Lynne
Lynne is a short visual novel (about 20k words) released on Halloween about the scariest thing in the world - being a teenager. Watch, with no way to change or alter the events, as the heroine gets steadily more and more stressed in the lead-up to her exams, and eventually falls apart.

VNDB score: 6.2/10

Horror, Drama

Available in English.
VN has adult content.
Desktop version available.

VNDB

Length: <2 hours

English: Yes

Platforms:

  • PC (Windows)
  • Mac
  • Linux

Content warnings:

  • Depression
  • Abusive content

Available at:

User Reviews
You might think that a kinetic novel about being exam-induced stress isn't the most intimidating basis for a horror story, but Lynne is filled with the type of creeping dread that makes it an intense psychological experience.

While some people criticize kinetic novels for their lack of interactivity, Lynne is an example of a story that wouldn't work with a branching narrative. All you can do is watch powerlessly as Lynn continues to have nightmares, as the stress meter keeps going up, and wonder what will happen when the meter inevitably reaches 100%. It took me just over an hour to read, and it's best done in a single sitting, preferably with headphones or at least with sound on--the soundtrack is very effective at reinforcing the VN's haunting atmosphere.

The visual style is striking, making use of detailed pixel art sprites and heavily-edited, dithered photographs for backgrounds. In protagonist Lynn's dreams, the backgrounds often subtly change color, adding to the unsettling nature of her nightmares. Everything combines well to provide a unique, distinct experience that you can't find in any other VN.
lunaterra - 12 September 2018
Other users also read
The Sad Story of Emmeline Burns
Slice of life, Drama, Girls' Love, LGBT+
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Toma enjoys spending time in graveyards, and feels more comfortable among the dead than the living. That is, until Toma meets a strange girl in her local graveyard who might be a real ghost.
VNDB score: 6.7/10
Sweetest Monster
Horror, Drama
Available in English.
VN has adult content.
VN isn't free.
Desktop version available.
Mobile version available.
Stuck in an unsatisfying and draining job, Robin's life is one long, monotonous slog... until he meets the mysterious girl of his dreams in the middle of the night, Bell.
VNDB score: 7/10
Six Days of Snow
Romance, Slice of life, Drama
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Eiji was a promising young writer who wrote the poem Fireworks, which detailed the beginnings of his youthful and idealistic romance with his wife, Sachiko. Twenty years later, however, Eiji's life has lost much of its shine. In a desperate attempt to rekindle his lost creativity, Eiji embarks on a journey to the snowy mountains of Hakuba.
VNDB score: 6.4/10
Doki Doki Literature Club!
Romance, Horror, Mystery
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Mobile version available.
You join the school's literature club as your childhood friend Sayori suggested. And you discover all of the members are cute girls! Which one of them will you get close to?
VNDB score: 7.3/10
What users read next
Ladykiller in a Bind
Girls' Love, LGBT+
Available in English.
VN has adult content.
VN isn't free.
Desktop version available.
Forced to pretend to be her twin brother on a cruise ship full of his friends and enemies, she finds herself thrown into a game of complex social interactions and bondage.
VNDB score: 6.8/10
One Thousand Lies
Romance, Comedy, Slice of life, Drama
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Mobile version available.
Ciarán starts receiving enigmatic emails from a mysterious sender, turning his everyday life into a mess of a romantic comedy with psychological themes mixed in.
VNDB score: 7.3/10
Soundless -A Modern Salem in Remote Area-
Horror, Drama, Girls' Love, LGBT+
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Mercy is subject to constant religious abuse due to her 'cursed' hallucinations, which cause her to see a corrupted world filled with red and black beetles.
VNDB score: 7.2/10
Make It Last
Romance, Slice of life, Boys' Love, LGBT+
Available in English.
Desktop version available.
Make It Last is a sweet visual novel that follows the lives of Harvey Chapman and Jordan Min; two guys that found each other, and fell in love.
VNDB score: 6.8/10
Created by the Fuwanovel community using data from VNDB. Please report any errors, mistakes, or feedback via our contact page.