John is a young man suffering from severe depression. As he loses his sense of purpose in life, he begins to see the world in unfocused gray. Just when he begins to lose all hope, John meets a girl...
A very special girl.
Though Lizzie appears affectionate and devoted, it becomes clear that she's so violent and unstable that a normal boy would run away from her. But when John sees her, he sees someone else suffering from a mental condition. John is willing to risk his safety for a chance to help Lizzie gain some mental stability. Lizzie is willing to murder everyone in school if she believes it would make him happy.
Will he reject her or succumb to his depression? Will she lose control and ruin her chances? Is there a sinister conspiracy lurking in their school, or is it only a figment of their mental struggles? Or... could the two of them actually be exactly what the other needs? Depending on your choices, their relationship will end in tragedy, violence, or just maybe happiness.
This is a completed visual novel you can find in a variety of places:
itch.io (SFW): https://sierralee.itch.io/crimson-gray
itch.io (NSFW): https://sierralee.itch.io/crimson-gray-nsfw
DLsite English: http://www.dlsite.com/ecchi-eng/work/=/product_id/RE204113.html
DLsite Japanese: http://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ204113.html
Crimson Gray is a psychological thriller, exploring the psyches of the characters and the strange circumstances that brought them together. It has a focus on subtle actions having consequences, your choices impacting the characters' mental stability in ways that could make choices later in the story have very different results.
Lizzie has multiple poses and many expressions to convey a wide variety of different emotions, which you'll have to navigate during the game. The backgrounds are also part of the game's core themes: John sees the world in black and white to represent his depression, and the world becomes increasingly unfocused when he succumbs to it.
Hi everyone! I'm Sierra Lee - I make a variety of games, but I've never posted any of them here before. This is my first major Steam release, so I hope people will take a look! Most of the rest of my games are free and can be found in my signature links. More RPG content, but there are some VN hybrids in there as well.