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HER TEARS WERE MY LIGHT is a visual novel created for NaNoRenO 2016. it's a short love story about time and space. as time, you can move forward, backward, or warp to any moment you create a save point for. can you use that power to save space from her feelings of loneliness?

content advisory: mild horror elements. incredibly sappy romance.

you can play a linear web version of this game HERE

~ CREDITS ~

translations: HunterTraducciones (spanish), tinenmi (Tuna Std.), River (russian), KyleHeren (korean), HomYvan (chinese), Lisa Petermann (german), LaChouette (french), minhvipkk (vietnamese), ProtoFriend (thai)

get the soundtrack HERE!

you can find more of my work HERE and hey if you like my games maybe consider supporting me on patreon!

featuring all 3 characters! time is implied... heh.

UPDATES:

  • 8/25/2018 - added thai translation
  • 7/22/2018 - added vietnamese translation, and put in a language select screen at the start
  • 12/10/2017 - added french translation
  • 9/11/2017 - added german translation, and OpenDyslexic font option for dyslexic readers! the korean translation was also updated a little and the traditional chinese translation had a bug with one of the lines that i never noticed until now, so that's fixed.
  • 6/18/2016 - added chinese translation!
  • 6/3/2016  - updated russian translation a bit
  • 5/12/2016  - added korean translations too!
  • 5/7/2016  - version 1.1 is out, with added spanish and russian translations!

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

HerTearsWereMyLight-1.17-pc.zip 64 MB
HerTearsWereMyLight-1.17-mac.zip 46 MB
her tears were my light art collection and guide.pdf 21 MB
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This was such a sweet game! I just feel like it was forcing the whole Nil thing, and it gave more time for the player to connect with Space instead. It adds more development and character to Space, and opts out to give Nil a sad backstory we're supposed to pity and fall in love with. I really did love this visual novel though, it had a great art style and story!

The cheesy things you would just fall in love with ❤️

very cute!!! I really enjoyed getting to know the characters even though it was a short game. the art was great and I loved all the little design details, like Space crying stars and them having cut out symbols for their respective ideas. adorable little wlw game, great job!!

I enjoyed this visual novel so much! I really enjoyed the rewind feature a first of it's kind for visual novels to use it as, a mechanic I think! I also enjoyed the start overs but, with memories made along the way to enhance the story. I knew I was in for a  treat anyways as, I've played your RPG game Lonely Wolf Treat on my main channel. Wish I had the money to buy a her tears were my light shirt i'd totally rock it! Keep doing what you do!

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i love this game so much!!

Truly an amazing game 

The art style is cute and simple, which I think fits this VN very nicely!

Thank you for creating this VN. I don't easily feel emotions people say I'm dead inside but this story touched something inside me and brought tears to my eyes 

I'm gettin some real Madoka Magca vibes from this, especially considering the ending. love this game, lovin that yuri shit

10/10 Game 

omg!!!!! i loved this game so much and it made me cry at the end once i got to the true ending i refused to play it again and i still do like wow its so emotional. thank you for making this game its greatly appreciated!

I loved this game so much! x3 I had so much fun finding all the endings, I even made a video for it:

Holy fucking shit. This game is hands down the best visual novel i have played in my life, and it was also the most emotional. Fuck Undertale and DDLC, this game should have been the popular one!

Simply awesome! I played this awhile ago but didn't have an acct, my favorite part were the animations in the middle.

This is so freakin amazing and sweet and I teared up at the end omgoshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I love this soosososo much, you did such a great and unique story and gameplay. This is amAZING AHHHHHHHHHH

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never thought I would read such   a cute and gay story about time and space

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I loved this! It's a really short but sweet novel and I really loved the art and soundtrack. I'm gonna check out your other works cus I'm sure I'll enjoy them. Thanks for making such a wonderful game! I recommend for the people who are searching for a visual novel for the first time.

thank you!!! (also nice, laid-back camp!! heehee)

which anime is the photo

it...was...so...BEAUTIFUL!!

I love how you renamed the options, also the reset/rewind thing...that was clever.

I got the true ending on my first try, but I kinda want to play all the endings...but I don't want space or nil to feel bad ;-;

either way, it was a great game and it also reminded me of undertale, and for that I rate this game...

Tem outta Tem!!

"Tem Outta Tem yes  no

Even though this game was released some time ago it still leaves such an impact! It's a really unique gameplay mechanic and the simple characters and 8bit music compliment it well. I really enjoyed the idea that nothingness and space were separate things, and the story was fun to replay. It's officially " a classic" !

aww gosh what a nice compliment! thank you so much!!

This was a great game, every ending was different, but none were really the end. I like how when you reset, it's not a new game, but a second chance to see what could happen. The characters are all really cute, but Nil always had a slightly ominous face... 

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This. Is. Brilliant.

I've got all ending but haven't unlock all memories, so ... maybe I'll replay again. Hopefully this time, as a completionist, I can get everything!

Overall, I really like the character design (love the timeglass) and I had this need to hug every one of them. You have succeded. The switch from ADV to NVL style is brilliant. And somehow, renaming all option from its default names made it very special to me.

Great job!

thank you so much!! i'm glad you enjoyed it, hehe no one really points out the options screen so i appreciate the fun i had there not going unnoticed~

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I must admit, this is the best game I have ever played in my life. What makes this game really amazing is the story and simple but cute characters.

This comment contain some spoiler. Read at your own risk!!

I found "The True Beginning" at my first attempt, thanks to the creator for making good character introduction! At first time I saw Nil, I thought she was a bad guy. But at second time I saw her, she just repeated "Stay", "Stay" and "Stay". I wonder what  happened with her and why she has similar to Space. Does she need a help? Then at the third time I lost Space, I got an opportunity to ask Nil what's happened and why she just messing around. Then I realized that I'm the one who messing around and not Nil. Then I decided to reset the timeline again to make Space happy without hurting Nil (but make both of them happy).

What an amazing story!

Suggestions : It would be nice if you make a doll or something hug-able like dolls or anything. The character's simplicity of design (and cuteness) make them possible to be adapted into a doll.

thank you so much!! i'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience hehe. i'd love to make dolls of my characters, but unfortunately that's a very expensive thing to do x_x maybe one day!

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You really did a good job on this game. Honestly, I almost cried when I see that "true ending". I'm so grateful to you for such inspirations. Now I want to make my own visual novel with same engine as yours (Ren'Py) for my school project. Btw I'm a software engineer too. Once again, thanks for creating this game!

Okay. If dolls cost high then don't think too much about it. I hope your job and game development going smoothly.

Wait so why are they called Thyme and Spice? Or are they different characters? Is there a game I'm missing?

their witch versions are thyme and spice--time and space are the originals! it's like an alternate universe haha

Ah.

You know with all these magic users you could make an entire RPG of just witches from your universe haha

Hello Nami, if you still updating this game can I help with Vietnamese translation?

yeah! my email is listed on my profile page, if you could send me a message i'll reply with a download link for the files~

Impeccable! Not only was the art great, the music suited everything so well, and the writing made me feel so connected with the story! I love how this really made me think about certain characters and their actions. So well thought out!

WOW this game. It screws with my head so much with the time stuff! Haven't seen a game that screws with resets like this since Undertale (though I'm pretty sure this came first).

Good job with this classic!

i loved the art, the story, the characters and everything about this. such an a amazing game! ♡

The moment I started her tears were my light, I knew this was going to speak to me in so many ways. The cute characters, floating particles in the background, and solemn music fit so well with each other. To my surprise, the cleverness of the game mechanics made this story so much more believable. 

This made me think about more than the game itself.

Holy hecckkkkk. I loved that so so much.

got all endings loved it even short ones are great f you just add a lot of choices and heart warming moments like this one

Even though it was short, it was a very enjoyable and interesting story.

I can't open the application on Windows

Wow. What a lovely story.

Veny nice art style + unique characters

And of course very deep story about love, lonelyness and memories. 

Plus amazing time-based mechanics :) 

This is without a doubt one of my favorite VNs. This needs more love and so do the creators.

This is one of the most heartwarming games I've played in a long time.  The art style was beautiful, the music was gorgeous, and the premise and execution were simply amazing.  This is the kind of stuff that sends me on a long journey to find something that gives me the feels as much is this did. Thank you for making this, I'm glad I found it!

1000/10 I'm too shy to say anything else but I'll just leave this here: IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

This game is super meta. Loved it. Very creative and the characters and art are super cute <3 Nice work!

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