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Play the day-to-day life of the apothecary who lives in Rossenward forest completely removed from modern society. Rossenward forest is home to a number of mystical creatures including fairies, goblins, giants and satyrs, many of whom you consider neighbors and clients. The day is like any other as you tend to the cottage left behind by your godmother, until you're visited by a curious stranger with an urgent request...

Demo Features

  • Customization options (name, appearance, pronoun)
  • 3 love interests (G/B/NB)
  • 15,000+ words
  • Slice-of-life/fantasy/romance

Full Game Features

  • 7 endings, platonic/romantic endings (one (1) hidden ending??)
  • Free
  • ~60,000 words
  • Tentative release date: 2022 ????


Klafka (she/her): A fearless goblin who happens to have strong moral convictions.

Rufus (he/him): A friendly satyr with an insatiable curiosity.

Nimruil (they/them): A beautiful elf whose personality is anything but.


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A Cottage Story is a one woman show made by yours truly, Amy. 

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(283 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsamare, Comedy, Cute, Dating Sim, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance, Slice Of Life, Story Rich


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A Cottage Story Demo 2.2-linux.tar.bz2 111 MB
A Cottage Story Demo 2.2-mac.zip 106 MB
A Cottage Story Demo 2.2-pc.zip 123 MB

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marry all ending when...

Alright, pretty good time so far. Just finished the demo and it is insane that the experience was so short given the quality. The humour and vibes were definitely S tier. I liked the character art and it was just in general a good time. I feel like I would  have enjoyed seeing Klafka with more fun expressions though, otherwise I cannot wait to see what the overall product will look like upon completion. Really glad to know the project is still being worked on by such a passionate indie dev. You can really feel the passion that the creator feels in every moment of the short excursions that you take here. Though there was an annoying thing with certain songs having trouble looping, but it's minor stuff. I hope the creator enjoys making it as I did playing the demo. Seriously, the only crime here is how much more I am yearning for. That just speaks to the quality.  

I love the game so far!


This game is absolutely adorable!! i  loved the art style and story, can't help but replay it

in stuck in this part when they ask where the apothecary go :( , but i really liked the game and love the characters!

I'm stuck at this part 

me too馃様

me too


I cant help but replay this, it is adorable

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I've recently got this game and honestly i had a blast playing. I really love the art style and also the plot is truly wholesome. I really loved the demo and i'm dying to know when the full release will be

Edit: just saw that the initial estimation of the release date was in 2022...we are already in 2023 and this just makes me more excited


Didn't know it has extended. I remember playing the demo 2 years ago


Hello, as a young french translator, i'm looking for indie games to localize.
I would be really happy to translate A cottage Story in French. Would you be interested ?

plz do android

Is there going to be an Android version 馃ズ?


i love this game, cant wait for the full game and i love the story, characters and artwork!  when i saw rufus i loved him immediately lol. i love the other characters too! nim and klafka are also my favorites.  i also like the gossip fairy mom but great game!


This game is really nice so far, definitely one of my favorites I've found on itch


i really hope you get to work on this more, im in love with the characters and the story so much. one of the best visual novels ive ever played. thank you!

I love the game!


Loved the game and the aesthetic, thank you!

everytime i try to romance nim the game just crashes :(

Hey thanks for letting me know! Do you have a screenshot of where it happened? 

Hi there! I also tried romancing Nim and an error occurred. Once I choose Nim for who I'm interested in when talking to the fairy it popped up. I don't know how to attach a file so I'm going to paste in the traceback.

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:

  File "game/CH5_consultation.rpy", line 669, in script

    $ love_interest += 1

  File "game/CH5_consultation.rpy", line 669, in <module>

    $ love_interest += 1

TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, int found

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:

  File "game/CH5_consultation.rpy", line 669, in script

    $ love_interest += 1

  File "C:\Users\enaka\Downloads\LSC-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 914, in execute

    renpy.python.py_exec_bytecode(self.code.bytecode, self.hide, store=self.store)

  File "C:\Users\enaka\Downloads\LSC-1.0-pc\renpy\python.py", line 2028, in py_exec_bytecode

    exec bytecode in globals, locals

  File "game/CH5_consultation.rpy", line 669, in <module>

    $ love_interest += 1

TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, int found



A Cottage Story 1.0

Tue Oct 11 23:39:28 2022

Hope this helps!

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It is a very beautiful game with very interesting characters. I particularly like, that the characters have some strong but also weaknesses, which makes them more relatable. Also the atmosphere of the game is very nice, I have a feeling, that it might be inspired by slavic mythology, but maybe I'm wrong, it's just a feeling. I really enjoyed the game!

I really want to play the finished game!!!! The demo is sooo good!!!

I can't seem to download the dmeo of this. I'm on Windows. If I just click the install button, there are no builds in the install dropdown that pops up. Same if I try to go through the name your price route. Can some one please help me?

Hi! Can I ask if you're using the itch.io app or web browser?

I'm using the app.


I tried via the website and was able to download it. Can't wait to try it - I really like the look of your characters! Thanks for the tip.

So beautiful! I hope the full version will be released soon! This is a dream game <3 Amazing work and love the art/soundtrack/writing/everything!!

This game is very charming, from the art style, the pace, music, and the characters. I love the two acts so far! Hoping this game could get the final version!


WARNING: This project hasn't seen an update since 2021. It's fun, but unsatisfying to see it unfinished with only two acts in especially if you pay for it. It's such a lovely concept too


I'm pretty sure this project is dead馃槶 But thats ok! I loved the story we got, thank you for making such likeable characters lol. I especially liked nim.


This is a very well made game! I'm only a little ways in but I'm really enjoying it so far c:


I can't believe a single person did all of this, the game is just flawless, from the script to the art work and all the little details in between like when the characters start talking in other language and it shows yellow subtitles. It's all so nice and charming, I just loved it.


I love it! The story was very sweet and all of the characters were likable! And so many wonderful customization options! I also enjoyed the art, and the writing was wholesome and well done. Cant wait to see the finished product!


I just played through the demo and it was so cute! I will definitely play the full version once it comes out :)


I loved the extended demo so much can't wait for the finished product! I hope it's free if not I'll respect your wishes and pay for it, this game is amazing!


Really loved this game when I first played it quite a few months ago, is it still in development?


this game is SO sweet and funny, the backgrounds are so cozy and I love the characters!

It's such a charming game with great visuals and a lovely story!! I love each of the characters, especially those that only appeared for the first few minutes, and the world you've created!! I can't wait for the full version of the game!


Best visual novel I've played on this site! I really love how much personality you've given each character, and my favorite so far is Klafka!! I felt extremely comfortable playing this game, an atmosphere so nice I can't wait for release day.


Fun, cozy and charming. I can't wait to see where the dev will take it next!


Great story starter and the art style is beautiful. Can't wait until the full release!! 


it's really beautiful, i love the theme and the setting of this story. will always waiting for the full version! ^^


I really love this game! Don't know if you're still planning on releasing the full version (being as it's now 2022), but I'll keep my eye out! :D

A A A   this demo was so nice to play! the art, music, and mechanics were so cozy and cottagecore gjjskghskjg   the characters are all so likeable it's hard to choose just one of them (or maybe there's poly?? perhaps??) but overall it's really nice so far! great job :D

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Hi LadyMeowSith. I have written an article about my experience with the demo for A Cottage Story a while back and would just like to share it here. I added a video above too. It's still such a delightful game and I wish you the best. https://mrdavepizza.com/a-cottage-story-visual-novel-review/ 

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