Final exams day has arrived at St. Bertrude's Academy of Magic and Witchcraft, and there's no doubt that you're going to graduate today! You're The Self-Made Witch after all; everyone's rooting and cheering for you~

Except uh, Sage. They're just like that though. Don't worry too much, they're harmless. You'll graduate together, won't you?


Lotus: The Self-Made Witch is a small drag and drop crafting visual novel.

You can purchase the soundtrack here!


  • Two witches of various genders
  • Over 4k words
  • Gorgeous custom character and background art
  • Original soundtrack
  • Use of the Ren'Py 3D Stage
  • 9 ingredients to work with, 27 unique potions to craft (hint: it's HRT!)
  • 4 Endings


BáiYù - Producer, Writer, Programmer
Ronove - Character Designer, Character Artist

Judithan - Background Artist, Logo Designer
LydianChord - Composer, Sound Designer

Resources used:

Item Icons from the VisuStella Emporium

Special Thanks:

bobcgames, for helping fund tofurocks/Project Ensō
, for helping with optimizing the crafting code and dictionaries
To the other participants of the tinygamesbundle
To all who've supported tofurocks in the past, present, and future

Built in Ren'Py 7.4.11. Version 1.1 was released on March 31, 2022.

Please note that the new web demo is in beta and may have lag during animations!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(32 total ratings)
Authorstofurocks, LydianChord, Ronove
GenreVisual Novel, Puzzle
Made withRen'Py
TagsAmare, Crafting, Fantasy, Gender, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Magic, Queer, Transgender
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles, One button


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files: 82 MB 65 MB
LotusWitch-1.1-linux.tar.bz2 73 MB

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I would like to inform you that the Wiindows version does not work with the Itch app because it's not properly marked as for an OS. This isn't a huge problem, but I figured you might want to know.

Also, does anyone know how to get the Fourth ending? I followed the hint from the third ending, and made sure to make the two choices after the first ingredient necessary to avoid the second, but every combination I've tried of the next two choices just gets the third ending again.

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Thank you for catching that error with the build! We've updated the build to reflect the OS.

As for Ending 4, follow these steps:

For the Potion, choose the ingredient at the bottom of the screen for each of the 3 rounds. These should be: Ashgreens, Seablossom, Pure Light.

For the choices:

  1. Sage must be dealing with something difficult.
  2. "How are you feeling?"
  3. Distract them
  4. Distract them

Thank you for playing!

Thank you very much. *She bows.* It was 3 and 4 that I was having trouble finding.


Looks great! It was a pleasure to be in the Queer Halloween Stories Bundle with you!

Very fun! :)


I really like the sound that plays during the text, reminds me of old school games and fits the feel of the game I think. The sprites are gorgeous (I'm in love(?) with Lotus's outfit(?)) and I love the blinking animation. The other animations are nice too, subtle but they really help immerse you in the world.

The drag and drop was really cool and I love the little details about the different ingredients. I'm a sucker for potion brewing in games. The potions were very creative and I'm glad that there was a little description of what they did. Wondering if it's possible to fail the brew? Or is Lotus just that good xD

First ending is so sad ;; I'm a sucker for this kind of dynamic, like "please be my friend" mixed with "wtf no go away."

Second ending is... so... sad ;;

Third fourth fifth time, I finally unlocked the third ending

It must have taken me like ten tries to get the last ending.





 I wish there had been more of a resolution and that they could have actually become friends, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes...


*it's a good thing there was a thing that showed how many endings there are*

I like that the text changed slightly depending on what potion you made when you were talking to Sage.

Is cauldron mode still on the table??

Overall, nice short game with interesting characters and world. I'd be interested in seeing more of this world.

Hi! I can't figure out the fourth ending - do you remember the choices needed? Leaving it incomplete is driving me up the wall. ^_^

I couldn’t tell you, by the end I was just trying every possible combination!


I love making potions with my bestie(?)! 


Very good short and sweet game about making potions, which I love doing. Gonna be here for a minute making all 27 now.