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Lucid9: Inciting Incident

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


// 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. Consequently, we're aiming to release the patch for the voices in 2017.
  • 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.
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Sekai Project
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 700 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: x86/x86_64
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 700 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X 10.6
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 700 MB available space
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Lucid9: Inciting Incident reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually totally interesting, People disappear, a Serial Killer ... Actually exactly my Thing ... Aaaaaber > > The Game pulls like rubber, you could have omitted a lot. You shouldn't have put everything up so uselessly and expanded it, especially towards the End, it's so annoying
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Microsoft from French
The true endind is terrible with no alternative. Such a ending could be fitting to other VNs but this one have way toomuch chit-chat and slice of life to finish this way... I consider i have being "trolled" I would at least hoped there was more about the mystery surrounding the town but in the end you kind of wonder if that "mystery" is not only there to fake an interesting plot. Summary : I feel like i wasted my time on this game
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Microsoft from Russian
Free VN, which is better than 90% paid. Great graphics, nice music, interesting story. Here and there there are small roughnesses, in some places it is felt tightened, but in general is executed more than worthily. The Only thing that did not like-a scene with a chain of elections. This solution kills all dynamics and tension, forcing to load again and again, because the "wrong" choice leads to a momentary bad ending. And the "good" on the happy ending does not pull. Why so gloomy?
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Microsoft from French
I don't know what to think... the music is cool, the characters are funny, but... it's been 15mn now that I'm clicking without having ANY choice to make or anything. It's not a game, it's a book. I thought I bought a game. know there'll be choices to make at some point, but seriously, more than 15mn without PLAYING ? That's crazy. I'm disappointed. :/ I mean, I know it's a visual novel. You get to read a lot, that's normal. But here, it takes way too long to get the player to do anything. Bad move. Edit : got my first choice after 20mn of reading. I'm now too bored to continue. That's a shame, cause it seemed interesting. :/
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Microsoft from Deutsch
As i write this, i just played it to an end. 21 hours, this is a lot for a free game. And better: it didnt bored me once. It was a very exciting expirience. Hell, i even played 2 days until the first sunsprites because i couldnt let it go. "just another 10 minutes" i thought for myself over and over. The game is incredibly great done. It has that murdercase (which is literally the first scene in the novel, so no spoiler ;) ) and a very big pile of slice-of-life storywriting. This could sound a bit of dull, but the game knows amazingly good to catch you with its humour and also you have really sympathic characters to care about. I loved the time I had in this game. And i will definetly look forward for a next game by FSS.
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