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Can you collect all of the fragments, solve the mysteries, and find your way to a happy ending? 

In this mysterious otome game, play as a protagonist (name customizable but "Xani" by default) struggling to cope with the hand life has dealt you. Your mother's death was a tragedy that left you cynical and numb to the world. Now, though, greater challenges are piling up fast - and it all begins when you find out you are not entirely human.

The disappearance of a friend. A sudden attack that leaves you wounded. Mysterious characters entering and leaving your life. Growing bonds. Coming to terms with what exactly "humanity" is...

Please. Find a happy ending. Don't let tragedy be the only option.

  • Six main paths containing a variety of romantic, platonic, and family-based endings - and bad endings too, so stay on guard.
  • You influence the story with hundreds of choices to make in-game, and at the same time you have the potential to influence the protagonist's personality traits.
  • An in-game feature to check the protagonist's social media feed and unlock bonus content & CGs in a unique artstyle.
  • Your endgame partner is your choice. The final route allows you to pick your endgame romantic partner / endgame BFF.
  • Over 40 endings in the main paths and additional 10+ in the final route.
  • A diverse and fun cast of characters to learn about.
  • Beautiful artwork, gorgeous OST, and partial voice acting (including optional main character voice options).
  • Male protagonist/gender & pronoun selection with alternate CGs and voice lines.

Heart Fragment is split into four "books". You can play Book One for free now!

Unlocked from the Heart Fragment Kickstarter stretch goals that all you lovely players helped out with! <3

  • Epilogues for all good endings & major bad endings (coming late 2022)
  • Flashback scene CGs for all characters (coming in summer 2022)
  • More retellings of major events in alternate POVs (coming in summer 2022)
  • Inigo added as a bonus romance (coming in the Finale release)

Release date: July 30, 2021

Available now, Heart Fragment Book One: Fantasy Fragments contains the full routes for Kay & Clive

A mysterious figure that appears to you and sets the events of the story into motion is a young man named Kay who always seems to have a smile plastered on his face as he reveals strange secrets to you. His friendly personality makes him easy to open up to despite the odd circumstances. 

On the other hand, Clive seems to have a knack for popping up at "just the right moment". A string of coincidental encounters combined with his awkward demeanor cause you to wonder what his intentions really are.

With strong elements of fantasy present in this book, a lot of questions are raised and shocking reveals begin.



Release date: September 28, 2022 (download HERE)

Your established bond with your best friend Shannon makes you hesitant to open up to her about your struggles. Not out of any desire to hide things - you just don't want Shannon to be dragged into a potentially dangerous situation.

Meanwhile, you haven't seen Lana in ten years; not since the death of your mother. Lana looks a bit different now with her dyed pink hair but she's still the same caring girl with a bit of a wild side that you remember from your youth.

Book Two focuses on the reality of things, dealing with matters at a surface level. If you strip away fantasy and leave only belief in those around you behind, what answers will you be able to find?



Coming later on in 2022, Book Three has the full routes for Jasper & Natalia.

The antagonist of your story, a man named Jasper Finley, despises you for the history of disputes between your families and an ingrained hatred for mutated DNA. You know how dangerous he is, but... will your curiosity get the best of you?

Natalia is an enigma. Her entrance into your life could be seen as either a blessing or a horrible curse as she introduces both a way out of your struggles and a way to dive head-first into misery.

Book Three reveals intentions and motives that you may have begun to piece together through the previous routes, but what will you discover by examining that evidence from the viewpoint of the villain?



StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jul 30, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(98 total ratings)
AuthorHeart Fragment
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsDark Fantasy, Meaningful Choices, Otome, psychological, Psychological Horror, psychological-thriller, Story Rich, Thriller, Voice Acting
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
LinksSteam, Steam, Twitter

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Heart Fragment: BOOK ONE for PC & Linux 974 MB
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I've just started playing this game and i'm already mind blown! I LOVE this game!!

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This was so interesting! I love how everything is tied together and I can't wait to learn more esp with book three (after playing Clive & Kay routes I'm so interested in Jaspers, and also if theres an option to... I mean if you've played both routes and talked to Inigo then you know. I really want everyone to be happy TT.TT.)

I love the character complexity, I'm really interested in learning more about everyones motivations. I also really liked how on some routes you could kinda feel the darkness of trauma encroaching in pretty hard, and how that showed up with peoples feelings on their meaning in life.

Also, I kinda wish Inigo was a romancable character... Why'd you have to make him say that with that face... Don't judge me...

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You really said Kay was short... I'm 4'11. Also imagine if the book Kay was listening to was smut- Anyways HOW THE HECK IS THIS GAME SO GOOD?! LIKE PERFECT VOICE ACTING AND ART STYLE AND EVERYTHING?! TYSM FOR THE AWESOME GAME!!!

Ok so now I'm a bit further in the game (Like just past the coffee shop) and uhm... Bye Kay. Hi Clive~ (I'm a sucker for the soft ones ok??)

I just completed the first playthrough of the game and got the wrong route (Kay's) :') But this time I did and tbh I think I'll like this one better based on my preferences

Clive: "Ughhhh! It's humiliating to put into words!"

^ That's me trying to explain what otome is so I can convince my parents to buy book two.

So apparently this is just a bunch of random comments about the game (No spoilers ofc).... 

Clive: *Draws on napikn*

Akari (That's what I named her): "You're actually pretty good at that."

Me:" HOW TF IS HE NOT RIPPING THE NAPKIN?? AND WHERE DID THE PEN COME FROM???"

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Sooo good

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Hello, 

I'm not sure why, but this game won't launch for me. I've reinstalled multiple times, but whenever I click the launch button the game's tab does not show up. 

Hi there! I'm sorry for the delayed response. I've opening the file on my end and everything seems to be in order. To try to figure out the problem, a few questions: What OS are you using? Windows, Mac, or Linux? Is there any sort of pop up that appears telling you why the file can't be opened? Have you had issues like this with any other games on Itch?

Just to be sure everything is being done correctly, here's the proper steps for running the game:

  • Download the .zip file
  • Right click the zipped file and unzip it to its own folder
  • From the "HeartFragment-[insert OS here]" folder, launch the game file; for PC this will be "Heart Fragment.exe",  for Linux it'll be "Heart Fragment.sh", and on Mac you will go to the "Heart Fragment.app" folder, then "Contents", then "MacOS", and launch the file simply titled "Heart Fragment".

If you're still having issues, please let me know!

I have the exact same problem and it doesn't work even after I extract it

Sorry my reply is so late! Unfortunately I didn't get a notification for this response. To try to help figure out what the issue is, a few questions:

What OS are you using?
Does any sort of error message pop up when you try to start it up?
Do you have the Itch client? Have you tried installing and running it through there?
Have you tried right clicking the executable for the game and running it as administrator? This shouldn't be necessary but doesn't hurt to check! 

A new update was posted today in preparation of the DLC release tomorrow. If you haven't already, try updating to the latest version and see if it that helps at all.

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It works on the app! Thanks creator! <3 You're awesome! 

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Hi! I got recommended this game to me on Steam today and I saw your notes about an exploit that happened, I'm so sorry about that! I was wondering if I purchase the game here does it still come with a steam key, I want to support you!! Or should I just wait for when the DLC comes out and pay for that?

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Hello! Thank you so much, this is so kind of you! The itch purchases of Heart Fragment don't come with Steam keys anymore, but you can support the game through Ko-fi if you'd like. Otherwise, waiting to purchase the DLC works as well. I appreciate that support a lot!!!

I did!! Best of luck with everything :) looking forward to the DLC

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Honestly I LOVE THIS GAME , especially Kay I LOVE KAY WITH ALL MY HEART. I really love how good the storyline is and all the characters are super likeable and I just have a blast playing I also like some of the horror bits thrown in there it just gives that perfect spice to make really stand out . 

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I was quite disappointed, it might just be me and my patience but I found it quite boring. Of course this is just an opinion but I wasn't really hooked when I played this. It does sound like an amazing storyline and all, and this type of game is the perfect match for me, yet I couldn't seem to like it sadly. Hoping for a bit of a quicker game? <3

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FYI: There’s a reddit post talking about how to get your game for free. Letting you know as it really rubbed me the wrong way and imo they definitely will have to take it down if you say something. Either that or maybe you can reach out to Steam about the problem.

Edit: Apologies if this wasn’t the best place to share this issue - I just wanted to ensure you knew about it as soon as possible and this was the only way I knew to get in touch!

Edit again: Decided to remove the link to the reddit post, but let me know if you want that info.

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Thank you so much for letting me know! I appreciate you getting in touch with this. I'm going to see if I can get it taken down and contact Steam support to try to prevent this from happening in the future. Super grateful for the heads up!

My pleasure! It really gets my goat when people try to shortchange indie creators. Best of luck to you!

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I played the demo some time ago but didn't have the chance to buy the game until a few days ago. Today I finished the two routes available and I am blown away.

Honestly, this game is so beautiful. The art, the voice acting, the soundtrack (which I'm listening to as I type) are absolutely phenomenal. Even the jumpscares got me a couple of times, and that rarely happens for me hah. Everything about this game draws you in. And that's not even getting into the story and the characters. 

I just finished and am already thinking about replaying because I got soo attached to the characters, all of them are so lovable! It's just impossible to stay indifferent towards them. Admittedly, I had a complicated relationship with the main character, but even she grew on me!

This game is definitely worth it. In fact, you'd probably get a lot more than what you're paying for, and there's even more coming. Overall, I had so much fun with the game and can't wait for more!

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Thank you so much for the kind comment! <3 I'm really glad you enjoyed Heart Fragment. The Book Two update with two more routes is coming in March so there'll be more to play very soon.

I've been searching for shells on the beach for ten minutes and I can't find more than three. It just stays on the beach scene. Am I missing something or is it a glitch?

Hi! I tested this out on my end and it seems to be working fine as far as I can tell. Have you checked the walkthrough guide for the positions?

If you can't find them after checking the guide, a few questions to help troubleshoot:

- What operating system are you using?
- Do you have any recording software that you use while playing such as Bandicam or OBS?
- Do you play with keyboard primarily or mouse primarily?
- If you press the tab button on the keyboard, does it allow you to highlight the hidden items? 
- Did you get the scene earlier in the game where you search for Clive? If so, were you able to find him successfully? 

Thanks for getting back to me! I'm using a macbook. No recording software, and I switch back and forth between the two but I use the spacebar more. If I press the tab button it starts the skipping feature with the heart. I did have the clive scene earlier and it worked fine then.

Hmm, the fact that the screen worked fine for Clive earlier makes it even more puzzling... I use Windows myself, so I'm unsure if it would be a Mac specific issue - I will ask if anyone in the Heart Fragment discord server uses Mac and is experiencing a similar problem.

In the meanwhile, here is a screenshot of the exact locations just to be sure nothing was missed.

Clive's route locations: https://gyazo.com/7da50be04ddbf9e0c41e1a3a99e6d8c2

Kay's route locations: https://gyazo.com/62aa1c7ed044b0518ef8f906d88c5bd3

I was able to find it with the screenshot, thank you so much for your help!

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I just finished playing Kay & Clive's route and it was amazing! I love the fact you made the Female Lead with darker skin, its so rare to see a lead that looks like me. Before the game was released I played the demo a couple of times, I was so excited to finally see the rest of Kay’s route and I was so shocked with the twist. This game was really like none other I’ve played before. I even cried a little bit during Kay’s route. Clive was such a sweetheart too. I really appreciate you making him fidgety because I'm the same way. I can’t wait until book 2 thanks for the great game 

Thank you so much for playing and enjoying the game! ^^ I apologize for replying to this so late. I really appreciate you taking the time to play Heart Fragment!

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Do you like your warm and fuzzy feelings with a dash of jump scares and intrigue? Then buy this. No but seriously it's good!

Question which characters are going to be romancable including the girls?

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Currently in Book One, Kay and Clive are romanceable. In Book Two there will be routes for Shannon and Lana (with Shannon having a romantic path, while Lana is platonic only) and Book Three will have romance routes for Jasper and Natalia.

The description mentions that your purchase comes with a steam key, however after purchasing I only appear to have the files for PC, Linux & Mac on the download page.

Hello! Thanks for purchasing Heart Fragment! The steam key should be listed underneath the downloads, with an option that says "reveal Steam Key". It will look similar to this.

If you still can't find it, could you screenshot the page for me so I can check what might be wrong? 

Thank you for your reply and apologies not too sure where I went wrong, awesome looking game by the way I wanted to support you by purchasing from itch, and redeeming on steam, i have attached a mobile screenshot but unfortunately it is also the same on desktop.

Hmm I'm not sure what the issue may be... if possible, please email me at heartfragmentvn@hotmail.com - I will send you a response to help out.

can i date shannon???????

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Yes! Shannon's route will be added in Book Two, which will be a free update to add on to Book One. I'll give a further update on the release date for Book Two soon! 

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yesss, i was afraid  we could be just friends

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I love this game so much! I honestly can’t recommend it enough. Clive is my favorite so far (he’s just so endearing and sweet), but I love Kay too. Both of their routes were interesting in their own way. The story has me hooked (i keep thinking back on it when i’m just going about my day lol), and I’m so excited to see where everything goes.

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Thank you!! And thank you for the review you left on Steam as well, I really appreciate it. Hope you're having a good weekend so far!

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stumbled upon this game on the release day and I decided to give it a chance. I'm shocked at how good it is! The characters and LIs are really lovable, so far Clive is my favorite character and route he's just adorable haha. I didn't see the twists coming either! I actually gasped at some of the revelations lol. The story was really interesting and I never got bored of it as I looked for the different endings. Thank you for making this, I CANNOT wait to read the next books :)) 

Thank you!!! So glad you enjoyed - and you've got good taste, Clive is a sweetheart. Hope to see you again in book two! :D

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i truly loved playing through book one! it's been a while since i played an otome game and this blew away my expectations. i love kay to pieces, but i adore all of the other characters as well--they were all written so genuinely. i strongly appreciate the platonic and familial aspects as well, it gives an additional dynamic and it's something i feel that a lot of otome games lack. i'm very excited for the upcoming books and will wait patiently. thank you so much for making this game!

Thank you! I'm happy that you enjoyed your experience. I hope you will enjoy Book Two just as much (if not more!)

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This was such an incredible experience, you've done so well! I hope that the person who brought this amazing concept to life is also doing good nowadays. I don't know anything about what goes on in your life, and this might be meaningless coming from a stranger, but I wish you all the best and hope for your happiness. You are so talented and from what I've seen in the comments so sweet as well<3  Stay safe and take care, thank you for sharing such a lovely game, and I'll def be on the lookout for the full release!

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Thank you so much for your kind comment! This most definitely isn't meaningless. In fact, it means a great deal to me. I recently experienced the loss of my mum, which took a toll on me emotionally and of course on development as a result. Many days I felt discouraged. But comments like this make me want to keep going. So thank you again, truly, from the bottom of my heart.

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ok so. even tho the full game is coming out later this month, I gotta say I really did enjoy the demo & am glad my impatience won out in the end that I checked the whole demo out.
And while I get that i's an otome game, the relationship that got me intrigued & hoping to see more development & possibly a heartwarming conclusion is that of Xani & her dad. I'm glad that toward the end of the demo, you can see that the two can certainly bond well enough to a more relatively normal father-daughter bond. It was really sweet, and proved that in any relationship, effort has to come from both sides.
Oh, but I really loved everyone too, Shannon's friendship with Xani being very sweet & her bubbliness being a good contrast to Xani's personality. Kay also gave a sweet yet melancholic vibe despite the mystery at the start. I'm curious about the other route characters we have seen so far too, and am eager to see all the plot threads so I'm very excited for the upcoming full release.

Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm so happy to read that you've enjoyed the demo, and I hope you'll be even more pleased with the full routes. 💕

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hello! i am loving this game so far! i would like to ask, how much will the game be on its final release?

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Thank you for checking out Heart Fragment! I'm really glad you are enjoying it so far. The price will be $10 at full cost, but there'll be a sale for the first month after release. The first release coming up at the end of this month will have Book One, Kay's and Clive's routes, but all future releases will be available as free updates, aside from the group routes add-on (multiple characters per route) which will cost $4 and be available as DLC. ^^

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I am sorry for your family. I wish all of you much strength for this difficult time. Thanks for this interesting and lovely game so far.

Thank you, I appreciate your kind words. I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to reply to this sooner. I was unfortunately unable to work regularly for a bit after my mum passed, and had a lot of things to catch up on. But I really can't stress enough how much supportive messages like this helped me get through it. <3

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hi!! i'm currently playing the demo (love it so far), but i have a question

spoilers!!!!





 i've tried reading gray's heart on the way to lana's place in both routes available (the fantasy and belief ones), but it doesn't work in neither of them; i press the key being asked but the story just moves on saying you glance out the window. is it supposed to be like that or is that a bug?

Thank you so much for playing the demo of Heart Fragment! As for your question, that definitely shouldn't be what happens so you might have run across a bug. Have you run into that issue when doing that mini game with anyone else, or is it just Gray? Either way I will try to get to the bottom of it asap. The first release is coming July 31 and the mini game has been refined to make it easier for people who play with just a mouse in hand instead as well, so when that update is added to the demo I hope it will help this as well.

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that just happened with gray :/ later on there's the chance to read lana's heart when we're both in the kitchen and it worked out just fine

Thanks for the bug report! I managed to figure out what the problem was and the bug fix will be posted later tonight.^^

no worries <3 thank you for making such an amazing game! looking forward to book one!!

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The story is definitely interesting but I'm finding it difficult to get over my annoyance with how the MC treats her father. I wish we had more say in how she navigates that relationship. It's making it hard for me to connect with her, which in turn makes it hard to invest in her character/story. I'm also not too fond of Shannon's personality, so dealing with her is a bit... much for me lol. 

That being said, like I said before, the story idea is interesting and I don't think I've seen anything like it on here so far.

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Hello - I'm so, so sorry I'm responding to this three months late! I'm also sorry to hear about your difficulty with that aspect of the main character. I'm not entirely sure how far you played into the demo, but your choices will most definitely shape the way your relationship with him changes. The protagonist is a defined character with much of her opening personality already set, which means her history with him and past grievances can't be altered. 

However, as you continue on, that can be changed and by the end point of the demo this relationship can mend drastically and your manner of speaking to him changes along with that. 

Shannon, on the other hand, I suppose I can only describe as an acquired taste! :P 

Nonetheless, I appreciate the feedback and I appreciate that you took the time to write a comment! I'm sorry again that it took so long for me to properly reply. I hope you have been well in the time since this was posted!

Olá queria saber se vocês vão fazer esse jogo para android ??

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This is love at first sight! The art! The voicing (which I didn't know about)! The story line! The whole game is a masterpiece! Keep up the good work and don't forget to eat and drink water.

Thank you so much! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the demo and your words of encouragement seriously mean so much to me^^ I will definitely keep doing my best, and I appreciate the reminder to drink water - that's really nice of you to say.

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OH MY GOD YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS GAME AT ALL!!! I felt so connected! so intrigued so- SO EMOTIONALL!!!  When i finished the demo i physically smacked my head on the keyboard haha! This story- This game- its so amazing and in depth! The body language of the characters are on point! and the various personalities! I am SO excited to see the full release  i cannot express how im so eager to see the game in its all glory! I also like the MC a lot! she kinda resembles me i got lucky with that hehe- everything is on point except for a few things but of course im happy with this so much! I want to support this game so badly by donating or something but im just a student who happens to be a digital illustrator- I hope there are other ways to support the dev team/person behind this game! but if there isnt for now i will send my moral support and try to keep updated! 

I really hope this continues and i will be on the look out for more games or demos from you guys!

Also gotta say i imedditalty fell in love with kay, he is such a special flower and he just- UGH PERFECT I probably will draw some fanart I'll be sure to notify you when that comes!

-xx Marwa (Possibly your number one fan till now <333)

This is so sweet of you to comment, thank you for playing the demo and getting so much enjoyment out of it!<3 I appreciate support in any way whatsoever. Even taking the time to post something like this is incredibly beneficial to me and helps encourage me along the way with development. :) 

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There is so much I love about this game (even if I've only played the demo), but I just wanted to mention real quick (because I'd write a whole bloody essay about how good this game is, if I could) that I LOVE the characters. Especially after playing the seperate  game with Kay and Clive, I love how much they developed Clive in the demo's release. I just wanted to drop by and say how much I loved your work! <3

This VN is downright amazing, and I hope to play the full release someday soon! Thank you for making it, and I hope everything else is smooth sailing.

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Hello!! First off: I am so sorry for replying to this late. Second: thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart! It is so encouraging to receive these types of comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the demo and I hope that when the full game is released (July 31, 2021) you will enjoy it just as much!

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Hi, I actually made an account just so I can post a comment to you!! :)  This is such an awesome game.  I am looking forward to play it upon release.  The opening was creepy and awesome!!! sorry kept repeating myself, *synonym of awesomeness insert here* <3  I'm not much of an expert, but I do love the art.  It is so beautiful, though the characters look different in the CGs (is that what their called? ahaha not sure, but I am refering to the additional art thing of the characters... I suck at this, sorry).  I think it also helped that the background moved because it made me feel like I am watching rather than just reading.  I also loved the different personality traits that character would develop based on their choices.  The story is totally engaging.  I think the shift of 1st person to 2nd person can be improved - more smooth transition, I dunno.  And the partial voice acting is great!!! I loved hearing their voices.  It sort of made me want to trust Gray more.  I'm not sure if this would be helpful, but I tend to suspect Shannon a lot, her intentions and all haha.. maybe that is intentional, but maybe it's her eyes?  But its just completely amazing, what you did here.  I can't imagine how much effort and time and resouces one has to put into these games that I love so much... but it's definitely so worth it!!!  I wish people would really buy your stuff once its released.  I'm not a fan of anything scary to be honest, so actually appreciate the warning for any scare scenes!!!  Looking forward to the completion of this game. :)

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I am so glad you enjoyed the demo! It's so sweet of you to take the time to make an account and comment your feedback. I can't say enough how much that means to me.  I hope that you'll enjoy the full game even more than what you've played already! 

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This vn is absolutely amazing! All the characters look great and it has a very interesting story line. The only thing that bothers me is that our character is really mean to Clive (when he is my second favorite character hah) but I understand why we would be, I just wish we were a bit nicer. Anyway, I loved this and I wish you the best of luck while making the full game! Sadly I don't have enough money to buy 3 ko-fis yet, but hopefully soon I get enough money so I can buy them haha. Thank you for this great demo, can't wait for the full game!

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Thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoyed the demo and I really hope you'll enjoy the full game in the future too. 

As for Clive, don't fret💕 You'll have the opportunity to ease that suspicion of him early on during the game routes.  He appreciates the love! (Though it does fluster him a tiny bit 😘)


When I open the game there is just a white screen and I can’t close the window, but I can make it fullscreen and hide it. I am using a windows computer.

Huh, that's a bug I've never heard before. 🤔 I'll do my best to figure out what might be causing it! A few questions:

  • Does the music play when it opens, or is that muted as well?
  • Do you happen to know what graphics renderer  you're running the game with? I have noticed that the default on a lot of computers (DirectX) has display issues that aren't present with OpenGL - I'm in the process of figuring that one out as well.

A few potential fixes for this:

  • When you launch the game, press shift+G - from there a menu will pop up and you can select to change the renderer. Try another option and see if that fixues it!
  • You can also try updating your Nvidia Drivers or your other GPU drivers.
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Okay, so I've played this game a little bit, and it was surprisingly pretty great with their design and voice acting. Unfortunately it wasn't that compatible with low spec computer, as my computer lags during the start of the game with the space animation. But overall it is pretty great.

I'm watching the playthrough right now; thank you very much for posting it, I am excited to hear your commentary! Thank you for letting me know about the lag at the start. I'll start looking into it and seeing if there's some way to fix the issue and avoid that. :)

Okay!

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Part 2 (O~O)

Shannon and Xani friendship is so cute.

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Starts getting creepy.

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Part 4, things starting to escalate.

Part 5, 6, and 7!

I have a question, why can't I grab the blue fragment? I tried to look for ways but I dunno what to do...

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Hello! The blue fragment requires completion of at least one good ending before you will be able to grab it. Since the game is still a demo, it will continue to reject you. If people are interested in having a preview into that route, though, I might add one in the next update :)

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So I spent the whole day playing visual novels from Itch.io and I have to say - this has been quite the experience. I did have some issues with the game which might have to do with me being overly critical at times, but overall I think this vn has a lot of potential and needs more publicity.

The art was pretty for the most part, especially the few CGs we got. The voice acting was good, whenever it appeared. I'm not sure if you want the whole game to be voiced eventually or if this is the intended state, either way the voices match the characters well, I feel.

I was very suspicious of Clive at first, but I'll let that slide. Kay is a sweetheart. 

Really enjoyed the demo and all the choices it had, I was pretty much hooked from the start. Good job ~

P.S.: This has to be my favorite line in any otome game ever.

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Thank you so much for playing the demo and for your kind words! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the demo. There will be an updated demo with an expanded prologue and new GUI that has new features & content coming early next month. Additional CGs will be added too.

I've also fixed up some plot things that I wasn't content with (especially the scene where Xani tells Clive where she moves right away, which I've changed to a dialogue choice). 

Hopefully this will also fix up some of the things that you had issues with, but if you have anything specific you'd like to give input on, please feel free to mention it!

Liked the demo a lot.  The writing was really nice.  Did have a little problem with it, though.  It started spitting a bunch of errors when I got to a certain point.

Hi, thanks for playing the demo! I'm really glad you enjoyed what you saw of it. If possible would you be able to let me know where the issues started appearing and what the error message(s) you got were?

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Sure.  It was about the time the hospital scene started.  The error (I think):

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 4549, in script
    with dissolve(0.5)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 4549, in script
    with dissolve(0.5)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1389, in execute
    renpy.exports.with_statement(trans, paired)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\exports.py", line 1601, in with_statement
    return renpy.game.interface.do_with(trans, paired, clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2251, in do_with
    clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2702, in interact
    repeat, rv = self.interact_core(preloads=preloads, trans_pause=trans_pause, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 3047, in interact_core
    new_widget=layers_root)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Heart Fragment DEMO
Thu Mar 12 02:31:06 2020


Just got another one too.  This was on the room to beach transition in Clive's route.

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 3931, in script
    scene beach with dissolve(0.5)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 3931, in script
    scene beach with dissolve(0.5)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1389, in execute
    renpy.exports.with_statement(trans, paired)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\exports.py", line 1601, in with_statement
    return renpy.game.interface.do_with(trans, paired, clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2251, in do_with
    clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2702, in interact
    repeat, rv = self.interact_core(preloads=preloads, trans_pause=trans_pause, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 3047, in interact_core
    new_widget=layers_root)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Heart Fragment DEMO
Sun Mar 15 05:23:05 2020


And another one, shortly after the last.


I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 3977, in script
    with dissolve(2.0)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 3977, in script
    with dissolve(2.0)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1389, in execute
    renpy.exports.with_statement(trans, paired)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\exports.py", line 1601, in with_statement
    return renpy.game.interface.do_with(trans, paired, clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2251, in do_with
    clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2702, in interact
    repeat, rv = self.interact_core(preloads=preloads, trans_pause=trans_pause, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 3047, in interact_core
    new_widget=layers_root)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Heart Fragment DEMO
Sun Mar 15 05:38:05 2020


One more on the last transition.


I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While running game code:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 4056, in script
    with dissolve(2.0)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "game/script.rpy", line 4056, in script
    with dissolve(2.0)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\ast.py", line 1389, in execute
    renpy.exports.with_statement(trans, paired)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\exports.py", line 1601, in with_statement
    return renpy.game.interface.do_with(trans, paired, clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2251, in do_with
    clear=clear)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 2702, in interact
    repeat, rv = self.interact_core(preloads=preloads, trans_pause=trans_pause, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\jelat\Desktop\Heart_Fragment-demo-pc\Heart_Fragment-1.0-pc\renpy\display\core.py", line 3047, in interact_core
    new_widget=layers_root)
TypeError: 'Dissolve' object is not callable

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 7.3.5.606
Heart Fragment DEMO
Sun Mar 15 05:43:12 2020

Hit reload after that and ran through it again twice.  Once skipping and again clicking.  Didn't get anymore errors.

(+1)

Thank you! The new update should have this fixed up, but if there's any additional issues let me know!

Thanks a lot.  Played the updated demo a bit and everything seems good.  Looking forward to the full game down the road.

(+1)

I loved the demo! The art is really good and I love the characters, especially Kay! I wish you would add a log feature though, just incase someone (like me) misses some script. Can't wait for the full game! Do you have an estimated full game release date and play time? 

(+1)

Hi there! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the demo. 

A GUI revamp that will include a log feature is scheduled for April. The new interface will also include other goodies like a music box to listen to the soundtrack, a character bio section in the extras, and a way to check the protagonist's social media page to see status updates from the characters that'll give bonus content! 

The estimated play time for the full game will be around 15 hours. If the first stretch goal for the Kickstarter is met this will be expanded to around 20.

Have an awesome day and thank you for playing Heart Fragment!

Thank you for your reply! I'm excited for the full release! :)