A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Chapter 4 is now available!

A visual novel set in a fantasy world where appearance is everything and humans are at the bottom of the totem pole. A disowned prince and a sickly human who got a second chance at life rebel against a corrupt monarchy.

In the Arena Circus universe physically superior beings knowns as reavers rule over high society and have established a strict caste system, with humans at the bottom. In order to have any sort of nice lifestyle the humans seek out strong reavers and allow themselves to be bonded as a Harlequin. Some humans are used as servants, jesters, pleasure slaves, but most are forced to duel in arena-styled tournaments.

This game is incomplete. The current build features 4/6 chapters, but it is missing assets. I am in the middle of redrawing many of the assets for a better experience. As such, there are currently limited clothing items available. Please enjoy! 

Try Lilith Hall, an Arena Circus spin off game.

+ A story filled with drama, comedy, romance, and two distinct branches, with several possible endings. Which side will you choose?

+ Complete side quests to earn money and shop for clothes. 

+ An immersive world to explore, with a colorful cast of characters who all have different world views. Decide who you want to build deeper relationships with. Making friends unlocks new opportunities and different endings for scenes.  

+Two characters you can play as, one male one female. Both of them are bisexual.

+3 possible romances, G x G, G x B, B x B

+ A battle system featuring timed choices. Winning or losing affects the story.

+ 6 chapters

+ 40 CGs (tentative number)

+ Main character sprites with clothing available for the head, torso, leg and feet, as well as accessories.

Arena Circus is released chapter by chapter. Currently, 4/6 chapters are available. 

Current version 4.95

4/6 chapters of Lilie's route (only, Aldrich currently unavailable) Rating: 16+ for: language, violence, some gore, disturbing themes, sexual themes

Gameplay time: 5+ hours 

178,000 + words 

30+ CGs 

38+ clothing items

Patrons get access to the beta versions early. The chapter 5 beta is not yet available.

Get the guide here! Purchase it now for a discount. The guide will be $10 when complete. 

Social Media, etc:

Follow me on twitter (@CapMinyan) and tumblr for the latest sneak peaks, bonus art, and progress updates!

Pre-order the new soundtrack here: https://alecshea.bandcamp.com/album/arena-circus-ost

You can get the old soundtrack free here: https://soundcloud.com/user-577383146/sets/arena-circus-soundtrack

I again just want to thank everyone who's followed this and given me your feedback, it means so much to me and has really been motivation to keep going.

Bug fixes in 4.95

  • None as of yet
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(155 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withRen'Py
TagsCharacter Customization, Comedy, Fantasy, LGBT, Otome, Ren'Py, Romance
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksPatreon, Twitter


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Arena Circus Guide (Sample) 8.3 MB
Arena Circus 4.96 (Mac) 279 MB
Arena Circus 4.96 (PC/Linux) 294 MB

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