A downloadable Visual Novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Current version 4.84

A visual novel set in a fantasy world where appearance is everything and humans are at the bottom of the totem pole. Aldrich and Lilié are trying to battle their way to the top of a world that looks down on them—and soon it will become far more than just a matter of pride.

In this 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.

Note: Arena Circus is released chapter by chapter. Currently, 3/6 chapters are out. The chapter 4 beta update is available to all patrons (https://www.patreon.com/minyanstudios)! Play through chapter four as it's being completed. Currently 4 days are available in the beta. 

I have a special offer going on patreon, all patrons get AC golden and the walkthrough for free!

For the finished game:

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

+ Free roam where you can move around, find different characters in different locations, shop for clothes, and complete side quests to earn money for clothes. Scenes you might find include world building information, character backstories, will strengthen your relationships with the characters, or might just be good for a laugh.

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

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

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

+ 6 chapters

+ 34 CGs (tentative number)

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

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.

Current build:

3/6 chapters of Lilie's route (only, Aldrich currently unavailable) Rating: 16+ for: language, violence, some gore, disturbing themes, sexual themes

Gameplay time: 4 + hours 

90,000 + words 

20 +CGs 

38+ clothing items

Current beta stats:

3 days of chapter 4

10,000 + words

5 CGs 

Next build (Release date TBD):

7 days of free roam, featuring an all new job and letter system!

A new shop! 

2 new CGs! 

Download the game for free, or buy Arena Circus Golden and get extra content and the full guide book here! People who purchase Arena Circus Golden now are getting a discount. AC Golden  will be $10 when complete. Detailed information available on the AC golden page.

Social Media, etc:

Cool rewards to be unlocked on Patreon!Follow me on twitter (@CapMinyan) and tumblr for the latest sneak peaks, bonus art, and progress updates!

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

Bug fixes in 4.89

  • Some typo fixes
  • Fixed an issue with a menu in chapter 1 
  • Added code for outfit packs
Updated 3 hours ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withRen'Py
TagsCharacter Customization, Comedy, Fantasy, LGBT, Otome, renpy, Romance
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksPatreon, Twitter

Install instructions

Thank you for downloading the first three chapters of Arena Circus!

Post any bugs here or e-mail me at aferalcircus@gmail.com. I will respond as soon as possible!

When adding an outfit pack to Arena Circus, just drag the rpa file into the game folder.

Mac users will right click on the Arena Circus game, click show package contents, then follow the folders in this order:

Contents > Resources > outrun > game


Arena Circus Guide (Sample) 8 MB
Arena Circus (MAC) 246 MB
Arena Circus (PC and LINUX) 262 MB

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