A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Android

Tonight isn't meant to be a special occasion. You aren't expecting to make some kind of memory of a lifetime on your second date with Taylor — you're just getting ready to leave for casual dinner outing between two people who are pretty fond of each other. That's all there is to it.

Why, then, is it so hard to pick an outfit for the night? Why do none of the options feel like the right one?

Heart on Your Sleeve is a feel-good visual novel about how self-image can affect interactions with others. It offers a number of choices for a split-route experience, each revealing something more about the relationship between the protagonist and Taylor, as well as exploring concerns about comfort, appearance and the insecurities that accompany them.

Made for SuNoFes 2021.

Features

  • 13k+ words (~30 min to an hour of play time)
  • 5 outfit routes, 2.5 endings based on choices, 5 cgs
  • 4 songs in the soundtrack (2 unique songs, 2 remixes)

Credits

Director, Composer & Sound Designer - Stephan  P. (Twitter, Bandcamp, Itch)

Producer & Main Writer - Nine (Twitter, Itch)

Writer - Mozen (TwitterItch)

Programmer - SmallBunny (Twitter, Itch)

Artist - Wei (Twitter, Itch)


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StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Android
Release date Sep 03, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(77 total ratings)
AuthorsMousebird Studios, SmallBunny, wei, morimem022, nine, Stephan P
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction
Made withRen'Py
TagsFeel Good, LGBT, Narrative, Relaxing, Romance, Singleplayer, Slice Of Life
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Download

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Heart on Your Sleeve 1.3 (PC) 81 MB
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Heart on Your Sleeve 1.3 (Mac) 47 MB
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Heart on Your Sleeve 1.5 (Android) 63 MB

Development log

Comments

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Short but toothrottingly sweet

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really cute story, taylor's design is so cute and i liked how the players gender is left ambiguous and that taylor uses they/them. i always appreciate games like this, especially with how cute the art style is.

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It's a precious lil ol game C:

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The cutest and sweetest game I have played, I loved it <33

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This game was so sweet and lovely! Thank you so much for creating it!

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This game was a blast! I loved it way too much and I've only played it once! 
It was really nice and sweet and cute and I adored it! The developers did an amazing job and I appreciate it immensely, well done everyone!

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Very kind! :)

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I am sobbing, why is this so cute???? I've never been on a date before but I've read and watched it happen, and I love how you portray those pre-date nerves where we panic, hate ourselves, yet do our best for the date. I love how the different outfits all have different endings, so far I've done one but I gotta say I adore the incentive to try things out. Not only that, goddamn I love how adorkable Taylor is, knowing MC isn't just the only nervous one here, and seeing how Taylor treats MC is so damn cute. I absolutely love the atmosphere the two of them have!

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Very glad you enjoyed it!!

You made quite an adorable visual novel! I've enjoyed it thoroughly!

💕

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I can't see text

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Thanks for letting us know! We’re looking into it now.

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It should be fixed now! I removed the old version, and the new one should say "1.5"

Thanks for waiting!

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Hello! The android versión seems to have a weird error, the text box is white insted of black, and the letters are also white, so there's almost no contrast between the colors and I can't really read anything.

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Thanks for letting us know! We’re looking into it now.

It should be fixed now! I removed the old version, and the new one should say "1.5"

Thanks for waiting!

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Great! can't wait to play it, thank you!

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this game is so so cute, Taylor is so sweet and it was so relaxing to play. Thank you for making this!

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this is so cute, i was reminded of my partner and now im just, sitting, thinking about them,

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I liked this a lot- the colours and music, the way it's written and just everything!! 

Oh and I don't know if this was intentional but I like how you use they/them pronouns on Taylor,, it feels more "including" to the player, I hope u understand what I mean T_T Either way this was so lovely thank you all for making this game!! 

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Wow this was just so so sweet. I really needed this.

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SWEET VN GAME DEV

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Pure, sweet, happy squishiness. Aside from being adorable, and adorable, and romantic, and adorable, did I say adorable? Just checking...

But I also really love the sound design, how the rain changes when you open the umbrella, such a nice atmospheric touch. Thank you!

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I LOVE THIS GAME!! the art and colors are so gorgeous and the writing omg i am filled with romantic feelings... this type of stuff is my weakness... it's so sweet. wow. i played a bunch of the outfit routes and they were all EXTREMELY CUTE!! the music was so relaxing too... what a wonderful game!! thank you all for making it! <3

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this is so lovely! the game makse me happy for the protagonist & taylor. the art & music go so well together too. 

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I am gonna play this!! >:0