Midwintär catches you at Khazar’s Pass.

You shelter in a cave as the days and nights grow long and cold,

as the snow seals you in and as the world darkens.

Midwintär is a narrative-driven stealth action game inspired by medieval horror folklore that combines careful tactical planning with fast-paced arcade execution and innovative gossip mechanics. Play and switch between three protagonists - a werewolf, a vampire, and a moon witch - to exact your revenge on a vicious religious cult.

Off-Kilter Sunny Horror On the outside, Midwintär takes place among sunny, medieval villages populated by friendly, hard-working, and devoted inhabitants. Stay overnight, though, and you might be horrified to reveal the true nature of their sacred rituals. The world of Midwintär is gruesome and dark but also funny.

Sun / Moon Gameplay Cycle Midwintär features a 3-minute day-night cycle that changes your abilities. You must use your daytime skills such as lock-picking or spreading rumours among villagers to best prepare the terrain for the night-time havoc when you transform into a bloodthirsty, overpowered monster.

Gossip Mechanics Each villager in Midwintär has their own suspicion-meter you can influence by gossiping and spreading rumors about other villagers, and there is also a panic-meter that changes the AI behaviour of all villagers on the map. You can use this against villagers - hide the firewood to lure the lumberjack into the night, kill him near the chapel to incriminate the priest, and later spread rumours on seeing him covered in blood. He’ll be hanged in no time!

Three Playable Characters You will be able to choose, play and switch between three playable characters - a werewolf, a vampire, and a moon witch - each of whom possesses a distinctive skillset and boasts a different playstyle.

Non-linear Skilltree You will be able to customize the skillset and playstyle of each character by opting to complete alternate missions in levels, which will reward you with a special bonus skill of your choice. Will your werewolf hone his terrifying howl, or will he become one with the wolf-packs of the forest?

Co-Op Multiplayer Midwintär will feature a split-screen and a local multiplayer for up to three players, enabling all three characters to fight together.

The corrupt and self-righteous religious institution Oblique Order is attempting to destroy the peaceful cohabitation of people and magical creatures in the pagan world of Midwintär, and enforce their order by uniting people against the powers of the wild. You must stop them before they exterminate your kind…

Midwintär starts off as a revenge story that slowly shifts into an exploration about our relationship to the unknown, and about the limits of what we can hope to control or understand.


The main protagonist is the werewolf, a former disciple of the Oblique Order, disillusioned and out for vengeance. During the game, he is guided by the voice of Midwintär, an ancient force of nature. His skills revolve around spreading panic and using brute force.


The vampire, once a powerful force of the night, his might now reduced by the spells of men. He cannot cross running water nor enter houses uninvited, but his power is in his allure - he can enthrall people to do his bidding, or forge blood links to ensure undying loyalty.


Then, there is the moon witch. Saved just before she was burned at the stake, she had felt on her skin the terror of order, and wishes to rid the world of their influence. Her skills revolve around misdirecting suspicion at others and using concoctions to alter their behaviour.

“Attending the Masked Meeting, you overhear their plans - they have already set all things in motion.”

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Midwintar on Steam

东方栖霞园 ~ Blue devil in the Belvedere.

东方栖霞园 ~ Blue devil in the Belvedere.

A fun, modern fangame based on the Touhou Project series. Similarly to Elegant Impermanence of Sakura, the previous work of the developers, there is a gimmick in this game too; the power overwhelming mechanic.

Regarding the mechanic, I feel using it during the stage portions makes the game a bit too forgiving. However, during the bosses it’s often the reverse. Activating the mechanic can make some of the nons/spell cards quite ridiculous, which is a fun challenge in of itself. This makes scoring in this game quite fun and challenging. One nitpick about the mechanic is that you can’t really opt out of it; misses are an automatic power overwhelming activation as long as you have bombs and max power. However, the game is designed around using the mechanic, so why one would want to play without it is beyond me. Regarding stage difficulty, it’s very linear, with the hardest parts being at the end of the game.

Real player with 46.3 hrs in game

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The latest fangame from 东方祈华梦制作组, their previous excellent fangame Eternal Impermanence of Sakura (from now on abbreviated as EIoS). Blue Devil in the Belvedere provides a more traditional Touhou experience (with power, point of collection)

The amount of gameplay and visual polish in this title is amazing. There are a lot of quality of life features to make it more enjoyable to play and help with visibility. Also present in this game is a health bar with numeric values, so you know exactly how well you’re doing during an attack. This health bar is visible for both spells and non-spells. The dialog and translation are vastly improved from their first game.

Real player with 22.9 hrs in game

东方栖霞园 ~ Blue devil in the Belvedere. on Steam

Touhou DollDraft

Touhou DollDraft

need more update, i love it

Real player with 20.3 hrs in game

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fun game but the story only lasts like an hour or two.

Real player with 10.5 hrs in game

Touhou DollDraft on Steam