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The story takes place in the fairly distant future and centers on a jaded, middle-aged detective named David Carmichael. Every morning, he rides a rickety old elevator up to his office near the top of a run-down building. For the last couple of months, he has met a young woman–Elena Cormack–every day in this elevator. Sometimes they talk, sometimes they spend the entire elevator ride in complete silence–but how will the relationship between these two people change?

Note: This game has a few instances of profanity and talks about things like murder, but nothing violent or disturbing is ever shown or described in much detail. If you can handle the text from the screenshots, you should be fine for the rest of the game.

The game contains 448 screens of dialogue.
These screens contain a total of 9,372 words,
for an average of 20.9 words per screen.
The game contains 3 menus.

All artwork (except for one BG) was done by Auro-Cyanide. All writing, programming, and UI design was done by Lore. The Elevator is a free visual novel by Cyanide Tea and was released on May 8th, 2012. The German version was released on July 12, 2012.

You can find hints and walkthroughs for the game and download the German version on the official website.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(49 total ratings)
AuthorCyanide Tea
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
TagsMystery, Sci-fi


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

The Elevator 1.2 (all platforms) 75 MB
The Elevator 1.2 (Windows) 59 MB
The Elevator 1.2 (Mac) 58 MB
The Elevator 1.2 (Linux) 61 MB


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Graphics are awesome ! This game kept me in suspense, I hope people will find the true end xD


The depth of this game really stuck to me. It's really strange how a person like David can, in a way, sympathize (I'm not sure that's the right word) with a serial killer. This game has a really interesting premise. The twist wasn't that obvious, but I think I had sort of a feeling what it might be.

All in all, I enjoyed it :)


While on the shorter side, I loved this one! I really enjoyed the backstory and how the ending turned out in "True Ending". Great job!