A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

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Five romanceable non-human boys await!

Writing on the full game is complete so it's just a matter of programming and illustrations/backgrounds now...

  • Story

The Duenkhy is a visual novel centered about Jun* Renaud, a young human who runs away from a humans-only community to live with a friend in a duenkhy-only community. What are duenkhy? Duenkhy are the non-humans. Monsters, talking animals, sentient machines, fairies, and the list goes on. For centuries, humans and duenkhy have lived amongst each other, but there are those who believe they're better off separated. Disguised as a duenkhy, Jun must adjust to the new living situation, deal with their past, and form relationships with the locals... (More details at the official website.)

Choose from five romanceable duenkhy boys, including an object head, an anglerfish, a mysterious entity, a robot, and a zombie.

*main character is nameable.


- The "Gallery" on the main menu isn't actually functional yet.
- UI is a MAJOR work in progress

  • System Requirements

- 64-bit Intel Macintosh running OS X 10.6 or later
- Windows XP and up

The Duenkhy runs on the Ren'Py engine and is packaged as a self-contained application.

Visit us at the official Duenkhy website, twitter, and my personal twitter!

Feedback/comments/concerns can also be directed to my twitter, to the Lemma Soft Forum thread, or to my email. If you livetweet or liveblog it, you should totally tag #duenkhy so I can see and enjoy your enjoyment.

This demo is DONATIONWARE. You can donate if you want, but you can also download it for free!! Just click the "download" button and skip the payment screen! All donations go towards helping the creator eat three meals and continue her education.



Noah Hafford (bandcamp, twitter)
Wyatt Powell (twitter)

More information

Published2 years ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
TagsDating Sim, otome-game, Visual Novel
Player countSingleplayer


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

theduenkhy-1.0-mac.zip 228 MB
theduenkhy-1.0-win.zip 230 MB
theduenkhy-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 225 MB


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Just finished playing this game, and I must say I'm utterly in love with it. Out of all the characters, Shawn is my favorite - but I must admit I was looking for a VN with a zombie or a ghoul for what seems to be an eternity - my heart just skip a beat when he appeared!

But well, Cassius is such a nice boy too - since his first chapter is playable, it was nice to see more of him!

I can't wait to be able to play the full game!


Aah such a lovely game. The characters are so nice!

I adore Tor, I really hope he gets a full route. Absolute favorite character in this entire demo, he is so sweet.

Tor is so sweet xd

love the demo cant wait for this >w<

i love it all of it i really hope there will be a full game of this

I am head-over-heels in LOVE with this demo! Thoughtful, engaging writing and fascinating, adorable characters-- a perfect romance game. <3