A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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"Hello? This is...this is the suicide hotline, yes?"

Oops, wrong number. But you may not want to tell that to the man on the other side of the phone. How will you, a young woman, defuse this suicidal crisis? Oh, and better be careful not to tell him you love him.

As a horror game for the 2016 Asylum Jam, you can expect things to turn out twisted more often than not...

It's best not to take that risk.


  • 9 Endings
  • 2 Voice Options
  • Timed Choices


  • Alex Blackwell (Fun & Charming)
  • Daniel "Lucidity" Peet (Cool & Alluring)


More information

Published69 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorPoison Apple Tales
TagsAnime, Dark, Dating Sim, Horror, meaningful-choices, Otome, renpy, Romance, Story Rich, Visual Novel
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

1) Click on the download button.

2) Click on the downloaded file. (You may need to double-click it.)

3) Extract the files. (You will need a zip extractor such as WinZip or 7-zip.)

4) Click on the extracted folder. It should be called something like "Don't_Take_This_Risk-1.0-all."

5) Click on "Don't_Take_This_Risk.exe."

6) When the game opens up, click to continue.

7) Click on "Pick Up."

In general, you click to make choices and continue the dialogue. You can also hold the 'ctrl' key to skip dialogue you have already seen.
If you have a Mac, you may need to do the following:

1) Right click on the game itself and click "Show Contents."

2) From there, go to the OS Sierra folder and click on the exec file of the game.

3) You may have to go to Security in the System Preferences to be able to open it. The Exec file will go through the Terminal process. It will take some time before the game officially opens.

(A big thank you to yawarahayashi for the Mac tip!)

If the exe. file is disappearing or the game just isn't running, your antivirus software may be trying to delete the game. If so, you can

A) Add it to your antivirus software's list of exclusions


B) Disable it while extracting the .zip file and then run the exe.

If you run into any other trouble, please leave a comment or e-mail:


Thank you for downloading and please enjoy!


Don't_Take_This_Risk-1.0-all.zip (72 MB)


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loved it! haha ive had a weird ending..

here's one of the endings that i played

I love this game! I got all 9 endings and some bonus ones. I used a walkthrough by the way. Although, I scold myself for liking a guy who clearly needs help and yet here I am, spoiling him with my 'I love you's' xD

I, for some reason, am immediately attracted to him. However, in reality, I probably wouldn't have even called him back.

That was...interesting. My only problem is that I wished it was longer.

10/10 best game~!

I kept getting the risky love ending, my heart is just too big XD

10/10 best game~!

I kept getting the risky love ending, my heart is just too big XD

10/10 best game~!

I kept getting the risky love ending, my heart is just too big XD

10/10 best game~!

I kept getting the risky love ending, my heart is just too big XD

I've played this, and it was really good. I felt really anxious, and was a bit frustrated when the man on the other side of the line couldn't be saved without the MC giving herself to him.

Though, it's pointless to expect who has mental issues to do anything sane, I guess.

Original plot, very realistic, loved the voices. Overall, I thought this game was pretty good!

Im doing everything you said but it keeps saying can not open invalid format what do I do i really want to play this....

Markiplier got me into this game. I adore the voices and yeah it kind of makes me feel creepy liking it so much but I am still okay with it. If it happened in real life I would be horrified but since it is fiction I like the dark romance angles. I can't wait to see this character in the full Beauty and the War game. If this is him sane, he must be very strange when he is insane.

Seriously considering writing a fanfic based on this game... it leaves so many question. The biggest one, to me, being: what would that relationship end up looking like? It seems like one of those fantastic messes, pairing disastrous mental abuse and controling behavior with grand gestures of affection and devotion. Terrible in real life, but great for a story.

Especially if the girl has a white knight compex...

Just do it!

A unique game, take it seriously or have fun with it, but at the end of the day, reality would be completely different.


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This game is extremely serious. People need to help others in this situation

I've finally played this game today, and I must admit it was a unique experience. It clearly fits the asylum theme, and I think the MC isn't really "well" neither if you do the "best" ending because well... who would do that and act like that?! I like how you put the thing about the darling couple in there, because they both really have issues there. I hope they'll manage to find hapiness in that weird relationship anyway.

Speaking of this ending, could you tell me what the guy says the first time he speaks in french during the ending monologue? I mean, do not translate it - french is my mother language. But for the love of all good things, because of his accent I can't understand the end of his sentence. More specifically, what does he call the MC? After getting this ending a couple of times, I ended up hearing "chou-fleur", and it doesn't make any sense and kinda ruins the moment, so I'd love to know what does he actually say. If it makes any difference, I'm playing with the cool and alluring voice option.

Sorry for the weird request, and thank you for making such an interesting game!

Hi Poison Apple Tales!

I just wanted to tell you that... You've blown me away! x'D

I was really curious what kind of 'Asylum' you'll represent in such limited time and boy... I was not disappointed ><

It's really addictive and with how much options there are, it's like I'm chatting with a real person :'D Daniel & Alex's voice acting sounds really similar but Daniel's voice sent shiver down to my back!


But I gotta say, I was really amazed -with a mix of horror -when I got Ending 1.

...Girl/Boy, whatever your gender is, HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME -but it was a great idea to make us literally hear his last moments... Gosh, WAY to make me feel guilty and I just HAVE to play it again in hopes to get him a happy ending!

Give my admiration to your voice actors for their amazing voice acting please :'3

The only thing I want is an EPILOGUE.

I just... want a happy ending for him >< I'm a sucker for characters like him.

Other than that, you've done a great job! Pats to your back for working hard and given us this amazingly short but impressive work for us. Really, this work have left a significant impression on me ;)

Best of luck and keep up the great work!



I made my own video, I hope you enjoy!


This game is overall great. LOVE The message that it's trying to spread.


The only way I can see it improving, is if there are more options. But it doesn't draw back, It's fine how it is.

Well I thought this game was awesome. I even recorded my own reactions form it, and I hope to see more from this studio.


Hello, I have a question...how can i delete this game? I'm really stupid i know...I downloaded this game on my IPhone and i can't find the game. And now i want to delete it, but I dunno ho

Hey, I'm here because of ANIMA GAMING! I haven't played yet but I am very close to this topic and I'm curious to see how it plays.

Well the very first ending I got was Out of Breath....I'm gonna take a break from this for a sec I think...

Man this got too real too quick. Great game, and an overwhelmingly serious topic tackled.

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