The afterlife is now digital. Discover that eternal life comes with sacrifice in the first chapter of a genre-defying RPG with unique rhythm combat.
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Very Positive (398) - 96% of the 398 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 3, 2020

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“Music is used masterfully, ebbing and flowing with the mood of the game.”
The Escapist

About This Game

Rich Narrative

The digital afterlife survived humanity's extinction.
Nocturne: Prelude is the first chapter of a story-driven RPG set within a digital afterlife. Millennia have passed since humanity's extinction; but somehow you've only just arrived.
Your consciousness was uploaded to a world where a sentient AI has taken control, twisted creatures roam the land, and a vast corruption spreads.

Rhythm Combat

Master an entirely skill based rhythm combat with fierce battles and unexpected challenges. With multiple difficulty options, Nocturne: Prelude is a game suitable for beginners and veterans of the rhythm genre.

Find equipment to unlock powerful combat buffs or special abilities. Defeat enemies to unlock them in Arcade mode, where you can challenge them again for highscores.  

Classic RPG

Make friends, battle enemies, and traverse a beautiful world as it falls apart around you. The perfect balance of heart-pumping musical combat, magnificent worldbuilding and deep story.
Nocturne: Prelude was inspired by decades of traditional RPG's that immerse you in fantasy worlds.


  • Meet a cast of unique characters who'll challenge what it means to be alive.
  • Explore a vast and beautiful pixel art world.
  • Master an entirely skill based rhythm combat system.
  • Fierce battles with unexpected twists.
  • Challenge your highscores in Arcade mode.
  • Multiple difficulty modes suitable for beginners and veterans of the rhythm genre.
  • Original soundtrack composed with a mix of digital and live performances.
  • Befriend a giant orange fish.

Nocturne: Prelude is the first chapter of Nocturne, released for free. The main story contains about 1-2 hours of gameplay.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 700 Series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 900 Series
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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