A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Dawn Chorus is a wholesome, non-linear romance furry visual novel set in the cold and snow-clad Norway. 

Moving to another country for studies is a huge step, but also a chance for a new beginning. Two months into the first semester, you are about to take part in a science camp in a remote guesthouse above the Arctic Circle. There, you will meet a wide cast of characters, each with their own story. Will you choose to rekindle old friendships, deepen the bond with your acquaintances, or meet someone new? Will you uncover what secrets your friends might be hiding? And will those friendships blossom into something more?

The game contains adult content and it meant to be played by adults only, although it has an SFW mode.

The game is currently in development, with updates released monthly, near the end of the month, with each update first being available on Patreon and released publicly here a month later.

Dawn Chorus v0.39 (Torulf) - released on itch.io on 29.06
Dawn Chorus v0.40 (J酶rgen) - released on Patreon on 30.06, to be released on itch.io on 30.07

Broken Harbours (Rune & Devon side story) - available here and on our Patreon

If you would like to support the development of Dawn Chorus and gain access to early releases, together with other benefits like sneak peeks or polls, check out our Patreon here

Patreon link     Twitter link

The team for Dawn Chorus:

Keostory, writing, music, programming
hq - character design, sprites, illustrations
Roborak - backgrounds
Bakemonoy - illustrations 
Prince O' Sky - illustrations
Deffie - illustrations
Illustrations for Day 1 were done by Tintiai.
Banner and additional illustrations by Jandar.
Main menu background drawn by White Leonard.

Follow us on our Telegram channel, Twitter or, better, Bluesky!

Updated 17 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(1,776 total ratings)
AuthorDawn Chorus
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsAdult, Bara, Dating Sim, Furry, Gay, LGBT, norway, Romance, Yaoi
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone
LinksTwitter, Patreon


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Dawn_Chorus-0.39.5-pc.zip 361 MB
Dawn_Chorus-0.39.5-mac.zip 356 MB
Dawn_Chorus-0.39.5-android.apk 369 MB
Dawn Chorus soundtrack (flac).zip 377 MB
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Dawn Chorus soundtrack (mp3).zip 226 MB
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I love this, and I love Devon! His backstory had me almost to tears, and he's such a sweet guy. Can't wait for more!

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I am in love with Lake so much!!! i need more of his path so badly! the way this VN gets you so invested in each character is amazing!! im so excited to see where everything goes ^w^

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Can't wait for Jorgen to be finished! I'm really liking where the story is going and I'm so excited to see where things go next! 
(Is there any potential hints as to when Jorgen might be picked up? I love him way too much ;-; )


J酶rgen's update is out now on Patreon and will be released on Itch at the end of the month! :)


Cant believe my dumbass didnt know that if you choose that drugs are bad during rune's route, his night 3 plays out so much differently and sadder. Love this vn so much and love its re-readability 


And now I have another reason to go through it again thank you

Damn...  this game is amazing. It's so good that I completed every route and unlocked every image in a single week. Currently my favorite VN. Also I wish there was a Professor Arne route honestly, I mean, I went snooping around in the game files and found Arne's sprites which are... pretty interesting, honestly I did not expect to see what I saw there, kind of wish there was a route for him now. (Note for the team: I hope you guys won't be mad at me that I snooped around in your game files, my curiosity won over me)


No hard feelings! There are some plans to use the mentioned assets when the time allows 馃憖

Ooohh... I am eagerly waiting for it ^^

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Hello, just got an Itch.io account to ask this question, I've done what I can of Rune's route and got the pop-up from HQ about the Rune update, v0.14, but when I searched and found it, the links aren't clickable, this might be me being silly, I'm not used to manually downloading things at all, so sorry if that's the case haha.

But if not, what do I do? I'm really enjoying the story and wanna continue!

Thanks! :)

EDIT: (The only clickable option is to download Dawn Chorus, however I haven't clicked it cause I've already got Dawn Chorus obv.

I've checked other update pages and this seems to be the case with all of them, so I think it's me just being a goofball, but some help describing what to do would be much appreciated, sorry!馃槄)

heyy! idk if i understood u completely, but it seems that u have an issue with updating the game (i think).

if ur on pc, u have to download the most recent version (the one that appears when u click on "download now"), then extract it and, finally, u can delete the old version (the one u've been reading til now). ur safe files should technically be intact, but as that version is really old, it's possible that they're deleted. it wouldn't take long to get to the point where u stopped reading by using the skip text function tho. 

on mobile, u just have to download the newest version and it should automatically give u the option to update the game. same possible issues than in pc.

lmk if this helped u. if it didn't, please, clarify the question. i'd be happy to help! :c


Oh, perfect, yeah, you were correct, it was an older version of the game.

Lol, silly me haha, thank you, all good now! My thinking was there was just the one version of the game and then you'd add all the updates, but awesome, thanks. :)

There is a lot to be said about this game. I have very mixed emotions about it. It was very emotional with some extremely powerful scenes showing heartbreak, exestential dread, despair, warmth, love and much more. The characters were so well written and deeply relatable not to mention unique in all in there own ways (My personal fav had to have been Lake) I also loved how diverse the characters I was learning stuff I didn't even know existed such as Expranto, Tinnitus, the cultural differences between Finns and Americans. Truly an amazing experience that perfectly reflects the troubles of growing up and becoming adults!  But at the very same time my main problems with it are: I feel like it lacked a form of conflict which I feel I essential to any plot. (Though I did enjoy the very comfortable atmosphere the game produced it was just so relaxing!) my second issue was the excessive diologue regarding food expecially in the tea shop just felt like 10 minutes of mind numbing filler. 

Regardless. Would play again!


Is there a reason why Klaus hasnt received an update in so long? He's one of, if not, my favorite character.

My guess, they go in some kind of order, updating the characters as they go. I heard that Rune is supposed to get an Update somewhere later this year.


Keo said that he was having a really hard time writing the next portion of Klaus's story and that he wouldn't feel right releasing when he didn't feel it was ready. You can scroll back in a few of the posts and find it. It's pretty far back though, if I recall 


As Wick3tt mentioned, I'm rethinking parts of his route, and I'd also like to have more of the other routes written first considering how  this one is entangled with the rest.

Speaking of im playing for the first time and just reached the end of mikkos route ending at the concert hall is there any plan to finish his route soon or will it be a ways off?  Ps I'm loving the work youve done

Y'all, I can't wait for Rune updated. It left me on a cliffhanger kind of situation.

Also, a little question. Does anyone know how to get rid of the lonely feeling after a good vn?....asking for a friend T^T

I don't know man. I just write or draw or maybe exercise all distractions mainly. But nothing really gets rid of the loneliness unless you finally find your  people.

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I feel like Devon would listen to Pinegrove. 

Like... "Aphasia," by them or maybe, "Need." Or, "Need 2."


REAL and i love this.

Rune and Arvo remind me of the song called something stupid and I love it

Can someone please help me,

I want to see rune take mushrooms but I cant get to it.

Ive played Both Runes and jorgens route but nothing :/


I have no idea if this is true or not, but I got this the first time and I think it may have to do with the question he asks near the beginning of the second day (or first i cant remember). He asks something about if drug should be legal or not i think, I bet if u say "Drugs are bad" then you wont get this. 

Lmk if i was right of not! 


thank you ill tell you :) <3

i didn't know that it was possible to avoid seeing rune take the shrooms! tried what u said to check what would happen and u were completely right

Lake supremacy! Never have I loved a VN character as much as them!

This VN is genuinely one of the best ones imo

no cuz he is litterly me we should hang out :D

Bro you sound lonely ASF 馃拃


out of curiosity by nsfw does it mean like special spicy scenes or like alcohol slight nudeness stuff like that (100% curious)  

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does jorgan by chance have said scene (asking for a friend)

(edit) if not who? (hes horny def not me)

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Bjorn is not who i expected tbh tho i shall get threw all the routes (prob could of guessed Torulf)

edit(i meant for him not me ha totally)

How do i download the new updates? Like do i have to re-download the whole game again orrr what im not sure 

Re-download the whole game, install in case of Android, simply remove the old folder an D unpack the new one in case of PC/Linux/Mac

ah great! wonderful thank you! (i love you for this vn)



Holy shit, this is might be one of my favorite visual novels ever, the descriptions of the EVERYTHING are SO GOOD and exactly how I have ALWAYS felt about them but just have never been able to put it into words. ESPECIALLY the stuff in the snow OMG!! Not to mention the SOUND?!? BEST IVE EVER HEARD, perfect looping, perfect feeling, never over staying its welcome and ALWAYS adding to the part its in.

I have to get to the other routes now but PLEASE Tell me there is more Rune to come PLEASEEEEEE 馃檹馃檹馃檹馃檹



omgg, rune made me cry. He's so adorable

Random question (also kind of a spoiler for Mikko's route) 

but in the Mikko route, when you choose to not stay in his room in day one, does Arvo die in the forest?? If so, how??

DEFFFO spoilers

If you're talking about the scene where the ice under him breaks, yes, I'm 80% sure he does. the screen gets all red(I think) and I'm pretty sure he talks about never getting to say goodbye and a whole lotta other stuff


I'm pretty sure Arvo stepped on a frozen lake/pond by accident while trying to search for Mikko, and the ice broke under him. He tried to get out but he couldn't, this led to his "death", not sure if he actually dies or not, the devs could somehow expand it further honestly.


[Ramble alert];[maybe spoilers?]

I suppose i'm late.
I feel electric now maybe still not fully here, but i must say this at least once, thank you for ever embarking in this project, creating a game must be hard, i can only imagine.
I had to stop mid-reading of Devon's route, day 4, the scene in the caf茅, the photos, his stream of thoughts about the travel, i didn't even realise it at first, but his struggle against loneliness, himself, and his environment hit all too close to home. I couldn't help but cry like i haven't done in so long, it was so good, i felt seen in a way, correspondend. This story, Dawn Chorus as a whole, has played a really special role in my life, it was to some extente my gateway to the furry community, and my first vn, i fell in love with the cozy atmosphere, and the characters and their stories. I must say i feel somewhat ashamed i never could give anything in return to this piece of media that has brought so me so much self-realization, its weird but i feel somewhat indebted.
Before my meaning is lost in this word salad, i meant to express my most heartfelt thank you. I watched Dawn Chorus grow from the one or two routes that extended into day 2, to now, nearing the finish line in a way, and i like to think it is becoming someting beautiful. Have a great one.

spoilers maybe

not sure if this was already fixed but momentarily in the j酶rgen route Rune's shirt vanishes in the tea room

oh hell yeah

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Hiya !  This is my first time playing and I thought I would go for Rune or the Coach at first but then I met Torulf with his free spirit and no-nonsense attitude but I regret so much his route. I felt bad all night after finishing reading. If I knew we hadn't got the choice to break it off with him when we understood that he was also having sex with Lake, I would have stopped right here, right now with him. I hate the ending of Day 4 so much. I felt used, disrespected, and dirty in a way. I am usually quite bold and wild when it comes to sexual encounters in VN but I can't accept being forced into doing something I don't want to do and I felt like that.  I also despised the fact that I had no choice but to top when I much prefer the bottom position. I wish I had given Mikko more credit on this one. He warned me, but I wanted to think Torulf was well-meaning, when he was actually such a manipulative older guy who used his age and experiences for his gain. I will stop playing the other routes, for now, I need to forget his one first. It left a bad aftertaste in my mouth. Otherwise, the game in itself is well-made and rich but really, I can't find enjoyable that kind of "love" story. It's just plainly bad for me, as the MC, and for Lake. I hate him so much for his comment at the bar and the way he doesn't even try to hide his flirtation right before my face! No! I can't!


Just finished some reread and consuming new content since months of absent and... unfortunately, the magic is gone. I really, really do not like the new sprites. Feels like they were made more for fetish/sexual appeal rather than story and passion... Lake, J酶rgen, Bj酶rn, they are alright... not as good as they used to be, but alright... everyone else.... just dreadful. Especially Mikko and Torulf... Mikko just looks horrid in general. I don't ever want to replay his route anymore. And Torulf.... just a whole different character now... sorry but I'm really just disappointed, because I used to love this game to death...


Torulf was especially disappointing, went from being a cuddly character then the next day just rly manipulative and having no feeling for the main character, I get that鈥檚 what was hinted at but the sudden shift felt lazy and kinda ruined the game


Hi! I was just wondering if there ever was any form of merch for Dawn Chorus? Or if there is any plans to?


Check the patreon link in the new devlog - they're working on merch! Yay!!


Is it possible to edit the names of the characters in the files? I can't find any of the files to edit them

decompile the archive.rpa file in the game folder using your tool of choice, i use unrpa, and make your edit to the script.rpy file. delete script.rpyc, run the game and your changes will be applied :)

i.e. change define Arvo = Character("Arvo") to define Arvo = Character("name here")

Will it be the same for example, Mikko?

yep, goes for all characters  :3


Theres a glitch or bug in the gallery its been like that since last night

You just have to click ignore and the go back to the main menu and the gallery should be available once again, with the exception of the one problematic scene.


Solved now!


I had to make an itch.io account bc of this game... Needless to say this game has skyrocketed to being my absolute favorite vn out there rn!!! Thank you devs for everything. This is such a wonderful game, I've never been so attached to vn characters!! Keep up the good work!

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I'm also encountering an issue with accessing the gallery after completing lake's route

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I'm aware of the issue, but I'm unable to make new builds until Wednesday at least :< Terribly sorry for it, I'll make the gallery accessible again as soon as I can!

Ok no rush :)

nie wiedzia艂em 偶e jakie艣 Polaki te偶 w to graj膮 



I'm a Gen Z living in the ex prussian partition zone of course i play this kind of games. Poza tym co mnie wyda艂o?

pasek zadan gdzie pisze wyszukaj

i po prawo w dol pisze POL


you're all good man, this is one of the highest quality games in the genre. everyone understands.

if you click ignore it will start a new game you can go to the main menu and press again gallery and it should be working exept lake in sauna previev

Thank you very much

Yeah had the same problem.

this is more an Itch.io question, but how do i update the game? 


You have to download the newest version first, then go to wherever you have the old version stored and put it all in the trash (it should be called sth like (Dawn_Chorus-0.39.4-pc) though with a different number.  Make sure you do not simply replace the files otherwise it won't update properly (or at least i had the experience with other games i had to manually update). After you removed all the old files you can safely put the new version in place of the old one.  You won't lose your saves because they're stored in a difrent place (though just to be safe don't wipe your trash can before you've seen that all your saves are still there).

I understand if it may be a bit difficult to follow so if you have any more questions ask them and i'll try to reply sooner or later.

What happened to the Dawn Chorus Discord? I left a while ago but thought I鈥檇 revisit but I can鈥檛 find a link anywhere. Checked the game, itch, and twitter.

Never mind found it. It鈥檚 in the patreon. My bad!

Are there any routes that are completely finished? Had trouble finding out

None yet, all of them (other than Klaus) are on Day 4 (out of 5)

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After completing Rune's route awhile ago, I drew a selection of ideas that I'll let y'all look at. Here ya go .w.

(Edit: I hate drawing hands, how do artists do it??)

(Edit: I might work on this more, so I'm taking it down for now.)


did this happen to anybody ele or just me after i completed klaus route i font know if it has to do anything with klaus

it happens when i click gallery

pls help me i csnt get the klaus route how do i get it

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Hey, I made some fanart and I'm wondering if there is a place to send it? (I cannot access Twitter because it's acting up, I'm trying to figure it out.) And if not there, can I send it here?

you can send s photo in the comments

Have people done it before? (Also thanks!)


Norway < Sweden


How long is this so far? Only saw about an hour from a youtuber and this right up my alley! Just taking a break from Echo so can't be too long 

there are 8 main routes, so it may be too long to complete them all for u rn. however, u can play one or a few routes instead and come back later. id say that ur first route might take like 7 or 8 hours. a full playthrough could maybe take a bit under 40 hours. trust me, the game is so so worth it


sounds good, ill start tonight! 



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When i try to open the gallery, it shows me an error message.

click ignore it will start a new game after that go to the main menu and it should be working

yay another upd


Every month c:


please i need more rune route :0



I've replayed the whole game and all the routes again with the new sprites and my god I love the new ones so much!! However, I do miss some of the old sprites like Devon and Lake but mainly because they were facing forward.

The old sprites made me feel like they were facing towards me whenever they talked to me. It made me feel a lot closer to them just talking to them face to face. I think it'd be nice if there will be forward facing sprites for all the characters in the future but that's just my opinion!

Overall I really love the new sprites! Especially Devon, Bjorn and Miko! They're so handsome and cute hehe..

Thank you Dawn Chorus for all the hard work you guys put into this lovely game. I wish you all the best <3

anyone know the title of the song played when Rune took mushroom? It says it鈥檚 from boards of canada, but I鈥檝e been throught a lot of them and still didn鈥檛 find it


It's a song by Patricia Taxxon composed for Dawn Chorus!

thank you so much !!

Pls help me how do i get the klaus route


here! (copypasted from rickalick)

1. Get a coat on day 1(either talk to Rune before losing the key, or ask Devon for help when you lost it)

2. Do the Klaus event when given chance on the first day. Make sure you talk to him and follow him all the way into the woods.

3. After that follow...

3.a) the Bjorn route, in which case just wait till you get a chance to chase after Klaus into the woods again.

3.b) the Devon route, in which case don't help him with telescopes and talk to Klaus in the cafeteria.

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