Dull Grey is an award-winning visual novel about growing up. Experience an emotional story of a mother and son in a dystopian world, make simple but meaningful choices and discover multiple endings. Will you see your story unfold in full colour?
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Very Positive (55) - 85% of the 55 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 8, 2021

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“A tone piece that doesn’t overstay its welcome, Dull Grey offers a different experience to fans of the visual novel medium.”
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“Successfully delivers what every visual novel strives for—transcending words... and rewarding players.”
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“With a wonderful art style, touching audio, and brilliantly written plot, this is a Visual Novel you must read.”
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About This Game

In Dull Grey, experience the emotional story of a mother and son, free will and the search for happiness among foggy mountains and grey pipes.

You will be making the same choice again and again: who should the son become - a lamplighter or a tallyman? It may feel like the situation leaves you no choice at all, but if you take your time and think it over, you may just see your story in full colour.

Immerse yourself in a dramatic, dystopian visual novel like no other, with a thoughtful choice mechanic which appears simple but contains a lot of depth. Discover multiple endings and secret content - Dull Grey is designed to be replayed for the full experience.

Key features:
  • Experience the drama of everyday life in the context of a retro-futuristic world controlled by the Progress-program
  • An unusual choice mechanic that leads to an unexpected multitude of endings and hidden content
  • A visual style tracing back to early 20th-century Soviet art
  • Themes and narratives inspired by the works of Russia’s finest storytellers - the worlds of the Strugatsky brothers, Dostoevsky’s novels and Tarkovsky’s movies
  • A short but meaningful experience, designed to be replayed


System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 or newer (with SSE3 support)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 10+, openSUSE 15.2+, or Fedora Linux 32+
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 or newer (with SSE3 support)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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