A GxB visual novel that explores a whimsical, yet dangerous world which blends the solarpunk and cyberpunk aesthetics into a unique adventure. As you follow the MC on her journey, pursue various love interests in a stand-alone story unique to that route.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (133) - 96% of the 133 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 12, 2022

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Gilded Shadows is a GxB visual novel that explores a whimsical, yet dangerous world which blends the solarpunk and cyberpunk aesthetics into a unique adventure. The player can explore different factions and story lines based on their choices in the common route. The game has 30-40 hours of content where your personality traits lock or unlock various interactions and responses to situations. As you follow the MC on her journey, pursue one of six love interests in a stand-alone story unique to that route.


Arcalis is a planet with a complex history.

Centuries ago, when humans arrived, they found it abandoned. The only remnants of its previous society were massive bio-domes dotted on the surface and designed as protection from the hostile climate.

With one side of the world bathed in eternal day and the other cloaked in frigid night, the bio-domes are oases where people live sheltered from the scorching winds and storms. But whether in the bright, clean cities of the day side of the planet, or the poor and crime-ridden cities of the night side, life is never simple nor peace easy to come by.

When a fateful encounter exposes Morgan Leone, a young woman who has long hid her ESP, as a queen ranked Esper, she finds herself on the run from multiple factions eager to attain her abilities. Endgame, the planetary defence organisation; Crimson, a notorious crime syndicate from Delphine; and even the shadowy group only known as "the Host" - each group sends operatives to retrieve her.

Now, with several paths open to her, she must choose her allies carefully. Between light and shadow lies grey twilight where the lines between good and evil are blurred. And in a world where the only constants are the endless day and night that divide the planet, Morgan learns those who can't adapt...also can't survive.

Features (in finished game)

6 love interests to pursue in initial release
9 Love interests to pursue (to be released)
Customise the MC's appearance and personality
100,000+ words per route with at least 3 endings each
Stand-alone character routes with unique plots
Expansive and gorgeous setting, world, and lore
Flowcharts to track progress through the story
Official Soundtrack by composer Tobi Weiss

Brief Content List:

Sci-fi violence
Suggestive content
Sexual situations
Social upheaval and dystopian situations
Oppression of certain groups (specifically of Espers and "Biosynths" (androids/cyborgs))
Mild blood and injuries
Mental illness and trauma
Occasional (single) flashes
Some loud sound effects
Characters with messy or grey moral compasses

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Gilded Shadows contains fantasy and science fiction violence including fight sequences and descriptions of characters being attacked. There are visual depictions of mild injuries and some blood but no extreme gore.

The game contains harsh language and profanity. There are also depictions of trauma and mental health issues.

The game contains some sexual situations and innuendo as well as non-graphic love scenes that can be toggled off in the settings screen. There are visual depictions of kissing and characters in undergarments but no depictions of nudity aside from male shirtlessness.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP or better
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (onboard sufficient)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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