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Hung on a piece on thread in the foyer, a bamboo scroll read:

Rules
1) You must not let any strangers into the house. Preferably not even the forest where we reside in.
2) If you spot any strangers loitering around the property, alert us immediately.
3) You may converse with strangers as a gesture of friendliness, but never tell them where the house is located. We are hiding for safety, after all.
4) Don’t accept things from trespassers. Don’t give things to trespassers, either.
5) Never, I repeat, never talk to those of the Taira family.
6) Got it? Don’t trust the Taira Clan.


Minamoto no Ryouji, a 12th-century Japanese boy of the Minamoto clan read those rules, and knew them all by heart. Never in his life would he even dream of breaking even one of them. That is, until that one day he met a girl named Yuki in the heart of the winter fields.

Six Rules is a short story about a little boy, a little girl, and a spiritual journey through a snow-strewn forest of ancient Japan.

Except it’s not.

Note: This is a Kinetic Novel game, not an RPG, which generally just means a sparkly ebook that is dialogue and narrative-heavy, with pictures and music and occasional unlockables. If you are looking for a gameplay-heavy game this is not for you. I'm happy to accept critiques on story, writing quality, art and so on, but I'd appreciate if a bad review isn't written simply due to lack of gameplay. Thank you and good day!

Download here: http://soyasushi.vnovel.com

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Latest Blog

Six Rules has been released!

I'm currently in the midst of uploading it, and having many errors. For people who want to download it directly, please go to http://soyasushi.vnovel.com . Happy playing!
  • Completed
  • Kirroha
  • Renpy
  • Visual Novel
  • 03/17/2014 08:53 AM
  • 10/07/2016 11:07 PM
  • 03/09/2014
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Woah!...What a twist. I really liked it! So...what happens next? Will there be a sequel?...
A very cute and heartwarming game... ouch. That was cruel. I should've seen it coming, but I just didn't want to believe that it would. Perfect example of a twist ending done to horrific and beautiful effect. And I hope you'll do that sequel eventually!

Will work on a review soon enough.
This is the first Visual Novel game I've ever played... It's so shocking, so chilling and so sad. Hope you make more of these beautiful visual novel games!
I created an account on this website just because I wanted to tell you how amazing this game was. I loved it. Was beautiful yet depressing. I wished the ending, could show about how he understood everything that happened, etc. T AT)! I loved it so much. very addicting and i love the music.. would be awesome if this became an anime..
I thought it may go that way, but I had hoped that it would not.
author=Starlanasam
I thought it may go that way, but I had hoped that it would not.


Yeah...What a sad twist.
author=Zarya7
Woah!...What a twist. I really liked it! So...what happens next? Will there be a sequel?...

There are no plans for it, as stated in the Author's Notes.
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Beautiful art, love the other view, it was a nice read. I'll wrap this up -- as a tear forms in my eye -- I hope you do consider making a sequel. Thanks again for the awesome read!
Thank you for the support, everyone. :) I'm not sure if I'll ever make a sequel, given the obscurity of the setting among Western audiences, but I'll keep it in mind!
I'm just curious as to what happened after the ending but I guess its open ended.
It was so shocking! Awesome job dude. I did a walk through on my channel and it was the first walk through I have done. Let me know if there will be a sequel. Keep up the good work!
Poor Ryouji. He's such a Mariko I feel bad for him.
I wish it had two ending like a good end and a bad end. :o But the game was beautiful I loved the art and the music *^*
author=KokoroNoKuroko
I wish it had two ending like a good end and a bad end. :o But the game was beautiful I loved the art and the music *^*


Thanks for your suggestion! :) I've considered that but I can't seem to be able to think up of a second ending without it feeling extraneous and gratuitous, so I decided to stick only with one, and added the Another View as a bonus to get more of an idea of a different perspective!
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