WE KNOW THE DEVIL is a visual novel about teens reluctantly fighting the devil at summer camp. Follow meangirl Neptune, tomboy Jupiter, and shy shy Venus as they get to know each other--but one always gets left out.
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Release Date: Feb 15, 2016

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“If We Know the Devil is trying to say anything, it's that you deserve to love yourself. There’s nothing wrong with you.”
Giant Bomb

“Remember your adolescent summers, and the strangely-intense interrelationships and betrayals of that age? The things that happened among all of you without you ever really understanding: That felt like devilry, didn't it?”

About This Game

Anyone can kill the devil; that’s why they always make teens the vampire slayers, the magical girls. But some kids can’t even get that right; and that’s why meangirl Neptune, tomboy Jupiter, and shy shy Venus have to endure one more week of summer camp and each other, singing boring songs about jesus, doing busywork for adults, and hoping god’s radio can’t hear them.

Before they can leave the summer scouts, they’ve got to spend twelve hours in the loneliest cabin in the woods and wait for the devil to come and live through the night--or not. You know.

A Surreal Summer Camp Dystopia

WE KNOW THE DEVIL is a Group Relationship Horror Visual novel created by weirdo games critic and indefensible twitter account haver Aevee Bee (Mammon Machine:ZEAL) and illustrator and comics artist Mia Schwartz, with a chilling 80s horror synth soundtrack by Alec Lambert (Antibody Productions), live photo backgrounds taken with disposable cameras in the terrifying woods where we live, and aesthetic touches and UI by Lulu Blue.

WE KNOW THE DEVIL is a story about everyone who made you cry at summer camp. It’s about missing your Sailor Moon VHS tapes. It’s about how being irresponsible is contagious. It’s about knowing that in a group of three, two of you will be closer than the other.

And it’s about being weird and queer and wrong and hoping against hope no one will find out when the actual, literal devil comes for you.

Pick Your One True Pairing

WE KNOW THE DEVIL truly has no one protagonist; but someone will always be left out. It’s up to you to decide who that is. Instead of choosing a partner, you follow pairs of characters as they learn about themselves and wait for the devil to appear.

Will Venus and Neptune stop hating themselves long enough to be friends? Will Jupiter finally tell Neptune what’s been on her mind? Will Venus and Jupiter make it to morning as the only good kids left alive?

Hopefully it turns out the way you want it to. Don’t forget: the price the two pay will be the third.


  • Three endings for all possible OTPs, and a horrifying bonus true end!
  • Washed out, overexposed background photos taken on disposable camera for that nineties summer feeling
  • A chilling 80s horror synth soundtrack by Alec Lambert

Content Advisory

Themes of isolation and alienation of queer youth in a religious rural setting. Abstract, psychological horror, and possibly alarming music.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 3000HD or greater
    • Sound Card: Optional, but recommended
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 3000HD or greater
    • Sound Card: Optional, but recommended
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Very strange and surreal, very beautiful. I don't think I've ever played a game before that's stayed with me like this. It's a short game, but take it slowly, if you can. The game doesn't offer exposition, so it will likely be confusing at first, but stay with it. Worth the time and effort to get all endings. I can't get this game out of my head.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Great, emotional game. Probably makes more sense if you're LGBT/in a certain millieu. But it's good. There are multiple endings and paths etc but the fast forward button is v handy to avoid sitting through tons of stuff you've seen before. I cried a lot
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213 of 272 people (78%) found this review helpful
306 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Before I played this game I was Happy and Heterosexual. Now I'm sad and gay. 10/10 do reccomend.
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125 of 149 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
A couple tips if you've never played before:

• Play favorites on your first few playthroughs. Don't try to treat everyone equally until you've gotten the other endings.
• The music is a critical part of the atmosphere. Try playing it turned up just a little too loud.
• That said, the music during "4AM" starts with a loud, sudden tone--don't get jumpscared.

This game might not change your life like it did mine, but hey, maybe it will. Even if it doesn't, it will definitely make you Feel Things. I can't recommend We Know The Devil highly enough.
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
this game promotes lesbianism AND satanism.

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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
warmed my poor little cold gay heart and promptly broke it into a million pieces

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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Disclaimer: The reason I have next to no game time is that I bought and completed this game before the Steam release and only just received my key.
I've been staring at my screen for too long trying to express the intricacies of what this game made me feel in words, but I really can't. So: This game is sad and queer. I, too, am sad and queer. 10/10, play this game if you are sad and queer also.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This is the best satanic polyamorous lesbian dating sim I have ever played.
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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
We Know The Devil is a story about three bad kids who are only bad because the world tells them that they are. It's a story about identity and friendship and queerness and love, and feeling alone and left out. It's about wanting to be good, but not being able to because the world is cruel.

Aevee Bee's writing and Mia Schwartz's drawings and Alec Lambert's music channel a mix of anxiety and innocence that those who were bad kids or who still are will recognize. The story echoes teenage feelings of isolation and longing, and fraught love and friendship, and not knowing who you are and being sort of scared to find out. It's only about an hour long, but in that short time, the characters Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune are all beautifully realized, and I played through it several times (during its initial release on DateNighto) to make different choices and learn more about each of them.

The world is cruel, and tells us that we're bad, but we can fight against the actual, literal Devil and maybe we can stop believing them.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
it turns out the real devil was the friends we made along the way
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2.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
WKTD is a short, excellent game about all kinds of abuse, being LGBTQ, being a teenager, and dealing with social isolation. The religious abuse hit me hardest -- it's almost impossible to find good media that addresses how scary and damaging religion can be that actually handles the subject well. WKTD handles it really, REALLY well.

The characters are great. This is a very short game, especially if you read quickly, but the writing is sharp enough to make a lot happen emotionally in that time. The music is solid and though there aren't many tracks I listen to outside the game, they build the atmosphere well.

There are some typos and oddly-placed punctuation, as a warning. It's not a perfect game. It's also not actually a dating sim, though I've seen it billed as such. Those are really the only critcisms I can come up with, though.

This is an INCREDIBLE game for the price and it's helped me deal with my own trauma and accept myself as a person. I think that's a powerful thing for any work of fiction to do. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all LGBTQ people and trauma survivors, and to anyone who enjoys a short, gut-punching story about all the things that ♥♥♥♥ed you up as a kid.
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kyle ron
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 9
I loved this game-- the artwork, the music, and the gameplay are all great. The 80s synthwave background music really makes the atmosphere. This game is completely worth the cheap price, and has provided me with plenty of gameplay time. The characters are unique and I found something I loved and could relate to in each one of them. The way the other campers are presented are both humorous and concering at the same time. The main three characters bring up several different subjects that really make you think about both the game as well as an opportunity to reflect on yourself and your life.

My only dislike is that it can get kind of boring if you do each route one after the other, so I would recommend doing a route and waiting a while to come back to it. Certain things change based on your choices, but the baseline of the story remains the same and is less fun if you do it several times right in a row.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
We know the devil is a short visual novel released by Date Night that stars three characters;

Jupiter; A girl who wants to see naked bodies (I think)
Venus; A dude who wants to be touched and touch naked bodies (I think)
And Neptune; A ♥♥♥♥♥ who wants to be on her phone? (I didn't catch this one, I have no idea what her deal is.)

That's all well and good, but these kids are at one of those ♥♥♥♥ing religious camp things where they beat the gay out of you, so none of that ♥♥♥♥ is gonna' fly in this hellish camping experience.

One of my main issues with this novel is that there's a whole not that's not explained;

The characters constantly use 'radios', however they're able to wrap doornobs with them, use them as axes, pour water from them and use them as flashlights AS WELL as using them to communicate. This is never explained, addressed or acknowledged in any way, simply skipped over like we're meant to understand what the ♥♥♥♥ a radio is besides some random multi-tool.

The characters use the radio to speak to god. They even give the frequency that god broadcasts on, and then hear the devil, also using the radio. There's a grid of speakers set up around the place that alerts the characters when the devil has entered the camp... What the ♥♥♥♥ does any of that even mean?

At first I thought that this whole setup was the adults at this place tricking the kids there that god and the devil are real using radio tricks and spooky stories, then the cast would find out and do something about it, but then one of the characters literally turns into a ♥♥♥♥ing zombie.

Then there's the endings. Three of the four endings are so alike that you could swap out the character names and not notice a difference. Once you've seen one, you've seen em' all, and it's not even fun to read all the routes since the branching point for all of the routes is in the last few minutes of the novel, meaning most of your read time is going to be skipping ♥♥♥♥ you've already read.

I was hoping I'd enjoy this novel as I liked Hustle Cat, also produced by Date Night, but unfortunately it seems like it's not for me. For the $6.66 it cost me, I can't be mad that it only took me 93 minutes to finish, but I was hoping it'd be at least a pleasant 93 minutes.
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HAIL 9000
7.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
super gay 10/10
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2.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
I love this game, it gave me what I wanted out of it. I just wish it was longer, it takes a couple hours to find all of the endings. This makes me want more lore of the world the characters are in, I hope to see more in the future!
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0.7 hrs
Posted: September 19
What a difficult game to rate with a thumbs up or thumbs down. Enigmatic, often well written, and quite short. I wasn't sure if I liked it while I was playing it through the first time, and very much didn't like it the second time through. But somewhere in my third playthrough, I kind of started to appreciate it.

It was the next day that I realized that there was something about the storytelling that had infiltrated me and intrigued me, stealth-style. It crept up on me, and made me think about my sleepaway camp days, and some of the things a writer can do to evoke emotion. A month later, now that it's had time to set, I appreciate how the game at times tries to bewilder in order to shock emotion into you.

I think if you like interesting narrative experiments, this quick whiff of emotion might be up your alley. And even if you find it frustrating at first, it may yet end up part of your emotional lexicon.
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Deus Aequus
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 14
I liked it. Worth a go atleast a bit odd and very short. But like give it a shot if you can.
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Abdhul and The Funky Bunch
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 1
One of the most concise games writing-wise. The words are used sparingly and to the best possible effect. Highest of recommendations.
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