A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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When the fate of your people rests in the balance, will you follow your destiny or your heart?


Akash: Path of the Five is a fully voiced visual novel in the otome style.  Players will become Aurora, a member of a magical race of elementals.  As the first elemental girl the village has seen in over 200 years, all eyes are on her fast-approaching coming of age ceremony.  All is not as it seems, however, as tensions between Akash and a nearby human settlement threaten to erupt into an all-out war.  Cultivate a romance with one of her five classmates, navigate the coming conflict, and plan the greatest coming of age ceremony Akash has seen in over two centuries.


  • 8,000+ lines of dialogue fully voiced by a veteran cast including Morgan Berry, SungWon Cho, Ray Chase, Andrew Love, Chris Patton, Brandon McInnis, Jason Wishnov and more.
  • Over 80 collectible high-resolution CGs available in an itemized gallery section.
  • Cultivate a romance with on of 5 potential love interests, with a possible 6th bonus love interest.
  • Up to 30 hours of game play with up to 25 possible endings.  See Aurora's story unfold from multiple possible angles as you embark down each boy's path.
  • A sweeping orchestral score produced by Fat Bard.
  • Hi-res digitally-painted character sprites with multiple poses and expressions.
  • Dynamic 3-D environments give every scene life: leaves blow in the wind, branches sway, NPCs idle in the background.
  • Rewind scenes and change your choices as you play without the need for reloading saves.
  • Fast-forward dialogue you've already read with a built-in skip feature.
  • A dramatic tale complete with lighthearted humor and even a few hilarious (optional) mini-games.
  •  The game utilizes the Steam API, which will allow you to unlock steam-achievements if logged into the Steam application.

Base purchase price includes both PC and OSX builds of the game.  For additional price tiers, you can get the official Akash OST (by Fat Bard) as well as the Akash: Path of the Five artbook and exclusive wallpapers and artwork!


“Between the stunning visuals, terrific voice acting, and composer Fat Bard's evocative soundtrack, Akash: Path of the Five is an artistic feast.”

“It’s impeccably well-written and features an all-star voice cast that brings each character to life. Packed with wicked humour, likeable characters, and lots of romance, anyone with an appreciation for otome is sure to be pleased”

“[Akash]...is a game full of good messages for women and girls, or anyone really, and all of the interactions – and thoughts Aurora has about her wants, needs, and boundaries – are good portrayals of how a healthy relationship should function; where we are able to express our concerns and feelings.”


Please Note:  Akash: Path of the Five is a modern title that utilizes high resolution visuals, animation, and 3D graphics with custom filter effects to create its unique look.  As such, a discrete graphics card is required.  Before purchasing, please review the minimum specifications below to ensure you will have the best possible experience.  

**We strongly recommend trying the demo FIRST before purchasing, as this will accurately reflect performance on your system.  Progress made in the demo will carry over to the full game, as well! **

Minimum recommended specifications:


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete Graphics Card Recommended. Nvidia GTX 1050, AMD RX 480 equivalent or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 6 GB available space


  • OS: MacOS Sierra or Mojave
  • Processor: i5 (Mid-2017) or better recommended
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete graphics processor required
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For laptop users, 2017 series MacBook or greater is recommended

Lastly, if you encounter any issues with the game, please notify us at contact(at)truantpixel.com and we will do our absolute best to help you.

 Click here to join our official discord server!  It's a place where you can interact with other players (and the creators of the game), ask questions, share your artwork / writing, and more. Feel free to reach out here, as well, if you have any questions (or if you need some help unlocking that last CG...)

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(113 total ratings)
AuthorTruant Pixel, LLC
GenreVisual Novel, Adventure
Made withAdobe Photoshop, Unity, Audacity, 3ds Max
TagsDating Sim, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, Funny, Otome, relationship, Romance, sex
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Akash: Path of the Five (Windows) 2 GB
Version 4
Akash: Path of the Five (OSX) 2 GB
Version 3
Akash: Path of the Five OST 149 MB
if you pay $17.99 USD or more
Akash: Path of the Five Deluxe DLC 51 MB
if you pay $19.99 USD or more

Download demo

Akash: Path of the Five DEMO (OSX) 711 MB
Version 1
Akash: Path of the Five DEMO (Windows) 693 MB
Version 1

Development log


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Damm I wish we could play as a male mc

I need the game's official email. activate a problem when purchasing the game....

we’re at contact (at) truantpixel.com. There is no activation, however, as the game is drm free?

Does anyone know if the steam version is censored compared to the itch.io version?


Nope! no censorship in either version :)

i purchased the game here but id prefer to add it to my steam library too, any chance i could get a key ? it says to try again later..

I have same problem...Really hope they upload  more keys for steam...

we'll get more keys uploaded ASAP, strangely itch did not inform us they'd run out!



Summarizing Each of Akash's Love Interests in ONLY ONE Screenshot

so i have played many hours of this, did two routes and onto my 3rd. I wasn't really sure what the art was from the screenshots thought it was 3D(thought the background is 3D but it isn't that bad it kind of suits the type of visual novel it is), but I got this game in a bundle on itch awhile back and started now and i really like the art (a few games i played does this style and i like it). I not a fan of the minigames, but glad they are skippable. love the music, the cgs and the story is cool too. thought wish the ending wasn't so abrupt, but glad there is an extended epilogue those were cool, thought wish it was more visual novel style and less storybook style, but i still liked it all the same. Overall love this game and would totally recommend. there wasn't anything other than the ending and minigames i hated. i love that all the 5 guys had different personalities and love getting to know them too. I am excited to what else the developer will bring out next.

How does the Steam Key work? When I clicked the button from the recipt tab for this game, I signed into my Steam account as requested. It said it had been linked but the game is not in my steam library. What exactly is supposed to happen? Do I have to purchase the game again?

definitely do not need to purchase the game again; you should have a key that you can redeem on steam to add to your library there. I believe! You may need to re-request the download page the get the key. The process is also described here:  https://itch.io/t/67604/how-to-get-a-steam-key-from-your-itchio-purchase

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Thank you so much! I didn't even think about using the email >.< I now have it for steam.

I love your game! The art and story are all so beautiful. Gotta say though, Ignatius is my fave <3 Plan to buy the DLC for my birthday ;)


Loving this so far!<3 Ignatius is baby. 

Also, how do  you rewind? Hehe


I love these characters so much.<3


Hi. You'll upload more keys for steam?


We just did! apologies as the request fulfillment was delayed because we asked for a ton of them due to the charity bundle.  

And if you enjoy the game on steam, please feel free to drop us a review there!


Hi there, no rush but it seems that the steam key coming along with the bundle ran out again. Not able to redeem. Could you kindly please check? Thank you!

No worries, we added some more keys a couple of days ago, and as of this post there are definitely many still available :)


Ran into the same problem - can you please add more Steam keys? Thanks!

same as season

We've uploaded more keys! (why is it they always run out in the middle of the night? ;p )

Got it! Thanks!

We've uploaded more keys!

Lastly, we'd ask, if you're playing the game on STEAM and if you've enjoyed it, please think about taking the time to drop us a review there! It'd be a great help to us!

Absolutely adored Akash and was completely smitten with Sirocco; the flirtatious playboy always manages to be my type. Kudos to his voice actor! I was blushing the whole way through and his comments in everyone else's routes were priceless <3 Besides my love of the characters: the graphics, music, plotline, and world-building were so wonderful. I hope you guys have some more projects in the works because I would definitely play 'em. Anyways (I'm rambling), good luck on any future projects and thanks for the hard work that went into this outstanding game ^_^

We certainly have more projects in the works! Thank you so much for your kind words and support for us and our games! :) <3 


Really enjoyed the game! I've played all routes now and have to say that I don't really have a favourite, because they all brought something to the table which was enjoyable. The one I probably liked the least however was Daniels as it just didn't make a whole lot of sense and I felt bad for literally everyone ese that it screwed over.

Feel free to join our discord if you want to talk about the routes! We'll try to stay away from spoiler territory (I don't think itch has spoiler tags?)


Hello, I am trying to get a steam key. But it keeps saying: There are no keys available at this time, try again later

I wonder if there this can be fixed.. thanks in advance

Same here.

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We've uploaded more keys, can you see if you are able to grab one now?

Just tried now, same thing.
(I'm not in a rush for it!)


Just uploaded more keys! please see if you can redeem - and if you end up playing the steam version, please let us know if you enjoyed it! (we hope so!!)

Got it! Thanks!

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We actually were surprised by the response to the bundle! Reach out to us via the email link. The sale completely exhausted our planned allotment but we will see what we can do!

*edit: We added the remaining keys we have and have requested more, but once they are gone we will probably disable keys until we have a new batch to upload.

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We've put in a request for more keys, in the meantime we've uploaded the rest of what we have - Steam takes a couple days to approve key requests and we want to be sure we have enough keys before we offer them. :)

I'm reassured to see that you're taking care of the problem. Last time I had this same problem happening the dev told me that I had to contact itchio support which never answered and I finally got my key 3 months later as the dev didn't get any answer from the support either.

No worries, we've uploaded 100 more keys just now, we'll do our best to keep up!  and remember, if you like the game and you've redeemed a key, please let us know on our steam page if you enjoyed it!


thank you so much for your response!

I managed to get a steam key now. Thank you again and I anticipate in playing this game!

You’re welcome! Please tell us what you think, we hope you enjoy it!

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Sorry to hear this--someone else reported a similar issue with all games but ours the other day, and when we investigated on a personal account we could not reproduce it. I would contact Itch support as this is an issue that is outside of our control. 

Hi again, just to be sure, we checked, and there are definitely keys from the last batch still available.  let us know if itch resolves the issue for you!

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We made sure there are keys available,  we're not sure why you can't get any right now. We're so sorry for the trouble, but it doesn't seem that there's much more we can do at this point. :( Itch needs to get back with you!

See if you are able to grab a key now?