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Where the Demon Lurks is a visual novel where you are in the shoes of the newest Demon Lord, ruler of all corrupted souls in the Underworld, the most feared being that commands an army of demons and other unholy spawns of the earth. All that... and you're bored by every second of it. 

The Underworld isn't what it used to be. The soul-crushing-soul-torturing mega corporation is hell-bent on processing corrupted souls. Inheriting this company that practically runs itself,  the Demon Lord questions his purpose.

Find out what it's like to be a reluctant ruler and meet a cast of demons, angels and other magical and not-so-magical misfits. Just what kind of a Demon Lord will you be in the end?

About the Game

Where the Demon Lurks is a mostly kinetic SFW visual novel with a few branching parts, and some occasional fan service.

To get easier and faster access to WTDL update news follow our Twitter page.  If you like what we are making consider supporting us on Patreon for early access to updates and additional rewards depending on your support tier!

Content Warning: This visual novel may contain content of mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes, but this is mainly a SFW VN.

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V 0.6 Changes & Notes:

  1. Morris's Route update. 
  2. Updated Amare & Nox sprites. 
  3.  Added new expressions for Fortis. 
  4. Updated mortal NPC sprites.
  5.  Fixed some typos. 
  6. Journal system revamped, new updates under same category will appear under a new page. 


  • Due to replacing Amare & Nox's sprites, if you load up an old scene using an old save file, their positions may be messed up. 
  • In the Dyslexic font, all text vibrating functions have been disabled to enable a better reading experience.

Additional Notes: 

  1. The game is released for PC/Mac & Linux only. If you find another version then it is not by us. 
  2. If you have any bugs to report please do so in the itch.io comment section.
Updated 29 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure, Interactive Fiction
TagsBara, Comedy, Furry, Gay, LGBT, Magical Realism, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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this vn is so good i love it 馃グ

Thanks! Glad you liked it so far. Hope you'll see what comes next.

Are there only three routes? Will there be a Fortis' Route in the future


Thanks for the message, for now it's just the three routes, but there will be Fortis content of course.


Do for android.


Doing the planning for android.


absolutely brilliant game!
im really into this story and looking forward to the next update (:

Thank you Moth, glad you liked the story so far. Hang on for the next public update this month.

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HELLP! Snap me out from the fact that the game still in development!






I can say that this is the first VN SFW that I found. Is this romance VN? I'm not sure, but I love the plot!

Then, first come, first serve. I choose the angel. However, it's hard for me to choose others after I got "to be continued" in his route...


Thanks for the comment, we totally recommend saving at the point where you pick the routes, and we hope you'll be around to see the upcoming updates.

I'm gonna be honest I thought the story was finished so when I saw the words "to be continued" on the screen I actually cried. I was having so much fun and the story was so good! My only problem is that the villian is way too... villainous if that makes sense. After the prologue he loses depth and just becomes a basic cartoonish evil guy. But other than that I have no problems with the game. Just wondering though, when will the next update be released?


Thank you so much for playing the game, and it sounds like you had a good time. The game story is still in development, we hope to show the characters off more with subsequent updates, stay tuned!! The next public update is around the end of August 2022 for version 0.6

1 year?! i watched this vn since the beginning--- how is it one year already?


is this 18+??

WTDL is not 18+

Are you going to make a version for android

Hi Banana at the moment any other version of the game is still in discussion. Thank you for your interest.


When you finish the game, have you thought about putting it in Spanish

Currently, there are no formal plans for any translations. At most there are fan translation of the game in Chinese currently, but at the end when the game is done, we may plan for translating the project into other languages

Hello, just to tell that sometimes King's clothes change from normal clothes to work clothes when he's in his apartment

Oh thank you for notifying us, we'll review the scene and see if this is a problem.


I would humbly sacrifice everything for Amare. I love that beautiful, adorable cat man. He may have my heart, even though I know he'd probably prefer the biological organ. 

Lucian's nice too though. Favorite probably of those who are likely to potentially actually get routes. (Not trying to complain! Plotwise I think it'd be pretty hard to get an Amare route without it being AT LEAST once we're back in the underworld. Though even then, I don't think he'd be particularly interested. Alas...)

On a less simpy note, I quite enjoy the character interactions and MC is good. Maybe Fortis could shake a little less intensely? Kinda a lot and it'd be nice if it maybe slowed down a tad or something. Otherwise, a very nice experience and I look forward to seeing more!


Lucien really makes me feel things...

What kind of things? 


I think if I were to explain here I would be, as the kids say, down bad


I truly liked this game, it had an interesting plot, good art, and it roped me into the story. That being said, the fatphobia, jokes about people's weight, and constantly pointing out how fat a character is detracts from the experience, enough to make me hesitant to play the next part at all, or recommend this to other people. 


Hey, thanks for speaking about your concerns. We鈥檙e sorry if the story made you uncomfortable in any way. The interactions between Kobu and other characters are considered as a part of their characterisation and it鈥檚 not our intention to represent weight as a negative aspect as creators. We believe many body types are appealing, and you鈥檒l find that reflected between the characters as the story develops. Regardless, thanks for you feedback, and we鈥檒l take it on board as we continue to work on WTDL.

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wait wait wait.... you removed nipples???? ;-; waaaah


^  D ^

how many available routes are there? and other future routes aswell


I really love xour sense of humour ^^_ the story is coming along nicely too since the rewrite, and I adore all the sprites~ :D keep up the great work! :3

Toast is best boy! \>_</ needs more Toast!!!


Yaa Toast!


Thank you so much for new  public update I love it amazing work 

thank you for the support!

Im thinking to play this game

But before that can i ask if "i" was the demon lord or just a "someone" not The demon lord?

You play as "Kobu" the demon lord. 

dangit I thought that was a randomized name, Now I use it for everything!


Pls I need a android version

Any future versions of the game are currently in the planning stage

Jeez I love the art

Thanks glad you enjoy the art team's efforts

Existe una versi贸n en espa帽ol o planean hacer una? :3

Currently our team is not officially translating the game, all translation work you see are fan made.


Kobu is so handsome,I love him

Thanks, hope you enjoy more of his antics.

Yeah,I'll be look forward to their  funny stories and I hope you have a good rest in daily life




This group is helping to translate the game to Chinese on their own time.

Will there be an Android release?

Although planned, there is no fixed date for an android release.

Alright, Thankyou Sir

How do we unlock Toast?


Toast option will be added in future updates. 

Android version when?~

Hard to say, still in planning stage. 

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So, what's the machine's projected Kickstarter date? In all seriousness, I'm loving the variety of personalities in the game and the social exchanges between characters! Keep up the good work. 

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We don't have a Kickstarter but we do have  a Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/TeamBoke haha. And thanks for liking the game so far.

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Is there some plan with Discord integration? I've noticed the game has been grabbing info about my discord user in the background nvm figured out it was for the Discord rich presence with renpy so friends can see what we're playing.

Regardless, great game. Really stands out from the rest as it is SFW and the characters seem to fall out of the standard rolls we normally see

Yup, we used the Discord Rich Presence function, and thanks for playing the game and liking it so far. Your support  is super appreciated.

is there a monthly update or is it like at random??? not trying to be or anything


Patreon updates are every 2 months. Then the public will receive the Patreon version the following month. Currently we are on break on February 2022 for the Lunar New Year celebrations.


Do you know if this will be available on mobile at all?


Hi there, there is discussion to prepare a mobile version, but we have yet to decide when to do so as it will require the team to rework many components of the game.


ok thanks for the explanation 鈽猴笍

what is the limits of the game will it have 1go or 500 mo

The limits is not confirmed yet


please, please, please can you add sprites for the generals, king and the other characters with dialogue so half the characters aren't silhouettes?  


We're working on it. Thanks for the concern.

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Question: Are you guys planning to make the characters romanceable? If so, which of the characters specifically? I would assume it's Lucian, Toast, and Morris.. Btw, loving the game so far!


Thanks for liking the game so far. Well we won't spoil anything, so we'll just say hang on and see where it goes.

Ooh I see.. looking forward to the next update then! Thank you for the response!


Love the new direction since I've played the demo! The new sprites look gr8 + digging new boar character :) Can't wait for more updates

Thanks for giving the game a try Kojamaru. : D


Fantastic game so far, the characters + character dynamics are very fun and flow naturally. I love the world you've built up & art + music are fantastic. Big fan of the direction the plot's going in as well.  Looking forward to the next update.

Do you have an artist name or actual song name for the track "relaxing guitar"? Really enjoyed that song & the scene that it played in.


Thank you for the comment ignore. We will continue working to expand the world of WTDL.

And of course the song Relaxing Guitar info can be found in the game's About page. Here is the link for your convenience: Relaxing Guitar by Liron (Royalty free music) (filmmusic.io)

Completely forgot I could just check there. Thank you so much, appreciate the help.


Beautiful game

Thank you Vitamin

is this a full game or a W. I. P.


work in progress but dont let that stop you from playing it

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Hi there! The game has been great so far, however, I have a problem. I used Joiplay in order to play it on android but some of the sprites of the characters are missing. Is it a glitch or some of the sprites are still WIP?  I do hope there will be an android version coming soon! 

Ps. I'm loving it so far,keep up the good work! :)

Sorry to hear about that experience, unfortunately we cannot say much about those who play on android as we have no official android build released. But for your information the available sprites are Kobu, Lucian, Toast, Morris and Vdenrake. Other than that are just shadow sprites.

Nice game

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