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Something lurks in the Umbral Forest, its wicked tendrils snaking out to reshape the very woods themselves. Is this the beast Israh Almasi seeks to hunt and slay for the sake of his dying son? Or something even darker and more sinister than he ever could have imagined?

Meanwhile, a mysterious man has made himself at home at Israh’s campsite. He calls himself Nameless… and he only comes at night.

Follow the red star to the Umbral Forest and unravel the mysteries within.

Nameless: The Departed Cycle is a dark fantasy/horror visual novel featuring a prominent male/male romance. Make choices to determine Israh's fate, and strive to survive -- perhaps even slay -- the monster stalking the Umbral Forest.

This game incorporates mature themes including physical violence, emotional manipulation, suggestive sexual content, and visual and written depictions of gore. Suggested for players 16 and up.

20,000+ words
Six backgrounds
Three illustrations
Five character sprites
Fully original soundtrack
Multiple impactful choices
Partial + key line voice acting
Four 'bad ends' and one 'true end'

Terra Babcock - Story dev, narrative design, writing, programming
Johan Faulstich - Story dev, character design, illustration, editing
Walksoftly - Original soundtrack, audio, editing
BaiYu - Marketing, social media, beta testing
TundraFlame - Audio editing
Cryoslight - Beta testing

Gerald Hill - Israh Almasi
Jerron Bacat - Nameless


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(37 total ratings)
AuthorFiendish Fiction
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withUnity, Paint Tool SAI, Audacity, Logic Pro
TagsBoys' Love, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Gay, Horror, LGBT, Monsters, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Nameless_Windows_1.02.zip 194 MB
Nameless_Mac_1.02.zip 203 MB
Nameless_Linux_1.02.zip 196 MB

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Really the best praise I can give this game is that, when I wanted to make a visual novel look really good, this is the game I trotted out to tell my design team "Make it look as good as this."


Huge praise coming from the developer of one of our favourite Spooktober entries from last year. Thank you so much!


I just finished this and it was so good! The art is so pretty and the story, at least the ending I got, turns out so sweet. This is my new comfort game.


Thanks so much, bumble.b1! We're thrilled you enjoyed Nameless, and that it left such a positive impact on you. If you're up for it, we encourage you to leave a rating on the game page to help others find and experience it. It would mean a lot to our small team. :)

Can we choose the gender of MC? I want my character to be a guy...


Hello Gamie,

Nameless - The Departed Cycle has a set male protagonist. So no, you don't get to choose your gender, but you get to play through as a guy. Hope this helps!

Ah great, thank you!!!


Such a heartwarming (or heartbreaking) story with mesmerizing artwork! Looking forward to any future updates and projects!


Thank you, Sunbeam!

We definitely have a few updates planned for Nameless, but in the meantime we're gearing up for Winter Jam with more Up All Night content. Definitely keep your eyes open. Glad you enjoyed! ;)


A fantastic story that pulled me in. I felt emotionally invested and was near tears at times. First VN I've ever played, and absolutely the best.


i got so invested, it was amazing


Thanks for the kind comment, maile... we're so glad you enjoyed!


It was hella good