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>>THERE'S A SEQUEL NOW<<

ROMANCE DETECTIVE is a visual novel originally made for NaNoRenO 2014. it's a love story about a detective who solves crimes of passion alongside her partner, romance cop.

this version of the game features a super incredible ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, an updated interface, and a new items screen. there's also a cute little gallery where you can view the illustrations and character profiles! language options include english, japanese, korean, polish, and portuguese.

the sequel to this game has been in the works for a REALLY LONG TIME, but hey, good news! i'm finally releasing it later this year!! for the occasional update on that, you can check out my casual dev blog.

you can find even more of my work HERE and if you're into my stuff and want to throw money at me, maybe support me on patreon!

thanks, please enjoy! <3333

CREDITS:

Story: NomnomNami and Protag

Art: NomnomNami

Music: Konatizer

UPDATES:

  • 5/24/2017 - updated korean version, made a combined pc and linux build too since apparently the old linux one was broken?
  • 4/19/2016 - korean translation has been added!
  • 3/15/2016 - there's now a web version of the game!

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ROMANCEDETECTIVE-1.3-pc.zip 70 MB
ROMANCEDETECTIVE-1.3-mac.zip 56 MB

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I played this ages ago but only just rediscovered your itch.io profile.  I really enjoyed this game, it made me laugh and giggle.  And the artwork is absolutely amazing, it's very cute and simple but helps tell the story perfectly.  Great work on this!!

aww wow so kind! thanks for taking the time to comment <3

Good game. Romance Cop was cute and the ending surprised me, was like, "No. MY girl". Lol.

Cheesy, a little sappy, and entirely over-the-top, yet there's a certain charm to the game. I enjoyed my time in the world of "Romance Detective", for the short time it lasted.

The character development is well-paced, the art is nice to look at (though "Romance Cop" looks like she needs to eat more. I'm low-key worried about her health), and the music is pleasant to listen to while really matching the tone of the game. I wish there was a bit more interactivity, but I understand this was intended as a visual novel rather than a game.

While I personally think this is inferior to your previous work, that's still saying something, as your work up to now has been impressive, to say the least.

haha this was the first original game i made so my "previous works" were actually made after this one. thanks for playing it though!

Ah, my bad. I forgot to check that.

Nami, after playing some of your other games I wanted more...and you've delivered something truly amazing with Romance Detective. The characters, the story, the art, everything is simply fantastic and I love it. It's charming and funny, a great visual novel.

I look forward to playing the sequel!

I'll forever be a fan of your work. If you don't mind I made a let's play of the game.

Cheers and best wishes.

Loved the game! Keep up the good work!

I haven't even played yet, and I'm already enamored with this game.  Can't wait to try it out!

Hey, there is a very confusing portuguese translation error in the very beginning of the game, when the detective says "This rose", it is translated like "Está rosa", intead of "Esta rosa" which has a completely different meaning. 

"Esta rosa" means "This rose", but "Está rosa" means "You are pink" or "It/he/she is pink"

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ahh thank you for pointing it out! i'll update it soon.

hey man loved your game.

Amazing story AND A POWERFULL AND MIGHTY VILLAIN....OR NOT

jus watch my mini series of me doing a full gameplay of it

first ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQKOiO6pAec

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
But apparently roses,
are evil too!


Hey there continued on with Romance detective <3 this is a lot of fun!


🌹

Super funny and love the art style! Will definitely do more Let's Plays of it!

I AM.. ROMANCE DETECTIVE


Im playing this cause i saw it on bijuu mikes channel and thought the game graphics were pretty cute!

This was both hilarious and adorable :)

I really enjoyed this silly game :D It was funny, charming, and the characters are so gosh darn adorable! I didn't even realize, until I was preparing a blog entry about this game, that you also made Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet--another game that I loved! Well done :) You've earned a fan for life!

It was so cute. Chrys is so pretty. I hope to see Rose's face without sunglasses though! Bet she'll be so charming sexy and androgynous! Thank you again for a really cute game XD

i love this game soooooooooooooo much

Such a funny, little game! So cute and ridiculous, I loved it :D

... but that's my name

Hmm... Are you my doppelganger perhaps?

Must be =o.o=

Spoopy.

Hey there! awesome game!

as soon as I get paid I will put some money towards supporting it because it was just a joy playing and I also uploaded a video of it to my channel


Keep up the good work!

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thanks for the portuguese translation!

also, can i help you translate the other games for portuguese?

i already have a friend helping me, thanks for the offer though!!

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oh...ok :D

This is one of the best VNs I've ever played! I'm totally obsessed with it!

I'm not gonna lie, i've spent the entire day playing the two games. It was honestly one of the cutest games I have ever played. I commend you for the amount of time and energy you put into the two! Good job! (even though that may not mean much coming from a rando

it always means a lot to hear stuff like this! thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed them <3

No problem mate! Thanks for the reply!

I adored the fun, goofy tone of this, and the art is so cute!

Such a cute and fun little game!
I also have to be serious, I think I might have just added a certain detective to my list of characters to cosplay.... ;)

My sister and I really enjoyed your game. The cute art style and humor were great. If you would like to see her reaction to the different scenes, you can watch it here. In the meantime, we wish you luck on the sequel. [-Nani]

I love this game too much. I got to show it to a couple of my friends and we had a blast. Can't wait for the sequel! Thank you so much for the work you put into your projects!

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wow, this game really ROSE to the occasion (i did actually really enjoy it A+)

Ok that was cute. I need MORE

I liked the style of drawing and the cute story, so i thought let's see your others games too... and well I had already played one of them, and now I'll play them all xD

Your games are great ^.^

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I've been playing your games out of order, Nami, but this might be my new favorite one from you XD


I love the humor it opens up on, and the art style is as amazing as ever ^^ Even started playing it for YouTube, as well :) For anyone interested, bloop doop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MlLjJYAmwI

So yeah, I love this charming little story. My only complaint is that it isn't ten times longer, because I need more.

I FINISHED, And honestly i could not have ended bettter!

Part 3, This game is way longer than I thought it'd be. I just hope Romance Cop and The detective fall in love at the end!


part 2! Even more voices and even more awkward jokes! Should be up around 8 AM tomorrow


Part 1 of what i imagine will be.... a very romantic play through. The video should be up around 8 am :)


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i have a confession to make: romance detective taught me to love. people? no. kooky games with fun characters, great art, and a charming story? hell yes.