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CHROMATOSE is a 2D Visual Novel/Roleplay Game with emphasis on meaningful decisions, character relationships, and a compelling overarching story.

You've awakened in a strange nightmare after a fall that should have ended your life.  Around you are amnesiac strangers who are also trapped in this world for their own unique reasons.  Escape the collective nightmare in 12 hours, or never wake up.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChromatoseDev

Discord server: https://discord.gg/2JTWKxJ

From a school trapped miles under the sea to a hellish MMA arena, everyone gets their own corner of the nightmare.  Travel between worlds to recover memories of each of the characters, aiding their escape.

CHROMATOSE sports a 'colorful' cast of characters, each with their own flaws and virtues.   As you bond with them, your relationships will become an interesting advantage in combat... 

The decisions that you make during the story directly influence how you fare in battle.  As the game learns about your personality, or as other characters' virtues affect you, you will gain colored cards that each have unique effects against the nightmarish monsters guarding the way out. 

  • 2+ hours of story-driven gameplay
  • 30+ original tracks in the OST
  • 300+ character portraits
  • Meaningful decisions that permanently affect gameplay

WARNING: This videogame contains flashing effects and glitch-like visual sequences.  Viewer discretion is advised for people with photosensitive epilepsy.


Visual novel: 
Left click/Space: Advance dialogue
A: Auto mode
Arrow keys: Change option
Space/Enter: Select option

Arrow keys: Move
Space: Interact
Escape: Pause menu

Arrow keys: Play card
Space: Clear hand
F: Forfeit

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(181 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing, Visual Novel
Made withGameMaker
TagsAnime, Atmospheric, GameMaker, Horror, Multiple Endings, Mystery, relationship, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

(WINDOWS)Chromatose_Demo2.1.7.zip 746 MB
(MAC)Chromatose_Demo2.1.72.app.zip 750 MB
(LINUX)Chromatose_Demo2.1.5.zip 744 MB

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i didnt understand anything

Hey just wanted to let you know that I'm loving this game and I haven't been able to put it down. Thank you for making such an amazing game can't wait for the full game

wait is the full game out?


Not yet! From what it seems like, they're about halfway through making the game. The latest update on it is from September 2022.


I've not seen any updates on this game in a long time.


Hi, they update their Kickstarter page once every few months, so you might want to check that out! The latest update is from September 2022. 


It may be disturbing but I wonder where should I find the latest update…I searched on twitter and it's hard for me to discover any information about this game instead of another game she has made. It will be very kind of you if I can know where's the website…


No problem, here it is! It's a direct link to the latest update:



is this still being developed ?

Hi, they update their Kickstarter page once every few months, so you might want to check that out! The latest update is from September 2022.

I think so. It's still getting updates on Kickstarter:



i keep getting this error after i finish the intro and it says now loading glasgo hospital

for me too

version 2.1.7’s folder has 2.0.2 on the game file name. Idk if it’s outdated or not.


is this game NSFW?


If you mean erotic NSFW, then not really, only implied romances and implied adult concepts(not shown)

It has dark themes such as overdrinking, violence, abuse, death, illnesses and some horror/dark concepts(drowning, lose of family, dead children, etc)

old comment but hope it help


i downloaded the game but on the elevator im only allowed to go on black, red, blue, white. Aren't any other colors available?

Reminder that this is only a demo ver. The colors you mentioned are the only ones available in the demo

games tend to be better when they can be played. the second I get to the entering glassgow hospital screen the game hard crashes every single time. 

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please be alive

EDIT: it's still in active development, they're updating on Kickstarter


Does the game contain adult content?

Suitable for children?


read the tags it's not hard


cant wait for full game I can see many youtubers playing this in fututre like marilpier manlybadasshero keep up good work


Is this project still active?

I think so. It's still getting updates on Kickstarter:


can't wait for this game, the demo is so good already


How many of you guys would like to see a let's play on this game? I would like to promote the game through my YouTube channel; however, I have 0 subscribers, but I really like the few glances the game has shown, and I want to share my reaction with others, if you guys do not mind. Likewise, I do understand if you guys do not want me too, since yall might see it as self-promotion instead. That's why I am asking the commenters first and hopefully this message will get seen by the creator too.

P.S. I am not going to post link to my youtube channel if guys do not like this or if the creator does not like this 

Thank you for your time  


First of all, I will start with the story. The plot is built up truly amazing! I really like the idea of different coma marks, that depend on the way you got in that place. Characters are drawn beautifully with a lot of facial expressions. Each of them have unique personalities,  one is shy the other one is confident, someone is childish and someone is nasty. What I like about it is that you can resemble to them, look at one of them and say "Hey, she/he is just like me!" .The good old character disclosure is presented. Throughout the game we get to know how people got here. I have to admit that the card battles here are intense! I was having some trouble getting past first boss (Primadonna/red) but in my opinion, this makes the gameplay even more fun! you are trying to get past this no matter what. Puzzles are somewhere complicated somewhere very easy. Music and the sounds are getting us deeper into the atmosphere.

So what can I say? This might one (Goes into my top 3) of my MOST fav games played on itch.io

I can't wait to play the full game! :3


Just tried the demo and am a fan! Looking forward to buying the full game when it’s released. :)

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OKEY HOLY SMOKES this game is so amazing!!!! even tho its just a demo it just amazes me how beautiful and its just SO  GOOD!!!

(btw i really freaking love Quentin)


hey aka, it's me, the guy who keeps sending you discord dms about a story idea! anyways, im going to be playing this game with my friend, and i think that they'll absolutely love it. here are some things that i love about chromatose: the artstyle is fantastic, the story is top notch, imogen, the music is just godlike, lilith, depth knell, all that good stuff. anyways, i can't wait to play this with my friend, and i'm sure that they'll love it as much as i do!

(p.s. expect many more dms in the future, i've got waaaay too many ideas lol)

How can i run the game? I have extracted the zip file but it doesn't start when I click the icon. I use ubuntu

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been getting this error multiple times now and have no idea how to fix it.

EDIT: did some research and found someone else with the same issue and same message, hope it gets fixed soon because otherwise i won't be able to get past the first two questions 

played through the main demo, and the game is really good so far!!! excited for the full release!


OMG my first impressions on the game were PERSONA , looking forward for the full release !!


I love this. I was playing this game with my friends and exept Primadonna Fight we really enjoyed it. (I'm too stupid for this fight, and I can't beat it) (yeah, I have lower dificulity level). I hope full version will be same cool as now! All love and support from polish players! :>


I really love this game. The artstyle gave me persona vibes but i'm really interested in the story aswell. I cant wait to see the full game in action ^^. Good luck with the further development. I played the first 30 mins but will definitely finish the full demo in the next few days. Have a good one :)



Hi, do you wish to localise this VN into Spanish?

I really enjoyed the game but its really slow on my Laptop :/  I was wondering if I could work on a fan translation for it? I'd love to make a German version. If you'd be interested hit me up on discord lovideam #2203


I love this game! And it's so different from other games I played. I hope this game is still being continued.

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Just got a time playing this- interesting, I'm hooked! I adore the artstyle too, did you do all the assets by yourself? Wow.

However I am so stupid on battle in general, could you make the difficulty easier? Already play on rebalanced and died couple of times before successfully beat "boss" monster (I'm sure I was just lucky too). I'm very interested with the story and dont want my unskilled hand to be a bottleneck for advancing the story :(


Someday or the game is already in Spanish


Heyo, created an account just to tell you that i'm severely interested in this game and so are my friends. Just from the demo, i have been having an absolute blast. I orginally downloaded it for free yet i'm gonna drop some money to support the development of this game. Great work and i cant wait to see where its headed.

Hello, is the game finished?


it’s in active development!

Okay, thanks :)


Found you thru scary game squad's Sucker For Love playthru, and you're making this hella stylish looking game? and you're also a big Catherine fan? I'm so unbelievably sold, holy hell. Glad to have found you, Akabaka


Nice to meet you too!

And thanks!!

As a demo game Chromatose has been a really great game, you get to meet other characters with different emotions and powers, a game that can impact the story base on the decisions you pick. All I can say is, it's a great game, the attack system is confusing when you first play the game, but as time goes on you'll get the hang of it. Chromatos is a great game I hope to see the full release of this game. Also the end made me think hard for a minute, wether to pick Izzy and go to the real world or pick Isaac and Lilith so I can save the other people that are trap in a coma. Anyways great game i'll lend you my support and I have a high expectations on this game.

This game seems amazing, but the game crashes in the first battle with the telephone, even when reinstallling and restarting the game. 


Very excited for the full release of this one!


This game is amazing! After playing for only a few minutes, I was ensnared by the story and art style. It has the vibe of an extremely well-made Persona game (especially the menu), but more centered around Social Links/Confidants. I can't wait to see the finished product, and I would pay good money for it!!

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