A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

ROMANCE DETECTIVE is a visual novel originally made for NaNoRenO 2014.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!

thanks, please enjoy! <3333


translations: Maciej Głowacki (polish), Fah Braccini (brazillian portuguese), yusunoki (japanese), KyleHeren (korean), minhvipkk (vietnamese), Miguel Curval (european portuguese), José Jil Tudela (spanish)

french translation: Chama CHELLAOUI, Claire DUCOURANT-CASIMIRI, Iléana FAEDI, Amandine FRANCHETTE


  • 9/13/2019 - added french translation
  • 2/15/2019 - added spanish translation
  • 1/21/2019 - added european portuguese translation (updated 2/15/2019)
  • 10/23/2018 - added vietnamese translation, an opendyslexic font option, and added a language select screen to the beginning of the game.
  • 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!

the sequel to this game is available here: https://nomnomnami.itch.io/romance-detective-2




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I will defenitly recommend to my friends! It's so cute and all the characters are lovable. I can't wait to play the sequel as well other games your company has made. 

this is a great game i am really impressed.  i didnt expect much at first because it was free. thank you for your hard work and i hope to see more.


OMG this is exactly what I have wanted to see in a yuri game. It's been a long time since I've seen or played a game so charming, cute, and fun. It had good feelings all over the place. XD

Love this game!!


Light-hearted and sweet. A good game if you like a short and cute  story.

Thank you for the Vietnamese translation. It helped me a lot <3

based on the reviews, I feel like this would be a really good game. however it keeps saying that I don't have the "appropriate permissions"? I'm not sure what that means but I can't run the game because of it.

French version? ;;

there used to be one hosted on another site, but that site seems to be down and the translation group has dissolved. it might still be on the internet somewhere but i'm not sure... sorry about that :(

and that how ROMANCE WORKS

Hilarious and very sweet

your username is a mood

love the visual novel making series out of the first one and then moving on to the second one!


there's a link to the sequel at the top of the game page. it's unfinished but i've moved on from the series so unfortunately that's all there is!

The art style is giving me skull girl vibes and I absoulety love it!


Loved the game ((and the Cupid's character design as you can see)) so I did a little fanart <3

thank you!! this is so cute aaaaaa

Thanks ^^ and also thanks for the game, it is really fun and cute <3

WASSUP ROMANCE PEOPLES! I absolutely loved the first game and am playing the second game! Hint: It's awesome!

i loved this game and the second one so much you are such a good game designer 

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As a detective story, this game has a really terrible mystery writing. But i dont mind at all, since this game is so cute ^-^!!! I love it!

WOAH WOAH WOAH! What a crazy ending to such a great game! Here is the second part for you beautiful peoples! 

This game was crazy awesome! The art style was fabulous and so pretty! I really did enjoy playing this game! Here is the first part!

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Such a cute game!I loved the characters,especially the Romance Detective, Romance cop and Cupid.The art is so cute and the story is so romantic.Also,the music was very nice.The ending is just adorable. <3


i love the bdays of the characters so much

-romance detective was born on valentine day

-"romance cop" was born on april fools

-mad fanboy scientist was born on 4/20

thank you for creating this masterpiece

Skull girls vibes from art style

Yeah... I really like this game.

It's funny. The plot and dialogues are very good.

All the characters and backgrunds are very well done. Eveybody has their own role role and style :)

I also very like how many languages you added. And how "romantic" is this story. Ending is very great ♥ 

I love this game so much :3

I want to play the game! Thank you for your hardwork! Seems like I can download this without paying. I'm broke af but if I have the money, I'd definitely contribute for your hard work. I gave you a follow though, I'd definitely contribute in the near future!

thank you, i appreciate it! enjoy the game~

This game is so cute~~ 10/10!!!!

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

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"


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

hey man loved your game.


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!


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

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