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 (179) - 93% of the 179 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 2025, 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 available for purchase, and we will also add achievements, workshop and DLC with a variety of minor content. The game will be translated into more languages.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, you can play Prologue and the first two days of the Destitute Chapter. That's about 7-8 hours of reading.”

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

“We plan to keep the base game with the Prologue free, but DLC with new chapters and bonus content will be paid.”

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!


Throughout the ages, excessive curiosity has had a cruel cost. Once, the urge for the unknown made humans superior to animals, but the fear caused by this urge gave birth to the youkai, creatures that rose above mankind itself. Although both species have managed to find a way to coexist peacefully, even today modesty is still not in high favour. While technology is advancing at a rapid pace in the Outside World, the Gensokyo sages are falling deeper and deeper into the illusion of their own power, not realising that there may be something very different, deep, and extremely dense that even they should not touch. With each passing day, the prospect of its coming to light is gradually becoming a question of time.

Reimu is enjoying a warm spring day at her shrine, but her rest is interrupted by Yukari, who, in her manner, shows up unexpectedly and gives the shrine maiden an urgent task: Yukari wants Reimu to follow Sumireko at the festival at the Myouren Temple. The matter concerns the Hakurei Barrier, so Reimu has no choice but to go to the base of her rivals and hope that in the evening, Yukari deigns to explain everything that is happening.

Game Features:

  • Suitable for people unfamiliar with Touhou Project! A brief introduction to the universe in the free Prologue and an extensive in-game dictionary will keep newcomers from getting lost.

  • Non-linear plot! You have access to many choices that can dramatically change the plot. Currently, you can play Prologue and the first two days of the Destitute Chapter. That's about 7-8 hours of reading.

  • Journey through the vast world of Touhou Project! Visit the Former Hell, Netherworld, various parts of Gensokyo and even beyond!

  • Over 50 characters from Touhou Project series! You will definitely find someone you'll like.

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: 2000 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 11 compatible
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space

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