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The Night Way Home is a Survival Horror Video Game by Chilla's Art.

Yesterday, a teenage girl by the name of Setsuna Funamori, who goes to the next school over from yours, has vanished. She was on her way home from what people believe to have been an extracurricular activity around 8:00 PM, and hasn't been seen since. Her last known location was the train station. Rumour has it domestic violence was involved.

You are Rina, a girl who heard rumours about Setsuna's disappearance. While on her way home, Rina goes to the subway and meets a girl crying in the restroom. She tries to talk to her, and the girl asks that she not leave. She even turns around and grabs Rina's hand.

Then Rina comes to on the bathroom floor. She soon finds herself in a very dark world.

The game was released on August the 6th, 2021.

The Night Way Home contains examples of:

  • Always Night: The game is set at night.
  • Darkness Equals Death: Being in the dark increases your stress meter. If it maxes out, you enter panic mode and the ghost becomes aware of your current location and will make a beeline for you, and you also become unable to interact with objects. Also, the light from your flashlight doesn't count towards alleviating the stress meter, only environmental lights.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Surprisingly enough for a game by Chilla's Art. Rina not only manages to return home, but she and her mother are finally able to patch up their relationship.
  • Holy Burns Evil: In the latter half of the game you find a harae ōnusa that can be used to ward off the ghost. Pulling it out and pointing it at the ghost will cause her to scream and run away. However, you have to leave it behind on an alter to open the path to the final confrontation.
  • Infinite Flashlight: Rina finds a flashlight on the floor of the subway restroom after coming to, and picks it up. The flashlight never seems to run out of power.
  • Lock and Key Puzzle: Expect locked doors, and keys to unlock them.
  • Notice This: Anything you can interact with has a yellow question mark over it.
  • 100% Completion: Hidden throughout the game are childhood memories of Rina, as well as stickers representing all of Chilla's Art's backers. There are 2 achievements for finding all of each.
  • Parking Garage: The second area in the game.
  • Ring Menu: How the inventory's displayed whenever it's brought up.
  • Sailor Fuku: Rina wears a Japanese schoolgirl uniform.
  • Save Point: Pay phones serve this purpose.
  • Sinister Subway: The game starts in a regular subway, and Rina comes to in one with a ghost in it.
  • Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Rina ends up being pursued through the game by one of these with very long legs.