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The Censor is a dystopian visual novel. After years spent assimilating into the System, CJ489775 is visited by a ghost from her past and must decide whether to support the System or those who live Outside.


  • 12,000 words, 5 endings
  • Full soundtrack by Li'l Magic, including badass orchestrated supertheme
  • Scene library that was huge pain to set up
  • Rootpro virtual social network to explore for additional backstory
  • Available in English and German
  • Unarchived source code
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsDystopian, lucky-special-games, Mystery, Ren'Py, Sci-fi
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesGerman, English


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The_Censor-1.2-all.zip 88 MB
The_Censor-Translation_Files.zip 234 kB


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This game is very elaborate and addictive picture of dystopian world. Protagonist is censor and reality of her work shows that nothing is black or white is this dark world. Graphics are good, animations are fluid but the number of backgrounds is quite limited. The number of tears and endings is impressive. This makes the game replayble and you can spend a lot of time trying to achieve different ending.

This game stands out from other visual novels. For me it is something good and fresh. It is a bit similar to “paper please”. The game looks very professional.

Thank you for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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This is an intriguing vn, potraying how the revolution moves as the cause and effect of MC's decission upon recalling her own guilty past. Ironically, she is not an independent human after all the rebellion as the choices are based from her patronized by Sister if not Mother from Censor, leading to abrupt ending (in my opinion).

However, the backstory from Rootpro/the application with withered tree embracing winter season shows well the damaged is community of Outsider, also the art style reflects the sealed society inside Censor and how grey is this dystopian world.

Hello! I'm really enjoying your game so far! It's really well written and has some great world building! I'm playing a few chapters at a time and can't wait to find out how this will all end. I've made a let's play of your game here~