When the file name is changed, this is confirmed as the file transforms into an image of a flaming ring with a white and black scrambled square in the center.
I looked around trying to find what this square could be, and a friend of mine suggested it might be binary converted into a black/white pixel array.
No program can make sense of files with this file type, but opening them up in a text editor (I used notepad ) revealed some hints for their true purpose.
This is the file I reached the most progress with initially, and also the first one that hinted at the possibility of something worth delving into was found.
Certain files are added, updated, or deleted in response to plot events, as well as by the player to think outside of the box in certain situations.
The most interesting files are located in the 'characters' folder, where there are 4 '.chr' files with names corresponding to each female character in the game.
When the file name is converted into an OGG file, this file becomes a sound bite with a high pitched screeching noise.
Bringing the sound file into audacity found nothing of interest, but then I remembered about older games hiding images in the spectographs of sound files.
THE DEVELOPER OF THIS GAME HAS MADE STATEMENTS REGARDING THE FILES AND FUTURE PROJECTS AND IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THIS INFORMATION IS KNOWN BEFORE JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS.
When Dan Salvato launched a Visual Novel as his grand 2 year project, many people were confused.