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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. 

Updated 20 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsamare, Comedy, Cute, Dating Sim, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance, Slice Of Life, Story Rich


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

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

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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? 

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😭 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/ 


I'm broke AF right now, but when I get paid in a couple days I am SO contributing to this project!! Amazing work!!!


As someone whom loves the woods, herbal remedies, botany and fairies this visual novel with romance paths made me want to get lost into it's fairy ring of magic and fantasy. 

The main protagonist is intriguing in themselves with their background story yet the other characters are so different and unique I was glad to see that your romance paths could be Fey themselves.  

I can't wait to read more as the writing is very good and the art-work is beautiful.  As a published author of fantasy fairy children books this visual novel is delightful to read over candle-light and I can't wait for the full game to be released.



Very cute game. The characters, music, and art are all enjoyable except for that loud bombastic song (you know the one). I'm looking forward to the full release.


It's nice! i'm looking forward to play more! #StanKlafka


Duuuude me and my friend just played the demo- it's almost 2 am now-and we LOVE it. We're so excited for the full game. You've done an amazing job and we're looking forward to it. Thank you! (:


Okay we both just subscribed to your patreon... Keep up the good work!!


Is the full game still in development? Haven't seen any new updates on blog or twitter


Yup! I'm gonna be updating hopefully soon with a new estimated release date


Glad to hear it! Cannot wait to play it 🌸


Sorry to bother anyone, but every-time I try to download it, it says "couldn't download". IDK what to do. Any tips?


it's a bit broken on the itch.io app - so i suggest you copy the link and paste it in your browser to download it :,) when you download it, just extract the zip file and click the .exe file !

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I am sufficiently tempted make a beeline towards Nim's path. Very little of their dialogue fails to make me laugh.

I'm still trying to figure out what the hell was up with Michael, though. He was just kinda there and gone, and I have a feeling that can't be everything there is to him


i just finished the demo and i love it so much! really diggin the satyr (totally don't forget his name-)! i'm really excited for the full game!!


loved it! cant wait for the full game! (srsly)


This game is so cute! I just started playing it and it is so cute. The art is amazing and so far, the story line is too! <3


I loved every bit of this game.

The artstyle, the characters, the story, the COTTAGECORE- 

and a cute satyr

good heavens above this is the game i've been looking for.


I love this so much!! The characters feel so cute and genuine and the story is extremely well written! I'm totally crushing on Rufus and kind of hoping Michael will make an appearance sometime again 🥰 Thank you for all of your hard work Amy! I hope everything is going well for you :-)

does this game has chinese language ?


I love this so much! The characters!!! And the wonderful backgrounds!!! Music is also great! Thank you for this, I'll be waiting for the game to be finished!


love this game I cant wait for it to be finished :)


Makes my heart blossom ahh, this game is incredible

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