Gotta say I didn’t expect that much from this VN, but now it’s definitely one of the best I’ve ever played since I’m really into horrors and darker stories. I usually don’t like when human characters are mentioned or appear in furry VNs but this one has actually turned the things upside down for me, it’s such an interesting idea of a human suddenly turning into an anthropomorphic animal and having to deal with it. After all, this concept seems really cool to me. Can’t wait for the next update!
A Masquerade in the Woods
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
(A Masquerade in the Woods contains content not suitable for children, such as self harm, violence, substance abuse and torture. You must be 18 or older to play.)
We would like to cordially invite you to attend A Masquerade
Ball IN THE WOODS
He just wants to go home. He just wants to see his brother again. He just wants to know how he ended up in a dark, ash covered forest. But when Cody finds himself involved in a murder investigation with his actions in the center, a group of vigilantes rope him into the disturbing puzzle of what's really going on, and along the way discover that crime fighting isn’t as easy as the comic books portray it.
A Masquerade in the Woods is a horror/mystery focused visual novel set in the town of Blackmill, where strange disappearances has caused a group of individuals to take matters into their own hands.
- AMW build 6.5: Dammit, River27 days ago
- AMW build 6.0: From Beyond The Trees Came A ManAug 18, 2022
- Update coming soonJul 10, 2022
- AMW build 5.0: The Raccoon Drifting Towards World's EndDec 17, 2021
- AMW build 4.0: A Dance Under the Midnight MoonJul 10, 2021
- AMW now has a Patreon!Jun 03, 2021
- AMW build 3.0: Welcome to the team, Stripe tailJun 01, 2021
- AMW build 2.1: Bug fixes and art additionMay 12, 2021
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This is dope! I really liked how realistic the writing is, the conversation between characters mostly. The plot got my reading for hours at once.. my eyes hurt right now but it's worth it lol
AMITW has definitely got to be one of my favourite VNs out there. Tackling the heavy and serious issues of ones own mental health and how it can impact everything as well as deconstructing the fantasies we have of being the vigilante who takes down the evil-doers, it does it well and in a realistic manner.
Cody's barely holding himself together through everything and the little part of "there's always the third option" is chillingly accurate. The story is incredibly compelling and I sincerely hope that you're able to keep things going and continue.
Since I'm a big fanatic for darker stories and ideas, this is easily my favorite visual novel of all time, especially after reading build 6.0. I love the characters and their mostly unknown background at the time of writing this, how climactic the periods of action are with the fitting sound supporting them, and I especially love the reference to mental health issues and the self-harm and suicidal ideation Cody suffers from, giving the story's dark theme and Cody himself more character. The story's great composition always has me on the edge of my metaphorical seat in anticipation for more action and story-building. Also, god, I love the illustrations for the story and how it helps express the different characters' personalities with their physical appearances from their character stills combined with their assumed inner traits through Cody's observations and thoughts. Lastly, although this visual novel obviously does not appeal to too many people due to its dark themes and vivid depictions of mental illness, I still cannot express enough how much I enjoy reading this visual novel myself and how truly underrated it is at the time of writing this. Thank you so much, @PackBePackin (Twitter Account), for taking on this amazing project, and I wish you the best for now and in the future. <3
So I can't read this on Android?
Yep looked interesting tho
So excited for the update!
When is the next update? I got hooked onto this.
Hello is the update going to be soon?
Will it work on joiplay
Will there be any sexual content
I hope this project is still alive. This VN is one of my favourites
The only flaw is that it makes people want more of it.
A Masquerade in the Woods is my favorite horror FVN as of 2022, with one of the best intros and premises, because the setting is honestly a bit scary, in case the horror from the beginning stays constant throughout the rest of the game. There's something unsettling about a bunch of random people hunting down another, evil group without any proper equipment. But very cool, kind of like or exactly like vigilantes. You did a great job with writing and score, they complement each other well. I love how everyone has a different (eye) color and mask. It really adds something unique to the experience. Although it's hard to say what is going on an and where the story is heading, I'm thrilled to find out what happens next. The characters are all pretty normal, except Shepard as father figure of sorts. But I appreciate how they already have a common past and actual personalities. It means there's already memories to talk about in future dialogues. Also, Riot, his fate seems very important. He's most likely dead or... converted. What the antagonists were talking about sounded seriously suspicious and even ominous, foreboding. For some reason I don't think he's been seen for the last time. Anyway, I'm curious about one thing. Isn't Cody more or less a blank slate, unless he can fully recall his past life of course. Because that would mean we, as the player, could give him our own name (It's not a big deal at all by the way).
Thank you very much for making this game! A Masquerade in the Woods deserves far more attention, so I hope people will take notice.
Thank you so much!
Cody does have a fixed past, and more of it will come up in the future :)
When is the next update
AMW so far one of the best scary kinda creepy to me because my sona looks almost identical and everything in my bio has happed here lol
(thats what creeps me out) but I truly hope your having fun making this it was a blast to read so far keep up the good work!<3
hope this is being developed still i really loved it
I do hope you'll continue this. I'm dying to know what's next.
Next update is in the works, it'll hopefully be out pretty soon ^^
Loving this game
This VN is great, it's definitely one of my favourites now and I'm looking forward to more updates :)
Just powered through this. I honestly didn't expect a lot going in, but wow! The story is engaging, the characters are well written, and I honestly can't wait for the next part.
Thanks for doing the project, greatly looking forward for what's to come!
this visual novel is genuinely phenomenal, holy crap!!
FInally new update thanks
Holy crap, that was a trip! Played this for the first time and it's quickly become one of my favorite VN's out there. Can't wait for the next update!
im still waiting since the last i download i check here everyday pls keep on the good work
Had a lot of fun playing through Chapter 1. Definitely can't wait to see what you do in Chapter 2!
Side note, I remixed "A Dance Under the Midnight Moon".
Sorry if this is rude but is this game still being made? It is very interesting and I want to see more of this story
good game looking forward to future updates
Is there NSFW or sexual content in this VN?
I forgot to write this here: Usually any Ren'py game's Windows version can be emulated via JoiPlay on Android phones. So far there was no game that didn't work, including Japanese ones, but this time it's different. For some reason A Masquerade in the Woods is unplayable with JoiPlay, the Ren'py plugin simply closes. I'll try to get it working on our PC instead.
Criminally underrated, hope to see this VN get more attention later. It gets very tense at points, and makes me really want to know what's coming in the future.
Shepard's probably my favorite character so far. If there are character routes planned later, hoping we get to hang around him more.
Thank you so much, means a lot to hear that! Character routes are planned, with Shep having his own planned for the future
This is really good. Deserves definitely more attention, and Lucas is just the cutest!!!
when the new update?
This visual novel needs more tags. That should be the only reason why so few know about it. I'm glad I saw the update, because apparantly it is in my collection, and will check it out in time. Good luck!
Added a couple more, might bring in some more traction :3
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Is this game has romancable route or just purely horror?
This game will have different routes in the future, and possibly some romance mixed in - but it is first and foremost a horror VN :3
ITS SO COOL U ARE GENIUS
I both really like this and really hate it. It's very interesting and I want to see more but it's so dark from the offset. Like Andy get's no breaks from the very start. I don't know how to feel to be honest, I get that it's a horror but I was expected to be eased into it, not dropped in instantly.
Either way, I want to see more but at the same time I really really don't want to see more. I had to actively skip that claw scene and dear fuck I hope it grows back. Just fucking hell man.
I like the front image for this :D
In the future do you plan on making this android accessible