The Witch in the Forest is about a young woman who lives in the forest and is mystified by all things magical and natural. One day, however, she meets another young woman living deep in the forest- a real witch!

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The Witch in the Forest (TWITF) is centered around Fidelia, a somewhat introverted and socially awkward girl who stumbles upon Jastiline's house one day and befriends her. It's a short, 12,000+ word NVL/ADV-style kinetic novel about their lives as they prepare for their favorite holiday, Halloween! This visual novel was made in about 20 days for the Yuri Game Jam 2017.

Art, Writing, and Programming:




Background Photos:


Sound Effects:

SoundImage and FreeSound

Thank you to my beta testers and everyone else who helped me whether it was advice, tips, or whatnot!

October 1st 2020: The last major update for the game is here! This final update has a new ending CG as well as small improvements.

October 4th 2019: The game is now playable in browser!

Version 1.3 is the biggest update to the game! It adds new sprite poses, newly edited backgrounds, a new date, and even the option to play in NVL mode or ADV mode at the start of the game. 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(35 total ratings)
AuthorCrystal Game Works
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAnime, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Halloween, Kinetic Novel, Lesbian, LGBT, Ren'Py, Story Rich, Yuri
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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The Witch in the Forest - Windows 2020 Version 56 MB
The Witch in the Forest - MacOS 2020 Version 54 MB
The Witch in the Forest - Linux 2020 Version 61 MB
The Witch in the Forest - Android 2020 Version 73 MB
The Witch in the Forest v1.0 - Windows & Linux (Game Jam Build) 611 MB
The Witch in the Forest v1.0 - MacOS (Game Jam Build) 597 MB
The Witch in the Forest Art Book.pdf 49 MB
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The story is super amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️ im a guy but i really love this yury visual novel, i finish recorded this game and soon to share the game on my YouTube channel, thank you crystal works ❤️❤️❤️

BTW can i ask if you're from Philippines?

i would love to finish the game but for some reason the lag gets super bad when i get to the place jastiline shows fidelia- the "paradise for woodland creatures." meh, i'ma finish it anyways. i've got patience and an entire day to do nothing.

the lag died down when she got back home, thankfully.

finished it and the ending is bootiful.


this was amazing both of the characters were adorable and the writing was amazing! (:

Thank you so much! ♥

Me getting add's for dating apps but im only playing this thing for fun-

i would love to play this but the sound is lagging ;_;

Hi, if the sound is lagging in the browser version please try one of the downloadable versions! The issue shouldn't be in the downloadable ones.


This was a really cute story! Jastiline is so pretty. I just wish it hadn't ended quite so abruptly - I would've liked to see their routine together after Halloween.


This beautiful and cute story almost made me cry!!!!


Aww, thank you so much! ♥


I love the writing. And the music is really good!


Aww, thank you so much!

Is there a way to purchase the soundtracks? :)

There isn't, sorry! The musician has removed them from his soundcloud too, otherwise I'd link you that.


The fox girl is so cute

what a twist

Hello! :) Why is the Game Jam version way bigger then the 1.4 version of the game?


Hi! The game jam version is bigger because in the full/most recent release of the game, we worked harder on compressing the file size. So while the overall game in 1.4 is bigger in terms of content, the file size is smaller due to us compressing some assets.


Just out of curiosity: Are we talking lossless or lossy compression here?

Anyway, just got the VN for a few bucks as it was mentioned on [The Yuri Nation] a few days ago. :) Downloading now, and looking forward to it! :)