Indie publisher Ratalaika Games and Quill Game Studiosare proud to announce the forthcoming release of Death Becomes You, a colorful and polished visual novel set for release on August 4th 2023 on Switch.

Who killed your best friend?! Four suspicious students are at the scene and they are trying to frame you and now you need to find out who the actual murderer is! Death Becomes You is a mystery visual novel where you untangle the dark secrets of your fellow magic university students.

Introducing the Cast

Sidney is a 1st year student at the Ira Royal Academy, and Lyra was her best friend and mentor. When the latter is found dead, she decides to investigate to find out who might have murdered her.

Was it you!?

Daniella is a 3rd year student and is the vice head mentor at the Ira Royal academy. She specializes in Transmutation, and is rumored that she can turn underperforming mentees into crystal statues.

Apolline is a rare magic user skilled at two specializations - Enchantment and Elemental magic.

Alice specializes in Elemental magic. She openly dislikes Lyra, who was Sophie’s Mentor.

Sophie specializes in Psychokinesis and is known as a prodigy being able to control not just objects but pure energy.

Alice is a user of Elemental Magic and enjoys lazing around the grounds of the Academy and often pulls Sophie along whenever she has a chance. She openly dislikes Lyra, who was Sophie’s mentor during the first year.

There are multiple choices presented throughout the story, where you have to choose which suspect that Sidney investigates and learns more about. Each suspect has associated endings, depending on Sidney’s actions, these include earlier “dead endings” where you get Sidney killed! If you can make all the right choices, you can find out the complete truth. But don’t worry, the “dead endings” will help steer you toward the right direction, so they won’t be in vain!


  • Replayability - multiple routes to unlock more and more of the truth.
  • Characters with complicated motives and interpersonal history.
  • Four character route
  • 10+ endings (plenty of bad ends).
  • ~77,000 words!
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