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On top of a mountain lies a tower of mysterious origin. Its sole occupant, Elior, is a scholar living out the duties set to them by their Mother while they wait for her to come home. However, with the arrival of a visitor, the opportunity to unveil the truth seems to finally be in reach. 

Mythical beings, an eternal night, and a fairytale that seems to tie it all together.

Chapter 2 still in development !


-  Around 1 hour of playtime (Chapter 1 - the following episodes will be available for free later on).

- Platformer exploration with Visual Novel style interactions.

- 2 intro scenarios + 2 endings

- Mini puzzles

Elior - An aloof scholar with an icy politeness and questionable memory. They are the lone resident of the Tower who dedicates their hours reading the countless books within.

Flavien - A friendly visitor with many smiles and just as many secrets. He has the ability to see memories left on whatever he touches.

The High Scholar - ???

Helena - ???

A, D to move left or right

Space bar to Jump (double space for double jump)

I for Inventory

M for Map

E to interact, F (Continue button during conversations)

You can press 1, 2, 3, and so on for your chosen responses or click using your mouse.

Esc to pause

Known Issues:

Characters freezing = If character doesn't unfreeze within a few seconds, save and reload your game.

Continue button sometimes not getting selected by pressing F = Click using your mouse.

Tanaw - Creator/Artist/Writer/Dev

4Dango - Creator/Animator/Character Sprites/Writer

Aran Gilman - Dev + Tester



Ambiment Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Feelings of Twilight - ShadyDave


This work is licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License.

Stasis - Steve Oxen

Music from https://www.FesliyanStudios.com

This work is licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License.




PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(85 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Platformer
TagsFantasy, LGBT, Mystery, Romance


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TheLastStar_V1.2.app.zip 137 MB
TheLastStar_V1.2.zip 127 MB

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please please try to update this as soon as you can, i love this game

Is development still active on this game?  It's been a while since I've seen any news about it.  It'd be a shame if there was no more, I really like it.  It has a fantastic sense of atmosphere and I love the characters to bits and pieces.  

me too. Like I've been waiting for the full release since 2022!


Hi! We're definitely still aiming to finish working on the game but it will most likely take a long time as we've both been occupied with other things. Though I do try to work on making shorter games set in the same universe in the meantime. :D Hearing that means a lot though and hopefully we can share something soon! Thank you so much!

I understand!  Thank you for the response, and thank you for your hard work! ❤

Hi! I absolutely love the game so far but I seem to be stuck on the portion where Flavian is piecing together the paper I cannot seem to for the life of me to get the last piece in place, I was wondering what to do in a situation like this as the storytelling and art absolutely gorgeous!

hiiii love the game so far!!!! but im kinda stuck at some part when im in elior's room andd idk how to get out!!! ive also tried checking the rest of the room but i cant go upstairs for some reason it doesnt let me jump, can someone please tell me what im supposed to do

i've had the same problem, i just went the other route


This game is amazing! I'm still waiting for the second chapter! Everything about this is perfect.


i really love this game, the lore (or what little of it that has been revealed, HAHA), the character designs, the premise of the story, the art and overall design of the game, everything!! i find the entire game to be beautiful, and really engaging!!

 i had so much fun playing chapter one, and i hope to soon be able to play the rest once available (with no intentions of rushing, i'll wait however long it takes for development to finish!!) though the controls took me a second to figure out (i chose to not read the control guide, for some reason) after i did, i was fully able to play and navigate through the game, it wasn't too complicated at all, which i really liked. 

i found the power mechanic of piecing together ripped pages really interesting, and overall had a great time playing. sorry if this is lengthy, i've been binging free itch games and this was my favorite thus far. 

one bug i had was that when i loaded my save, which was at a choice area, once i attempted to continue the dialogue to rechoose a different choice, the option wouldn't load and i had to start again. this was fine, as i wasn't too far, but just something to note!!

andddd i'm done! i enjoyed the game immensely, lots of love, thank you for making it so beautifully!!

I'm kind of stuck can someone help? Star guy says he wants a new cup not sure where to get that.

Hi! You can find it in the cupboard on the leftmost side of the kitchen. Hope it helps!

This game is really nice! The music is nice and the art is enchanting! The only thing that bothers me is the f key not working sometimes as I don't have a mouse but overall a fantastic start! Can't wait to see more! C:

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wish this was on web it looks so damn good

Great game! But when Flavien jump to the edge of a floor he seldom jumps very high?Don't certainly if is a bug.

Also wonder if you have any intention to release other language versions. I may can help if Chinese version is  needed.


I love it! Looking forward to the continuation~!

Hi the only 2 problems i had while playing were that sometimes the F key would not register and that the game doesn't save when you finish. So if i just press continue after finishing it will get me back to my last save.


This was such a good game!  The art style is so cute and I love the characters so far.  I could genuinely play a game like this for hours.  

There are some glitches here and there, but nothing too bad.  Towards the beginning, I tried to walk back the way I came because the game told me to, but an invisible wall blocked the way.  I ended up accidently phasing through another wall above and dropping down on the otherside of the invisible wall.  Other than that, there were also times where the F key wouldn't skip through dialogue and I had to click my way through.  

Honestly, bugs aside, it's still one of the better games I've played in such a long time.  Love the story, love the art style, and I love the mystery a whole lot!  Not the mention, the music was really nice.  Awesome game - can't wait for more.

This game is really great! Both the characters and the background music are very healing and warm! And the interactions  between Elior and Flavien are so cute!!!!!! It is an  honor to play such a well made game! I wonder if you have any intention to release other language versions (like Chinese version or Japanese version) so that more people can enjoy such a wonderful game! Looking forward to the chapter 2!

I really love the art style! it is supper pretty! I love the story so far and I want to know what happens next. Elior and Flavien interaction are supper funny and cute, Flavien calling Elior cute for sniffing book is my favorite one.

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I love everything related to celestial bodies and so I fell for this game so hard and really fast the moment I tried it out! Flavien and Elior are both amazing, I love the design for both and can't wait to find out more about the story! I'm so curious about what happened in general. I want to gush about it and write theories but I don't want to spoil anyone who still wants to give it a try, whoops. Oh and the art, gorgeous too. Everything's gorgeous. Bugs I encountered were already commented around, so nothing new to add!

I'll send support as soon as I can, because I'd love to see this flourish and finished. Thanks for coming up with such a pretty concept, please keep up the good work! Have a good one!🧡

Would love to continue this game! I'm still quite early but the E button isn't working for some reason? It worked for a few minutes and then shortly stopped. I've tried saving and refreshing, but that hasn't worked unfortunately. Any suggestions?

Hi! Thank you so much for letting us know! We'll look into this. We're still unsure of when our next update will be, but we'll definitely aim to address all the bugs by then!

Beautiful, wonderful game. Not only is the world building phenomenal, but the story is immersive and the character design is creative and just visually appealing. I love everything about this game. 

Although, I will say, I encountered a glitch a few times where I would get stuck if I clicked on a certain area. It would just loop the same phrase over and over again. 

Other than that, I absolutely adored playing this game! 

Thank you so much for the kind comments! I'll definitely look into addressing all the reported bugs and aim to have them fixed by the next update :) 

I liked this game! The art style was very nice to look at, and the animation in the introduction blew me away. I only wish some of the game mechanics themselves were more developed, though the issues are understandable given this is only a demo. Here are some of the problems I experienced:

-The background seems to waver a bit at times. It is almost like a glitching TV, with stripes that move down the screen horizontally. It wasn't too annoying, but I can see how this has the potential to cause nausea in players because of the frequent motion.

-The question marks when interacting with something had a bad tendency to phase out in the later half of the game. It took me walking past an object 4-5 times for it to finally register and appear so I could interact with things. I personally was able to find everything and finish chapter 1, but it is easy to see players missing a question mark because it disappears and being unable to complete the game. 

I also noticed a few capitalization errors that could easily be fixed with a quick lookover of the story.

Overall, a game with beautiful art and an intriguing story that I am excited to see expanded upon. Well done, and best of luck in your future game endeavors! :)

Thank you so much for letting us know! We'll take a look at those and aim to have them fixed by the next update! It makes us so happy to hear, thank you again! <33

The game itself is very pleasant. Beautiful scenery and lovley characters I will definitely play another chapters as well but I have some things to add to be fair.
First of all me and my friend expirienced a bug that wasn't mentioned in comments. It was when we gone to the staircase to mother study, and find themselves stuck in that room not able to go back as texst with elinor appeared. it was something like "I need to go check the door" it was when we were about to first meet Flavein. We were forced to play from beginning as we didin't save our progress at this point (I know it was dumb). Another thing is just a recommendation. Maybe in future you can add something like a "to do list" in one of corners, when you play in small sesions it may confuse. (you know what to do next if you don't remember) After all it was a game that will be in our minds for a long time, and we will wait for another chapters!

Hi! Thank you so much for letting me know, I'll take a look at those! And for sure, the to-do list will be included in the next update :) Thank you so much for letting us know, it means a lot! <3

my friend told me to play this and it's really good! i love the art, the music and the story is very interesting. one problem i do have is that whenever i press f or space, sometimes it wouldn't let me unless i exit for a while before coming back D: other than that, great work! keep it up :]

Thank you so much! That makes us so happy to hear! I'll work on fixing that c:

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There sure are a bunch of areas where you can softlock yourself into progressing the game due to map issues. I got stuck in an infinite loop of dialogue two different times. 1) telling me to put books away 2) checking the door downstairs even when I'm at the lowest area of the map. I had to slog through several unskippable prologue dialogue just so I can get back. I had to make it a habit to constantly save but my god, it was stressful. This game is far from complete.

I'll be working on fixing those bugs and will have them in our next update, thank you!

the visuals are seriously so gorgeous, and the character designs too! really am looking forward to the next chapter, really well done. so so so excited!!! <3

We appreciate it so much, thank you! 


I absolutely loved the first chapter!! I love the entire aesthetic and the characters are so loveable!! I'm looking forward to chapter 2 :D Thank you for this beautiful game


Thank you so much for the kind words!


this game is so wonderful!! it's absolutely beautiful, the characters are so lovable, the story is intriguing, and there's a nonbinary character? i love it so much!! i'm so excited for chapter 2 :D

if you ever plan to update the UI, i have a few suggestions. it's not too troublesome to press the F key to read all the text, but pressing Enter is much more typical. it would be nice to have an auto button, for text. and of course, it'd be convenient if there were separate volume settings for each different type of audio. and the last thing—i'm not sure why this is—the History panel kept acting weird for me. it wouldn't automatically show the most recent dialogue, and  on top of that, it wouldn't scroll very well. it was far too slow. i'm not sure what's up with that

even then, those are pretty minor issues. again, i adore this game and (as an artist) i absolutely love the art. it is absolutely gorgeous. i look forward to playing chapter 2 and learning more about Elior and Flavien :)

Thank you so much for the review! I'll definitely look into having those in our next update! :) 


Gorgeous game! I really enjoyed the music, visuals, story, really just everything about it. Super excited for the next chapter!

That makes us so happy to hear, thank you so much!


Absolutely fascinating characters, story, and world - I’m hooked! :D

It would be cool if players had the option to adjust the sound for the text separately from the music and maybe had some keybind options (I’m so used to pressing enter to advance text!) but those are teeny tiny complaints about a great experience.


Oh! We'll work on having that in our next update. Thank you so much for playing! :)

Omg!! This game is fantastic. I love the art style and characters so much!! Also the music is amazing. Can't wait for part 2!!!

Thank you so much! <3

I really loved chapter 1! The mystery and the dynamic of the two. The art is exceptional and such a treat to look at while playing. Super excited for the coming chapters! <3

Thank you so much! We're so happy to hear it! <33

The atmosphere and art made getting lost such a blessing.  I loved running around as Flavien and watching him sparkle and light up candles. It made me unreasonably happy.

Thank you for releasing such a beautiful game. So much work was put into this first chapter and every Twitter updates makes me more excited <3

Thank you so so much! That means so much to us! We'll keep working hard to bring ch2 soon! c: <3


So, enjoyed the first chapter a lot!
Just in case someone is a linux user, like me, this game starts without any issue on Wine, so everyone will be able to enjoy it.

Hello! Thank you so much, so happy to hear that! And thank you for letting us know too that it works on Wine! c:

Hello hello! I downloaded the file for Mac but I can't seem to open it :(
Any help?

Hello! The info from this forum might help! This might also help as well:

1. Open Terminal
2. cd to the *.app folder
3. xattr -rc *.app
4. Double-click, it opens

Let me know if you continue to have issues! 

dont help

You can try the snippet that worked for me which was to do a chmod.

To fix this, you have to use Terminal to navigate your way into the file and unlock the permission settings that were changed due what we believe is from the compression.

I honestly can't remember where I found this code and when I remember I'll be sure to credit them, but with terminal you need to navigate to the download folder (or wherever you put your app) and add the following:

cd <PATH_TO_YOUR_APP>/<APP_NAME>.app/Contents/MacOS/

and add the following:

chmod -R 777 [applicationName].app

Hey there! Thanks for giving the link to the forum. It's the chmod that helped me run it. It was a permission issue, I suppose.

Snippet that worked for me:

To fix this, you have to use Terminal to navigate your way into the file and unlock the permission settings that were changed due what we believe is from the compression.

I honestly can't remember where I found this code and when I remember I'll be sure to credit them, but with terminal you need to navigate to the download folder (or wherever you put your app) and add the following:

cd <PATH_TO_YOUR_APP>/<APP_NAME>.app/Contents/MacOS/

and add the following:

chmod -R 777 [applicationName].app

Did you have an issue where the app wasn't recognised? I keep getting the message ' zsh: no such file or directory: TheLastStar_V1.0 '. If you have had that issue did you find a way to get around it?

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Hmmmm no, I didn't have that problem.

How about deleting the app then redownload it?

When you redownload it, try to unpack the app then copy it to the Applications folder.

After that open a terminal where you will chdir to the Applications folder then do the chmod.

At least that's what worked on me.

If it helps, I'm using Mac OS Monterey.