Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows

The fifth entry in Liarsoft's Steampunk Series is a mysterious fairytale in which fantasy and reality intertwine.

The story unfolds from the perspectives of two women:

One who travels through the ruins of Engine City New York, destroyed in an unexplained disaster some years before; and one who finds herself in an underground world with a purple sky, where the "vanished" city still stands.

The central focus of the tale is Lily, a girl devoid of memories who sets off through the bizarrely transformed "Underground New York." Driven by her determination to reach the "ends of the sky," she travels through this dangerous world accompanied by an enigmatic young man known as A. In the course of her long and difficult journey, they meet many of the city's inhabitants, and fend off the attacks of strange and terrifying monsters.

What lies at the end of the road Lily travels?
How is she connected to the woman exploring the ruins on the surface?
And why was New York destroyed?

In the course of their journeys, many mysteries will be unraveled...

Just like Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows will be coming to both and Steam.

The MangaGamer release of Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows is a hybrid release featuring all of the content of the original adult version of the game and the later all-ages console release of the title, with the higher resolution graphics of the console edition. You can select Refrain, the all-ages version of the game, from the main menu of the adult version if you would prefer. The version distributed on Steam is Refrain, the all-ages version of the game, but a patch will be made available on the MangaGamer site to give the Steam version the same content and functionality as the MangaGamer release.


The year is 1907. The 20th century is still young.

This is a world that experienced a 19th century very different from our own. A world of innumerable steam-powered Engines. The unnaturally rapid development of this steam civilization filled the air with smog, robbing humanity of the blue skies they'd once known.

There is one place in particular where the sky is darker than anywhere else: the ruins of the Engine city New York, perpetually shrouded in grey clouds and polluted rain. Five years ago, a mysterious disaster known as the "Great Disappearance" reduced this entire metropolis to a deserted, crumbling wasteland. Sealed off from the world by the United States government, it stands in utter silence. Not a single soul now walks its streets.

But today, a woman named Elysia quietly sets foot inside it - guided by a singular purpose. Her destination: old Manhattan, said to be the epicenter of the catastrophe.
Unbeknownst to her...

There is a place said to be the city's "Underground." This is an enormous subterranean realm, permeated with a dim purple light. No one on the surface world knows of its existence. In this place, the Skyscrapers that crumbled five years ago still stand tall; but their forms are warped and twisted. "Underground New York" is a place of black and violet shadows. A prison with no exit. And beneath its unnatural "sky," the men and women who vanished five years ago still exist...

Cowering in fear of the seven monsters known as the "Messengers."
Suffering terror, agony, and death at the hands of the "Messengers."
They linger on in this twisted underground city, as if waiting for something.

A girl named Lily sets foot in this place, her mind devoid of memories. There is only one thing she's certain of. She doesn't have a reason. She doesn't know who or what awaits her. She doesn't even know why she feels this way. But even so, she's absolutely certain.

"Manhattan. The ends of the violet sky."
"I have to go there. I'm the only one who can."

─The girl sets off for the tower of violet shadow looming far in the distance.
─With every step, she finds the shades of those yet to fade away.
─She isn't aware of the tears she sheds.

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Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows
Developer: Liarsoft
Platform: Windows 7, 8, 10
Language: Japanese audio (full voice), English text
Genre: Alternate history, steampunk
Original Concept, Script, Direction: Hikaru Sakurai
Art, Character Design: Akira
Opening & Ending Theme Vocals: Rita
Music: Bluberry&Yogurt, M.U.T.S. music studio