A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Welcome to Illayla; one thousand years after the collapse of contemporary society. 


What happened? No one remembers. 

The human race? Gone.

Centuries later, the last surviving human is found with no memory, no past and a sprightly AI in his head that doesn't know the difference between humans and computers.

This post-apocalyptic future consist of sparse, primitive tribes that cling to scavenged remnants of revered technology. Their lives are made hazardous by the lethal Blackzones; swathes of abandoned, bountiful lands that are infested with ominous machine-creatures called ‘Demons’. Only the illusive Blackrunners, a sect of deft survivalists, know how to navigate the Blackzones and plunder them for precious Salvage in the name of their clan’s prosperity.

Together with the temperamental husky Loken, the last human must train to become the newest Blackrunner and discover the mysteries of the Blackzones, the incomprehensible creatures stalking them and the contentious question of his own origin.

Story and Code by Ryuo

Character sprites and CGs by Danielleclaire

Additional CGs by SidmonTheBear

Edited by Sam


This is a sci-fi/romance FVN intended to be released in instalments. It features a human male protagonist with a changeable name and a single m/m love interest. Choices may alter dialogue or relationship dynamics, but are mostly used for roleplaying purposes and have no major consequential effects on the story. There will be a single ending.

Soulcreek is a cosmic horror tale at its core, but also features comedy, drama and explicit romance. The story is a slow burn, so don't expect intense horror from the start.

There's no update schedule for the project as this is entirely a non-commercial passion project, however I will aim for an update every three months! If you wish to follow the development of project or get in touch with me, the best way is on twitter

You can also join the discord server here!


If you want to support the development of Soulcreek, you can donate to the project using the KoFi link below! All donations will go directly to funding art assets, licencing better backgrounds and sounds or hiring additional support to improve the presentation of the story. Thank you!

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rating
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(991 total ratings)
AuthorRyuo
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsBara, Erotic, Furry, Gay, Horror, LGBT, NSFW, Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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I have finished the current build and i must say this is was an FASNTASTIC experience. I'll go ahead and list things i have loved as well as somethings i thinks that could be worked on:

CHARACTERS;

The characters are all very engaging and none of them felt boring or out of place, it truly feels like the creator took time with the connections between characters and their Backstories. I also love that Loken has signs of being on the spectrum, i found him to be such a conforting character and i really well writen one. The MC is also such a fascinating thing and the main driving mystery.

SOUND DESIGN/MUSIC;

I actually REALLY love how quiet this VN is. I love the use of ambient sounds instead of constant soundtracks, i think it really helps build tension and gives you that feeling of emptiness of the world, it also makes moments where there are ACTUAL soundtracks playing feel much more impactful. I also LOOOOVE the sounds that were used with the demons, truly horrofying sounds.

STORY/THEMES; 

I like the themes of humanity and the meaning of "being human" in the story. We get a lot of those moments with BYTE and even with other characters, as the MC doesnt time to realise just how "human" everyone else actually is, making him feel alone in this world. I like the philosophical debates that happen with BYTE alot as well such as question the nature of what it means to be truly alive. I ALSO love that the sexual content is not too intrusive and actually has relevance in the story.

ARTSTYLE;

I absolytely LOVE the artstyle and how it feels like we are looking and an oiled painting, at some moments it reminded me of DARKWOOD, specially inside the blackzones.


WHAT COULD BE WORKED ON;

Honestly, there aren't many negative things to say about this VN, but i will say that i wish to see more use of CGs and-or ilustrative artwork of crucial moments. I feel like moments like when Loken was telling the story of the badger of carmine there could be a simple, not so explicit CG showing us the POV of Tahki or perhaps just showing a small snipet of it; At the same time i get it that the UNKOWN plays a huge part in creating tension and fear unto the player and i personally think the decision to not show much is FANTASTIC, but perhaps in the future there could be a biiiiit more MINIMALISTIC  CGs, nothing too telling. 

ANYWAYS, this VN is fantastic and honestly one of the best experiences i've had reading a furry VN, i wish only the best for all of those involved in creating this project.




Hello just asking so this novel release build every 3 months? 

(+4)

I want to slap the MC sometimes. But I guess if he didn't do dumb ish, the story couldn't advance. Seriously, great story.

(+2)

Loken is precious. Great VN! I love it!

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i can't believe myself to cry on some vn game , great work👍🏻 when he broke the algorithm, that damn thing.😢😣

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I have never been interested in visual novels before. I found them boring and uninteresting. Not all of them, but most of what I had downloaded. Not this. 

This is far - no, beyond my expectations. I anticipated a story that would just be sex all round, but no, THIS is better than that. It's more than that. It's a story that not everyone might comprehend but I did. It's not just a plot, it's a whole different world. And I love it. 

The characters have their own sets of personalities, each distinct with the other's. It's interesting, If you dig deeper. I have never been this invested in a game before, I have been captivated. This is what I want. I didn't even realize that I had been playing for 16 hours and 47 minutes.

It's more than my mind can properly wrap around in. It brought me to a different realm that bore fear, uncertainty, anticipation, and fury into my soul. Therefore, I shall wait for the new update. Not patiently, but I will wait. Thank you to the developers.

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I've made it a routine to read this for an hour before bed so I was disappointed to learn 10min into tonight's session that I caught up! Im super invested in this story and can't wait for further builds

(+2)

Just finished what is currently there... And wow! I was worried when I got to the end of act 1 because it felt like it was finishing, glad it has an act 2.

This made me cry... The part before the second dish, Tabi. Very good.

How I wish Alex would tell Byte and Loken about stuff though... Something is gonna go wrong because of him keeping secrets, hoping it won't burn any bridges.

But also the way Alex acts is very human with everything that happened, so while I wish he would share stuff; I understand why he struggles to.

However I do have a question, I don't know if I missed stuff or misinterpreted it?
The Blackzones instil a constant Flight or Fight in anyone who doesn't have vigour or unattuned vigour. However there have been multiple examples of people without vigour just not being in that state? Not noticing they are in a blackzone? Like the people of Carmine(Oxtail?) building within one and not noticing. As well as mentions of travellers accidently going into one and dying because they didn't know. And Loken saying he struggles to tell where borders are sometimes because of weak wit? 

I guess it could be that the borders have a much weaker psychic effect unless people have Wit? But I feel like people would notice if everyone in their group was feeling even a little anxious all at once. 

If anyone knows or interpreted stuff differently then let me know. 

Unrelated, Miya has human hair mutation! 0 Wit because of her getting scammed with a bit of trash though... And Takhi sort of has human hair too... She has like long dreads which were more noticeable in the fighting CG, I guess maybe you could make long dreads out of fur but badgers don't have really long fur...

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just finished act 2. Damn, well done!

I can't wait for the next update, I need to know what happens next.

Just finished reading this a couple of days ago and I’m sooooo excited for the next update this VN is one of the best that I’ve read, even made me cry when that one scene after Devil’s Crag (no spoilers) when they were sitting by the fire at the plane and everytime Loken feels insecure abt their relationship after that made me tear up. I absolutely love love love this story if anyone reading this is think abt downloading and reading this vn I HIGHLY recommend it. Good work guys cannot wait for the next update.

This vn I can proudly say is my favorite ever, the way each event had just as much importance as the main story line, the romance dancing beautifully with the horror, and the world building alone is enough to be highly impressive. The new short story really added depth to it all I highly recommend reading it after you've gone through the main story!

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Usually Im not the biggest fan of sci-fi or horror, but this story it's just so well written and somehow you were able to balance the more terror filled part with romance in such a unique and beautiful way that I couldn't help but absolute love it, really amazing! -Spoiler-

the only thing I can say that maybe coud've improved a tiny bit (in my opinion, of course) it's the day were they finally get together, as someone that it's more in it for the couple and romance, I don't know, it was such a build up and when they are finally doing it, it felt a little bit lackluster, the indulgence was more hot and like the name, really did indulge us a little bit more thant the actual sex, that for me sounded a little bit shorter, I was ready to see the wolf being more dominant and it just felt kind rushed, maybe it's because you were not really trying to make a full sex scene since you said in some devlog that you were cutting down a little bit of the horny in the beging I don't know, but anyway, the game is yours and the vision for it too, and this is only my opinion, maybe the other disagree but I just felt like saying cuz I really do love your game and the way you do things, hope Im not sounding condescending or demanding, hope you are well and can't wait to read the new short story <3 (and sorry for any misspelling english it's not my 1 language)

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This is my favourite horror story ever, just the right type of unknown horrors that are exciting!! I would be obsessed with the blackzones like mylo totally, I love the flavour of some long buried knowledge and incomprehensible entities of questionable origins, the supernatural was incorporated beautifully! A very well-balanced story, can't wait for more of it. 

I just finished what the game currently has to offer and I'm super excited for the next update (whenever that may be!!)

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So far it's hands down the best VN I've ever read. The story is great, and it's made extraordinarily well! I'm not even upset that the updates are so sparse, because they actually have something to show for it.

(+4)

I'm honestly in love with this whole story. The way the bond between them grew to be, the whole suspense around past and eventual future...

I don't know why but I feel somewhat nervous about a possible not very good ending.... The whole Soulcreek was the beginning of all and will be probably it's ending it's a bit scary regarding the MC...

I hope I'm wrong, because otherwise, I'll get a bunch of people and drag you to prison for life. 

Don't you dare splitting them!!!  

(Making a bunch of scary faces as I'm writing this)

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Probably the best Furry novels I ever read Characters might be uhh not the great but i don't really care i Start to get used to it to the point I don't even care anymore lol and on top of that EVERYTHING IS SO GOOD really got my skin all stand lmao cus of the Sound and other stuff (i fall inlove on Nitro) overall 10/10 🗣️🗣️❗❗🔥

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one of the best damn novels ever.. the preview of alex's bossfight music.. PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME!!!

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I have to say: I downloaded this and read the whole thing (up to day 9) in 3 days. This is such a captivating story; I literally sat and read it for hours upon hours as I got home from work each day, and never grew bored of it. The characters are all so unique and likeable, even the "bad" ones like a certain tiger chieftain. I cannot wait to see where this story goes.

when an updated/final version comes out do I have to start from the beginning?!? I need the next parts this was amazing. 

I think you can pick day you start from when creating new game, if updates add multiple days at once I guess you just gotta remember on which one you finished 

(+1)

weekend with around 16 Hours with no sleep in night, the story escalation and tears, definitely worth it. Also btw fuck the tomato looking bitch in act 2 I started crying when this part started and I was crying for whole duration of it and even longer. Came for hot husky, stayed for story but hot husky too let's be honest 

Act 2 finished, well story's great. It's very mixed, it's all wholesome and sad at the same time. Ending wasn't even sad but it feels like there'll be someething that's gonna make me cry again soon

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Adore this novel, it has a great story and characters, kept in so much suspense. And just the perfect amount of spice

damn dude, hitting it out the park. Even if I am deeply concerned about the MC, but that's the joy of the bittersweet.

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This....This is better than sex

(+1)

I am SOO IN LOVE IN THIS vn not only amazing story and characters but even the best mc who can throw hands and it's a actual problem and not som weak dumb twink

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[Happily plays new build]

Oh? A CG 10 lines in? I wond-😳

[Screenshot. Set as background] 🥰

(+2)

I downloaded the new update but every time I try to open it, I get too hyped and can't handle it. I'll get there eventually.

(+4)

There's only word to describe this: Amazing. Nothing describes this chapter more than that word.


(+5)

its good its.. AMAZING! im speechless like holy sh- THE BOSS MUSIC FOR ALEX??? NOOO WAYY BRO and the way he just broke that boulder into pieces.. i love this VN SO MUCH!! 100/10

(+7)

Screaming, crying, anxious. Am I talking about the most recent update or just the vibe the VN Gives me? Both? Who knows! Now excuse me I'm going to go cry and scream and stuff.


Fan-FRICKIN-Tastic VN. Beautiful execution on the things that make Cosmic Horror so good. Paranoia, Ignorance, Creeping Dread, the failure and unwillingness to understand. You've captured the essence of the HP Lovecraft quote

'We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.'

Absolutely stellar work.

(+11)

The update will be out at 6pm BST! <3

OMG IT'S TODAYYYYYY

let's goooooo

I can't wait 😆 I'm excited!!

Today's the day folks

Hell yes

Well? I'm waiting!

Does anyone know when does the seventh build come

Nice story, quite good, not just the average goofy furry shit, but i've been experiencing alot of crashes recently, i'm a mobile user (too broke to get a pc) so anyone can help me?

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