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Your name is SECILY IOPARA. You're the chief regulator for the REPITON CORPORATION, and threats to the order of things have been meeting the tip of your sword and the smoke of your pistol for sweeps. 

A new case has been put on your desk. Codename? SNOWBOUND BLOOD. 

It will take all of your wits, insight, and recall to unravel. Prove you're up to the task in twelve volumes of canonical content that tie into the events of 'Vast Error'.

And remember, agent: The past always catches up to you eventually.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Mar 22, 2019
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(76 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Ren'Py
Tags2D, Female Protagonist, Noir, Ren'Py, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Text based
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksTwitter, Patreon, Homepage


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Snowbound Blood (v1.12.0) (PC) 631 MB
Version 13
Snowbound Blood (v1.12.0) (Mac) 596 MB
Version 13

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This game kicks ass- y'all balanced very well between showing that Secily is a bad person, while also making her sympathetic. One question, for if anyone's checking these comments- where should I be looking to unlock the epilogue/locked chapter? I could have sworn I did everything, but it's still locked. Does it have something to do with the "You Missed Me" route?

nvm on this, checked y'all's twitter and it looks like it just isn't in the game yet

is the bg music available somewhere? i really like it :D

i think sound cloud has some of the songs? im not too sure

i played this game a while back after getting into VE, but just wanted to post a comment after the release of volume 12: this game goes so hard that it is actually unreal, like seriously its one of the best games i have ever played. everything about it is so good and especially since v12 released the end was so hype (spoilers from here on)

weird al showing up was just so unexpected and felt genuinely terrifying and the final death scene was a brilliant finale as secily bleeds out and just everything about it had me in tears in a good way 10/10 made me question my morality (i was gonna say things about other chapters but too emotionally messed up rn)

The game is quite cool however the tts/self voicing does not work for windows


‖ː‖`I can't wait for more parts! As much as I dislike Secily as a person 'n' for her actions, the game is great, 'n' I'm fully invested in the story at this point.`‖ː‖

when is there more?

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Looking forward to playing this latest chapter... such suspense, much exciiting~ (plsdontbededplsdontbe-

this game is amazing, and i hope you continue to bring us this amazing work you do in vast error and this game :)

This game and all the succulent, juicy plot it contains brings me such great happiness! I love all the lore and worldbuilding, plus the very hard-hittin insights to life that I'm sure many grapple with. Truly a great game.


Hi! I just want to say that I love this game and I love Vast Error. I'm really into the whole story and I can't wait for more from both!

is there any way that snowbound blood can be for android? :( i love playing sbb so much but i have a chromebook instead of an actual windows or mac computer. so i was just wondering!


yah that would be great, especially considering how much of a text heavy game this is.Portability would go a long way

Also are there any plans to turn the text boxes you get when investigation to a sort of point and click thing like ace attorney?


An Android release of Snowbound Blood is planned for the future when the game has been completed. :)

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will the android download be free for anyone who paid for snowbound blood pc ver?


The game is already free.  I very much doubt it would become paid in the transition to Android, or if it did, it would be a very small cost to cover the price of getting it onto the store etc.

eh, either way i'd definitely want to get it. i must've been confused because i spent a few dollars on it willingly. i'm glad to support VE tho!


oh my god hamifi could step on me and i would thank her-


Me and my gf both really enjoy reading this together, we hope our collective enthusiasm helps to motivate you guys to keep up the great work from the lack of comments. I really enjoy how you contextualize meeting up with interesting characters by it being a investigation. It actually got me into the mood to read more detective novels. 

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is there anywhere the full credits for the artists in each episode are listed? I love the work on the game sprites and backgrounds!

(edit: nvm I'm an idiot lol)

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Whoops, forgot to post this earlier! We've got a FAQ doc for Snowbound Blood, if anyone has questions.

EDIT: oh and I also forgot that we have transcripts for the game available as well


I love this game and the characters and the layers added to the universe!


Should list Linux as a platform, runs just fine with no compatibility layer.


any or all of the snowblood bound characters could step on me and i would absolutely thank them


even sabine?


This is really excellent so far!
Some stuff I particularly love:

  • Secily's quirk being real chess games and having dynamic handling so that it works correctly no matter what order you take branching paths in.
  • The way the menu evolves as you finish the routes, adding more and more stuff to the pile.
  • All the character themes are great.
  • Pretty girls 🙇‍♀️.
  • Flashbacks with early-transition/pre-transition Secily in them, I love playing as a trans protagonist, and I love her.

i would die for you secily


I absolutely adore this story, you guys are doing such a great job! You have me very invested in the unraveling mystery ~


thank you for my wife sceily

Love it so far! I didn't read Vast Error... should I do that in order to understand the full plot of this story? Or can I just read this and it's fine?


Reading Vast Error is optional, regardless of if you do it before or after. However, you might get much more out of this game if you look into it.


Thank you! :D
Keep up the good work on the game!

how do i get volume three I uninstalled then installed the game again and checked for updates but nothings working 

You have to complete Volumes 1 and 2 to be able to access Volume 3.


I did that. Vol 3 is appearing on the trollodex but not the start for some reason? 


How do you download and Play Volume two? I can't get it to work...

Either download the game anew or get the itch.io client and check for updates.

This game is a ton of fun

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I agree, as a fellow reader with high standards what are some other good vns which break convention?


amaizing beautiful perfect, 

can't wait for more  :^


a good


this may be quite fun