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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 ~

Español - HunterTraducciones
Français - LaChouette
Deutsch - Lisa Petermann
Português - Raquel Espada
Italiano - Gabriella Longobardi
Русский - tinenmi (Tuna Std.), River
한국어 - KyleHeren
简体中文 - HomYvan
繁體中文 - HomYvan, LydianChord
Tiếng Việt - minhvipkk
ภาษาไทย - ProtoFriend
日本語 - Yuki Yoshida

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


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hertearsweremylight-1.6.0-pc.zip 67 MB
hertearsweremylight-1.6.0-mac.zip 50 MB
her tears were my light art collection and guide.pdf 21 MB
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I just finished the game and I gotta say... AMAZING

Okay I'm being a bit extra, but it was pretty fun, and I really like how complicated yet easy to understand the story was, easily worth 5 stars.

Sidenote: I noticed that there are a lot of languages, and so I wanted to ask if I could help add Arabic to the list, I work as an English-Arabic translator and I would love to have a game like this on my resume.

Sidenote x2: I have a feeling you made this with renpy and if so... EVEN MORE AMAZING, I don't use renpy but I still know how easy to use yet simple it is, so how you managed to make the rewind feature is a bit baffling to me.

THIS GAME IS SO CUTE!! I love it so much, the story is amazing, and all of the endings were so lovely I feel like im going to cry 。゚( ゚இ‸இ゚)゚。

Gay sappy romance. yes

Wow. This game....I don't think anything can top this. 100/100.

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Resetting always leaves a hole in my heart but overall great game

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I love what you did with saving and rewinding. it made me so sad to reset! lovely game overall and highly recomend

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Great Game

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Sweet game

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BEAUTIFUL. played it on phone

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The fact that someone took the time to pick the idea of reality, moe-fied it, added themes of love and existencial dread, made it into a game and used the nature of visual novels as a way to convey the narrative is kind of crazy, to be honest. Much love to this small gem

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I loved this. This was so cute >.<

5 stars 100%

beautiful

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 cute!!!!! 

Is there a Part 2 for this game

It was such a great game. Loved it alot!

A pesar de ser una novela visual tan corta, la historia es muy hermosa a tal punto que te atrapa y hace que quiera seguir! ❤

it just amazing game.I love the music and arts.Also I near get all endings.

♥♥♥

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The game just amazing

*since this game is not on steam i just put it as a add non steam game but i feel like this should be a steam game even tho its short and simple i still think it should : )*

Edit* and yes i  am 1 of the characters in the game 

awesome game highly recommended 

Deep tearful story with cute arts and music:) I  just spent half an hour in this action-packed and vibrant meditation. This is a love story with the author's vision of love as a phenomenon. I also see here a kind of natural philosophy. Because it is about the love of transcendental girls, whose personalities reflect the essence of natural phenomena that these characters symbolize.  In short, it's awesome!


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One of the most creative and interesting visual novels I have ever played. I highly recommend it. It's worth a short, especially since its pretty short.

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this is such a precious game! I loved the rewinding concept too, it was super creative! Loved itttt <3

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Bro i... this was so good idek how to explain it

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This was... Amazing ! I didn't really understand all of it (I can't tell what without spoil so... I dunno how to have my answers lmao), but, it was really wonderfull and I love how we have to play with the time, I never saw something like this in a Visual novel :o ♥

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 how do I reset it completley?

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(spoiler for any lurkers) 

This was very lovely! I snapped a photo of Space and  Time kissing, I will forever cherish that photo.  Its too cute!!

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Moving art, music and storytelling. I got all the endings pretty fast without having to jump through too many hoops to get the full story. Just,, aaaaa in a good way.

I think I last played it like two years ago. I still love it tho. Amazing story.  Moving and just beautiful.

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Amazing game! I love how it works.

I can't seem to get one of the endings, but I feel like I've tried everything!

Edit: nvm. I thought I'd gotten the Nil ending, but I actually hadn't.

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Me, looking back through the LWT games: oh? another game? hm, guess ill play
Havent played yet, but its opening

edit: TRUE ENDING WOOT

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Really good game! got all the endings, would recommend

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how many memories are there?

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13, counting endings i believe

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Aah, I heard her out and... I don't want to reset and leave her, but I want to know what else could happen and if there's a better solution... ;^;

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10/10 an incredible story

i cant belive i found this game that late, i love youre work , love ya all >w<

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This game is a treasure, and I can't belive it took me so long to play it! The delightful  use of Ren'Py saves is super clever!

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thank you so much! glad you got around to it hehe <3

this is one of my all time favorite games, and i've played A LOT of games. so beautifully done.

Nami, did you give your characters here pointy elf-style ears to subtly emphasize their non-human nature?

i just think pointy ears are cute :) but yeah, that and their non-human skin tones haha

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