A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

After the death of her father, Karon is now one of the richest women in the country. But she can't handle the grief of losing her beloved one. She spends her days going to plebeian shows trying to dissipate her mind and to avoid the several marriage proposals of hungry of money men. One of the shows happens to be run by Sabine, a man that says he can speak with the dead. Karon decides to take part of the show when she is asked to, but quickly gets fed up with it. On her way down the stage, she meets Priam, Sabine's twin sister. As Priam demonstrates to be way more competent than her brother, she takes advantage of Karon's curiosity of what lies beyond the death by secretly making her the test subject of each experiment she performs.

Charlatans is a short kinetic novel done for NaNoRenO 2015.


Our protagonist. She got a very sharp tongue and it's on the verge of hating men(Although there is just one man she won't hate)

Offers to help Priam on her experiments.

A kinda quirky woman that wears men clothing just because she likes to call attention(But it seems it does otherwise...)

Is stuck with her good for nothing twin brother Sabine; she doesn't think twice to debunk his show. She is fixated with the thoughts of what lies beyond the death.

Priam's twin brother.

He is said to speak with the dead, but we all know this game is called Charlatans.

The show's janitor. Is in love with Priam, but she won't look at him like that because he is poor.


Russian  (Thanks to Pamplemousse )


LSF thread

Dev. blog for Charlatans(Contains spoilers)

VNDB page

Favorite character poll

Fanworks and extra artwork(Contains spoilers)


Please, tag anything related to the game as "Charlatans(evn)"

Thank you :D


07/11/2017> I made a tiny Halloween themed game about my incorrigiblecharlatans here.

Development of the extra chapters on hold until Infurubia is done! I estimate(If nothing unfortunate happens) Will resume it next year(2018)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


Charlatanss-1.0-win.zip 110 MB
Charlatanss-1.0-all.zip 123 MB


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I find this game mother flippin' amazing. Love it. You. Need. to continue it. Please. 

The very beginning of the game was such a cool teaser for the whole (I'm talking about the cut-scene kinda thingy at the very beginning.) and mentally left you begging for more. The story unravels nicely, maybe not with as much intrigue as you wrote here, (but that might have just been me when I read the stuff written on the game here.) but it was phenomenal. Please keep up the good work, it rules already.

My future of growing love for this game is in your very clearly capable hands. 

This is  a witty story with great narration; step by step revealing each of characters' background that bonds them, and daring to nudge some sensitive theme; (a bit spoiler) namely incest, about life after death, and the Death itself.  Still, Charlatans is such a forlorn story of human deception for acceptance and protecting their mirage reality :'(

And you plan to continue this after Infurubia? Boy, I can't wait for the continuation xD