A downloadable game for Windows

The urban fantasy story of a corporate party getting weird and deadly. A tale of revenge, botched magic rituals, witch hunts and capitalism killing people.

Story

The only reason Lucas dragged his feet to his company's Christmas retreat is for a chance to talk to Mary, his secret crush. But the real party starts when their tropical resort is engulfed by a mysterious dimension inhabited by deadly monsters.

After a fatal encounter, Lucas awakens with mysterious magical powers. But he's not the only one: his coworkers branded Mary a witch, blamed her for everything and are readying the pitchforks.

Now Lucas' trying to understand what's going on and how to get out of Bad Oz before there's nobody left to work with on Monday.


A party-based, turn-based JRPG

Play as Lucas and 6 other characters to defeat strong enemies and bosses. Build your party and exploit the enemies' weaknesses to overcome many dungeons and story battles.

You may find that the most fearsome monsters are actually some of your coworkers...


Or a visual novel!

If JRPG battles aren't your thing, you can use the many gameplay options to turn the game into a straight visual novel. Or do the opposite, skip the story and focus on the battles. Or just turn off Game Overs. Whatever you chose!


Trigger warnings

This is a dark urban fantasy story so expect plenty of violence and foul language. Murders and human sacrifices happen, but nothing too graphic except for a few characters covered in blood at the beginning.

There is some depiction of self-harm and thoughts of suicide.

I also tried to depict some true-to-life evil: the various antagonists of this game are complete jerks who will demean others and act inappropriately. Some are sexists or engage in fat-shaming. (You can punch them, though.)

Needless to say, this game is intended for a mature audience.

Future updates

This is the complete game, but I plan to add an optional endgame quest pitting you against a sequence of super-bosses from past stories set in the same universe. Just a bit of extra challenge for those who want it.

Other than that, it's my first real JRPG, so I welcome any feedback! I'm open to add some extra polish and quality of life features, so don't hesitate to tell me what you would like to see!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorDreamnoid
GenreRole Playing, Visual Novel
TagsDark Fantasy, JRPG, Kinetic Novel, Story Rich, Thriller, Turn-based, Turn-Based Combat, Violent
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilityOne button

Download

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Hotel Demonica (Windows) 29 MB
Version 2 93 days ago

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Thank you for the game!

Estimated playtime of a first paythrough?

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At least a couple hours, depending on how fast you read. I implemented the playtime counter too late to time my own playthroughs, but I would estimate it at something between 3 and 5 hours.