A downloadable dating sim for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

A short visual novel about a 17 year old girl named Sayu who struggles to make friends in her new school because of her awkwardness, and at the same time does all she can to keep a smile on her face as she rarely gets to see her mom and talk to her.Will she end up happy or sad? will she find love or be forever alone? it is up to you to decide.

More information

Published290 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
TagsAnime, Dating Sim, girl-protagonist, Otome, Visual Novel
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

If you have Winrar:

1. click the download button
2. when download is finished, click on the file called "When-love-strikes-1.0-all.zip" and move the folder called "When-love-strikes-1.0-all" in Winrar or directly drag and drop the file on your desktop and click "extract to When-love-strikes-1.0-all\"
3. when the extraction is done, click the new folder with the same name, but without the Winrar logo and launch the game by double clicking on the ren'py icon.

If you don't have Winrar:

1. click the download button
2. when download is finished, drag and drop the folder to your desktop
3. double click the folder
4. (if it asks you if you want to either "extract" it or "run" it, click "extract"
5. the game will start shortly


When-love-strikes-1.0-all.zip (78 MB)


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This game is going to on my top 3 fav otome games ^.^

I'm so happy you liked it!

reading the descrption made the preview pictures make alot, of sense

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Just played it, great game! Loved having more than one ending.

Thank you! :D

I really loved the game! Great work! I hope you don't mind but I did a lets play of it on my youtube channel

Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it! And of course I don't mind.

Hello! I just finished the game and i enjoyed it very much! I liked Myou's route a lot,but i found the "leaving for new york" ending a little too grim.Anyway,I wish there was a "season 2"haha.Nice work!

Thank you! And yeah, that ending was a bit harsh but I just felt like doing it because I wanted to add a little more emotion to the whole thing. :D

I just finished the game,and I loved it >w<

I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :D