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The first part of the mystery and fantasy visual novel series, A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk, has been released on Steam and Denpasoft.

A Clockwork Ley-Line is a fantasy mystery visual novel series by Unison Shift: Blossom, originally started in 2012 and comprised of three games, distinguished by their subtitles;  The Borderline of Dusk, Daybreak of Remnants Shadow and Flowers Falling in the Morning Mist. The series officially concluded in 2015 and later got a bundle release containing all three games. In 2017, the franchise received a PlayStation Vita version featuring all three games, as well as a new heroine and new events.

Read more about the game’s story and characters below.


Leap into the world of magic, sorcery and the unknown in Unison Shift: Blossom’s A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk. This is a Japanese modern fantasy adventure visual novel. Featuring gorgeous artwork and great voice acting, the story unravels as you join the journey into the world of Ley-Line.

In a mysterious academy where day and night are two separate worlds, a mismatched trio work to resolve magic-related incidents. A world of magic, intrigue, mystery and the occult awaits you!

Koga Michiru is a newly enrolled first-year student at a boarding academy with a notably large clock tower located deep in the mountains. Unfortunately, on his first day, he gets caught up in some sudden trouble and accidentally breaks an expensive-looking statue.

In order to compensate for the broken statue, the principal orders him and the boy who caused the incident to work for the academy’s “Bureau for the Investigation of Special Affairs.”

When they arrive at the Bureau’s headquarters, a room situated in the academy’s enormous underground library, a girl is waiting for them there with an apathetic look on her face.

The girl informs the confused pair of the situation: Magic exists in this academy.

When the clock tower chimes, the “Realm of Night” appears, and merges with the academy building. The Bureau’s job is to take care of the supernatural problems that arise. And so, Koga struggles to protect the academy from troublesome magical items known as “Mists”…



A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk features a fully voiced Japanese cast and a branching storyline with several routes.

The all-ages edition of A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk is now available on Steam for a 10% discounted launch price of $17.99.  The DLC patch to restore the game’s adult content is now also available on Denapasoft for a launch price of $8.99. A version with the adult content intact exists separately on the storefront and is currently discounted to $26.99. Be advised that the title’s erotic content features mosaic censorship.

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