Cinders is a mature take on a classic fairytale with a heavy emphasis on player choices and role playing.
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Very Positive (354) - 89% of the 354 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 20, 2012

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June 26

MoaCube Creator Page is Live!

MoaCube now has a proper creator page: LINK

You can follow it for a more convenient way to get updates on our new releases, patches, and discounts or to just get in touch. :)

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June 21

Update 1.2 is out!


Update 1.2 for Cinders is finally ready and live! It's a complete port to a newer version of its engine, so while the changes are subtle, it should vastly improve the game's compatibility with current and future systems.

If you encounter any issues, make sure to let me know through a dedicated community thread. :)

- Most crashes and freezes on Win10 machines should now be fixed.
- Compatibility with Steam Overlay (it may cause FPS drops on low-end machines, though).
- Achievements should now unlock properly on Mac OS High Sierra.
- Fixed some anti-aliasing issues on Mac OS.
- An option to tone down visual effects for folks prone to seizures or motion sickness.
- Skipping already seen scenes is now much faster and stops only on choices.
- Corrected all reported typos and grammar errors.
- Minor edits to some scenes.

I did my best to make sure your existing save files are compatible with this new version, but I can't 100% guarantee it.

When you first enter the load screen, they'll lack proper thumbnails, but should work fine and will be converted to the new format upon saving. They're not backwards compatible though, so you can't use them with older versions of the game.

Your general progress and already seen scenes won't be affected in any way.
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“MoaCube focuses on the women of the tale and what made them who they are. The game is about nuance, is about understanding the motivations of another human being.”

“Asides from being delightfully well-written, highly replayable and filled with complex, convoluted characters, Cinders is also beautiful.”

“A visual novel that presents the deepest, most complex, most original, and ultimately most compelling re-imagination of the Cinderella universe.”
91/100 – RPGFan

About This Game

Cinders is a mature take on a classic fairytale with a heavy emphasis on player choices and role playing.

Cinders is a witty young woman living with an overbearing stepmother and her two daughters, as if she was reenacting a certain well-known fairytale. But unlike its protagonist, Cinders is not afraid of taking fate into her own hands. Even if it means breaking the rules…

The game takes a look at four women and what made them who they are. It’s a story about balancing freedom and dreams with circumstance and harsh reality. About growing up and finding out the true meaning of independence. Distancing itself from the judgmental simplicity of the original, Cinders tries to explore the more complex nature of oppression, responsibility and innocence.

With 120 decision points, over 300 options to choose from, and multiple endings, Cinders gives you total control over the main character’s personality and how her story unfolds.


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System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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