Prepare for an eerie atmospheric story filled with the winter chill.
Raised by the nuns inside the monastery's walls, Nellie grew up being a dreamer who loves reading old books. She feels like her beloved legends are trying to warn her about the return of an ancient murderous monster. Will she be able to save the people she cares about when they say that monsters aren't real?
The story takes place in a fictional world resembling Middle Ages Europe with the religion being close to Christianity.
Hidden deep in a snowy forest lies a secluded Weissfield Monastery. Said monastery shares the name with a nearby village, which, in turn, was named after it's founders - the Weissfield family, whose descendants still rule the village.
The protagonist and the narrator of the story. A 16 years old novice in Weissfield Monastery. A bookworm and a daydreamer, she is very curious and gets swept away in fantasies easily. Nellie is brave and loyal, and would do anything in order to protect the people she loves.
Nellie's best friend and a fellow novice. Being 2 years older than Nellie, Cybill is more mature and, at the same time, more rebellious.
Smart, serious and beautiful, this lady is respected by many nuns and the chief of Weissfield village himself. If only she wasn't so scary when she loses her temper...
This woman loves fancy things and teasing people. Maybe she is a little eccentric for a nun, but Sister Monica's cooking is so good that everyone overlooks her odd behaviour.
Nathaniel (Nate) Weissfield
The son and the heir of the village chief. He has romantic feelings for Nellie and shares her fondness of legends.
Concept and planning: Shoggoth on the Roof, AnankeKeirin
English translation: Shoggoth on the Roof
Sprite/CG sketches, sprite/CG edits, GUI, programming: AnankeKeirin
Sprite/CG lineart and colouring: Shoggoth on the Roof
- kinetic novel (= no choices)
- about 12800 words
- 11 CG illustrations
Content warning: violence, depictions of blood, character death, screen shakes and flashes
P.S. There's also a mini-artbook for anyone who donates $2 or more, which includes high resolution versions of the main poster and 48-pages booklet (contains sprite/CG artwork from VN and concept sketches). Warning! Some CGs depict blood, violence and death.
"The Snowdrop Diaries" is NOT a cute story with a happy ending.
It's an attempt to write a (hopefully atmospheric) tragic gothic story. Think of Walpole's "The Castle of Otranto" or Lewis' "The Monk".
While our story is not as dark as "The Monk", the content still can be disturbing for some people, so here is a full list of warnings (contains spoilers).