Semi-linear romance/mystery VN. Catch a criminal while pursuing a poet. You will get both of them. You have to.

Mouse click or enter/spacebar to progress. Click dialogue options to choose them. One ending.

Videotome:ADV by Freya, spliced up a little. Shoutout Peter for making me aware of YGJ, and Innes for the inspiration.

Demo for Yaoi Game Jam 2022 and full game for Narrative Driven Jam 9. Warm feelings (love, anger, and sweat; mostly sweat), puzzle (mystery), and art party (whatever's going on here).


PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsGay, LGBT, Mystery, Queer, Romance
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityHigh-contrast, One button




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I really enjoyed the way the choices were presented and the way you could get different options just by waiting dialogue out. The most memorable moment of the game for me was when I had the option to question something and after waiting a few lines, the option changed to let me kiss Flynn. It felt like such a good use of mechanics as storytelling. I really enjoyed everything about this game tbh, a great story and a great experience! 

ARGHH I LOVED THIS WHY DOESN'T IT HAVE MORE RECOGNITION?? the style is so entirely new and fresh and the writing was so good and and ARGHH?? i've never seen a visual novel done like this without sprites and so narrative driven. 100/10, about to replay.

you'll be delighted to hear i'm doing a sequel, release date whenever i get a spare few minutes


Great writing, loved the technical work too with the choices being time-sensitive or organically skipped over, it felt like each choice was 'active' or natural in how you resolved it.

Also 100% here for the relationship dynamic, makes me want to re-read The Scottish Boy again.