Gothic Visual Novel The House in Fata Morgana Has An English Demo

By Eugene . March 30, 2014 . 5:00pm


Way, way back in June last year we brought word about the minor localization issue that faced Japanese gothic horror visual novel The House in Fata Morgana. In short, it was suffering from a lack of localization funds.


This despite the Japanese devs flooring the Playism indie gaming platform site by saying they wanted all the proceeds from their Japanese version to go towards translating the game into English. Sales being lower than expected at the time, however, meant there simply wasn’t enough going in to fund a translation. That doesn’t mean the game just rolled over died, though.


Instead, this quietly horrific game that has won Japan doujin game awards is still plodding on, and Playism have released released a demo of the first two chapters for gamers to check out by downloading here.  Playism tells us that the demo features early in-progress text that has yet to be polished, which will be ironed out and fixed “as soon as possible”.


The House in Fata Morgana will deal with such awful, horrible, scary things as tragedy, human deeds and insanity. You play as an amnesiac trying to unlock the mysteries of the cursed mansion you’re now stuck in.  The final version has 8 endings, not inclusive of Bad Ends, and features 65 different tracks from 5 composers all in.


You can try the first two chapter’s in the demo for The Fate in Fata Morgana here and check out the bevy of screenshots and art below. Playism tell us that localization of the game is still underway, and that they’re exploring various funding options.






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5_Death_michel 5_michel_giselle

8_Death_whitehair 8_Deatn_morgana


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Jacopo Maid

Man(yukimasa) Maria

Mell Nellie

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  • alfare

    It has maids in it. This game definitely needs more support.

    • makubexnas

      ” It has maids in it ” if you know what i mean..

    • KuroNathan

      Maids make everything better, its a law.

  • Rose Spinoza

    Oooh, this seems nifty. I shall give it a shot!

  • Zalin

    Maybe they should try doing a kickstarter maybe? I would donate $50+ if they ever post one, or have they already and I just missed it?

  • Aoshi00

    The art looks so detailed and amazing, reminds me of Kojima Ayami.. would be nice if this gets ported to PSN/XBLA..


    I like the games it’s advertising right above the comment section.

    • AkuLord3

      True Horror

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I remember hearing about this visual novel. This is wonderful!

  • mockturtle

    “Japanese Horror Story: Murder House”

    In seriousness, though, goddamn. This looks incredible. All my money!

  • AnimusVox

    I remember the article about this VN quite awhile ago; and I could not for the life of me remember what it was called, now I know, thanks lol.

    For some reason I started thinking about it again and remembered liking the art style.

  • Azul

    Not a big fan of horror stories but wow the art looks great hopefully they try to get it on Steam it needs some VN and its more marketable

  • Zero_Destiny

    Awesome! This is really happening, I was worried there for a while. Hopefully we can see some more progress on it in the future if its in the cards.

  • KuroNathan

    I’m definitely going to get this when it comes out. Huge fan of horror stories~

  • Mordina

    Wow, I’m so happy to see this! I love games with dark gothic settings~

  • 324234

    Note: Trial is super meaty. Each chapter is a couple of hours. Definitely good read and the chapters are complete individual stories.

  • Quizler

    Wow, This looks good. They must be really dedicated to the english localization if they want all the funds to go to it

  • Renmazuo

    Tried the demo: the story is quite interesting, there are a fair few CGs and the art is gorgeous, as is the music. I wasn’t fond of the translation job done so far, though. There were a lot of elementary errors and typos. I hope they really do more than “polish” it, it needs it.

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