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Chimeric Violet is a bara VN with light RPG elements - the project started as just a writing exercise in putting together a small-scale, excessively gay low fantasy JRPG-ish story, and eventually took on enough material to try finishing off properly as a short game.

Taking place mostly in one city as it completely collapses over the course of a single night, the game works in reasonable quantities of monster-fucking offset with a decent amount of character interaction, at least trying for something approaching worldbuilding at times. While the direction might be a little self-indulgent, putting together something like this is an exercise in doing something entirely for yourself; and I hope that, if you try it, you’ll find something to enjoy in the characters, music, or at least in the fantastic art that goes far beyond what a project like this deserves.

The game is now available for download, and is entirely free.
Both parts of the game's soundtrack are also available to download for free.

More information including character profiles, guest artwork and setting details can be found on the project's Twitter.

Character & CG Artwork - kien-biu

Creature Artwork & Design - witnesstheabsurd

Character & CG Artwork - halakadira

Character, Battle & Landscape Artwork - shaedry

Costume Artwork - yukinayee

Pixel Art - alberttheimpact

Music - granulatedvacancies


CHIMERICVIOLET Release (30-07-19).zip 1,023 MB
Save01.rvdata2 29 kB

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How do I defeat Mapira ;_;

As with the previous ability-matched enemies (Xanthellum, Parvum etc.) in that battle, you need to hit it once with your own skill Mapira. 

Hi! The game is amazing. Anyone know where I can get to the parliament, got stuck there. (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ω°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`)

If it was getting to Parliament where you were stuck; from the Factory / canals area, you need to go back to the first intersection under the Praeses' residence and go right instead of left.

From there, you'd go up through the square and through the gardens.

This door next to a save point leads to a hedge area, going through that will lead you to Parliament.


Thank u so much, I’ve been wandering around the whole time ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡

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Wish WineHQ(wine) on Linux could run this game, between all RPGMakerGames, 4 of 30, this game is between the 4. :(

(Maybe it's a custom script causing errors on wine)

But nice artstyle and quality!

Liesefranche is so cute. pl3as3 tell me i can do the do w him

He does have a scene, but unfortunately just one. However, he does also show up in the additional artwork by Gigan and Juggermelon.

you fools! in your hubris you've neglected this poor man and incurred my wrath! jk

i can't seem to install the game. help? 

"an error occured while installation. No manager for installer

To run the game, you shouldn't need to install anything - just extract the "CHIMERICVIOLET Release 30-07-19.zip" and start it from the 'game.exe'.

Please let me know if this addresses your problem.

thank you for the quick reply. unfortunately, it doesn't: I can only download "Save 01" or "Save 02" it seems.

That's strange - I'm not even seeing a second 'save' file.

Where are you attempting to download it?

from it.chio. i clicked on the upper download button and all that comes up is something along the lines of "Save 01". also, please re-read my original message

Could you please give me a screenshot of what you clicked on to download it, just so we're completely clear?

I just finished Side A of the game. Would playing again to do Side B unlock missing artwork from the gallery?

Yes - although you don't have to repeat anything, just loading up the save made before deciding to go with Telwas or not and choosing the other decision will work.

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Load up the game -> watch unskippable cutscene -> Paralyzed the entire fight. Anyone got any advice?

If you're referring to the first chimera fight (referred to there just as 'it'), you continue by dying and selecting "submit" on the game over screen.

I had a feeling it was one of those situations, i'm just to stupid and headstrong to admit defeat. 
Thanks BD.

I just finished Chimeric Violet and wow this game is amazing!! I love your way of storytelling  I really want a body pillow of Iustirho after all this lol.

The game is amazing! I'm really enjoying every part of it. But I'm very stuck at the part where I get the Flares and then go all the way down and activate the last scene with  Patricia. After that I know that I have to find the 2 last scenes with Meleuma and Greenhouse, and then activate the Flares somewhere. But I can't find any location of these 3 . Could you tell me where to go?

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Thanks - to be clear, would that be the second scene with Patricia activated at this part of the industrial area?

To progress, after going to the next screen, you'll move to an intersection; the last Meleuma scene is in the area seen after going left, the last Greenhouse scene is in the area after going down.

After doing that, you should be able to access the last optional scene by going back to those three places in the industrial area.

After that's done, you use the flares automatically by progressing past this bridge area - if you haven't done all the optional chimera scenes when you get there, you'll be notified.

I hope that helped, please ask if you have further questions.

The game is really fun!! Just got past IT so far! Am I supposed to lose against him? 

Yes, you could only progress through the first chimera fight by dying and picking 'submit'. The rest of the chimera battles don't have the part with the game over menu - the scenes will just progress directly after losing.

Thank you! Interesting!! I'm playing in short bursts and I'm still figuring out the game! So far I'm having fun!

Just got through my third encounter with a Chimera, I guess I am supposed to lose every time lol. Not that I'm complaining though!

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Thanks. Ayreen is a woman, so that kind of falls out of scope.

I do agree the age range is pretty narrow - Liesefranche is the oldest character to get CGs, and he's only 42. 

For any future projects in this vein, I do want to have a bit more variety in that regard - none of the guys here have graying hair, for example, and the body types are fairly similar. 

i apologize, i had just started the game and didn’t know! 

i do adore the designs for the guys, though - especially iustirho. 

i appreciate you taking time to reply!

I can´t pass the battle vs it, that monster always paralyzes me with its scream and then i just cant move until i die, any hint? xD

Mac version or no..

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Do I miss something permanent if I dodge the pixel monster in the hedgemaze via luring lights? and if so are there any other missable content like that?

edit: also are levels very important or not that necessary?

There's 7 optional scenes related to those - 6 if you run into the chimeras, and the seventh once they're all done. You can always go back and do them if they've been missed up until a specific point; where you'll be told that something hasn't been completed and asked if you want to continue without doing them or not.

Levels are related to that - they're not really used for anything game-wise, but after each encounter it lowers; with the final extra scene available once it falls to 10.


Excuse me, I have a question. No matter how many times you play, you can not proceed any more if you push any button from the bottom of the facility where the first monster is defeated and the person covered in the mask is in. How can I avoid it?


Are you using the current version of the game? The 28/06/19 version and later shouldn't have that problem.

If you are using the current version of the game and still have that problem, please tell me exactly what you did beforehand to help in identifying the issue.


The version downloaded from this page (https://bdellium.itch.io/chimeric-violet) is used. But I was able to avoid the problem. I could avoid this bug because I had this bug where I did not have to go back to the factory before going to the canal. Thank you for your reply.

How you fix it ? I can't avoid this bug.

I have the same issue, and i start to play this game today. How i fix it ?

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Buffed Telwas,best Telwas

Did anyone else encounter an issue in which Orris suddenly starts speaking French (I think) during the Upstream route? My friend and I both encountered this.

No, that's just how it was written - suddenly changing languages at that point was just done to reinforce the fact that Orris there is just part of Iustirho's extended hallucination as the chimera becomes stable; while Aztargal, Zasaroja and the rest of the chimeras are actually speaking to him and not imagined.

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Is there a game menu? I can't seem to find it... I want to save my progress and change the resolution of the game. Without a game menu, I can't seem to do these things.    (I just started, at the first dialog interaction)

SeNd hALp

The menu is accessed through the 'esc' key - you can't save through it, however; you need to access the save points at these torches. Once you reach the first one, there's an ingame message to remind you about them.

Is there any way to get past that rolling orb puzzle?  I just can't do it.  I really hate these kinds of mechanics.  And there's been no save point, so I'm really don't want to have to redo that long chain of boss fights beforehand.

A similar question was asked by 'glyic' below - did any part of that response help with your issues with that section? If it's causing that much frustration, then it'll be looked at for future revisions.


I eventually got lucky, but I got sent back to the start of the 1st room a lot.  It's really frustrating to be sent back to the start of the previous room to have to do both over again i.e. from room 3 to 2 and then 2 to 1. Most of those orbs were moving way too fast, my reflexes aren't that sharp to catch a lot of those frame critical timings.  It's why I avoid timing and platformer games i.e. "Mario/Sonic/Street Fighter/etc".  

I was seriously wondering if I was going to be able to get to the end of the game.  I almost never finished Wild Arms 3 because of an invisible floor puzzle with required jumping in the final dungeon, I forgot about the game for like 4 years.

Anyway, the idea that something could bar Zasaroja's progress through this maze was interesting, but it didn't get easier with repeated attempts.  Which, I think multiple failures should start slowing down those orbs to half and eventually one-quarter speed, especially because you can't run in that area.  And orbs in the 3rd map didn't disappear after multiple failures.  But the 2nd map was where I had the most difficulty.

Sorry for only offering complaints so far because the story concept has been genuinely intriguing on many thematic levels.  I mean, I think this would work even if it was a "safe for work" title.  Not that I'm advocating changing to "sfw" but it's definitely engaging enough to keep me interested even in the event that inclusion of erotic content ceases to be possible.  That said, I did enjoy the erotic male/male content and always look forward to more of that.

I really liked that the story became a juxtaposition of high fantasy meets an almost "Dr. Who" science fiction at the end, it reminds me a lot of The Witcher novels and games in that way.  And even as I'm writing this I wonder if it's possible for planes of existence in this world to merge into being a "stable Chimera" i.e. bypass the need to hop from one reality to another or perhaps better facilitate it?  Or perhaps they already are akin to a Chimera and that's why multiple planes of reality are possible?  

It's rare that a game gives you a number of satisfactory closing elements while at the same time keeping you looking forward to what could come next.  But that's what I feel you've accomplished and I'm looking forward to the future possibilities of our resident immortal madwoman dragging our favorite battered samurai through more inter-dimensional mayhem. XD

And level 69 was an awesome in game joke ^w^  XD  Very much appreciated.


Sorry for the delay - that's finally been revised as of the 30-07-19 version, with the balls on the last two stages being removed on the next attempt once you return.

Thanks for all the feedback, and apologies for the inconvenience.


this game is so good. the writing is superb. the art and sound is phenomenal. by the end, i find myself so invested in this universe. and all of this for free lol. i could imagine myself paying $15 for this on steam. this game was an unforgettable experience. my meat is beat and i wish i had a body pillow of iustirho.

Thanks - it's always amazing hearing that at least some of what the game tried to do worked for someone.

A body pillow pattern honestly is pretty possible, but you'd probably have to wait for a little while for everyone to be free to do it, assuming it'd be human Iustirho on one side and his alternate form on the other...

loving this so far until i got to the moving black balls..... any tips for getting past that area?

The balls in the very last part are supposed to disappear on the next try if you get hit by them, I need to make sure that's actually happening. Other than that, the paths don't overlap, so you can usually get by just by standing in one spot and moving immediately as one passes you - in addition, the very last one can be bypassed by walking on the stone balcony, but people sometimes miss that because it uses a different tile.

nice thanks :)

I'm a little stuck after getting the flares. Where do I go from there?

At that point, you should be heading down to the area where the second chimera encounter happened, past the canals. You can progress past the point that was blocked off on the bridge now.

Thanks, I feel like an idiot cause I went down there, but I didn't think to actually go next to the gate. follow up question though, the game told me Patricia needs to see me one more time, or something like that, but I don't know where to find Patricia. If it helps, I have images 1-17 unlocked only.

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That's for the last optional chimera scene - if you've done all the others (3 for Meleuma, 2 for Patricia, 3 for the Greenhouse), she appears in multiple screens in the industrial area to trigger it.

However, as a note, versions prior to the current release (16/07/19) had an issue that sometimes occurred when triggering the event, if you're using an older version and want to see the scene it might be a good idea to update before you complete the conditions.

I uploaded the game through the Itch platform and also separately. All I get is the welcome screen with the new game icon clicking. Nothing can be done after. 

I once had a start but it stopped at the screen with Orris saying "They have advanced both sides". Then nothing.

Can you help ?


When you say "separately", are you just downloading 'CHIMERIC VIOLET Release (16/07/19)'.zip normally, extracting it and running 'Game.exe'?

Through just testing that again now, there appeared to be no issues - please let me know exactly what you're doing to help determine where the problem is.

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I tried to upload the file.zip both directly from the link in the above text (unzipping and playing game.exe)  and from the Itch link below and launching it. I always get the same thing : a very long time beginning screen (more than 5mn), then a still page with NEW GAME blinking but nothing appears when you try to click on it. Then nothing.

Only once there was a kind of beginning of story with the list of contributors and it stopped on a page with ORRIS and another character with the text : "They have advanced both sides ...". There was a down arrow below the text but clicking anywhere did nothing.

I have never played the game before and never seen the previous release. So I didn't upload the small file attached, nor the sound files.

I am now trying to reinstall the game from Itch and will let you know.

Ok, what the fuck? INSANELY long unskippable intro that PAUSES when you aren't in the window? Are you a fucking sadist? I'm uninstalling right now. I haven't even begun to play. But nothing is worth this. I don't care if it's the best game ever, I fucking despise YOU.


The best part is that you're forced to watch it twice to see the full ending.

I need help! .___.
Every time I visit the factory in the west circle and speak with Telwas for the first time, the game freezes when I return for the second time. What am I supposed to do?

Thanks for bringing up the issue - to be clear, what version of the game are you using, and where are you experiencing this problem specifically? As in, what occurred immediately beforehand, and what kind of freeze is it (black screen, can't move, etc.)?

hm, I visit the factory, speak with Telwas, and after that, I go to the place, where this large crowd of people is; I go back to the Factory, and then entering the hall Iusthiro just walks straight to the railing, the game freezes and I cannot move anymore.

I'm using the latest version, 16/07/19, but to be honest this issue occurred in earlier versions too.


Do you mean the part in the square where there's a comment made about the evacuation of the city?

You're not supposed to go in that direction at this point, instead you need to continue by going down to the bottom of the canals.

But thank you for the additional detail, I'll try to see what makes going in that order cause this issue.

OMG..  Thanks for pointing that out 😂

This game looks reallly interesting and the trailer hooked me in! But umm, I have a problem.The download link seems to give me something other than the game soo uhh, how to solve this?



That's just a save file to skip over the content covered in the demo for those who played it - the game is "CHIMERIC VIOLET Release (16/07/19).zip" (as of writing, the date reflects the current version).

ohh, thanks a lot for the help! I look forward to playing this

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Thank you VERY MUCH for making this game! I really enjoyed this all day.

I think there is a bug where all collection of CG is open even if Side A is seen.(Not B)

May I ask your Check this part?


And,,,, IUSTIRHO, he is a very handsome, awesome, Cool Guy. I REALLY like him. So,  I wish Another Side he could be much happier as a human.(no chimera..).. hehe...

I love "chimeric-violet"!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

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Thank you so much for this game! I've been putting all of my spare time into it all week!


Quick question, though. It was mentioned that seeing all of the chimera scenes -- including the last, secret one -- would affect the ending. I saw the scene with Iustirho and resurrecting Yaldukra, but the ending that I went on to see (Side B)  seemed exactly the same.

Did I miss something? Was that not the last one? I'm fine with spoilers if you have to just tell me in what way it should be different.

I'd really appreciate your help. I love this story, and I'd like to see everything.

Thanks, it's fantastic knowing that you found it all interesting enough to be worth spending that time on.

You're not missing anything with the ending - Yaldukra being there is what's different. After that extra scene is done, he appears in several scenes in both the Upstream and Downstream endings that he'd have been absent for otherwise.

Sorry for any miscommunication that occurred there - without spoiling anything in that initial post, I was trying to make it clear that the scene would have a further effect, but not that its main purpose would be to change the ending.

Ahhh, I see. It's strange, though; I could have sworn that he was there before. I remember being really confused about it and all of the surrounding dialogue that suggested that I should know why he was there.

Then again, I could be getting characters mixed up. There are a lot of names to remember. (Hopefully it wasn't actually a bug; I have no idea of how I'd reproduce that one.)

Good to know that I'm not missing anything, though. Now that I've experienced all of it, thanks so much for a great game!

That does seem odd - did you do one ending without seeing all the chimera scenes, then go back and do the remainder you missed + the Yaldukra scene before doing the second ending, but still had him show up in the first? I'll have to look into that further as a potential issue if that's the case - thanks for your help.

Either way, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with the game.

I did both the upstream and downstream ending first without seeing the final chimera scene. I don't remember seeing Yaldukra in upstream, but I distinctly remember the whole "I'm guessing that you had something to do with this," conversation in downstream. I also remember being really confused when he spoke about how his tattoo reacted to... something that sounded likely sexual in the Side B content.

Then, I went back and finished the chimera scenes before going downstream again, and I didn't initiate any conversations with Yaldukra because I'd already seen them.

The extra chimera scene was the only one that I hadn't been through by the first go-round, though, so maybe it had something to do with that? I also remember running into some chimera in that well-lit area right nearest to the extra scene, but I never caught up with them, nor could I get them to reappear. My guess would be either THAT... or that I at some point played the game in a fugue state and had unlocked all of the chimera scenes all along. (Although the latter wouldn't explain how I went back and saw the scene after I re-loaded my save; I only saved once before the point of no return.)

Sorry if I'm not much help with identifying the issue. I haven't noticed that anyone else has claimed the same, fortunately, so maybe it's just some sort of fluke with how I handled the files.

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Same exact thing is happening to me and I'm not even done yet. I saw the scene with Greenhouse, I walked past the save point and it said something was unfinished, so i walked back to a random area, the usual glitchy chimera flew at me (it looked like Patricia) and.. nothing happened - then the bridge would let me pass without talking about being 'unfinished'. Then, downstream, Yaldukra says I saved him somehow. I'm thinking something bugged out and a scene was just.. skipped?

Reloading and trying my best to start the fight with it changed pretty much nothing, exact same problem over and over.

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Amazing!!I love your works.Some monster things and a handsome man make this game wonderful!The protagonist of the game became one of the chimeras so that I loved him so much.I really like the scenes where these heroes turn into villains.It makes me so hard!Maybe I am so erotic?

Umm, I'm not sure if this is a glitch or not, but I have no method of going back in a menu.  So like, if I enter into the skills menu but I don't have enough sp to act, then I softlocked myself and have to exit the game and go back to my last save

The Esc key should return you to the previous menu.

Damn, I was waiting anxiously for this game to be released and now that it has... I just wish I had money to throw at you. I know its free to get, but its just perfect, the art is great, and I love how it has a great worldbuilding and some bizarre stuff to it, which I enjoyed a lot. I hope there is a sequel...

Thanks, it's great to hear it lived up to what you were expecting from it.

While I have started working on another project, it's pretty different from this, and won't be seen for a fair while.

Still, thanks for your interest regardless - it's definitely something that will be taken into account with other future ideas.

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Hey there, I created an account just to comment on this!

Loved the game and all it had to offer, amazing artworks, music and plotline! Loved Iustirho and Zasaroja in particular, and the world building was surprisingly deep. This game really scrathced the itch I had for a plot focused bara VN-RPG, there's not many of those (And none as good and as polished as this one, in my opinion).  Definetly keeping an eye out for your future projects! And again congrats on your great project, best wishes!


That's wonderful to hear, thank you so much - I'm glad what the tone and characters were aiming for ended up being what you were looking for. The lack of anything which mixed those elements up in quite the same way was the reason why this game was made - although that could also have been because it didn't need to exist, it's fantastic to see people who think otherwise.

Thank you for your interest in potential future games - however, while I have already started on another project, it's going to be very different, and may be fairly far off.

Glad to hear you're already working on another project, take your time! Now I'm curious as to how different it'll be, and what'll be about! Good luck on your work

Um... my game crashed in the epilogue when Z (can't be bothered to spell her name) went into the monument. I briefly got an error message I didn't have time to read and then the game restarted at the beginning like I was starting up a new game.

Was... was that supposed to happen? Was this entire thing just one massive troll?


It is intended, but it's not quite a restart - I'm not sure if you closed it at that point, but if you did, I can only say to keep going through it when that occurs.

So... I have a quick spoiler question. I just finished the second chimera battle and... Is the guy died ? Because you showed off his sex scenes on twitter and I didn't get to see them yet. What the heck? Was I supposed to go back for him? Is there a way to save him?

I can at least say not to worry that you missed anything so far. The very few times something can be missed or a separate save is recommended, you'll be told directly.

Any tip on how to beat the first chimera boss?

You aren´t supposed to. Chimeras can´t be beat, you always lose to them. In order to continue the story from the first boss, you have to choose the "Submit" option, insted of trying again.

😐 30mins and 6 replays 😒 if we were supposed to lose it could have just gone to the cutscene 

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is it possible if we could get a walkthrough or a guide,simpletons like me are unworthy of this journey. can we geta guide to unlock all the cg?

All the CGs unlock automatically once you finish the Side B ending.

But there's not that many missable scenes before that - it's really only if you don't run into either the third Meleuma or Greenhouse encounter in the industrial area (which are also needed to start the last optional chimera scene); which if you haven't done triggers the message about missing something.

Other than that, everything is on the main path.

If you meant a guide on how endings work, that was covered in the release devlog - hopefully that helps.

How do you save the game caz i cant find it anywhere in the settings menu?

The save points are the torches with violet flames - just walk up to one and press Enter to bring up the save menu.

What to do with the last boss (the hand with a closed eye in it)? I can't damage it or its companions and they can barelly damage me.

For Lowjatar phase 1, you need to disable the accompanying enemies with skills that match them (for example, using Xanthellum on the enemy Xanthellum). After all of them are removed, hitting Lowjatar with anything moves you to the second phase, which is a normal fight.

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Still haven´t finished the game, but just for the sake of planning on how I will complete it, cI would like to know, since you end up losing levels after a Chimera scene, is it possible to end the game even after all their scenes, or do i have to pick and choose which ones I want to see or not???

Getting all the optional chimera scenes is actually required to see the last extra one, so it's encouraged to not miss any - the point of no return for them also has plenty of warning with chances to save beforehand. With all of the chimera scenes, Iustirho's level falls to 10, but that doesn't make completing the game any harder - the levels (and Iustirho getting weaker / more tired) are mainly just there for presentation.

Ok, thank you very much. I was mostly worried because of him losing his skills/abilities, so I thought that if I arrived at later points I would REALLY need them and since they wouldn´t be usable, I wouldn´t be able to proceed in the game.

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