he dies :( Hopefully multiple endings??·View all by Fallen Snow Studios·Report·Embed
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