A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Current version: 4.7

A visual novel set in a fantasy world where appearance is everything and humans are at the bottom of the totem pole. Aldrich and Lilié are trying to battle their way to the top of a world that looks down on them— and soon it will become far more than just a matter of pride.

Download the game for free, or buy Arena Circus Golden and get extra content and the full guide book here!

Cool rewards to be unlocked on Patreon!

There are 3 out of 6 chapters complete. Lillie's route will be done first. People who previously purchased Arena Circus Golden at a reduced price will get a free download key for future updates.

Follow me on twitter (@CapMinyan) and tumblr for the latest sneak peaks, bonus art, and progress updates!

Ask me anything (https://arenacircusvn.tumblr.com/ask)

You can get the soundtrack free here: https://soundcloud.com/user-577383146/sets/arena-circus-soundtrack

3/6 chapters of Lilie's route (only, Aldrich currently unavailable) Rating: 16+ for: language, violence, some gore, disturbing themes, sexual themes

Gameplay time: 4 + hours 

83,000 + words 

18 CGs 38 

clothing items


(For the finished game)

+ A story filled with drama, comedy, romance, and two distinct branches, with several possible endings for each. Which side will you choose?

+ Free roam where you can move around, find different characters in different locations, shop for clothes, and complete side quests to earn money for clothes. Scenes you might find include world building information, character backstories, will strengthen your relationships with the characters, or might just be good for a laugh ;D

+Two characters you can play as, one male one female. Both of them are bisexual.

+3 possible romances, one G x G, one G x B, and one B x B

+ A battle system featuring timed choices. Winning or losing affects the story.

+ 6 chapters

+ 34 CGs (tentative number)

+ Main character sprites with clothing available for the head, torso, leg and feet, as well as accessories.

I again just want to thank everyone who's followed this and given me your feedback, it means so much to me and has really been motivation to keep going.

Arena Circus (regular):

The full game will be COMPLETELY FREE. None of the main story or any CGs will be left out of the free version. You can upgrade to Arena Circus Golden from the regular game at any time by starting a new file and entering the password, available in the Golden purchases. That should unlock the extra features when you load a save.

Arena Circus Golden:

Download the password to unlock Arena Circus Golden here for $5.

What is Arena Circus Golden? A way for you to show your support for me as a developer by donating to an otherwise free game. I'm able to keep doing what I do, and you get some extra content.

Why is  the password on a separate page? It's just a  way for me to keep track of who's purchased the files for the proper amount.

Whats included?

+ Discount (If you buy it early, before the game is complete, you'll get all future updates (next chapters, etc) for free. Once chapter 6 is done the whole package will be $10, so buy early if you want a discount!)

+ Extra clothes

+ Epilogues (in the finished game)

+Art Book

+Development notes

+Walkthrough (For romance, extra scenes, and clothing)

(The guide book is currently only completed up to chapter 2. Chapter 3 guide will be released with Chapter 4)

I am constantly working on Arena Circus. Thank you for your support.

Questions for those who've played:

1. What are your overall thoughts?

2. Favorite part?

3. Any suggestions?

4. Anything you'd like to see in future chapters?

5. What sort of clothing would you like to have added?

6. Other?

Published Apr 26, 2016
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withRen'Py
TagsCharacter Customization, Comedy, Fantasy, LGBT, Otome, renpy, Romance
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

Thank you for downloading the first three chapters of Arena Circus!

Post any bugs here or e-mail me at aferalcircus@gmail.com. I will respond as soon as possible!


Arena Circus Guide (Sample) 8 MB
Arena Circus (Linux) 180 MB
Arena Circus (MAC) 175 MB
Arena Circus (Windows) 177 MB

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