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Winter break has come to Aradal. Unable to afford the journey back home, you brace yourself for a long snowfall alone at the Magic Academy, only to find you aren't the last student left on campus. What's more, among your newfound festive companions is the popular and typically unapproachable Prince Keldrannon - the last person you'd expect to stay.

What begins as a sad and solitary wintertide soon thaws into the promise of something far more precious. Warmth, friendship, perhaps even love.

A thoroughly merry and magical celebration may await you, after all.


Same world: Dual Chroma: Far Shore

Sequel: Dual Chroma


Length: 1-2h

Genre: Visual Novel, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life

Partial Voice acting

5 beautiful unlockable CGs

Winterjam 2022 submission

Artist/Director/Scripter  - Crysil

Writer -  RascalDevworks 

Programmer - Feniks

Scripter - Rowanty

UI - Mad ScientistCrysil 

Editor - Leporine

Music & SFX - Edpin

VA Director: Allen Chan

Keldran VA:  Allen Chan

Keeva VA: Ariana Rosario

Midan VA: Jerron Bacat

Promo Art - Kyle

Production Assistant - Chikita Lecuyer, KristerKleer

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(66 total ratings)
AuthorGalen Games
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAmare, Christmas, Dating Sim, Gay, LGBT, Magic, Otome, Romance, Wizards


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

AcademyCarols-1.1-pc.zip 259 MB
AcademyCarols-1.1-mac.zip 244 MB
AcademyCarols-demo-pc.zip 221 MB

Academy Carols Rewards

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Mini Artbook Preorder (ONLY VALID FOR $5 OVER)

Beautifully illustrated mini-artbook  preorder:

-CGs + sprites

-Game lore

-Simple guide

Development log


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How long will it be free for? Few days?

Hello, I'm on microsoft and I for some reason can't download it.  As it says  " cannot read property of build undefined"?

Thanks for your feedback! If you mean you’re on windows and using the itch app then we don’t currently have downloads set up for it. We suggest downloading the pc .zip via the itch.io website :)



Oh my gosh!! This game is so good, really want to know what happens after! Thank you so much for making it <3

Glad you enjoyed it :)


Is there S*x because my daughter wants this game?


No there isn’t :)

You can also check the tags as any game with NSFW content is required to clearly disclose it as such in the tags and on the game page itself.  Also you won't be able to even view the NSFW games or game pages without being logged in.


This is a pretty great game with an enjoyable story and interesting characters. Great job.

Also I'd like to second the request for letting us claim the game so we don't have to hang onto a download of the file if we want to play again. Like say when the sequel comes out.

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So happy you enjoyed playing!! Academy Carols will remain accessible :)

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We had to ask itch and test it, which takes a bit of time. Anyway you can keep any game on itch in your library after you pay for/donate to it.

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Yes I understand that you want clarity and thank you for your feedback. 

We  edited the comment because we are still trying different itch features to see what works best and don’t want to make a statement until we are sure. Academy Carols is playable regardless and will continue to be that way.

If you do decide to buy our games,etc and have issues actually playing/accessing them you can reach us at contact@galengames.com 😊 We haven’t had an issue before this since our non $0 sales are claimable. Regardless this is still a side endeavor and we are in the process of figuring things out.

Feedback on customer experience is also appreciated. 

Hope you have a good day :)


I just tried the game and danggg, the story was outstanding! I was looking forward to the ending, and then... bang! A cliffhanger. 😭


So glad you enjoyed it!!! Yesss we have something good coming!


That cliffhanger though, now I want more

Same, It's always the good stories that get cliffhangers. 😭😭

Hey, I've noticed that the hall CG is the same as in the Royal Alchemist game, is it on purpose? 


It's a stock bg used by multiple VNs 😊

Ohh, I see! Thanks for the clarification <3

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Hi! I hope you have nice day :D 

I don't know why but cant download it on pc


I love love love this game, hit me right in the feels. Keldran is so handsome and kind and honestly its hard not to develop a crush on him. The story line is great, the other characters Keeva and Midan were both so lovable and adorable. I'm so glad that I pressed on this game. Keep up the great work!



First of all, I want to thank you for creating such a wonderful game, I had great time playing it!

The art is really pretty, it gives off  positive, cozy, warm yet somewhat mysterious vibes at the same time. I really felt like I was celebrating Christmas somewhere in a Magic Academy while playing it.

The characters are great as well! Keeva is such a enthusiastic and positive girl, her presence lifted my mood immediately! Midan is a typical hot-headed boy, but he is very loveable and cute. And Keldran is devilishly handsome. Seriously, I couldn't take my eyes off of him throughout the whole game. Love at first sight, LOL

The game is colourful, creative and fun to play. I got immersed in the story very fast, with a very smooth transition from the mood of my everyday activities and enjoyed every bit of it!

Thank you again for this wonderful winter game and good luck with other projects!

Oh my gosh!! You're so sweet,thank you so much for such a long heartfelt comment! You seriously made my day 😭😭 I'm so glad you found Keldran handsome and loved the rest of the cast ♥️❤️

I am glad I could contribute to your good mood! :)

Hello. I can't download the game or the Mini Artbook, there are no download links displayed. And if I click on Paypal or Credit Card, I get this error message: There was an error generating the download URL, please try again.


Really sorry for the trouble!  We tried using the rewards feature on itch for an artbook pre-order but it doesn't seem to work well. We'll send people who paid $5 or more the artbook once its ready and add it later for new purchases. Downloads should work fine now 😊

is Keldran the same from the other games?


Dual Chroma is set in a different universe than Deliver Us From Evil so it's an alternate Keldran with a different past ☺️

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hi !! i cant download it for mac, it says that the build isnt proper or something, thought that you might want to know that <3

Oh dear, thank you so much for the heads up! ❤️ We’ll definitely look into it and would love any screenshots you have! I’m unfortunately really busy at the moment so it may end up taking a little bit but we’ll fix it as soon as we can!

this is how it looks !! don’t know if it helps much but as u can see there is nothing to select at all under the install box and then that happens when i try to install anyways <3

It should be fixed now if you want to try downloading again 😊


Having the same issue as above but with pc :(

I tried downloading it for Mac, but it won't let me open it for some reason. Any suggestions?

Hmm... have you tried right-clicking and then open?  Sometimes Macs are silly and you need to tell them it's okay to open when you download a game from itch. 😊

there is voice acting right?, I cant hear them speaking, Im on mac


Not yet! There will be after the update!

I did pay 5 dollars, will I be mentioned? When will the story continue?

Thank you so much 😊Yes we'll send out emails to everyone who paid $5 or more and add their preferred names to the credits. We'll finish the game around February if our goal is met!


Thank you so much!!! I am looking foward to play this game as soon as possible


Is this game playable by any gender? Because I do find this game neat and I'm considering playing it, but I likely won't if it's just a female player.

Yes! You can pick your name and pronouns 😊


Okay! I'll be sure to check it out when I get the time, I'm just very used to an automatic female player so had to ask. Thanks for answering. :)


Keldran and Keeva is very beautiful.And the backgrounds ohh my~ I'm really looking forward to the continuation ^^

Thank you 😭 This is such a lovely comment!!!


LET'S GO!!!!

Навечно привязать к аккаунту, как я понимаю, нет возможности?


Cool graphics and good voice actors.

Thank you ❤️


This was super cute so far! I really love the artwork and music :)


Awww thank you so much!! We’re really happy you liked it 🥰


Is it recommended to play DUFE/DCFS before this title?


Nope! DUFE is a different universe and DCFS follows a different character at a different time 😊

I am unable to open the game once it's downloaded :')




Looks cute! Will wait for more chapters to be released before playing. Adding it to my watchlist!

Thank you for the interest 😊


No android version???