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Welcome to the Kabaret - where monsters from Southeast Asian myths and folklores dwell. Decipher tea leaves, play traditional games, and question your humanity.

Kabaret is a Southeast Asian visual novel filled with monsters from myths and folklores from the region.

"The truth is this, every monster you have ever met, was once a human being."

Cursed into a monster, Jebat journeys into a realm called the "Alam". Taken in by the charismatic owner of Kabaret, known only as The Caretaker, Jebat is tasked with providing tasseomancy services to the dwellers in an effort to gather information on how to break his curse.

Each of the mythical creatures who visit the Kabaret come from Southeast Asian folklores and legends. Listen to their unique stories, give advice through tasseomancy, and find a way to break the curse.

  • Brew tea and decipher the meaning behind the leaves.
  • Play traditional Southeast Asian games.
  • Get to know characters inspired by actual myths and folklore from the region.
  • Featuring sounds of Hello Universe and Sambasunda Indonesia.

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DISCLAIMER: This game contains elements that are not suitable for some, and contains violence, blood and gore, and strong language.

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorPersona Theory Games
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Gore, Male protagonist, Mouse only, Narrative, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
AccessibilityOne button
LinksSteam, Steam


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05042021_Mac_Build.app.zip 1,010 MB
02042021_Windows_Build.zip 623 MB

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The art style and music are amazing!!!


I tend to run into a bug in the demo - I cannot proceed from the main room of the Kabaret even though the Caretaker should start dialogue there.

Hopefully it'll be fixed by the full release! I'm liking as little as I saw already.


Hi, thank you so much for the feedback. Can you describe when and where it happened?

No problem! It was right when the boat ride finished - in the big room with the door and the braziers all around. Nothing progressed for me at that point, the room just remained dark and no dialogue happened.

I see, we will look into this and see if it happen with the latest version. If you don't mind, which platform you played? and have you restart the game and play it again?

This is on the PC. I did try restarting, but ran into the exact same problem.

This is new. Thank you so much for reporting this bug. We will find and kill this bug ASAP. Oh and if you don't mind, you can try to play Steam version and see if the bug still there. :)

Can i play this at joiplay?

is there romance because this was in the nsfw genre lmao

I heard of Kabaret through a Reddit comment (from r/HobbyDrama no less) and I have to say, this is the first visual novel I have played and it feels so good to play! It was really nice to see local myths and monsters represented.

(p.s: my version of the demo had a periodic gong sound playing sometimes in the background music. Is that normal?)

Hello, thank you for the feedback. We will look into this.

I love this! Especially the music, the gamelan was unexpected but fits very nicely. I'll be waiting for the full release, even though visual novels aren't my cup of tea (pardon the pun...).

Ah thank you so much! :D We're so happy to hear you love Kabaret!


Hello! Is this game completed or is this still in progress?

In progress! You can wishlist us on steam here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1525580/Kabaret/ or follow or twitter for updates :D Full game to be released this year!

Gotcha. Thanks very much!

This is a game I'm seriously looking forward to. Glad to see you guys are still working on it


Great to know that you're still looking forward to this game! It means the world to us. :)

This was actually great, and Pontianak was so tragically alluring - horrible and beautiful at the same time. I wish it were a full game. Indonesia is so fascinating
There are creatures similar to Pontianak in Slavic mythology - Vilas, Navkas and Drekavac