A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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In “Santa Lucia”, you take on the role of a young cat named Ben in his first semester at the University of Santa Lucia. As a child, Ben was prone to crippling headaches and blackouts. One night in his first year of high school, these pains culminated in a terrifying nightmare, which marked the beginning of recurring night terrors which have plagued his life ever since then.

Still, Ben manages to maintain an optimistic view of life, looking forward to the change of pace university has to offer. As you experience Ben's first semester, you'll encounter a wide cast of colorful characters, several of whom you'll be able to pursue a romantic relationship with. However, some nights Ben still has those headaches which caused him so much grief growing up. Will you be able to live your first semester of university to the fullest, or will the pains eventually overwhelm you?


Santa Lucia is an adult-oriented visual novel being developed by a branch team of Stormsinger Studios. This game has been DzahnDragon’s baby for years and is what he initially set out to build experience for with the Morenatsu Revisited project. Dzahn and Devilizer aim to create an engrossing drama about a young man’s first experience with college life, hopefully bringing back nostalgic memories for readers who have gone through something similar.

This visual novel is intended for adults only and will feature graphic depictions of homosexual relationships. There are also depictions of violence and trauma that readers may find disturbing.

Please exercise discretion and be 18 years or older before downloading the demo!



The protagonist, Ben is an incoming freshman at the University of Santa Lucia. Sociable but easy to embarrass, Ben is the kind to stick his neck out for those he considers friends.


Chris and Russell are the upperclassmen who individually take on mentorship roles for Ben. Chris is Ben’s university-appointed “Student Mentor”, guiding him through the first semester with advice and support, while Russell is the cool dude who happens to take a liking to our “fish out of water” cat.


Your classmates in the same mentorship group under Chris. These are the three characters Ben has the opportunity to pursue a relationship with over the course of the game. Bryan is an up and coming football star, while Nate has his sights set on someday being on Broadway. Carlos is the kind who keeps his head down, working hard to eventually become a lawyer.


Karina is one of your old friends from elementary school who by chance happens to be attending the same university as you after not seeing each other for years. Your friendship continues almost as if it never ended.

Zach is your roommate for Freshman year. Be careful, he’s very shy and extremely introverted! Hopefully Ben’s able to connect with him, otherwise it’s going to be a long semester…



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Santa Lucia is being developed using the Ren'Py engine.


Disclaimer: Santa Lucia is a work in progress! Art assets, music, writing, UI are all subject to change over time and will not necessarily be the same between builds! Please be patient as we work to make the game the best it can be!

Thank you for your interest in our project! We look forward to and appreciate your continued support!


SantaLucia-Build_11_August2020-pc.zip 390 MB
SantaLucia-Build_11_August2020-mac.zip 373 MB
santa.lucia-11-universal-release.apk 398 MB
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I really love Bryan because his is such a story of growth.  He comes in with his locker-room humor from highschool and then you start to see the real him peek out from under the crude humor that made him popular in the past.  I love how he makes choices that seem out-of-character as he becomes more and more attached to Ben.  It is so heart-warming to see how much of a softy he can be. 

I REALLY hope there is more to see of him in the near future!! <3 <3 <3

ok how do I put this?... Carlos is best boi and I love this visual novel, I kinda relate to Ben, I don't have chronical nightmares but I do have insomnia!  

Hey Hope you update soon I've been sitting on my hands with nothing else to do!


keep em busy then, u know what to do ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Is anyone else having a problem while trying to open this game? The previous build worked fine but this one just leaves me with an unresponsive white window after launching it.

I'm on Windows 10 and this is the first time I encountered such a problem. I'm really dying to know what's new in this update.

Edit: Before I forget to mention, I have reinstalled it twice by now.

The fact that the Chris goal was met for a bit then went down has made checking the patreon a real rollercoaster of emotions.

Speaking of, is there a deadline for the stretch goals where after a certain point it doesn't matter what new goals are met, the routes are locked in?

Gah, I loved this update. Loved seeing the different sides to Zach, Bryan and Carlos especially. Glad to see he's really warming up to Ben and Ben's learning how to understand him better!

Can't wait for the next update :3

I also think that you guys are being very creative by making routes for the friends and mentors, keep up the good work!


when clicking on more information I noticed the game was published on my birthday just thought that was super cool! keep up the great work!


Ahhh, Chris is so cute, he's so tempting to make a $60 pledge on Patreon to unlock a route for him, but that's a heck of a lot of money 

Regardless his writing is super good and although I know he's not the star of the show the side character stole it for me 

Looking forward to future updates! :)


Is there a romance route for Russel, or did i just not get it?

Im not being able to install the lastest update. I have memory and all but dunno what's happening. Maybe I need to uninstall the current version? 

My Android is an old version, the 7 I think

I copied the saves before did this.

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I really loved the latest update! I'm playing Carlos' route so I understand he's a slower burn and it's gonna take longer to get to know him, but it was so nice seeing that side of him in the dream/prophecy (which is a nice callback to earlier in his route).

Also don't think I didn't see that flicker during the news report you sly bastards. That's unsettled me more than anything else in the game frankly. Can't wait to see what comes next!

Oh, and also any plans for a gallery or a music room?

Great game . I saw that have a password in the "preference"

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What is it for ?


It's for unlocking all chapters in chapter select, mostly for Android users who otherwise have to use skip mode to catch up to where they were (which can take hours now that the game is this long lol)

The password for that is "Vanguard"

isnt the passwords to unlock chapters for the android users since saves get lost each update

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I never lost my saves. I just copy to be sure I won't lost it and paste back on the new folder the last update created. If need.

Just copy the saves from the folder android/data/santa.lucia.


The "Momento Mori" on the title screen gave me P3 vibes. I'm shook.

I don't think so but, will Sam Moreau have a route too? 

As far as I can tell, he won't since the only stretch goals left on their patreon are for Chris, Zach, and Karina.

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But I want it too. Heheh

Is there a specific update day every month?


We update on the first of every month, so the next build will be available on August 1st.

Is there going to be a route for Zach, or will he just stay as the roommate?


Zach is one of the stretch goal routes we have on Patreon. His threshold hasn't been reached yet, but if we get enough support it's possible he'll have a route someday.


So everytime I download the Android build, it keeps saying "App not installed" or something similar to that. Is there anyway I can fix that?

It might be a storage problem. 🤔 that happens to me often, because I dont have enough room to download.

Are you guys still working on the Homecoming ~Morenatsu Revisited~  it's been so long, can you give me an release update for it?


Hey, life has been pretty hectic these past few months for us all, and Frostclaw (Homecoming's director) has been hard at work on the game despite his real life being very busy. However, the next update, Build 6, should drop soon, so please be patient. We haven't given up on Homecoming.

- Devilizer


The novel is... I still want to finish it, but to me it seems really boring. All they do is just talk and noting happens. Only interesting parts are the dreams. The 3 love interest characters are really specific. I wish Chris could be dateable, everybody else doesn't really seem interesting to me. But I don't think novel is the problem, It just focuses on things I don't find interesting.


There's nothing wrong with feeling that way! I definitely don't believe the game is going to be for everyone, hehe.

We're taking the "long-term" approach, integrating the player into the daily lives of the characters with the hopes of getting you personally invested in them. This does necessitate a slower pace, though, which can be a turn-off to those looking for a more fast-paced action oriented story. I will say that we recently arrived at a major plot point in the game, but that's currently in the Patreon only Build 10. I'm aiming to pick up the pace a bit now that we have all the characters formally interacting with each other.

The chess pieces are in motion, where will they end up though?


now that sounds inviting.


Isn't every visual novel made of talking and making choices? And If you Finish the Game there is a survey where you can add Chris AS a Love intrest and If many people think the Same was then the Creator maybe dass him AS a Love intrest too so good luck with that i Help you too Not because i want him AS one (i think Russel would be a Bit more interesting thought but thats only how i feel )but then you maybe find the Game interesting so good luck and have a nice day


It is very much important how they're talking, what they're talking about and where does this lead. Sure, some slice of life/small talk dialogs are important for character and world building, but I tire of them fast if there's too much of it. Everybody has their own preferences. Also... why do you capitalize random starting letters?

Well i dont capitalizie Random Letter my Phone does IT because it's a German Phone and the Grammatik in German is Not the Same AS in english

Chris is a cutie! Will he have a route too?

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If they get enough patrons then yes, but as it stands they're not working on one. You can check the patreon to see what goals they have/haven't reached

Beginning development on a Chris route is our next stretch goal on Patreon!


UwU I Love~ the update!

Thank you!


Is there a chance that Russell may end up potentially as a secret route of some sorts?

Looking at the patreon, it appears that they will be doing a russell route and they are close to the Chris goal (hoping they get there, really want to date a fellow aussie)


I appreciate the information love

the goal was reached!

How can i give a 5 Star Rating to this Game in Androide?

Hey there,
I checked on my phone, but I wasn't able to find it either. Best I found was to toggle on "request desktop site in the options of your browser, and then rate in the upper right. 

Sorry for the inconvenience,


Tilt your phone horizontally it will reveal all the buttons

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Thanks for the Help and sorry for my incommpetence 😅

Thank you! We had no idea how the mobile itch.io page works and were wracking our brains trying to figure it out! I guess like all things, it's very simple when you know the solution! Thanks again!

Is that Zach that bomb Santa Lucia and the whole town?? Umm.. i might overthinking it

Sure, the shy guy is the secret psycho. Ugh, it's a really bad cliche.

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will we see the EX boyfriend? And if so what Would his role would be in the story?

Didn't WE already See Eric? In one of the nightmares? I dont know but something tells me WE did

That is not Eric :P

I dont know exactly but there was Eric with Zach in a Nightmare

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The brown cat when the cafeteria isn't Eric, it's Ben, on that part it's like we are playing as Eric 

Ohh OK but IT IS still weird dont you think playing AS Eric in the Body of Ben talking to Zach

Is this planned to be in another language? Every time I install it, It makes me choose english, though is the only language available at the moment XD

At the moment, no, but it's there in case we do translate it in the future.


I Hope you have a translate or Else IT will BE really really much Work and If you have to translate IT with Google Tell IT me and i'll Help then WE will only Need a year instead of two

Thank you!

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With the new update and the opening of the select chapters option. What should be the second option? It stayed ????? for mine.

It did however open up after using the password given in the development log

The second chapter should unlock after you first arrive at USL, right after Russell leaves you to go check in.

Will there eventually be options to pursue relationships with the mentors/friends? I really like Chris and Zach lol


Same, I wanna go after Chris so bad, he's so adorable!


Russell, Chris, and Zach are stretch goal routes on our Patreon page. We're actually really close to reaching Russell's, and Chris is the one after his.

Chris is like so aborable

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May I think you already got it and it is fixed in the v.8?

Anyway about the end of the scene. Did me think I could give her some meditating lessons. Heheh... If I was able to do it again. Because I had hard times trying to meditate last years. Not like decades ago when I used to do it easy.

... spoiler... 

And could be nice a double black, white, green "after" shower full scene. Heheh I had dreams with both kinds too... but better keep it to myself.

Got it! Thanks for the typo report!


Will Zach be a love interest? 


Zach would be a love interest if they hit the stretch goal on their patreon ;)

So go support them if you could :P

I'm loving the game so far, good characters, great music, well written and good development
(nate is my favorite until now and i already love him)
but there is something that makes me curious, will the development of Santa Lucia hinder the homecoming? or are you going to focus a little on Santa Lucia and then go back to work on homecoming?
i really would like to know

O que outras pessoas estão dizendo

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That shirt is a yume nikki reference, isn't it?

Holy crap, somebody actually noticed it! Indeed it is!

Is this foreshadow to whats gonna happen to this girl D:

Don't worry, the shirt isn't foreshadowing or anything like that, I just wanted to leave an easter egg related to a game I always loved, hehe.

I figured Karina would be into obscure stuff enough to know it too, who knows? :p


The new build for Android isn't working for me. Dunno if it's a problem on my end, but I wanted to let you know. I'm able to download the file, but I'm unable to install it.

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I can't  update in my android too. I will try uninstall and install it clean.

Installed now. But it was so long that I thought the installation freezes in Android 9.

Just copied the save folder before it.


I know there's weird things going on with the way Ren'Py makes android builds. I'm far from being the most knowledgeable about the platform, so a lot of it goes right over my head. I have a six year old phone with very small memory capacity and I'm still able to install the builds after uninstalling the old. That tends to be the most common issue from what I can tell: Users aren't uninstalling the old build before trying to install the new one. I know this comes at the cost of save files unless you do a strange workaround that I'm not familiar with, and I'm looking into ways to alleviate this issue down the line, possibly with checkpoint saves relevant to the latest build.


Thanks for that. I hadn't uninstalled the previous version (hehe oops) so doing that allowed for it to work. Thanks again, I would've never thought of that on my own.

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*solved* You have to delete *ALL* previous downloaded versions, check a file manager if you have one

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I had no problems to install the version 6 over the 5. Only need to uninstall the 6 to install the 7. Just be worried while installing because the installation took so long that I thought it frozen.

Since I copied the save folder, I just paste it back and all worked fine.

... no spoiler but ... lol ... the part in the "gym bathroom" reminded me of a dream I had. I walked in and saw a white shark guy wearing his clothes. He got up when noticed me. We look at each other for a moment I saw his muscles when he hold my hand and pulled me out to a sand road up behind the "school" up along a small hill. I saw the garden of his house kind dead without grass and some brushes.

So in his home had a guy sat on the couch watching tv we greeted each other and behind it front the kitchen had a mattress on the floor behind a half all. He pushes me down on the mattress took my clothes off and his ones laying over me with his strong arms on my sides so I woke up. Lol

Those last 14 days I was down in fever I had another dream but with a real shark. But so short and like it just appeared in my real bed. Lol

is it just me or is Carlos extremely similar to Shin from Homecoming~Morenatsu revisited~?, like his grumpy, lonely attitude or his posture, it may just be me but i think they seem to be similar in one way or another?


Haha! Funny you see Shin in Carlos! I actually see more of Juuichi in him, but that's just me...

Hmmmm, now you say that i really get what you mean and i do suppose that it's almost a mix between the two.Because Shin was like a quiet meek character who likes reading  thats pretty much how i saw him in Carlos but i guess Juuichi has the same similarities for example; body size, grumpy attitude and the sort of loneliness that Carlos has. Although this is just my thought on your reply so, yeah.

this game is so good im not a patreon  But i really hope you keep updating the game

Oh no worries, we're still updating the game! We just released build 7 a few days ago, in fact!


Honestly, if people want to comment on changes in the game or leave reviews; they shouldn't have to tip-toe around everyone else, it's quite simple, play the game before your read the comments.

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*little Spoiler*

I think have a line from Ben that is been talked by Karina. "He reminds me a lot of how...". I am not sure if just my mind but I though would be Ben that is saying it and not Karina...

Is it right? Or maybe just my old save bug the game and I should... maybe take a old save to get it?

If not just my imagination.

P.S.: I prefer the old Chris surprise art sprite. I think he look more scared than surprised now. Heheh. Heheh Looking between his fingers.

And... meow... I can't  wait to talk more with the dragon guy... Heheh

Ah, yeah! We had that typo reported a while ago! It's actually fixed in build 7 for Patrons hehe...
Still can't believe I did that lol, nice catch all the same ^^

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I think the game still short. But I just feel like I want to play more and more.

I am thinking if maybe someone could do one novel where we can end with more than one boyfriend.

I have a friend that have three boyfriends. I am not one of them but lol. If I ain't so jealous and didn't had a problem with one of his boyfriends I could end been his fourth one. lol Maybe.

At least if a novel like it doesn't exist yet. It could be the 1st one. Not that I think I could be able to do the tiger and the panda be together but who knows. Heheh

Meow. Just a think. =^.~=

I wish I made steady money so I could help get that Chris stretch goal on patreon, but all I can do right now is praise your work and stare longingly at the lovable, overly excited pup. 

Teensy bit disappointed Russell is the first extra character stretch goal, but I'm hoping Chris gets funded eventually.

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