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Magic requires intent. If you want to hurt someone, you have to mean it. If you want to heal someone, you need to genuinely care about them.

Somewhere along the line, this meant that those in committed relationships were seen as more powerful than others by virtue of their love. This meant that those who wanted to be recognised as Arch Mages had to be in such a relationship.

Until a year ago.

However, it has only been a year. Zoya's actions cannot heal what has already been done.

So when Zoya's asked to help her friend’s step-brother figure out if he really loves his girlfriend, history threatens to repeat itself.

But will they be able to help her resolve the situation, or will they do more harm than good?


Acetylene is a Visual Novel is made in Ren’py. It is 10,254 words long, with three endings. It was made for Ace Jam 2019. It is the standalone sequel to Acetone.

It features an asexual aromantic protagonist, as well as other ace/aro spectrum characters. 

It also features nonbinary supporting characters. Various queer relationships are mentioned including a nb/nb relationship, a nb/f relationship, and a m/m relationship.

Content Warnings: Characters with internalised Acephobia and Arophobia, Non explicit discussions of sexual content in relation to being ace, Discussions of potentially manipulative behaviour, Discussions of dead parental figure (Artie’s route only).

Please note that this is a piece of fiction set in a fictional world unlike our own in terms of prejudices and capability. The solutions offered in this story may not translate completely to real life situations.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Tagsaromantic, asexual, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Queer, queerplatonic, Ren'Py


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Acetylene-1.0-pc.zip 45 MB
Acetylene-1.0-mac.zip 30 MB


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