This Visual Novel Horror Game Is Packed With Scary Stories For Smartphones

By Sato . October 11, 2013 . 4:06pm

U-Works are known for developing games of various genres on the smartphone market in Japan. Recently, they’ve been venturing into the visual novel field with various horror-themed games. Scary Story is one of the said titles, that consists of four different stories of mystery, death, and the unknown.


The game is about a young man who lost all memories of himself, and walks into a spooky mansion in the depths of a forest. The young main character finds himself in the depths of a forest before he realized it.


“Just exactly who am I?” he questions.


Without knowing who he was, he continues walking until a strange old mansion appears out of nowhere. The main character sets foot into the building, which marks the beginning of his mysterious experience. As part of the game’s plot, the mansion tells the tale of four horrendous stories that are said to consist of the unknown “four mysterious rules”.


Thus, Scary Story will be made up of four different stories: “Woman in the Mirror,” “The Science of Suicide,” “The Vending Machine,” and “A Love Letter to the Dead”. After viewing the game’s true ending, there will also be an “Extra Corner” featuring special bonuses to those who’ve cleared the game.


“Do you want to… live? Or… die?

“Why… you… are… such… un-for… unfor… givable. Unforgivable… Unforgivable…”

Scary Story chapter 002: “The Science of Suicide”

“Why do humans commit suicide?”


Scary Story is currently available for 315 yen on smartphone devices.

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  • neocatzon

    Why do humans commit suicide?

    Dunno, how about you try it?

    • InfectedAI

      Hahaha. That quote and your response totally remind me of the demon conversations in the Shin Megami Tensei games.

      • neocatzon

        Nailed it. Totally became my demon.

    • Go2hell66

      because they are sad


    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      They probably saw Salo after beating Spec Ops: The Line and they listened to NIN’s The Downward Spiral in a single afternoon.

  • Kamakuma

    Times like these make me dread clicking on links with Japan’s flag on it… I always wind up with a tear leaving my eyes, v–v

  • Dark Zerato

    Why is a scary VN on IP ? Looking into that tiny screen doesn’t feel scary at all.

    • DyLaN

      Its not just because of a screen size, you know?

      Also, you should try reading some horror stories abt phones.

    • Seasqwaa

      I don’t know… Smaller devices sometimes make it worse for me. Because in the dark, the small glow of aid devices make everything around you dark, dreary, and mysterious. I forget where I am sometimes when my laptop is my only light.

      Definitely no always the case though.

  • Notquitesure?

    Looks good, ‘Scary story,’.. thats original

  • Mohammed Aqrawi

    please localize this

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    this makes me want to see Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi on smartphones.

  • I’ve seen these before while looking for mobile RPGs in the Japanese App store! They look really cool, but it’s a shame I can’t read them…

    I wonder if anyone in the US market has given something like this a try? I don’t think I’ve seen any, but maybe someone out there is planning something.

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