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everyone's heard of mothman– big, scary, feathery moth creature that haunts around the outskirts of point pleasant, west virginia– but no one's ever heard of it like this!

in some random idyllic midwestern town, you meet artemis (aka mothman) at your favorite coffee shop and begin an agonizingly slow burn romance with them.  

featuring: 

  • about 58,000 words and over two hours of playtime
  • sexy human versions of all your favorite cryptids and fantasy creatures
  • i mean it's a queer slow burn coffee shop au i'm not really sure what else to advertise here!!!!!

this game is free (yay!), mostly due to it's "in development" nature, but you can donate when you download or tip me on my ko-fi page if you would like ♡ any spare change will be directly funneled into college tuition and my growing collection of k-pop photo cards.

i have big plans for this game in the future and am considering this an alpha release with many updates planned over the next couple of months (and maybe even years?!), so i hope everyone enjoys this corny little game that was more self-indulgent than anything.

have any comments, questions, or just want to say hi? feel free to mention me on my twitter! i never shut up about this game on there... and perhaps you'll get a sneak peek into what i'm doing for the next update if you stick around (≧◡≦)!!

Updated 4 days ago
Published 6 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 6 days ago
Rating
(29)
Authornukes
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Casual, Cute, Dating Sim, First-Person, LGBT, Romance, Singleplayer, Slice Of Life
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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Cryptid Coffeehouse - Mac (v1.2) 281 MB
Cryptid Coffeehouse - PC (v1.2) 316 MB

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Absolutely adorable game, so much love and care poured into it! Loved the character designs, and the shitty t-shirts took me tf out lmao.

100% recommend! I mean it's a queer game in which you can date mothman, what more could you possibly want???

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wow. i just finished this and i want to cry because im so sad it's over.. i might have gotten a liiittle too emotionally attached to artemis. this is so well done. good job

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This game was super cute!! I had such a good time reading through it and I'll definitely be looking forward to anything new being added!! Artemis is SUCH a cutie haha

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thank you so much for this incredible game, my friends and I were simping for Artemis the entire time and freaked out at the end/lh. I give it a 10/10, very gay, would recommend./lh

omg. shit. holy shit. wow. omg. wow. good shit. good gay shit.

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this game is amazing it's so cute and one of the best visual novels i played <3

I love all the little "mothman" jokes!

like Artemis' band is called point pleasant, after Point Pleasant West Virginia

and how their last name is Scarberry like Roger and Linda Scarberry, the people who first saw mothma

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dude im sobbing this was so cute bfhdsbfpasj[asjds, i really wanted to cry during the end because i didnt want it to be over so i really hope you add more, perhaps a ending where you get to marry artemis or even choose how ur character looks during the beginning of the game? but please never stop updating this i loved this ajfbsdifbdnf

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This was the cutest game ive evwr played,im surprised i cant find any fanart for it online.But I'm gonna make sure it this game has its own hashtag and my fanart with it on Instagram by the end of the week !>:^D

oh my god!!!!! oh my god, if you actually make fanart PLEAAAASE let me know!!! i dont have an instagram account for the game or for anything other than my personal stuff, but i do have a twitter, which is linked in the game description! but... i think that if you do post fanart with like #cryptidcoffeehouse or something i'll be able to find it. just the thought is so sweet omg thank you!!

It has been done >:D

Hello, I have a question. What do I do if my computer tells me the archive is corrupt?

this is... a good question. no one's asked me this before so i unfortunately have no clue... how to fix that :( no one's come to me with errors like that yet so i think your problem might be an isolated incident? not sure. what operating system are you running on?

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If I understood your question correctly, my pc is operating system is 64-bit. Thank you for answering!

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Holy shit this is the CUTEST thing I've literally ever played? And as a queer artsy 20s-something is SO relatable to the giddy, exciting parts of starting a new relationship. I'm in LOVE w Artemis <3<3<3 Thank u so much for making this!!!

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IM SO HAPPY U RELATE TO IT WAHHH i am quite literally also a queer artsy young adult and i tried soooo hard to put My Life into this game in a way that other queer artsy young adults could relate to and i am so ecstatic that it was successful. thank you so much for playing and for leaving such a sweet comment!!

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I GENUINELY LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH I HOPE IT BECOMES POPULAR!! IVE REPLAYED IT SO MANY TIMES THANK U SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS GAME

YOU'VE REPLAYED IT ALREADY!??!?! this feels like the absolute highest honor oh my god. it makes me so happy that people are replaying it even ONCE forget more than once ohh my god o(╥﹏╥)o i am so grateful!!! <333

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SO FUCKING CUTE STOP ITTTTTTT this was one of the most adorable games ive ever played this was beautifullllll!!!! the character design and the whole atmosphere was just stunning 100000000000000/10

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PLSSS WAHHH THANK U SO MUCH!!! thank you so so so much for playing!!! <333

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This game was lovely! I enjoyed it so much, I loved the special attention given to all the characters! Their designs were absolutely adorable. I found myself being immersed in this game, Artemis is such a lovely character they have such a nice charm to them!

ahhh!!!! a lot of people have been saying that they like the designs of the characters and i just *bursts into tears* that means so much to me!! im so happy you enjoyed playing my game ahhh <333

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It's so endearing that you reply to like all the comments, I'm just so happy that you made the game! I'm looking forward to other ones you might make in the future aswell, anyways have a good night or day or afternoon!

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amazing ∞/10 would definitely replay 10 times over! really glad i found this game, it made my day :>

(ಥ_ಥ) this comment made my night, thank u sm <33

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AAAA this was such a good game!! these character are all so well done and im in love with the art style! 10/10 would date mothman again

thank you so much <3333 i'm so happy u enjoyed playing!!!

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MORE PLEASE, WHERE IS THE SEQUEL WHERE WE GET TO MARRY ARTEMIS????? oh yeah great game btw, super cozy, super adorbs, can't get it out of my head gg 1000/10

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THIS IS SO CUTE BAHAHAHA!!! top secret, but i will give u some insider info *beckons you closer and leans in to tell you the secret* i do plan on adding some more events... maybe one or two... where you develop your relationship with artemis more... but thats just between u and me (。•̀ᴗ-)✧ so happy u enjoyed the game though!!! thank you so much for playing <333

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but fr go chill, watch yoi, treat yoself first u deserve it for creating a masterpiece bestieeeeee

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absolutely amazing, has got to be one of the best visual novels I've played 10/10. 100% recommend.

this comment is so short and sweet but i have got to say. it literally hit me like a truck and im sitting here at my desk abt to start bawling LMFAOOOO AHHHH oh my god, THANK YOU SO MUCH?! this really means so much to meeee ahhhh thank you thank you thank you!!

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It says 2 hour playtime, but considering I'm dyslexic and one hell of a daydreamer, it lasts much longer than that. The artstyle is adorable, though!

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thank u so much <3!!! thank you for playing, regardless of how long it took you o(>ω<)o!!!

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amazing game so far! when I started streaming it I hadn’t realised it has just come out I love it so much and so does my stream!! keep up the great work

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okay so i literally lost my fucking mind when i got the notification for this comment BAHAHAH ahhh oh my god, the fact that people are playing MY GAME.. on their TWITCH STREAMS... is blowing my mind. i admit though, i did do a little snooping around twitch and managed to find the vod of the stream where u played my game and i really cannot even begin to describe how happy i am that you played the game and shared it with your followers. like i could cry rn (ಥ﹏ಥ) thank you so so so SOOOO much, you genuinely have my eternal gratitude hahahaha!!!!

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Fantastic game! Absolutely love the character design and literally love all of the characters in this game. The music also adds a lovely and cozy vibe. I highly recommend getting this game, especially if you are a big fan of cryptids (like me).

thank you so much omg!!! i really wanted to make a diverse cast of characters and im so glad you liked them all (ಡ‸ಡ) they r so near and dear to my heart so it makes me so happy that people are liking them!!! <333

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Amazing game, the pronoun selection was a pleasant surprise, the art, characters and interactions seemed so real and generally so cute. Great inspiration for me and my small group of friends who plan on making our own VN- Can't wait to see your progress later on <3 

oh my god, thank you so much!!!! i wanted to make the game as like... inclusive as possible and im so happy that the pronoun options were good for everyone :] i personally use they/she pronouns myself and i've never played a vn that's been accommodating to that so i tried my very best to make a point to create that option in my game (ᵔ◡ᵔ) im so pleased that you enjoyed the game! thank u so much for leaving a comment <333

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omggg this game was so well done. all the characters felt so alive and the writing was sooo top notch i just ajsahflgk i just loved playing it!!!!!! awesome job devs!!

ahhh!!!! thank you so so so much!!! i will admit, the only reason why the writing is good is because ive spent the past like six years writing fanfiction in my freetime LMFAOOO its good to know that all of that has paid off bahahaha (≧▽≦) thank you so much for playing!!!!

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SUCH A CUTE GAME OMG. Had an amazing time playing this, thank you for putting such time and effort into it.  Beautifully written, beautifully drawn, wonderful soundtrack, great choices.  Just a wonderful game (: 

thank you so much!!! im so happy you enjoyed the game <3 it means so much to me!!!