A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Once upon a time, in the far away kingdom of Nantu, a desperate King and Queen sought the help of a Witch. Although the Witch claimed no reward at the time, good fortune comes at a hefty price.
As the kingdom grew prosperous, so did the Witch's greed. Thrice did the Witch demand unreasonable recompense, but thrice was the Witch rejected. The visits stopped and for a short while, the kingdom knew peace.
Until one day the Witch returned, demanding the kingdom's most prized jewel, lest tragedy befalls the land.
Who will get their happily ever after in this fairy-tale?

Reflections on the River is a visual novel about fairy-tale promises, friendship, and filial piety.
Players will take on the role of Zheng, the Witch, and navigate their way through this fairy-tale, where seemingly everyone has a secret.

- 1280x720 resolution
- ~30,000 words
- 30 minutes playtime
- 2 routes, 7 endings

Writing, Art & Programming: Cavs
Writing: Tsu-Li Liew
Background Art: Kristi Hoi
Music: Otowabi, SHW Music, MusMus, Bensound, Purple Planet, Kevin MacLeod
Sound Effects: FreeSFX.co.uk, FlashKit, FreeSound.org

More information

Published1 year ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux


Reflections-on-the-River-1.1-win.zip (189 MB)
Reflections-on-the-River-1.1-mac.zip (187 MB)
Reflections-on-the-River-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 (187 MB)


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I loved this game! I love the art and characters so much, especially Zheng. The plot twists and secrets were interesting but also made sense. The story was amazing, and it balanced serious and funny moments really well. It feels like far more than one month was spent on it.

I was also wondering whether a member of Stardust Soda was Chinese, because the mentions of food in particular were spot on! If not, then good job with the research!

One thing bothers me a little bit: while most of the information is consistent throughout all routes, I was confused when Zheng says the power from the jewel is familiar because it's theirs in one route, when in another they say that someone else's power was put in the jewel. Is this bit of background information supposed to be different between routes? That doesn't make much sense, considering the jewel was made before the start of the game. Clarification?

I am wondering if there a possible romance route becuase I having problems on find it

The intent of this story was to focus on non-romantic relationships, so there is no proper "romance route" in the game -- though you're of course free to interpret the endings however you like!

Oh okay I was mostly crious but that really cool idea

I enjoyed playing the game. It had a very interesting story, nice characters and the artwork is simply amazing.

Thanks so much for playing the game! Happy to hear that you enjoyed it!


There were so many twists and turns of the game, which made it very enjoyable to play! I really love the characters and the art is beautiful. I would definitely try out some other future games you guys might pull out!


Thank you very much for playing our game and sharing your thoughts! I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed it. ★