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While forces the world over scramble to fill the power vacuum left in the wake of his master's death, Rune travels to Japan to attend the prestigious Saisu Academy of Magic. There, he'll make new friends, help them with their problems, stare into the abyss, and maybe even fall in love.



StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(53 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAdult, Anime, Atmospheric, Comedy, Cute, Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance


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Master_Rune-0.3-mac.zip 2.5 GB
Version 1
Master_Rune-0.3-pc.zip 2.6 GB
Version 1

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Is it still on hiatus/abandoned?


Sadly it looks to be. Their last Patreon post from just over a year ago says:

Sorry dudes, real life has been real meh lately. I haven't been home much, let alone worked on Master Rune. I know, I know, worst dev. That's pretty much all I've got at the moment. If and when I have something to show, you all will be the first to hear about it.

I hadn't checked the Patreon in awhile and only just realized some people are still subbed to me despite the fact I haven't put anything out in forever. I do appreciate it, but please understand this project is very low on the list of my priorities right now, so I'd honestly urge you to spend that money elsewhere. I don't know how to just stop billing people or I would. That's pretty much it. Again, sorry for sucking.

Shame too, this is one that easily became one of my favorites. I'm still going to eagerly await the next update but I won't hold my breath for one


@lizardsfromspace This game needs to continue
bro like do I need to send lizards from space a summon?
its been years........


I randomly stumbled on this game, and I'm beyond impressed. Loved your writing style. 

I hope you're doing well, and I'm crossing fingers for a grand comeback one day! I'd definitely support this on patreon.


Hope this game continues development, its characters and dialogue are really good. Like top notch from a visual novel. MC is a total nut and badass which I love. Currently trying to develop my own VN and if I didn't have a personality already set, I would've definitely chosen this archetype for my MC. I'm new to making VNs and planning out stories in general but like I said the dialogue seems wonderfully crafted. Either that or you have a very specific talent. One last thing, what software did you use to make your characters? This specific look for models is exactly what I was trying to find for my own. Once again, I do hope this VN isn't abandoned since last update was January and status report September. I look forward to updates.


Thanks for saying so. Unfortunately, game is on a bit of hiatus atm until I get the time to work on it. As for the models, they were made in Koikatsu.

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Just like with "Misfit of Demon King Academy", I love how the main character is an effortless badass, and Yui is my favourite so far.

And whoever wrote MC dialogue for the necromancer scene is funny as hell


this game is awsome ! Keep up with the story telling.


This is very good.  Mc sometimes confuses me. But the story is good. I love yui!


This game is hilarious, I can't get enough !


any update news?

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Excellent start, I'm excited to see where it goes. I love that Rune isn't a self-insert for the player. It's nice seeing an MC who just gets shit done.

Quick little advice though. Maybe you should toss a flashing lights warning at the fight with Nana. Just to be on the safe side. If there is one and I missed it, just ignore this :D.


There is an epilepsy warning at the beginning of the game, but you're not the first person to mention the flashing lights or suggest a warning. I imagine that has to do with conditioning and people being trained to ignore disclaimers. Regardless, I can see about putting another one in somewhere before that scene, or simply making the first one more obvious or something.

I figured I just missed it. Cheers.

Yes that fight is too much for me.


I love the game it has a killer idea and concept but personally the only thing I hate is the haircut given to rune

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Not as of this moment, though I can certainly look into it. I'm not sure exactly what modifications would need to be made to the code so I'll have to comb through the Ren'Py docs and get back to you. If an android port does come, it'll likely be with the next major release along with the itch.io app version.


Can you make this available on the itch.io app instead of just on the website?


I can look into it. Had no idea there was a difference.

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Hey, sorry for the late response--I checked out the itch.io app (I assume you're talking about the app available here) and a quick search brought up the game for me.

Perhaps there's some kind of mature content filter you need to disable? Sorry, I can't imagine why it wouldn't be showing for you.

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I can confirm that we can't. 

We can't see any of the version options in the list (in  fact the list is empty). 

If I had a guess I would say the format doesn't match what itch is waiting or perhaps both direct link are too far and he can't get them behind the tip popup ? 

I don't know. It's a shame because the app say when there is a new update. 

I'll just follow you to get notified then. Good luck for the next o/

Its perfect,  cant wait for more.

Love this so far and cant wait for more content! Had me laughed quite a bit at the writing, love the humor

Adding this to my want to play list hehe, I'll be waiting for it


I also played what's available so far and I have to say...I really like it!!!!  Yes, it's short, but that's expected from a 0.2 version. Nevertheless it's great work. The concept is definitely intriguing and the characters I've seen so far have a good mix. Also, some of the conversations made me laugh...like a lot XD To sum it up: extremely great work so far. You definitely got me as a supporter and I hope we can see an update soon ;-)


 Thanks so much for the kind words and support. I'm used to making stuff like this and not showing anyone, so it's gonna take some time to get used to people not only liking something I made but also wanting more lmao. Doing my best to rectify the shortness situation as often as I can!


So far this game is really good, a little short so far, but has tons of promise. I cant wait to see more, the story looks very good and would love to find out more it, good job with the game so far.


Big thank you! These comments make my day.


Loving The Game So Far :)


Thank you!