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In the beginning of Destiny Fails Us, Idril's time is devoted to friends, video games, and a childhood crush named Vincent. Everything in her life gets flipped upside down all in one day. Suddenly, romance, school work, and friendships have become more complicated and as Idril takes a step back to reassess her life. You, the Player, take the reigns and decide what will become of Idril's teenage years.
Your choices will effect everything from your friendships, social status and love life, to your grades and what events you experience in the DFU world. Are you the type of person who strives to hold on to all of your friends and loved ones, or would you rather ignore the wants and needs of those around you to further your own gain? Either way, it's up to you to decide whether you would like to be the perfect angel, or feed your inner demon.
Destiny Fails Us is an otome game. The story is a mixture of romance, slice of life, and mystery. The game's story takes place in 3 acts. Depending on the choices made in the story, Idril may fall in love with one of the 6 love interests, weaken and gain friendships, and possibly raise her grades or focus on becoming a competitive gamer.
Interested to see what DFU is like for yourself? You can! We have a demo where you can play through the Prologue and the beginning of Chapter 1 available for you to download right now!
Windows, Mac, & Linux
This demo has been updated as of October 2015.Lint Statistics for the Demo:
The game contains 1,845 dialogue blocks, containing 24,298 words and 128,957 characters, for an average of 13.2 words and 70 characters per block.
The game contains 43 menus, 498 images, and 62 screens.
- Each bachelor has different friendship and romance routes
- Friendship routes for the girls
- Other characters can rival you for a bachelor's affection
- Texting other characters, or not, to affect your relationships.
- Increase stats to affect different situations
- Multiple Endings
*Update 10/7: All characters have been updated.*
Birthday: January 9th
Weight: 131 lbs
Enjoys: Drawing, Photography, Video Games
Fears: Blood, Heights, Spiders
School Department: Arts
School Club: Art Club
Idril Ar'Feinel is the main character in Destiny Fails Us. Idril struggles with school work and her grades, and plays video games instead of working on her homework. Idril has had a crush on Vincent since the two met when they were little, and when he started going to her school in middle school the two got closer.
Birthday: December 19th
Weight: 135 lbs
Enjoys: Video Games, Reading, Computers
Fears: Growing Old, Unpredictable people, Turning into his parents.
School Department: Academics
School Club: None, Helps out in the Computer Lab
Vincent is Idril's first kiss, and childhood friend. When he was younger, he lived in the city during the summer time, and became good friends with her. Later, in middle school, his parents got a divorce and he was forced to move away from his father, into his mother's custody in the town that Idril lived in. One day, the two skipped school, and found peace on a usually unoccupied bridge - but when his mother found them on her way home, Vincent and her got into a heated discussion. Later that night, when Idril overhears her parents talking with his mother, stating he had ran way from home, Idril snuck out and found him on that bridge.
Birthday: November 4th
Weight: 147 lbs
Enjoys: Working on Cars, Laser Tag, Nicolette’s Cooking
Fears: Being alone, Cemeteries, Hurting the people he cares about
School Department: Academics
School Club: Debate Club
Part Time Job: Server at King’s Cafe
James always had a crush on Idril for as long as he could remember. All through out grade school, Idril and him would walk home together, since they lived a few houses away from each other. He always wanted her to be happy, even if it put him off at a disadvantage. However, that all changed when he was forced to move on the opposite end of town, and Idril and Vincent started walking home together by themselves. James eventually becomes best friends with Vincent, and decides to make it clear that Idril was his, especially when he noticed Idril glancing at Vincent in class... But when Vincent steals Idril’s first kiss away from James, James’ jealousy unleashes.
Birthday: March 7th
Weight: 137 lbs
Enjoys: Drawing, Music, Spending time with his family
Fears: Being a burden, Being only partially clothed in public places, Borrowing money
School Department: Sports
School Club: Boy Basketball Team’s Towel Boy
Samson, the king of bad luck, has been in love with Idril’s best friend, Lily, since the beginning of Middle School. During the study night where Idril and Vincent kiss for the first time, he’s over at Lily’s house to study for their project as well. This doesn’t go smoothly, however, when he walks in on Lily while she’s taking a shower. The next day, Lily breaks his heart and says they’re too different to ever be together. Samson grows cold towards Lily when he’s tired of wasting his time on her. Will Samson warm his heart up with Idril? Or fall back into his same routine?
Birthday: May 16th
Weight: 140 lbs
Enjoys: Coffee, Antiques, Random Facts
Fears: Feeling Betrayed, Dropping Out
Part Time Job: Librarian
The mysterious college student that Alaska stalks, Alexander. Unknowingly, he is watched, day by day, on his commute to school by Idril’s friend, Alaska. One morning, however, while Alaska is watching from the bushes, she sees Alexander walking by with another girl. Idril and Lily hold her back from releasing a violent wrath on him and the girl.
When Idril meets Alexander through Vincent while he’s working at the local library, she decides to keep his full identity secret from Alaska, to keep him safe from her prying eyes.
Birthday: May 8th
Weight: 155 lbs
Enjoys: Watching sports, Toying with people, Free food
Fears: Being laughed at, Losing, Disappointing everyone
School Department: Sports
School Club: Boys Basketball Team
Brian is the head “jock” at the school. A known bully, and abusive jerk; he’s dating Idril’s friend, Atali. He becomes intrigued with her when she stops him from beating up a kid, by offering to pay for the kid’s lunch money. However, he can’t take her kindness seriously for too long, and starts treating Atali badly. When Idril overhears one of the conversations where Brian talks behind her back, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Birthday: April 24th
Weight: 122 lbs
Enjoys: Dancing, Elaborate Plans, One Liners
Fears: Feeling forgotten, Losing his lucky sock, The arcade closing
School Department: Academics
School Club: Student Council - President
Part Time Job: Arcade Employee
One-Hit-Wonder Boy is the student council president at Moirai High School. There aren't many people he considers true friends of his, with the exception of his neighbor Harley. The students at MHS gave him the nickname "One-Hit-Wonder Boy" when they noticed that he always popped into conversations saying old jokes or singing "One-Hit-Wonder" songs.
Lily has always tried to keep Idril's best interests at heart. The two have been best friends since they were in Kindergarten, and it wasn't hard to figure that out. As they got older, Lily got increasingly popular as the years went by. Samson had always been "in love" with Lily, and he would constantly get shot down. During their study night session, Samson walked into the wrong room, accidentally walking in on Lily while she was in the shower. Lily, deathly embarrassed, finally turned him down for good after this - because they are in "two different worlds" as she put it. However, was her rejection really final?
Alaska had moved into town a few years ago to live with her grandma. In that time, she has taken quite a liking to a local college student, Alexander. So much so, in fact, that she followed him every day from the bushes before school, just to see him. The morning after Idril's first kiss, Lily and Idril find Alaska once again watching Alexander from a distance, only this time - he was with another girl. Alaska freaked out, violently yelling "I'll make him like me!" and "He will be mine!" which shattered her 'cute' appearance with her violent nature.
Atali is the epitome of "killing with kindness." She believes that good is in everyone, and she gives people the benefit of the doubt, even when they don't deserve it. Currently, she is dating the top player on the basketball team which she manages, Brian. The two started dating after she broke up a fight between him and another student by offering her own money to compensate for the other student's lunch money.
One-Hit-Wonder Boy’s Best Friend. Harley is on the track team at Moirai High School.
The Girl that Alexander has been seen hanging around with.
Larissa moved to Moirai during her Freshman year, one year ago. Larissa is on the Newspaper Staff and spends her free time writing a book of her own.
Nicolette is James’ twin sister. Even though she argues with James on a daily basis, the two care for each other greatly.
Jake is Brian’s closest friend. He doesn’t seem to fond of Brian’s bullying, but will back Brian up if he gets in trouble.
Erin is an upperclassmen that Idril meets at Moirai High School.