A downloadable vn for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Rated 17+, Gore, Disturbing Sounds

Headphone Users are recommended to lower the volume.


Luana's best friend Waite has inherited his deceased Aunt Nelda's home, and now that they've graduated college they're moving in. On the first night, they're woken up by the sound of doors opening and closing. After searching the nearby room, they find a strange guy inside. He claims the house belongs to him and both of them shouldn't be there. However, Waite drags him out and tries to throw him out the front door.

When he goes to open the door, instead of the front lawn, is a room covered in cobwebs with claw marks on the wall. When they try to return to the bedroom, they find themselves in a hallway instead, shadowy hands grasping at their bodies.

Every door they open leads to another room, some repeating, some even twisting.

Will Luana ever be able to leave her new home with Waite and their unexpected guest?


Our Main Character



Had a bit of a rough childhood, but never let any bullies get to her. Tries to keep a cool head to keep Waite in line.

Love Interests



Luana's best friend ever since she stuck up for him. Distrustful of others, willing to start fights over trivial things.


The Trespasser

Pops up in the middle of the night. With his claims of ownership, both Luana and Waite believe he's crazy.

Report bugs, look at the walkthrough, or chat with us on our  Discord!

Don't have/want a Discord account to look at the walkthrough? Click here instead!

We also have a twitter and a newsletter!

(And while I'm at it, here's the teams personal twitters.)

FungiiCamyD.rayezbreezysonomura, and Razumi.

(I don't have a twitter, and don't plan to anytime soon.)

Our Team

Sunlit-Dreamer: Writer, Programmer
Fungii Draws: Sprite Artist, Main CG Artist, Proofreader
Camille Arana: Logo Artist
D.ray: Composer, Audio Producer
Emma Breezy: Voice Actress
Edward A. Mendoza: Voice Actor
Razumi Yazura: GUI Artist, CG Artist, Voice Actor, Q&A

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(50 total ratings)
AuthorsSunlit-Dreamer, Razumi Yazura, Fungii
GenreVisual Novel
TagsHorror, Multiple Endings, nanoreno, Otome, Romance, Survival Horror


HomesEmbrace-4.1.4-linux.tar.bz2 172 MB
HomesEmbrace-4.1.4-mac.zip 165 MB
HomesEmbrace-4.1.4-pc.zip 203 MB

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Could anyone give me or help me find a guide? Im curious about whats inside Waite's box. It seems kinda important to the game..

Nvm! I found all the endings i think! It was a bit confusing, though

Came back after 2 years. Lmao just realized that I still haven't unlocked the 2nd ending from the ending list xD It was really good. Absolutely love the art, the effects, and the plot itself. I like both love interests and so their endings.


Oh wow this was really good! Did happy ending with Rowan then Waite and everything was great! But then did true ending and...well. And then went ahead and rejected Rowan and like Oh My God. So brilliant and deeply unsettling.


Hehehehehe. =P
I only added that tidbit as a way to say, "Hey, reader, we're making a bigger version."


Oh that bit wasn't even what I was talking about lol 

Not sure how to not do spoilers so I meant where she's thinking about the drawbacks of picking either guy. Both very unsettling. One much more so than the other. Will definitely be sticking with me! 

what is the true ending? Sorry im having a hard time finding all the endings

A friend of mine has gotten me more into the horror genre recently so I wanted to finally play this game since I've really enjoyed some of your other games ^_^ had a fantastic time with it!! I really enjoyed finding all of the endings, it was challenging to find the right paths but not to the point where it was frustrating. Super looking forward to the commercial version. (:

Huzzah! Yes, come join us. >=3

Glad you didn't have too much trouble and had fun with it!

I shall do my utmost to make the commercial version even more enjoyable. (And rid the story of its plot bunnies.)

It took quite a while but ahhhh that was really something >< It surely gave me the chills, especially with the SFX. You did extremely well with describing the horror/death events!

*kind of spoiler-ish if you haven't played or gotten the true ending?*

I have a confusion though- I am not certain if I missed some details or failed to understand fully (and I will try to go through it again sometime later!)

But what really happened in the true ending omg T^T

To be exact- what really happened to the two love interests that the 'unknown' future love interest had to remind Luana of the reality? or perhaps- that will be unveiled in the future.. (or I missed on understanding some parts hshs) That bit was really sad; after all, it's called the true ending for a reason :'D

Nevertheless, splendid job to everyone involved in making this nano a success! You all certainly pulled it off. I'm not a fan of horror genre, but this definitely is up to my liking and made me willing to go through all those horror anyway :p <3


Glad you enjoyed it! And to explain the ending, I added it in the latest update as a way to let readers know, "Hey, we plan to make this into a commercial game with more story and love interests!" (Not to mention I can re-add the 3rd love interest we had to cut and explain certain details I was unable to.)

It's still being written, so there probably won't be any updates on the Discord or Newsletter for some time.

What I can say though, is that the "climax" scene where the three of them are running down the hall? That's no longer the climax. And only one of them makes it out.

If she wants to save them, she's going to have to go back inside.

All by herself.


Ahaha.. going back inside all alone eh :'D 

Excuse the late reply- but thanks a lot for replying and clarifying it! And not to worry, take all the time you need and make sure to not overwork yourself >< Your wellbeing comes first okayy

My Experience: I had an error on my end from the music/volume of the game, so that is my mistake on my end.

But while playing the game I was very much invested with the story! The game was very well written, the art was amazing (fell in love Waite because of the white haired boy + tsun personality) and I’m looking forward to a Sequel or remastered version of the game! If there will be one I’ll be sure to play/stream it again and support your works!

It really lives up to the horror+otome genre and i enjoy being spooked out by it especially when those timed-choices occur (got em adrenaline pumping and panicked). Although, the sound at some points can get really loud.

Looking forward for the possibly sequel of this!

This game is reaaalllllyyyy good! Ive never seen a game with an amazing storyline!!! I love how detailed the descriptions of the monster were, u sure know how to scare someone with just details.\_(uwu)_/ U have truly been blessed with UwU's and OwO's u amazing person.

Hi, I just tried to play this game then in the moment where Waite said "Maybe. But I don't trust Luana enough to keep her eyes closed" an information or "bug" popped up and it's keeping me from playing. I tried to download once more, but it didn't work.

It made me very sad because the story is very interesting even at the start, and I have a request. If it isn't much of a problem, can you please check it?

Ps: I downloaded at windows.

Strange, I'll try to figure out what's going on right now. Will reply once I fix it.

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Thank you very much.

Found what was the problem, thankfully an easy fix. Will have new builds up in about 5 minutes or so. ^^

Will there be Sequel?


We're working on a commercial version with a longer story to cover areas I couldn't during Nano, and more love interests.

I still Curious what Renata meant by Him betrayed


Don't worry, that and other unresolved bits will be answered. =3

Thank you!!~\(  '  u   '   )/

Welp, this makes me very happy and as long as we're even remotely okay-ish financially I will def be supporting you guys and buying it when the commercial build comes out.


Love the game! DON'T appreciate the constant loud creaking/banging house noises being played over EVERYTHING. I can't even lower it in the settings menu under the sound effects bar... Is it some type of bug??


We'll be sure to lower the volume in the next update!

It's a bug, where if you go on a certain Waite choice/path it keeps the banging/slamming SFX that never quits.


Took care of it coding wise, doing a couple other tasks before uploading a new build. (It's an unfortunate side effect of Renpy's coding for looping sfx.)

I figured it was Ren'py weirdness. I just mentioned it to make sure you knew it was what they were mentioning.

Hi! Thank you for making this game!
I would have a couple questions, if you don't mind.

I watched a let's play of it, and there were scenes (well, a couple lines) not included in the version I downloaded... it would make sense to think that was an update, but I literally downloaded this two weeks ago for the first time, and the playthrough was posted earlier than that...

Is there any way to get access to that content now if it was removed?

Is there going to be a sequel? (Shawn and Felicia being named despite only appearing briefly made me curious. If there is ever going to be one, are they going to be featured in it?)

And this might be a silly question, but do the main characters have official heights?


Ahh, I removed/replaced those lines since they either felt out of place, unnecessary, or because of other changes made in other parts of the story. As it is now, it probably won't have any other edits in the story.

As for a sequel, there is something we've been working on. But won't be ready for quite some time.

And the heights, no official ones. (But small boy shall remain the shortest.)

Thank you for this game, it is spectacular. I rarely comment, only if I find a game to be really good. I love horror and romance so this combination was great. I kind of developed a crush on Rowan, and the voice acting makes the game that much better. Good job voice actors and actresses! I am also happy to say the characters were all different, not bland compared to some other games. And the many choices made me so nervous, a thing not many horror games can do. I'm not sure if you plan on continuing making games, but this is really good and I encourage it. Keep up the good work!


Thank you for enjoying the game~ The entire team did their utmost best during those few weeks we had. (And yes, good, panic. Panic over the choices as the timer runs out! Mwuahaha.) Look forward to some good news a few months from now~

are there gonna more update again or 4.0 is the last updated of the game ??


There will still be updates if bug fixes are needed and polishing it here and there. Other than that, there probably won't be any news until around Spring at the earliest.


So glad I stumbled across this game. Completed everyone 100% and I'm really glad that I did!

First of all, the art was fantastic. Love the character designs and CGI. They really add to the atmosphere that you were working towards!

Game design was also great and I had a blast playing through it! The sections with a ton of options were absolutely nerve wracking and panic inducing, so a great thing in a horror game.

Writing, characters, and story were super engaging. Everyone interested me and I really couldn't put down the game until I uncovered every single thing that this had to offer.

Sound design: phenomenal. One of the best I've heard in a LONG TIME!

I only wanted more but can see myself going through it over and over again regardless. An absolutely superb game! :D

Well I have good news then. We'll be uploading a Halloween update soon with some new scenes and sfx added in. (No new art though, she's been overwhelmed with work.) A small taste of what to look forward to once we finally announce the kickstarter. =P

Oh man, I'm super excited to see the update in that case!! :D

really loved it!sadly im unable to get the true ending,i already have all the other endings unlocked and i do what it says on the walkthrough but the option for the true ending doesnt appear;;;

How strange, I even opened up the latest version and the choice appeared for me. Hmm, try mixing up the first 3 choices so you don't end up locked on either the Trespasser's or Waite's routes.

I absolutely LOVED this game!!! Everything felt perfect to me! I loved all the characters and their personalities, even if things were a little rushed! yanderes in my favorite visual novels? more likely than you think.  I also feel like the horror was much more real because of the tension you built in the text! I'm really looking forward to the October update you have planned :0 Thank you so much for making such a fun game :)

Another satisfied reader, always make us smile~ Apologies for the rush, but hopefully in the future we can fix that. =3 Look forward to the update!

lol, was searching for walkthrought for the game but didnt find anything. but whatever i already finished game. all six endings, yay. 

amazing work. i liked plot, cute artstyle and yandere characters(boi, this Rowan guy,,, really got interested in him after second ending. and player bff... lol, don't judge a book by its cover). thanks for amazing game and hard work! will be praying for games this quality.:D 

p.s. sorry for my poor English, not my first language.:)

Ahh, my apologies. The link to the walkthrough was the word "here" itself. Will possibly update the summary in the future so it's easier to find.

Glad you enjoyed our project!

I just played this game, and I must say, it has a lot of potential, great characters, great plot, the artstyle is very good and it makes the use of ominous ambience and fearing the unknown a lot better and more effective than jumpscares!

Amazing work! You should all be proud of yourselves! :D

Glad you enjoyed it! The entire team put our all into it, even though we missed the nano deadline. (And apologies for the non-stop walking bug, we only caught that a couple weeks ago. It'll be fixed in the 3.0 build which we were still scouring for bugs. Quite a few floaty faces.)

This was fantastic! Engaging plot, adorable art, nice use of music/sounds/timed choices to amp up the tension, little details like Luana's sprite reflecting the fact that she ripped her tights...I'm really impressed! Another comment already said it down below, but I also really enjoyed the fact that the game relied more on atmosphere and the fear of the unknown rather than jump scares or tons of gore to make the game scary. 

I got rejected by both love interests in my first playthrough — lol, even in a game I can't get a date — but I actually really like that ending! Definitely going to check out your other games after I finish this one!


Thank you~ I always strive to do my best to make sure the timing is just right when it comes to the music and sounds. (You wouldn't believe how many sfx I downloaded.)

To be more specific, YOU'RE the one who rejected the boys. =P You're too good for them. (Note: Oh goodness. I will say the older games will be lower quality. Which is to be expected since I always tried to improve with each one. So bewaaaare.)

wooooo this was SO good !! i loved how there was multiple endings and i was pleasantly surprised to figure out there was romantic endings (completely read over the fact that waite and rowan are love interests. thought this was just gonna be a spooky horror vn) 

i dont want to spoil anything but the rejection endings were honestly my favourite endings. i also loved the option of not doing anything and how sometimes thats even the right option. 

i just love the game overall :-) with horror games im always worried theyll just rely on jumpscares (either loud noises or sudden images) but this was more atmospheric!! i loved the music. LOVED the characters. the art is also really good and surprisingly cute??  

dont know if this counts as a spoiler but the description of what's happening during the death scene in the upside-down room...made me physically ill BUT IN A GOOD WAY i love when horror physically affects me whether its a sick feeling or tensing up. thats when i know its really good

anyways i just really love this game and everything about it so if you do ever decide to expand the story that would be AMAZING. (god rereading this and just count how many times i said love)

Glad you enjoyed!

The scene you mentioned kept making me think that there should be art with a lot of the scenes to add to the horror. Of course, we are limited in time and no budget, but it would be fun to work on art for more scenes someday.

As Razumi (Rowan's VA) already said, glad you enjoyed it!

Regarding that death scene, my editor pushed me to make it as descriptive as possible. (Heck after polishing several of the death scenes, he asked me if I wanted to make them longer. So if we do expand...expect even longer deaths.) >=3

I am really loving your game! I am surprised it has partial voice acting and the premise it's pretty interesting. I am looking forward to how it'll play out. I even did a let's play for it. You can check it out here:


Thanks a lot for letting me experience this game!

Glad you're enjoying it! The team really put our all into it. I'll be sure to check out the lp!

Hello! I'm having the same problem as TabbySan, and I have a Mac.

(This tutorial "update" sure loves being buggy doesn't it?)

Okay. Fixed for real. BUT I'm going to do a something lil extra before uploading it considering how many times I've claimed to have "fixed it" the last several days.

Next build will have a preview of what I've been working on coding. It's only up to the first horror cg though, so optional to see it.

New build's up, tested it properly, should work now!

i have run in to a bug. i am on PC for reference. on choice 3 the timer doesn't stop after making my choice. i have tried to click past it fast or keep clicking to get far enough past it to stop the timer but as soon as it reaches 0 it rewinds to say she was slapped. if i try to scroll wheal back at that point it will not let me. also the empty timer will stay at the top. i have also tested making different choices earlier. no change.

Apologies for the bug! I was able to identify the problem and quickly fixed it. Will have new builds up within an hour!

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i deleted the old file and I just re installed it and it is still happening.... :( my saves from the old version are still there if that means anything. 

*facepalms* Turns out I only fixed the problem in the screens file, but not the script. (I feel like a liar now.) Fixing right now!

Turns out it's still not fixed.

It should now. Tested it properly, like I should've done the first time instead of rushing. Very sorry that!

Finished the game with the help of the walkthrough, it was fun! The music was especially creepy and the descriptions...I'm just thankful that it is afternoon here haha. Would have loved to know more about Rowan though, seeing as he isn't who he actually is. 

Glad you enjoyed it! And completely understandable. Unfortunately I wasn't able to write everything I had originally planned. (Thus why unrealistic bonding.)

Depending on how things go though, it's possible the story will be expanded in the future.

(english isn't my first language so sorry if my grammar isn't great)

I just finished all the endings. Although the game is a little short it manages to tell a really great story. I love the art,  and the voice acting is really well done (I seriously loved Rowans voice ^-^).
I like how the game doesn't rely on jumpscares or gory art to scare you. The story is creepy on its own. Like most visual novels, you need to use your imagination for some of the images. Luckily the text is always very descriptive.
I also love how you have a very limited time to make some of the choices which makes the game more exiting. I had a lot fun playing and can't wait for future games by the creator!!


(Oh you're fine, your english is great!)

Glad you enjoyed our project so much! You wouldn't believe how long our "potential cgs" list was. But I made the "required" list as tiny as possible, I didn't want to ruin Fungii's hand. And yes, good, let the chills run through you. >=3

I'm also quite fond of using timed choices (when the time's appropriate). Just more suitable when you're trying to survive.

I shall do my best to create more entertaining vns/kns in the future~ (And depending on how things go, we just might expand on this one.)

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Thanks for the suggestion, I added the tags!

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I voiced Rowan and drew the background art for his romance ending. I hope people enjoyed how I interpreted him.

Unlocking the middle CG on the first gallery page stumped me a little too at first. It does appear to be lurking about among the choice selection.

I personally hope we expand on this. I quite enjoyed helping out.

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Glad you enjoyed it! Wasn't sure how everyone would react to the endings, or if my writing would bring any chills. My beta-reader told me that there are confusing parts (in a bad way) but didn't want to push release any further. Glad that didn't ruin your experience.

As for the final cg you're missing, the only way to get it is to die in the red light green light room. =P

And depending on how the nano is received, it is possible we'll be expanding it in the future. (With more realistic bonding, more nights, and more deaths. Mwuahaha.)

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You're welcome~

Ahh her nationality. She's half Moroccan from her father's side, and half Latina from her mother's side. The little tidbits here and there were Moroccan Arabic. (I wanted to put a mini glossary, but code didn't work properly.)

As for if we do something to celebrate a milestone, it'll be discussed. =P

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Edit: Razumi explained to me what the bug is. Fixed it, uploading new build asap.

Sorry for the long wait, hope you enjoy!