A visual novel based on Touhou Project, made by fans for fans and others! Embark on the investigation of the greatest incident in Gensokyo's history and discover the terrifying truth of the youkai world with Reimu Hakurei, Marisa Kirisame, Sakuya Izayoi and other heroines!
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Very Positive (86) - 93% of the 86 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 5, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would appreciate feedback from the players during the development in order to fix the detected flaws promptly, as well as to develop the game's community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Several years. We plan to release the full version of one of the eight chapters in 2024, but at this stage, it is difficult to predict how long the production of the rest will take. It may go faster due to the existing materials being reused.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include all eight chapters, as well as achievements and DLC with game development details. The game will be translated into more languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently there is a prologue, which takes 1-1.5 hours to read.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to keep the game free, but paid DLC with bonus content may be released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We always pay due attention to feedback, bug reports and suggestions from players, so feel free to offer your ideas in the discussions!”
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About This Game

Touhou: Fading Illusion is a visual novel set in Touhou Project universe that comprehensively describes Gensokyo and its inhabitants. Get ready to meet many of the series' iconic characters and travel to various locations in the Underworld, Gensokyo, Heaven, and even Outside World!


They say curiosity killed the cat, but Yukari Yakumo didn't seem to know the saying. Her little experiment with the Hakurei Barrier had consequences that the youkai world was not prepared for. Gensokyo is shaken by a series of small and seemingly unrelated incidents, and eight groups of youkai and humans set out for investigation. None of them suspects what their actions might result in.

Game Features:

  • 8 unique chapters that show events from different perspectives and complement the story. Currently you can read the prologue.
  • Choices in one chapter affect choices in another. Completely different stories on repeat playthroughs!
  • Over 50 characters from Touhou Project series.
  • Journey through the vast world of Touhou Project! Visit the Former Hell, Netherworld, various parts of Gensokyo and even beyond!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Some images in our game contain scenes of violence or murder.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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