A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

"Beware the Witch of Isaphan Woods."

Long ago, perhaps much earlier than a certain story by the same author, rumors of a witch had spread in the village of Bergman. They say that she's a dangerous woman, one whose bright green eyes speak of deadly poison. As the villagers would tell you, this witch will curse all who dare enter her forest, causing grief and anguish to those unfortunate enough to meet her.

One of her more recent victims happened to be a stubborn prince from a foreign kingdom, one who is said to have quite the temper...

(This game takes place before  Mark of Lost Royalty and Vestr's Story,  some of my older VNs. They're not related plot-wise, but please enjoy them too.)


Keres: The main character and the so-called "witch."  Hostile and a bit callous towards humans, but not without reason.

Svel: The First Prince of Mesec. Arrogant and proud, and perhaps too raucous for his own good. The main love interest for the NaNoRenO version.

Reine: A villager from Bergman, and its only apothecary. She's a bit shy, but always eager to learn new techniques.

Adrastos: The King of Cepher, and the witch's younger brother. It feels like he's supposed to belong in a different game...


Changeable Name for the MC

Word Count of 30,859 (NaNoRenO version)

Custom GUI

Image Gallery of 4 in NaNoRenO version, 8 in the full version

Extras Page, which includes credits and developer's notes

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsOtome, Romance


Burden the Witch (for NaNoRenO 2021) 257 MB

Install instructions

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Is this a complete game or a work in progress? It looks quite promising! I just want to add it to the right collection. :D


the complete game will be called “curse and contract,” which I’ll be updating soon to the full version!


Absolutely love this game! You are a great writer and I really love the world and characters you built up. I'm kind of greedy, I would love to know more about this world's lore and see more stories related to it. If you're ever planning on revisiting this world, I would gladly support your writing (but I'll support your writing regardless).

Thank you for the beautiful experience!

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Omg hello you're back! Welcome back! (Been waiting for your return ever since MoLR lol) This looks awesome, and your art looks as stunning as always (if not better)! Will definitely give it a try!


Thank you so much for your continued support!!! I really think I've improved since my first game, especially in the GUI department hehe

Since that game is a few years old I didn't expect anyone to be waiting for me to come back, so it actually means a lot to know that there are!!! (ノ´ з `)ノ

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I'm sure more players are waiting for you to return! We're all huge fans of your world and its lore ^^ Good luck with future development, we'll be rooting for you!