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  • Summary: Cinders is our latest project, and one were putting lots of hope into. It is our take on a classic fairytale in a genre that we havent tried before. The game is going to be an atmospheric Visual Novel of quality thats not frequently seen in the genre. We want the players to enjoy theCinders is our latest project, and one were putting lots of hope into. It is our take on a classic fairytale in a genre that we havent tried before. The game is going to be an atmospheric Visual Novel of quality thats not frequently seen in the genre. We want the players to enjoy the beautiful world of animated illustrations by Gracjana Zielinska, and offer choices that will make them question the somehow naive and banal morals of the classic story. The game is under steady development and should be released around Summer 2011 for Windows and Mac OS X. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 11, 2019
    90
    Cinders’ story had me hooked from beginning to end, while its compelling cast of characters, the themes it explores and its deviations from the traditional narrative of Cinderella made for a surprisingly poignant tale that I won’t soon forget.
  2. Apr 4, 2019
    85
    Cinders is a fine experience to have at home or on the go. The developers have done everything I would have wanted in a port. If you’ve been waiting on checking this out or are just looking for a new visual novel on the Switch, give Cinders a go.
  3. Jan 4, 2021
    80
    The story in Cinders can and does veer off at unexpected tangents. Absolutely nothing is concrete, and what feels like the best choice can end up being the worst if a scenario is repeated a few times to see what will happen next. With a high replay value to experience different decisions, Cinders certainly provides a new take on a classic tale, with style and imagination that will impact gamers more than other versions of the tale can. A wide range of morals are presented to the gamer, making it their choice whether Cinderella is a kind girl, or one who looks out for herself, and is as selfish as her step-sisters initially seem.
  4. Mar 24, 2019
    75
    Cinders breathes new life into a tired fairytale in a way that is smart, dark and funny.
  5. May 23, 2019
    70
    Cinders is a visual novel based on the classic Cinderella story while reflecting a more modern take on the original and as a game that offers four different endings, it works: its concise, appealing writing, quality illustrations and compelling finals make this a motivating experience for fans of visual novels. Pity for its rather short length, which means that players have even more reasons to reach all possible endings.
  6. 60
    Though Cinders would like to be a mature version of the Cinderella fairy tale, it fails to separate itself from the original and ends up rehashing a story we've all heard before.
  7. Feb 22, 2019
    50
    If you want something short with a little kick of humour, then Cinders is probably right up your alley. It’s nice, but not much more than that.

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  1. Aug 24, 2020
    6
    Nice variation on the fairytale everyone knows. Unfortunately there is not as much interaction as one would hope. After one walk through I wasNice variation on the fairytale everyone knows. Unfortunately there is not as much interaction as one would hope. After one walk through I was so tired of reading I decided not to follow up in tracking other endings. Expand