A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Having moved away from her friends and family to attend community college, Allison Merlo is a fresh student struggling with the day to day challenges of life.

Faced not only with living independently for the first time, but also having to get past her nerves to find new friends in an unfamiliar environment, she finds herself falling in with a group of eccentric writers and artists.

As she pushes through this new stage in her life, the art of the cold and enigmatic Eileen Turner takes her attention, setting her on a course she never expected.

First Snow is a prequel spinoff of the visual novel Twofold, focused on Allison and Eileen's first months in community college in the leadup to Christmas, and the many varied people who surround them.

A freshman just out of high school, Allison is still adapting to life in college. Grades aren't a problem for her, but living away from home and family, surrounded by strangers, fills her with an unshakeable feeling of loneliness. Though she's a sweet girl who tries to be kind to everyone she meets, her quiet personality hasn't made it easy to find new friends. Nevertheless, things are beginning to change.

Eileen likes spending her time alone, so she doesn't care much about finding friends. Her cold and brusque demeanor makes sure that most aren't interested, anyway. Focusing instead on her pursuit of art, she's set up shop in an old, seldom-used art room in one corner of the campus to improve her painting skills. Hardly anyone enters her space but her, and she prefers it that way.

Loud, energetic and always excited, Caprice has quickly become recognized in the art department as a somewhat strange girl. This doesn't bother her any. She's never been the type to let others' opinions get her down. After sitting next to Allison in life science class, Caprice decided the two of them must be friends. Extrovert and introvert, the two get along surprisingly well.

  • A charming papercraft style that persists through to all aspects of the game, from the character sprites to the custom UI!
  • A comprehensive extras gallery, showcasing CGs as well as guest art from numerous talented artists!
  • A totally original soundtrack!
  • An engaging girls' love romance story by Suriko, a writer of the visual novel Katawa Shoujo!
  • 100% free!
  • NEW: Partial voice acting! Enjoy fully voiced CGs as well as partially voiced sprite dialogue.
    Cast list:
    • Allison- Elizabeth Quedenfeld
    • Eileen- Kira Buckland
    • Rose- Nola Klop
    • Caprice- Lisa Reimold
    • Millie- Jill Harris
    • Hayley- Elissa Park
    • Wallace- Steven Kelly
    • Eve- Aimee Smith
    • Andrew- Bradley Gareth
    • Elizabeth- Abigail Turner


    [SSS]_First_Snow_v1.1.0_setup_[win][00FB2681].exe 364 MB
    Version v1.1.0 Jan 21, 2022
    [SSS]_First_Snow_v1.1.0_[mac][6F2D7D92].dmg 359 MB
    Version v1.1.0 Jan 21, 2022
    [SSS]_First_Snow_v1.1.0_[linux][6B91EC7A].tar 368 MB
    Version v1.1.0 Jan 21, 2022

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    This was really great! Fabulous art, storytelling, voice acting- all around stellar!

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    where did this come from i just refreshed but it looks dope

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    I see Katawa Shoujo, I hit download no questions asked

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    Check out our let's play of the game!

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    Part 2!!

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    Part 3!!!

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    Part 4!!!!

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    Part 5!!!!!

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    Part 6!!!!!!


    I feel guilty that this is not "pay what you want" free as I would like to pay a little something.


    I agree. This is a stunning Visual Novel. Have played it 3 times already in the past 4 months. I got it on  Steam a few months ago and I loved it from about the first 5 minutes. If you like games like this then I can definitely recommend a Visual Novel called, "I Can't Believe The Most Beautiful Girl In Class Is A Lesbian Just Like Me." It's on Itch. That is also an amazing free Visual Novel. Have played that 3 times in the past 3 months, too! It is a bit shorter then First Snow, but no less beautiful.

    Thanks for the recommendation! It was very sweet and heartwarming and kept going longer than I thought it would. Will definitely look at other games by that same studio.

    You are very welcome. I have a few more, but, unfortunately no more free ones. Not that I begrudge paying for them of course, but not sure how your budget is. So, did you play "I can't..." I am not sure by your reply. Sorry, English is my second language after gibberish. 

    Yes, I was describing "I Can't Believe..." in my last comment.


    OK, sorry, I am as smart as a 2 foot piece of wood. Glad you liked it.


    I read this all in one evening and ultimately enjoyed it thoroughly. Towards the end I it really grasped at  me emotionally (and, unfortunately, was a continued reminder of how alone I am). I would dearly love to see more of these two lovely women! Please tell me there will be some sort of sequel?!


    I just finished the game. And i really really really enjoyed it. It beautiful love story ♥ I'd write more but I don't wan to spoil the plot. I hope you'll make more games in future

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    finished game and now what remained of my heart has melted into the floor. thanks for that! 💜

    absolutely charming, i even loved the menus, details, and how paper-y and bouncy the characters were ahem caprice


    hello i love this and you for making it


    Great story, surely time well spend reading it.