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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

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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:

  • 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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HerTearsWereMyLight-1.15-pc.zip 59 MB
HerTearsWereMyLight-1.15-mac.zip 44 MB
her tears were my light art collection and guide.pdf 21 MB
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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!

I really enjoyed this, not only was the art style completely adorable, but the story was a great mix of sweet and deep. I am definitely going to recommend this to my friends, and I also made a video of my gameplay. Probably no one will see it, but I really enjoyed making it.

I made a second video because I absolutely loved playing the game, and I wanted to get more of the endings. I did get another ending, but on the way to the true ending... I ended up having to just stop playing the game. This is nothing aginst the creator, and just my personal opinion. I still love this game, and I plan to play more games by this creator in the developer in the furure, but sadly my time with this game has now come to an end. Either way, I hope anyone who decides to watch the video has a great time, and I hope that this game continues to be found by other people so that they can enjoy it as I have. Actually, hopefully more then I have.

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is that inspired on Madoka Magica? :v

a girl with time-control, dark-braided hair and glasses, doing everything she can to save the cute-pinkish girl who literally creates the universe, and the pinkish-girl always being erased from existence and stuff :v 

anyways, really good game.... actually, no

really GAY game :v 

being "gay" is way better than being "good" :v 

a 24/10 for ya 

24 is the number for gay people in my country, so dats why :v 

congratz!!!! :v  (yeh i love this little pacman, here have some of them :v :v :v :v :v :v)

for u girl :v

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actually I'm agender, but it's okay :v 

woo boy, where can I start with this game? 

first of all, the soundtrack is frickin AMAZING. just, I love it.

second of all, I love the way you introduce space and nil and even time. and  how as the story continues, it makes the player realize that nil isn't the bad guy, like it seemed at the start, and that her dark color pallet doesn't mean she's bad.

third of all, the art work for this game is amazing. the characters look cute and complex, and the backgrounds are beautiful. 

fourth of all, the ends are so cool, and the way that if you get nil's ending or space's ending's, how they ask if you're really gonna reset and they say how they don't wanna loose you and time knows how something is missing (and nil's reaction is my constant mood tbh)

fifth of all, this game provokes so much emotion and can get you attached to the characters in seconds flat,,, it's amazing 

(I was gonna say "sixth of all its really gay and I love it" but I stopped myself lmao)

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The game was my tears. It happened to me.

AMAZING GAME! I LOOOOVED IT! WENT THROUGH EVERY ROUTE!

10/10!!!

It's such an adorable game and great story! It's very addicting and I love it so much. Me and my friends love to play this to get different depths. Love! xx

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Awesome game. Loved how the story played with the usual save and reload VN mechanics.

This game is amazing loved the story behind it

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great artwork loved the cute animations here is my playthrough  

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I loved this game! All the various endings, the style, the characters... everything! I liked how you had to make determinate decisions to do something.

10/10 

This game is so cute! I love it, it's so creative and has some depth to it.

This was one of the cutest games I played. I'm not gonna lie, the artstyle was the thing that made me play this game and I wasn't dissappointed :> As you can see in my video, I had so much fun playing it (please don't mind my "voice acting") :3

I AM DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH THIS TAHNK YOU SO MUCH! do you plan to make more merch of this?? <3 <3

aaa thank you! yeah i hope that i can, i kind of make things on a whim so we'll see haha

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HOLY MOLY That was so creatively original! This was not only cute, but also really pretty deep which I found super intriguing

oh wow thank you! unrelated but i recognized your art from your avatar, i actually played "i woke up next to you again" the other day, it was really pretty! thanks for playing my game aaaa <3

omg bles s you Nami thank you, please keep lighting the world up w ur games <3

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So I had a blast playing, got the perfect ending Im guessing on the first try,  the artstyle and deep meaning behind it, really is amazing, had me thinking I would have never guessed what any of it meant, the colors are vibrant and the game itself story was was AMAZING I have to rate 5 out of 5, on amazingness, did an amazing job :D Here is a gameplay on it! hope you can enjoy as well as serve for a review!

i loved this game and wanted to replay it, but unfortunately, it remembers my last game and i can't seem to reset all my progress. is there a way to do this that I'm just missing or is it yet to be implemented? thanks for reading, love your work <3

you can reset it by clicking "restart" on the title screen, or go into options>memories>next page>erase memories. sorry that it was unclear!

I can't seem to find the language options; are they available on the Linux version?

sorry for the confusion, they're in the version 1.14-all zip! the 1.0 builds are from when i originally uploaded the game, so maybe i should take them off the download list...

Ahh, so I guess it was the 1.0 version that got downloaded through the Itch app. Thanks; I'll get the newer version.

This was so beautiful. The story was well crafted, the music was amazing, and the art was breathtaking. I hope to see more amazing games from you in the future.

This was such a cute and sweet visual novel. The rewind aspect was a really cool mechanic, and the art was absolutely beautiful. The music was so calming and melancholic too - I quite loved it. The plot was bittersweet in a sense, and to me the dialogue and characters were really the main backbone of this. Overall, great job on making it! 

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This is my new OTP now. I will protect it and love it.

I have no words for this game since it leave me speechless. This was definitely the bes graphical novel i've played so far. The story itself was amazing and so was the soundtrack.  Great game 5/5

Hey Peeps,

I found your gamer/project last night and did a bit of a video you. I loved it. Great idea and concept as well as both the storyline and graphics. Keep up the good work and good luck.

The story meant more to me than I might express.  Yet, to try:

Superficially, it's the introvert genius girlfriend who shares Tones On Tail on headphones with you at 3am under a blacklight and winds her legs in yours to redefine the word 'yearning'... versus the bubbly, sprightly dingbat who, when she's demure for a moment in a surprise thunderstorm, captivates and makes you feel like the center of the universe. 

Deeper, celestial meaning is pretty much indescribable.

Please get this on Steam. It's unique enough to really attract some attention and pocket change.  I'd like that for you. Healing hundreds of souls for a weekend night for thousands, 'at $2.99 and 90% off coupon drops', yeah, that's worth your trouble.

Kind love, OOO67VH (hal over9000)

open bob

The art is cute, but nothing happens when I click "Rewind" when I'm told to.

hmm, if you skip too far into the "hey you should rewind" loop you won't be able to get out, but you can hit reset on the menu and start from the beginning--the game will remember what you've seen and you'll be unstuck! sorry it gave you trouble, i just updated this so i hope i didn't actually break everything when i did that...

I'll try again! I did accidentally click "fast forward" and so I might have gotten too far into the loop.

I really loved this game. As always Nami is a god. :3 Ahn... someone has a tip to get the last third memorie before the endings? Thanks again by another precious game! The humanity should save it like a treasure for all the future. 

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Easy. Just let her explain everything.

Thx pal. I am gonna try it. I hope it works

if I may ask, what was this game made with?? Youve inspired me to start making visual novels like this!! u vu

thank you! i used ren'py, it's a free program :D good luck!!

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