The Arcana: A Mystic Romance 12+

Choose Your Own Love Story


    • 4.7 • 15.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Welcome to The Arcana, wonderer. You’re about to enter the world of Vesuvia, the most captivating visual novel full of mystery & romance.

In merely seconds, you’ll enter your own immersive & inclusive love story. Be wary of who you’ll condemn, but most importantly, follow your heart to find your true lover.

Brought to you by Nix Hydra, a female founded studio with games loved by over 23 million people.


You’re a young prodigy tarot card reader. You wake up in a magic shop confused with no memory.

A mysterious figure appears that wishes to speak to your mentor but you offer them a tarot card reading instead.

They’re intrigued by your reading. They offer you an invitation to the Palace, but for a price: You must uncover the mystery of their murdered partner.


Intertwine paths with enthralling & stunning characters you won’t be able to take your eyes off of.

Win over their hearts, flirt, or stir up drama! In The Arcana, you can play multiple character paths simultaneously or one at a time - the choice is yours.

Julian: An exciting and dangerous doctor accused of a vile crime
Asra: Your magical mentor with a wealth of secrets
Muriel: A mysterious outsider you encounter in Vesuvia
Nadia: The powerful and intriguing countess of the city
Lucio: The dead husband of Nadia who once ruled Vesuvia
Portia: Nadia’s favorite and most trustworthy handmaiden

All LGBTQ+ friendly.


Once inside The Arcana, you can play up to 21 unique episodes taken from the 21 Major Arcana tarot cards.

First, you must choose your pronouns. Each episode has endless amounts of options for you to role play. Unlike other dating sims, The Arcana story lets you be who you want and love who you desire.

As you interact with characters on your chosen path, you must make decisions quickly or face the consequences!


The Arcana is the ultimate inclusive visual novel & love game developed by and for players of all sexual orientations & genders.

Whether you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, or any other orientation, your romance awaits.

If you love traditional yuri, yaoi, bl and otome games, you won’t want to leave The Arcana.

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The Arcana

What’s New

Version 2.20

It’s time to celebrate the Heartsong Festival! Enjoy a new Tale celebrating love just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

Taco bout awesome ,

my absolute favorite.

i usually have a hard time putting my feelings into words but i could talk about this game forever. the plot is so so good and interesting aswell as the character interactions. i love that its not the exact same story for each character, but instead different stories catered to your choice. the interactions we have with the love interest of choice always makes me smile, it doesnt falter your relationship if you dont pay to kiss them or things like that, in fact it doesnt ruin anything. AND the game has 2 endings for each character!!!! the writing is magnificent and the characters are so unique and truly are written so so well. ive gotten attached to all of them so so quickly and im excited to see the endings of my favorite two after they are released. lucio and muriel are characters that i connected with immediately. lucio seems like a jerk in everyone elses route but you see how good of a guy he is and that hes trying to change once you play his route. you can really feel like they care about us as they speak, the nicknames, the detailed responses, its amazing. i feel like characters who dont know who i actually am care about me and thats a comfort for me. muriels route has to be my favorite though, im so excited for the next update of his. muriel is a big comfort for me because i understand how he feels. sorry for going so into detail about this, i just genuinely love this game and its writing is perfect. i 100% recommend to anyone contemplating.

11111pinkamenadianepie ,

I hope that you will read this because it is important

This app is seriously one of the best rpg romance games that I have ever played and I have played so many, online and app wise. This app lets you choose and change your name and pronouns whenever you like which is great because I am gender fluid and it upsets me sometimes that I can’t change my name or gender on others or I am stuck with this main character that I care nothing about. This game lets you choose to be you and I think that is the best part about this game. It makes you feel important when you aren’t so important in the real world and for once, I actually felt loved even though I knew it was just a game. I guess it’s the storyline that just leaves you craving more and the mini games are cute and fun! The characters are so diverse it’s wonderful!!! I hope that you will go far with this game as I have been showing it off to my friends, I convinced five of my friends to play it and they love and simp for at least one of your characters now. However, I want to ask you this, could you if not make a whole story, maybe make a little tidbit of a story for those who like Valdemar, Vladimir, Volta, Valerius and Volga? I know it seems silly but I am on an amino page and I’ve noticed that more people that you think really enjoy and love those characters! Please consider this at least. I hope I am no trouble to you when I write this, I don’t mean to sound demanding or anything.

Matt Flanagan ,

Be Prepared to No Longer have A Life

Once you start playing this story, it’s addicting and immersive. For the next month or so, at least, it’s all you’ll think about. “Oh have my keys regenerated?” “Time for heart hunter!” and “I can’t wait for the next book to come out!” will be frequent thoughts. The diversity of the characters, their dialogue, and personalities are amazing. Even though they’re fictional, it’s easy to fall in love with one or more of them. The inclusivity of everything is to die for. The plot is really good at incorporating romance as well as developing an adventure. I absolutely adore the soundtrack. There’s only a few complaints that I have, and seemingly enough others as well. The paid scenes- way too expensive. The price either needs to be knocked down or coins need to be able to be acquired easier in game. The time needed for keys to regenerate should be less. Waiting three hours for one key??? It’s a bit infuriating to be honest. My last “complaint” is more of a concern. I hope the devs aren’t rushing or overworking themselves to release new books, most of the fan base would rather wait a little longer than having a thrown together chapter. :) Personally, those are the only areas I feel that need improvement. The art style is gorgeous and I really enjoy learning about Tarot cards as well as magic. I’d definitely recommend playing this, I don’t normally play games such as these but I really enjoy The Arcana.

Developer Response ,

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