A downloadable otome game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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The story of Destiny Fails Us takes place in the Pacific Northwest, in the fictional town of Moirai. It follows the life of Idril Ar'Feinel, a girl who spends most of her time playing video games instead of doing her homework.

Destiny Fails Us: A New Life has 135,000+ words,
7 different endings, 50+ event CGs,
and ~200 choice menus.

The game also includes two different interface options (Pink & Grayscale), as well as the ability to choose between the standard font or OpenDyslexic.

Choose a location via the map to visit different areas around Moirai. Which location you pick will decide whether Idril spends time doing an activity, or getting to know someone.

The City of Moirai has a lot of interesting people.
You can take the time to get to know them and make choices to affect your relationships with them.

Participate in texting conversations with the different people you have relationships with. Replying with different choices can change how the conversation goes.


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this otome game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Mac - 1.0.3 371 MB
Windows & Linux - 1.0.3 388 MB

Download demo

DFUANL-Demo-0.9-mac.zip 248 MB
DFUANL-Demo-0.9-pc.zip 263 MB

Development log


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This is the first VN I've played in a few years and a really I had a lot of fun going through the different routes. I didn't quite find every achievement or CG in the end but I really enjoyed my time playing thanks!

I'm really glad that you enjoyed your time playing through DFU! Thank you so much for taking the time to play through it and letting me know about it!! ^^


It was my time to play this game for "it's NAP time" a little thing my community is doing as a way to give back to the developers, spreading the word about their games.

I'm not a huge fan of Visual Novels, but I can definitely tell this is one of the higher quality ones.

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Thank you for playing it and sharing this with me! ^^ I totally understand that Visual Novels and Otome Games aren't for everyone, but I'm really honored that you and the other members in your community have taken time out of their day to do videos likes these!


I just wanted to say I also got this as part of the Racial Justice bundle and I'm glad I played it! I had a lot of fun getting to know these characters and I will be waiting excitedly for future installments and future projects from you!


Thank you! I'm really happy that you feel that way about the game and the characters!! ^^ I look forward to releasing more future installments and projects and i hope that you enjoy them as well! :D


We recently featured your game as part of our new Indie Game series for our Discord server.

I don't play many visual novels so I'm probably not the best person to give my thoughts on it but there was obviously a lot of hard work that went into making this and despite my making jokes, I actually quite enjoyed playing it!

Great work! :D

Thank you so much for sharing this with me! ^^ I really appreciate it and I enjoyed watching this video!!


Hi there! I picked up this game as part of the Racial Justice bundle and had a really nice time playing it! I'm def going to check out the Harvey and Jordan spin off too. I did have a question about DFU though: is there a sort of 'true end' to the game that explains the, er, mysterious happenings of Moirai, or is it something you are hoping to cover later in the series? Just curious as I've completed the seven endings of the game but still have some unanswered questions. Thanks!


I'm really happy that you took the time to play through and get the seven endings! Thank you so much and I'm glad that you had a nice time playing it ^^

Those mysterious happenings will be addressed later in the series, however there isn't a set release date for that as of yet. I'm also currently involved in a different project series that will most likely release before the next DFU installment comes out.

I hope you enjoy Make It Last as well! I really had a lot of fun working on that short spin off for a game jam. 

Thank you again! ^^


Hi your game is really cute! I just want to say I'm glad you included the black and white reading option even though it's a little gloomier than the nice pink my eyes just can't adjust to that color so I'm really thankful :)


You're welcome!! ^^ I personally used the black and white option back while I was developing the game, and I'm really glad to know that it helps others too! 

Thanks for playing the game!!! I hope you enjoy it ^^

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Will there be an Android version in future…?

Nevermind, you have it as a seprate product. I got this when a loved one gifted me the BLM hyper bundle…

I didn't even know you were on itch.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anything in the hyper bundle is Android compatible… So until I get a functioning PC, I'll have to play it in tiny bursts when I have access to some PC.


That's not totally true! I haven't found many yet, but look for A Normal Lost Phone! That one and it's sequel Another Lost Phone at least, are Android compatible. 


I'll look into that. Thank you.

Still, there's 700(?)+ other games not Android compatible. I'm not too surprised, though, with PC being one of the four biggest gaming platforms.

Yeah it kinda sucks, I was hoping for more too. I just wish you could sort the games in the bundle by platform even, it's hard to know if there are more or not, that's just the only one I found on a quick search. 

I've been seeing people use https://randombundlegame.com/browse to browse all of the games from the bundle. You can sort through the games with filters or even have it pick a random game out of the bundle. It seems that you can filter the list down to any games that include an Android platform too! https://randombundlegame.com/browse?categories=Game&platforms=Android

hi, i've been playing this and it's been a lot of fun! thank you for having it in the racial justice bundle.
i keep running into an error when trying to play HOH for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time in a playthrough when i haven't joined the HOH team. here is the traceback for your reference. thank you!

  File "script.rpyc", line 242, in script call
  File "script.rpyc", line 261, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1.rpyc", line 66, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb7.rpyc", line 25, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb8.rpyc", line 23, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb9.rpyc", line 18, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb10.rpyc", line 13, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb11.rpyc", line 31, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb12.rpyc", line 13, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb13.rpyc", line 12, in script call
  File "script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb13.rpyc", line 354, in script call
  File "evt_activities.rpyc", line 265, in script call
  File "evt_activities.rpyc", line 339, in script call
  File "evt_activities.rpyc", line 354, in script call
  File "evt_HoardOfHeroes.rpyc", line 15, in script
  File "D:\Documents\Games\Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality\Destiny Fails Us A New Life\DFUANL-1.0.3-pc\renpy\execution.py", line 58, in check_infinite_loop
    raise Exception("Possible infinite loop.")
Exception: Possible infinite loop.

While running game code:
Exception: Possible infinite loop.

Thanks for letting me know how you got the error! I don't currently have the game files on my current computer setup, but next time I hook up my external hard drive I'll look into it! ^^


This game is amazing! Its so hard to stop playing, its super addicting. I think the protagonist is a little ugly with her hair up, but other than that I have no complaints! I'm looking forward to finishing this game!


Hellllooooo my lovely cousin, I know you'll figure out which one I am 😘

I need to buy this game next week, and then I can get through it and impatiently wait for the next one 😆

I am so proud of you! I'll post another comment  when I download it and then tell you how great it is!

On a serious note, I'm so excited to play it, you have been working on this for so long, ah, I just want to support all the work you've put into this!


Hi! I've just started playing, and I wanted to let you know I think you should add trigger warnings for parental abuse and suicidal thoughts to the game info page, as well as warnings for anything else that touches on that subject. I was able to take it in stride tonight, but I know people, myself included, who on worse nights would have adversely affected by those scenes without a warning. Anyway, thanks for your time!

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. That's a great suggestion, and something that we should definitely do. I will update the page to reflect that soon. 


I've had a wonderful time playing DFU and I'm certainly looking forward to whenever the next part will be coming out!


Aww, thank you so much for playing DFU! That made my day ^^

I was wondering if there was a CG guide, like the achievement list. I'm missing two of Vincent's (the bottom one on the left row and the and the third one on the right row) and it'd be nice to have a complete set :>

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I went ahead and wrote up a quick CG guide for you! It's divided into sections just like the CG gallery is in game, and it has a description on how to unlock every CG. 

Each description also links to a picture of the CG used for the preview in the CG gallery. This is just in case you need to visually compare the CGs in your gallery that you have/haven't unlocked with the descriptions in the guide. If you haven't unlocked the CG in the game yet, clicking the link for it in the guide will show you the CG.

You should've been able to unlock the bottom one on the left row (#7 on the CG guide for Vincent), if you unlocked the one right above it, the 3rd one on the left row (#5 on the CG guide for Vincent). I just did a fresh play through of Vincent's route going for the bottom left (#7) CG, as well as checking the code for unlocking that CG, and it unlocked in my copy. If you have trouble unlocking that CG after reading the guide and playing DFU again, let me know.  Edit: I was looking at an older version by accident. The CGs for #5 & #6 have switched places since that version. I'm sorry!

I hope this CG guide helps! Have fun with completing your set!^^


Oh wow, thank you so much for that! It really helps ^^. I'll definitely be able to get them now.

I just wanted to let you know that I made a mistake with the CG guide that I wrote up for you, and it has to do with the two CGs that you were missing. I was accidentally referencing an older version of DFU without realizing it when I wrote up the guide, and since that version, I had made an update where the left & right CGs on the 3rd row (#5 & #6) switched places. I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't realize it sooner, and I'm so sorry if I inconvenienced you at all. I just fixed the guide and wanted to let you know as soon as I could.

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HI! I keep getting an error when trying to play HoH.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 242, in script call
  File "game/script.rpy", line 261, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1.rpy", line 63, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb8.rpy", line 23, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb9.rpy", line 18, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb10.rpy", line 13, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb11.rpy", line 31, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb12.rpy", line 13, in script call
  File "game/script/act1/evt_act1_date_feb13.rpy", line 11, in script call
  File "game/evt_manager.rpy", line 226, in script call
  File "game/evt_manager.rpy", line 411, in script call
  File "game/evt_act1_spec_HomeEarly.rpy", line 169, in script call
  File "game/evt_act1_spec_HomeEarly.rpy", line 184, in script call
  File "game/evt_activities.rpy", line 339, in script call
  File "game/evt_activities.rpy", line 354, in script call
  File "game/evt_HoardOfHeroes.rpy", line 37, in script
Exception: Possible infinite loop.

Thanks for letting me know, I'll look into what's causing the error as soon as I can. ^^

Is this really a demo? Because i've seen that you have been working on this game for awhile and i would buy this if its completed

The game released a little earlier this year. ^^

Is it a full game? or the demo? Because if it is a full game can you send me the link to buy it

You can purchase the full game here or you can use the widget on the website here. After that, you'll be able to download the game for windows, mac, and linux. :)

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Great! Thanks~ I bought it :D Also are you making a second game? Because on the tutorial it said skills are more important in the second game also can you send me a walkthrough? Also whats this about updating? Because it says error. Thanks for answering all my questions, you're great! :D

I hope you enjoy it! ^^ To make things easier to read, I'm going to break up my answers to your questions with a "---"


Yes, we are going to make a second game in the series. We're planning on making 3 games in the DFU series.

When you finish the first game, it will ask you to make a completion save file. This save file can be transferred into future games to affect how the story continues in the series. If you do not have a completion save file, you will be able to start the next game by making some quick choices that determine what happened in a previous game.

Each DFU game will have their own contained storyline, as well as some arcs that will continue throughout all three games. Kinda like if you reading a trilogy of novels.


I do not have a detailed walkthrough completed at this time, but I have a general tips page on my tumblr that will give you a basic idea on how to end up on a character's route. You can find that here.

If you are looking for help with achievements, there's a page here that has each achievement listed and how you unlock it. If you haven't completed the game yet, there will be possible spoilers on that page.

If you need specific help, feel free to email me at destinyfailsus @ gmail.com (remove the spaces) or messaging me on twitter @DestinyFailsUs. I'll reply as soon as I can ^^


When the game was released, I made some updates to fix things in the game. The version you downloaded should've been 1.0.2, which is the latest version of the game. That's why there's an error, there's nothing to update at the moment. :D

If I do fix anything else, you will be able to update it and play it via the Update button on the title screen. At the moment, I do not have any specific plans for an update.

If you were curious and wanted to see what was fixed in a previous update, or if I do update the game in the future, I post about what was changed in the game here.


Hopefully this answered some of your questions. :D

I hope you have an awesome weekend! ^^ Have fun playing Destiny Fails Us: A New Life ~ ^^