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 of your “save points” in the story. can you use that power to save space from her feelings of loneliness?

playtime: <1 hour
content advisory: includes mild horror elements, and incredibly sappy romance.


  • 6k word count, with 3 main endings
  • many cute illustrations and animation
  • NEW ingame photo studio! (download version only)
  • NEW bonus gallery with developer commentary! (download version only)

and you can get the soundtrack HERE!


  • character art+story - NomnomNami
  • backgrounds - Emmit
  • music - LydianChord


Español (ES), Euskara - Gabriel Fiallegas Medina (Basajaun Games)
Español (LATAM) - José Jil Tudela, Gabriel Fiallegas Medina
Français - La Chouette
Deutsch - Lisa Wollesen, Antonio Moss
Italiano - Robin O. Longobardi Zingerelli
Português (BR) - Fah Braccini
Português (EU) - Raquel Espada
Polski - Nika Klag
Русский - tinenmi (Tuna Std.), River, Zweelee
Українська - storyteller613
한국어 - KyleHeren
日本語 - Yuki Yoshida
简体中文 - HomYvan, Yuriatelier
繁體中文 - HomYvan, LydianChord   校對:Sikv
ภาษาไทย - ProtoFriend
Tiếng Việt - minhvipkk
Türkçe - hasanh + kivi
Bahasa Melayu - Nora Park
Bahasa Indonesia - Aryo Keren
Magyar - Diemond
Nederlands - Demi
עברית - Blawnode

(thai and traditional chinese are available in the web version only, due to missing translations)


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

hertearsweremylight-2.3.3-pc.zip 100 MB
hertearsweremylight-2.3.3-mac.zip 94 MB

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Hello. the question is, are the tears of space with dimensional? like of dimensional from physics, only each one is independent of the given ones.


This game is beautiful by all means and respects, words can't describe how dear this game is to me!

I played the mobile version, so I was surprised when I saw the credits lol

Reminds me of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a great show.

Keep up the great work!  10/10
With Love nightowl8641


Thank you for making a wonderful game!

I was very surprised by the system, which takes full advantage of the rewind feature of Ren'Py!

I remember feeling a secret despair along with the main character when I couldn't rewind the dialogue any more because of the link to the story.

The illustrations were also very cute and I wanted to keep looking at the animation!




I need more games like this..I'm     O B S E S S E D

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This has to be one of the most cutest lesbian couple I've ever seen.


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they are so gay

lesbian you mean

I use the two interchangably, as gay just means homosexual, which means attracted to the same gender, and I'm pretty sure they are all women.

this game makes me want to ball my eyes out but in a good a


THIS IS MY FAVORITE PICTURE EVER. Look at the cute little lesbians <3 I love the game, it's one of my favorites! :D

Never mind, this one is. BEST. GAME. EVER!

i love this game sm why havent i played this earlier ( i'll prob go and make an edit of this game too )


Time reminds me of Homura Akemi, Space reminds me of Madoka Kaname and Nil reminds me of Kyubey. Ngl.




literally my exact thought


I will definitely have to revisit this game for the other endings. It was such a sweet game to play, and I love the art and heart put into this game. 


Do the songs in the extras menu, specifically Time's, Space's, and Nil's Battle Theme, ever appear in game? I've gotten all 3 main endings and I have no recollection of them! PS Thanks for the amazing game!


no, they're just fun bonuses that came out after the game was originally released :) thanks for playing!


this game was short but its one of my fav visual novels till this day and my fav nomnomnami creation... story and backstory was done well even with only 20-30 min playtime, unique game mechanic, nil made me shed a lil tear. 10/10 i would kill for a sequel with more angst

this game is super cute, I love it. it made me feel so much in such a short time.

 Keep up the great work!!

so kool! :D i didnt like Nil at first but when I heard abt her story I started to feel so sad for herr :((

This is one of my fave games now plz make more endings. Thanks


Why 3$ on itch.io, and on PlayStore is for free? What's wrong?


yo I made her in gacha

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This game is very special. It's really short, and you can achieve 100% completion in less than an hour. However, those 45ish minutes I spent on my first run really stuck with me as a lovely experience.

It's an incredibly self-aware game that uses the tools provided by the engine as an actual game mechanic instead of just being some quality of life function (and don't get me wrong--it's wonderful that those features have become mainstream.) But it doesn't just play with its mechanics, but also with the players themselves. Due to its time travel themes, there is always some detail, some minor spark, that reflects how the protagonist's experience changes every time you play, even if you're choosing the same dialogue options to ultimately reach an outcome you're already familiar with. It makes it worth it to pay attention all the time, even when you think you've already seen that route and you're tempted to skip forward. Despite the short length, the amount of love put into it is astonishing. Especially because most of those aren't lines 99% of the players would ever notice, or even come across, since the game is constantly giving you new dialogue options and a vast majority of people wouldn't try saying the same thing twice. And yet, experimenting and going out of your way to try new things does pay off.

It's a story that knows what it needs to do, it does so incredibly well, and doesn't overstay its welcome nor bloat itself up with unnecessary content that ultimately adds nothing. It respects your time, and knows that if it can be masterfully told in an hour, it shouldn't take 5 hours of your life away from you. And yet, for how short it is, it can be understood in many different ways due to its nuance and themes, as well as your personal views on them. The way I felt the game when I first played it has nothing to do with what it felt like the 3rd or 4th time I played through it, and it hit in a completely new way when I played it with friends as well. Honestly, it helped me reconcile with certain things that happened to me in the past and see them in a new, more positive light.

And I will say that, as much as I enjoy the extras (the developer commentary is particularly awesome), the thing I appreciate most from this version is the full compatibility with controllers. You can even select which button prompts you'd like to see, which is honestly delightful and something all modern PC games should do. I have been playing many Ren'py games lately and most of them either aren't compatible at all or make you do things like navigate menus and advance dialogue by pressing the right trigger, like some crazy maniac. Thank you for being better, Nami.

Also, it's in like 20+ languages. What kind of narrative indie game is translated to 20+ languages?! That's crazy. That alone is worth supporting.

In short: it good. Play game. (And buy it too in order to support Nami)

Thanks for the summary.

4th wall, you can go and f-



My heart actually cant take this game its so cute but the lore hits so goddamn much i feel myself QUAKING IM GONNA CRY WAHFBGHNJGHDN D,MNG

I somehow managed to stumble upon the true beginning yet my heart still stings, that's how amazing i think this game is


I'm glad they managed to coexist together :D


That's sad but... Cute...




I hope you release a dev code version someday so I can learn how you implemented the functionalities to make the game remember information every time it restarted. It's amazing!

I love everything about this game. And I feel inspired to make my own games now I learned about RenPy ^^

I only know a little bit about coding, but if I had to guess it creates a file or sth like that, and when you get to a point where the memory would trigger a different path it runs an If-clause (If Memory 1 exists, then, otherwise) and continues based on that.
I've never used RenPy and I only had a few years of basic coding in school so this may not be 100% accurate but that's how I'd code it


Thank you. I'll look more about how sth works. Hopefully, I'll get to make an interesting game.


looks pretty, sadly i can’t play(

didnt buy the game cuz well i already played it on my phone (free btw woohoo)  and its soOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing augh its so good, one of the first games i played from u lol

the browser ver. doesnt work?

Not even 20 minutes in, and i already got the true ending.

Sad, cute, and epically engaging, this visual novel is the peak of interaction & story, I love everything about this short and sweet game

Omg the true end is so cute!!!!!

this is so sad but cute :(


Favourite Nami game is back! Thank you for releasing the story on HTML, so it's easier for people to access.

What other games are you planning to release for steam, btw?

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