Lucid9 is a visual novel focused on a web of intricate mysteries set in the fictional 2018 metropolis of Isamu. Lucid9: Inciting Incident is the first part of the story, focused on a string of disappearances that occur at a prestigious, uppity boarding academy.
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Apr 14, 2016

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October 14, 2018

Inciting Incident Voice Acting Patch and Prologue Scenes

October has come around. For some, this marks the beginning of Fall, meaning fallen leaves, cold weather and Halloween. For others like myself, this is when the climate starts heating up… or it would if only global warming wasn’t a thing. But hey, at least Halloween is the same. Halloween might be a time for scares in a safe and healthy environment, but there’s nothing scary about this blog entry! Quite the opposite, in fact, given that we have a couple of exciting news to announce.

But first, let’s get the obligatory information out of the way. Progress is going smoothly, with writers, artists and composers all making steady progress since the last update. Those who joined the team recently have caught up successfully with everything that has been done before, and all that’s left now is to keep working and finish this tale once and for all.

And talking about ongoing progress, the mythical voice patch is progressing smoothly and nearing completion. Soon, you’ll be able to play Lucid9: Inciting Incident again with the added benefit of NOT paying attention to the words on screen and instead listening to the wonderful voices of our talented cast of actors! We don’t have a release date (yet), but we promise to give you one once we have nailed down the specifics of this patch. I hope all of you are looking forward to this as much as I am.

As you know, it’s very difficult to give our followers a sneak-peak at the script itself, since Lucid9 is a plot-heavy visual novel, and any piece of writing could count as a potential game-ruining spoiler. That said, we are happy to announce that this is no longer the case.

After much discussion, us writers have decided to start work on releasing what we like to call “Prologue Scenes” to the public!

We call them Prologue Scenes, but they are not prequels of any sort to what you read in Lucid9: Inciting Incident. Rather, these short scenes serve as a prelude to the heroine routes, narrated from the point-of-view of the girls themselves. These occur shortly before the beginning of their routes (and in some cases, even further away in the past). While each scene varies in length, altogether they will add between 1 and 1 ½ hours of content to Lucid9. You will get to learn more about the society in Isamu 3 years in the future, as well as what sort of lives some of our characters have led after the tragic events at the Isamu Imperial Boarding Academy.

Originally, these scenes would only be accessible during the transition between Inciting Incident and the chosen heroine routes. But until the routes are finished and completed, you’ll have the option to read their prologues individually and at your leisure (after completing Inciting Incident, of course).

This is exciting news for us, since we’ve been itching to showcase our writing to the public! No release date for this either, but we will provide one (along with the voice patch’s, hopefully) in the coming months.

On another note, Elphaze has been working on Yama's new artwork. Big thanks to her for sharing it with us to include in this update!

See you next time!
Via - Fallen Snow Studios

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“Lucid9 – Inciting Incident really is a gem amongst OELVNs, and I believe it has a chance to stand alongside some other big-name visual novels currently available in English[...]”
9/10 – Gamerscape

About This Game

Lucid9 is a mystery visual novel where your choices affect the outcome of the story.


// D-DAY.
You're a murderer.

You can’t trust anyone. You lose your mind.

Someone dies before your eyes. Your friends distance themselves from you.

Your school enforces a curfew. You nearly drown. Your past catches up to you.

You learn that students at your school have been disappearing into nothingness. You visit an amusement park with a bunch of friends anyway.

You take a history exam. Maybe you pass, maybe you fail. Then you participate in a treasure hunt in the sketchiest part of the city. Thankfully, nothing happens. Or maybe something does.

You visit a career fair to review your options. Doesn't seem like there is a bright future ahead of you. You also meet a crazy woman with a vocabulary larger than her height who claims to be a detective.

You immerse yourself in classes, friends, and an everyday routine. You eat copious amounts of fried chicken and are press-ganged into advertising for a club you're not even in. This is where the game begins.

You can choose to fight this outcome.

--------ABOUT LUCID9--------

Lucid9 is a visual novel focused on a web of intricate mysteries set in the fictional 2018 metropolis of Isamu. Inciting Incident is the first part of the story, where you play as Yama Ishimoto, a cynical high school student who would like nothing more than to keep his life free of school drama and hard choices. However, he’s forced to face his circumstances when an eccentric detective blazes into his life, alerting him of a string of brutal murders at his school.

As Yama furthers this investigation, he must dig through the secrets of the city, bringing him and his friends closer and closer to danger in the process. Every step leads Yama to the most unexpected - and terrifying - culprit…


Lucid9 is being created by Fallen Snow Studios, an international group of visual novel enthusiasts who seek to make a VN by fans for fans. As Lucid9 is a passion project that has been created without any budget so far, we are aiming to release it free of charge in order to both engage established fans of visual novels, as well as introduce newcomers to this unique storytelling medium. We are working our hardest to make sure the rest of the story will be available for free as well.

  • Free Voice Acting patch: All of Inciting Incident will be fully voiced in English by Yin Yang Voices. Recording production has already begun, but it's a deliberate and lengthy process. Consequently, we're aiming to release the patch for the voices in 2017.
  • Second arc of Lucid9: We are currently working on the heroine routes, which will comprise the second part of Lucid9. They will be included in a future patch. There isn't any precise release date for this patch, but we will make sure to share progress regularly with all of you.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • OS: x86/x86_64
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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