A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Atop the poppy hills are ruins to what was once revered and feared. One man wants to paint this scenery, while another wants to research it, while the forgotten god wants to have silence once and for all.

Pillars on Poppy Hills is a visual novel about wanting to become something or nothing. It also features:

  • Approximately 13,000 words  / 40 minutes of play time!
  • 3 Endings!
  • Content Warning: This visual novel and touches upon melancholic and downcast themes.
  • Also nobody is straight and everyone is depressed! Yay!

Now available on Google Play thanks to Project Ensō!

Update 2/26/2022: There's now an artbook available to purchase! It will update with more info and art in the future, but until then it is at a discounted price for now~! 

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
AuthorKnickknack PJ
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAtmospheric, Boys' Love, Experimental, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Narrative, Short, Story Rich


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Pillars_on_Poppy_Hills-1.0-win.zip 125 MB
Pillars_on_Poppy_Hills-1.0-mac.zip 108 MB
Pillars_on_Poppy_Hills-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 115 MB
Pillars_on_Poppy_Hills-1.0-android.apk 129 MB
POPHartbook_V1.pdf 11 MB
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Oh my god that was beautiful ;A;

Thank you for the kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the game! :D


Oh, I knew right away which choice to pick to not screw everything up lol

Then when back and watched things go to hell

I'm usually the opposite lol, go for bad ends first then I go for the good ends. Hope you enjoyed it all though! Thank you for the comment :D


First endings stick with me more than later endings. 


it's been so long but i still think about this game a lot 🙏 i feel like it talked to me in a very unique way

I've been staring at this comment for several days because I don't know what to say.  I'm really honored you feel this way, and I'm really happy it's made such an impact. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and your continued support! :D


aw this was cool

i thought it would be way more depressing so that's why i avoided it for quite a while but hey, it wasn't that bad :')

great game fr fr

Thank you so much for the kind comments! :D I'm glad you enjoyed it!


This game left some mark into my mind, and it ended up in article about my fav itch.io games of the year! It's in finnish, but thought you would like to know this: https://geekgirls.fi/wp/blog/2021/12/20/indie-pelien-ihmemaassa/


I am so sorry for the late reply, but I am still really flattered it kept in your mind all this time! I really appreciate the kind words and what you wrote for it, even if I don't wholly understand the language. (Thank goodness for translations lol)


Lovely lil visual novel. Did not fully stole my heart, but was well made and atmosphere was on point.

Hey, the downloads aren't appearing as links for me either. Just to let you know!

I am so sorry, I can't seem to find the problem on my end? After hitting the Download Now button, it still enables me to download the files, so I don't know what else to do.


It works now! I don’t know if my internet or something was bugging out or what but I got them to download. Sorry! I am playing right now and the art and writing is very beautiful. I love the characters so much. ❤️ cant wait to explore the endings 

Yay, I'm glad! And thank you so much for your kind words,  I really appreciate it! :D


The downloads aren't appearing as links, just regular text, which is annoying bc ur game sounds really fun

Omg thank you so much for telling me because I didn't know the links went down until I saw your comment! They're back now! :D

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I just finished it today and got all three endings! What a great game! The god of the story feels bittersweet ;___; But it was a nice feeling. Also the art and aesthetic are top-notch! Along with the music and the emphasis on wind, it felt wistful? I enjoyed it! 

I look forward to your future works :D

EDIT: Also forgot to add the (true?) ending was hella cuuuuuute

Ahhh you're too kind, thank you so much for this comment! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D


This was a really lovely read, and I liked exploring all three endings. Fantastic character design!

Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad you liked it! :D


The #aesthetic of this game is so good ???? Playing it as soon as I get home!

Thank you so much! :D