Australian studio has released their first game, The Many Deaths of Lily Kosen on Steam and Itch.io on the 21st of July 2023. The game is noted as still in development, but already features an over 140,000 word script, an original soundtrack, multiple endings, and a unique stress mechanic that determines who lives and survives in the story. The game costs $3.99.
Blood stains your hands. You gather your strength and stab the knife into the demon’s flesh, hoping that this time it will stay dead. But you already know that it won’t. Because you’ve killed it before. You’ll kill it again. All that you can hope for is that your streak of luck continues, and that you continue to survive…but you know that sooner or later, death will catch up to you. When did it all go wrong? Was it when you and your friends arrived at the local lake and realised that nobody was there? Was it when you discovered that your car had broken down, trapping you all there? Or did it all start a long time ago? Whatever the cause, everything’s gone wrong. The actions of a mysterious group have summoned a demon, and that demon wants nothing more than to kill you and your friends. If you can keep your cool you can stop it for now…but what will you do when it returns next time?
- Unique Stress mechanic determines who lives and who dies
- Over 140,000 words across all story branches and options
- Unlockable gallery and achievements
- Beautiful anime-style artwork
- An intense original soundtrack
- An exciting story filled with both humour and horror
- Multiple endings
Inspirations for Lily Kosen are Scott Pilgrim, Corpse Party, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Zombie Makeout Club, and a specific shirt from Killstar featuring a devil winged school girl and giving off a feeling of “both danger and innocence, resulting in an overall ambiguous, wary feeling.”
Expect a review from myself later this year!