Revolutions are messy.
Relationships are messier.

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  • of the most painfully empathetic gaming experiences I've played in years.
    - video games are good
  • With its eye for detail, impeccable direction of design and music, and fantastic narrative, Amarantus is definitely up there for one of the year’s best releases.
    - NoisyPixel
  • There's every kind of emotion at work in this game: desire, joy and bitterness, explosive anger or sadness and scenes of throwaway kindness or sparkling wit or believable mundanity.
    - Eurogamer

  • A full-fledged masterclass of interpersonal writing.
    - video games are good

  • i am a microwave and amarantus is the rotating plate inside it.
    - jinnkies, Steam review


You pick yourself up and you keep going, Arik.
And maybe you learn from whatever you've done.
But I will not give up on you before we are finished.

Arik's been told two things all his life: a tyrant is ruling the country, and somebody needs to do something.Now forced to flee his house after a midnight attack, his parents captured and his house torched—maybe somebody means you.It's time to gather a party, head to the capital, and take the Lord down.

You think you’ve been left with nothing?
You have everything you are; everything we poured our time and our love into.
You have everything you are here to do.

Along the journey, this crew of old friends and new strangers will grow closer—or further apart—as your choices guide Arik to win friends, make enemies, play matchmaker, and break hearts.



  • Four unique characters for Arik to befriend, torment, woo or wingman—but not all relationships can be rewarding

  • Your choices develop Arik's personality and motivations, opening up new avenues for relationships within the party

  • Condensed storytelling—a single playthrough takes 3-4 hours, while multiple playthroughs uncover the truth

  • Original soundtrack with post-rock vibes

  • Not by accident is this game named for the flower commonly known as Love Lies Bleeding


Mireille Bellegarde

Look at you. Talking to people, making friends. Sometimes I really thought you were going to go through life so shut down.

Arik's best friend since childhood, loyal to a fault and determined to make everyone around her the best possible version of themselves.

There aren't many people around at the moment to, uh, share a special kinda experience with.

Mireille's wayward step-brother, a runaway rich boy convinced this trip might be his best shot to turn over a new leaf.

Márius Abaroa

Raeann Alastor

If someone's going to be running around breaking orders doing what they want, it had better be me.

Ex-gang leader, hungry for a second chance at power.
Raeann might not be in charge of the journey, but she'll take whatever control she can get.

Follow orders. Obey commands. Never give yourself time to think.

Hired as the brawn of the expedition, the Major is neither invested nor interested and she would like very much to be entirely left alone, thank you.

The Major

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