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Take the narrative style of a classic childhood gamebook. Give it mature themes, a fantasy setting, and female characters who are primarily strong women. Add insightful dialogue, a striking visual style, existentialism, and plenty of chances to die.

The result is Humanitas.

Humanitas is an unconventional visual novel in which "you" are the main character. You are a woman forced to flee your humble village due to the invasion of the Brotherhood of Retribution, a violent group taking over your world in the name of their god. With the help of friends you meet along the way, you find that it is up to you to save your world. But the truth behind these dark times is deeper and more menacing than you'd imagined. The only way to prevail is to face the truth about your world, about yourself, and about humanity.

Will you succeed? Will you die trying? In the end, can your world truly be saved?

Featuring three endings, more deaths, and about four hours of gameplay.

Content Warning: Contains mature themes and dark subject matter.

DisclaimerHumanitas may be flagged by anti-virus software. It is not malicious. Indie Ren'Py games can trigger a false positive.

Writer and Director: Vanessa Martin

Programmers: Tabitha Dwyer and Vanessa Martin

Artist: Christopher Cureton

Music: Courtesy of Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com


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Humanitas.zip 233 MB


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Oh this was positively lovely. I managed to get (what I think was) the best ending on my first playthrough, and it made me shiver, but like the good shiver. It probably would have been a good idea to be more specific with the content warnings, but outside of that this entire game was a beautiful experience. Thank you for creating this.


Thank you very much for playing (and commenting). I'm so glad you enjoyed my game! :-)

And good point on the content warnings; I'll give that more thought.

Thanks again!